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 5 May 2015 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 33 42 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 3 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.12% 2.11% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 2.24% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £485 £478
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +1.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 £60.00 £61.00
% change year-on-year
-17.50% -1.63%
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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
257 357 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 95.90% 93.95% 93.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 240 89
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £178 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 13
Average hourly rate £11.50 £16.00 £16.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.12% -3.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £14.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.90 £16.16 £37.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 5 (71.43%) Enterprise Architecture
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
3 3 (42.86%) UML
3 3 (42.86%) CRM
3 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
3 3 (42.86%) Wireless
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) MPLS
3 3 (42.86%) LAN
3 3 (42.86%) WAN
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco
3 3 (42.86%) Juniper
3 3 (42.86%) SAN
3 3 (42.86%) CheckPoint
3 3 (42.86%) Network Security
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (42.86%) Lync
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Intune
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) IP Telephony
3 3 (42.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (42.86%) Hyper-V
3 3 (42.86%) NAS
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (42.86%) SaaS
4 2 (28.57%) WebCenter
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle BPM

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 2 (28.57%) Oracle Service Bus
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (42.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Wireless
1 3 (42.86%) MPLS
1 3 (42.86%) LAN
1 3 (42.86%) WAN
1 3 (42.86%) SAN
1 3 (42.86%) Network Security
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (42.86%) IP Telephony
1 3 (42.86%) NAS
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
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Maven
1 2 (28.57%) Jenkins
1 2 (28.57%) Rational Application Developer
1 2 (28.57%) Hudson
1 2 (28.57%) Apache Continuum
1 2 (28.57%) Toad
1 2 (28.57%) JDeveloper
1 2 (28.57%) Eclipse
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) WebCenter
1 2 (28.57%) XHTML
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Fusion
1 2 (28.57%) Middleware
1 2 (28.57%) XML
1 2 (28.57%) HTML
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle ADF
2 1 (14.29%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (42.86%) UML
2 3 (42.86%) CRM
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) TOGAF
3 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) SOA
3 2 (28.57%) RAD
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) PHP
3 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
3 1 (14.29%) COBOL
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%) Microsoft
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco
1 3 (42.86%) Juniper
1 3 (42.86%) CheckPoint
2 2 (28.57%) IBM
2 2 (28.57%) Micro Focus
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle