The median contractor rate for a Architect was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Architect
South East / Berkshire
Rank 7 7 13
Rank change year-on-year 0 +6  
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 215 251 224
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 11.74% 10.22% 7.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.57% 11.06% 8.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 114 134
Median daily rate £500 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £357
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £522 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +4.40% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £57.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +43.75%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £53.75 £43.50
% change year-on-year -21.39% +23.56%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1710 2270 2694
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 93.34% 92.43% 93.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 786 1181 1374
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 73 83
Median hourly rate £15.70 £27.50 £17.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.90% +60.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire that featured Architect in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Architect in Berkshire

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell 0 53 £500 -4.76%
Reading -5 47 £525 +1.20% 1
Slough +15 19 £575 +19.79% 1
Newbury +4 14 £438 -23.91% 2
Maidenhead -4 8 £525 +5.00% 1
Windsor +3 1 - -
Wokingham -1 1 - - 1
Architect
South East

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 55 (14.55%) Telecoms
2 47 (12.43%) Oracle
3 46 (12.17%) Stakeholder Management
4 42 (11.11%) Finance
4 42 (11.11%) Migration
4 42 (11.11%) Cisco
5 40 (10.58%) Active Directory
5 40 (10.58%) Java
6 38 (10.05%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (10.05%) Retail
7 37 (9.79%) Microsoft
8 36 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
9 35 (9.26%) Data Modelling
10 32 (8.47%) Amazon AWS
11 28 (7.41%) Security Cleared
12 27 (7.14%) Data Architecture
13 26 (6.88%) TOGAF
13 26 (6.88%) Windows
13 26 (6.88%) Service Design
14 25 (6.61%) VMware
15 23 (6.08%) Firewall
15 23 (6.08%) SC Cleared
15 23 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
15 23 (6.08%) Data Centre
16 22 (5.82%) Business Intelligence
17 21 (5.56%) Project Management
18 20 (5.29%) SOA
18 20 (5.29%) Presales
19 19 (5.03%) CheckPoint
19 19 (5.03%) Maximo

Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 10 (2.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 10 (2.65%) Skype for Business
2 9 (2.38%) OpenStack
3 7 (1.85%) MS Exchange
3 7 (1.85%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (1.06%) JBoss
5 3 (0.79%) Apache
6 2 (0.53%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.53%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.53%) Documentum
6 2 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.53%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.53%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.26%) SAS
7 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.79%) MS Office
2 3 (0.79%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.26%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 19 (5.03%) Maximo
2 4 (1.06%) Oracle Retail
3 3 (0.79%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.53%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.53%) Eloqua
4 2 (0.53%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.53%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.53%) SAP HCM
4 2 (0.53%) SAP PS
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle BRM
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 36 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (8.47%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (5.03%) Office 365
4 8 (2.12%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (1.85%) IaaS
6 6 (1.59%) SaaS
7 5 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (1.32%) IBM Cloud
7 5 (1.32%) PaaS
7 5 (1.32%) SoftLayer
8 3 (0.79%) SuccessFactors
9 2 (0.53%) CallidusCloud
10 1 (0.26%) Boomi
10 1 (0.26%) HP Helion
10 1 (0.26%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.26%) Taleo
10 1 (0.26%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 23 (6.08%) Firewall
2 17 (4.50%) LTE
3 16 (4.23%) SAN
4 13 (3.44%) Cisco ASA
5 12 (3.17%) GSM
6 11 (2.91%) Cisco Nexus
6 11 (2.91%) HSPA
6 11 (2.91%) LAN
6 11 (2.91%) Network Security
6 11 (2.91%) WAN
6 11 (2.91%) WCDMA
7 10 (2.65%) DNS
7 10 (2.65%) NetScaler
7 10 (2.65%) Skype
8 9 (2.38%) BGP
9 7 (1.85%) MPLS
9 7 (1.85%) VPN
9 7 (1.85%) VSAN
10 5 (1.32%) 3G
10 5 (1.32%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.23%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.65%) Oracle Database
3 9 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (1.85%) Big Data
4 7 (1.85%) NoSQL
5 6 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.32%) Hadoop
6 5 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (1.32%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (1.06%) OLAP
8 3 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (0.79%) OLTP
9 2 (0.53%) Data Mart
9 2 (0.53%) HBase
9 2 (0.53%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (4.23%) Android Studio
1 16 (4.23%) Xcode
2 8 (2.12%) Vagrant
3 3 (0.79%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.53%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.26%) ERwin
5 1 (0.26%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.26%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 55 (14.55%) Telecoms
2 42 (11.11%) Finance
3 38 (10.05%) Retail
4 15 (3.97%) Publishing
5 8 (2.12%) Marketing
6 5 (1.32%) Banking
6 5 (1.32%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.06%) Billing
7 4 (1.06%) Electronics
7 4 (1.06%) French Language
7 4 (1.06%) Italian Language
7 4 (1.06%) Legal
7 4 (1.06%) Spanish Language
8 3 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.53%) Advertising
10 1 (0.26%) Law
10 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.26%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.76%) Web Services
1 18 (4.76%) XML
2 12 (3.17%) .NET
3 10 (2.65%) SOAP
4 8 (2.12%) SAML
5 7 (1.85%) CSS
5 7 (1.85%) REST
6 5 (1.32%) J2EE
6 5 (1.32%) JSP
6 5 (1.32%) Middleware
7 4 (1.06%) EJB
7 4 (1.06%) Java EE
7 4 (1.06%) XML Schema
8 3 (0.79%) CORBA
8 3 (0.79%) HTML
8 3 (0.79%) RESTful
8 3 (0.79%) Servlets
9 2 (0.53%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (0.53%) LAMP
10 1 (0.26%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
1 23 (6.08%) Data Centre
2 9 (2.38%) Hybrid Cloud
2 9 (2.38%) PKI
3 8 (2.12%) Data Structures
3 8 (2.12%) FlexPod
3 8 (2.12%) Management Information System
3 8 (2.12%) Public Cloud
4 7 (1.85%) Computer Science
5 6 (1.59%) Mobile App
5 6 (1.59%) Private Cloud
6 5 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.32%) Life Science
6 5 (1.32%) Virtual Team
7 4 (1.06%) Taxonomies
7 4 (1.06%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 3 (0.79%) FMCG
8 3 (0.79%) User Experience
9 2 (0.53%) iSeries
9 2 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 26 (6.88%) Windows
2 16 (4.23%) Android
3 13 (3.44%) Linux
3 13 (3.44%) Windows Server
4 11 (2.91%) Unix
5 7 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.32%) Solaris
7 3 (0.79%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.26%) AIX
9 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.26%) CentOS
9 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (12.17%) Stakeholder Management
2 42 (11.11%) Migration
3 38 (10.05%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (9.26%) Data Modelling
5 27 (7.14%) Data Architecture
6 26 (6.88%) Service Design
6 26 (6.88%) TOGAF
7 22 (5.82%) Business Intelligence
8 21 (5.56%) Project Management
9 20 (5.29%) Presales
9 20 (5.29%) SOA
10 17 (4.50%) Mentoring
10 17 (4.50%) SDLC
11 14 (3.70%) Coaching
12 13 (3.44%) Analytics
12 13 (3.44%) IT Strategy
13 12 (3.17%) Data Migration
13 12 (3.17%) ITIL
13 12 (3.17%) Mobile Development
13 12 (3.17%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (10.58%) Java
2 12 (3.17%) Apple Swift
2 12 (3.17%) Objective-C
3 10 (2.65%) SQL
4 9 (2.38%) PowerShell
4 9 (2.38%) Python
5 7 (1.85%) Perl
5 7 (1.85%) Ruby
6 5 (1.32%) JavaScript
6 5 (1.32%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.06%) C
8 3 (0.79%) PHP
9 2 (0.53%) C#
9 2 (0.53%) Scala
10 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.26%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.26%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 28 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 23 (6.08%) SC Cleared
3 18 (4.76%) Degree
4 9 (2.38%) DV Cleared
5 7 (1.85%) CISMP
5 7 (1.85%) CRISC
6 5 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.06%) CCNP
7 4 (1.06%) CISSP
7 4 (1.06%) VCDX
8 3 (0.79%) CCNA
8 3 (0.79%) MCSE
8 3 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.53%) CISM
9 2 (0.53%) CLAS
9 2 (0.53%) SANS
10 1 (0.26%) CEH
10 1 (0.26%) CISA
10 1 (0.26%) CREST Certified
10 1 (0.26%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.44%) QA
2 11 (2.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.85%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.85%) SLA
4 6 (1.59%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.53%) GDPR
7 1 (0.26%) COBIT
7 1 (0.26%) RMADS
7 1 (0.26%) WCAG
7 1 (0.26%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 40 (10.58%) Active Directory
2 15 (3.97%) vCloud
2 15 (3.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.65%) vSphere
4 8 (2.12%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.32%) Docker
6 3 (0.79%) BitLocker
6 3 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.79%) XenApp
6 3 (0.79%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.26%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (0.26%) KVM
7 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.26%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.26%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.26%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 11 (2.91%) vRealize
2 10 (2.65%) Ansible
2 10 (2.65%) Puppet
3 9 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (1.85%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 5 (1.32%) vMotion
6 4 (1.06%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.79%) SCCM
7 3 (0.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.53%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.26%) Amdocs OSS
9 1 (0.26%) CA Spectrum
9 1 (0.26%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 1 (0.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.26%) Kibana
9 1 (0.26%) logstash
9 1 (0.26%) PowerCLI
9 1 (0.26%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 47 (12.43%) Oracle
2 42 (11.11%) Cisco
3 37 (9.79%) Microsoft
4 25 (6.61%) VMware
5 19 (5.03%) CheckPoint
6 16 (4.23%) SAP
7 15 (3.97%) Apple
8 12 (3.17%) HP
8 12 (3.17%) Palo Alto
9 10 (2.65%) NetApp
9 10 (2.65%) TIBCO
10 9 (2.38%) Citrix
10 9 (2.38%) IBM
11 8 (2.12%) EMC
11 8 (2.12%) Juniper
12 7 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
13 6 (1.59%) Ab Initio
13 6 (1.59%) Fortinet
14 5 (1.32%) Nimsoft
14 5 (1.32%) Qualys