Period
to 18 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 7 8
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1 +4
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 349 424 500
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 8.89% 10.61% 11.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.57% 11.53% 12.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 227 307
Berkshire median daily rate £550 £540 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.85% +2.86% +5.00%
10th Percentile £425 £425 £373
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
South East median daily rate £575 £525 £513
% change year-on-year +9.52% +2.44% +5.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £55.00 - -
South East median hourly rate £73.34 £62.00 £52.00
% change year-on-year +18.29% +19.23% +9.47%

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 3,647 3,676 4,149
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.94% 92.02% 92.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,864 1,928 2,246
Berkshire median daily rate £420 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.18% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £205 £250 £236
90th Percentile £575 £588 £563
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 140 195
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.50 £15.50 £14.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.81% +9.15% -34.11%
10th Percentile £11.12 £10.11 £9.25
90th Percentile £45.30 £39.75 £41.45
South East median hourly rate £20.08 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +11.53% -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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -1 113 £550 +4.76% 20
Bracknell -3 58 £525 +8.25% 8
Newbury 0 56 £445 -12.32% 3
Maidenhead +10 24 £525 -12.50% 5
Slough -11 18 £440 -29.60% 8
Wokingham - 7 £625 - 2
Architect
South East

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

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 77 (22.06%) Telecoms
2 76 (21.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 59 (16.91%) Microsoft
4 50 (14.33%) Security Cleared
5 49 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
6 46 (13.18%) Amazon AWS
7 41 (11.75%) VMware
8 40 (11.46%) Stakeholder Management
9 39 (11.17%) Oracle
10 36 (10.32%) Firewall
10 36 (10.32%) Problem-Solving
11 33 (9.46%) Migration
12 32 (9.17%) SC Cleared
13 31 (8.88%) Analytical Skills
14 30 (8.60%) Analytics
14 30 (8.60%) Web Services
15 28 (8.02%) Finance
16 27 (7.74%) Microservices
16 27 (7.74%) SAP
16 27 (7.74%) .NET
16 27 (7.74%) Active Directory
17 26 (7.45%) Windows
18 25 (7.16%) Retail
19 24 (6.88%) TOGAF
19 24 (6.88%) SQL
19 24 (6.88%) IaaS
19 24 (6.88%) Big Data
20 23 (6.59%) Data Modelling
20 23 (6.59%) SOA
20 23 (6.59%) VMware Infrastructure

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 23 (6.59%) OpenStack
2 12 (3.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 9 (2.58%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.72%) Apache Spark
5 5 (1.43%) Confluence
6 4 (1.15%) Apache Solr
6 4 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.57%) Apache
8 2 (0.57%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.57%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.29%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.29%) CMS
9 1 (0.29%) Drupal
9 1 (0.29%) FileNet
9 1 (0.29%) Liferay
9 1 (0.29%) LiveCycle
9 1 (0.29%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.29%) Smallworld
Applications
1 5 (1.43%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.29%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 8 (2.29%) SAP S/4HANA
2 5 (1.43%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.86%) HFM
3 3 (0.86%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.57%) Oracle BRM
4 2 (0.57%) SAP GRC
4 2 (0.57%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.57%) SAP MDG
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.29%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.29%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.29%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.29%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 76 (21.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (13.18%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (6.88%) IaaS
4 22 (6.30%) SaaS
5 18 (5.16%) Cloud Computing
6 17 (4.87%) PaaS
7 8 (2.29%) Azure Active Directory
8 7 (2.01%) Google Cloud Platform
8 7 (2.01%) Office 365
9 5 (1.43%) Azure Data Factory
10 4 (1.15%) Apigee
10 4 (1.15%) Force.com
10 4 (1.15%) Heroku
10 4 (1.15%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.86%) SuccessFactors
12 2 (0.57%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.29%) HP Helion
13 1 (0.29%) npm
13 1 (0.29%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 1 (0.29%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 36 (10.32%) Firewall
2 21 (6.02%) DNS
3 19 (5.44%) VPN
4 17 (4.87%) Wireless
5 15 (4.30%) Internet
5 15 (4.30%) WAN
6 14 (4.01%) MPLS
7 13 (3.72%) LAN
8 11 (3.15%) Network Security
8 11 (3.15%) TCP/IP
9 10 (2.87%) Cisco ISE
9 10 (2.87%) DHCP
9 10 (2.87%) Reverse Proxy
10 9 (2.58%) Software-Defined Networking
11 8 (2.29%) Ethernet
11 8 (2.29%) SAN
12 5 (1.43%) NAS
12 5 (1.43%) Remote Desktop
12 5 (1.43%) Skype
13 4 (1.15%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (6.88%) Big Data
2 18 (5.16%) SQL Server
3 17 (4.87%) Hadoop
4 12 (3.44%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (2.87%) MongoDB
6 9 (2.58%) Oracle Database
7 8 (2.29%) NoSQL
7 8 (2.29%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.72%) Power BI
9 5 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (1.43%) Data Lake
10 4 (1.15%) Neo4j
10 4 (1.15%) Redis
10 4 (1.15%) SAP HANA
11 3 (0.86%) Endeca
11 3 (0.86%) Oracle BI EE
11 3 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.86%) Oracle Exadata
11 3 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.86%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 5 (1.43%) JIRA
1 5 (1.43%) Visual Studio Team System
2 4 (1.15%) Rational Rose
2 4 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (1.15%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.86%) Bitbucket
3 3 (0.86%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.57%) Ant
4 2 (0.57%) ERwin
4 2 (0.57%) NWDI
4 2 (0.57%) Subversion
5 1 (0.29%) JMeter
5 1 (0.29%) JUnit
5 1 (0.29%) Maven
5 1 (0.29%) Mocha
5 1 (0.29%) Mockito
5 1 (0.29%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.29%) NUnit
5 1 (0.29%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (0.29%) Xcode
General
1 77 (22.06%) Telecoms
2 28 (8.02%) Finance
3 25 (7.16%) Retail
4 11 (3.15%) Billing
5 5 (1.43%) Games
6 4 (1.15%) Back Office
6 4 (1.15%) Marketing
7 3 (0.86%) Banking
7 3 (0.86%) Legal
8 1 (0.29%) Automotive
8 1 (0.29%) French Language
8 1 (0.29%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (8.60%) Web Services
2 27 (7.74%) .NET
3 22 (6.30%) REST
4 14 (4.01%) Kafka
5 9 (2.58%) .NET Core
5 9 (2.58%) J2EE
5 9 (2.58%) JSON
5 9 (2.58%) Spring
6 8 (2.29%) SOAP
7 7 (2.01%) Middleware
7 7 (2.01%) Spring Boot
8 6 (1.72%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (1.43%) SailPoint
9 5 (1.43%) XML
10 4 (1.15%) Memcached
10 4 (1.15%) Natural Language Processing
10 4 (1.15%) OAuth
10 4 (1.15%) RabbitMQ
10 4 (1.15%) Velocity
10 4 (1.15%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.88%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (5.16%) Data Centre
3 15 (4.30%) Public Cloud
4 12 (3.44%) Management Information System
5 11 (3.15%) Mobile App
6 10 (2.87%) Microsoft Licensing
6 10 (2.87%) Replication
7 8 (2.29%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.72%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.72%) iPad
9 5 (1.43%) PKI
10 4 (1.15%) Smart Meter
11 3 (0.86%) Blackberry
11 3 (0.86%) CMDB
11 3 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
11 3 (0.86%) Oracle Exalytics
11 3 (0.86%) Robotics
11 3 (0.86%) Taxonomies
11 3 (0.86%) User Experience
11 3 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 26 (7.45%) Windows
2 10 (2.87%) Linux
3 9 (2.58%) Windows 10
3 9 (2.58%) Windows Server
4 8 (2.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.43%) Unix
6 3 (0.86%) Android
7 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.29%) CentOS
8 1 (0.29%) Debian
8 1 (0.29%) SUSE
8 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (11.46%) Stakeholder Management
3 36 (10.32%) Problem-Solving
4 33 (9.46%) Migration
5 30 (8.60%) Analytics
6 27 (7.74%) Microservices
7 24 (6.88%) TOGAF
8 23 (6.59%) Data Modelling
8 23 (6.59%) SOA
9 21 (6.02%) Business Intelligence
9 21 (6.02%) DevOps
10 19 (5.44%) Data Architecture
10 19 (5.44%) Enterprise Architecture
10 19 (5.44%) Use Case
11 17 (4.87%) Presales
12 16 (4.58%) ITIL
13 15 (4.30%) B2B
13 15 (4.30%) E-Commerce
14 14 (4.01%) Network Management
14 14 (4.01%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 24 (6.88%) SQL
2 21 (6.02%) Java
3 13 (3.72%) PowerShell
4 9 (2.58%) C#
5 8 (2.29%) Python
6 4 (1.15%) ABAP
6 4 (1.15%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.86%) C
8 2 (0.57%) Apex Code
8 2 (0.57%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.57%) C++
8 2 (0.57%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.57%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.57%) R
9 1 (0.29%) Java 8
9 1 (0.29%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.29%) Perl
9 1 (0.29%) Ruby
9 1 (0.29%) Scala
Qualifications
1 50 (14.33%) Security Cleared
2 32 (9.17%) SC Cleared
3 16 (4.58%) DV Cleared
4 9 (2.58%) Degree
5 7 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.43%) CCIE
7 2 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.57%) PhD
7 2 (0.57%) SAP Certification
8 1 (0.29%) CCDE
8 1 (0.29%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 1 (0.29%) CCNP
8 1 (0.29%) CEH
8 1 (0.29%) CISM
8 1 (0.29%) CISSP
8 1 (0.29%) CWSP
8 1 (0.29%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.44%) QA
2 11 (3.15%) GDPR
3 4 (1.15%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.86%) COBIT
4 3 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.57%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.29%) PMO
6 1 (0.29%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (7.74%) Active Directory
2 23 (6.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (6.02%) Docker
4 6 (1.72%) BitLocker
4 6 (1.72%) KVM
5 5 (1.43%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.57%) vCloud
6 2 (0.57%) vSphere
7 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (4.01%) Kubernetes
2 12 (3.44%) SCCM
3 8 (2.29%) FortiGate
4 6 (1.72%) SCOM
5 5 (1.43%) Ansible
6 4 (1.15%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (1.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (0.86%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.57%) Netcool
8 2 (0.57%) NSN NetAct
8 2 (0.57%) OpenView
8 2 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.57%) Puppet
8 2 (0.57%) TeMIP
8 2 (0.57%) vRealize
9 1 (0.29%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.29%) Grafana
9 1 (0.29%) logstash
9 1 (0.29%) QRadar
9 1 (0.29%) Terraform
Vendors
1 59 (16.91%) Microsoft
2 41 (11.75%) VMware
3 39 (11.17%) Oracle
4 27 (7.74%) SAP
5 22 (6.30%) Cisco
5 22 (6.30%) Salesforce.com
6 16 (4.58%) Juniper
7 14 (4.01%) Talend
8 12 (3.44%) CheckPoint
9 9 (2.58%) HP
9 9 (2.58%) Palo Alto
9 9 (2.58%) TIBCO
10 8 (2.29%) Splunk
11 6 (1.72%) Cloudera
12 5 (1.43%) IBM
12 5 (1.43%) Meraki
12 5 (1.43%) Nokia
12 5 (1.43%) Okta
12 5 (1.43%) SolarWinds
13 4 (1.15%) Red Hat