The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £523 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 28 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
England / South East
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 104 68
Rank change year-on-year 0 -36  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 164 181 272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.09% 1.95% 2.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.22% 2.05% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 86 156
Median daily rate £523 £528 £531
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.94% -0.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £438 £438
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £523
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.30%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £60.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +62.16%  
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 the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7373 8823 9388
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.09% 95.12% 94.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4191 5395 5019
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 382 458
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +5.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.63 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in the South East

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in the South East

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in the South East over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solutions Architect in the South East

Solutions Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solutions Architect in the South East

Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +27 61 £525 +7.69% 3
Berkshire +4 51 £500 -9.09% 4
Buckinghamshire -7 18 £500 -9.09% 2
Surrey +4 13 £563 -6.25% 7
Oxfordshire +1 9 £544 +8.75% 4
West Sussex +4 3 £500 +2.04% 1
Middlesex +3 2 - - 1
Kent - 1 £450 -
Sussex - 1 £450 - 1
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 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 South East region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 52 (14.86%) CRM
2 51 (14.57%) TOGAF
3 50 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 46 (13.14%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (11.14%) Security Cleared
6 35 (10.00%) SC Cleared
6 35 (10.00%) Retail
7 34 (9.71%) SAP
8 30 (8.57%) Finance
8 30 (8.57%) IT Strategy
9 29 (8.29%) SOA
9 29 (8.29%) Analytics
10 28 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
10 28 (8.00%) Telecoms
11 27 (7.71%) Service Management
11 27 (7.71%) Billing
11 27 (7.71%) ITIL
12 26 (7.43%) Stakeholder Management
12 26 (7.43%) Microsoft Azure
13 22 (6.29%) Web Services
14 21 (6.00%) Java
14 21 (6.00%) Oracle
15 20 (5.71%) Migration
16 19 (5.43%) ITIL V3
17 17 (4.86%) E-Commerce
17 17 (4.86%) Cisco
17 17 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
18 16 (4.57%) Dynamics CRM
19 15 (4.29%) VMware
19 15 (4.29%) PaaS

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 8 (2.29%) BizTalk Server
1 8 (2.29%) CMS
1 8 (2.29%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (1.43%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.14%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.86%) Moodle
6 2 (0.57%) Confluence
6 2 (0.57%) FileNet
6 2 (0.57%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.57%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.29%) Anypoint
7 1 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.29%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.29%) Smallworld
7 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (2.57%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 16 (4.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (3.71%) Maximo
3 3 (0.86%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.86%) SAP Retail
4 2 (0.57%) Eloqua
4 2 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.57%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.57%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.57%) SAP HCM
4 2 (0.57%) SAP PS
5 1 (0.29%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle BRM
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.29%) Primavera
5 1 (0.29%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.29%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 28 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (7.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (4.29%) PaaS
4 14 (4.00%) IaaS
4 14 (4.00%) SaaS
5 6 (1.71%) Office 365
6 5 (1.43%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (1.14%) Boomi
8 3 (0.86%) SuccessFactors
9 2 (0.57%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.29%) Force.com
10 1 (0.29%) G Suite
10 1 (0.29%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.29%) Veeva
10 1 (0.29%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.71%) MVNO
2 10 (2.86%) Internet
3 9 (2.57%) WAN
4 8 (2.29%) Firewall
5 7 (2.00%) VPN
6 6 (1.71%) LAN
6 6 (1.71%) Network Security
7 5 (1.43%) 3G
7 5 (1.43%) Wireless
8 4 (1.14%) BGP
8 4 (1.14%) Broadband
8 4 (1.14%) LDAP
8 4 (1.14%) NetScaler
8 4 (1.14%) Skype
9 3 (0.86%) 4G
9 3 (0.86%) SAN
9 3 (0.86%) Unified Communications
9 3 (0.86%) VoIP
10 2 (0.57%) DSL
10 2 (0.57%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.57%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (2.00%) MySQL
4 5 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (1.14%) Big Data
5 4 (1.14%) MS Access
5 4 (1.14%) SAP BW
5 4 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.86%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (0.86%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.57%) Adabas
7 2 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.57%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.57%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.57%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.57%) Power BI
7 2 (0.57%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.29%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.29%) Geospatial Data
8 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (1.43%) Jenkins
1 5 (1.43%) JIRA
2 3 (0.86%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.29%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.29%) Subversion
General
1 35 (10.00%) Retail
2 30 (8.57%) Finance
3 28 (8.00%) Telecoms
4 27 (7.71%) Billing
5 8 (2.29%) Publishing
6 7 (2.00%) Banking
7 4 (1.14%) Marketing
7 4 (1.14%) Multimedia
8 3 (0.86%) Back Office
9 2 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.29%) Electronics
10 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.29%) Law
10 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.29%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (6.29%) Web Services
2 13 (3.71%) .NET
2 13 (3.71%) HTML
2 13 (3.71%) Middleware
3 10 (2.86%) XML
4 8 (2.29%) Java EE
4 8 (2.29%) SOAP
5 6 (1.71%) CSS
6 5 (1.43%) OAuth
7 4 (1.14%) J2EE
7 4 (1.14%) REST
8 3 (0.86%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.86%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.86%) IBM Integration Bus
8 3 (0.86%) SAML
8 3 (0.86%) SAP PI
8 3 (0.86%) Spring
8 3 (0.86%) Spring MVC
8 3 (0.86%) XSLT
9 2 (0.57%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 17 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (2.86%) Data Centre
3 8 (2.29%) IVR
4 6 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (1.43%) EPoS
6 4 (1.14%) BBC
6 4 (1.14%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.14%) Handset
6 4 (1.14%) New Media
6 4 (1.14%) Public Cloud
6 4 (1.14%) SCADA
7 3 (0.86%) Data Structures
7 3 (0.86%) Life Science
7 3 (0.86%) PKI
7 3 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.57%) Clustering
8 2 (0.57%) IPTV
8 2 (0.57%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.57%) Taxonomies
8 2 (0.57%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 13 (3.71%) Windows
2 6 (1.71%) Unix
2 6 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (1.43%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.14%) Linux
4 4 (1.14%) Mac OS X
5 3 (0.86%) Windows 10
5 3 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (14.86%) CRM
2 51 (14.57%) TOGAF
3 46 (13.14%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (8.57%) IT Strategy
5 29 (8.29%) Analytics
5 29 (8.29%) SOA
6 27 (7.71%) ITIL
6 27 (7.71%) Service Management
7 26 (7.43%) Stakeholder Management
8 20 (5.71%) Migration
9 19 (5.43%) ITIL V3
10 17 (4.86%) E-Commerce
11 14 (4.00%) Use Case
12 11 (3.14%) Presales
12 11 (3.14%) Project Management
12 11 (3.14%) UML
12 11 (3.14%) Workflow
13 10 (2.86%) Microservices
13 10 (2.86%) Service Delivery
13 10 (2.86%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 21 (6.00%) Java
2 7 (2.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (1.43%) C#
3 5 (1.43%) PHP
3 5 (1.43%) SQL
4 4 (1.14%) Python
4 4 (1.14%) VBA
5 2 (0.57%) NATURAL
6 1 (0.29%) Apex Code
6 1 (0.29%) C
6 1 (0.29%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.29%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.29%) SOQL
6 1 (0.29%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.29%) TypeScript
6 1 (0.29%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 39 (11.14%) Security Cleared
2 35 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 13 (3.71%) DV Cleared
4 6 (1.71%) Degree
4 6 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.29%) CCDP
6 1 (0.29%) CCIE
6 1 (0.29%) CCIP
6 1 (0.29%) CCNA
6 1 (0.29%) CCNP
6 1 (0.29%) MCSD
6 1 (0.29%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.14%) QA
2 3 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.57%) COBIT
3 2 (0.57%) GDPR
3 2 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.57%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.29%) WCAG
System Software
1 13 (3.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (2.86%) Active Directory
3 7 (2.00%) Docker
4 3 (0.86%) XenServer
5 2 (0.57%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.29%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.29%) vCloud
6 1 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (0.57%) Amdocs OSS
2 1 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.29%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (0.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (0.29%) Kibana
2 1 (0.29%) logstash
2 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.29%) Netcool
2 1 (0.29%) SCCM
2 1 (0.29%) SCOM
2 1 (0.29%) SCVMM
2 1 (0.29%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.29%) vMotion
Vendors
1 50 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 34 (9.71%) SAP
3 21 (6.00%) Oracle
4 17 (4.86%) Cisco
5 15 (4.29%) VMware
6 7 (2.00%) Dell
6 7 (2.00%) Huawei
6 7 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (1.71%) ComArch
7 6 (1.71%) ESRI
7 6 (1.71%) Gemalto
8 5 (1.43%) ATG
8 5 (1.43%) CheckPoint
8 5 (1.43%) Guidewire
8 5 (1.43%) IBM
9 4 (1.14%) Citrix
9 4 (1.14%) Forcepoint
10 3 (0.86%) Avaya
10 3 (0.86%) HP
10 3 (0.86%) Reuters
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