Period
to 11 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in Luton during the 6 months to 11 December 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
Bedfordshire > Luton
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 17 16
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 19 22 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 7.17% 7.19% 6.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.60% 7.41% 7.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 13
Luton median daily rate £600 £623 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +42.29% -23.91%
10th Percentile £561 £550 £414
90th Percentile £638 £750 £612
Bedfordshire median daily rate £600 £610 £438
% change year-on-year -1.64% +39.43% -23.91%
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 250 297 272
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.34% 97.06% 94.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 223 182
Luton median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £246 £288 £207
90th Percentile £588 £638 £600
Bedfordshire median daily rate £420 £430 £425
% change year-on-year -2.33% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 7
Luton median hourly rate £50.00 £50.22 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.43% +258.68% -64.10%
10th Percentile £23.90 £49.02 £11.61
90th Percentile £50.50 £50.75 £30.05
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £18.75 £15.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% +15.38% -65.33%

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in Luton over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solutions Architect in Luton

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

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 Luton region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 10 (52.63%) Finance
2 9 (47.37%) Retail
3 7 (36.84%) Software Delivery
3 7 (36.84%) Workday
4 6 (31.58%) SOA
5 5 (26.32%) Unit4 Business World
5 5 (26.32%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (26.32%) High Availability
5 5 (26.32%) Infrastructure Management
6 4 (21.05%) Big Data
6 4 (21.05%) SAP
6 4 (21.05%) Web Services
6 4 (21.05%) E-Commerce
6 4 (21.05%) TOGAF
7 3 (15.79%) Information Security
7 3 (15.79%) CRM
7 3 (15.79%) Java
7 3 (15.79%) Oracle
7 3 (15.79%) TIBCO
7 3 (15.79%) ETL
7 3 (15.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (15.79%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (15.79%) Lumesse
7 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database
7 3 (15.79%) Splunk
7 3 (15.79%) Data Integration
7 3 (15.79%) Taleo
7 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (15.79%) Spring
7 3 (15.79%) GDPR

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 3 (15.79%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (5.26%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 5 (26.32%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (15.79%) Taleo
3 2 (10.53%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 2 (10.53%) Amazon Kinesis
3 2 (10.53%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (10.53%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (10.53%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) Big Data
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database
3 2 (10.53%) Amazon Athena
3 2 (10.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (10.53%) Amazon QuickSight
3 2 (10.53%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (10.53%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
General
1 10 (52.63%) Finance
2 9 (47.37%) Retail
3 1 (5.26%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) Web Services
2 3 (15.79%) Spring
3 2 (10.53%) Java EE
3 2 (10.53%) Middleware
4 1 (5.26%) JPA
4 1 (5.26%) REST
4 1 (5.26%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Algorithms
1 2 (10.53%) Mobile App
1 2 (10.53%) N-Tier
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Software Delivery
2 6 (31.58%) SOA
3 5 (26.32%) High Availability
3 5 (26.32%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (21.05%) E-Commerce
4 4 (21.05%) TOGAF
5 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (15.79%) CRM
5 3 (15.79%) Data Integration
5 3 (15.79%) ETL
5 3 (15.79%) Information Security
5 3 (15.79%) Microservices
6 2 (10.53%) DevOps
6 2 (10.53%) Event-Driven Architecture
6 2 (10.53%) Service Management
6 2 (10.53%) Technical Leadership
6 2 (10.53%) UML
7 1 (5.26%) Migration
7 1 (5.26%) MVC
7 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) GDPR
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Workday
2 4 (21.05%) SAP
3 3 (15.79%) ForeScout
3 3 (15.79%) Lumesse
3 3 (15.79%) Oracle
3 3 (15.79%) Splunk
3 3 (15.79%) Thycotic
3 3 (15.79%) TIBCO
4 2 (10.53%) hybris
5 1 (5.26%) Avaya
5 1 (5.26%) Talend