Period
to 21 January 2019

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £535 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 6 months to 21 January 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 29 28 11
Rank change year-on-year -1 -17 +19
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 98 144 171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 6.19% 6.42% 10.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.55% 6.79% 11.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 78 119
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £535 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.00% - -
10th Percentile £413 £407 £406
90th Percentile £728 £597 £659
South East median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £73.34 £80.73 £48.75
% change year-on-year -9.15% +65.60% -7.25%

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 1,497 2,122 1,545
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.63% 94.56% 93.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 879 984 820
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £210 £218 £216
90th Percentile £588 £538 £563
South East median daily rate £433 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +2.37% +5.63% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 111 77
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.14% +20.69% +3.57%
10th Percentile £9.40 £10.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £29.46 £38.75
South East median hourly rate £20.25 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% +2.86% -8.04%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 0 84 £550 +10.00% 13
High Wycombe - 2 £500 - 4
Buckingham - 1 - - 1
Architect
South East

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 28 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (23.47%) Microsoft
3 21 (21.43%) .NET
3 21 (21.43%) TOGAF
4 17 (17.35%) Microsoft Azure
5 16 (16.33%) Test Automation
5 16 (16.33%) Enterprise Architecture
5 16 (16.33%) C#
6 14 (14.29%) SQL Server
6 14 (14.29%) Finance
7 12 (12.24%) Windows
7 12 (12.24%) Data Modelling
7 12 (12.24%) Amazon AWS
7 12 (12.24%) Security Architecture
7 12 (12.24%) TOGAF Certification
8 11 (11.22%) SaaS
8 11 (11.22%) VMware
8 11 (11.22%) IP Telephony
9 10 (10.20%) Citrix
9 10 (10.20%) SQL
9 10 (10.20%) DevOps
10 9 (9.18%) BDD
10 9 (9.18%) Security Cleared
10 9 (9.18%) Data Architecture
10 9 (9.18%) SCCM
10 9 (9.18%) Project Management
10 9 (9.18%) Firewall
10 9 (9.18%) Windows 10
11 8 (8.16%) Technical Leadership
11 8 (8.16%) Blue Coat

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 (5.10%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.04%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.04%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.02%) Apache
3 1 (1.02%) Confluence
3 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.02%) GroupWise
3 1 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.02%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.02%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (4.08%) MS Visio
1 4 (4.08%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.02%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (1.02%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 17 (17.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (12.24%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (11.22%) SaaS
4 4 (4.08%) Office 365
5 2 (2.04%) Boomi
5 2 (2.04%) PaaS
6 1 (1.02%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.02%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.22%) IP Telephony
2 9 (9.18%) Firewall
3 5 (5.10%) SAN
4 4 (4.08%) Internet
4 4 (4.08%) WAN
5 2 (2.04%) Network Security
6 1 (1.02%) DNS
6 1 (1.02%) Extranet
6 1 (1.02%) HTTP
6 1 (1.02%) Intranet
6 1 (1.02%) RFID
6 1 (1.02%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.02%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.04%) OLTP
3 1 (1.02%) Big Data
3 1 (1.02%) DB2
3 1 (1.02%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.02%) NuoDB
3 1 (1.02%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 8 (8.16%) Selenium
2 6 (6.12%) SpecFlow
3 3 (3.06%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.04%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.04%) JIRA
5 1 (1.02%) Appium
5 1 (1.02%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.02%) ERwin
5 1 (1.02%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.02%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.02%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (1.02%) Xcode
General
1 14 (14.29%) Finance
2 6 (6.12%) Publishing
3 3 (3.06%) Banking
3 3 (3.06%) Legal
4 2 (2.04%) Retail
5 1 (1.02%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.02%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (21.43%) .NET
2 6 (6.12%) Behat
3 5 (5.10%) Web Services
4 4 (4.08%) Middleware
5 3 (3.06%) ASP.NET
5 3 (3.06%) Oracle Fusion
5 3 (3.06%) React
5 3 (3.06%) Redux
5 3 (3.06%) XML
6 2 (2.04%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.04%) Enzyme
6 2 (2.04%) Jest
6 2 (2.04%) JSON
6 2 (2.04%) MFC
6 2 (2.04%) OAuth
6 2 (2.04%) OAuth2
6 2 (2.04%) OpenID
6 2 (2.04%) Spring
6 2 (2.04%) WPF
7 1 (1.02%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.08%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (3.06%) Data Structures
3 3 (3.06%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.04%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.04%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.04%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.04%) Robotics
4 2 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.02%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.02%) New Media
5 1 (1.02%) PKI
5 1 (1.02%) Smart Energy
5 1 (1.02%) User Experience
5 1 (1.02%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.24%) Windows
2 9 (9.18%) Windows 10
3 2 (2.04%) Linux
4 1 (1.02%) Android
4 1 (1.02%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.02%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (21.43%) TOGAF
3 16 (16.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 16 (16.33%) Test Automation
4 12 (12.24%) Data Modelling
4 12 (12.24%) Security Architecture
5 10 (10.20%) DevOps
6 9 (9.18%) BDD
6 9 (9.18%) Data Architecture
6 9 (9.18%) Project Management
7 8 (8.16%) Open Source
7 8 (8.16%) Technical Leadership
8 7 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (7.14%) IT Strategy
8 7 (7.14%) Metadata Management
9 6 (6.12%) API Integration
9 6 (6.12%) Computer Science
9 6 (6.12%) Migration
10 5 (5.10%) Conceptual Models
10 5 (5.10%) Data Strategy
Programming Languages
1 16 (16.33%) C#
2 10 (10.20%) SQL
3 8 (8.16%) Java
4 7 (7.14%) Python
5 6 (6.12%) PHP
6 4 (4.08%) C
6 4 (4.08%) JavaScript
7 3 (3.06%) COBOL
8 1 (1.02%) C++
8 1 (1.02%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (12.24%) TOGAF Certification
2 9 (9.18%) Security Cleared
3 6 (6.12%) SC Cleared
4 5 (5.10%) DV Cleared
5 4 (4.08%) CISSP
6 3 (3.06%) Degree
6 3 (3.06%) MBA
6 3 (3.06%) SSCP
7 1 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.02%) Master's Degree
7 1 (1.02%) MCP
7 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.02%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.12%) GDPR
2 4 (4.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (4.08%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.02%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.02%) QA
3 1 (1.02%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
2 6 (6.12%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.04%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.02%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (9.18%) SCCM
2 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 23 (23.47%) Microsoft
2 11 (11.22%) VMware
3 10 (10.20%) Citrix
4 8 (8.16%) Blue Coat
4 8 (8.16%) CheckPoint
4 8 (8.16%) Cisco
4 8 (8.16%) Oracle
5 6 (6.12%) Red Hat
6 5 (5.10%) IBM
6 5 (5.10%) NetApp
7 4 (4.08%) Ab Initio
8 2 (2.04%) Dell
8 2 (2.04%) Informatica
8 2 (2.04%) MuleSoft
8 2 (2.04%) SAP
9 1 (1.02%) Google
9 1 (1.02%) Intel