Period
to 20 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 72 62
Rank change year-on-year +8 -10 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 115 95 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.85% 2.46% 2.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.08% 2.65% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 45 71
Berkshire median daily rate £550 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +3.53%
10th Percentile £450 £413 £400
90th Percentile £668 £668 £575
South East median daily rate £550 £516 £520
% change year-on-year +6.54% -0.72% +1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
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 3,732 3,590 4,586
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.51% 92.79% 92.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,938 1,752 2,368
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £263 £220 £250
90th Percentile £600 £560 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 163 196
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.73% - -11.76%
10th Percentile £8.00 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £43.45 £53.00 £55.28
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +10.65%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 +12 33 £600 +20.00% 9
Bracknell 0 20 £510 +2.00% 1
Newbury -16 10 £500 +17.65%
Slough 0 4 £560 +24.44% 3
Maidenhead +1 3 £485 - 1
Wokingham +4 2 £575 - 1
Solutions Architect
South East

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

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 22 (19.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (18.26%) Stakeholder Management
3 18 (15.65%) Enterprise Architecture
4 17 (14.78%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (14.78%) TOGAF
5 16 (13.91%) REST
6 15 (13.04%) SaaS
6 15 (13.04%) Telecoms
7 13 (11.30%) PaaS
8 12 (10.43%) Mobile App
8 12 (10.43%) XML
8 12 (10.43%) TCP/IP
9 11 (9.57%) HTTP
9 11 (9.57%) RDBMS
9 11 (9.57%) ITIL
9 11 (9.57%) Automotive
9 11 (9.57%) Migration
9 11 (9.57%) Relational Database
9 11 (9.57%) MQTT
9 11 (9.57%) Telematics
9 11 (9.57%) Data Integration
10 10 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
10 10 (8.70%) Windows
10 10 (8.70%) MCSE
10 10 (8.70%) Microsoft
10 10 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (7.83%) Data Centre
11 9 (7.83%) SAP
11 9 (7.83%) Office 365
11 9 (7.83%) 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 2 (1.74%) CMS
1 2 (1.74%) Sitecore CMS
1 2 (1.74%) WebLogic
1 2 (1.74%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.87%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.87%) GlassFish
2 1 (0.87%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.87%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.74%) SAP IS-U
1 2 (1.74%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.87%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.87%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.87%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.87%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 22 (19.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (13.04%) SaaS
3 13 (11.30%) PaaS
4 10 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (7.83%) Office 365
6 4 (3.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 4 (3.48%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (3.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (2.61%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 2 (1.74%) Heroku
8 2 (1.74%) IaaS
8 2 (1.74%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (1.74%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.87%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.87%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.43%) TCP/IP
2 11 (9.57%) HTTP
2 11 (9.57%) MQTT
3 6 (5.22%) MPLS
4 4 (3.48%) Firewall
4 4 (3.48%) Intelligent Network
4 4 (3.48%) Internet
4 4 (3.48%) PSTN
4 4 (3.48%) WAN
5 3 (2.61%) DNS
5 3 (2.61%) LAN
5 3 (2.61%) LTE
5 3 (2.61%) Network Security
5 3 (2.61%) Unified Communications
6 2 (1.74%) 3G
6 2 (1.74%) 4G
6 2 (1.74%) Ethernet
6 2 (1.74%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (1.74%) SAN
6 2 (1.74%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.57%) RDBMS
1 11 (9.57%) Relational Database
2 7 (6.09%) MySQL
2 7 (6.09%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (4.35%) Big Data
3 5 (4.35%) QlikView
4 4 (3.48%) Hadoop
4 4 (3.48%) Power BI
5 3 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.74%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.74%) GIS
6 2 (1.74%) SAP BW
6 2 (1.74%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.87%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.87%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 15 (13.04%) Telecoms
2 11 (9.57%) Automotive
3 8 (6.96%) Retail
4 6 (5.22%) Finance
5 4 (3.48%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.61%) Billing
6 3 (2.61%) Marketing
7 1 (0.87%) Games
7 1 (0.87%) Legal
7 1 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (13.91%) REST
2 12 (10.43%) XML
3 7 (6.09%) PostGIS
3 7 (6.09%) Web Services
4 4 (3.48%) AngularJS
4 4 (3.48%) Mason
4 4 (3.48%) Node.js
4 4 (3.48%) React
5 3 (2.61%) Middleware
5 3 (2.61%) SOAP
6 2 (1.74%) LDAP
7 1 (0.87%) .NET
7 1 (0.87%) CSS
7 1 (0.87%) EJB
7 1 (0.87%) HTML
7 1 (0.87%) J2EE
7 1 (0.87%) JMS
7 1 (0.87%) JSP
7 1 (0.87%) Servlets
7 1 (0.87%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.43%) Mobile App
2 9 (7.83%) Data Centre
3 7 (6.09%) Infotainment
3 7 (6.09%) Public Cloud
4 4 (3.48%) Robotics
5 3 (2.61%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (2.61%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.74%) Clustering
6 2 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.74%) Internet of Things
6 2 (1.74%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.74%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.87%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.87%) FMCG
7 1 (0.87%) Handset
7 1 (0.87%) Life Science
7 1 (0.87%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Licensing
7 1 (0.87%) Replication
7 1 (0.87%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.70%) Windows
2 7 (6.09%) Linux
3 5 (4.35%) Windows 10
4 4 (3.48%) Android
4 4 (3.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (3.48%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (18.26%) Stakeholder Management
2 18 (15.65%) Enterprise Architecture
3 17 (14.78%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (14.78%) TOGAF
4 11 (9.57%) Data Integration
4 11 (9.57%) ITIL
4 11 (9.57%) Migration
4 11 (9.57%) Telematics
5 9 (7.83%) Analytics
6 8 (6.96%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (6.96%) Network Architecture
7 7 (6.09%) Project Planning
7 7 (6.09%) Scrum
7 7 (6.09%) SOA
7 7 (6.09%) Strategic Thinking
7 7 (6.09%) Validation
8 6 (5.22%) Service Design
9 5 (4.35%) Data Modelling
10 4 (3.48%) PRINCE2
10 4 (3.48%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.35%) JavaScript
2 4 (3.48%) TypeScript
3 3 (2.61%) Java
4 2 (1.74%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.87%) Apex Code
5 1 (0.87%) Python
5 1 (0.87%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (8.70%) MCSE
1 10 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.48%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.74%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.87%) CCDP
5 1 (0.87%) CCIE
5 1 (0.87%) CCIP
5 1 (0.87%) CCNA
5 1 (0.87%) CCNP
5 1 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.87%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.87%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.74%) GDPR
1 2 (1.74%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.48%) Docker
1 4 (3.48%) XenApp
1 4 (3.48%) XenDesktop
2 3 (2.61%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.74%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.87%) HDFS
4 1 (0.87%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.48%) Ansible
2 1 (0.87%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.87%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 10 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.83%) SAP
3 7 (6.09%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (5.22%) Cisco
4 6 (5.22%) Sitecore
5 4 (3.48%) Citrix
5 4 (3.48%) Genesys
5 4 (3.48%) IBM
5 4 (3.48%) Oracle
5 4 (3.48%) Xamarin
6 3 (2.61%) Blue Prism
7 2 (1.74%) Avaya
7 2 (1.74%) Google
7 2 (1.74%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
7 2 (1.74%) Verint
7 2 (1.74%) VMware
8 1 (0.87%) Adobe
8 1 (0.87%) HP
8 1 (0.87%) Juniper
8 1 (0.87%) Tandberg