Period
to 25 March 2019

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £588 per day in advertised job vacancies in Luton during the 6 months to 25 March 2019.

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
Bedfordshire > Luton
6 months to
25 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 16 20 18
Rank change year-on-year +4 -2 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 18 22 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 8.22% 7.14% 5.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.53% 7.61% 5.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 16 7
Luton median daily rate £588 £586 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.21% +11.67% -10.64%
10th Percentile £550 £517 £413
90th Percentile £615 £750 £598
Bedfordshire median daily rate £591 £600 £525
% change year-on-year -1.46% +14.29% -10.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Luton median hourly rate - - -
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Luton. 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
Luton
Contract vacancies in Luton with a recognized job title 211 289 206
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.35% 93.83% 97.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 224 141
Luton median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -2.86%
10th Percentile £311 £260 £163
90th Percentile £594 £611 £613
Bedfordshire median daily rate £438 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +1.74% +1.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 7
Luton median hourly rate £45.43 £19.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +136.00% +37.50% -70.53%
10th Percentile £22.70 £14.50 £11.41
90th Percentile £50.50 £39.14 £18.30
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £30.25 £16.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +89.06% +14.29% -65.00%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in Luton

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in Luton

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

For the 6 months to 25 March 2019, 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 Luton region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 9 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 8 (44.44%) SOA
2 8 (44.44%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (38.89%) Data Integration
3 7 (38.89%) Retail
4 6 (33.33%) High Availability
4 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (27.78%) Software Delivery
5 5 (27.78%) Workday
5 5 (27.78%) Enterprise Architecture
5 5 (27.78%) Finance
6 4 (22.22%) Unit4 Business World
6 4 (22.22%) Data Modelling
6 4 (22.22%) Web Services
6 4 (22.22%) Security Architecture
7 3 (16.67%) Data Transformation
7 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (16.67%) Low Latency
7 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 3 (16.67%) Red Hat
7 3 (16.67%) Change Management
7 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
8 2 (11.11%) Taleo
8 2 (11.11%) TOGAF
8 2 (11.11%) Cryptography
8 2 (11.11%) Spring
8 2 (11.11%) Middleware
8 2 (11.11%) Legal
8 2 (11.11%) Migration
8 2 (11.11%) Information Security

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Luton 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 2 (11.11%) Confluence
1 2 (11.11%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 8 (44.44%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (11.11%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 2 (11.11%) Amazon Kinesis
2 2 (11.11%) Amazon SQS
2 2 (11.11%) AWS Lambda
2 2 (11.11%) SaaS
2 2 (11.11%) Serverless
2 2 (11.11%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Amazon Athena
1 2 (11.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 2 (11.11%) Amazon QuickSight
1 2 (11.11%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (11.11%) Amazon Redshift
1 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.56%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 7 (38.89%) Retail
2 5 (27.78%) Finance
3 2 (11.11%) Legal
4 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) Web Services
2 2 (11.11%) Java EE
2 2 (11.11%) JMS
2 2 (11.11%) Middleware
2 2 (11.11%) REST
2 2 (11.11%) SOAP
2 2 (11.11%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Algorithms
1 2 (11.11%) N-Tier
1 2 (11.11%) RIA
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 8 (44.44%) SOA
3 7 (38.89%) Data Integration
4 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (33.33%) High Availability
5 5 (27.78%) Enterprise Architecture
5 5 (27.78%) Software Delivery
6 4 (22.22%) Data Modelling
6 4 (22.22%) Security Architecture
7 3 (16.67%) Change Management
7 3 (16.67%) Data Transformation
7 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (16.67%) Low Latency
7 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
8 2 (11.11%) DevOps
8 2 (11.11%) Event-Driven Architecture
8 2 (11.11%) Logical Data Model
8 2 (11.11%) Microservices
8 2 (11.11%) Migration
8 2 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) Java
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Workday
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 2 (11.11%) Atlassian
4 1 (5.56%) Talend
4 1 (5.56%) TIBCO