The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical 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 Technical Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 17 December 2014 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Architect
Rank 50 40 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 10 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.85% 0.97% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.92% 1.04% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £600 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.16% -
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 £32.50 £42.75 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-23.97% -10.00%
Technical 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
522 386 395
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 96.67% 93.24% 92.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 199 229
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £225 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £474 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 38 31
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.16 £16.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.36% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £12.80 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £24.70 £26.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Technical Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

Technical Architect Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Technical Architect
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Technical Architect Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Technical Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Architect across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 17 December 2014.

Technical Architect Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

Technical Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Technical Architect Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

Technical 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 Technical Architect within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 17 December 2014. 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 -10 6 £413 -
Newport - 5 £550 -
Glamorgan - - - -
Technical Architect
Wales

Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region that cited Technical 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 Technical Architect in their job title.

1 17 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (50.00%) Java
2 13 (50.00%) XML
3 12 (46.15%) REST
4 11 (42.31%) SOAP
5 10 (38.46%) Web Services
5 10 (38.46%) Oracle
5 10 (38.46%) UML
6 9 (34.62%) .NET
7 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
7 8 (30.77%) TDD
7 8 (30.77%) Scrum
7 8 (30.77%) Spring
7 8 (30.77%) Open Source
8 7 (26.92%) Relational Database
8 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
9 6 (23.08%) Tomcat
9 6 (23.08%) NHS
9 6 (23.08%) Information Architecture
10 5 (19.23%) Line Management
10 5 (19.23%) JBoss
10 5 (19.23%) HTML
11 4 (15.38%) SOA
11 4 (15.38%) Middleware
11 4 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (15.38%) Subversion
11 4 (15.38%) Hibernate
11 4 (15.38%) HTML5
11 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
11 4 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server

Technical Architect
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region that cited Technical 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 Technical Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (23.08%) Tomcat
2 5 (19.23%) JBoss
3 2 (7.69%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.85%) Mule
4 1 (3.85%) Apache
4 1 (3.85%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 7 (26.92%) Relational Database
3 2 (7.69%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.85%) Jackrabbit
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Subversion
1 4 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (7.69%) Eclipse
General
1 1 (3.85%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (50.00%) XML
2 12 (46.15%) REST
3 11 (42.31%) SOAP
4 10 (38.46%) Web Services
5 9 (34.62%) .NET
6 8 (30.77%) Spring
7 5 (19.23%) HTML
8 4 (15.38%) Middleware
8 4 (15.38%) Hibernate
8 4 (15.38%) HTML5
9 3 (11.54%) Java SE
9 3 (11.54%) JSON
9 3 (11.54%) CSS
10 2 (7.69%) J2EE
10 2 (7.69%) jQuery
10 2 (7.69%) RESTful
10 2 (7.69%) iXBRL
11 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web API
11 1 (3.85%) Apache Commons
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Open Source
2 6 (23.08%) NHS
3 3 (11.54%) Data Structures
3 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.85%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (3.85%) Reference Data
4 1 (3.85%) Data Integration
4 1 (3.85%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (38.46%) UML
3 8 (30.77%) TDD
3 8 (30.77%) Scrum
4 6 (23.08%) Information Architecture
5 5 (19.23%) Line Management
6 4 (15.38%) SOA
6 4 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (11.54%) Document Management
7 3 (11.54%) MVC
7 3 (11.54%) Kanban
7 3 (11.54%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (7.69%) Configuration Management
9 1 (3.85%) BDD
9 1 (3.85%) Data Architecture
9 1 (3.85%) Asset Management
9 1 (3.85%) Service Management
9 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (3.85%) Web Design
9 1 (3.85%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 13 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (11.54%) Scala
3 1 (3.85%) C#
3 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) Oracle
2 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.85%) Citrix