The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Reading region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 17 15 14
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 77 66 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 7.17% 8.55% 7.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.04% 9.30% 8.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 27 44
Average daily rate £469 £475 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +16.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £346 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.25 £55.00 £40.07
% change year-on-year
-19.54% +37.25%
Job Titles Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
958 710 982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 89.20% 91.97% 90.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 303 350
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £185 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 52 46
Average hourly rate £15.13 £18.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.24% +19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.69 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Architect
Berkshire

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 52 (35.86%) Security Cleared
2 39 (26.90%) SC Cleared
3 30 (20.69%) Windows
3 30 (20.69%) Microsoft
4 24 (16.55%) Migration
5 21 (14.48%) SQL Server
6 19 (13.10%) Oracle
7 18 (12.41%) MS Excel
7 18 (12.41%) Telecoms
8 17 (11.72%) SQL
9 14 (9.66%) Validation
9 14 (9.66%) SharePoint Server
9 14 (9.66%) SharePoint
9 14 (9.66%) SOA
9 14 (9.66%) Cisco
9 14 (9.66%) Project Management
10 13 (8.97%) Active Directory
10 13 (8.97%) Degree
10 13 (8.97%) VMware
10 13 (8.97%) Finance
11 12 (8.28%) XML
12 11 (7.59%) .NET
12 11 (7.59%) Intranet
13 10 (6.90%) ETL
13 10 (6.90%) Replication
13 10 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
14 9 (6.21%) Analytics
14 9 (6.21%) Technical Architecture
14 9 (6.21%) CRM
15 8 (5.52%) Data Warehouse

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 14 (9.66%) SharePoint Server
1 14 (9.66%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.45%) IIS
2 5 (3.45%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.76%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.38%) Office Communications Server
4 2 (1.38%) Oracle Coherence
4 2 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.38%) Lync
4 2 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2000
4 2 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.69%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.69%) CICS
5 1 (0.69%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 18 (12.41%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.14%) MS Office
3 4 (2.76%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.07%) Oracle CRM
1 3 (2.07%) Oracle BRM
1 3 (2.07%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (1.38%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (1.38%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.69%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.69%) IaaS
1 1 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.69%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.59%) Intranet
2 8 (5.52%) 3G
3 7 (4.83%) WCDMA
3 7 (4.83%) ATM
4 6 (4.14%) SAN
5 5 (3.45%) 2G
5 5 (3.45%) Firewall
5 5 (3.45%) DNS
5 5 (3.45%) CDMA
5 5 (3.45%) GPRS
5 5 (3.45%) 3GPP
5 5 (3.45%) UMTS
5 5 (3.45%) VoIP
5 5 (3.45%) WAN
5 5 (3.45%) LTE
6 4 (2.76%) Ethernet
6 4 (2.76%) LAN
6 4 (2.76%) MPLS
6 4 (2.76%) Internet
6 4 (2.76%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (14.48%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.52%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.45%) OLAP
4 4 (2.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.76%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (2.76%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (2.07%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.38%) Big Data
6 2 (1.38%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.38%) DB2
6 2 (1.38%) EDRMS
6 2 (1.38%) IDOL
7 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.69%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.69%) DTS
7 1 (0.69%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.69%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (0.69%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.69%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 2 (1.38%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.69%) Ant
General
1 18 (12.41%) Telecoms
2 13 (8.97%) Finance
3 8 (5.52%) Retail
4 6 (4.14%) Billing
5 5 (3.45%) Banking
6 3 (2.07%) Marketing
7 2 (1.38%) Multimedia
7 2 (1.38%) Law
7 2 (1.38%) Back Office
8 1 (0.69%) Military
8 1 (0.69%) Legal
8 1 (0.69%) Publishing
8 1 (0.69%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.28%) XML
2 11 (7.59%) .NET
3 5 (3.45%) Middleware
4 4 (2.76%) WebCenter
4 4 (2.76%) ODBC
4 4 (2.76%) Web Services
5 2 (1.38%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (1.38%) JSP
5 2 (1.38%) XSLT
5 2 (1.38%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.38%) J2EE
5 2 (1.38%) HTML
6 1 (0.69%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 1 (0.69%) ISPF
6 1 (0.69%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.69%) Java EE
6 1 (0.69%) JRules
6 1 (0.69%) EJB
6 1 (0.69%) CSS
6 1 (0.69%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.90%) Replication
2 8 (5.52%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (4.14%) PKI
4 4 (2.76%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.07%) Smartcard
5 3 (2.07%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.38%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.38%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.38%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.38%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.38%) Firmware
6 2 (1.38%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (1.38%) Taxonomies
6 2 (1.38%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.38%) Handset
6 2 (1.38%) Clustering
7 1 (0.69%) VSAM
7 1 (0.69%) FlexPod
7 1 (0.69%) Google Search Appliance
7 1 (0.69%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 30 (20.69%) Windows
2 4 (2.76%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (2.76%) Linux
2 4 (2.76%) UNIX
3 3 (2.07%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (2.07%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.38%) Android
4 2 (1.38%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.38%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.69%) zOS
5 1 (0.69%) MVS
5 1 (0.69%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.69%) Solaris
5 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (16.55%) Migration
2 14 (9.66%) Validation
2 14 (9.66%) SOA
2 14 (9.66%) Project Management
3 10 (6.90%) ETL
4 9 (6.21%) Analytics
4 9 (6.21%) Technical Architecture
4 9 (6.21%) CRM
5 8 (5.52%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (5.52%) Network Design
6 7 (4.83%) Security Architecture
6 7 (4.83%) TOGAF
6 7 (4.83%) Data Modelling
7 6 (4.14%) ITIL
7 6 (4.14%) Enterprise Architecture
7 6 (4.14%) Information Security
7 6 (4.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (3.45%) Service Delivery
8 5 (3.45%) Change Management
8 5 (3.45%) eTOM
Programming Languages
1 17 (11.72%) SQL
2 5 (3.45%) Java
2 5 (3.45%) C#
2 5 (3.45%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.38%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.69%) REXX
4 1 (0.69%) JCL
4 1 (0.69%) Perl
4 1 (0.69%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.69%) VB.NET
4 1 (0.69%) C
4 1 (0.69%) C++
4 1 (0.69%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 52 (35.86%) Security Cleared
2 39 (26.90%) SC Cleared
3 13 (8.97%) Degree
4 3 (2.07%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.38%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.38%) MCP
5 2 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.38%) PMP
5 2 (1.38%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.38%) CCDP
5 2 (1.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.69%) GIAC
6 1 (0.69%) GCIH
6 1 (0.69%) CISM
6 1 (0.69%) MCITP
6 1 (0.69%) MCTS
6 1 (0.69%) CCIE
6 1 (0.69%) CCNP
6 1 (0.69%) CCNA
6 1 (0.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.83%) QA
2 4 (2.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.76%) TickIT
3 2 (1.38%) COBIT
4 1 (0.69%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.69%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (8.97%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.45%) Hyper-V
3 5 (3.45%) XenApp
4 4 (2.76%) VMware ESX
5 3 (2.07%) Terminal Services
5 3 (2.07%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (2.07%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (1.38%) VMFS
7 1 (0.69%) Xen
7 1 (0.69%) RACF
7 1 (0.69%) KVM
7 1 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (2.07%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (1.38%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (1.38%) ARCserve
2 2 (1.38%) NetBackup
2 2 (1.38%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.69%) Puppet
3 1 (0.69%) SCCM
3 1 (0.69%) SCOM
3 1 (0.69%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 30 (20.69%) Microsoft
2 19 (13.10%) Oracle
3 14 (9.66%) Cisco
4 13 (8.97%) VMware
5 8 (5.52%) Citrix
6 7 (4.83%) Cognos
7 6 (4.14%) IBM
8 5 (3.45%) Huawei
8 5 (3.45%) Informatica
9 4 (2.76%) F5
9 4 (2.76%) Siebel
9 4 (2.76%) Business Objects
9 4 (2.76%) SAP
9 4 (2.76%) Mercator
9 4 (2.76%) CheckPoint
9 4 (2.76%) Juniper
10 3 (2.07%) CA
10 3 (2.07%) Veritas
10 3 (2.07%) TIBCO
11 2 (1.38%) Symantec
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