Period
to 25 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 25 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 62 84
Rank change year-on-year -28 +22 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 23 33 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.49% 2.84% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.52% 2.94% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 3
Wales median daily rate £550 £525 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +23.53% -5.03%
10th Percentile £450 £362 £413
90th Percentile £618 £613 £528
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 0
Wales median hourly rate - £57.50 -
UK median hourly rate £63.75 £57.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year +10.87% +15.00% +33.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
Wales
Contract vacancies in Wales with a recognized job title 1,511 1,122 1,134
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.67% 96.72% 97.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,060 766 739
Wales median daily rate £405 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -1.32% +8.57%
10th Percentile £275 £173 £206
90th Percentile £575 £538 £532
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 82 82
Wales median hourly rate £12.33 £16.75 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.42% +24.07% +3.85%
10th Percentile £10.13 £10.50 £10.13
90th Percentile £23.69 £54.00 £73.38
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.94 £18.94
% change year-on-year -7.60% +0.03% +6.02%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in Wales

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in Wales

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in Wales over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solutions Architect in Wales

Solutions Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Solutions Architect in Wales

Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 6 months to 25 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
South Wales -30 22 £550 +4.76% 6
Solutions Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 Wales region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (30.43%) SOA
3 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
3 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (21.74%) Finance
4 5 (21.74%) TOGAF
5 4 (17.39%) Scrum
5 4 (17.39%) SAP
5 4 (17.39%) IaaS
5 4 (17.39%) Microservices
6 3 (13.04%) Zachman Framework
6 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (13.04%) DevOps
6 3 (13.04%) Deployment Automation
6 3 (13.04%) ERP
6 3 (13.04%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (13.04%) Time Management
6 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (8.70%) Information Security
7 2 (8.70%) Retail
7 2 (8.70%) Windows
7 2 (8.70%) SQL
7 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
7 2 (8.70%) GAP Analysis
7 2 (8.70%) Windows Server
7 2 (8.70%) Workflow
7 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (8.70%) PaaS
8 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Engagement

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.35%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (17.39%) IaaS
3 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (8.70%) PaaS
4 1 (4.35%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (4.35%) Office 365
4 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) LAN
1 1 (4.35%) SAN
1 1 (4.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Cosmos DB
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2014
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
1 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (4.35%) IBM Integration Bus
1 1 (4.35%) JSON
1 1 (4.35%) REST
1 1 (4.35%) RESTful
1 1 (4.35%) Web Services
1 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (4.35%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) Tandem
2 1 (4.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
1 2 (8.70%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (30.43%) SOA
3 5 (21.74%) TOGAF
4 4 (17.39%) Microservices
4 4 (17.39%) Scrum
5 3 (13.04%) Deployment Automation
5 3 (13.04%) DevOps
5 3 (13.04%) ERP
5 3 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (13.04%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (13.04%) Time Management
5 3 (13.04%) Zachman Framework
6 2 (8.70%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (8.70%) Information Security
6 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
6 2 (8.70%) Workflow
7 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (4.35%) Identity Management
7 1 (4.35%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) Java
2 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
2 1 (4.35%) Python
2 1 (4.35%) Scala
2 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) CEH
1 1 (4.35%) CISSP
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
1 1 (4.35%) GIAC
1 1 (4.35%) ISSAP
1 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
1 1 (4.35%) TOGAF Certification
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Identity Management
1 1 (4.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) SAP
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco
3 1 (4.35%) Google
3 1 (4.35%) HP
3 1 (4.35%) IBM
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (4.35%) VMware