Period
to 16 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £588 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 67 60
Rank change year-on-year +7 -7 0
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 129 95 142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.28% 2.48% 2.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.51% 2.68% 3.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 45 85
Berkshire median daily rate £588 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.90% - -
10th Percentile £418 £413 £364
90th Percentile £688 £675 £613
South East median daily rate £575 £528 £500
% change year-on-year +8.95% +5.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £60.00
South East median hourly rate £22.93 - £60.00

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 3,670 3,544 4,410
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.27% 92.56% 92.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,905 1,745 2,336
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £229 £238 £250
90th Percentile £575 £588 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 151 171
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +7.14% -30.00%
10th Percentile £11.05 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £46.53 £39.75 £31.00
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £17.77 £19.62
% change year-on-year +6.92% -9.42% +12.10%

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 16 August 2018.

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
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 16 August 2018. 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 +30 57 £600 +14.29% 5
Newbury -21 10 £380 -10.59%
Slough -4 8 £550 -12.00% 2
Bracknell -6 7 £540 +8.00% 2
Wokingham -9 6 £638 -
Maidenhead -9 2 - - 4
Solutions Architect
South East

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

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, 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 27 (20.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (19.38%) Telecoms
3 24 (18.60%) Stakeholder Management
4 21 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (15.50%) SAP
6 19 (14.73%) TOGAF
7 18 (13.95%) Web Services
8 17 (13.18%) Microsoft
9 16 (12.40%) Migration
10 15 (11.63%) Firewall
11 14 (10.85%) Oracle
11 14 (10.85%) Security Cleared
12 13 (10.08%) Cloud Computing
12 13 (10.08%) SOA
13 12 (9.30%) Enterprise Architecture
14 11 (8.53%) Retail
14 11 (8.53%) Finance
14 11 (8.53%) Java
14 11 (8.53%) Windows
14 11 (8.53%) Analytics
15 10 (7.75%) SQL
15 10 (7.75%) MPLS
15 10 (7.75%) SaaS
15 10 (7.75%) REST
16 9 (6.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 9 (6.98%) Amazon AWS
16 9 (6.98%) Sitecore
16 9 (6.98%) Technical Architecture
16 9 (6.98%) Use Case
16 9 (6.98%) Management Information System

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 9 (6.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (2.33%) OpenStack
2 3 (2.33%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.55%) CMS
3 2 (1.55%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.78%) GlassFish
4 1 (0.78%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.78%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.10%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (1.55%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (1.55%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle BRM
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.78%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.78%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.78%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.78%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.78%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.78%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 27 (20.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (10.08%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (7.75%) SaaS
4 9 (6.98%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (3.10%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (3.10%) Office 365
6 3 (2.33%) IaaS
6 3 (2.33%) PaaS
6 3 (2.33%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.78%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.78%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.78%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.63%) Firewall
2 10 (7.75%) MPLS
3 9 (6.98%) Wireless
4 8 (6.20%) DNS
4 8 (6.20%) Ethernet
4 8 (6.20%) Internet
4 8 (6.20%) VPN
5 7 (5.43%) Reverse Proxy
5 7 (5.43%) TCP/IP
6 5 (3.88%) WAN
7 4 (3.10%) Unified Communications
8 3 (2.33%) LAN
8 3 (2.33%) LTE
8 3 (2.33%) SAN
8 3 (2.33%) VoLTE
9 2 (1.55%) 3G
9 2 (1.55%) Broadband
9 2 (1.55%) NAS
10 1 (0.78%) IPsec
10 1 (0.78%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.43%) Hadoop
2 5 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.10%) Big Data
3 4 (3.10%) Power BI
3 4 (3.10%) QlikView
4 3 (2.33%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (2.33%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.55%) Blockchain
5 2 (1.55%) GIS
5 2 (1.55%) SAP BW
5 2 (1.55%) SAP HANA
5 2 (1.55%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.78%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.78%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.78%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.78%) Lumira
6 1 (0.78%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.78%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (2.33%) Rational Rose
General
1 25 (19.38%) Telecoms
2 11 (8.53%) Finance
2 11 (8.53%) Retail
3 2 (1.55%) Billing
3 2 (1.55%) Legal
4 1 (0.78%) Back Office
4 1 (0.78%) French Language
4 1 (0.78%) Games
4 1 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (13.95%) Web Services
2 10 (7.75%) REST
3 7 (5.43%) J2EE
3 7 (5.43%) Spring
4 6 (4.65%) .NET
4 6 (4.65%) Middleware
4 6 (4.65%) Spring Boot
5 4 (3.10%) SOAP
6 2 (1.55%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.55%) Node.js
6 2 (1.55%) React
7 1 (0.78%) Ajax
7 1 (0.78%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.78%) HTML
7 1 (0.78%) JTA
7 1 (0.78%) Kafka
7 1 (0.78%) LINQ
7 1 (0.78%) RESTful
7 1 (0.78%) Struts
7 1 (0.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.98%) Data Centre
1 9 (6.98%) Management Information System
2 7 (5.43%) Microsoft Licensing
2 7 (5.43%) Replication
3 6 (4.65%) Public Cloud
3 6 (4.65%) Robotics
4 5 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.10%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.33%) Mainframe
6 3 (2.33%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.55%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.55%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.78%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.78%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.78%) Social Media
8 1 (0.78%) User Experience
8 1 (0.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.53%) Windows
2 5 (3.88%) Windows 10
3 4 (3.10%) Unix
4 2 (1.55%) Android
4 2 (1.55%) Linux
4 2 (1.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (18.60%) Stakeholder Management
2 21 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (14.73%) TOGAF
4 16 (12.40%) Migration
5 13 (10.08%) SOA
6 12 (9.30%) Enterprise Architecture
7 11 (8.53%) Analytics
8 9 (6.98%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (6.98%) Microservices
8 9 (6.98%) Presales
8 9 (6.98%) Technical Architecture
8 9 (6.98%) Use Case
9 8 (6.20%) ERP
9 8 (6.20%) Network Management
9 8 (6.20%) Project Management
10 7 (5.43%) Data Modelling
10 7 (5.43%) E-Commerce
10 7 (5.43%) Programme Delivery
10 7 (5.43%) Scrum
10 7 (5.43%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.53%) Java
2 10 (7.75%) SQL
3 3 (2.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.55%) C#
4 2 (1.55%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.55%) TypeScript
5 1 (0.78%) ABAP
5 1 (0.78%) C
5 1 (0.78%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (10.85%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.43%) DV Cleared
3 5 (3.88%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.33%) Degree
6 2 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.55%) MCSE
6 2 (1.55%) PhD
7 1 (0.78%) CCDE
7 1 (0.78%) CCDP
7 1 (0.78%) CCIE
7 1 (0.78%) CCIP
7 1 (0.78%) CCNA
7 1 (0.78%) CCNP
7 1 (0.78%) CWDP
7 1 (0.78%) CWSP
7 1 (0.78%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.43%) QA
2 6 (4.65%) GDPR
3 1 (0.78%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (4.65%) Docker
2 5 (3.88%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.55%) BitLocker
4 2 (1.55%) vCloud
5 1 (0.78%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (1.55%) Netcool
1 2 (1.55%) NSN NetAct
1 2 (1.55%) OpenView
1 2 (1.55%) TeMIP
2 1 (0.78%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.78%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 20 (15.50%) SAP
2 17 (13.18%) Microsoft
3 14 (10.85%) Oracle
4 9 (6.98%) Sitecore
5 6 (4.65%) TIBCO
6 5 (3.88%) Cisco
6 5 (3.88%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (3.88%) VMware
7 4 (3.10%) IBM
8 3 (2.33%) Blue Prism
8 3 (2.33%) Casewise
8 3 (2.33%) hybris
9 2 (1.55%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.78%) Adobe
10 1 (0.78%) Dell
10 1 (0.78%) Google
10 1 (0.78%) Mitel
10 1 (0.78%) RedPrairie
10 1 (0.78%) Remedy
10 1 (0.78%) Tandberg