The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales 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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 44 45 48
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 17 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 3.10% 0.48% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.21% 0.51% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 0 3
Average daily rate
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£475 - £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £444 - £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 - £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £486 £469
% change year-on-year
+2.82% +3.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £44.25 -
% change year-on-year
-26.55% -
Solutions Architect
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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 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
530 389 397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 96.72% 93.29% 93.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 208 227
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 37 29
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £28.00 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Solutions Architect in the job title across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 24 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newport - 13 £475 -
Cardiff -6 5 £444 -
Solutions Architect
Wales

Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 12 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (44.44%) SOA
3 8 (44.44%) SC Cleared
4 6 (33.33%) BPMN
4 6 (33.33%) Logical Data Model
4 6 (33.33%) Data Modelling
4 6 (33.33%) Back Office
5 5 (27.78%) Identity Management
5 5 (27.78%) Java
6 4 (22.22%) .NET
6 4 (22.22%) CRM
6 4 (22.22%) Workflow
6 4 (22.22%) Content Management
7 3 (16.67%) Windows Intune
7 3 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
7 3 (16.67%) Network Security
7 3 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (16.67%) Hyper-V
7 3 (16.67%) NAS
7 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (16.67%) SaaS
7 3 (16.67%) Shibboleth
7 3 (16.67%) Lync
7 3 (16.67%) IP Telephony
7 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (16.67%) Wireless

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 3 (16.67%) Lync
2 1 (5.56%) FileNet
2 1 (5.56%) Mule
2 1 (5.56%) JBoss
2 1 (5.56%) Apache
2 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) LAN
1 3 (16.67%) WAN
1 3 (16.67%) Wireless
1 3 (16.67%) IP Telephony
1 3 (16.67%) Network Security
1 3 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (16.67%) NAS
1 3 (16.67%) SAN
1 3 (16.67%) MPLS
2 1 (5.56%) Firewall
2 1 (5.56%) HTTP
2 1 (5.56%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.56%) Jackrabbit
2 1 (5.56%) MySQL
General
1 6 (33.33%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) .NET
2 3 (16.67%) Middleware
3 1 (5.56%) Hibernate
3 1 (5.56%) Spring
3 1 (5.56%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (5.56%) Java EE
3 1 (5.56%) JSTL
3 1 (5.56%) jQuery
3 1 (5.56%) HTML5
3 1 (5.56%) CSS3
3 1 (5.56%) JAX-RS
3 1 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (5.56%) Apache Commons
3 1 (5.56%) J2EE
3 1 (5.56%) EJB
3 1 (5.56%) CSS
3 1 (5.56%) JSP
3 1 (5.56%) Servlets
3 1 (5.56%) SOAP
3 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (44.44%) SOA
3 6 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 6 (33.33%) BPMN
3 6 (33.33%) Logical Data Model
4 5 (27.78%) Identity Management
5 4 (22.22%) CRM
5 4 (22.22%) Workflow
5 4 (22.22%) Content Management
6 3 (16.67%) ITIL
6 3 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
6 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (11.11%) UML
7 2 (11.11%) TOGAF
7 2 (11.11%) Business Analysis
8 1 (5.56%) Network Design
8 1 (5.56%) Scrum
8 1 (5.56%) TDD
8 1 (5.56%) MVC
8 1 (5.56%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) Java
2 3 (16.67%) SQL
3 2 (11.11%) C#
4 1 (5.56%) Ruby
4 1 (5.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 8 (44.44%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) Hyper-V
1 3 (16.67%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) Windows Intune
2 1 (5.56%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Cisco
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 3 (16.67%) Juniper
1 3 (16.67%) CheckPoint
2 1 (5.56%) Remedy
2 1 (5.56%) McAfee
2 1 (5.56%) Sourcefire
2 1 (5.56%) CA