The table below looks at the statistics for the Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales 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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 29 30 32
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 18 20 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 3.75% 4.07% 2.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.00% 4.31% 3.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 7
Average daily rate
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£444 £500 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £435 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £500 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 £44.63 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+10.92% -6.05%
Architect
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 South Wales 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
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
450 464 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 93.75% 94.50% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 272 178
Average daily rate £375 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £210 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 31 20
Average hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £16.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% -0.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.87 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £99.00 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -2.00%

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Architect
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Architect Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Architect Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

Architect
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -2 10 £434 -13.30% 2
Newport +1 6 £475 -5.00% 1
Torfaen - 1 - -
Glamorgan - - - -
Bridgend - - - - 3
Caerphilly - - - -
Architect
Wales

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 25 (47.17%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (39.62%) SQL Server
3 16 (30.19%) Security Cleared
4 15 (28.30%) Java
5 14 (26.42%) Data Modelling
6 13 (24.53%) .NET
7 12 (22.64%) Oracle
7 12 (22.64%) Microsoft
8 11 (20.75%) UML
8 11 (20.75%) SOA
8 11 (20.75%) Web Services
9 10 (18.87%) XML
9 10 (18.87%) SOAP
9 10 (18.87%) SC Cleared
9 10 (18.87%) REST
10 9 (16.98%) Relational Database
10 9 (16.98%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (16.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (15.09%) Scrum
11 8 (15.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (15.09%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (15.09%) Logical Data Model
12 7 (13.21%) Migration
13 6 (11.32%) Back Office
13 6 (11.32%) TDD
13 6 (11.32%) Spring
13 6 (11.32%) BPMN
13 6 (11.32%) Middleware
13 6 (11.32%) Cisco
13 6 (11.32%) SQL

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 5 (9.43%) Tomcat
1 5 (9.43%) JBoss
2 3 (5.66%) Lync
2 3 (5.66%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.89%) FileNet
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.89%) Mule
3 1 (1.89%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.66%) SaaS
3 1 (1.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.66%) SAN
1 3 (5.66%) MPLS
1 3 (5.66%) Firewall
1 3 (5.66%) Wireless
1 3 (5.66%) IP Telephony
1 3 (5.66%) Network Security
1 3 (5.66%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (5.66%) NAS
1 3 (5.66%) LAN
1 3 (5.66%) WAN
2 1 (1.89%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (39.62%) SQL Server
2 9 (16.98%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (16.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (16.98%) Relational Database
3 8 (15.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (7.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (3.77%) RDBMS
5 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.89%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (1.89%) MySQL
6 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.89%) DTS
6 1 (1.89%) Jackrabbit
6 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.89%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.89%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (7.55%) Subversion
1 4 (7.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.77%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.89%) Toad
3 1 (1.89%) ERwin
General
1 6 (11.32%) Back Office
2 2 (3.77%) Finance
3 1 (1.89%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (24.53%) .NET
2 11 (20.75%) Web Services
3 10 (18.87%) XML
3 10 (18.87%) SOAP
3 10 (18.87%) REST
4 6 (11.32%) Middleware
4 6 (11.32%) Spring
5 3 (5.66%) HTML
5 3 (5.66%) CSS
5 3 (5.66%) Java SE
6 2 (3.77%) jQuery
6 2 (3.77%) HTML5
6 2 (3.77%) J2EE
6 2 (3.77%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.89%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (1.89%) WSDL
7 1 (1.89%) XML Schema
7 1 (1.89%) JAXB
7 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.89%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.32%) Open Source
2 5 (9.43%) NHS
3 3 (5.66%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.77%) CESG
4 2 (3.77%) CESG CLAS
4 2 (3.77%) Taxonomies
4 2 (3.77%) RMADS
4 2 (3.77%) GIS
4 2 (3.77%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.89%) User Experience
5 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.89%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.89%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.66%) Windows
2 2 (3.77%) UNIX
3 1 (1.89%) Linux
3 1 (1.89%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.89%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (47.17%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (26.42%) Data Modelling
3 11 (20.75%) SOA
3 11 (20.75%) UML
4 8 (15.09%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (15.09%) Scrum
4 8 (15.09%) Logical Data Model
5 7 (13.21%) Migration
6 6 (11.32%) TDD
6 6 (11.32%) BPMN
6 6 (11.32%) Data Governance
7 5 (9.43%) Information Architecture
7 5 (9.43%) Data Architecture
7 5 (9.43%) Workflow
7 5 (9.43%) Identity Management
8 4 (7.55%) CRM
8 4 (7.55%) Content Management
8 4 (7.55%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (7.55%) Line Management
9 3 (5.66%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 15 (28.30%) Java
2 6 (11.32%) SQL
3 3 (5.66%) C#
4 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.89%) PHP
4 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.89%) Ruby
4 1 (1.89%) Scala
Qualifications
1 16 (30.19%) Security Cleared
2 10 (18.87%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.77%) CISSP
3 2 (3.77%) CISM
3 2 (3.77%) Degree
4 1 (1.89%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.55%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.66%) Hyper-V
1 3 (5.66%) Shibboleth
2 2 (3.77%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (5.66%) Windows Intune
1 3 (5.66%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (3.77%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 12 (22.64%) Oracle
1 12 (22.64%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.32%) Cisco
3 3 (5.66%) Juniper
3 3 (5.66%) CheckPoint
4 2 (3.77%) HP
5 1 (1.89%) Citrix
5 1 (1.89%) Cognos
5 1 (1.89%) McAfee
5 1 (1.89%) VMware
5 1 (1.89%) Sourcefire