Period
to 10 July 2020

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 10 July 2020.

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
10 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 3 11
Rank change year-on-year -5 +8 -3
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 183 596 375
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 10.82% 13.96% 9.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.55% 14.81% 10.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 253 199
Median daily rate £550 £550 £550
10th Percentile £406 £450 £413
90th Percentile £700 £675 £678
South East median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 17 1
Median hourly rate - £80.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +45.45% -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £80.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -43.75% +77.78% +50.40%

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 1,585 4,025 3,738
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.68% 94.31% 93.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 850 2,008 1,962
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43% +0.61%
10th Percentile £231 £262 £250
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
South East median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 132 101
Median hourly rate £26.71 £20.00 £18.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.53% +10.44% +20.73%
10th Percentile £15.96 £12.00 £8.00
90th Percentile £52.04 £73.63 £48.75
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year - +21.62% +5.71%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Architect in Berkshire

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Architect in Berkshire.

Daily rate trend for Architect in Berkshire

Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Architect in Berkshire over the 6 months to 10 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Architect in Berkshire

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Architect in Berkshire.

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 10 July 2020. 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 -4 67 £603 +4.78% 11
Newbury 0 39 £525 - 2
Bracknell -1 18 £425 -15.00% 6
Slough +4 8 £650 +13.04%
Maidenhead -7 3 - -
Wokingham +5 1 - -
Windsor +3 1 - -
Architect
South East

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

For the 6 months to 10 July 2020, 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 52 (28.42%) Telecoms
2 38 (20.77%) DevOps
3 34 (18.58%) Azure
4 31 (16.94%) Problem-Solving
5 30 (16.39%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (15.85%) SQL
7 25 (13.66%) Business Intelligence
7 25 (13.66%) Stakeholder Management
7 25 (13.66%) Analytics
8 24 (13.11%) AWS
9 22 (12.02%) Data Modelling
10 21 (11.48%) Shell Script
10 21 (11.48%) Security Cleared
10 21 (11.48%) Power Platform
11 20 (10.93%) Power BI
11 20 (10.93%) Machine Learning
11 20 (10.93%) Data Architecture
11 20 (10.93%) Data Security
12 19 (10.38%) WAN
12 19 (10.38%) Java
12 19 (10.38%) Oracle
12 19 (10.38%) Big Data
12 19 (10.38%) Data Lake
13 18 (9.84%) Perl
13 18 (9.84%) Data Warehouse
14 17 (9.29%) VMS
14 17 (9.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 17 (9.29%) Network Management
14 17 (9.29%) Analytical Skills
14 17 (9.29%) Kubernetes

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 8 (4.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (3.28%) Red Hat Fuse
3 5 (2.73%) OpenStack
4 4 (2.19%) Confluence
5 3 (1.64%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.64%) CMS
6 2 (1.09%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (1.09%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.55%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (2.19%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.55%) Maya
Business Applications
1 14 (7.65%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (2.19%) Shopify
3 2 (1.09%) BigMachines
4 1 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.55%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 1 (0.55%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.55%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.55%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.55%) SAP MII
4 1 (0.55%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 34 (18.58%) Azure
2 24 (13.11%) AWS
3 21 (11.48%) Power Platform
4 9 (4.92%) OpenShift
5 8 (4.37%) GCP
6 6 (3.28%) Serverless
7 5 (2.73%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (2.73%) Google Container Engine
7 5 (2.73%) SaaS
8 4 (2.19%) IaaS
8 4 (2.19%) PaaS
9 2 (1.09%) Apigee
9 2 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (1.09%) Office 365
10 1 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.55%) G Suite
10 1 (0.55%) GitHub
10 1 (0.55%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.55%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 19 (10.38%) WAN
2 13 (7.10%) Firewall
3 12 (6.56%) DNS
3 12 (6.56%) Radio Access Network
4 11 (6.01%) 5G
5 9 (4.92%) SNMP
5 9 (4.92%) VPN
6 8 (4.37%) LAN
7 7 (3.83%) Internet
7 7 (3.83%) LTE
7 7 (3.83%) MPLS
8 6 (3.28%) 4G
8 6 (3.28%) Broadband
9 5 (2.73%) 3G
10 4 (2.19%) BGP
10 4 (2.19%) DHCP
10 4 (2.19%) Network Security
10 4 (2.19%) Software-Defined Networking
10 4 (2.19%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (1.64%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.93%) Power BI
2 19 (10.38%) Big Data
2 19 (10.38%) Data Lake
3 18 (9.84%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (9.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (4.37%) SQL Server
6 4 (2.19%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.64%) Amazon Athena
7 3 (1.64%) Amazon Redshift
7 3 (1.64%) Data Mining
7 3 (1.64%) QlikView
7 3 (1.64%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (1.09%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.09%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.55%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.55%) Qlik Sense
9 1 (0.55%) SAP Data Services
9 1 (0.55%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (2.73%) Git (software)
1 5 (2.73%) JIRA
2 4 (2.19%) Eclipse
2 4 (2.19%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.64%) ERwin
General
1 52 (28.42%) Telecoms
2 7 (3.83%) Billing
3 6 (3.28%) Finance
3 6 (3.28%) Retail
4 4 (2.19%) Public Sector
5 2 (1.09%) Back Office
5 2 (1.09%) Law
5 2 (1.09%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.55%) Automotive
6 1 (0.55%) Legal
6 1 (0.55%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.65%) REST
2 12 (6.56%) Web Services
3 10 (5.46%) SOAP
4 7 (3.83%) CSS
5 6 (3.28%) HTML
5 6 (3.28%) OAuth
6 5 (2.73%) Node.js
6 5 (2.73%) OpenID
6 5 (2.73%) SAML
6 5 (2.73%) XML
7 4 (2.19%) HTML5
7 4 (2.19%) Kafka
7 4 (2.19%) LDAP
7 4 (2.19%) Middleware
7 4 (2.19%) RESTful
8 3 (1.64%) Apache NiFi
8 3 (1.64%) CSS3
8 3 (1.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (1.09%) HATEOAS
9 2 (1.09%) React
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.29%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.73%) Clustering
2 5 (2.73%) Data Centre
2 5 (2.73%) Management Information System
2 5 (2.73%) Replication
3 4 (2.19%) Client/Server
3 4 (2.19%) PKI
3 4 (2.19%) User Experience
4 3 (1.64%) CMDB
4 3 (1.64%) Mainframe
4 3 (1.64%) Private Cloud
4 3 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (1.64%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.09%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (1.09%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.09%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.55%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.55%) Fibre Optics
6 1 (0.55%) Industry 4.0
Operating Systems
1 17 (9.29%) VMS
2 12 (6.56%) Linux
3 11 (6.01%) Windows
4 5 (2.73%) Unix
4 5 (2.73%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.19%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (1.09%) Android
6 2 (1.09%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.55%) AIX
7 1 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (20.77%) DevOps
2 31 (16.94%) Problem-Solving
3 30 (16.39%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (13.66%) Analytics
4 25 (13.66%) Business Intelligence
4 25 (13.66%) Stakeholder Management
5 22 (12.02%) Data Modelling
6 20 (10.93%) Data Architecture
6 20 (10.93%) Data Security
6 20 (10.93%) Machine Learning
7 17 (9.29%) Network Management
8 12 (6.56%) Service Management
9 11 (6.01%) Microservices
10 10 (5.46%) Integration Testing
10 10 (5.46%) Load Balancing
10 10 (5.46%) Migration
11 9 (4.92%) CRM
11 9 (4.92%) ITIL
11 9 (4.92%) SOA
12 8 (4.37%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 29 (15.85%) SQL
2 21 (11.48%) Shell Script
3 19 (10.38%) Java
4 18 (9.84%) Perl
5 16 (8.74%) JavaScript
6 12 (6.56%) Python
7 9 (4.92%) PHP
8 4 (2.19%) C++
8 4 (2.19%) Go
8 4 (2.19%) PowerShell
9 3 (1.64%) Scala
10 2 (1.09%) Apex Code
10 2 (1.09%) C
10 2 (1.09%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.09%) XQuery
11 1 (0.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (11.48%) Security Cleared
2 16 (8.74%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.92%) Degree
4 4 (2.19%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (2.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.09%) CCIE
6 2 (1.09%) CISSP
7 1 (0.55%) CCDA
7 1 (0.55%) CCNA
7 1 (0.55%) CCNP
7 1 (0.55%) CISA
7 1 (0.55%) CISM
7 1 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.55%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.55%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.55%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
7 1 (0.55%) JNCIA
7 1 (0.55%) PCI QSA
7 1 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.64%) PMO
3 1 (0.55%) GDPR
3 1 (0.55%) NIST
3 1 (0.55%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.55%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (7.65%) Docker
2 10 (5.46%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.83%) VMware NSX
4 3 (1.64%) vCloud
4 3 (1.64%) vSphere
5 1 (0.55%) KVM
5 1 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (9.29%) Kubernetes
2 16 (8.74%) Netcool
2 16 (8.74%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 10 (5.46%) Docker Swarm
4 9 (4.92%) Amdocs OSS
5 6 (3.28%) Ansible
6 3 (1.64%) FortiGate
7 2 (1.09%) Istio
7 2 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.09%) Puppet
7 2 (1.09%) vCenter Server
7 2 (1.09%) vRealize
7 2 (1.09%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 1 (0.55%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 19 (10.38%) Oracle
2 16 (8.74%) IBM
3 14 (7.65%) BMC
3 14 (7.65%) Cisco
3 14 (7.65%) Remedy
4 12 (6.56%) ServiceNow
4 12 (6.56%) VMware
5 11 (6.01%) Siebel
5 11 (6.01%) xMatters
6 9 (4.92%) Cramer
6 9 (4.92%) Google
6 9 (4.92%) Juniper
6 9 (4.92%) Microsoft
7 7 (3.83%) Nokia
8 6 (3.28%) Huawei
8 6 (3.28%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (2.73%) F5
9 5 (2.73%) Palo Alto
10 4 (2.19%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.19%) WSO2