Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 47 79
Rank change year-on-year -35 +32 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 22 29 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.65% 3.06% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.69% 3.16% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 16 3
South Wales median daily rate £550 £513 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.32% +20.59% -5.56%
10th Percentile £456 £419 £413
90th Percentile £616 £613 £528
Wales median daily rate £550 £513 £425
% change year-on-year +7.32% +20.59% -5.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
South Wales median hourly rate - £57.50 -
Wales median hourly rate - £57.50 -

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 1,304 918 955
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.75% 96.84% 97.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 960 641 632
South Wales median daily rate £405 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £285 £175 £206
90th Percentile £563 £525 £523
Wales median daily rate £405 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +8.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 64 66
South Wales median hourly rate £12.49 £18.25 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.55% +32.73% -1.79%
10th Percentile £10.21 £10.83 £10.06
90th Percentile £30.00 £56.88 £73.88
Wales median hourly rate £12.33 £17.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year -29.57% +29.63% -

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -14 13 £550 +10.00% 3
Newport -32 2 £538 +19.44% 3
Solutions Architect
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (31.82%) SOA
3 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 5 (22.73%) SAP
4 5 (22.73%) Finance
4 5 (22.73%) TOGAF
4 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (18.18%) IaaS
5 4 (18.18%) Microservices
5 4 (18.18%) Scrum
6 3 (13.64%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (13.64%) Time Management
6 3 (13.64%) ERP
6 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (13.64%) Zachman Framework
6 3 (13.64%) DevOps
6 3 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (13.64%) Deployment Automation
7 2 (9.09%) PaaS
7 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
7 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
7 2 (9.09%) GAP Analysis
7 2 (9.09%) CRM
7 2 (9.09%) Workflow
7 2 (9.09%) SQL
7 2 (9.09%) Windows
7 2 (9.09%) Retail
7 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (9.09%) Information Security
8 1 (4.55%) Tandem

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:

Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.55%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 1 (4.55%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (18.18%) IaaS
3 2 (9.09%) PaaS
4 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (4.55%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (4.55%) Office 365
4 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) LAN
1 1 (4.55%) SAN
1 1 (4.55%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) Cosmos DB
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2014
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
1 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (4.55%) IBM Integration Bus
1 1 (4.55%) JSON
1 1 (4.55%) REST
1 1 (4.55%) RESTful
1 1 (4.55%) Web Services
1 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (4.55%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
1 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (31.82%) SOA
3 5 (22.73%) TOGAF
4 4 (18.18%) Microservices
4 4 (18.18%) Scrum
5 3 (13.64%) Deployment Automation
5 3 (13.64%) DevOps
5 3 (13.64%) ERP
5 3 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (13.64%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (13.64%) Time Management
5 3 (13.64%) Zachman Framework
6 2 (9.09%) CRM
6 2 (9.09%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (9.09%) Information Security
6 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
6 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (9.09%) Workflow
7 1 (4.55%) API Design
7 1 (4.55%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) Java
2 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
2 1 (4.55%) Python
2 1 (4.55%) Scala
2 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) CEH
1 1 (4.55%) CISSP
1 1 (4.55%) Degree
1 1 (4.55%) GIAC
1 1 (4.55%) ISSAP
1 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
1 1 (4.55%) TOGAF Certification
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Identity Management
1 1 (4.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 5 (22.73%) SAP
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco
3 1 (4.55%) HP
3 1 (4.55%) IBM
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle
3 1 (4.55%) VMware