Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in Suffolk during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 44 29
Rank change year-on-year +13 -15 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 5 4 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 1.58% 0.87% 4.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.77% 0.92% 4.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 15
Suffolk median daily rate £600 - £500
East of England median daily rate £500 £500 £550
% change year-on-year - -9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Suffolk median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - £42.65 £36.50
% change year-on-year - +16.85% -14.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Suffolk. 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
Suffolk
Contract vacancies in Suffolk with a recognized job title 282 437 443
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 89.24% 94.79% 96.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 266 291
Suffolk median daily rate £395 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.66% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £133 £213 £269
90th Percentile £570 £550 £525
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £388
% change year-on-year +6.45% - +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 18
Suffolk median hourly rate £12.00 £14.73 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.53% +17.84% -3.85%
10th Percentile £10.30 £12.15 £8.63
90th Percentile £35.50 £42.50 £15.45
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £20.94
% change year-on-year -20.00% +7.48% +4.68%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Suffolk

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

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 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Ipswich +6 2 - -
Bury St Edmunds - 2 £600 -
Solutions Architect
East of England

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 27 Co-occurring IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (40.00%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (40.00%) X++
3 2 (40.00%) MorphX
3 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (40.00%) RESTful
3 2 (40.00%) PHP
3 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (40.00%) Re-Platforming
3 2 (40.00%) Service Design
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (40.00%) Web Services
3 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (40.00%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (40.00%) Workflow
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) SOA
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement

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 (40.00%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (40.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MorphX
1 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) RESTful
2 2 (40.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (40.00%) Re-Platforming
2 2 (40.00%) Service Design
2 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) Workflow
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) PHP
1 2 (40.00%) X++
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft