Period
to 22 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 6 months to 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 110 74 71
Rank change year-on-year -36 -3 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 24 31 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.06% 1.88% 2.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 2.02% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 20 64
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £488 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% -4.76% +10.41%
10th Percentile £448 £400 £412
90th Percentile £553 £689 £700
South East median daily rate £538 £513 £520
% change year-on-year +4.88% -1.44% +6.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £80.73 £55.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year +46.78% -8.33% +76.47%

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 2,149 1,536 2,282
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.50% 92.98% 95.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,000 816 1,132
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £403 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.69% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £225 £219 £230
90th Percentile £538 £563 £525
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 75 98
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.69% +3.57% +7.69%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.00 £9.23
90th Percentile £29.46 £38.75 £30.00
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% -10.26% +21.88%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 -37 22 £488 -4.41% 3
Solutions Architect
South East

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, Solutions 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 Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 10 (41.67%) SOA
2 9 (37.50%) SAP
2 9 (37.50%) TOGAF
3 7 (29.17%) CRM
3 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
4 6 (25.00%) Marketing
5 5 (20.83%) EAI
5 5 (20.83%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (16.67%) Analytics
6 4 (16.67%) Mobile App
6 4 (16.67%) E-Commerce
6 4 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (16.67%) Windows
6 4 (16.67%) UML
6 4 (16.67%) .NET
6 4 (16.67%) J2EE
6 4 (16.67%) IBM
6 4 (16.67%) Middleware
6 4 (16.67%) Finance
6 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (16.67%) Zachman Framework
6 4 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (16.67%) Social Media
7 3 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
7 3 (12.50%) Degree
7 3 (12.50%) Data Management
7 3 (12.50%) Programme Management
7 3 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (12.50%) Electronics
7 3 (12.50%) Telecoms

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 (8.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (8.33%) PaaS
1 2 (8.33%) SaaS
2 1 (4.17%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) Big Data
2 2 (8.33%) Data Lake
2 2 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (8.33%) Hadoop
2 2 (8.33%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.17%) BusinessObjects
General
1 6 (25.00%) Marketing
2 4 (16.67%) Finance
3 3 (12.50%) Electronics
3 3 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
4 2 (8.33%) Retail
5 1 (4.17%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) .NET
1 4 (16.67%) J2EE
1 4 (16.67%) Middleware
2 2 (8.33%) MEAP
3 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Mobile App
1 4 (16.67%) Social Media
2 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) SOA
2 9 (37.50%) TOGAF
3 7 (29.17%) CRM
4 5 (20.83%) EAI
4 5 (20.83%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (16.67%) Analytics
5 4 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 4 (16.67%) UML
5 4 (16.67%) Zachman Framework
6 3 (12.50%) Data Management
6 3 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (12.50%) Migration
6 3 (12.50%) Programme Management
6 3 (12.50%) Test Strategy
7 2 (8.33%) Content Management
7 2 (8.33%) E-business
7 2 (8.33%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (4.17%) Master's Degree
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) SAP
2 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
3 4 (16.67%) IBM
4 3 (12.50%) Oracle
5 1 (4.17%) Wonderware