Period
to 16 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxford during the 6 months to 16 January 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
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 72 65 37
Rank change year-on-year -7 -28 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 12 9 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 1.69% 1.32% 5.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.73% 1.34% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 33
Oxford median daily rate £550 £575 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.35% +10.58% -0.95%
Oxfordshire median daily rate £585 £575 £520
% change year-on-year +1.78% +10.58% +1.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Oxford median hourly rate - - -
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford. 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
Oxford
Contract vacancies in Oxford with a recognized job title 693 672 593
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.61% 98.25% 96.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 598 503 481
Oxford median daily rate £450 £425 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +10.39% -3.75%
10th Percentile £250 £179 £170
90th Percentile £600 £575 £525
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £380
% change year-on-year +5.88% +11.84% -1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 21 29
Oxford median hourly rate £20.50 £14.88 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.82% -45.91% +89.66%
10th Percentile £13.78 £10.75 £8.80
90th Percentile £74.50 £36.50 £59.85
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +3.03% -5.71% +9.38%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in Oxford

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in Oxford

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 Oxford region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Billing
2 6 (50.00%) Salesforce.com
2 6 (50.00%) QA
2 6 (50.00%) Apex Code
2 6 (50.00%) Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ)
2 6 (50.00%) Quote-to-Cash
2 6 (50.00%) SDLC
3 4 (33.33%) DevOps
4 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Transformation
4 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (25.00%) Financial Modelling
4 3 (25.00%) Finance
4 3 (25.00%) Project Management
4 3 (25.00%) SAP
4 3 (25.00%) Continuous Deployment
5 2 (16.67%) Matrix Organization
5 2 (16.67%) Web Services
5 2 (16.67%) ERP
5 2 (16.67%) TOGAF
5 2 (16.67%) SAP ERP
5 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (16.67%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (8.33%) Docker
6 1 (8.33%) JSON
6 1 (8.33%) JIRA
6 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Server

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford 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 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Server
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (8.33%) Slack
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Eclipse
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 6 (50.00%) Billing
2 3 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (8.33%) EDI
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) JSON
2 1 (8.33%) JSP
2 1 (8.33%) REST
2 1 (8.33%) Servlets
2 1 (8.33%) SOAP
2 1 (8.33%) Spring
2 1 (8.33%) Struts
2 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (8.33%) CMDB
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ)
2 6 (50.00%) Quote-to-Cash
2 6 (50.00%) SDLC
3 4 (33.33%) DevOps
4 3 (25.00%) Continuous Deployment
4 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (25.00%) Financial Modelling
4 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Transformation
4 3 (25.00%) Project Management
5 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (16.67%) ERP
5 2 (16.67%) Matrix Organization
5 2 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (16.67%) TOGAF
6 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
6 1 (8.33%) Event Correlation
6 1 (8.33%) Migration
6 1 (8.33%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) Apex Code
2 1 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (8.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (25.00%) SAP
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft