The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £725 per day in advertised job vacancies in Suffolk during the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 27 18
Rank change year-on-year +2 -9  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 3 1 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 1.75% 0.50% 7.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.80% 0.50% 7.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 7
Median daily rate £725 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.09% +16.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £513
% change year-on-year +5.00% -2.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £58.75 £61.25 £49.50
% change year-on-year -4.08% +23.73%  

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 167 199 206
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 97.66% 99.00% 98.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 135 130
Median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £248 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 18
Median hourly rate £12.00 £11.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -26.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £20.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

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 30 March 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 - 3 £725 -
Solutions Architect
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 8 (88.89%) Firewall
2 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
3 6 (66.67%) VMware
3 6 (66.67%) Windows
3 6 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (55.56%) Network Security
4 5 (55.56%) Java
4 5 (55.56%) Client/Server
4 5 (55.56%) IPv4
4 5 (55.56%) Relational Database
5 4 (44.44%) Java EE
6 3 (33.33%) High Availability
6 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 3 (33.33%) SIEM
6 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
7 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (22.22%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 2 (22.22%) Secure Coding
7 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
7 2 (22.22%) Network Optimisation
7 2 (22.22%) Clustering
7 2 (22.22%) Identity Management
7 2 (22.22%) Migration
7 2 (22.22%) Citrix
7 2 (22.22%) SAN
7 2 (22.22%) Middleware
7 2 (22.22%) Benchmarking
7 2 (22.22%) IIS
7 2 (22.22%) LAN
7 2 (22.22%) WAN

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 (22.22%) IIS
2 1 (11.11%) JBoss
2 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (11.11%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (11.11%) IaaS
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (11.11%) PaaS
2 1 (11.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (88.89%) Firewall
2 5 (55.56%) IPv4
2 5 (55.56%) Network Security
3 2 (22.22%) LAN
3 2 (22.22%) NAS
3 2 (22.22%) SAN
3 2 (22.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) Relational Database
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (11.11%) Big Data
3 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) HP UFT
1 1 (11.11%) JBehave
1 1 (11.11%) JUnit
1 1 (11.11%) Redmine
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
General
1 1 (11.11%) French Language
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) Java EE
2 2 (22.22%) Middleware
3 1 (11.11%) .NET
3 1 (11.11%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Client/Server
2 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 2 (22.22%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) High Availability
1 3 (33.33%) SIEM
2 2 (22.22%) Asset Management
2 2 (22.22%) Benchmarking
2 2 (22.22%) Identity Management
2 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
2 2 (22.22%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) Network Optimisation
2 2 (22.22%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Secure Coding
2 2 (22.22%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) ERP
3 1 (11.11%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 1 (11.11%) Network Design
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 6 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (22.22%) Citrix
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) CyberArk
3 1 (11.11%) Google
3 1 (11.11%) Imperva
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) Qualys
3 1 (11.11%) Splunk