The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South Wales 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 February 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Solution Architect
Wales / South Wales
Rank 40 68 40
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 14 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.63% 0.69% 2.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.76% 0.71% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 10
Median daily rate £450 £413 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £383 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £443 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £510 £525
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £61.25 £49.50
% change year-on-year
- +23.73%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South Wales 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
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
508 565 466
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 95.49% 97.92% 96.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 401 331
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 35 18
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £47.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newport - 8 £413 -
Cardiff +17 4 £525 +27.27% 1
Bridgend - 1 £450 -
Solutions Architect
Wales

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 South Wales region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 8 (44.44%) SAP
1 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (22.22%) Service Design
3 4 (22.22%) Cyber Defence
3 4 (22.22%) Requirements Analysis
3 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 4 (22.22%) GIS
3 4 (22.22%) ESRI
3 4 (22.22%) Service Delivery
3 4 (22.22%) Management Information System
4 3 (16.67%) Java
4 3 (16.67%) Linux
4 3 (16.67%) REST
4 3 (16.67%) CQRS
4 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (16.67%) Java EE
4 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 3 (16.67%) Spring
4 3 (16.67%) Dropwizard
4 3 (16.67%) Continuous Deployment
4 3 (16.67%) DevOps
4 3 (16.67%) Microservices
4 3 (16.67%) API Design
5 2 (11.11%) Data Structures
5 2 (11.11%) Coaching
5 2 (11.11%) Supplier Management
5 2 (11.11%) Web Development

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales 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 (5.56%) Apache
1 1 (5.56%) ArcGIS
1 1 (5.56%) Confluence
1 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.56%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) GIS
2 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.56%) JIRA
1 1 (5.56%) Sonatype Nexus
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) Dropwizard
1 3 (16.67%) Java EE
1 3 (16.67%) REST
1 3 (16.67%) Spring
2 2 (11.11%) Middleware
3 1 (5.56%) MCollective
3 1 (5.56%) SAP PI
3 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (22.22%) Cyber Defence
2 4 (22.22%) Management Information System
3 2 (11.11%) Data Structures
3 2 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (11.11%) Mobile App
4 1 (5.56%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) AIX
2 1 (5.56%) Unix
2 1 (5.56%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
2 4 (22.22%) Requirements Analysis
2 4 (22.22%) Service Delivery
2 4 (22.22%) Service Design
3 3 (16.67%) API Design
3 3 (16.67%) Continuous Deployment
3 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (16.67%) CQRS
3 3 (16.67%) DevOps
3 3 (16.67%) Microservices
3 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 2 (11.11%) Coaching
4 2 (11.11%) Supplier Management
4 2 (11.11%) TOGAF
4 2 (11.11%) Web Development
5 1 (5.56%) Critical Success Factor
5 1 (5.56%) Data Management
5 1 (5.56%) IT Governance
5 1 (5.56%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (5.56%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (5.56%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Ansible
1 1 (5.56%) Nessus
1 1 (5.56%) Packer
1 1 (5.56%) Puppet
1 1 (5.56%) Rundeck
1 1 (5.56%) SCCM
1 1 (5.56%) Tivoli
1 1 (5.56%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 1 (5.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (5.56%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) SAP
2 4 (22.22%) ESRI
3 1 (5.56%) IBM
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle
3 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.56%) Sonatype
3 1 (5.56%) Symantec
3 1 (5.56%) VMware