The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £648 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 3 months to 26 June 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.

Solution Architect
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 53 60
Rank change year-on-year -28 +7  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 10 21 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.97% 2.24% 2.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 2.32% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 17 22
Median daily rate £648 £500 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.50% +9.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £646 £412 £377
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 £45.00 £59.50
% change year-on-year +27.77% -24.36%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 997 904 1186
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 96.61% 96.27% 96.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 438 472 600
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 29 39
Median hourly rate £18.00 £12.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -25.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.90 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £19.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire that featured Solutions Architect in the job title.

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 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -19 9 £648 +40.76% 3
Solutions Architect
South East

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, 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 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
2 8 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 7 (25.00%) DV Cleared
3 7 (25.00%) Windows
3 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (21.43%) VMware
4 6 (21.43%) CRM
4 6 (21.43%) SC Cleared
4 6 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (17.86%) Finance
5 5 (17.86%) TOGAF
5 5 (17.86%) Retail
5 5 (17.86%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (14.29%) Business Development
6 4 (14.29%) Banking
6 4 (14.29%) Data Analysis
6 4 (14.29%) SOA
6 4 (14.29%) Mac OS X
6 4 (14.29%) AIX
6 4 (14.29%) Python
6 4 (14.29%) MS Access
6 4 (14.29%) Linux
6 4 (14.29%) Java
6 4 (14.29%) VBA
6 4 (14.29%) MySQL
7 3 (10.71%) Oracle
7 3 (10.71%) IBM
7 3 (10.71%) DevOps
8 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (7.14%) PaaS

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 (7.14%) OpenStack
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (3.57%) CMS
2 1 (3.57%) Kentico
2 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (7.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (7.14%) PaaS
3 1 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (3.57%) IaaS
3 1 (3.57%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) Firewall
1 2 (7.14%) SAN
1 2 (7.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) MS Access
1 4 (14.29%) MySQL
2 2 (7.14%) Relational Database
General
1 5 (17.86%) Finance
1 5 (17.86%) Retail
2 4 (14.29%) Banking
3 2 (7.14%) Electronics
3 2 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 2 (7.14%) Marketing
3 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) .NET
1 2 (7.14%) Drools
1 2 (7.14%) JPA
2 1 (3.57%) Java EE
2 1 (3.57%) Middleware
2 1 (3.57%) Web Services
2 1 (3.57%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
1 2 (7.14%) Data Centre
1 2 (7.14%) Smartphone
2 1 (3.57%) Clustering
2 1 (3.57%) EPoS
2 1 (3.57%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (3.57%) Private Cloud
2 1 (3.57%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.00%) Windows
2 4 (14.29%) AIX
2 4 (14.29%) Linux
2 4 (14.29%) Mac OS X
3 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.57%) Solaris
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (21.43%) CRM
3 5 (17.86%) TOGAF
4 4 (14.29%) Business Development
4 4 (14.29%) Data Analysis
4 4 (14.29%) SOA
5 3 (10.71%) DevOps
6 2 (7.14%) BPMN
6 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (7.14%) Customer Segmentation
6 2 (7.14%) Data Modelling
6 2 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (7.14%) Domain Models
6 2 (7.14%) EAI
6 2 (7.14%) IT Strategy
6 2 (7.14%) Logical Data Model
6 2 (7.14%) Protective Monitoring
6 2 (7.14%) UML
6 2 (7.14%) Use Case
6 2 (7.14%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) Java
1 4 (14.29%) Python
1 4 (14.29%) VBA
2 1 (3.57%) VB
2 1 (3.57%) VB6
Qualifications
1 8 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 7 (25.00%) DV Cleared
3 6 (21.43%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
2 6 (21.43%) VMware
3 3 (10.71%) IBM
3 3 (10.71%) Oracle
4 2 (7.14%) Citrix
4 2 (7.14%) SAP
5 1 (3.57%) hybris
5 1 (3.57%) Pega
5 1 (3.57%) Red Hat