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 27 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 33 31 31
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 32 22 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 4.43% 3.98% 3.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.71% 4.22% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 8
Average daily rate
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£427 £500 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.55% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £455 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £516
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%
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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
680 521 414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 94.05% 94.21% 94.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 303 216
Average daily rate £375 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 30 29
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.75 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.46% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.87 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £103.50 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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
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 27 February 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 -3 19 £438 -12.50% 6
West Wales -7 7 £410 -18.00% 6
North Wales - - - -
Architect
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Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 40 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (35.71%) SQL Server
3 28 (33.33%) Java
4 27 (32.14%) Security Cleared
5 22 (26.19%) .NET
6 21 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 20 (23.81%) SC Cleared
8 16 (19.05%) Data Modelling
9 15 (17.86%) Oracle
9 15 (17.86%) SOAP
10 14 (16.67%) Web Services
10 14 (16.67%) XML
10 14 (16.67%) UML
10 14 (16.67%) REST
11 13 (15.48%) SOA
11 13 (15.48%) Scrum
12 12 (14.29%) Relational Database
13 11 (13.10%) Scala
14 10 (11.90%) Open Source
14 10 (11.90%) MVC
14 10 (11.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 10 (11.90%) CRM
14 10 (11.90%) CSS
14 10 (11.90%) HTML
15 9 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
15 9 (10.71%) Technical Architecture
15 9 (10.71%) Dynamics CRM
16 8 (9.52%) Information Architecture
16 8 (9.52%) BDD
16 8 (9.52%) Mentoring

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 6 (7.14%) Tomcat
1 6 (7.14%) IIS
1 6 (7.14%) JBoss
2 3 (3.57%) Lync
2 3 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.38%) Mule
3 2 (2.38%) Apache
4 1 (1.19%) FileNet
4 1 (1.19%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (2.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (10.71%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.57%) SaaS
3 1 (1.19%) Office 365
3 1 (1.19%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.95%) LAN
1 5 (5.95%) WAN
1 5 (5.95%) Firewall
2 3 (3.57%) Wireless
2 3 (3.57%) IP Telephony
2 3 (3.57%) Network Security
2 3 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (3.57%) NAS
2 3 (3.57%) SAN
2 3 (3.57%) MPLS
3 2 (2.38%) HTTP
3 2 (2.38%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 12 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 10 (11.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (2.38%) Jackrabbit
8 2 (2.38%) RDBMS
8 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (2.38%) MySQL
9 1 (1.19%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (1.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (1.19%) MongoDB
9 1 (1.19%) NoSQL
9 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (1.19%) DTS
9 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (7.14%) Visual Studio
2 4 (4.76%) Subversion
2 4 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.38%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.19%) Toad
4 1 (1.19%) ERwin
4 1 (1.19%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.19%) GitLab
General
1 7 (8.33%) Back Office
2 5 (5.95%) Finance
3 2 (2.38%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.19%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (26.19%) .NET
2 15 (17.86%) SOAP
3 14 (16.67%) Web Services
3 14 (16.67%) XML
3 14 (16.67%) REST
4 10 (11.90%) HTML
4 10 (11.90%) CSS
5 8 (9.52%) Spring
6 7 (8.33%) ASP.NET
7 6 (7.14%) Middleware
7 6 (7.14%) .NET Framework
7 6 (7.14%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
7 6 (7.14%) WCF
7 6 (7.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 3 (3.57%) jQuery
8 3 (3.57%) HTML5
8 3 (3.57%) Java SE
8 3 (3.57%) J2EE
9 2 (2.38%) WSDL
9 2 (2.38%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.90%) Open Source
2 6 (7.14%) NHS
3 3 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.38%) CESG
4 2 (2.38%) CESG CLAS
4 2 (2.38%) Taxonomies
4 2 (2.38%) RMADS
4 2 (2.38%) GIS
4 2 (2.38%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.19%) User Experience
5 1 (1.19%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.19%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.19%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.14%) Linux
2 3 (3.57%) Windows
3 2 (2.38%) UNIX
4 1 (1.19%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (19.05%) Data Modelling
3 14 (16.67%) UML
4 13 (15.48%) SOA
4 13 (15.48%) Scrum
5 10 (11.90%) MVC
5 10 (11.90%) CRM
6 9 (10.71%) Technical Architecture
7 8 (9.52%) Information Architecture
7 8 (9.52%) BDD
7 8 (9.52%) Mentoring
7 8 (9.52%) Logical Data Model
7 8 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (8.33%) Migration
8 7 (8.33%) TDD
8 7 (8.33%) Line Management
9 6 (7.14%) Data Governance
9 6 (7.14%) BPMN
9 6 (7.14%) Pair Programming
9 6 (7.14%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 28 (33.33%) Java
2 11 (13.10%) Scala
3 8 (9.52%) JavaScript
4 6 (7.14%) SQL
5 4 (4.76%) C#
6 2 (2.38%) C
6 2 (2.38%) Ruby
7 1 (1.19%) PHP
7 1 (1.19%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.19%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 27 (32.14%) Security Cleared
2 20 (23.81%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.38%) CCNP
3 2 (2.38%) CCNA
3 2 (2.38%) CISSP
3 2 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.38%) CISM
3 2 (2.38%) Degree
4 1 (1.19%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.76%) Data Quality
2 3 (3.57%) SLA
3 1 (1.19%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.57%) Hyper-V
1 3 (3.57%) Shibboleth
2 2 (2.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.57%) Windows Intune
1 3 (3.57%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (2.38%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 21 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (17.86%) Oracle
3 8 (9.52%) Cisco
4 5 (5.95%) CheckPoint
5 3 (3.57%) Juniper
6 2 (2.38%) HP
7 1 (1.19%) Citrix
7 1 (1.19%) SAP
7 1 (1.19%) Cognos
7 1 (1.19%) McAfee
7 1 (1.19%) VMware
7 1 (1.19%) Sourcefire