The table below looks at the statistics for Technical 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 Technical Architecture over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Architecture
Rank 111 126 105
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -21
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 22 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.77% 0.25% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 0.34% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 6 3
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£500 £475 £540
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -12.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £500 £425
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 £44.50 -
% change year-on-year
+11.23% -
Technical 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
2005 2079 1546
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 69.74% 74.76% 70.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1036 1083 615
Average daily rate £400 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 61 70
Average hourly rate £27.50 £16.00 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.87% -35.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.86 £11.90 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £160.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

Technical Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Technical Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Technical Architecture
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Technical Architecture Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Technical Architecture
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Architecture across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Technical Architecture Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Technical Architecture
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Technical Architecture Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Technical 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 Technical Architecture within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 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 +8 10 £475 +16.56% 2
Slough - 7 £500 -
Windsor - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Technical Architecture
South East

Technical Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Technical 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 Technical Architecture.

1 15 (31.91%) Java
2 13 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (25.53%) People Management
4 9 (19.15%) Process Architecture
4 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
5 8 (17.02%) GIS
6 6 (12.77%) Telecoms
6 6 (12.77%) Finance
7 5 (10.64%) Migration
7 5 (10.64%) VMware
7 5 (10.64%) HP
7 5 (10.64%) ERP
7 5 (10.64%) SQL
7 5 (10.64%) RAD
7 5 (10.64%) RUP
8 4 (8.51%) MS Excel
8 4 (8.51%) CRM
8 4 (8.51%) Web Services
8 4 (8.51%) ITIL
8 4 (8.51%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (8.51%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 4 (8.51%) Office 365
8 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (8.51%) TOGAF
8 4 (8.51%) Marketing
9 3 (6.38%) Release Management
9 3 (6.38%) SAP HANA
9 3 (6.38%) Performance Metrics
9 3 (6.38%) Waterfall
9 3 (6.38%) SAP Data Services

Technical Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Technical 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 Technical Architecture. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
1 2 (4.26%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (4.26%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (4.26%) SharePoint 2013
1 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.13%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (8.51%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Exstream
1 2 (4.26%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (4.26%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.13%) CSG Singleview
2 1 (2.13%) Endur
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.51%) Office 365
2 3 (6.38%) SaaS
3 1 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) LAN
1 2 (4.26%) WAN
1 2 (4.26%) SAN
2 1 (2.13%) DSL
2 1 (2.13%) FTP
2 1 (2.13%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) DB2
1 3 (6.38%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (6.38%) SAP BW
1 3 (6.38%) SAP Data Services
1 3 (6.38%) SAP HANA
General
1 6 (12.77%) Telecoms
1 6 (12.77%) Finance
2 4 (8.51%) Marketing
3 2 (4.26%) German Language
4 1 (2.13%) Italian Language
4 1 (2.13%) Portuguese Language
4 1 (2.13%) Spanish Language
4 1 (2.13%) Legal
4 1 (2.13%) Billing
4 1 (2.13%) French Language
Job Titles
1 26 (55.32%) Architect
2 17 (36.17%) Technical Architect
3 9 (19.15%) Solutions Designer
3 9 (19.15%) Designer
4 5 (10.64%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (6.38%) Consultant
5 3 (6.38%) Programme Manager
5 3 (6.38%) Senior Technical Architect
5 3 (6.38%) Senior Architect
6 2 (4.26%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (4.26%) Applications Architect
6 2 (4.26%) Release Manager
6 2 (4.26%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Systems Architect
6 2 (4.26%) Analyst
7 1 (2.13%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.13%) Lead Designer
7 1 (2.13%) Information Architect
7 1 (2.13%) Business Architect
7 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.51%) Web Services
2 3 (6.38%) XML
2 3 (6.38%) SOAP
2 3 (6.38%) Middleware
3 2 (4.26%) JSR 170
3 2 (4.26%) REST
3 2 (4.26%) .NET
3 2 (4.26%) SAML
4 1 (2.13%) JSON
4 1 (2.13%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) GIS
2 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.38%) Performance Metrics
4 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.26%) Semantic Web
5 1 (2.13%) Machine to Machine
5 1 (2.13%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.38%) Windows
1 3 (6.38%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (25.53%) People Management
3 9 (19.15%) Process Architecture
4 5 (10.64%) Migration
4 5 (10.64%) RAD
4 5 (10.64%) RUP
4 5 (10.64%) ERP
5 4 (8.51%) CRM
5 4 (8.51%) ITIL
5 4 (8.51%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (8.51%) TOGAF
5 4 (8.51%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (6.38%) Waterfall
6 3 (6.38%) Change Management
6 3 (6.38%) Release Management
6 3 (6.38%) Data Migration
6 3 (6.38%) SOA
7 2 (4.26%) B2B
7 2 (4.26%) RDF
7 2 (4.26%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 15 (31.91%) Java
2 5 (10.64%) SQL
3 3 (6.38%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 3 (6.38%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.13%) PMP
3 1 (2.13%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.13%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.13%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.64%) HP
2 5 (10.64%) VMware
3 3 (6.38%) Business Objects
3 3 (6.38%) SAP
3 3 (6.38%) IBM
4 2 (4.26%) OpenLink
4 2 (4.26%) Oracle
5 1 (2.13%) BT
5 1 (2.13%) Pega
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