Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Lead Architect was £638 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 21 November 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.

Lead Architect
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 163 145 162
Rank change year-on-year -18 +17 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 7 26 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.17% 0.61% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.66% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 13 7
Berkshire median daily rate £638 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.50% -4.76% -4.55%
10th Percentile £571 £360 £455
90th Percentile £734 £570 £664
South East median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +6.06%
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 3783 3935 4589
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.93% 92.20% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2004 2122 2485
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £250 £228 £214
90th Percentile £588 £565 £538
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 183 244
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.45% -32.71% +23.14%
10th Percentile £10.44 £9.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £39.90 £43.28 £46.37
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £18.50
% change year-on-year -8.21% +6.00% +15.63%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 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
Newbury -5 3 - -
Reading +7 1 - -
Slough - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 £700 -
Lead Architect
South East

Lead Architect Skill Set
Top 25 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Lead 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 Lead Architect in the job title.

1 4 (57.14%) Telecoms
1 4 (57.14%) WAN
2 3 (42.86%) Red Hat
2 3 (42.86%) Linux
2 3 (42.86%) VoIP
2 3 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (42.86%) LTE
2 3 (42.86%) Open Source
2 3 (42.86%) OpenStack
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) TOGAF
4 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (14.29%) Marketing
4 1 (14.29%) QA
4 1 (14.29%) Pega
4 1 (14.29%) Windows
4 1 (14.29%) JBoss
4 1 (14.29%) LAN
4 1 (14.29%) Firewall
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 1 (14.29%) Resource Allocation
4 1 (14.29%) Demand Management
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (14.29%) Active Directory

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 3 (42.86%) OpenStack
2 1 (14.29%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) WAN
2 3 (42.86%) LTE
2 3 (42.86%) VoIP
3 1 (14.29%) Firewall
3 1 (14.29%) LAN
General
1 4 (57.14%) Telecoms
2 1 (14.29%) Marketing
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
1 3 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Open Source
2 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Demand Management
3 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Resource Allocation
3 1 (14.29%) TOGAF
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Red Hat
2 1 (14.29%) Pega