The first table below looks at the demand for the Senior 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 Senior Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 16 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Architect
Rank 71 66 70
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Architect 7 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.65% 0.13% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.14% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Average daily rate - £550 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +42.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £500 £513
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £55.00 £40.07
% change year-on-year
-39.09% +37.25%
Job Titles Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
966 710 975
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 89.44% 91.97% 90.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 303 346
Average daily rate £350 £358 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.09% +2.14%
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 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 51 46
Average hourly rate £15.50 £18.50 £15.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.21% +22.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.87 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Senior Architect
Berkshire

Senior Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Senior Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Senior Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Senior Architect Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Senior Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

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

1 8 (66.67%) Telecoms
1 8 (66.67%) 3G
2 5 (41.67%) ATM
2 5 (41.67%) CDMA
2 5 (41.67%) GPRS
2 5 (41.67%) 3GPP
2 5 (41.67%) UMTS
2 5 (41.67%) WCDMA
2 5 (41.67%) 2G
2 5 (41.67%) Huawei
3 4 (33.33%) Project Management
3 4 (33.33%) SQL
3 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (25.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (25.00%) VoIP
4 3 (25.00%) Statistical Analysis
4 3 (25.00%) Validation
4 3 (25.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (25.00%) LTE
4 3 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (25.00%) Degree
4 3 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (16.67%) C#
5 2 (16.67%) .NET
5 2 (16.67%) Cisco
6 1 (8.33%) MPLS
6 1 (8.33%) BGP
6 1 (8.33%) Mercator

Senior Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

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

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) 3G
2 5 (41.67%) ATM
2 5 (41.67%) CDMA
2 5 (41.67%) GPRS
2 5 (41.67%) 3GPP
2 5 (41.67%) UMTS
2 5 (41.67%) WCDMA
2 5 (41.67%) 2G
3 3 (25.00%) VoIP
3 3 (25.00%) LTE
3 3 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (8.33%) MPLS
4 1 (8.33%) BGP
4 1 (8.33%) Intranet
4 1 (8.33%) SMTP
4 1 (8.33%) FTP
4 1 (8.33%) HTTP
4 1 (8.33%) RIP
4 1 (8.33%) DNS
4 1 (8.33%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) DTS
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) OLAP
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (66.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (8.33%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Project Management
2 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (25.00%) Statistical Analysis
2 3 (25.00%) Validation
2 3 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) ITSM
3 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (8.33%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) Perl
3 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) CCIE
2 1 (8.33%) CCNP
2 1 (8.33%) CCNA
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (8.33%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Huawei
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco
4 1 (8.33%) Mercator
4 1 (8.33%) NetApp
4 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
4 1 (8.33%) VMware
4 1 (8.33%) F5