The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Solution Architect
South East / Berkshire
Rank 49 54 39
Rank change year-on-year +5 -15  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 51 76 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.81% 3.09% 3.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.01% 3.34% 4.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 32 55
Median daily rate £500 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £453 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £574 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £60.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +50.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £58.75 £62.50 £49.50
% change year-on-year -6.00% +26.26%  

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 1693 2278 2727
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 93.38% 92.56% 92.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 783 1177 1397
Median daily rate £420 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 73 84
Median hourly rate £15.70 £26.50 £17.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.75% +53.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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
Reading +6 14 £563 +1.35% 1
Bracknell -3 11 £500 -9.09%
Newbury +7 6 £425 - 1
Slough +7 3 £450 -6.25%
Wokingham - 1 - -
Solutions Architect
South East

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 13 (13.13%) Telecoms
2 12 (12.12%) Maximo
3 11 (11.11%) Retail
3 11 (11.11%) TOGAF
4 10 (10.10%) Finance
5 9 (9.09%) SOA
6 8 (8.08%) SAP
7 7 (7.07%) Oracle
7 7 (7.07%) Cisco
7 7 (7.07%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (7.07%) IT Strategy
8 6 (6.06%) Migration
8 6 (6.06%) Microsoft
8 6 (6.06%) E-Commerce
8 6 (6.06%) WFM
8 6 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (5.05%) Network Security
9 5 (5.05%) Unix
9 5 (5.05%) 3G
9 5 (5.05%) Customer Requirements
9 5 (5.05%) Presales
10 4 (4.04%) BGP
10 4 (4.04%) Project Management
10 4 (4.04%) VMware
10 4 (4.04%) Network Design
10 4 (4.04%) ITIL
10 4 (4.04%) Java
10 4 (4.04%) CRM
10 4 (4.04%) Amazon AWS
10 4 (4.04%) SDLC

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 (2.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (2.02%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.01%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.01%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.01%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.01%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.01%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (12.12%) Maximo
2 2 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.02%) Eloqua
2 2 (2.02%) SAP HCM
2 2 (2.02%) SAP PS
3 1 (1.01%) Oracle BRM
3 1 (1.01%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.04%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.03%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (2.02%) Office 365
3 2 (2.02%) SaaS
4 1 (1.01%) Boomi
4 1 (1.01%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.05%) 3G
1 5 (5.05%) Network Security
2 4 (4.04%) BGP
3 3 (3.03%) 4G
3 3 (3.03%) SAN
3 3 (3.03%) VoIP
3 3 (3.03%) WAN
4 2 (2.02%) DSL
4 2 (2.02%) Firewall
4 2 (2.02%) Internet
4 2 (2.02%) LAN
4 2 (2.02%) MPLS
4 2 (2.02%) OSPF
4 2 (2.02%) Skype
4 2 (2.02%) VPN
4 2 (2.02%) Wireless
5 1 (1.01%) Converged Networks
5 1 (1.01%) Telepresence
5 1 (1.01%) Value-Added Service
5 1 (1.01%) VoWiFi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.02%) Oracle Database
1 2 (2.02%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.01%) Big Data
2 1 (1.01%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.01%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (1.01%) Redis
2 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 13 (13.13%) Telecoms
2 11 (11.11%) Retail
3 10 (10.10%) Finance
4 3 (3.03%) Billing
5 2 (2.02%) Marketing
5 2 (2.02%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.01%) Banking
6 1 (1.01%) Electronics
6 1 (1.01%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.01%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.02%) .NET
1 2 (2.02%) CSS
1 2 (2.02%) HTML
1 2 (2.02%) Web Services
2 1 (1.01%) Ajax
2 1 (1.01%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.01%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (1.01%) HTML5
2 1 (1.01%) J2EE
2 1 (1.01%) Java EE
2 1 (1.01%) JMS
2 1 (1.01%) jQuery
2 1 (1.01%) OAuth
2 1 (1.01%) SAML
2 1 (1.01%) SAP PI
2 1 (1.01%) SignalR
2 1 (1.01%) SOAP
2 1 (1.01%) VXML
2 1 (1.01%) XML
2 1 (1.01%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.03%) Life Science
3 2 (2.02%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.02%) iSeries
3 2 (2.02%) LIMS
4 1 (1.01%) Clustering
4 1 (1.01%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.01%) IPTV
4 1 (1.01%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.01%) PKI
4 1 (1.01%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.01%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.01%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.01%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.05%) Unix
2 2 (2.02%) Linux
2 2 (2.02%) Windows
3 1 (1.01%) Solaris
3 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (11.11%) TOGAF
2 9 (9.09%) SOA
3 7 (7.07%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (7.07%) IT Strategy
4 6 (6.06%) E-Commerce
4 6 (6.06%) Migration
4 6 (6.06%) WFM
5 5 (5.05%) Customer Requirements
5 5 (5.05%) Presales
6 4 (4.04%) CRM
6 4 (4.04%) ITIL
6 4 (4.04%) Network Design
6 4 (4.04%) Project Management
6 4 (4.04%) SDLC
7 3 (3.03%) B2B
7 3 (3.03%) Data Management
7 3 (3.03%) Identity Management
7 3 (3.03%) Information Management
7 3 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (3.03%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.04%) Java
2 1 (1.01%) C#
2 1 (1.01%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.01%) TypeScript
2 1 (1.01%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 2 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.01%) CCDP
2 1 (1.01%) CCIE
2 1 (1.01%) CCIP
2 1 (1.01%) CCNA
2 1 (1.01%) CCNP
2 1 (1.01%) Degree
2 1 (1.01%) MCSD
2 1 (1.01%) MCSE
2 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.02%) GDPR
1 2 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (2.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.01%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.01%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (3.03%) Active Directory
1 3 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.01%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.01%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.01%) Amdocs OSS
1 1 (1.01%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (1.01%) Cisco UCCE
1 1 (1.01%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (1.01%) Kibana
1 1 (1.01%) logstash
1 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (1.01%) Netcool
1 1 (1.01%) Tivoli
1 1 (1.01%) vMotion
Vendors
1 8 (8.08%) SAP
2 7 (7.07%) Cisco
2 7 (7.07%) Oracle
3 6 (6.06%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.04%) VMware
5 3 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.02%) Genesys
6 2 (2.02%) HP
6 2 (2.02%) JD Edwards
6 2 (2.02%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
6 2 (2.02%) Siebel
7 1 (1.01%) Cloudera
7 1 (1.01%) Dell
7 1 (1.01%) EMC
7 1 (1.01%) Ericsson
7 1 (1.01%) F5
7 1 (1.01%) IBM
7 1 (1.01%) Juniper
7 1 (1.01%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (1.01%) Tandberg