The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £595 per day in advertised job vacancies in Southampton 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.

Solution Architect
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 - 37
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 6 0 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 2.99% - 2.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.06% - 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 9
Median daily rate £595 - £490
90% offered a daily rate of more than £538 - £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 - £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 £43.83 £59.50
% change year-on-year +31.20% -26.34%  

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 196 217 353
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 97.51% 96.88% 98.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 142 246
Median daily rate £388 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +1.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £240 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 34
Median hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £12.55 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £15.70 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 8 (38.10%) TOGAF
2 7 (33.33%) Retail
2 7 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (28.57%) ESRI
3 6 (28.57%) Use Case
3 6 (28.57%) Software Distribution
4 5 (23.81%) SAP
5 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (9.52%) Wealth Management
6 2 (9.52%) Data Management
6 2 (9.52%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (9.52%) SAP Retail
6 2 (9.52%) CRM
6 2 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (9.52%) SOA
6 2 (9.52%) Finance
7 1 (4.76%) Service Management
7 1 (4.76%) Validation
7 1 (4.76%) Migration
7 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (4.76%) B2B
7 1 (4.76%) B2C
7 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
7 1 (4.76%) Adobe
7 1 (4.76%) Middleware
7 1 (4.76%) Project Management
7 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce
7 1 (4.76%) Web Services
7 1 (4.76%) ITIL
7 1 (4.76%) MODAF

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:

Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) SAP Retail
2 1 (4.76%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 7 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.76%) Big Data
2 1 (4.76%) Geospatial Data
General
1 7 (33.33%) Retail
2 2 (9.52%) Finance
3 1 (4.76%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Middleware
1 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) TOGAF
2 6 (28.57%) Software Distribution
2 6 (28.57%) Use Case
3 2 (9.52%) CRM
3 2 (9.52%) Data Management
3 2 (9.52%) SOA
3 2 (9.52%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (9.52%) Wealth Management
4 1 (4.76%) B2B
4 1 (4.76%) B2C
4 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce
4 1 (4.76%) ITIL
4 1 (4.76%) Migration
4 1 (4.76%) MODAF
4 1 (4.76%) Project Management
4 1 (4.76%) Service Management
4 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.76%) Validation
4 1 (4.76%) WFM
4 1 (4.76%) Zachman Framework
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) ESRI
2 5 (23.81%) SAP
3 1 (4.76%) Adobe
3 1 (4.76%) FNZ
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.76%) ServiceNow