Period
to 19 April 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 19 April 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Architect
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 9 9
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +2
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 400 360 473
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 9.93% 9.32% 9.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.73% 10.04% 10.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 150 257
Berkshire median daily rate £550 £525 £511
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +2.74% +2.20%
10th Percentile £413 £411 £400
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
South East median daily rate £550 £525 £508
% change year-on-year +4.76% +3.45% +1.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £59.25
South East median hourly rate £80.73 £29.92 £52.63
% change year-on-year +169.82% -43.14% +54.78%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Berkshire
Contract vacancies in Berkshire with a recognized job title 3,727 3,585 4,589
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.50% 92.78% 92.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,939 1,752 2,363
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £263 £220 £250
90th Percentile £600 £556 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 164 198
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.73% -3.23% -8.82%
10th Percentile £8.52 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £42.90 £52.63 £55.17
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year - -4.11% +9.15%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings that featured Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Architect in Berkshire

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Architect in Berkshire

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in Berkshire over the 6 months to 19 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Architect in Berkshire

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Architect in Berkshire

Architect
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 19 April 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +10 108 £588 +11.90% 15
Bracknell 0 65 £510 -2.86% 6
Newbury +8 64 £513 +17.14%
Maidenhead -1 22 £425 -19.05% 4
Slough -5 20 £513 -6.82% 3
Wokingham +5 6 £531 +24.85% 1
Architect
South East

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 April 2018, Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 71 (17.75%) Telecoms
2 54 (13.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (11.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 44 (11.00%) Migration
4 44 (11.00%) Microsoft
4 44 (11.00%) Amazon AWS
5 42 (10.50%) Cisco
5 42 (10.50%) ITIL
6 41 (10.25%) VMware
7 39 (9.75%) Agile Software Development
7 39 (9.75%) Security Cleared
8 35 (8.75%) TOGAF
9 32 (8.00%) Windows
10 31 (7.75%) PaaS
10 31 (7.75%) OpenStack
11 29 (7.25%) SC Cleared
12 28 (7.00%) Business Intelligence
12 28 (7.00%) Active Directory
12 28 (7.00%) Data Centre
13 27 (6.75%) Linux
13 27 (6.75%) Oracle
13 27 (6.75%) Finance
13 27 (6.75%) SCCM
14 26 (6.50%) Firewall
14 26 (6.50%) Service Design
15 25 (6.25%) SaaS
16 24 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
17 23 (5.75%) Enterprise Architecture
17 23 (5.75%) IaaS
17 23 (5.75%) Retail

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 31 (7.75%) OpenStack
2 4 (1.00%) CMS
3 3 (0.75%) Apache Spark
3 3 (0.75%) IIS
3 3 (0.75%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.75%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.75%) Skype for Business
3 3 (0.75%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.50%) Confluence
4 2 (0.50%) GlassFish
4 2 (0.50%) IBM Domino
4 2 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (0.50%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.25%) Apache
5 1 (0.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.25%) Documentum
5 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (0.25%) SAS
5 1 (0.25%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (1.00%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (1.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.50%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.00%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (0.75%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.50%) Oracle CRM
3 2 (0.50%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.50%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.50%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.25%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.25%) HFM
4 1 (0.25%) Maximo
4 1 (0.25%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.25%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.25%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.25%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 54 (13.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (11.00%) Amazon AWS
3 31 (7.75%) PaaS
4 25 (6.25%) SaaS
5 23 (5.75%) IaaS
6 21 (5.25%) Office 365
7 15 (3.75%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (2.50%) Google Cloud Platform
9 8 (2.00%) G Suite
10 5 (1.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 5 (1.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (1.00%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 3 (0.75%) GitHub
13 2 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.50%) Heroku
13 2 (0.50%) IBM Cloud
13 2 (0.50%) SoftLayer
13 2 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
13 2 (0.50%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 26 (6.50%) Firewall
2 20 (5.00%) WAN
3 18 (4.50%) Radio Access Network
4 17 (4.25%) MPLS
4 17 (4.25%) Software-Defined Networking
5 15 (3.75%) LAN
5 15 (3.75%) Network Security
5 15 (3.75%) Wireless
6 14 (3.50%) Ethernet
6 14 (3.50%) TCP/IP
7 13 (3.25%) VPN
8 11 (2.75%) HTTP
8 11 (2.75%) MQTT
9 9 (2.25%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (2.25%) DNS
10 8 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (1.75%) 5G
12 6 (1.50%) IPsec
12 6 (1.50%) SAN
13 5 (1.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.25%) Big Data
2 12 (3.00%) RDBMS
2 12 (3.00%) Relational Database
3 10 (2.50%) Hadoop
4 8 (2.00%) MySQL
5 7 (1.75%) GIS
5 7 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (1.75%) Power BI
6 6 (1.50%) SQL Server
7 5 (1.25%) NoSQL
7 5 (1.25%) QlikView
8 4 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.50%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.50%) SAP BW
10 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.25%) Apache Kudu
11 1 (0.25%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (0.75%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.50%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.25%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.25%) LSMW
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.25%) Toad
General
1 71 (17.75%) Telecoms
2 27 (6.75%) Finance
3 23 (5.75%) Retail
4 12 (3.00%) Automotive
5 11 (2.75%) Billing
6 10 (2.50%) Marketing
7 9 (2.25%) Legal
8 7 (1.75%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.25%) Banking
10 4 (1.00%) Local Government
11 3 (0.75%) Games
12 2 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.25%) Electronics
13 1 (0.25%) Publishing
13 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (5.50%) REST
2 17 (4.25%) Web Services
3 16 (4.00%) XML
4 7 (1.75%) Node.js
4 7 (1.75%) PostGIS
4 7 (1.75%) SOAP
5 6 (1.50%) JSON
6 5 (1.25%) AngularJS
6 5 (1.25%) LDAP
6 5 (1.25%) Middleware
6 5 (1.25%) React
7 4 (1.00%) HTML
7 4 (1.00%) Kafka
7 4 (1.00%) Mason
8 3 (0.75%) CSS
8 3 (0.75%) OAuth
8 3 (0.75%) OAuth2
8 3 (0.75%) OpenID
8 3 (0.75%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (0.75%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (7.00%) Data Centre
2 13 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.25%) Mobile App
3 11 (2.75%) Public Cloud
4 9 (2.25%) Private Cloud
5 7 (1.75%) BYOD
5 7 (1.75%) Infotainment
6 6 (1.50%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (1.50%) Virtual Team
7 4 (1.00%) PKI
7 4 (1.00%) Robotics
7 4 (1.00%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.00%) Taxonomies
8 3 (0.75%) Clustering
8 3 (0.75%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.75%) Internet of Things
8 3 (0.75%) Replication
8 3 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 32 (8.00%) Windows
2 27 (6.75%) Linux
3 9 (2.25%) SUSE
3 9 (2.25%) Windows 10
4 8 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (1.50%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.25%) Android
7 4 (1.00%) Mac OS
7 4 (1.00%) Unix
7 4 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.75%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.25%) Solaris
9 1 (0.25%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.25%) VMS
9 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (11.25%) Stakeholder Management
2 44 (11.00%) Migration
3 42 (10.50%) ITIL
4 39 (9.75%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (8.75%) TOGAF
6 28 (7.00%) Business Intelligence
7 26 (6.50%) Service Design
8 23 (5.75%) Enterprise Architecture
9 20 (5.00%) Security Architecture
10 19 (4.75%) Service Management
11 18 (4.50%) SOA
12 17 (4.25%) Analytics
12 17 (4.25%) IT Strategy
12 17 (4.25%) Use Case
13 16 (4.00%) Data Integration
13 16 (4.00%) Data Modelling
13 16 (4.00%) Network Virtualisation
14 15 (3.75%) Data Management
15 12 (3.00%) ERP
15 12 (3.00%) Telematics
Programming Languages
1 19 (4.75%) SQL
2 13 (3.25%) PowerShell
3 11 (2.75%) JavaScript
4 7 (1.75%) Python
5 6 (1.50%) Java
6 5 (1.25%) TypeScript
7 3 (0.75%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.50%) C
8 2 (0.50%) Perl
8 2 (0.50%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.50%) R
9 1 (0.25%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.25%) PHP
9 1 (0.25%) Ruby
9 1 (0.25%) Scala
Qualifications
1 39 (9.75%) Security Cleared
2 29 (7.25%) SC Cleared
3 16 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (3.00%) MCSE
4 12 (3.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (2.50%) Degree
6 9 (2.25%) CCIE
7 8 (2.00%) CISSP
8 6 (1.50%) CCNP
8 6 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (1.25%) JNCIE
10 4 (1.00%) AWS Certification
10 4 (1.00%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.75%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 2 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.50%) CCSE
12 2 (0.50%) CISM
12 2 (0.50%) GCIA
12 2 (0.50%) GSEC
12 2 (0.50%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (2.25%) GCP
3 7 (1.75%) GDPR
4 5 (1.25%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.75%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.75%) QA
6 2 (0.50%) COBIT
7 1 (0.25%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.25%) PMO
7 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (7.00%) Active Directory
2 24 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (3.75%) Docker
4 9 (2.25%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.50%) XenDesktop
6 5 (1.25%) XenApp
7 4 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.75%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.50%) HDFS
9 2 (0.50%) vCloud
9 2 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.25%) vSphere
10 1 (0.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 27 (6.75%) SCCM
2 8 (2.00%) Kubernetes
3 7 (1.75%) AirWatch
3 7 (1.75%) SCOM
4 5 (1.25%) Ansible
5 4 (1.00%) QRadar
6 3 (0.75%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (0.75%) PingFederate
6 3 (0.75%) Puppet
7 2 (0.50%) HP ALM
7 2 (0.50%) MIMEsweeper
7 2 (0.50%) Nagios
7 2 (0.50%) Rancher
7 2 (0.50%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (0.50%) WSUS
8 1 (0.25%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.25%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.25%) NSN NetAct
8 1 (0.25%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.25%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 44 (11.00%) Microsoft
2 42 (10.50%) Cisco
3 41 (10.25%) VMware
4 27 (6.75%) Oracle
5 22 (5.50%) SAP
6 21 (5.25%) Juniper
7 18 (4.50%) Citrix
8 15 (3.75%) Google
9 13 (3.25%) Salesforce.com
10 12 (3.00%) HP
11 10 (2.50%) CheckPoint
11 10 (2.50%) IBM
12 6 (1.50%) Red Hat
12 6 (1.50%) Sitecore
13 5 (1.25%) Cloudera
13 5 (1.25%) ServiceNow
13 5 (1.25%) Xamarin
14 4 (1.00%) CyberArk
14 4 (1.00%) Ruckus Wireless
14 4 (1.00%) Splunk