Period
to 23 April 2019

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 23 April 2019.

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
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 53 63 75
Rank change year-on-year +10 +12 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 161 116 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.73% 2.88% 2.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.99% 3.11% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 74 45
Berkshire median daily rate £575 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £478 £450 £413
90th Percentile £688 £668 £668
South East median daily rate £575 £550 £513
% change year-on-year +4.55% +7.32% -1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £35.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £28.97 £80.73 -
% change year-on-year -64.12% - -

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 4,040 3,728 3,562
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.52% 92.60% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,963 1,937 1,737
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £271 £263 £220
90th Percentile £600 £595 £556
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 93 162
Berkshire median hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.04% +5.73% -
10th Percentile £12.00 £8.00 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.69 £43.60 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £19.36 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +10.63% - -4.11%

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 23 April 2019.

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 23 April 2019. 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 +1 50 £575 -4.17% 18
Newbury +19 20 £500 - 4
Bracknell -9 20 £580 +13.73% 4
Slough +6 15 £350 -37.50% 3
Wokingham +3 11 £625 +8.70% 1
Maidenhead +2 3 £538 +10.82% 3
Solutions Architect
South East

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 2019, 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 40 (24.84%) Telecoms
2 39 (24.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (19.25%) TOGAF
4 29 (18.01%) Microsoft
5 28 (17.39%) Migration
6 24 (14.91%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (13.66%) Stakeholder Management
7 22 (13.66%) Web Services
8 21 (13.04%) CRM
9 20 (12.42%) Oracle
10 18 (11.18%) Salesforce.com
10 18 (11.18%) Billing
11 17 (10.56%) Retail
11 17 (10.56%) Security Cleared
12 15 (9.32%) Firewall
13 14 (8.70%) Zachman Framework
14 13 (8.07%) Internet
14 13 (8.07%) Project Management
14 13 (8.07%) TCP/IP
14 13 (8.07%) VPN
14 13 (8.07%) Windows
15 12 (7.45%) Java
15 12 (7.45%) Enterprise Architecture
15 12 (7.45%) Finance
15 12 (7.45%) QA
15 12 (7.45%) Technical Leadership
16 11 (6.83%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 11 (6.83%) Microsoft Licensing
16 11 (6.83%) Reverse Proxy
16 11 (6.83%) PowerShell

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 (2.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 4 (2.48%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.86%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.24%) Apache
3 2 (1.24%) OpenStack
3 2 (1.24%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.24%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (1.24%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (1.24%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.62%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (3.73%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.11%) Oracle Retail
2 4 (2.48%) CSG Singleview
3 2 (1.24%) Magento
3 2 (1.24%) Sonata
4 1 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.62%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 39 (24.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (6.83%) Azure ExpressRoute
2 11 (6.83%) Cloud Computing
2 11 (6.83%) IaaS
2 11 (6.83%) SaaS
3 8 (4.97%) Office 365
3 8 (4.97%) PaaS
4 7 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (2.48%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (2.48%) GitHub
6 3 (1.86%) Apigee
6 3 (1.86%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (1.86%) Serverless
7 1 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.32%) Firewall
2 13 (8.07%) Internet
2 13 (8.07%) TCP/IP
2 13 (8.07%) VPN
3 11 (6.83%) DNS
3 11 (6.83%) Reverse Proxy
4 10 (6.21%) SAN
5 9 (5.59%) NAS
6 5 (3.11%) WAN
7 4 (2.48%) LAN
7 4 (2.48%) Radio Access Network
8 3 (1.86%) Network Security
9 2 (1.24%) 4G
9 2 (1.24%) BGP
9 2 (1.24%) Junos
9 2 (1.24%) L2TP
9 2 (1.24%) MPLS
9 2 (1.24%) OSPF
9 2 (1.24%) Skype
9 2 (1.24%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.73%) Big Data
1 6 (3.73%) Oracle Database
2 4 (2.48%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.86%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.86%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.24%) Apache Ignite
4 2 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.24%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.62%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.62%) Cosmos DB
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.62%) Power BI
5 1 (0.62%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (3.11%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.48%) JIRA
2 4 (2.48%) SonarQube
2 4 (2.48%) Subversion
3 3 (1.86%) Rational Rose
General
1 40 (24.84%) Telecoms
2 18 (11.18%) Billing
3 17 (10.56%) Retail
4 12 (7.45%) Finance
5 5 (3.11%) Marketing
6 2 (1.24%) Legal
6 2 (1.24%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.24%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (13.66%) Web Services
2 9 (5.59%) SOAP
3 7 (4.35%) .NET
4 5 (3.11%) Kafka
4 5 (3.11%) Middleware
4 5 (3.11%) REST
5 3 (1.86%) Django
5 3 (1.86%) Flask
5 3 (1.86%) Spring
5 3 (1.86%) Spring Boot
6 2 (1.24%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (1.24%) IBM Integration Bus
6 2 (1.24%) J2EE
6 2 (1.24%) OAuth
6 2 (1.24%) SAML
7 1 (0.62%) JPA
7 1 (0.62%) Natural Language Processing
7 1 (0.62%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.62%) RESTful
7 1 (0.62%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.83%) Microsoft Licensing
1 11 (6.83%) Replication
2 8 (4.97%) Public Cloud
3 6 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.11%) Private Cloud
5 4 (2.48%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.86%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (1.86%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.24%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.24%) Reference Data
7 2 (1.24%) User Experience
8 1 (0.62%) CMDB
8 1 (0.62%) Robotics
8 1 (0.62%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.62%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.07%) Windows
2 9 (5.59%) Linux
3 6 (3.73%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (2.48%) Unix
5 2 (1.24%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.62%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (19.25%) TOGAF
2 28 (17.39%) Migration
3 24 (14.91%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (13.66%) Stakeholder Management
5 21 (13.04%) CRM
6 14 (8.70%) Zachman Framework
7 13 (8.07%) Project Management
8 12 (7.45%) Enterprise Architecture
8 12 (7.45%) Technical Leadership
9 11 (6.83%) Software Licensing
10 10 (6.21%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (6.21%) DevOps
10 10 (6.21%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (6.21%) E-Commerce
11 9 (5.59%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 9 (5.59%) Scrum
12 8 (4.97%) B2C
12 8 (4.97%) Business Transformation
12 8 (4.97%) Use Case
13 7 (4.35%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 12 (7.45%) Java
2 11 (6.83%) PowerShell
3 8 (4.97%) SQL
4 5 (3.11%) Python
5 2 (1.24%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.24%) Perl
6 1 (0.62%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (10.56%) Security Cleared
2 10 (6.21%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.97%) DV Cleared
4 7 (4.35%) Degree
4 7 (4.35%) TOGAF Certification
5 5 (3.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.24%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.24%) CCIE
6 2 (1.24%) CCNA
6 2 (1.24%) CCNP
6 2 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.24%) MCP
6 2 (1.24%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.45%) QA
2 4 (2.48%) GDPR
3 1 (0.62%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (3.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.48%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.86%) Docker
4 2 (1.24%) KVM
Systems Management
1 4 (2.48%) Ansible
1 4 (2.48%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.62%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.62%) MOM
2 1 (0.62%) Puppet
Vendors
1 29 (18.01%) Microsoft
2 20 (12.42%) Oracle
3 18 (11.18%) Salesforce.com
4 11 (6.83%) SAP
5 10 (6.21%) IBM
5 10 (6.21%) VMware
6 8 (4.97%) Red Hat
7 5 (3.11%) JDA
8 3 (1.86%) Casewise
8 3 (1.86%) Cisco
8 3 (1.86%) Juniper
9 2 (1.24%) Mirantis
9 2 (1.24%) RedPrairie
9 2 (1.24%) Talend
10 1 (0.62%) BMC
10 1 (0.62%) BT
10 1 (0.62%) IBM Sterling
10 1 (0.62%) Remedy
10 1 (0.62%) Symantec