The median contractor rate for a Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Architect
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 11 14
Rank change year-on-year -11 +3  
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 42 84 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 6.38% 8.27% 8.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.81% 8.99% 9.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 44 54
Median daily rate £525 £519 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.20% +9.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £408 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £520 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +4.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £60.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +50.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.96 £52.50 £46.50
% change year-on-year -31.50% +12.90%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Reading. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 617 934 957
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 93.77% 91.93% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 510 520
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 42 25
Median hourly rate £15.00 £42.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.70% +102.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading that featured Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Architect in Reading

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Architect in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for Architect in Reading

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in Reading over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Architect in Reading

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Architect in Reading

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 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 Architect in the job title.

1 22 (26.19%) Finance
2 15 (17.86%) Java
3 14 (16.67%) Telecoms
4 10 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (11.90%) Service Design
5 9 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (10.71%) Migration
5 9 (10.71%) Oracle
5 9 (10.71%) Microsoft
6 8 (9.52%) Windows
6 8 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (9.52%) Project Management
6 8 (9.52%) Degree
6 8 (9.52%) Mentoring
6 8 (9.52%) IT Strategy
7 7 (8.33%) Coaching
7 7 (8.33%) Presales
7 7 (8.33%) Cisco
7 7 (8.33%) Data Modelling
8 6 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (7.14%) SAN
8 6 (7.14%) Linux
8 6 (7.14%) Unix
8 6 (7.14%) SQL Server
8 6 (7.14%) Xcode
8 6 (7.14%) Objective-C
8 6 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (7.14%) Data Architecture
8 6 (7.14%) Android
8 6 (7.14%) LTE

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 4 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.57%) JBoss
2 3 (3.57%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.38%) Apache
3 2 (2.38%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.38%) OpenStack
3 2 (2.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.19%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.19%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (5.95%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.76%) Maximo
2 2 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle BRM
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.76%) Office 365
3 1 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.19%) HP Helion
3 1 (1.19%) IaaS
3 1 (1.19%) OpenShift
3 1 (1.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.14%) LTE
1 6 (7.14%) SAN
2 5 (5.95%) GSM
2 5 (5.95%) HSPA
2 5 (5.95%) WCDMA
3 3 (3.57%) Skype
3 3 (3.57%) SMS
4 2 (2.38%) Diameter Protocol
4 2 (2.38%) Firewall
4 2 (2.38%) IMAP
4 2 (2.38%) LDAP
4 2 (2.38%) Network Security
4 2 (2.38%) SMPP
4 2 (2.38%) SMTP
5 1 (1.19%) H.323
5 1 (1.19%) QSIG
5 1 (1.19%) SCCP
5 1 (1.19%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.19%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.76%) OLAP
3 3 (3.57%) Big Data
3 3 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.57%) Hadoop
3 3 (3.57%) OLTP
3 3 (3.57%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.38%) HBase
5 1 (1.19%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.19%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.19%) CloverETL
5 1 (1.19%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.19%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.19%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 6 (7.14%) Android Studio
1 6 (7.14%) Xcode
2 1 (1.19%) SoapUI
2 1 (1.19%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 22 (26.19%) Finance
2 14 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.95%) Publishing
4 3 (3.57%) French Language
4 3 (3.57%) Italian Language
4 3 (3.57%) Marketing
4 3 (3.57%) Spanish Language
5 2 (2.38%) Banking
5 2 (2.38%) Electronics
5 2 (2.38%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.38%) Retail
6 1 (1.19%) Advertising
6 1 (1.19%) Billing
6 1 (1.19%) Law
6 1 (1.19%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.19%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.95%) SOAP
2 4 (4.76%) Web Services
3 3 (3.57%) REST
4 2 (2.38%) .NET
4 2 (2.38%) CORBA
4 2 (2.38%) Java EE
4 2 (2.38%) XML
5 1 (1.19%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.19%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.19%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.19%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (1.19%) CSS
5 1 (1.19%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.19%) J2EE
5 1 (1.19%) JSP
5 1 (1.19%) OAuth2
5 1 (1.19%) OpenID
5 1 (1.19%) OpenRasta
5 1 (1.19%) Spring
5 1 (1.19%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.76%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.57%) Private Cloud
3 3 (3.57%) Virtual Team
4 2 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.19%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.19%) EMC VMAX
5 1 (1.19%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.19%) FMCG
5 1 (1.19%) Handset
5 1 (1.19%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.19%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.19%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.19%) Replication
5 1 (1.19%) Taxonomies
5 1 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.19%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.52%) Windows
2 6 (7.14%) Android
2 6 (7.14%) Linux
2 6 (7.14%) Unix
3 5 (5.95%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.38%) Solaris
5 1 (1.19%) AIX
5 1 (1.19%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (11.90%) Service Design
2 9 (10.71%) Migration
3 8 (9.52%) IT Strategy
3 8 (9.52%) Mentoring
3 8 (9.52%) Project Management
3 8 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (8.33%) Coaching
4 7 (8.33%) Data Modelling
4 7 (8.33%) Presales
5 6 (7.14%) Analytics
5 6 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (7.14%) Data Architecture
5 6 (7.14%) Mobile Development
5 6 (7.14%) Problem Management
6 5 (5.95%) Data Protection
6 5 (5.95%) ETL
7 4 (4.76%) Data Migration
7 4 (4.76%) E-Commerce
7 4 (4.76%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 15 (17.86%) Java
2 6 (7.14%) Apple Swift
2 6 (7.14%) Objective-C
3 3 (3.57%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.38%) Scala
5 1 (1.19%) C#
5 1 (1.19%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.19%) PHP
5 1 (1.19%) Python
5 1 (1.19%) Ruby
5 1 (1.19%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.19%) SQL
5 1 (1.19%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 8 (9.52%) Degree
2 5 (5.95%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.57%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.19%) CCNP
4 1 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.19%) CREST Certified
4 1 (1.19%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.19%) MBA
4 1 (1.19%) OSCP
4 1 (1.19%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.14%) QA
2 1 (1.19%) WCAG
2 1 (1.19%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 4 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.19%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.19%) XenApp
2 1 (1.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (3.57%) Tivoli
1 3 (3.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.19%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (1.19%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.19%) OVSD
2 1 (1.19%) SCCM
2 1 (1.19%) vMotion
Vendors
1 9 (10.71%) Microsoft
1 9 (10.71%) Oracle
2 7 (8.33%) Cisco
3 5 (5.95%) Apple
3 5 (5.95%) IBM
4 4 (4.76%) HP
4 4 (4.76%) NetApp
5 3 (3.57%) Citrix
5 3 (3.57%) Red Hat
5 3 (3.57%) Siebel
5 3 (3.57%) VMware
6 2 (2.38%) Apigee
6 2 (2.38%) EMC
6 2 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.38%) SAP
7 1 (1.19%) Cognos
7 1 (1.19%) Hyperion
7 1 (1.19%) Informatica
7 1 (1.19%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (1.19%) Sun