The table below looks at the statistics for the Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the 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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 28 30 33
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 52 43 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 5.78% 5.76% 4.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.21% 6.03% 4.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 26 11
Average daily rate
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£445 £525 £485
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.23% +8.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £419 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £490 £488 £450
% change year-on-year
+0.51% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £36.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £71.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-16.19% +100.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the 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
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
838 713 515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 93.21% 95.45% 91.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 580 470 310
Average daily rate £350 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +19.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 29 30
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.28% -1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.38 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £28.68 £20.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Architect Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Architect across the Wales region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015.

Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Architect Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Architect
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 3 months to 3 August 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
South Wales +2 37 £450 -14.28% 11
West Wales +1 8 £440 -16.19% 2
Mid Wales - 2 £350 -
Architect
UK

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 27 (31.40%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (20.93%) Finance
3 16 (18.60%) Stakeholder Management
3 16 (18.60%) Security Cleared
4 12 (13.95%) Migration
4 12 (13.95%) SQL Server
5 11 (12.79%) Oracle
5 11 (12.79%) Linux
5 11 (12.79%) Microsoft
6 10 (11.63%) CISSP
6 10 (11.63%) ETL
6 10 (11.63%) Java
6 10 (11.63%) VMware
6 10 (11.63%) Risk Management
6 10 (11.63%) GIS
6 10 (11.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (11.63%) RMADS
6 10 (11.63%) SC Cleared
7 9 (10.47%) Network Architecture
8 8 (9.30%) PayPal
8 8 (9.30%) WorldPay
8 8 (9.30%) Enterprise Architecture
8 8 (9.30%) Data Modelling
9 7 (8.14%) UML
9 7 (8.14%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (8.14%) J2EE
9 7 (8.14%) Windows
9 7 (8.14%) Red Hat
9 7 (8.14%) Data Governance
9 7 (8.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 (4.65%) JBoss
1 4 (4.65%) SharePoint
1 4 (4.65%) Lync
2 2 (2.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (2.33%) WildFly
2 2 (2.33%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.16%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (2.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (2.33%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.16%) Summit
2 1 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.65%) SaaS
3 2 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.81%) Internet
2 3 (3.49%) SAN
3 2 (2.33%) DNS
3 2 (2.33%) ISDN
3 2 (2.33%) WAN
3 2 (2.33%) RIP
3 2 (2.33%) MPLS
3 2 (2.33%) OSPF
3 2 (2.33%) BGP
3 2 (2.33%) EIGRP
3 2 (2.33%) VRRP
3 2 (2.33%) Firewall
3 2 (2.33%) Frame Relay
3 2 (2.33%) Cisco PIX
3 2 (2.33%) HSRP
4 1 (1.16%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.16%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.95%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.14%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (6.98%) RDBMS
3 6 (6.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (6.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (6.98%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (4.65%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.49%) Maven
3 2 (2.33%) Eclipse
3 2 (2.33%) Toad
3 2 (2.33%) JDeveloper
3 2 (2.33%) Hudson
3 2 (2.33%) Apache Continuum
3 2 (2.33%) Rational Application Developer
4 1 (1.16%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.16%) Git (software)
General
1 18 (20.93%) Finance
2 4 (4.65%) Retail
3 3 (3.49%) Billing
3 3 (3.49%) Legal
4 2 (2.33%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.33%) Banking
4 2 (2.33%) Marketing
4 2 (2.33%) Electronics
4 2 (2.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.14%) J2EE
2 6 (6.98%) Middleware
3 5 (5.81%) HTML
4 4 (4.65%) .NET
5 3 (3.49%) XML
5 3 (3.49%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.33%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (2.33%) WebCenter
6 2 (2.33%) Hibernate
6 2 (2.33%) Spring
6 2 (2.33%) XHTML
7 1 (1.16%) JSP
7 1 (1.16%) SOAP
7 1 (1.16%) Web Services
7 1 (1.16%) jBPM
7 1 (1.16%) Oracle ADF
7 1 (1.16%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.63%) RMADS
1 10 (11.63%) GIS
2 6 (6.98%) Taxonomies
3 4 (4.65%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.49%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.33%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.33%) Clustering
5 2 (2.33%) DTV
6 1 (1.16%) NHS
6 1 (1.16%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.16%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.16%) FMCG
6 1 (1.16%) DataPower
6 1 (1.16%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.16%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.79%) Linux
2 7 (8.14%) Windows
2 7 (8.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.16%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.16%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (31.40%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (18.60%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (13.95%) Migration
4 10 (11.63%) Risk Management
4 10 (11.63%) ETL
5 9 (10.47%) Network Architecture
6 8 (9.30%) Data Modelling
6 8 (9.30%) Enterprise Architecture
7 7 (8.14%) UML
7 7 (8.14%) Data Governance
8 6 (6.98%) Knowledge Management
8 6 (6.98%) Performance Testing
8 6 (6.98%) Data Migration
8 6 (6.98%) B2B
8 6 (6.98%) Scrum
8 6 (6.98%) Practice Management
8 6 (6.98%) ITIL
8 6 (6.98%) Data Management
9 5 (5.81%) TOGAF
9 5 (5.81%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.63%) Java
2 4 (4.65%) SQL
3 2 (2.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.16%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.16%) C#
4 1 (1.16%) COBOL
4 1 (1.16%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (18.60%) Security Cleared
2 10 (11.63%) CISSP
2 10 (11.63%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.33%) CCNA
3 2 (2.33%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (1.16%) Degree
4 1 (1.16%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.16%) QA
2 1 (1.16%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.16%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.16%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 6 (6.98%) Hyper-V
2 3 (3.49%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.16%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (12.79%) Oracle
1 11 (12.79%) Microsoft
2 10 (11.63%) VMware
3 8 (9.30%) PayPal
3 8 (9.30%) WorldPay
4 7 (8.14%) Red Hat
5 3 (3.49%) ESRI
5 3 (3.49%) HP
5 3 (3.49%) Dell
5 3 (3.49%) SAP
5 3 (3.49%) 3PAR
6 2 (2.33%) Cisco
6 2 (2.33%) IBM
6 2 (2.33%) Nortel
6 2 (2.33%) Nokia
6 2 (2.33%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.33%) Micro Focus
6 2 (2.33%) Juniper
7 1 (1.16%) Informatica
7 1 (1.16%) Teradata
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