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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 12 10 11
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 190 241 260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 7.72% 9.51% 8.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.47% 10.40% 9.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 85 82
Average daily rate
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£480 £470 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.12% +4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £400 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £495 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.00 £35.00 £46.25
% change year-on-year
+31.42% -24.32%
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
2244 2317 2653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 91.15% 91.40% 88.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1123 1018 983
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 89 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 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -9 59 £525 +16.66% 13
Slough -10 13 £490 -4.39% 1
Newbury +5 11 £425 -9.57% 1
Bracknell -14 10 £475 +7.95%
Windsor -1 2 - -
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Architect
South East

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 96 (28.92%) Telecoms
2 62 (18.67%) TOGAF
3 57 (17.17%) Degree
4 51 (15.36%) .NET
5 49 (14.76%) Security Cleared
6 43 (12.95%) CRM
7 41 (12.35%) Project Management
7 41 (12.35%) SC Cleared
8 40 (12.05%) 3G
9 38 (11.45%) Finance
10 37 (11.14%) Migration
10 37 (11.14%) Windows
11 35 (10.54%) Oracle
12 34 (10.24%) Billing
13 33 (9.94%) LTE
14 32 (9.64%) Microsoft
15 29 (8.73%) SOA
16 28 (8.43%) Cisco
16 28 (8.43%) Internet
17 26 (7.83%) Computer Science
18 25 (7.53%) Enterprise Architecture
19 19 (5.72%) VMware
19 19 (5.72%) IBM
19 19 (5.72%) Network Architecture
19 19 (5.72%) 4G
20 18 (5.42%) VMware Infrastructure
20 18 (5.42%) MS Excel
20 18 (5.42%) Java
21 17 (5.12%) SQL
21 17 (5.12%) Workflow

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 16 (4.82%) WebSphere
2 11 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2013
2 11 (3.31%) MS Exchange
3 8 (2.41%) Lync
3 8 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (2.11%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.11%) SharePoint Server
5 5 (1.51%) WebLogic
5 5 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (1.20%) Zimbra
6 4 (1.20%) IBM Notes
7 3 (0.90%) IIS
7 3 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2000
7 3 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (0.90%) Drupal
7 3 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.60%) Liferay
8 2 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.60%) CMS
8 2 (0.60%) Apache
Applications
1 18 (5.42%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.31%) MS Visio
2 11 (3.31%) MS Office
3 4 (1.20%) MS Project
4 3 (0.90%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.90%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.90%) InDesign
4 3 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.90%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 3 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.60%) Maximo
2 2 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.60%) CSG Singleview
2 2 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.60%) Cordys
2 2 (0.60%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.30%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle BRM
3 1 (0.30%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.30%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.30%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.30%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.51%) Force.com
1 5 (1.51%) Office 365
2 4 (1.20%) PaaS
3 3 (0.90%) IaaS
4 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.30%) SaaS
5 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 40 (12.05%) 3G
2 33 (9.94%) LTE
3 28 (8.43%) Internet
4 19 (5.72%) 4G
5 14 (4.22%) Broadband
6 12 (3.61%) VoIP
7 10 (3.01%) SAN
7 10 (3.01%) Firewall
8 9 (2.71%) WCDMA
8 9 (2.71%) RANAP
9 7 (2.11%) 3GPP
9 7 (2.11%) WAN
9 7 (2.11%) GPRS
9 7 (2.11%) GSM
10 6 (1.81%) LAN
10 6 (1.81%) GGSN
10 6 (1.81%) SGSN
10 6 (1.81%) VoLTE
11 5 (1.51%) MVNO
11 5 (1.51%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (1.81%) IDOL
1 6 (1.81%) Oracle Database
2 4 (1.20%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (0.90%) Hadoop
3 3 (0.90%) Big Data
3 3 (0.90%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (0.60%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.60%) EDRMS
4 2 (0.60%) DB2
4 2 (0.60%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.30%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.30%) OLAP
5 1 (0.30%) DTS
Development Applications
1 3 (0.90%) Dreamweaver
1 3 (0.90%) Axure RP
1 3 (0.90%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.30%) Hudson
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.30%) jMock
2 1 (0.30%) JUnit
2 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 96 (28.92%) Telecoms
2 38 (11.45%) Finance
3 34 (10.24%) Billing
4 13 (3.92%) Retail
5 9 (2.71%) Marketing
6 5 (1.51%) Electronics
7 4 (1.20%) Banking
7 4 (1.20%) Legal
8 3 (0.90%) Interactive Media
9 2 (0.60%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.30%) Military
10 1 (0.30%) Law
10 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.30%) Front Office
10 1 (0.30%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (15.36%) .NET
2 17 (5.12%) Middleware
3 13 (3.92%) J2EE
4 12 (3.61%) XML
5 11 (3.31%) WebSphere MQ
6 10 (3.01%) HTML
6 10 (3.01%) Web Services
6 10 (3.01%) SOAP
7 9 (2.71%) REST
8 5 (1.51%) jQuery
8 5 (1.51%) Oracle Fusion
9 4 (1.20%) JMS
10 3 (0.90%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.90%) JNDI
10 3 (0.90%) Application Packaging
10 3 (0.90%) WebCenter
11 2 (0.60%) SailPoint
11 2 (0.60%) Apache Camel
11 2 (0.60%) .NET Framework
11 2 (0.60%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.83%) Computer Science
2 17 (5.12%) Mobile App
3 15 (4.52%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (3.01%) iSeries
5 9 (2.71%) Clustering
6 6 (1.81%) Blackberry
6 6 (1.81%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.51%) Mobile Computing
8 4 (1.20%) Open Source
8 4 (1.20%) DataPower
8 4 (1.20%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.20%) PKI
9 3 (0.90%) Handset
9 3 (0.90%) Replication
10 2 (0.60%) GIS
10 2 (0.60%) Device Driver
10 2 (0.60%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.60%) Smartcard
10 2 (0.60%) Data Integration
10 2 (0.60%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 37 (11.14%) Windows
2 16 (4.82%) Linux
3 12 (3.61%) UNIX
4 10 (3.01%) Solaris
5 7 (2.11%) AIX
6 6 (1.81%) Android
6 6 (1.81%) Windows 7
6 6 (1.81%) Apple iOS
7 5 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.20%) Windows Phone
9 3 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.90%) HPUX
9 3 (0.90%) OpenVMS
9 3 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.30%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (18.67%) TOGAF
2 43 (12.95%) CRM
3 41 (12.35%) Project Management
4 37 (11.14%) Migration
5 29 (8.73%) SOA
6 25 (7.53%) Enterprise Architecture
7 19 (5.72%) Network Architecture
8 17 (5.12%) Workflow
9 15 (4.52%) ITIL
10 12 (3.61%) E-Commerce
10 12 (3.61%) B2B
10 12 (3.61%) Validation
10 12 (3.61%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (3.61%) E-business
10 12 (3.61%) Systems Analysis
11 11 (3.31%) Technical Architecture
11 11 (3.31%) Network Design
11 11 (3.31%) Enterprise Modelling
11 11 (3.31%) Use Case
12 10 (3.01%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 18 (5.42%) Java
2 17 (5.12%) SQL
3 9 (2.71%) C#
4 8 (2.41%) JavaScript
5 7 (2.11%) C++
6 6 (1.81%) C
7 4 (1.20%) PowerShell
8 3 (0.90%) Apex Code
8 3 (0.90%) Perl
9 2 (0.60%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.60%) Python
10 1 (0.30%) Ruby
10 1 (0.30%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 57 (17.17%) Degree
2 49 (14.76%) Security Cleared
3 41 (12.35%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.20%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.90%) MCP
5 3 (0.90%) CCNP
5 3 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (0.60%) IBM Certification
6 2 (0.60%) CCIE
6 2 (0.60%) CCNA
7 1 (0.30%) CCDP
7 1 (0.30%) ISEB
7 1 (0.30%) CISSP
7 1 (0.30%) CCIP
7 1 (0.30%) CISM
7 1 (0.30%) GIAC
7 1 (0.30%) GCIH
7 1 (0.30%) MCTS
7 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.92%) SLA
2 7 (2.11%) QA
3 4 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.30%) COBIT
4 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
System Software
1 18 (5.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (4.52%) Active Directory
3 8 (2.41%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.81%) VMware ESX
5 4 (1.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 4 (1.20%) vSphere
6 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (0.90%) Terminal Services
6 3 (0.90%) XenApp
6 3 (0.90%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 3 (0.90%) Veritas File System
7 2 (0.60%) KVM
8 1 (0.30%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (0.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 3 (0.90%) ARCserve
1 3 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (0.90%) NetBackup
1 3 (0.90%) Backup Exec
1 3 (0.90%) SCCM
1 3 (0.90%) SCOM
1 3 (0.90%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 1 (0.30%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (0.30%) Puppet
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (0.30%) Windows Storage Server
2 1 (0.30%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (0.30%) OpenView
2 1 (0.30%) MOM
Vendors
1 35 (10.54%) Oracle
2 32 (9.64%) Microsoft
3 28 (8.43%) Cisco
4 19 (5.72%) IBM
4 19 (5.72%) VMware
5 14 (4.22%) Salesforce.com
6 13 (3.92%) HP
7 11 (3.31%) Citrix
7 11 (3.31%) Juniper
8 10 (3.01%) SAP
9 9 (2.71%) Siebel
10 7 (2.11%) Avaya
10 7 (2.11%) Amdocs
10 7 (2.11%) Huawei
11 6 (1.81%) Meridio
11 6 (1.81%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 6 (1.81%) F5
11 6 (1.81%) EMC
11 6 (1.81%) Ericsson
12 5 (1.51%) Red Hat
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