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 December 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 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 48 49 46
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 19 21 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.61% 2.21% 3.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.88% 2.32% 3.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 13 15
Median daily rate £425 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.08% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £514 £494
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £670 £770
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +12.30%
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
659 907 870
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.52% 95.27% 94.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 514 523
Median daily rate £389 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.52% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £562
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 80 32
Median hourly rate £14.50 £21.55 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.71% +26.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £55.55 £24.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.71
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +8.21%

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 December 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 December 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 10 (33.33%) Finance
2 8 (26.67%) Oracle
3 6 (20.00%) Middleware
3 6 (20.00%) TOGAF
4 5 (16.67%) Retail
4 5 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 4 (13.33%) UML
5 4 (13.33%) Zachman Framework
5 4 (13.33%) MODAF
5 4 (13.33%) Oracle Retail
5 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (10.00%) Translating Business Requirements
6 3 (10.00%) IBM
6 3 (10.00%) SOA
7 2 (6.67%) MPLS
7 2 (6.67%) Change Management
7 2 (6.67%) Firewall
7 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
7 2 (6.67%) HP
7 2 (6.67%) SAN
7 2 (6.67%) LAN
7 2 (6.67%) VoIP
7 2 (6.67%) WAN
7 2 (6.67%) DNS
7 2 (6.67%) Data Modelling
7 2 (6.67%) Web Services
7 2 (6.67%) Unix
7 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
7 2 (6.67%) Java
7 2 (6.67%) SQL

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 2 (6.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (3.33%) SAS
2 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (3.33%) OpenText VIM for SAP
2 1 (3.33%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) IaaS
1 1 (3.33%) PaaS
1 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) DNS
1 2 (6.67%) Firewall
1 2 (6.67%) LAN
1 2 (6.67%) MPLS
1 2 (6.67%) SAN
1 2 (6.67%) VoIP
1 2 (6.67%) WAN
2 1 (3.33%) 3G
2 1 (3.33%) 4G
2 1 (3.33%) Value-Added Service
2 1 (3.33%) Wireless
2 1 (3.33%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) SAP BW
2 1 (3.33%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) LSMW
General
1 10 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (16.67%) Retail
3 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.33%) Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.00%) Middleware
2 2 (6.67%) Web Services
3 1 (3.33%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Internet of Things
2 1 (3.33%) Machine to Machine
2 1 (3.33%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) TOGAF
2 5 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 4 (13.33%) MODAF
3 4 (13.33%) UML
3 4 (13.33%) Zachman Framework
4 3 (10.00%) SOA
4 3 (10.00%) Translating Business Requirements
5 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.67%) Change Management
5 2 (6.67%) Data Modelling
5 2 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (6.67%) Logistics
5 2 (6.67%) Migration
5 2 (6.67%) Network Design
5 2 (6.67%) Target Operating Model
5 2 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.33%) Quality Management
6 1 (3.33%) Regression Testing
6 1 (3.33%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (3.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) Java
1 2 (6.67%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (6.67%) VMware ESX
1 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (6.67%) vSphere
2 1 (3.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) Oracle
2 3 (10.00%) IBM
3 2 (6.67%) HP
3 2 (6.67%) Splunk
3 2 (6.67%) VMware
4 1 (3.33%) Ariba
4 1 (3.33%) ATG
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco
4 1 (3.33%) OpenText
4 1 (3.33%) SAP