Period
to 21 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Solutions Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wiltshire during the 6 months to 21 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
South West > Wiltshire
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 58 42
Rank change year-on-year +35 -16 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Solutions Architect 92 37 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 6.25% 2.80% 3.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.64% 2.95% 3.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 25 34
Wiltshire median daily rate £525 £525 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.55% +2.33%
10th Percentile £446 £438 £467
90th Percentile £725 £588 £609
South West median daily rate £525 £514 £550
% change year-on-year +2.19% -6.59% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wiltshire median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - - -

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 1,386 1,253 1,185
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.09% 94.92% 95.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 909 814 817
Wiltshire median daily rate £435 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.10% +9.33% -3.23%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £230
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
South West median daily rate £413 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +8.55% +1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 34 32
Wiltshire median hourly rate £41.53 £36.25 £37.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.57% -2.68% +91.03%
10th Percentile £15.00 £13.00 £15.30
90th Percentile £47.35 £42.33 £74.08
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% +27.27% +15.79%

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 21 September 2018.

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 21 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
Swindon +6 38 £525 -4.55% 3
Salisbury +3 27 £525 +19.32% 3
Corsham +18 12 £550 -4.35% 1
Malmesbury - 1 £523 -
Trowbridge - 1 £450 - 2
Solutions Architect
South West

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

For the 6 months to 21 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 Wiltshire region featuring Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 44 (47.83%) Security Cleared
2 30 (32.61%) Finance
3 26 (28.26%) IT Strategy
4 23 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
5 22 (23.91%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (21.74%) DV Cleared
6 20 (21.74%) Linux
7 19 (20.65%) SC Cleared
7 19 (20.65%) Banking
8 16 (17.39%) TOGAF
8 16 (17.39%) Critical Thinking
9 15 (16.30%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (16.30%) Microsoft
10 12 (13.04%) Management Information System
10 12 (13.04%) Python
10 12 (13.04%) Windows
11 11 (11.96%) Web Services
11 11 (11.96%) Enterprise Architecture
12 10 (10.87%) WebSphere
12 10 (10.87%) Information Security
12 10 (10.87%) Information Assurance
12 10 (10.87%) HMG Infosec
12 10 (10.87%) JSP 440
12 10 (10.87%) SAP
12 10 (10.87%) C
12 10 (10.87%) Migration
12 10 (10.87%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 10 (10.87%) Windows Server
12 10 (10.87%) Security Architecture
12 10 (10.87%) Cybersecurity

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 10 (10.87%) WebSphere
2 6 (6.52%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (4.35%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.26%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.26%) Site Server
5 2 (2.17%) IBM HTTP Server
5 2 (2.17%) MQSeries
6 1 (1.09%) Appian
6 1 (1.09%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.09%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (1.09%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.26%) SaaS
2 2 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.17%) Office 365
3 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.35%) Cisco Nexus
1 4 (4.35%) Firewall
1 4 (4.35%) Intrusion Detection
1 4 (4.35%) Unified Communications
1 4 (4.35%) WAN
2 3 (3.26%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.17%) HTTP
3 2 (2.17%) Internet
3 2 (2.17%) VSAN
4 1 (1.09%) DAB
4 1 (1.09%) Kerberos
4 1 (1.09%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.17%) DB2
General
1 30 (32.61%) Finance
2 19 (20.65%) Banking
3 5 (5.43%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.35%) Electronics
4 4 (4.35%) Marketing
4 4 (4.35%) Retail Banking
4 4 (4.35%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.26%) Retail
6 1 (1.09%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.09%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.96%) Web Services
2 6 (6.52%) IBM Integration Bus
2 6 (6.52%) JSON
2 6 (6.52%) JSP
2 6 (6.52%) SOAP
2 6 (6.52%) WebSphere MQ
2 6 (6.52%) XML
3 5 (5.43%) Middleware
4 4 (4.35%) .NET
4 4 (4.35%) SAML
5 3 (3.26%) .NET Framework
5 3 (3.26%) J2EE
5 3 (3.26%) OAuth
5 3 (3.26%) OAuth2
6 1 (1.09%) JFC
6 1 (1.09%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 22 (23.91%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (13.04%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.43%) Data Centre
3 5 (5.43%) DataPower
4 4 (4.35%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.35%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (4.35%) Minimum Viable Product
4 4 (4.35%) Robotics
5 3 (3.26%) CMDB
5 3 (3.26%) Online Banking
6 2 (2.17%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.17%) SWIFT
7 1 (1.09%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (1.09%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 20 (21.74%) Linux
2 12 (13.04%) Windows
3 10 (10.87%) Windows Server
4 7 (7.61%) AIX
4 7 (7.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (5.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (5.43%) zOS
6 1 (1.09%) Unix
6 1 (1.09%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (28.26%) IT Strategy
2 23 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
3 16 (17.39%) Critical Thinking
3 16 (17.39%) TOGAF
4 15 (16.30%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (11.96%) Enterprise Architecture
6 10 (10.87%) Cybersecurity
6 10 (10.87%) Information Assurance
6 10 (10.87%) Information Security
6 10 (10.87%) Migration
6 10 (10.87%) Security Architecture
7 9 (9.78%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (7.61%) Data Protection
8 7 (7.61%) Infrastructure Management
8 7 (7.61%) Security Monitoring
8 7 (7.61%) Software Engineering
9 6 (6.52%) Configuration Management
9 6 (6.52%) DevOps
9 6 (6.52%) DSDM
9 6 (6.52%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.04%) Python
2 10 (10.87%) C
3 7 (7.61%) Java
4 6 (6.52%) C++
4 6 (6.52%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 44 (47.83%) Security Cleared
2 20 (21.74%) DV Cleared
3 19 (20.65%) SC Cleared
4 6 (6.52%) RHCE
5 4 (4.35%) Degree
6 2 (2.17%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (1.09%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.09%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (1.09%) CISA
7 1 (1.09%) CISM
7 1 (1.09%) CISSP
7 1 (1.09%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.09%) ISSAP
7 1 (1.09%) ISSEP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.87%) HMG Infosec
1 10 (10.87%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 10 (10.87%) JSP 440
2 2 (2.17%) SLA
3 1 (1.09%) PSD2
3 1 (1.09%) QA
System Software
1 8 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.26%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 6 (6.52%) Puppet
1 6 (6.52%) SCCM
2 5 (5.43%) SCOM
3 3 (3.26%) NetIQ Identity Manager
3 3 (3.26%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (3.26%) vRealize
Vendors
1 15 (16.30%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.87%) SAP
3 7 (7.61%) IBM
3 7 (7.61%) Red Hat
4 5 (5.43%) Cisco
4 5 (5.43%) Unisys
5 4 (4.35%) Pega
5 4 (4.35%) VMware
6 3 (3.26%) NetIQ