Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in Middlesex during the 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 34 24
Rank change year-on-year +5 -10 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 6 8 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Middlesex 2.28% 2.24% 4.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.39% 2.33% 5.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 17
Middlesex median daily rate £600 £550 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +22.22% -1.37%
South East median daily rate £538 £500 £520
% change year-on-year +7.50% -3.85% +4.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Middlesex median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - £55.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year - +10.00% +6.38%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Middlesex. 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
Middlesex
Contract vacancies in Middlesex with a recognized job title 251 344 317
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.44% 96.36% 91.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 205 160
Middlesex median daily rate £433 £413 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.97% +6.11% +3.67%
10th Percentile £266 £281 £263
90th Percentile £535 £550 £497
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 14
Middlesex median hourly rate £31.00 £33.75 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.15% - +33.24%
10th Percentile £30.50 £17.10 £12.70
90th Percentile £31.50 £39.18 £48.38
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £18.50
% change year-on-year -8.21% +6.00% +15.63%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Middlesex

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

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 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 (50.00%) SAP
2 2 (33.33%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (16.67%) SCCM
3 1 (16.67%) Network Security
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (16.67%) Open Source
3 1 (16.67%) REST
3 1 (16.67%) Office 365
3 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (16.67%) API Design
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
3 1 (16.67%) IT Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) SOAP
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) VoIP
3 1 (16.67%) HTTP
3 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (16.67%) CCIE
3 1 (16.67%) CCNP
3 1 (16.67%) CCNA
3 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (16.67%) TOGAF

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:

Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) HTTP
1 1 (16.67%) Network Security
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (16.67%) VoIP
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) JSON
1 1 (16.67%) REST
1 1 (16.67%) SOAP
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) API Design
1 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (16.67%) IT Strategy
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
1 1 (16.67%) Open Source
1 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CCIE
1 1 (16.67%) CCNA
1 1 (16.67%) CCNP
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) SAP