Period
to 17 June 2019

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 17 June 2019.

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
17 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 75 91 131
Rank change year-on-year +16 +40 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 180 108 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.00% 2.17% 1.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.14% 2.28% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 70 51
South West median daily rate £550 £575 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.35% +9.52% -4.55%
10th Percentile £462 £456 £438
90th Percentile £700 £738 £625
England median daily rate £575 £563 £550
% change year-on-year +2.22% +2.27% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £57.00 £80.73 -
% change year-on-year -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 5,736 4,741 5,019
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.44% 95.14% 95.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,637 2,835 3,158
South West median daily rate £438 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £263 £250 £220
90th Percentile £623 £550 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £434
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.69% +2.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 361 277 281
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.45% -28.57% +2.67%
10th Percentile £12.22 £11.80 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £19.50 £18.64 £18.98
% change year-on-year +4.64% -1.82% -5.10%

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 17 June 2019.

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 17 June 2019. 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 -6 91 £600 +3.23% 14
Bristol +6 45 £525 +0.72% 14
Gloucestershire -11 11 £555 +6.73% 9
Dorset +4 7 £625 - 3
Somerset -10 7 £475 -13.64% 3
Devon - 2 £475 - 2
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 June 2019, 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 70 (38.89%) Finance
2 45 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 41 (22.78%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (20.00%) Microservices
5 33 (18.33%) Microsoft
6 30 (16.67%) TOGAF
6 30 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
7 29 (16.11%) .NET
8 28 (15.56%) SAP
8 28 (15.56%) Technical Architecture
9 25 (13.89%) SC Cleared
9 25 (13.89%) DV Cleared
9 25 (13.89%) ArchiMate
10 24 (13.33%) IT Strategy
11 22 (12.22%) Banking
11 22 (12.22%) Web Services
12 21 (11.67%) Business Intelligence
13 19 (10.56%) Mentoring
14 18 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
14 18 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
15 17 (9.44%) Manufacturing
15 17 (9.44%) Telecoms
15 17 (9.44%) SOA
16 16 (8.89%) Coaching
17 15 (8.33%) Linux
17 15 (8.33%) Electronics
17 15 (8.33%) Information Security
17 15 (8.33%) Programme Management
17 15 (8.33%) Marketing
17 15 (8.33%) Enterprise Software

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 9 (5.00%) Confluence
2 3 (1.67%) OpenStack
3 2 (1.11%) Apache
4 1 (0.56%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.56%) JBoss
4 1 (0.56%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (3.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.11%) SAP ERP
1 2 (1.11%) SAP Retail
1 2 (1.11%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 30 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (5.00%) Office 365
3 9 (5.00%) PaaS
4 8 (4.44%) Dynamics 365
4 8 (4.44%) SaaS
5 5 (2.78%) Power Platform
5 5 (2.78%) PowerApps
6 4 (2.22%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (1.67%) OpenShift
8 2 (1.11%) Amazon EKS
8 2 (1.11%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (1.11%) IaaS
9 1 (0.56%) Azure Stack
9 1 (0.56%) Boomi
9 1 (0.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.67%) LAN
1 3 (1.67%) WAN
2 2 (1.11%) Internet
2 2 (1.11%) SAN
3 1 (0.56%) DNS
3 1 (0.56%) IP Telephony
3 1 (0.56%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.67%) Data Lake
2 2 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.11%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.56%) Apache Hive
3 1 (0.56%) DB2
3 1 (0.56%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.56%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 15 (8.33%) JIRA
2 4 (2.22%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.67%) Eclipse
3 3 (1.67%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.67%) IntelliJ
3 3 (1.67%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (1.11%) Artifactory
4 2 (1.11%) CircleCI
5 1 (0.56%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.56%) Maven
5 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 70 (38.89%) Finance
2 22 (12.22%) Banking
3 17 (9.44%) Manufacturing
3 17 (9.44%) Telecoms
4 15 (8.33%) Electronics
4 15 (8.33%) Marketing
5 5 (2.78%) Retail
6 4 (2.22%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.11%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.11%) Automotive
7 2 (1.11%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.11%) Local Government
7 2 (1.11%) Publishing
8 1 (0.56%) Back Office
8 1 (0.56%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (16.11%) .NET
2 22 (12.22%) Web Services
3 13 (7.22%) .NET Core
4 12 (6.67%) REST
5 11 (6.11%) SOAP
6 10 (5.56%) JSON
6 10 (5.56%) XML
7 9 (5.00%) JSP
8 6 (3.33%) .NET Framework
8 6 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (2.22%) SailPoint
9 4 (2.22%) Spring
10 3 (1.67%) Ajax
10 3 (1.67%) CSS
10 3 (1.67%) HTML
10 3 (1.67%) JSF
10 3 (1.67%) Middleware
10 3 (1.67%) RESTful
10 3 (1.67%) Struts
11 2 (1.11%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
2 12 (6.67%) Cloud Native
3 8 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.44%) PKI
4 6 (3.33%) iPad
5 3 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (1.67%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.11%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.11%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.11%) Online Banking
6 2 (1.11%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.56%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.56%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.56%) Replication
7 1 (0.56%) Robotics
7 1 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (8.33%) Linux
2 9 (5.00%) Windows
3 3 (1.67%) CentOS
4 2 (1.11%) CoreOS
5 1 (0.56%) AIX
5 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.56%) Solaris
5 1 (0.56%) Unix
5 1 (0.56%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.56%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.56%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (22.78%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (20.00%) Microservices
3 30 (16.67%) TOGAF
4 28 (15.56%) Technical Architecture
5 25 (13.89%) ArchiMate
6 24 (13.33%) IT Strategy
7 21 (11.67%) Business Intelligence
8 19 (10.56%) Mentoring
9 18 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
9 18 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 17 (9.44%) SOA
11 16 (8.89%) Coaching
12 15 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
12 15 (8.33%) Information Security
12 15 (8.33%) Programme Management
13 14 (7.78%) Continuous Improvement
14 12 (6.67%) BDD
14 12 (6.67%) DevOps
14 12 (6.67%) Scrum
14 12 (6.67%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 13 (7.22%) Java
2 11 (6.11%) C
3 7 (3.89%) PowerShell
3 7 (3.89%) Python
4 6 (3.33%) C#
4 6 (3.33%) C++
5 5 (2.78%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.22%) SQL
7 2 (1.11%) Go
7 2 (1.11%) Rust
8 1 (0.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 45 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 25 (13.89%) DV Cleared
2 25 (13.89%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.44%) Degree
4 7 (3.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.67%) Chartered Engineer
5 3 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.67%) Master's Degree
5 3 (1.67%) MCSA
5 3 (1.67%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.56%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.33%) HMG Infosec
1 6 (3.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 6 (3.33%) JSP 440
2 2 (1.11%) PSD2
3 1 (0.56%) COBIT
3 1 (0.56%) GDPR
3 1 (0.56%) NIST
3 1 (0.56%) QA
System Software
1 6 (3.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.78%) Docker
3 2 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.56%) HDFS
4 1 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.56%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (3.33%) Ansible
2 4 (2.22%) Kubernetes
2 4 (2.22%) NetIQ Identity Manager
3 2 (1.11%) RSA Archer
3 2 (1.11%) Terraform
3 2 (1.11%) vRealize
4 1 (0.56%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.56%) Jamf Pro
4 1 (0.56%) Puppet
4 1 (0.56%) SCCM
4 1 (0.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 33 (18.33%) Microsoft
2 28 (15.56%) SAP
3 7 (3.89%) Oracle
4 5 (2.78%) Atlassian
4 5 (2.78%) CA
5 4 (2.22%) ForgeRock
5 4 (2.22%) NetIQ
5 4 (2.22%) ServiceNow
6 3 (1.67%) VMware
7 2 (1.11%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.11%) Unisys
7 2 (1.11%) Veracode
8 1 (0.56%) Apple
8 1 (0.56%) Cisco
8 1 (0.56%) Dell
8 1 (0.56%) Hortonworks
8 1 (0.56%) IBM
8 1 (0.56%) JDA
8 1 (0.56%) Micro Focus
8 1 (0.56%) UiPath