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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Architecture
Rank 63 71 -
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 13 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.31% 0.39% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.97% 0.52% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.25 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+2.18% -11.03%
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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
659 770 571
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 66.43% 74.47% 72.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 394 245
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 17 15
Average hourly rate £21.55 £22.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 £16.00 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.10 £180.00 £31.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -3.12%

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 28 April 2015, 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 8 (61.54%) Workflow
2 7 (53.85%) Service Management
3 6 (46.15%) Systems Analysis
4 5 (38.46%) Computer Science
4 5 (38.46%) Spanish Language
4 5 (38.46%) Degree
4 5 (38.46%) HTML5
4 5 (38.46%) REST
4 5 (38.46%) Analytics
4 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (38.46%) Project Management
4 5 (38.46%) Service Delivery
4 5 (38.46%) Management Information System
4 5 (38.46%) Data Management
4 5 (38.46%) HTML
4 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
4 5 (38.46%) SAP
4 5 (38.46%) SOAP
4 5 (38.46%) OO
4 5 (38.46%) ERP
4 5 (38.46%) Data Modelling
4 5 (38.46%) SOA
5 4 (30.77%) Java
5 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
6 3 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (23.08%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (23.08%) .NET
6 3 (23.08%) ETL

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 3 (23.08%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (15.38%) CMS
2 2 (15.38%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
1 3 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (23.08%) Star Schema
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 5 (38.46%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Analyst
1 6 (46.15%) Systems Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Lead Developer
2 5 (38.46%) Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Architect
3 3 (23.08%) Lead Architect
4 2 (15.38%) Management Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Service Management Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Oracle Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) SAP Developer
5 1 (7.69%) SAP Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) HTML
1 5 (38.46%) SOAP
1 5 (38.46%) HTML5
1 5 (38.46%) REST
2 3 (23.08%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Management Information System
1 5 (38.46%) Computer Science
1 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Workflow
2 7 (53.85%) Service Management
3 6 (46.15%) Systems Analysis
4 5 (38.46%) Analytics
4 5 (38.46%) Project Management
4 5 (38.46%) Data Management
4 5 (38.46%) Service Delivery
4 5 (38.46%) OO
4 5 (38.46%) ERP
4 5 (38.46%) Data Modelling
4 5 (38.46%) SOA
5 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (23.08%) ETL
6 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
2 4 (30.77%) Java
3 2 (15.38%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) SAP
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) Sitecore
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle