The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Sussex during the 3 months to 30 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.

Solution Architect
South East / West Sussex
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 58 47
Rank change year-on-year -4 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 2 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 0.38% 1.94% 2.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 1.99% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 7
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £513
% change year-on-year +5.00% -2.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £58.75 £61.25 £49.50
% change year-on-year -4.08% +23.73%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in West Sussex. 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
West Sussex
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 514 602 496
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 97.35% 97.10% 95.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 362 311
Median daily rate £410 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 19 36
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.40 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -0.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Sussex that featured Solutions Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in West Sussex

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Solutions Architect in West Sussex.

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in West Sussex

Solutions Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in West Sussex.

Contractor 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 3 months to 30 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
Gatwick -8 2 £500 -
Solutions Architect
South East

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, 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 across the West Sussex region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 12 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (55.00%) TOGAF
3 9 (45.00%) SaaS
4 8 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (35.00%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (35.00%) IaaS
5 7 (35.00%) PaaS
5 7 (35.00%) CRM
6 6 (30.00%) Web Services
6 6 (30.00%) IT Strategy
7 5 (25.00%) .NET
7 5 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
8 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
9 3 (15.00%) Customer Engagement
9 3 (15.00%) Boomi
9 3 (15.00%) Dell
10 2 (10.00%) Mapinfo
10 2 (10.00%) SAP
10 2 (10.00%) Cognos
10 2 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
10 2 (10.00%) Finance
10 2 (10.00%) Billing
10 2 (10.00%) Data Management
10 2 (10.00%) SCADA
11 1 (5.00%) Case Management
11 1 (5.00%) Feasibility Study
11 1 (5.00%) Line Management

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (45.00%) SaaS
2 8 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (35.00%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (35.00%) IaaS
3 7 (35.00%) PaaS
4 3 (15.00%) Boomi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (10.00%) Billing
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) Web Services
2 5 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) SCADA
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) TOGAF
2 7 (35.00%) CRM
3 6 (30.00%) IT Strategy
4 5 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (15.00%) Customer Engagement
6 2 (10.00%) Data Management
6 2 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (5.00%) Case Management
7 1 (5.00%) Data Migration
7 1 (5.00%) Feasibility Study
7 1 (5.00%) ITIL
7 1 (5.00%) Line Management
7 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
7 1 (5.00%) Migration
7 1 (5.00%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) C
1 1 (5.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) COBIT
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) Dell
3 2 (10.00%) Cognos
3 2 (10.00%) Mapinfo
3 2 (10.00%) SAP