The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Reading region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 56 46 40
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 22 21 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.04% 2.72% 3.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.28% 2.96% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 12
Average daily rate £500 £500 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +27.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £332 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £585 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £485 £475 £475
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £61.00 -
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -
Job Titles Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
966 710 975
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 89.44% 91.97% 90.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 303 346
Average daily rate £350 £358 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.09% +2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £185 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 51 46
Average hourly rate £15.50 £18.50 £15.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.21% +22.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.87 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Solutions Architect
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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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014, 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 12 (41.38%) SOA
2 8 (27.59%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (24.14%) Telecoms
4 6 (20.69%) Oracle
4 6 (20.69%) Project Management
4 6 (20.69%) Degree
5 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
5 5 (17.24%) CRM
6 4 (13.79%) Banking
6 4 (13.79%) Billing
6 4 (13.79%) TOGAF
7 3 (10.34%) Retail
7 3 (10.34%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
7 3 (10.34%) Java
7 3 (10.34%) WebLogic
7 3 (10.34%) Finance
8 2 (6.90%) Migration
8 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (6.90%) Oracle CRM
8 2 (6.90%) TIBCO
8 2 (6.90%) Time Management
8 2 (6.90%) Data Analytics
8 2 (6.90%) Hadoop
8 2 (6.90%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (6.90%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (6.90%) Analytics
9 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
9 1 (3.45%) FlexPod
9 1 (3.45%) Performance Tuning

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 3 (10.34%) WebLogic
2 2 (6.90%) SharePoint Server
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle BRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.45%) Big Data
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
General
1 7 (24.14%) Telecoms
2 4 (13.79%) Banking
2 4 (13.79%) Billing
3 3 (10.34%) Retail
3 3 (10.34%) Finance
4 1 (3.45%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) J2EE
1 1 (3.45%) EJB
1 1 (3.45%) Web Services
1 1 (3.45%) XML
1 1 (3.45%) Middleware
1 1 (3.45%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.45%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) UNIX
1 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) SOA
2 6 (20.69%) Project Management
3 5 (17.24%) CRM
4 4 (13.79%) TOGAF
5 3 (10.34%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (6.90%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (6.90%) Migration
6 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.90%) Time Management
6 2 (6.90%) Data Analytics
6 2 (6.90%) Analytics
7 1 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (3.45%) UML
7 1 (3.45%) Business Transformation
7 1 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (3.45%) Business Continuity
7 1 (3.45%) Service Management
7 1 (3.45%) ITSM
7 1 (3.45%) E-Commerce
7 1 (3.45%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) Java
2 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.45%) C
2 1 (3.45%) C#
2 1 (3.45%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) Degree
2 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
3 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.45%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.45%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Oracle
2 2 (6.90%) TIBCO
3 1 (3.45%) Mercator
3 1 (3.45%) VMware
3 1 (3.45%) Siebel
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco
3 1 (3.45%) NetApp