Period
to 23 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £588 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 147 126 121
Rank change year-on-year -21 -5 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 874 839 894
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.90% 2.09% 2.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.00% 2.20% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 563 556 575
London median daily rate £588 £600 £560
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.08% +7.14% +1.82%
10th Percentile £500 £463 £433
90th Percentile £725 £725 £700
England median daily rate £563 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +2.27% +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
London median hourly rate £53.75 £65.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.31% +73.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £38.63 £38.00 £22.75
90th Percentile £69.88 £96.00 £78.00
England median hourly rate £80.73 £65.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year +24.20% +8.33% +71.43%

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 43,697 38,132 41,867
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 95.04% 95.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,571 27,202 29,903
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £308 £305 £281
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 688 503 576
London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £19.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.44% +15.86% +7.89%
10th Percentile £12.49 £12.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.25 £48.92
England median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.58% - +11.76%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 23 April 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 -14 153 £575 -4.17% 41
South London -8 49 £600 -7.69% 3
West London -25 29 £575 +9.52% 16
North London +8 17 £513 -6.82% 2
East London -16 8 £600 -1.03% 10
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 259 (29.63%) Finance
2 231 (26.43%) Agile Software Development
3 157 (17.96%) Java
4 151 (17.28%) Amazon AWS
5 148 (16.93%) Microsoft
6 129 (14.76%) Banking
7 125 (14.30%) Microsoft Azure
8 99 (11.33%) TOGAF
9 98 (11.21%) Stakeholder Management
10 92 (10.53%) Enterprise Architecture
11 90 (10.30%) Oracle
12 86 (9.84%) DevOps
13 83 (9.50%) Retail
14 82 (9.38%) Web Services
15 81 (9.27%) Security Cleared
16 77 (8.81%) Migration
17 73 (8.35%) Microservices
18 72 (8.24%) SOA
19 69 (7.89%) .NET
20 67 (7.67%) CRM
21 65 (7.44%) ERP
22 60 (6.86%) Analytics
23 59 (6.75%) SC Cleared
24 57 (6.52%) PaaS
25 55 (6.29%) Big Data
26 53 (6.06%) Scrum
27 52 (5.95%) SAP
28 50 (5.72%) SaaS
29 49 (5.61%) IT Strategy
29 49 (5.61%) Data Modelling

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 30 (3.43%) SharePoint
2 24 (2.75%) WebSphere
3 23 (2.63%) CMS
4 12 (1.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 8 (0.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 8 (0.92%) Confluence
5 8 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (0.92%) JBoss
5 8 (0.92%) SAS
6 7 (0.80%) ArcGIS
7 6 (0.69%) Apache
7 6 (0.69%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.57%) Apache Spark
8 5 (0.57%) Skype for Business
8 5 (0.57%) ThingWorx
8 5 (0.57%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.46%) Cloud Foundry
9 4 (0.46%) Mule
9 4 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 5 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (0.57%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 38 (4.35%) Dynamics AX
2 33 (3.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.92%) Magento
4 5 (0.57%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 5 (0.57%) SAP ERP
4 5 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.34%) SAP Hybris
5 3 (0.34%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.23%) Actimize
6 2 (0.23%) Distributed Ledger
6 2 (0.23%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.23%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.23%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.23%) SAP HCM
6 2 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.11%) Finacle
7 1 (0.11%) LexisNexis TimeMap
7 1 (0.11%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 151 (17.28%) Amazon AWS
2 125 (14.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 57 (6.52%) PaaS
4 50 (5.72%) SaaS
5 44 (5.03%) IaaS
6 39 (4.46%) Dynamics 365
7 37 (4.23%) Office 365
8 14 (1.60%) Amazon Kinesis
9 12 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
10 11 (1.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 10 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
12 9 (1.03%) Serverless
13 8 (0.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 8 (0.92%) AWS CloudTrail
13 8 (0.92%) Azure Active Directory
14 7 (0.80%) Amazon S3
14 7 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
15 6 (0.69%) AWS Lambda
15 6 (0.69%) Fastly
16 4 (0.46%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.29%) Internet
2 16 (1.83%) Firewall
3 9 (1.03%) Network Security
4 8 (0.92%) Wireless
5 7 (0.80%) WAN
6 6 (0.69%) DHCP
6 6 (0.69%) LAN
6 6 (0.69%) SSL
7 5 (0.57%) DNS
7 5 (0.57%) Modbus
7 5 (0.57%) MPLS
7 5 (0.57%) MQTT
7 5 (0.57%) Skype
7 5 (0.57%) VPN
8 4 (0.46%) HTTP
8 4 (0.46%) SAN
8 4 (0.46%) VLAN
9 3 (0.34%) SMS
9 3 (0.34%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.34%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (6.29%) Big Data
2 39 (4.46%) Data Warehouse
2 39 (4.46%) SQL Server
3 30 (3.43%) Relational Database
4 24 (2.75%) MongoDB
5 23 (2.63%) Hadoop
6 22 (2.52%) NoSQL
7 14 (1.60%) Data Lake
8 11 (1.26%) Amazon Redshift
8 11 (1.26%) Redis
9 9 (1.03%) GIS
9 9 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (0.92%) Data Mining
10 8 (0.92%) Oracle Database
10 8 (0.92%) Power BI
11 7 (0.80%) MySQL
11 7 (0.80%) RDBMS
12 6 (0.69%) SAP HANA
13 5 (0.57%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
13 5 (0.57%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 10 (1.14%) JIRA
2 9 (1.03%) Jenkins
3 6 (0.69%) CircleCI
3 6 (0.69%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.57%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.34%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.34%) Xcode
6 2 (0.23%) ERwin
6 2 (0.23%) Hudson
7 1 (0.11%) Ant
7 1 (0.11%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.11%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.11%) Gradle
7 1 (0.11%) Moq
7 1 (0.11%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.11%) Subversion
7 1 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.11%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 259 (29.63%) Finance
2 129 (14.76%) Banking
3 83 (9.50%) Retail
4 35 (4.00%) Marketing
5 28 (3.20%) Retail Banking
6 21 (2.40%) Telecoms
7 15 (1.72%) Legal
8 13 (1.49%) Billing
8 13 (1.49%) Front Office
8 13 (1.49%) Investment Banking
8 13 (1.49%) Law
9 11 (1.26%) Advertising
9 11 (1.26%) Back Office
10 7 (0.80%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.80%) Publishing
11 5 (0.57%) Games
11 5 (0.57%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.46%) French Language
12 4 (0.46%) Local Government
13 3 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (9.38%) Web Services
2 69 (7.89%) .NET
3 46 (5.26%) REST
4 32 (3.66%) Kafka
5 31 (3.55%) XML
6 27 (3.09%) JSON
7 24 (2.75%) Node.js
8 18 (2.06%) Middleware
8 18 (2.06%) Spring
9 14 (1.60%) HTML
9 14 (1.60%) SOAP
10 13 (1.49%) J2EE
10 13 (1.49%) OAuth
10 13 (1.49%) RESTful
11 12 (1.37%) Java EE
11 12 (1.37%) JSP
12 11 (1.26%) HTML5
12 11 (1.26%) React
12 11 (1.26%) SAML
13 10 (1.14%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 32 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (3.32%) Mobile App
3 22 (2.52%) Management Information System
4 18 (2.06%) Data Centre
4 18 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
4 18 (2.06%) Greenfield Project
5 14 (1.60%) Computer Science
5 14 (1.60%) User Experience
6 12 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
7 11 (1.26%) AS400
8 10 (1.14%) Over-the-Top Content
9 9 (1.03%) Fintech
10 8 (0.92%) Cyberthreat
10 8 (0.92%) EPoS
10 8 (0.92%) Taxonomies
11 7 (0.80%) IPTV
12 6 (0.69%) Mainframe
12 6 (0.69%) Minimum Viable Product
12 6 (0.69%) Public Cloud
12 6 (0.69%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 43 (4.92%) Linux
2 36 (4.12%) Windows
3 30 (3.43%) Unix
4 11 (1.26%) Apple iOS
4 11 (1.26%) Windows 10
5 4 (0.46%) AIX
5 4 (0.46%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.34%) Android
6 3 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.34%) Solaris
6 3 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.23%) Windows 2000
7 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.11%) CentOS
8 1 (0.11%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (26.43%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (11.33%) TOGAF
3 98 (11.21%) Stakeholder Management
4 92 (10.53%) Enterprise Architecture
5 86 (9.84%) DevOps
6 77 (8.81%) Migration
7 73 (8.35%) Microservices
8 72 (8.24%) SOA
9 67 (7.67%) CRM
10 65 (7.44%) ERP
11 60 (6.86%) Analytics
12 53 (6.06%) Scrum
13 49 (5.61%) Data Modelling
13 49 (5.61%) IT Strategy
14 47 (5.38%) Business Intelligence
14 47 (5.38%) Open Source
15 44 (5.03%) E-Commerce
16 40 (4.58%) SDLC
17 39 (4.46%) Data Architecture
18 37 (4.23%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 157 (17.96%) Java
2 43 (4.92%) SQL
3 36 (4.12%) JavaScript
4 17 (1.95%) Java 8
5 14 (1.60%) C
5 14 (1.60%) C#
5 14 (1.60%) Python
6 12 (1.37%) PHP
7 8 (0.92%) Apex Code
8 7 (0.80%) Ruby
9 5 (0.57%) PL/SQL
9 5 (0.57%) PowerShell
9 5 (0.57%) Shell Script
9 5 (0.57%) VBA
10 4 (0.46%) ES6
11 3 (0.34%) C++
12 2 (0.23%) Erlang
12 2 (0.23%) Perl
12 2 (0.23%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 81 (9.27%) Security Cleared
2 59 (6.75%) SC Cleared
3 35 (4.00%) TOGAF Certification
4 34 (3.89%) Degree
5 13 (1.49%) DV Cleared
6 11 (1.26%) Oracle Certification
7 8 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.46%) CESG Certified Professional
9 4 (0.46%) CISSP
10 3 (0.34%) AWS Certification
10 3 (0.34%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.23%) CCIE
11 2 (0.23%) CCSP
11 2 (0.23%) CISM
11 2 (0.23%) MBA
11 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.11%) CCA
12 1 (0.11%) CCNA
12 1 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.97%) QA
2 24 (2.75%) Data Quality
3 18 (2.06%) GDPR
4 9 (1.03%) PSD2
5 7 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.69%) COBIT
6 6 (0.69%) MiFID
6 6 (0.69%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
7 3 (0.34%) GCP
7 3 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.11%) EMIR
8 1 (0.11%) GAMP
8 1 (0.11%) GxP
8 1 (0.11%) HL7
8 1 (0.11%) IFRS
8 1 (0.11%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.11%) RMADS
8 1 (0.11%) SAS 70
System Software
1 32 (3.66%) Active Directory
2 24 (2.75%) Docker
3 7 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (0.69%) Varnish
4 6 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.57%) etcd
6 4 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.23%) HDFS
7 2 (0.23%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.23%) XenApp
7 2 (0.23%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.11%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.11%) KVM
8 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.11%) NFS
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.11%) SRDF
8 1 (0.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (2.17%) Kubernetes
2 9 (1.03%) Terraform
3 8 (0.92%) Ansible
4 7 (0.80%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 7 (0.80%) SCCM
4 7 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (0.57%) Grafana
5 5 (0.57%) MOM
6 4 (0.46%) SCOM
7 2 (0.23%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.23%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.23%) Consul
7 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.23%) Packer
7 2 (0.23%) Puppet
8 1 (0.11%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.11%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 1 (0.11%) Oozie
8 1 (0.11%) Rancher
8 1 (0.11%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 148 (16.93%) Microsoft
2 90 (10.30%) Oracle
3 52 (5.95%) SAP
4 35 (4.00%) IBM
5 25 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
6 18 (2.06%) ServiceNow
7 13 (1.49%) Cisco
7 13 (1.49%) Citrix
7 13 (1.49%) Google
8 12 (1.37%) JDA
8 12 (1.37%) Talend
9 11 (1.26%) MuleSoft
9 11 (1.26%) RedPrairie
10 10 (1.14%) Capita
10 10 (1.14%) VMware
11 9 (1.03%) Adobe
11 9 (1.03%) Infor
11 9 (1.03%) Sitecore
12 8 (0.92%) Tableau
13 7 (0.80%) Demandware