Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading 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.

Architect
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 24 18
Rank change year-on-year +4 -6 -5
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 101 97 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 7.92% 6.59% 7.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.49% 7.29% 7.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 66 119
Reading median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £400 £372 £382
90th Percentile £625 £638 £700
Berkshire median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £54.25

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Reading
Contract vacancies in Reading with a recognized job title 1189 1331 1803
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.25% 90.42% 94.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 705 711 1076
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £228 £219
90th Percentile £575 £569 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 78 124
Reading median hourly rate £14.00 £14.75 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.08% -31.55% +23.14%
10th Percentile £9.25 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £40.75 £43.28 £47.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £21.55
% change year-on-year -3.45% -32.71% +23.14%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Architect in Reading

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Architect in Reading

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in Reading over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Architect in Reading

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Architect in Reading

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, 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 Reading region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 21 (20.79%) Microsoft
2 19 (18.81%) Finance
3 17 (16.83%) Migration
3 17 (16.83%) Windows
4 16 (15.84%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (14.85%) Cisco
6 13 (12.87%) Active Directory
6 13 (12.87%) Data Modelling
6 13 (12.87%) Oracle
6 13 (12.87%) Data Centre
7 12 (11.88%) Information Security
7 12 (11.88%) Microsoft Azure
7 12 (11.88%) Unix
8 11 (10.89%) Telecoms
8 11 (10.89%) Linux
8 11 (10.89%) Security Architecture
9 10 (9.90%) Private Cloud
9 10 (9.90%) Service Design
9 10 (9.90%) OpenStack
10 9 (8.91%) Firewall
10 9 (8.91%) VMware
10 9 (8.91%) SharePoint
10 9 (8.91%) SQL Server
10 9 (8.91%) SQL
10 9 (8.91%) Banking
11 8 (7.92%) TOGAF
11 8 (7.92%) Degree
11 8 (7.92%) ITIL
11 8 (7.92%) SOA
11 8 (7.92%) SAN

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 10 (9.90%) OpenStack
2 9 (8.91%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.95%) WebLogic
4 4 (3.96%) CMS
5 2 (1.98%) IIS
5 2 (1.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.98%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.99%) Apache
6 1 (0.99%) Confluence
6 1 (0.99%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.99%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.99%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (3.96%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.99%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.99%) Remedy AR System
1 1 (0.99%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.99%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (4.95%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.95%) Office 365
3 4 (3.96%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (3.96%) SaaS
4 2 (1.98%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.98%) IaaS
5 1 (0.99%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.99%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.99%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.99%) HP Helion
5 1 (0.99%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.99%) PaaS
5 1 (0.99%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.91%) Firewall
2 8 (7.92%) SAN
3 6 (5.94%) DNS
3 6 (5.94%) TCP/IP
4 5 (4.95%) MPLS
4 5 (4.95%) Radio Access Network
4 5 (4.95%) VPN
4 5 (4.95%) WAN
5 4 (3.96%) DHCP
5 4 (3.96%) LAN
5 4 (3.96%) NAS
6 3 (2.97%) Internet
7 2 (1.98%) 4G
7 2 (1.98%) DOCSIS
7 2 (1.98%) LTE
7 2 (1.98%) Network Security
7 2 (1.98%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (1.98%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (1.98%) SDH
7 2 (1.98%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.91%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.96%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (3.96%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.98%) Big Data
3 2 (1.98%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.99%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.99%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.99%) HBase
4 1 (0.99%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (0.99%) MySQL
4 1 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.99%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 2 (1.98%) SoapUI
1 2 (1.98%) Visual Studio
1 2 (1.98%) XMLSpy
2 1 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.99%) Bitbucket
2 1 (0.99%) ERwin
2 1 (0.99%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.99%) IntelliJ
2 1 (0.99%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.99%) JIRA
2 1 (0.99%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 19 (18.81%) Finance
2 11 (10.89%) Telecoms
3 9 (8.91%) Banking
4 3 (2.97%) Marketing
4 3 (2.97%) Retail
5 2 (1.98%) Billing
5 2 (1.98%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.98%) Legal
5 2 (1.98%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.99%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.99%) Law
6 1 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.96%) Middleware
1 4 (3.96%) Web Services
2 3 (2.97%) .NET
3 2 (1.98%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.98%) JSON
3 2 (1.98%) LINQ
3 2 (1.98%) REST
3 2 (1.98%) SOAP
3 2 (1.98%) WSDL
3 2 (1.98%) XML
3 2 (1.98%) XSD
4 1 (0.99%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.99%) CGI
4 1 (0.99%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (0.99%) VXML
4 1 (0.99%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.99%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.87%) Data Centre
2 10 (9.90%) Private Cloud
3 5 (4.95%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.96%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.96%) Smart Meter
5 3 (2.97%) PKI
5 3 (2.97%) Replication
6 2 (1.98%) Clustering
6 2 (1.98%) CMDB
6 2 (1.98%) Derivative
6 2 (1.98%) Equities
6 2 (1.98%) FMCG
6 2 (1.98%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.98%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Licensing
7 1 (0.99%) User Experience
7 1 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (16.83%) Windows
2 12 (11.88%) Unix
3 11 (10.89%) Linux
4 4 (3.96%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.98%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.99%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.99%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (16.83%) Migration
2 16 (15.84%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (12.87%) Data Modelling
4 12 (11.88%) Information Security
5 11 (10.89%) Security Architecture
6 10 (9.90%) Service Design
7 8 (7.92%) ITIL
7 8 (7.92%) SOA
7 8 (7.92%) TOGAF
7 8 (7.92%) Validation
8 7 (6.93%) Enterprise Architecture
8 7 (6.93%) IT Strategy
8 7 (6.93%) Network Design
8 7 (6.93%) Presales
8 7 (6.93%) Service Management
9 6 (5.94%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (5.94%) Project Management
9 6 (5.94%) SIEM
9 6 (5.94%) UML
10 5 (4.95%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.91%) SQL
2 7 (6.93%) Java
3 6 (5.94%) Python
4 5 (4.95%) PowerShell
5 4 (3.96%) AWK
5 4 (3.96%) sed
5 4 (3.96%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.97%) C#
7 1 (0.99%) Perl
7 1 (0.99%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (7.92%) Degree
2 7 (6.93%) Security Cleared
3 6 (5.94%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (3.96%) CCIE
4 4 (3.96%) CISM
4 4 (3.96%) CISSP
4 4 (3.96%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.97%) CCNP
5 3 (2.97%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.98%) CCIP
6 2 (1.98%) GIAC
6 2 (1.98%) JNCIE
6 2 (1.98%) JNCIP
6 2 (1.98%) MCITP
6 2 (1.98%) MCSE
6 2 (1.98%) RHCE
6 2 (1.98%) SANS
6 2 (1.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.99%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.94%) QA
2 3 (2.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.97%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.98%) GDPR
4 1 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (12.87%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.97%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.97%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (2.97%) vSphere
3 3 (2.97%) XenDesktop
3 3 (2.97%) XenServer
4 2 (1.98%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.99%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.99%) Docker
5 1 (0.99%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.99%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (2.97%) NetBackup
1 3 (2.97%) SCCM
2 2 (1.98%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.99%) Amdocs OSS
3 1 (0.99%) Ansible
3 1 (0.99%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.99%) Mesos
3 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.99%) OVSD
3 1 (0.99%) Puppet
3 1 (0.99%) SCDPM
3 1 (0.99%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (20.79%) Microsoft
2 15 (14.85%) Cisco
3 13 (12.87%) Oracle
4 9 (8.91%) VMware
5 8 (7.92%) Symantec
6 7 (6.93%) HP
7 5 (4.95%) Sitecore
8 4 (3.96%) ArcSight
8 4 (3.96%) Citrix
8 4 (3.96%) CyberArk
8 4 (3.96%) IBM
8 4 (3.96%) Juniper
8 4 (3.96%) Tripwire
9 3 (2.97%) Dell
9 3 (2.97%) EMC
9 3 (2.97%) Intel
9 3 (2.97%) NetApp
9 3 (2.97%) Nokia
9 3 (2.97%) SAP
9 3 (2.97%) Sun