Period
to 6 June 2020

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

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
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 42 55 66
Rank change year-on-year +13 +11 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 89 147 106
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 4.49% 3.59% 2.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.79% 3.80% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 69 69
Median daily rate £488 £575 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.22% +2.22% +2.27%
10th Percentile £390 £466 £460
90th Percentile £595 £675 £678
South East median daily rate £525 £570 £563
% change year-on-year -7.89% +1.33% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £75.00 -
South East median hourly rate - £48.97 £80.73
% change year-on-year - -39.35% -

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 1,858 3,865 3,615
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.74% 94.45% 92.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,006 1,926 1,915
Median daily rate £446 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.87% +8.43% -
10th Percentile £213 £275 £256
90th Percentile £625 £603 £588
South East median daily rate £446 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -0.87% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 110 86
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £16.14 £12.00 £8.00
90th Percentile £54.09 £55.88 £44.50
Median hourly rate £19.75 £22.40 £18.11
% change year-on-year -11.83% +23.69% +3.49%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in Berkshire

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Solutions Architect in Berkshire.

Daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in Berkshire

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Solutions Architect in Berkshire over the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Solutions Architect in Berkshire

Solutions Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Solutions Architect in Berkshire.

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 6 June 2020. 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
Newbury +12 35 £475 -5.00%
Reading +6 23 £500 -13.04% 1
Bracknell +37 10 £425 -
Slough +3 4 £509 +45.36%
Wokingham +2 1 - -
Solutions Architect
South East

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

For the 6 months to 6 June 2020, 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 31 (34.83%) Problem-Solving
2 27 (30.34%) Telecoms
3 26 (29.21%) Shell Script
3 26 (29.21%) Perl
4 25 (28.09%) Netcool
4 25 (28.09%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 25 (28.09%) IBM
4 25 (28.09%) Network Management
4 25 (28.09%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (23.60%) SC Cleared
5 21 (23.60%) Security Cleared
6 20 (22.47%) Integration Testing
7 19 (21.35%) Remedy ITSM
7 19 (21.35%) BMC
7 19 (21.35%) Remedy
7 19 (21.35%) Java
8 18 (20.22%) JavaScript
8 18 (20.22%) Python
8 18 (20.22%) Siebel
8 18 (20.22%) REST
8 18 (20.22%) ServiceNow
8 18 (20.22%) xMatters
9 17 (19.10%) SOAP
9 17 (19.10%) Web Services
10 16 (17.98%) PHP
10 16 (17.98%) SNMP
10 16 (17.98%) Web Development
10 16 (17.98%) Cramer
10 16 (17.98%) Smoke Testing
10 16 (17.98%) Amdocs OSS

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 4 (4.49%) Red Hat Fuse
2 2 (2.25%) Confluence
3 1 (1.12%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.12%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Maya
1 1 (1.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (21.35%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.12%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.12%) SAP MDG
2 1 (1.12%) SAP MII
2 1 (1.12%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.36%) Azure
2 10 (11.24%) AWS
3 4 (4.49%) GCP
3 4 (4.49%) OpenShift
3 4 (4.49%) SaaS
4 3 (3.37%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (3.37%) Google Container Engine
4 3 (3.37%) IaaS
4 3 (3.37%) Office 365
4 3 (3.37%) PaaS
4 3 (3.37%) Serverless
5 2 (2.25%) Apigee
5 2 (2.25%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (2.25%) Power Platform
6 1 (1.12%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (17.98%) SNMP
2 9 (10.11%) Radio Access Network
3 6 (6.74%) 5G
3 6 (6.74%) LAN
4 5 (5.62%) DNS
4 5 (5.62%) LTE
4 5 (5.62%) WAN
5 4 (4.49%) Broadband
5 4 (4.49%) Internet
5 4 (4.49%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (3.37%) MIMO
6 3 (3.37%) Software-Defined Networking
6 3 (3.37%) Unified Communications
6 3 (3.37%) VPN
7 2 (2.25%) 3G
7 2 (2.25%) 4G
7 2 (2.25%) Ethernet
7 2 (2.25%) MPLS
8 1 (1.12%) DHCP
8 1 (1.12%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.37%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.12%) Amazon Athena
2 1 (1.12%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (1.12%) Data Lake
2 1 (1.12%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.12%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.12%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.12%) Power BI
2 1 (1.12%) QlikView
2 1 (1.12%) SAP Data Services
2 1 (1.12%) SAP HANA
2 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (2.25%) Eclipse
1 2 (2.25%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.25%) JIRA
1 2 (2.25%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.12%) ERwin
General
1 27 (30.34%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.62%) Billing
3 4 (4.49%) Finance
4 2 (2.25%) Back Office
4 2 (2.25%) Public Sector
4 2 (2.25%) Retail
5 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (20.22%) REST
2 17 (19.10%) SOAP
2 17 (19.10%) Web Services
3 4 (4.49%) OAuth
4 3 (3.37%) Node.js
4 3 (3.37%) RESTful
5 2 (2.25%) HTML
6 1 (1.12%) .NET
6 1 (1.12%) Apache NiFi
6 1 (1.12%) CSS
6 1 (1.12%) HATEOAS
6 1 (1.12%) HTML5
6 1 (1.12%) Kafka
6 1 (1.12%) Middleware
6 1 (1.12%) OpenID
6 1 (1.12%) React
6 1 (1.12%) SAML
6 1 (1.12%) SAP Basis
6 1 (1.12%) SAP Fiori
6 1 (1.12%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (28.09%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.49%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.37%) Clustering
4 2 (2.25%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.25%) PKI
4 2 (2.25%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.12%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.12%) CMDB
5 1 (1.12%) Fibre Optics
5 1 (1.12%) Industry 4.0
5 1 (1.12%) IVR
5 1 (1.12%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.12%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.12%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.12%) User Experience
5 1 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.12%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.87%) Linux
2 5 (5.62%) Windows
3 2 (2.25%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2016
4 1 (1.12%) AIX
4 1 (1.12%) Android
4 1 (1.12%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.12%) Unix
4 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (34.83%) Problem-Solving
2 25 (28.09%) Network Management
3 20 (22.47%) Integration Testing
4 16 (17.98%) Smoke Testing
4 16 (17.98%) Unit Testing
4 16 (17.98%) Web Development
5 10 (11.24%) DevOps
6 9 (10.11%) Presales
7 8 (8.99%) Migration
8 7 (7.87%) Microservices
8 7 (7.87%) Project Management
9 6 (6.74%) Configuration Management
9 6 (6.74%) CRM
9 6 (6.74%) TOGAF
9 6 (6.74%) Use Case
10 5 (5.62%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (5.62%) Capacity Management
10 5 (5.62%) Data Management
10 5 (5.62%) Data Migration
10 5 (5.62%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 26 (29.21%) Perl
1 26 (29.21%) Shell Script
2 19 (21.35%) Java
3 18 (20.22%) JavaScript
3 18 (20.22%) Python
4 16 (17.98%) PHP
5 2 (2.25%) C++
5 2 (2.25%) Go
5 2 (2.25%) SQL
6 1 (1.12%) C
6 1 (1.12%) Scala
Qualifications
1 21 (23.60%) SC Cleared
1 21 (23.60%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.25%) Degree
2 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 6 (6.74%) Docker
2 4 (4.49%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.25%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 25 (28.09%) Netcool
1 25 (28.09%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 16 (17.98%) Amdocs OSS
3 8 (8.99%) Kubernetes
4 4 (4.49%) Docker Swarm
5 3 (3.37%) Ansible
6 2 (2.25%) Istio
6 2 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.25%) Puppet
7 1 (1.12%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 25 (28.09%) IBM
2 19 (21.35%) BMC
2 19 (21.35%) Remedy
3 18 (20.22%) ServiceNow
3 18 (20.22%) Siebel
3 18 (20.22%) xMatters
4 16 (17.98%) Cramer
5 14 (15.73%) Cisco
6 12 (13.48%) Nokia
7 11 (12.36%) Huawei
8 5 (5.62%) Google
8 5 (5.62%) Microsoft
9 4 (4.49%) ComArch
9 4 (4.49%) Ericsson
9 4 (4.49%) Oracle
10 3 (3.37%) VMware
11 2 (2.25%) SAP
12 1 (1.12%) F5
12 1 (1.12%) Informatica
12 1 (1.12%) SolarWinds