The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 26 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.

Solution Architect
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 57 45
Rank change year-on-year +12 -12  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 9 13 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.55% 1.52% 2.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.70% 1.63% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 13
Median daily rate £550 £400 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.50% -33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £388 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £515 £670
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 £45.00 £59.50
% change year-on-year +27.77% -24.36%  

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 528 799 791
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 91.19% 93.56% 93.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 465 390
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 36 50
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 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.65 £25.00 £31.42
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 26 June 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 7 (30.43%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) E-Commerce
3 3 (13.04%) Identity Access Management
3 3 (13.04%) SANS
3 3 (13.04%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 3 (13.04%) Security Architecture
3 3 (13.04%) SOA
3 3 (13.04%) CISM
3 3 (13.04%) GIAC
3 3 (13.04%) Maximo
3 3 (13.04%) CISSP
4 2 (8.70%) J2EE
4 2 (8.70%) Oracle
4 2 (8.70%) XML
4 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
4 2 (8.70%) Billing
4 2 (8.70%) TOGAF
4 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.35%) Coaching
5 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.35%) SDLC
5 1 (4.35%) Translating Business Requirements
5 1 (4.35%) Open Source
5 1 (4.35%) SaaS
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
5 1 (4.35%) Virgin Media
5 1 (4.35%) Samsung
5 1 (4.35%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (4.35%) Huawei

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 (4.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.35%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Maximo
2 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Internet
1 1 (4.35%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
General
1 7 (30.43%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Billing
2 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.35%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
3 1 (4.35%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) J2EE
1 2 (8.70%) XML
2 1 (4.35%) EJB
2 1 (4.35%) Servlets
2 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.35%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Linux
1 1 (4.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) E-Commerce
2 3 (13.04%) Digital Transformation Programme
2 3 (13.04%) Identity Access Management
2 3 (13.04%) Security Architecture
2 3 (13.04%) SOA
3 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
3 2 (8.70%) TOGAF
4 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.35%) B2B
4 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.35%) Data Modelling
4 1 (4.35%) Information Security
4 1 (4.35%) Migration
4 1 (4.35%) Open Source
4 1 (4.35%) PLM
4 1 (4.35%) Project Management
4 1 (4.35%) Service Management
4 1 (4.35%) SIEM
4 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) Java
1 1 (4.35%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) CISM
1 3 (13.04%) CISSP
1 3 (13.04%) GIAC
1 3 (13.04%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
1 1 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (4.35%) WCAG
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) Ericsson
2 1 (4.35%) Huawei
2 1 (4.35%) Hyperion
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) Nokia
2 1 (4.35%) PeopleSoft
2 1 (4.35%) Samsung
2 1 (4.35%) Siebel
2 1 (4.35%) Virgin Media