Period
to 5 July 2020

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £588 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 5 July 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 West
6 months to
5 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 84 80 82
Rank change year-on-year -4 +2 +44
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 72 188 129
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South West 2.37% 3.01% 2.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.50% 3.16% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 148 84
Median daily rate £588 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.82% - +6.28%
10th Percentile £475 £463 £450
90th Percentile £721 £700 £725
England median daily rate £588 £575 £550
% change year-on-year +2.17% +4.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £57.00 £80.73
% change year-on-year -38.60% -29.39% -

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 2,885 5,958 5,079
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 95.42% 95.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,809 3,801 3,042
Median daily rate £463 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% +9.38% +6.67%
10th Percentile £235 £263 £250
90th Percentile £625 £625 £550
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 374 300
Median hourly rate £35.00 £41.00 £30.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.63% +35.54% -21.43%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.27 £12.50
90th Percentile £49.13 £51.25 £48.75
Median hourly rate £22.82 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +14.10% +6.95% +0.03%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Solutions Architect in the South West.

Daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in the South West

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Solutions Architect in the South West over the 6 months to 5 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Solutions Architect in the South West

Solutions Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Solutions Architect in the South West.

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 5 July 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
Wiltshire +7 34 £544 -9.38% 5
Bristol +14 21 £600 +14.29% 2
Devon +16 10 £563 +18.42%
Gloucestershire +26 5 £575 +12.75% 3
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 July 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 West region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 37 (51.39%) Security Cleared
2 29 (40.28%) SC Cleared
3 18 (25.00%) Azure
4 17 (23.61%) Migration
5 14 (19.44%) AWS
6 13 (18.06%) Microsoft
7 11 (15.28%) TOGAF
7 11 (15.28%) Public Sector
8 10 (13.89%) Data Migration
9 9 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
9 9 (12.50%) DV Cleared
9 9 (12.50%) Law
9 9 (12.50%) CRM
10 8 (11.11%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (11.11%) ArchiMate
10 8 (11.11%) DevOps
10 8 (11.11%) NsoIT
11 7 (9.72%) Architecture Roadmap
11 7 (9.72%) JIRA
11 7 (9.72%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (9.72%) PRINCE2
12 6 (8.33%) Atlassian
12 6 (8.33%) Confluence
12 6 (8.33%) Strategic Roadmap
13 5 (6.94%) Technical Leadership
13 5 (6.94%) TOGAF Certification
13 5 (6.94%) Office 365
13 5 (6.94%) Web Services
13 5 (6.94%) Active Directory

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 6 (8.33%) Confluence
2 2 (2.78%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.39%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.39%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.78%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (1.39%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 1 (1.39%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 1 (1.39%) SAP SD
2 1 (1.39%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 18 (25.00%) Azure
2 14 (19.44%) AWS
3 5 (6.94%) Office 365
4 3 (4.17%) PaaS
5 2 (2.78%) IaaS
5 2 (2.78%) SaaS
5 2 (2.78%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 1 (1.39%) Akamai
6 1 (1.39%) GCP
6 1 (1.39%) Power Platform
6 1 (1.39%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.17%) Software-Defined Networking
2 2 (2.78%) LAN
2 2 (2.78%) SMTP
2 2 (2.78%) WAN
3 1 (1.39%) Cisco Firepower
3 1 (1.39%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (1.39%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (1.39%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (1.39%) VoIP
3 1 (1.39%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.39%) Big Data
2 1 (1.39%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.39%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 7 (9.72%) JIRA
2 1 (1.39%) Git (software)
General
1 11 (15.28%) Public Sector
2 9 (12.50%) Law
3 3 (4.17%) Finance
4 2 (2.78%) Marketing
4 2 (2.78%) Police
4 2 (2.78%) Retail
5 1 (1.39%) Automotive
5 1 (1.39%) Electronics
5 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.94%) CGI
1 5 (6.94%) Web Services
2 1 (1.39%) .NET
2 1 (1.39%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.39%) Middleware
2 1 (1.39%) Node.js
2 1 (1.39%) React
2 1 (1.39%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (4.17%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (2.78%) User Experience
3 1 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.39%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.39%) NHS
3 1 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.39%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.56%) Linux
1 4 (5.56%) Windows
1 4 (5.56%) Windows 10
2 3 (4.17%) Windows 7
2 3 (4.17%) Windows Server
2 3 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (4.17%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (23.61%) Migration
2 11 (15.28%) TOGAF
3 10 (13.89%) Data Migration
4 9 (12.50%) CRM
4 9 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
5 8 (11.11%) ArchiMate
5 8 (11.11%) DevOps
5 8 (11.11%) NsoIT
5 8 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (9.72%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (9.72%) Architecture Roadmap
6 7 (9.72%) PRINCE2
7 6 (8.33%) Strategic Roadmap
8 5 (6.94%) Technical Leadership
9 4 (5.56%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 4 (5.56%) Mentoring
9 4 (5.56%) MODAF
9 4 (5.56%) Project Delivery
9 4 (5.56%) Project Management
9 4 (5.56%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.39%) C#
1 1 (1.39%) Java
1 1 (1.39%) PowerShell
1 1 (1.39%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 37 (51.39%) Security Cleared
2 29 (40.28%) SC Cleared
3 9 (12.50%) DV Cleared
4 5 (6.94%) TOGAF Certification
5 3 (4.17%) AWS Certification
6 2 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.78%) Degree
7 1 (1.39%) HP AIS
System Software
1 5 (6.94%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.17%) Virtual Desktop
2 3 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.78%) Docker
4 1 (1.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (4.17%) SCCM
1 3 (4.17%) SCOM
1 3 (4.17%) vRealize
2 1 (1.39%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.39%) NetIQ Identity Manager
2 1 (1.39%) Terraform
2 1 (1.39%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 13 (18.06%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.11%) Salesforce.com
3 6 (8.33%) Atlassian
4 5 (6.94%) Cisco
5 4 (5.56%) Oracle
6 3 (4.17%) SAP
6 3 (4.17%) VMware
7 2 (2.78%) MuleSoft
7 2 (2.78%) WSO2
8 1 (1.39%) Ariba
8 1 (1.39%) F5
8 1 (1.39%) ForgeRock
8 1 (1.39%) Google
8 1 (1.39%) Guidewire
8 1 (1.39%) NetIQ
8 1 (1.39%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (1.39%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
8 1 (1.39%) Siemens