Period
to 22 April 2019

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 6 months to 22 April 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 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 22 35 12
Rank change year-on-year +13 -23 +13
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 114 124 182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 7.64% 5.75% 9.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.08% 6.08% 10.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 76 123
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £550 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +10.53%
10th Percentile £461 £422 £412
90th Percentile £693 £588 £663
South East median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £80.73 £29.92
% change year-on-year -56.65% +169.82% -43.08%

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 1,411 2,041 1,805
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.51% 94.67% 94.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 800 992 893
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £209 £225 £225
90th Percentile £600 £550 £550
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 107 76
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.71% +11.11% +5.00%
10th Percentile £10.84 £10.15 £9.04
90th Percentile £47.75 £39.25 £38.75
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -5.41%

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 April 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 April 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 +18 105 £550 +9.56% 27
Architect
South East

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

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 32 (28.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (23.68%) Firewall
3 24 (21.05%) TOGAF
4 23 (20.18%) Microsoft
5 21 (18.42%) .NET
6 20 (17.54%) SQL Server
6 20 (17.54%) Microservices
7 18 (15.79%) Kubernetes
7 18 (15.79%) VMware
7 18 (15.79%) Enterprise Architecture
8 17 (14.91%) Windows
8 17 (14.91%) E-Commerce
9 16 (14.04%) Citrix
9 16 (14.04%) SCCM
10 15 (13.16%) Cisco
10 15 (13.16%) .NET Core
11 14 (12.28%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (12.28%) WAN
11 14 (12.28%) SQL
11 14 (12.28%) Oracle
11 14 (12.28%) Security Cleared
11 14 (12.28%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (12.28%) IP Telephony
12 13 (11.40%) SC Cleared
12 13 (11.40%) SAN
13 12 (10.53%) Active Directory
13 12 (10.53%) MS Exchange
13 12 (10.53%) CheckPoint
13 12 (10.53%) Cybersecurity
13 12 (10.53%) Windows 10

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 12 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.51%) Apache
3 2 (1.75%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.75%) Confluence
3 2 (1.75%) IIS
4 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.88%) GroupWise
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.88%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (3.51%) MS Visio
1 4 (3.51%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.63%) SAP CO
1 3 (2.63%) SAP FI
1 3 (2.63%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.88%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 32 (28.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (7.02%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (4.39%) Office 365
3 5 (4.39%) SaaS
4 4 (3.51%) PaaS
5 2 (1.75%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.75%) Boomi
6 1 (0.88%) iPaaS
6 1 (0.88%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 27 (23.68%) Firewall
2 14 (12.28%) IP Telephony
2 14 (12.28%) WAN
3 13 (11.40%) SAN
4 8 (7.02%) LAN
5 5 (4.39%) DNS
5 5 (4.39%) Internet
6 4 (3.51%) DHCP
6 4 (3.51%) SMTP
7 3 (2.63%) IMAP
7 3 (2.63%) Network Security
8 2 (1.75%) BGP
8 2 (1.75%) OSPF
8 2 (1.75%) Wireless
9 1 (0.88%) DWDM
9 1 (0.88%) Extranet
9 1 (0.88%) MPLS
9 1 (0.88%) SNMP
9 1 (0.88%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (17.54%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.26%) Big Data
2 6 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.51%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (3.51%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (3.51%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (2.63%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.63%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.75%) MySQL
6 1 (0.88%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.88%) DB2
6 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.88%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (4.39%) ERwin
2 3 (2.63%) ER Studio
2 3 (2.63%) JIRA
3 2 (1.75%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.88%) PowerDesigner
4 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (8.77%) Retail
2 8 (7.02%) Publishing
3 7 (6.14%) Finance
4 5 (4.39%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.63%) Marketing
6 2 (1.75%) Banking
6 2 (1.75%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.88%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (18.42%) .NET
2 15 (13.16%) .NET Core
3 5 (4.39%) SOAP
3 5 (4.39%) Web Services
4 4 (3.51%) LDAP
5 3 (2.63%) React
5 3 (2.63%) Redux
6 2 (1.75%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.75%) Enzyme
6 2 (1.75%) Jest
6 2 (1.75%) Middleware
6 2 (1.75%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.88%) EJB
7 1 (0.88%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (0.88%) REST
7 1 (0.88%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.89%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.39%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.51%) Clustering
4 4 (3.51%) PKI
5 3 (2.63%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.75%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.75%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.75%) Robotics
6 2 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.88%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.88%) RIA
7 1 (0.88%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 17 (14.91%) Windows
2 12 (10.53%) Windows 10
3 4 (3.51%) Windows Server
3 4 (3.51%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (3.51%) Windows Vista
4 1 (0.88%) Linux
4 1 (0.88%) Solaris
4 1 (0.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (21.05%) TOGAF
2 20 (17.54%) Microservices
3 18 (15.79%) Enterprise Architecture
4 17 (14.91%) E-Commerce
5 14 (12.28%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (12.28%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (10.53%) Cybersecurity
7 11 (9.65%) Data Modelling
8 10 (8.77%) Network Design
9 9 (7.89%) Information Security
9 9 (7.89%) IT Strategy
9 9 (7.89%) OWASP
9 9 (7.89%) Patch Management
9 9 (7.89%) Penetration Testing
9 9 (7.89%) Security Patching
9 9 (7.89%) Vulnerability Management
9 9 (7.89%) Zachman Framework
10 8 (7.02%) Data Strategy
10 8 (7.02%) Project Management
11 7 (6.14%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 14 (12.28%) SQL
2 5 (4.39%) Java
3 4 (3.51%) C#
4 3 (2.63%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.88%) C
5 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (12.28%) Security Cleared
2 13 (11.40%) SC Cleared
3 10 (8.77%) DV Cleared
4 9 (7.89%) CISSP
4 9 (7.89%) CLAS
4 9 (7.89%) GIAC
4 9 (7.89%) SANS
5 8 (7.02%) TOGAF Certification
6 6 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (5.26%) Degree
7 5 (4.39%) CCIE
8 4 (3.51%) MBA
9 3 (2.63%) MCITP
9 3 (2.63%) MCSE
9 3 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.75%) CCNA
10 2 (1.75%) CCNP
10 2 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.88%) CCSP
11 1 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (7.89%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 7 (6.14%) GDPR
4 2 (1.75%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.75%) QA
5 1 (0.88%) COBIT
5 1 (0.88%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 11 (9.65%) Docker
3 10 (8.77%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (2.63%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 18 (15.79%) Kubernetes
2 16 (14.04%) SCCM
3 4 (3.51%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (3.51%) SCOM
4 3 (2.63%) Nessus
4 3 (2.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.88%) CASB
5 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 23 (20.18%) Microsoft
2 18 (15.79%) VMware
3 16 (14.04%) Citrix
4 15 (13.16%) Cisco
5 14 (12.28%) Oracle
6 12 (10.53%) CheckPoint
7 11 (9.65%) Blue Coat
8 8 (7.02%) NetApp
8 8 (7.02%) Red Hat
8 8 (7.02%) SAP
9 4 (3.51%) IBM
10 3 (2.63%) Dell
10 3 (2.63%) McAfee
10 3 (2.63%) Pega
10 3 (2.63%) Qualys
10 3 (2.63%) Rapid7
11 2 (1.75%) Ab Initio
11 2 (1.75%) Google
11 2 (1.75%) MuleSoft
11 2 (1.75%) Salesforce.com