Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a .NET Solutions Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 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.

.NET Solutions Architect
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 874 851 850
Rank change year-on-year -23 -1 -39
Contract jobs requiring a .NET Solutions Architect 15 35 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.033% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.035% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 26 40
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% +22.22%
10th Percentile £466 £438 £419
90th Percentile £625 £606 £676
UK excluding London median daily rate £563 £525 £438
% change year-on-year +7.14% +20.00% -2.78%
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 96790 100139 109026
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.77% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63814 65329 69364
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +1.98% +4.60% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2894 3317 4130
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.74 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.37% - +8.29%

.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 18 November 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 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 11 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 18 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
England +22 14 £550 +4.76% 2
UK excluding London +35 10 £563 +7.14%
London -28 5 £550 +4.76% 2
Midlands +29 4 £525 -4.55%
North of England +66 3 £600 +14.29%
West Midlands +37 2 £475 -13.64%
East of England -21 2 £600 +17.07%
Yorkshire - 2 £600 -
East Midlands - 2 £525 -
North West +26 1 £525 -
Scotland 0 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 15 (100.00%) .NET
2 6 (40.00%) C#
3 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (26.67%) Java
5 3 (20.00%) MVC
5 3 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (20.00%) RESTful
5 3 (20.00%) DevOps
5 3 (20.00%) Microservices
5 3 (20.00%) Service Design
6 2 (13.33%) Re-Platforming
6 2 (13.33%) Software Delivery
6 2 (13.33%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (13.33%) Java EE
6 2 (13.33%) Finance
6 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
6 2 (13.33%) PHP
6 2 (13.33%) J2EE
6 2 (13.33%) Oracle
6 2 (13.33%) Web Services
6 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
7 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
7 1 (6.67%) OOD
7 1 (6.67%) SOA
7 1 (6.67%) SMS
7 1 (6.67%) OO
7 1 (6.67%) 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 1 (6.67%) CMS
1 1 (6.67%) IIS
1 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (6.67%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (6.67%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (6.67%) Bitbucket
1 1 (6.67%) JIRA
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (100.00%) .NET
2 3 (20.00%) RESTful
3 2 (13.33%) J2EE
3 2 (13.33%) Java EE
3 2 (13.33%) Web Services
4 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
4 1 (6.67%) CSS
4 1 (6.67%) HTML
4 1 (6.67%) JSON
4 1 (6.67%) SAML
4 1 (6.67%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (20.00%) DevOps
2 3 (20.00%) Microservices
2 3 (20.00%) MVC
2 3 (20.00%) Service Design
3 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
3 2 (13.33%) Re-Platforming
3 2 (13.33%) Software Delivery
3 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
4 1 (6.67%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (6.67%) MVVM
4 1 (6.67%) OO
4 1 (6.67%) OOD
4 1 (6.67%) Open Source
4 1 (6.67%) SOA
4 1 (6.67%) TOGAF
4 1 (6.67%) Web Development
4 1 (6.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) C#
2 4 (26.67%) Java
3 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (13.33%) PHP
4 1 (6.67%) C
4 1 (6.67%) SQL
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) Sitecore