Period
to 16 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Lead Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 16 August 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.

Lead Architect
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 151 142 145
Rank change year-on-year -9 +3 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 21 16 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.53% 0.42% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.45% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 30
Berkshire median daily rate £600 £538 £531
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.63% +1.18% -5.56%
10th Percentile £491 £443 £360
90th Percentile £681 £701 £648
South East median daily rate £600 £538 £550
% change year-on-year +11.63% -2.27% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - -

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 3,670 3,544 4,410
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.27% 92.56% 92.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,905 1,745 2,336
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £229 £238 £250
90th Percentile £575 £588 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 151 171
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +7.14% -30.00%
10th Percentile £11.05 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £46.53 £39.75 £31.00
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £17.77 £19.62
% change year-on-year +6.92% -9.42% +12.10%

Lead Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Architect in Berkshire

Lead Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Architect in Berkshire

Lead Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Architect in Berkshire over the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lead Architect in Berkshire

Lead 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 Lead Architect within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 16 August 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
Bracknell +8 10 - -
Reading -3 4 £463 +2.78%
Wokingham - 3 £663 -
Maidenhead -10 1 - -
Lead Architect
South East

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

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, Lead 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 Lead Architect in the job title.

1 8 (38.10%) Migration
1 8 (38.10%) Security Cleared
1 8 (38.10%) Data Centre
2 7 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 7 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (28.57%) Games
3 6 (28.57%) Oracle
4 5 (23.81%) SOA
4 5 (23.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (19.05%) Data Architecture
5 4 (19.05%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (19.05%) Rational Rose
5 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (19.05%) Casewise
6 3 (14.29%) Web Development
6 3 (14.29%) Use Case
6 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Configuration Management
6 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (14.29%) TOGAF
6 3 (14.29%) Wireless
6 3 (14.29%) SQL
6 3 (14.29%) Unix
6 3 (14.29%) RAD
6 3 (14.29%) E-Commerce
6 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 3 (14.29%) SDLC
7 2 (9.52%) NetScaler
7 2 (9.52%) Cisco ISE
7 2 (9.52%) Meraki

Lead 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 5 (23.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (9.52%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (4.76%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (19.05%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.76%) IaaS
3 1 (4.76%) PaaS
3 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) Wireless
2 2 (9.52%) Cisco ISE
2 2 (9.52%) FTP
2 2 (9.52%) NetScaler
3 1 (4.76%) 3G
3 1 (4.76%) LTE
3 1 (4.76%) VoLTE
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Rational Rose
2 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (28.57%) Games
2 2 (9.52%) Retail
3 1 (4.76%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Local Government
3 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) EDI
1 2 (9.52%) Middleware
1 2 (9.52%) OAuth
1 2 (9.52%) REST
1 2 (9.52%) SOAP
1 2 (9.52%) WCF
1 2 (9.52%) XSLT
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.76%) CMDB
2 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.76%) Private Cloud
2 1 (4.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Migration
2 5 (23.81%) SOA
3 4 (19.05%) Data Architecture
3 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 3 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 3 (14.29%) RAD
4 3 (14.29%) SDLC
4 3 (14.29%) TOGAF
4 3 (14.29%) Use Case
4 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
4 3 (14.29%) Web Development
5 2 (9.52%) Business Development
5 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (9.52%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (9.52%) Load Balancing
5 2 (9.52%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (38.10%) Security Cleared
2 7 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Netcool
1 1 (4.76%) NSN NetAct
1 1 (4.76%) OpenView
1 1 (4.76%) TeMIP
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Oracle
2 4 (19.05%) Casewise
3 2 (9.52%) Aruba
3 2 (9.52%) Cisco
3 2 (9.52%) F5
3 2 (9.52%) Fiorano
3 2 (9.52%) Juniper
3 2 (9.52%) Meraki
3 2 (9.52%) MuleSoft
3 2 (9.52%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (4.76%) BMC
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.76%) Nokia
4 1 (4.76%) Remedy
4 1 (4.76%) VMware