The first table below looks at the demand for the Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Cardiff region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 35 28 25
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -3
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 12 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 3.25% 3.04% 2.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.33% 3.24% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 2
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£500 £365 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.98% -11.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £295 £403
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £431 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £485 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+7.77% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £66.00 £36.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+83.33% +33.33%
Job Titles Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
360 247 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 97.56% 93.92% 96.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 154 114
Average daily rate £350 £325 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -12.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £205 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 7
Average hourly rate £15.25 £13.87 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.94% -0.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Architect
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Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Architect in the job title across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Architect across the Cardiff region.

Architect Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Architect across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Architect Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region that cited Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Architect in their job title.

1 22 (52.38%) Web Services
2 21 (50.00%) Java
3 16 (38.10%) Finance
4 15 (35.71%) OO
5 14 (33.33%) TDD
5 14 (33.33%) Scala
5 14 (33.33%) BDD
5 14 (33.33%) Akka
5 14 (33.33%) Play Framework
6 12 (28.57%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (28.57%) CouchDB
6 12 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
6 12 (28.57%) Batik
6 12 (28.57%) Web Development
6 12 (28.57%) SVG
6 12 (28.57%) Process Management
7 10 (23.81%) Scrum
8 9 (21.43%) Banking
8 9 (21.43%) Hibernate
8 9 (21.43%) Spring
8 9 (21.43%) MVC
9 8 (19.05%) J2EE
10 7 (16.67%) Ant
10 7 (16.67%) JUnit
10 7 (16.67%) SOAP
10 7 (16.67%) UML
10 7 (16.67%) Maven
10 7 (16.67%) Java EE
10 7 (16.67%) JPA
10 7 (16.67%) Apache Ivy

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region that cited Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.38%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.76%) MS Project
1 2 (4.76%) MS Office
2 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 12 (28.57%) Cloud Computing
1 12 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) Unified Communications
2 1 (2.38%) Internet
2 1 (2.38%) SAN
2 1 (2.38%) Firewall
2 1 (2.38%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (28.57%) CouchDB
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.38%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (16.67%) Ant
1 7 (16.67%) JUnit
1 7 (16.67%) Maven
1 7 (16.67%) Apache Ivy
2 1 (2.38%) JIRA
General
1 16 (38.10%) Finance
2 9 (21.43%) Banking
3 3 (7.14%) Retail
4 2 (4.76%) Retail Banking
4 2 (4.76%) Marketing
5 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (52.38%) Web Services
2 14 (33.33%) Akka
2 14 (33.33%) Play Framework
3 12 (28.57%) Batik
3 12 (28.57%) SVG
4 9 (21.43%) Hibernate
4 9 (21.43%) Spring
5 8 (19.05%) J2EE
6 7 (16.67%) SOAP
6 7 (16.67%) Java EE
6 7 (16.67%) JPA
7 6 (14.29%) Spring Web Flow
7 6 (14.29%) Struts
7 6 (14.29%) JMS
8 3 (7.14%) REST
9 2 (4.76%) HTML
9 2 (4.76%) CSS
9 2 (4.76%) JSON
9 2 (4.76%) HTML5
10 1 (2.38%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
1 6 (14.29%) Mathematics
2 4 (9.52%) Mobile Payment
3 3 (7.14%) AS400
4 2 (4.76%) Open Source
5 1 (2.38%) Taxonomies
5 1 (2.38%) GIS
5 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (2.38%) UNIX
1 1 (2.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (35.71%) OO
2 14 (33.33%) TDD
2 14 (33.33%) BDD
3 12 (28.57%) Web Development
3 12 (28.57%) Process Management
4 10 (23.81%) Scrum
5 9 (21.43%) MVC
6 7 (16.67%) UML
7 6 (14.29%) Unit Testing
7 6 (14.29%) Mobile Commerce
7 6 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (11.90%) Project Management
9 2 (4.76%) CRM
9 2 (4.76%) ITIL
9 2 (4.76%) SOA
9 2 (4.76%) Migration
9 2 (4.76%) PRINCE
9 2 (4.76%) Asset Management
9 2 (4.76%) TOGAF
10 1 (2.38%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 21 (50.00%) Java
2 14 (33.33%) Scala
3 2 (4.76%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.38%) SQL
4 1 (2.38%) C
4 1 (2.38%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle
2 2 (4.76%) Symantec
2 2 (4.76%) HP
2 2 (4.76%) EMC
2 2 (4.76%) Citrix
2 2 (4.76%) NetApp
2 2 (4.76%) Cisco
2 2 (4.76%) VMware
2 2 (4.76%) Zend
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