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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 33 76 37
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -39
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 37 10 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 4.08% 0.92% 4.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.52% 1.01% 4.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 4 13
Average daily rate
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£550 £525 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £430 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £740 £620 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £486 £469
% change year-on-year
+2.82% +3.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £44.25 -
% change year-on-year
-26.55% -
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
819 986 1046
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.40% 90.79% 92.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 524 374
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £235 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £482
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 31 55
Average hourly rate £17.75 £15.00 £16.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.33% -7.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £19.70 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 (21.05%) TOGAF
2 11 (19.30%) Degree
2 11 (19.30%) Telecoms
2 11 (19.30%) Finance
3 9 (15.79%) Retail
4 8 (14.04%) 3G
4 8 (14.04%) Microsoft
4 8 (14.04%) SAP
4 8 (14.04%) Security Cleared
5 7 (12.28%) Internet
5 7 (12.28%) Billing
6 6 (10.53%) Computer Science
6 6 (10.53%) Windows
6 6 (10.53%) HTML
7 5 (8.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (8.77%) Analytics
7 5 (8.77%) ERP
7 5 (8.77%) Broadband
7 5 (8.77%) Project Management
7 5 (8.77%) Active Directory
7 5 (8.77%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (8.77%) VMware
7 5 (8.77%) Migration
8 4 (7.02%) Asset Management
8 4 (7.02%) Marketing
8 4 (7.02%) Web Analytics
8 4 (7.02%) Cisco
8 4 (7.02%) SOA
8 4 (7.02%) Java
8 4 (7.02%) JavaScript

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (5.26%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.51%) IIS
2 2 (3.51%) Lync
3 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.75%) Drupal
3 1 (1.75%) Liferay
3 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (3.51%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.75%) InfoPath
2 1 (1.75%) ProjectWise
2 1 (1.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (3.51%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (3.51%) SAP HCM
1 2 (3.51%) SAP BPC
2 1 (1.75%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.04%) 3G
2 7 (12.28%) Internet
3 5 (8.77%) Broadband
4 2 (3.51%) VoIP
4 2 (3.51%) DMZ
4 2 (3.51%) DHCP
4 2 (3.51%) DNS
4 2 (3.51%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (3.51%) NetScaler
4 2 (3.51%) MVNO
5 1 (1.75%) SAN
5 1 (1.75%) WAN
5 1 (1.75%) LAN
5 1 (1.75%) OSPF
5 1 (1.75%) BGP
5 1 (1.75%) EIGRP
5 1 (1.75%) Firewall
5 1 (1.75%) Network Security
5 1 (1.75%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.75%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (3.51%) SAP BW
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.75%) MySQL
3 1 (1.75%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) JIRA
1 1 (1.75%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (19.30%) Telecoms
1 11 (19.30%) Finance
2 9 (15.79%) Retail
3 7 (12.28%) Billing
4 4 (7.02%) Marketing
5 2 (3.51%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.75%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.53%) HTML
2 4 (7.02%) .NET
2 4 (7.02%) REST
3 3 (5.26%) JSON
3 3 (5.26%) Web Services
3 3 (5.26%) HTML5
4 2 (3.51%) XML
4 2 (3.51%) CSS
4 2 (3.51%) SOAP
4 2 (3.51%) jQuery
4 2 (3.51%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.75%) Visualforce
5 1 (1.75%) Spring MVC
5 1 (1.75%) Akka
5 1 (1.75%) Play Framework
5 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (1.75%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.75%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.75%) SAP Basis
5 1 (1.75%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.53%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.26%) Life Science
2 3 (5.26%) Social Media
2 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.51%) Clustering
3 2 (3.51%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.75%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.53%) Windows
2 5 (8.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.75%) UNIX
4 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.75%) AIX
4 1 (1.75%) Linux
4 1 (1.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.05%) TOGAF
2 5 (8.77%) Enterprise Architecture
2 5 (8.77%) Analytics
2 5 (8.77%) ERP
2 5 (8.77%) Project Management
2 5 (8.77%) Migration
3 4 (7.02%) SOA
3 4 (7.02%) Asset Management
3 4 (7.02%) Web Analytics
4 3 (5.26%) Business Analysis
4 3 (5.26%) Content Management
4 3 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (5.26%) Business Development
5 2 (3.51%) TDD
5 2 (3.51%) Scrum
5 2 (3.51%) Zachman Framework
5 2 (3.51%) ITIL
5 2 (3.51%) CRM
5 2 (3.51%) E-Commerce
5 2 (3.51%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.02%) Java
1 4 (7.02%) JavaScript
2 3 (5.26%) SQL
3 2 (3.51%) C
4 1 (1.75%) Scala
4 1 (1.75%) Apex Code
4 1 (1.75%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (19.30%) Degree
2 8 (14.04%) Security Cleared
3 4 (7.02%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.51%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.51%) PhD
System Software
1 5 (8.77%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.51%) XenApp
3 2 (3.51%) vSphere
4 1 (1.75%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (3.51%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.75%) OpenView
2 1 (1.75%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 8 (14.04%) SAP
1 8 (14.04%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.77%) VMware
3 4 (7.02%) Cisco
4 3 (5.26%) Oracle
4 3 (5.26%) Business Objects
4 3 (5.26%) Open Text
4 3 (5.26%) RedDot
4 3 (5.26%) Citrix
5 2 (3.51%) NetApp
5 2 (3.51%) SunGard
5 2 (3.51%) HP
5 2 (3.51%) EMC
5 2 (3.51%) Symantec
6 1 (1.75%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.75%) Juniper
6 1 (1.75%) BMC
6 1 (1.75%) Unica
6 1 (1.75%) F5
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