Period
to 21 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Southampton during the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

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
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 25 53
Rank change year-on-year -4 +28 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 16 29 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 3.61% 5.57% 1.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.88% 5.95% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 19 19
Southampton median daily rate £550 £513 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.32% -21.15% +35.42%
10th Percentile £456 £445 £525
90th Percentile £575 £556 £700
Hampshire median daily rate £550 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +7.32% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Southampton median hourly rate - - -
Hampshire median hourly rate £80.73 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton. 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
Southampton
Contract vacancies in Southampton with a recognized job title 412 487 568
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.00% 93.47% 96.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 302 383
Southampton median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £225 £187 £225
90th Percentile £575 £604 £535
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 42 51
Southampton median hourly rate £43.35 £14.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +198.97% -19.44% +31.39%
10th Percentile £15.07 £10.52 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.35 £36.75 £47.50
Hampshire median hourly rate £19.17 £22.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -14.80% -2.17% +34.42%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

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

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 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solutions Architect in Southampton

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, 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 Southampton region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 12 (75.00%) IT Strategy
2 11 (68.75%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (50.00%) GDPR
4 6 (37.50%) Data Architecture
4 6 (37.50%) Data Governance
5 3 (18.75%) TOGAF
6 2 (12.50%) ETL
6 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (12.50%) Data Quality
6 2 (12.50%) Data Management
7 1 (6.25%) Zachman Framework
7 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
7 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (6.25%) Skype for Business
7 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
7 1 (6.25%) XenServer
7 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
7 1 (6.25%) NetScaler
7 1 (6.25%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (6.25%) Robotic Process Automation
7 1 (6.25%) SDLC
7 1 (6.25%) Identity Access Management
7 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
7 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
7 1 (6.25%) Citrix
7 1 (6.25%) Middleware
7 1 (6.25%) Windows
7 1 (6.25%) ERP
7 1 (6.25%) SOA

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 1 (6.25%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) NetScaler
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
1 1 (6.25%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) IT Strategy
2 11 (68.75%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (37.50%) Data Architecture
3 6 (37.50%) Data Governance
4 3 (18.75%) TOGAF
5 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (12.50%) Data Management
5 2 (12.50%) ETL
6 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (6.25%) Data Integration
6 1 (6.25%) ERP
6 1 (6.25%) Identity Access Management
6 1 (6.25%) IT Governance
6 1 (6.25%) Robotic Process Automation
6 1 (6.25%) SDLC
6 1 (6.25%) SOA
6 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
6 1 (6.25%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (50.00%) GDPR
2 2 (12.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
1 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
1 1 (6.25%) XenServer
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Citrix
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
1 1 (6.25%) VMware