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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 27 20 28
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +8
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 13 29 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 4.98% 8.06% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.22% 8.58% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 19 1
Average daily rate
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£440 £500 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.05% +61.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £485 £470
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +3.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £44.25 £55.00
% change year-on-year
-5.08% -19.54%
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
249 338 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 95.40% 93.89% 94.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 227 101
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 12
Average hourly rate £11.75 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.56% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £14.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.26 £27.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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
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 27 April 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 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
1 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (34.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (30.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (30.43%) Migration
2 7 (30.43%) Oracle
2 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
3 6 (26.09%) Cisco
4 5 (21.74%) ETL
4 5 (21.74%) Finance
4 5 (21.74%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (21.74%) Scrum
4 5 (21.74%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (17.39%) Taxonomies
5 4 (17.39%) Knowledge Management
5 4 (17.39%) Data Migration
5 4 (17.39%) Data Governance
5 4 (17.39%) Relational Database
5 4 (17.39%) Data Modelling
5 4 (17.39%) XML
5 4 (17.39%) Java
5 4 (17.39%) SQL
5 4 (17.39%) GIS
5 4 (17.39%) Middleware
5 4 (17.39%) RDBMS
6 3 (13.04%) CheckPoint
6 3 (13.04%) Juniper
6 3 (13.04%) SAN
6 3 (13.04%) MPLS

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 3 (13.04%) JBoss
1 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
1 3 (13.04%) Lync
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (8.70%) Tomcat
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (4.35%) WildFly
3 1 (4.35%) Mule ESB
3 1 (4.35%) Mule
3 1 (4.35%) Apache
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (13.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) LAN
1 3 (13.04%) WAN
1 3 (13.04%) SAN
1 3 (13.04%) MPLS
1 3 (13.04%) Wireless
1 3 (13.04%) IP Telephony
1 3 (13.04%) Network Security
1 3 (13.04%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (13.04%) NAS
2 2 (8.70%) HTTP
3 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.35%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
1 8 (34.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (30.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (21.74%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (17.39%) RDBMS
4 4 (17.39%) Relational Database
5 1 (4.35%) MySQL
5 1 (4.35%) DTS
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (4.35%) Jackrabbit
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Maven
1 3 (13.04%) Jenkins
2 2 (8.70%) Eclipse
2 2 (8.70%) Toad
2 2 (8.70%) JDeveloper
2 2 (8.70%) Hudson
2 2 (8.70%) Apache Continuum
2 2 (8.70%) Rational Application Developer
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Forms
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
2 1 (4.35%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) XML
1 4 (17.39%) Middleware
2 3 (13.04%) HTML
2 3 (13.04%) J2EE
3 2 (8.70%) XHTML
3 2 (8.70%) Hibernate
3 2 (8.70%) Spring
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (8.70%) WebCenter
4 1 (4.35%) HTML5
4 1 (4.35%) CSS3
4 1 (4.35%) JAX-RS
4 1 (4.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (4.35%) Apache Commons
4 1 (4.35%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (4.35%) Java EE
4 1 (4.35%) JSTL
4 1 (4.35%) jQuery
4 1 (4.35%) .NET
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) GIS
1 4 (17.39%) Taxonomies
2 1 (4.35%) User Experience
2 1 (4.35%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (30.43%) Migration
3 5 (21.74%) ETL
3 5 (21.74%) Scrum
3 5 (21.74%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (17.39%) Data Migration
4 4 (17.39%) Data Governance
4 4 (17.39%) Knowledge Management
4 4 (17.39%) Data Modelling
5 3 (13.04%) UML
5 3 (13.04%) CRM
5 3 (13.04%) Business Analysis
6 2 (8.70%) Data Management
6 2 (8.70%) TOGAF
6 2 (8.70%) RAD
6 2 (8.70%) SOA
6 2 (8.70%) ITIL
6 2 (8.70%) Validation
7 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (4.35%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) Java
1 4 (17.39%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.35%) PHP
3 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.35%) Ruby
3 1 (4.35%) COBOL
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Windows Intune
1 3 (13.04%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Oracle
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 6 (26.09%) Cisco
3 3 (13.04%) Juniper
3 3 (13.04%) CheckPoint
4 2 (8.70%) Micro Focus
4 2 (8.70%) IBM
5 1 (4.35%) Red Hat