The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Milton Keynes region that had Solutions Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 64 41 55
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 8 34 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.07% 3.78% 1.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 3.99% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 17 7
Median daily rate £550 £465 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.27% -19.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £440 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £593 £800
UK excluding London median daily rate £490 £500 £488
% change year-on-year
-2.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 £49.50 £60.00
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -17.50%
Solutions Architect
Buckinghamshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes 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
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
717 853 829
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 95.98% 94.88% 96.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 420 435
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 19 48
Median hourly rate £12.00 £16.14 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.65% +15.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £9.98 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £40.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.78% -1.76%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Solutions Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Solutions Architect Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 Milton Keynes region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 10 (37.04%) SOA
2 9 (33.33%) Middleware
2 9 (33.33%) Retail
3 8 (29.63%) IBM
3 8 (29.63%) .NET
4 7 (25.93%) C++
4 7 (25.93%) COBOL
4 7 (25.93%) Windows
4 7 (25.93%) MQSeries
4 7 (25.93%) CICS
4 7 (25.93%) Assembly Language
4 7 (25.93%) CA
4 7 (25.93%) REXX
4 7 (25.93%) zOS
4 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (25.93%) JCL
4 7 (25.93%) Windows Server
5 6 (22.22%) Degree
5 6 (22.22%) REST
5 6 (22.22%) Mentoring
5 6 (22.22%) CLIST
5 6 (22.22%) ISPF
5 6 (22.22%) Easytrieve
5 6 (22.22%) SOAP
6 5 (18.52%) TOGAF
7 4 (14.81%) Zachman Framework
7 4 (14.81%) Finance
7 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (14.81%) SQL
7 4 (14.81%) SQL Server

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 7 (25.93%) CICS
1 7 (25.93%) MQSeries
2 1 (3.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (11.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) LDAP
1 1 (3.70%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) Easytrieve
2 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.70%) Big Data
3 1 (3.70%) GIS
General
1 9 (33.33%) Retail
2 4 (14.81%) Finance
3 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.70%) Automotive
4 1 (3.70%) Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Electronics
4 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.70%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (33.33%) Middleware
2 8 (29.63%) .NET
3 6 (22.22%) ISPF
3 6 (22.22%) REST
3 6 (22.22%) SOAP
4 3 (11.11%) MSMQ
4 3 (11.11%) WCF
4 3 (11.11%) Web Services
5 2 (7.41%) J2EE
6 1 (3.70%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Data Integration
2 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.70%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.93%) Windows
1 7 (25.93%) Windows Server
1 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2003
1 7 (25.93%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) SOA
2 6 (22.22%) Mentoring
3 5 (18.52%) TOGAF
4 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (14.81%) E-Commerce
4 4 (14.81%) Zachman Framework
5 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (11.11%) DevOps
5 3 (11.11%) EAI
5 3 (11.11%) High Availability
5 3 (11.11%) Service Design
5 3 (11.11%) Service Management
5 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (11.11%) TDD
5 3 (11.11%) Web Development
6 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (7.41%) ITIL V3
6 2 (7.41%) Logistics
6 2 (7.41%) Presales
6 2 (7.41%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.93%) Assembly Language
1 7 (25.93%) C++
1 7 (25.93%) COBOL
1 7 (25.93%) JCL
1 7 (25.93%) REXX
2 6 (22.22%) CLIST
3 4 (14.81%) SQL
4 3 (11.11%) C#
5 2 (7.41%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) Degree
2 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
2 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) APMP
3 2 (7.41%) DV Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) IBM
2 7 (25.93%) CA
3 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
3 4 (14.81%) SAP
4 3 (11.11%) HP
4 3 (11.11%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.70%) Adobe