The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Solutions Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 39 37 33
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 5 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.54% 0.81% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.59% 0.87% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£444 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £44.25 -
% change year-on-year
-26.55% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
314 231 222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 96.62% 93.52% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 140 138
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £446 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 15 16
Average hourly rate £12.00 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £19.17 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Solutions Architect in the job title across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Cardiff region.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region that cited Solutions Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Solutions Architect in their job title.

1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) CRM
2 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
2 3 (42.86%) LAN
2 3 (42.86%) WAN
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Juniper
2 3 (42.86%) SAN
2 3 (42.86%) CheckPoint
2 3 (42.86%) MPLS
2 3 (42.86%) Wireless
2 3 (42.86%) IP Telephony
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (42.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (42.86%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (42.86%) Network Security
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (42.86%) Hyper-V
2 3 (42.86%) NAS
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (42.86%) SaaS
2 3 (42.86%) Lync
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Intune
3 2 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 2 (28.57%) UML

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region that cited Solutions Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Solutions Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
1 3 (42.86%) Lync
2 1 (14.29%) Mule
2 1 (14.29%) JBoss
2 1 (14.29%) Apache
2 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (42.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) SAN
1 3 (42.86%) MPLS
1 3 (42.86%) Wireless
1 3 (42.86%) IP Telephony
1 3 (42.86%) Network Security
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (42.86%) NAS
1 3 (42.86%) LAN
1 3 (42.86%) WAN
2 1 (14.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (14.29%) Jackrabbit
2 1 (14.29%) MySQL
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) J2EE
1 1 (14.29%) EJB
1 1 (14.29%) CSS
1 1 (14.29%) JSP
1 1 (14.29%) Servlets
1 1 (14.29%) SOAP
1 1 (14.29%) XML
1 1 (14.29%) WSDL
1 1 (14.29%) XML Schema
1 1 (14.29%) JAXB
1 1 (14.29%) Hibernate
1 1 (14.29%) Spring
1 1 (14.29%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (14.29%) Java EE
1 1 (14.29%) JSTL
1 1 (14.29%) jQuery
1 1 (14.29%) HTML5
1 1 (14.29%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (14.29%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) CRM
2 3 (42.86%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 2 (28.57%) UML
3 2 (28.57%) Asset Management
3 2 (28.57%) TOGAF
3 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) MVC
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (14.29%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) PHP
3 1 (14.29%) Ruby
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 3 (42.86%) Juniper
1 3 (42.86%) CheckPoint
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