The table below looks at the statistics 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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 16 29 25
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -4
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 49 20 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 11.01% 5.31% 5.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.21% 5.46% 5.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 17 8
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £380 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £536 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £490 £450
% change year-on-year
-0.51% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £36.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £47.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+26.59% +4.44%
Architect
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
437 366 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 98.20% 97.08% 94.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 281 184
Average daily rate £343 £349 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.79% +5.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £188 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £473 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 11
Average hourly rate £12.50 £17.50 £13.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +26.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.00 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £106.90 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015, 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 15 (22.06%) TOGAF
2 14 (20.59%) Microsoft
3 13 (19.12%) Migration
3 13 (19.12%) SQL Server
3 13 (19.12%) Linux
4 12 (17.65%) ETL
4 12 (17.65%) Red Hat
4 12 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (16.18%) Finance
6 10 (14.71%) Hyper-V
6 10 (14.71%) Middleware
6 10 (14.71%) GIS
6 10 (14.71%) Data Modelling
6 10 (14.71%) Windows
7 9 (13.24%) J2EE
7 9 (13.24%) Oracle
7 9 (13.24%) SAN
7 9 (13.24%) VMware
8 8 (11.76%) HP
8 8 (11.76%) Java
8 8 (11.76%) JBoss
8 8 (11.76%) Data Governance
9 7 (10.29%) Data Centre
9 7 (10.29%) Project Management
9 7 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (10.29%) Enterprise Architecture
10 6 (8.82%) Project Planning
10 6 (8.82%) Business Development
10 6 (8.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (8.82%) SQL Server Integration Services

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 8 (11.76%) JBoss
2 6 (8.82%) ArcGIS
3 5 (7.35%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.41%) Lync
4 3 (4.41%) ArcSDE
4 3 (4.41%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.94%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (2.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.47%) WildFly
Applications
1 2 (2.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.94%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.88%) SaaS
3 2 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.24%) SAN
2 6 (8.82%) Internet
3 3 (4.41%) HTTP
3 3 (4.41%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.41%) DNS
4 2 (2.94%) Firewall
4 2 (2.94%) VLAN
4 2 (2.94%) Network Security
4 2 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (2.94%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (19.12%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (8.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (7.35%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (5.88%) RDBMS
4 4 (5.88%) Relational Database
5 3 (4.41%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (4.41%) Oracle Database
5 3 (4.41%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (7.35%) Maven
1 5 (7.35%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.94%) Eclipse
2 2 (2.94%) Toad
2 2 (2.94%) JDeveloper
2 2 (2.94%) Hudson
2 2 (2.94%) Apache Continuum
2 2 (2.94%) Rational Application Developer
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle Forms
General
1 11 (16.18%) Finance
2 6 (8.82%) Retail
3 5 (7.35%) Billing
4 2 (2.94%) Banking
4 2 (2.94%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.71%) Middleware
2 9 (13.24%) J2EE
3 3 (4.41%) .NET
3 3 (4.41%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.94%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (2.94%) WebCenter
4 2 (2.94%) HTML
4 2 (2.94%) XML
4 2 (2.94%) XHTML
5 1 (1.47%) Oracle ADF
5 1 (1.47%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.47%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.71%) GIS
2 7 (10.29%) Data Centre
3 6 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (7.35%) Management Information System
4 5 (7.35%) Data Integration
5 4 (5.88%) Taxonomies
6 3 (4.41%) LIMS
7 2 (2.94%) Mainframe
7 2 (2.94%) Clustering
7 2 (2.94%) Reference Data
7 2 (2.94%) NHS
8 1 (1.47%) FMCG
8 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (19.12%) Linux
2 12 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (14.71%) Windows
4 6 (8.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (22.06%) TOGAF
2 13 (19.12%) Migration
3 12 (17.65%) ETL
4 10 (14.71%) Data Modelling
5 8 (11.76%) Data Governance
6 7 (10.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (10.29%) Project Management
6 7 (10.29%) Enterprise Architecture
7 6 (8.82%) Project Planning
7 6 (8.82%) Business Development
7 6 (8.82%) Data Architecture
7 6 (8.82%) Product Management
7 6 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (8.82%) Data Management
7 6 (8.82%) ITIL
7 6 (8.82%) UML
8 5 (7.35%) Information Management
8 5 (7.35%) Performance Testing
8 5 (7.35%) People Management
9 4 (5.88%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.76%) Java
2 6 (8.82%) SQL
3 3 (4.41%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.94%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.47%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.47%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 5 (7.35%) Degree
2 3 (4.41%) SC Cleared
2 3 (4.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.47%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (14.71%) Hyper-V
2 4 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 14 (20.59%) Microsoft
2 12 (17.65%) Red Hat
3 9 (13.24%) Oracle
3 9 (13.24%) VMware
4 8 (11.76%) HP
5 6 (8.82%) Dell
5 6 (8.82%) 3PAR
5 6 (8.82%) ESRI
6 4 (5.88%) Cisco
6 4 (5.88%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.94%) Micro Focus
7 2 (2.94%) IBM
7 2 (2.94%) Juniper
7 2 (2.94%) F5