Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Business Solution Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 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.

Business Solutions Architect
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 849 859 852
Rank change year-on-year +10 -7 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Business Solution Architect 30 29 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.029% 0.028% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.029% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 23 26
UK median daily rate £550 £600 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +20.00% -
10th Percentile £437 £380 £425
90th Percentile £670 £800 £644
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £400 £500
% change year-on-year +37.50% -20.00% -3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £60.00 - -
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 96939 98568 108531
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 63924 64295 69051
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2896 3271 4142
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 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Business Solution Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Business Solution Architect in the UK

Business Solution Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Solution Architect in the UK

Business Solution Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Solution Architect over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Solution Architect in the UK

Business Solution Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Solution Architect in the UK

Business Solution Architect
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Solution Architect within the UK over the 6 months to 20 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 +25 27 £550 -8.33% 4
UK excluding London +47 17 £550 +37.50% 1
London -26 12 £550 -13.39% 3
South East +11 8 £550 +37.50%
North of England +60 4 £625 +28.21% 1
Yorkshire +16 3 £625 +4.17%
East Midlands - 2 £525 -
Midlands - 2 £525 -
Scotland - 2 £700 -
East of England - 1 £520 -

Business Solution Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Business Solution 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 Business Solution Architect in the job title.

1 10 (33.33%) Finance
1 10 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (23.33%) SDLC
3 6 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (16.67%) Billing
4 5 (16.67%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (16.67%) Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ)
4 5 (16.67%) Quote-to-Cash
4 5 (16.67%) QA
4 5 (16.67%) Apex Code
5 4 (13.33%) .NET
6 3 (10.00%) Oracle
6 3 (10.00%) Java
6 3 (10.00%) ETL
6 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (10.00%) Migration
6 3 (10.00%) Content Management
6 3 (10.00%) Business Analysis
6 3 (10.00%) CMS
6 3 (10.00%) BT
6 3 (10.00%) Workflow
6 3 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (6.67%) Test Strategy
7 2 (6.67%) AngularJS
7 2 (6.67%) Analytics
7 2 (6.67%) Record to Report

Business Solution 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 3 (10.00%) CMS
2 1 (3.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (3.33%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.67%) Big Data
3 1 (3.33%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (3.33%) Power BI
3 1 (3.33%) QlikView
3 1 (3.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
General
1 10 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (16.67%) Billing
3 2 (6.67%) Back Office
4 1 (3.33%) Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Local Government
4 1 (3.33%) Marketing
4 1 (3.33%) Publishing
4 1 (3.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) .NET
2 2 (6.67%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.33%) CSS
3 1 (3.33%) CSS3
3 1 (3.33%) HTML
3 1 (3.33%) HTML5
3 1 (3.33%) JSON
3 1 (3.33%) Meteor
3 1 (3.33%) Node.js
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (3.33%) RESTful
3 1 (3.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (3.33%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.33%) Data Structures
1 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.33%) Online Banking
1 1 (3.33%) Reinsurance
1 1 (3.33%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (23.33%) SDLC
3 6 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (16.67%) Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ)
4 5 (16.67%) Quote-to-Cash
5 3 (10.00%) Business Analysis
5 3 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (10.00%) Content Management
5 3 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (10.00%) ETL
5 3 (10.00%) Migration
5 3 (10.00%) Workflow
6 2 (6.67%) Analytics
6 2 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (6.67%) Data Analytics
6 2 (6.67%) Data Migration
6 2 (6.67%) Test Strategy
6 2 (6.67%) TOGAF
6 2 (6.67%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) Apex Code
2 3 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.33%) GAAP
2 1 (3.33%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (3.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (10.00%) BT
2 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (3.33%) Ab Initio
3 1 (3.33%) Avaya
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco
3 1 (3.33%) MuleSoft
3 1 (3.33%) Pega
3 1 (3.33%) SAP
3 1 (3.33%) Tableau
3 1 (3.33%) Teradata