Period
to 26 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 26 September 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 79 91
Rank change year-on-year +1 +12 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 16 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.11% 0.72% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% 0.78% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 6
Reading median daily rate £600 £513 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.07% +13.89% -18.18%
10th Percentile £463 £428 £391
90th Percentile £638 £614 £563
Berkshire median daily rate £575 £525 £450
% change year-on-year +9.52% +16.67% -
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 1,328 1,155 1,451
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.97% 92.11% 91.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 765 650 837
Reading median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £206 £250 £243
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
Berkshire median daily rate £415 £415 £400
% change year-on-year - +3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 65 65
Reading median hourly rate £20.75 £15.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.87% -6.06% -23.43%
10th Percentile £11.28 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £40.00 £47.50 £26.98
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £13.75
% change year-on-year +29.03% +12.73% -36.19%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 8 (50.00%) SaaS
2 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 6 (37.50%) Migration
2 6 (37.50%) SharePoint
3 5 (31.25%) Windows
3 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
3 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (25.00%) SCCM
4 4 (25.00%) SIEM
4 4 (25.00%) Office 365
4 4 (25.00%) User Stories
4 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (25.00%) Java
4 4 (25.00%) .NET
4 4 (25.00%) DHCP
4 4 (25.00%) VPN
4 4 (25.00%) DNS
4 4 (25.00%) Microservices
4 4 (25.00%) Skype
4 4 (25.00%) OneDrive
4 4 (25.00%) BitLocker
4 4 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 4 (25.00%) Identity Access Management
4 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Transformation

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 6 (37.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (6.25%) OpenStack
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (50.00%) SaaS
2 5 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (25.00%) Office 365
3 4 (25.00%) OneDrive
4 2 (12.50%) OpenShift
5 1 (6.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) DHCP
1 4 (25.00%) DNS
1 4 (25.00%) Skype
1 4 (25.00%) VPN
2 1 (6.25%) Firewall
2 1 (6.25%) FTP
2 1 (6.25%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (18.75%) Back Office
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
2 1 (6.25%) EDI
2 1 (6.25%) Middleware
2 1 (6.25%) OAuth
2 1 (6.25%) REST
2 1 (6.25%) RESTful
2 1 (6.25%) SOAP
2 1 (6.25%) WCF
2 1 (6.25%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (6.25%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (6.25%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Migration
2 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (25.00%) Identity Access Management
3 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Transformation
3 4 (25.00%) Microservices
3 4 (25.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 4 (25.00%) SIEM
3 4 (25.00%) User Stories
4 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (6.25%) Coaching
6 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
6 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
6 1 (6.25%) DevOps
6 1 (6.25%) Kanban
6 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
6 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
6 1 (6.25%) SOA
6 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.25%) C#
3 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (25.00%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) Ansible
2 1 (6.25%) Nagios
2 1 (6.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) Okta
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (6.25%) Fiorano
4 1 (6.25%) MuleSoft
4 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
4 1 (6.25%) Splunk