Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Microsoft Solutions Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 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.

Microsoft Solution Architect
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 865 846 835
Rank change year-on-year -19 -11 +38
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Solutions Architect 22 45 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.021% 0.043% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.045% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 28 35
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -9.52%
10th Percentile £466 £434 £434
90th Percentile £659 £638 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £600 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +33.33% -5.26% -14.22%
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 97742 99747 107875
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64508 65028 68632
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 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2923 3319 4120
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

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Solutions Architect in the UK

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Solutions Architect in the UK

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Solutions Architect over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Solutions Architect in the UK

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Solutions Architect within the UK over the 6 months to 23 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 -4 20 £550 - 2
London -30 13 £550 - 1
UK excluding London +27 6 £600 +33.33% 1
North of England +58 2 £600 +33.33%
South East +5 2 £606 +29.33% 1
Yorkshire - 2 £600 -
Scotland - 1 £475 -
East of England - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Microsoft 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 Microsoft Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 22 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (31.82%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (31.82%) Technical Architecture
4 5 (22.73%) Marketing
4 5 (22.73%) PaaS
4 5 (22.73%) FMCG
4 5 (22.73%) IaaS
5 4 (18.18%) Retail
6 3 (13.64%) TOGAF
6 3 (13.64%) Finance
6 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
6 3 (13.64%) .NET
6 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (13.64%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (13.64%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (9.09%) DevOps
7 2 (9.09%) ArchiMate
7 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (9.09%) Office 365
7 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (9.09%) Java EE
7 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (9.09%) J2EE
7 2 (9.09%) Oracle
7 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
7 2 (9.09%) C#
7 2 (9.09%) Java

Microsoft 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 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
2 2 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.55%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (31.82%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (22.73%) IaaS
2 5 (22.73%) PaaS
3 3 (13.64%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (9.09%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.55%) Power BI
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MorphX
1 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (22.73%) Marketing
2 4 (18.18%) Retail
3 3 (13.64%) Finance
4 1 (4.55%) Advertising
4 1 (4.55%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) .NET
2 2 (9.09%) J2EE
2 2 (9.09%) Java EE
3 1 (4.55%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) FMCG
2 3 (13.64%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Technical Architecture
2 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (13.64%) TOGAF
3 2 (9.09%) ArchiMate
3 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (9.09%) CRM
3 2 (9.09%) DevOps
3 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce
3 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (9.09%) UML
4 1 (4.55%) Business Process Analysis
4 1 (4.55%) Business Transformation
4 1 (4.55%) Data Governance
4 1 (4.55%) Data Strategy
4 1 (4.55%) Presales
4 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (4.55%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) C#
1 2 (9.09%) Java
2 1 (4.55%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) X++
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 22 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (4.55%) Tableau