Period
to 14 August 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 6 months to 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 20 18
Rank change year-on-year -19 -2 +2
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 93 191 156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 4.86% 8.65% 8.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.12% 8.97% 8.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 98 112
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +7.53%
10th Percentile £432 £400 £400
90th Percentile £686 £663 £588
South East median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £28.97 £29.92 £52.25
% change year-on-year -3.19% -42.74% +41.22%

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 1,818 2,129 1,838
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.08% 96.42% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 953 934 964
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £215 £216 £233
90th Percentile £563 £538 £525
South East median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 90 68
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.94% +23.21% -2.42%
10th Percentile £9.00 £9.95 £8.50
90th Percentile £43.00 £58.88 £44.50
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £19.81
% change year-on-year +5.56% -9.15% +13.21%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 84 £550 +4.76% 17
Marlow -1 2 £450 -41.94%
Aylesbury - 1 - -
Architect
South East

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

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 32 (34.41%) Microsoft
2 22 (23.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (21.51%) .NET
4 19 (20.43%) Finance
4 19 (20.43%) TOGAF
5 17 (18.28%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (17.20%) VMware
6 16 (17.20%) Security Architecture
7 15 (16.13%) Java
7 15 (16.13%) SaaS
8 14 (15.05%) Amazon AWS
8 14 (15.05%) Open Source
8 14 (15.05%) C#
8 14 (15.05%) Linux
8 14 (15.05%) Firewall
9 13 (13.98%) NetApp
9 13 (13.98%) Oracle
10 12 (12.90%) SQL
10 12 (12.90%) Windows
10 12 (12.90%) Cisco
11 11 (11.83%) Conceptual Models
12 10 (10.75%) Citrix
12 10 (10.75%) ITIL
12 10 (10.75%) Security Cleared
13 9 (9.68%) Blue Coat
13 9 (9.68%) Web Services
13 9 (9.68%) SAP
13 9 (9.68%) Apache
13 9 (9.68%) SQL Server
13 9 (9.68%) HP

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 9 (9.68%) Apache
1 9 (9.68%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.45%) Apache Spark
3 3 (3.23%) IIS
3 3 (3.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (3.23%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.15%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.15%) CMS
4 2 (2.15%) Documentum
4 2 (2.15%) NetWeaver
4 2 (2.15%) nginx
4 2 (2.15%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.15%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.08%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (1.08%) Confluence
5 1 (1.08%) NServiceBus
5 1 (1.08%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.08%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.08%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.08%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.08%) AutoCAD
1 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.08%) Revit
Business Applications
1 2 (2.15%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 22 (23.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (16.13%) SaaS
3 14 (15.05%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (3.23%) IaaS
4 3 (3.23%) Office 365
4 3 (3.23%) PaaS
5 2 (2.15%) GitHub
5 2 (2.15%) Google Analytics
5 2 (2.15%) iPaaS
6 1 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.08%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 14 (15.05%) Firewall
2 9 (9.68%) SAN
3 4 (4.30%) SSL
3 4 (4.30%) WAN
3 4 (4.30%) Wireless
4 3 (3.23%) DNS
4 3 (3.23%) Internet
4 3 (3.23%) LAN
4 3 (3.23%) Network Security
5 2 (2.15%) Extranet
5 2 (2.15%) Intranet
6 1 (1.08%) ASN.1
6 1 (1.08%) BGP
6 1 (1.08%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.08%) HTTP
6 1 (1.08%) ICMP
6 1 (1.08%) IPsec
6 1 (1.08%) OSPF
6 1 (1.08%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (1.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.68%) Big Data
1 9 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.53%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.30%) Hadoop
3 4 (4.30%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (3.23%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.15%) Data Lake
5 2 (2.15%) GIS
5 2 (2.15%) OLAP
5 2 (2.15%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.15%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (1.08%) OLTP
6 1 (1.08%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (1.08%) Redis
6 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Appium
1 2 (2.15%) Selenium
2 1 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (1.08%) Bitbucket
2 1 (1.08%) Calabash
2 1 (1.08%) JIRA
2 1 (1.08%) WebDriver
General
1 19 (20.43%) Finance
2 6 (6.45%) Banking
3 2 (2.15%) Legal
3 2 (2.15%) Marketing
3 2 (2.15%) Retail
4 1 (1.08%) Advertising
4 1 (1.08%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (21.51%) .NET
2 9 (9.68%) Web Services
3 6 (6.45%) Kafka
4 5 (5.38%) Middleware
5 4 (4.30%) LAMP
5 4 (4.30%) Spring
6 3 (3.23%) ASP.NET
6 3 (3.23%) OAuth
6 3 (3.23%) OAuth2
6 3 (3.23%) OpenID
6 3 (3.23%) REST
7 2 (2.15%) .NET Framework
7 2 (2.15%) EJB
7 2 (2.15%) Hibernate
7 2 (2.15%) HTML
7 2 (2.15%) J2EE
7 2 (2.15%) JSON
7 2 (2.15%) Node.js
7 2 (2.15%) SOAP
8 1 (1.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.38%) Computer Science
2 5 (5.38%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.23%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.15%) Clustering
4 2 (2.15%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.15%) HP Storage
4 2 (2.15%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.15%) Replication
5 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.08%) HACMP
5 1 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.08%) iSeries
5 1 (1.08%) New Media
5 1 (1.08%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.08%) PKI
5 1 (1.08%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.08%) User Experience
5 1 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.08%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 14 (15.05%) Linux
2 12 (12.90%) Windows
3 5 (5.38%) Unix
3 5 (5.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (4.30%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (4.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.23%) Android
5 3 (3.23%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.15%) AIX
6 2 (2.15%) DC/OS
6 2 (2.15%) Solaris
6 2 (2.15%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.08%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.08%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.08%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.08%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (20.43%) TOGAF
2 17 (18.28%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (17.20%) Security Architecture
4 14 (15.05%) Open Source
5 11 (11.83%) Conceptual Models
6 10 (10.75%) ITIL
7 8 (8.60%) Data Modelling
7 8 (8.60%) DevOps
8 7 (7.53%) Analytics
8 7 (7.53%) Cybersecurity
8 7 (7.53%) Enterprise Architecture
8 7 (7.53%) SOA
9 6 (6.45%) Data Management
9 6 (6.45%) EAI
9 6 (6.45%) E-Commerce
9 6 (6.45%) ETL
9 6 (6.45%) Information Security
9 6 (6.45%) Network Design
9 6 (6.45%) Requirements Analysis
9 6 (6.45%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (16.13%) Java
2 14 (15.05%) C#
3 12 (12.90%) SQL
4 6 (6.45%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.30%) Scala
6 3 (3.23%) Python
7 2 (2.15%) C++
7 2 (2.15%) PHP
7 2 (2.15%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.15%) Ruby
8 1 (1.08%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.08%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.08%) C
8 1 (1.08%) COBOL
8 1 (1.08%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (10.75%) Security Cleared
2 8 (8.60%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.38%) MCSE
3 5 (5.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (5.38%) TOGAF Certification
4 3 (3.23%) CISSP
4 3 (3.23%) DV Cleared
4 3 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (3.23%) MCP
4 3 (3.23%) SSCP
5 2 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.08%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 1 (1.08%) CCNP
6 1 (1.08%) CISM
6 1 (1.08%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (1.08%) Degree
6 1 (1.08%) PMP
6 1 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.68%) GDPR
2 5 (5.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (5.38%) SLA
3 4 (4.30%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.15%) QA
5 1 (1.08%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (9.68%) VMware ESXi
2 8 (8.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.45%) Active Directory
4 5 (5.38%) XenApp
5 4 (4.30%) Docker
6 3 (3.23%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.08%) GPFS
7 1 (1.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (1.08%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.08%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (2.15%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.08%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.08%) Terraform
Vendors
1 32 (34.41%) Microsoft
2 16 (17.20%) VMware
3 13 (13.98%) NetApp
3 13 (13.98%) Oracle
4 12 (12.90%) Cisco
5 10 (10.75%) Citrix
6 9 (9.68%) Blue Coat
6 9 (9.68%) CheckPoint
6 9 (9.68%) HP
6 9 (9.68%) Red Hat
6 9 (9.68%) SAP
7 5 (5.38%) IBM
8 4 (4.30%) Ab Initio
9 3 (3.23%) Google
9 3 (3.23%) Greenplum
9 3 (3.23%) ServiceNow
10 2 (2.15%) hybris
10 2 (2.15%) Intel
10 2 (2.15%) MicroStrategy
10 2 (2.15%) Sitecore