The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £528 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Solution Architect
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 62 50 43
Rank change year-on-year -12 -7  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 11 17 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.48% 2.29% 3.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.59% 2.40% 3.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 16
Median daily rate £528 £540 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.31% +8.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £414 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £643 £713
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £513
% change year-on-year +5.00% -2.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £58.75 £62.50 £49.50
% change year-on-year -6.00% +26.26%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 692 709 800
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 93.26% 95.42% 95.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 386 378
Median daily rate £410 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +9.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 19 17
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -7.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £9.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £22.15 £18.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes that featured Solutions Architect in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Solutions Architect in Milton Keynes.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solutions Architect in Milton Keynes

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 14 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (59.09%) Microsoft
3 11 (50.00%) CRM
4 10 (45.45%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (45.45%) Security Cleared
4 10 (45.45%) SC Cleared
5 7 (31.82%) DV Cleared
5 7 (31.82%) Java
6 5 (22.73%) Oracle
7 4 (18.18%) SOA
8 3 (13.64%) EAI
8 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
8 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET
8 3 (13.64%) SOAP
8 3 (13.64%) SQL
8 3 (13.64%) .NET
8 3 (13.64%) UML
8 3 (13.64%) .NET Framework
8 3 (13.64%) TOGAF
8 3 (13.64%) Middleware
8 3 (13.64%) Project Management
8 3 (13.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (13.64%) Agile Project Management
8 3 (13.64%) Web Application Development
8 3 (13.64%) Relational Database
8 3 (13.64%) C#
9 2 (9.09%) Wireframes
9 2 (9.09%) Domain Models
9 2 (9.09%) Logical Data Model
9 2 (9.09%) Computer Science

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 (13.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 10 (45.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) Relational Database
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
General
1 1 (4.55%) Banking
1 1 (4.55%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) .NET
1 3 (13.64%) .NET Framework
1 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET
1 3 (13.64%) Middleware
1 3 (13.64%) SOAP
2 2 (9.09%) Drools
2 2 (9.09%) JPA
2 2 (9.09%) Web Services
3 1 (4.55%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.55%) Clustering
2 1 (4.55%) DataPower
2 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Linux
1 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (50.00%) CRM
3 4 (18.18%) SOA
4 3 (13.64%) Agile Project Management
4 3 (13.64%) EAI
4 3 (13.64%) Project Management
4 3 (13.64%) TOGAF
4 3 (13.64%) UML
4 3 (13.64%) Web Application Development
5 2 (9.09%) BPMN
5 2 (9.09%) Data Modelling
5 2 (9.09%) Domain Models
5 2 (9.09%) ETL
5 2 (9.09%) Logical Data Model
5 2 (9.09%) OO
5 2 (9.09%) Use Case
5 2 (9.09%) Wireframes
6 1 (4.55%) E-Commerce
6 1 (4.55%) IT Strategy
6 1 (4.55%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) Java
2 3 (13.64%) C#
2 3 (13.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (45.45%) SC Cleared
1 10 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 7 (31.82%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) Microsoft
2 5 (22.73%) Oracle
3 2 (9.09%) IBM
4 1 (4.55%) hybris
4 1 (4.55%) Pega
4 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.55%) TIBCO