The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions 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 Solutions Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 55 57 36
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 20 27 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.24% 2.49% 4.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.47% 2.71% 5.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 15
Average daily rate
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£520 £430 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.93% +13.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £400 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £520 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.00 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
810 998 1203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.71% 91.98% 89.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 490 516 373
Average daily rate £390 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £218 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 36 37
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £29.05 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Reading region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Solutions Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Solutions Architect Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region that cited Solutions 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 Solutions Architect in their job title.

1 17 (36.17%) Telecoms
2 14 (29.79%) Degree
3 11 (23.40%) 3G
4 10 (21.28%) Project Management
4 10 (21.28%) Finance
5 9 (19.15%) TOGAF
6 7 (14.89%) Business Development
6 7 (14.89%) Retail
6 7 (14.89%) SOA
6 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
6 7 (14.89%) Internet
7 6 (12.77%) GAP Analysis
7 6 (12.77%) Billing
7 6 (12.77%) Enterprise Architecture
7 6 (12.77%) Marketing
8 5 (10.64%) Computer Science
8 5 (10.64%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (10.64%) Broadband
8 5 (10.64%) SAP
8 5 (10.64%) ERP
8 5 (10.64%) Security Cleared
8 5 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (8.51%) Mentoring
9 4 (8.51%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (8.51%) Network Architecture
9 4 (8.51%) Windows
9 4 (8.51%) Java
9 4 (8.51%) JavaScript
9 4 (8.51%) .NET
9 4 (8.51%) B2B

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region that cited Solutions 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 Solutions Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.13%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (2.13%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.13%) Drupal
2 1 (2.13%) Liferay
2 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.13%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (2.13%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.26%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (4.26%) MS Project
3 1 (2.13%) MS Office
3 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.13%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (4.26%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.13%) SAP SRM
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (2.13%) SAP MM
2 1 (2.13%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Force.com
2 1 (2.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (23.40%) 3G
2 7 (14.89%) Internet
3 5 (10.64%) Broadband
4 3 (6.38%) LTE
5 2 (4.26%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (4.26%) NetScaler
5 2 (4.26%) MVNO
5 2 (4.26%) VoIP
5 2 (4.26%) DMZ
5 2 (4.26%) DHCP
5 2 (4.26%) DNS
6 1 (2.13%) SAN
6 1 (2.13%) WAN
6 1 (2.13%) LAN
6 1 (2.13%) 4G
6 1 (2.13%) Firewall
6 1 (2.13%) Wireless
6 1 (2.13%) Network Security
6 1 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.13%) IDOL
2 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.13%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.13%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
General
1 17 (36.17%) Telecoms
2 10 (21.28%) Finance
3 7 (14.89%) Retail
4 6 (12.77%) Billing
4 6 (12.77%) Marketing
5 1 (2.13%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.51%) .NET
2 3 (6.38%) HTML
2 3 (6.38%) XML
3 2 (4.26%) Hibernate
3 2 (4.26%) Spring
3 2 (4.26%) Web Services
3 2 (4.26%) SOAP
4 1 (2.13%) Struts
4 1 (2.13%) J2EE
4 1 (2.13%) CSS
4 1 (2.13%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (2.13%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.13%) JSON
4 1 (2.13%) Spring MVC
4 1 (2.13%) jQuery
4 1 (2.13%) SAP PI
4 1 (2.13%) RESTful
4 1 (2.13%) REST
4 1 (2.13%) Akka
4 1 (2.13%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Computer Science
1 5 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.51%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (6.38%) Open Source
4 2 (4.26%) Clustering
5 1 (2.13%) PKI
5 1 (2.13%) EPoS
5 1 (2.13%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.13%) GIS
5 1 (2.13%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.51%) Windows
2 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.13%) AIX
4 1 (2.13%) Linux
4 1 (2.13%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.28%) Project Management
2 9 (19.15%) TOGAF
3 7 (14.89%) SOA
3 7 (14.89%) Business Development
4 6 (12.77%) Enterprise Architecture
4 6 (12.77%) GAP Analysis
5 5 (10.64%) ERP
5 5 (10.64%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (8.51%) B2B
6 4 (8.51%) Migration
6 4 (8.51%) Network Architecture
6 4 (8.51%) Mentoring
7 3 (6.38%) B2C
7 3 (6.38%) Data Management
8 2 (4.26%) Logistics
8 2 (4.26%) Business Analysis
8 2 (4.26%) eTOM
8 2 (4.26%) TDD
8 2 (4.26%) ITIL
8 2 (4.26%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.51%) Java
1 4 (8.51%) JavaScript
2 3 (6.38%) C
3 2 (4.26%) SQL
3 2 (4.26%) Perl
4 1 (2.13%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.13%) Ruby
4 1 (2.13%) Scala
Qualifications
1 14 (29.79%) Degree
2 5 (10.64%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.26%) PhD
3 2 (4.26%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.38%) Active Directory
1 3 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.26%) XenApp
2 2 (4.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.13%) OpenView
2 1 (2.13%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.64%) SAP
3 3 (6.38%) Oracle
3 3 (6.38%) Cisco
3 3 (6.38%) VMware
4 2 (4.26%) HP
4 2 (4.26%) Business Objects
4 2 (4.26%) Siebel
4 2 (4.26%) Citrix
4 2 (4.26%) NetApp
4 2 (4.26%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (4.26%) Symantec
5 1 (2.13%) Primavera
5 1 (2.13%) TIBCO
5 1 (2.13%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.13%) Juniper
5 1 (2.13%) BMC
5 1 (2.13%) EMC
5 1 (2.13%) IBM
5 1 (2.13%) Meridio
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