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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 45 56 40
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 27 17 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.14% 1.72% 3.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.47% 1.92% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 6
Average daily rate
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£575 £494 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.45% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £380 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £665 £525 £550
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 - £60.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +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
777 886 773
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.45% 89.68% 91.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 421 346
Average daily rate £390 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 27 41
Average hourly rate £21.55 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.68% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £20.20 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 May 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 29 May 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 17 (22.67%) Finance
2 16 (21.33%) TOGAF
3 12 (16.00%) Oracle
4 9 (12.00%) HTML
4 9 (12.00%) SAP
4 9 (12.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 9 (12.00%) Security Cleared
5 7 (9.33%) SaaS
5 7 (9.33%) VoLTE
5 7 (9.33%) Telecoms
5 7 (9.33%) Migration
6 6 (8.00%) Asset Management
6 6 (8.00%) Business Analysis
6 6 (8.00%) Degree
6 6 (8.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (8.00%) Mentoring
6 6 (8.00%) REST
6 6 (8.00%) SC Cleared
6 6 (8.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 6 (8.00%) Oracle Fusion
7 5 (6.67%) HTML5
7 5 (6.67%) Social Media
7 5 (6.67%) Analytics
7 5 (6.67%) HP
7 5 (6.67%) Middleware
7 5 (6.67%) 3G
7 5 (6.67%) JavaScript
7 5 (6.67%) JSON
7 5 (6.67%) Web Analytics
7 5 (6.67%) Content Management

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 4 (5.33%) Lync
2 3 (4.00%) JCAPS
2 3 (4.00%) MQSeries
2 3 (4.00%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (2.67%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (1.33%) Liferay
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.33%) Documentum
4 1 (1.33%) Alfresco
4 1 (1.33%) Drupal
4 1 (1.33%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.33%) FileNet
Applications
1 4 (5.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.33%) ProjectWise
2 1 (1.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.00%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (4.00%) SAP HCM
1 3 (4.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.67%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (2.67%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (2.67%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (2.67%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (2.67%) Oracle Assets
2 2 (2.67%) Oracle E-Business Tax
2 2 (2.67%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 2 (2.67%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (2.67%) SAP BPC
3 1 (1.33%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (1.33%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.33%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.33%) SaaS
2 2 (2.67%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.33%) VoLTE
2 5 (6.67%) 3G
3 4 (5.33%) Internet
3 4 (5.33%) 4G
4 3 (4.00%) Broadband
5 2 (2.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.00%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (2.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.67%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.67%) JIRA
1 2 (2.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.33%) Hudson
2 1 (1.33%) Apache Continuum
2 1 (1.33%) Rational Application Developer
2 1 (1.33%) JDeveloper
2 1 (1.33%) Toad
2 1 (1.33%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.33%) Maven
General
1 17 (22.67%) Finance
2 7 (9.33%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.67%) Financial Institution
4 4 (5.33%) Billing
5 3 (4.00%) Retail
6 2 (2.67%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.67%) Banking
6 2 (2.67%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.33%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.33%) Marketing
7 1 (1.33%) Back Office
7 1 (1.33%) Electronics
7 1 (1.33%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.00%) HTML
2 6 (8.00%) REST
2 6 (8.00%) Oracle Fusion
3 5 (6.67%) HTML5
3 5 (6.67%) Middleware
3 5 (6.67%) JSON
4 3 (4.00%) XML
4 3 (4.00%) jQuery
5 2 (2.67%) CSS
5 2 (2.67%) .NET
5 2 (2.67%) Web Services
5 2 (2.67%) Visualforce
6 1 (1.33%) WebCenter
6 1 (1.33%) XHTML
6 1 (1.33%) SOAP
6 1 (1.33%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.33%) EJB
6 1 (1.33%) SAP Basis
6 1 (1.33%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.67%) Social Media
2 4 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.00%) Life Science
4 1 (1.33%) DTV
4 1 (1.33%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.33%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
1 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (1.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.33%) TOGAF
2 9 (12.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 7 (9.33%) Migration
4 6 (8.00%) Asset Management
4 6 (8.00%) Business Analysis
4 6 (8.00%) Mentoring
4 6 (8.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 5 (6.67%) Analytics
5 5 (6.67%) Web Analytics
5 5 (6.67%) Content Management
6 3 (4.00%) Cash Management
6 3 (4.00%) EAI
6 3 (4.00%) SOA
6 3 (4.00%) CRM
6 3 (4.00%) ERP
6 3 (4.00%) UML
6 3 (4.00%) E-business
7 2 (2.67%) Zachman Framework
7 2 (2.67%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (2.67%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.67%) JavaScript
2 4 (5.33%) Java
3 2 (2.67%) Apex Code
4 1 (1.33%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.33%) SQL
4 1 (1.33%) C#
4 1 (1.33%) C++
4 1 (1.33%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 9 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.00%) Degree
2 6 (8.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.33%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 2 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.67%) XenServer
2 1 (1.33%) EMC RecoverPoint
2 1 (1.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.67%) HP NNM
1 2 (2.67%) OpenView
2 1 (1.33%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 1 (1.33%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 12 (16.00%) Oracle
2 9 (12.00%) SAP
3 6 (8.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (6.67%) HP
5 4 (5.33%) OpenText
5 4 (5.33%) RedDot
6 3 (4.00%) IBM
6 3 (4.00%) Business Objects
7 2 (2.67%) VMware
7 2 (2.67%) Cisco
7 2 (2.67%) Dell
7 2 (2.67%) SunGard
7 2 (2.67%) Citrix
7 2 (2.67%) NetApp
7 2 (2.67%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.67%) Symantec
7 2 (2.67%) ServiceNow
7 2 (2.67%) Zerto
7 2 (2.67%) Neverfail
7 2 (2.67%) SevOne
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