Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Swindon during the 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 33 44
Rank change year-on-year -15 +11 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 13 33 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 1.86% 4.86% 2.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.99% 5.11% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 26 15
Swindon median daily rate £550 £550 £550
10th Percentile £525 £450 £404
90th Percentile £575 £606 £579
Wiltshire median daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Swindon median hourly rate - - -
Wiltshire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Swindon. 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
Swindon
Contract vacancies in Swindon with a recognized job title 652 646 821
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.28% 95.14% 93.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 471 472 601
Swindon median daily rate £408 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.88% - -1.84%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £258
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
Wiltshire median daily rate £418 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +11.33% - -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 30
Swindon median hourly rate £17.50 £21.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +21.45% -12.51%
10th Percentile £13.00 £18.50 £11.24
90th Percentile £30.85 £24.55 £41.50
Wiltshire median hourly rate £27.50 £37.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year -25.68% +74.12% -2.02%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Swindon

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

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 13 (100.00%) Finance
2 5 (38.46%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (38.46%) Data Architecture
2 5 (38.46%) Waterfall
3 3 (23.08%) RIA
3 3 (23.08%) Windows
3 3 (23.08%) SOA
4 2 (15.38%) Linux
4 2 (15.38%) Oracle
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
4 2 (15.38%) Banking
4 2 (15.38%) Business Continuity
4 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (15.38%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (15.38%) PCI DSS
4 2 (15.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (15.38%) SEPA
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
4 2 (15.38%) GDPR
4 2 (15.38%) PSD2
4 2 (15.38%) Middleware
5 1 (7.69%) Change Data Capture
5 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
5 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
5 1 (7.69%) WCF
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (7.69%) Cadence
5 1 (7.69%) Web Services
5 1 (7.69%) C#

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 2 (15.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 13 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) Middleware
2 1 (7.69%) WCF
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (38.46%) Data Architecture
1 5 (38.46%) Stakeholder Management
1 5 (38.46%) Waterfall
2 3 (23.08%) SOA
3 2 (15.38%) Business Continuity
3 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (7.69%) Change Data Capture
4 1 (7.69%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) C#
1 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) GDPR
1 2 (15.38%) PCI DSS
1 2 (15.38%) PSD2
1 2 (15.38%) SEPA
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Cadence