The median contractor rate for a Technical Solutions Architect was £550 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.

Technical Solution Architect
England / South West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 134 138
Rank change year-on-year +10 +4  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Solutions Architect 13 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.48% 0.23% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.25% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 4
Median daily rate £550 £515 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.79% +15.73%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £548 £485 £500
% change year-on-year +12.88% -3.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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%  

Technical Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Solutions Architect in the South West

Technical 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 Technical Solutions Architect in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Solutions Architect in the South West

Technical 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 Technical 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 +6 12 £550 +5.76%
Cornwall - 1 - -
Technical Solutions Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, Technical 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 Technical Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 8 (53.33%) Finance
2 7 (46.67%) Middleware
3 5 (33.33%) Oracle
3 5 (33.33%) Windows
3 5 (33.33%) Linux
3 5 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (26.67%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (26.67%) RIA
4 4 (26.67%) PCI DSS
4 4 (26.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
4 4 (26.67%) GDPR
4 4 (26.67%) SOA
4 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
4 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (26.67%) Business Continuity
4 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (26.67%) Banking
5 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
6 1 (6.67%) VMware
6 1 (6.67%) ESRI
6 1 (6.67%) ArcGIS
6 1 (6.67%) MVC
6 1 (6.67%) Civica
6 1 (6.67%) PKI
6 1 (6.67%) Statistical Analysis
6 1 (6.67%) Document Management
6 1 (6.67%) PHP
6 1 (6.67%) ITIL
6 1 (6.67%) webMethods

Technical 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 4 (26.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (6.67%) ArcGIS
2 1 (6.67%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (53.33%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) Middleware
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) RIA
2 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Linux
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
2 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) Business Continuity
2 4 (26.67%) SOA
2 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (26.67%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (6.67%) Adaptive Security
3 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (6.67%) Business Process Modelling
3 1 (6.67%) Data Integration
3 1 (6.67%) DevOps
3 1 (6.67%) Document Management
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL V3
3 1 (6.67%) MVC
3 1 (6.67%) Open Source
3 1 (6.67%) Protective Monitoring
3 1 (6.67%) SIEM
3 1 (6.67%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) GDPR
1 4 (26.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (6.67%) GPG13
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) vRealize
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) 3PAR
2 1 (6.67%) ArcSight
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco
2 1 (6.67%) Civica
2 1 (6.67%) ESRI
2 1 (6.67%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
2 1 (6.67%) Sencha
2 1 (6.67%) Software AG
2 1 (6.67%) VMware
2 1 (6.67%) webMethods