Period
to 15 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 163 178 119
Rank change year-on-year +15 -59 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 817 692 982
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.77% 1.55% 2.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.87% 1.64% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 584 493 675
London median daily rate £600 £575 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% - +4.55%
10th Percentile £463 £425 £427
90th Percentile £725 £725 £738
England median daily rate £563 £550 £538
% change year-on-year +2.27% +2.33% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
London median hourly rate £52.50 £60.00 £100.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -40.00% +150.00%
England median hourly rate £57.31 £60.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year -4.49% +9.09% +37.50%

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 43,684 42,318 42,265
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.68% 94.95% 95.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,563 30,491 30,188
London median daily rate £500 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £285
90th Percentile £675 £653 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 599 516 538
London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.32% +7.72% +0.16%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.75 £47.83 £50.39
England median hourly rate £18.06 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.44% +1.08% +2.89%

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 15 October 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
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 15 October 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 -21 113 £600 +3.23% 62
West London 0 33 £520 -6.73% 20
South London -24 14 £525 -22.51% 5
North London +5 9 £475 -7.32% 4
East London -35 7 £625 +25.00% 11
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 222 (27.17%) Finance
2 185 (22.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 168 (20.56%) Agile Software Development
4 151 (18.48%) Amazon AWS
5 148 (18.12%) Microsoft
6 106 (12.97%) Java
7 104 (12.73%) Banking
8 94 (11.51%) Retail
8 94 (11.51%) TOGAF
9 92 (11.26%) Oracle
9 92 (11.26%) Stakeholder Management
10 85 (10.40%) .NET
11 75 (9.18%) SOA
12 74 (9.06%) Office 365
13 72 (8.81%) Migration
14 71 (8.69%) CRM
14 71 (8.69%) Microservices
15 66 (8.08%) SAP
16 62 (7.59%) DevOps
17 61 (7.47%) Security Cleared
18 57 (6.98%) Data Modelling
19 56 (6.85%) ERP
19 56 (6.85%) Windows
20 55 (6.73%) Dynamics 365
21 53 (6.49%) Enterprise Architecture
22 51 (6.24%) SC Cleared
22 51 (6.24%) SQL
23 49 (6.00%) E-Commerce
24 48 (5.88%) Big Data
24 48 (5.88%) SaaS

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 31 (3.79%) SharePoint
2 15 (1.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 14 (1.71%) Apache
3 14 (1.71%) Skype for Business
4 10 (1.22%) WebSphere
5 9 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (0.98%) Apache Spark
6 8 (0.98%) IIS
7 6 (0.73%) CMS
7 6 (0.73%) JBoss
7 6 (0.73%) MS Exchange
8 5 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (0.49%) Apache Pig
9 4 (0.49%) Confluence
9 4 (0.49%) SAS
9 4 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
10 3 (0.37%) Liferay
10 3 (0.37%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.37%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.10%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.49%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 42 (5.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 22 (2.69%) Dynamics AX
3 15 (1.84%) Oracle Financials
4 14 (1.71%) Oracle Retail
5 10 (1.22%) SAP S/4HANA
6 9 (1.10%) SDL Web 8
7 7 (0.86%) Oracle General Ledger
7 7 (0.86%) SAP ERP
7 7 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 5 (0.61%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 4 (0.49%) Magento
9 4 (0.49%) Payment Gateway
10 3 (0.37%) PeopleSoft Financials
10 3 (0.37%) SAP BPC
10 3 (0.37%) SAP EWM
10 3 (0.37%) SAP MDG
10 3 (0.37%) SAP PP
10 3 (0.37%) SAP SCM
11 2 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
11 2 (0.24%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 185 (22.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 151 (18.48%) Amazon AWS
3 74 (9.06%) Office 365
4 55 (6.73%) Dynamics 365
5 48 (5.88%) SaaS
6 42 (5.14%) PaaS
7 41 (5.02%) IaaS
8 16 (1.96%) Azure Active Directory
9 13 (1.59%) Google Cloud Platform
10 10 (1.22%) Serverless
11 9 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
12 7 (0.86%) Lucidchart
13 6 (0.73%) Azure Data Factory
13 6 (0.73%) iPaaS
13 6 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 5 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
14 5 (0.61%) IBM Cloud
14 5 (0.61%) OpenShift
15 4 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
15 4 (0.49%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.20%) Skype
2 11 (1.35%) Firewall
2 11 (1.35%) WAN
3 10 (1.22%) LAN
4 8 (0.98%) Internet
5 7 (0.86%) BIG-IP
6 6 (0.73%) SAN
6 6 (0.73%) Unified Communications
7 5 (0.61%) DNS
8 4 (0.49%) DMZ
8 4 (0.49%) Intranet
8 4 (0.49%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.49%) VLAN
8 4 (0.49%) VoIP
8 4 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.37%) DHCP
9 3 (0.37%) LTE
9 3 (0.37%) NetScaler
9 3 (0.37%) Wireless
10 2 (0.24%) DMARC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (5.88%) Big Data
2 40 (4.90%) Data Warehouse
3 32 (3.92%) SQL Server
4 19 (2.33%) Power BI
4 19 (2.33%) Relational Database
5 17 (2.08%) Hadoop
5 17 (2.08%) NoSQL
6 16 (1.96%) MongoDB
7 15 (1.84%) SAP HANA
8 11 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
8 11 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (1.10%) Apache Hive
9 9 (1.10%) Data Lake
10 7 (0.86%) Azure SQL Database
10 7 (0.86%) Blockchain
10 7 (0.86%) MySQL
10 7 (0.86%) SAP BW
10 7 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (0.73%) Amazon Redshift
11 6 (0.73%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 17 (2.08%) Jenkins
2 13 (1.59%) Git (software)
3 12 (1.47%) JIRA
4 6 (0.73%) Selenium
5 5 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (0.49%) Bitbucket
6 4 (0.49%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.37%) Artifactory
7 3 (0.37%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.37%) Gradle
7 3 (0.37%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.24%) IBM UrbanCode
8 2 (0.24%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.24%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.24%) Zephyr
9 1 (0.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.12%) Maven
9 1 (0.12%) Subversion
General
1 222 (27.17%) Finance
2 104 (12.73%) Banking
3 94 (11.51%) Retail
4 23 (2.82%) Investment Banking
5 20 (2.45%) Retail Banking
6 14 (1.71%) Marketing
7 11 (1.35%) Back Office
7 11 (1.35%) Billing
8 10 (1.22%) Telecoms
9 9 (1.10%) Advertising
9 9 (1.10%) Front Office
9 9 (1.10%) Legal
10 8 (0.98%) General Ledger
10 8 (0.98%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.61%) German Language
11 5 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.49%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.49%) Publishing
13 2 (0.24%) Automotive
13 2 (0.24%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (10.40%) .NET
2 39 (4.77%) Web Services
3 37 (4.53%) Middleware
4 27 (3.30%) REST
5 23 (2.82%) Spring
6 19 (2.33%) RESTful
7 17 (2.08%) SAML
8 16 (1.96%) J2EE
8 16 (1.96%) OAuth
8 16 (1.96%) SOAP
9 15 (1.84%) HTML
9 15 (1.84%) Kafka
10 10 (1.22%) XML
11 9 (1.10%) CSS
11 9 (1.10%) HTML5
11 9 (1.10%) JSON
11 9 (1.10%) Node.js
11 9 (1.10%) Oracle Fusion
11 9 (1.10%) Spring Boot
12 8 (0.98%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 39 (4.77%) Data Centre
2 30 (3.67%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (2.57%) Management Information System
3 21 (2.57%) Mobile App
4 20 (2.45%) Greenfield Project
5 19 (2.33%) Fintech
6 18 (2.20%) Public Cloud
7 16 (1.96%) User Experience
8 13 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (1.59%) Taxonomies
9 12 (1.47%) Minimum Viable Product
10 10 (1.22%) Computer Science
11 9 (1.10%) Hybrid Cloud
11 9 (1.10%) NHS
12 7 (0.86%) Self-Motivation
13 6 (0.73%) Cloud Native
13 6 (0.73%) Driving Licence
13 6 (0.73%) Wiki
14 5 (0.61%) Clustering
14 5 (0.61%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 56 (6.85%) Windows
2 45 (5.51%) Linux
3 30 (3.67%) Unix
4 15 (1.84%) Apple iOS
4 15 (1.84%) Windows 10
5 9 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (1.10%) Windows Server
6 6 (0.73%) Solaris
7 4 (0.49%) Android
8 3 (0.37%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.37%) VMS
8 3 (0.37%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.12%) CentOS
10 1 (0.12%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.12%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.12%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (20.56%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (11.51%) TOGAF
3 92 (11.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 75 (9.18%) SOA
5 72 (8.81%) Migration
6 71 (8.69%) CRM
6 71 (8.69%) Microservices
7 62 (7.59%) DevOps
8 57 (6.98%) Data Modelling
9 56 (6.85%) ERP
10 53 (6.49%) Enterprise Architecture
11 49 (6.00%) E-Commerce
12 45 (5.51%) Analytics
13 44 (5.39%) Technical Architecture
14 39 (4.77%) ITIL
15 38 (4.65%) IT Strategy
16 37 (4.53%) Open Source
17 36 (4.41%) Business Intelligence
18 35 (4.28%) UML
19 33 (4.04%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 106 (12.97%) Java
2 51 (6.24%) SQL
3 29 (3.55%) JavaScript
4 26 (3.18%) C#
5 16 (1.96%) Java 8
6 13 (1.59%) Python
7 9 (1.10%) PowerShell
8 8 (0.98%) C
9 7 (0.86%) PHP
10 6 (0.73%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.37%) Apex Code
11 3 (0.37%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.37%) Ruby
12 2 (0.24%) ABAP
12 2 (0.24%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.24%) C++
12 2 (0.24%) Perl
12 2 (0.24%) R
12 2 (0.24%) VB
12 2 (0.24%) VBA
Qualifications
1 61 (7.47%) Security Cleared
2 51 (6.24%) SC Cleared
3 27 (3.30%) TOGAF Certification
4 22 (2.69%) Degree
5 20 (2.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (1.47%) CCNA
7 12 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
8 11 (1.35%) MCSE
9 10 (1.22%) CCNP
10 9 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 8 (0.98%) AWS Certification
11 8 (0.98%) DV Cleared
12 6 (0.73%) MCITP
12 6 (0.73%) MCSA
13 5 (0.61%) CCIE
13 5 (0.61%) CISSP
14 4 (0.49%) CISM
14 4 (0.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 3 (0.37%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (4.65%) QA
2 15 (1.84%) GDPR
3 10 (1.22%) COBIT
3 10 (1.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (0.98%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.98%) PMO
5 7 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.86%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.86%) SLA
6 6 (0.73%) PSD2
7 5 (0.61%) IFRS
8 2 (0.24%) EMIR
8 2 (0.24%) HL7
8 2 (0.24%) MiFID
8 2 (0.24%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 46 (5.63%) Active Directory
2 20 (2.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (2.08%) Docker
4 10 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (0.37%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.37%) vSphere
6 3 (0.37%) XenApp
7 2 (0.24%) Ceph
7 2 (0.24%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.24%) OpenAM
7 2 (0.24%) vCloud
8 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 20 (2.45%) SCCM
2 17 (2.08%) Microsoft Intune
2 17 (2.08%) Single Sign-On
3 14 (1.71%) Kubernetes
4 8 (0.98%) Terraform
5 7 (0.86%) Ansible
5 7 (0.86%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 7 (0.86%) Puppet
6 6 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.49%) AirWatch
7 4 (0.49%) CA Single Sign-On
7 4 (0.49%) Consul
7 4 (0.49%) XenMobile
8 3 (0.37%) Oozie
8 3 (0.37%) Sysdig
9 2 (0.24%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 2 (0.24%) MOM
9 2 (0.24%) Nagios
9 2 (0.24%) PaperCut
10 1 (0.12%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 148 (18.12%) Microsoft
2 92 (11.26%) Oracle
3 66 (8.08%) SAP
4 35 (4.28%) VMware
5 29 (3.55%) Salesforce.com
6 28 (3.43%) Cisco
7 22 (2.69%) Citrix
8 21 (2.57%) IBM
9 15 (1.84%) hybris
10 13 (1.59%) Google
11 10 (1.22%) Ab Initio
12 9 (1.10%) Informatica
12 9 (1.10%) MuleSoft
12 9 (1.10%) Red Hat
12 9 (1.10%) Tableau
13 8 (0.98%) Okta
13 8 (0.98%) Splunk
14 7 (0.86%) F5
14 7 (0.86%) Ping Identity
14 7 (0.86%) Retek