Period
to 18 July 2019

The median contractor rate for a Senior Solutions Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 July 2019.

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
6 months to
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 754 809 777
Rank change year-on-year +55 -32 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Solutions Architect 88 83 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.095% 0.080% 0.071%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.085% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 54 49
UK median daily rate £600 £600 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.09% -2.22%
10th Percentile £463 £519 £466
90th Percentile £748 £716 £690
UK excluding London median daily rate £600 £600 £520
% change year-on-year - +15.38% -7.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median hourly rate - £72.50 -
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 87,535 98,160 90,229
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.49% 94.85% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,549 64,291 58,477
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £263 £269 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £619
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,925 3,167 2,923
UK median hourly rate £19.81 £18.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.05% -1.07% -3.78%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.17 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year +5.71% -1.52% -6.47%

Senior Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 18 July 2019.

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 15 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 6 months to 18 July 2019. 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 +75 85 £600 -4.00% 30
UK excluding London +47 49 £600 - 22
London +54 39 £600 -4.00% 9
South East +38 21 £628 +4.58% 3
North of England +47 11 £600 - 3
South West -11 10 £600 -25.00% 3
North West +20 8 £600 -4.00% 2
Midlands +12 3 £410 -21.15% 6
North East +23 2 £650 +66.67%
East of England +12 2 £558 -3.04% 6
West Midlands +10 2 - - 5
Yorkshire +26 1 - - 1
East Midlands +20 1 £410 -18.00% 1
Scotland -2 1 £638 +6.25%
Channel Islands - 1 £525 -

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

For the 6 months to 18 July 2019, Senior Solutions Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Senior Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 32 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (25.00%) Finance
3 19 (21.59%) Microsoft
4 18 (20.45%) Migration
5 17 (19.32%) Microsoft Azure
6 13 (14.77%) Enterprise Architecture
7 12 (13.64%) Security Cleared
8 11 (12.50%) CRM
9 10 (11.36%) E-Commerce
9 10 (11.36%) SOA
9 10 (11.36%) TOGAF
9 10 (11.36%) Amazon AWS
9 10 (11.36%) Analytics
9 10 (11.36%) DevOps
9 10 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (11.36%) IT Strategy
10 9 (10.23%) Architectural Design
10 9 (10.23%) Microservices
10 9 (10.23%) Technical Architecture
10 9 (10.23%) Banking
10 9 (10.23%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (10.23%) Python
10 9 (10.23%) Web Services
10 9 (10.23%) Java
11 8 (9.09%) Active Directory
12 7 (7.95%) B2C
12 7 (7.95%) XML
12 7 (7.95%) SOAP
12 7 (7.95%) UML
12 7 (7.95%) Retail

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 5 (5.68%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (3.41%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.27%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.14%) Apache
5 1 (1.14%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.14%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.14%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.27%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.14%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (2.27%) Adobe Campaign
1 2 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.27%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.14%) SAP BPC
2 1 (1.14%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.14%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.14%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.14%) SAP FI-AR
2 1 (1.14%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (1.14%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 17 (19.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (11.36%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (5.68%) Apigee
3 5 (5.68%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
3 5 (5.68%) Salesforce Service Cloud
4 4 (4.55%) AWS Lambda
4 4 (4.55%) IaaS
4 4 (4.55%) Office 365
4 4 (4.55%) Serverless
5 3 (3.41%) OneDrive
5 3 (3.41%) PaaS
6 2 (2.27%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (2.27%) Amazon ECS
6 2 (2.27%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (2.27%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (2.27%) Power Platform
6 2 (2.27%) SaaS
7 1 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.14%) Force.com
7 1 (1.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.55%) WAN
2 3 (3.41%) Skype
2 3 (3.41%) VPN
3 2 (2.27%) DAB
3 2 (2.27%) Firewall
4 1 (1.14%) LAN
4 1 (1.14%) NAS
4 1 (1.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 2 (2.27%) Data Lake
1 2 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (2.27%) Hadoop
1 2 (2.27%) HBase
1 2 (2.27%) NoSQL
1 2 (2.27%) Power BI
2 1 (1.14%) Apache Hive
2 1 (1.14%) Big Data
2 1 (1.14%) BigQuery
2 1 (1.14%) Data Mart
2 1 (1.14%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.14%) GIS
2 1 (1.14%) HDInsight
2 1 (1.14%) Looker
2 1 (1.14%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.14%) NewSQL
2 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (1.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.27%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.27%) JIRA
2 1 (1.14%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (1.14%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (25.00%) Finance
2 9 (10.23%) Banking
3 7 (7.95%) Marketing
3 7 (7.95%) Retail
4 2 (2.27%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.14%) Billing
5 1 (1.14%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.14%) Law
5 1 (1.14%) Legal
5 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.14%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.23%) Web Services
2 7 (7.95%) SOAP
2 7 (7.95%) XML
3 5 (5.68%) Spring
4 4 (4.55%) Django
4 4 (4.55%) Flask
4 4 (4.55%) Kafka
4 4 (4.55%) Spring Boot
5 3 (3.41%) .NET
5 3 (3.41%) CSS
5 3 (3.41%) HTML
5 3 (3.41%) JSON
5 3 (3.41%) JSP
5 3 (3.41%) REST
6 1 (1.14%) BAPI
6 1 (1.14%) LDAP
6 1 (1.14%) Middleware
6 1 (1.14%) Natural Language Processing
6 1 (1.14%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (1.14%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.82%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.55%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (3.41%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.27%) Marketing Technology
5 2 (2.27%) User Experience
5 2 (2.27%) Web 2.0
6 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.14%) HACMP
6 1 (1.14%) Life Science
6 1 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.82%) Linux
1 6 (6.82%) Windows
2 4 (4.55%) Windows 10
3 2 (2.27%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.14%) Solaris
4 1 (1.14%) Unix
4 1 (1.14%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (20.45%) Migration
3 13 (14.77%) Enterprise Architecture
4 11 (12.50%) CRM
5 10 (11.36%) Analytics
5 10 (11.36%) DevOps
5 10 (11.36%) E-Commerce
5 10 (11.36%) IT Strategy
5 10 (11.36%) SOA
5 10 (11.36%) TOGAF
6 9 (10.23%) Architectural Design
6 9 (10.23%) Microservices
6 9 (10.23%) Technical Architecture
7 7 (7.95%) B2C
7 7 (7.95%) Scrum
7 7 (7.95%) UML
8 6 (6.82%) Data Science
8 6 (6.82%) Mentoring
8 6 (6.82%) Software Engineering
8 6 (6.82%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.23%) Java
1 9 (10.23%) Python
2 6 (6.82%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.41%) C
3 3 (3.41%) C++
3 3 (3.41%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.27%) C#
4 2 (2.27%) SQL
5 1 (1.14%) Perl
5 1 (1.14%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.14%) R
Qualifications
1 12 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.95%) Degree
3 6 (6.82%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (2.27%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.14%) CISMP
6 1 (1.14%) CISSP
6 1 (1.14%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (1.14%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.55%) HMG Infosec
1 4 (4.55%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 4 (4.55%) JSP 440
2 2 (2.27%) QA
3 1 (1.14%) GDPR
3 1 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.14%) Docker
3 1 (1.14%) HDFS
3 1 (1.14%) KVM
3 1 (1.14%) vCloud
3 1 (1.14%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (4.55%) SCCM
2 3 (3.41%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.27%) Puppet
3 2 (2.27%) Terraform
4 1 (1.14%) Grafana
4 1 (1.14%) Packer
4 1 (1.14%) Prometheus
4 1 (1.14%) SCOM
4 1 (1.14%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.14%) vRealize
Vendors
1 19 (21.59%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.23%) Salesforce.com
3 6 (6.82%) Oracle
3 6 (6.82%) SAP
4 5 (5.68%) VMware
5 4 (4.55%) Adobe
5 4 (4.55%) Google
6 2 (2.27%) ATG
6 2 (2.27%) Elastic Path
6 2 (2.27%) EMC
6 2 (2.27%) Pega
7 1 (1.14%) 3PAR
7 1 (1.14%) Avaya
7 1 (1.14%) Citrix
7 1 (1.14%) NetApp
7 1 (1.14%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.14%) Splunk
7 1 (1.14%) Tableau
7 1 (1.14%) Talend
7 1 (1.14%) Veritas