Period
to 9 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

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
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 65 81
Rank change year-on-year -14 +16 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 23 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.60% 1.37% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.65% 1.42% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 7 5
South Wales median daily rate £550 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £468 £385 £435
90th Percentile £678 £618 £545
Wales median daily rate £550 £550 £500
% change year-on-year - +10.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South Wales median hourly rate - - -
Wales median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
South Wales
Contract vacancies in South Wales with a recognized job title 1,398 918 1,098
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.42% 96.63% 97.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 995 618 756
South Wales median daily rate £413 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £285 £161 £203
90th Percentile £587 £522 £534
Wales median daily rate £420 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +12.00% -6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 48 70
South Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £15.12 £15.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.79% -3.29% -1.42%
10th Percentile £10.53 £11.12 £10.49
90th Percentile £42.00 £39.13 £77.50
Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year -13.33% +9.09% -

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings that featured Solutions Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in South Wales

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in South Wales

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in South Wales over the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solutions Architect in South Wales

Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in South 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 South Wales region over the 6 months to 9 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -6 16 £550 +10.00% 6
Newport -17 2 £500 -9.09% 1
Solutions Architect
Wales

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 9 December 2018, Solutions Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South Wales region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 10 (43.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
2 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (34.78%) TOGAF
3 7 (30.43%) DevOps
4 6 (26.09%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (26.09%) .NET
4 6 (26.09%) SAP
5 5 (21.74%) C#
5 5 (21.74%) CISSP
5 5 (21.74%) Finance
5 5 (21.74%) SaaS
5 5 (21.74%) Security Architecture
5 5 (21.74%) TOGAF Certification
6 4 (17.39%) Conceptual Models
6 4 (17.39%) Open Source
6 4 (17.39%) Test Automation
6 4 (17.39%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (17.39%) SOA
7 3 (13.04%) ERP
7 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
7 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET
7 3 (13.04%) Management Information System
7 3 (13.04%) Zachman Framework
7 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (13.04%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (8.70%) Programme Delivery
8 2 (8.70%) Deployment Automation

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in South 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 2 (8.70%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 10 (43.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (26.09%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (21.74%) SaaS
4 2 (8.70%) IaaS
5 1 (4.35%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) Cosmos DB
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Legal
2 2 (8.70%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) .NET
2 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET
3 2 (8.70%) LAMP
4 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (4.35%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (4.35%) REST
4 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (13.04%) Greenfield Project
1 3 (13.04%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (4.35%) Reference Data
2 1 (4.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
1 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (34.78%) TOGAF
2 7 (30.43%) DevOps
3 5 (21.74%) Security Architecture
4 4 (17.39%) Conceptual Models
4 4 (17.39%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (17.39%) Open Source
4 4 (17.39%) SOA
4 4 (17.39%) Test Automation
5 3 (13.04%) ERP
5 3 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (13.04%) Zachman Framework
6 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
6 2 (8.70%) Information Security
6 2 (8.70%) ITIL V3
6 2 (8.70%) Scrum
6 2 (8.70%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (8.70%) Time Management
6 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) C#
2 1 (4.35%) Java
2 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
2 1 (4.35%) Python
2 1 (4.35%) Scala
2 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
2 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) CISSP
1 5 (21.74%) TOGAF Certification
2 2 (8.70%) MCP
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.70%) SSCP
3 1 (4.35%) CEH
3 1 (4.35%) Degree
3 1 (4.35%) GIAC
3 1 (4.35%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (8.70%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.35%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Identity Management
1 1 (4.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
2 6 (26.09%) SAP
3 1 (4.35%) Google
3 1 (4.35%) IBM
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle