The table below looks at the statistics 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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architecture
Rank 114 126 134
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +8
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 7 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.29% 0.23% 0.096%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.35% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
Average daily rate
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£419 £463 £50
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.45% +825.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £323 £345
% change year-on-year
+27.90% -6.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £35.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+69.01% -10.12%
Software Architecture
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1787 1739 2117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.75% 67.82% 67.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 883 843 761
Average daily rate £390 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 33 40
Average hourly rate £17.07 £22.85 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.29% -16.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £10.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £45.00 £49.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 23 September 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
Reading +10 4 £419 +11.66% 1
Maidenhead - - - -
Software Architecture
South East

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 5 (45.45%) UML
1 5 (45.45%) Scrum
1 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) TDD
2 4 (36.36%) Pair Programming
2 4 (36.36%) NUnit
2 4 (36.36%) Software Engineering
2 4 (36.36%) Systems Analysis
2 4 (36.36%) Business Analysis
2 4 (36.36%) AOP
2 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
2 4 (36.36%) .NET Framework
2 4 (36.36%) Unit Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (36.36%) Multithreading
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (36.36%) Git (software)
2 4 (36.36%) Web Accessibility
2 4 (36.36%) Dependency Injection
2 4 (36.36%) OO
2 4 (36.36%) C#
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) T-SQL
2 4 (36.36%) .NET
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 4 (36.36%) Visual Studio
2 4 (36.36%) SOAP
2 4 (36.36%) OOD
2 4 (36.36%) SOA
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (36.36%) BizTalk Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) NUnit
1 4 (36.36%) Git (software)
1 4 (36.36%) Visual Studio
1 4 (36.36%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Software Developer
1 4 (36.36%) Developer
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
1 4 (36.36%) Systems Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Technical Architect
2 3 (27.27%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) .NET Framework
1 4 (36.36%) .NET
1 4 (36.36%) SOAP
1 4 (36.36%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 4 (36.36%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) UML
1 5 (45.45%) Scrum
1 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) TDD
2 4 (36.36%) Pair Programming
2 4 (36.36%) Software Engineering
2 4 (36.36%) Systems Analysis
2 4 (36.36%) Business Analysis
2 4 (36.36%) AOP
2 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Unit Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (36.36%) Multithreading
2 4 (36.36%) Web Accessibility
2 4 (36.36%) Dependency Injection
2 4 (36.36%) OO
2 4 (36.36%) OOD
2 4 (36.36%) SOA
2 4 (36.36%) BDD
2 4 (36.36%) Change Data Capture
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) C#
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
1 4 (36.36%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft