The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 28 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 98 93
Rank change year-on-year -16 -5  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 143 205 204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.85% 2.28% 2.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.96% 2.40% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 148 112
Median daily rate £550 £488 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.82% -2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £413 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £665 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 £43.83 £59.50
% change year-on-year +31.20% -26.34%  

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 7309 8525 8846
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.59% 94.96% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4270 5079 5054
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 317 385 418
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.44 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.38% +20.41%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 June 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 June 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
Berkshire +13 50 £575 +17.94% 5
Hampshire +14 49 £525 +13.51% 5
Surrey +3 12 £638 +41.66% 4
Buckinghamshire -30 9 £648 +32.82% 1
West Sussex -7 8 £541 +8.10% 1
East Sussex +2 3 £450 -14.28%
Oxfordshire -24 3 £493 +1.02% 2
Kent - 2 £625 - 1
Middlesex +5 1 - -
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 57 (18.57%) TOGAF
2 55 (17.92%) Microsoft
3 46 (14.98%) Security Cleared
4 42 (13.68%) Retail
5 40 (13.03%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (13.03%) Finance
6 38 (12.38%) Oracle
7 33 (10.75%) SOA
8 32 (10.42%) SC Cleared
9 31 (10.10%) CRM
10 30 (9.77%) SAP
10 30 (9.77%) Telecoms
11 28 (9.12%) Stakeholder Management
12 27 (8.79%) Windows
13 25 (8.14%) Service Management
14 22 (7.17%) DV Cleared
14 22 (7.17%) Microsoft Azure
14 22 (7.17%) Billing
15 20 (6.51%) ITIL
15 20 (6.51%) Analytics
15 20 (6.51%) IT Strategy
16 19 (6.19%) Amazon AWS
17 18 (5.86%) VMware
17 18 (5.86%) Migration
18 17 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
19 16 (5.21%) E-Commerce
19 16 (5.21%) Project Management
20 15 (4.89%) WAN
21 14 (4.56%) Enterprise Architecture
21 14 (4.56%) Technical Architecture

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 (4.23%) CMS
2 6 (1.95%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (1.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (1.63%) OpenStack
3 5 (1.63%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.63%) Skype for Business
4 3 (0.98%) FileNet
5 2 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.33%) Apache
6 1 (0.33%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.33%) Kentico
6 1 (0.33%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.33%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.33%) nginx
6 1 (0.33%) SAS
6 1 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.33%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.33%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (2.28%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (2.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 7 (2.28%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.98%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.33%) EngageOne
3 1 (0.33%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (3.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.98%) Maximo
2 3 (0.98%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (0.98%) SAP Retail
3 2 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.65%) Eloqua
3 2 (0.65%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.65%) Oracle BRM
3 2 (0.65%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.65%) SAP PSCD
4 1 (0.33%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.33%) Primavera
4 1 (0.33%) SAP PS
4 1 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.33%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 22 (7.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (6.19%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (3.26%) PaaS
4 8 (2.61%) Office 365
5 7 (2.28%) IaaS
6 3 (0.98%) SaaS
7 2 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.33%) Boomi
8 1 (0.33%) Data Lake Analytics
8 1 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.33%) Force.com
8 1 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.33%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.33%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.33%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.89%) WAN
2 11 (3.58%) LAN
3 10 (3.26%) MVNO
4 8 (2.61%) Internet
5 7 (2.28%) Firewall
6 6 (1.95%) VPN
7 5 (1.63%) SAN
8 4 (1.30%) BGP
9 3 (0.98%) Skype
10 2 (0.65%) Bluetooth
10 2 (0.65%) NetScaler
10 2 (0.65%) SSL
10 2 (0.65%) Wireless
11 1 (0.33%) 3GPP
11 1 (0.33%) Broadband
11 1 (0.33%) DNS
11 1 (0.33%) PBX
11 1 (0.33%) SMTP
11 1 (0.33%) SNMP
11 1 (0.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
1 10 (3.26%) Relational Database
2 8 (2.61%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.63%) Big Data
3 5 (1.63%) MySQL
4 4 (1.30%) MS Access
5 3 (0.98%) Adabas
5 3 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.65%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.65%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (0.65%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (0.65%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.33%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.33%) Geospatial Data
7 1 (0.33%) NewSQL
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.33%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (0.98%) JIRA
2 2 (0.65%) PowerDesigner
3 1 (0.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.33%) Jenkins
General
1 42 (13.68%) Retail
2 40 (13.03%) Finance
3 30 (9.77%) Telecoms
4 22 (7.17%) Billing
5 12 (3.91%) Marketing
6 11 (3.58%) Banking
7 9 (2.93%) Publishing
8 5 (1.63%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (1.30%) Electronics
9 4 (1.30%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.30%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.65%) Back Office
10 2 (0.65%) Military
11 1 (0.33%) Advertising
11 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.33%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.33%) Law
11 1 (0.33%) Legal
11 1 (0.33%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.23%) HTML
2 11 (3.58%) Web Services
3 10 (3.26%) XML
4 9 (2.93%) .NET
4 9 (2.93%) Middleware
5 8 (2.61%) WebCenter
6 7 (2.28%) RESTful
7 6 (1.95%) J2EE
7 6 (1.95%) REST
7 6 (1.95%) SOAP
8 4 (1.30%) CSS
8 4 (1.30%) JSON
9 3 (0.98%) SAP PI
10 2 (0.65%) AngularJS
10 2 (0.65%) Drools
10 2 (0.65%) Java EE
10 2 (0.65%) JPA
10 2 (0.65%) jQuery
11 1 (0.33%) Mason
11 1 (0.33%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.54%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.23%) Data Centre
3 12 (3.91%) Private Cloud
4 5 (1.63%) Data Structures
4 5 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (1.63%) Life Science
5 4 (1.30%) BBC
5 4 (1.30%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.30%) New Media
6 3 (0.98%) EPoS
6 3 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (0.98%) iSeries
6 3 (0.98%) Public Cloud
6 3 (0.98%) SCADA
6 3 (0.98%) Smart Meter
6 3 (0.98%) Social Media
6 3 (0.98%) Web 2.0
7 2 (0.65%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.65%) LIMS
7 2 (0.65%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 27 (8.79%) Windows
2 9 (2.93%) Linux
3 6 (1.95%) Unix
3 6 (1.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (1.63%) Windows 10
5 4 (1.30%) AIX
5 4 (1.30%) Mac OS X
5 4 (1.30%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.98%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (18.57%) TOGAF
2 40 (13.03%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (10.75%) SOA
4 31 (10.10%) CRM
5 28 (9.12%) Stakeholder Management
6 25 (8.14%) Service Management
7 20 (6.51%) Analytics
7 20 (6.51%) IT Strategy
7 20 (6.51%) ITIL
8 18 (5.86%) Migration
9 16 (5.21%) E-Commerce
9 16 (5.21%) Project Management
10 14 (4.56%) Enterprise Architecture
10 14 (4.56%) Technical Architecture
10 14 (4.56%) Use Case
11 13 (4.23%) Network Design
11 13 (4.23%) Scrum
12 12 (3.91%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (3.91%) ERP
12 12 (3.91%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 13 (4.23%) Java
2 5 (1.63%) JavaScript
2 5 (1.63%) Python
2 5 (1.63%) SQL
3 4 (1.30%) VBA
4 3 (0.98%) C#
4 3 (0.98%) NATURAL
4 3 (0.98%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.33%) ABAP
5 1 (0.33%) Apex Code
5 1 (0.33%) MATLAB
5 1 (0.33%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.33%) R
5 1 (0.33%) SOQL
5 1 (0.33%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.33%) VB
5 1 (0.33%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.33%) VB6
5 1 (0.33%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 46 (14.98%) Security Cleared
2 32 (10.42%) SC Cleared
3 22 (7.17%) DV Cleared
4 9 (2.93%) Degree
5 3 (0.98%) CISM
5 3 (0.98%) CISSP
5 3 (0.98%) GIAC
5 3 (0.98%) SANS
6 2 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.33%) CCIE
7 1 (0.33%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.33%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.63%) GDPR
2 4 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.30%) QA
2 4 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.65%) JSP 440
3 2 (0.65%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.33%) COBIT
4 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.33%) SEPA
4 1 (0.33%) WCAG
System Software
1 10 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (2.93%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.30%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.98%) Docker
4 3 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.65%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.65%) XenServer
6 1 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.33%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (0.98%) SCCM
2 1 (0.33%) Amdocs OSS
2 1 (0.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.33%) Netcool
2 1 (0.33%) SCOM
2 1 (0.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 55 (17.92%) Microsoft
2 38 (12.38%) Oracle
3 30 (9.77%) SAP
4 18 (5.86%) VMware
5 9 (2.93%) Citrix
6 6 (1.95%) Cisco
6 6 (1.95%) ComArch
6 6 (1.95%) ESRI
6 6 (1.95%) Gemalto
6 6 (1.95%) Guidewire
7 5 (1.63%) IBM
7 5 (1.63%) Pega
8 4 (1.30%) Ab Initio
8 4 (1.30%) Adobe
8 4 (1.30%) Forcepoint
8 4 (1.30%) JD Edwards
8 4 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
8 4 (1.30%) ServiceNow
8 4 (1.30%) Teradata
9 3 (0.98%) hybris
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