The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 149 106 96
Rank change year-on-year -43 -10  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 347 512 509
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.70% 2.36% 2.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.79% 2.48% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 354 346
Median daily rate £575 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £714 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 10
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 £45.00 £59.50
% change year-on-year +27.77% -24.36%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19396 20655 22146
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.88% 95.29% 94.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 13838 14981 15430
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 228 376
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.94 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.46% -4.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Solutions Architect in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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
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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -12 47 £575 -4.16% 19
Canary Wharf +6 4 £600 -29.41%
Hayes - 4 - -
Westminster - 2 £550 -
Bromley +4 1 £650 +13.04%
Croydon 0 1 £580 +2.65%
Uxbridge - 1 £425 -
Docklands, London - 1 £600 -
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, Solutions Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 241 (31.50%) Finance
2 181 (23.66%) Agile Software Development
3 140 (18.30%) Banking
4 127 (16.60%) Microsoft
5 126 (16.47%) Java
6 101 (13.20%) TOGAF
7 99 (12.94%) Stakeholder Management
8 90 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
9 81 (10.59%) Oracle
10 70 (9.15%) Enterprise Architecture
11 68 (8.89%) SOA
12 67 (8.76%) Amazon AWS
13 66 (8.63%) E-Commerce
14 62 (8.10%) Retail
15 60 (7.84%) Migration
16 59 (7.71%) Web Services
17 57 (7.45%) SQL Server
18 55 (7.19%) SAP
19 54 (7.06%) CRM
20 53 (6.93%) .NET
20 53 (6.93%) Office 365
21 52 (6.80%) IT Strategy
22 51 (6.67%) SharePoint
23 49 (6.41%) Analytics
24 46 (6.01%) REST
25 44 (5.75%) SDLC
26 43 (5.62%) SQL
27 41 (5.36%) DevOps
28 39 (5.10%) ERP
29 38 (4.97%) Big Data

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 51 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 35 (4.58%) CMS
3 28 (3.66%) WebSphere
4 22 (2.88%) Skype for Business
5 18 (2.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 18 (2.35%) WebLogic
6 17 (2.22%) JBoss
7 13 (1.70%) Drupal
8 10 (1.31%) BizTalk Server
9 9 (1.18%) Sitecore CMS
9 9 (1.18%) Umbraco
10 8 (1.05%) Confluence
10 8 (1.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 8 (1.05%) Oracle Workflow
11 7 (0.92%) Apache Spark
11 7 (0.92%) Cloud Foundry
11 7 (0.92%) Magnolia
12 6 (0.78%) IIS
12 6 (0.78%) MS Exchange
13 5 (0.65%) Documentum
Applications
1 17 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.44%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 28 (3.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.18%) SAP HR
3 7 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.92%) Magento
4 5 (0.65%) Oracle BPM
4 5 (0.65%) Oracle Financials
4 5 (0.65%) SAP S/4HANA
5 4 (0.52%) Eloqua
5 4 (0.52%) NetSuite
5 4 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.52%) SAP CO
5 4 (0.52%) SAP FI
5 4 (0.52%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (0.52%) Summit
5 4 (0.52%) TrackWise
6 3 (0.39%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 3 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.39%) Relativity
7 2 (0.26%) OpenText VIM for SAP
7 2 (0.26%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 90 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 67 (8.76%) Amazon AWS
3 53 (6.93%) Office 365
4 36 (4.71%) SaaS
5 28 (3.66%) PaaS
6 20 (2.61%) Cloud Computing
7 16 (2.09%) IaaS
8 9 (1.18%) Amazon S3
9 7 (0.92%) Dynamics 365
10 6 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 5 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (0.65%) Veeva
12 4 (0.52%) Adobe Analytics
12 4 (0.52%) Force.com
12 4 (0.52%) OpenShift
13 3 (0.39%) Amazon ELB
13 3 (0.39%) CloudFront
13 3 (0.39%) GitHub
13 3 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.75%) Firewall
2 20 (2.61%) Skype
3 13 (1.70%) Internet
4 11 (1.44%) DNS
5 10 (1.31%) LDAP
5 10 (1.31%) WAN
6 7 (0.92%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (0.78%) HTTP
7 6 (0.78%) LAN
7 6 (0.78%) Network Security
8 5 (0.65%) MPLS
8 5 (0.65%) SAN
8 5 (0.65%) VPN
8 5 (0.65%) X.509
9 4 (0.52%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (0.39%) IPsec
10 3 (0.39%) SMTP
10 3 (0.39%) SSL
11 2 (0.26%) DHCP
11 2 (0.26%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (7.45%) SQL Server
2 38 (4.97%) Big Data
3 18 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
4 16 (2.09%) Hadoop
5 14 (1.83%) Power BI
6 12 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (1.44%) NoSQL
7 11 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (1.31%) BusinessObjects
8 10 (1.31%) Oracle Database
9 9 (1.18%) DB2
10 8 (1.05%) QlikView
11 7 (0.92%) SAP HANA
11 7 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (0.78%) Data Lake
12 6 (0.78%) MongoDB
13 5 (0.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 5 (0.65%) Relational Database
13 5 (0.65%) SAP BW
14 4 (0.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (1.18%) JIRA
2 7 (0.92%) Jenkins
2 7 (0.92%) Maven
3 5 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (0.65%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.52%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.39%) Ant
5 3 (0.39%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.26%) Artifactory
6 2 (0.26%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.26%) SonarQube
6 2 (0.26%) Subversion
7 1 (0.13%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.13%) JDeveloper
7 1 (0.13%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.13%) Selenium
7 1 (0.13%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.13%) TeamCity
General
1 241 (31.50%) Finance
2 140 (18.30%) Banking
3 62 (8.10%) Retail
4 25 (3.27%) Investment Banking
5 19 (2.48%) Marketing
6 18 (2.35%) Back Office
7 15 (1.96%) Legal
8 13 (1.70%) Telecoms
9 12 (1.57%) Law
9 12 (1.57%) Pharmaceutical
10 11 (1.44%) Front Office
11 8 (1.05%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.78%) Advertising
12 6 (0.78%) Digital Economy
13 5 (0.65%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.52%) Billing
15 3 (0.39%) General Ledger
15 3 (0.39%) Wholesale Banking
16 2 (0.26%) Private Banking
16 2 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (7.71%) Web Services
2 53 (6.93%) .NET
3 46 (6.01%) REST
4 33 (4.31%) SOAP
5 32 (4.18%) Middleware
6 26 (3.40%) JSON
7 21 (2.75%) Spring
8 20 (2.61%) XML
9 17 (2.22%) HTML
10 15 (1.96%) SAML
11 14 (1.83%) HTML5
11 14 (1.83%) J2EE
12 13 (1.70%) OAuth
13 12 (1.57%) EDI
14 10 (1.31%) AngularJS
15 9 (1.18%) EDIFACT
15 9 (1.18%) Java EE
15 9 (1.18%) OpenID
15 9 (1.18%) RESTful
16 8 (1.05%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 37 (4.84%) Data Centre
2 34 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (4.44%) Management Information System
3 22 (2.88%) Market Risk
4 21 (2.75%) Mobile App
5 18 (2.35%) Computer Science
6 17 (2.22%) SWIFT
6 17 (2.22%) User Experience
7 14 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
7 14 (1.83%) Greenfield Project
8 13 (1.70%) Fintech
9 11 (1.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 10 (1.31%) Credit Risk
11 7 (0.92%) Fixed Income
11 7 (0.92%) Mainframe
11 7 (0.92%) NHS
12 6 (0.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 6 (0.78%) FMCG
12 6 (0.78%) PKI
13 5 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 33 (4.31%) Windows
2 23 (3.01%) Linux
3 17 (2.22%) Unix
4 7 (0.92%) Windows Server
5 6 (0.78%) Android
6 5 (0.65%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.52%) AIX
7 4 (0.52%) Solaris
8 3 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.26%) pSOS
10 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.13%) SUSE
10 1 (0.13%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.13%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (23.66%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (13.20%) TOGAF
3 99 (12.94%) Stakeholder Management
4 70 (9.15%) Enterprise Architecture
5 68 (8.89%) SOA
6 66 (8.63%) E-Commerce
7 60 (7.84%) Migration
8 54 (7.06%) CRM
9 52 (6.80%) IT Strategy
10 49 (6.41%) Analytics
11 44 (5.75%) SDLC
12 41 (5.36%) DevOps
13 39 (5.10%) ERP
14 37 (4.84%) Business Intelligence
15 35 (4.58%) ITIL
16 34 (4.44%) ETL
16 34 (4.44%) Microservices
17 31 (4.05%) Data Modelling
17 31 (4.05%) Project Management
17 31 (4.05%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 126 (16.47%) Java
2 43 (5.62%) SQL
3 17 (2.22%) C#
4 16 (2.09%) JavaScript
5 14 (1.83%) C++
6 10 (1.31%) C
6 10 (1.31%) Python
7 7 (0.92%) Apex Code
7 7 (0.92%) Ruby
8 6 (0.78%) Perl
9 5 (0.65%) Bash Shell
9 5 (0.65%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.52%) R
11 3 (0.39%) COBOL
11 3 (0.39%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 3 (0.39%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.39%) VB
12 2 (0.26%) Apple Swift
12 2 (0.26%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (4.31%) Degree
2 28 (3.66%) Security Cleared
3 22 (2.88%) SC Cleared
4 12 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (1.05%) CCIE
5 8 (1.05%) CISSP
6 7 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (0.78%) VCAP
7 6 (0.78%) VCP6
8 5 (0.65%) AWS Certification
9 4 (0.52%) CCNA
9 4 (0.52%) CISM
9 4 (0.52%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.52%) ISSAP
10 3 (0.39%) MCSE
10 3 (0.39%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.39%) PMP
11 2 (0.26%) CCNP
11 2 (0.26%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.22%) SEPA
2 12 (1.57%) QA
3 10 (1.31%) PCI DSS
4 9 (1.18%) MiFID
5 4 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.52%) IFRS
5 4 (0.52%) SLA
6 3 (0.39%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.26%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.26%) HL7
7 2 (0.26%) SNOMED CT
7 2 (0.26%) TARGET2
8 1 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.13%) EMIR
8 1 (0.13%) FedRAMP
8 1 (0.13%) GAAP
8 1 (0.13%) GDPR
8 1 (0.13%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.13%) PMO
System Software
1 24 (3.14%) Active Directory
2 19 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (1.83%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.05%) Docker
4 8 (1.05%) vSphere
5 3 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.26%) HDFS
6 2 (0.26%) NFS
6 2 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.13%) KVM
7 1 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.13%) SRDF
7 1 (0.13%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.13%) Xen
7 1 (0.13%) XenApp
7 1 (0.13%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (1.70%) SCCM
2 6 (0.78%) Kubernetes
2 6 (0.78%) Puppet
3 5 (0.65%) MOM
3 5 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.39%) Ansible
4 3 (0.39%) Nagios
4 3 (0.39%) QRadar
4 3 (0.39%) ZABBIX
5 2 (0.26%) Cacti
5 2 (0.26%) Check_MK
5 2 (0.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (0.26%) Graphite
5 2 (0.26%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.26%) Kibana
5 2 (0.26%) logstash
5 2 (0.26%) Rundeck
5 2 (0.26%) SCOM
5 2 (0.26%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 127 (16.60%) Microsoft
2 81 (10.59%) Oracle
3 55 (7.19%) SAP
4 26 (3.40%) Salesforce.com
5 25 (3.27%) VMware
6 24 (3.14%) IBM
7 21 (2.75%) Adobe
8 17 (2.22%) Pega
9 13 (1.70%) Cisco
9 13 (1.70%) Sitecore
10 10 (1.31%) Bloomberg
11 8 (1.05%) Citrix
11 8 (1.05%) Genesys
11 8 (1.05%) Guidewire
12 7 (0.92%) Kofax
12 7 (0.92%) LexisNexis
12 7 (0.92%) Reuters
12 7 (0.92%) Workday
13 6 (0.78%) MicroStrategy
13 6 (0.78%) Red Hat
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