Period
to 21 January 2020

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £566 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 21 January 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
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 88 74 130
Rank change year-on-year -14 +56 0
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 144 200 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.45% 3.15% 1.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.58% 3.31% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 148 41
South West median daily rate £566 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.91% - +8.37%
10th Percentile £458 £479 £456
90th Percentile £780 £708 £600
England median daily rate £575 £575 £550
% change year-on-year - +4.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
South West median hourly rate - - £55.88
England median hourly rate £67.50 £53.14 £80.73
% change year-on-year +27.02% -34.17% +46.78%

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 5,575 6,037 4,934
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.70% 95.10% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,565 3,899 3,088
South West median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.80% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £225 £251 £213
90th Percentile £600 £588 £550
England median daily rate £463 £465 £450
% change year-on-year -0.54% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 266 261 242
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +40.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.18 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £47.95
England median hourly rate £18.95 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.34% +1.08% -

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 21 January 2020.

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 21 January 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
Bristol +31 51 £613 +11.36% 6
Wiltshire -67 36 £513 -6.82% 7
Devon +17 18 £600 - 2
Somerset +20 16 £544 -9.38%
Gloucestershire +17 11 £510 - 7
Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 36 (25.00%) CRM
2 35 (24.31%) Azure
3 30 (20.83%) AWS
3 30 (20.83%) TOGAF
4 28 (19.44%) Microsoft
5 27 (18.75%) Security Cleared
5 27 (18.75%) ArchiMate
6 26 (18.06%) Migration
7 25 (17.36%) Dynamics 365
8 23 (15.97%) Agile Software Development
8 23 (15.97%) Enterprise Architecture
9 22 (15.28%) Finance
9 22 (15.28%) Salesforce.com
10 21 (14.58%) Dynamics CRM
10 21 (14.58%) Problem-Solving
11 18 (12.50%) Public Sector
12 17 (11.81%) SQL Server
13 16 (11.11%) .NET
13 16 (11.11%) DevOps
13 16 (11.11%) Open Source
14 15 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
14 15 (10.42%) Sparx
15 14 (9.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
16 13 (9.03%) Visual Studio
16 13 (9.03%) UML
16 13 (9.03%) Analytical Skills
16 13 (9.03%) Power Platform
17 12 (8.33%) Serverless
17 12 (8.33%) Power BI
17 12 (8.33%) Architectural Design

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 11 (7.64%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.78%) ColdFusion
2 4 (2.78%) Confluence
3 1 (0.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (9.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 12 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (8.33%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 21 (14.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (4.86%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (2.78%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (2.08%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 1 (0.69%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 1 (0.69%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 1 (0.69%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.69%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.69%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.69%) SAP PS
5 1 (0.69%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 35 (24.31%) Azure
2 30 (20.83%) AWS
3 25 (17.36%) Dynamics 365
4 13 (9.03%) Power Platform
5 12 (8.33%) Serverless
6 11 (7.64%) Azure Active Directory
6 11 (7.64%) Azure Functions
6 11 (7.64%) Microsoft Flow
6 11 (7.64%) PowerApps
7 9 (6.25%) SaaS
8 7 (4.86%) GCP
9 4 (2.78%) IaaS
9 4 (2.78%) Office 365
10 2 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (1.39%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 2 (1.39%) Slack
11 1 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.69%) AWS CodePipeline
11 1 (0.69%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.39%) Internet
1 2 (1.39%) Wireless
2 1 (0.69%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (0.69%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (0.69%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (0.69%) DWDM
2 1 (0.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (0.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (0.69%) Firewall
2 1 (0.69%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (0.69%) SAN
2 1 (0.69%) Skype
2 1 (0.69%) SMTP
2 1 (0.69%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.81%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.33%) Power BI
3 10 (6.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (6.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (4.17%) Big Data
4 6 (4.17%) Data Lake
5 4 (2.78%) MySQL
6 2 (1.39%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.69%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 13 (9.03%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.78%) Bitbucket
2 4 (2.78%) JIRA
3 2 (1.39%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.69%) Git (software)
General
1 22 (15.28%) Finance
2 18 (12.50%) Public Sector
3 11 (7.64%) Telecoms
4 9 (6.25%) Marketing
5 7 (4.86%) Manufacturing
6 5 (3.47%) Electronics
7 2 (1.39%) Banking
7 2 (1.39%) Legal
7 2 (1.39%) Retail
8 1 (0.69%) Billing
8 1 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.11%) .NET
2 9 (6.25%) Web Services
3 5 (3.47%) .NET Framework
3 5 (3.47%) JSON
3 5 (3.47%) XML
4 4 (2.78%) Node.js
4 4 (2.78%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (2.78%) React
4 4 (2.78%) REST
4 4 (2.78%) XSD
5 2 (1.39%) Middleware
6 1 (0.69%) COM
6 1 (0.69%) Itk
6 1 (0.69%) JSP
6 1 (0.69%) Natural Language Processing
6 1 (0.69%) SOAP
6 1 (0.69%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.03%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.47%) Public Cloud
3 3 (2.08%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.39%) Internet of Things
5 1 (0.69%) FMCG
5 1 (0.69%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (0.69%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.69%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.69%) Replication
5 1 (0.69%) Robotics
5 1 (0.69%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.86%) Windows
2 4 (2.78%) Linux
3 3 (2.08%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.69%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (25.00%) CRM
2 30 (20.83%) TOGAF
3 27 (18.75%) ArchiMate
4 26 (18.06%) Migration
5 23 (15.97%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (15.97%) Enterprise Architecture
6 21 (14.58%) Problem-Solving
7 16 (11.11%) DevOps
7 16 (11.11%) Open Source
8 15 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (9.03%) UML
10 12 (8.33%) Architectural Design
10 12 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
11 11 (7.64%) B2C
11 11 (7.64%) Mentoring
12 10 (6.94%) Data Modelling
13 9 (6.25%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 9 (6.25%) ITIL
13 9 (6.25%) Scrum
13 9 (6.25%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 11 (7.64%) C#
2 8 (5.56%) VB.NET
3 4 (2.78%) C
3 4 (2.78%) TypeScript
4 3 (2.08%) Java
5 2 (1.39%) SQL
6 1 (0.69%) Apex Code
6 1 (0.69%) C++
6 1 (0.69%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 27 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 12 (8.33%) DV Cleared
2 12 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
3 8 (5.56%) TOGAF Certification
4 7 (4.86%) AWS Certification
5 4 (2.78%) Degree
5 4 (2.78%) RIBA
6 2 (1.39%) PMP
7 1 (0.69%) CCIE
7 1 (0.69%) CCNP
7 1 (0.69%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.69%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.69%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.39%) HMG Infosec
1 2 (1.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 2 (1.39%) JSP 440
2 1 (0.69%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.69%) HL7
2 1 (0.69%) NIST
2 1 (0.69%) QA
2 1 (0.69%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 11 (7.64%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.69%) Docker
2 1 (0.69%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.69%) ProxySG
2 1 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.08%) Ansible
1 3 (2.08%) Nagios
1 3 (2.08%) Puppet
2 1 (0.69%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 28 (19.44%) Microsoft
2 22 (15.28%) Salesforce.com
3 15 (10.42%) Sparx
4 7 (4.86%) Google
5 6 (4.17%) SAP
6 4 (2.78%) BiZZdesign
6 4 (2.78%) Cisco
7 3 (2.08%) VMware
8 2 (1.39%) Citrix
8 2 (1.39%) Demandware
8 2 (1.39%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.69%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.69%) EMC
9 1 (0.69%) F5
9 1 (0.69%) Juniper
9 1 (0.69%) McAfee
9 1 (0.69%) RedPrairie
9 1 (0.69%) Siemens
9 1 (0.69%) Splunk
9 1 (0.69%) Symantec