The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Suffolk during the 3 months to 22 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
East of England / Suffolk
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 32 24
Rank change year-on-year +12 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 3 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 2.48% 2.30% 4.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.61% 2.38% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 9
Median daily rate - £538 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.38%  
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 £45.00 £59.50
% change year-on-year +27.77% -24.36%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Suffolk. 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
Suffolk
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 115 252 220
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 95.04% 96.55% 96.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 161 148
Median daily rate £400 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £145 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 15
Median hourly rate £24.25 - £13.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 - £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 - £21.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Suffolk

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in Suffolk

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in Suffolk

Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Ipswich +6 3 - - 3
Solutions Architect
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 Suffolk region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) .NET
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) Workflow
2 3 (50.00%) High Availability
2 3 (50.00%) SIEM
2 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (33.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 2 (33.33%) Secure Coding
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) Network Optimisation
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (33.33%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (33.33%) X++
3 2 (33.33%) MorphX
3 2 (33.33%) NAS
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) Clustering
3 2 (33.33%) Asset Management
3 2 (33.33%) Identity Management
3 2 (33.33%) Citrix

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Suffolk 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 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (33.33%) IIS
1 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 2 (33.33%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (16.67%) Documentum
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (16.67%) IaaS
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (16.67%) PaaS
1 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) LAN
2 2 (33.33%) NAS
2 2 (33.33%) SAN
2 2 (33.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) Big Data
2 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MorphX
1 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (16.67%) Billing
1 1 (16.67%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (33.33%) Clustering
3 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) High Availability
1 3 (50.00%) SIEM
1 3 (50.00%) Workflow
2 2 (33.33%) Asset Management
2 2 (33.33%) Benchmarking
2 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (33.33%) Identity Management
2 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 2 (33.33%) Network Optimisation
2 2 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Secure Coding
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 1 (16.67%) CRM
3 1 (16.67%) Document Management
3 1 (16.67%) ERP
3 1 (16.67%) IT Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Multi-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) X++
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) CyberArk
3 1 (16.67%) EMC
3 1 (16.67%) Imperva
3 1 (16.67%) Kofax
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) Qualys
3 1 (16.67%) Splunk