The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Solution Architect
England / South West
Rank 110 76 61
Rank change year-on-year -34 -15  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 25 64 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.98% 2.23% 2.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 2.31% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 46 58
Median daily rate £538 £530 £568
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.41% -6.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £439
10% offered a daily rate of more than £687 £600 £745
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £513
% change year-on-year +5.00% -2.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £56.88 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £58.75 £62.50 £49.50
% change year-on-year -6.00% +26.26%  

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 West. 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 West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2433 2768 2970
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.26% 96.55% 95.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1543 1785 1862
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 187 142
Median hourly rate £38.50 £38.75 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.64% +29.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.65 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West that featured Solutions Architect in the job title.

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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 22 March 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
Bristol -13 13 £475 -12.64% 4
Wiltshire +2 7 £563 - 3
Gloucestershire 0 1 £508 +1.39%
Somerset -6 1 £575 +12.19% 1
Solutions Architect
England

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 West region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 20 (31.25%) Finance
2 19 (29.69%) Security Cleared
3 16 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (20.31%) Windows
5 12 (18.75%) Linux
5 12 (18.75%) Banking
6 11 (17.19%) Retail
6 11 (17.19%) SOA
6 11 (17.19%) SC Cleared
7 9 (14.06%) Client/Server
7 9 (14.06%) IBM
7 9 (14.06%) TOGAF
8 8 (12.50%) Oracle
9 7 (10.94%) Java
9 7 (10.94%) XML
9 7 (10.94%) Active Directory
9 7 (10.94%) Red Hat
9 7 (10.94%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (9.38%) Scrum
10 6 (9.38%) Back Office
10 6 (9.38%) webMethods
10 6 (9.38%) Cisco
10 6 (9.38%) UML
10 6 (9.38%) JavaScript
10 6 (9.38%) Enterprise Architecture
10 6 (9.38%) Data Centre
11 5 (7.81%) SDLC
11 5 (7.81%) Robotic Process Automation
11 5 (7.81%) Windows 10
11 5 (7.81%) Remote Desktop

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 5 (7.81%) Exchange Server 2013
1 5 (7.81%) SharePoint
1 5 (7.81%) Skype for Business
2 4 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (4.69%) ArcGIS
4 2 (3.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (3.13%) SAS
4 2 (3.13%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.56%) NetWeaver
5 1 (1.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (4.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.56%) Fredhopper
2 1 (1.56%) Magento
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.56%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.56%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.56%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.56%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.25%) IBM Blueworks
2 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.69%) SaaS
3 1 (1.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.81%) Remote Desktop
1 5 (7.81%) Skype
2 4 (6.25%) DNS
2 4 (6.25%) Firewall
2 4 (6.25%) Internet
3 2 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (3.13%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (3.13%) DWDM
3 2 (3.13%) Ethernet
3 2 (3.13%) LAN
3 2 (3.13%) Network Security
3 2 (3.13%) WAN
4 1 (1.56%) DMZ
4 1 (1.56%) LDAP
4 1 (1.56%) MPLS
4 1 (1.56%) MVNO
4 1 (1.56%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.56%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.56%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.13%) GIS
1 2 (3.13%) NonStop SQL
2 1 (1.56%) Big Data
2 1 (1.56%) DB2
2 1 (1.56%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.56%) Informix
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.56%) SAP Data Services
2 1 (1.56%) SAP HANA
2 1 (1.56%) Spatial Data
2 1 (1.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Rational Rose
General
1 20 (31.25%) Finance
2 12 (18.75%) Banking
3 11 (17.19%) Retail
4 6 (9.38%) Back Office
5 4 (6.25%) Marketing
6 2 (3.13%) Retail Banking
6 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.56%) Advertising
7 1 (1.56%) Billing
7 1 (1.56%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.94%) XML
2 4 (6.25%) Dojo
2 4 (6.25%) DOM
2 4 (6.25%) jQuery
2 4 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (4.69%) hapi
3 3 (4.69%) Middleware
3 3 (4.69%) Node.js
3 3 (4.69%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (3.13%) Ajax
4 2 (3.13%) CSS
4 2 (3.13%) EJB
4 2 (3.13%) Flash
4 2 (3.13%) HTML
4 2 (3.13%) J2EE
4 2 (3.13%) JMS
4 2 (3.13%) JSP
4 2 (3.13%) Web Services
4 2 (3.13%) XSD
5 1 (1.56%) SAP ALE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.06%) Client/Server
2 6 (9.38%) Data Centre
3 4 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.13%) BYOD
4 2 (3.13%) CESG
4 2 (3.13%) CESG CLAS
4 2 (3.13%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.13%) Mobile Payment
4 2 (3.13%) SWIFT
4 2 (3.13%) User Experience
5 1 (1.56%) Chip and PIN
5 1 (1.56%) Contactless
5 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.56%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.56%) PKI
5 1 (1.56%) RIA
5 1 (1.56%) Robotics
5 1 (1.56%) SCADA
5 1 (1.56%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 13 (20.31%) Windows
2 12 (18.75%) Linux
3 5 (7.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (7.81%) Windows 10
3 5 (7.81%) Windows Server
3 5 (7.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (7.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.13%) Unix
5 1 (1.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (17.19%) SOA
3 9 (14.06%) TOGAF
4 7 (10.94%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (9.38%) Enterprise Architecture
5 6 (9.38%) Scrum
5 6 (9.38%) UML
6 5 (7.81%) Analytics
6 5 (7.81%) Process Improvement
6 5 (7.81%) Robotic Process Automation
6 5 (7.81%) SDLC
7 4 (6.25%) ArchiMate
7 4 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (6.25%) CRM
7 4 (6.25%) Information Architecture
7 4 (6.25%) ITIL
7 4 (6.25%) Migration
7 4 (6.25%) PRINCE2
7 4 (6.25%) QMS
7 4 (6.25%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.94%) Java
2 6 (9.38%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.69%) Ruby
3 3 (4.69%) SQL
4 2 (3.13%) ABAP
4 2 (3.13%) Perl
5 1 (1.56%) C#
5 1 (1.56%) C++
5 1 (1.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (29.69%) Security Cleared
2 11 (17.19%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.81%) Degree
4 3 (4.69%) BC Cleared
4 3 (4.69%) ISEB
5 2 (3.13%) CISSP
5 2 (3.13%) CLAS
5 2 (3.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.81%) PCI DSS
2 3 (4.69%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.56%) GPG13
4 1 (1.56%) QA
System Software
1 7 (10.94%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.81%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (6.25%) DFS Replication
3 4 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (3.13%) vCloud
5 1 (1.56%) Firmware
5 1 (1.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (3.13%) vRealize
2 1 (1.56%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 9 (14.06%) IBM
2 8 (12.50%) Oracle
3 7 (10.94%) Red Hat
4 6 (9.38%) Cisco
4 6 (9.38%) webMethods
5 5 (7.81%) Microsoft
5 5 (7.81%) Pega
6 3 (4.69%) Actimize
6 3 (4.69%) ESRI
6 3 (4.69%) SAP
7 2 (3.13%) 3PAR
7 2 (3.13%) ArcSight
7 2 (3.13%) ATG
7 2 (3.13%) BEA
7 2 (3.13%) Brocade
7 2 (3.13%) BT
7 2 (3.13%) HP
7 2 (3.13%) Juniper
7 2 (3.13%) Software AG
7 2 (3.13%) VMware
Wiltshire
Montash
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
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Swindon, Wiltshire
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Swindon, Wiltshire
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