The median contractor rate for a Senior Solutions Architect was £575 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.

Senior Solution Architect
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 563 610 590
Rank change year-on-year +47 -20  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Solutions Architect 24 42 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.052% 0.079% 0.082%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.083% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 25 24
Median daily rate £575 £563 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +4.65%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £470 £458
10% offered a daily rate of more than £679 £665 £693
UK excluding London median daily rate £533 £563 £538
% change year-on-year -5.33% +4.65%  
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%  

Senior Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Solutions Architect in the UK

Senior Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Solutions Architect in the UK

Senior Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Solutions Architect over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Solutions Architect in the UK

Senior Solutions Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Solutions Architect in the UK

Senior Solutions Architect
Top 24 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior 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 +31 24 £575 +2.22% 7
London 0 8 £648 +3.60% 4
West Midlands +29 6 £496 -9.79%
Shropshire - 6 £496 -
South East +37 4 £619 +7.60% 1
City of London - 4 £624 - 1
Telford - 4 £496 -
Berkshire +17 2 £534 -7.17%
South West 0 2 £515 -17.60% 1
Wiltshire - 2 £515 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £563 -
North East - 2 £563 -
Swindon - 2 £515 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 2 £563 -
North West +22 1 £575 +13.58% 1
Reading +13 1 £455 -
Hampshire +7 1 £625 +11.40% 1
Merseyside -1 1 £575 +27.77%
Hertfordshire -3 1 £550 +10.00%
East of England -7 1 £550 +10.00%
Surrey - 1 £625 -
Liverpool - 1 £575 -
Havant - 1 £625 -
Newbury - 1 £613 -

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, Senior 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 Senior Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 26 (30.23%) Finance
2 19 (22.09%) Banking
3 18 (20.93%) Configuration Management
4 17 (19.77%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (18.60%) Ruby
5 16 (18.60%) JIRA
5 16 (18.60%) Windows
5 16 (18.60%) Linux
5 16 (18.60%) Microsoft Azure
5 16 (18.60%) Docker
5 16 (18.60%) Public Cloud
6 15 (17.44%) Terraform
6 15 (17.44%) Confluence
6 15 (17.44%) Puppet
6 15 (17.44%) Python
6 15 (17.44%) PostgreSQL
7 14 (16.28%) SOA
7 14 (16.28%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (16.28%) Retail
7 14 (16.28%) Bash Shell
7 14 (16.28%) Amazon AWS
7 14 (16.28%) CentOS
7 14 (16.28%) Ansible
7 14 (16.28%) Elasticsearch
8 13 (15.12%) Security Cleared
9 12 (13.95%) Java
9 12 (13.95%) .NET
10 11 (12.79%) CRM
10 11 (12.79%) Data Architecture
11 9 (10.47%) SC Cleared

Senior 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 15 (17.44%) Confluence
2 14 (16.28%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (10.47%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (4.65%) IIS
5 3 (3.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (3.49%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.33%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.16%) nginx
7 1 (1.16%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (5.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.16%) Maximo
2 1 (1.16%) Pega PRPC
2 1 (1.16%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 16 (18.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (16.28%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.33%) GitHub
3 2 (2.33%) PaaS
4 1 (1.16%) Force.com
4 1 (1.16%) IaaS
4 1 (1.16%) Office 365
4 1 (1.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.65%) Firewall
1 4 (4.65%) Internet
2 2 (2.33%) Telepresence
3 1 (1.16%) Network Security
3 1 (1.16%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (17.44%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (6.98%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 4 (4.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (4.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.33%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.16%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.16%) MySQL
6 1 (1.16%) NewSQL
6 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.16%) Pentaho
6 1 (1.16%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (18.60%) JIRA
2 4 (4.65%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (2.33%) Maven
4 1 (1.16%) Ant
4 1 (1.16%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.16%) Selenium
General
1 26 (30.23%) Finance
2 19 (22.09%) Banking
3 14 (16.28%) Retail
4 5 (5.81%) Manufacturing
4 5 (5.81%) Marketing
5 2 (2.33%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.33%) Law
6 1 (1.16%) Back Office
6 1 (1.16%) Front Office
6 1 (1.16%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.95%) .NET
2 6 (6.98%) Middleware
3 5 (5.81%) Web Services
4 4 (4.65%) SOAP
5 3 (3.49%) IBM Integration Bus
5 3 (3.49%) REST
5 3 (3.49%) SAP PI
5 3 (3.49%) Spring
6 2 (2.33%) JSON
6 2 (2.33%) Software Packaging
7 1 (1.16%) Ajax
7 1 (1.16%) CSS
7 1 (1.16%) CSS3
7 1 (1.16%) Django
7 1 (1.16%) HTML
7 1 (1.16%) HTML5
7 1 (1.16%) J2EE
7 1 (1.16%) Mason
7 1 (1.16%) RESTful
7 1 (1.16%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.60%) Public Cloud
2 5 (5.81%) Social Media
3 4 (4.65%) Market Risk
4 3 (3.49%) Credit Risk
4 3 (3.49%) Digital Media
4 3 (3.49%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (3.49%) SCADA
4 3 (3.49%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.33%) BYOD
5 2 (2.33%) Fintech
6 1 (1.16%) CESG
6 1 (1.16%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.16%) FMCG
6 1 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.16%) Robotics
6 1 (1.16%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.16%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (18.60%) Linux
1 16 (18.60%) Windows
2 14 (16.28%) CentOS
3 1 (1.16%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (20.93%) Configuration Management
2 17 (19.77%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (16.28%) SOA
3 14 (16.28%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (12.79%) CRM
4 11 (12.79%) Data Architecture
5 9 (10.47%) E-Commerce
6 8 (9.30%) Analytics
6 8 (9.30%) Data Integration
7 6 (6.98%) Risk Management
7 6 (6.98%) UML
8 5 (5.81%) ETL
8 5 (5.81%) Microservices
8 5 (5.81%) Prototyping
8 5 (5.81%) TDD
9 4 (4.65%) Creative Problem-Solving
9 4 (4.65%) Information Management
9 4 (4.65%) Logistics
9 4 (4.65%) Monte Carlo Method
9 4 (4.65%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 16 (18.60%) Ruby
2 15 (17.44%) Python
3 14 (16.28%) Bash Shell
4 12 (13.95%) Java
5 1 (1.16%) Apex Code
5 1 (1.16%) C++
5 1 (1.16%) Scala
5 1 (1.16%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 13 (15.12%) Security Cleared
2 9 (10.47%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.33%) Degree
3 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.16%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (1.16%) CISSP
4 1 (1.16%) CITP
4 1 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.16%) IISP
4 1 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.16%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.49%) Solvency II
2 1 (1.16%) GDPR
System Software
1 16 (18.60%) Docker
2 1 (1.16%) LXC
2 1 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (17.44%) Puppet
1 15 (17.44%) Terraform
2 14 (16.28%) Ansible
3 4 (4.65%) MOM
4 1 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (9.30%) Microsoft
1 8 (9.30%) Oracle
2 7 (8.14%) Pega
3 6 (6.98%) SAP
4 4 (4.65%) IBM
5 3 (3.49%) Guidewire
5 3 (3.49%) MuleSoft
6 1 (1.16%) AppDynamics
6 1 (1.16%) Ericsson
6 1 (1.16%) HP
6 1 (1.16%) Huawei
6 1 (1.16%) hybris
6 1 (1.16%) Nokia
6 1 (1.16%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.16%) Samsung
6 1 (1.16%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.16%) Virgin Media
6 1 (1.16%) VMware
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