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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 10 19 12
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -7
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 267 187 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 10.15% 7.23% 8.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.36% 7.95% 8.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 88 65
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£500 £463 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.99% -2.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £44.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year
-13.06% -4.34%
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
2350 2352 2202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.35% 90.99% 91.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1264 1204 898
Average daily rate £390 £375 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 86 135
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £28.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 24 December 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 24 December 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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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 +18 111 £550 +10.00% 19
Bracknell +7 23 £475 +4.05%
Maidenhead +9 13 £423 -9.86% 1
Newbury +2 11 £465 -2.10% 3
Slough -14 11 £463 +8.82%
Windsor +4 9 £490 -
Wokingham - - - -
Hungerford - - - -
Architect
South East

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 120 (25.32%) Telecoms
2 81 (17.09%) Microsoft
3 73 (15.40%) TOGAF
4 60 (12.66%) CRM
5 58 (12.24%) Degree
6 52 (10.97%) .NET
7 51 (10.76%) SOA
7 51 (10.76%) Cisco
7 51 (10.76%) 3G
8 50 (10.55%) Enterprise Architecture
8 50 (10.55%) Security Cleared
9 47 (9.92%) Billing
9 47 (9.92%) Retail
10 45 (9.49%) Finance
11 44 (9.28%) Active Directory
12 42 (8.86%) Java
12 42 (8.86%) Internet
13 41 (8.65%) Lync
14 40 (8.44%) Computer Science
15 39 (8.23%) SQL
16 38 (8.02%) SharePoint
17 37 (7.81%) IBM
18 36 (7.59%) Project Management
19 35 (7.38%) Windows
19 35 (7.38%) Oracle
20 34 (7.17%) Broadband
20 34 (7.17%) Migration
20 34 (7.17%) VMware
20 34 (7.17%) Hyper-V
21 33 (6.96%) SharePoint 2013

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 41 (8.65%) Lync
2 38 (8.02%) SharePoint
3 33 (6.96%) SharePoint 2013
4 31 (6.54%) SharePoint 2010
4 31 (6.54%) BizTalk Server
5 28 (5.91%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (2.32%) WebSphere
7 8 (1.69%) WebLogic
8 6 (1.27%) JBoss
8 6 (1.27%) CMS
9 4 (0.84%) IIS
9 4 (0.84%) Oracle Service Bus
10 3 (0.63%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.63%) Apache
10 3 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.42%) Liferay
11 2 (0.42%) Drupal
11 2 (0.42%) Adobe CQ
12 1 (0.21%) Apache ServiceMix
12 1 (0.21%) Node.js
Applications
1 25 (5.27%) MS Visio
2 19 (4.01%) OmniGraffle
3 18 (3.80%) MS Excel
4 11 (2.32%) Photoshop
5 10 (2.11%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (1.27%) InDesign
6 6 (1.27%) MS Office
7 2 (0.42%) MS Project
7 2 (0.42%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.21%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 30 (6.33%) Dynamics AX
2 29 (6.12%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (1.69%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.84%) Oracle Retail
4 4 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.42%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.42%) SAP HCM
5 2 (0.42%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle BRM
6 1 (0.21%) Magento
6 1 (0.21%) assyst
6 1 (0.21%) SAP SCM
6 1 (0.21%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.21%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.21%) FLEXCUBE
Cloud Services
1 28 (5.91%) Cloud Computing
2 16 (3.38%) SaaS
3 7 (1.48%) PaaS
3 7 (1.48%) IaaS
4 4 (0.84%) Office 365
5 2 (0.42%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 51 (10.76%) 3G
2 42 (8.86%) Internet
3 34 (7.17%) Broadband
4 24 (5.06%) 4G
5 23 (4.85%) LAN
5 23 (4.85%) WAN
6 20 (4.22%) LTE
7 13 (2.74%) SAN
8 12 (2.53%) VoIP
9 11 (2.32%) MVNO
10 10 (2.11%) NetScaler
10 10 (2.11%) Network Security
10 10 (2.11%) Firewall
11 9 (1.90%) Intranet
11 9 (1.90%) VLAN
12 7 (1.48%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (1.48%) Radio Access Network
12 7 (1.48%) MPLS
12 7 (1.48%) BGP
13 6 (1.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.69%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (0.63%) EDRMS
4 2 (0.42%) DB2
4 2 (0.42%) PowerCenter
4 2 (0.42%) SAP BW
4 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (0.42%) Essbase
4 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.42%) IBM InfoSphere
4 2 (0.42%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (0.42%) MySQL
5 1 (0.21%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.21%) Big Data
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.21%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 19 (4.01%) Axure RP
2 5 (1.05%) Dreamweaver
3 3 (0.63%) JIRA
4 2 (0.42%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.21%) jMock
5 1 (0.21%) Hudson
5 1 (0.21%) ERwin
5 1 (0.21%) JUnit
5 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio
General
1 120 (25.32%) Telecoms
2 47 (9.92%) Retail
2 47 (9.92%) Billing
3 45 (9.49%) Finance
4 18 (3.80%) Interactive Media
5 16 (3.38%) Marketing
6 7 (1.48%) Banking
7 6 (1.27%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.84%) Legal
8 4 (0.84%) Electronics
9 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.21%) Back Office
9 1 (0.21%) Advertising
9 1 (0.21%) Publishing
9 1 (0.21%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (10.97%) .NET
2 21 (4.43%) Middleware
2 21 (4.43%) Application Packaging
3 16 (3.38%) SOAP
4 14 (2.95%) HTML
5 11 (2.32%) XML
6 10 (2.11%) Web Services
7 9 (1.90%) REST
8 8 (1.69%) WebSphere MQ
9 7 (1.48%) J2EE
10 5 (1.05%) .NET Framework
11 4 (0.84%) Spring
11 4 (0.84%) Oracle Fusion
11 4 (0.84%) HTML5
11 4 (0.84%) Hibernate
11 4 (0.84%) XSD
12 3 (0.63%) JMS
12 3 (0.63%) jQuery
12 3 (0.63%) Visualforce
12 3 (0.63%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 40 (8.44%) Computer Science
2 32 (6.75%) Clustering
3 27 (5.70%) User Experience
4 20 (4.22%) Mobile App
5 17 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (3.59%) iSeries
6 13 (2.74%) Management Information System
7 12 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.69%) Data Integration
9 7 (1.48%) Visualisation
9 7 (1.48%) GIS
9 7 (1.48%) PKI
10 6 (1.27%) Graphic Design
10 6 (1.27%) Social Media
11 5 (1.05%) Open Source
12 4 (0.84%) Reference Data
12 4 (0.84%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.84%) Mainframe
13 3 (0.63%) Life Science
13 3 (0.63%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 35 (7.38%) Windows
2 23 (4.85%) UNIX
3 20 (4.22%) Linux
4 10 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.05%) Solaris
7 5 (1.05%) AIX
8 3 (0.63%) Android
8 3 (0.63%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.63%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.42%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.42%) VMS
10 1 (0.21%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.21%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (15.40%) TOGAF
2 60 (12.66%) CRM
3 51 (10.76%) SOA
4 50 (10.55%) Enterprise Architecture
5 36 (7.59%) Project Management
6 34 (7.17%) Migration
7 32 (6.75%) Disaster Recovery
8 30 (6.33%) E-Commerce
9 28 (5.91%) ITIL
10 25 (5.27%) Stakeholder Management
10 25 (5.27%) Mentoring
11 23 (4.85%) Agile Software Development
12 19 (4.01%) Technical Architecture
13 18 (3.80%) Information Architecture
14 15 (3.16%) Enterprise Modelling
15 14 (2.95%) Data Modelling
16 12 (2.53%) Systems Analysis
16 12 (2.53%) eTOM
17 11 (2.32%) Network Design
18 10 (2.11%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 42 (8.86%) Java
2 39 (8.23%) SQL
3 10 (2.11%) C
3 10 (2.11%) C#
4 8 (1.69%) JavaScript
5 7 (1.48%) Perl
6 6 (1.27%) C++
7 4 (0.84%) Python
7 4 (0.84%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.63%) PowerShell
8 3 (0.63%) Scala
8 3 (0.63%) Apex Code
8 3 (0.63%) VBScript
9 2 (0.42%) VB
10 1 (0.21%) PHP
10 1 (0.21%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.21%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.21%) BeanShell
10 1 (0.21%) Ruby
10 1 (0.21%) XPath
Qualifications
1 58 (12.24%) Degree
2 50 (10.55%) Security Cleared
3 31 (6.54%) SC Cleared
4 13 (2.74%) DV Cleared
5 9 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (1.48%) CCNP
7 6 (1.27%) CCIE
8 4 (0.84%) CCIP
9 3 (0.63%) CCNA
9 3 (0.63%) CISSP
10 2 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.42%) CSSLP
10 2 (0.42%) GCED
10 2 (0.42%) PhD
10 2 (0.42%) CCDP
10 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.42%) CISA
10 2 (0.42%) CISM
10 2 (0.42%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.48%) SLA
2 4 (0.84%) QA
3 2 (0.42%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.21%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 44 (9.28%) Active Directory
2 34 (7.17%) Hyper-V
3 25 (5.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (2.11%) vSphere
5 5 (1.05%) KVM
6 4 (0.84%) XenApp
7 3 (0.63%) vCloud
8 2 (0.42%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 2 (0.42%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.21%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.21%) Firmware
9 1 (0.21%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.21%) Docker
9 1 (0.21%) LXC
9 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (1.27%) Tivoli
2 5 (1.05%) SCCM
2 5 (1.05%) OpenView
3 4 (0.84%) BMC PATROL
4 3 (0.63%) NetBackup
4 3 (0.63%) WSUS
4 3 (0.63%) NSN NetAct
4 3 (0.63%) Puppet
5 2 (0.42%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (0.42%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.42%) SCVMM
5 2 (0.42%) Netcool
5 2 (0.42%) XenMobile
5 2 (0.42%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.21%) SELinux
6 1 (0.21%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 1 (0.21%) MOM
6 1 (0.21%) TIBCO Hawk
6 1 (0.21%) SCOM
6 1 (0.21%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 81 (17.09%) Microsoft
2 51 (10.76%) Cisco
3 37 (7.81%) IBM
4 35 (7.38%) Oracle
5 34 (7.17%) VMware
6 23 (4.85%) SAP
7 21 (4.43%) Salesforce.com
8 20 (4.22%) Citrix
9 19 (4.01%) BMC
9 19 (4.01%) HP
10 15 (3.16%) F5
11 12 (2.53%) EMC
12 10 (2.11%) Remedy
13 9 (1.90%) Dell
13 9 (1.90%) Ericsson
14 8 (1.69%) TIBCO
14 8 (1.69%) Adobe
14 8 (1.69%) Huawei
15 7 (1.48%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
15 7 (1.48%) Juniper
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