Period
to 26 May 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 6 months to 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 15 22
Rank change year-on-year -15 +7 +4
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 114 181 159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 5.45% 9.10% 8.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.75% 9.61% 8.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 111 127
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £500 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £431 £400 £400
90th Percentile £588 £656 £611
South East median daily rate £550 £525 £503
% change year-on-year +4.76% +4.48% +0.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - £37.50
South East median hourly rate £80.73 £29.92 £52.56
% change year-on-year +169.82% -43.08% +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 1,982 1,883 1,889
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.72% 95.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,009 916 985
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £220 £225 £260
90th Percentile £550 £550 £530
South East median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.87% +1.32% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 68 66
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.50 £16.96 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.50% +13.07% -
10th Percentile £9.70 £9.21 £9.44
90th Percentile £47.50 £35.40 £39.25
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.86% -7.89% +8.57%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -19 98 £500 -4.76% 16
Marlow 0 2 £450 -41.94% 1
Aylesbury - 1 - -
Architect
South East

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 48 (42.11%) Microsoft
2 27 (23.68%) VMware
3 24 (21.05%) Windows
4 23 (20.18%) Citrix
5 22 (19.30%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (19.30%) Microsoft Azure
6 21 (18.42%) Cisco
7 20 (17.54%) Firewall
7 20 (17.54%) TOGAF
8 19 (16.67%) NetApp
8 19 (16.67%) MS Exchange
8 19 (16.67%) SAP
9 17 (14.91%) Linux
9 17 (14.91%) HP
9 17 (14.91%) Finance
10 16 (14.04%) CheckPoint
10 16 (14.04%) Java
10 16 (14.04%) Blue Coat
11 15 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
11 15 (13.16%) SQL
11 15 (13.16%) .NET
11 15 (13.16%) ITIL
11 15 (13.16%) Big Data
11 15 (13.16%) DevOps
12 14 (12.28%) Oracle
12 14 (12.28%) Security Cleared
13 13 (11.40%) SC Cleared
13 13 (11.40%) Amazon AWS
13 13 (11.40%) SAN
13 13 (11.40%) SQL Server

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 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 12 (10.53%) Apache
3 6 (5.26%) Apache Spark
4 5 (4.39%) IIS
5 3 (2.63%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.75%) CMS
6 2 (1.75%) Confluence
6 2 (1.75%) Documentum
6 2 (1.75%) NetWeaver
6 2 (1.75%) nginx
6 2 (1.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.75%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (1.75%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (1.75%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.75%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.88%) Drupal
7 1 (0.88%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (2.63%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.88%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.88%) Revit
Business Applications
1 2 (1.75%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (0.88%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 22 (19.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (11.40%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (10.53%) SaaS
4 7 (6.14%) Office 365
5 6 (5.26%) PaaS
6 4 (3.51%) OpenShift
7 3 (2.63%) IaaS
8 2 (1.75%) GitHub
8 2 (1.75%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 20 (17.54%) Firewall
2 13 (11.40%) SAN
3 8 (7.02%) WAN
4 4 (3.51%) Wireless
5 3 (2.63%) LAN
6 2 (1.75%) DNS
6 2 (1.75%) Extranet
6 2 (1.75%) Internet
6 2 (1.75%) Intranet
6 2 (1.75%) Network Security
6 2 (1.75%) SSL
7 1 (0.88%) ASN.1
7 1 (0.88%) BGP
7 1 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.88%) Cisco ISE
7 1 (0.88%) ICMP
7 1 (0.88%) IPsec
7 1 (0.88%) NAS
7 1 (0.88%) OSPF
7 1 (0.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.16%) Big Data
2 13 (11.40%) SQL Server
3 11 (9.65%) Hadoop
4 8 (7.02%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (3.51%) Data Lake
5 4 (3.51%) NoSQL
5 4 (3.51%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (3.51%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (2.63%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.75%) Apache Hive
7 2 (1.75%) GIS
7 2 (1.75%) Impala
7 2 (1.75%) OLAP
7 2 (1.75%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.75%) Oracle OLAP
7 2 (1.75%) Redis
7 2 (1.75%) Sqoop
8 1 (0.88%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 6 (5.26%) JIRA
2 5 (4.39%) Selenium
3 4 (3.51%) Appium
3 4 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (3.51%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (2.63%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.75%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.75%) Calabash
5 2 (1.75%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.75%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.75%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (14.91%) Finance
2 5 (4.39%) Banking
2 5 (4.39%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.75%) Marketing
3 2 (1.75%) Retail
4 1 (0.88%) Advertising
4 1 (0.88%) Legal
4 1 (0.88%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (13.16%) .NET
2 6 (5.26%) Kafka
2 6 (5.26%) Web Services
3 5 (4.39%) J2EE
3 5 (4.39%) Middleware
4 3 (2.63%) LAMP
5 2 (1.75%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.75%) EJB
5 2 (1.75%) Hibernate
5 2 (1.75%) HTML
5 2 (1.75%) MEAP
5 2 (1.75%) Spring
6 1 (0.88%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.88%) SAML
6 1 (0.88%) WCF
6 1 (0.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.39%) Clustering
3 5 (4.39%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.75%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.75%) HP Storage
5 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.88%) HACMP
5 1 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.88%) iSeries
5 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.88%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.88%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.88%) SCADA
5 1 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 24 (21.05%) Windows
2 17 (14.91%) Linux
3 10 (8.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (6.14%) Windows Server
4 7 (6.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (5.26%) Unix
5 6 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (3.51%) Android
6 4 (3.51%) Apple iOS
6 4 (3.51%) Windows Vista
7 3 (2.63%) Solaris
7 3 (2.63%) Windows 10
7 3 (2.63%) Windows 7
7 3 (2.63%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.75%) AIX
8 2 (1.75%) DC/OS
8 2 (1.75%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (19.30%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (17.54%) TOGAF
3 15 (13.16%) DevOps
3 15 (13.16%) ITIL
4 12 (10.53%) Open Source
5 11 (9.65%) Security Architecture
6 10 (8.77%) Conceptual Models
7 9 (7.89%) Analytics
7 9 (7.89%) ITIL V3
8 8 (7.02%) Capacity Management
8 8 (7.02%) Network Design
8 8 (7.02%) PRINCE2
8 8 (7.02%) Test Automation
8 8 (7.02%) Waterfall
9 7 (6.14%) Data Management
9 7 (6.14%) ETL
9 7 (6.14%) Project Management
9 7 (6.14%) Requirements Analysis
9 7 (6.14%) Server Virtualisation
9 7 (6.14%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (14.04%) Java
2 15 (13.16%) SQL
3 11 (9.65%) C#
4 5 (4.39%) JavaScript
4 5 (4.39%) Python
5 4 (3.51%) PL/SQL
5 4 (3.51%) Scala
6 3 (2.63%) C++
6 3 (2.63%) PHP
6 3 (2.63%) Ruby
7 2 (1.75%) Apple Swift
8 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.88%) Perl
8 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (12.28%) Security Cleared
2 13 (11.40%) SC Cleared
3 12 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (9.65%) MCSE
5 7 (6.14%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (5.26%) DV Cleared
7 5 (4.39%) MCP
8 4 (3.51%) CCNA
8 4 (3.51%) CCSP
8 4 (3.51%) MCITP
9 3 (2.63%) CISSP
9 3 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.75%) CISM
10 2 (1.75%) Degree
10 2 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (1.75%) SSCP
11 1 (0.88%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 1 (0.88%) CCIE
11 1 (0.88%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.14%) SLA
2 3 (2.63%) GDPR
2 3 (2.63%) QA
3 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.88%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.88%) PMO
System Software
1 15 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (10.53%) VMware ESXi
3 11 (9.65%) Active Directory
3 11 (9.65%) XenApp
4 7 (6.14%) Docker
4 7 (6.14%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.63%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (1.75%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.88%) GPFS
7 1 (0.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.88%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 5 (4.39%) SCCM
2 4 (3.51%) SCOM
3 3 (2.63%) HP ALM
3 3 (2.63%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (1.75%) Amdocs OSS
4 2 (1.75%) Ansible
4 2 (1.75%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.75%) Oozie
4 2 (1.75%) Puppet
5 1 (0.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.88%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.88%) Terraform
Vendors
1 48 (42.11%) Microsoft
2 27 (23.68%) VMware
3 23 (20.18%) Citrix
4 21 (18.42%) Cisco
5 19 (16.67%) NetApp
5 19 (16.67%) SAP
6 17 (14.91%) HP
7 16 (14.04%) Blue Coat
7 16 (14.04%) CheckPoint
8 14 (12.28%) Oracle
9 12 (10.53%) Red Hat
10 3 (2.63%) Google
10 3 (2.63%) Greenplum
11 2 (1.75%) Ab Initio
11 2 (1.75%) Amdocs
11 2 (1.75%) Cramer
11 2 (1.75%) MicroStrategy
11 2 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (1.75%) Sitecore
11 2 (1.75%) Wonderware