Period
to 25 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 25 November 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
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 111 89
Rank change year-on-year -9 -22 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 333 355 481
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.99% 2.14% 2.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.11% 2.28% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 233 344
South East median daily rate £538 £500 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% -3.85% +4.52%
10th Percentile £438 £395 £413
90th Percentile £650 £599 £700
England median daily rate £550 £540 £525
% change year-on-year +1.85% +2.86% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
South East median hourly rate - £55.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +10.00% +6.38%
England median hourly rate £59.50 £55.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year +8.18% +19.57% +4.60%

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 15787 15598 18484
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.52% 93.94% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 9372 9268 10872
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £236 £225 £231
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 636 783 927
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.44 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.38% +2.29% +18.75%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.25 £10.33
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.48 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.81% +2.64% +9.09%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Solutions Architect in the job title as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 25 November 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 6 months to 25 November 2017. 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 -30 138 £538 +7.50% 19
Berkshire -12 96 £500 -4.76% 5
Hampshire -2 81 £550 +11.39% 2
Surrey +18 56 £525 +9.09% 8
West Sussex -10 29 £531 +6.25%
Oxfordshire +18 24 £596 +22.15% 12
Buckinghamshire -41 18 £525 +10.53% 2
Kent -11 7 £550 -
Middlesex +7 6 £600 +9.09%
East Sussex -4 5 £500 -11.50% 1
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 87 (26.13%) TOGAF
2 67 (20.12%) Microsoft
3 63 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
4 52 (15.62%) SAP
5 50 (15.02%) Stakeholder Management
6 46 (13.81%) Finance
7 39 (11.71%) Oracle
7 39 (11.71%) Windows
7 39 (11.71%) Microsoft Azure
8 36 (10.81%) Enterprise Architecture
9 33 (9.91%) Telecoms
10 31 (9.31%) Migration
11 30 (9.01%) CRM
11 30 (9.01%) SOA
12 29 (8.71%) Amazon AWS
13 27 (8.11%) PaaS
13 27 (8.11%) Security Cleared
14 25 (7.51%) DevOps
14 25 (7.51%) Retail
15 23 (6.91%) Data Modelling
15 23 (6.91%) Web Services
16 22 (6.61%) Marketing
16 22 (6.61%) VMware
16 22 (6.61%) Microservices
16 22 (6.61%) IT Strategy
17 21 (6.31%) Analytics
18 20 (6.01%) Java
18 20 (6.01%) SQL
19 19 (5.71%) Configuration Management
19 19 (5.71%) SaaS

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 9 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (2.40%) Skype for Business
3 7 (2.10%) OpenStack
4 6 (1.80%) CMS
5 5 (1.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (1.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 4 (1.20%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.20%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.60%) Kentico
7 2 (0.60%) Smallworld
7 2 (0.60%) TPMS
8 1 (0.30%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.30%) Confluence
8 1 (0.30%) FileNet
8 1 (0.30%) nginx
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (1.80%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (1.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 6 (1.80%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (2.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.10%) SAP ERP
2 7 (2.10%) SAP IS-U
3 6 (1.80%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (1.20%) Oracle BRM
4 4 (1.20%) SAP HR
5 3 (0.90%) Remedy AR System
5 3 (0.90%) SAP Hybris
5 3 (0.90%) SAP Retail
6 2 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.60%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.30%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.30%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.30%) Primavera
7 1 (0.30%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.30%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.30%) SAP PSCD
7 1 (0.30%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 39 (11.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (8.71%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (8.11%) PaaS
4 19 (5.71%) IaaS
4 19 (5.71%) SaaS
5 15 (4.50%) Office 365
6 8 (2.40%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (1.20%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 4 (1.20%) Boomi
7 4 (1.20%) Slack
8 3 (0.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.90%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.60%) Data Lake Analytics
9 2 (0.60%) iPaaS
9 2 (0.60%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.30%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 1 (0.30%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.41%) Firewall
2 12 (3.60%) Internet
3 10 (3.00%) Network Security
4 9 (2.70%) NetScaler
4 9 (2.70%) TCP/IP
5 8 (2.40%) HTTP
6 6 (1.80%) VoIP
7 5 (1.50%) MPLS
7 5 (1.50%) VPN
8 4 (1.20%) DNS
8 4 (1.20%) Intelligent Network
8 4 (1.20%) PSTN
8 4 (1.20%) WAN
9 3 (0.90%) Intranet
9 3 (0.90%) LAN
9 3 (0.90%) MVNO
9 3 (0.90%) NAS
9 3 (0.90%) Radio Access Network
9 3 (0.90%) Reverse Proxy
9 3 (0.90%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.00%) Big Data
2 7 (2.10%) NewSQL
2 7 (2.10%) NoSQL
2 7 (2.10%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.20%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.90%) Data Mining
5 3 (0.90%) Hadoop
5 3 (0.90%) MySQL
6 2 (0.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (0.60%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.60%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.60%) IDMS
6 2 (0.60%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.60%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (0.60%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.30%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.30%) Lumira
Development Applications
1 6 (1.80%) JIRA
2 5 (1.50%) Eclipse
3 3 (0.90%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.90%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.60%) Fiddler
4 2 (0.60%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (0.60%) PowerDesigner
4 2 (0.60%) ReSharper
4 2 (0.60%) SoapUI
4 2 (0.60%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.60%) XMLSpy
5 1 (0.30%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.30%) Toad
General
1 46 (13.81%) Finance
2 33 (9.91%) Telecoms
3 25 (7.51%) Retail
4 22 (6.61%) Marketing
5 18 (5.41%) Billing
6 6 (1.80%) Law
7 5 (1.50%) Local Government
8 4 (1.20%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.20%) Publishing
9 3 (0.90%) Banking
9 3 (0.90%) Electronics
10 2 (0.60%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.60%) Military
11 1 (0.30%) Advertising
11 1 (0.30%) Automotive
11 1 (0.30%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (6.91%) Web Services
2 17 (5.11%) .NET
3 14 (4.20%) REST
3 14 (4.20%) Spring
4 13 (3.90%) SOAP
5 12 (3.60%) Middleware
6 10 (3.00%) HTML
6 10 (3.00%) JSON
6 10 (3.00%) XML
7 9 (2.70%) J2EE
8 8 (2.40%) JSP
8 8 (2.40%) RESTful
9 7 (2.10%) Servlets
9 7 (2.10%) WebCenter
10 6 (1.80%) EDI
11 5 (1.50%) CSS
11 5 (1.50%) Struts
12 4 (1.20%) AngularJS
12 4 (1.20%) HTML5
12 4 (1.20%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.20%) Data Centre
3 13 (3.90%) Public Cloud
4 10 (3.00%) Private Cloud
5 8 (2.40%) Social Media
6 7 (2.10%) CMDB
7 6 (1.80%) Microsoft Licensing
7 6 (1.80%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.50%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.50%) Fintech
8 5 (1.50%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.20%) Life Science
10 3 (0.90%) Replication
10 3 (0.90%) Smart Meter
11 2 (0.60%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.60%) EPoS
11 2 (0.60%) Internet of Things
11 2 (0.60%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 39 (11.71%) Windows
2 17 (5.11%) Windows Server
3 13 (3.90%) Linux
4 11 (3.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (2.70%) Windows 10
6 8 (2.40%) Unix
7 5 (1.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.20%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.60%) HPUX
10 2 (0.60%) OpenVMS
10 2 (0.60%) VME
10 2 (0.60%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.30%) Android
11 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (26.13%) TOGAF
2 63 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (15.02%) Stakeholder Management
4 36 (10.81%) Enterprise Architecture
5 31 (9.31%) Migration
6 30 (9.01%) CRM
6 30 (9.01%) SOA
7 25 (7.51%) DevOps
8 23 (6.91%) Data Modelling
9 22 (6.61%) IT Strategy
9 22 (6.61%) Microservices
10 21 (6.31%) Analytics
11 19 (5.71%) Configuration Management
12 18 (5.41%) ERP
12 18 (5.41%) Technical Architecture
13 17 (5.11%) Project Management
13 17 (5.11%) Scrum
14 16 (4.80%) ITIL
15 15 (4.50%) SDLC
16 14 (4.20%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 20 (6.01%) Java
1 20 (6.01%) SQL
2 12 (3.60%) PowerShell
3 6 (1.80%) Apex Code
4 5 (1.50%) C#
4 5 (1.50%) JavaScript
5 3 (0.90%) Shell Script
5 3 (0.90%) VB.NET
6 2 (0.60%) C
6 2 (0.60%) C++
6 2 (0.60%) COBOL
6 2 (0.60%) Fortran
6 2 (0.60%) Pascal
6 2 (0.60%) TypeScript
6 2 (0.60%) VB
6 2 (0.60%) VB6
7 1 (0.30%) AWK
7 1 (0.30%) NATURAL
7 1 (0.30%) Python
7 1 (0.30%) sed
Qualifications
1 27 (8.11%) Security Cleared
2 19 (5.71%) SC Cleared
3 17 (5.11%) Degree
4 15 (4.50%) DV Cleared
5 7 (2.10%) CCIE
5 7 (2.10%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (2.10%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (1.80%) CCNA
6 6 (1.80%) CCNP
6 6 (1.80%) MCSE
7 2 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.30%) CCIE Security
8 1 (0.30%) CCIE Service Provider
8 1 (0.30%) CCSP
8 1 (0.30%) CISSP
8 1 (0.30%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.30%) ISEB
8 1 (0.30%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.30%) MCSD
8 1 (0.30%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.80%) QA
2 8 (2.40%) GDPR
3 3 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.60%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.30%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (4.20%) Docker
2 13 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.30%) VMware ESXi
3 11 (3.30%) XenDesktop
4 10 (3.00%) Hyper-V
5 8 (2.40%) XenServer
6 7 (2.10%) Active Directory
7 6 (1.80%) XenApp
8 4 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.60%) KVM
9 2 (0.60%) vCloud
9 2 (0.60%) vSphere
10 1 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (1.80%) SCCM
2 3 (0.90%) Ansible
2 3 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.90%) Puppet
3 2 (0.60%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (0.60%) CloudForms
3 2 (0.60%) Terraform
3 2 (0.60%) vCenter Server
3 2 (0.60%) vRealize
4 1 (0.30%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.30%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.30%) Oozie
4 1 (0.30%) Rancher
4 1 (0.30%) SCOM
4 1 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 67 (20.12%) Microsoft
2 52 (15.62%) SAP
3 39 (11.71%) Oracle
4 22 (6.61%) VMware
5 16 (4.80%) Citrix
6 15 (4.50%) Cisco
7 8 (2.40%) hybris
7 8 (2.40%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (2.10%) Adobe
8 7 (2.10%) Verint
9 6 (1.80%) BMC
9 6 (1.80%) Remedy
10 5 (1.50%) Ab Initio
10 5 (1.50%) FNZ
10 5 (1.50%) Genesys
10 5 (1.50%) IBM
10 5 (1.50%) NetApp
10 5 (1.50%) ServiceNow
10 5 (1.50%) Teradata
11 4 (1.20%) Pega