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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 32 28 29
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 13 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 3.31% 2.38% 1.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.39% 2.56% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 2
Average daily rate
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£513 £345 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.55% -16.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £290 £403
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £365 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £61.00 £35.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+74.28% +29.62%
Job Titles Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
384 234 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 97.71% 92.86% 96.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 146 119
Average daily rate £350 £325 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £205 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 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
South Wales

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 23 (53.49%) Web Services
2 22 (51.16%) Java
3 16 (37.21%) OO
3 16 (37.21%) Finance
4 15 (34.88%) TDD
4 15 (34.88%) Scala
4 15 (34.88%) BDD
4 15 (34.88%) Akka
4 15 (34.88%) Play Framework
5 12 (27.91%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (27.91%) CouchDB
5 12 (27.91%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (27.91%) Batik
5 12 (27.91%) Web Development
5 12 (27.91%) Process Management
5 12 (27.91%) SVG
6 11 (25.58%) Scrum
7 10 (23.26%) Hibernate
7 10 (23.26%) Spring
7 10 (23.26%) MVC
8 9 (20.93%) J2EE
8 9 (20.93%) Banking
9 7 (16.28%) Maven
9 7 (16.28%) Java EE
9 7 (16.28%) JPA
9 7 (16.28%) Apache Ivy
9 7 (16.28%) Ant
9 7 (16.28%) JUnit
9 7 (16.28%) SOAP
9 7 (16.28%) UML

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (6.98%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Project
1 2 (4.65%) MS Office
1 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 12 (27.91%) Cloud Computing
1 12 (27.91%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) Unified Communications
2 1 (2.33%) VoIP
2 1 (2.33%) SAN
2 1 (2.33%) Internet
2 1 (2.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (27.91%) CouchDB
2 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (16.28%) Ant
1 7 (16.28%) JUnit
1 7 (16.28%) Maven
1 7 (16.28%) Apache Ivy
2 1 (2.33%) JIRA
General
1 16 (37.21%) Finance
2 9 (20.93%) Banking
3 3 (6.98%) Retail
4 2 (4.65%) Retail Banking
4 2 (4.65%) Marketing
5 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (53.49%) Web Services
2 15 (34.88%) Akka
2 15 (34.88%) Play Framework
3 12 (27.91%) SVG
3 12 (27.91%) Batik
4 10 (23.26%) Hibernate
4 10 (23.26%) Spring
5 9 (20.93%) J2EE
6 7 (16.28%) SOAP
6 7 (16.28%) Java EE
6 7 (16.28%) JPA
7 6 (13.95%) Spring Web Flow
7 6 (13.95%) JMS
7 6 (13.95%) Struts
8 4 (9.30%) REST
9 3 (6.98%) HTML5
9 3 (6.98%) HTML
9 3 (6.98%) CSS
9 3 (6.98%) JSON
10 1 (2.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Mathematics
1 6 (13.95%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (9.30%) Mobile Payment
3 3 (6.98%) Open Source
3 3 (6.98%) AS400
4 1 (2.33%) Taxonomies
4 1 (2.33%) GIS
4 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.33%) UNIX
1 1 (2.33%) Windows
1 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (37.21%) OO
2 15 (34.88%) TDD
2 15 (34.88%) BDD
3 12 (27.91%) Web Development
3 12 (27.91%) Process Management
4 11 (25.58%) Scrum
5 10 (23.26%) MVC
6 7 (16.28%) UML
7 6 (13.95%) Mobile Commerce
7 6 (13.95%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (13.95%) Unit Testing
8 5 (11.63%) Project Management
9 3 (6.98%) SOA
10 2 (4.65%) ITIL
10 2 (4.65%) CRM
10 2 (4.65%) PRINCE
10 2 (4.65%) Migration
10 2 (4.65%) Asset Management
10 2 (4.65%) TOGAF
11 1 (2.33%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 22 (51.16%) Java
2 15 (34.88%) Scala
3 3 (6.98%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.33%) SQL
4 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.33%) C
4 1 (2.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (13.95%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (11.63%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.98%) Zend
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle
3 2 (4.65%) Cisco
3 2 (4.65%) HP
3 2 (4.65%) EMC
3 2 (4.65%) Citrix
3 2 (4.65%) NetApp
3 2 (4.65%) Symantec
3 2 (4.65%) VMware
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
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Rate: £500 - £620 per day
Posted: 3 days ago