Period
to 18 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £510 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 55 65
Rank change year-on-year -32 +10 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 88 110 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.22% 2.78% 2.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.43% 2.99% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 70 73
Berkshire median daily rate £510 £525 £560
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -6.25% +12.00%
10th Percentile £453 £398 £451
90th Percentile £598 £626 £700
South East median daily rate £550 £513 £520
% change year-on-year +7.32% -1.44% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £60.00
South East median hourly rate £80.73 - £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 3,627 3,685 4,593
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.68% 93.15% 92.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,938 1,912 2,417
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £260 £225 £231
90th Percentile £588 £563 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 182 234
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.33% -22.08% +13.00%
10th Percentile £10.57 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £41.60 £50.00 £55.55
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.37
% change year-on-year +2.86% -9.67% +19.88%

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 18 February 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 18 February 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
Bracknell -2 18 £510 -0.49%
Reading -14 18 £525 +5.00% 7
Newbury -13 10 £528 -1.86% 2
Slough +4 3 - - 1
Maidenhead -5 2 £485 -22.40%
Solutions Architect
South East

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

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 21 (23.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (22.73%) SaaS
3 17 (19.32%) Telecoms
3 17 (19.32%) Microsoft
4 15 (17.05%) Windows
4 15 (17.05%) REST
5 14 (15.91%) TCP/IP
6 13 (14.77%) Enterprise Architecture
6 13 (14.77%) PaaS
7 12 (13.64%) TOGAF
7 12 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (13.64%) XML
7 12 (13.64%) Oracle
8 11 (12.50%) Linux
8 11 (12.50%) HTTP
8 11 (12.50%) RDBMS
8 11 (12.50%) Automotive
8 11 (12.50%) Telematics
8 11 (12.50%) Data Integration
8 11 (12.50%) Relational Database
8 11 (12.50%) MQTT
8 11 (12.50%) Public Cloud
9 10 (11.36%) Mobile App
9 10 (11.36%) Office 365
9 10 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (11.36%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (10.23%) MCSE
10 9 (10.23%) MySQL
10 9 (10.23%) Validation
10 9 (10.23%) 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 4 (4.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (3.41%) OpenStack
3 2 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.27%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.14%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.14%) Confluence
4 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.14%) TPMS
Applications
1 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.14%) Oracle BRM
1 1 (1.14%) SAP ERP
1 1 (1.14%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 21 (23.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (22.73%) SaaS
3 13 (14.77%) PaaS
4 10 (11.36%) Office 365
5 9 (10.23%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (6.82%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (4.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 4 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (4.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (3.41%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 2 (2.27%) Heroku
9 2 (2.27%) IaaS
10 1 (1.14%) GitHub
10 1 (1.14%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (1.14%) Slack
10 1 (1.14%) SoftLayer
10 1 (1.14%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 14 (15.91%) TCP/IP
2 11 (12.50%) HTTP
2 11 (12.50%) MQTT
3 7 (7.95%) Internet
4 6 (6.82%) Firewall
5 5 (5.68%) MPLS
6 4 (4.55%) DNS
6 4 (4.55%) Intelligent Network
6 4 (4.55%) Network Security
6 4 (4.55%) PSTN
6 4 (4.55%) VPN
7 3 (3.41%) LTE
7 3 (3.41%) NAS
7 3 (3.41%) Reverse Proxy
7 3 (3.41%) SAN
7 3 (3.41%) SDH
8 2 (2.27%) 3G
8 2 (2.27%) DOCSIS
8 2 (2.27%) Intranet
8 2 (2.27%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.50%) RDBMS
1 11 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 9 (10.23%) MySQL
3 7 (7.95%) Big Data
3 7 (7.95%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (4.55%) SQL Server
5 3 (3.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.27%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.27%) QlikView
7 1 (1.14%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.14%) IDMS
7 1 (1.14%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.14%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (1.14%) SoapUI
1 1 (1.14%) XMLSpy
General
1 17 (19.32%) Telecoms
2 11 (12.50%) Automotive
3 5 (5.68%) Billing
3 5 (5.68%) Finance
4 4 (4.55%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.41%) Marketing
6 1 (1.14%) Banking
6 1 (1.14%) Legal
6 1 (1.14%) Local Government
6 1 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.14%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (17.05%) REST
2 12 (13.64%) XML
3 7 (7.95%) PostGIS
3 7 (7.95%) Web Services
4 4 (4.55%) Mason
5 3 (3.41%) Kafka
6 2 (2.27%) .NET
6 2 (2.27%) AngularJS
6 2 (2.27%) EJB
6 2 (2.27%) Hibernate
6 2 (2.27%) J2EE
6 2 (2.27%) JPA
6 2 (2.27%) JSF
6 2 (2.27%) JSP
6 2 (2.27%) MSMQ
6 2 (2.27%) Node.js
6 2 (2.27%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (2.27%) Servlets
6 2 (2.27%) Spring
6 2 (2.27%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.50%) Public Cloud
2 10 (11.36%) Mobile App
3 7 (7.95%) Infotainment
4 6 (6.82%) Microsoft Licensing
5 5 (5.68%) Data Centre
6 3 (3.41%) Private Cloud
6 3 (3.41%) Replication
6 3 (3.41%) Virtual Team
7 2 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.27%) Data Structures
7 2 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.27%) Internet of Things
8 1 (1.14%) Clustering
8 1 (1.14%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.14%) FMCG
8 1 (1.14%) Handset
8 1 (1.14%) Life Science
8 1 (1.14%) Smart Meter
8 1 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (17.05%) Windows
2 11 (12.50%) Linux
3 6 (6.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (5.68%) Windows Server
5 4 (4.55%) Unix
5 4 (4.55%) Windows 10
5 4 (4.55%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.27%) Android
6 2 (2.27%) HPUX
7 1 (1.14%) OpenVMS
7 1 (1.14%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (14.77%) Enterprise Architecture
2 12 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (13.64%) TOGAF
3 11 (12.50%) Data Integration
3 11 (12.50%) Telematics
4 10 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (10.23%) Analytics
5 9 (10.23%) Validation
6 8 (9.09%) ITIL
6 8 (9.09%) Network Architecture
6 8 (9.09%) SOA
7 7 (7.95%) Data Modelling
7 7 (7.95%) Migration
7 7 (7.95%) Project Planning
7 7 (7.95%) Strategic Thinking
8 6 (6.82%) CRM
8 6 (6.82%) Software Licensing
9 5 (5.68%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (5.68%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (5.68%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.82%) SQL
2 4 (4.55%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.41%) Java
4 2 (2.27%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.27%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.27%) TypeScript
5 1 (1.14%) Apex Code
5 1 (1.14%) AWK
5 1 (1.14%) C
5 1 (1.14%) C#
5 1 (1.14%) C++
5 1 (1.14%) COBOL
5 1 (1.14%) Fortran
5 1 (1.14%) Pascal
5 1 (1.14%) Python
5 1 (1.14%) sed
Qualifications
1 10 (11.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (10.23%) MCSE
3 6 (6.82%) DV Cleared
3 6 (6.82%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.14%) CCIE
5 1 (1.14%) CCIE Service Provider
5 1 (1.14%) CCSP
5 1 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.14%) Degree
5 1 (1.14%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.68%) QA
2 1 (1.14%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (5.68%) Docker
2 4 (4.55%) XenApp
2 4 (4.55%) XenDesktop
3 3 (3.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.27%) KVM
4 2 (2.27%) vCloud
4 2 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.27%) vSphere
5 1 (1.14%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.14%) HDFS
5 1 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (4.55%) Ansible
2 2 (2.27%) CloudForms
2 2 (2.27%) vCenter Server
2 2 (2.27%) vRealize
3 1 (1.14%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.14%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (1.14%) Rancher
Vendors
1 17 (19.32%) Microsoft
2 12 (13.64%) Oracle
3 6 (6.82%) Cisco
4 5 (5.68%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (5.68%) VMware
5 4 (4.55%) Citrix
5 4 (4.55%) Genesys
6 2 (2.27%) Avaya
6 2 (2.27%) EMC
6 2 (2.27%) IBM
6 2 (2.27%) NetApp
6 2 (2.27%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.27%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
6 2 (2.27%) SAP
6 2 (2.27%) Verint
6 2 (2.27%) Xamarin
7 1 (1.14%) F5
7 1 (1.14%) Google
7 1 (1.14%) Palo Alto
7 1 (1.14%) ServiceNow