Period
to 1 March 2021

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £625 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Sussex during the 6 months to 1 March 2021.

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.

Solution Architect
South East > West Sussex
6 months to
1 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 35 64 89
Rank change year-on-year +29 +25 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 15 8 15
As % of all contract jobs advertised in West Sussex 4.02% 1.19% 1.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.16% 1.26% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 18
Median daily rate £625 £650 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +23.81% -4.55%
10th Percentile £581 £588 £417
90th Percentile £656 £766 £625
South East median daily rate £538 £525 £575
% change year-on-year +2.38% -8.70% +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - £80.00 £73.34
% change year-on-year - +9.08% -9.15%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex. 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
West Sussex
Contract vacancies in West Sussex with a recognized job title 361 634 1,019
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.78% 94.49% 95.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 410 656
Median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £232 £170 £213
90th Percentile £650 £575 £588
South East median daily rate £440 £430 £438
% change year-on-year +2.33% -1.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 11 38
Median hourly rate £22.50 £16.50 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.36% -7.04% -49.29%
10th Percentile £10.00 £12.00 £10.38
90th Percentile £60.50 £47.50 £51.00
Median hourly rate £24.00 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +29.73% -7.50% +11.11%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

Job postings that featured Solutions Architect in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in West Sussex.

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in West Sussex

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Solutions Architect in West Sussex.

Daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in West Sussex

Solutions Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Solutions Architect in West Sussex.

Hourly rate trend for Solutions Architect in West Sussex

Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the West Sussex region over the 6 months to 1 March 2021. 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
Worthing +20 13 £625 -3.85%
Crawley +10 1 £550 -24.14% 1
Horsham - 1 - -
Solutions Architect
South East

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 1 March 2021, 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 across the West Sussex region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 9 (60.00%) Data Centre
1 9 (60.00%) Product Roadmap
2 8 (53.33%) Middleware
3 7 (46.67%) Oracle
3 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
3 7 (46.67%) DB2
3 7 (46.67%) Data Management
4 6 (40.00%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (33.33%) Front Office
5 5 (33.33%) Back Office
5 5 (33.33%) Coaching
6 4 (26.67%) Data Quality
6 4 (26.67%) Data Migration
6 4 (26.67%) ITIL
6 4 (26.67%) ERwin
6 4 (26.67%) Migration
6 4 (26.67%) Business Process Analysis
7 3 (20.00%) Billing
7 3 (20.00%) GIS
7 3 (20.00%) ESRI
7 3 (20.00%) SAP
7 3 (20.00%) CRM
8 2 (13.33%) DevOps
8 2 (13.33%) Finance
8 2 (13.33%) Firewall
8 2 (13.33%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (6.67%) Prototyping
9 1 (6.67%) Strategic Thinking
9 1 (6.67%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (6.67%) Self-Motivation

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) AWS
1 1 (6.67%) Azure
1 1 (6.67%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Firewall
2 1 (6.67%) HTTP
2 1 (6.67%) SSL
2 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) DB2
1 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (20.00%) GIS
3 1 (6.67%) Power BI
3 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) ERwin
2 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.67%) Subversion
General
1 5 (33.33%) Back Office
1 5 (33.33%) Front Office
2 3 (20.00%) Billing
3 2 (13.33%) Finance
4 1 (6.67%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) Middleware
2 1 (6.67%) REST
2 1 (6.67%) SAML
2 1 (6.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (60.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) Clustering
2 1 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
1 1 (6.67%) Mac OS X
1 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (6.67%) Unix
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Product Roadmap
2 7 (46.67%) Data Management
3 6 (40.00%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (33.33%) Coaching
5 4 (26.67%) Business Process Analysis
5 4 (26.67%) Data Migration
5 4 (26.67%) ITIL
5 4 (26.67%) Migration
6 3 (20.00%) CRM
7 2 (13.33%) DevOps
8 1 (6.67%) Auto-Scaling
8 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (6.67%) Critical Success Factor
8 1 (6.67%) Kanban
8 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
8 1 (6.67%) Microservices
8 1 (6.67%) Open Source
8 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
8 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
8 1 (6.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (6.67%) Puppet
1 1 (6.67%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Oracle
2 3 (20.00%) ESRI
2 3 (20.00%) SAP
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix
3 1 (6.67%) IBM