Period
to 23 January 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 7 12
Rank change year-on-year -1 +5 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 441 426 410
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 10.73% 10.75% 8.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.69% 11.60% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 230 272
Berkshire median daily rate £525 £546 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.89% +9.25% -
10th Percentile £425 £399 £400
90th Percentile £654 £688 £700
South East median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £59.25
South East median hourly rate £80.73 £48.75 £52.50
% change year-on-year +65.60% -7.14% +54.41%

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 3,774 3,672 4,508
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.85% 92.68% 92.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,999 1,958 2,402
Berkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.17%
10th Percentile £258 £238 £231
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 175 241
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -25.00% +17.41%
10th Percentile £10.57 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £42.30 £49.80 £48.75
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% -10.23% +21.84%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +7 95 £525 +5.00% 24
Bracknell 0 88 £500 -9.09% 6
Newbury +8 56 £525 +13.51% 4
Slough +10 23 £575 - 1
Maidenhead -18 13 £630 -4.18% 6
Wokingham -8 1 £488 +14.57%
Architect
South East

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 82 (18.59%) Microsoft
2 81 (18.37%) Telecoms
3 62 (14.06%) Retail
4 60 (13.61%) Windows
5 58 (13.15%) Data Architecture
6 55 (12.47%) Data Modelling
7 53 (12.02%) Oracle
8 52 (11.79%) Migration
9 51 (11.56%) Stakeholder Management
10 48 (10.88%) VMware
11 47 (10.66%) Linux
11 47 (10.66%) Cisco
12 45 (10.20%) IBM
12 45 (10.20%) Firewall
12 45 (10.20%) Microsoft Azure
13 43 (9.75%) Finance
14 41 (9.30%) Data Management
14 41 (9.30%) Service Design
15 37 (8.39%) Security Cleared
16 34 (7.71%) Agile Software Development
16 34 (7.71%) ITIL
17 33 (7.48%) Active Directory
17 33 (7.48%) Data Centre
18 31 (7.03%) Citrix
18 31 (7.03%) Data Mapping
19 30 (6.80%) SaaS
20 29 (6.58%) OpenStack
21 28 (6.35%) Amazon AWS
21 28 (6.35%) SCCM
21 28 (6.35%) Enterprise Architecture

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 29 (6.58%) OpenStack
2 8 (1.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 7 (1.59%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.36%) Skype for Business
4 6 (1.36%) WebLogic
5 5 (1.13%) CMS
6 3 (0.68%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.68%) Confluence
6 3 (0.68%) IIS
6 3 (0.68%) JBoss
7 2 (0.45%) TPMS
8 1 (0.23%) Apache
8 1 (0.23%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.23%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.23%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.23%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (1.81%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (1.81%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.91%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.68%) SAP ERP
1 3 (0.68%) SAP MDG
2 2 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.45%) Magento
2 2 (0.45%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (0.45%) SAP MM
2 2 (0.45%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.23%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.23%) Maximo
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle BRM
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.23%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.23%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 45 (10.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (6.80%) SaaS
3 28 (6.35%) Amazon AWS
4 25 (5.67%) PaaS
5 24 (5.44%) IaaS
6 20 (4.54%) Office 365
7 14 (3.17%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (1.81%) G Suite
9 6 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (1.13%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 4 (0.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (0.91%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (0.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (0.68%) GitHub
12 3 (0.68%) Slack
12 3 (0.68%) Trello
13 2 (0.45%) Heroku
13 2 (0.45%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 2 (0.45%) Serverless
14 1 (0.23%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 45 (10.20%) Firewall
2 27 (6.12%) Radio Access Network
3 22 (4.99%) TCP/IP
4 19 (4.31%) DNS
5 18 (4.08%) VPN
6 17 (3.85%) LTE
6 17 (3.85%) WAN
7 16 (3.63%) Ethernet
7 16 (3.63%) MPLS
7 16 (3.63%) SAN
8 13 (2.95%) Internet
9 12 (2.72%) Cisco ASA
9 12 (2.72%) LAN
10 11 (2.49%) 4G
10 11 (2.49%) HTTP
10 11 (2.49%) MQTT
10 11 (2.49%) VoLTE
10 11 (2.49%) Wireless
11 10 (2.27%) 3G
11 10 (2.27%) 5G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (4.76%) IBM InfoSphere
2 17 (3.85%) Big Data
3 12 (2.72%) MySQL
3 12 (2.72%) SQL Server
4 11 (2.49%) RDBMS
4 11 (2.49%) Relational Database
5 8 (1.81%) Hadoop
5 8 (1.81%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (1.59%) Oracle Exadata
7 6 (1.36%) GIS
7 6 (1.36%) MongoDB
8 5 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.91%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.68%) Apache Hive
10 3 (0.68%) Data Mining
10 3 (0.68%) HBase
10 3 (0.68%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.45%) Data Lake
11 2 (0.45%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 9 (2.04%) Android Studio
1 9 (2.04%) Xcode
2 5 (1.13%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.68%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.45%) JIRA
4 2 (0.45%) SoapUI
4 2 (0.45%) XMLSpy
5 1 (0.23%) ERwin
5 1 (0.23%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.23%) LSMW
5 1 (0.23%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 81 (18.37%) Telecoms
2 62 (14.06%) Retail
3 43 (9.75%) Finance
4 15 (3.40%) Marketing
5 13 (2.95%) Automotive
6 12 (2.72%) Billing
7 11 (2.49%) Manufacturing
8 10 (2.27%) Banking
8 10 (2.27%) Legal
8 10 (2.27%) Publishing
9 3 (0.68%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.45%) Local Government
11 1 (0.23%) Electronics
11 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.23%) Law
11 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.54%) Web Services
2 18 (4.08%) REST
3 16 (3.63%) XML
4 8 (1.81%) J2EE
5 7 (1.59%) EJB
5 7 (1.59%) Middleware
5 7 (1.59%) PostGIS
5 7 (1.59%) Struts
6 6 (1.36%) .NET
7 5 (1.13%) Hibernate
7 5 (1.13%) JSP
7 5 (1.13%) Spring
8 4 (0.91%) Kafka
8 4 (0.91%) Mason
9 3 (0.68%) JPA
9 3 (0.68%) JSF
9 3 (0.68%) JSON
9 3 (0.68%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (0.68%) RESTful
9 3 (0.68%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 33 (7.48%) Data Centre
2 25 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (4.08%) Public Cloud
4 14 (3.17%) Private Cloud
5 11 (2.49%) Mobile App
6 7 (1.59%) BYOD
6 7 (1.59%) CMDB
6 7 (1.59%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (1.59%) Infotainment
7 6 (1.36%) Microsoft Licensing
7 6 (1.36%) PKI
7 6 (1.36%) Replication
7 6 (1.36%) Virtual Team
8 5 (1.13%) EMC VNX
8 5 (1.13%) Oracle Exalogic
8 5 (1.13%) Smart Meter
8 5 (1.13%) User Experience
8 5 (1.13%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 4 (0.91%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.91%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 60 (13.61%) Windows
2 47 (10.66%) Linux
3 18 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (3.40%) SUSE
4 15 (3.40%) Windows Server
5 14 (3.17%) Unix
6 10 (2.27%) Mac OS
7 9 (2.04%) Android
8 8 (1.81%) Windows 10
9 6 (1.36%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 6 (1.36%) Windows 7
9 6 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (1.13%) AIX
10 5 (1.13%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.68%) HPUX
13 2 (0.45%) OpenVMS
13 2 (0.45%) VME
14 1 (0.23%) CentOS
14 1 (0.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (13.15%) Data Architecture
2 55 (12.47%) Data Modelling
3 52 (11.79%) Migration
4 51 (11.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 41 (9.30%) Data Management
5 41 (9.30%) Service Design
6 34 (7.71%) Agile Software Development
6 34 (7.71%) ITIL
7 31 (7.03%) Data Mapping
8 28 (6.35%) Enterprise Architecture
8 28 (6.35%) Master Data Management
8 28 (6.35%) TOGAF
9 25 (5.67%) Data Analysis
10 24 (5.44%) Service Management
11 23 (5.22%) Business Intelligence
12 21 (4.76%) Analytics
12 21 (4.76%) IT Strategy
12 21 (4.76%) Security Architecture
13 20 (4.54%) Validation
14 19 (4.31%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (5.90%) SQL
2 24 (5.44%) Java
3 13 (2.95%) PowerShell
4 7 (1.59%) Apple Swift
4 7 (1.59%) JavaScript
4 7 (1.59%) Objective-C
4 7 (1.59%) Python
5 6 (1.36%) Shell Script
6 5 (1.13%) C#
7 4 (0.91%) AWK
7 4 (0.91%) C
7 4 (0.91%) PHP
7 4 (0.91%) sed
8 3 (0.68%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.45%) C++
9 2 (0.45%) COBOL
9 2 (0.45%) Fortran
9 2 (0.45%) Pascal
10 1 (0.23%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.23%) Perl
Qualifications
1 37 (8.39%) Security Cleared
2 20 (4.54%) Degree
2 20 (4.54%) SC Cleared
3 13 (2.95%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (2.95%) DV Cleared
4 10 (2.27%) CCIE
5 9 (2.04%) CISSP
5 9 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (1.81%) MCSE
6 8 (1.81%) Numerate Degree
7 7 (1.59%) JNCIE
8 6 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.91%) CESG Certified Professional
9 4 (0.91%) CISM
10 3 (0.68%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 3 (0.68%) AWS Certification
10 3 (0.68%) CCNP
10 3 (0.68%) CCSP
10 3 (0.68%) GSEC
11 2 (0.45%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.08%) QA
2 15 (3.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.81%) GDPR
4 4 (0.91%) COBIT
5 2 (0.45%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.23%) GCP
6 1 (0.23%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 33 (7.48%) Active Directory
2 25 (5.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.72%) Docker
4 8 (1.81%) XenDesktop
5 6 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (1.13%) KVM
6 5 (1.13%) Terminal Services
6 5 (1.13%) vSphere
6 5 (1.13%) XenApp
7 3 (0.68%) vCloud
7 3 (0.68%) VMware NSX
7 3 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (0.68%) XenServer
8 2 (0.45%) HDFS
8 2 (0.45%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 28 (6.35%) SCCM
2 7 (1.59%) AirWatch
2 7 (1.59%) Kubernetes
3 6 (1.36%) Ansible
4 5 (1.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (0.91%) Puppet
5 4 (0.91%) SCOM
6 3 (0.68%) NetBackup
6 3 (0.68%) Rancher
6 3 (0.68%) vRealize
7 2 (0.45%) CloudForms
7 2 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.45%) MIMEsweeper
7 2 (0.45%) Nagios
7 2 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.45%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (0.45%) vCenter Server
7 2 (0.45%) WSUS
8 1 (0.23%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.23%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 82 (18.59%) Microsoft
2 53 (12.02%) Oracle
3 48 (10.88%) VMware
4 47 (10.66%) Cisco
5 45 (10.20%) IBM
6 31 (7.03%) Citrix
7 26 (5.90%) Juniper
8 17 (3.85%) Google
9 15 (3.40%) JDA
9 15 (3.40%) SAP
10 13 (2.95%) CheckPoint
11 11 (2.49%) EMC
11 11 (2.49%) Salesforce.com
12 10 (2.27%) Red Hat
13 9 (2.04%) Apple
13 9 (2.04%) HP
13 9 (2.04%) NetApp
14 6 (1.36%) Symantec
15 5 (1.13%) Dell
15 5 (1.13%) Genesys