Period
to 25 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 25 November 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.

Solution Architect
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 65 70
Rank change year-on-year -12 +5 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 96 115 121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.37% 2.68% 2.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.57% 2.91% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 85 85
Berkshire median daily rate £500 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -4.55% +15.79%
10th Percentile £422 £339 £425
90th Percentile £643 £600 £700
South East median daily rate £538 £500 £520
% change year-on-year +7.50% -3.85% +4.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £50.00
South East median hourly rate - £55.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year - +10.00% +6.38%

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 3733 3954 4673
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.06% 92.17% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1982 2134 2524
Berkshire median daily rate £419 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.75% +0.63% +6.00%
10th Percentile £250 £226 £218
90th Percentile £588 £568 £538
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 186 249
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -32.71% +24.03%
10th Percentile £10.50 £9.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £41.20 £45.75 £45.74
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.44 £19.00
% change year-on-year -7.38% +2.29% +18.75%

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 25 November 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 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 25 November 2017. 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 +8 26 £500 -2.44% 1
Newbury +11 20 £505 +6.32% 1
Bracknell -9 9 £450 -12.20%
Slough - 6 £625 -
Solutions Architect
South East

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

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 23 (23.96%) Telecoms
2 21 (21.88%) Oracle
2 21 (21.88%) Microsoft
3 16 (16.67%) Windows
3 16 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (14.58%) Microsoft Azure
5 13 (13.54%) TOGAF
5 13 (13.54%) Data Modelling
6 12 (12.50%) Migration
7 11 (11.46%) Public Cloud
8 10 (10.42%) Office 365
9 9 (9.38%) Network Architecture
9 9 (9.38%) Finance
9 9 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (9.38%) SOA
9 9 (9.38%) CRM
9 9 (9.38%) Linux
10 8 (8.33%) Scrum
10 8 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
10 8 (8.33%) SaaS
10 8 (8.33%) QA
10 8 (8.33%) DV Cleared
10 8 (8.33%) Security Cleared
11 7 (7.29%) VMware
11 7 (7.29%) Billing
11 7 (7.29%) Cisco
11 7 (7.29%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (6.25%) Software Licensing
12 6 (6.25%) Microsoft Licensing
12 6 (6.25%) Windows Server

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 (5.21%) OpenStack
1 5 (5.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (4.17%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.08%) TPMS
3 2 (2.08%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.04%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.04%) Confluence
4 1 (1.04%) nginx
4 1 (1.04%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 6 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (6.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 6 (6.25%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.04%) Oracle BRM
2 1 (1.04%) Remedy AR System
2 1 (1.04%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.04%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.04%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 14 (14.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (10.42%) Office 365
3 8 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (8.33%) SaaS
4 6 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (3.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (3.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (1.04%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.04%) GitHub
7 1 (1.04%) IaaS
7 1 (1.04%) PaaS
7 1 (1.04%) Slack
7 1 (1.04%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.21%) Firewall
1 5 (5.21%) Internet
1 5 (5.21%) MPLS
2 4 (4.17%) Intelligent Network
2 4 (4.17%) Network Security
2 4 (4.17%) PSTN
2 4 (4.17%) VPN
3 3 (3.13%) DNS
3 3 (3.13%) NAS
3 3 (3.13%) Reverse Proxy
3 3 (3.13%) SAN
3 3 (3.13%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.08%) DOCSIS
4 2 (2.08%) Intranet
4 2 (2.08%) LTE
4 2 (2.08%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (2.08%) SDH
5 1 (1.04%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.04%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (1.04%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.25%) Big Data
2 3 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.13%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.08%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.08%) IDMS
3 2 (2.08%) MySQL
3 2 (2.08%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.08%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.04%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.04%) Data Mart
4 1 (1.04%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.04%) HBase
4 1 (1.04%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (1.04%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (2.08%) JIRA
1 2 (2.08%) PowerDesigner
1 2 (2.08%) SoapUI
1 2 (2.08%) XMLSpy
2 1 (1.04%) IntelliJ
General
1 23 (23.96%) Telecoms
2 9 (9.38%) Finance
3 7 (7.29%) Billing
4 3 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (3.13%) Retail
5 2 (2.08%) Banking
5 2 (2.08%) Local Government
5 2 (2.08%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.25%) RESTful
1 6 (6.25%) Web Services
1 6 (6.25%) WebCenter
2 3 (3.13%) J2EE
2 3 (3.13%) REST
3 2 (2.08%) .NET
3 2 (2.08%) EJB
3 2 (2.08%) Hibernate
3 2 (2.08%) JPA
3 2 (2.08%) JSP
3 2 (2.08%) Kafka
3 2 (2.08%) MSMQ
3 2 (2.08%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (2.08%) Servlets
3 2 (2.08%) SOAP
3 2 (2.08%) Spring
3 2 (2.08%) Struts
3 2 (2.08%) WSDL
3 2 (2.08%) XML
3 2 (2.08%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.46%) Public Cloud
2 6 (6.25%) Microsoft Licensing
3 5 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.21%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.13%) Life Science
5 3 (3.13%) Replication
6 2 (2.08%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.08%) LIMS
6 2 (2.08%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.04%) CMDB
7 1 (1.04%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.04%) iSeries
7 1 (1.04%) IVR
7 1 (1.04%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.04%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 16 (16.67%) Windows
2 9 (9.38%) Linux
3 6 (6.25%) Windows Server
4 5 (5.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (5.21%) Unix
5 3 (3.13%) Windows 10
5 3 (3.13%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.08%) HPUX
6 2 (2.08%) OpenVMS
6 2 (2.08%) VME
7 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (13.54%) Data Modelling
2 13 (13.54%) TOGAF
3 12 (12.50%) Migration
4 9 (9.38%) CRM
4 9 (9.38%) Network Architecture
4 9 (9.38%) SOA
4 9 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (8.33%) Scrum
6 6 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (6.25%) Kanban
6 6 (6.25%) Software Licensing
7 5 (5.21%) Analytics
7 5 (5.21%) Configuration Management
7 5 (5.21%) Data Architecture
7 5 (5.21%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (5.21%) Information Security
7 5 (5.21%) Project Management
7 5 (5.21%) Workflow
8 4 (4.17%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.21%) Java
1 5 (5.21%) SQL
2 4 (4.17%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.13%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.08%) C
4 2 (2.08%) C#
4 2 (2.08%) C++
4 2 (2.08%) COBOL
4 2 (2.08%) Fortran
4 2 (2.08%) Pascal
5 1 (1.04%) AWK
5 1 (1.04%) Python
5 1 (1.04%) sed
Qualifications
1 8 (8.33%) DV Cleared
1 8 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (6.25%) MCSE
4 5 (5.21%) Degree
5 2 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.08%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.04%) CCIE
6 1 (1.04%) CCIE Service Provider
6 1 (1.04%) CCSP
6 1 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.04%) CISM
6 1 (1.04%) CISSP
6 1 (1.04%) GIAC
6 1 (1.04%) MCSD
6 1 (1.04%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.21%) Docker
1 5 (5.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.13%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (3.13%) XenApp
2 3 (3.13%) XenDesktop
3 2 (2.08%) KVM
3 2 (2.08%) vCloud
3 2 (2.08%) vSphere
4 1 (1.04%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (3.13%) Ansible
2 2 (2.08%) CloudForms
2 2 (2.08%) vCenter Server
2 2 (2.08%) vRealize
3 1 (1.04%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.04%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.04%) Oozie
3 1 (1.04%) Rancher
3 1 (1.04%) SCCM
3 1 (1.04%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (21.88%) Microsoft
1 21 (21.88%) Oracle
2 7 (7.29%) Cisco
2 7 (7.29%) VMware
3 5 (5.21%) Ab Initio
3 5 (5.21%) Teradata
4 4 (4.17%) Genesys
4 4 (4.17%) SAP
5 3 (3.13%) Avaya
5 3 (3.13%) Citrix
5 3 (3.13%) Verint
6 2 (2.08%) Capita
6 2 (2.08%) EMC
6 2 (2.08%) Fujitsu
6 2 (2.08%) JD Edwards
6 2 (2.08%) Juniper
6 2 (2.08%) NetApp
6 2 (2.08%) Pega
6 2 (2.08%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.08%) ServiceNow