Period
to 22 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £493 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 6 months to 22 July 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 > Oxfordshire
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 70 56
Rank change year-on-year -26 -14 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 8 28 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.67% 2.40% 3.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 2.47% 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 21 43
Oxfordshire median daily rate £493 £488 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.03% -2.50% -
10th Percentile £463 £425 £450
90th Percentile £700 £538 £648
South East median daily rate £534 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +6.75% - +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - £60.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +50.00% -33.33%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire. 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
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1152 1133 1429
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 96.56% 97.25% 97.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 824 825 937
Oxfordshire median daily rate £425 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% -2.50% +18.96%
10th Percentile £230 £220 £220
90th Percentile £558 £538 £525
South East median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 55 99
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.46 £10.43 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.80 £35.30 £38.20
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14% +1.29%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in Oxfordshire

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in Oxfordshire

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 22 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solutions Architect in Oxfordshire

Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 22 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -12 6 £493 +1.03%
Solutions Architect
South East

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 Oxfordshire region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 7 (87.50%) Publishing
1 7 (87.50%) HTML
1 7 (87.50%) CMS
2 5 (62.50%) Data Structures
3 2 (25.00%) New Media
3 2 (25.00%) BBC
3 2 (25.00%) Multimedia
3 2 (25.00%) Content Management
3 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (25.00%) XML
3 2 (25.00%) SOA
3 2 (25.00%) Internet
3 2 (25.00%) Reuters
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) Dynamics AX

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 7 (87.50%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Internet
General
1 7 (87.50%) Publishing
2 2 (25.00%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) HTML
2 2 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Data Structures
2 2 (25.00%) BBC
2 2 (25.00%) New Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Content Management
1 2 (25.00%) SOA
2 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Reuters
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft