Period
to 25 June 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 25 June 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
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 8 7
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 +6
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 364 367 489
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 9.40% 10.02% 10.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.13% 10.81% 11.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 156 266
Berkshire median daily rate £550 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £413 £422 £409
90th Percentile £675 £659 £600
South East median daily rate £550 £525 £508
% change year-on-year +4.76% +3.45% +1.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Berkshire median hourly rate £55.00 - £57.50
10th Percentile £52.50 - £41.00
90th Percentile £57.50 - £60.00
South East median hourly rate £55.00 £29.92 £52.50
% change year-on-year +83.82% -43.01% +40.94%

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 3,593 3,396 4,439
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.75% 92.71% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,868 1,609 2,329
Berkshire median daily rate £415 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.61% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £256 £220 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 161 170
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +3.45% -21.62%
10th Percentile £8.00 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £40.50 £53.20
South East median hourly rate £18.06 £17.50 £20.21
% change year-on-year +3.17% -13.39% +16.29%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +7 128 £600 +11.11% 22
Newbury 0 66 £501 +14.40% 1
Bracknell -2 50 £510 +2.00% 4
Maidenhead -2 22 £438 -18.60% 4
Slough -13 16 £500 -13.04% 2
Wokingham 0 8 £625 - 1
Architect
South East

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 62 (17.03%) Telecoms
2 58 (15.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 53 (14.56%) Microsoft
4 51 (14.01%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (10.99%) Migration
6 39 (10.71%) VMware
7 38 (10.44%) Stakeholder Management
8 37 (10.16%) TOGAF
9 33 (9.07%) Finance
9 33 (9.07%) Amazon AWS
10 32 (8.79%) Security Cleared
10 32 (8.79%) Cisco
11 31 (8.52%) Windows
12 30 (8.24%) VMware Infrastructure
12 30 (8.24%) OpenStack
13 29 (7.97%) Retail
14 28 (7.69%) SAP
15 27 (7.42%) Active Directory
16 26 (7.14%) ITIL
17 25 (6.87%) Business Intelligence
17 25 (6.87%) SC Cleared
18 24 (6.59%) Analytics
18 24 (6.59%) Oracle
19 23 (6.32%) SQL
19 23 (6.32%) WAN
19 23 (6.32%) Software-Defined Networking
20 22 (6.04%) SOA
20 22 (6.04%) REST
20 22 (6.04%) PaaS
20 22 (6.04%) Use Case

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 30 (8.24%) OpenStack
2 7 (1.92%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (1.37%) CMS
5 4 (1.10%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.82%) Apache
7 2 (0.55%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.55%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.55%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.55%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.27%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.27%) Drupal
8 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.27%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.27%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.27%) Liferay
8 1 (0.27%) LiveCycle
8 1 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.82%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.82%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (2.47%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (0.82%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.82%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.55%) Oracle CRM
3 2 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.55%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.55%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.27%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.27%) HFM
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle BRM
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.27%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.27%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 58 (15.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (9.07%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (6.04%) PaaS
4 19 (5.22%) SaaS
5 17 (4.67%) IaaS
6 15 (4.12%) Office 365
7 12 (3.30%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (3.02%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (1.65%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (1.10%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.82%) SuccessFactors
12 2 (0.55%) G Suite
12 2 (0.55%) HP Helion
12 2 (0.55%) IBM Cloud
12 2 (0.55%) SoftLayer
13 1 (0.27%) Adobe Analytics
13 1 (0.27%) Azure Data Factory
13 1 (0.27%) Force.com
13 1 (0.27%) Heroku
13 1 (0.27%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 23 (6.32%) Software-Defined Networking
1 23 (6.32%) WAN
2 19 (5.22%) Wireless
3 17 (4.67%) LAN
4 16 (4.40%) Firewall
5 15 (4.12%) MPLS
6 14 (3.85%) Network Security
7 11 (3.02%) VPN
8 10 (2.75%) Wi-Fi
9 9 (2.47%) Ethernet
10 8 (2.20%) DNS
11 7 (1.92%) Cisco ISE
12 6 (1.65%) DHCP
12 6 (1.65%) Radio Access Network
12 6 (1.65%) Skype
13 5 (1.37%) LTE
13 5 (1.37%) TCP/IP
13 5 (1.37%) WLAN
14 4 (1.10%) HTTP
14 4 (1.10%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.95%) Big Data
2 16 (4.40%) Hadoop
3 8 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (2.20%) Power BI
3 8 (2.20%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.92%) NoSQL
4 7 (1.92%) RDBMS
5 6 (1.65%) SQL Server
6 5 (1.37%) MySQL
6 5 (1.37%) QlikView
7 4 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.10%) SAP HANA
7 4 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (0.82%) GIS
9 2 (0.55%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.55%) Pentaho
9 2 (0.55%) SAP BW
9 2 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (0.82%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.27%) Ant
2 1 (0.27%) ERwin
2 1 (0.27%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.27%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.27%) Rational Rose
2 1 (0.27%) Subversion
2 1 (0.27%) Toad
2 1 (0.27%) Xcode
General
1 62 (17.03%) Telecoms
2 33 (9.07%) Finance
3 29 (7.97%) Retail
4 10 (2.75%) Billing
5 7 (1.92%) Games
6 6 (1.65%) Banking
6 6 (1.65%) Marketing
7 5 (1.37%) Automotive
8 4 (1.10%) Local Government
9 2 (0.55%) Legal
9 2 (0.55%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.27%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (6.04%) REST
2 18 (4.95%) Web Services
3 12 (3.30%) XML
4 10 (2.75%) SOAP
5 8 (2.20%) Kafka
6 7 (1.92%) JSON
6 7 (1.92%) Node.js
7 6 (1.65%) J2EE
7 6 (1.65%) Spring
8 5 (1.37%) AngularJS
8 5 (1.37%) CSS
8 5 (1.37%) HTML
8 5 (1.37%) Middleware
8 5 (1.37%) React
9 4 (1.10%) .NET
9 4 (1.10%) Spring Boot
10 3 (0.82%) LDAP
10 3 (0.82%) OAuth
10 3 (0.82%) Oracle Fusion
10 3 (0.82%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.77%) Data Centre
2 15 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (3.85%) Mobile App
4 8 (2.20%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.65%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (1.65%) Private Cloud
6 4 (1.10%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.10%) Robotics
6 4 (1.10%) Virtual Team
7 3 (0.82%) Clustering
7 3 (0.82%) CMDB
7 3 (0.82%) Infotainment
7 3 (0.82%) Taxonomies
7 3 (0.82%) User Experience
7 3 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.55%) Algorithms
8 2 (0.55%) BYOD
8 2 (0.55%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.55%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.55%) TM Forum
Operating Systems
1 31 (8.52%) Windows
2 18 (4.95%) Linux
3 12 (3.30%) Windows 10
4 9 (2.47%) SUSE
5 6 (1.65%) Android
6 4 (1.10%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.82%) Unix
7 3 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.55%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.55%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.27%) Debian
9 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.27%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.27%) VMS
9 1 (0.27%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (14.01%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (10.99%) Migration
3 38 (10.44%) Stakeholder Management
4 37 (10.16%) TOGAF
5 26 (7.14%) ITIL
6 25 (6.87%) Business Intelligence
7 24 (6.59%) Analytics
8 22 (6.04%) SOA
8 22 (6.04%) Use Case
9 20 (5.49%) Enterprise Architecture
10 19 (5.22%) Security Architecture
11 18 (4.95%) Microservices
12 16 (4.40%) Data Modelling
12 16 (4.40%) Network Virtualisation
13 14 (3.85%) ERP
14 13 (3.57%) DevOps
14 13 (3.57%) Identity Access Management
14 13 (3.57%) Presales
14 13 (3.57%) Problem-Solving
15 12 (3.30%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (6.32%) SQL
2 12 (3.30%) JavaScript
3 11 (3.02%) Java
4 9 (2.47%) Python
5 7 (1.92%) PowerShell
6 5 (1.37%) TypeScript
7 3 (0.82%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.82%) PL/SQL
7 3 (0.82%) R
8 2 (0.55%) ABAP
8 2 (0.55%) C#
8 2 (0.55%) Perl
8 2 (0.55%) Ruby
9 1 (0.27%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.27%) C++
9 1 (0.27%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.27%) PHP
9 1 (0.27%) Scala
Qualifications
1 32 (8.79%) Security Cleared
2 25 (6.87%) SC Cleared
3 16 (4.40%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (2.47%) CCIE
5 7 (1.92%) Degree
6 6 (1.65%) CCNP
7 5 (1.37%) MCSE
7 5 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.82%) CISSP
8 3 (0.82%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.82%) JNCIE
9 2 (0.55%) CISM
9 2 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.27%) CCDP
10 1 (0.27%) CCIP
10 1 (0.27%) CCNA
10 1 (0.27%) CEH
10 1 (0.27%) CISMP
10 1 (0.27%) CWNA
10 1 (0.27%) CWSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.02%) GCP
2 9 (2.47%) GDPR
3 7 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.65%) PCI DSS
5 5 (1.37%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.82%) QA
7 2 (0.55%) PMO
8 1 (0.27%) COBIT
8 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.27%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (8.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (7.42%) Active Directory
3 18 (4.95%) Docker
4 8 (2.20%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.65%) BitLocker
6 4 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.55%) vCloud
7 2 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.27%) HDFS
8 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (5.77%) SCCM
2 14 (3.85%) Kubernetes
3 5 (1.37%) QRadar
3 5 (1.37%) SCOM
4 3 (0.82%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (0.82%) PingFederate
5 2 (0.55%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.55%) HP ALM
5 2 (0.55%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.55%) Puppet
5 2 (0.55%) WSUS
6 1 (0.27%) Ansible
6 1 (0.27%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.27%) CA Wily
6 1 (0.27%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.27%) logstash
6 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 53 (14.56%) Microsoft
2 39 (10.71%) VMware
3 32 (8.79%) Cisco
4 28 (7.69%) SAP
5 24 (6.59%) Oracle
6 14 (3.85%) Juniper
7 10 (2.75%) IBM
7 10 (2.75%) Sitecore
8 9 (2.47%) Cloudera
8 9 (2.47%) HP
9 8 (2.20%) Salesforce.com
9 8 (2.20%) Splunk
10 7 (1.92%) Remedy
11 6 (1.65%) Google
11 6 (1.65%) Ruckus Wireless
12 5 (1.37%) Dynatrace
12 5 (1.37%) TIBCO
12 5 (1.37%) Xamarin
13 4 (1.10%) Aruba
13 4 (1.10%) Meraki