Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 73 73
Rank change year-on-year +15 0 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 28 28 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.22% 1.92% 1.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.38% 2.12% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 24 40
Reading median daily rate £525 £513 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% -21.15% +14.54%
10th Percentile £463 £270 £505
90th Percentile £625 £609 £700
Berkshire median daily rate £505 £525 £550
% change year-on-year -3.81% -4.55% +15.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £50.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Reading
Contract vacancies in Reading with a recognized job title 1178 1319 1811
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.20% 90.47% 94.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 699 706 1082
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £228 £219
90th Percentile £575 £572 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 77 124
Reading median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -30.39% +23.14%
10th Percentile £9.25 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £40.75 £43.28 £47.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £21.55
% change year-on-year - -32.71% +23.14%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings that featured Solutions Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in Reading over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 20 November 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 6 (21.43%) QA
1 6 (21.43%) Telecoms
2 5 (17.86%) Finance
2 5 (17.86%) Migration
2 5 (17.86%) Information Security
2 5 (17.86%) Oracle
2 5 (17.86%) Data Modelling
3 4 (14.29%) Performance Management
3 4 (14.29%) Degree
3 4 (14.29%) SOA
3 4 (14.29%) CRM
3 4 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 3 (10.71%) IT Strategy
4 3 (10.71%) Banking
4 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (10.71%) Validation
4 3 (10.71%) Workflow
5 2 (7.14%) SoapUI
5 2 (7.14%) Security Architecture
5 2 (7.14%) Network Architecture
5 2 (7.14%) Test Strategy
5 2 (7.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (7.14%) Problem Management
5 2 (7.14%) Resource Management
5 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Data Management
5 2 (7.14%) Business Analysis
5 2 (7.14%) eTOM
5 2 (7.14%) DV Cleared
5 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared

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 4 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (7.14%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.57%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.57%) Remedy AR System
1 1 (3.57%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon S3
1 1 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.57%) Office 365
1 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) DOCSIS
1 2 (7.14%) Firewall
1 2 (7.14%) Internet
1 2 (7.14%) SDH
2 1 (3.57%) DNS
2 1 (3.57%) Ethernet
2 1 (3.57%) Intelligent Network
2 1 (3.57%) LTE
2 1 (3.57%) MPLS
2 1 (3.57%) NAS
2 1 (3.57%) PSTN
2 1 (3.57%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (3.57%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (3.57%) SAN
2 1 (3.57%) Software-Defined Networking
2 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.57%) VPN
2 1 (3.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (3.57%) Big Data
1 1 (3.57%) Hadoop
1 1 (3.57%) HBase
1 1 (3.57%) IBM InfoSphere
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) SoapUI
1 2 (7.14%) XMLSpy
2 1 (3.57%) IntelliJ
General
1 6 (21.43%) Telecoms
2 5 (17.86%) Finance
3 3 (10.71%) Banking
4 2 (7.14%) Billing
5 1 (3.57%) Financial Institution
5 1 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) SOAP
1 2 (7.14%) WSDL
1 2 (7.14%) XML
1 2 (7.14%) XSD
2 1 (3.57%) REST
2 1 (3.57%) VXML
2 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) CMDB
1 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
1 1 (3.57%) IVR
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Licensing
1 1 (3.57%) Private Cloud
1 1 (3.57%) Public Cloud
1 1 (3.57%) Replication
1 1 (3.57%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Unix
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
1 1 (3.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) Data Modelling
1 5 (17.86%) Information Security
1 5 (17.86%) Migration
2 4 (14.29%) CRM
2 4 (14.29%) Performance Management
2 4 (14.29%) SOA
3 3 (10.71%) IT Strategy
3 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (10.71%) Validation
3 3 (10.71%) Workflow
4 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (7.14%) Business Analysis
4 2 (7.14%) Data Architecture
4 2 (7.14%) Data Management
4 2 (7.14%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 2 (7.14%) eTOM
4 2 (7.14%) Identity Access Management
4 2 (7.14%) Network Architecture
4 2 (7.14%) Security Architecture
4 2 (7.14%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) Java
1 2 (7.14%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) AWK
2 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.57%) Python
2 1 (3.57%) sed
2 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) Degree
2 2 (7.14%) CISM
2 2 (7.14%) CISSP
2 2 (7.14%) DV Cleared
2 2 (7.14%) GIAC
2 2 (7.14%) SANS
2 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (21.43%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.57%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) Oracle
2 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.14%) Cisco
4 1 (3.57%) Avaya
4 1 (3.57%) BMC
4 1 (3.57%) Ericsson
4 1 (3.57%) Genesys
4 1 (3.57%) HP
4 1 (3.57%) Huawei
4 1 (3.57%) Juniper
4 1 (3.57%) Nokia
4 1 (3.57%) Palo Alto
4 1 (3.57%) Remedy
4 1 (3.57%) Samsung
4 1 (3.57%) Verint
4 1 (3.57%) Virgin Media
4 1 (3.57%) VMware