Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Lead Solutions Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 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.

Lead Solution Architect
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 801 796 780
Rank change year-on-year -5 -16 +34
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Solutions Architect 95 90 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.092% 0.086% 0.100%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.097% 0.090% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 60 69
UK median daily rate £600 £570 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.64% -
10th Percentile £424 £463 £425
90th Percentile £750 £788 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £600 £550 £500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% -3.85%
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 97695 99488 108685
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.75% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64489 64865 69136
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 2905 3326 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.45 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Lead Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Solutions Architect in the UK

Lead Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Solutions Architect in the UK

Lead Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Solutions Architect over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lead Solutions Architect in the UK

Lead Solutions Architect
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Solutions Architect within the UK over the 6 months to 24 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 -8 87 £600 +5.26% 9
UK excluding London +41 48 £600 +9.09% 6
London -17 40 £600 +4.35% 4
Midlands +33 17 £495 -17.50% 2
North of England +56 11 £600 +28.00%
North West +37 9 £600 +20.00%
South East +3 9 £525 -2.33% 1
East of England - 7 £750 - 1
West Midlands +15 6 £548 -8.75% 2
East Midlands +2 5 £405 -29.57%
Wales - 3 - - 1
Yorkshire +20 2 £525 +2.44%
South West -4 1 £425 -43.33% 1

Lead Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Lead 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 Lead Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 29 (30.53%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (21.05%) SAP
3 16 (16.84%) Finance
4 15 (15.79%) SOA
5 14 (14.74%) Retail
6 11 (11.58%) Manufacturing
6 11 (11.58%) Microsoft
6 11 (11.58%) DevOps
7 10 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (10.53%) Microservices
8 9 (9.47%) Siemens
8 9 (9.47%) E-Commerce
8 9 (9.47%) CRM
8 9 (9.47%) Teamcenter
8 9 (9.47%) TOGAF
9 8 (8.42%) ITIL
9 8 (8.42%) ERP
9 8 (8.42%) Oracle
9 8 (8.42%) Java
9 8 (8.42%) .NET
9 8 (8.42%) Waterfall
9 8 (8.42%) WebSphere
10 7 (7.37%) Security Cleared
10 7 (7.37%) Amazon AWS
10 7 (7.37%) SaaS
10 7 (7.37%) IaaS
10 7 (7.37%) PLM
11 6 (6.32%) IBM
11 6 (6.32%) Service Delivery
11 6 (6.32%) Enterprise Software

Lead 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 8 (8.42%) WebSphere
2 4 (4.21%) WinCC
3 3 (3.16%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.11%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (2.11%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.05%) FileNet
5 1 (1.05%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 9 (9.47%) Teamcenter
2 3 (3.16%) Sonata
3 2 (2.11%) Eloqua
3 2 (2.11%) Oracle BRM
3 2 (2.11%) SAP FSCM
4 1 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.05%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (1.05%) SAP Business One
4 1 (1.05%) SAP CRM
4 1 (1.05%) SAP FI
4 1 (1.05%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (1.05%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.37%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (7.37%) IaaS
1 7 (7.37%) SaaS
2 6 (6.32%) PaaS
3 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.05%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.21%) MVNO
2 3 (3.16%) LAN
2 3 (3.16%) Skype
2 3 (3.16%) WAN
3 2 (2.11%) DAB
3 2 (2.11%) MPLS
3 2 (2.11%) VoIP
3 2 (2.11%) VPN
4 1 (1.05%) DHCP
4 1 (1.05%) DNS
4 1 (1.05%) Extranet
4 1 (1.05%) Intranet
4 1 (1.05%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.26%) Big Data
2 3 (3.16%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.11%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.11%) SAP BW
3 2 (2.11%) SAP HANA
4 1 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.05%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (1.05%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.05%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (1.05%) Lumira
4 1 (1.05%) OLAP
4 1 (1.05%) OLTP
4 1 (1.05%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Navigator
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Toad
General
1 16 (16.84%) Finance
2 14 (14.74%) Retail
3 11 (11.58%) Manufacturing
4 5 (5.26%) Banking
5 4 (4.21%) Aerospace
5 4 (4.21%) Automotive
5 4 (4.21%) Billing
5 4 (4.21%) Electronics
5 4 (4.21%) Telecoms
6 3 (3.16%) Marketing
6 3 (3.16%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.05%) Advertising
7 1 (1.05%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.05%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.42%) .NET
2 4 (4.21%) ASP.NET
2 4 (4.21%) Web Services
3 3 (3.16%) HTML
3 3 (3.16%) HTML5
3 3 (3.16%) REST
4 2 (2.11%) Spring
4 2 (2.11%) XML
5 1 (1.05%) CSS
5 1 (1.05%) EDI
5 1 (1.05%) J2EE
5 1 (1.05%) Kafka
5 1 (1.05%) Middleware
5 1 (1.05%) Node.js
5 1 (1.05%) RESTful
5 1 (1.05%) SOAP
5 1 (1.05%) Spring Integration
5 1 (1.05%) WCF
5 1 (1.05%) WF
5 1 (1.05%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.32%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (4.21%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.16%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.11%) Contactless
5 2 (2.11%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.05%) CESG
6 1 (1.05%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (1.05%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.05%) Life Science
6 1 (1.05%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.05%) NHS
6 1 (1.05%) Replication
6 1 (1.05%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.05%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.16%) Android
1 3 (3.16%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.11%) Windows
3 1 (1.05%) Linux
3 1 (1.05%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (30.53%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (15.79%) SOA
3 11 (11.58%) DevOps
4 10 (10.53%) Microservices
5 9 (9.47%) CRM
5 9 (9.47%) E-Commerce
5 9 (9.47%) TOGAF
6 8 (8.42%) ERP
6 8 (8.42%) ITIL
6 8 (8.42%) Waterfall
7 7 (7.37%) PLM
8 6 (6.32%) Business Analysis
8 6 (6.32%) Enterprise Architecture
8 6 (6.32%) IT Strategy
8 6 (6.32%) Service Delivery
9 5 (5.26%) Business Transformation
9 5 (5.26%) Data Integration
9 5 (5.26%) Data Management
9 5 (5.26%) Migration
10 4 (4.21%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.42%) Java
2 5 (5.26%) SQL
3 4 (4.21%) PHP
4 3 (3.16%) C
4 3 (3.16%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.11%) Python
5 2 (2.11%) Ruby
6 1 (1.05%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (7.37%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.32%) Degree
2 6 (6.32%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.11%) ISEB
3 2 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.05%) CCNP
4 1 (1.05%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.05%) CISMP
4 1 (1.05%) CISSP
4 1 (1.05%) MCSE
4 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.21%) GDPR
2 3 (3.16%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.16%) QA
3 2 (2.11%) COBIT
3 2 (2.11%) PMO
3 2 (2.11%) SLA
4 1 (1.05%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.05%) EMIR
System Software
1 2 (2.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.05%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.16%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (2.11%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.05%) QRadar
3 1 (1.05%) Terraform
Vendors
1 20 (21.05%) SAP
2 11 (11.58%) Microsoft
3 9 (9.47%) Siemens
4 8 (8.42%) Oracle
5 6 (6.32%) IBM
6 5 (5.26%) IBM Sterling
7 4 (4.21%) Huawei
8 3 (3.16%) Avaya
8 3 (3.16%) Cisco
8 3 (3.16%) Guidewire
8 3 (3.16%) Infor
9 2 (2.11%) Bloomberg
9 2 (2.11%) Cloudera
9 2 (2.11%) FXall
9 2 (2.11%) IFS
9 2 (2.11%) MuleSoft
9 2 (2.11%) Pega
9 2 (2.11%) Reuters
10 1 (1.05%) AlienVault
10 1 (1.05%) Wallstreet Suite