The table below looks at the statistics 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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architecture
Rank 65 74 96
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +22
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 4 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.46% 0.50% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.69% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Average daily rate
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£419 £375 £50
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% +650.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £406 £323 £345
% change year-on-year
+25.96% -6.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £35.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+69.01% -10.12%
Software Architecture
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
585 720 933
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 67.24% 72.29% 67.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 372 282
Average daily rate £425 £365 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.43% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £218 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £475 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 12
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £38.50 £27.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 18 September 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 5 (62.50%) Scrum
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (62.50%) UML
2 4 (50.00%) OO
2 4 (50.00%) WCF
2 4 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (50.00%) Multithreading
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (50.00%) Web Accessibility
2 4 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
2 4 (50.00%) TDD
2 4 (50.00%) Pair Programming
2 4 (50.00%) NUnit
2 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (50.00%) Systems Analysis
2 4 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 4 (50.00%) AOP
2 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (50.00%) .NET Framework
2 4 (50.00%) C#
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 4 (50.00%) .NET
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 4 (50.00%) SOAP
2 4 (50.00%) OOD

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 4 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Visual Studio
1 4 (50.00%) NUnit
1 4 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (50.00%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Software Developer
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) .NET
1 4 (50.00%) SOAP
1 4 (50.00%) .NET Framework
1 4 (50.00%) WCF
1 4 (50.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Scrum
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (62.50%) UML
2 4 (50.00%) OO
2 4 (50.00%) OOD
2 4 (50.00%) SOA
2 4 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (50.00%) Multithreading
2 4 (50.00%) Web Accessibility
2 4 (50.00%) Dependency Injection
2 4 (50.00%) TDD
2 4 (50.00%) Pair Programming
2 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (50.00%) Systems Analysis
2 4 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 4 (50.00%) AOP
2 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (50.00%) BDD
2 4 (50.00%) Change Data Capture
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) C#
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
1 4 (50.00%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft