The table below looks at the statistics for the Solutions Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the 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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Solution Architect
Rank 66 56 43
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 5 22 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.65% 2.73% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 2.93% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 15 0
Average daily rate
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£410 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £60.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +50.00%
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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 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
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
726 752 400
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 93.80% 93.18% 93.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 466 235
Average daily rate £365 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 28 30
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.55 £10.85 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.90 £25.25 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
South Wales -11 2 - - 5
West Wales - 2 £445 -
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Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 6 (46.15%) Enterprise Architecture
2 4 (30.77%) SaaS
2 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) Java
2 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 4 (30.77%) SOA
3 3 (23.08%) LAN
3 3 (23.08%) WAN
3 3 (23.08%) CRM
3 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
3 3 (23.08%) Cisco
3 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 3 (23.08%) Juniper
3 3 (23.08%) SAN
3 3 (23.08%) CheckPoint
3 3 (23.08%) Oracle
3 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
3 3 (23.08%) XML
3 3 (23.08%) UML
3 3 (23.08%) IP Telephony
3 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (23.08%) MPLS
3 3 (23.08%) Wireless
3 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
3 3 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (23.08%) Hyper-V
3 3 (23.08%) NAS
3 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (23.08%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services

Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 (23.08%) SharePoint
1 3 (23.08%) Lync
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle Service Bus
Business Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) SaaS
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) LAN
1 3 (23.08%) WAN
1 3 (23.08%) SAN
1 3 (23.08%) IP Telephony
1 3 (23.08%) MPLS
1 3 (23.08%) Wireless
1 3 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (23.08%) NAS
1 3 (23.08%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
1 2 (15.38%) Rational Application Developer
1 2 (15.38%) Hudson
1 2 (15.38%) Apache Continuum
1 2 (15.38%) Maven
1 2 (15.38%) JDeveloper
1 2 (15.38%) Toad
1 2 (15.38%) Eclipse
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (15.38%) Back Office
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) XML
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (15.38%) WebCenter
2 2 (15.38%) .NET
2 2 (15.38%) Middleware
2 2 (15.38%) HTML
2 2 (15.38%) XHTML
3 1 (7.69%) JSP
3 1 (7.69%) SOAP
3 1 (7.69%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (7.69%) Spring
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle ADF
3 1 (7.69%) Hibernate
3 1 (7.69%) jBPM
3 1 (7.69%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (7.69%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Enterprise Architecture
2 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) SOA
3 3 (23.08%) CRM
3 3 (23.08%) UML
4 2 (15.38%) Identity Management
4 2 (15.38%) TOGAF
4 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) RAD
4 2 (15.38%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) Java
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.69%) PHP
3 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
3 1 (7.69%) C#
3 1 (7.69%) COBOL
3 1 (7.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Cisco
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
1 3 (23.08%) Juniper
1 3 (23.08%) CheckPoint
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) Micro Focus
2 2 (15.38%) IBM
3 1 (7.69%) ServiceNow
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