The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 65 46
Rank change year-on-year +15 -19  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 49 55 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.67% 2.36% 2.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.91% 2.55% 3.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 34 34
Median daily rate £575 £488 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.94% -11.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £387 £418
10% offered a daily rate of more than £665 £600 £668
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 £45.00 £59.50
% change year-on-year +27.77% -24.36%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1685 2159 2273
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 91.73% 92.82% 92.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 821 1152 1143
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 95 93
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -30.39%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £26.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire that featured Solutions Architect in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017. 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 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
Newbury +13 10 £505 - 1
Reading +12 9 £550 +37.50% 1
Bracknell +4 7 - - 1
Slough +8 6 £625 +44.92%
Maidenhead -5 1 £575 +4.54%
Windsor - 1 £475 -
Solutions Architect
South East

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, 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 21 (21.00%) TOGAF
2 20 (20.00%) Oracle
3 15 (15.00%) Telecoms
4 14 (14.00%) Finance
4 14 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (14.00%) Microsoft
5 12 (12.00%) SOA
5 12 (12.00%) SAP
5 12 (12.00%) Retail
6 8 (8.00%) E-Commerce
7 7 (7.00%) MS Visio
7 7 (7.00%) Microsoft Excel
7 7 (7.00%) CRM
7 7 (7.00%) Scrum
7 7 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (7.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 7 (7.00%) Kanban
7 7 (7.00%) RESTful
7 7 (7.00%) WebCenter
7 7 (7.00%) Presales
8 6 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
8 6 (6.00%) Migration
8 6 (6.00%) Project Management
8 6 (6.00%) Service Management
8 6 (6.00%) ERP
8 6 (6.00%) Data Modelling
9 5 (5.00%) ITIL
9 5 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (5.00%) Analytics

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 (2.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (2.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.00%) Apache
2 1 (1.00%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.00%) nginx
2 1 (1.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.00%) SAS
2 1 (1.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (7.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (7.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 7 (7.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.00%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (3.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (3.00%) Maximo
2 2 (2.00%) Eloqua
3 1 (1.00%) Oracle BRM
3 1 (1.00%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.00%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.00%) Office 365
3 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.00%) SaaS
4 1 (1.00%) Boomi
4 1 (1.00%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (1.00%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.00%) BGP
2 3 (3.00%) SAN
3 2 (2.00%) Internet
3 2 (2.00%) Skype
3 2 (2.00%) Wireless
4 1 (1.00%) 3G
4 1 (1.00%) 4G
4 1 (1.00%) Bluetooth
4 1 (1.00%) DSL
4 1 (1.00%) MPLS
4 1 (1.00%) OSPF
4 1 (1.00%) PBX
4 1 (1.00%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (1.00%) SNMP
4 1 (1.00%) SSL
4 1 (1.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.00%) Telnet
4 1 (1.00%) VoIP
4 1 (1.00%) VPN
4 1 (1.00%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.00%) Big Data
2 2 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.00%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.00%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.00%) Mahout
3 1 (1.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.00%) SAP HANA
3 1 (1.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.00%) JIRA
1 2 (2.00%) PowerDesigner
General
1 15 (15.00%) Telecoms
2 14 (14.00%) Finance
3 12 (12.00%) Retail
4 5 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (4.00%) Billing
5 4 (4.00%) Marketing
6 3 (3.00%) Banking
7 2 (2.00%) Electronics
8 1 (1.00%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.00%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.00%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.00%) RESTful
1 7 (7.00%) WebCenter
2 4 (4.00%) Web Services
3 2 (2.00%) J2EE
3 2 (2.00%) XML
4 1 (1.00%) .NET
4 1 (1.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.00%) CSS
4 1 (1.00%) EJB
4 1 (1.00%) HTML
4 1 (1.00%) Java EE
4 1 (1.00%) JMS
4 1 (1.00%) JSON
4 1 (1.00%) Kafka
4 1 (1.00%) Natural Language Processing
4 1 (1.00%) REST
4 1 (1.00%) SAP Basis
4 1 (1.00%) SAP PI
4 1 (1.00%) Servlets
4 1 (1.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.00%) Life Science
3 3 (3.00%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.00%) iSeries
4 2 (2.00%) LIMS
5 1 (1.00%) Clustering
5 1 (1.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.00%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.00%) IPTV
5 1 (1.00%) Machine to Machine
5 1 (1.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.00%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.00%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.00%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.00%) Smart Home
5 1 (1.00%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.00%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.00%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.00%) Unix
1 2 (2.00%) Windows
2 1 (1.00%) Linux
2 1 (1.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (21.00%) TOGAF
2 14 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (12.00%) SOA
4 8 (8.00%) E-Commerce
5 7 (7.00%) CRM
5 7 (7.00%) Kanban
5 7 (7.00%) Presales
5 7 (7.00%) Scrum
6 6 (6.00%) Data Modelling
6 6 (6.00%) ERP
6 6 (6.00%) Migration
6 6 (6.00%) Project Management
6 6 (6.00%) Service Management
7 5 (5.00%) Analytics
7 5 (5.00%) Data Management
7 5 (5.00%) ITIL
7 5 (5.00%) SDLC
7 5 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (5.00%) WFM
8 4 (4.00%) Business Process Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.00%) Java
2 1 (1.00%) MATLAB
2 1 (1.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.00%) Python
2 1 (1.00%) R
2 1 (1.00%) SQL
2 1 (1.00%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 3 (3.00%) CISM
1 3 (3.00%) CISSP
1 3 (3.00%) GIAC
1 3 (3.00%) SANS
2 2 (2.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.00%) Degree
3 1 (1.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.00%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.00%) GDPR
3 1 (1.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.00%) SEPA
3 1 (1.00%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (4.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.00%) Docker
2 1 (1.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.00%) Amdocs OSS
1 1 (1.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (1.00%) Netcool
1 1 (1.00%) SCCM
1 1 (1.00%) SCOM
1 1 (1.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 20 (20.00%) Oracle
2 14 (14.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (12.00%) SAP
4 4 (4.00%) Ab Initio
4 4 (4.00%) JD Edwards
4 4 (4.00%) Teradata
5 3 (3.00%) Genesys
6 2 (2.00%) Ericsson
6 2 (2.00%) IBM
6 2 (2.00%) Pega
6 2 (2.00%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
6 2 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.00%) VMware
7 1 (1.00%) Amdocs
7 1 (1.00%) Cloudera
7 1 (1.00%) Cramer
7 1 (1.00%) Huawei
7 1 (1.00%) Remedy
7 1 (1.00%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.00%) Varonis