The first table below looks at the demand for Software Architecture skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Architecture over the 3 months to 17 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 of the Processes & Methodologies category 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architecture
Rank 72 68 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 6 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.56% 0.13% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 0.18% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Average daily rate £438 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 £38.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year
-9.86% -8.43%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
786 541 691
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 73.53% 70.81% 63.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 233 267
Average daily rate £400 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 21
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.18 £13.80 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £32.00 £31.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Software Architecture
Berkshire

Software Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Architecture across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Software Architecture
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Software Architecture Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing Software 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 Software Architecture.

1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (75.00%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (50.00%) C#
3 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (37.50%) Systems Analysis
4 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (37.50%) Scrum
4 3 (37.50%) AOP
4 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
4 3 (37.50%) .NET Framework
4 3 (37.50%) QA
4 3 (37.50%) WCF
4 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (37.50%) Multithreading
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (37.50%) Git (software)
4 3 (37.50%) Web Accessibility
4 3 (37.50%) Dependency Injection
4 3 (37.50%) BDD
4 3 (37.50%) Change Data Capture
4 3 (37.50%) SoapUI
4 3 (37.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 3 (37.50%) OOD
4 3 (37.50%) SOA
4 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 3 (37.50%) T-SQL
4 3 (37.50%) .NET
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing Software 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 Software Architecture. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (75.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Visual Studio
1 3 (37.50%) NUnit
1 3 (37.50%) Git (software)
1 3 (37.50%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Games
1 1 (12.50%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Software Developer
1 3 (37.50%) Developer
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Systems Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Business Systems Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
1 3 (37.50%) SOAP
1 3 (37.50%) .NET Framework
1 3 (37.50%) WCF
1 3 (37.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (12.50%) JRules
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Xbox
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (37.50%) Systems Analysis
2 3 (37.50%) Dependency Injection
2 3 (37.50%) AOP
2 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (37.50%) Multithreading
2 3 (37.50%) Web Accessibility
2 3 (37.50%) UML
2 3 (37.50%) OO
2 3 (37.50%) DSDM
2 3 (37.50%) OOD
2 3 (37.50%) SOA
2 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (37.50%) Scrum
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) TDD
2 3 (37.50%) Pair Programming
2 3 (37.50%) Change Data Capture
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) T-SQL
3 1 (12.50%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
2 1 (12.50%) ISO 8583
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Ab Initio
2 1 (12.50%) IBM