Period
to 22 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 49 64 56
Rank change year-on-year +15 -8 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 49 23 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 3.27% 1.85% 2.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.59% 1.98% 3.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 17 30
Reading median daily rate £575 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% - -23.08%
10th Percentile £510 £463 £270
90th Percentile £710 £645 £600
Berkshire median daily rate £550 £510 £525
% change year-on-year +7.84% -2.86% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 1,364 1,159 1,252
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 90.93% 93.47% 90.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 753 723 652
Reading median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £225 £256 £235
90th Percentile £588 £575 £563
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £414 £400
% change year-on-year +2.72% +3.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 34 75
Reading median hourly rate £40.00 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +166.67% +7.14% -47.17%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.90 £9.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £41.50 £50.31
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% - -25.00%

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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019, Solutions Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Reading region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 18 (36.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 12 (24.49%) TOGAF
4 11 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (18.37%) Telecoms
5 9 (18.37%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (18.37%) Web Services
5 9 (18.37%) Security Cleared
6 8 (16.33%) Migration
7 7 (14.29%) Project Management
8 6 (12.24%) ITIL
8 6 (12.24%) Enterprise Architecture
8 6 (12.24%) Finance
8 6 (12.24%) SC Cleared
8 6 (12.24%) QA
9 5 (10.20%) IaaS
9 5 (10.20%) Service Management
9 5 (10.20%) Technical Leadership
10 4 (8.16%) Decision-Making
10 4 (8.16%) Strategic Thinking
10 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Licensing
10 4 (8.16%) GDPR
10 4 (8.16%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (8.16%) Firewall
10 4 (8.16%) Scrum
10 4 (8.16%) Replication
10 4 (8.16%) VMware
10 4 (8.16%) Windows
10 4 (8.16%) Java
10 4 (8.16%) .NET

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 (2.04%) ArcGIS
1 1 (2.04%) CMS
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (2.04%) Smallworld
Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Sonata
2 1 (2.04%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 18 (36.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (10.20%) IaaS
3 4 (8.16%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (8.16%) Office 365
3 4 (8.16%) SaaS
4 1 (2.04%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.04%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.16%) DNS
1 4 (8.16%) Firewall
1 4 (8.16%) Internet
1 4 (8.16%) LAN
1 4 (8.16%) NAS
1 4 (8.16%) Reverse Proxy
1 4 (8.16%) SAN
1 4 (8.16%) TCP/IP
1 4 (8.16%) VPN
1 4 (8.16%) WAN
2 1 (2.04%) 3G
2 1 (2.04%) 4G
2 1 (2.04%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.08%) Big Data
1 2 (4.08%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (18.37%) Telecoms
2 6 (12.24%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.37%) Web Services
2 4 (8.16%) .NET
3 3 (6.12%) REST
3 3 (6.12%) SOAP
4 1 (2.04%) Hibernate
4 1 (2.04%) JPA
4 1 (2.04%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) Data Centre
1 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Licensing
1 4 (8.16%) Private Cloud
1 4 (8.16%) Public Cloud
1 4 (8.16%) Replication
1 4 (8.16%) Smart Meter
2 1 (2.04%) CMDB
2 1 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.16%) Windows
2 2 (4.08%) Linux
3 1 (2.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (24.49%) TOGAF
2 11 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (18.37%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (16.33%) Migration
5 7 (14.29%) Project Management
6 6 (12.24%) Enterprise Architecture
6 6 (12.24%) ITIL
7 5 (10.20%) Service Management
7 5 (10.20%) Technical Leadership
8 4 (8.16%) B2C
8 4 (8.16%) Change Control
8 4 (8.16%) CRM
8 4 (8.16%) Data Governance
8 4 (8.16%) Data Privacy
8 4 (8.16%) Decision-Making
8 4 (8.16%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (8.16%) Process Improvement
8 4 (8.16%) Scrum
8 4 (8.16%) Software Licensing
8 4 (8.16%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.16%) Java
1 4 (8.16%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (18.37%) Security Cleared
2 6 (12.24%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.16%) DV Cleared
4 2 (4.08%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.04%) Degree
5 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.24%) QA
2 4 (8.16%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.04%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) Kubernetes
1 1 (2.04%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.16%) VMware
3 3 (6.12%) IBM
3 3 (6.12%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (6.12%) SAP
4 2 (4.08%) Oracle
4 2 (4.08%) Talend
5 1 (2.04%) BMC
5 1 (2.04%) ESRI
5 1 (2.04%) Remedy