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 28 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 45 22 23
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 14 38 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.87% 6.64% 4.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.04% 7.14% 4.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 24 8
Average daily rate
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£440 £500 £441
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.05% +13.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £525 £513
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%
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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
460 532 307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 94.26% 93.01% 94.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 322 194
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 23 19
Average hourly rate £12.45 £16.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.21% +3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.10 £25.00 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.57% -

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 28 April 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 -4 13 £440 -12.05%
Torfaen - 1 - -
Architect
Wales

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 15 (36.59%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (34.15%) Security Cleared
3 12 (29.27%) Data Modelling
4 11 (26.83%) SQL Server
5 10 (24.39%) SOA
5 10 (24.39%) SC Cleared
6 9 (21.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (21.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (19.51%) Migration
7 8 (19.51%) Java
7 8 (19.51%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (17.07%) Oracle
8 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
8 7 (17.07%) Middleware
8 7 (17.07%) Microsoft Azure
8 7 (17.07%) Logical Data Model
9 6 (14.63%) Finance
9 6 (14.63%) Back Office
9 6 (14.63%) Scrum
9 6 (14.63%) BPMN
9 6 (14.63%) Cisco
9 6 (14.63%) SQL
10 5 (12.20%) ETL
10 5 (12.20%) Enterprise Architecture
10 5 (12.20%) Identity Management
10 5 (12.20%) Data Governance
11 4 (9.76%) Relational Database
11 4 (9.76%) GIS
11 4 (9.76%) Workflow
11 4 (9.76%) Knowledge Management

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 4 (9.76%) JBoss
2 3 (7.32%) Tomcat
2 3 (7.32%) SharePoint
2 3 (7.32%) Lync
3 2 (4.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (4.88%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (2.44%) Apache
4 1 (2.44%) WildFly
4 1 (2.44%) Mule ESB
4 1 (2.44%) FileNet
4 1 (2.44%) Mule
Business Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (7.32%) SaaS
3 1 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) LAN
1 3 (7.32%) WAN
1 3 (7.32%) Wireless
1 3 (7.32%) IP Telephony
1 3 (7.32%) Network Security
1 3 (7.32%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (7.32%) NAS
1 3 (7.32%) SAN
1 3 (7.32%) MPLS
2 2 (4.88%) Firewall
2 2 (4.88%) HTTP
3 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.44%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (26.83%) SQL Server
2 9 (21.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 9 (21.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (19.51%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (9.76%) RDBMS
4 4 (9.76%) Relational Database
5 3 (7.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.44%) Jackrabbit
6 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (2.44%) DTS
6 1 (2.44%) MySQL
6 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Eclipse
1 3 (7.32%) Toad
1 3 (7.32%) Maven
1 3 (7.32%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.88%) Hudson
2 2 (4.88%) Apache Continuum
2 2 (4.88%) Rational Application Developer
2 2 (4.88%) JDeveloper
3 1 (2.44%) Subversion
3 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle Forms
General
1 6 (14.63%) Back Office
1 6 (14.63%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Retail
2 1 (2.44%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.07%) Middleware
2 4 (9.76%) .NET
2 4 (9.76%) XML
3 3 (7.32%) J2EE
3 3 (7.32%) HTML
3 3 (7.32%) Spring
4 2 (4.88%) Hibernate
4 2 (4.88%) XHTML
4 2 (4.88%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (4.88%) WebCenter
5 1 (2.44%) HTML5
5 1 (2.44%) CSS3
5 1 (2.44%) JAX-RS
5 1 (2.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (2.44%) Apache Commons
5 1 (2.44%) WSDL
5 1 (2.44%) XML Schema
5 1 (2.44%) JAXB
5 1 (2.44%) EJB
5 1 (2.44%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) GIS
1 4 (9.76%) Taxonomies
2 2 (4.88%) RMADS
2 2 (4.88%) CESG
2 2 (4.88%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (2.44%) User Experience
3 1 (2.44%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.32%) Linux
2 1 (2.44%) Windows XP
2 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.44%) Windows 8
2 1 (2.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (36.59%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (29.27%) Data Modelling
3 10 (24.39%) SOA
4 8 (19.51%) Migration
5 7 (17.07%) Logical Data Model
6 6 (14.63%) Scrum
6 6 (14.63%) BPMN
7 5 (12.20%) Data Governance
7 5 (12.20%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (12.20%) Identity Management
7 5 (12.20%) ETL
8 4 (9.76%) CRM
8 4 (9.76%) Workflow
8 4 (9.76%) Data Migration
8 4 (9.76%) Knowledge Management
8 4 (9.76%) Content Management
9 3 (7.32%) Business Analysis
9 3 (7.32%) GAP Analysis
9 3 (7.32%) UML
9 3 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.51%) Java
2 6 (14.63%) SQL
3 2 (4.88%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.88%) C#
4 1 (2.44%) COBOL
4 1 (2.44%) PHP
4 1 (2.44%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.44%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.44%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (34.15%) Security Cleared
2 10 (24.39%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.88%) CISSP
3 2 (4.88%) CISM
3 2 (4.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (7.32%) Hyper-V
1 3 (7.32%) Shibboleth
2 2 (4.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) Windows Intune
1 3 (7.32%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 7 (17.07%) Oracle
1 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
2 6 (14.63%) Cisco
3 3 (7.32%) Juniper
3 3 (7.32%) CheckPoint
4 2 (4.88%) Micro Focus
4 2 (4.88%) IBM
5 1 (2.44%) Cognos
5 1 (2.44%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.44%) Citrix
5 1 (2.44%) VMware
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