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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architecture
Rank - 125 135
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 0 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire - 0.16% 0.095%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.24% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £375 £50
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +650.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £410
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -17.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- -16.47%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1843 1670 2075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.37% 68.27% 65.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 878 725 809
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 31 45
Average hourly rate £18.04 £30.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.88% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £14.50 £14.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £37.50 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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 25 July 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newbury - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Software Architecture
South East

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 4 (80.00%) C#
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
1 4 (80.00%) T-SQL
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (80.00%) Visual Studio
1 4 (80.00%) SOAP
1 4 (80.00%) UML
1 4 (80.00%) OO
1 4 (80.00%) OOD
1 4 (80.00%) SOA
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (80.00%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (80.00%) Scrum
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) TDD
1 4 (80.00%) Pair Programming
1 4 (80.00%) NUnit
1 4 (80.00%) Software Engineering
1 4 (80.00%) .NET Framework
1 4 (80.00%) WCF
1 4 (80.00%) Unit Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (80.00%) Multithreading
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (80.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (80.00%) Dependency Injection
1 4 (80.00%) BDD
1 4 (80.00%) SoapUI
1 4 (80.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 4 (80.00%) BizTalk Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Visual Studio
1 4 (80.00%) NUnit
1 4 (80.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (80.00%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Software Developer
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
1 4 (80.00%) SOAP
1 4 (80.00%) .NET Framework
1 4 (80.00%) WCF
1 4 (80.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) UML
1 4 (80.00%) OO
1 4 (80.00%) OOD
1 4 (80.00%) SOA
1 4 (80.00%) Scrum
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) TDD
1 4 (80.00%) Pair Programming
1 4 (80.00%) Software Engineering
1 4 (80.00%) Unit Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (80.00%) Multithreading
1 4 (80.00%) Dependency Injection
1 4 (80.00%) BDD
1 4 (80.00%) Change Data Capture
1 4 (80.00%) AOP
2 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C#
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
1 4 (80.00%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft