The table below looks at the statistics for the Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 14 10 12
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 209 237 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 8.52% 9.19% 8.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.38% 10.03% 9.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 96 78
Average daily rate
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£500 £463 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.04% +2.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £362
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+11.04% +0.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.25 £47.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
Architect
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2227 2364 2769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 90.75% 91.63% 88.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1123 1067 1004
Average daily rate £375 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 87 84
Average hourly rate £17.07 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.45% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.30 £36.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Architect in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Architect across the Berkshire region.

Architect Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Architect across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Architect across the Berkshire region.

Architect Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Architect
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -3 72 £540 +20.00% 22
Newbury +5 15 £438 -6.91% 1
Slough -16 14 £500 -4.76% 2
Bracknell -17 11 £475 +7.95% 3
Maidenhead - - - - 2
Windsor - - - -
Architect
South East

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Architect in their job title.

1 98 (25.86%) Telecoms
2 72 (19.00%) TOGAF
3 68 (17.94%) .NET
4 63 (16.62%) Degree
5 60 (15.83%) CRM
6 53 (13.98%) Microsoft
7 52 (13.72%) Security Cleared
8 47 (12.40%) 3G
9 45 (11.87%) Project Management
10 42 (11.08%) SC Cleared
11 40 (10.55%) Windows
12 39 (10.29%) Billing
13 38 (10.03%) SOA
13 38 (10.03%) Finance
14 35 (9.23%) Migration
14 35 (9.23%) SQL
14 35 (9.23%) Cisco
14 35 (9.23%) Enterprise Architecture
15 34 (8.97%) LTE
15 34 (8.97%) Active Directory
16 32 (8.44%) Oracle
16 32 (8.44%) Internet
17 30 (7.92%) Computer Science
18 29 (7.65%) IBM
19 28 (7.39%) Lync
20 27 (7.12%) Exchange Server 2013
21 26 (6.86%) Mentoring
22 25 (6.60%) SharePoint
22 25 (6.60%) Clustering
23 24 (6.33%) MS Excel

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 28 (7.39%) Lync
2 27 (7.12%) Exchange Server 2013
3 25 (6.60%) SharePoint
4 20 (5.28%) BizTalk Server
5 18 (4.75%) WebSphere
5 18 (4.75%) SharePoint 2010
6 17 (4.49%) SharePoint 2013
7 10 (2.64%) MS Exchange
8 8 (2.11%) SharePoint Server
8 8 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (1.32%) WebLogic
10 4 (1.06%) IBM Notes
10 4 (1.06%) Drupal
10 4 (1.06%) Zimbra
11 3 (0.79%) Liferay
11 3 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2000
11 3 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.53%) CMS
Applications
1 24 (6.33%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.90%) MS Visio
3 10 (2.64%) MS Office
4 4 (1.06%) MS Project
5 3 (0.79%) OmniGraffle
5 3 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.79%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.79%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.79%) InDesign
6 1 (0.26%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 19 (5.01%) Dynamics CRM
1 19 (5.01%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.53%) CSG Singleview
3 2 (0.53%) Maximo
3 2 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.53%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (0.53%) Cordys
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.26%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.26%) SAP SRM
4 1 (0.26%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.26%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.26%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.22%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (1.85%) PaaS
3 6 (1.58%) IaaS
3 6 (1.58%) SaaS
4 5 (1.32%) Force.com
5 4 (1.06%) Office 365
6 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 47 (12.40%) 3G
2 34 (8.97%) LTE
3 32 (8.44%) Internet
4 24 (6.33%) 4G
5 19 (5.01%) Broadband
6 11 (2.90%) SAN
6 11 (2.90%) VoIP
6 11 (2.90%) Firewall
7 9 (2.37%) RANAP
8 8 (2.11%) WAN
8 8 (2.11%) WCDMA
9 7 (1.85%) Radio Access Network
9 7 (1.85%) 3GPP
9 7 (1.85%) GPRS
9 7 (1.85%) GSM
9 7 (1.85%) LAN
10 6 (1.58%) GGSN
10 6 (1.58%) SGSN
10 6 (1.58%) VoLTE
10 6 (1.58%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.58%) IDOL
1 6 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (1.58%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.79%) Oracle Database
2 3 (0.79%) Hadoop
2 3 (0.79%) Big Data
2 3 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (0.79%) DB2
3 2 (0.53%) EDRMS
3 2 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (0.53%) Data Mining
3 2 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (0.53%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.26%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (0.26%) DTS
4 1 (0.26%) OLAP
4 1 (0.26%) MySQL
4 1 (0.26%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (1.06%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.79%) Axure RP
2 3 (0.79%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.26%) Hudson
3 1 (0.26%) jMock
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.26%) JUnit
3 1 (0.26%) ERwin
General
1 98 (25.86%) Telecoms
2 39 (10.29%) Billing
3 38 (10.03%) Finance
4 17 (4.49%) Retail
5 9 (2.37%) Marketing
6 5 (1.32%) Electronics
7 4 (1.06%) Legal
7 4 (1.06%) Banking
8 3 (0.79%) Interactive Media
9 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.26%) Military
9 1 (0.26%) Law
9 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.26%) Front Office
9 1 (0.26%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (17.94%) .NET
2 19 (5.01%) Middleware
3 17 (4.49%) Application Packaging
3 17 (4.49%) XML
4 14 (3.69%) SOAP
5 13 (3.43%) HTML
5 13 (3.43%) J2EE
6 12 (3.17%) WebSphere MQ
7 10 (2.64%) Web Services
7 10 (2.64%) REST
8 6 (1.58%) jQuery
9 5 (1.32%) Oracle Fusion
10 4 (1.06%) JMS
10 4 (1.06%) .NET Framework
11 3 (0.79%) WebCenter
11 3 (0.79%) SailPoint
11 3 (0.79%) JNDI
12 2 (0.53%) Oracle ADF
12 2 (0.53%) Hibernate
12 2 (0.53%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.92%) Computer Science
2 25 (6.60%) Clustering
3 24 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (5.01%) Mobile App
5 15 (3.96%) iSeries
5 15 (3.96%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (2.11%) User Experience
7 6 (1.58%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.32%) Mobile Computing
8 5 (1.32%) PKI
8 5 (1.32%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.06%) Mainframe
9 4 (1.06%) DataPower
9 4 (1.06%) Open Source
10 3 (0.79%) Data Integration
11 2 (0.53%) Smartcard
11 2 (0.53%) GIS
11 2 (0.53%) Handset
11 2 (0.53%) Replication
11 2 (0.53%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 40 (10.55%) Windows
2 17 (4.49%) Linux
3 10 (2.64%) UNIX
4 8 (2.11%) AIX
5 7 (1.85%) Solaris
6 6 (1.58%) Windows 7
7 5 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (1.06%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.06%) Android
9 3 (0.79%) Windows Phone
9 3 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (19.00%) TOGAF
2 60 (15.83%) CRM
3 45 (11.87%) Project Management
4 38 (10.03%) SOA
5 35 (9.23%) Migration
5 35 (9.23%) Enterprise Architecture
6 26 (6.86%) Mentoring
7 20 (5.28%) Disaster Recovery
7 20 (5.28%) ITIL
8 19 (5.01%) Workflow
8 19 (5.01%) Network Architecture
9 15 (3.96%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (3.69%) Enterprise Modelling
10 14 (3.69%) E-Commerce
11 13 (3.43%) B2B
11 13 (3.43%) E-business
11 13 (3.43%) Validation
12 12 (3.17%) ERP
12 12 (3.17%) Systems Analysis
13 11 (2.90%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 35 (9.23%) SQL
2 20 (5.28%) Java
3 11 (2.90%) JavaScript
4 10 (2.64%) C#
5 8 (2.11%) C
6 7 (1.85%) C++
7 4 (1.06%) PowerShell
8 3 (0.79%) Apex Code
8 3 (0.79%) Python
8 3 (0.79%) Perl
8 3 (0.79%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.26%) BeanShell
9 1 (0.26%) Ruby
9 1 (0.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 63 (16.62%) Degree
2 52 (13.72%) Security Cleared
3 42 (11.08%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.85%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (0.79%) MCP
6 2 (0.53%) CCNP
6 2 (0.53%) IBM Certification
6 2 (0.53%) CISSP
6 2 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.26%) CGEIT
7 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.26%) MCTS
7 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.26%) ISEB
7 1 (0.26%) CCIE
7 1 (0.26%) CCIP
7 1 (0.26%) CCNA
7 1 (0.26%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.17%) SLA
2 6 (1.58%) QA
3 4 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.26%) COBIT
System Software
1 34 (8.97%) Active Directory
2 23 (6.07%) Hyper-V
3 18 (4.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.06%) VMware ESX
4 4 (1.06%) vSphere
5 3 (0.79%) XenApp
5 3 (0.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (0.79%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.53%) KVM
7 1 (0.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.26%) vCloud
7 1 (0.26%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 6 (1.58%) SCCM
2 4 (1.06%) SCOM
3 3 (0.79%) OpenView
3 3 (0.79%) NetBackup
3 3 (0.79%) Backup Exec
3 3 (0.79%) Tivoli
3 3 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (0.79%) ARCserve
3 3 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.53%) Puppet
4 2 (0.53%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.26%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.26%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.26%) Windows Storage Server
5 1 (0.26%) WSUS
5 1 (0.26%) Netcool
5 1 (0.26%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 1 (0.26%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.26%) MOM
Vendors
1 53 (13.98%) Microsoft
2 35 (9.23%) Cisco
3 32 (8.44%) Oracle
4 29 (7.65%) IBM
5 21 (5.54%) VMware
6 16 (4.22%) Salesforce.com
7 13 (3.43%) HP
8 12 (3.17%) Citrix
9 11 (2.90%) SAP
9 11 (2.90%) Juniper
10 9 (2.37%) Huawei
10 9 (2.37%) EMC
11 8 (2.11%) Ericsson
11 8 (2.11%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 7 (1.85%) BMC
12 7 (1.85%) Avaya
12 7 (1.85%) Amdocs
13 6 (1.58%) Siebel
13 6 (1.58%) Meridio
14 5 (1.32%) F5
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