Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £510 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 6 months to 20 November 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.

Architect
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 13 27
Rank change year-on-year -12 +14 +3
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 122 133 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 6.99% 10.50% 6.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.35% 11.28% 6.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 96 99
Milton Keynes median daily rate £510 £475 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.37% -2.06% -3.00%
10th Percentile £399 £406 £350
90th Percentile £625 £660 £700
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -

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 1660 1179 1862
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.13% 93.05% 96.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 821 651 956
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £255 £215 £228
90th Percentile £525 £550 £500
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 53 81
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £17.09 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.07% +7.69% -
10th Percentile £9.36 £8.60 £9.00
90th Percentile £21.00 £36.15 £20.00
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% - +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 20 November 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 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 20 November 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 43 (35.25%) Microsoft
2 42 (34.43%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (30.33%) Security Cleared
4 31 (25.41%) SC Cleared
4 31 (25.41%) Microsoft Azure
5 30 (24.59%) Windows
6 28 (22.95%) Finance
7 23 (18.85%) Active Directory
7 23 (18.85%) Amazon AWS
8 22 (18.03%) VMware
8 22 (18.03%) Big Data
8 22 (18.03%) Windows Server
9 20 (16.39%) Hadoop
10 19 (15.57%) ITIL
11 18 (14.75%) CRM
12 17 (13.93%) MS Exchange
12 17 (13.93%) Test Automation
12 17 (13.93%) Continuous Integration
12 17 (13.93%) TOGAF
13 16 (13.11%) VMware Infrastructure
13 16 (13.11%) DV Cleared
13 16 (13.11%) BDD
14 15 (12.30%) Dynamics CRM
15 14 (11.48%) Firewall
15 14 (11.48%) SOA
16 13 (10.66%) HP
16 13 (10.66%) Linux
16 13 (10.66%) SQL Server
16 13 (10.66%) Windows Server 2003
16 13 (10.66%) Banking

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 17 (13.93%) MS Exchange
2 9 (7.38%) SharePoint
3 6 (4.92%) Apache Spark
4 5 (4.10%) Cloud Foundry
4 5 (4.10%) OpenStack
5 4 (3.28%) Apache Pig
5 4 (3.28%) IIS
6 3 (2.46%) Apache
6 3 (2.46%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.64%) CMS
7 2 (1.64%) Kentico
8 1 (0.82%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.82%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 5 (4.10%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 15 (12.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.46%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.82%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.82%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 31 (25.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (18.85%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (10.66%) Office 365
4 9 (7.38%) PaaS
5 8 (6.56%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (5.74%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (4.10%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (4.10%) Bluemix
7 5 (4.10%) IBM Cloud
8 4 (3.28%) BlazeMeter
8 4 (3.28%) IaaS
8 4 (3.28%) OneDrive
8 4 (3.28%) Slack
9 2 (1.64%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.82%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (11.48%) Firewall
2 12 (9.84%) SAN
3 3 (2.46%) NAS
4 2 (1.64%) Internet
4 2 (1.64%) Intranet
5 1 (0.82%) BGP
5 1 (0.82%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.82%) Extranet
5 1 (0.82%) ICMP
5 1 (0.82%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.82%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (18.03%) Big Data
2 20 (16.39%) Hadoop
3 13 (10.66%) SQL Server
4 5 (4.10%) Apache Hive
4 5 (4.10%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (2.46%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (2.46%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.64%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.64%) GIS
6 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.82%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.82%) Impala
7 1 (0.82%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.82%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 12 (9.84%) Jenkins
1 12 (9.84%) Visual Studio
1 12 (9.84%) Visual Studio Team System
2 11 (9.02%) Git (software)
3 8 (6.56%) JIRA
4 6 (4.92%) JMeter
5 4 (3.28%) Gatling
General
1 28 (22.95%) Finance
2 13 (10.66%) Banking
3 6 (4.92%) Marketing
3 6 (4.92%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.46%) Electronics
4 3 (2.46%) Legal
4 3 (2.46%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.64%) Retail
6 1 (0.82%) Automotive
6 1 (0.82%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.82%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.56%) J2EE
2 6 (4.92%) .NET
2 6 (4.92%) Kafka
3 5 (4.10%) Hibernate
3 5 (4.10%) JDBC
3 5 (4.10%) JMS
3 5 (4.10%) JMX
3 5 (4.10%) Spring
4 4 (3.28%) Cascading
4 4 (3.28%) Middleware
4 4 (3.28%) Taurus
5 2 (1.64%) Web Services
6 1 (0.82%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.82%) EJB
6 1 (0.82%) HTML
6 1 (0.82%) Java EE
6 1 (0.82%) SOAP
6 1 (0.82%) Spring Security
6 1 (0.82%) WSDL
6 1 (0.82%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.20%) Hybrid Cloud
2 8 (6.56%) Data Centre
3 7 (5.74%) PKI
4 6 (4.92%) Cloud Native
5 5 (4.10%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (3.28%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.28%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.28%) Mobile App
6 4 (3.28%) Public Cloud
6 4 (3.28%) Social Media
6 4 (3.28%) Virtual Team
7 3 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.46%) Clustering
7 3 (2.46%) CMDB
8 2 (1.64%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.82%) EPoS
9 1 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 30 (24.59%) Windows
2 22 (18.03%) Windows Server
3 13 (10.66%) Linux
3 13 (10.66%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (9.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (8.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (6.56%) Windows Vista
7 7 (5.74%) Windows 10
8 6 (4.92%) Android
8 6 (4.92%) Apple iOS
9 5 (4.10%) Solaris
10 3 (2.46%) Unix
11 1 (0.82%) CentOS
11 1 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.82%) SUSE
11 1 (0.82%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.82%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (34.43%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (15.57%) ITIL
3 18 (14.75%) CRM
4 17 (13.93%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (13.93%) Test Automation
4 17 (13.93%) TOGAF
5 16 (13.11%) BDD
6 14 (11.48%) SOA
7 13 (10.66%) Technical Architecture
8 11 (9.02%) Service Design
8 11 (9.02%) TDD
9 10 (8.20%) Security Testing
9 10 (8.20%) Workflow
10 9 (7.38%) ETL
10 9 (7.38%) MapReduce
10 9 (7.38%) Migration
10 9 (7.38%) Performance Testing
10 9 (7.38%) Presales
11 8 (6.56%) Mentoring
11 8 (6.56%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.02%) SQL
2 8 (6.56%) Java
3 7 (5.74%) Ruby
4 6 (4.92%) PowerShell
4 6 (4.92%) Scala
5 5 (4.10%) Go
6 4 (3.28%) HiveQL
7 3 (2.46%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.64%) C
8 2 (1.64%) VB
8 2 (1.64%) VB6
9 1 (0.82%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.82%) C#
9 1 (0.82%) Python
Qualifications
1 37 (30.33%) Security Cleared
2 31 (25.41%) SC Cleared
3 16 (13.11%) DV Cleared
4 12 (9.84%) MCSE
4 12 (9.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (4.92%) MCSA
6 5 (4.10%) Degree
6 5 (4.10%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (3.28%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 4 (3.28%) CESG Certified Professional
7 4 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (2.46%) CCNA
8 3 (2.46%) CISSP
8 3 (2.46%) CLAS
8 3 (2.46%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (2.46%) GIAC
8 3 (2.46%) MCITP
8 3 (2.46%) SANS
9 2 (1.64%) GSAE
9 2 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.20%) QA
2 6 (4.92%) SLA
3 4 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (2.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.82%) COBIT
5 1 (0.82%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 23 (18.85%) Active Directory
2 16 (13.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.74%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (4.92%) Apache Flume
5 5 (4.10%) Hyper-V
6 4 (3.28%) HDFS
7 2 (1.64%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (1.64%) XenApp
8 1 (0.82%) Docker
8 1 (0.82%) vCloud
8 1 (0.82%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 8 (6.56%) SCCM
2 7 (5.74%) SCOM
3 5 (4.10%) Ansible
3 5 (4.10%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (4.10%) Oozie
4 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (2.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (1.64%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (0.82%) CFEngine
6 1 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.82%) OVSD
6 1 (0.82%) Puppet
6 1 (0.82%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.82%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.82%) Unicenter
6 1 (0.82%) vRealize
Vendors
1 43 (35.25%) Microsoft
2 22 (18.03%) VMware
3 13 (10.66%) HP
4 9 (7.38%) Cisco
4 9 (7.38%) NetApp
5 8 (6.56%) Citrix
5 8 (6.56%) Google
6 6 (4.92%) Apple
6 6 (4.92%) CheckPoint
6 6 (4.92%) IBM
6 6 (4.92%) Symantec
7 5 (4.10%) Oracle
7 5 (4.10%) Red Hat
7 5 (4.10%) Sun
8 4 (3.28%) Blue Coat
8 4 (3.28%) MapR
9 3 (2.46%) SAP
9 3 (2.46%) StorageTek
10 2 (1.64%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.64%) SunGard