Period
to 12 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £563 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 74 64
Rank change year-on-year +20 -10 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 142 99 125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.28% 2.41% 2.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.54% 2.62% 3.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 55 91
Berkshire median daily rate £563 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -4.76% -2.33%
10th Percentile £450 £423 £375
90th Percentile £689 £614 £600
South East median daily rate £588 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +11.90% +5.00% -3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £35.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £57.31 - £55.00

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 4,006 3,780 3,925
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.43% 92.06% 92.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,966 2,016 2,108
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £213 £250 £234
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 131 182
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -6.67% -25.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £41.50 £48.63
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +6.92%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 +17 54 £575 +15.00% 10
Newbury -7 16 £380 -24.00%
Bracknell -9 12 £525 +16.67% 2
Slough -4 10 £488 - 3
Wokingham - 10 £625 - 2
Maidenhead - 4 £600 - 1
Solutions Architect
South East

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

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 36 (25.35%) Telecoms
2 31 (21.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (18.31%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (18.31%) TOGAF
4 23 (16.20%) Stakeholder Management
4 23 (16.20%) Web Services
5 22 (15.49%) Security Cleared
6 21 (14.79%) Microsoft
7 20 (14.08%) Oracle
8 19 (13.38%) Firewall
9 16 (11.27%) Cloud Computing
9 16 (11.27%) SAP
9 16 (11.27%) CRM
10 13 (9.15%) Microservices
10 13 (9.15%) DV Cleared
10 13 (9.15%) VPN
10 13 (9.15%) Java
10 13 (9.15%) Migration
10 13 (9.15%) Enterprise Architecture
11 12 (8.45%) SOA
11 12 (8.45%) TCP/IP
11 12 (8.45%) Salesforce.com
11 12 (8.45%) Internet
11 12 (8.45%) QA
11 12 (8.45%) REST
12 11 (7.75%) SaaS
12 11 (7.75%) Project Management
12 11 (7.75%) .NET
12 11 (7.75%) Technical Leadership
13 10 (7.04%) Microsoft Licensing

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 10 (7.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (2.82%) OpenStack
3 3 (2.11%) Confluence
4 2 (1.41%) ArcGIS
4 2 (1.41%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.70%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.70%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.70%) Smallworld
Applications
1 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.41%) SAP Hybris
1 2 (1.41%) Sonata
2 1 (0.70%) CSG Singleview
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle BRM
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.70%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.70%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 31 (21.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (11.27%) Cloud Computing
3 11 (7.75%) SaaS
4 8 (5.63%) IaaS
5 5 (3.52%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (2.82%) Apigee
6 4 (2.82%) GitHub
6 4 (2.82%) PaaS
7 2 (1.41%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.41%) Office 365
7 2 (1.41%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.70%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 19 (13.38%) Firewall
2 13 (9.15%) VPN
3 12 (8.45%) Internet
3 12 (8.45%) TCP/IP
4 10 (7.04%) DNS
4 10 (7.04%) MPLS
4 10 (7.04%) Reverse Proxy
5 8 (5.63%) Wireless
6 7 (4.93%) Ethernet
6 7 (4.93%) LAN
6 7 (4.93%) WAN
7 4 (2.82%) SAN
8 3 (2.11%) NAS
8 3 (2.11%) VoLTE
9 2 (1.41%) 3G
9 2 (1.41%) Junos
9 2 (1.41%) LTE
9 2 (1.41%) Spanning Tree
9 2 (1.41%) Unified Communications
9 2 (1.41%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.82%) Big Data
1 4 (2.82%) Hadoop
1 4 (2.82%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.11%) Blockchain
2 3 (2.11%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.70%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (4.93%) JIRA
2 4 (2.82%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.82%) Rational Rose
2 4 (2.82%) SonarQube
2 4 (2.82%) Subversion
3 3 (2.11%) Bitbucket
General
1 36 (25.35%) Telecoms
2 10 (7.04%) Finance
3 9 (6.34%) Billing
4 4 (2.82%) Retail
5 3 (2.11%) Legal
6 2 (1.41%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.70%) Back Office
7 1 (0.70%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (16.20%) Web Services
2 12 (8.45%) REST
3 11 (7.75%) .NET
4 6 (4.23%) J2EE
4 6 (4.23%) Middleware
4 6 (4.23%) Spring
4 6 (4.23%) Spring Boot
5 5 (3.52%) SOAP
6 3 (2.11%) .NET Core
7 1 (0.70%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.70%) JPA
7 1 (0.70%) Kafka
7 1 (0.70%) OAuth
7 1 (0.70%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.70%) Velocity
7 1 (0.70%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.04%) Microsoft Licensing
1 10 (7.04%) Replication
2 9 (6.34%) Public Cloud
3 8 (5.63%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.93%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.82%) iPad
5 4 (2.82%) Smart Meter
6 3 (2.11%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.11%) Robotics
7 2 (1.41%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.70%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.70%) CMDB
8 1 (0.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.70%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.70%) PKI
8 1 (0.70%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.70%) User Experience
8 1 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.63%) Windows
2 4 (2.82%) Linux
2 4 (2.82%) Unix
3 3 (2.11%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.41%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (18.31%) Agile Software Development
1 26 (18.31%) TOGAF
2 23 (16.20%) Stakeholder Management
3 16 (11.27%) CRM
4 13 (9.15%) Enterprise Architecture
4 13 (9.15%) Microservices
4 13 (9.15%) Migration
5 12 (8.45%) SOA
6 11 (7.75%) Project Management
6 11 (7.75%) Technical Leadership
7 10 (7.04%) Software Licensing
7 10 (7.04%) Technical Architecture
7 10 (7.04%) Use Case
8 9 (6.34%) E-Commerce
8 9 (6.34%) Network Management
8 9 (6.34%) Scrum
9 8 (5.63%) ITIL
9 8 (5.63%) Zachman Framework
10 7 (4.93%) Software Architecture
10 7 (4.93%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 13 (9.15%) Java
2 10 (7.04%) SQL
3 3 (2.11%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.41%) C
4 2 (1.41%) Perl
4 2 (1.41%) Python
Qualifications
1 22 (15.49%) Security Cleared
2 13 (9.15%) DV Cleared
3 5 (3.52%) Degree
3 5 (3.52%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.41%) PhD
6 1 (0.70%) SAP Certification
6 1 (0.70%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.45%) QA
2 5 (3.52%) GDPR
3 1 (0.70%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.70%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (5.63%) Docker
2 7 (4.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.41%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.41%) KVM
3 2 (1.41%) vCloud
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (2.82%) Ansible
2 2 (1.41%) Netcool
2 2 (1.41%) NSN NetAct
2 2 (1.41%) OpenView
2 2 (1.41%) TeMIP
3 1 (0.70%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 21 (14.79%) Microsoft
2 20 (14.08%) Oracle
3 16 (11.27%) SAP
4 12 (8.45%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (6.34%) VMware
6 7 (4.93%) IBM
7 6 (4.23%) Red Hat
7 6 (4.23%) TIBCO
8 4 (2.82%) Casewise
9 3 (2.11%) JDA
10 2 (1.41%) ESRI
10 2 (1.41%) hybris
10 2 (1.41%) Juniper
10 2 (1.41%) Mirantis
10 2 (1.41%) Talend
11 1 (0.70%) BMC
11 1 (0.70%) Ericsson
11 1 (0.70%) Mitel
11 1 (0.70%) RedPrairie
11 1 (0.70%) Workday