Period
to 21 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £619 per day in advertised job vacancies in Southampton during the 6 months to 21 January 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 47 30 27
Rank change year-on-year -17 -3 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 15 17 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 3.17% 3.87% 4.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.30% 4.20% 5.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 17
Southampton median daily rate £619 £550 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +7.32% -21.15%
10th Percentile £424 £525 £448
90th Percentile £706 £575 £562
Hampshire median daily rate £550 £550 £513
% change year-on-year - +7.32% -2.38%
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 454 405 444
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.98% 92.26% 93.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 260 284
Southampton median daily rate £425 £388 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +0.98% +5.86%
10th Percentile £226 £175 £186
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 23 45
Southampton median hourly rate £15.08 £44.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.73% +214.29% -16.42%
10th Percentile £10.50 £14.83 £10.44
90th Percentile £33.25 £50.49 £33.00
Hampshire median hourly rate £24.91 £20.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +24.55% -2.44% -15.20%

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 January 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 21 January 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 3 (20.00%) Data Management
1 3 (20.00%) Analytics
1 3 (20.00%) IT Strategy
2 2 (13.33%) Digital Signage
2 2 (13.33%) Algorithms
2 2 (13.33%) Data Architecture
2 2 (13.33%) Marketing
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (13.33%) Retail
2 2 (13.33%) Content Management
2 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (13.33%) CMS
2 2 (13.33%) Scrum
2 2 (13.33%) SOA
2 2 (13.33%) GDPR
2 2 (13.33%) Customer-Centricity
3 1 (6.67%) Supply Chain Planning
3 1 (6.67%) Databricks
3 1 (6.67%) ETL
3 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix
3 1 (6.67%) Informatica
3 1 (6.67%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) SAP
3 1 (6.67%) Windows
3 1 (6.67%) Apache
3 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse

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 (13.33%) CMS
2 1 (6.67%) Apache
2 1 (6.67%) Apache Spark
2 1 (6.67%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Azure Data Factory
1 1 (6.67%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
1 1 (6.67%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (6.67%) Big Data
1 1 (6.67%) Cosmos DB
1 1 (6.67%) Data Lake
1 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (6.67%) Hadoop
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (6.67%) Power BI
1 1 (6.67%) QlikView
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
1 2 (13.33%) Marketing
1 2 (13.33%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Algorithms
1 2 (13.33%) Digital Signage
2 1 (6.67%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Analytics
1 3 (20.00%) Data Management
1 3 (20.00%) IT Strategy
2 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (13.33%) Content Management
2 2 (13.33%) Customer-Centricity
2 2 (13.33%) Data Architecture
2 2 (13.33%) Scrum
2 2 (13.33%) SOA
2 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (6.67%) Data Integration
3 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
3 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
3 1 (6.67%) ETL
3 1 (6.67%) Logistics
3 1 (6.67%) Migration
3 1 (6.67%) PDM
3 1 (6.67%) PLM
3 1 (6.67%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
1 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (6.67%) XenDesktop
1 1 (6.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (6.67%) Puppet
1 1 (6.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Citrix
1 1 (6.67%) Databricks
1 1 (6.67%) Informatica
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle
1 1 (6.67%) SAP
1 1 (6.67%) Tableau
1 1 (6.67%) VMware