The median contractor rate for a Lead Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Lead Architect
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 53 75 70
Rank change year-on-year +22 -5  
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 5 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.76% 0.30% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.32% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 3
Median daily rate £525 £475 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.52% -26.92%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £525 £525
% change year-on-year -11.90% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 619 931 939
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 93.93% 92.36% 95.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 509 516
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 £235 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 41 22
Median hourly rate £15.00 £55.55 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -72.99% +164.52%  
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 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Lead Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Architect in Reading

Lead Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Architect in Reading

Lead Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Architect in Reading over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lead Architect in Reading

Lead Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, Lead 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 Lead Architect in the job title.

1 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (40.00%) Validation
1 2 (40.00%) Java
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (20.00%) vMotion
2 1 (20.00%) Presales
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Information Management
2 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (20.00%) Data Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (20.00%) 3PAR
2 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (20.00%) High Availability
2 1 (20.00%) Big Data
2 1 (20.00%) Business Transformation
2 1 (20.00%) Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server

Lead 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (20.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Big Data
1 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (20.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (20.00%) OLAP
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (20.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Solaris
1 1 (20.00%) Unix
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 2 (40.00%) Validation
2 1 (20.00%) Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) Business Transformation
2 1 (20.00%) Data Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (20.00%) ETL
2 1 (20.00%) High Availability
2 1 (20.00%) Information Management
2 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Presales
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) MBA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) vMotion
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) 3PAR
1 1 (20.00%) EMC
1 1 (20.00%) HP
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) Teradata
1 1 (20.00%) Veritas
1 1 (20.00%) VMware