Period
to 17 September 2019

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 17 September 2019.

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 > Berkshire
6 months to
17 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 55 69 71
Rank change year-on-year +14 +2 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 139 109 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.32% 2.83% 2.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.58% 3.04% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 58 48
Berkshire median daily rate £538 £555 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.15% +5.71% +5.00%
10th Percentile £413 £436 £413
90th Percentile £650 £695 £675
South East median daily rate £575 £575 £525
% change year-on-year - +9.52% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £80.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £77.50 £67.08 -
% change year-on-year +15.53% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. 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
Berkshire
Contract vacancies in Berkshire with a recognized job title 3,887 3,590 3,649
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.97% 93.37% 92.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,958 1,873 1,876
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £415 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% -0.36% +4.13%
10th Percentile £250 £215 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £588
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 101 144
Berkshire median hourly rate £32.50 £20.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.50% +29.03% +10.71%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £9.25
90th Percentile £82.50 £46.00 £41.58
South East median hourly rate £22.93 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +14.65% +11.11% -10.00%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings that featured Solutions Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in Berkshire

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in Berkshire

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in Berkshire over the 6 months to 17 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solutions Architect in Berkshire

Solutions Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solutions Architect in Berkshire

Solutions Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in Berkshire over the 6 months to 17 September 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Solutions Architect 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 6 months to 17 September 2019. 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
Reading -1 47 £550 -8.33% 13
Newbury +3 18 £438 -3.31% 2
Wokingham +10 10 £650 -
Slough -2 9 £588 +6.82% 1
Bracknell 0 7 £545 +2.35%
Maidenhead +7 3 £538 -
Solutions Architect
South East

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 2019, Solutions Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 33 (23.74%) Microsoft
2 32 (23.02%) Telecoms
2 32 (23.02%) Azure
3 29 (20.86%) Security Cleared
3 29 (20.86%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (20.14%) TOGAF
5 27 (19.42%) SC Cleared
6 25 (17.99%) Oracle
7 22 (15.83%) Web Services
7 22 (15.83%) Stakeholder Management
8 19 (13.67%) Migration
9 18 (12.95%) PaaS
9 18 (12.95%) IaaS
10 17 (12.23%) SaaS
10 17 (12.23%) Salesforce.com
11 16 (11.51%) Enterprise Architecture
12 15 (10.79%) Windows
13 13 (9.35%) DNS
13 13 (9.35%) Project Management
13 13 (9.35%) Finance
13 13 (9.35%) Oracle Fusion
13 13 (9.35%) Office 365
14 12 (8.63%) Degree
14 12 (8.63%) Reverse Proxy
14 12 (8.63%) Firewall
14 12 (8.63%) TCP/IP
14 12 (8.63%) VPN
14 12 (8.63%) Technical Leadership
14 12 (8.63%) Azure ExpressRoute
15 11 (7.91%) Project Delivery

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 2 (1.44%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.72%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.72%) IIS
2 1 (0.72%) nginx
2 1 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.72%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (5.04%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.72%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 2 (1.44%) CSG Singleview
1 2 (1.44%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (1.44%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.72%) Magento
2 1 (0.72%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 32 (23.02%) Azure
2 18 (12.95%) IaaS
2 18 (12.95%) PaaS
3 17 (12.23%) SaaS
4 13 (9.35%) Office 365
5 12 (8.63%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 5 (3.60%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (2.16%) AWS
7 3 (2.16%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (2.16%) Power Platform
8 2 (1.44%) Heroku
8 2 (1.44%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 1 (0.72%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.72%) Apigee
9 1 (0.72%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.72%) Force.com
9 1 (0.72%) GitHub
9 1 (0.72%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 1 (0.72%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.35%) DNS
2 12 (8.63%) Firewall
2 12 (8.63%) Reverse Proxy
2 12 (8.63%) TCP/IP
2 12 (8.63%) VPN
3 11 (7.91%) Internet
3 11 (7.91%) WAN
4 8 (5.76%) LAN
4 8 (5.76%) NAS
4 8 (5.76%) SAN
4 8 (5.76%) SMTP
5 6 (4.32%) 4G
6 5 (3.60%) Network Security
6 5 (3.60%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (2.88%) Ethernet
7 4 (2.88%) Unified Communications
8 3 (2.16%) 3G
8 3 (2.16%) 5G
9 2 (1.44%) Broadband
9 2 (1.44%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (6.47%) SQL Server
3 8 (5.76%) Oracle Reports
3 8 (5.76%) SQL Server 2016
4 6 (4.32%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.16%) Power BI
7 2 (1.44%) Big Data
7 2 (1.44%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.72%) Apache Ignite
8 1 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.72%) Cosmos DB
8 1 (0.72%) GIS
8 1 (0.72%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.44%) Rational Rose
General
1 32 (23.02%) Telecoms
2 13 (9.35%) Finance
3 8 (5.76%) Billing
4 7 (5.04%) Retail
5 5 (3.60%) Marketing
6 3 (2.16%) Legal
7 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.72%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (15.83%) Web Services
2 13 (9.35%) Oracle Fusion
3 8 (5.76%) JDBC
3 8 (5.76%) ODBC
3 8 (5.76%) SOAP
3 8 (5.76%) XML
4 6 (4.32%) REST
5 3 (2.16%) .NET
5 3 (2.16%) Middleware
6 2 (1.44%) JSON
6 2 (1.44%) Kafka
6 2 (1.44%) Node.js
6 2 (1.44%) React
7 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.72%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.72%) Flask
7 1 (0.72%) React Native
7 1 (0.72%) Samza
7 1 (0.72%) Spring Boot
7 1 (0.72%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.91%) Microsoft Licensing
1 11 (7.91%) Replication
2 10 (7.19%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.32%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (2.88%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.16%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.16%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.44%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.44%) User Experience
7 1 (0.72%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.72%) IVR
7 1 (0.72%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.72%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.72%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.72%) Robotics
7 1 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.79%) Windows
2 6 (4.32%) Windows 7
2 6 (4.32%) Windows Server
2 6 (4.32%) Windows XP
3 3 (2.16%) Linux
3 3 (2.16%) Unix
4 2 (1.44%) VMS
5 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (20.86%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (20.14%) TOGAF
3 22 (15.83%) Stakeholder Management
4 19 (13.67%) Migration
5 16 (11.51%) Enterprise Architecture
6 13 (9.35%) Project Management
7 12 (8.63%) Technical Leadership
8 11 (7.91%) Computer Science
8 11 (7.91%) ERP
8 11 (7.91%) Problem-Solving
8 11 (7.91%) Project Delivery
8 11 (7.91%) Software Licensing
9 10 (7.19%) DevOps
9 10 (7.19%) E-Commerce
10 9 (6.47%) CRM
10 9 (6.47%) IT Strategy
10 9 (6.47%) Presales
10 9 (6.47%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 9 (6.47%) SDLC
10 9 (6.47%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.47%) SQL
2 8 (5.76%) PowerShell
3 6 (4.32%) Java
4 4 (2.88%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.88%) Python
5 2 (1.44%) C
5 2 (1.44%) Perl
5 2 (1.44%) PHP
5 2 (1.44%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.72%) Go
6 1 (0.72%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 29 (20.86%) Security Cleared
2 27 (19.42%) SC Cleared
3 12 (8.63%) Degree
4 7 (5.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (4.32%) TOGAF Certification
6 2 (1.44%) CCIE
6 2 (1.44%) CCNA
6 2 (1.44%) CCNP
6 2 (1.44%) Chartered Engineer
6 2 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.44%) CITP
6 2 (1.44%) IIBA
6 2 (1.44%) ISEB
6 2 (1.44%) MCP
6 2 (1.44%) MCSE
7 1 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.72%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.76%) QA
2 3 (2.16%) COBIT
2 3 (2.16%) SLA
3 2 (1.44%) GDPR
4 1 (0.72%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (5.76%) Hyper-V
2 6 (4.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.44%) Docker
4 1 (0.72%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.44%) Amdocs OSS
1 2 (1.44%) Netcool
1 2 (1.44%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 1 (0.72%) Ansible
2 1 (0.72%) Kibana
2 1 (0.72%) logstash
2 1 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 33 (23.74%) Microsoft
2 25 (17.99%) Oracle
3 17 (12.23%) Salesforce.com
4 10 (7.19%) Cisco
4 10 (7.19%) VMware
5 8 (5.76%) SAP
6 7 (5.04%) IBM
7 3 (2.16%) BT
7 3 (2.16%) Juniper
7 3 (2.16%) Nokia
7 3 (2.16%) Workday
8 2 (1.44%) Aruba
8 2 (1.44%) BMC
8 2 (1.44%) Casewise
8 2 (1.44%) Cramer
8 2 (1.44%) Huawei
8 2 (1.44%) Remedy
8 2 (1.44%) Siebel
8 2 (1.44%) Talend
8 2 (1.44%) xMatters