Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £625 per day in advertised job vacancies in Slough during the 6 months to 23 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
Berkshire > Slough
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 - 42
Rank change year-on-year - +42 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 6 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 2.05% - 1.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.16% - 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 5
Slough median daily rate £625 - £525
10th Percentile £523 - £395
90th Percentile £748 - £538
Berkshire median daily rate £503 £525 £550
% change year-on-year -4.29% -4.55% +15.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Slough median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £50.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Slough. 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
Slough
Contract vacancies in Slough with a recognized job title 278 295 455
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.88% 93.06% 91.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 193 310
Slough median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -
10th Percentile £213 £206 £213
90th Percentile £560 £486 £510
Berkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 19
Slough median hourly rate £15.75 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -14.29% +2.94%
10th Percentile £11.88 £9.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £41.50 £39.95 £39.15
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £21.55
% change year-on-year - -32.71% +23.14%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in Slough

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Slough

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in Slough

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in Slough over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solutions Architect in Slough

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 Slough region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 3 (50.00%) Linux
1 3 (50.00%) Unix
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 2 (33.33%) OpenVMS
2 2 (33.33%) Fortran
2 2 (33.33%) Pascal
2 2 (33.33%) C
2 2 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) C++
2 2 (33.33%) COBOL
2 2 (33.33%) Fujitsu
2 2 (33.33%) Refactoring
2 2 (33.33%) IDMS
2 2 (33.33%) TPMS
2 2 (33.33%) VME
2 2 (33.33%) Logical Data Model
2 2 (33.33%) High Availability
2 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (16.67%) Master Data Management
3 1 (16.67%) Data Structures
3 1 (16.67%) Physical Data Model
3 1 (16.67%) Presales
3 1 (16.67%) Case Management
3 1 (16.67%) Deployment Diagram
3 1 (16.67%) JPA
3 1 (16.67%) iSeries
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Slough 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 (33.33%) TPMS
2 1 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
1 1 (16.67%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) IDMS
2 1 (16.67%) MySQL
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) EJB
1 1 (16.67%) Hibernate
1 1 (16.67%) J2EE
1 1 (16.67%) JPA
1 1 (16.67%) JSF
1 1 (16.67%) JSP
1 1 (16.67%) MSMQ
1 1 (16.67%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (16.67%) REST
1 1 (16.67%) Servlets
1 1 (16.67%) Spring
1 1 (16.67%) Struts
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Data Structures
1 1 (16.67%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
1 3 (50.00%) Unix
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) OpenVMS
2 2 (33.33%) VME
3 1 (16.67%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Data Modelling
1 2 (33.33%) High Availability
1 2 (33.33%) Logical Data Model
1 2 (33.33%) Refactoring
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 1 (16.67%) Data Management
2 1 (16.67%) Image Processing
2 1 (16.67%) Master Data Management
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) MSF
2 1 (16.67%) PLM
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
2 1 (16.67%) SOA
2 1 (16.67%) TDD
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
2 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
2 1 (16.67%) Workflow
2 1 (16.67%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C
1 2 (33.33%) C#
1 2 (33.33%) C++
1 2 (33.33%) COBOL
1 2 (33.33%) Fortran
1 2 (33.33%) Pascal
1 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Fujitsu
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) JD Edwards
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) SAP