The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the 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 20 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Solution Architect
UK / Wales
Rank 51 69 47
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 14 4 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.08% 0.60% 2.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.17% 0.62% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 16
Median daily rate £450 £413 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £383 £431
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £443 £500
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 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
646 645 703
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 95.85% 97.29% 97.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 466 457 416
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 38 34
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £47.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.74
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.55%

Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Solutions Architect across the Wales region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017.

Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 3 months to 20 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
South Wales +26 14 £450 +9.09% 1
Solutions Architect
UK

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 20 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 Wales region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 12 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (37.50%) SAP
3 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
4 6 (25.00%) IT Governance
4 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 5 (20.83%) JIRA
5 5 (20.83%) Linux
5 5 (20.83%) Confluence
5 5 (20.83%) Waterfall
5 5 (20.83%) Jenkins
5 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (16.67%) Puppet
6 4 (16.67%) Service Design
6 4 (16.67%) Cyber Defence
6 4 (16.67%) IBM
6 4 (16.67%) Red Hat
6 4 (16.67%) Tivoli
6 4 (16.67%) GIS
6 4 (16.67%) ESRI
6 4 (16.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (16.67%) Service Delivery
6 4 (16.67%) Management Information System
6 4 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
6 4 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (12.50%) VMware
7 3 (12.50%) Clustering
7 3 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (12.50%) PKI

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in 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 5 (20.83%) Confluence
2 3 (12.50%) Apache
2 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 3 (12.50%) WebLogic
3 1 (4.17%) ArcGIS
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) GIS
2 3 (12.50%) MongoDB
2 3 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Jenkins
1 5 (20.83%) JIRA
2 3 (12.50%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1 (4.17%) Electronics
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
1 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
1 1 (4.17%) Marketing
1 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) Dropwizard
1 3 (12.50%) Java EE
1 3 (12.50%) MCollective
1 3 (12.50%) REST
1 3 (12.50%) Spring
2 2 (8.33%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (8.33%) Middleware
3 1 (4.17%) SAP PI
3 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (16.67%) Cyber Defence
2 4 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 3 (12.50%) Clustering
3 3 (12.50%) PKI
4 2 (8.33%) Data Structures
4 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (8.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Linux
2 3 (12.50%) AIX
2 3 (12.50%) Unix
2 3 (12.50%) Windows
2 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (25.00%) IT Governance
3 5 (20.83%) Waterfall
4 4 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 4 (16.67%) Service Design
5 3 (12.50%) API Design
5 3 (12.50%) Continuous Deployment
5 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (12.50%) CQRS
5 3 (12.50%) DevOps
5 3 (12.50%) High Availability
5 3 (12.50%) Microservices
5 3 (12.50%) Project Management
6 2 (8.33%) Coaching
6 2 (8.33%) Supplier Management
6 2 (8.33%) TOGAF
6 2 (8.33%) Web Development
7 1 (4.17%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (4.17%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
2 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 3 (12.50%) Hyper-V
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (12.50%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) Puppet
1 4 (16.67%) Tivoli
1 4 (16.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (12.50%) Ansible
2 3 (12.50%) Nessus
2 3 (12.50%) Packer
2 3 (12.50%) Rundeck
2 3 (12.50%) SCCM
2 3 (12.50%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 3 (12.50%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) SAP
2 4 (16.67%) ESRI
2 4 (16.67%) IBM
2 4 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (12.50%) Oracle
3 3 (12.50%) Sonatype
3 3 (12.50%) Symantec
3 3 (12.50%) VMware