Period
to 20 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £563 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 6 months to 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 75 82
Rank change year-on-year +2 +7 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 16 18 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.33% 1.58% 1.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 1.64% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 17
South Wales median daily rate £563 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +17.65% -10.53%
10th Percentile £475 £363 £413
90th Percentile £660 £564 £530
Wales median daily rate £550 £513 £425
% change year-on-year +7.32% +20.59% -10.53%
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 1,155 1,100 1,196
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.69% 96.66% 97.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 763 780 885
South Wales median daily rate £395 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £181 £180 £213
90th Percentile £525 £538 £475
Wales median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 66 61
South Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +28.57% -0.88%
10th Percentile £10.28 £11.17 £10.25
90th Percentile £53.35 £77.50 £49.00
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £15.77 £13.50
% change year-on-year -4.88% +16.81% +1.89%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 -7 6 £625 +19.05% 2
Newport +4 5 £500 +21.21%
Solutions Architect
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 (62.50%) SOA
2 8 (50.00%) Microservices
3 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (37.50%) Enterprise Architecture
4 6 (37.50%) DevOps
5 4 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
6 3 (18.75%) SQL
6 3 (18.75%) .NET
6 3 (18.75%) Finance
6 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
6 3 (18.75%) Open Source
6 3 (18.75%) Cloudera
6 3 (18.75%) AngularJS
6 3 (18.75%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
7 2 (12.50%) Coaching
7 2 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (12.50%) Fintech
7 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
7 2 (12.50%) Time Management
7 2 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (12.50%) Data Management
7 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
7 2 (12.50%) SIEM
7 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (12.50%) Splunk
7 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery

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 3 (18.75%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (6.25%) JCAPS
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Big Data
1 1 (6.25%) GIS
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) .NET
1 3 (18.75%) AngularJS
2 1 (6.25%) React
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (12.50%) Fintech
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) CESG
3 1 (6.25%) Cyber Defence
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) NHS
3 1 (6.25%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
1 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) SOA
2 8 (50.00%) Microservices
3 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (37.50%) DevOps
4 6 (37.50%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (18.75%) Open Source
6 2 (12.50%) Coaching
6 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (12.50%) Data Management
6 2 (12.50%) ITIL
6 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
6 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
6 2 (12.50%) SIEM
6 2 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (12.50%) Time Management
7 1 (6.25%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 1 (6.25%) ETL
7 1 (6.25%) Security Operations
7 1 (6.25%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) CCNP
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (6.25%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (6.25%) CISMP
3 1 (6.25%) CISSP
3 1 (6.25%) MCSE
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (6.25%) Nessus
1 1 (6.25%) QRadar
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) Cloudera
3 2 (12.50%) McAfee
3 2 (12.50%) Splunk
4 1 (6.25%) AlienVault
4 1 (6.25%) ArcSight
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco
4 1 (6.25%) Darktrace
4 1 (6.25%) ESRI
4 1 (6.25%) Fiorano
4 1 (6.25%) FireEye
4 1 (6.25%) Intel
4 1 (6.25%) LogLogic
4 1 (6.25%) LogRhythm
4 1 (6.25%) SAP
4 1 (6.25%) Tripwire