Period
to 21 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £588 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 58 65
Rank change year-on-year -10 +7 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 106 102 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.75% 2.79% 2.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.97% 3.01% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 43 76
Berkshire median daily rate £588 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.82% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £443 £415 £396
90th Percentile £688 £685 £600
South East median daily rate £575 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
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 3,570 3,389 4,477
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.70% 92.77% 92.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,861 1,601 2,374
Berkshire median daily rate £415 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.61% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £256 £220 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 160 171
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +3.45% -21.62%
10th Percentile £8.00 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £48.15 £40.60 £53.00
South East median hourly rate £18.11 £17.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year +3.49% -13.58% +19.12%

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 21 June 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 21 June 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 +4 38 £600 +9.09% 11
Bracknell -7 10 £538 +7.65% 2
Newbury -19 10 £380 -18.28% 1
Wokingham -4 4 £625 - 1
Maidenhead -6 4 £485 -15.65% 1
Slough -9 4 £560 +17.89% 2
Solutions Architect
South East

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

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 24 (22.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (17.92%) Stakeholder Management
3 15 (14.15%) Telecoms
3 15 (14.15%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (14.15%) TOGAF
4 14 (13.21%) Enterprise Architecture
5 13 (12.26%) Migration
5 13 (12.26%) Microsoft
5 13 (12.26%) REST
6 11 (10.38%) SAP
7 10 (9.43%) Windows
7 10 (9.43%) SOA
7 10 (9.43%) Analytics
8 9 (8.49%) Sitecore
8 9 (8.49%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (8.49%) Retail
9 8 (7.55%) Web Services
9 8 (7.55%) Oracle
9 8 (7.55%) SaaS
9 8 (7.55%) Mobile App
10 7 (6.60%) PaaS
10 7 (6.60%) ITIL
10 7 (6.60%) Presales
11 6 (5.66%) Data Centre
11 6 (5.66%) XML
11 6 (5.66%) Java
11 6 (5.66%) SQL
11 6 (5.66%) Active Directory
11 6 (5.66%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (5.66%) MPLS

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 5 (4.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (1.89%) CMS
2 2 (1.89%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (1.89%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.89%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.94%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.94%) GlassFish
3 1 (0.94%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.94%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 4 (3.77%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (1.89%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.94%) Oracle BRM
3 1 (0.94%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.94%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.94%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.94%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 24 (22.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (7.55%) SaaS
3 7 (6.60%) PaaS
4 6 (5.66%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (3.77%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (2.83%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (2.83%) Office 365
7 2 (1.89%) Heroku
7 2 (1.89%) IaaS
7 2 (1.89%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (1.89%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 2 (1.89%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.94%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.94%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.66%) MPLS
2 5 (4.72%) Firewall
2 5 (4.72%) HTTP
2 5 (4.72%) MQTT
2 5 (4.72%) TCP/IP
2 5 (4.72%) WAN
3 4 (3.77%) Ethernet
3 4 (3.77%) Wireless
4 3 (2.83%) LAN
4 3 (2.83%) LTE
4 3 (2.83%) Unified Communications
5 2 (1.89%) 3G
5 2 (1.89%) 4G
5 2 (1.89%) DNS
5 2 (1.89%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.94%) BGP
6 1 (0.94%) DSL
6 1 (0.94%) IPsec
6 1 (0.94%) OSPF
6 1 (0.94%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.66%) Hadoop
2 5 (4.72%) Big Data
2 5 (4.72%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (4.72%) Power BI
2 5 (4.72%) QlikView
2 5 (4.72%) RDBMS
2 5 (4.72%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.83%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (2.83%) MySQL
3 3 (2.83%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.83%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.89%) GIS
4 2 (1.89%) SAP BW
4 2 (1.89%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.94%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (0.94%) Lumira
5 1 (0.94%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.94%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.94%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Rational Rose
General
1 15 (14.15%) Telecoms
2 9 (8.49%) Retail
3 6 (5.66%) Finance
4 5 (4.72%) Automotive
5 3 (2.83%) Billing
6 2 (1.89%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.89%) Marketing
7 1 (0.94%) Games
7 1 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.26%) REST
2 8 (7.55%) Web Services
3 6 (5.66%) XML
4 4 (3.77%) AngularJS
4 4 (3.77%) J2EE
4 4 (3.77%) Node.js
4 4 (3.77%) React
4 4 (3.77%) Spring
5 3 (2.83%) .NET
5 3 (2.83%) Middleware
5 3 (2.83%) PostGIS
5 3 (2.83%) SOAP
5 3 (2.83%) Spring Boot
6 2 (1.89%) Kafka
6 2 (1.89%) LDAP
6 2 (1.89%) Mason
7 1 (0.94%) JMS
7 1 (0.94%) LINQ
7 1 (0.94%) RESTful
7 1 (0.94%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.55%) Mobile App
2 6 (5.66%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.77%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.77%) Robotics
4 3 (2.83%) Infotainment
4 3 (2.83%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.89%) Clustering
5 2 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.89%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.89%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.94%) FMCG
6 1 (0.94%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.94%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.94%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.94%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.43%) Windows
2 5 (4.72%) Windows 10
3 4 (3.77%) Android
3 4 (3.77%) Linux
4 1 (0.94%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (17.92%) Stakeholder Management
2 15 (14.15%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (14.15%) TOGAF
3 14 (13.21%) Enterprise Architecture
4 13 (12.26%) Migration
5 10 (9.43%) Analytics
5 10 (9.43%) SOA
6 9 (8.49%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (6.60%) ITIL
7 7 (6.60%) Presales
8 6 (5.66%) Data Integration
8 6 (5.66%) Scrum
8 6 (5.66%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (4.72%) Customer Requirements
9 5 (4.72%) Data Modelling
9 5 (4.72%) Data Science
9 5 (4.72%) ERP
9 5 (4.72%) Programme Delivery
9 5 (4.72%) Telematics
10 4 (3.77%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.66%) Java
1 6 (5.66%) SQL
2 5 (4.72%) JavaScript
3 4 (3.77%) TypeScript
4 2 (1.89%) C#
5 1 (0.94%) ABAP
5 1 (0.94%) Apex Code
5 1 (0.94%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (3.77%) MCSE
1 4 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (3.77%) SC Cleared
1 4 (3.77%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.94%) CCDE
3 1 (0.94%) CCDP
3 1 (0.94%) CCIE
3 1 (0.94%) CCIP
3 1 (0.94%) CCNA
3 1 (0.94%) CCNP
3 1 (0.94%) CWDP
3 1 (0.94%) CWSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.83%) GDPR
2 2 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 6 (5.66%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.83%) Docker
3 2 (1.89%) BitLocker
3 2 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.94%) HDFS
4 1 (0.94%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.94%) vCloud
4 1 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.94%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 13 (12.26%) Microsoft
2 11 (10.38%) SAP
3 9 (8.49%) Sitecore
4 8 (7.55%) Oracle
5 6 (5.66%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (4.72%) Cisco
7 4 (3.77%) IBM
7 4 (3.77%) Xamarin
8 3 (2.83%) Blue Prism
8 3 (2.83%) TIBCO
8 3 (2.83%) VMware
9 2 (1.89%) Google
9 2 (1.89%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
10 1 (0.94%) Adobe
10 1 (0.94%) Casewise
10 1 (0.94%) Dell
10 1 (0.94%) EMC
10 1 (0.94%) hybris
10 1 (0.94%) Tandberg