The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £495 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 3 months to 28 March 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
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 69 47
Rank change year-on-year +33 -22  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 19 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 3.39% 0.69% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.50% 0.70% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 1
Median daily rate £495 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -2.94%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £523
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.30%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £57.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £58.75 £61.25 £49.50
% change year-on-year -4.08% +23.73%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales. 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
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 543 575 437
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 96.79% 98.80% 95.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 386 302
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £188 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 35 20
Median hourly rate £17.77 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.69% -18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £29.50 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 3 months to 28 March 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
Newport - 12 £450 -
Cardiff +24 6 £525 +27.27% 1
Solutions Architect
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 South Wales region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 10 (35.71%) SC Cleared
1 10 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 9 (32.14%) SAP
3 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (25.00%) Workflow
4 7 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (21.43%) Content Management
6 5 (17.86%) Service Delivery
6 5 (17.86%) GAP Analysis
6 5 (17.86%) Management Information System
6 5 (17.86%) Requirements Analysis
6 5 (17.86%) Data Modelling
6 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (17.86%) Logical Data Model
6 5 (17.86%) Service Design
6 5 (17.86%) Cyber Defence
7 4 (14.29%) GIS
7 4 (14.29%) ESRI
8 3 (10.71%) Linux
8 3 (10.71%) Java
8 3 (10.71%) Spring
8 3 (10.71%) Supplier Management
8 3 (10.71%) Java EE
8 3 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (10.71%) Dropwizard
8 3 (10.71%) Continuous Deployment
8 3 (10.71%) API Design
8 3 (10.71%) Microservices
8 3 (10.71%) DevOps
8 3 (10.71%) CQRS

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 1 (3.57%) Apache
1 1 (3.57%) ArcGIS
1 1 (3.57%) Confluence
1 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.57%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) GIS
2 1 (3.57%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.57%) JIRA
1 1 (3.57%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1 (3.57%) Back Office
1 1 (3.57%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) Dropwizard
1 3 (10.71%) Java EE
1 3 (10.71%) REST
1 3 (10.71%) Spring
2 2 (7.14%) Middleware
3 1 (3.57%) MCollective
3 1 (3.57%) SAP PI
3 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (17.86%) Cyber Defence
1 5 (17.86%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.14%) Data Structures
2 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.57%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Linux
2 1 (3.57%) AIX
2 1 (3.57%) Unix
2 1 (3.57%) Windows
2 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (25.00%) Workflow
3 6 (21.43%) Content Management
4 5 (17.86%) Data Modelling
4 5 (17.86%) GAP Analysis
4 5 (17.86%) Logical Data Model
4 5 (17.86%) Requirements Analysis
4 5 (17.86%) Service Delivery
4 5 (17.86%) Service Design
5 3 (10.71%) API Design
5 3 (10.71%) Continuous Deployment
5 3 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (10.71%) CQRS
5 3 (10.71%) DevOps
5 3 (10.71%) Microservices
5 3 (10.71%) Supplier Management
5 3 (10.71%) Waterfall
6 2 (7.14%) TOGAF
6 2 (7.14%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) Java
2 1 (3.57%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (35.71%) SC Cleared
1 10 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (3.57%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Ansible
1 1 (3.57%) Nessus
1 1 (3.57%) Packer
1 1 (3.57%) Puppet
1 1 (3.57%) Rundeck
1 1 (3.57%) SCCM
1 1 (3.57%) Tivoli
1 1 (3.57%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 1 (3.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (3.57%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 9 (32.14%) SAP
2 4 (14.29%) ESRI
3 1 (3.57%) IBM
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle
3 1 (3.57%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.57%) Sonatype
3 1 (3.57%) Symantec
3 1 (3.57%) VMware