Period
to 18 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wiltshire during the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

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
South West > Wiltshire
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 17 62 48
Rank change year-on-year +45 -14 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 147 20 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 7.89% 1.80% 3.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.33% 1.90% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 17 34
Wiltshire median daily rate £550 £550 £550
10th Percentile £500 £504 £438
90th Percentile £715 £580 £678
South West median daily rate £550 £550 £508
% change year-on-year - +8.37% +1.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wiltshire median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - £55.88 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire. 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
Wiltshire
Contract vacancies in Wiltshire with a recognized job title 1,765 1,050 1,205
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.51% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,173 734 839
Wiltshire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £280 £273 £217
90th Percentile £650 £600 £575
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 20 37
Wiltshire median hourly rate £42.25 £27.25 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.05% -29.22% +24.19%
10th Percentile £14.68 £13.00 £16.90
90th Percentile £49.95 £40.08 £47.50
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +42.86% -10.91% -11.29%

Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Solutions Architect in Wiltshire

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Solutions Architect in Wiltshire

Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Solutions Architect in Wiltshire over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Solutions Architect in Wiltshire

Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

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 Wiltshire region over the 6 months to 18 January 2019. 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
Salisbury - 58 £550 - 1
Swindon +17 51 £600 +9.09% 3
Corsham - 11 £575 -
Malmesbury - 1 £523 - 1
Trowbridge - 1 £450 -
Chippenham - 1 £475 -
Solutions Architect
South West

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 Wiltshire region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 75 (51.02%) Security Cleared
2 52 (35.37%) Finance
3 51 (34.69%) Linux
4 50 (34.01%) Analytical Skills
5 49 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
6 47 (31.97%) IT Strategy
6 47 (31.97%) Critical Thinking
7 41 (27.89%) DV Cleared
7 41 (27.89%) SC Cleared
8 40 (27.21%) Microsoft
9 38 (25.85%) Python
9 38 (25.85%) Banking
10 36 (24.49%) TOGAF
11 34 (23.13%) Enterprise Architecture
11 34 (23.13%) Information Security
11 34 (23.13%) HMG Infosec
11 34 (23.13%) JSP 440
11 34 (23.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 29 (19.73%) Java
12 29 (19.73%) Web Services
13 27 (18.37%) SOAP
14 26 (17.69%) XML
14 26 (17.69%) C
14 26 (17.69%) Software Engineering
15 25 (17.01%) C++
15 25 (17.01%) JSP
15 25 (17.01%) DSDM
15 25 (17.01%) JSON
15 25 (17.01%) PowerShell
16 18 (12.24%) Management Information System

Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wiltshire 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 8 (5.44%) WebSphere
2 5 (3.40%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.40%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (2.04%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.36%) Confluence
4 2 (1.36%) IBM HTTP Server
4 2 (1.36%) MQSeries
4 2 (1.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (1.36%) Site Server
5 1 (0.68%) Appian
5 1 (0.68%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (1.36%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.36%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.68%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.68%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.04%) SaaS
2 2 (1.36%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.36%) Apigee
2 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.08%) WAN
2 5 (3.40%) Cisco Nexus
2 5 (3.40%) Firewall
2 5 (3.40%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (3.40%) Unified Communications
3 3 (2.04%) VSAN
4 2 (1.36%) HTTP
4 2 (1.36%) Internet
4 2 (1.36%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.68%) DAB
5 1 (0.68%) DHCP
5 1 (0.68%) DNS
5 1 (0.68%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.68%) LAN
5 1 (0.68%) SAN
5 1 (0.68%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (0.68%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.04%) DB2
2 2 (1.36%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.68%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.36%) JIRA
2 1 (0.68%) Jenkins
General
1 52 (35.37%) Finance
2 38 (25.85%) Banking
3 13 (8.84%) Retail Banking
4 7 (4.76%) Manufacturing
5 6 (4.08%) Electronics
5 6 (4.08%) Marketing
5 6 (4.08%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.04%) Retail
7 2 (1.36%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.68%) Local Government
8 1 (0.68%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (19.73%) Web Services
2 27 (18.37%) SOAP
3 26 (17.69%) XML
4 25 (17.01%) JSON
4 25 (17.01%) JSP
5 8 (5.44%) .NET
6 7 (4.76%) Middleware
7 5 (3.40%) IBM Integration Bus
7 5 (3.40%) WebSphere MQ
8 4 (2.72%) OAuth
8 4 (2.72%) SAML
9 3 (2.04%) .NET Core
9 3 (2.04%) .NET Framework
9 3 (2.04%) J2EE
9 3 (2.04%) OAuth2
9 3 (2.04%) OpenID
10 2 (1.36%) RESTful
11 1 (0.68%) REST
11 1 (0.68%) Swagger
11 1 (0.68%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 50 (34.01%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (12.24%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.72%) Data Centre
3 4 (2.72%) DataPower
3 4 (2.72%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (2.72%) PKI
3 4 (2.72%) Robotics
4 3 (2.04%) CMDB
5 2 (1.36%) Cloud Native
5 2 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.36%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.68%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.68%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.68%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 51 (34.69%) Linux
2 14 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 14 (9.52%) Windows
3 12 (8.16%) Windows Server
4 7 (4.76%) AIX
5 6 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.72%) zOS
7 1 (0.68%) Unix
7 1 (0.68%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.68%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
2 47 (31.97%) Critical Thinking
2 47 (31.97%) IT Strategy
3 36 (24.49%) TOGAF
4 34 (23.13%) Enterprise Architecture
4 34 (23.13%) Information Security
5 26 (17.69%) Software Engineering
6 25 (17.01%) DSDM
7 15 (10.20%) Cybersecurity
7 15 (10.20%) Information Assurance
7 15 (10.20%) Security Architecture
8 14 (9.52%) Infrastructure Management
9 13 (8.84%) Configuration Management
9 13 (8.84%) Microservices
10 12 (8.16%) Migration
11 11 (7.48%) Computer Science
12 10 (6.80%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (6.80%) CRM
13 9 (6.12%) Data Protection
13 9 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (25.85%) Python
2 29 (19.73%) Java
3 26 (17.69%) C
4 25 (17.01%) C++
4 25 (17.01%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.36%) SQL
Qualifications
1 75 (51.02%) Security Cleared
2 41 (27.89%) DV Cleared
2 41 (27.89%) SC Cleared
3 13 (8.84%) Degree
3 13 (8.84%) RHCE
4 5 (3.40%) MCSA
4 5 (3.40%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.72%) CESG Certified Professional
5 4 (2.72%) CISA
5 4 (2.72%) CISM
5 4 (2.72%) CISSP
5 4 (2.72%) ISSAP
5 4 (2.72%) ISSEP
6 2 (1.36%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (0.68%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.68%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.68%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (23.13%) HMG Infosec
1 34 (23.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 34 (23.13%) JSP 440
2 4 (2.72%) PSD2
3 2 (1.36%) GDPR
3 2 (1.36%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (6.80%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.72%) Virtual Desktop
2 4 (2.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.68%) Docker
Systems Management
1 14 (9.52%) Puppet
2 7 (4.76%) SCCM
3 6 (4.08%) SCOM
4 4 (2.72%) vRealize
5 3 (2.04%) NetIQ Identity Manager
5 3 (2.04%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.68%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 40 (27.21%) Microsoft
2 15 (10.20%) SAP
3 14 (9.52%) Red Hat
4 9 (6.12%) IBM
5 8 (5.44%) Cisco
6 5 (3.40%) Oracle
6 5 (3.40%) Unisys
7 4 (2.72%) Pega
7 4 (2.72%) VMware
8 3 (2.04%) NetIQ
9 2 (1.36%) Avaya
10 1 (0.68%) MuleSoft
10 1 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.68%) TIBCO