The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Berkshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 17 16 13
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 200 187 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 7.01% 7.61% 7.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.77% 8.31% 8.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 67 80
Average daily rate £455 £500 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £353 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £72.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.25 £55.00 £40.07
% change year-on-year
-19.54% +37.25%
Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2573 2250 2810
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 90.15% 91.54% 90.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1334 891 1035
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 150 103
Average hourly rate £16.86 £29.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.86% +52.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.38 £13.87 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Architect
South East

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading -2 77 £469 -1.31% 9
Bracknell +8 35 £402 -29.56% 1
Slough +15 13 £450 -18.18% 2
Newbury -4 11 £471 +7.10%
Wokingham - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 4
Architect
South East

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 87 (22.60%) Telecoms
2 81 (21.04%) Security Cleared
3 71 (18.44%) Migration
4 68 (17.66%) Oracle
5 66 (17.14%) Microsoft
6 64 (16.62%) SC Cleared
7 60 (15.58%) Windows
8 51 (13.25%) CRM
9 40 (10.39%) Billing
10 37 (9.61%) SOA
11 36 (9.35%) Finance
12 32 (8.31%) VMware
13 30 (7.79%) MS Excel
14 29 (7.53%) SQL Server
15 28 (7.27%) Cisco
16 27 (7.01%) TOGAF
17 26 (6.75%) VMware Infrastructure
17 26 (6.75%) Business Intelligence
17 26 (6.75%) Active Directory
17 26 (6.75%) .NET
18 25 (6.49%) Citrix
19 24 (6.23%) SQL
19 24 (6.23%) SharePoint
19 24 (6.23%) Use Case
20 22 (5.71%) Linux
20 22 (5.71%) Java
20 22 (5.71%) Siebel
21 21 (5.45%) ETL
21 21 (5.45%) Data Modelling
21 21 (5.45%) Data Warehouse

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 24 (6.23%) SharePoint
2 18 (4.68%) MS Exchange
3 16 (4.16%) SharePoint Server
4 15 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (3.12%) WebSphere
6 9 (2.34%) Lync
6 9 (2.34%) WebLogic
7 7 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (1.56%) Apache
8 6 (1.56%) IIS
9 5 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (1.04%) IBM Notes
10 4 (1.04%) Zimbra
10 4 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.52%) SAS
11 2 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.52%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (0.52%) Oracle Coherence
11 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 30 (7.79%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.60%) MS Office
3 9 (2.34%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.56%) OmniGraffle
4 6 (1.56%) Photoshop
4 6 (1.56%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (1.56%) InDesign
5 5 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (2.86%) Oracle BRM
2 4 (1.04%) Oracle Retail
2 4 (1.04%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.78%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 3 (0.78%) Oracle CRM
4 2 (0.52%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.26%) TIBCO iProcess
5 1 (0.26%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.26%) CSG Singleview
5 1 (0.26%) Metrica
5 1 (0.26%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.60%) Office 365
2 8 (2.08%) SaaS
3 5 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.04%) IaaS
5 3 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.26%) Force.com
6 1 (0.26%) PaaS
6 1 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.42%) LTE
2 13 (3.38%) Firewall
3 12 (3.12%) 3G
3 12 (3.12%) Intranet
4 11 (2.86%) SAN
4 11 (2.86%) LAN
4 11 (2.86%) 3GPP
4 11 (2.86%) WAN
5 8 (2.08%) WCDMA
5 8 (2.08%) VoIP
5 8 (2.08%) Wireless
5 8 (2.08%) Internet
6 7 (1.82%) GSM
6 7 (1.82%) ATM
7 6 (1.56%) GPRS
7 6 (1.56%) DNS
7 6 (1.56%) HTTP
7 6 (1.56%) VLAN
8 5 (1.30%) 2G
8 5 (1.30%) CDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (7.53%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.45%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (3.38%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.56%) DB2
4 6 (1.56%) OLAP
4 6 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (1.30%) Big Data
6 4 (1.04%) EDRMS
6 4 (1.04%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (0.78%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (0.78%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.52%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (0.52%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.52%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (1.56%) Axure RP
1 6 (1.56%) Dreamweaver
2 3 (0.78%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.78%) PhoneGap
3 2 (0.52%) Cucumber
3 2 (0.52%) JUnit
3 2 (0.52%) Selenium
3 2 (0.52%) NUnit
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.26%) Ant
4 1 (0.26%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.26%) Jenkins
General
1 87 (22.60%) Telecoms
2 40 (10.39%) Billing
3 36 (9.35%) Finance
4 17 (4.42%) Retail
5 13 (3.38%) Banking
6 11 (2.86%) Marketing
7 6 (1.56%) Interactive Media
8 5 (1.30%) Back Office
9 3 (0.78%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.52%) Law
10 2 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.26%) Front Office
11 1 (0.26%) Military
11 1 (0.26%) Legal
11 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (6.75%) .NET
2 21 (5.45%) XML
3 17 (4.42%) Web Services
3 17 (4.42%) HTML
4 11 (2.86%) Middleware
5 10 (2.60%) J2EE
6 8 (2.08%) SOAP
7 7 (1.82%) REST
8 6 (1.56%) CSS
8 6 (1.56%) XSD
9 5 (1.30%) WCF
9 5 (1.30%) ODBC
9 5 (1.30%) HTML5
10 4 (1.04%) JSP
10 4 (1.04%) WebCenter
10 4 (1.04%) Oracle Fusion
10 4 (1.04%) Ajax
10 4 (1.04%) JSON
11 3 (0.78%) Java EE
11 3 (0.78%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.16%) Replication
2 13 (3.38%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (1.82%) PKI
4 6 (1.56%) Data Integration
5 4 (1.04%) Blackberry
5 4 (1.04%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (1.04%) Freedom of Information
6 3 (0.78%) Computer Science
6 3 (0.78%) Smartcard
6 3 (0.78%) Mainframe
6 3 (0.78%) AS400
6 3 (0.78%) Clustering
6 3 (0.78%) Handset
6 3 (0.78%) iPad
7 2 (0.52%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.52%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (0.52%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.52%) Device Driver
7 2 (0.52%) Firmware
7 2 (0.52%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 60 (15.58%) Windows
2 22 (5.71%) Linux
3 21 (5.45%) UNIX
4 13 (3.38%) Windows 7
5 11 (2.86%) Solaris
6 7 (1.82%) HPUX
6 7 (1.82%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.56%) Android
8 5 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.78%) OpenVMS
10 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.52%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.26%) zOS
11 1 (0.26%) MVS
11 1 (0.26%) AIX
11 1 (0.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (18.44%) Migration
2 51 (13.25%) CRM
3 37 (9.61%) SOA
4 27 (7.01%) TOGAF
5 26 (6.75%) Business Intelligence
6 24 (6.23%) Use Case
7 21 (5.45%) ETL
7 21 (5.45%) Data Modelling
8 18 (4.68%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (4.68%) Project Management
9 17 (4.42%) Validation
9 17 (4.42%) Analytics
10 15 (3.90%) E-Commerce
10 15 (3.90%) Technical Architecture
11 11 (2.86%) Enterprise Architecture
11 11 (2.86%) Network Design
12 10 (2.60%) Workflow
12 10 (2.60%) Network Architecture
12 10 (2.60%) Information Architecture
13 9 (2.34%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 24 (6.23%) SQL
2 22 (5.71%) Java
3 13 (3.38%) C#
4 9 (2.34%) JavaScript
5 8 (2.08%) C
6 6 (1.56%) Apex Code
7 5 (1.30%) PowerShell
8 4 (1.04%) C++
8 4 (1.04%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.78%) Ruby
9 3 (0.78%) Groovy
9 3 (0.78%) Objective-C
9 3 (0.78%) Perl
10 2 (0.52%) RPG
10 2 (0.52%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.26%) REXX
11 1 (0.26%) JCL
11 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.26%) VBScript
11 1 (0.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 81 (21.04%) Security Cleared
2 64 (16.62%) SC Cleared
3 18 (4.68%) Degree
4 4 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (1.04%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.78%) ISEB
5 3 (0.78%) CCDP
6 2 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.52%) PMP
6 2 (0.52%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.52%) CCIE
6 2 (0.52%) MCP
6 2 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.26%) MCTS
7 1 (0.26%) MCITP
7 1 (0.26%) GCIH
7 1 (0.26%) CGEIT
7 1 (0.26%) CISM
7 1 (0.26%) GIAC
7 1 (0.26%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.60%) QA
2 5 (1.30%) TickIT
3 4 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.52%) COBIT
5 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.26%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.26%) SLA
5 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
System Software
1 26 (6.75%) VMware Infrastructure
1 26 (6.75%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.82%) VMware ESX
3 6 (1.56%) Hyper-V
3 6 (1.56%) XenApp
3 6 (1.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (0.78%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 3 (0.78%) Veritas File System
4 3 (0.78%) vSphere
4 3 (0.78%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.52%) VMFS
6 1 (0.26%) Xen
6 1 (0.26%) XenServer
6 1 (0.26%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.26%) RACF
6 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.26%) KVM
Systems Management
1 5 (1.30%) SCOM
2 4 (1.04%) SCCM
3 3 (0.78%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 3 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.52%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.52%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.52%) TIBCO Hawk
4 2 (0.52%) ARCserve
4 2 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.52%) Windows Storage Server
5 1 (0.26%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.26%) Zenoss
5 1 (0.26%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.26%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.26%) MOM
5 1 (0.26%) Puppet
5 1 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 68 (17.66%) Oracle
2 66 (17.14%) Microsoft
3 32 (8.31%) VMware
4 28 (7.27%) Cisco
5 25 (6.49%) Citrix
6 22 (5.71%) Siebel
7 17 (4.42%) IBM
8 15 (3.90%) SAP
8 15 (3.90%) HP
9 13 (3.38%) Ab Initio
10 10 (2.60%) Business Objects
10 10 (2.60%) TIBCO
10 10 (2.60%) Teradata
11 9 (2.34%) Sun
12 8 (2.08%) Adobe
12 8 (2.08%) Cognos
12 8 (2.08%) Informatica
13 7 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
14 6 (1.56%) CheckPoint
14 6 (1.56%) Veritas
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