Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 18 November 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.

Architect
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 8 13
Rank change year-on-year 0 +5 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 429 462 390
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 10.52% 10.78% 7.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.45% 11.68% 8.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 278 259
Berkshire median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +2.04%
10th Percentile £424 £360 £382
90th Percentile £675 £675 £700
South East median daily rate £538 £513 £498
% change year-on-year +4.88% +3.02% +0.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £54.25
South East median hourly rate - £52.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year - +4.00% +11.11%

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 3747 3954 4661
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.91% 92.28% 92.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1978 2138 2528
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £250 £228 £213
90th Percentile £588 £569 £538
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 187 242
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -32.71% +23.14%
10th Percentile £10.40 £9.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.00 £43.28 £46.62
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% +12.50%

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 18 November 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 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 18 November 2017. 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 +1 100 £525 - 7
Bracknell -1 82 £450 -20.00% 2
Newbury -1 47 £511 +10.54%
Slough +22 21 £600 +20.00% 2
Maidenhead -20 16 £600 -2.44% 1
Architect
South East

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 79 (18.41%) Microsoft
2 76 (17.72%) Telecoms
3 72 (16.78%) Oracle
4 69 (16.08%) Data Architecture
5 63 (14.69%) Data Modelling
6 61 (14.22%) Retail
7 58 (13.52%) Migration
8 53 (12.35%) Stakeholder Management
8 53 (12.35%) Windows
9 46 (10.72%) Finance
9 46 (10.72%) IBM
10 41 (9.56%) Cisco
10 41 (9.56%) Linux
10 41 (9.56%) Firewall
11 39 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
11 39 (9.09%) Service Design
12 36 (8.39%) SQL
12 36 (8.39%) Data Management
12 36 (8.39%) Microsoft Azure
13 35 (8.16%) Data Centre
14 34 (7.93%) TOGAF
15 33 (7.69%) Security Cleared
15 33 (7.69%) Active Directory
15 33 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
16 32 (7.46%) Data Mapping
17 31 (7.23%) ITIL
17 31 (7.23%) VMware
18 29 (6.76%) Master Data Management
19 28 (6.53%) Information Security
19 28 (6.53%) Java

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 22 (5.13%) OpenStack
2 11 (2.56%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.40%) CMS
3 6 (1.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (1.40%) Skype for Business
4 5 (1.17%) WebLogic
5 4 (0.93%) Apache Spark
5 4 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (0.93%) Confluence
6 3 (0.70%) IIS
6 3 (0.70%) JBoss
7 2 (0.47%) TPMS
8 1 (0.23%) Apache
8 1 (0.23%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.23%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.23%) nginx
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.23%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (2.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (2.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 9 (2.10%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.40%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.23%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 6 (1.40%) Magento
2 4 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.70%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.70%) SAP MDG
4 2 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.47%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.47%) SAP MM
4 2 (0.47%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle BRM
5 1 (0.23%) Remedy AR System
5 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.23%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.23%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 36 (8.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (5.83%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (4.66%) IaaS
4 16 (3.73%) Office 365
4 16 (3.73%) SaaS
5 13 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (2.33%) PaaS
7 5 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.70%) GitHub
8 3 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.70%) OneDrive
8 3 (0.70%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 3 (0.70%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 3 (0.70%) Slack
8 3 (0.70%) Trello
9 2 (0.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.23%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.23%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 41 (9.56%) Firewall
2 21 (4.90%) Radio Access Network
2 21 (4.90%) VPN
3 19 (4.43%) LTE
4 18 (4.20%) WAN
5 17 (3.96%) DNS
6 16 (3.73%) SAN
7 13 (3.03%) Internet
7 13 (3.03%) Network Security
8 12 (2.80%) MPLS
8 12 (2.80%) TCP/IP
9 10 (2.33%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (2.33%) LAN
9 10 (2.33%) Reverse Proxy
9 10 (2.33%) VoLTE
10 9 (2.10%) 3G
10 9 (2.10%) 4G
11 8 (1.86%) DHCP
11 8 (1.86%) Ethernet
11 8 (1.86%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (5.13%) IBM InfoSphere
2 20 (4.66%) Big Data
3 15 (3.50%) SQL Server
4 12 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (2.56%) Hadoop
6 6 (1.40%) Oracle Exadata
7 5 (1.17%) MongoDB
7 5 (1.17%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.93%) Apache Hive
8 4 (0.93%) DB2
8 4 (0.93%) HBase
8 4 (0.93%) MySQL
9 3 (0.70%) GIS
10 2 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.47%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.47%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.47%) IDMS
10 2 (0.47%) Oracle ODI
10 2 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (2.10%) Android Studio
1 9 (2.10%) Xcode
2 6 (1.40%) JIRA
3 4 (0.93%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.70%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.47%) PowerDesigner
5 2 (0.47%) SoapUI
5 2 (0.47%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.47%) XMLSpy
6 1 (0.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.23%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.23%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.23%) ERwin
6 1 (0.23%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.23%) LSMW
6 1 (0.23%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 76 (17.72%) Telecoms
2 61 (14.22%) Retail
3 46 (10.72%) Finance
4 12 (2.80%) Banking
4 12 (2.80%) Marketing
5 9 (2.10%) Billing
5 9 (2.10%) Publishing
6 7 (1.63%) Legal
7 5 (1.17%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.70%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.47%) Automotive
9 2 (0.47%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.47%) Local Government
10 1 (0.23%) Back Office
10 1 (0.23%) Front Office
10 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.23%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.50%) Web Services
2 12 (2.80%) J2EE
3 11 (2.56%) EJB
3 11 (2.56%) Struts
4 8 (1.86%) .NET
5 7 (1.63%) CSS
5 7 (1.63%) HTML
5 7 (1.63%) REST
5 7 (1.63%) RESTful
5 7 (1.63%) WebCenter
6 6 (1.40%) Ajax
6 6 (1.40%) Flash
6 6 (1.40%) JNDI
6 6 (1.40%) JSTL
7 5 (1.17%) Hibernate
7 5 (1.17%) JSP
7 5 (1.17%) Middleware
7 5 (1.17%) Spring
7 5 (1.17%) XML
8 4 (0.93%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 35 (8.16%) Data Centre
2 33 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (3.73%) Private Cloud
4 14 (3.26%) Public Cloud
5 7 (1.63%) PKI
6 6 (1.40%) CMDB
6 6 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.40%) FMCG
6 6 (1.40%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (1.40%) User Experience
6 6 (1.40%) Web 2.0
7 5 (1.17%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.17%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.17%) EMC VNX
7 5 (1.17%) Microsoft Licensing
7 5 (1.17%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.17%) Oracle Exalogic
7 5 (1.17%) Replication
7 5 (1.17%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 4 (0.93%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 53 (12.35%) Windows
2 41 (9.56%) Linux
3 19 (4.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (3.96%) Unix
5 16 (3.73%) Windows Server
6 9 (2.10%) Android
7 8 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.63%) SUSE
9 6 (1.40%) Mac OS
9 6 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (1.17%) AIX
10 5 (1.17%) Apple iOS
10 5 (1.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.70%) HPUX
11 3 (0.70%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.70%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.47%) OpenVMS
12 2 (0.47%) VME
13 1 (0.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (16.08%) Data Architecture
2 63 (14.69%) Data Modelling
3 58 (13.52%) Migration
4 53 (12.35%) Stakeholder Management
5 39 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (9.09%) Service Design
6 36 (8.39%) Data Management
7 34 (7.93%) TOGAF
8 32 (7.46%) Data Mapping
9 31 (7.23%) ITIL
10 29 (6.76%) Master Data Management
11 28 (6.53%) Information Security
11 28 (6.53%) Security Architecture
12 27 (6.29%) Data Analysis
12 27 (6.29%) Service Management
13 26 (6.06%) Enterprise Architecture
13 26 (6.06%) Project Management
14 23 (5.36%) Analytics
15 22 (5.13%) IT Strategy
16 21 (4.90%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 36 (8.39%) SQL
2 28 (6.53%) Java
3 10 (2.33%) PowerShell
3 10 (2.33%) Python
4 9 (2.10%) JavaScript
5 7 (1.63%) Apple Swift
5 7 (1.63%) C#
5 7 (1.63%) Objective-C
5 7 (1.63%) PHP
6 6 (1.40%) Shell Script
7 4 (0.93%) AWK
7 4 (0.93%) sed
8 3 (0.70%) Apex Code
8 3 (0.70%) C
8 3 (0.70%) Perl
9 2 (0.47%) C++
9 2 (0.47%) COBOL
9 2 (0.47%) Fortran
9 2 (0.47%) Pascal
10 1 (0.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 24 (5.59%) Degree
3 18 (4.20%) SC Cleared
4 13 (3.03%) DV Cleared
5 11 (2.56%) CISSP
6 10 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (1.86%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (1.86%) Numerate Degree
8 7 (1.63%) CISM
8 7 (1.63%) MCSE
9 6 (1.40%) CCIE
9 6 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.93%) CCNP
10 4 (0.93%) CESG Certified Professional
11 3 (0.70%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 3 (0.70%) CCSP
11 3 (0.70%) GSEC
11 3 (0.70%) JNCIE
12 2 (0.47%) JNCIP
12 2 (0.47%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.43%) QA
2 15 (3.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (2.33%) GDPR
4 5 (1.17%) COBIT
4 5 (1.17%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.23%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 33 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 18 (4.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.10%) Docker
4 7 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (1.40%) XenDesktop
6 5 (1.17%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.17%) KVM
6 5 (1.17%) Terminal Services
6 5 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (1.17%) vSphere
7 3 (0.70%) HDFS
7 3 (0.70%) vCloud
7 3 (0.70%) VMware NSX
7 3 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (0.70%) XenApp
7 3 (0.70%) XenServer
8 1 (0.23%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 17 (3.96%) SCCM
2 7 (1.63%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (1.40%) SCOM
4 5 (1.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (0.93%) Ansible
5 4 (0.93%) FortiGate
5 4 (0.93%) Red Hat Satellite
6 3 (0.70%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.70%) NetBackup
6 3 (0.70%) Rancher
6 3 (0.70%) vRealize
7 2 (0.47%) CloudForms
7 2 (0.47%) MIMEsweeper
7 2 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.47%) Puppet
7 2 (0.47%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.23%) CFEngine
8 1 (0.23%) Oozie
8 1 (0.23%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.23%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 79 (18.41%) Microsoft
2 72 (16.78%) Oracle
3 46 (10.72%) IBM
4 41 (9.56%) Cisco
5 31 (7.23%) VMware
6 23 (5.36%) Citrix
6 23 (5.36%) SAP
7 17 (3.96%) JDA
8 16 (3.73%) Juniper
9 15 (3.50%) Red Hat
10 12 (2.80%) HP
11 11 (2.56%) EMC
12 10 (2.33%) CheckPoint
13 9 (2.10%) Apple
14 8 (1.86%) Symantec
15 7 (1.63%) Ab Initio
15 7 (1.63%) Google
15 7 (1.63%) Intershop
15 7 (1.63%) McAfee
15 7 (1.63%) NetApp