The first table below looks at the demand for the Technical 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 Technical Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 18 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Architect
Rank 64 60 56
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 9 10 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.84% 1.30% 2.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 1.41% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 17
Average daily rate £450 £563 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £463 £359
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £593 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £465 £450
% change year-on-year
+7.52% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £26.98 -
% change year-on-year
+163.20% -
Job Titles Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
958 710 982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 89.20% 91.97% 90.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 303 350
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
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 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 52 46
Average hourly rate £15.13 £18.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.24% +19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.69 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Technical Architect
Berkshire

Technical Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Technical Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Technical Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Technical Architect Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Technical Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Architect across the Reading region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Technical Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Technical Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Technical Architect across the Reading region.

Technical Architect Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region that cited Technical 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 Technical Architect in their job title.

1 6 (30.00%) Windows
1 6 (30.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (20.00%) VMware
2 4 (20.00%) Finance
3 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (15.00%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (10.00%) Lync
4 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (10.00%) Change Control
4 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (10.00%) MCP
4 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (10.00%) XenApp
4 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (10.00%) Clustering
4 2 (10.00%) NetBackup
4 2 (10.00%) Backup Exec
4 2 (10.00%) VMware ESX
4 2 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2000
4 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (10.00%) Citrix
4 2 (10.00%) SharePoint

Technical Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region that cited Technical 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 Technical Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.00%) Lync
1 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2000
1 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) IIS
2 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Force.com
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) SAN
1 1 (5.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) DB2
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
2 1 (5.00%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.00%) CSS
2 1 (5.00%) XML
2 1 (5.00%) HTML
2 1 (5.00%) Mason
2 1 (5.00%) JRules
2 1 (5.00%) Visualforce
2 1 (5.00%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Clustering
1 2 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.00%) Replication
2 1 (5.00%) Open Source
2 1 (5.00%) Google Search Appliance
2 1 (5.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
1 3 (15.00%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (10.00%) Change Control
2 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (10.00%) CRM
2 2 (10.00%) ETL
3 1 (5.00%) Project Management
3 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (5.00%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (5.00%) QMS
3 1 (5.00%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.00%) Network Design
3 1 (5.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (5.00%) Workflow
3 1 (5.00%) Information Architecture
3 1 (5.00%) Software Architecture
3 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Modelling
3 1 (5.00%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.00%) C#
2 1 (5.00%) Java
2 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.00%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) MCP
2 2 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (5.00%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (10.00%) XenApp
2 2 (10.00%) VMware ESX
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (10.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) NetBackup
1 2 (10.00%) Backup Exec
1 2 (10.00%) ARCserve
1 2 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (20.00%) VMware
2 2 (10.00%) Citrix
2 2 (10.00%) Mercator
2 2 (10.00%) Symantec
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco
3 1 (5.00%) IBM
3 1 (5.00%) Siebel
3 1 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (5.00%) Juniper
3 1 (5.00%) Omniture
3 1 (5.00%) Google
3 1 (5.00%) ATG
3 1 (5.00%) Ab Initio
3 1 (5.00%) F5