Period
to 22 November 2019

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 6 months to 22 November 2019.

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
22 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 15 33 25
Rank change year-on-year +18 -8 -13
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 119 96 157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 8.69% 5.62% 6.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.26% 5.93% 6.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 64 77
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £550 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £455 £416 £400
90th Percentile £607 £734 £625
South East median daily rate £550 £563 £538
% change year-on-year -2.22% +4.65% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £76.25 £73.34 -
% change year-on-year +3.97% - -

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 1,285 1,619 2,250
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.80% 94.73% 94.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 729 908 998
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% -
10th Percentile £200 £215 £228
90th Percentile £550 £575 £525
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 111 132
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £15.50 £14.05 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.32% -19.71% +25.00%
10th Percentile £10.60 £9.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £33.85 £35.25 £42.50
South East median hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +7.32% +13.89% -8.21%

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 22 November 2019.

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 22 November 2019. 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 +21 103 £550 - 14
High Wycombe +1 1 £601 +20.10%
Aylesbury - 1 - -
Architect
South East

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 2019, 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 25 (21.01%) Azure
2 22 (18.49%) TOGAF
2 22 (18.49%) Migration
3 21 (17.65%) VMware
3 21 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (17.65%) AWS
4 20 (16.81%) Security Architecture
4 20 (16.81%) GDPR
5 19 (15.97%) Firewall
6 17 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 15 (12.61%) Finance
7 15 (12.61%) Windows
7 15 (12.61%) CISSP
7 15 (12.61%) Security Cleared
8 14 (11.76%) SC Cleared
8 14 (11.76%) Microsoft
8 14 (11.76%) Information Security
9 12 (10.08%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (10.08%) Retail
9 12 (10.08%) Active Directory
9 12 (10.08%) Cisco
9 12 (10.08%) Data Modelling
9 12 (10.08%) OWASP
9 12 (10.08%) Degree
9 12 (10.08%) TOGAF Certification
10 11 (9.24%) CLAS
10 11 (9.24%) SANS
10 11 (9.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 11 (9.24%) Data Governance
10 11 (9.24%) GIAC

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 5 (4.20%) OpenStack
2 4 (3.36%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.36%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.84%) Appian
4 1 (0.84%) Documentum
4 1 (0.84%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.84%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.68%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.68%) SAP BPC
1 2 (1.68%) SAP CO
1 2 (1.68%) SAP FI
1 2 (1.68%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (1.68%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.84%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.84%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.84%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.84%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 25 (21.01%) Azure
2 21 (17.65%) AWS
3 9 (7.56%) SaaS
4 7 (5.88%) IaaS
4 7 (5.88%) PaaS
5 5 (4.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (2.52%) GitHub
6 3 (2.52%) Office 365
7 2 (1.68%) Azure Stack
7 2 (1.68%) iPaaS
8 1 (0.84%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Flow
8 1 (0.84%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.84%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 19 (15.97%) Firewall
2 10 (8.40%) WAN
3 4 (3.36%) IP Telephony
3 4 (3.36%) PBX
3 4 (3.36%) SAN
3 4 (3.36%) VSAN
4 3 (2.52%) HSRP
4 3 (2.52%) Internet
4 3 (2.52%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.52%) VLAN
5 2 (1.68%) LAN
5 2 (1.68%) Wireless
6 1 (0.84%) Extranet
6 1 (0.84%) Intranet
6 1 (0.84%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.04%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.52%) Big Data
3 2 (1.68%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.68%) MySQL
3 2 (1.68%) QlikView
3 2 (1.68%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.84%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.84%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.84%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.84%) GIS
4 1 (0.84%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.84%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.84%) OLAP
4 1 (0.84%) OLTP
4 1 (0.84%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (6.72%) Burp Suite
2 1 (0.84%) ERwin
General
1 15 (12.61%) Finance
2 12 (10.08%) Retail
3 7 (5.88%) Legal
4 3 (2.52%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.52%) Publishing
5 2 (1.68%) Banking
5 2 (1.68%) Public Sector
5 2 (1.68%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.84%) Advertising
6 1 (0.84%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.04%) REST
2 5 (4.20%) SOAP
3 4 (3.36%) Web Services
4 3 (2.52%) Middleware
5 1 (0.84%) .NET
5 1 (0.84%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.84%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.84%) D3.js
5 1 (0.84%) EJB
5 1 (0.84%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.84%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.40%) Management Information System
2 3 (2.52%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.52%) Clustering
2 3 (2.52%) Data Centre
2 3 (2.52%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.68%) Internet of Things
4 1 (0.84%) CESG
4 1 (0.84%) DataPower
4 1 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (0.84%) Private Cloud
4 1 (0.84%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.61%) Windows
2 10 (8.40%) Windows Server
3 5 (4.20%) Linux
4 4 (3.36%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.68%) Unix
6 1 (0.84%) CentOS
6 1 (0.84%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.84%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (18.49%) Migration
1 22 (18.49%) TOGAF
2 21 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (16.81%) Security Architecture
4 14 (11.76%) Information Security
5 12 (10.08%) Data Modelling
5 12 (10.08%) OWASP
5 12 (10.08%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (9.24%) Data Governance
6 11 (9.24%) Project Management
7 10 (8.40%) Computer Science
7 10 (8.40%) Cybersecurity
7 10 (8.40%) Data Architecture
7 10 (8.40%) Risk Management
8 9 (7.56%) Patch Management
8 9 (7.56%) Penetration Testing
8 9 (7.56%) Security Patching
8 9 (7.56%) Security Testing
8 9 (7.56%) Vulnerability Management
8 9 (7.56%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.40%) SQL
2 7 (5.88%) Java
3 4 (3.36%) C#
4 1 (0.84%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (12.61%) CISSP
1 15 (12.61%) Security Cleared
2 14 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 12 (10.08%) Degree
3 12 (10.08%) TOGAF Certification
4 11 (9.24%) CLAS
4 11 (9.24%) GIAC
4 11 (9.24%) SANS
5 8 (6.72%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (5.04%) DV Cleared
7 4 (3.36%) MCSE
7 4 (3.36%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (2.52%) CGEIT
8 3 (2.52%) CISA
8 3 (2.52%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (2.52%) CISM
9 2 (1.68%) CCIE
9 2 (1.68%) CCNP
9 2 (1.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.84%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (16.81%) GDPR
2 17 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (9.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 7 (5.88%) NIST
5 5 (4.20%) Data Quality
6 3 (2.52%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.84%) BS7799
7 1 (0.84%) COBIT
7 1 (0.84%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.84%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.84%) NCSC
7 1 (0.84%) PMO
7 1 (0.84%) QA
System Software
1 12 (10.08%) Active Directory
2 9 (7.56%) vCloud
2 9 (7.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.36%) Docker
3 4 (3.36%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (3.36%) VMware NSX
4 2 (1.68%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (6.72%) Nessus
2 6 (5.04%) vCenter Server
3 5 (4.20%) Kubernetes
3 5 (4.20%) vRealize
4 4 (3.36%) SCCM
4 4 (3.36%) Terraform
5 3 (2.52%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.52%) Puppet
6 2 (1.68%) Netcool
6 2 (1.68%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 1 (0.84%) Grafana
7 1 (0.84%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 21 (17.65%) VMware
2 14 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 12 (10.08%) Cisco
4 10 (8.40%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (6.72%) McAfee
5 8 (6.72%) Qualys
5 8 (6.72%) Rapid7
6 7 (5.88%) IBM
6 7 (5.88%) Oracle
7 6 (5.04%) CheckPoint
7 6 (5.04%) MuleSoft
8 5 (4.20%) NetApp
8 5 (4.20%) Red Hat
9 4 (3.36%) Blue Coat
9 4 (3.36%) Citrix
10 3 (2.52%) SAP
11 2 (1.68%) Atlassian
11 2 (1.68%) Capita
11 2 (1.68%) Juniper
11 2 (1.68%) Mitel