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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 17 28 22
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -6
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 31 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 8.64% 0.60% 4.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.34% 0.64% 4.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 1 4
Average daily rate £500 £310 £421
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.29% -26.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £310 £395
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £310 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.25 £55.00 £40.07
% change year-on-year
-19.54% +37.25%
Job Titles Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
332 156 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 92.48% 93.98% 93.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 103 95
Average daily rate £375 £350 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £213 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £421 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 7
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.16 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.99% +11.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £10.91 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £37.50 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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 16 (41.03%) Web Services
2 15 (38.46%) Java
3 14 (35.90%) Finance
4 11 (28.21%) Scrum
5 9 (23.08%) Hibernate
5 9 (23.08%) MVC
5 9 (23.08%) TDD
5 9 (23.08%) Spring
5 9 (23.08%) J2EE
5 9 (23.08%) OO
5 9 (23.08%) Scala
5 9 (23.08%) BDD
5 9 (23.08%) Akka
5 9 (23.08%) Play Framework
6 8 (20.51%) Banking
7 7 (17.95%) Degree
8 6 (15.38%) Web Development
8 6 (15.38%) Java EE
8 6 (15.38%) Batik
8 6 (15.38%) Maven
8 6 (15.38%) Mathematics
8 6 (15.38%) Spring Web Flow
8 6 (15.38%) JPA
8 6 (15.38%) Unit Testing
8 6 (15.38%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (15.38%) Process Management
8 6 (15.38%) UML
8 6 (15.38%) Ant
8 6 (15.38%) JUnit
8 6 (15.38%) SOAP

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.56%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS Visio
1 2 (5.13%) MS Project
1 2 (5.13%) MS Office
1 2 (5.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.38%) Cloud Computing
1 6 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.26%) Unified Communications
2 3 (7.69%) Internet
3 2 (5.13%) MPLS
3 2 (5.13%) SAN
3 2 (5.13%) DHCP
3 2 (5.13%) VPN
3 2 (5.13%) DNS
3 2 (5.13%) LAN
4 1 (2.56%) NetScaler
4 1 (2.56%) WAN
4 1 (2.56%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.38%) CouchDB
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.56%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (15.38%) Maven
1 6 (15.38%) Ant
1 6 (15.38%) JUnit
1 6 (15.38%) Apache Ivy
2 1 (2.56%) JIRA
General
1 14 (35.90%) Finance
2 8 (20.51%) Banking
3 2 (5.13%) Marketing
3 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (41.03%) Web Services
2 9 (23.08%) Hibernate
2 9 (23.08%) Spring
2 9 (23.08%) J2EE
2 9 (23.08%) Akka
2 9 (23.08%) Play Framework
3 6 (15.38%) Java EE
3 6 (15.38%) Batik
3 6 (15.38%) Spring Web Flow
3 6 (15.38%) JPA
3 6 (15.38%) SOAP
3 6 (15.38%) Struts
3 6 (15.38%) JMS
3 6 (15.38%) SVG
4 4 (10.26%) REST
5 3 (7.69%) HTML5
5 3 (7.69%) HTML
5 3 (7.69%) CSS
5 3 (7.69%) JSON
6 1 (2.56%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Mathematics
1 6 (15.38%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (10.26%) Mobile Payment
3 3 (7.69%) Open Source
3 3 (7.69%) AS400
4 1 (2.56%) GIS
4 1 (2.56%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.69%) UNIX
2 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (2.56%) Windows
2 1 (2.56%) Linux
2 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.21%) Scrum
2 9 (23.08%) MVC
2 9 (23.08%) TDD
2 9 (23.08%) OO
2 9 (23.08%) BDD
3 6 (15.38%) Web Development
3 6 (15.38%) Unit Testing
3 6 (15.38%) Process Management
3 6 (15.38%) UML
3 6 (15.38%) Mobile Commerce
3 6 (15.38%) Project Management
4 5 (12.82%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (10.26%) SOA
6 2 (5.13%) TOGAF
6 2 (5.13%) Migration
6 2 (5.13%) PRINCE
6 2 (5.13%) ITIL
6 2 (5.13%) CRM
6 2 (5.13%) ETL
7 1 (2.56%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 15 (38.46%) Java
2 9 (23.08%) Scala
3 3 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.56%) C
4 1 (2.56%) C#
4 1 (2.56%) SQL
4 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (17.95%) Degree
2 2 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (5.13%) CCNP
2 2 (5.13%) CCNA
3 1 (2.56%) MCSE
3 1 (2.56%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.56%) XenApp
Vendors
1 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.26%) Cisco
2 4 (10.26%) Citrix
3 3 (7.69%) Zend
3 3 (7.69%) Oracle
4 2 (5.13%) VMware
4 2 (5.13%) Symantec
4 2 (5.13%) NetApp
4 2 (5.13%) CheckPoint
4 2 (5.13%) HP
4 2 (5.13%) EMC
5 1 (2.56%) Avaya
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