The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in Peterborough during the 3 months to 30 March 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
Cambridgeshire / Peterborough
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 15 26
Rank change year-on-year +7 +11  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 8 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Peterborough 8.33% 2.38% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.79% 2.47% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 0
Median daily rate £438 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £513
% change year-on-year +5.00% -2.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £58.75 £61.25 £49.50
% change year-on-year -4.08% +23.73%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Peterborough. 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
Peterborough
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 91 81 134
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Peterborough 94.79% 96.43% 97.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 38 78
Median daily rate £315 £350 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £115 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 26
Median hourly rate £17.50 £32.50 £12.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.15% +162.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £41.50 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Peterborough

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in Peterborough

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in Peterborough

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Peterborough region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 19 (95.00%) Web Services
2 17 (85.00%) .NET
3 15 (75.00%) SOA
4 14 (70.00%) OO
4 14 (70.00%) Finance
5 13 (65.00%) Hibernate
5 13 (65.00%) Information Security
5 13 (65.00%) ASP.NET
5 13 (65.00%) Spring
5 13 (65.00%) Apache Flex
5 13 (65.00%) J2EE
5 13 (65.00%) HTML
5 13 (65.00%) JavaScript
5 13 (65.00%) Adobe
6 7 (35.00%) Java
7 6 (30.00%) Banking
8 4 (20.00%) Big Data
8 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (20.00%) Microservices
8 4 (20.00%) PL/SQL
8 4 (20.00%) SQL
8 4 (20.00%) Oracle
8 4 (20.00%) VMS
8 4 (20.00%) HTTP
9 3 (15.00%) Presales
10 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
10 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (10.00%) Mobile App
11 1 (5.00%) PCI DSS
11 1 (5.00%) Internet

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Peterborough 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) HTTP
2 1 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) Big Data
General
1 14 (70.00%) Finance
2 6 (30.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (95.00%) Web Services
2 17 (85.00%) .NET
3 13 (65.00%) Apache Flex
3 13 (65.00%) ASP.NET
3 13 (65.00%) Hibernate
3 13 (65.00%) HTML
3 13 (65.00%) J2EE
3 13 (65.00%) Spring
4 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (75.00%) SOA
2 14 (70.00%) OO
3 13 (65.00%) Information Security
4 4 (20.00%) Microservices
5 3 (15.00%) Presales
6 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (65.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (35.00%) Java
3 4 (20.00%) PL/SQL
3 4 (20.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) Adobe
2 4 (20.00%) Oracle