Period
to 14 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 6 months to 14 December 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.

Solution Architect
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 72 101 65
Rank change year-on-year +29 -36 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 26 19 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 2.09% 1.07% 2.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.22% 1.13% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 15 22
Milton Keynes median daily rate £600 £488 £481
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% +1.30% -25.96%
10th Percentile £475 £439 £379
90th Percentile £675 £548 £538
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £600 £488 £481
% change year-on-year +23.08% +1.30% -3.75%
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 1,170 1,688 1,156
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.05% 95.10% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 669 830 658
Milton Keynes median daily rate £413 £400 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -3.61% +10.67%
10th Percentile £213 £255 £205
90th Percentile £588 £525 £553
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 82 52
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.05 £17.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.55% +23.21% +7.69%
10th Percentile £9.40 £10.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £24.55 £23.70 £37.45
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -17.14% +20.69% +3.57%

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 14 December 2018.

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 14 December 2018, Solutions Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Milton Keynes region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 13 (50.00%) .NET
2 12 (46.15%) TOGAF
2 12 (46.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (42.31%) C#
3 11 (42.31%) TOGAF Certification
4 9 (34.62%) DevOps
4 9 (34.62%) Enterprise Architecture
4 9 (34.62%) SaaS
5 8 (30.77%) Security Architecture
5 8 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (30.77%) Open Source
5 8 (30.77%) Finance
5 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
6 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (23.08%) Test Automation
7 6 (23.08%) Conceptual Models
8 5 (19.23%) Computer Science
8 5 (19.23%) Project Management
8 5 (19.23%) CISSP
9 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
9 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET
9 4 (15.38%) SSCP
9 4 (15.38%) Middleware
9 4 (15.38%) Legal
9 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
9 4 (15.38%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
10 3 (11.54%) DV Cleared
10 3 (11.54%) Internet
10 3 (11.54%) Data Security

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 (7.69%) Apache
2 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.85%) GroupWise
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.85%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 12 (46.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (34.62%) SaaS
3 8 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (7.69%) Boomi
4 2 (7.69%) Office 365
5 1 (3.85%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) Internet
2 1 (3.85%) DNS
2 1 (3.85%) Extranet
2 1 (3.85%) Firewall
2 1 (3.85%) HTTP
2 1 (3.85%) Intranet
2 1 (3.85%) Unified Communications
2 1 (3.85%) VPN
2 1 (3.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.85%) DB2
3 1 (3.85%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) JIRA
1 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 8 (30.77%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Legal
3 1 (3.85%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (50.00%) .NET
2 4 (15.38%) ASP.NET
2 4 (15.38%) Middleware
3 2 (7.69%) LAMP
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (7.69%) Web Services
4 1 (3.85%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (3.85%) Apache Camel
4 1 (3.85%) EJB
4 1 (3.85%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (3.85%) REST
4 1 (3.85%) SOAP
4 1 (3.85%) Spring
4 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.85%) New Media
3 1 (3.85%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) Unix
2 1 (3.85%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) TOGAF
2 9 (34.62%) DevOps
2 9 (34.62%) Enterprise Architecture
3 8 (30.77%) Open Source
3 8 (30.77%) Security Architecture
4 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (23.08%) Conceptual Models
5 6 (23.08%) Test Automation
6 5 (19.23%) Computer Science
6 5 (19.23%) Project Management
7 3 (11.54%) Data Modelling
7 3 (11.54%) Data Security
7 3 (11.54%) EAI
7 3 (11.54%) ERP
7 3 (11.54%) ITIL
7 3 (11.54%) SOA
8 2 (7.69%) ITIL V3
8 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
8 2 (7.69%) Risk Management
8 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (42.31%) C#
2 3 (11.54%) Java
3 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (42.31%) TOGAF Certification
2 5 (19.23%) CISSP
3 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 4 (15.38%) SSCP
4 3 (11.54%) DV Cleared
4 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) Degree
5 1 (3.85%) MBA
5 1 (3.85%) MCP
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (3.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle
3 2 (7.69%) Dell
3 2 (7.69%) MuleSoft
3 2 (7.69%) SAP
4 1 (3.85%) Google
4 1 (3.85%) IBM
4 1 (3.85%) Informatica