The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Berkshire region that had Solutions Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 68 55 49
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 57 67 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.39% 2.78% 3.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.59% 3.00% 3.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 31 39
Median daily rate £488 £550 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.36% +20.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £488 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £650 £603
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.83 £59.50 £60.00
% change year-on-year
-26.34% -0.83%
Solutions Architect
South East

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
2201 2231 2324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 92.44% 92.73% 94.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1178 1117 1083
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 92 55
Median hourly rate £15.00 £21.55 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.39% +26.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.20 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.90 £39.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Berkshire region that featured Solutions Architect in the job title.

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Solutions Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Solutions Architect Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Reading -8 14 £413 -31.25% 1
Bracknell -14 11 £475 -13.63%
Wokingham - 5 £475 -
Maidenhead - 4 £550 -
Slough +7 2 £431 -42.50% 2
Newbury -8 1 - -
Solutions Architect
South East

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, 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 Berkshire region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 44 (33.08%) Telecoms
2 21 (15.79%) Microsoft
3 18 (13.53%) Migration
4 17 (12.78%) Project Management
4 17 (12.78%) Retail
5 16 (12.03%) TOGAF
5 16 (12.03%) 3G
6 15 (11.28%) Presales
7 13 (9.77%) Cisco
7 13 (9.77%) SOA
8 12 (9.02%) Degree
8 12 (9.02%) CRM
8 12 (9.02%) .NET
8 12 (9.02%) VPN
8 12 (9.02%) Finance
9 11 (8.27%) VoIP
9 11 (8.27%) SAP
9 11 (8.27%) ITIL
9 11 (8.27%) Billing
10 10 (7.52%) Oracle
10 10 (7.52%) E-Commerce
10 10 (7.52%) MPLS
10 10 (7.52%) Salesforce.com
11 9 (6.77%) Workflow
11 9 (6.77%) SharePoint
11 9 (6.77%) B2B
11 9 (6.77%) Enterprise Architecture
11 9 (6.77%) Service Design
12 8 (6.02%) Data Centre
12 8 (6.02%) Agile Software Development

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 9 (6.77%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.51%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (3.01%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (1.50%) AquaLogic
4 2 (1.50%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.75%) CMS
5 1 (0.75%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.75%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.75%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.75%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.75%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.26%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.50%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.50%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.75%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.75%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.51%) Office 365
2 4 (3.01%) IaaS
3 3 (2.26%) Force.com
3 3 (2.26%) SaaS
4 2 (1.50%) HP Helion
4 2 (1.50%) PaaS
5 1 (0.75%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 16 (12.03%) 3G
2 12 (9.02%) VPN
3 11 (8.27%) VoIP
4 10 (7.52%) MPLS
5 8 (6.02%) Internet
6 7 (5.26%) 4G
7 6 (4.51%) WAN
8 5 (3.76%) Firewall
8 5 (3.76%) LAN
8 5 (3.76%) Radio Access Network
9 4 (3.01%) Broadband
9 4 (3.01%) LTE
9 4 (3.01%) PBX
9 4 (3.01%) WLAN
10 3 (2.26%) PSTN
11 2 (1.50%) Junos
11 2 (1.50%) MRTG
11 2 (1.50%) Network Security
11 2 (1.50%) Unified Communications
11 2 (1.50%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.51%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.50%) RDBMS
2 2 (1.50%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.75%) Big Data
3 1 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (3.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.26%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.50%) MSTest
3 2 (1.50%) Robot Framework
4 1 (0.75%) JUnit
General
1 44 (33.08%) Telecoms
2 17 (12.78%) Retail
3 12 (9.02%) Finance
4 11 (8.27%) Billing
5 3 (2.26%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.50%) Publishing
7 1 (0.75%) Advertising
7 1 (0.75%) Automotive
7 1 (0.75%) French Language
7 1 (0.75%) Legal
7 1 (0.75%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.02%) .NET
2 6 (4.51%) Web Services
3 4 (3.01%) HTML
3 4 (3.01%) HTML5
3 4 (3.01%) REST
3 4 (3.01%) SOAP
4 3 (2.26%) .NET Framework
4 3 (2.26%) CSS
4 3 (2.26%) jQuery
4 3 (2.26%) Middleware
4 3 (2.26%) XML
5 2 (1.50%) JSON
5 2 (1.50%) RESTful
5 2 (1.50%) YAML
6 1 (0.75%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.75%) Java EE
6 1 (0.75%) Rendezvous
6 1 (0.75%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (0.75%) WebRTC
6 1 (0.75%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.02%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.76%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.01%) Smartphone
5 3 (2.26%) Data Conversion
5 3 (2.26%) FMCG
5 3 (2.26%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.26%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.50%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.50%) DTV
6 2 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.50%) IPTV
6 2 (1.50%) IVR
6 2 (1.50%) NGOSS
6 2 (1.50%) Replication
7 1 (0.75%) CMDB
7 1 (0.75%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.75%) Frameworx
7 1 (0.75%) Life Science
7 1 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.51%) Unix
2 5 (3.76%) Linux
3 4 (3.01%) Windows
4 2 (1.50%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.75%) Solaris
5 1 (0.75%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (13.53%) Migration
2 17 (12.78%) Project Management
3 16 (12.03%) TOGAF
4 15 (11.28%) Presales
5 13 (9.77%) SOA
6 12 (9.02%) CRM
7 11 (8.27%) ITIL
8 10 (7.52%) E-Commerce
9 9 (6.77%) B2B
9 9 (6.77%) Enterprise Architecture
9 9 (6.77%) Service Design
9 9 (6.77%) Workflow
10 8 (6.02%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (6.02%) Logistics
11 7 (5.26%) Business Continuity
11 7 (5.26%) Customer Engagement
11 7 (5.26%) ERP
11 7 (5.26%) eTOM
11 7 (5.26%) Service Management
11 7 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.51%) C#
1 6 (4.51%) JavaScript
1 6 (4.51%) SQL
2 3 (2.26%) Java
3 2 (1.50%) PHP
3 2 (1.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (9.02%) Degree
2 6 (4.51%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.26%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.50%) CCNP
4 2 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.75%) CCDP
5 1 (0.75%) CCIE
5 1 (0.75%) CCIP
5 1 (0.75%) CCNA
5 1 (0.75%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.75%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.50%) BitLocker
2 2 (1.50%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.75%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.75%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (3.01%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (3.01%) Puppet
2 3 (2.26%) SCCM
3 2 (1.50%) Ansible
3 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (1.50%) MOM
3 2 (1.50%) OpenNMS
4 1 (0.75%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.75%) MIMEsweeper
4 1 (0.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 21 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 13 (9.77%) Cisco
3 11 (8.27%) SAP
4 10 (7.52%) Oracle
4 10 (7.52%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (6.02%) VMware
6 6 (4.51%) Juniper
7 4 (3.01%) Citrix
8 3 (2.26%) Capita
8 3 (2.26%) HP
8 3 (2.26%) IBM
9 2 (1.50%) Ab Initio
10 1 (0.75%) Aruba
10 1 (0.75%) BMC
10 1 (0.75%) Dell
10 1 (0.75%) Huawei
10 1 (0.75%) NetSuite
10 1 (0.75%) Pega
10 1 (0.75%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.75%) Tandberg