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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 53 42 44
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 16 30 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.93% 3.28% 3.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.13% 3.63% 3.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 6
Average daily rate
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£550 £575 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £525 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £60.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-0.83% +50.00%
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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
751 826 848
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.70% 90.37% 92.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 368 373
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £260 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 30 41
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.07 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.16% -7.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.12 £20.10 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.08 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.61% -8.11%

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 7 July 2015.

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 7 July 2015, 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 13 (22.41%) Finance
2 9 (15.52%) TOGAF
2 9 (15.52%) Enterprise Architecture
2 9 (15.52%) Oracle
3 7 (12.07%) Security Cleared
3 7 (12.07%) Telecoms
3 7 (12.07%) VoLTE
4 6 (10.34%) Mentoring
4 6 (10.34%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 6 (10.34%) Microsoft
5 5 (8.62%) HP
5 5 (8.62%) Financial Institution
5 5 (8.62%) 3G
5 5 (8.62%) HTML
5 5 (8.62%) SaaS
5 5 (8.62%) ServiceNow
6 4 (6.90%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (6.90%) 4G
6 4 (6.90%) JavaScript
6 4 (6.90%) MS Excel
6 4 (6.90%) Internet
6 4 (6.90%) Middleware
6 4 (6.90%) IBM
6 4 (6.90%) Migration
6 4 (6.90%) Business Analysis
6 4 (6.90%) SC Cleared
7 3 (5.17%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (5.17%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (5.17%) Degree
7 3 (5.17%) Retail

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 (3.45%) WebLogic
1 2 (3.45%) MQSeries
1 2 (3.45%) MS Exchange
1 2 (3.45%) JCAPS
1 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.72%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.72%) Drupal
2 1 (1.72%) Liferay
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (1.72%) Lync
2 1 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (6.90%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (3.45%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (3.45%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (3.45%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (3.45%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (3.45%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (3.45%) Oracle Assets
2 2 (3.45%) Oracle E-Business Tax
2 2 (3.45%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 2 (3.45%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.72%) SAP HCM
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.62%) SaaS
2 2 (3.45%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.07%) VoLTE
2 5 (8.62%) 3G
3 4 (6.90%) Internet
3 4 (6.90%) 4G
4 3 (5.17%) Broadband
5 2 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.72%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.72%) Toad
2 1 (1.72%) JDeveloper
2 1 (1.72%) Maven
2 1 (1.72%) JIRA
2 1 (1.72%) Hudson
2 1 (1.72%) Apache Continuum
2 1 (1.72%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 13 (22.41%) Finance
2 7 (12.07%) Telecoms
3 5 (8.62%) Financial Institution
4 3 (5.17%) Retail
4 3 (5.17%) Billing
5 2 (3.45%) General Ledger
5 2 (3.45%) Legal
6 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.72%) Banking
6 1 (1.72%) Marketing
6 1 (1.72%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.62%) HTML
2 4 (6.90%) Middleware
3 3 (5.17%) XML
3 3 (5.17%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (5.17%) REST
4 2 (3.45%) Web Services
4 2 (3.45%) HTML5
4 2 (3.45%) JSON
4 2 (3.45%) jQuery
4 2 (3.45%) .NET
5 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.72%) EJB
5 1 (1.72%) CSS
5 1 (1.72%) SOAP
5 1 (1.72%) XHTML
5 1 (1.72%) Oracle ADF
5 1 (1.72%) Visualforce
5 1 (1.72%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.45%) Social Media
1 2 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.72%) EMC VNX
2 1 (1.72%) EMC VMAX
2 1 (1.72%) N-Tier
2 1 (1.72%) DTV
2 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.72%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.72%) Windows
1 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.52%) TOGAF
1 9 (15.52%) Enterprise Architecture
2 6 (10.34%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 6 (10.34%) Mentoring
3 4 (6.90%) Business Analysis
3 4 (6.90%) Migration
4 3 (5.17%) E-business
4 3 (5.17%) SOA
4 3 (5.17%) UML
4 3 (5.17%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (3.45%) Business Development
5 2 (3.45%) Performance Management
5 2 (3.45%) Supplier Management
5 2 (3.45%) Web Analytics
5 2 (3.45%) Asset Management
5 2 (3.45%) ITIL
5 2 (3.45%) ERP
5 2 (3.45%) EAI
5 2 (3.45%) High Availability
5 2 (3.45%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.90%) JavaScript
2 3 (5.17%) Java
3 1 (1.72%) C#
3 1 (1.72%) C++
3 1 (1.72%) COBOL
3 1 (1.72%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.72%) SQL
3 1 (1.72%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 7 (12.07%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.90%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.17%) Degree
4 1 (1.72%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.45%) XenServer
3 1 (1.72%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 2 (3.45%) OpenView
1 2 (3.45%) HP NNM
2 1 (1.72%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (1.72%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 1 (1.72%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (1.72%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 9 (15.52%) Oracle
2 6 (10.34%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.62%) HP
3 5 (8.62%) ServiceNow
4 4 (6.90%) IBM
5 3 (5.17%) SAP
5 3 (5.17%) Cisco
6 2 (3.45%) Citrix
6 2 (3.45%) Dell
6 2 (3.45%) Symantec
6 2 (3.45%) VMware
6 2 (3.45%) Veeam
6 2 (3.45%) RedPrairie
6 2 (3.45%) 3PAR
6 2 (3.45%) NetApp
6 2 (3.45%) Varonis
6 2 (3.45%) SevOne
6 2 (3.45%) Zerto
6 2 (3.45%) Neverfail
7 1 (1.72%) Nokia