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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 55 36 -
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 3 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.69% 1.69% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 1.72% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Average daily rate £413 £431 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £501 £524 £485
% change year-on-year
-4.43% +7.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £62.50 £41.75 £44.25
% change year-on-year
+49.70% -5.64%
Solutions Architect
South Wales

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
422 291 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 97.69% 98.31% 95.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 221 168
Average daily rate £338 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 15 13
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.25 £16.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.75% -5.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.00 £14.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £22.50 £164.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 14 February 2016, 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 15 (65.22%) TOGAF
2 12 (52.17%) GIS
3 11 (47.83%) ESRI
3 11 (47.83%) ArcGIS
4 8 (34.78%) SharePoint
5 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (30.43%) Office 365
6 6 (26.09%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (26.09%) Dynamics CRM
6 6 (26.09%) Enterprise Architecture
6 6 (26.09%) CRM
6 6 (26.09%) ITIL
6 6 (26.09%) Cisco
6 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
6 6 (26.09%) Juniper
6 6 (26.09%) CheckPoint
7 5 (21.74%) Project Management
7 5 (21.74%) UML
7 5 (21.74%) ETL
7 5 (21.74%) ArcSDE
7 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (21.74%) Translating Business Requirements
8 4 (17.39%) Network Security
8 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (17.39%) Business Analysis
8 4 (17.39%) NAS
8 4 (17.39%) Data Integration
8 4 (17.39%) SQL
8 4 (17.39%) SQL Server

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 11 (47.83%) ArcGIS
2 8 (34.78%) SharePoint
3 5 (21.74%) ArcSDE
4 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (30.43%) Office 365
2 2 (8.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (26.09%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (17.39%) NAS
2 4 (17.39%) Network Security
2 4 (17.39%) SAN
3 3 (13.04%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (52.17%) GIS
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Back Office
2 1 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Data Integration
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) LIMS
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) TOGAF
2 6 (26.09%) CRM
2 6 (26.09%) Enterprise Architecture
2 6 (26.09%) ITIL
3 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (21.74%) ETL
3 5 (21.74%) Project Management
3 5 (21.74%) Translating Business Requirements
3 5 (21.74%) UML
4 4 (17.39%) Business Analysis
5 2 (8.70%) Business Development
5 2 (8.70%) Information Management
5 2 (8.70%) People Management
5 2 (8.70%) Product Management
6 1 (4.35%) Analytics
6 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.35%) Data Architecture
6 1 (4.35%) Data Governance
6 1 (4.35%) Data Management
6 1 (4.35%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) ESRI
2 6 (26.09%) CheckPoint
2 6 (26.09%) Cisco
2 6 (26.09%) Juniper
2 6 (26.09%) Microsoft