The table below looks at the statistics for the Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 18 11 16
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +5
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 71 98 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 8.20% 9.80% 8.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.03% 10.75% 10.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 31 38
Average daily rate
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£540 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £400 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £45.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+27.77% -5.26%
Architect
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
786 912 1189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.76% 91.20% 87.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 433 377
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 33 25
Average hourly rate £17.29 £13.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.70% -31.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.88 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.60 £50.00 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Architect in the job title across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Architect Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Architect across the Reading region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Architect Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region that cited Architect in their job title 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 with Architect in their job title.

1 40 (28.78%) Security Cleared
2 30 (21.58%) SC Cleared
3 27 (19.42%) Microsoft
3 27 (19.42%) SQL
3 27 (19.42%) Telecoms
4 24 (17.27%) SharePoint
5 23 (16.55%) Active Directory
5 23 (16.55%) Degree
6 22 (15.83%) Clustering
7 21 (15.11%) Project Management
7 21 (15.11%) CRM
7 21 (15.11%) SOA
8 20 (14.39%) .NET
9 19 (13.67%) Windows
9 19 (13.67%) 3G
9 19 (13.67%) Exchange Server 2013
10 18 (12.95%) Lync
10 18 (12.95%) BizTalk Server
10 18 (12.95%) Disaster Recovery
10 18 (12.95%) Dynamics AX
11 17 (12.23%) Dynamics CRM
11 17 (12.23%) Finance
11 17 (12.23%) Cisco
11 17 (12.23%) SharePoint 2010
11 17 (12.23%) Hyper-V
12 16 (11.51%) Cloud Computing
12 16 (11.51%) SharePoint 2013
13 15 (10.79%) Analytical Skills
13 15 (10.79%) Network Architecture
14 14 (10.07%) LTE

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region that cited Architect in their job title 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 with Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 24 (17.27%) SharePoint
2 19 (13.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 18 (12.95%) Lync
3 18 (12.95%) BizTalk Server
4 17 (12.23%) SharePoint 2010
5 16 (11.51%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (5.76%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (2.88%) WebLogic
8 3 (2.16%) IIS
8 3 (2.16%) MS Exchange
8 3 (2.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2000
8 3 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (2.16%) WebSphere
8 3 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (1.44%) Apache
10 1 (0.72%) Apache ServiceMix
10 1 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 11 (7.91%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.60%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.88%) MS Project
4 3 (2.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.44%) MS Office
6 1 (0.72%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 18 (12.95%) Dynamics AX
2 17 (12.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (2.16%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (1.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.72%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.72%) Maximo
5 1 (0.72%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.72%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 16 (11.51%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.16%) Force.com
3 2 (1.44%) SaaS
4 1 (0.72%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (13.67%) 3G
2 14 (10.07%) LTE
3 10 (7.19%) Internet
4 8 (5.76%) Firewall
5 7 (5.04%) 4G
6 6 (4.32%) RANAP
6 6 (4.32%) GGSN
6 6 (4.32%) SGSN
6 6 (4.32%) VoIP
7 5 (3.60%) Broadband
7 5 (3.60%) Wireless
8 4 (2.88%) LAN
8 4 (2.88%) WAN
8 4 (2.88%) SAN
9 3 (2.16%) LDAP
9 3 (2.16%) ATM
9 3 (2.16%) Network Security
9 3 (2.16%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (2.16%) Radio Access Network
10 2 (1.44%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.32%) IDOL
2 3 (2.16%) Hadoop
2 3 (2.16%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.44%) DB2
3 2 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.44%) Big Data
3 2 (1.44%) EDRMS
3 2 (1.44%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.44%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.72%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (0.72%) DTS
4 1 (0.72%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.72%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.72%) OLAP
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.72%) Oracle APEX
General
1 27 (19.42%) Telecoms
2 17 (12.23%) Finance
3 8 (5.76%) Billing
4 6 (4.32%) Marketing
4 6 (4.32%) Retail
5 2 (1.44%) Legal
6 1 (0.72%) Military
6 1 (0.72%) Banking
6 1 (0.72%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.72%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.72%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (14.39%) .NET
2 12 (8.63%) Application Packaging
3 6 (4.32%) Middleware
3 6 (4.32%) XML
4 4 (2.88%) SOAP
4 4 (2.88%) .NET Framework
5 3 (2.16%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (2.16%) Web Services
5 3 (2.16%) J2EE
6 2 (1.44%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.44%) HTML
6 2 (1.44%) XSD
6 2 (1.44%) JNDI
6 2 (1.44%) Oracle ADF
6 2 (1.44%) Apache Camel
6 2 (1.44%) WCF
7 1 (0.72%) SAP PI
7 1 (0.72%) RESTful
7 1 (0.72%) OSGi
7 1 (0.72%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 22 (15.83%) Clustering
2 15 (10.79%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (8.63%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (5.76%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.60%) PKI
6 4 (2.88%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.88%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.16%) Mainframe
7 3 (2.16%) Open Source
8 2 (1.44%) DataPower
8 2 (1.44%) Smartcard
9 1 (0.72%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.72%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.72%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.72%) GIS
9 1 (0.72%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.72%) EPoS
9 1 (0.72%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.72%) Handset
9 1 (0.72%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 19 (13.67%) Windows
2 5 (3.60%) Linux
3 3 (2.16%) AIX
3 3 (2.16%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.44%) UNIX
4 2 (1.44%) Solaris
4 2 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.72%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.72%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.72%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.72%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.72%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (15.11%) CRM
1 21 (15.11%) SOA
1 21 (15.11%) Project Management
2 18 (12.95%) Disaster Recovery
3 15 (10.79%) Network Architecture
4 14 (10.07%) Enterprise Architecture
5 12 (8.63%) TOGAF
5 12 (8.63%) Mentoring
6 9 (6.47%) Migration
7 8 (5.76%) GAP Analysis
8 7 (5.04%) Data Modelling
8 7 (5.04%) Business Development
9 6 (4.32%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (4.32%) Network Design
9 6 (4.32%) ERP
9 6 (4.32%) ITIL
9 6 (4.32%) Validation
10 5 (3.60%) Information Security
10 5 (3.60%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (3.60%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 27 (19.42%) SQL
2 5 (3.60%) C
3 4 (2.88%) Java
3 4 (2.88%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.44%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.44%) Perl
5 1 (0.72%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.72%) C#
5 1 (0.72%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.72%) Ruby
5 1 (0.72%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 40 (28.78%) Security Cleared
2 30 (21.58%) SC Cleared
3 23 (16.55%) Degree
4 5 (3.60%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (2.16%) MCP
6 2 (1.44%) IBM Certification
7 1 (0.72%) CISM
7 1 (0.72%) GIAC
7 1 (0.72%) GCIH
7 1 (0.72%) CCIE
7 1 (0.72%) CCNP
7 1 (0.72%) CCNA
7 1 (0.72%) CISSP
7 1 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.72%) MCTS
7 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.72%) CGEIT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.19%) SLA
2 4 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.72%) COBIT
3 1 (0.72%) QA
System Software
1 23 (16.55%) Active Directory
2 17 (12.23%) Hyper-V
3 5 (3.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.16%) XenApp
4 3 (2.16%) Terminal Services
4 3 (2.16%) VMware ESX
4 3 (2.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.72%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.72%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 3 (2.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 3 (2.16%) ARCserve
1 3 (2.16%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (2.16%) NetBackup
1 3 (2.16%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.72%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (0.72%) MOM
Vendors
1 27 (19.42%) Microsoft
2 17 (12.23%) Cisco
3 11 (7.91%) Juniper
4 9 (6.47%) Oracle
5 7 (5.04%) SAP
5 7 (5.04%) Huawei
6 6 (4.32%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 6 (4.32%) F5
6 6 (4.32%) Avaya
6 6 (4.32%) Meridio
6 6 (4.32%) Ericsson
7 5 (3.60%) VMware
8 4 (2.88%) IBM
9 3 (2.16%) Citrix
9 3 (2.16%) HP
9 3 (2.16%) CheckPoint
9 3 (2.16%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (2.16%) Symantec
10 2 (1.44%) KANA
10 2 (1.44%) Business Objects
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