The median contractor rate for a Senior Solutions Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 547 588 589
Rank change year-on-year +41 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Solutions Architect 58 60 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.11% 0.067%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.12% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 37 25
Median daily rate £550 £575 £588
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.34% -2.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £486 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £705
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £581 £613
% change year-on-year -5.37% -5.10%  
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 42875 51263 50687
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.24% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27839 33245 30600
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1489 1590 2025
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

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 29 March 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 25 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 29 March 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 +56 56 £550 -4.34% 7
London +37 26 £590 +7.27% 4
West Midlands +20 12 £496 -17.30%
South East +21 9 £625 +3.22% 2
City of London +4 9 £615 -6.28%
Shropshire - 8 £493 -
Telford - 7 £493 -
Yorkshire +18 4 £550 -13.72%
West Yorkshire +17 4 £550 -13.72%
North West +31 3 £501 -12.00% 1
Berkshire +29 2 £625 -
Surrey - 2 £613 - 1
West Sussex - 2 £500 -
Lytham St Annes - 2 £501 -
Lancashire - 2 £501 -
Gatwick - 2 £500 -
Scotland +20 1 - -
Reading +13 1 £625 -
Hampshire +12 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire -3 1 £550 -
Glasgow -4 1 - -
East of England -5 1 £550 -9.27%
Bradford - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 £575 -
Liverpool - 1 £575 -

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 27 (27.84%) Finance
2 19 (19.59%) Banking
3 18 (18.56%) SOA
4 17 (17.53%) .NET
5 16 (16.49%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (15.46%) Retail
7 14 (14.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (14.43%) Java
7 14 (14.43%) E-Commerce
7 14 (14.43%) BizTalk Server
8 13 (13.40%) CRM
9 12 (12.37%) Microsoft
9 12 (12.37%) Configuration Management
10 11 (11.34%) SQL Server
11 10 (10.31%) Windows
11 10 (10.31%) Data Architecture
11 10 (10.31%) Microsoft Azure
11 10 (10.31%) Public Cloud
12 9 (9.28%) Terraform
12 9 (9.28%) Linux
12 9 (9.28%) JIRA
13 8 (8.25%) Ruby
13 8 (8.25%) PostgreSQL
13 8 (8.25%) Python
13 8 (8.25%) Elasticsearch
13 8 (8.25%) Ansible
13 8 (8.25%) Docker
13 8 (8.25%) Amazon AWS
13 8 (8.25%) Bash Shell
13 8 (8.25%) Confluence

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 14 (14.43%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (8.25%) Confluence
2 8 (8.25%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (7.22%) IIS
4 4 (4.12%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (3.09%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.03%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.03%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (7.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (7.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.06%) SAP HR
3 1 (1.03%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (8.25%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.06%) GitHub
3 2 (2.06%) PaaS
4 1 (1.03%) Force.com
4 1 (1.03%) G Suite
4 1 (1.03%) IaaS
4 1 (1.03%) Office 365
4 1 (1.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.22%) Firewall
1 7 (7.22%) Internet
2 1 (1.03%) Network Security
2 1 (1.03%) Telepresence
2 1 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.34%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.25%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (7.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 7 (7.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 7 (7.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.03%) NewSQL
5 1 (1.03%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.03%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 9 (9.28%) JIRA
2 7 (7.22%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (2.06%) Maven
4 1 (1.03%) Ant
4 1 (1.03%) CA Gen
4 1 (1.03%) Rational Rose
General
1 27 (27.84%) Finance
2 19 (19.59%) Banking
3 15 (15.46%) Retail
4 5 (5.15%) Marketing
5 3 (3.09%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.06%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.06%) Law
6 2 (2.06%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (2.06%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.03%) Automotive
7 1 (1.03%) Back Office
7 1 (1.03%) Billing
7 1 (1.03%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.03%) Front Office
7 1 (1.03%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (17.53%) .NET
2 6 (6.19%) Middleware
3 5 (5.15%) J2EE
4 4 (4.12%) Web Services
5 3 (3.09%) IBM Integration Bus
5 3 (3.09%) SAP PI
5 3 (3.09%) SOAP
6 2 (2.06%) REST
6 2 (2.06%) Spring
6 2 (2.06%) Visualforce
7 1 (1.03%) Mason
7 1 (1.03%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.31%) Public Cloud
2 5 (5.15%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (5.15%) Social Media
3 4 (4.12%) Market Risk
3 4 (4.12%) Virtual Team
4 3 (3.09%) Credit Risk
4 3 (3.09%) Digital Media
4 3 (3.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (3.09%) SCADA
5 2 (2.06%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (2.06%) Fintech
5 2 (2.06%) Life Science
5 2 (2.06%) LIMS
6 1 (1.03%) BYOD
6 1 (1.03%) CESG
6 1 (1.03%) FMCG
6 1 (1.03%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.03%) NHS
6 1 (1.03%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.31%) Windows
2 9 (9.28%) Linux
3 8 (8.25%) CentOS
4 1 (1.03%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (18.56%) SOA
2 16 (16.49%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (14.43%) E-Commerce
3 14 (14.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (13.40%) CRM
5 12 (12.37%) Configuration Management
6 10 (10.31%) Data Architecture
7 8 (8.25%) Analytics
7 8 (8.25%) Data Integration
8 7 (7.22%) Creative Problem-Solving
8 7 (7.22%) ETL
8 7 (7.22%) Information Management
8 7 (7.22%) Prototyping
8 7 (7.22%) Risk Management
9 6 (6.19%) UML
10 5 (5.15%) Business Analysis
10 5 (5.15%) TOGAF
11 4 (4.12%) Logistics
11 4 (4.12%) Service Design
11 4 (4.12%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 14 (14.43%) Java
2 8 (8.25%) Bash Shell
2 8 (8.25%) Python
2 8 (8.25%) Ruby
3 2 (2.06%) Apex Code
4 1 (1.03%) C++
4 1 (1.03%) COBOL
4 1 (1.03%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.03%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.03%) SOQL
4 1 (1.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (5.15%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.09%) CISSP
3 3 (3.09%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.06%) Degree
5 1 (1.03%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (1.03%) CISA
5 1 (1.03%) CISM
5 1 (1.03%) CITP
5 1 (1.03%) IISP
5 1 (1.03%) ISSAP
5 1 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.03%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.09%) Solvency II
2 1 (1.03%) QA
System Software
1 8 (8.25%) Docker
2 1 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (9.28%) Terraform
2 8 (8.25%) Ansible
2 8 (8.25%) Puppet
3 4 (4.12%) MOM
4 1 (1.03%) QRadar
Vendors
1 12 (12.37%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.19%) Oracle
2 6 (6.19%) Pega
2 6 (6.19%) SAP
3 5 (5.15%) hybris
3 5 (5.15%) IBM
4 3 (3.09%) Guidewire
4 3 (3.09%) MuleSoft
5 2 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.03%) Adobe
6 1 (1.03%) AppDynamics
6 1 (1.03%) HP
6 1 (1.03%) Informatica
6 1 (1.03%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.03%) Splunk
6 1 (1.03%) Trend Micro
6 1 (1.03%) VMware
6 1 (1.03%) webMethods