Period
to 19 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 62 71
Rank change year-on-year +12 +9 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 46 28 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 3.12% 2.23% 1.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.44% 2.40% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 21 24
Reading median daily rate £600 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +2.44% -21.15%
10th Percentile £500 £463 £270
90th Percentile £739 £625 £609
Berkshire median daily rate £550 £505 £525
% change year-on-year +8.91% -3.81% -4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -

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 1,338 1,169 1,333
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 90.71% 93.30% 90.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 735 691 716
Reading median daily rate £425 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% -
10th Percentile £190 £250 £228
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 57 78
Reading median hourly rate £22.00 £14.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.14% -5.08% -31.55%
10th Percentile £10.40 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £44.10 £40.75 £43.28
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +37.93% - -32.71%

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 19 November 2018.

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 19 November 2018, 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 14 (30.43%) Telecoms
2 13 (28.26%) TOGAF
3 12 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (21.74%) Web Services
5 9 (19.57%) Java
5 9 (19.57%) Microsoft
6 8 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (15.22%) Finance
7 7 (15.22%) Oracle
7 7 (15.22%) Migration
7 7 (15.22%) REST
8 6 (13.04%) Microservices
8 6 (13.04%) Data Centre
8 6 (13.04%) GDPR
8 6 (13.04%) Decision-Making
8 6 (13.04%) VMware
8 6 (13.04%) Network Management
8 6 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (13.04%) SQL
8 6 (13.04%) .NET
8 6 (13.04%) SOA
8 6 (13.04%) Firewall
8 6 (13.04%) Service Management
8 6 (13.04%) Wireless
9 5 (10.87%) Project Management
9 5 (10.87%) MPLS
9 5 (10.87%) Ethernet
9 5 (10.87%) ITIL
9 5 (10.87%) Waterfall

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 5 (10.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (4.35%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.17%) ArcGIS
3 1 (2.17%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.17%) Smallworld
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Sonata
2 1 (2.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.35%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (4.35%) IaaS
3 2 (4.35%) PaaS
3 2 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.04%) Firewall
1 6 (13.04%) Wireless
2 5 (10.87%) Ethernet
2 5 (10.87%) MPLS
3 4 (8.70%) LAN
3 4 (8.70%) WAN
4 3 (6.52%) VoLTE
5 2 (4.35%) 3G
5 2 (4.35%) LTE
6 1 (2.17%) Broadband
6 1 (2.17%) DNS
6 1 (2.17%) Internet
6 1 (2.17%) NAS
6 1 (2.17%) NGN
6 1 (2.17%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (2.17%) SAN
6 1 (2.17%) Skype
6 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.17%) Unified Communications
6 1 (2.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) Big Data
1 3 (6.52%) Hadoop
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.17%) MongoDB
General
1 14 (30.43%) Telecoms
2 7 (15.22%) Finance
3 2 (4.35%) Retail
4 1 (2.17%) Back Office
4 1 (2.17%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (21.74%) Web Services
2 7 (15.22%) REST
3 6 (13.04%) .NET
4 4 (8.70%) J2EE
4 4 (8.70%) Spring
4 4 (8.70%) Spring Boot
5 3 (6.52%) SOAP
6 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.17%) Hibernate
6 1 (2.17%) JPA
6 1 (2.17%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.70%) Management Information System
2 4 (8.70%) Smart Meter
3 3 (6.52%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.17%) CMDB
4 1 (2.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.17%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Licensing
4 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.17%) PKI
4 1 (2.17%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.70%) Windows
2 2 (4.35%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.17%) Linux
3 1 (2.17%) Unix
3 1 (2.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.26%) TOGAF
2 12 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (15.22%) Migration
5 6 (13.04%) Decision-Making
5 6 (13.04%) Microservices
5 6 (13.04%) Network Management
5 6 (13.04%) Service Management
5 6 (13.04%) SOA
6 5 (10.87%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (10.87%) ITIL
6 5 (10.87%) Project Management
6 5 (10.87%) Waterfall
7 4 (8.70%) Data Governance
7 4 (8.70%) Data Privacy
7 4 (8.70%) DevOps
7 4 (8.70%) Scrum
7 4 (8.70%) Software Architecture
7 4 (8.70%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (8.70%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.57%) Java
2 6 (13.04%) SQL
3 1 (2.17%) C#
3 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (6.52%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.35%) PhD
3 1 (2.17%) Degree
3 1 (2.17%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.04%) GDPR
2 4 (8.70%) QA
System Software
1 6 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (8.70%) Docker
3 2 (4.35%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.17%) BitLocker
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) Netcool
1 2 (4.35%) NSN NetAct
1 2 (4.35%) OpenView
1 2 (4.35%) TeMIP
2 1 (2.17%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 9 (19.57%) Microsoft
2 7 (15.22%) Oracle
3 6 (13.04%) VMware
4 4 (8.70%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (8.70%) TIBCO
5 3 (6.52%) IBM
5 3 (6.52%) SAP
6 2 (4.35%) Sitecore
7 1 (2.17%) BMC
7 1 (2.17%) Ericsson
7 1 (2.17%) ESRI
7 1 (2.17%) JDA
7 1 (2.17%) Mitel
7 1 (2.17%) Nokia
7 1 (2.17%) RedPrairie
7 1 (2.17%) Remedy
7 1 (2.17%) Talend