The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Middlesex during the 3 months to 26 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
South East / Middlesex
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 19 20
Rank change year-on-year +3 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 1 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Middlesex 1.09% 4.62% 2.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 4.76% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 2
Median daily rate - £500 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -13.04%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Middlesex. 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
Middlesex
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 89 168 167
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Middlesex 96.74% 97.11% 89.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 110 82
Median daily rate £401 £400 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.12% +26.98%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 10
Median hourly rate £43.00 £45.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.49% +175.75%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Middlesex

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in Middlesex

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in Middlesex

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 18 Co-occurring IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 26 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 Middlesex region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) IT Strategy
2 2 (66.67%) Asset Management
3 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) JSON
3 1 (33.33%) CMDB
3 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 1 (33.33%) Riverbed
3 1 (33.33%) Open Source
3 1 (33.33%) REST
3 1 (33.33%) Splunk
3 1 (33.33%) WAN Optimisation
3 1 (33.33%) API Design
3 1 (33.33%) Dynatrace
3 1 (33.33%) Presales
3 1 (33.33%) CMS
3 1 (33.33%) SOAP
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Middlesex 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 1 (33.33%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) JSON
1 1 (33.33%) REST
1 1 (33.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) CMDB
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) IT Strategy
2 2 (66.67%) Asset Management
3 1 (33.33%) API Design
3 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) Open Source
3 1 (33.33%) Presales
3 1 (33.33%) WAN Optimisation
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Dynatrace
1 1 (33.33%) Riverbed
1 1 (33.33%) Splunk