Period
to 19 March 2019

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 19 March 2019.

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 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 9 9
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 +2
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 497 411 375
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 11.86% 10.37% 9.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.78% 11.24% 10.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 201 162
Berkshire median daily rate £538 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.27% +4.76% -
10th Percentile £415 £413 £383
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
South East median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £35.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £80.73 £29.92
% change year-on-year -56.65% +169.82% -43.08%

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 3,889 3,655 3,582
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.84% 92.20% 93.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,890 1,879 1,786
Berkshire median daily rate £431 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £237 £263 £220
90th Percentile £600 £595 £550
South East median daily rate £445 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.12% +2.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 90 172
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.23 £13.75 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.75% -5.17% -17.14%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.20 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.52 £42.50 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.06
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.51% -9.01%

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 March 2019.

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 March 2019. 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 -2 106 £550 -5.98% 25
Bracknell +1 98 £525 +2.94% 18
Newbury +1 86 £500 -4.76% 13
Maidenhead +9 28 £563 +25.00% 7
Slough -3 28 £463 -9.76% 10
Wokingham +5 14 £600 +12.94% 1
Windsor - 8 £500 - 1
Architect
South East

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

For the 6 months to 19 March 2019, 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.

1 120 (24.14%) Telecoms
2 116 (23.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 96 (19.32%) Security Cleared
4 95 (19.11%) Microsoft
5 74 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
6 72 (14.49%) Migration
7 65 (13.08%) Web Services
8 63 (12.68%) SC Cleared
9 58 (11.67%) Firewall
10 55 (11.07%) Windows
11 54 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
12 48 (9.66%) TOGAF
12 48 (9.66%) VMware
12 48 (9.66%) Amazon AWS
13 47 (9.46%) DevOps
14 44 (8.85%) SQL
15 41 (8.25%) Oracle
16 40 (8.05%) Technical Leadership
17 39 (7.85%) Salesforce.com
18 38 (7.65%) ITIL
19 37 (7.44%) Java
20 35 (7.04%) TCP/IP
20 35 (7.04%) DNS
20 35 (7.04%) Internet
20 35 (7.04%) Cisco
20 35 (7.04%) DV Cleared
21 34 (6.84%) CRM
22 33 (6.64%) VPN
22 33 (6.64%) IaaS
23 32 (6.44%) 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 15 (3.02%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.21%) Confluence
3 10 (2.01%) WebLogic
4 8 (1.61%) OpenStack
5 7 (1.41%) Apache Spark
6 6 (1.21%) Skype for Business
7 5 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.60%) Apache Pig
8 3 (0.60%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.40%) Apache
9 2 (0.40%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.20%) CMS
10 1 (0.20%) JBoss
10 1 (0.20%) Mendix
10 1 (0.20%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 9 (1.81%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (2.21%) SAP S/4HANA
2 7 (1.41%) Oracle Retail
2 7 (1.41%) SAP GRC
2 7 (1.41%) SAP MDG
3 3 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.40%) CSG Singleview
4 2 (0.40%) Magento
4 2 (0.40%) Oracle BRM
4 2 (0.40%) Oracle CRM
4 2 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.40%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.40%) Sonata
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.20%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.20%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.20%) SAP MDG-F
5 1 (0.20%) SAP MDG-M
5 1 (0.20%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 116 (23.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 48 (9.66%) Amazon AWS
3 33 (6.64%) IaaS
4 30 (6.04%) SaaS
5 24 (4.83%) PaaS
6 20 (4.02%) Office 365
7 11 (2.21%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (1.81%) Google Cloud Platform
9 7 (1.41%) GitHub
10 6 (1.21%) Apigee
10 6 (1.21%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (1.21%) Boomi
11 4 (0.80%) Amazon EMR
11 4 (0.80%) Serverless
12 3 (0.60%) iPaaS
13 2 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.40%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 1 (0.20%) Amazon SageMaker
14 1 (0.20%) Azure Data Factory
14 1 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 58 (11.67%) Firewall
2 35 (7.04%) DNS
2 35 (7.04%) Internet
2 35 (7.04%) TCP/IP
3 33 (6.64%) VPN
4 25 (5.03%) Reverse Proxy
5 22 (4.43%) LAN
6 19 (3.82%) WAN
7 15 (3.02%) Unified Communications
8 12 (2.41%) Network Security
9 11 (2.21%) NAS
9 11 (2.21%) SAN
10 10 (2.01%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (1.81%) Cisco ISE
11 9 (1.81%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (1.61%) DHCP
12 8 (1.61%) Skype
13 7 (1.41%) MPLS
13 7 (1.41%) Radio Access Network
13 7 (1.41%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (5.43%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.02%) Big Data
3 16 (3.22%) Oracle Database
4 9 (1.81%) Hadoop
5 7 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (1.21%) Data Lake
6 6 (1.21%) MongoDB
6 6 (1.21%) Oracle Database 12c
7 5 (1.01%) Oracle ODI
7 5 (1.01%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (0.60%) Amazon Redshift
8 3 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (0.60%) Apache Hive
8 3 (0.60%) HBase
8 3 (0.60%) MySQL
8 3 (0.60%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.60%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.60%) SAP BW
8 3 (0.60%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 17 (3.42%) Jenkins
2 16 (3.22%) JIRA
3 11 (2.21%) SonarQube
4 6 (1.21%) Selenium
5 5 (1.01%) Subversion
6 4 (0.80%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.60%) NWDI
8 2 (0.40%) Rational Rose
9 1 (0.20%) CF BOSH
9 1 (0.20%) GitLab
General
1 120 (24.14%) Telecoms
2 28 (5.63%) Retail
3 27 (5.43%) Billing
4 11 (2.21%) Finance
5 10 (2.01%) Marketing
6 6 (1.21%) Legal
7 4 (0.80%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.40%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.40%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.20%) Advertising
9 1 (0.20%) Banking
9 1 (0.20%) Games
9 1 (0.20%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (13.08%) Web Services
2 23 (4.63%) .NET
3 18 (3.62%) REST
4 17 (3.42%) Middleware
5 11 (2.21%) SOAP
6 10 (2.01%) .NET Core
6 10 (2.01%) Visualforce
7 9 (1.81%) ASP.NET Web API
8 8 (1.61%) J2EE
8 8 (1.61%) Oracle Fusion
8 8 (1.61%) XSLT
9 7 (1.41%) .NET Framework
9 7 (1.41%) JSON
9 7 (1.41%) Kafka
9 7 (1.41%) XML
10 6 (1.21%) OAuth
11 5 (1.01%) Node.js
11 5 (1.01%) SAP PI
12 4 (0.80%) AngularJS
12 4 (0.80%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 32 (6.44%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (5.84%) Public Cloud
3 24 (4.83%) Data Centre
4 18 (3.62%) Microsoft Licensing
4 18 (3.62%) Replication
5 14 (2.82%) Private Cloud
6 11 (2.21%) Hybrid Cloud
6 11 (2.21%) iPad
7 8 (1.61%) Mobile App
7 8 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (1.61%) User Experience
8 6 (1.21%) BYOD
8 6 (1.21%) Cloud Native
8 6 (1.21%) DataPower
9 5 (1.01%) Mainframe
9 5 (1.01%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.60%) CMDB
11 3 (0.60%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (0.60%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 55 (11.07%) Windows
2 30 (6.04%) Windows Server
3 18 (3.62%) Linux
4 14 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (2.21%) Android
5 11 (2.21%) Apple iOS
6 10 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (2.01%) Unix
6 10 (2.01%) Windows 10
7 6 (1.21%) AIX
8 3 (0.60%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.60%) VMS
9 1 (0.20%) CentOS
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (14.49%) Migration
3 54 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
4 48 (9.66%) TOGAF
5 47 (9.46%) DevOps
6 40 (8.05%) Technical Leadership
7 38 (7.65%) ITIL
8 34 (6.84%) CRM
9 30 (6.04%) Enterprise Architecture
9 30 (6.04%) Problem-Solving
10 26 (5.23%) Network Design
11 25 (5.03%) Disaster Recovery
12 23 (4.63%) Microservices
13 22 (4.43%) Scrum
14 21 (4.23%) SOA
15 20 (4.02%) Data Protection
15 20 (4.02%) Service Delivery
15 20 (4.02%) Technical Architecture
16 19 (3.82%) E-Commerce
17 18 (3.62%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 44 (8.85%) SQL
2 37 (7.44%) Java
3 25 (5.03%) PowerShell
4 11 (2.21%) Python
5 10 (2.01%) Apex Code
5 10 (2.01%) C#
6 8 (1.61%) JavaScript
6 8 (1.61%) PL/SQL
7 5 (1.01%) Perl
7 5 (1.01%) Shell Script
8 4 (0.80%) ABAP
9 3 (0.60%) C
9 3 (0.60%) Groovy
9 3 (0.60%) R
9 3 (0.60%) Scala
10 2 (0.40%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.40%) C++
11 1 (0.20%) Ruby
11 1 (0.20%) VBA
11 1 (0.20%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 96 (19.32%) Security Cleared
2 63 (12.68%) SC Cleared
3 35 (7.04%) DV Cleared
4 14 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (2.82%) Degree
4 14 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (2.01%) CCIE
5 10 (2.01%) MCSE
6 8 (1.61%) TOGAF Certification
7 7 (1.41%) CCNP
8 6 (1.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (1.01%) AWS Certification
9 5 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (1.01%) CISM
9 5 (1.01%) CISSP
10 4 (0.80%) CCDP
11 3 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.40%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (0.40%) CRISC
13 1 (0.20%) CCIE Routing and Switching
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.02%) QA
2 14 (2.82%) GDPR
3 6 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (1.01%) SLA
5 4 (0.80%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.20%) COBIT
7 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.20%) IFRS
7 1 (0.20%) PSD2
System Software
1 24 (4.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (4.02%) Active Directory
3 11 (2.21%) Docker
4 7 (1.41%) XenApp
5 6 (1.21%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (1.21%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (1.01%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.01%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (0.60%) HDFS
7 3 (0.60%) KVM
7 3 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.40%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.20%) BIND 9
9 1 (0.20%) NFS
9 1 (0.20%) Postfix
9 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.20%) vSphere
9 1 (0.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (2.82%) Ansible
2 10 (2.01%) Amdocs OSS
3 9 (1.81%) Kubernetes
3 9 (1.81%) NetBackup
4 6 (1.21%) Data Guard
4 6 (1.21%) HP ALM
4 6 (1.21%) SCCM
5 4 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.80%) SCOM
5 4 (0.80%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.60%) Hadoop YARN
6 3 (0.60%) Oozie
7 2 (0.40%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.40%) Puppet
7 2 (0.40%) vMotion
8 1 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.20%) Cisco UCCE
8 1 (0.20%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.20%) MOM
Vendors
1 95 (19.11%) Microsoft
2 48 (9.66%) VMware
3 41 (8.25%) Oracle
4 39 (7.85%) Salesforce.com
5 35 (7.04%) Cisco
6 29 (5.84%) SAP
7 19 (3.82%) IBM
8 18 (3.62%) Juniper
8 18 (3.62%) Red Hat
9 16 (3.22%) Citrix
9 16 (3.22%) HP
10 13 (2.62%) CheckPoint
10 13 (2.62%) Talend
11 10 (2.01%) Cramer
12 9 (1.81%) JDA
12 9 (1.81%) NetApp
13 8 (1.61%) Fujitsu
13 8 (1.61%) Google
13 8 (1.61%) Splunk
14 7 (1.41%) Atlassian