Period
to 25 July 2017

The median contractor rate for an IT Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 25 July 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.

IT Architect
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 144 182 180
Rank change year-on-year +38 -2 +4
Contract jobs requiring an IT Architect 10 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.26% 0.082% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.088% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 4
Berkshire median daily rate £575 - £569
10th Percentile £458 - £392
90th Percentile £614 - £705
South East median daily rate £575 £525 £544
% change year-on-year +9.52% -3.45% -1.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £40.00
South East median hourly rate - £60.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +50.00% -

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 3499 4540 5091
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 92.44% 92.96% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1695 2397 2674
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +5.75% +0.87%
10th Percentile £214 £250 £213
90th Percentile £575 £550 £526
South East median daily rate £408 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.88% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 163 197
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -26.32% +11.76%
10th Percentile £9.25 £9.25 £10.83
90th Percentile £47.50 £34.35 £40.00
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.32% +2.91%

IT Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings that featured IT Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for IT Architect in Berkshire

IT Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IT Architect in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Architect in Berkshire

IT Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Architect in Berkshire over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Architect in Berkshire

IT 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 IT Architect within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 25 July 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 +39 7 £563 -
IT Architect
South East

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 2017, IT 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 IT Architect in the job title.

1 3 (30.00%) SOA
1 3 (30.00%) CISSP
2 2 (20.00%) Public Cloud
2 2 (20.00%) Translating Business Requirements
2 2 (20.00%) Service Design
2 2 (20.00%) IT Strategy
2 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Banking
2 2 (20.00%) eTOM
2 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (20.00%) Degree
2 2 (20.00%) COBIT
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (20.00%) Project Management
2 2 (20.00%) Service Management
2 2 (20.00%) ITSM
3 1 (10.00%) Data Security
3 1 (10.00%) Security Management
3 1 (10.00%) Finance
3 1 (10.00%) PHP
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) Web Services
3 1 (10.00%) XML
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) Umbraco
3 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) Data Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture

IT 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 1 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (10.00%) Umbraco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
1 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (20.00%) Public Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) SOA
2 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (20.00%) eTOM
2 2 (20.00%) IT Strategy
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) ITSM
2 2 (20.00%) Project Management
2 2 (20.00%) Service Design
2 2 (20.00%) Service Management
2 2 (20.00%) Translating Business Requirements
3 1 (10.00%) Data Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) Data Security
3 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) Security Management
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) CISSP
2 2 (20.00%) Degree
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) COBIT
1 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle