The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solutions Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 43 49 42
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 19 20 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.69% 2.54% 3.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.83% 2.64% 3.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 13
Average daily rate £450 £488 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.73% +8.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £466 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £718 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £518 £485
% change year-on-year
-3.42% +6.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £62.50 £33.25 £44.25
% change year-on-year
+87.96% -24.85%
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
671 758 688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 94.91% 96.19% 93.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 391 361
Average daily rate £360 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 33 42
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.77 £18.50 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes region that cited 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 Solutions Architect in their job title.

1 16 (36.36%) Middleware
2 14 (31.82%) SOA
3 12 (27.27%) Retail
4 11 (25.00%) Windows
5 10 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (20.45%) IBM
6 9 (20.45%) EAI
6 9 (20.45%) SC Cleared
6 9 (20.45%) Security Cleared
6 9 (20.45%) Test Planning
7 8 (18.18%) High Availability
7 8 (18.18%) Web Services
7 8 (18.18%) Microsoft
7 8 (18.18%) E-Commerce
8 7 (15.91%) JCL
8 7 (15.91%) CICS
8 7 (15.91%) Assembly Language
8 7 (15.91%) CA
8 7 (15.91%) REXX
8 7 (15.91%) zOS
8 7 (15.91%) ITIL
8 7 (15.91%) C++
8 7 (15.91%) COBOL
8 7 (15.91%) MQSeries
8 7 (15.91%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (15.91%) Data Integration
8 7 (15.91%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (15.91%) Data Centre
8 7 (15.91%) Windows Server
9 6 (13.64%) CLIST

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes region that cited 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 Solutions Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (15.91%) CICS
1 7 (15.91%) MQSeries
2 4 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.55%) JBoss
4 1 (2.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (2.27%) Documentum
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (2.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (6.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.36%) iSCSI
2 4 (9.09%) Firewall
3 3 (6.82%) Extranet
3 3 (6.82%) Internet
3 3 (6.82%) Intranet
4 1 (2.27%) LDAP
4 1 (2.27%) Network Security
4 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.27%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.91%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (13.64%) Easytrieve
3 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.55%) Relational Database
General
1 12 (27.27%) Retail
2 5 (11.36%) Banking
2 5 (11.36%) Finance
3 2 (4.55%) Automotive
4 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (36.36%) Middleware
2 8 (18.18%) Web Services
3 6 (13.64%) ISPF
3 6 (13.64%) REST
3 6 (13.64%) SOAP
4 4 (9.09%) .NET
4 4 (9.09%) SAP PI
5 3 (6.82%) EJB
5 3 (6.82%) MSMQ
5 3 (6.82%) WCF
6 1 (2.27%) J2EE
6 1 (2.27%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Data Centre
1 7 (15.91%) Data Integration
2 6 (13.64%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (13.64%) SCADA
3 4 (9.09%) Digital Media
3 4 (9.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (9.09%) Social Media
4 1 (2.27%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.00%) Windows
2 10 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (15.91%) Windows Server
3 7 (15.91%) zOS
4 5 (11.36%) CentOS
4 5 (11.36%) Ubuntu
5 3 (6.82%) Linux
5 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.82%) SOA
2 9 (20.45%) EAI
2 9 (20.45%) Test Planning
3 8 (18.18%) E-Commerce
3 8 (18.18%) High Availability
4 7 (15.91%) ITIL
4 7 (15.91%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (13.64%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (13.64%) Mentoring
6 5 (11.36%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (11.36%) ITIL V3
6 5 (11.36%) Service Management
7 4 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (9.09%) Content Management
7 4 (9.09%) CRM
7 4 (9.09%) Migration
7 4 (9.09%) UML
8 3 (6.82%) ITSM
8 3 (6.82%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.91%) Assembly Language
1 7 (15.91%) C++
1 7 (15.91%) COBOL
1 7 (15.91%) JCL
1 7 (15.91%) REXX
2 6 (13.64%) CLIST
3 4 (9.09%) SQL
4 3 (6.82%) C#
5 2 (4.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (20.45%) SC Cleared
1 9 (20.45%) Security Cleared
2 6 (13.64%) DV Cleared
3 5 (11.36%) Degree
4 2 (4.55%) APMP
4 2 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) Solvency II
System Software
1 5 (11.36%) NFS
2 3 (6.82%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.82%) Hyper-V
2 3 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) OVSD
1 3 (6.82%) SCCM
2 2 (4.55%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (20.45%) IBM
2 8 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 7 (15.91%) CA
4 6 (13.64%) HP
5 5 (11.36%) Adobe
5 5 (11.36%) Oracle
6 4 (9.09%) FatWire
6 4 (9.09%) Guidewire
6 4 (9.09%) hybris
6 4 (9.09%) MuleSoft
6 4 (9.09%) Pega
6 4 (9.09%) SAP
6 4 (9.09%) Sitecore
7 3 (6.82%) Red Hat
7 3 (6.82%) VMware
8 1 (2.27%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.27%) Cisco
8 1 (2.27%) Juniper