The median contractor rate for a .NET Solutions Architect was £588 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
.NET Solutions Architect
UK
Rank 580 628 597
Rank change year-on-year +48 -31  
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Solutions Architect 13 16 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.029% 0.030% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.032% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 17
Median daily rate £588 £550 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.81% +15.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £623 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £475 £506
% change year-on-year +15.78% -6.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42948 50649 50145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.19% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27820 32762 30258
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1586 1994
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

.NET Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing .NET Solutions Architect.

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

.NET Solutions Architect
Top 12 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 3 months to 25 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
England +27 13 £588 +6.81% 1
London +35 8 £600 - 1
Yorkshire +14 3 £550 +15.78%
North Yorkshire +5 2 £550 +15.78%
York +11 1 £550 +15.78%
Leeds +8 1 £550 +15.78%
West Yorkshire +7 1 £550 +15.78%
East Midlands -5 1 £350 -
Midlands - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 £350 -
Selby - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 £350 -

.NET Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, .NET 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 featuring .NET Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 33 (100.00%) .NET
2 23 (69.70%) Microsoft
3 18 (54.55%) C#
4 17 (51.52%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (36.36%) SQL Server
5 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (33.33%) Web Services
7 9 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (24.24%) MVC
8 8 (24.24%) Finance
9 7 (21.21%) SOAP
9 7 (21.21%) SAP
10 6 (18.18%) Oracle
10 6 (18.18%) .NET Framework
10 6 (18.18%) REST
11 5 (15.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (15.15%) JSON
11 5 (15.15%) Technical Architecture
11 5 (15.15%) Amazon AWS
11 5 (15.15%) SQL
11 5 (15.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (12.12%) TDD
12 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (12.12%) CMS
12 4 (12.12%) Scrum
12 4 (12.12%) VB.NET
12 4 (12.12%) XML
12 4 (12.12%) Sitecore CMS
12 4 (12.12%) Sitecore
12 4 (12.12%) Oracle Database

.NET Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 4 (12.12%) CMS
1 4 (12.12%) Drupal
1 4 (12.12%) Sitecore CMS
1 4 (12.12%) Umbraco
2 2 (6.06%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.03%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) SAP HCM
2 1 (3.03%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (3.03%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 17 (51.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (15.15%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.03%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) HTTP
1 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 5 (15.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (15.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (12.12%) Oracle Database
4 2 (6.06%) MySQL
4 2 (6.06%) SAP HANA
4 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (3.03%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (3.03%) Big Data
5 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.03%) DB2
5 1 (3.03%) Hadoop
5 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.03%) NoSQL
5 1 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (3.03%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 9 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (24.24%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Banking
2 1 (3.03%) Investment Banking
2 1 (3.03%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (100.00%) .NET
2 11 (33.33%) Web Services
3 7 (21.21%) SOAP
4 6 (18.18%) .NET Framework
4 6 (18.18%) REST
5 5 (15.15%) JSON
6 4 (12.12%) XML
7 3 (9.09%) WCF
8 2 (6.06%) ASP.NET
8 2 (6.06%) CSS
8 2 (6.06%) HTML
9 1 (3.03%) Classic ASP
9 1 (3.03%) CSS3
9 1 (3.03%) Django
9 1 (3.03%) HTML5
9 1 (3.03%) IBM Integration Bus
9 1 (3.03%) J2EE
9 1 (3.03%) JDBC
9 1 (3.03%) Node.js
9 1 (3.03%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.03%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.03%) DataPower
2 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (24.24%) MVC
3 5 (15.15%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (12.12%) Scrum
4 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (12.12%) TDD
4 4 (12.12%) TOGAF
5 3 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (9.09%) DevOps
5 3 (9.09%) Software Engineering
6 2 (6.06%) Document Management
6 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (6.06%) Service Design
6 2 (6.06%) SOA
6 2 (6.06%) UML
7 1 (3.03%) CRM
7 1 (3.03%) Data Modelling
7 1 (3.03%) E-Commerce
7 1 (3.03%) OO
7 1 (3.03%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 18 (54.55%) C#
2 5 (15.15%) SQL
3 4 (12.12%) VB.NET
4 3 (9.09%) Java
4 3 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.03%) C++
5 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.03%) Ruby
5 1 (3.03%) Scala
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) QA
Vendors
1 23 (69.70%) Microsoft
2 7 (21.21%) SAP
3 6 (18.18%) Oracle
4 4 (12.12%) Sitecore
5 2 (6.06%) EMC
6 1 (3.03%) IBM
6 1 (3.03%) Siebel
6 1 (3.03%) Teradata
6 1 (3.03%) TIBCO