Period
to 12 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 12 November 2018.

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 West
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 128 129
Rank change year-on-year +61 +1 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 202 73 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.24% 1.32% 1.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.41% 1.38% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 43 58
South West median daily rate £525 £525 £504
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.22% +0.75%
10th Percentile £454 £456 £400
90th Percentile £691 £598 £615
England median daily rate £563 £550 £538
% change year-on-year +2.27% +2.33% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South West median hourly rate - £52.25 -
England median hourly rate £55.64 £56.13 £55.00
% change year-on-year -0.86% +2.05% +30.95%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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 West
Contract vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 5,931 5,287 5,523
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.11% 95.31% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,711 3,307 3,565
South West median daily rate £425 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +1.33% -
10th Percentile £250 £213 £213
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 278 250 337
South West median hourly rate £39.25 £32.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.77% +30.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £11.96 £11.48 £11.00
90th Percentile £49.48 £50.00 £46.10
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.25
% change year-on-year -1.07% +2.47% +2.01%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in the South West

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in the South West

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in the South West over the 6 months to 12 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solutions Architect in the South West

Solutions Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solutions Architect in the South West

Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 12 November 2018. 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
Wiltshire +46 120 £550 - 7
Bristol +7 47 £493 +6.49% 22
Dorset +2 9 £625 -16.67% 2
Gloucestershire -8 9 £510 - 3
Somerset +5 4 £600 +20.00% 9
Cornwall -6 3 £500 -
Devon -2 2 - - 2
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 12 November 2018, 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 West region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 69 (34.16%) Security Cleared
2 66 (32.67%) Analytical Skills
3 63 (31.19%) Finance
4 46 (22.77%) Technical Architecture
5 42 (20.79%) IT Strategy
6 38 (18.81%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (18.81%) TOGAF
7 36 (17.82%) Linux
7 36 (17.82%) Microsoft
8 35 (17.33%) Critical Thinking
9 33 (16.34%) SC Cleared
10 32 (15.84%) DV Cleared
11 31 (15.35%) .NET
11 31 (15.35%) Banking
12 27 (13.37%) Enterprise Architecture
13 25 (12.38%) Java
13 25 (12.38%) Python
14 23 (11.39%) SAP
14 23 (11.39%) Information Security
14 23 (11.39%) HMG Infosec
14 23 (11.39%) JSP 440
14 23 (11.39%) Microservices
14 23 (11.39%) Microsoft Azure
14 23 (11.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
15 22 (10.89%) Web Services
16 21 (10.40%) Stakeholder Management
17 20 (9.90%) SOAP
18 17 (8.42%) Management Information System
18 17 (8.42%) Migration
18 17 (8.42%) Problem-Solving

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 10 (4.95%) WebSphere
2 9 (4.46%) JBoss
3 6 (2.97%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (2.48%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.98%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.49%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.49%) Site Server
7 2 (0.99%) IBM HTTP Server
7 2 (0.99%) MQSeries
7 2 (0.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.99%) SAP Portal
8 1 (0.50%) Appian
8 1 (0.50%) Hyperledger
Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.98%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.99%) Teamcenter
2 2 (0.99%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.50%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.50%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.50%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.50%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.50%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 23 (11.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (7.43%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (3.96%) Office 365
3 8 (3.96%) SaaS
4 4 (1.98%) IaaS
5 3 (1.49%) PaaS
6 2 (0.99%) Apigee
6 2 (0.99%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.48%) Cisco Nexus
1 5 (2.48%) Firewall
1 5 (2.48%) Intrusion Detection
1 5 (2.48%) Unified Communications
1 5 (2.48%) WAN
2 3 (1.49%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.49%) VSAN
3 2 (0.99%) HTTP
4 1 (0.50%) DAB
4 1 (0.50%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.50%) Network Security
4 1 (0.50%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.46%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.47%) EDRMS
3 2 (0.99%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.99%) DB2
3 2 (0.99%) Power BI
4 1 (0.50%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.50%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.50%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Jenkins
General
1 63 (31.19%) Finance
2 31 (15.35%) Banking
3 12 (5.94%) Manufacturing
4 8 (3.96%) Retail Banking
4 8 (3.96%) Telecoms
5 7 (3.47%) Back Office
6 5 (2.48%) Electronics
6 5 (2.48%) Marketing
6 5 (2.48%) Retail
7 3 (1.49%) Publishing
8 1 (0.50%) Billing
8 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.50%) Legal
8 1 (0.50%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (15.35%) .NET
2 22 (10.89%) Web Services
3 20 (9.90%) SOAP
4 14 (6.93%) XML
5 13 (6.44%) JSON
5 13 (6.44%) JSP
6 9 (4.46%) J2EE
7 8 (3.96%) .NET Framework
7 8 (3.96%) REST
8 7 (3.47%) Java EE
9 6 (2.97%) IBM Integration Bus
9 6 (2.97%) Middleware
9 6 (2.97%) WebSphere MQ
10 4 (1.98%) AppFabric
10 4 (1.98%) OAuth
10 4 (1.98%) SAML
10 4 (1.98%) SAP PI
11 3 (1.49%) OAuth2
11 3 (1.49%) OpenID
12 2 (0.99%) Material Design
Miscellaneous
1 66 (32.67%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (8.42%) Management Information System
3 16 (7.92%) Data Centre
4 9 (4.46%) Computer Science
5 8 (3.96%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (2.48%) DataPower
6 5 (2.48%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (1.98%) Minimum Viable Product
7 4 (1.98%) Robotics
8 3 (1.49%) CMDB
9 2 (0.99%) Clustering
10 1 (0.50%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.50%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.50%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.50%) NHS
10 1 (0.50%) Online Banking
10 1 (0.50%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 36 (17.82%) Linux
2 14 (6.93%) Windows
3 13 (6.44%) Windows Server
4 12 (5.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (3.47%) AIX
6 6 (2.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.48%) zOS
8 2 (0.99%) MVS
9 1 (0.50%) Unix
9 1 (0.50%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (22.77%) Technical Architecture
2 42 (20.79%) IT Strategy
3 38 (18.81%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (18.81%) TOGAF
4 35 (17.33%) Critical Thinking
5 27 (13.37%) Enterprise Architecture
6 23 (11.39%) Information Security
6 23 (11.39%) Microservices
7 21 (10.40%) Stakeholder Management
8 17 (8.42%) Migration
8 17 (8.42%) Problem-Solving
9 15 (7.43%) Cybersecurity
9 15 (7.43%) Information Assurance
9 15 (7.43%) Security Architecture
9 15 (7.43%) SOA
10 14 (6.93%) Software Engineering
11 13 (6.44%) DSDM
11 13 (6.44%) ERP
11 13 (6.44%) Infrastructure Management
12 12 (5.94%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 25 (12.38%) Java
1 25 (12.38%) Python
2 14 (6.93%) C
3 13 (6.44%) C++
3 13 (6.44%) PowerShell
4 4 (1.98%) C#
5 3 (1.49%) SQL
6 2 (0.99%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 69 (34.16%) Security Cleared
2 33 (16.34%) SC Cleared
3 32 (15.84%) DV Cleared
4 11 (5.45%) Degree
4 11 (5.45%) RHCE
5 4 (1.98%) CESG Certified Professional
5 4 (1.98%) CISA
5 4 (1.98%) CISM
5 4 (1.98%) CISSP
5 4 (1.98%) ISSAP
5 4 (1.98%) ISSEP
6 2 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.99%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (0.50%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.50%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.50%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (11.39%) HMG Infosec
1 23 (11.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 23 (11.39%) JSP 440
2 8 (3.96%) SLA
3 2 (0.99%) GDPR
3 2 (0.99%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.50%) PSD2
4 1 (0.50%) QA
System Software
1 9 (4.46%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.98%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.99%) Docker
4 2 (0.99%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.99%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (5.94%) Puppet
2 7 (3.47%) SCCM
3 6 (2.97%) SCOM
4 4 (1.98%) vRealize
5 3 (1.49%) NetIQ Identity Manager
5 3 (1.49%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.50%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 36 (17.82%) Microsoft
2 23 (11.39%) SAP
3 12 (5.94%) Red Hat
4 10 (4.95%) Oracle
5 8 (3.96%) Cisco
5 8 (3.96%) IBM
6 7 (3.47%) VMware
7 5 (2.48%) Unisys
8 4 (1.98%) Pega
9 3 (1.49%) NetIQ
10 2 (0.99%) Avaya
10 2 (0.99%) Google
10 2 (0.99%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.99%) Temenos
11 1 (0.50%) Apple
11 1 (0.50%) MuleSoft
11 1 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.50%) Samsung
11 1 (0.50%) TIBCO