The median contractor rate for a Lead Architect was £500 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.

Lead Architect
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 103 106
Rank change year-on-year +14 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 10 16 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.54% 0.69% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.74% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 13 8
Median daily rate £500 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £593 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +7.72% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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%  

Lead Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

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
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 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
Newbury +8 7 - -
Bracknell +5 2 £500 -11.11%
Slough - 1 - -
Lead Architect
South East

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 8 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 8 (50.00%) Linux
2 7 (43.75%) Red Hat
2 7 (43.75%) VoIP
2 7 (43.75%) WAN
2 7 (43.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 7 (43.75%) LTE
2 7 (43.75%) Open Source
2 7 (43.75%) OpenStack
3 2 (12.50%) Validation
3 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (12.50%) Marketing
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (12.50%) Migration
3 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (12.50%) Java
3 2 (12.50%) Finance
3 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (6.25%) Electronics
4 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
4 1 (6.25%) Firewall
4 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
4 1 (6.25%) MPLS
4 1 (6.25%) BGP
4 1 (6.25%) JBoss
4 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (6.25%) ETL
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server

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 7 (43.75%) OpenStack
2 1 (6.25%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
1 1 (6.25%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) LTE
1 7 (43.75%) VoIP
1 7 (43.75%) WAN
2 1 (6.25%) BGP
2 1 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (6.25%) Firewall
2 1 (6.25%) MPLS
2 1 (6.25%) Network Security
2 1 (6.25%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (6.25%) SAN
2 1 (6.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Big Data
1 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (6.25%) Hadoop
1 1 (6.25%) OLAP
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Marketing
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Electronics
3 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (6.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Linux
2 7 (43.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Solaris
3 1 (6.25%) Unix
3 1 (6.25%) Windows
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Open Source
2 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (12.50%) Migration
2 2 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (12.50%) Validation
3 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (6.25%) Business Transformation
3 1 (6.25%) Data Architecture
3 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
3 1 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (6.25%) ETL
3 1 (6.25%) High Availability
3 1 (6.25%) Information Management
3 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
3 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
3 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (6.25%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
1 1 (6.25%) MBA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) vMotion
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Red Hat
2 1 (6.25%) 3PAR
2 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco
2 1 (6.25%) EMC
2 1 (6.25%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) Palo Alto
2 1 (6.25%) Pega
2 1 (6.25%) SAP
2 1 (6.25%) Teradata
2 1 (6.25%) Veritas
2 1 (6.25%) VMware