The median contractor rate for a Architect was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Architect
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 15 24 16
Rank change year-on-year +9 -8  
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 68 62 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 9.32% 8.24% 8.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.00% 8.61% 8.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 42 34
Median daily rate £538 £445 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.78% -11.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £400 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £631 £575 £696
UK excluding London median daily rate £521 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +4.15% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £52.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year -19.52% +20.68%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes. 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
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 680 720 786
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 93.15% 95.74% 95.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 397 370
Median daily rate £411 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.75% +12.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £288 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 18 18
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -18.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £11.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £22.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes that featured Architect in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Architect in Milton Keynes.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Architect in Milton Keynes

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, 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 75 (52.45%) Security Cleared
2 64 (44.76%) SC Cleared
3 41 (28.67%) Microsoft
4 34 (23.78%) Cisco
5 32 (22.38%) Windows
6 25 (17.48%) DV Cleared
6 25 (17.48%) Office 365
6 25 (17.48%) Windows 10
7 24 (16.78%) Agile Software Development
8 23 (16.08%) ITIL
9 22 (15.38%) Migration
10 20 (13.99%) Microsoft App-V
10 20 (13.99%) WAN
11 19 (13.29%) Cisco Certification
12 18 (12.59%) Finance
12 18 (12.59%) Oracle
13 16 (11.19%) Retail
14 15 (10.49%) Cisco ASA
14 15 (10.49%) Citrix
15 14 (9.79%) Firewall
15 14 (9.79%) VMware
15 14 (9.79%) Active Directory
15 14 (9.79%) IT Strategy
15 14 (9.79%) Cisco Nexus
16 13 (9.09%) Palo Alto
17 12 (8.39%) Service Design
17 12 (8.39%) CCIE
17 12 (8.39%) E-Commerce
17 12 (8.39%) Java
17 12 (8.39%) CRM

Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 5 (3.50%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.80%) IBM Transformation Extender
3 3 (2.10%) Apache
3 3 (2.10%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (2.10%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.40%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.40%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.40%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.70%) CMS
5 1 (0.70%) nginx
5 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (3.50%) MS Office
2 2 (1.40%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (6.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.80%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 25 (17.48%) Office 365
2 4 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.10%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 20 (13.99%) WAN
2 15 (10.49%) Cisco ASA
3 14 (9.79%) Cisco Nexus
3 14 (9.79%) Firewall
4 11 (7.69%) LAN
5 9 (6.29%) BIG-IP
5 9 (6.29%) DHCP
5 9 (6.29%) SAN
5 9 (6.29%) VLAN
6 6 (4.20%) BGP
7 5 (3.50%) ICMP
7 5 (3.50%) TCP/IP
7 5 (3.50%) Wireless
8 3 (2.10%) Skype
8 3 (2.10%) VoIP
9 2 (1.40%) ADSL
9 2 (1.40%) MPLS
9 2 (1.40%) VPN
9 2 (1.40%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.40%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.29%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (4.90%) Relational Database
3 6 (4.20%) Big Data
3 6 (4.20%) SQL Server
4 5 (3.50%) Essbase
5 2 (1.40%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.40%) Couchbase
5 2 (1.40%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.40%) HBase
5 2 (1.40%) MarkLogic
5 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (1.40%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.40%) Neo4j
5 2 (1.40%) NewSQL
5 2 (1.40%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.40%) OLAP
5 2 (1.40%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.40%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 6 (4.20%) MSI
2 3 (2.10%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.70%) Babel
3 1 (0.70%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.70%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.70%) Gradle
3 1 (0.70%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.70%) JIRA
3 1 (0.70%) Maven
3 1 (0.70%) Travis CI
3 1 (0.70%) webpack
General
1 18 (12.59%) Finance
2 16 (11.19%) Retail
3 3 (2.10%) Publishing
4 2 (1.40%) Back Office
4 2 (1.40%) Banking
5 1 (0.70%) Advertising
5 1 (0.70%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.70%) French Language
5 1 (0.70%) German Language
5 1 (0.70%) Italian Language
5 1 (0.70%) Marketing
5 1 (0.70%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.59%) Middleware
2 6 (4.20%) CSS
2 6 (4.20%) HTML
3 5 (3.50%) HTML5
3 5 (3.50%) Node.js
4 4 (2.80%) .NET
4 4 (2.80%) AngularJS
4 4 (2.80%) ASP.NET
4 4 (2.80%) Cocoa
4 4 (2.80%) CSS3
4 4 (2.80%) D3.js
4 4 (2.80%) React
4 4 (2.80%) SOAP
4 4 (2.80%) Spring
5 3 (2.10%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.40%) Drools
6 2 (1.40%) J2EE
6 2 (1.40%) JPA
6 2 (1.40%) Kafka
6 2 (1.40%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.99%) Data Centre
1 10 (6.99%) Fat Client
1 10 (6.99%) Thin Client
2 9 (6.29%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.20%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.50%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.80%) User Experience
6 3 (2.10%) Clustering
6 3 (2.10%) Private Cloud
6 3 (2.10%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.40%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.70%) DataPower
8 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.70%) FlexPod
8 1 (0.70%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.70%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 32 (22.38%) Windows
2 25 (17.48%) Windows 10
3 6 (4.20%) Windows Vista
4 5 (3.50%) Linux
5 4 (2.80%) Android
5 4 (2.80%) Unix
6 3 (2.10%) Windows 8
6 3 (2.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.70%) CentOS
8 1 (0.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (16.78%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (16.08%) ITIL
3 22 (15.38%) Migration
4 14 (9.79%) IT Strategy
5 12 (8.39%) CRM
5 12 (8.39%) E-Commerce
5 12 (8.39%) Project Management
5 12 (8.39%) Service Design
5 12 (8.39%) Service Management
6 11 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
7 10 (6.99%) Protective Monitoring
8 9 (6.29%) DevOps
8 9 (6.29%) Network Design
9 8 (5.59%) ETL
10 7 (4.90%) Data Modelling
10 7 (4.90%) Performance Analysis
10 7 (4.90%) Service Delivery
10 7 (4.90%) TOGAF
11 6 (4.20%) Data Migration
11 6 (4.20%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.39%) Java
2 6 (4.20%) JavaScript
3 4 (2.80%) Apple Swift
3 4 (2.80%) Objective-C
4 3 (2.10%) C#
4 3 (2.10%) SQL
5 1 (0.70%) ActionScript
5 1 (0.70%) ActionScript 2.0
5 1 (0.70%) ES6
5 1 (0.70%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.70%) Scala
5 1 (0.70%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 75 (52.45%) Security Cleared
2 64 (44.76%) SC Cleared
3 25 (17.48%) DV Cleared
4 19 (13.29%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (8.39%) CCIE
6 10 (6.99%) CCNP
7 7 (4.90%) Degree
8 6 (4.20%) CISSP
8 6 (4.20%) CLAS
8 6 (4.20%) GIAC
8 6 (4.20%) SANS
9 5 (3.50%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (2.80%) MBA
10 4 (2.80%) PhD
11 3 (2.10%) MCSA
11 3 (2.10%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (1.40%) CCNA
13 1 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.99%) GPG13
2 8 (5.59%) SLA
3 5 (3.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (2.80%) PCI DSS
5 3 (2.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (1.40%) Data Quality
System Software
1 20 (13.99%) Microsoft App-V
2 14 (9.79%) Active Directory
3 11 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (6.99%) XenApp
4 10 (6.99%) XenDesktop
5 4 (2.80%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.40%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 2 (1.40%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.70%) Docker
7 1 (0.70%) vCloud
7 1 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (6.99%) AppDNA
2 9 (6.29%) Cisco Prime
3 6 (4.20%) SCCM
4 3 (2.10%) OVSD
5 2 (1.40%) AirWatch
5 2 (1.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.40%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.70%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.70%) MOM
6 1 (0.70%) Nagios
6 1 (0.70%) Puppet
6 1 (0.70%) SCOM
6 1 (0.70%) vRealize
Vendors
1 41 (28.67%) Microsoft
2 34 (23.78%) Cisco
3 18 (12.59%) Oracle
4 15 (10.49%) Citrix
5 14 (9.79%) VMware
6 13 (9.09%) Palo Alto
7 11 (7.69%) F5
8 10 (6.99%) AppSense
9 8 (5.59%) SAP
10 7 (4.90%) HP
10 7 (4.90%) IBM
11 6 (4.20%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (3.50%) Hyperion
13 4 (2.80%) Red Hat
14 3 (2.10%) CheckPoint
14 3 (2.10%) Google
14 3 (2.10%) NetApp
14 3 (2.10%) Riverbed
15 2 (1.40%) Altiris
15 2 (1.40%) Blue Coat
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