The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South Wales region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Solution Architect
Rank 47 36 31
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 8 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.43% 0.62% 2.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.55% 0.66% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Average daily rate £475 £513 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.31% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £475 £475
% change year-on-year
+2.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £61.00 -
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -
Job Titles Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
515 305 317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 91.96% 94.43% 91.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 193 151
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £435 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 17 23
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £14.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +9.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £34.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Solutions Architect
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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
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 18 April 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
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Cardiff - 8 £475 -
Newport - - - -
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Solutions Architect
Top 25 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) Project Management
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) AS400
3 3 (37.50%) Banking
4 2 (25.00%) TOGAF
4 2 (25.00%) Marketing
4 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (25.00%) Unified Communications
4 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (25.00%) VMware
4 2 (25.00%) HP
4 2 (25.00%) EMC
4 2 (25.00%) Citrix
4 2 (25.00%) NetApp
4 2 (25.00%) PRINCE
4 2 (25.00%) Symantec
4 2 (25.00%) MS Project
4 2 (25.00%) MS Office
4 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (25.00%) CRM
4 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco
5 1 (12.50%) Service Management
5 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Project
1 2 (25.00%) MS Office
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Unified Communications
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Banking
3 2 (25.00%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (25.00%) TOGAF
2 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (25.00%) PRINCE
2 2 (25.00%) CRM
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) VMware
2 2 (25.00%) HP
2 2 (25.00%) EMC
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix
2 2 (25.00%) NetApp
2 2 (25.00%) Symantec
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco