Period
to 18 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 18 January 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.

Technical Architect
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 84 83
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 7 8 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.55% 0.57% 1.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.63% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 14
Reading median daily rate £538 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +8.11% -15.14%
10th Percentile £476 £438 £408
90th Percentile £589 £550 £546
Berkshire median daily rate £525 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% -12.84%
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 1,181 1,280 1,829
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.58% 90.46% 94.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 740 672 1,091
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £255 £238 £226
90th Percentile £575 £563 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 73 125
Reading median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -47.17% +51.43%
10th Percentile £10.90 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £41.50 £52.66 £55.55
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year - -25.00% +17.65%

Technical Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Architect in Reading

Technical Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Architect in Reading

Technical Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Architect in Reading over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Architect in Reading

Technical Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Architect in Reading

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, Technical 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 Technical Architect in the job title.

1 5 (71.43%) Unix
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Linux
2 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
3 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (28.57%) Service Design
3 2 (28.57%) vSphere
3 2 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (28.57%) sed
3 2 (28.57%) Coaching
3 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (28.57%) Private Cloud
3 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) AWK
3 2 (28.57%) NetBackup
3 2 (28.57%) Brocade
3 2 (28.57%) Smart Meter
3 2 (28.57%) XenServer
3 2 (28.57%) XenDesktop
3 2 (28.57%) Sun
3 2 (28.57%) LAN
3 2 (28.57%) WAN
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco
3 2 (28.57%) IBM
3 2 (28.57%) Python
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server

Technical 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 2 (28.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) LAN
1 2 (28.57%) SAN
1 2 (28.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) Private Cloud
2 2 (28.57%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Unix
2 3 (42.86%) Linux
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (28.57%) Coaching
2 2 (28.57%) Service Design
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) AWK
1 2 (28.57%) Python
1 2 (28.57%) sed
1 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (28.57%) vSphere
1 2 (28.57%) XenDesktop
1 2 (28.57%) XenServer
2 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Brocade
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco
1 2 (28.57%) Citrix
1 2 (28.57%) Dell
1 2 (28.57%) EMC
1 2 (28.57%) HP
1 2 (28.57%) IBM
1 2 (28.57%) Intel
1 2 (28.57%) NetApp
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
1 2 (28.57%) SAP
1 2 (28.57%) Sun
1 2 (28.57%) Symantec
1 2 (28.57%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft