The table below looks at the statistics for Technical 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 Technical Architecture over the 3 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Architecture
Rank 54 61 69
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +8
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 13 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.54% 1.40% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.37% 2.00% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 3
Average daily rate
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£513 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £351 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £605 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £520 £425
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +22.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £44.00 -
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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
549 700 650
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 64.89% 70.07% 67.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 342 244
Average daily rate £400 £380 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +10.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 18 23
Average hourly rate £55.65 £15.38 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+261.95% -25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

Technical Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Architecture across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Technical Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Technical Architecture
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Technical Architecture Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Technical Architecture
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Architecture across the Reading region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

Technical Architecture Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Technical Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing Technical 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 Technical Architecture.

1 9 (40.91%) People Management
2 8 (36.36%) Java
3 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
3 7 (31.82%) Process Architecture
4 6 (27.27%) Office 365
4 6 (27.27%) Marketing
4 6 (27.27%) GIS
5 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (9.09%) Migration
6 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (9.09%) VMware
6 2 (9.09%) Change Management
6 2 (9.09%) MS Office
6 2 (9.09%) SAN
6 2 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (9.09%) SQL
6 2 (9.09%) .NET
6 2 (9.09%) CRM
6 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
6 2 (9.09%) LAN
6 2 (9.09%) WAN
6 2 (9.09%) Data Analysis
6 2 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (9.09%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (9.09%) German Language
6 2 (9.09%) Release Management
6 2 (9.09%) Data Migration
6 2 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared

Technical Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing Technical 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 Technical Architecture. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 2 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
1 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (4.55%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Office
2 1 (4.55%) MS Project
2 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (9.09%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (27.27%) Office 365
2 1 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) SAN
1 2 (9.09%) LAN
1 2 (9.09%) WAN
2 1 (4.55%) Unified Communications
General
1 6 (27.27%) Marketing
2 2 (9.09%) German Language
3 1 (4.55%) Italian Language
3 1 (4.55%) Portuguese Language
3 1 (4.55%) Spanish Language
3 1 (4.55%) French Language
3 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.55%) Billing
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Architect
2 8 (36.36%) Technical Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Release Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Information Systems Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Test Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Information Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Field Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) .NET
2 1 (4.55%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) GIS
2 1 (4.55%) Clustering
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) People Management
2 7 (31.82%) Process Architecture
3 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (9.09%) Migration
4 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (9.09%) Change Management
4 2 (9.09%) CRM
4 2 (9.09%) Data Analysis
4 2 (9.09%) Release Management
4 2 (9.09%) Data Migration
4 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (9.09%) Waterfall
5 1 (4.55%) High Availability
5 1 (4.55%) Integration Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Speech Recognition
5 1 (4.55%) Software Engineering
5 1 (4.55%) Project Planning
5 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) Java
2 2 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.55%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) VMware
3 1 (4.55%) Pega
3 1 (4.55%) Verint
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco