The median contractor rate for a Lead Solutions Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 546 606 598
Rank change year-on-year +60 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Solutions Architect 41 46 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.089% 0.087% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.093% 0.091% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 28 19
Median daily rate £550 £565 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.65% +2.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £472 £473
10% offered a daily rate of more than £628 £725 £653
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £535 £600
% change year-on-year +2.80% -10.83%  
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 43855 50329 53147
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.86% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28363 32827 33406
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1495 2037
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Lead Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lead Solutions Architect in the UK

Lead Solutions Architect
Top 26 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 3 months to 25 June 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 +40 36 £550 -1.34% 5
London -1 15 £550 -10.20%
North West - 7 £600 - 1
East Midlands - 6 £410 -
Derby - 4 £408 -
Derbyshire - 4 £408 -
Merseyside - 4 £625 -
Yorkshire +15 3 - - 3
West Yorkshire +14 3 - - 3
West Midlands +23 2 £488 -18.75%
Bradford +6 2 - - 2
Manchester - 2 £563 - 1
Leeds +18 1 - -
Midlands +12 1 - -
City of London +3 1 £375 -37.50%
Luton - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 £550 -
Telford - 1 £425 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £550 -
Cheshire - 1 £501 -
Bristol - 1 £625 -
Solihull - 1 £550 -
Shropshire - 1 £425 -
East of England - 1 - -
South West - 1 £625 -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 37 (34.91%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (33.02%) Microsoft
3 28 (26.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 21 (19.81%) SQL Server
5 19 (17.92%) Office 365
6 18 (16.98%) SharePoint
7 17 (16.04%) Skype for Business
7 17 (16.04%) Skype
8 16 (15.09%) SC Cleared
8 16 (15.09%) Security Cleared
8 16 (15.09%) Finance
9 15 (14.15%) CRM
10 13 (12.26%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (10.38%) Dynamics CRM
11 11 (10.38%) PRINCE2
11 11 (10.38%) Enterprise Architecture
11 11 (10.38%) IT Strategy
12 10 (9.43%) Business Analysis
13 9 (8.49%) Retail
13 9 (8.49%) Data Modelling
13 9 (8.49%) Oracle
14 8 (7.55%) .NET
14 8 (7.55%) TOGAF
14 8 (7.55%) Enterprise Software
15 7 (6.60%) High Availability
15 7 (6.60%) Project Management
15 7 (6.60%) SOA
16 6 (5.66%) Windows
16 6 (5.66%) ITIL
16 6 (5.66%) Java

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 18 (16.98%) SharePoint
2 17 (16.04%) Skype for Business
3 5 (4.72%) CMS
4 4 (3.77%) CoreMedia CMS
4 4 (3.77%) Sitecore CMS
4 4 (3.77%) WebSphere
4 4 (3.77%) WinCC
5 3 (2.83%) Confluence
6 2 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.89%) SAS
7 1 (0.94%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.94%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.94%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (5.66%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 11 (10.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.77%) Oracle Financials
2 4 (3.77%) Teamcenter
3 2 (1.89%) SAP FSCM
4 1 (0.94%) Magento
4 1 (0.94%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.94%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.94%) Shopify
4 1 (0.94%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 28 (26.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (17.92%) Office 365
3 6 (5.66%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.89%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.94%) IaaS
5 1 (0.94%) PaaS
5 1 (0.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (16.04%) Skype
2 4 (3.77%) MVNO
3 2 (1.89%) Extranet
3 2 (1.89%) Firewall
3 2 (1.89%) Intranet
4 1 (0.94%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.94%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (0.94%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.94%) LAN
4 1 (0.94%) NAS
4 1 (0.94%) SAN
4 1 (0.94%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (19.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.83%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.89%) Big Data
3 2 (1.89%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.89%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.89%) OLAP
3 2 (1.89%) OLTP
3 2 (1.89%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.89%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.89%) SAP BW
3 2 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.94%) MySQL
4 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.94%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 3 (2.83%) JIRA
2 1 (0.94%) JDeveloper
2 1 (0.94%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.94%) Selenium
2 1 (0.94%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 16 (15.09%) Finance
2 9 (8.49%) Retail
3 6 (5.66%) Manufacturing
4 5 (4.72%) Banking
4 5 (4.72%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.77%) Billing
6 2 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.94%) Advertising
7 1 (0.94%) Front Office
7 1 (0.94%) Games
7 1 (0.94%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.55%) .NET
2 5 (4.72%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.83%) REST
3 3 (2.83%) SOAP
4 2 (1.89%) CSS
4 2 (1.89%) CSS3
4 2 (1.89%) HTML
4 2 (1.89%) HTML5
4 2 (1.89%) WCF
4 2 (1.89%) WF
4 2 (1.89%) Windows Identity Foundation
4 2 (1.89%) XML
5 1 (0.94%) Ajax
5 1 (0.94%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.94%) Django
5 1 (0.94%) JSON
5 1 (0.94%) Middleware
5 1 (0.94%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.94%) Spring
5 1 (0.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.55%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (3.77%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.83%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.89%) Enterprise Cloud
4 2 (1.89%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.94%) Clustering
5 1 (0.94%) Contactless
5 1 (0.94%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.94%) EPoS
5 1 (0.94%) Online Games
5 1 (0.94%) PKI
5 1 (0.94%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.94%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.94%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.66%) Windows
2 4 (3.77%) Linux
3 2 (1.89%) Android
3 2 (1.89%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.89%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (34.91%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (14.15%) CRM
3 13 (12.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (10.38%) Enterprise Architecture
4 11 (10.38%) IT Strategy
4 11 (10.38%) PRINCE2
5 10 (9.43%) Business Analysis
6 9 (8.49%) Data Modelling
7 8 (7.55%) TOGAF
8 7 (6.60%) High Availability
8 7 (6.60%) Project Management
8 7 (6.60%) SOA
9 6 (5.66%) Data Integration
9 6 (5.66%) E-Commerce
9 6 (5.66%) ITIL
9 6 (5.66%) Knowledge Management
9 6 (5.66%) SDLC
10 5 (4.72%) Customer Requirements
10 5 (4.72%) Data Security
10 5 (4.72%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.66%) Java
2 4 (3.77%) SQL
3 3 (2.83%) Python
3 3 (2.83%) Ruby
4 2 (1.89%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.94%) Apple Swift
5 1 (0.94%) C
5 1 (0.94%) C#
5 1 (0.94%) Objective-C
5 1 (0.94%) Scala
Qualifications
1 16 (15.09%) SC Cleared
1 16 (15.09%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.66%) Degree
3 5 (4.72%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.94%) CBAP
5 1 (0.94%) CCNA
5 1 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.94%) ISEB
5 1 (0.94%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.94%) MCSE
5 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.94%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (0.94%) VCAP
5 1 (0.94%) VCDX
5 1 (0.94%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.77%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.89%) QA
3 1 (0.94%) COBIT
3 1 (0.94%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.94%) GDPR
3 1 (0.94%) GPG13
3 1 (0.94%) MiFID
3 1 (0.94%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (3.77%) Docker
1 4 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.94%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.94%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.94%) LXC
2 1 (0.94%) vCloud
2 1 (0.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (2.83%) Puppet
2 2 (1.89%) Ansible
2 2 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.89%) SCOM
2 2 (1.89%) Terraform
3 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.94%) vRealize
Vendors
1 35 (33.02%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.49%) Oracle
3 6 (5.66%) Pega
4 5 (4.72%) Red Hat
4 5 (4.72%) VMware
5 4 (3.77%) Adobe
5 4 (3.77%) Huawei
5 4 (3.77%) Siemens
5 4 (3.77%) Sitecore
5 4 (3.77%) webMethods
6 3 (2.83%) Bloomberg
6 3 (2.83%) Reuters
6 3 (2.83%) SAP
7 2 (1.89%) Cisco
7 2 (1.89%) FXall
7 2 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.94%) CyberArk
8 1 (0.94%) Guidewire
8 1 (0.94%) IBM
8 1 (0.94%) IFS
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago