Period
to 17 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 6 months to 17 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.

Solution Architect
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 120 74
Rank change year-on-year +28 -46 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 25 18 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.38% 0.80% 2.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.46% 0.84% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 11 24
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £575 £525 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.52% +7.69% -2.50%
10th Percentile £427 £431 £416
90th Percentile £673 £550 £538
South East median daily rate £600 £538 £500
% change year-on-year +11.63% +7.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £60.83 - £55.00

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 1,713 2,149 1,667
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.54% 95.72% 94.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 935 958 874
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% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 119 72
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 £42.50 £45.75 £37.18
South East median hourly rate £20.17 £18.00 £19.22
% change year-on-year +12.06% -6.34% +8.15%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings that featured Solutions Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in Buckinghamshire

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Solutions Architect in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in Buckinghamshire

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solutions Architect in Buckinghamshire

Solutions Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solutions Architect in Buckinghamshire

Solutions 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 Solutions Architect within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 17 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 22 £588 +11.90% 2
Solutions Architect
South East

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, Solutions 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 Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 14 (56.00%) .NET
1 14 (56.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (48.00%) C#
3 10 (40.00%) TOGAF
3 10 (40.00%) SaaS
3 10 (40.00%) DevOps
3 10 (40.00%) TOGAF Certification
4 9 (36.00%) Security Architecture
4 9 (36.00%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (36.00%) Open Source
4 9 (36.00%) Finance
4 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
6 7 (28.00%) Test Automation
7 6 (24.00%) Conceptual Models
7 6 (24.00%) CISSP
7 6 (24.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 6 (24.00%) Computer Science
8 5 (20.00%) SSCP
8 5 (20.00%) Legal
8 5 (20.00%) Java
8 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET
8 5 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
10 3 (12.00%) Oracle
10 3 (12.00%) Web Services
10 3 (12.00%) SAP
10 3 (12.00%) ERP
10 3 (12.00%) EAI
10 3 (12.00%) SOA

Solutions 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 2 (8.00%) Apache
1 2 (8.00%) CMS
1 2 (8.00%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 14 (56.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (40.00%) SaaS
3 9 (36.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) Internet
2 1 (4.00%) DNS
2 1 (4.00%) Extranet
2 1 (4.00%) Firewall
2 1 (4.00%) HTTP
2 1 (4.00%) Intranet
2 1 (4.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.00%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) JIRA
1 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 9 (36.00%) Finance
2 5 (20.00%) Legal
3 2 (8.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (56.00%) .NET
2 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (12.00%) Web Services
4 2 (8.00%) HTML
4 2 (8.00%) LAMP
4 2 (8.00%) Middleware
5 1 (4.00%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (4.00%) Apache Camel
5 1 (4.00%) EJB
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (4.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.00%) Data Structures
3 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.00%) New Media
3 1 (4.00%) W3C
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) DevOps
1 10 (40.00%) TOGAF
2 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (36.00%) Open Source
2 9 (36.00%) Security Architecture
3 7 (28.00%) Test Automation
4 6 (24.00%) Conceptual Models
4 6 (24.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (12.00%) Asset Management
5 3 (12.00%) Data Security
5 3 (12.00%) EAI
5 3 (12.00%) ERP
5 3 (12.00%) SOA
6 2 (8.00%) CRM
6 2 (8.00%) Data Modelling
6 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (8.00%) ITIL
6 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
6 2 (8.00%) Project Management
6 2 (8.00%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (48.00%) C#
2 5 (20.00%) Java
3 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (40.00%) TOGAF Certification
2 6 (24.00%) CISSP
3 5 (20.00%) SSCP
4 1 (4.00%) MCP
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Virtual Servers
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.00%) Oracle
2 3 (12.00%) SAP
3 2 (8.00%) Adobe
3 2 (8.00%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (8.00%) Sitecore
4 1 (4.00%) IBM