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 29 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 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Architect
Rank 57 62 66
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 9 14 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.01% 1.47% 1.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.13% 1.61% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 14
Average daily rate
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£525 £500 £417
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +19.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £352
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £540 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £485 £445 £425
% change year-on-year
+8.98% +4.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £27.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+158.18% +1.85%
Job Titles Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
793 868 1065
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 88.60% 91.18% 89.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 372 382
Average daily rate £375 £385 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +6.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 43 39
Average hourly rate £17.07 £16.00 £15.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.68% +2.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.52 £12.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £30.95 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Technical Architect
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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
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 29 July 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 15 (78.95%) Security Cleared
2 14 (73.68%) SC Cleared
3 8 (42.11%) Windows
4 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
4 4 (21.05%) Avaya
5 3 (15.79%) ARCserve
5 3 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (15.79%) VMware
5 3 (15.79%) VMware ESX
5 3 (15.79%) Clustering
5 3 (15.79%) NetBackup
5 3 (15.79%) Backup Exec
5 3 (15.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2000
5 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (15.79%) Terminal Services
5 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
5 3 (15.79%) Citrix
5 3 (15.79%) Symantec
5 3 (15.79%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (15.79%) Blackberry
5 3 (15.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
5 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
5 3 (15.79%) .NET
5 3 (15.79%) MCP
5 3 (15.79%) Network Architecture

Technical Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
1 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
1 3 (15.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2000
1 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (10.53%) Lync
3 1 (5.26%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (5.26%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Project
1 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
1 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) SAN
2 1 (5.26%) Firewall
2 1 (5.26%) LAN
2 1 (5.26%) VoIP
2 1 (5.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) IDOL
1 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle APEX
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Blackberry
1 3 (15.79%) Clustering
2 2 (10.53%) PKI
3 1 (5.26%) Open Source
3 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.26%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 3 (15.79%) Change Control
2 3 (15.79%) Network Architecture
2 3 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (10.53%) Network Design
3 2 (10.53%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (10.53%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (10.53%) QMS
4 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
4 1 (5.26%) Migration
4 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.26%) CRM
4 1 (5.26%) ETL
4 1 (5.26%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
2 2 (10.53%) C
2 2 (10.53%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) Java
3 1 (5.26%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 15 (78.95%) Security Cleared
2 14 (73.68%) SC Cleared
3 3 (15.79%) MCP
3 3 (15.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.79%) Terminal Services
2 3 (15.79%) VMware ESX
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (15.79%) Hyper-V
2 3 (15.79%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) ARCserve
1 3 (15.79%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (15.79%) NetBackup
1 3 (15.79%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Avaya
2 3 (15.79%) Citrix
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.79%) Symantec
2 3 (15.79%) VMware
3 1 (5.26%) Meridio
3 1 (5.26%) F5
3 1 (5.26%) EMC
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) SAP
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco
3 1 (5.26%) Juniper
3 1 (5.26%) Salesforce.com