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 21 April 2015 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Architecture
Rank 109 122 117
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -5
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 23 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.80% 0.25% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 0.34% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 1
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£400 £438 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
- +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.25 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+2.18% -9.86%
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
2029 2057 1708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 70.48% 72.12% 69.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1089 1064 686
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £229 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £510 £506
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 50 57
Average hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -27.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.25 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £167.50 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £29.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -7.03%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Architecture across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015.

Software Architecture Daily Rate Histogram 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 21 April 2015. 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 +6 13 £400 -8.57%
Bracknell - - - - 1
Newbury - - - - 1
Software Architecture
South East

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 14 (58.33%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (50.00%) Systems Analysis
3 10 (41.67%) Workflow
4 8 (33.33%) CMS
4 8 (33.33%) Sitecore CMS
4 8 (33.33%) Sitecore
5 7 (29.17%) Service Management
6 6 (25.00%) Analytics
7 5 (20.83%) HTML5
7 5 (20.83%) REST
7 5 (20.83%) Computer Science
7 5 (20.83%) Spanish Language
7 5 (20.83%) Data Management
7 5 (20.83%) Degree
7 5 (20.83%) SOAP
7 5 (20.83%) OO
7 5 (20.83%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (20.83%) Project Management
7 5 (20.83%) Service Delivery
7 5 (20.83%) Management Information System
7 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
7 5 (20.83%) .NET
7 5 (20.83%) HTML
7 5 (20.83%) SAP
7 5 (20.83%) ERP
7 5 (20.83%) Data Modelling
7 5 (20.83%) SOA
8 4 (16.67%) Java
8 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 8 (33.33%) CMS
1 8 (33.33%) Sitecore CMS
2 5 (20.83%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 3 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (12.50%) Star Schema
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 5 (20.83%) Spanish Language
2 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (62.50%) Analyst
2 14 (58.33%) Systems Analyst
3 6 (25.00%) Developer
4 5 (20.83%) Lead Developer
5 4 (16.67%) Architect
6 3 (12.50%) Consultant
6 3 (12.50%) Oracle Consultant
6 3 (12.50%) Lead Architect
7 2 (8.33%) Business Analyst
7 2 (8.33%) Management Consultant
7 2 (8.33%) Business Systems Analyst
7 2 (8.33%) Service Management Consultant
8 1 (4.17%) Technical Architect
8 1 (4.17%) SAP Architect
8 1 (4.17%) Designer
8 1 (4.17%) Sitecore Developer
8 1 (4.17%) Developer Analyst
8 1 (4.17%) SAP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) HTML
1 5 (20.83%) .NET
1 5 (20.83%) SOAP
1 5 (20.83%) HTML5
1 5 (20.83%) REST
2 2 (8.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (58.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (20.83%) Management Information System
2 5 (20.83%) Computer Science
3 3 (12.50%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) Systems Analysis
2 10 (41.67%) Workflow
3 7 (29.17%) Service Management
4 6 (25.00%) Analytics
5 5 (20.83%) Project Management
5 5 (20.83%) Data Management
5 5 (20.83%) Service Delivery
5 5 (20.83%) OO
5 5 (20.83%) ERP
5 5 (20.83%) Data Modelling
5 5 (20.83%) SOA
6 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (12.50%) ETL
7 3 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (8.33%) Web Development
9 1 (4.17%) Business Analytics
9 1 (4.17%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
2 4 (16.67%) Java
3 3 (12.50%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Sitecore
2 5 (20.83%) SAP
3 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (4.17%) Capita
4 1 (4.17%) Ektron