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 25 June 2016 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Solution Architect
Rank 47 54 51
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 2 13 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.42% 2.20% 2.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 2.26% 2.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 13
Median daily rate £425 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -10.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £59.50 £60.00
% change year-on-year
-24.36% -0.83%
Solutions Architect
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 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
460 575 633
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 97.25% 97.46% 97.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 435 408
Median daily rate £373 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.42% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £455 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.83% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 23 24
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.85 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.52% +20.43%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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
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 25 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Cardiff -2 2 £425 -19.04%
Solutions Architect
Wales

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 14 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, 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 6 (100.00%) ITIL
2 5 (83.33%) UML
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) TOGAF
2 5 (83.33%) Translating Business Requirements
3 3 (50.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (33.33%) Zachman Framework
5 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 1 (16.67%) Change Management
5 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (16.67%) Line Management

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:

Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) ITIL
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) TOGAF
2 5 (83.33%) Translating Business Requirements
2 5 (83.33%) UML
3 3 (50.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (33.33%) Zachman Framework
5 1 (16.67%) Change Management
5 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 1 (16.67%) Line Management
5 1 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management