The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Solution Architect
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 37 35
Rank change year-on-year +3 -2  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 5 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.56% 0.69% 2.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.63% 0.71% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 5
Median daily rate £500 £425 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.64% -19.04%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 £45.00 £59.50
% change year-on-year +27.77% -24.36%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 307 281 321
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 95.64% 96.90% 97.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 192 256
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £199 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 10 12
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.40% +8.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £9.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £19.63 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff that featured Solutions Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in Cardiff

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in Cardiff

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 27 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Cardiff region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 4 (36.36%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (27.27%) DevOps
2 3 (27.27%) Microservices
2 3 (27.27%) API Design
2 3 (27.27%) Dropwizard
2 3 (27.27%) Continuous Deployment
2 3 (27.27%) Digital Transformation Programme
2 3 (27.27%) Java
2 3 (27.27%) Linux
2 3 (27.27%) Information Security
2 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) Spring
2 3 (27.27%) Java EE
2 3 (27.27%) REST
2 3 (27.27%) CQRS
3 2 (18.18%) Verint
3 2 (18.18%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (18.18%) Avaya
3 2 (18.18%) Coaching
4 1 (9.09%) Logical Data Model
4 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) Content Management
4 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
4 1 (9.09%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Workflow

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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:

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) Dropwizard
1 3 (27.27%) Java EE
1 3 (27.27%) REST
1 3 (27.27%) Spring
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) API Design
2 3 (27.27%) Continuous Deployment
2 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (27.27%) CQRS
2 3 (27.27%) DevOps
2 3 (27.27%) Digital Transformation Programme
2 3 (27.27%) Information Security
2 3 (27.27%) Microservices
3 2 (18.18%) Coaching
3 2 (18.18%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (9.09%) Content Management
4 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
4 1 (9.09%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Logical Data Model
4 1 (9.09%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Avaya
1 2 (18.18%) Verint