Period
to 22 February 2019

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 22 February 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.

Technical Architect
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
22 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 85 85 89
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 16 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.07% 0.49% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 0.52% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 1 5
Reading median daily rate £525 £600 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +20.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £474 £600 £438
90th Percentile £595 £600 £550
Berkshire median daily rate £520 £600 £500
% change year-on-year -13.33% +20.00% +5.26%
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 1,363 1,146 1,316
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 90.99% 94.01% 91.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 773 738 676
Reading median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £275 £256 £213
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 31 81
Reading median hourly rate £40.00 £14.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +175.86% - -45.28%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £53.25 £47.50 £55.65
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.86 £14.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year +9.38% -1.69% -22.37%

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 22 February 2019.

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 22 February 2019, Technical 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 Technical Architect in the job title.

1 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
1 11 (68.75%) Security Cleared
2 8 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (43.75%) DevOps
3 7 (43.75%) Service Delivery
3 7 (43.75%) ITIL
3 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (43.75%) Continuous Delivery
3 7 (43.75%) Continuous Deployment
4 6 (37.50%) Windows Server
4 6 (37.50%) Windows
4 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
4 6 (37.50%) SonarQube
4 6 (37.50%) Jenkins
4 6 (37.50%) Selenium
4 6 (37.50%) Test Automation
5 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
6 4 (25.00%) Load Balancing
6 4 (25.00%) LAN
6 4 (25.00%) Firewall
6 4 (25.00%) Migration
6 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (18.75%) Private Cloud
7 3 (18.75%) Boomi
7 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
7 3 (18.75%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (18.75%) B2C
7 3 (18.75%) Dell
7 3 (18.75%) Enterprise Architecture

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 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (18.75%) Boomi
3 2 (12.50%) IaaS
3 2 (12.50%) PaaS
3 2 (12.50%) SaaS
4 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (6.25%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) Firewall
1 4 (25.00%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (12.50%) Big Data
4 1 (6.25%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (6.25%) Hadoop
4 1 (6.25%) Power BI
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Jenkins
1 6 (37.50%) Selenium
1 6 (37.50%) SonarQube
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) JSON
1 2 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
1 3 (18.75%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
1 6 (37.50%) Windows Server
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (43.75%) Continuous Delivery
1 7 (43.75%) Continuous Deployment
1 7 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
1 7 (43.75%) DevOps
1 7 (43.75%) ITIL
1 7 (43.75%) Service Delivery
2 6 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 4 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 4 (25.00%) Migration
4 3 (18.75%) B2C
4 3 (18.75%) Data Protection
4 3 (18.75%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (18.75%) Security Architecture
4 3 (18.75%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
5 2 (12.50%) Coaching
5 2 (12.50%) Data Management
5 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 2 (12.50%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
2 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (68.75%) Security Cleared
2 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
3 3 (18.75%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (18.75%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) Dell
3 1 (6.25%) Tableau