Period
to 25 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 6 months to 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 97 62
Rank change year-on-year +15 -35 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 27 20 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.84% 1.18% 2.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.95% 1.22% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 12 20
Milton Keynes median daily rate £575 £525 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.52% +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £485 £433 £407
90th Percentile £671 £638 £550
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £575 £525 £494
% change year-on-year +9.52% +6.33% -1.25%
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 1,387 1,639 1,209
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.42% 96.47% 94.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 747 789 669
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £215 £241 £215
90th Percentile £575 £530 £538
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 74 52
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £13.50 £16.93 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.26% +41.08% -
10th Percentile £9.00 £9.31 £8.50
90th Percentile £20.48 £20.00 £15.88
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.05 £17.25 £14.00
% change year-on-year -18.55% +23.21% -

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 18 (66.67%) .NET
2 17 (62.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (51.85%) SaaS
4 13 (48.15%) C#
4 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
5 11 (40.74%) Security Architecture
5 11 (40.74%) Conceptual Models
6 10 (37.04%) Open Source
7 9 (33.33%) Finance
7 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (33.33%) TOGAF
8 8 (29.63%) Amazon AWS
8 8 (29.63%) DevOps
8 8 (29.63%) TOGAF Certification
9 7 (25.93%) Computer Science
10 6 (22.22%) Enterprise Architecture
10 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
10 6 (22.22%) SAP
11 5 (18.52%) Test Automation
11 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET
11 5 (18.52%) CISSP
11 5 (18.52%) SSCP
12 4 (14.81%) Legal
12 4 (14.81%) Data Security
12 4 (14.81%) Business Intelligence
12 4 (14.81%) SOA
12 4 (14.81%) Java
12 4 (14.81%) Greenfield Project
13 3 (11.11%) Programme Delivery
13 3 (11.11%) Waterfall

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 (11.11%) Apache
2 2 (7.41%) CMS
2 2 (7.41%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (3.70%) IIS
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 17 (62.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (51.85%) SaaS
3 8 (29.63%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) DNS
1 1 (3.70%) Firewall
1 1 (3.70%) HTTP
1 1 (3.70%) Internet
1 1 (3.70%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.70%) OLTP
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) JIRA
1 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 9 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (14.81%) Legal
3 2 (7.41%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (66.67%) .NET
2 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET
3 2 (7.41%) HTML
3 2 (7.41%) LAMP
3 2 (7.41%) Web Services
4 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.70%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (3.70%) Apache Camel
4 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (3.70%) Middleware
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (3.70%) Spring
4 1 (3.70%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Computer Science
2 4 (14.81%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (7.41%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.70%) iSeries
4 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.70%) New Media
4 1 (3.70%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Conceptual Models
1 11 (40.74%) Security Architecture
2 10 (37.04%) Open Source
3 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (33.33%) TOGAF
4 8 (29.63%) DevOps
5 6 (22.22%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (18.52%) Test Automation
7 4 (14.81%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (14.81%) Data Security
7 4 (14.81%) SOA
8 3 (11.11%) Asset Management
8 3 (11.11%) ERP
8 3 (11.11%) Programme Delivery
8 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (11.11%) Waterfall
9 2 (7.41%) Analytics
9 2 (7.41%) Artificial Intelligence
9 2 (7.41%) Project Management
9 2 (7.41%) SAP Security
Programming Languages
1 13 (48.15%) C#
2 4 (14.81%) Java
3 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (29.63%) TOGAF Certification
2 5 (18.52%) CISSP
2 5 (18.52%) SSCP
3 1 (3.70%) CompTIA Security+
3 1 (3.70%) Degree
3 1 (3.70%) MCSE
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
2 6 (22.22%) SAP
3 3 (11.11%) Oracle
4 2 (7.41%) Adobe
4 2 (7.41%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (7.41%) Sitecore
5 1 (3.70%) IBM