Period
to 17 February 2020

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £515 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 17 February 2020.

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
17 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 10 7 9
Rank change year-on-year -3 +2 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 339 456 404
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 10.91% 11.02% 10.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.75% 11.90% 11.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 178 202
Berkshire median daily rate £515 £538 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.19% +2.38% -
10th Percentile £408 £417 £425
90th Percentile £675 £675 £649
South East median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £77.50 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +121.43% - -
South East median hourly rate £66.25 £73.34 £80.73
% change year-on-year -9.67% -9.15% +89.95%

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 2,884 3,831 3,663
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.82% 92.60% 91.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,555 1,873 1,952
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £189 £225 £260
90th Percentile £598 £581 £587
South East median daily rate £438 £438 £425
% change year-on-year - +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 113 94
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £16.10 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.22% +11.03% -3.33%
10th Percentile £13.19 £11.25 £10.46
90th Percentile £78.75 £47.50 £42.20
South East median hourly rate £18.75 £20.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -8.55% +13.89% +2.86%

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 17 February 2020.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in Berkshire over the 6 months to 17 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 17 February 2020. 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 -2 107 £525 -4.55% 21
Newbury -3 58 £475 +5.56% 13
Bracknell +1 39 £538 +2.38% 8
Slough +9 32 £508 +18.71% 9
Maidenhead -5 8 £515 -5.29%
Wokingham -5 2 - - 3
Windsor -3 1 - -
Architect
South East

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

For the 6 months to 17 February 2020, 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 90 (26.55%) Security Cleared
2 74 (21.83%) SC Cleared
3 72 (21.24%) Azure
3 72 (21.24%) Telecoms
4 64 (18.88%) Migration
5 57 (16.81%) Microsoft
6 54 (15.93%) Problem-Solving
7 44 (12.98%) Web Services
8 41 (12.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 41 (12.09%) Agile Software Development
9 37 (10.91%) REST
10 35 (10.32%) SOAP
11 32 (9.44%) IBM
11 32 (9.44%) VMware
11 32 (9.44%) Integration Testing
12 31 (9.14%) Oracle
12 31 (9.14%) Data Centre
13 30 (8.85%) Windows
13 30 (8.85%) DNS
13 30 (8.85%) Firewall
13 30 (8.85%) SaaS
14 29 (8.55%) Radio Access Network
14 29 (8.55%) Disaster Recovery
14 29 (8.55%) JavaScript
14 29 (8.55%) Data Modelling
15 28 (8.26%) Netcool
15 28 (8.26%) IaaS
15 28 (8.26%) AWS
15 28 (8.26%) VMware Infrastructure
16 27 (7.96%) Shell Script

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 21 (6.19%) OpenStack
2 18 (5.31%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.36%) WebLogic
3 8 (2.36%) WebSphere
4 5 (1.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (1.47%) Skype for Business
4 5 (1.47%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (1.18%) Apache Spark
5 4 (1.18%) CMS
6 2 (0.59%) Apache
6 2 (0.59%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 21 (6.19%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.18%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.29%) Maya
Business Applications
1 25 (7.37%) Remedy ITSM
2 17 (5.01%) SAP S/4HANA
3 8 (2.36%) SAP MDG
4 3 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.88%) Maximo
4 3 (0.88%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.88%) SAP Payroll
4 3 (0.88%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 2 (0.59%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.59%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.29%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 1 (0.29%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.29%) SAP ECC
6 1 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.29%) SAP IBP
Cloud Services
1 72 (21.24%) Azure
2 30 (8.85%) SaaS
3 28 (8.26%) AWS
3 28 (8.26%) IaaS
4 24 (7.08%) Office 365
5 23 (6.78%) PaaS
6 14 (4.13%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 12 (3.54%) Power Platform
8 8 (2.36%) GCP
8 8 (2.36%) iPaaS
8 8 (2.36%) Serverless
9 7 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (1.47%) Force.com
11 4 (1.18%) Boomi
11 4 (1.18%) GitHub
11 4 (1.18%) OneDrive
12 3 (0.88%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.59%) Amazon EMR
13 2 (0.59%) Amazon SageMaker
13 2 (0.59%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 30 (8.85%) DNS
1 30 (8.85%) Firewall
2 29 (8.55%) Radio Access Network
3 20 (5.90%) SNMP
4 19 (5.60%) VPN
4 19 (5.60%) WAN
5 17 (5.01%) Internet
6 14 (4.13%) Reverse Proxy
6 14 (4.13%) TCP/IP
7 13 (3.83%) NAS
8 12 (3.54%) 4G
8 12 (3.54%) LAN
9 11 (3.24%) Network Security
10 9 (2.65%) SAN
10 9 (2.65%) Skype
11 8 (2.36%) DHCP
11 8 (2.36%) Software-Defined Networking
12 7 (2.06%) 3G
12 7 (2.06%) BGP
12 7 (2.06%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.42%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (4.13%) Big Data
2 14 (4.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (3.83%) Data Lake
4 12 (3.54%) Power BI
4 12 (3.54%) SQL Server
5 8 (2.36%) Cosmos DB
5 8 (2.36%) Data Mart
6 7 (2.06%) SQL Server 2016
7 6 (1.77%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.77%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (1.47%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (0.88%) Amazon Redshift
11 2 (0.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.59%) DB2
11 2 (0.59%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.59%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.59%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 3 (0.88%) ERwin
1 3 (0.88%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (0.59%) Artifactory
2 2 (0.59%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.29%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.29%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.29%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.29%) JIRA
3 1 (0.29%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 72 (21.24%) Telecoms
2 16 (4.72%) Finance
3 12 (3.54%) Billing
4 7 (2.06%) Legal
4 7 (2.06%) Retail
5 5 (1.47%) Marketing
6 4 (1.18%) Public Sector
7 2 (0.59%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.29%) Automotive
8 1 (0.29%) Back Office
8 1 (0.29%) Front Office
8 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (12.98%) Web Services
2 37 (10.91%) REST
3 35 (10.32%) SOAP
4 17 (5.01%) .NET
5 12 (3.54%) XML
6 9 (2.65%) Oracle Fusion
7 7 (2.06%) Kafka
7 7 (2.06%) SAP PI
8 5 (1.47%) Middleware
8 5 (1.47%) Visualforce
9 4 (1.18%) IDoc
9 4 (1.18%) JDBC
9 4 (1.18%) ODBC
9 4 (1.18%) SAP XI
10 3 (0.88%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (0.88%) HTML
10 3 (0.88%) WSDL
10 3 (0.88%) XSD
11 2 (0.59%) React
11 2 (0.59%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 31 (9.14%) Data Centre
2 25 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (6.19%) Management Information System
4 16 (4.72%) Private Cloud
5 14 (4.13%) Replication
6 11 (3.24%) Public Cloud
7 8 (2.36%) Hybrid Cloud
8 7 (2.06%) Microsoft Licensing
9 5 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (1.18%) CMDB
10 4 (1.18%) PKI
10 4 (1.18%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.88%) Self-Motivation
12 2 (0.59%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.59%) Enterprise Storage
12 2 (0.59%) Industry 4.0
12 2 (0.59%) Marketing Technology
12 2 (0.59%) User Experience
13 1 (0.29%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 30 (8.85%) Windows
2 9 (2.65%) Windows Server
3 7 (2.06%) Linux
3 7 (2.06%) Windows 10
3 7 (2.06%) Windows 7
4 4 (1.18%) Android
4 4 (1.18%) Apple iOS
4 4 (1.18%) Windows XP
5 3 (0.88%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.59%) Unix
6 2 (0.59%) VMS
7 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (18.88%) Migration
2 54 (15.93%) Problem-Solving
3 41 (12.09%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (12.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 32 (9.44%) Integration Testing
5 29 (8.55%) Data Modelling
5 29 (8.55%) Disaster Recovery
6 25 (7.37%) Network Management
7 24 (7.08%) Computer Science
7 24 (7.08%) ITIL
7 24 (7.08%) Use Case
8 23 (6.78%) Business Intelligence
8 23 (6.78%) Data Migration
8 23 (6.78%) DevOps
8 23 (6.78%) Enterprise Architecture
8 23 (6.78%) Technical Leadership
9 22 (6.49%) ERP
9 22 (6.49%) Technical Architecture
10 21 (6.19%) Information Security
10 21 (6.19%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 29 (8.55%) JavaScript
2 27 (7.96%) Shell Script
3 26 (7.67%) Perl
4 25 (7.37%) Java
5 23 (6.78%) SQL
6 20 (5.90%) Python
7 19 (5.60%) PHP
8 18 (5.31%) PowerShell
9 8 (2.36%) C#
9 8 (2.36%) VB
10 6 (1.77%) C
11 5 (1.47%) Apex Code
12 4 (1.18%) ABAP
13 1 (0.29%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.29%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 90 (26.55%) Security Cleared
2 74 (21.83%) SC Cleared
3 24 (7.08%) Degree
4 14 (4.13%) DV Cleared
5 5 (1.47%) CCIE
5 5 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (1.47%) CISSP
6 4 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.88%) TOGAF Certification
8 2 (0.59%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.59%) CISM
8 2 (0.59%) SSCP
9 1 (0.29%) CCNP
9 1 (0.29%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.29%) MCSE
9 1 (0.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.95%) Data Quality
2 9 (2.65%) COBIT
2 9 (2.65%) GDPR
3 7 (2.06%) QA
4 4 (1.18%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.59%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.59%) NIST
5 2 (0.59%) PMO
5 2 (0.59%) SLA
6 1 (0.29%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.29%) NCSC
System Software
1 28 (8.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (4.72%) Active Directory
3 8 (2.36%) Virtual Desktop
4 7 (2.06%) vSphere
5 5 (1.47%) Docker
5 5 (1.47%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.47%) vCloud
6 3 (0.88%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.59%) NFS
7 2 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.59%) VMFS
7 2 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 28 (8.26%) Netcool
2 26 (7.67%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 21 (6.19%) Amdocs OSS
4 7 (2.06%) vCenter Server
4 7 (2.06%) vRealize
5 6 (1.77%) SCCM
6 5 (1.47%) Ansible
6 5 (1.47%) Kubernetes
6 5 (1.47%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (1.47%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 4 (1.18%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.88%) Puppet
8 3 (0.88%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.88%) WSUS
9 2 (0.59%) HP NNM
9 2 (0.59%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 2 (0.59%) Nagios
9 2 (0.59%) SCOM
9 2 (0.59%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 57 (16.81%) Microsoft
2 32 (9.44%) IBM
2 32 (9.44%) VMware
3 31 (9.14%) Oracle
4 26 (7.67%) BMC
5 25 (7.37%) Cisco
5 25 (7.37%) Remedy
5 25 (7.37%) SAP
5 25 (7.37%) ServiceNow
6 21 (6.19%) Cramer
7 20 (5.90%) Siebel
7 20 (5.90%) xMatters
8 18 (5.31%) Nokia
9 16 (4.72%) Salesforce.com
10 15 (4.42%) Juniper
11 12 (3.54%) ComArch
11 12 (3.54%) Huawei
12 11 (3.24%) Dell
13 10 (2.95%) Google
13 10 (2.95%) Workday