Period
to 6 December 2019

The median contractor rate for a .NET Solutions Architect was £613 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 6 December 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.

.NET Solutions Architect
UK
6 months to
6 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 774 865 893
Rank change year-on-year +91 +28 -13
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Solutions Architect 22 38 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.027% 0.036% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.038% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 33 14
UK median daily rate £613 £575 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.52% +6.98% +2.38%
10th Percentile £497 £519 £410
90th Percentile £675 £675 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £540 £575 £525
% change year-on-year -6.09% +9.52% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 76,604 99,413 98,706
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.98% 94.81% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 50,065 65,816 65,320
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £250 £270 £258
90th Percentile £644 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +1.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,942 3,097 2,925
UK median hourly rate £19.46 £18.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.19% -1.07% +3.89%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - -

.NET Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for .NET Solutions Architect in the UK

.NET Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for .NET Solutions Architect in the UK

.NET Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing .NET Solutions Architect over the 6 months to 6 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for .NET Solutions Architect in the UK

.NET Solutions Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET Solutions Architect.

Contractor hourly rate trend for .NET Solutions Architect in the UK

.NET Solutions Architect
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing .NET Solutions Architect within the UK over the 6 months to 6 December 2019. 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
England +113 22 £613 +6.52% 4
London +87 13 £613 +11.36% 1
UK excluding London +57 8 £540 -6.09% 3
North of England +30 4 £488 -9.30% 2
South East +43 2 £516 -13.96%
Yorkshire +32 2 £375 -30.23% 1
South West +3 2 £700 +7.69% 1
North East - 1 £600 -
North West - 1 - - 1

.NET Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 December 2019, .NET 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 featuring .NET Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 22 (100.00%) .NET
2 16 (72.73%) Azure
3 12 (54.55%) C#
4 8 (36.36%) Kubernetes
5 6 (27.27%) Technical Leadership
5 6 (27.27%) Microservices
6 5 (22.73%) .NET Core
7 4 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (18.18%) People Management
8 3 (13.64%) Kafka
8 3 (13.64%) TDD
8 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
8 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
8 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (13.64%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (13.64%) Regulatory Compliance
8 3 (13.64%) Serverless
9 2 (9.09%) Azure Functions
9 2 (9.09%) Project Delivery
9 2 (9.09%) Technology Roadmap
9 2 (9.09%) Cloud Native
9 2 (9.09%) Programme Delivery
9 2 (9.09%) IT Strategy
9 2 (9.09%) Software Delivery
9 2 (9.09%) Information Security
9 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
9 2 (9.09%) Finance
9 2 (9.09%) Law
9 2 (9.09%) SharePoint

.NET Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.55%) EPiServer
2 1 (4.55%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 16 (72.73%) Azure
2 3 (13.64%) Serverless
3 2 (9.09%) Azure Functions
4 1 (4.55%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (4.55%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (4.55%) Cosmos DB
1 1 (4.55%) MongoDB
1 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Bitbucket
General
1 2 (9.09%) Banking
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
1 2 (9.09%) Law
2 1 (4.55%) Front Office
2 1 (4.55%) Legal
2 1 (4.55%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (22.73%) .NET Core
3 3 (13.64%) Kafka
4 2 (9.09%) AngularJS
4 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (9.09%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
5 1 (4.55%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (9.09%) Cloud Native
2 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Microservices
1 6 (27.27%) Technical Leadership
2 4 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
2 4 (18.18%) People Management
3 3 (13.64%) Regulatory Compliance
3 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (13.64%) TDD
4 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (9.09%) B2C
4 2 (9.09%) BDD
4 2 (9.09%) Coaching
4 2 (9.09%) DevOps
4 2 (9.09%) Domain-Driven Design
4 2 (9.09%) Information Security
4 2 (9.09%) IT Strategy
4 2 (9.09%) Programme Delivery
4 2 (9.09%) Project Delivery
4 2 (9.09%) Software Delivery
4 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
4 2 (9.09%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 12 (54.55%) C#
2 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.09%) Java
4 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (36.36%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) OpenLink
2 1 (4.55%) Sitecore