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 24 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Architecture
Rank 101 116 100
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -16
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 29 9 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.02% 0.32% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 0.45% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 9
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £290 £395
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £593 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
- +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 - -
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
2019 1995 1737
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 70.77% 71.84% 69.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1088 1025 689
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 45 55
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 £12.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £168.75 £58.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 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 24 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 +12 13 £450 -5.26% 1
Slough +5 8 £450 +53.84%
Bracknell - 2 £465 -
Newbury -7 1 £505 +12.22%
Technical Architecture
South East

Technical Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 19 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (28.07%) Java
3 13 (22.81%) People Management
4 11 (19.30%) GIS
5 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
5 10 (17.54%) Process Architecture
5 10 (17.54%) TOGAF
6 9 (15.79%) Telecoms
7 7 (12.28%) RAD
7 7 (12.28%) RUP
8 6 (10.53%) XML
8 6 (10.53%) Migration
8 6 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (8.77%) Office 365
9 5 (8.77%) VMware
9 5 (8.77%) SOAP
9 5 (8.77%) MS Excel
10 4 (7.02%) FTP
10 4 (7.02%) HP
10 4 (7.02%) Windows
10 4 (7.02%) ITIL
10 4 (7.02%) MS Office
10 4 (7.02%) Finance
10 4 (7.02%) Legal
10 4 (7.02%) Marketing
10 4 (7.02%) JSON
10 4 (7.02%) Release Management
10 4 (7.02%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 3 (5.26%) Waterfall
11 3 (5.26%) SAP HANA

Technical Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

Applications
1 5 (8.77%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.02%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) BigMachines
1 1 (1.75%) Exstream
1 1 (1.75%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.77%) Office 365
2 3 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.02%) FTP
2 2 (3.51%) SAN
2 2 (3.51%) LAN
2 2 (3.51%) WAN
3 1 (1.75%) Broadband
3 1 (1.75%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.26%) SAP HANA
1 3 (5.26%) SAP Data Services
1 3 (5.26%) DB2
1 3 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (5.26%) SAP BW
General
1 9 (15.79%) Telecoms
2 4 (7.02%) Finance
2 4 (7.02%) Legal
2 4 (7.02%) Marketing
3 1 (1.75%) French Language
3 1 (1.75%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 32 (56.14%) Architect
2 20 (35.09%) Technical Architect
3 9 (15.79%) Designer
3 9 (15.79%) Solutions Architect
3 9 (15.79%) Solutions Designer
4 3 (5.26%) Senior Architect
4 3 (5.26%) Relationships Manager
4 3 (5.26%) Senior Technical Architect
5 2 (3.51%) Consultant
5 2 (3.51%) Project Manager
5 2 (3.51%) Programme Manager
5 2 (3.51%) Analyst
5 2 (3.51%) Release Manager
5 2 (3.51%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (3.51%) Systems Architect
5 2 (3.51%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (1.75%) Digital Solutions Architect
6 1 (1.75%) Digital Architect
6 1 (1.75%) Information Systems Architect
6 1 (1.75%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.53%) XML
2 5 (8.77%) SOAP
3 4 (7.02%) JSON
4 3 (5.26%) Middleware
5 2 (3.51%) Web Services
5 2 (3.51%) JSR 170
6 1 (1.75%) WebCenter
6 1 (1.75%) REST
6 1 (1.75%) PhoneGap
6 1 (1.75%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.30%) GIS
2 6 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.26%) Performance Metrics
3 3 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.51%) Semantic Web
5 1 (1.75%) Machine to Machine
5 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.75%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.02%) Windows
2 3 (5.26%) AIX
3 2 (3.51%) Linux
4 1 (1.75%) UNIX
4 1 (1.75%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (22.81%) People Management
3 10 (17.54%) Process Architecture
3 10 (17.54%) TOGAF
4 7 (12.28%) RAD
4 7 (12.28%) RUP
5 6 (10.53%) Migration
6 4 (7.02%) ITIL
6 4 (7.02%) Release Management
6 4 (7.02%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (5.26%) Waterfall
7 3 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (5.26%) Information Architecture
7 3 (5.26%) Time Management
7 3 (5.26%) Data Migration
7 3 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (5.26%) ERP
7 3 (5.26%) Change Management
7 3 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (3.51%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 16 (28.07%) Java
2 3 (5.26%) SQL
2 3 (5.26%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 3 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (3.51%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.75%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.75%) Degree
3 1 (1.75%) PMP
3 1 (1.75%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.51%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.75%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.77%) VMware
3 4 (7.02%) HP
4 3 (5.26%) SAP
4 3 (5.26%) Business Objects
4 3 (5.26%) IBM
5 2 (3.51%) OpenLink
5 2 (3.51%) Oracle
6 1 (1.75%) Pega
6 1 (1.75%) BT
6 1 (1.75%) ATG
6 1 (1.75%) Remedy