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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 15 15 10
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 180 186 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 6.90% 7.66% 9.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.72% 8.40% 10.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 100 85
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£500 £488 £470
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +3.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £413 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £499 £450
% change year-on-year
-2.25% +10.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £54.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.18% +54.28%
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
2331 2214 2319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.41% 91.22% 91.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1338 1101 1019
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 69 90
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.07 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.16% +3.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.71 £40.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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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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 £500 -4.76% 11
Bracknell +6 26 £475 - 6
Newbury -11 10 £450 +5.88% 2
Slough -5 7 £450 -8.16% 1
Wokingham +2 5 £475 -
Maidenhead - 2 £400 - 1
Architect
South East

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 72 (18.65%) Telecoms
2 61 (15.80%) Oracle
3 45 (11.66%) Project Management
4 44 (11.40%) Cisco
5 42 (10.88%) Retail
6 41 (10.62%) TOGAF
7 38 (9.84%) Microsoft
7 38 (9.84%) Security Cleared
7 38 (9.84%) Data Centre
8 37 (9.59%) VMware
9 36 (9.33%) SOA
9 36 (9.33%) Enterprise Architecture
10 35 (9.07%) Finance
11 32 (8.29%) Java
12 31 (8.03%) User Experience
13 30 (7.77%) Migration
14 29 (7.51%) VMware Infrastructure
15 27 (6.99%) Firewall
16 26 (6.74%) SQL
16 26 (6.74%) SharePoint
16 26 (6.74%) E-Commerce
16 26 (6.74%) Marketing
17 25 (6.48%) Agile Software Development
17 25 (6.48%) Linux
17 25 (6.48%) Windows
17 25 (6.48%) SQL Server
18 24 (6.22%) Web Services
18 24 (6.22%) MS Visio
18 24 (6.22%) Technical Architecture
18 24 (6.22%) QA

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 26 (6.74%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.85%) Lync
3 8 (2.07%) OpenStack
4 6 (1.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (1.55%) MS Exchange
4 6 (1.55%) WebLogic
5 5 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (1.30%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.78%) Jetty
6 3 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.52%) WebSphere Portal
7 2 (0.52%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (0.52%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (0.52%) Apache
7 2 (0.52%) SAS
7 2 (0.52%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.26%) CMS
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 24 (6.22%) MS Visio
2 13 (3.37%) MS Excel
3 12 (3.11%) OmniGraffle
4 11 (2.85%) Adobe Illustrator
4 11 (2.85%) Photoshop
5 7 (1.81%) InDesign
6 3 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.52%) SPSS
8 1 (0.26%) MS Office
8 1 (0.26%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 4 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (1.04%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (1.04%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 3 (0.78%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.52%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.52%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.52%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (0.52%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.52%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.52%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.52%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (0.52%) Oracle E-Business Tax
3 2 (0.52%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
3 2 (0.52%) BigMachines
4 1 (0.26%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.33%) SaaS
3 7 (1.81%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.04%) PaaS
4 4 (1.04%) Office 365
5 3 (0.78%) HP Helion
5 3 (0.78%) Yammer
6 2 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.52%) Amazon EMR
6 2 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.26%) Force.com
7 1 (0.26%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 27 (6.99%) Firewall
2 22 (5.70%) VoLTE
3 18 (4.66%) WAN
4 17 (4.40%) LAN
4 17 (4.40%) 3G
4 17 (4.40%) MPLS
5 15 (3.89%) DNS
6 14 (3.63%) VPN
6 14 (3.63%) Network Security
7 12 (3.11%) Wi-Fi
7 12 (3.11%) 4G
8 10 (2.59%) LTE
8 10 (2.59%) Internet
9 9 (2.33%) SAN
9 9 (2.33%) SMTP
10 8 (2.07%) HTTP
10 8 (2.07%) 3GPP
11 7 (1.81%) SDH
11 7 (1.81%) Unified Communications
11 7 (1.81%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (6.48%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (2.33%) NoSQL
3 9 (2.33%) Oracle Database
4 7 (1.81%) Big Data
5 5 (1.30%) Hadoop
5 5 (1.30%) MySQL
5 5 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (1.04%) DB2
6 4 (1.04%) Informix
7 3 (0.78%) SAP BW
7 3 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.78%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.78%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.52%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (3.11%) Axure RP
2 7 (1.81%) Dreamweaver
3 5 (1.30%) Eclipse
4 4 (1.04%) Maven
5 3 (0.78%) Hudson
6 2 (0.52%) Subversion
6 2 (0.52%) Ant
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.26%) Toad
7 1 (0.26%) JIRA
7 1 (0.26%) JDeveloper
7 1 (0.26%) Apache Continuum
7 1 (0.26%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.26%) Rational Application Developer
7 1 (0.26%) Jenkins
General
1 72 (18.65%) Telecoms
2 42 (10.88%) Retail
3 35 (9.07%) Finance
4 26 (6.74%) Marketing
5 14 (3.63%) Interactive Media
6 13 (3.37%) Billing
7 5 (1.30%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.04%) Legal
9 3 (0.78%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.78%) Electronics
9 3 (0.78%) Spanish Language
9 3 (0.78%) Banking
10 2 (0.52%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.26%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (6.22%) Web Services
2 22 (5.70%) Middleware
3 15 (3.89%) HTML
4 12 (3.11%) WebCenter
5 9 (2.33%) .NET
6 5 (1.30%) Oracle ADF
6 5 (1.30%) HTML5
6 5 (1.30%) REST
6 5 (1.30%) Oracle Fusion
7 4 (1.04%) Spring
7 4 (1.04%) XML
7 4 (1.04%) SOAP
8 3 (0.78%) CSS
9 2 (0.52%) JSP
9 2 (0.52%) EJB
9 2 (0.52%) Rendezvous
9 2 (0.52%) XMPP
9 2 (0.52%) MLlib
9 2 (0.52%) SAP PI
9 2 (0.52%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 38 (9.84%) Data Centre
2 31 (8.03%) User Experience
3 15 (3.89%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.89%) Management Information System
4 11 (2.85%) Computer Science
4 11 (2.85%) Visualisation
5 10 (2.59%) Private Cloud
6 9 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.55%) GIS
8 5 (1.30%) Graphic Design
8 5 (1.30%) Replication
9 4 (1.04%) Mainframe
9 4 (1.04%) PKI
9 4 (1.04%) Frameworx
10 3 (0.78%) Social Media
10 3 (0.78%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.78%) DTV
10 3 (0.78%) Clustering
11 2 (0.52%) SCADA
11 2 (0.52%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 25 (6.48%) Windows
1 25 (6.48%) Linux
2 19 (4.92%) UNIX
3 11 (2.85%) Solaris
4 8 (2.07%) Windows 7
5 7 (1.81%) AIX
5 7 (1.81%) HPUX
6 2 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.26%) Data ONTAP
7 1 (0.26%) SUSE
7 1 (0.26%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (11.66%) Project Management
2 41 (10.62%) TOGAF
3 36 (9.33%) SOA
3 36 (9.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 30 (7.77%) Migration
5 26 (6.74%) E-Commerce
6 25 (6.48%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (6.22%) Technical Architecture
8 22 (5.70%) ITIL
9 21 (5.44%) Service Management
10 20 (5.18%) Data Modelling
11 19 (4.92%) CRM
11 19 (4.92%) Information Security
12 18 (4.66%) Business Intelligence
13 17 (4.40%) Information Architecture
14 16 (4.15%) Stakeholder Management
15 15 (3.89%) Security Architecture
16 14 (3.63%) Data Management
16 14 (3.63%) ETL
17 13 (3.37%) UML
Programming Languages
1 32 (8.29%) Java
2 26 (6.74%) SQL
3 9 (2.33%) C#
4 8 (2.07%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.04%) C++
5 4 (1.04%) Groovy
5 4 (1.04%) PowerShell
5 4 (1.04%) C
6 2 (0.52%) R
6 2 (0.52%) Jython
6 2 (0.52%) Perl
6 2 (0.52%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.52%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.52%) ABAP
7 1 (0.26%) VBA
7 1 (0.26%) Python
7 1 (0.26%) Ruby
7 1 (0.26%) COBOL
7 1 (0.26%) Scala
7 1 (0.26%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 38 (9.84%) Security Cleared
2 21 (5.44%) Degree
3 20 (5.18%) SC Cleared
4 19 (4.92%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (2.59%) DV Cleared
6 9 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (2.07%) CCIE
7 8 (2.07%) CCNA
8 6 (1.55%) CCNP
8 6 (1.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (1.55%) MCITP
9 3 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.52%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.52%) CCDP
10 2 (0.52%) CISSP
11 1 (0.26%) IBM Certification
11 1 (0.26%) CISA
11 1 (0.26%) CISM
11 1 (0.26%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.22%) QA
2 4 (1.04%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.52%) COBIT
3 2 (0.52%) JSP 440
3 2 (0.52%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.52%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.26%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 29 (7.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (5.70%) Active Directory
3 9 (2.33%) Hyper-V
4 8 (2.07%) NFS
5 5 (1.30%) vSphere
6 2 (0.52%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.52%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (0.26%) NDS
7 1 (0.26%) XenApp
7 1 (0.26%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 10 (2.59%) OpenView
1 10 (2.59%) HP NNM
2 7 (1.81%) Cisco UCCX
3 5 (1.30%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (1.30%) SCOM
3 5 (1.30%) Oracle ZFS
4 4 (1.04%) NetBackup
4 4 (1.04%) Netcool
5 2 (0.52%) TIBCO Hawk
5 2 (0.52%) EMC VPLEX
6 1 (0.26%) SnapMirror
6 1 (0.26%) SnapVault
6 1 (0.26%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.26%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 1 (0.26%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.26%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.26%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (0.26%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.26%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (0.26%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 61 (15.80%) Oracle
2 44 (11.40%) Cisco
3 38 (9.84%) Microsoft
4 37 (9.59%) VMware
5 22 (5.70%) IBM
6 21 (5.44%) HP
7 18 (4.66%) SAP
8 15 (3.89%) Adobe
9 12 (3.11%) CheckPoint
9 12 (3.11%) Salesforce.com
10 11 (2.85%) Symantec
11 10 (2.59%) webMethods
11 10 (2.59%) ServiceNow
11 10 (2.59%) SevOne
12 9 (2.33%) PayPal
12 9 (2.33%) TIBCO
12 9 (2.33%) Juniper
12 9 (2.33%) Sitecore
13 7 (1.81%) F5
13 7 (1.81%) EMC
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