Period
to 1 June 2020

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 1 June 2020.

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
1 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 75 98 93
Rank change year-on-year +23 -5 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 173 378 425
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 2.47% 2.57% 2.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.63% 2.70% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 240 280
Median daily rate £500 £575 £553
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.04% +4.07% +4.25%
10th Percentile £400 £425 £430
90th Percentile £675 £688 £675
England median daily rate £600 £575 £553
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.07% +0.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Median hourly rate - £48.97 £80.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -39.35% -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £52.50 £80.73
% change year-on-year -33.33% -34.97% -15.02%

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 6,568 13,977 15,938
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.76% 94.92% 94.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,854 8,357 9,394
Median daily rate £443 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.67% +5.88% +4.29%
10th Percentile £213 £256 £256
90th Percentile £600 £600 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 610 642
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.45 £18.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.91% +24.34% +3.17%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.17 £10.58
90th Percentile £49.50 £53.75 £51.00
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year +10.26% +4.28% -1.22%

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 1 June 2020.

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 1 June 2020. 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 +16 113 £496 -13.70% 6
Berkshire +11 89 £481 -16.30% 1
Hampshire +30 41 £578 +5.00% 4
Buckinghamshire +16 15 £513 -11.83% 3
Oxfordshire +22 9 £713 +23.91% 2
Surrey +15 7 £610 +6.09% 8
West Sussex +22 6 £625 +44.09% 4
East Sussex +26 3 £700 +27.27% 1
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 June 2020, 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 (20.23%) Azure
2 33 (19.08%) Problem-Solving
3 31 (17.92%) SC Cleared
3 31 (17.92%) Security Cleared
4 30 (17.34%) Telecoms
5 28 (16.18%) Analytical Skills
6 27 (15.61%) Perl
6 27 (15.61%) AWS
7 26 (15.03%) Web Services
7 26 (15.03%) Shell Script
8 25 (14.45%) Netcool
8 25 (14.45%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 25 (14.45%) IBM
8 25 (14.45%) Network Management
9 22 (12.72%) Java
10 21 (12.14%) Integration Testing
11 20 (11.56%) Agile Software Development
11 20 (11.56%) JavaScript
11 20 (11.56%) Python
11 20 (11.56%) REST
12 19 (10.98%) Microsoft
12 19 (10.98%) BMC
12 19 (10.98%) Remedy
12 19 (10.98%) Remedy ITSM
13 18 (10.40%) Migration
13 18 (10.40%) Siebel
13 18 (10.40%) SOAP
13 18 (10.40%) DevOps
13 18 (10.40%) ServiceNow
13 18 (10.40%) xMatters

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 6 (3.47%) CMS
2 4 (2.31%) Red Hat Fuse
3 2 (1.16%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.16%) Confluence
3 2 (1.16%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (1.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.16%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.58%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (2.31%) Chatbot
2 2 (1.16%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.58%) Maya
3 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 19 (10.98%) Remedy ITSM
2 12 (6.94%) SAP S/4HANA
3 5 (2.89%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (1.73%) SAP MDG
5 2 (1.16%) SAP ERP
5 2 (1.16%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.58%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.58%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.58%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 35 (20.23%) Azure
2 27 (15.61%) AWS
3 17 (9.83%) IaaS
4 16 (9.25%) PaaS
5 10 (5.78%) Office 365
6 9 (5.20%) SaaS
7 7 (4.05%) GCP
8 6 (3.47%) Serverless
9 5 (2.89%) AWS Lambda
9 5 (2.89%) Power Platform
10 4 (2.31%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (2.31%) OpenShift
11 3 (1.73%) Apigee
11 3 (1.73%) Google Container Engine
12 2 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (1.16%) Dynamics 365
13 1 (0.58%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.58%) Azure Data Factory
13 1 (0.58%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (9.25%) SNMP
2 10 (5.78%) Radio Access Network
3 7 (4.05%) 5G
3 7 (4.05%) LAN
4 5 (2.89%) DNS
4 5 (2.89%) LTE
4 5 (2.89%) WAN
5 4 (2.31%) Broadband
5 4 (2.31%) Internet
5 4 (2.31%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (1.73%) Firewall
6 3 (1.73%) MIMO
6 3 (1.73%) Software-Defined Networking
6 3 (1.73%) Unified Communications
6 3 (1.73%) VPN
7 2 (1.16%) 3G
7 2 (1.16%) 4G
7 2 (1.16%) MPLS
7 2 (1.16%) Skype
7 2 (1.16%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.47%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.89%) Big Data
3 4 (2.31%) Power BI
4 3 (1.73%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (1.73%) SAP HANA
5 2 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.58%) Amazon Athena
6 1 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.58%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.58%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.58%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.58%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (0.58%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.58%) HBase
6 1 (0.58%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.58%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.58%) QlikView
6 1 (0.58%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.73%) Git (software)
1 3 (1.73%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.16%) Eclipse
2 2 (1.16%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.16%) JIRA
3 1 (0.58%) ERwin
3 1 (0.58%) GitLab
3 1 (0.58%) Subversion
3 1 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 30 (17.34%) Telecoms
2 14 (8.09%) Finance
3 9 (5.20%) Retail
4 8 (4.62%) Public Sector
5 5 (2.89%) Billing
6 4 (2.31%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.31%) Marketing
7 3 (1.73%) Local Government
8 2 (1.16%) Banking
9 1 (0.58%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.58%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (15.03%) Web Services
2 20 (11.56%) REST
3 18 (10.40%) SOAP
4 7 (4.05%) .NET
4 7 (4.05%) Middleware
5 4 (2.31%) Node.js
5 4 (2.31%) OAuth
6 3 (1.73%) RESTful
6 3 (1.73%) SAP Basis
6 3 (1.73%) SAP Fiori
6 3 (1.73%) XML
7 2 (1.16%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.16%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.16%) HTML
7 2 (1.16%) J2EE
7 2 (1.16%) JSON
7 2 (1.16%) Kafka
7 2 (1.16%) React
7 2 (1.16%) SAML
8 1 (0.58%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 28 (16.18%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.78%) Public Cloud
3 6 (3.47%) Data Centre
3 6 (3.47%) Hybrid Cloud
3 6 (3.47%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.47%) User Experience
4 4 (2.31%) Clustering
5 3 (1.73%) FMCG
6 2 (1.16%) Cloud Native
6 2 (1.16%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.16%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.16%) PKI
6 2 (1.16%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.16%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.58%) Acoustics
7 1 (0.58%) Fibre Optics
7 1 (0.58%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.58%) Industry 4.0
7 1 (0.58%) Smart City
7 1 (0.58%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.20%) Linux
2 8 (4.62%) Windows
3 4 (2.31%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.73%) Unix
5 2 (1.16%) Solaris
5 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (0.58%) AIX
6 1 (0.58%) Android
6 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.58%) HPUX
6 1 (0.58%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.58%) VMS
6 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.58%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (19.08%) Problem-Solving
2 25 (14.45%) Network Management
3 21 (12.14%) Integration Testing
4 20 (11.56%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (10.40%) DevOps
5 18 (10.40%) Migration
6 17 (9.83%) TOGAF
7 16 (9.25%) Smoke Testing
7 16 (9.25%) Unit Testing
7 16 (9.25%) Web Development
8 15 (8.67%) Data Management
8 15 (8.67%) Enterprise Architecture
9 14 (8.09%) CRM
9 14 (8.09%) Presales
10 12 (6.94%) Technical Leadership
11 11 (6.36%) Project Management
11 11 (6.36%) Use Case
12 10 (5.78%) Configuration Management
13 9 (5.20%) ITIL
14 8 (4.62%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (15.61%) Perl
2 26 (15.03%) Shell Script
3 22 (12.72%) Java
4 20 (11.56%) JavaScript
4 20 (11.56%) Python
5 17 (9.83%) PHP
6 6 (3.47%) SQL
7 3 (1.73%) C#
8 2 (1.16%) ABAP
8 2 (1.16%) C++
8 2 (1.16%) Go
9 1 (0.58%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.58%) C
9 1 (0.58%) COBOL
9 1 (0.58%) Ruby
9 1 (0.58%) Scala
9 1 (0.58%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.58%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.58%) VBScript
9 1 (0.58%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 31 (17.92%) SC Cleared
1 31 (17.92%) Security Cleared
2 5 (2.89%) Degree
3 4 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.73%) TOGAF Certification
5 2 (1.16%) CCDP
5 2 (1.16%) CCIE
5 2 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.16%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.16%) LPIC
5 2 (1.16%) MCSE
5 2 (1.16%) OSCP
6 1 (0.58%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 1 (0.58%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.16%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.58%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (3.47%) Active Directory
1 6 (3.47%) Docker
2 3 (1.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.16%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.58%) HDFS
4 1 (0.58%) Shibboleth
4 1 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 25 (14.45%) Netcool
1 25 (14.45%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 16 (9.25%) Amdocs OSS
3 8 (4.62%) Kubernetes
4 4 (2.31%) Docker Swarm
4 4 (2.31%) Puppet
5 3 (1.73%) Ansible
5 3 (1.73%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.16%) Istio
6 2 (1.16%) Terraform
7 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.58%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 25 (14.45%) IBM
2 19 (10.98%) BMC
2 19 (10.98%) Microsoft
2 19 (10.98%) Remedy
3 18 (10.40%) ServiceNow
3 18 (10.40%) Siebel
3 18 (10.40%) xMatters
4 16 (9.25%) Cramer
5 15 (8.67%) Cisco
6 14 (8.09%) SAP
7 12 (6.94%) Nokia
8 11 (6.36%) Huawei
9 7 (4.05%) Oracle
10 5 (2.89%) ComArch
10 5 (2.89%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (2.31%) Ericsson
11 4 (2.31%) VMware
12 3 (1.73%) Actuate
12 3 (1.73%) Ariba
12 3 (1.73%) Informatica