Period
to 18 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £588 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 18 July 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Solution Architect
England > London
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 141 145 110
Rank change year-on-year +4 -35 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 927 762 1,015
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.01% 1.82% 2.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.12% 1.92% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 627 507 693
London median daily rate £588 £600 £560
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.08% +7.14% +1.82%
10th Percentile £475 £441 £432
90th Percentile £738 £725 £725
England median daily rate £565 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +2.73% +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
London median hourly rate £53.75 - £100.00
England median hourly rate £72.50 - £60.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 43,782 39,746 43,314
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 95.10% 95.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,713 28,288 31,169
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £286
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 649 515 510
London median hourly rate £21.50 £21.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +11.84% -4.03%
10th Percentile £13.10 £12.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.65 £50.00 £46.78
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% -2.63% +8.57%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Solutions Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in London

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Solutions Architect in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in London

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in London over the 6 months to 18 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solutions Architect in London

Solutions Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solutions Architect in London

Solutions Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in London over the 6 months to 18 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Solutions Architect in London

Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the London region over the 6 months to 18 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London -14 167 £600 +2.13% 48
West London +2 40 £540 +4.10% 25
South London -23 32 £603 -7.31% 2
North London +8 13 £475 -13.64% 10
East London -31 6 £650 +6.34% 10
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 July 2018, Solutions Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 288 (31.07%) Finance
2 218 (23.52%) Agile Software Development
3 180 (19.42%) Microsoft
4 176 (18.99%) Microsoft Azure
5 160 (17.26%) Amazon AWS
6 146 (15.75%) Java
7 134 (14.46%) Banking
8 117 (12.62%) Stakeholder Management
9 110 (11.87%) Oracle
10 109 (11.76%) TOGAF
11 97 (10.46%) Migration
12 96 (10.36%) Retail
13 90 (9.71%) Security Cleared
14 89 (9.60%) .NET
15 88 (9.49%) ERP
15 88 (9.49%) SOA
16 85 (9.17%) Enterprise Architecture
16 85 (9.17%) DevOps
17 84 (9.06%) CRM
18 77 (8.31%) SC Cleared
19 72 (7.77%) Data Modelling
20 68 (7.34%) SAP
21 66 (7.12%) Microservices
22 65 (7.01%) Web Services
23 63 (6.80%) Dynamics 365
24 61 (6.58%) Office 365
25 56 (6.04%) Windows
26 55 (5.93%) E-Commerce
26 55 (5.93%) Analytics
27 53 (5.72%) Scrum

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 33 (3.56%) SharePoint
2 16 (1.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 15 (1.62%) Apache
3 15 (1.62%) WebSphere
4 14 (1.51%) Skype for Business
5 13 (1.40%) CMS
6 10 (1.08%) JBoss
7 7 (0.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 7 (0.76%) ArcGIS
7 7 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (0.76%) Tomcat
7 7 (0.76%) WebLogic
8 6 (0.65%) Confluence
8 6 (0.65%) IIS
9 5 (0.54%) Apache Pig
9 5 (0.54%) Apache Spark
9 5 (0.54%) Liferay
9 5 (0.54%) SAS
10 4 (0.43%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.32%) Documentum
Applications
1 18 (1.94%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.08%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.22%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 44 (4.75%) Dynamics AX
2 43 (4.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (1.19%) SAP ERP
3 11 (1.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 10 (1.08%) SAP S/4HANA
5 9 (0.97%) Oracle Retail
5 9 (0.97%) SDL Web 8
6 7 (0.76%) Magento
6 7 (0.76%) Oracle Financials
7 5 (0.54%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 4 (0.43%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 4 (0.43%) thinkFolio
9 3 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
9 3 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
9 3 (0.32%) SAP BPC
9 3 (0.32%) SAP CO
9 3 (0.32%) SAP FI
9 3 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
10 2 (0.22%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 176 (18.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 160 (17.26%) Amazon AWS
3 63 (6.80%) Dynamics 365
4 61 (6.58%) Office 365
5 37 (3.99%) PaaS
6 33 (3.56%) SaaS
7 29 (3.13%) IaaS
8 16 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
9 15 (1.62%) Azure Active Directory
9 15 (1.62%) Serverless
10 11 (1.19%) AWS Lambda
10 11 (1.19%) Google Cloud Platform
11 10 (1.08%) AWS CloudFormation
12 9 (0.97%) Azure Data Factory
13 7 (0.76%) Amazon Kinesis
13 7 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 6 (0.65%) Fastly
15 5 (0.54%) Amazon EMR
15 5 (0.54%) OpenShift
16 4 (0.43%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.73%) Firewall
2 13 (1.40%) Skype
3 9 (0.97%) Network Security
4 7 (0.76%) Internet
4 7 (0.76%) SAN
4 7 (0.76%) VLAN
4 7 (0.76%) WAN
5 6 (0.65%) DHCP
6 5 (0.54%) LAN
6 5 (0.54%) VoIP
7 4 (0.43%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.32%) DNS
8 3 (0.32%) Unified Communications
8 3 (0.32%) VPN
8 3 (0.32%) Wireless
9 2 (0.22%) BIG-IP
9 2 (0.22%) Multicast
9 2 (0.22%) NAS
9 2 (0.22%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (0.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (5.39%) SQL Server
2 48 (5.18%) Big Data
2 48 (5.18%) Data Warehouse
3 35 (3.78%) Relational Database
4 21 (2.27%) MongoDB
5 19 (2.05%) Hadoop
6 18 (1.94%) NoSQL
6 18 (1.94%) SAP HANA
7 15 (1.62%) Power BI
8 13 (1.40%) Data Lake
9 11 (1.19%) Redis
10 10 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
11 9 (0.97%) Amazon Redshift
11 9 (0.97%) GIS
11 9 (0.97%) RDBMS
12 8 (0.86%) HDInsight
13 7 (0.76%) Azure SQL Database
13 7 (0.76%) DB2
13 7 (0.76%) MySQL
14 6 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 19 (2.05%) Jenkins
2 15 (1.62%) Git (software)
3 12 (1.29%) JIRA
4 6 (0.65%) CircleCI
5 5 (0.54%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.43%) Bitbucket
6 4 (0.43%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (0.32%) ERwin
7 3 (0.32%) Gradle
7 3 (0.32%) Selenium
7 3 (0.32%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.22%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.22%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.22%) Maven
8 2 (0.22%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.11%) Hudson
9 1 (0.11%) Moq
9 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.11%) Vagrant
General
1 288 (31.07%) Finance
2 134 (14.46%) Banking
3 96 (10.36%) Retail
4 31 (3.34%) Marketing
5 19 (2.05%) Investment Banking
6 18 (1.94%) Telecoms
7 16 (1.73%) Retail Banking
8 15 (1.62%) Billing
9 13 (1.40%) Legal
10 11 (1.19%) Advertising
10 11 (1.19%) Back Office
11 10 (1.08%) Law
12 8 (0.86%) Front Office
12 8 (0.86%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.86%) Publishing
13 5 (0.54%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.43%) General Ledger
14 4 (0.43%) German Language
15 3 (0.32%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (9.60%) .NET
2 65 (7.01%) Web Services
3 41 (4.42%) Middleware
4 38 (4.10%) REST
5 30 (3.24%) Kafka
6 27 (2.91%) XML
7 23 (2.48%) RESTful
8 22 (2.37%) Spring
9 21 (2.27%) J2EE
10 20 (2.16%) SOAP
11 16 (1.73%) JSON
11 16 (1.73%) OAuth
12 15 (1.62%) SAML
13 14 (1.51%) HTML
13 14 (1.51%) Node.js
14 11 (1.19%) SailPoint
15 10 (1.08%) HTML5
15 10 (1.08%) RabbitMQ
16 9 (0.97%) JSP
16 9 (0.97%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 32 (3.45%) Data Centre
1 32 (3.45%) Management Information System
2 28 (3.02%) Mobile App
3 27 (2.91%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
4 19 (2.05%) Greenfield Project
5 17 (1.83%) Fintech
6 15 (1.62%) User Experience
7 14 (1.51%) Public Cloud
8 12 (1.29%) Computer Science
8 12 (1.29%) Hybrid Cloud
8 12 (1.29%) Minimum Viable Product
9 10 (1.08%) AS400
10 9 (0.97%) Taxonomies
11 8 (0.86%) NHS
11 8 (0.86%) Self-Motivation
12 7 (0.76%) Over-the-Top Content
13 6 (0.65%) Algorithms
13 6 (0.65%) Driving Licence
13 6 (0.65%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 56 (6.04%) Windows
2 47 (5.07%) Linux
3 35 (3.78%) Unix
4 17 (1.83%) Windows 10
5 13 (1.40%) Apple iOS
6 9 (0.97%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (0.65%) Solaris
8 5 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.32%) Windows 2000
9 3 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.22%) Android
10 2 (0.22%) CentOS
10 2 (0.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.22%) VMS
10 2 (0.22%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (23.52%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (12.62%) Stakeholder Management
3 109 (11.76%) TOGAF
4 97 (10.46%) Migration
5 88 (9.49%) ERP
5 88 (9.49%) SOA
6 85 (9.17%) DevOps
6 85 (9.17%) Enterprise Architecture
7 84 (9.06%) CRM
8 72 (7.77%) Data Modelling
9 66 (7.12%) Microservices
10 55 (5.93%) Analytics
10 55 (5.93%) E-Commerce
11 53 (5.72%) Scrum
12 51 (5.50%) IT Strategy
13 50 (5.39%) Business Intelligence
14 47 (5.07%) Translating Business Requirements
15 44 (4.75%) SDLC
16 41 (4.42%) Technical Architecture
17 40 (4.31%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 146 (15.75%) Java
2 49 (5.29%) SQL
3 34 (3.67%) JavaScript
4 22 (2.37%) Java 8
5 17 (1.83%) C#
6 13 (1.40%) C
7 7 (0.76%) Apex Code
7 7 (0.76%) PHP
8 6 (0.65%) Python
8 6 (0.65%) VBA
9 5 (0.54%) PowerShell
10 4 (0.43%) ES6
11 3 (0.32%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.32%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.22%) ABAP
12 2 (0.22%) C++
12 2 (0.22%) Elixir
12 2 (0.22%) Erlang
12 2 (0.22%) Ruby
12 2 (0.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 90 (9.71%) Security Cleared
2 77 (8.31%) SC Cleared
3 36 (3.88%) TOGAF Certification
4 35 (3.78%) Degree
5 17 (1.83%) DV Cleared
6 10 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (0.97%) CCNA
7 9 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
7 9 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 8 (0.86%) CCNP
9 6 (0.65%) AWS Certification
10 5 (0.54%) CISSP
10 5 (0.54%) MCSE
11 4 (0.43%) CISM
11 4 (0.43%) MCITP
12 3 (0.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.32%) MCSA
13 2 (0.22%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (2.91%) Data Quality
2 20 (2.16%) GDPR
3 18 (1.94%) QA
4 13 (1.40%) COBIT
4 13 (1.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (1.19%) PSD2
6 8 (0.86%) GCP
7 7 (0.76%) SLA
8 6 (0.65%) PMO
9 5 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 4 (0.43%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.22%) HL7
11 2 (0.22%) IFRS
11 2 (0.22%) Solvency II
12 1 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
12 1 (0.11%) EMIR
12 1 (0.11%) GAMP
12 1 (0.11%) GxP
12 1 (0.11%) MiFID
12 1 (0.11%) NIST 800
System Software
1 46 (4.96%) Active Directory
2 22 (2.37%) Docker
3 13 (1.40%) Virtual Machines
3 13 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.65%) Varnish
5 5 (0.54%) etcd
6 4 (0.43%) Apache Flume
7 3 (0.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.22%) Ceph
8 2 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.11%) KVM
9 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.11%) NFS
9 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.11%) SRDF
9 1 (0.11%) vSphere
9 1 (0.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (2.05%) Kubernetes
2 17 (1.83%) SCCM
3 12 (1.29%) Ansible
3 12 (1.29%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 11 (1.19%) Terraform
5 9 (0.97%) Microsoft Intune
6 8 (0.86%) Single Sign-On
7 6 (0.65%) MOM
8 5 (0.54%) Consul
9 4 (0.43%) AirWatch
9 4 (0.43%) Oozie
9 4 (0.43%) Puppet
9 4 (0.43%) XenMobile
10 3 (0.32%) Packer
10 3 (0.32%) SCOM
11 2 (0.22%) BladeLogic
11 2 (0.22%) HP Operations Orchestration
11 2 (0.22%) MIMEsweeper
11 2 (0.22%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.22%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 180 (19.42%) Microsoft
2 110 (11.87%) Oracle
3 68 (7.34%) SAP
4 43 (4.64%) Salesforce.com
5 27 (2.91%) IBM
6 22 (2.37%) Cisco
7 18 (1.94%) MuleSoft
8 17 (1.83%) VMware
9 14 (1.51%) Citrix
10 13 (1.40%) Talend
11 12 (1.29%) JDA
12 11 (1.19%) Google
12 11 (1.19%) Guidewire
12 11 (1.19%) Infor
12 11 (1.19%) Ping Identity
12 11 (1.19%) RedPrairie
13 10 (1.08%) hybris
14 9 (0.97%) Informatica
14 9 (0.97%) Red Hat
15 8 (0.86%) Adobe