Period
to 20 August 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 9 6
Rank change year-on-year -1 -3 +8
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 369 367 509
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 9.46% 9.58% 10.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.12% 10.36% 11.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 196 285
Berkshire median daily rate £550 £542 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.48% +4.23% +4.00%
10th Percentile £413 £425 £375
90th Percentile £688 £678 £650
South East median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Berkshire median hourly rate £55.00 - £45.00
10th Percentile £52.50 - £37.00
90th Percentile £57.50 - £53.00
South East median hourly rate £28.97 £29.92 £52.00
% change year-on-year -3.19% -42.46% +40.54%

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 3,646 3,543 4,367
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.44% 92.48% 92.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,898 1,744 2,308
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% +6.24%
10th Percentile £229 £243 £250
90th Percentile £575 £588 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 152 170
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +7.14% -30.00%
10th Percentile £11.02 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £46.68 £39.75 £31.28
South East median hourly rate £18.95 £17.77 £20.00
% change year-on-year +6.61% -11.15% +14.29%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +10 139 £588 +8.80% 27
Bracknell +1 54 £525 - 5
Newbury 0 47 £460 +8.24% 3
Maidenhead +2 25 £500 -13.04% 6
Slough -8 16 £525 -8.70% 4
Wokingham -5 8 £625 - 2
Architect
South East

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 73 (19.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 68 (18.43%) Telecoms
3 52 (14.09%) Microsoft
3 52 (14.09%) Security Cleared
4 47 (12.74%) Agile Software Development
5 44 (11.92%) Migration
6 41 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 40 (10.84%) Amazon AWS
8 37 (10.03%) Analytics
9 36 (9.76%) Oracle
10 35 (9.49%) Finance
10 35 (9.49%) SC Cleared
11 34 (9.21%) SAP
12 33 (8.94%) Retail
13 31 (8.40%) Cisco
14 30 (8.13%) TOGAF
14 30 (8.13%) Firewall
15 28 (7.59%) SQL
16 27 (7.32%) Windows
16 27 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
17 26 (7.05%) Web Services
17 26 (7.05%) Data Centre
17 26 (7.05%) Problem-Solving
18 25 (6.78%) Big Data
18 25 (6.78%) Active Directory
18 25 (6.78%) SaaS
19 24 (6.50%) VMware
19 24 (6.50%) Data Modelling
19 24 (6.50%) WAN
19 24 (6.50%) Analytical Skills

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 19 (5.15%) OpenStack
2 12 (3.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 7 (1.90%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.63%) Apache Spark
5 5 (1.36%) CMS
6 3 (0.81%) Apache
6 3 (0.81%) Apache Solr
6 3 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.81%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.54%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.54%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.27%) Documentum
8 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.27%) Liferay
8 1 (0.27%) LiveCycle
8 1 (0.27%) LiveLink
Applications
1 6 (1.63%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.81%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.81%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (2.44%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.81%) HFM
3 3 (0.81%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.81%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.54%) Oracle CRM
4 2 (0.54%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.54%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.54%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle BRM
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.27%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.27%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.27%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.27%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 73 (19.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (10.84%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (6.78%) SaaS
4 20 (5.42%) IaaS
5 19 (5.15%) Cloud Computing
6 16 (4.34%) PaaS
7 13 (3.52%) Office 365
8 10 (2.71%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (1.36%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (1.36%) SuccessFactors
10 4 (1.08%) Azure Data Factory
10 4 (1.08%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.81%) Force.com
11 3 (0.81%) Heroku
12 2 (0.54%) HP Helion
12 2 (0.54%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.27%) IBM Cloud
13 1 (0.27%) Oracle Service Cloud
13 1 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 30 (8.13%) Firewall
2 24 (6.50%) WAN
3 22 (5.96%) Wireless
4 20 (5.42%) VPN
5 19 (5.15%) MPLS
6 17 (4.61%) DNS
6 17 (4.61%) LAN
7 12 (3.25%) Network Security
8 11 (2.98%) Internet
8 11 (2.98%) Software-Defined Networking
9 9 (2.44%) DHCP
9 9 (2.44%) Ethernet
10 8 (2.17%) Cisco ISE
10 8 (2.17%) TCP/IP
11 7 (1.90%) Reverse Proxy
11 7 (1.90%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (1.63%) Skype
12 6 (1.63%) WLAN
13 5 (1.36%) SAN
14 4 (1.08%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (6.78%) Big Data
2 20 (5.42%) Hadoop
3 14 (3.79%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (3.52%) SQL Server
5 9 (2.44%) Relational Database
6 7 (1.90%) Power BI
7 6 (1.63%) NoSQL
7 6 (1.63%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.36%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.08%) Data Lake
9 4 (1.08%) QlikView
9 4 (1.08%) SAP HANA
10 3 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (0.81%) Cosmos DB
10 3 (0.81%) GIS
10 3 (0.81%) HDInsight
10 3 (0.81%) Neo4j
10 3 (0.81%) Redis
10 3 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.36%) Visual Studio Team System
2 4 (1.08%) Rational Rose
3 3 (0.81%) Axure RP
3 3 (0.81%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.54%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.27%) Ant
5 1 (0.27%) ERwin
5 1 (0.27%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.27%) Subversion
5 1 (0.27%) Toad
5 1 (0.27%) Xcode
General
1 68 (18.43%) Telecoms
2 35 (9.49%) Finance
3 33 (8.94%) Retail
4 8 (2.17%) Billing
5 7 (1.90%) Games
6 5 (1.36%) Banking
7 4 (1.08%) Back Office
7 4 (1.08%) Legal
7 4 (1.08%) Local Government
7 4 (1.08%) Marketing
8 1 (0.27%) Automotive
8 1 (0.27%) French Language
8 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (7.05%) Web Services
2 22 (5.96%) REST
3 16 (4.34%) .NET
4 14 (3.79%) Kafka
5 10 (2.71%) JSON
6 9 (2.44%) J2EE
6 9 (2.44%) Middleware
6 9 (2.44%) SOAP
6 9 (2.44%) Spring
7 7 (1.90%) Spring Boot
8 6 (1.63%) XML
9 5 (1.36%) CSS
9 5 (1.36%) SailPoint
10 4 (1.08%) AngularJS
10 4 (1.08%) EDI
10 4 (1.08%) HTML
10 4 (1.08%) OAuth
11 3 (0.81%) Lucene
11 3 (0.81%) Oracle Fusion
11 3 (0.81%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.05%) Data Centre
2 24 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (3.79%) Management Information System
4 12 (3.25%) Mobile App
5 9 (2.44%) Public Cloud
6 8 (2.17%) Computer Science
6 8 (2.17%) Replication
7 7 (1.90%) Microsoft Licensing
8 6 (1.63%) Private Cloud
8 6 (1.63%) Robotics
9 5 (1.36%) Taxonomies
9 5 (1.36%) User Experience
10 4 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (0.81%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.81%) CMDB
11 3 (0.81%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.81%) Smart Meter
11 3 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.81%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 27 (7.32%) Windows
2 10 (2.71%) Windows 10
3 7 (1.90%) Linux
4 6 (1.63%) Android
4 6 (1.63%) Unix
4 6 (1.63%) Windows Server
4 6 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.27%) Debian
6 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.27%) SUSE
6 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.27%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (0.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (12.74%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (11.92%) Migration
3 41 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 37 (10.03%) Analytics
5 30 (8.13%) TOGAF
6 27 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
7 26 (7.05%) Problem-Solving
8 24 (6.50%) Data Modelling
9 23 (6.23%) SOA
10 22 (5.96%) Microservices
11 21 (5.69%) ITIL
12 20 (5.42%) Presales
13 19 (5.15%) Enterprise Architecture
13 19 (5.15%) Use Case
14 17 (4.61%) DevOps
14 17 (4.61%) ERP
15 16 (4.34%) Security Architecture
16 15 (4.07%) Identity Access Management
16 15 (4.07%) Project Management
17 14 (3.79%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 28 (7.59%) SQL
2 20 (5.42%) Java
3 16 (4.34%) PowerShell
4 10 (2.71%) Python
5 7 (1.90%) JavaScript
6 5 (1.36%) C#
7 4 (1.08%) R
8 3 (0.81%) PL/SQL
8 3 (0.81%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.81%) TypeScript
9 2 (0.54%) ABAP
9 2 (0.54%) Ruby
10 1 (0.27%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.27%) C
10 1 (0.27%) C++
10 1 (0.27%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.27%) Perl
10 1 (0.27%) Scala
Qualifications
1 52 (14.09%) Security Cleared
2 35 (9.49%) SC Cleared
3 11 (2.98%) DV Cleared
4 10 (2.71%) Degree
5 9 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.36%) CCNP
6 5 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.08%) CCIE
8 3 (0.81%) MCSE
9 2 (0.54%) CISM
9 2 (0.54%) CISSP
9 2 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.54%) PhD
10 1 (0.27%) CCDP
10 1 (0.27%) CCIP
10 1 (0.27%) CCNA
10 1 (0.27%) CEH
10 1 (0.27%) CWNA
10 1 (0.27%) CWSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.98%) GDPR
2 8 (2.17%) QA
3 5 (1.36%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.36%) GCP
4 4 (1.08%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.81%) COBIT
5 3 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.54%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.27%) PMO
7 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.27%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (6.78%) Active Directory
2 18 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (4.61%) Docker
4 6 (1.63%) BitLocker
5 4 (1.08%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.08%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.54%) KVM
6 2 (0.54%) vCloud
6 2 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.54%) vSphere
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (3.25%) SCCM
2 9 (2.44%) Kubernetes
3 6 (1.63%) SCOM
4 4 (1.08%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (0.81%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (0.81%) NetBackup
5 3 (0.81%) PingFederate
6 2 (0.54%) Ansible
6 2 (0.54%) HP ALM
6 2 (0.54%) Netcool
6 2 (0.54%) NSN NetAct
6 2 (0.54%) OpenView
6 2 (0.54%) QRadar
6 2 (0.54%) TeMIP
7 1 (0.27%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.27%) CA Wily
7 1 (0.27%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.27%) logstash
7 1 (0.27%) Nagios
7 1 (0.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 52 (14.09%) Microsoft
2 36 (9.76%) Oracle
3 34 (9.21%) SAP
4 31 (8.40%) Cisco
5 24 (6.50%) VMware
6 12 (3.25%) Salesforce.com
7 11 (2.98%) Juniper
8 10 (2.71%) HP
8 10 (2.71%) Sitecore
8 10 (2.71%) Splunk
9 8 (2.17%) Cloudera
9 8 (2.17%) TIBCO
10 7 (1.90%) IBM
10 7 (1.90%) Remedy
10 7 (1.90%) Talend
11 6 (1.63%) CyberArk
11 6 (1.63%) Ruckus Wireless
11 6 (1.63%) Xamarin
12 5 (1.36%) F5
12 5 (1.36%) Nokia