The median contractor rate for an Architect was £542 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 6 12
Rank change year-on-year -3 +6  
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 159 236 204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 8.66% 10.15% 8.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.44% 10.93% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 131 94
Median daily rate £542 £500 £503
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.40% -0.49%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £396
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 £47.50 £43.15
% change year-on-year +21.05% +10.08%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1685 2159 2273
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 91.73% 92.82% 92.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 821 1152 1143
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 95 93
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -30.39%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £26.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire that featured Architect in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -1 36 £550 +15.78% 7
Bracknell -2 24 £485 -7.61% 2
Newbury -1 22 £453 -9.50% 2
Slough +5 9 £563 +25.00% 3
Maidenhead -3 9 £550 +5.26% 1
Windsor - 1 £475 -
Architect
South East

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 67 (18.16%) Telecoms
2 54 (14.63%) Oracle
3 52 (14.09%) Finance
4 43 (11.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 41 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 37 (10.03%) Agile Software Development
6 37 (10.03%) Data Modelling
7 36 (9.76%) Active Directory
8 34 (9.21%) TOGAF
8 34 (9.21%) Security Cleared
8 34 (9.21%) Service Design
9 32 (8.67%) Migration
10 30 (8.13%) Retail
10 30 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
11 29 (7.86%) Firewall
11 29 (7.86%) Java
12 26 (7.05%) SAP
12 26 (7.05%) Microsoft Azure
13 25 (6.78%) Amazon AWS
13 25 (6.78%) SC Cleared
13 25 (6.78%) SOA
14 24 (6.50%) Project Management
14 24 (6.50%) Cisco
15 23 (6.23%) Windows
15 23 (6.23%) Service Management
15 23 (6.23%) Data Architecture
16 22 (5.96%) LTE
16 22 (5.96%) ITIL
16 22 (5.96%) Business Intelligence
17 20 (5.42%) Degree

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 15 (4.07%) OpenStack
2 8 (2.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 8 (2.17%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.36%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.08%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.81%) Apache Spark
5 3 (0.81%) CMS
5 3 (0.81%) JBoss
6 2 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.54%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.54%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.27%) Apache
7 1 (0.27%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.27%) IIS
7 1 (0.27%) nginx
7 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.27%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (2.17%) MS Visio
2 7 (1.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.27%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (0.27%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.36%) Maximo
2 4 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.08%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (1.08%) Oracle Retail
3 3 (0.81%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.54%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.54%) Eloqua
4 2 (0.54%) Pega PRPC
4 2 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle BRM
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.27%) SAP EWM
5 1 (0.27%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 26 (7.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (6.78%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (5.42%) Office 365
4 9 (2.44%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (1.63%) SaaS
6 4 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.08%) IaaS
7 3 (0.81%) IBM Cloud
7 3 (0.81%) OneDrive
7 3 (0.81%) SoftLayer
8 2 (0.54%) Boomi
8 2 (0.54%) HP Helion
8 2 (0.54%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.27%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.27%) PaaS
9 1 (0.27%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 1 (0.27%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 1 (0.27%) Taleo
9 1 (0.27%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 29 (7.86%) Firewall
2 22 (5.96%) LTE
3 18 (4.88%) WAN
4 12 (3.25%) BGP
5 11 (2.98%) GSM
6 10 (2.71%) HSPA
6 10 (2.71%) LAN
6 10 (2.71%) WCDMA
7 9 (2.44%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (2.44%) DNS
8 8 (2.17%) MPLS
8 8 (2.17%) SAN
8 8 (2.17%) VoIP
9 7 (1.90%) Network Security
9 7 (1.90%) VPN
10 6 (1.63%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (1.63%) TCP/IP
10 6 (1.63%) Wireless
11 5 (1.36%) VSAN
12 4 (1.08%) Diameter Protocol
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.71%) Big Data
1 10 (2.71%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (2.17%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.08%) DB2
4 4 (1.08%) Hadoop
4 4 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (0.81%) SAP HANA
6 2 (0.54%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.54%) Data Mart
6 2 (0.54%) HBase
6 2 (0.54%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (0.54%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.27%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.27%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.27%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.27%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (3.79%) Android Studio
1 14 (3.79%) Xcode
2 6 (1.63%) Vagrant
3 3 (0.81%) JIRA
3 3 (0.81%) PowerDesigner
3 3 (0.81%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.54%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.27%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.27%) DbUnit
5 1 (0.27%) ERwin
5 1 (0.27%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.27%) jMock
5 1 (0.27%) JUnit
5 1 (0.27%) Maven
5 1 (0.27%) Mockito
5 1 (0.27%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.27%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 67 (18.16%) Telecoms
2 52 (14.09%) Finance
3 30 (8.13%) Retail
4 15 (4.07%) Publishing
5 14 (3.79%) Banking
6 9 (2.44%) Marketing
7 6 (1.63%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (1.08%) Billing
9 4 (1.08%) Electronics
9 4 (1.08%) Legal
10 3 (0.81%) Advertising
10 3 (0.81%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.54%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.27%) Back Office
12 1 (0.27%) Brand Awareness
12 1 (0.27%) Front Office
12 1 (0.27%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.07%) Web Services
2 13 (3.52%) XML
3 12 (3.25%) .NET
4 9 (2.44%) RESTful
4 9 (2.44%) SOAP
5 8 (2.17%) WebCenter
6 6 (1.63%) J2EE
7 5 (1.36%) CSS
7 5 (1.36%) REST
7 5 (1.36%) XML Schema
8 3 (0.81%) CORBA
8 3 (0.81%) EJB
8 3 (0.81%) HTML
8 3 (0.81%) JSP
8 3 (0.81%) Middleware
8 3 (0.81%) Servlets
9 2 (0.54%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.54%) Spring
9 2 (0.54%) Visualforce
10 1 (0.27%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 30 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (4.88%) Data Centre
3 14 (3.79%) PKI
4 11 (2.98%) Hybrid Cloud
5 8 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (2.17%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.90%) FMCG
6 7 (1.90%) Mobile App
6 7 (1.90%) Public Cloud
7 6 (1.63%) FlexPod
8 5 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (1.36%) Life Science
8 5 (1.36%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.81%) iSeries
10 3 (0.81%) SCADA
11 2 (0.54%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.54%) Reference Data
11 2 (0.54%) Smartcard
11 2 (0.54%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 23 (6.23%) Windows
2 16 (4.34%) Linux
3 14 (3.79%) Android
4 11 (2.98%) Windows Server
5 8 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.08%) Unix
6 4 (1.08%) Windows 10
6 4 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.54%) Solaris
7 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.27%) CentOS
8 1 (0.27%) SUSE
8 1 (0.27%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.27%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (11.65%) Stakeholder Management
2 37 (10.03%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (10.03%) Data Modelling
3 34 (9.21%) Service Design
3 34 (9.21%) TOGAF
4 32 (8.67%) Migration
5 25 (6.78%) SOA
6 24 (6.50%) Project Management
7 23 (6.23%) Data Architecture
7 23 (6.23%) Service Management
8 22 (5.96%) Business Intelligence
8 22 (5.96%) ITIL
9 19 (5.15%) Information Security
10 17 (4.61%) ERP
10 17 (4.61%) Mentoring
11 16 (4.34%) Coaching
11 16 (4.34%) ITSM
12 15 (4.07%) Presales
12 15 (4.07%) Security Architecture
13 14 (3.79%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 29 (7.86%) Java
2 11 (2.98%) SQL
3 10 (2.71%) Apple Swift
3 10 (2.71%) Objective-C
4 9 (2.44%) Python
5 7 (1.90%) PowerShell
6 5 (1.36%) JavaScript
6 5 (1.36%) Perl
6 5 (1.36%) Ruby
7 4 (1.08%) C#
8 3 (0.81%) PHP
9 2 (0.54%) Apex Code
9 2 (0.54%) Scala
10 1 (0.27%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.27%) C
10 1 (0.27%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.27%) R
10 1 (0.27%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.27%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 34 (9.21%) Security Cleared
2 25 (6.78%) SC Cleared
3 20 (5.42%) Degree
4 14 (3.79%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (3.25%) DV Cleared
6 9 (2.44%) CISSP
6 9 (2.44%) Numerate Degree
7 7 (1.90%) CCNP
8 6 (1.63%) CISM
8 6 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.08%) SANS
10 3 (0.81%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 3 (0.81%) GIAC
11 2 (0.54%) AWS Certification
11 2 (0.54%) CCNA
11 2 (0.54%) CREST Certified
11 2 (0.54%) MCSE
11 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.54%) VCDX
12 1 (0.27%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.79%) PCI DSS
1 14 (3.79%) QA
2 9 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.90%) GDPR
3 7 (1.90%) SLA
4 6 (1.63%) Data Quality
5 5 (1.36%) COBIT
5 5 (1.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.27%) SEPA
6 1 (0.27%) WCAG
6 1 (0.27%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 36 (9.76%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.17%) Docker
3 8 (2.17%) vCloud
4 5 (1.36%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.36%) vSphere
5 3 (0.81%) BitLocker
5 3 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.54%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.27%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (0.27%) KVM
7 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.27%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 10 (2.71%) SCCM
2 9 (2.44%) Puppet
2 9 (2.44%) vRealize
3 8 (2.17%) Ansible
3 8 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (1.08%) OVSD
4 4 (1.08%) Red Hat Satellite
5 3 (0.81%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.54%) SCOM
6 2 (0.54%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.27%) Amdocs OSS
7 1 (0.27%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.27%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 1 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.27%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.27%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.27%) vMotion
Vendors
1 54 (14.63%) Oracle
2 41 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 26 (7.05%) SAP
4 24 (6.50%) Cisco
5 16 (4.34%) VMware
6 14 (3.79%) Apple
7 13 (3.52%) HP
7 13 (3.52%) Red Hat
8 12 (3.25%) Juniper
9 9 (2.44%) CheckPoint
9 9 (2.44%) JD Edwards
10 8 (2.17%) Ab Initio
10 8 (2.17%) Citrix
10 8 (2.17%) IBM
10 8 (2.17%) Palo Alto
11 7 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (1.90%) TIBCO
12 6 (1.63%) CA
12 6 (1.63%) Fortinet
12 6 (1.63%) Symantec