Period
to 16 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 6 months to 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 93 68
Rank change year-on-year +10 -25 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 21 19 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.35% 1.26% 2.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% 1.32% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 6 23
Milton Keynes median daily rate £550 £600 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +27.66% +2.73%
10th Percentile £473 £439 £383
90th Percentile £595 £663 £579
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £550 £575 £500
% change year-on-year -4.35% +15.00% +5.26%
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 1,475 1,436 1,389
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.98% 95.23% 95.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 791 724 763
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £221 £277 £231
90th Percentile £550 £538 £527
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 54 50
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.05 £16.96 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.16% +33.02% -8.93%
10th Percentile £9.00 £9.31 £8.50
90th Percentile £19.73 £20.38 £19.50
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.33 £14.00
% change year-on-year -16.31% +23.75% -6.67%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 11 (52.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (47.62%) SaaS
2 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
3 9 (42.86%) .NET
3 9 (42.86%) Conceptual Models
4 8 (38.10%) SAP
5 7 (33.33%) TOGAF
5 7 (33.33%) Open Source
6 6 (28.57%) Security Architecture
7 5 (23.81%) Oracle
7 5 (23.81%) C#
7 5 (23.81%) Web Services
8 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
8 4 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (19.05%) Asset Management
8 4 (19.05%) Computer Science
9 3 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
9 3 (14.29%) SAP Security
9 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
9 3 (14.29%) Programme Delivery
9 3 (14.29%) Middleware
9 3 (14.29%) Firewall
9 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (14.29%) EAI
9 3 (14.29%) Java
9 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
9 3 (14.29%) Apache
10 2 (9.52%) CRM
10 2 (9.52%) SQL

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 3 (14.29%) Apache
2 2 (9.52%) CMS
2 2 (9.52%) Documentum
2 2 (9.52%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (4.76%) IIS
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 11 (52.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (47.62%) SaaS
3 3 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (4.76%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) Firewall
2 2 (9.52%) Extranet
2 2 (9.52%) Internet
2 2 (9.52%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.76%) Big Data
3 1 (4.76%) Data Lake
3 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.76%) Hadoop
3 1 (4.76%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
1 2 (9.52%) Marketing
2 1 (4.76%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (42.86%) .NET
2 5 (23.81%) Web Services
3 3 (14.29%) Middleware
4 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET
4 2 (9.52%) EJB
4 2 (9.52%) HTML
4 2 (9.52%) LAMP
5 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
5 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (4.76%) MEAP
5 1 (4.76%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.52%) Data Structures
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (4.76%) iSeries
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Conceptual Models
2 7 (33.33%) Open Source
2 7 (33.33%) TOGAF
3 6 (28.57%) Security Architecture
4 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (19.05%) Asset Management
4 4 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (14.29%) EAI
5 3 (14.29%) Programme Delivery
5 3 (14.29%) SAP Security
5 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 2 (9.52%) Analytics
6 2 (9.52%) Artificial Intelligence
6 2 (9.52%) Customer-Centricity
6 2 (9.52%) Data Management
6 2 (9.52%) Data Security
6 2 (9.52%) DevOps
6 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce
6 2 (9.52%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) C#
2 3 (14.29%) Java
2 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) CISSP
1 2 (9.52%) SSCP
2 1 (4.76%) CompTIA Security+
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) MCSE
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.76%) TOGAF Certification
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 8 (38.10%) SAP
3 5 (23.81%) Oracle
4 2 (9.52%) Adobe
4 2 (9.52%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (9.52%) Sitecore