Period
to 15 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 73 63
Rank change year-on-year +8 -10 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 107 98 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.73% 2.46% 2.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.93% 2.67% 3.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 52 89
Berkshire median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -13.04%
10th Percentile £449 £432 £375
90th Percentile £690 £649 £615
South East median daily rate £594 £538 £500
% change year-on-year +10.47% +7.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £60.83 - £55.00

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 3,652 3,671 4,113
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.14% 92.01% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,865 1,907 2,225
Berkshire median daily rate £415 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.35% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £206 £250 £238
90th Percentile £575 £588 £560
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 142 191
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% +14.81% -37.35%
10th Percentile £11.14 £9.35 £9.25
90th Percentile £45.20 £39.73 £40.25
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £19.44
% change year-on-year +11.11% -7.38% +7.97%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 +6 44 £600 +14.29% 5
Newbury -15 12 £380 -24.75% 1
Bracknell -1 7 £525 - 2
Slough -6 7 £488 -22.00% 1
Maidenhead +5 4 £600 +4.35%
Wokingham - 4 £650 - 2
Solutions Architect
South East

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

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 26 (24.30%) Telecoms
2 23 (21.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (19.63%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (17.76%) Microsoft
4 19 (17.76%) Web Services
5 16 (14.95%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (14.95%) Firewall
5 16 (14.95%) TOGAF
6 15 (14.02%) Cloud Computing
7 14 (13.08%) SAP
7 14 (13.08%) Oracle
8 13 (12.15%) Security Cleared
9 12 (11.21%) Microservices
10 11 (10.28%) SOA
10 11 (10.28%) Finance
11 10 (9.35%) Migration
11 10 (9.35%) .NET
11 10 (9.35%) Java
11 10 (9.35%) SQL
11 10 (9.35%) REST
11 10 (9.35%) SaaS
12 9 (8.41%) DV Cleared
12 9 (8.41%) Use Case
12 9 (8.41%) Reverse Proxy
12 9 (8.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 9 (8.41%) Analytics
12 9 (8.41%) Software Licensing
12 9 (8.41%) TCP/IP
12 9 (8.41%) VPN
12 9 (8.41%) DNS

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 (8.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (2.80%) OpenStack
3 2 (1.87%) ArcGIS
3 2 (1.87%) Confluence
4 1 (0.93%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.93%) Smallworld
4 1 (0.93%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.87%) SAP Hybris
1 2 (1.87%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle BRM
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.93%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.93%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 23 (21.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (14.02%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (9.35%) SaaS
4 6 (5.61%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (2.80%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.87%) IaaS
6 2 (1.87%) Office 365
6 2 (1.87%) PaaS
6 2 (1.87%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 16 (14.95%) Firewall
2 9 (8.41%) DNS
2 9 (8.41%) Internet
2 9 (8.41%) MPLS
2 9 (8.41%) Reverse Proxy
2 9 (8.41%) TCP/IP
2 9 (8.41%) VPN
2 9 (8.41%) Wireless
3 7 (6.54%) Ethernet
4 6 (5.61%) WAN
5 4 (3.74%) LAN
6 3 (2.80%) LTE
6 3 (2.80%) Unified Communications
6 3 (2.80%) VoLTE
7 2 (1.87%) 3G
7 2 (1.87%) Broadband
7 2 (1.87%) NAS
7 2 (1.87%) SAN
8 1 (0.93%) NGN
8 1 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.67%) Hadoop
2 4 (3.74%) Big Data
3 3 (2.80%) Blockchain
3 3 (2.80%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.87%) SAP HANA
4 2 (1.87%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.93%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (0.93%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.93%) Lumira
5 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.93%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.93%) Power BI
5 1 (0.93%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (2.80%) Rational Rose
2 2 (1.87%) Bitbucket
2 2 (1.87%) JIRA
General
1 26 (24.30%) Telecoms
2 11 (10.28%) Finance
3 6 (5.61%) Retail
4 4 (3.74%) Billing
5 2 (1.87%) Legal
6 1 (0.93%) Back Office
6 1 (0.93%) French Language
6 1 (0.93%) Games
6 1 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (17.76%) Web Services
2 10 (9.35%) .NET
2 10 (9.35%) REST
3 6 (5.61%) J2EE
3 6 (5.61%) Spring
3 6 (5.61%) Spring Boot
4 4 (3.74%) Middleware
5 3 (2.80%) SOAP
6 2 (1.87%) .NET Core
7 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.93%) Kafka
7 1 (0.93%) LINQ
7 1 (0.93%) OAuth
7 1 (0.93%) RESTful
7 1 (0.93%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.41%) Microsoft Licensing
1 9 (8.41%) Replication
2 8 (7.48%) Management Information System
2 8 (7.48%) Public Cloud
3 7 (6.54%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.74%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.80%) iPad
6 3 (2.80%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.80%) Robotics
6 3 (2.80%) Smart Meter
7 2 (1.87%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.87%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.93%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.93%) CMDB
8 1 (0.93%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.93%) PKI
8 1 (0.93%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.93%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.48%) Windows
2 4 (3.74%) Unix
2 4 (3.74%) Windows 10
3 2 (1.87%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.93%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (19.63%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (14.95%) Stakeholder Management
2 16 (14.95%) TOGAF
3 12 (11.21%) Microservices
4 11 (10.28%) SOA
5 10 (9.35%) Migration
6 9 (8.41%) Analytics
6 9 (8.41%) Enterprise Architecture
6 9 (8.41%) Software Licensing
6 9 (8.41%) Technical Architecture
6 9 (8.41%) Use Case
7 8 (7.48%) CRM
7 8 (7.48%) E-Commerce
7 8 (7.48%) Network Management
7 8 (7.48%) Presales
8 7 (6.54%) Decision-Making
8 7 (6.54%) ERP
9 6 (5.61%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (5.61%) ITIL
9 6 (5.61%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.35%) Java
1 10 (9.35%) SQL
2 2 (1.87%) C
2 2 (1.87%) C#
2 2 (1.87%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.93%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 13 (12.15%) Security Cleared
2 9 (8.41%) DV Cleared
3 3 (2.80%) Degree
4 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.87%) PhD
4 2 (1.87%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.93%) CCDE
5 1 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.93%) CWDP
5 1 (0.93%) CWSP
5 1 (0.93%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.54%) QA
2 6 (5.61%) GDPR
3 1 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (5.61%) Docker
2 5 (4.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.80%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.87%) BitLocker
4 2 (1.87%) vCloud
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (1.87%) Netcool
1 2 (1.87%) NSN NetAct
1 2 (1.87%) OpenView
1 2 (1.87%) TeMIP
2 1 (0.93%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 19 (17.76%) Microsoft
2 14 (13.08%) Oracle
2 14 (13.08%) SAP
3 8 (7.48%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (6.54%) VMware
5 6 (5.61%) TIBCO
6 3 (2.80%) Apigee
6 3 (2.80%) Casewise
6 3 (2.80%) Cisco
6 3 (2.80%) IBM
6 3 (2.80%) Sitecore
7 2 (1.87%) ESRI
7 2 (1.87%) hybris
8 1 (0.93%) BMC
8 1 (0.93%) Dell
8 1 (0.93%) EMC
8 1 (0.93%) Ericsson
8 1 (0.93%) JDA
8 1 (0.93%) Mitel
8 1 (0.93%) Nokia