The first table below looks at the demand for Software Architecture skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Architecture over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Berkshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architecture
Rank 122 116 135
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +19
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 7 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.25% 0.20% 0.032%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.30% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 1
Average daily rate £438 £525 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 £38.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year
-9.86% -8.43%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2022 1680 1977
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 70.85% 68.35% 63.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1047 675 757
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 56 56
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.08% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £167.50 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Software Architecture
South East

Software Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Architecture across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Software Architecture
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Architecture across the Berkshire region.

Software Architecture Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Software Architecture
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Architecture across the Berkshire region.

Software Architecture Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Software Architecture
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Architecture within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Reading +2 6 £438 -
Newbury - - - -
Software Architecture
South East

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Software Architecture also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Software Architecture.

1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 6 (42.86%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (35.71%) C#
3 5 (35.71%) .NET
3 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
3 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 4 (28.57%) Systems Analysis
4 4 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 4 (28.57%) WCF
4 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 4 (28.57%) Visual Studio
4 4 (28.57%) SQL
4 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (21.43%) T-SQL
5 3 (21.43%) SOAP
5 3 (21.43%) UML
5 3 (21.43%) OO
5 3 (21.43%) DSDM
5 3 (21.43%) OOD
5 3 (21.43%) SOA
5 3 (21.43%) ETL
5 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (21.43%) Unit Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (21.43%) Multithreading
5 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
5 3 (21.43%) Web Accessibility
5 3 (21.43%) Dependency Injection
5 3 (21.43%) BDD

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Software Architecture also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Software Architecture. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (42.86%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (7.14%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) VPN
1 2 (14.29%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (7.14%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Visual Studio
2 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
2 3 (21.43%) SoapUI
2 3 (21.43%) NUnit
General
1 2 (14.29%) Games
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Analyst
1 4 (28.57%) Systems Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Software Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Architect
2 3 (21.43%) Integration Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Software Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Design Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Applications Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Software Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) .NET
2 4 (28.57%) WCF
3 3 (21.43%) SOAP
3 3 (21.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 3 (21.43%) .NET Framework
4 1 (7.14%) Web Services
4 1 (7.14%) REST
4 1 (7.14%) JRules
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.14%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows Phone
1 2 (14.29%) Apple iOS
1 2 (14.29%) Android
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
2 4 (28.57%) Systems Analysis
2 4 (28.57%) Software Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (21.43%) UML
3 3 (21.43%) OO
3 3 (21.43%) DSDM
3 3 (21.43%) OOD
3 3 (21.43%) SOA
3 3 (21.43%) ETL
3 3 (21.43%) Unit Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (21.43%) Multithreading
3 3 (21.43%) Web Accessibility
3 3 (21.43%) Dependency Injection
3 3 (21.43%) BDD
3 3 (21.43%) Data Analysis
3 3 (21.43%) Business Analysis
3 3 (21.43%) AOP
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) C#
2 4 (28.57%) SQL
3 3 (21.43%) T-SQL
4 2 (14.29%) C++
4 2 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) Ab Initio
3 2 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (7.14%) IBM