Period
to 18 November 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 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.

Technical Architect
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 79 89
Rank change year-on-year 0 +10 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 18 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.23% 0.79% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.35% 0.85% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 5
Reading median daily rate £538 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.16% -5.00% -3.61%
10th Percentile £458 £423 £460
90th Percentile £638 £578 £565
Berkshire median daily rate £550 £525 £481
% change year-on-year +4.76% +9.09% -0.77%
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 1,332 1,179 1,337
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 90.80% 93.35% 90.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 731 696 718
Reading median daily rate £425 £402 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.85% +0.38% -
10th Percentile £190 £253 £227
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 79
Reading median hourly rate £22.00 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.14% -3.45% -32.71%
10th Percentile £10.40 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £44.10 £40.75 £43.28
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £14.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year +40.35% -1.72% -32.71%

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 November 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 November 2018, 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 9 (50.00%) Migration
2 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 8 (44.44%) SQL Server
3 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
3 7 (38.89%) SC Cleared
4 6 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (33.33%) SaaS
4 6 (33.33%) Windows
5 4 (22.22%) SharePoint
5 4 (22.22%) LAN
5 4 (22.22%) Java
5 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
5 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (22.22%) Load Balancing
5 4 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (22.22%) Firewall
5 4 (22.22%) User Stories
5 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (22.22%) Windows Server
6 3 (16.67%) Security Architecture
6 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (16.67%) Microservices
6 3 (16.67%) Private Cloud
6 3 (16.67%) Back Office
6 3 (16.67%) Finance
6 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
6 3 (16.67%) Data Protection
6 3 (16.67%) Test Strategy
6 3 (16.67%) .NET
7 2 (11.11%) Oracle

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 4 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (5.56%) OpenStack
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (33.33%) SaaS
2 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (11.11%) Office 365
3 2 (11.11%) OneDrive
3 2 (11.11%) OpenShift
4 1 (5.56%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (5.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) Firewall
1 4 (22.22%) LAN
2 2 (11.11%) DHCP
2 2 (11.11%) DNS
2 2 (11.11%) Skype
2 2 (11.11%) VPN
3 1 (5.56%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (11.11%) Big Data
4 1 (5.56%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (5.56%) Hadoop
4 1 (5.56%) Power BI
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (16.67%) Back Office
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
2 1 (5.56%) EDI
2 1 (5.56%) Middleware
2 1 (5.56%) OAuth
2 1 (5.56%) REST
2 1 (5.56%) SOAP
2 1 (5.56%) WCF
2 1 (5.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (16.67%) Private Cloud
2 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (5.56%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Windows Server
3 2 (11.11%) Windows 10
4 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Migration
2 4 (22.22%) Load Balancing
2 4 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (22.22%) User Stories
3 3 (16.67%) Data Protection
3 3 (16.67%) Microservices
3 3 (16.67%) Security Architecture
3 3 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (11.11%) Identity Access Management
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Transformation
4 2 (11.11%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 2 (11.11%) SIEM
5 1 (5.56%) Coaching
5 1 (5.56%) DevOps
5 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) Java
2 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.56%) Python
3 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 7 (38.89%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) Ansible
2 1 (5.56%) Nagios
2 1 (5.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) Okta
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (5.56%) Fiorano
3 1 (5.56%) MuleSoft
3 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.56%) Splunk
3 1 (5.56%) Tableau