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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 58 44 45
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 12 22 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.37% 2.60% 2.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.47% 2.79% 3.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 12
Median daily rate £425 £600 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.16% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £413 £469
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £670 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.83 £59.50 £60.00
% change year-on-year
-26.34% -0.83%
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
819 789 879
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 93.81% 93.26% 94.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 479 392 404
Median daily rate £413 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £524 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.02% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 50 29
Median hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% +26.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £30.90 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 16 (39.02%) Telecoms
2 9 (21.95%) Project Management
3 8 (19.51%) Finance
4 7 (17.07%) VPN
4 7 (17.07%) Degree
5 6 (14.63%) Cisco
5 6 (14.63%) MPLS
5 6 (14.63%) Presales
6 5 (12.20%) Data Centre
6 5 (12.20%) 3G
6 5 (12.20%) Migration
6 5 (12.20%) ITIL
6 5 (12.20%) Customer Engagement
6 5 (12.20%) VMware
6 5 (12.20%) Retail
7 4 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (9.76%) Problem Management
7 4 (9.76%) eTOM
7 4 (9.76%) Security Cleared
7 4 (9.76%) Software Architecture
7 4 (9.76%) Web Services
7 4 (9.76%) Microsoft
7 4 (9.76%) CRM
7 4 (9.76%) ERP
7 4 (9.76%) SOA
7 4 (9.76%) Service Management
7 4 (9.76%) Firewall
7 4 (9.76%) Citrix
7 4 (9.76%) 4G
7 4 (9.76%) IaaS

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 (7.32%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.44%) CMS
2 1 (2.44%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.44%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (2.44%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.44%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (4.88%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.76%) IaaS
2 3 (7.32%) Force.com
3 2 (4.88%) HP Helion
3 2 (4.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.07%) VPN
2 6 (14.63%) MPLS
3 5 (12.20%) 3G
4 4 (9.76%) 4G
4 4 (9.76%) Firewall
5 3 (7.32%) Internet
5 3 (7.32%) LAN
5 3 (7.32%) VoIP
5 3 (7.32%) WAN
5 3 (7.32%) WLAN
6 2 (4.88%) PBX
7 1 (2.44%) Broadband
7 1 (2.44%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (2.44%) Network Security
7 1 (2.44%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (2.44%) SAN
7 1 (2.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MSTest
1 2 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.44%) JUnit
General
1 16 (39.02%) Telecoms
2 8 (19.51%) Finance
3 5 (12.20%) Retail
4 1 (2.44%) Advertising
4 1 (2.44%) Automotive
4 1 (2.44%) Billing
4 1 (2.44%) French Language
4 1 (2.44%) Legal
4 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.44%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.76%) Web Services
2 3 (7.32%) .NET
3 2 (4.88%) JSON
3 2 (4.88%) Middleware
3 2 (4.88%) REST
3 2 (4.88%) SOAP
4 1 (2.44%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.44%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.32%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.32%) Data Conversion
3 2 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.88%) IVR
3 2 (4.88%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.44%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.44%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.44%) DTV
4 1 (2.44%) IPTV
4 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.44%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.44%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.32%) Unix
2 2 (4.88%) Windows
3 1 (2.44%) Linux
3 1 (2.44%) Solaris
3 1 (2.44%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.95%) Project Management
2 6 (14.63%) Presales
3 5 (12.20%) Customer Engagement
3 5 (12.20%) ITIL
3 5 (12.20%) Migration
4 4 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (9.76%) CRM
4 4 (9.76%) ERP
4 4 (9.76%) eTOM
4 4 (9.76%) Matrix Organization
4 4 (9.76%) Problem Management
4 4 (9.76%) Service Design
4 4 (9.76%) Service Management
4 4 (9.76%) SOA
4 4 (9.76%) Software Architecture
5 3 (7.32%) Configuration Management
5 3 (7.32%) Logistics
5 3 (7.32%) SDLC
6 2 (4.88%) OO
6 2 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.88%) Java
1 2 (4.88%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.44%) C#
2 1 (2.44%) PHP
2 1 (2.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (17.07%) Degree
2 4 (9.76%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.44%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (14.63%) Cisco
2 5 (12.20%) VMware
3 4 (9.76%) Citrix
3 4 (9.76%) Microsoft
4 3 (7.32%) HP
4 3 (7.32%) Oracle
4 3 (7.32%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (7.32%) SAP
5 2 (4.88%) Juniper
6 1 (2.44%) Aruba
6 1 (2.44%) ATG
6 1 (2.44%) ForgeRock
6 1 (2.44%) Huawei
6 1 (2.44%) IBM
6 1 (2.44%) Informatica
6 1 (2.44%) Pega
6 1 (2.44%) Ruckus Wireless
6 1 (2.44%) Sitecore