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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 9 20 15
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -5
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 89 75 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 10.68% 7.49% 8.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.65% 8.40% 8.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 35 27
Average daily rate
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£550 £500 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £400 £395
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £614 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £44.25 £46.25
% change year-on-year
-13.55% -4.32%
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
764 893 863
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 91.72% 89.21% 92.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 417 440 324
Average daily rate £400 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £230 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 30 46
Average hourly rate £19.75 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.43% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £175.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 2015, 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 42 (23.20%) Microsoft
2 37 (20.44%) Active Directory
3 32 (17.68%) SharePoint
4 31 (17.13%) CRM
4 31 (17.13%) Lync
5 30 (16.57%) Security Cleared
5 30 (16.57%) Clustering
6 29 (16.02%) SQL
6 29 (16.02%) BizTalk Server
7 28 (15.47%) .NET
7 28 (15.47%) SOA
7 28 (15.47%) Disaster Recovery
7 28 (15.47%) Dynamics AX
7 28 (15.47%) SharePoint 2010
8 27 (14.92%) Hyper-V
8 27 (14.92%) Exchange Server 2013
8 27 (14.92%) SharePoint 2013
8 27 (14.92%) Enterprise Architecture
9 26 (14.36%) Dynamics CRM
10 25 (13.81%) Cloud Computing
11 24 (13.26%) Java
12 22 (12.15%) TOGAF
13 21 (11.60%) SC Cleared
14 20 (11.05%) Finance
15 19 (10.50%) Telecoms
15 19 (10.50%) Application Packaging
16 17 (9.39%) SAP
17 16 (8.84%) Windows
18 15 (8.29%) Data Modelling
18 15 (8.29%) Cisco

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 32 (17.68%) SharePoint
2 31 (17.13%) Lync
3 29 (16.02%) BizTalk Server
4 28 (15.47%) SharePoint 2010
5 27 (14.92%) Exchange Server 2013
5 27 (14.92%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (2.21%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.66%) Apache
7 3 (1.66%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (1.66%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.10%) MS Exchange
8 2 (1.10%) JBoss
8 2 (1.10%) MQSeries
8 2 (1.10%) IIS
8 2 (1.10%) JCAPS
8 2 (1.10%) Liferay
8 2 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.55%) Apache ServiceMix
9 1 (0.55%) Node.js
Applications
1 8 (4.42%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.66%) MS Office
2 3 (1.66%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.10%) MS Project
4 1 (0.55%) ProjectWise
4 1 (0.55%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 28 (15.47%) Dynamics AX
2 26 (14.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (2.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (1.10%) SAP HCM
4 2 (1.10%) SAP IS-U
4 2 (1.10%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.55%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.55%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.55%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.55%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 25 (13.81%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (4.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.31%) LAN
1 6 (3.31%) WAN
1 6 (3.31%) Cisco Nexus
2 5 (2.76%) VoIP
2 5 (2.76%) 3G
2 5 (2.76%) Wireless
3 4 (2.21%) Internet
3 4 (2.21%) BGP
3 4 (2.21%) SAN
4 3 (1.66%) 4G
4 3 (1.66%) DHCP
4 3 (1.66%) DNS
4 3 (1.66%) MPLS
5 2 (1.10%) Firewall
5 2 (1.10%) OSPF
5 2 (1.10%) DMZ
5 2 (1.10%) Broadband
5 2 (1.10%) LTE
5 2 (1.10%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (1.10%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.87%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.21%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (2.21%) MySQL
3 3 (1.66%) Informix
3 3 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.66%) SAP BW
4 2 (1.10%) IDOL
4 2 (1.10%) EDRMS
4 2 (1.10%) PowerCenter
4 2 (1.10%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.55%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.55%) Xcelsius
5 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.55%) Essbase
5 1 (0.55%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.55%) JIRA
General
1 20 (11.05%) Finance
2 19 (10.50%) Telecoms
3 15 (8.29%) Retail
4 5 (2.76%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.76%) Billing
5 3 (1.66%) Legal
5 3 (1.66%) Marketing
6 2 (1.10%) Banking
7 1 (0.55%) Publishing
7 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.55%) Back Office
7 1 (0.55%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (15.47%) .NET
2 19 (10.50%) Application Packaging
3 8 (4.42%) SOAP
3 8 (4.42%) XML
4 7 (3.87%) Web Services
4 7 (3.87%) HTML
5 5 (2.76%) REST
5 5 (2.76%) Middleware
6 4 (2.21%) .NET Framework
6 4 (2.21%) J2EE
6 4 (2.21%) XSD
6 4 (2.21%) Oracle Fusion
6 4 (2.21%) HTML5
7 3 (1.66%) Hibernate
7 3 (1.66%) JSON
7 3 (1.66%) WCF
7 3 (1.66%) Spring
8 2 (1.10%) jQuery
8 2 (1.10%) Spring MVC
8 2 (1.10%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 30 (16.57%) Clustering
2 7 (3.87%) Computer Science
2 7 (3.87%) Data Integration
3 6 (3.31%) GIS
3 6 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.76%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.21%) PKI
5 4 (2.21%) Reference Data
5 4 (2.21%) Open Source
6 3 (1.66%) Social Media
6 3 (1.66%) Life Science
7 2 (1.10%) Cryptography
7 2 (1.10%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.10%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.10%) Machine to Machine
7 2 (1.10%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.55%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.55%) User Experience
8 1 (0.55%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.55%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 16 (8.84%) Windows
2 5 (2.76%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (2.76%) UNIX
3 4 (2.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (1.66%) Solaris
4 3 (1.66%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.10%) Linux
6 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.55%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.55%) AIX
6 1 (0.55%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (17.13%) CRM
2 28 (15.47%) SOA
2 28 (15.47%) Disaster Recovery
3 27 (14.92%) Enterprise Architecture
4 22 (12.15%) TOGAF
5 15 (8.29%) Data Modelling
5 15 (8.29%) Migration
6 11 (6.08%) Technical Architecture
7 10 (5.52%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (5.52%) ITIL
8 7 (3.87%) ERP
9 6 (3.31%) Data Architecture
9 6 (3.31%) Process Architecture
9 6 (3.31%) People Management
10 5 (2.76%) Asset Management
10 5 (2.76%) Business Analysis
11 4 (2.21%) Business Development
11 4 (2.21%) TDD
11 4 (2.21%) Content Management
11 4 (2.21%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 29 (16.02%) SQL
2 24 (13.26%) Java
3 6 (3.31%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.21%) C
5 3 (1.66%) Scala
5 3 (1.66%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.10%) Perl
7 1 (0.55%) Apex Code
7 1 (0.55%) PHP
7 1 (0.55%) C++
7 1 (0.55%) VBScript
7 1 (0.55%) VB
7 1 (0.55%) XPath
7 1 (0.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 30 (16.57%) Security Cleared
2 21 (11.60%) SC Cleared
3 12 (6.63%) Degree
4 4 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (2.21%) CCNP
4 4 (2.21%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.66%) CCIP
5 3 (1.66%) CCIE
6 2 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.10%) GSEC
6 2 (1.10%) CISA
6 2 (1.10%) CISM
6 2 (1.10%) CISSP
6 2 (1.10%) PhD
6 2 (1.10%) CSSLP
6 2 (1.10%) GCED
7 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.55%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.10%) QA
1 2 (1.10%) SLA
2 1 (0.55%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.55%) COBIT
System Software
1 37 (20.44%) Active Directory
2 27 (14.92%) Hyper-V
3 8 (4.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.21%) XenApp
5 2 (1.10%) vSphere
6 1 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.55%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (0.55%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (1.66%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (1.10%) SCCM
2 2 (1.10%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.55%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.55%) OpenView
3 1 (0.55%) TIBCO Hawk
3 1 (0.55%) MOM
Vendors
1 42 (23.20%) Microsoft
2 17 (9.39%) SAP
3 15 (8.29%) Cisco
4 13 (7.18%) Oracle
5 11 (6.08%) VMware
6 7 (3.87%) Citrix
7 6 (3.31%) F5
8 5 (2.76%) BMC
9 4 (2.21%) Open Text
9 4 (2.21%) RedDot
9 4 (2.21%) webMethods
9 4 (2.21%) EMC
9 4 (2.21%) Business Objects
10 2 (1.10%) Symantec
10 2 (1.10%) SunGard
10 2 (1.10%) Ericsson
10 2 (1.10%) Informatica
10 2 (1.10%) NetApp
11 1 (0.55%) SevOne
11 1 (0.55%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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