Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Solutions Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 201 198 213
Rank change year-on-year -3 +15 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Solutions Architect 5 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.088% 0.11% 0.092%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.093% 0.11% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 2
South West median daily rate £550 £513 £509
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.32% +0.69% -10.62%
10th Percentile £490 £363 £435
90th Percentile £575 £575 £568
England median daily rate £525 £550 £500
% change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £100.00 £32.73
% change year-on-year - +205.53% -11.63%

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 5390 5402 6252
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.11% 94.97% 95.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3394 3521 4064
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £206 £213 £219
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 254 344 397
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.00% -16.67% +50.00%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.00 £46.05
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Technical Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings that featured Technical Solutions Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 +2 3 £550 -
Bristol - 1 £488 -
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 24 November 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 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (40.00%) Business Continuity
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) SOA
2 2 (40.00%) Middleware
2 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) RIA
2 2 (40.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (40.00%) GDPR
3 1 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Open Source
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (20.00%) jQuery
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) HTML
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) PHP
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) TDD

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 2 (40.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Middleware
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
2 1 (20.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Business Continuity
1 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 2 (40.00%) SOA
1 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (40.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) BDD
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) MVC
2 1 (20.00%) Open Source
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (20.00%) PHP
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) GDPR
1 2 (40.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle