Period
to 19 January 2021

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 19 January 2021.

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
6 months to
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 54 77 105
Rank change year-on-year +23 +28 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 165 325 384
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 3.83% 2.82% 2.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.15% 3.02% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 215 252
Median daily rate £525 £538 £588
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.33% -8.51% +9.30%
10th Percentile £334 £450 £450
90th Percentile £685 £638 £688
England median daily rate £550 £575 £575
% change year-on-year -4.35% - +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 6
Median hourly rate - £80.00 £67.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +19.26% -16.91%
England median hourly rate - £65.21 £55.64
% change year-on-year - +17.19% -31.08%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 3,976 10,773 14,984
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.19% 93.57% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,502 6,595 9,138
Median daily rate £450 £438 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +1.74% +2.38%
10th Percentile £213 £205 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
England median daily rate £475 £463 £463
% change year-on-year +2.70% - +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 301 568 568
Median hourly rate £25.00 £18.85 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.64% -5.76% +14.29%
10th Percentile £10.25 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £53.02 £51.00
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £17.70
% change year-on-year +25.00% +1.69% -0.23%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Solutions Architect in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in the South East

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Solutions Architect in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in the South East

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Solutions Architect in the South East over the 6 months to 19 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Solutions Architect in the South East

Solutions Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Solutions Architect in the South East.

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 6 months to 19 January 2021. 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
Thames Valley +32 93 £500 -1.96% 20
Berkshire +18 53 £450 -10.00% 11
Buckinghamshire +41 38 £559 +4.93% 7
Hampshire -16 22 £550 - 2
Surrey +41 17 £525 -12.50% 7
West Sussex +32 15 £625 -1.96% 2
East Sussex +28 5 £700 -
Kent +25 5 - -
Oxfordshire +26 2 £305 - 2
Sussex - 1 £468 -
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2021, 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 South East region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 35 (21.21%) Security Cleared
2 33 (20.00%) Oracle
3 30 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (16.97%) SQL
5 27 (16.36%) SC Cleared
6 25 (15.15%) Azure
7 24 (14.55%) Technical Leadership
8 22 (13.33%) Migration
9 18 (10.91%) Middleware
9 18 (10.91%) Big Data
9 18 (10.91%) Architectural Design
10 17 (10.30%) Presales
10 17 (10.30%) TOGAF
10 17 (10.30%) Java
11 16 (9.70%) SAP
11 16 (9.70%) Stakeholder Management
11 16 (9.70%) Oracle Fusion
11 16 (9.70%) Data Centre
12 15 (9.09%) Data Management
12 15 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
12 15 (9.09%) Telecoms
12 15 (9.09%) ERP
13 14 (8.48%) SOAP
13 14 (8.48%) E-Commerce
13 14 (8.48%) Microservices
13 14 (8.48%) Product Roadmap
14 13 (7.88%) SharePoint
14 13 (7.88%) Data Warehouse
14 13 (7.88%) IBM
14 13 (7.88%) REST

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 13 (7.88%) SharePoint
2 10 (6.06%) Apache Spark
3 8 (4.85%) Apache
4 6 (3.64%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.82%) CMS
6 2 (1.21%) IIS
6 2 (1.21%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.61%) Appian
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 3 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (1.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.61%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.61%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (2.42%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (1.82%) SAP IBP
2 3 (1.82%) Teamcenter
3 2 (1.21%) Maximo
3 2 (1.21%) Remedy AR System
3 2 (1.21%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (1.21%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.61%) SAP EWM
4 1 (0.61%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 25 (15.15%) Azure
2 8 (4.85%) PaaS
3 7 (4.24%) IaaS
3 7 (4.24%) Office 365
4 4 (2.42%) AWS
4 4 (2.42%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (2.42%) SaaS
5 3 (1.82%) Apigee
5 3 (1.82%) Power Platform
6 1 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.61%) Azure Stack
6 1 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.61%) Force.com
6 1 (0.61%) GCP
6 1 (0.61%) GitHub
6 1 (0.61%) PowerApps
6 1 (0.61%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 1 (0.61%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.85%) Firewall
1 8 (4.85%) WAN
2 6 (3.64%) DNS
3 5 (3.03%) LAN
3 5 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (2.42%) DHCP
5 3 (1.82%) 4G
5 3 (1.82%) 5G
5 3 (1.82%) Internet
5 3 (1.82%) VPN
6 2 (1.21%) Skype
6 2 (1.21%) Unified Communications
6 2 (1.21%) WAAS
7 1 (0.61%) HTTP
7 1 (0.61%) Network Security
7 1 (0.61%) SMS
7 1 (0.61%) SSL
7 1 (0.61%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.61%) VoLTE
7 1 (0.61%) VoWiFi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.91%) Big Data
2 13 (7.88%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (6.06%) Hadoop
3 10 (6.06%) SQL Server
4 8 (4.85%) NoSQL
5 7 (4.24%) DB2
5 7 (4.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (3.64%) Apache Accumulo
6 6 (3.64%) Apache Hive
6 6 (3.64%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (3.03%) GIS
8 4 (2.42%) Geospatial Data
9 3 (1.82%) QlikView
9 3 (1.82%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.21%) Power BI
10 2 (1.21%) RDBMS
10 2 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (1.21%) Tableau
11 1 (0.61%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 4 (2.42%) ERwin
2 2 (1.21%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.21%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.61%) Ant
3 1 (0.61%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.61%) Selenium
3 1 (0.61%) Subversion
3 1 (0.61%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 11 (6.67%) Back Office
3 10 (6.06%) Local Government
4 9 (5.45%) Public Sector
5 8 (4.85%) Retail
6 7 (4.24%) Finance
7 6 (3.64%) Front Office
8 5 (3.03%) Billing
8 5 (3.03%) Manufacturing
9 4 (2.42%) Marketing
10 3 (1.82%) Automotive
11 1 (0.61%) Banking
11 1 (0.61%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (10.91%) Middleware
2 16 (9.70%) Oracle Fusion
3 14 (8.48%) SOAP
4 13 (7.88%) REST
5 12 (7.27%) RESTful
6 10 (6.06%) .NET
7 8 (4.85%) Web Services
8 6 (3.64%) Kafka
9 5 (3.03%) Apache NiFi
9 5 (3.03%) RabbitMQ
10 4 (2.42%) J2EE
11 3 (1.82%) Ruby on Rails
12 1 (0.61%) CSS
12 1 (0.61%) HTML
12 1 (0.61%) jQuery
12 1 (0.61%) JSON
12 1 (0.61%) React
12 1 (0.61%) SAML
12 1 (0.61%) SAP TM
12 1 (0.61%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.70%) Data Centre
2 5 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (3.03%) Private Cloud
3 3 (1.82%) Clustering
3 3 (1.82%) Robotics
3 3 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.21%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.21%) Blog
4 2 (1.21%) Cloud Native
4 2 (1.21%) CMDB
4 2 (1.21%) EMC VNX
4 2 (1.21%) Life Science
4 2 (1.21%) Public Cloud
4 2 (1.21%) User Experience
4 2 (1.21%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.61%) Fedwire
5 1 (0.61%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.61%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.61%) Renewable Energy
5 1 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.24%) Linux
2 6 (3.64%) Windows
3 3 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.21%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.21%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.61%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.61%) MVS
5 1 (0.61%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (14.55%) Technical Leadership
3 22 (13.33%) Migration
4 18 (10.91%) Architectural Design
5 17 (10.30%) Presales
5 17 (10.30%) TOGAF
6 16 (9.70%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (9.09%) Data Management
7 15 (9.09%) ERP
7 15 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
8 14 (8.48%) E-Commerce
8 14 (8.48%) Microservices
8 14 (8.48%) Product Roadmap
9 12 (7.27%) CRM
10 11 (6.67%) Configuration Management
10 11 (6.67%) Scrum
10 11 (6.67%) Strategic Roadmap
11 10 (6.06%) DevOps
11 10 (6.06%) SOA
11 10 (6.06%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 28 (16.97%) SQL
2 17 (10.30%) Java
3 4 (2.42%) C#
4 3 (1.82%) Ruby
5 2 (1.21%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.21%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.61%) Apex Code
6 1 (0.61%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.61%) C
6 1 (0.61%) Kotlin
6 1 (0.61%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.61%) Python
Qualifications
1 35 (21.21%) Security Cleared
2 27 (16.36%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.45%) DV Cleared
4 7 (4.24%) TOGAF Certification
5 4 (2.42%) Degree
6 3 (1.82%) MCAD
6 3 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.61%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.61%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.42%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.61%) ISO 20022
2 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.61%) NIST
2 1 (0.61%) SEPA
2 1 (0.61%) TARGET2
System Software
1 7 (4.24%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.64%) HDFS
3 5 (3.03%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 5 (3.03%) Docker
4 4 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.61%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 10 (6.06%) Ansible
2 9 (5.45%) Hadoop YARN
3 6 (3.64%) Kubernetes
4 5 (3.03%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (3.03%) Oozie
4 5 (3.03%) SCCM
5 3 (1.82%) Puppet
6 2 (1.21%) IBM BigFix
6 2 (1.21%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.21%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 33 (20.00%) Oracle
2 16 (9.70%) SAP
3 13 (7.88%) IBM
4 10 (6.06%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (5.45%) Cisco
6 7 (4.24%) Juniper
7 5 (3.03%) Microsoft
7 5 (3.03%) TIBCO
7 5 (3.03%) VMware
8 4 (2.42%) ESRI
8 4 (2.42%) Meraki
9 3 (1.82%) MuleSoft
9 3 (1.82%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.21%) BMC
10 2 (1.21%) EMC
10 2 (1.21%) Remedy
10 2 (1.21%) Zscaler
11 1 (0.61%) Automation Anywhere
11 1 (0.61%) Blue Prism
11 1 (0.61%) UiPath