Period
to 23 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £585 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 6 months to 23 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
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 84 40
Rank change year-on-year +1 -44 +27
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 26 14 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 2.13% 1.16% 5.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.21% 1.19% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 10 55
Oxfordshire median daily rate £585 £575 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.78% +10.58% -0.95%
10th Percentile £538 £497 £463
90th Percentile £638 £775 £575
South East median daily rate £538 £513 £520
% change year-on-year +4.88% -1.44% +4.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £80.73 £55.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year +46.78% -8.33% +76.47%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire. 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
Oxfordshire
Contract vacancies in Oxfordshire with a recognized job title 1,179 1,178 1,160
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.64% 97.44% 96.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 917 839 853
Oxfordshire median daily rate £438 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £225 £200 £213
90th Percentile £600 £564 £525
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 49 62
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -5.71% +11.11%
10th Percentile £10.24 £10.75 £9.98
90th Percentile £53.50 £37.25 £55.00
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% -10.23% +21.84%

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 23 January 2018.

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 23 January 2018. 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 -9 12 £550 -4.35% 2
Banbury - 1 £500 -
Kidlington - 1 £625 -
Solutions Architect
South East

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 Oxfordshire region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 16 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (50.00%) SAP
3 7 (26.92%) ERP
3 7 (26.92%) DevOps
4 6 (23.08%) SAP ERP
4 6 (23.08%) SDLC
4 6 (23.08%) Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ)
4 6 (23.08%) Quote-to-Cash
4 6 (23.08%) Data Migration
4 6 (23.08%) Apex Code
4 6 (23.08%) REST
4 6 (23.08%) QA
4 6 (23.08%) Degree
4 6 (23.08%) Enterprise Architecture
4 6 (23.08%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (23.08%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (23.08%) JSP
4 6 (23.08%) Java
4 6 (23.08%) SOAP
4 6 (23.08%) Billing
4 6 (23.08%) Migration
5 5 (19.23%) XML
5 5 (19.23%) SQL
5 5 (19.23%) Servlets
5 5 (19.23%) HTML
5 5 (19.23%) SOA
5 5 (19.23%) Eclipse
5 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
5 5 (19.23%) Publishing
5 5 (19.23%) Spring

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 6 (23.08%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (7.69%) Totara
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint Server
Business Applications
1 6 (23.08%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (11.54%) Slack
3 2 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (7.69%) IaaS
3 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (7.69%) Office 365
3 2 (7.69%) PaaS
3 2 (7.69%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Eclipse
2 3 (11.54%) JIRA
General
1 6 (23.08%) Billing
2 5 (19.23%) Publishing
3 3 (11.54%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) JSP
1 6 (23.08%) REST
1 6 (23.08%) SOAP
2 5 (19.23%) HTML
2 5 (19.23%) Servlets
2 5 (19.23%) Spring
2 5 (19.23%) XML
3 4 (15.38%) .NET
3 4 (15.38%) JSON
4 3 (11.54%) ActiveMQ
4 3 (11.54%) EDI
4 3 (11.54%) Struts
4 3 (11.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (3.85%) CMDB
2 1 (3.85%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
1 2 (7.69%) Windows 10
1 2 (7.69%) Windows 8
1 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (26.92%) DevOps
2 7 (26.92%) ERP
3 6 (23.08%) Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ)
3 6 (23.08%) Data Migration
3 6 (23.08%) Enterprise Architecture
3 6 (23.08%) Migration
3 6 (23.08%) Quote-to-Cash
3 6 (23.08%) SDLC
4 5 (19.23%) SOA
5 3 (11.54%) Continuous Deployment
5 3 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (11.54%) Financial Modelling
5 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Transformation
5 3 (11.54%) Matrix Organization
5 3 (11.54%) Project Management
5 3 (11.54%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (7.69%) IT Strategy
6 2 (7.69%) TOGAF
7 1 (3.85%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) Apex Code
1 6 (23.08%) Java
2 5 (19.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (23.08%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) Docker
2 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (11.54%) Puppet
2 2 (7.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (50.00%) SAP
2 6 (23.08%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (19.23%) Microsoft