Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 6 months to 21 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.

Solution Architect
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 61 69
Rank change year-on-year -39 +8 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 16 29 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.91% 2.28% 2.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 2.45% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 22 51
Milton Keynes median daily rate £525 £481 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -19.79% +24.35%
10th Percentile £433 £379 £385
90th Percentile £613 £538 £700
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £525 £481 £475
% change year-on-year +9.09% +1.32% -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 1669 1185 1852
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.15% 93.01% 96.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 823 654 948
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 £225
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 85 54 81
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £16.93 £13.61 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.39% +4.69% -
10th Percentile £9.38 £8.65 £9.00
90th Percentile £21.00 £34.85 £20.00
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% - +7.69%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in Milton Keynes

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in Milton Keynes

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solutions Architect in Milton Keynes

Solutions 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 Solutions Architect in Milton Keynes.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solutions Architect in Milton Keynes

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Milton Keynes region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 9 (56.25%) SOA
2 7 (43.75%) TOGAF
3 6 (37.50%) Marketing
3 6 (37.50%) CRM
4 5 (31.25%) .NET
4 5 (31.25%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (25.00%) Zachman Framework
5 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (25.00%) Social Media
5 4 (25.00%) Analytics
5 4 (25.00%) Mobile App
5 4 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (25.00%) E-Commerce
5 4 (25.00%) IBM
5 4 (25.00%) Finance
6 3 (18.75%) Electronics
6 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
6 3 (18.75%) Manufacturing
6 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
6 3 (18.75%) EAI
6 3 (18.75%) J2EE
6 3 (18.75%) SAP
6 3 (18.75%) UML
6 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
6 3 (18.75%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (18.75%) Middleware
6 3 (18.75%) Programme Management
6 3 (18.75%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (18.75%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (18.75%) Degree

Solutions 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 2 (12.50%) CMS
1 2 (12.50%) Kentico
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (12.50%) PaaS
2 1 (6.25%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Big Data
1 1 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
General
1 6 (37.50%) Marketing
2 4 (25.00%) Finance
3 3 (18.75%) Electronics
3 3 (18.75%) Manufacturing
3 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
4 1 (6.25%) Automotive
4 1 (6.25%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) .NET
2 3 (18.75%) J2EE
2 3 (18.75%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Mobile App
1 4 (25.00%) Social Media
2 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
1 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
1 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) SOA
2 7 (43.75%) TOGAF
3 6 (37.50%) CRM
4 5 (31.25%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (25.00%) Analytics
5 4 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (25.00%) E-Commerce
5 4 (25.00%) Zachman Framework
6 3 (18.75%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (18.75%) EAI
6 3 (18.75%) Programme Management
6 3 (18.75%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
6 3 (18.75%) UML
7 2 (12.50%) Data Integration
7 2 (12.50%) Data Modelling
7 2 (12.50%) ETL
7 2 (12.50%) Matrix Management
7 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) VB
1 2 (12.50%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (6.25%) Master's Degree
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) IBM
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) SAP
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle