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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architecture
Rank 70 71 80
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +9
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 1 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.11% 0.41% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.60% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £50
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +650.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £339 £410
% change year-on-year
+10.70% -17.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
602 662 817
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 68.33% 67.97% 67.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 283 306
Average daily rate £400 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £244 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 12
Average hourly rate £17.07 £30.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.03% +110.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.05 £14.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.70 £36.85 £32.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
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 22 July 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 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (57.14%) OOD
2 4 (57.14%) SOA
2 4 (57.14%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) T-SQL
2 4 (57.14%) .NET
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (57.14%) Visual Studio
2 4 (57.14%) SOAP
2 4 (57.14%) UML
2 4 (57.14%) OO
2 4 (57.14%) Scrum
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) TDD
2 4 (57.14%) Pair Programming
2 4 (57.14%) NUnit
2 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
2 4 (57.14%) AOP
2 4 (57.14%) WCF
2 4 (57.14%) Unit Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (57.14%) Multithreading
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (57.14%) Git (software)
2 4 (57.14%) Dependency Injection
2 4 (57.14%) BDD
2 4 (57.14%) SoapUI
2 4 (57.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 7 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Visual Studio
1 4 (57.14%) NUnit
1 4 (57.14%) Git (software)
1 4 (57.14%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Software Developer
1 4 (57.14%) Developer
2 3 (42.86%) Systems Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Business Systems Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
1 4 (57.14%) SOAP
1 4 (57.14%) WCF
1 4 (57.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 4 (57.14%) .NET Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) OOD
1 4 (57.14%) SOA
1 4 (57.14%) UML
1 4 (57.14%) OO
1 4 (57.14%) Scrum
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (57.14%) TDD
1 4 (57.14%) Pair Programming
1 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
1 4 (57.14%) AOP
1 4 (57.14%) Unit Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (57.14%) Multithreading
1 4 (57.14%) Dependency Injection
1 4 (57.14%) BDD
1 4 (57.14%) Change Data Capture
2 3 (42.86%) Web Accessibility
2 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (42.86%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) C#
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
1 4 (57.14%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft