Period
to 20 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £535 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 6 months to 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 22 11
Rank change year-on-year -16 -11 +11
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 83 170 165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 4.64% 7.58% 9.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.91% 7.93% 9.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 91 113
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £535 £520 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.88% +4.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £424 £400 £406
90th Percentile £738 £625 £650
South East median daily rate £569 £525 £513
% change year-on-year +8.33% +2.44% +5.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £73.34 £62.00 £52.00
% change year-on-year +18.29% +19.23% +9.47%

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 1,691 2,144 1,665
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.52% 95.59% 93.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 919 960 874
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £215 £215 £225
90th Percentile £556 £530 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 121 73
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.05 £17.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.55% +18.97% +3.57%
10th Percentile £9.00 £10.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £40.70 £45.00 £37.10
South East median hourly rate £20.12 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +11.79% -5.26% +5.56%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -17 70 £550 +10.00% 18
High Wycombe - 2 £500 - 6
Buckingham - 1 - -
Architect
South East

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 27 (32.53%) .NET
2 26 (31.33%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (22.89%) C#
3 19 (22.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (21.69%) Test Automation
4 18 (21.69%) Microsoft
4 18 (21.69%) TOGAF
4 18 (21.69%) Finance
5 15 (18.07%) Amazon AWS
5 15 (18.07%) Security Architecture
6 13 (15.66%) Java
7 12 (14.46%) Open Source
8 11 (13.25%) SaaS
8 11 (13.25%) Data Modelling
8 11 (13.25%) TOGAF Certification
9 10 (12.05%) SQL
9 10 (12.05%) DevOps
10 9 (10.84%) BDD
11 8 (9.64%) Enterprise Architecture
11 8 (9.64%) Selenium
12 7 (8.43%) Computer Science
12 7 (8.43%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (8.43%) Web Services
12 7 (8.43%) Python
12 7 (8.43%) SOA
13 6 (7.23%) Apache
13 6 (7.23%) CISSP
13 6 (7.23%) Oracle
13 6 (7.23%) PHP
13 6 (7.23%) Firewall

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 6 (7.23%) Apache
2 4 (4.82%) Apache Spark
2 4 (4.82%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (2.41%) CMS
4 2 (2.41%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.41%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.20%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (1.20%) Confluence
5 1 (1.20%) NServiceBus
5 1 (1.20%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 19 (22.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (18.07%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (13.25%) SaaS
4 3 (3.61%) Office 365
5 2 (2.41%) iPaaS
6 1 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.23%) Firewall
2 5 (6.02%) SAN
3 3 (3.61%) Internet
3 3 (3.61%) LAN
3 3 (3.61%) Network Security
3 3 (3.61%) WAN
3 3 (3.61%) Wireless
4 2 (2.41%) SSL
5 1 (1.20%) DNS
5 1 (1.20%) Extranet
5 1 (1.20%) HTTP
5 1 (1.20%) Intranet
5 1 (1.20%) RFID
5 1 (1.20%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.02%) Big Data
1 5 (6.02%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.61%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.41%) OLTP
3 2 (2.41%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.20%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.20%) NuoDB
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 8 (9.64%) Selenium
2 6 (7.23%) SpecFlow
3 3 (3.61%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.41%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.41%) JIRA
5 1 (1.20%) Appium
5 1 (1.20%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.20%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.20%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.20%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (1.20%) Xcode
General
1 18 (21.69%) Finance
2 5 (6.02%) Legal
3 4 (4.82%) Banking
4 2 (2.41%) Marketing
4 2 (2.41%) Retail
5 1 (1.20%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (32.53%) .NET
2 7 (8.43%) Web Services
3 6 (7.23%) Behat
4 5 (6.02%) ASP.NET
5 4 (4.82%) JSON
5 4 (4.82%) Kafka
5 4 (4.82%) OAuth
5 4 (4.82%) OAuth2
5 4 (4.82%) OpenID
6 3 (3.61%) .NET Framework
6 3 (3.61%) REST
7 2 (2.41%) HTML
7 2 (2.41%) LAMP
7 2 (2.41%) MFC
7 2 (2.41%) Middleware
7 2 (2.41%) Node.js
7 2 (2.41%) SOAP
7 2 (2.41%) Spring
7 2 (2.41%) WPF
7 2 (2.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.43%) Computer Science
2 5 (6.02%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (3.61%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.41%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.41%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.41%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.41%) Replication
5 1 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.20%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.20%) HP Storage
5 1 (1.20%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.20%) New Media
5 1 (1.20%) PKI
5 1 (1.20%) Smart Energy
5 1 (1.20%) User Experience
5 1 (1.20%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.61%) Windows
2 2 (2.41%) Linux
2 2 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.20%) Android
3 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (31.33%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (21.69%) Test Automation
2 18 (21.69%) TOGAF
3 15 (18.07%) Security Architecture
4 12 (14.46%) Open Source
5 11 (13.25%) Data Modelling
6 10 (12.05%) DevOps
7 9 (10.84%) BDD
8 8 (9.64%) Enterprise Architecture
9 7 (8.43%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (8.43%) SOA
10 6 (7.23%) API Integration
10 6 (7.23%) Conceptual Models
10 6 (7.23%) Data Architecture
10 6 (7.23%) Information Security
10 6 (7.23%) Scrum
11 5 (6.02%) EAI
11 5 (6.02%) ITIL
11 5 (6.02%) OWASP
11 5 (6.02%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (22.89%) C#
2 13 (15.66%) Java
3 10 (12.05%) SQL
4 7 (8.43%) Python
5 6 (7.23%) PHP
6 5 (6.02%) JavaScript
7 4 (4.82%) C
7 4 (4.82%) Scala
8 3 (3.61%) COBOL
9 1 (1.20%) C++
9 1 (1.20%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (13.25%) TOGAF Certification
2 6 (7.23%) CISSP
3 5 (6.02%) SSCP
4 4 (4.82%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.41%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.20%) Degree
6 1 (1.20%) Master's Degree
6 1 (1.20%) MCP
6 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.20%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.23%) GDPR
1 6 (7.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (6.02%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.20%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.02%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (2.41%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.41%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.20%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.20%) Terraform
Vendors
1 18 (21.69%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.23%) Oracle
3 5 (6.02%) IBM
3 5 (6.02%) Red Hat
3 5 (6.02%) VMware
4 4 (4.82%) Ab Initio
4 4 (4.82%) Blue Coat
4 4 (4.82%) CheckPoint
4 4 (4.82%) Cisco
4 4 (4.82%) HP
4 4 (4.82%) NetApp
5 3 (3.61%) SAP
6 2 (2.41%) Adobe
6 2 (2.41%) Citrix
6 2 (2.41%) Greenplum
6 2 (2.41%) MicroStrategy
6 2 (2.41%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.41%) ServiceNow
6 2 (2.41%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.20%) Hitachi