The median contractor rate for an IT Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 22 June 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.

IT Architect
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 71 67
Rank change year-on-year +20 -4  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Architect 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.68% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.12% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £575 - £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 £500 £550
% change year-on-year +15.00% -9.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £52.50 -

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 533 820 811
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 91.27% 93.08% 93.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 478 400
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £260 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 35 48
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.33 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.98% -1.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.10 £25.00 £30.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

IT Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Architect in Reading

IT Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Architect in Reading

IT Architect Skill Set
Top 28 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT 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 IT Architect in the job title.

1 3 (37.50%) CISSP
2 2 (25.00%) Banking
2 2 (25.00%) SOA
2 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) IT Strategy
3 1 (12.50%) LAN
3 1 (12.50%) WAN
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) PHP
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) Web Services
3 1 (12.50%) XML
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Data Security
3 1 (12.50%) Security Management
3 1 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (12.50%) SAN
3 1 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (12.50%) Retail Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Umbraco
3 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) Data Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database

IT 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 1 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (12.50%) Umbraco
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
1 1 (12.50%) SAN
1 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
1 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Project Management
1 2 (25.00%) SOA
2 1 (12.50%) Data Architecture
2 1 (12.50%) Data Security
2 1 (12.50%) IT Strategy
2 1 (12.50%) Security Management
2 1 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) CISSP
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Citrix
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle