The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cardiff region that had Solutions Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Solution Architect
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 34 52 37
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 4 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.48% 0.25% 1.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.57% 0.26% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 4
Median daily rate £525 £450 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +1.40%
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £62.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +92.30%

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
254 381 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 94.07% 95.97% 99.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 294 239
Median daily rate £338 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £405 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 18
Median hourly rate £11.17 £13.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.07% -10.34%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Cardiff region that featured Solutions Architect in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, Solutions Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cardiff region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 2 (40.00%) Java
1 2 (40.00%) SAP
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) REST
1 2 (40.00%) CQRS
1 2 (40.00%) DevOps
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (40.00%) Microservices
1 2 (40.00%) Data Structures
1 2 (40.00%) Java EE
1 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (40.00%) TOGAF
1 2 (40.00%) Spring
1 2 (40.00%) API Design
1 2 (40.00%) Dropwizard
1 2 (40.00%) Continuous Deployment
2 1 (20.00%) Web Development
2 1 (20.00%) SAP PI
2 1 (20.00%) Critical Success Factor
2 1 (20.00%) Data Management
2 1 (20.00%) Zachman Framework
2 1 (20.00%) GIS
2 1 (20.00%) ESRI
2 1 (20.00%) ArcGIS
2 1 (20.00%) Migration

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff 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 1 (20.00%) ArcGIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) GIS
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Dropwizard
1 2 (40.00%) Java EE
1 2 (40.00%) REST
1 2 (40.00%) Spring
2 1 (20.00%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (40.00%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) API Design
1 2 (40.00%) Continuous Deployment
1 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (40.00%) CQRS
1 2 (40.00%) DevOps
1 2 (40.00%) Microservices
1 2 (40.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (20.00%) Critical Success Factor
2 1 (20.00%) Data Management
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Web Development
2 1 (20.00%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) SAP
2 1 (20.00%) ESRI