Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 12 23
Rank change year-on-year -14 +11 +11
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 156 173 176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 6.58% 9.95% 6.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.93% 10.69% 6.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 117 141
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - -5.00%
10th Percentile £400 £407 £350
90th Percentile £625 £650 £700
South East median daily rate £538 £500 £498
% change year-on-year +7.45% +0.55% +0.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - £52.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year - +4.00% +29.03%

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 2250 1619 2547
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.94% 93.10% 95.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1001 842 1281
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £228 £213 £225
90th Percentile £525 £543 £513
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 79 108
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - +12.00%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.00 £9.16
90th Percentile £42.56 £39.00 £31.10
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -7.69% +5.41% +15.63%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 -12 122 £500 +5.26% 6
Amersham -1 2 - -
Aylesbury - 2 £575 -
Architect
South East

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Buckinghamshire region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 53 (33.97%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (28.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (28.85%) Microsoft
3 37 (23.72%) Amazon AWS
3 37 (23.72%) Security Cleared
4 35 (22.44%) Windows
5 34 (21.79%) Finance
6 31 (19.87%) SC Cleared
7 28 (17.95%) Windows Server
8 27 (17.31%) VMware
9 26 (16.67%) Big Data
10 25 (16.03%) Continuous Integration
10 25 (16.03%) Active Directory
11 24 (15.38%) Hadoop
12 23 (14.74%) Test Automation
13 20 (12.82%) BDD
13 20 (12.82%) Linux
14 19 (12.18%) VMware Infrastructure
14 19 (12.18%) Banking
14 19 (12.18%) TOGAF
15 18 (11.54%) DV Cleared
15 18 (11.54%) CRM
15 18 (11.54%) SQL
15 18 (11.54%) Jenkins
16 17 (10.90%) ITIL
16 17 (10.90%) MS Exchange
16 17 (10.90%) Technical Architecture
17 16 (10.26%) TDD
17 16 (10.26%) Git (software)
18 15 (9.62%) 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 17 (10.90%) MS Exchange
2 11 (7.05%) OpenStack
3 9 (5.77%) SharePoint
4 7 (4.49%) Apache Spark
5 4 (2.56%) Apache Pig
5 4 (2.56%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (2.56%) IIS
6 3 (1.92%) Apache
6 3 (1.92%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.28%) CMS
7 2 (1.28%) Kentico
8 1 (0.64%) Drupal
8 1 (0.64%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.64%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.64%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.64%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (3.21%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 15 (9.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.92%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 45 (28.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (23.72%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (9.62%) Office 365
4 14 (8.97%) Google Cloud Platform
5 13 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (5.77%) OpenShift
6 9 (5.77%) PaaS
7 8 (5.13%) IaaS
8 7 (4.49%) BlazeMeter
9 5 (3.21%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (3.21%) Slack
10 4 (2.56%) Bluemix
10 4 (2.56%) IBM Cloud
10 4 (2.56%) OneDrive
11 2 (1.28%) SaaS
12 1 (0.64%) Akamai
12 1 (0.64%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.64%) GitHub
12 1 (0.64%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.62%) Firewall
2 12 (7.69%) SAN
3 3 (1.92%) Internet
3 3 (1.92%) Intranet
3 3 (1.92%) NAS
4 2 (1.28%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (1.28%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (1.28%) MPLS
4 2 (1.28%) Network Security
4 2 (1.28%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (0.64%) 2G
5 1 (0.64%) 3G
5 1 (0.64%) 4G
5 1 (0.64%) Extranet
5 1 (0.64%) GSM
5 1 (0.64%) LTE
5 1 (0.64%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (16.67%) Big Data
2 24 (15.38%) Hadoop
3 14 (8.97%) SQL Server
4 6 (3.85%) Apache Hive
5 5 (3.21%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.28%) GIS
7 2 (1.28%) Impala
7 2 (1.28%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.28%) Sqoop
8 1 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.64%) Cloudera CDH
8 1 (0.64%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.64%) HBase
8 1 (0.64%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (11.54%) Jenkins
2 16 (10.26%) Git (software)
3 14 (8.97%) JIRA
4 12 (7.69%) Visual Studio
4 12 (7.69%) Visual Studio Team System
5 9 (5.77%) JMeter
6 7 (4.49%) Gatling
7 2 (1.28%) Selenium
8 1 (0.64%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.64%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.64%) GitLab
General
1 34 (21.79%) Finance
2 19 (12.18%) Banking
3 12 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.49%) Marketing
5 4 (2.56%) Retail
6 3 (1.92%) Electronics
6 3 (1.92%) Legal
6 3 (1.92%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.92%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.64%) Automotive
7 1 (0.64%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.13%) J2EE
2 7 (4.49%) Kafka
2 7 (4.49%) Taurus
3 6 (3.85%) .NET
4 4 (2.56%) Cascading
4 4 (2.56%) Hibernate
4 4 (2.56%) JDBC
4 4 (2.56%) JMS
4 4 (2.56%) JMX
4 4 (2.56%) Middleware
4 4 (2.56%) Spring
5 3 (1.92%) HTML
5 3 (1.92%) SOAP
5 3 (1.92%) Web Services
5 3 (1.92%) WSDL
6 2 (1.28%) Java EE
6 2 (1.28%) WAP
6 2 (1.28%) XML
7 1 (0.64%) Spring Security
7 1 (0.64%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.62%) Hybrid Cloud
2 9 (5.77%) PKI
3 8 (5.13%) Data Centre
3 8 (5.13%) Public Cloud
4 6 (3.85%) Cloud Native
4 6 (3.85%) Virtual Team
5 5 (3.21%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.56%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (2.56%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.56%) Social Media
7 3 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.92%) Clustering
7 3 (1.92%) CMDB
7 3 (1.92%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.64%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.64%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 35 (22.44%) Windows
2 28 (17.95%) Windows Server
3 20 (12.82%) Linux
4 14 (8.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (5.13%) Windows Vista
8 7 (4.49%) Windows 10
9 6 (3.85%) Android
9 6 (3.85%) Apple iOS
10 5 (3.21%) Solaris
11 4 (2.56%) Unix
12 1 (0.64%) AIX
12 1 (0.64%) CentOS
12 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.64%) SUSE
12 1 (0.64%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.64%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (33.97%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (16.03%) Continuous Integration
3 23 (14.74%) Test Automation
4 20 (12.82%) BDD
5 19 (12.18%) TOGAF
6 18 (11.54%) CRM
7 17 (10.90%) ITIL
7 17 (10.90%) Technical Architecture
8 16 (10.26%) TDD
9 15 (9.62%) DevOps
9 15 (9.62%) Security Testing
9 15 (9.62%) Workflow
10 14 (8.97%) ETL
10 14 (8.97%) Mentoring
10 14 (8.97%) Performance Testing
10 14 (8.97%) Scrum
10 14 (8.97%) SOA
11 11 (7.05%) Continuous Delivery
11 11 (7.05%) E-Commerce
11 11 (7.05%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 18 (11.54%) SQL
2 14 (8.97%) Java
3 10 (6.41%) JavaScript
4 9 (5.77%) Ruby
5 7 (4.49%) PowerShell
6 6 (3.85%) Scala
7 4 (2.56%) Go
7 4 (2.56%) HiveQL
8 2 (1.28%) C
8 2 (1.28%) Python
8 2 (1.28%) VB
8 2 (1.28%) VB6
9 1 (0.64%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.64%) C#
9 1 (0.64%) Perl
9 1 (0.64%) PHP
9 1 (0.64%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (23.72%) Security Cleared
2 31 (19.87%) SC Cleared
3 18 (11.54%) DV Cleared
4 14 (8.97%) MCSE
4 14 (8.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (5.13%) MCSA
6 6 (3.85%) Degree
7 5 (3.21%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (2.56%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 4 (2.56%) CESG Certified Professional
9 3 (1.92%) CCNA
9 3 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.92%) CISSP
9 3 (1.92%) CLAS
9 3 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (1.92%) GIAC
9 3 (1.92%) MCITP
9 3 (1.92%) SANS
10 2 (1.28%) GSAE
10 2 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.97%) QA
2 5 (3.21%) SLA
3 4 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (1.28%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.64%) COBIT
6 1 (0.64%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.64%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 25 (16.03%) Active Directory
2 19 (12.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.49%) Apache Flume
3 7 (4.49%) Hyper-V
3 7 (4.49%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (2.56%) HDFS
5 2 (1.28%) vCloud
5 2 (1.28%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (1.28%) XenApp
6 1 (0.64%) Docker
6 1 (0.64%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (5.77%) Ansible
2 8 (5.13%) SCCM
3 7 (4.49%) Norton AntiVirus
3 7 (4.49%) SCOM
4 5 (3.21%) Oozie
5 3 (1.92%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (1.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (1.28%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 2 (1.28%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (0.64%) Amdocs OSS
7 1 (0.64%) CFEngine
7 1 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.64%) Puppet
7 1 (0.64%) Rundeck
7 1 (0.64%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.64%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.64%) Unicenter
7 1 (0.64%) vRealize
Vendors
1 45 (28.85%) Microsoft
2 27 (17.31%) VMware
3 15 (9.62%) Google
4 12 (7.69%) HP
5 10 (6.41%) Cisco
6 9 (5.77%) Citrix
6 9 (5.77%) NetApp
6 9 (5.77%) Red Hat
7 8 (5.13%) Symantec
8 6 (3.85%) Apple
8 6 (3.85%) Blue Coat
8 6 (3.85%) CheckPoint
8 6 (3.85%) IBM
8 6 (3.85%) Oracle
9 5 (3.21%) Sun
10 4 (2.56%) MapR
11 3 (1.92%) SAP
11 3 (1.92%) Splunk
11 3 (1.92%) StorageTek
12 2 (1.28%) SunGard