Period
to 15 December 2019

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies in Southampton during the 6 months to 15 December 2019.

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
15 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 36 53 38
Rank change year-on-year +17 -15 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 17 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 3.14% 2.29% 2.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.37% 2.40% 3.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 11
Southampton median daily rate £538 £488 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.26% -11.36% +7.32%
10th Percentile £401 £413 £525
90th Percentile £590 £603 £625
Hampshire median daily rate £568 £500 £550
% change year-on-year +13.50% -9.09% +9.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Southampton median hourly rate - - -
Hampshire median hourly rate - £67.08 £80.73
% change year-on-year - -16.91% -

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 505 501 443
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.35% 95.79% 93.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 347 282
Southampton median daily rate £450 £438 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +16.67% -
10th Percentile £305 £300 £182
90th Percentile £638 £538 £575
Hampshire median daily rate £434 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.00% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 23 24
Southampton median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £35.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -58.30% +156.96%
10th Percentile £13.14 £10.10 £13.40
90th Percentile £49.90 £28.75 £48.96
Hampshire median hourly rate £34.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +38.00% +11.11% +8.43%

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 15 December 2019.

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 15 December 2019, 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 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) Data Management
2 4 (23.53%) TOGAF
2 4 (23.53%) Azure
2 4 (23.53%) Public Cloud
3 3 (17.65%) Office 365
3 3 (17.65%) Technical Leadership
3 3 (17.65%) Geospatial Data
3 3 (17.65%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (17.65%) Migration
3 3 (17.65%) VMware
3 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (17.65%) Windows
4 2 (11.76%) HND
4 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (11.76%) Citrix
4 2 (11.76%) Change Management
4 2 (11.76%) ITSM
4 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (11.76%) eTOM
4 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
4 2 (11.76%) Degree
4 2 (11.76%) Skype for Business
4 2 (11.76%) Frameworx
4 2 (11.76%) NetScaler
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
4 2 (11.76%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 2 (11.76%) XenDesktop
4 2 (11.76%) TM Forum

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 2 (11.76%) Skype for Business
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (5.88%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Azure
2 3 (17.65%) Office 365
3 2 (11.76%) Power Platform
4 1 (5.88%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (5.88%) PaaS
4 1 (5.88%) PowerApps
4 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) Geospatial Data
2 2 (11.76%) Power BI
3 1 (5.88%) Big Data
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) JSON
1 1 (5.88%) RESTful
1 1 (5.88%) Web Services
1 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Public Cloud
2 2 (11.76%) Frameworx
2 2 (11.76%) TM Forum
3 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Data Management
1 4 (23.53%) TOGAF
2 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (17.65%) Migration
2 3 (17.65%) Technical Leadership
3 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (11.76%) Change Management
3 2 (11.76%) eTOM
3 2 (11.76%) ITSM
3 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.88%) Architecture Roadmap
4 1 (5.88%) Collaborative Working
4 1 (5.88%) CRM
4 1 (5.88%) ERP
4 1 (5.88%) Microservices
4 1 (5.88%) Project Management
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (5.88%) UML
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
1 2 (11.76%) HND
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (11.76%) Citrix Hypervisor
2 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
2 2 (11.76%) XenDesktop
3 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) VMware
3 2 (11.76%) Citrix
4 1 (5.88%) SAP
4 1 (5.88%) Workday