The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Southampton during the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Solution Architect
Hampshire / Southampton
Rank 21 41 29
Rank change year-on-year +20 -12  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 15 1 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 5.75% 0.36% 6.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.15% 0.38% 6.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 19
Median daily rate £525 - £525
90% offered a daily rate of more than £474 - £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 - £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £523
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.30%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £58.75 £62.50 £49.50
% change year-on-year -6.00% +26.26%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton. 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
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 244 262 406
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 93.49% 94.24% 94.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 179 283
Median daily rate £375 £350 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -7.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £150 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 22 21
Median hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £13.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +8.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.13 £13.30 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton that featured Solutions Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in Southampton

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Solutions Architect in Southampton.

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in Southampton

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in Southampton over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solutions Architect in Southampton

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

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

1 12 (36.36%) Retail
2 10 (30.30%) TOGAF
3 9 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (21.21%) SAP
5 6 (18.18%) MS Excel
5 6 (18.18%) E-Commerce
5 6 (18.18%) ESRI
5 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (18.18%) Software Distribution
5 6 (18.18%) Use Case
6 5 (15.15%) Docker
6 5 (15.15%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (15.15%) Java EE
6 5 (15.15%) ATG
6 5 (15.15%) Java
6 5 (15.15%) Microservices
6 5 (15.15%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (15.15%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (12.12%) Scrum
7 4 (12.12%) Finance
7 4 (12.12%) Zachman Framework
8 3 (9.09%) CRM
8 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
8 3 (9.09%) MODAF
8 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (6.06%) Coaching
9 2 (6.06%) Data Centre
9 2 (6.06%) hybris
9 2 (6.06%) IBM Integration Bus
9 2 (6.06%) Mobile App

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton 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 (6.06%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.03%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (18.18%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) SAP Retail
2 1 (3.03%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 9 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (15.15%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (15.15%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (3.03%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (3.03%) G Suite
3 1 (3.03%) IaaS
3 1 (3.03%) Office 365
3 1 (3.03%) OneDrive
3 1 (3.03%) PaaS
3 1 (3.03%) SaaS
3 1 (3.03%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (3.03%) Geospatial Data
General
1 12 (36.36%) Retail
2 4 (12.12%) Finance
3 1 (3.03%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) Java EE
2 2 (6.06%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (3.03%) Middleware
3 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.06%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.06%) EPoS
2 2 (6.06%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) Windows
2 1 (3.03%) Windows 10
2 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) TOGAF
2 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (18.18%) E-Commerce
2 6 (18.18%) Software Distribution
2 6 (18.18%) Use Case
3 5 (15.15%) Microservices
4 4 (12.12%) Scrum
4 4 (12.12%) Zachman Framework
5 3 (9.09%) CRM
5 3 (9.09%) MODAF
6 2 (6.06%) Coaching
6 2 (6.06%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 2 (6.06%) Migration
6 2 (6.06%) Supplier Management
7 1 (3.03%) ITIL V3
7 1 (3.03%) Prototyping
7 1 (3.03%) SOA
7 1 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (3.03%) Validation
7 1 (3.03%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.15%) Java
System Software
1 5 (15.15%) Docker
2 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 1 (3.03%) SCCM
1 1 (3.03%) SCOM
1 1 (3.03%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 7 (21.21%) SAP
2 6 (18.18%) ESRI
3 5 (15.15%) ATG
4 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.06%) hybris
6 1 (3.03%) Adobe
6 1 (3.03%) Google
6 1 (3.03%) ServiceNow