The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £563 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 28 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.

Solution Architect
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 51 37
Rank change year-on-year +5 -14  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 14 27 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.13% 2.67% 3.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.27% 2.90% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 20
Median daily rate £563 £555 £494
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +12.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £470
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £597 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £523
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.30%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £60.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +50.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £58.75 £61.25 £49.50
% change year-on-year -4.08% +23.73%  

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 616 931 960
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 93.76% 92.09% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 506 521
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 £225
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 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in Reading

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in Reading

Solutions Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solutions Architect in Reading

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, Solutions 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 Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 8 (26.67%) Finance
2 5 (16.67%) IT Strategy
3 4 (13.33%) Maximo
3 4 (13.33%) E-Commerce
4 3 (10.00%) Oracle
4 3 (10.00%) Unix
4 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (10.00%) TOGAF
4 3 (10.00%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (6.67%) CRM
5 2 (6.67%) Siebel
5 2 (6.67%) Java
6 1 (3.33%) J2EE
6 1 (3.33%) Linux
6 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
6 1 (3.33%) WebLogic
6 1 (3.33%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (3.33%) XML
6 1 (3.33%) SOA
6 1 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.33%) B2B
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco
6 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.33%) XQuery
6 1 (3.33%) Hyperion
6 1 (3.33%) Informatica
6 1 (3.33%) W3C
6 1 (3.33%) Salesforce.com

Solutions 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 (3.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (3.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Maximo
2 2 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) 3G
1 1 (3.33%) 4G
1 1 (3.33%) Network Security
1 1 (3.33%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
General
1 8 (26.67%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.33%) Billing
3 1 (3.33%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) J2EE
1 1 (3.33%) VXML
1 1 (3.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.33%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Unix
2 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.67%) IT Strategy
2 4 (13.33%) E-Commerce
3 3 (10.00%) Customer Requirements
3 3 (10.00%) TOGAF
4 2 (6.67%) CRM
5 1 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.33%) Analytics
5 1 (3.33%) B2B
5 1 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.33%) Coaching
5 1 (3.33%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.33%) Migration
5 1 (3.33%) Open Source
5 1 (3.33%) PLM
5 1 (3.33%) Process Improvement
5 1 (3.33%) Quality Management
5 1 (3.33%) SOA
5 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.33%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) Java
2 1 (3.33%) XQuery
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle
2 2 (6.67%) Siebel
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco
3 1 (3.33%) Hyperion
3 1 (3.33%) Informatica
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.33%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (3.33%) Salesforce.com