Period
to 25 February 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 6 months to 25 February 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.

Architect
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 12 25
Rank change year-on-year -19 +13 +4
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 127 168 149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 5.78% 9.54% 6.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.13% 10.31% 6.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 122 111
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £500 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% -5.00%
10th Percentile £421 £408 £375
90th Percentile £575 £657 £700
South East median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - £37.50
South East median hourly rate £80.73 £42.50 £52.56
% change year-on-year +89.95% -19.14% +40.17%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire. 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
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies in Buckinghamshire with a recognized job title 2,072 1,630 2,189
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.35% 92.56% 95.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 992 861 1,056
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.23% +9.64%
10th Percentile £249 £230 £242
90th Percentile £538 £550 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 76 98
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £14.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -3.11% +11.15%
10th Percentile £11.00 £9.00 £9.45
90th Percentile £40.50 £38.75 £29.13
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.43 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.27% -8.26% +16.92%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings that featured Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Job vacancy trend for Architect in Buckinghamshire

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Architect in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Architect in Buckinghamshire

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Architect in Buckinghamshire

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Architect in Buckinghamshire

Architect
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 25 February 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
Milton Keynes -18 98 £500 -4.76% 8
Aylesbury - 3 £575 -
Marlow +1 1 £425 -29.17% 3
Architect
South East

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 25 February 2018, 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 Buckinghamshire region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 39 (30.71%) Microsoft
2 36 (28.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (22.83%) Windows
4 28 (22.05%) Amazon AWS
5 27 (21.26%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (17.32%) VMware
7 21 (16.54%) Finance
8 19 (14.96%) MS Exchange
8 19 (14.96%) Big Data
8 19 (14.96%) DevOps
9 18 (14.17%) Active Directory
10 16 (12.60%) Citrix
10 16 (12.60%) Hadoop
10 16 (12.60%) Security Cleared
10 16 (12.60%) TOGAF
10 16 (12.60%) Windows Server
11 15 (11.81%) SC Cleared
11 15 (11.81%) Firewall
12 14 (11.02%) SAP
12 14 (11.02%) ITIL
12 14 (11.02%) Linux
12 14 (11.02%) SQL
13 13 (10.24%) SQL Server
13 13 (10.24%) Microsoft Certification
13 13 (10.24%) Cisco
13 13 (10.24%) Test Automation
13 13 (10.24%) JIRA
14 12 (9.45%) Banking
14 12 (9.45%) Google
14 12 (9.45%) MCSE

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 19 (14.96%) MS Exchange
2 9 (7.09%) Apache Spark
3 8 (6.30%) OpenStack
4 7 (5.51%) Apache
5 3 (2.36%) IIS
5 3 (2.36%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.57%) Drupal
6 2 (1.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.57%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.79%) Confluence
7 1 (0.79%) Documentum
7 1 (0.79%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.79%) SAS
7 1 (0.79%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (3.15%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.36%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (3.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 36 (28.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (22.05%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (8.66%) Google Cloud Platform
4 10 (7.87%) Office 365
4 10 (7.87%) OpenShift
5 8 (6.30%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (3.94%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (3.94%) IaaS
6 5 (3.94%) SaaS
7 4 (3.15%) BlazeMeter
8 3 (2.36%) PaaS
9 1 (0.79%) Akamai
9 1 (0.79%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.79%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.79%) GitHub
9 1 (0.79%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.79%) npm
9 1 (0.79%) Serverless
9 1 (0.79%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.81%) Firewall
2 6 (4.72%) SAN
3 5 (3.94%) WAN
4 3 (2.36%) Network Security
5 2 (1.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (1.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (1.57%) MPLS
6 1 (0.79%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (0.79%) Extranet
6 1 (0.79%) Internet
6 1 (0.79%) Intranet
6 1 (0.79%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (14.96%) Big Data
2 16 (12.60%) Hadoop
3 13 (10.24%) SQL Server
4 6 (4.72%) NoSQL
5 4 (3.15%) Apache Hive
5 4 (3.15%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (3.15%) Impala
5 4 (3.15%) Sqoop
6 3 (2.36%) Data Lake
6 3 (2.36%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (2.36%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (2.36%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (1.57%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.79%) HBase
8 1 (0.79%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.79%) MySQL
8 1 (0.79%) OLAP
8 1 (0.79%) Oracle OLAP
8 1 (0.79%) Redis
Development Applications
1 13 (10.24%) JIRA
2 12 (9.45%) Jenkins
3 9 (7.09%) Git (software)
4 6 (4.72%) Visual Studio Team System
5 5 (3.94%) JMeter
5 5 (3.94%) Selenium
6 4 (3.15%) Gatling
6 4 (3.15%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (3.15%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.57%) Appium
7 2 (1.57%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.79%) Calabash
8 1 (0.79%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.79%) WebDriver
General
1 21 (16.54%) Finance
2 12 (9.45%) Banking
3 11 (8.66%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.72%) Marketing
5 3 (2.36%) Legal
5 3 (2.36%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.57%) Electronics
6 2 (1.57%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.57%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.51%) .NET
1 7 (5.51%) Kafka
2 4 (3.15%) J2EE
2 4 (3.15%) Taurus
2 4 (3.15%) Web Services
3 3 (2.36%) Middleware
4 2 (1.57%) MEAP
4 2 (1.57%) WAP
5 1 (0.79%) CSS
5 1 (0.79%) EJB
5 1 (0.79%) Express
5 1 (0.79%) Google Maps API
5 1 (0.79%) HTML
5 1 (0.79%) Node.js
5 1 (0.79%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.45%) Hybrid Cloud
2 7 (5.51%) PKI
2 7 (5.51%) Public Cloud
3 6 (4.72%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.72%) Virtual Team
4 5 (3.94%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.94%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.36%) Clustering
5 3 (2.36%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.57%) CMDB
6 2 (1.57%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.57%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.57%) Social Media
7 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.79%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 29 (22.83%) Windows
2 16 (12.60%) Windows Server
3 14 (11.02%) Linux
4 11 (8.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (7.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (5.51%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (3.15%) Windows Vista
8 3 (2.36%) Unix
9 2 (1.57%) Solaris
9 2 (1.57%) Windows 10
9 2 (1.57%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.57%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.79%) Android
10 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.79%) CentOS
10 1 (0.79%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.79%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (21.26%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (14.96%) DevOps
3 16 (12.60%) TOGAF
4 14 (11.02%) ITIL
5 13 (10.24%) Test Automation
6 10 (7.87%) Migration
7 9 (7.09%) TDD
8 8 (6.30%) Analytics
8 8 (6.30%) BDD
8 8 (6.30%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (6.30%) Mentoring
8 8 (6.30%) Security Testing
8 8 (6.30%) Workflow
9 7 (5.51%) CRM
9 7 (5.51%) Data Architecture
9 7 (5.51%) E-Commerce
9 7 (5.51%) ETL
9 7 (5.51%) Information Security
9 7 (5.51%) PRINCE2
10 6 (4.72%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 14 (11.02%) SQL
2 10 (7.87%) Java
3 7 (5.51%) Scala
4 5 (3.94%) C#
5 4 (3.15%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.15%) Python
6 3 (2.36%) PL/SQL
6 3 (2.36%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.36%) Ruby
7 2 (1.57%) PHP
8 1 (0.79%) Apple Swift
8 1 (0.79%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.79%) C++
Qualifications
1 16 (12.60%) Security Cleared
2 15 (11.81%) SC Cleared
3 13 (10.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (9.45%) MCSE
5 7 (5.51%) DV Cleared
6 6 (4.72%) MCSA
7 5 (3.94%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (3.15%) CCNA
8 4 (3.15%) CCSP
8 4 (3.15%) CISSP
8 4 (3.15%) Degree
8 4 (3.15%) MCITP
9 3 (2.36%) CLAS
9 3 (2.36%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (2.36%) GIAC
9 3 (2.36%) SANS
9 3 (2.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.57%) Master's Degree
10 2 (1.57%) MCP
11 1 (0.79%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.51%) QA
2 3 (2.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 2 (1.57%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.57%) SLA
4 1 (0.79%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (14.17%) Active Directory
2 11 (8.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.51%) XenApp
4 6 (4.72%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (3.94%) Apache Flume
5 5 (3.94%) Docker
5 5 (3.94%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.57%) HDFS
6 2 (1.57%) vCloud
6 2 (1.57%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (7.09%) Ansible
2 6 (4.72%) SCCM
3 5 (3.94%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (3.94%) SCOM
4 3 (2.36%) Amdocs OSS
4 3 (2.36%) HP ALM
4 3 (2.36%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (2.36%) Oozie
4 3 (2.36%) Puppet
5 2 (1.57%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 1 (0.79%) CFEngine
6 1 (0.79%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (0.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.79%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.79%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.79%) Unicenter
6 1 (0.79%) vRealize
Vendors
1 39 (30.71%) Microsoft
2 22 (17.32%) VMware
3 16 (12.60%) Citrix
4 14 (11.02%) SAP
5 13 (10.24%) Cisco
6 12 (9.45%) Google
7 11 (8.66%) Blue Coat
8 10 (7.87%) HP
9 9 (7.09%) CheckPoint
10 8 (6.30%) NetApp
11 7 (5.51%) Red Hat
12 6 (4.72%) Oracle
12 6 (4.72%) Symantec
13 3 (2.36%) Amdocs
13 3 (2.36%) Cramer
13 3 (2.36%) IBM
13 3 (2.36%) Splunk
14 2 (1.57%) F5
14 2 (1.57%) Tufin
14 2 (1.57%) Wonderware