The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Reading region that had Solutions Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 50 36 57
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 30 41 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.93% 4.24% 1.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.17% 4.50% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 23 6
Median daily rate £500 £525 £441
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +18.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £475 £379
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £645 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £500 £488
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £60.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 £49.50 £60.00
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -17.50%
Solutions Architect
Berkshire

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
946 911 950
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 92.38% 94.21% 91.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 482 476
Median daily rate £410 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £524 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 30 30
Median hourly rate £15.75 £21.55 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.91% +39.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.61 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £27.65 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Reading region that featured Solutions Architect in the job title.

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 4 May 2016.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, Solutions Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 13 (30.95%) Telecoms
2 8 (19.05%) Migration
3 7 (16.67%) Presales
3 7 (16.67%) Degree
3 7 (16.67%) Project Management
4 6 (14.29%) ITIL
4 6 (14.29%) VMware
5 5 (11.90%) eTOM
5 5 (11.90%) 3G
5 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
5 5 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (9.52%) IaaS
6 4 (9.52%) Software Architecture
6 4 (9.52%) 4G
6 4 (9.52%) Data Centre
6 4 (9.52%) Service Design
6 4 (9.52%) Citrix
6 4 (9.52%) MPLS
6 4 (9.52%) Service Management
6 4 (9.52%) Unix
6 4 (9.52%) Oracle
6 4 (9.52%) CRM
6 4 (9.52%) ERP
6 4 (9.52%) VPN
6 4 (9.52%) Cisco
6 4 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (9.52%) Retail
6 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (9.52%) Finance
6 4 (9.52%) Problem Management

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.38%) CICS
3 1 (2.38%) CMS
3 1 (2.38%) MQSeries
3 1 (2.38%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.38%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.38%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (2.38%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (4.76%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) IaaS
2 3 (7.14%) Force.com
3 2 (4.76%) HP Helion
3 2 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.90%) 3G
2 4 (9.52%) 4G
2 4 (9.52%) MPLS
2 4 (9.52%) VPN
3 1 (2.38%) Broadband
3 1 (2.38%) Internet
3 1 (2.38%) Network Security
3 1 (2.38%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (2.38%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.38%) DB2
2 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.38%) MySQL
2 1 (2.38%) OLAP
2 1 (2.38%) Power BI
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.76%) MSTest
3 1 (2.38%) JUnit
General
1 13 (30.95%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.52%) Finance
2 4 (9.52%) Retail
3 1 (2.38%) Advertising
3 1 (2.38%) Automotive
3 1 (2.38%) Billing
3 1 (2.38%) French Language
3 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.38%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) .NET
2 2 (4.76%) JSON
2 2 (4.76%) REST
2 2 (4.76%) SOAP
2 2 (4.76%) Web Services
3 1 (2.38%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.38%) Java EE
3 1 (2.38%) MDX
3 1 (2.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.52%) Data Centre
3 3 (7.14%) Data Conversion
3 3 (7.14%) Private Cloud
4 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.38%) Data Integration
5 1 (2.38%) DTV
5 1 (2.38%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.38%) IPTV
5 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.38%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.38%) Visualisation
5 1 (2.38%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.52%) Unix
2 3 (7.14%) Windows
3 2 (4.76%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.38%) Linux
4 1 (2.38%) Solaris
4 1 (2.38%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.05%) Migration
2 7 (16.67%) Presales
2 7 (16.67%) Project Management
3 6 (14.29%) ITIL
4 5 (11.90%) eTOM
5 4 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (9.52%) CRM
5 4 (9.52%) Customer Engagement
5 4 (9.52%) ERP
5 4 (9.52%) Problem Management
5 4 (9.52%) Service Design
5 4 (9.52%) Service Management
5 4 (9.52%) Software Architecture
5 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (7.14%) Configuration Management
6 3 (7.14%) SDLC
7 2 (4.76%) Logistics
7 2 (4.76%) SOA
7 2 (4.76%) TOGAF
7 2 (4.76%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.76%) SQL
2 1 (2.38%) Assembly Language
2 1 (2.38%) C#
2 1 (2.38%) C++
2 1 (2.38%) COBOL
2 1 (2.38%) Java
2 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.38%) JCL
2 1 (2.38%) REXX
Qualifications
1 7 (16.67%) Degree
2 4 (9.52%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.38%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (14.29%) VMware
2 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.52%) Cisco
3 4 (9.52%) Citrix
3 4 (9.52%) Oracle
4 3 (7.14%) HP
4 3 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (7.14%) SAP
5 2 (4.76%) Huawei
6 1 (2.38%) ATG
6 1 (2.38%) CA
6 1 (2.38%) EMC
6 1 (2.38%) ForgeRock
6 1 (2.38%) hybris
6 1 (2.38%) IBM
6 1 (2.38%) Informatica
6 1 (2.38%) NetApp
6 1 (2.38%) Pega
6 1 (2.38%) Sitecore
6 1 (2.38%) Tableau