Period
to 10 December 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 9 7
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 +6
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 414 435 455
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 9.58% 10.65% 10.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.36% 11.56% 11.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 225 275
Berkshire median daily rate £550 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £425 £421 £360
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
South East median daily rate £555 £538 £513
% change year-on-year +3.30% +4.88% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £35.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £73.34 - £53.50

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 3,997 3,762 3,891
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.48% 92.09% 92.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,958 2,000 2,099
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £213 £250 £234
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 132 182
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £13.88 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.14% -7.50% -25.00%
10th Percentile £11.08 £10.50 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £41.50 £48.63
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +6.92%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 +2 121 £550 +4.76% 24
Bracknell -4 70 £525 +16.67% 9
Newbury +5 63 £445 -13.17% 5
Maidenhead +13 26 £531 -15.00% 4
Slough -8 20 £450 -14.29% 6
Wokingham - 12 £625 - 2
Windsor - 3 £500 - 1
Architect
South East

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

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 96 (23.19%) Telecoms
2 94 (22.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 79 (19.08%) Security Cleared
4 69 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 52 (12.56%) Amazon AWS
6 49 (11.84%) Firewall
7 48 (11.59%) Web Services
8 45 (10.87%) Oracle
8 45 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
8 45 (10.87%) SC Cleared
9 44 (10.63%) Agile Software Development
10 42 (10.14%) Migration
11 41 (9.90%) VMware
12 38 (9.18%) Problem-Solving
13 34 (8.21%) Windows
14 33 (7.97%) DV Cleared
15 32 (7.73%) .NET
16 31 (7.49%) TOGAF
16 31 (7.49%) SQL
16 31 (7.49%) Microservices
17 30 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
17 30 (7.25%) Salesforce.com
17 30 (7.25%) IaaS
18 29 (7.00%) DNS
19 28 (6.76%) DevOps
20 27 (6.52%) SQL Server
20 27 (6.52%) SAP
20 27 (6.52%) Active Directory
21 26 (6.28%) VPN
21 26 (6.28%) Internet

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 16 (3.86%) OpenStack
2 13 (3.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 11 (2.66%) SharePoint
4 9 (2.17%) Confluence
5 5 (1.21%) Apache Spark
6 4 (0.97%) Apache Solr
6 4 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.72%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.72%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.48%) Apache
8 2 (0.48%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.24%) Smallworld
9 1 (0.24%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (1.21%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (1.21%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (1.21%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (0.72%) HFM
2 3 (0.72%) Oracle BRM
3 2 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.48%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.48%) SAP GRC
3 2 (0.48%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (0.48%) SAP MDG
3 2 (0.48%) Sonata
4 1 (0.24%) CSG Singleview
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.24%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.24%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.24%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 94 (22.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (12.56%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (7.25%) IaaS
4 24 (5.80%) SaaS
5 19 (4.59%) Cloud Computing
6 16 (3.86%) PaaS
7 10 (2.42%) Office 365
8 8 (1.93%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (1.69%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (1.21%) GitHub
11 4 (0.97%) Amazon EMR
11 4 (0.97%) Apigee
11 4 (0.97%) Azure Data Factory
11 4 (0.97%) Force.com
11 4 (0.97%) Heroku
12 3 (0.72%) Serverless
13 2 (0.48%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.48%) SuccessFactors
14 1 (0.24%) AWS Data Pipeline
14 1 (0.24%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 49 (11.84%) Firewall
2 29 (7.00%) DNS
3 26 (6.28%) Internet
3 26 (6.28%) VPN
4 23 (5.56%) TCP/IP
5 19 (4.59%) Reverse Proxy
6 16 (3.86%) LAN
7 15 (3.62%) MPLS
8 14 (3.38%) WAN
9 12 (2.90%) Network Security
9 12 (2.90%) Wireless
10 10 (2.42%) SAN
11 9 (2.17%) DHCP
12 8 (1.93%) Cisco ISE
12 8 (1.93%) Ethernet
13 6 (1.45%) NAS
13 6 (1.45%) Remote Desktop
13 6 (1.45%) Unified Communications
14 5 (1.21%) FTP
15 4 (0.97%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 26 (6.28%) Big Data
3 17 (4.11%) Hadoop
4 11 (2.66%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (2.66%) Oracle Database
5 10 (2.42%) MongoDB
6 7 (1.69%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (1.45%) NoSQL
8 5 (1.21%) Data Lake
8 5 (1.21%) Power BI
8 5 (1.21%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (0.97%) HDInsight
9 4 (0.97%) Neo4j
9 4 (0.97%) Redis
10 3 (0.72%) Amazon Redshift
10 3 (0.72%) Blockchain
10 3 (0.72%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 3 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.72%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 14 (3.38%) JIRA
2 9 (2.17%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.45%) Subversion
4 5 (1.21%) Rational Rose
4 5 (1.21%) SonarQube
4 5 (1.21%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.97%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.72%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.72%) NWDI
7 2 (0.48%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.24%) ER Studio
8 1 (0.24%) Gatling
8 1 (0.24%) Maven
8 1 (0.24%) Mocha
8 1 (0.24%) Mockito
8 1 (0.24%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.24%) Rhino Mocks
8 1 (0.24%) Selenium
8 1 (0.24%) Vagrant
General
1 96 (23.19%) Telecoms
2 21 (5.07%) Finance
3 18 (4.35%) Billing
4 16 (3.86%) Retail
5 6 (1.45%) Marketing
6 4 (0.97%) Back Office
6 4 (0.97%) Legal
7 2 (0.48%) General Ledger
7 2 (0.48%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.24%) Banking
8 1 (0.24%) French Language
8 1 (0.24%) German Language
8 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (11.59%) Web Services
2 32 (7.73%) .NET
3 26 (6.28%) REST
4 13 (3.14%) .NET Core
5 12 (2.90%) Kafka
6 11 (2.66%) J2EE
7 10 (2.42%) ASP.NET Web API
8 9 (2.17%) JSON
8 9 (2.17%) Middleware
9 8 (1.93%) SOAP
9 8 (1.93%) Spring
10 7 (1.69%) Spring Boot
11 6 (1.45%) .NET Framework
11 6 (1.45%) Visualforce
11 6 (1.45%) XSLT
12 5 (1.21%) Node.js
12 5 (1.21%) SailPoint
12 5 (1.21%) Velocity
13 4 (0.97%) AngularJS
13 4 (0.97%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.59%) Public Cloud
3 18 (4.35%) Data Centre
4 15 (3.62%) Microsoft Licensing
4 15 (3.62%) Replication
5 12 (2.90%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.17%) iPad
7 8 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (1.69%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.45%) PKI
10 5 (1.21%) Private Cloud
10 5 (1.21%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (0.97%) Smart Meter
12 3 (0.72%) Blackberry
12 3 (0.72%) Cloud Native
12 3 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
12 3 (0.72%) Oracle Exalytics
12 3 (0.72%) Reference Data
12 3 (0.72%) Robotics
12 3 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 34 (8.21%) Windows
2 13 (3.14%) Windows Server
3 12 (2.90%) Linux
4 9 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (1.45%) Unix
6 5 (1.21%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.72%) Android
8 2 (0.48%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.24%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
2 44 (10.63%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (10.14%) Migration
4 38 (9.18%) Problem-Solving
5 31 (7.49%) Microservices
5 31 (7.49%) TOGAF
6 28 (6.76%) DevOps
7 26 (6.28%) SOA
8 24 (5.80%) CRM
9 22 (5.31%) Analytics
9 22 (5.31%) Enterprise Architecture
10 21 (5.07%) Business Intelligence
10 21 (5.07%) Data Architecture
11 19 (4.59%) Data Modelling
12 18 (4.35%) E-Commerce
13 17 (4.11%) Network Management
14 16 (3.86%) Technical Leadership
14 16 (3.86%) Use Case
15 15 (3.62%) Software Licensing
15 15 (3.62%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 31 (7.49%) SQL
2 24 (5.80%) Java
3 21 (5.07%) PowerShell
4 13 (3.14%) C#
5 8 (1.93%) Shell Script
6 7 (1.69%) PL/SQL
6 7 (1.69%) Python
7 6 (1.45%) Apex Code
8 4 (0.97%) ABAP
8 4 (0.97%) C
8 4 (0.97%) JavaScript
8 4 (0.97%) Perl
9 3 (0.72%) C++
10 1 (0.24%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.24%) Java 8
10 1 (0.24%) R
10 1 (0.24%) Ruby
10 1 (0.24%) Scala
10 1 (0.24%) VBA
Qualifications
1 79 (19.08%) Security Cleared
2 45 (10.87%) SC Cleared
3 33 (7.97%) DV Cleared
4 10 (2.42%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (2.42%) Degree
5 6 (1.45%) CCIE
6 5 (1.21%) CCNP
6 5 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.97%) CCDP
7 4 (0.97%) CISM
7 4 (0.97%) CISSP
8 2 (0.48%) CEH
8 2 (0.48%) PhD
8 2 (0.48%) SAP Certification
8 2 (0.48%) TOGAF Certification
9 1 (0.24%) CCDE
9 1 (0.24%) CISA
9 1 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.35%) QA
2 10 (2.42%) GDPR
3 5 (1.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.97%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.72%) COBIT
6 2 (0.48%) Government Security Classifications
6 2 (0.48%) SLA
7 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 27 (6.52%) Active Directory
2 21 (5.07%) Docker
2 21 (5.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.93%) KVM
4 6 (1.45%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (0.48%) vCloud
5 2 (0.48%) vSphere
6 1 (0.24%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.24%) XenApp
6 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (2.66%) Kubernetes
2 10 (2.42%) Ansible
3 9 (2.17%) SCCM
4 8 (1.93%) FortiGate
5 7 (1.69%) SCOM
6 5 (1.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 4 (0.97%) NetBackup
7 4 (0.97%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.48%) Amdocs OSS
8 2 (0.48%) Netcool
8 2 (0.48%) NSN NetAct
8 2 (0.48%) OpenView
8 2 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.48%) Puppet
8 2 (0.48%) TeMIP
8 2 (0.48%) vRealize
9 1 (0.24%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.24%) HP ALM
9 1 (0.24%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.24%) vMotion
Vendors
1 69 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 45 (10.87%) Oracle
3 41 (9.90%) VMware
4 30 (7.25%) Salesforce.com
5 27 (6.52%) SAP
6 22 (5.31%) Cisco
7 16 (3.86%) Juniper
7 16 (3.86%) Talend
8 13 (3.14%) CheckPoint
9 11 (2.66%) HP
10 10 (2.42%) Red Hat
11 9 (2.17%) Palo Alto
12 8 (1.93%) TIBCO
13 7 (1.69%) IBM
13 7 (1.69%) JDA
13 7 (1.69%) SolarWinds
13 7 (1.69%) Splunk
14 6 (1.45%) Atlassian
14 6 (1.45%) Fujitsu
14 6 (1.45%) Nokia