The median contractor rate for a Lead Solutions Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 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.

Lead Solution Architect
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 542 611 576
Rank change year-on-year +69 -35  
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Solutions Architect 63 37 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.069% 0.092%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.072% 0.097%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 27 27
Median daily rate £600 £600 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £420 £490
10% offered a daily rate of more than £720 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £600 £550 £548
% change year-on-year +9.09% +0.45%  
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 42875 51263 50687
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.24% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27839 33245 30600
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 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1489 1590 2025
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

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 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lead Solutions Architect in the UK

Lead Solutions Architect
Top 28 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 29 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 +74 61 £600 - 7
London +64 46 £600 -2.04% 3
South East +17 5 £625 +4.16%
West Midlands +16 4 £518 -5.90% 2
Buckinghamshire - 4 - -
Milton Keynes - 4 - -
East of England -2 2 £650 +18.61% 1
City of London -4 2 £700 +23.89%
South West -11 2 £625 +4.16%
Scotland - 2 - - 1
Warwickshire - 2 £575 -
Edinburgh - 2 - - 1
Berkshire +27 1 £625 +13.63%
Coventry +2 1 - -
Bristol +1 1 £625 -
Hertfordshire -2 1 £575 -8.00% 1
North East -8 1 £438 +16.66%
Tyne and Wear -11 1 £438 +16.66%
East Midlands - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £725 -
Suffolk - 1 £725 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £725 -
Watford - 1 £575 -
Warwick - 1 £575 -
Selby - 1 £725 -
Reading - 1 £625 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £438 -
Ipswich - 1 £725 -

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 50 (42.02%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (34.45%) Microsoft
3 29 (24.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 23 (19.33%) SQL Server
5 19 (15.97%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (15.97%) Office 365
6 18 (15.13%) Security Cleared
6 18 (15.13%) SC Cleared
6 18 (15.13%) Enterprise Architecture
6 18 (15.13%) SharePoint
7 17 (14.29%) CRM
7 17 (14.29%) TOGAF
7 17 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
7 17 (14.29%) Skype for Business
7 17 (14.29%) Skype
8 16 (13.45%) Finance
9 14 (11.76%) Java
9 14 (11.76%) IT Strategy
10 12 (10.08%) Oracle
10 12 (10.08%) SAP
10 12 (10.08%) PRINCE2
10 12 (10.08%) ERP
10 12 (10.08%) Banking
11 11 (9.24%) Project Management
12 9 (7.56%) SWIFT
12 9 (7.56%) Docker
13 8 (6.72%) SDLC
13 8 (6.72%) SEPA
14 7 (5.88%) HTML5
14 7 (5.88%) DV Cleared

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 (15.13%) SharePoint
2 17 (14.29%) Skype for Business
3 5 (4.20%) Confluence
4 3 (2.52%) Predix
5 2 (1.68%) CMS
5 2 (1.68%) SAS
6 1 (0.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.84%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.84%) CoreMedia CMS
6 1 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.84%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.84%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.84%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.84%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (5.04%) MS Excel
1 6 (5.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 17 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.68%) SAP CO
2 2 (1.68%) SAP FI
2 2 (1.68%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (1.68%) SAP FI-AA
2 2 (1.68%) SAP FSCM
2 2 (1.68%) SAP PS
3 1 (0.84%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.84%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.84%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.84%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.84%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.84%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 29 (24.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (15.97%) Office 365
3 7 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.52%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (2.52%) SaaS
5 2 (1.68%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.84%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.84%) IaaS
6 1 (0.84%) PaaS
6 1 (0.84%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 17 (14.29%) Skype
2 1 (0.84%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (0.84%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (0.84%) Extranet
2 1 (0.84%) Firewall
2 1 (0.84%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (19.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.20%) Oracle Database
2 5 (4.20%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (3.36%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (3.36%) MongoDB
3 4 (3.36%) MySQL
3 4 (3.36%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.52%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (2.52%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.52%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.68%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.84%) Big Data
6 1 (0.84%) Essbase
6 1 (0.84%) NonStop SQL
6 1 (0.84%) OLAP
6 1 (0.84%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.84%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (4.20%) JIRA
2 4 (3.36%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.36%) Selenium
3 1 (0.84%) JDeveloper
3 1 (0.84%) Rational Rose
General
1 16 (13.45%) Finance
2 12 (10.08%) Banking
3 6 (5.04%) Retail
4 3 (2.52%) Automotive
4 3 (2.52%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.68%) Marketing
5 2 (1.68%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.84%) Advertising
6 1 (0.84%) Front Office
6 1 (0.84%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (0.84%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.88%) HTML
1 7 (5.88%) HTML5
2 6 (5.04%) .NET
2 6 (5.04%) CSS
2 6 (5.04%) CSS3
2 6 (5.04%) Web Services
3 5 (4.20%) JSON
3 5 (4.20%) Spring
4 4 (3.36%) Ajax
4 4 (3.36%) Django
4 4 (3.36%) Middleware
4 4 (3.36%) REST
4 4 (3.36%) SOAP
5 3 (2.52%) Java EE
6 1 (0.84%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.84%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.84%) J2EE
6 1 (0.84%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.84%) RESTful
6 1 (0.84%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.56%) SWIFT
2 6 (5.04%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.20%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.52%) SCADA
5 2 (1.68%) Enterprise Cloud
5 2 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.68%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.84%) CESG
6 1 (0.84%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (0.84%) EPoS
6 1 (0.84%) Fintech
6 1 (0.84%) PKI
6 1 (0.84%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.84%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.04%) Linux
2 5 (4.20%) Windows
3 3 (2.52%) Android
3 3 (2.52%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.84%) CentOS
4 1 (0.84%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (42.02%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (15.97%) Stakeholder Management
3 18 (15.13%) Enterprise Architecture
4 17 (14.29%) CRM
4 17 (14.29%) TOGAF
5 14 (11.76%) IT Strategy
6 12 (10.08%) ERP
6 12 (10.08%) PRINCE2
7 11 (9.24%) Project Management
8 8 (6.72%) SDLC
9 7 (5.88%) Data Modelling
10 6 (5.04%) Knowledge Management
10 6 (5.04%) Scrum
10 6 (5.04%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 5 (4.20%) Business Analysis
11 5 (4.20%) Data Governance
11 5 (4.20%) Data Security
11 5 (4.20%) Information Architecture
11 5 (4.20%) Information Management
11 5 (4.20%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 14 (11.76%) Java
2 5 (4.20%) C#
2 5 (4.20%) Python
2 5 (4.20%) Ruby
3 4 (3.36%) Scala
4 3 (2.52%) SQL
4 3 (2.52%) VB.NET
5 2 (1.68%) Apple Swift
5 2 (1.68%) Objective-C
6 1 (0.84%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.84%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (15.13%) SC Cleared
1 18 (15.13%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.88%) DV Cleared
3 5 (4.20%) Degree
4 2 (1.68%) ISEB
4 2 (1.68%) VCAP
4 2 (1.68%) VCDX
4 2 (1.68%) VCP6
4 2 (1.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.84%) CISSP
5 1 (0.84%) CLAS
5 1 (0.84%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.72%) SEPA
2 2 (1.68%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.68%) QA
3 1 (0.84%) COBIT
3 1 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.84%) GPG13
3 1 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.84%) MiFID
System Software
1 9 (7.56%) Docker
2 4 (3.36%) LXC
2 4 (3.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.68%) vCloud
3 2 (1.68%) vSphere
4 1 (0.84%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (4.20%) Puppet
2 4 (3.36%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.68%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.68%) SCOM
4 1 (0.84%) Ansible
4 1 (0.84%) Terraform
4 1 (0.84%) vRealize
Vendors
1 41 (34.45%) Microsoft
2 12 (10.08%) Oracle
2 12 (10.08%) SAP
3 6 (5.04%) Pega
3 6 (5.04%) VMware
4 4 (3.36%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.52%) Bloomberg
5 3 (2.52%) Reuters
5 3 (2.52%) webMethods
6 2 (1.68%) Adobe
6 2 (1.68%) CA
6 2 (1.68%) FXall
6 2 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.84%) Ariba
7 1 (0.84%) Cisco
7 1 (0.84%) ESRI
7 1 (0.84%) HP
7 1 (0.84%) Hyperion
7 1 (0.84%) NetApp
7 1 (0.84%) Software AG
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