Period
to 16 January 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 6 months to 16 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.

Architect
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 12 25
Rank change year-on-year -15 +13 +6
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 114 131 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 6.69% 10.71% 6.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.05% 11.62% 6.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 99 87
Milton Keynes median daily rate £500 £520 £530
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% -1.89% +4.69%
10th Percentile £408 £407 £355
90th Percentile £600 £678 £700
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - £37.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes. 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
Milton Keynes
Contract vacancies in Milton Keynes with a recognized job title 1,617 1,127 1,688
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.89% 92.15% 95.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 822 646 836
Milton Keynes median daily rate £413 £408 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.23% +8.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £250 £235 £244
90th Percentile £538 £575 £530
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 49 79
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £16.93 £13.22 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.06% +5.76% -10.71%
10th Percentile £9.61 £9.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £20.80 £38.75 £19.50
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +20.69% +3.57% +7.69%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Job vacancy trend for Architect in Milton Keynes

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Architect in Milton Keynes

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Architect in Milton Keynes

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Architect in Milton Keynes

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 Milton Keynes region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 42 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 33 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (27.19%) Windows
4 29 (25.44%) Security Cleared
4 29 (25.44%) Microsoft Azure
5 26 (22.81%) Big Data
6 24 (21.05%) Finance
6 24 (21.05%) Hadoop
7 23 (20.18%) Amazon AWS
7 23 (20.18%) SC Cleared
7 23 (20.18%) Active Directory
8 21 (18.42%) Windows Server
9 18 (15.79%) VMware
10 17 (14.91%) Test Automation
11 16 (14.04%) MS Exchange
11 16 (14.04%) CRM
12 15 (13.16%) TOGAF
13 14 (12.28%) Banking
13 14 (12.28%) ITIL
13 14 (12.28%) SQL
14 13 (11.40%) Linux
14 13 (11.40%) Firewall
14 13 (11.40%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (11.40%) Jenkins
15 12 (10.53%) Dynamics CRM
15 12 (10.53%) Git (software)
15 12 (10.53%) BDD
15 12 (10.53%) Office 365
15 12 (10.53%) TDD
15 12 (10.53%) Workflow

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 16 (14.04%) MS Exchange
2 7 (6.14%) Apache Spark
3 5 (4.39%) OpenStack
4 4 (3.51%) Apache Pig
4 4 (3.51%) IIS
4 4 (3.51%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.63%) Apache
6 2 (1.75%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.88%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (3.51%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 12 (10.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.88%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 29 (25.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (20.18%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (10.53%) Office 365
4 8 (7.02%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (6.14%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (4.39%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (3.51%) BlazeMeter
7 4 (3.51%) IaaS
7 4 (3.51%) OpenShift
7 4 (3.51%) Slack
8 3 (2.63%) PaaS
9 1 (0.88%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.40%) Firewall
2 7 (6.14%) SAN
3 3 (2.63%) WAN
4 2 (1.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (1.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (1.75%) Internet
4 2 (1.75%) Intranet
4 2 (1.75%) MPLS
4 2 (1.75%) NAS
4 2 (1.75%) Network Security
5 1 (0.88%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (0.88%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (22.81%) Big Data
2 24 (21.05%) Hadoop
3 12 (10.53%) SQL Server
4 7 (6.14%) Apache Hive
5 4 (3.51%) NoSQL
5 4 (3.51%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (3.51%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (3.51%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.63%) Impala
6 3 (2.63%) Sqoop
7 2 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.75%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.88%) GIS
Development Applications
1 13 (11.40%) Jenkins
2 12 (10.53%) Git (software)
3 9 (7.89%) JIRA
3 9 (7.89%) Visual Studio
3 9 (7.89%) Visual Studio Team System
4 6 (5.26%) JMeter
5 4 (3.51%) Gatling
6 2 (1.75%) Selenium
7 1 (0.88%) Appium
General
1 24 (21.05%) Finance
2 14 (12.28%) Banking
3 9 (7.89%) Telecoms
4 6 (5.26%) Marketing
5 3 (2.63%) Electronics
5 3 (2.63%) Legal
5 3 (2.63%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.75%) Retail
6 2 (1.75%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.88%) Automotive
7 1 (0.88%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.02%) Kafka
2 6 (5.26%) J2EE
3 5 (4.39%) .NET
3 5 (4.39%) Middleware
4 4 (3.51%) Cascading
4 4 (3.51%) Taurus
5 3 (2.63%) Web Services
6 2 (1.75%) WAP
7 1 (0.88%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.88%) EJB
7 1 (0.88%) HTML
7 1 (0.88%) Java EE
7 1 (0.88%) MEAP
7 1 (0.88%) SOAP
7 1 (0.88%) WSDL
7 1 (0.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.77%) Hybrid Cloud
2 7 (6.14%) PKI
3 6 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 6 (5.26%) Virtual Team
4 4 (3.51%) Clustering
4 4 (3.51%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.51%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.51%) Public Cloud
4 4 (3.51%) Social Media
5 3 (2.63%) CMDB
6 2 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.75%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.75%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.88%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.88%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 31 (27.19%) Windows
2 21 (18.42%) Windows Server
3 13 (11.40%) Linux
4 10 (8.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (8.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (7.89%) Windows Vista
6 8 (7.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (5.26%) Android
7 6 (5.26%) Apple iOS
8 5 (4.39%) Windows 10
9 4 (3.51%) Solaris
10 2 (1.75%) Unix
11 1 (0.88%) CentOS
11 1 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.88%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (14.91%) Test Automation
3 16 (14.04%) CRM
4 15 (13.16%) TOGAF
5 14 (12.28%) ITIL
6 13 (11.40%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (10.53%) BDD
7 12 (10.53%) TDD
7 12 (10.53%) Workflow
8 10 (8.77%) DevOps
8 10 (8.77%) ETL
8 10 (8.77%) MapReduce
9 9 (7.89%) E-Commerce
9 9 (7.89%) Migration
9 9 (7.89%) Performance Testing
9 9 (7.89%) Security Testing
9 9 (7.89%) SOA
9 9 (7.89%) Test Strategy
10 8 (7.02%) Mentoring
10 8 (7.02%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 14 (12.28%) SQL
2 7 (6.14%) Scala
3 5 (4.39%) Java
4 4 (3.51%) HiveQL
5 3 (2.63%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.75%) C
6 2 (1.75%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.75%) Ruby
7 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.88%) C#
7 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 29 (25.44%) Security Cleared
2 23 (20.18%) SC Cleared
3 11 (9.65%) DV Cleared
3 11 (9.65%) MCSE
3 11 (9.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (6.14%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (5.26%) CCNA
5 6 (5.26%) CCSP
5 6 (5.26%) MCSA
6 5 (4.39%) Degree
6 5 (4.39%) MCITP
7 4 (3.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (2.63%) CISSP
8 3 (2.63%) CLAS
8 3 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (2.63%) GIAC
8 3 (2.63%) SANS
9 1 (0.88%) CCIE
9 1 (0.88%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.65%) QA
2 3 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 2 (1.75%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 23 (20.18%) Active Directory
2 11 (9.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (7.02%) Apache Flume
4 5 (4.39%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.63%) HDFS
6 3 (2.63%) XenApp
7 1 (0.88%) Docker
7 1 (0.88%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (7.89%) SCCM
2 8 (7.02%) SCOM
3 7 (6.14%) Oozie
4 5 (4.39%) Ansible
4 5 (4.39%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (3.51%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (1.75%) Amdocs OSS
6 2 (1.75%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 2 (1.75%) Jamf Pro
6 2 (1.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.88%) CFEngine
7 1 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.88%) Puppet
7 1 (0.88%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.88%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.88%) Unicenter
7 1 (0.88%) vRealize
Vendors
1 42 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 18 (15.79%) VMware
3 12 (10.53%) Citrix
4 9 (7.89%) SAP
5 8 (7.02%) Cisco
5 8 (7.02%) Google
5 8 (7.02%) HP
6 7 (6.14%) Blue Coat
7 6 (5.26%) Apple
7 6 (5.26%) IBM
7 6 (5.26%) Symantec
8 5 (4.39%) CheckPoint
8 5 (4.39%) Oracle
9 4 (3.51%) MapR
9 4 (3.51%) NetApp
9 4 (3.51%) Red Hat
9 4 (3.51%) Sun
10 2 (1.75%) Amdocs
10 2 (1.75%) Cramer
10 2 (1.75%) Palo Alto