The table below looks at the statistics for the Microsoft Solutions Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Solutions Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Solution Architect
Rank 124 - 138
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Microsoft Solutions Architect 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.041% - 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% - 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£500 - £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2230 2414 2673
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 90.58% 92.00% 90.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1167 1155 992
Average daily rate £376 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.13% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 89 107
Average hourly rate £17.29 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.75% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £36.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.30 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -7.14%

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Solutions Architect in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Microsoft Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Solutions Architect across the Berkshire region.

Microsoft Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Top 3 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Microsoft Solutions Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Microsoft Solutions Architect in their job title.

1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics AX

Microsoft Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Microsoft Solutions Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Microsoft Solutions Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
General
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft