Period
to 19 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Solutions Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 812 807 825
Rank change year-on-year -5 +18 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Solutions Architect 85 62 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.083% 0.064% 0.088%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.088% 0.068% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 39 55
UK median daily rate £600 £550 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -2.22% -8.16%
10th Percentile £513 £467 £425
90th Percentile £723 £702 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £600 £525 £562
% change year-on-year +14.29% -6.54% -12.74%
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 96,976 91,624 103,086
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.87% 94.99% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,463 59,515 67,206
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,115 2,815 3,125
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +5.67%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £48.75 £46.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% -5.26% +9.99%

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 19 August 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 14 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 19 August 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 -25 65 £625 +13.64% 21
UK excluding London -10 55 £600 +14.29% 15
London -16 29 £625 -0.79% 9
Scotland - 19 £588 - 2
South West -5 11 £800 +53.85% 1
South East -19 9 £600 -1.03% 8
Midlands -19 6 £540 +8.84%
East of England +3 5 £550 - 2
North of England -19 5 £600 +10.09% 1
East Midlands - 3 £500 -
North West -6 2 £625 +8.70% 1
Yorkshire -8 2 £575 +11.65%
West Midlands -37 2 £618 +24.46%
North East -7 1 £390 -30.76%

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

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 28 (32.94%) Finance
2 25 (29.41%) Java
3 21 (24.71%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (18.82%) Enterprise Architecture
5 15 (17.65%) Microservices
6 14 (16.47%) SQL
6 14 (16.47%) Oracle
7 13 (15.29%) Waterfall
8 12 (14.12%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (12.94%) SOAP
9 11 (12.94%) Web Services
9 11 (12.94%) REST
10 10 (11.76%) Security Cleared
11 9 (10.59%) Microsoft Azure
11 9 (10.59%) MongoDB
11 9 (10.59%) NoSQL
11 9 (10.59%) Mentoring
11 9 (10.59%) Oracle Database 12c
11 9 (10.59%) Oracle Database
11 9 (10.59%) PL/SQL
11 9 (10.59%) Oracle Forms
11 9 (10.59%) Degree
11 9 (10.59%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (9.41%) Banking
12 8 (9.41%) Linux
12 8 (9.41%) Software Delivery
12 8 (9.41%) Amazon AWS
13 7 (8.24%) UML
13 7 (8.24%) ERP
13 7 (8.24%) Microsoft

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 3 (3.53%) FileNet
1 3 (3.53%) SAS
2 2 (2.35%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (2.35%) Confluence
2 2 (2.35%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.18%) Apache
3 1 (1.18%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.18%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.18%) JBoss
3 1 (1.18%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.18%) NServiceBus
3 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.18%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (2.35%) SAP BPC
1 2 (2.35%) SAP ERP
1 2 (2.35%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (1.18%) Infor M3
2 1 (1.18%) SAP CRM
2 1 (1.18%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (9.41%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (5.88%) IaaS
4 4 (4.71%) PaaS
5 3 (3.53%) SaaS
6 2 (2.35%) Amazon EMR
6 2 (2.35%) Azure Machine Learning
6 2 (2.35%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (2.35%) Office 365
7 1 (1.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (1.18%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (1.18%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (1.18%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (1.18%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (1.18%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
7 1 (1.18%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (1.18%) OneDrive
7 1 (1.18%) Serverless
7 1 (1.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (1.18%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.53%) WAN
2 2 (2.35%) Firewall
3 1 (1.18%) LAN
3 1 (1.18%) Skype
3 1 (1.18%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (1.18%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.18%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.59%) MongoDB
1 9 (10.59%) NoSQL
1 9 (10.59%) Oracle Database
1 9 (10.59%) Oracle Database 12c
2 5 (5.88%) Big Data
3 4 (4.71%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.53%) Adabas
5 2 (2.35%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.35%) SAP BW
5 2 (2.35%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.18%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (1.18%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.18%) Data Lake
6 1 (1.18%) Flink
6 1 (1.18%) GIS
6 1 (1.18%) HDInsight
6 1 (1.18%) Power BI
6 1 (1.18%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (10.59%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (3.53%) JIRA
3 1 (1.18%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.18%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 28 (32.94%) Finance
2 8 (9.41%) Banking
3 5 (5.88%) Retail
4 2 (2.35%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.35%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.18%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.94%) REST
1 11 (12.94%) SOAP
1 11 (12.94%) Web Services
2 5 (5.88%) .NET
3 4 (4.71%) HTML
3 4 (4.71%) Spring
4 3 (3.53%) AngularJS
4 3 (3.53%) J2EE
4 3 (3.53%) jQuery
4 3 (3.53%) React
5 2 (2.35%) HTML5
5 2 (2.35%) JSON
5 2 (2.35%) JSP
5 2 (2.35%) OAuth
5 2 (2.35%) Spring Integration
6 1 (1.18%) Apache CXF
6 1 (1.18%) Kafka
6 1 (1.18%) Node.js
6 1 (1.18%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (1.18%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (7.06%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (3.53%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.53%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.53%) User Experience
3 2 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.35%) IVR
3 2 (2.35%) Minimum Viable Product
3 2 (2.35%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.35%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.18%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.18%) Cybercrime
4 1 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.18%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.18%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.41%) Linux
2 6 (7.06%) Unix
3 1 (1.18%) Windows
3 1 (1.18%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.18%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.18%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (24.71%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (18.82%) Enterprise Architecture
3 15 (17.65%) Microservices
4 13 (15.29%) Waterfall
5 12 (14.12%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (10.59%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (10.59%) Mentoring
7 8 (9.41%) Software Delivery
8 7 (8.24%) ERP
8 7 (8.24%) Migration
8 7 (8.24%) TOGAF
8 7 (8.24%) UML
9 6 (7.06%) IT Strategy
9 6 (7.06%) Technical Architecture
10 5 (5.88%) Analytics
10 5 (5.88%) SOA
11 4 (4.71%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (4.71%) CRM
11 4 (4.71%) Data Modelling
11 4 (4.71%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 25 (29.41%) Java
2 14 (16.47%) SQL
3 9 (10.59%) PL/SQL
4 5 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.53%) Natural
6 2 (2.35%) PHP
7 1 (1.18%) C#
7 1 (1.18%) C++
7 1 (1.18%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.18%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.18%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 9 (10.59%) Degree
3 6 (7.06%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.53%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.35%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (2.35%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (1.18%) CISM
6 1 (1.18%) CISSP
6 1 (1.18%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.53%) Data Quality
1 3 (3.53%) GDPR
2 1 (1.18%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.35%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.35%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.18%) Apache Flume
3 1 (1.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (3.53%) vRealize
2 1 (1.18%) Oozie
2 1 (1.18%) SCCM
2 1 (1.18%) SCOM
2 1 (1.18%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (16.47%) Oracle
2 7 (8.24%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.88%) SAP
4 4 (4.71%) MuleSoft
5 3 (3.53%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (3.53%) VMware
6 2 (2.35%) Guidewire
6 2 (2.35%) JDA
7 1 (1.18%) AlienVault
7 1 (1.18%) Cisco
7 1 (1.18%) Citrix
7 1 (1.18%) Cloudera
7 1 (1.18%) Dell
7 1 (1.18%) Hortonworks
7 1 (1.18%) IBM
7 1 (1.18%) Infor
7 1 (1.18%) RightScale
7 1 (1.18%) Teradata