Period
to 17 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Lead Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 17 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.

Lead Architect
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 150 151 142
Rank change year-on-year +1 -9 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 17 14 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.43% 0.35% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.38% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 25
Berkshire median daily rate £600 £575 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% +9.52% -12.50%
10th Percentile £491 £501 £360
90th Percentile £681 £718 £623
South East median daily rate £563 £600 £538
% change year-on-year -6.25% +11.63% -2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £81.50 - -

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 3,660 3,683 4,136
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.99% 92.01% 92.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,878 1,921 2,238
Berkshire median daily rate £421 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £206 £250 £237
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 98 140 193
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.50 £15.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.81% +10.71% -35.03%
10th Percentile £11.12 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £45.30 £39.75 £41.85
South East median hourly rate £20.17 £18.00 £19.22
% change year-on-year +12.06% -6.34% +8.15%

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 17 October 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 17 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
Bracknell +9 8 - - 2
Reading -9 3 £463 - 1
Wokingham - 3 £663 -
Lead Architect
South East

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (35.29%) Data Centre
2 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
2 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 5 (29.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (29.41%) Oracle
2 5 (29.41%) SOA
2 5 (29.41%) Migration
2 5 (29.41%) Games
3 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (23.53%) Casewise
3 4 (23.53%) Rational Rose
3 4 (23.53%) Data Architecture
3 4 (23.53%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (17.65%) SDLC
4 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Waterfall
4 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce
4 3 (17.65%) Unix
4 3 (17.65%) RAD
4 3 (17.65%) Web Development
4 3 (17.65%) TOGAF
4 3 (17.65%) Use Case
4 3 (17.65%) Wireless
4 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (11.76%) Retail
5 2 (11.76%) Fiorano
5 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (11.76%) WCF
5 2 (11.76%) Load Balancing

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 (29.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (11.76%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (5.88%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (5.88%) SAP GRC
1 1 (5.88%) SAP MDG
1 1 (5.88%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (23.53%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (5.88%) IaaS
3 1 (5.88%) PaaS
3 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) Wireless
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco ISE
2 2 (11.76%) FTP
2 2 (11.76%) NetScaler
3 1 (5.88%) 3G
3 1 (5.88%) LTE
3 1 (5.88%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Rational Rose
2 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (29.41%) Games
2 2 (11.76%) Retail
3 1 (5.88%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) EDI
1 2 (11.76%) Middleware
1 2 (11.76%) OAuth
1 2 (11.76%) REST
1 2 (11.76%) SOAP
1 2 (11.76%) WCF
1 2 (11.76%) XSLT
2 1 (5.88%) SAP Fiori
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) CMDB
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Migration
1 5 (29.41%) SOA
2 4 (23.53%) Data Architecture
2 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce
3 3 (17.65%) RAD
3 3 (17.65%) SDLC
3 3 (17.65%) TOGAF
3 3 (17.65%) Use Case
3 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (17.65%) Waterfall
3 3 (17.65%) Web Development
4 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
4 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (11.76%) Load Balancing
5 1 (5.88%) Network Management
5 1 (5.88%) SAP Security
5 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
1 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) PhD
2 1 (5.88%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
1 1 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Netcool
1 1 (5.88%) NSN NetAct
1 1 (5.88%) OpenView
1 1 (5.88%) TeMIP
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Oracle
2 4 (23.53%) Casewise
3 2 (11.76%) Aruba
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco
3 2 (11.76%) F5
3 2 (11.76%) Fiorano
3 2 (11.76%) Juniper
3 2 (11.76%) Meraki
3 2 (11.76%) MuleSoft
3 2 (11.76%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (5.88%) BMC
4 1 (5.88%) Nokia
4 1 (5.88%) Remedy
4 1 (5.88%) SAP
4 1 (5.88%) VMware