The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £511 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 27 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 West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 91 93
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 45 50 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.65% 1.68% 1.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.72% 1.76% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 34 33
Median daily rate £511 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.04% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £416 £419
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £600 £560
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 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 2617 2845 2953
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.83% 95.44% 95.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1626 1839 1907
Median daily rate £375 £370 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +1.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 140 196
Median hourly rate £39.50 £27.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.63% +57.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £43.50 £42.50
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 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 27 June 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 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 3 months to 27 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
Wiltshire -4 26 £538 -2.27% 1
Bristol -4 8 £463 -19.56% 6
Gloucestershire +9 4 £508 +12.77% 1
Somerset -4 1 £500 -
Cornwall - 1 - -
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 West region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 26 (35.14%) Finance
2 21 (28.38%) Security Cleared
3 17 (22.97%) Windows
4 15 (20.27%) SC Cleared
4 15 (20.27%) Enterprise Architecture
5 14 (18.92%) Linux
6 12 (16.22%) SOA
7 11 (14.86%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (13.51%) Oracle
8 10 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (12.16%) Client/Server
9 9 (12.16%) Banking
9 9 (12.16%) TOGAF
9 9 (12.16%) Windows Server
10 8 (10.81%) Migration
10 8 (10.81%) Technical Architecture
10 8 (10.81%) Red Hat
11 7 (9.46%) Middleware
11 7 (9.46%) Microsoft
11 7 (9.46%) Data Centre
11 7 (9.46%) Microsoft Azure
12 6 (8.11%) JavaScript
12 6 (8.11%) webMethods
12 6 (8.11%) Back Office
13 5 (6.76%) IBM
13 5 (6.76%) Java
13 5 (6.76%) SAP
13 5 (6.76%) Active Directory
13 5 (6.76%) SharePoint
13 5 (6.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 5 (6.76%) Exchange Server 2013
1 5 (6.76%) SharePoint
1 5 (6.76%) Skype for Business
2 4 (5.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (5.41%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (2.70%) ArcGIS
3 2 (2.70%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) SAP SD
1 2 (2.70%) SAP WM
2 1 (1.35%) Actimize
2 1 (1.35%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.41%) IBM Blueworks
2 4 (5.41%) Office 365
3 2 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.76%) Remote Desktop
1 5 (6.76%) Skype
2 4 (5.41%) DNS
3 2 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (2.70%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (2.70%) LAN
3 2 (2.70%) WAN
4 1 (1.35%) DMZ
4 1 (1.35%) Firewall
4 1 (1.35%) Internet
4 1 (1.35%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.70%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.35%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Rational Rose
General
1 26 (35.14%) Finance
2 9 (12.16%) Banking
3 6 (8.11%) Back Office
4 5 (6.76%) Marketing
4 5 (6.76%) Retail
5 2 (2.70%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.35%) Billing
6 1 (1.35%) Electronics
6 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.46%) Middleware
2 5 (6.76%) jQuery
3 4 (5.41%) Dojo
3 4 (5.41%) DOM
3 4 (5.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 4 (5.41%) XML
4 2 (2.70%) Web Services
5 1 (1.35%) .NET
5 1 (1.35%) HTML
5 1 (1.35%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.16%) Client/Server
2 7 (9.46%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.41%) RIA
4 3 (4.05%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.70%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.70%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.70%) Replication
6 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.35%) PKI
6 1 (1.35%) SCADA
6 1 (1.35%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 17 (22.97%) Windows
2 14 (18.92%) Linux
3 9 (12.16%) Windows Server
4 5 (6.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (6.76%) Windows 10
4 5 (6.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (6.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.27%) Enterprise Architecture
2 12 (16.22%) SOA
3 11 (14.86%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (12.16%) TOGAF
6 8 (10.81%) Migration
6 8 (10.81%) Technical Architecture
7 5 (6.76%) Analytics
7 5 (6.76%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (5.41%) Artificial Intelligence
8 4 (5.41%) Business Continuity
8 4 (5.41%) Cognitive Analytics
8 4 (5.41%) DevOps
8 4 (5.41%) ITIL
8 4 (5.41%) Matrix Organization
8 4 (5.41%) Process Improvement
8 4 (5.41%) QMS
8 4 (5.41%) Robotic Process Automation
8 4 (5.41%) Security Management
8 4 (5.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.11%) JavaScript
2 5 (6.76%) Java
3 3 (4.05%) SQL
4 1 (1.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 21 (28.38%) Security Cleared
2 15 (20.27%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.41%) Degree
4 3 (4.05%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.70%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.35%) MCSE
6 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.76%) GDPR
1 5 (6.76%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.70%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.35%) GPG13
System Software
1 5 (6.76%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.41%) DFS Replication
2 4 (5.41%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (2.70%) Docker
3 2 (2.70%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.70%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.70%) Puppet
1 2 (2.70%) SCOrch
1 2 (2.70%) vRealize
Vendors
1 10 (13.51%) Oracle
2 8 (10.81%) Red Hat
3 7 (9.46%) Microsoft
4 6 (8.11%) webMethods
5 5 (6.76%) IBM
5 5 (6.76%) SAP
6 4 (5.41%) Cisco
6 4 (5.41%) Pega
7 2 (2.70%) 3PAR
7 2 (2.70%) ArcSight
7 2 (2.70%) ESRI
7 2 (2.70%) HP
7 2 (2.70%) Software AG
7 2 (2.70%) VMware
8 1 (1.35%) Civica
8 1 (1.35%) Sencha
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