Period
to 9 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Solutions Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 820 842 810
Rank change year-on-year +22 -32 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Solutions Architect 77 44 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.074% 0.043% 0.081%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.078% 0.045% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 27 51
UK median daily rate £600 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% - -12.00%
10th Percentile £441 £473 £438
90th Percentile £753 £755 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £600 £538 £550
% change year-on-year +11.63% -2.27% -15.38%
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 98,876 97,253 98,078
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.93% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 65,458 64,424 63,970
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £270 £258 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,055 2,850 3,319
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.79 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.74 £17.50
% change year-on-year -1.35% +1.37% -

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 9 December 2018.

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 13 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 9 December 2018. 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 +16 67 £625 +8.70% 19
UK excluding London -16 42 £600 +11.63% 15
London +28 35 £638 -1.92% 5
South East -13 13 £600 +9.09% 5
Scotland -7 10 £556 +5.95% 1
South West -27 8 £750 +42.86% 3
North of England -13 5 £575 +13.52% 2
East of England -5 4 £525 - 1
Yorkshire -5 4 £550 +6.80%
Midlands -10 2 £725 +28.89% 3
East Midlands +11 1 £725 +31.82%
North East -12 1 £700 +40.56%
West Midlands -20 1 - - 3

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

For the 6 months to 9 December 2018, 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 20 (25.97%) Microservices
2 19 (24.68%) Enterprise Architecture
3 18 (23.38%) Java
4 15 (19.48%) Oracle
5 14 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 14 (18.18%) Finance
5 14 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
6 13 (16.88%) Security Cleared
6 13 (16.88%) IT Strategy
7 12 (15.58%) Amazon AWS
8 11 (14.29%) Banking
9 10 (12.99%) Technical Architecture
9 10 (12.99%) Degree
9 10 (12.99%) SOAP
9 10 (12.99%) Web Services
9 10 (12.99%) SQL
9 10 (12.99%) Waterfall
10 9 (11.69%) REST
10 9 (11.69%) TOGAF
11 8 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (9.09%) Oracle Database 12c
12 7 (9.09%) Oracle Database
12 7 (9.09%) MongoDB
12 7 (9.09%) NoSQL
12 7 (9.09%) SC Cleared
12 7 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (9.09%) .NET
12 7 (9.09%) PL/SQL
12 7 (9.09%) SQL Server

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 4 (5.19%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.90%) FileNet
2 3 (3.90%) SAS
3 2 (2.60%) Appian
3 2 (2.60%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (2.60%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (2.60%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.30%) Moodle
4 1 (1.30%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.30%) NServiceBus
4 1 (1.30%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (3.90%) Chatbot
2 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 14 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (15.58%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (7.79%) Office 365
4 4 (5.19%) IaaS
5 3 (3.90%) PaaS
5 3 (3.90%) Serverless
6 2 (2.60%) SaaS
7 1 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.30%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.30%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
7 1 (1.30%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (1.30%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (1.30%) OneDrive
7 1 (1.30%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.90%) Firewall
2 2 (2.60%) DMZ
2 2 (2.60%) Skype
2 2 (2.60%) VSAN
2 2 (2.60%) WAN
3 1 (1.30%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (1.30%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.09%) MongoDB
1 7 (9.09%) NoSQL
1 7 (9.09%) Oracle Database
1 7 (9.09%) Oracle Database 12c
1 7 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (5.19%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.90%) Adabas
4 3 (3.90%) Big Data
4 3 (3.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.60%) MarkLogic
5 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (2.60%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.30%) Amazon Aurora
6 1 (1.30%) Data Lake
6 1 (1.30%) GIS
6 1 (1.30%) HDInsight
6 1 (1.30%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 7 (9.09%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.30%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.30%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 14 (18.18%) Finance
2 11 (14.29%) Banking
3 6 (7.79%) Retail
4 2 (2.60%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.30%) Electronics
5 1 (1.30%) German Language
5 1 (1.30%) Law
5 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.30%) Marketing
5 1 (1.30%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.99%) SOAP
1 10 (12.99%) Web Services
2 9 (11.69%) REST
3 7 (9.09%) .NET
4 4 (5.19%) OAuth
5 3 (3.90%) J2EE
5 3 (3.90%) Natural Language Processing
6 2 (2.60%) AngularJS
6 2 (2.60%) Drools
6 2 (2.60%) jQuery
6 2 (2.60%) Middleware
6 2 (2.60%) React
6 2 (2.60%) SAML
6 2 (2.60%) Spring
7 1 (1.30%) Angular 2
7 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (1.30%) JSON
7 1 (1.30%) JSP
7 1 (1.30%) NHibernate
7 1 (1.30%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.49%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.19%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (5.19%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.90%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.60%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.60%) Cloud Native
5 2 (2.60%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.60%) Robotics
5 2 (2.60%) User Experience
6 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.30%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.30%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.30%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.79%) Linux
1 6 (7.79%) Windows
2 5 (6.49%) Unix
3 2 (2.60%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.30%) AIX
4 1 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.30%) Solaris
4 1 (1.30%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.30%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (25.97%) Microservices
2 19 (24.68%) Enterprise Architecture
3 14 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (16.88%) IT Strategy
5 10 (12.99%) Technical Architecture
5 10 (12.99%) Waterfall
6 9 (11.69%) TOGAF
7 7 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (9.09%) Technical Leadership
8 6 (7.79%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (7.79%) CRM
8 6 (7.79%) Mentoring
8 6 (7.79%) Software Delivery
8 6 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (6.49%) Collaborative Working
9 5 (6.49%) Data Protection
9 5 (6.49%) Migration
9 5 (6.49%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (6.49%) Workflow
10 4 (5.19%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 18 (23.38%) Java
2 10 (12.99%) SQL
3 7 (9.09%) PL/SQL
4 4 (5.19%) PowerShell
5 3 (3.90%) Natural
6 2 (2.60%) C#
6 2 (2.60%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.30%) C
7 1 (1.30%) C++
7 1 (1.30%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (16.88%) Security Cleared
2 10 (12.99%) Degree
3 7 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.19%) TOGAF Certification
5 3 (3.90%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.60%) CCNA
6 2 (2.60%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.60%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.60%) MCSD
6 2 (2.60%) MCSE
6 2 (2.60%) MCTS
6 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.60%) PMI Certification
6 2 (2.60%) PMP
7 1 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.90%) GDPR
2 2 (2.60%) QA
3 1 (1.30%) HMG Infosec
3 1 (1.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (1.30%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.30%) PSD2
System Software
1 7 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.90%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.30%) Docker
4 1 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (5.19%) vRealize
2 3 (3.90%) SCCM
3 2 (2.60%) CA Single Sign-On
3 2 (2.60%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (2.60%) Terraform
4 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.30%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (19.48%) Oracle
2 14 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 7 (9.09%) IBM
4 6 (7.79%) Citrix
5 4 (5.19%) VMware
6 2 (2.60%) CA
6 2 (2.60%) Pega
6 2 (2.60%) SAP
7 1 (1.30%) Ariba
7 1 (1.30%) Cisco
7 1 (1.30%) Dell
7 1 (1.30%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.30%) RightScale