The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales 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
UK / Wales
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 54 55
Rank change year-on-year +16 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 22 2 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 3.54% 0.36% 2.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.67% 0.37% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 15
Median daily rate £513 £425 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.58% -3.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £425 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £425 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
Median hourly rate £57.50 - -
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 Wales. 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
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 599 540 816
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 96.30% 96.95% 96.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 352 553
Median daily rate £363 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 34 38
Median hourly rate £15.86 £13.00 £13.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.00% -5.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.60 £35.00 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +10 15 £513 +20.58%
Solutions Architect
UK

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

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 Wales region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 20 (45.45%) GAP Analysis
2 19 (43.18%) Workflow
2 19 (43.18%) Content Management
3 18 (40.91%) Data Modelling
3 18 (40.91%) SC Cleared
3 18 (40.91%) Security Cleared
4 15 (34.09%) Logical Data Model
5 9 (20.45%) Cybersecurity
5 9 (20.45%) Back Office
6 6 (13.64%) Service Design
7 5 (11.36%) Cyber Defence
7 5 (11.36%) Microservices
7 5 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (11.36%) Service Delivery
7 5 (11.36%) Requirements Analysis
7 5 (11.36%) Management Information System
8 4 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (9.09%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 3 (6.82%) Continuous Deployment
9 3 (6.82%) API Design
9 3 (6.82%) Dropwizard
9 3 (6.82%) DevOps
9 3 (6.82%) Coaching
9 3 (6.82%) Information Security
9 3 (6.82%) REST
9 3 (6.82%) CQRS
9 3 (6.82%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (6.82%) Java
9 3 (6.82%) SAP
9 3 (6.82%) Linux

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.55%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.27%) GIS
2 1 (2.27%) Hadoop
General
1 9 (20.45%) Back Office
2 1 (2.27%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.82%) Dropwizard
1 3 (6.82%) Java EE
1 3 (6.82%) REST
1 3 (6.82%) Spring
2 1 (2.27%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) Cyber Defence
1 5 (11.36%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (45.45%) GAP Analysis
2 19 (43.18%) Content Management
2 19 (43.18%) Workflow
3 18 (40.91%) Data Modelling
4 15 (34.09%) Logical Data Model
5 9 (20.45%) Cybersecurity
6 6 (13.64%) Service Design
7 5 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (11.36%) Microservices
7 5 (11.36%) Requirements Analysis
7 5 (11.36%) Service Delivery
8 4 (9.09%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 3 (6.82%) API Design
9 3 (6.82%) Coaching
9 3 (6.82%) Continuous Deployment
9 3 (6.82%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (6.82%) CQRS
9 3 (6.82%) DevOps
9 3 (6.82%) Information Security
10 2 (4.55%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.82%) Java
2 1 (2.27%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (40.91%) SC Cleared
1 18 (40.91%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 3 (6.82%) SAP
2 2 (4.55%) Avaya
2 2 (4.55%) McAfee
2 2 (4.55%) Verint
3 1 (2.27%) Cloudera
3 1 (2.27%) ESRI
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle