The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Swindon during the 3 months to 27 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
Wiltshire / Swindon
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 27 30
Rank change year-on-year +4 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 16 17 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 4.75% 4.90% 2.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.10% 5.09% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 7
Median daily rate £550 £550 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +22.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £550 £411
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £558 £568
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 £43.83 £59.50
% change year-on-year +31.20% -26.34%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Swindon. 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
Swindon
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 314 334 346
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Swindon 93.18% 96.25% 94.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 239 253
Median daily rate £400 £370 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% -7.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 20
Median hourly rate £13.00 £38.50 £16.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.23% +128.82%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Swindon

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in Swindon

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in Swindon

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in Swindon over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solutions Architect in Swindon

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 Swindon region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 16 (72.73%) Finance
2 6 (27.27%) Middleware
3 5 (22.73%) SOA
3 5 (22.73%) Enterprise Architecture
3 5 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (22.73%) Banking
4 4 (18.18%) Business Continuity
4 4 (18.18%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (18.18%) RIA
4 4 (18.18%) PCI DSS
4 4 (18.18%) Windows
4 4 (18.18%) Linux
4 4 (18.18%) Oracle
4 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
4 4 (18.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (18.18%) Windows Server
4 4 (18.18%) GDPR
5 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
5 3 (13.64%) TOGAF
5 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (9.09%) Zachman Framework
6 2 (9.09%) Wealth Management
6 2 (9.09%) Migration
6 2 (9.09%) Web Services
6 2 (9.09%) Puppet
6 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (9.09%) Docker
6 2 (9.09%) DevOps

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Swindon 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 4 (18.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) GIS
General
1 16 (72.73%) Finance
2 5 (22.73%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Back Office
3 1 (4.55%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) Middleware
2 2 (9.09%) Web Services
3 1 (4.55%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) RIA
2 2 (9.09%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (9.09%) Public Cloud
3 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.55%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Linux
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
1 4 (18.18%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) Enterprise Architecture
1 5 (22.73%) SOA
1 5 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (18.18%) Business Continuity
2 4 (18.18%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (13.64%) TOGAF
4 2 (9.09%) DevOps
4 2 (9.09%) Migration
4 2 (9.09%) Wealth Management
4 2 (9.09%) Zachman Framework
5 1 (4.55%) Anti-Money Laundering
5 1 (4.55%) Asset Management
5 1 (4.55%) CRM
5 1 (4.55%) Identity Management
5 1 (4.55%) KYC
5 1 (4.55%) SDLC
5 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (4.55%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) GDPR
1 4 (18.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (9.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle
2 1 (4.55%) SAP
2 1 (4.55%) Sencha