Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £531 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Sussex during the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 48 72
Rank change year-on-year -17 +24 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 29 39 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 2.75% 3.07% 1.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.86% 3.18% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 29 12
West Sussex median daily rate £531 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -9.09% -9.84%
10th Percentile £463 £404 £451
90th Percentile £575 £601 £624
South East median daily rate £538 £500 £520
% change year-on-year +7.50% -3.85% +4.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
West Sussex median hourly rate - £55.00 -
South East median hourly rate - £55.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year - +10.00% +6.38%

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 1014 1227 1155
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.30% 96.61% 96.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 601 709 755
West Sussex median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £219 £261 £250
90th Percentile £569 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 62 49
West Sussex median hourly rate £45.00 £34.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.35% +106.06% +3.13%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.29 £11.15
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.00 £45.20
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.63 £18.50
% change year-on-year -8.28% +6.08% +15.63%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

Job postings that featured Solutions Architect in the job title as a percentage 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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in West Sussex over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Crawley +6 19 £538 +22.86%
East Grinstead +6 2 £495 -5.71%
Horsham -6 1 - - 1
Solutions Architect
South East

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 16 (55.17%) TOGAF
2 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
2 9 (31.03%) Web Services
2 9 (31.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (31.03%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (27.59%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (24.14%) IaaS
4 7 (24.14%) SaaS
5 6 (20.69%) Microservices
5 6 (20.69%) Private Cloud
6 5 (17.24%) IT Strategy
6 5 (17.24%) PaaS
6 5 (17.24%) Customer Engagement
6 5 (17.24%) Analytics
6 5 (17.24%) E-Commerce
7 4 (13.79%) Oracle
7 4 (13.79%) Dell
7 4 (13.79%) Retail
7 4 (13.79%) Security Architecture
7 4 (13.79%) Boomi
8 3 (10.34%) DevOps
8 3 (10.34%) SDLC
8 3 (10.34%) Marketing
8 3 (10.34%) Digital Marketing
8 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
8 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
8 3 (10.34%) NetApp
8 3 (10.34%) Cisco
8 3 (10.34%) Change Management
8 3 (10.34%) SQL Server

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 1 (3.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 1 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (3.45%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.45%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (3.45%) Primavera
2 1 (3.45%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 9 (31.03%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (31.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (24.14%) IaaS
2 7 (24.14%) SaaS
3 5 (17.24%) PaaS
4 4 (13.79%) Boomi
5 2 (6.90%) Data Lake Analytics
5 2 (6.90%) iPaaS
5 2 (6.90%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (3.45%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (6.90%) Data Lake
2 2 (6.90%) Data Mining
3 1 (3.45%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (3.45%) MySQL
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
1 2 (6.90%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (13.79%) Retail
2 3 (10.34%) Marketing
3 1 (3.45%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (31.03%) Web Services
2 1 (3.45%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) Hystrix
2 1 (3.45%) J2EE
2 1 (3.45%) JMS
2 1 (3.45%) OAuth
2 1 (3.45%) OAuth2
2 1 (3.45%) RESTful
2 1 (3.45%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Private Cloud
2 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.90%) Social Media
3 1 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.45%) RIA
3 1 (3.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Linux
1 1 (3.45%) Windows
1 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (55.17%) TOGAF
2 8 (27.59%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (20.69%) Microservices
4 5 (17.24%) Analytics
4 5 (17.24%) Customer Engagement
4 5 (17.24%) E-Commerce
4 5 (17.24%) IT Strategy
5 4 (13.79%) Security Architecture
6 3 (10.34%) Change Management
6 3 (10.34%) DevOps
6 3 (10.34%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (10.34%) SDLC
7 2 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (6.90%) Data Management
7 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (6.90%) Migration
7 2 (6.90%) SEO
7 2 (6.90%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (6.90%) Web Analytics
7 2 (6.90%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
1 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) AWS Certification
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (3.45%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.79%) Dell
2 4 (13.79%) Oracle
3 3 (10.34%) Cisco
3 3 (10.34%) NetApp
4 2 (6.90%) SAP
4 2 (6.90%) Workday
5 1 (3.45%) Adobe
5 1 (3.45%) VMware