The first table below looks at the demand 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 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
Solution Architect
Rank 37 50 27
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 29 26 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.24% 2.73% 5.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.66% 3.00% 5.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 19
Average daily rate
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£575 £500 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +31.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £451 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £535 £509
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £470 £450
% change year-on-year
+1.06% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.29 £40.00 £57.50
% change year-on-year
+28.21% -30.43%
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%
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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 29 July 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 29 July 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 (36.96%) Degree
2 16 (34.78%) Telecoms
2 16 (34.78%) Project Management
3 14 (30.43%) SOA
4 12 (26.09%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (19.57%) 3G
5 9 (19.57%) Finance
6 8 (17.39%) TOGAF
7 7 (15.22%) Security Cleared
8 6 (13.04%) GAP Analysis
8 6 (13.04%) Billing
9 5 (10.87%) SC Cleared
9 5 (10.87%) Marketing
9 5 (10.87%) Business Development
9 5 (10.87%) Network Architecture
9 5 (10.87%) Internet
9 5 (10.87%) SAP
10 4 (8.70%) Oracle
10 4 (8.70%) ERP
10 4 (8.70%) Broadband
10 4 (8.70%) LTE
10 4 (8.70%) Computer Science
10 4 (8.70%) Migration
10 4 (8.70%) Analytics
11 3 (6.52%) Data Analytics
11 3 (6.52%) Data Management
11 3 (6.52%) Hadoop
11 3 (6.52%) B2B
11 3 (6.52%) TIBCO
11 3 (6.52%) CRM

Solutions 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 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 1 (2.17%) WebLogic
1 1 (2.17%) IIS
1 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.17%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (2.17%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) MS Project
1 2 (4.35%) MS Visio
1 2 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.17%) SAP SRM
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (2.17%) SAP MM
2 1 (2.17%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Force.com
2 1 (2.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (19.57%) 3G
2 5 (10.87%) Internet
3 4 (8.70%) LTE
3 4 (8.70%) Broadband
4 1 (2.17%) LAN
4 1 (2.17%) VoIP
4 1 (2.17%) WAN
4 1 (2.17%) SAN
4 1 (2.17%) Firewall
4 1 (2.17%) Wireless
4 1 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.17%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) Hadoop
2 2 (4.35%) Big Data
2 2 (4.35%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.17%) IDOL
3 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.17%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.17%) RDBMS
General
1 16 (34.78%) Telecoms
2 9 (19.57%) Finance
3 6 (13.04%) Billing
4 5 (10.87%) Marketing
5 2 (4.35%) Retail
6 1 (2.17%) Back Office
6 1 (2.17%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) .NET
2 1 (2.17%) J2EE
2 1 (2.17%) SOAP
2 1 (2.17%) Struts
2 1 (2.17%) XML
2 1 (2.17%) Hibernate
2 1 (2.17%) Spring
2 1 (2.17%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (2.17%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.17%) JSON
2 1 (2.17%) SAP PI
2 1 (2.17%) RESTful
2 1 (2.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (26.09%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (8.70%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.35%) Open Source
4 1 (2.17%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (2.17%) EPoS
4 1 (2.17%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.17%) GIS
4 1 (2.17%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.35%) Windows
2 1 (2.17%) AIX
2 1 (2.17%) Linux
2 1 (2.17%) Windows XP
2 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.78%) Project Management
2 14 (30.43%) SOA
3 8 (17.39%) TOGAF
4 6 (13.04%) GAP Analysis
5 5 (10.87%) Business Development
5 5 (10.87%) Network Architecture
6 4 (8.70%) Analytics
6 4 (8.70%) Migration
6 4 (8.70%) ERP
7 3 (6.52%) CRM
7 3 (6.52%) B2B
7 3 (6.52%) Data Management
7 3 (6.52%) Data Analytics
8 2 (4.35%) Waterfall
8 2 (4.35%) Change Control
8 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (4.35%) Logistics
8 2 (4.35%) Business Analysis
8 2 (4.35%) B2C
8 2 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.52%) Java
2 2 (4.35%) SQL
3 1 (2.17%) Ruby
3 1 (2.17%) C
3 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.17%) Perl
3 1 (2.17%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (36.96%) Degree
2 7 (15.22%) Security Cleared
3 5 (10.87%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.35%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (10.87%) SAP
2 4 (8.70%) Oracle
3 3 (6.52%) TIBCO
4 2 (4.35%) Siebel
4 2 (4.35%) Cisco
4 2 (4.35%) Business Objects
4 2 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.17%) IBM
5 1 (2.17%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.17%) HP
5 1 (2.17%) Juniper
5 1 (2.17%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.17%) Primavera
5 1 (2.17%) VMware
5 1 (2.17%) Meridio
5 1 (2.17%) Google
5 1 (2.17%) Huawei
5 1 (2.17%) Unica
5 1 (2.17%) F5