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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Architect
Rank 64 25 29
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +4
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 10 40 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.54% 5.72% 4.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.59% 5.86% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 25 11
Average daily rate £413 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 £485
% change year-on-year
- +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £53.81 £41.50 £44.63
% change year-on-year
+29.66% -7.00%
Architect
UK

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
630 683 498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 96.77% 97.71% 96.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 440 422 274
Average daily rate £339 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 28 29
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.00 £13.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.29 £22.50 £103.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -30 8 £375 -16.66% 5
West Wales +10 1 - -
Mid Wales - 1 £450 -
Architect
UK

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 21 (35.59%) TOGAF
2 13 (22.03%) GIS
2 13 (22.03%) Microsoft
3 12 (20.34%) Cisco
3 12 (20.34%) ArcGIS
3 12 (20.34%) Enterprise Architecture
4 11 (18.64%) ESRI
5 10 (16.95%) SharePoint
6 9 (15.25%) Linux
6 9 (15.25%) Red Hat
6 9 (15.25%) SAN
6 9 (15.25%) CheckPoint
6 9 (15.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (13.56%) Microsoft Azure
7 8 (13.56%) UML
7 8 (13.56%) ITIL
7 8 (13.56%) Java
7 8 (13.56%) SQL
8 7 (11.86%) JBoss
8 7 (11.86%) Internet
8 7 (11.86%) HP
8 7 (11.86%) Middleware
8 7 (11.86%) Project Planning
8 7 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (11.86%) Office 365
9 6 (10.17%) Data Centre
9 6 (10.17%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (10.17%) Windows Server
9 6 (10.17%) Finance
9 6 (10.17%) Dynamics CRM

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 12 (20.34%) ArcGIS
2 10 (16.95%) SharePoint
3 7 (11.86%) JBoss
4 5 (8.47%) ArcSDE
5 3 (5.08%) SAS
5 3 (5.08%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (6.78%) MS Office
2 1 (1.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (10.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (5.08%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (5.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (11.86%) Office 365
3 2 (3.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.25%) SAN
2 7 (11.86%) Internet
3 6 (10.17%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (8.47%) Firewall
4 5 (8.47%) Network Security
5 4 (6.78%) DNS
5 4 (6.78%) NAS
6 3 (5.08%) VLAN
6 3 (5.08%) VPN
7 2 (3.39%) DHCP
7 2 (3.39%) LAN
7 2 (3.39%) NetScaler
7 2 (3.39%) WAN
8 1 (1.69%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (1.69%) HTTP
8 1 (1.69%) MPLS
8 1 (1.69%) SNMP
8 1 (1.69%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.69%) Unified Communications
8 1 (1.69%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (22.03%) GIS
2 5 (8.47%) SQL Server
3 4 (6.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (6.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.69%) Big Data
4 1 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.69%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.69%) HBase
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Jenkins
1 3 (5.08%) WebLogic Workshop
2 2 (3.39%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.69%) Maven
3 1 (1.69%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 6 (10.17%) Finance
2 5 (8.47%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.08%) Electronics
3 3 (5.08%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.08%) Marketing
4 2 (3.39%) Billing
5 1 (1.69%) Back Office
5 1 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.69%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.86%) Middleware
2 5 (8.47%) J2EE
3 4 (6.78%) .NET
4 1 (1.69%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.69%) Dojo
4 1 (1.69%) jQuery
4 1 (1.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.17%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.47%) Data Integration
3 3 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.08%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.39%) Clustering
4 2 (3.39%) LIMS
4 2 (3.39%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.39%) NHS
5 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.69%) PACS
5 1 (1.69%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.69%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.25%) Linux
1 9 (15.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (10.17%) Windows
2 6 (10.17%) Windows Server
3 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (35.59%) TOGAF
2 12 (20.34%) Enterprise Architecture
3 8 (13.56%) ITIL
3 8 (13.56%) UML
4 7 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (11.86%) Project Planning
5 6 (10.17%) CRM
6 5 (8.47%) ETL
6 5 (8.47%) Project Management
6 5 (8.47%) RUP
6 5 (8.47%) Translating Business Requirements
7 4 (6.78%) Business Analysis
7 4 (6.78%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (6.78%) Change Management
7 4 (6.78%) Configuration Management
7 4 (6.78%) DSDM
7 4 (6.78%) Migration
7 4 (6.78%) OO
7 4 (6.78%) Zachman Framework
8 3 (5.08%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.56%) Java
1 8 (13.56%) SQL
2 1 (1.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (10.17%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.47%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.39%) CCNP
3 2 (3.39%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.69%) CCDP
4 1 (1.69%) CCNA
4 1 (1.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.69%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (8.47%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.08%) Puppet
2 1 (1.69%) Kibana
2 1 (1.69%) logstash
2 1 (1.69%) Nagios
2 1 (1.69%) ZABBIX
2 1 (1.69%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 13 (22.03%) Microsoft
2 12 (20.34%) Cisco
3 11 (18.64%) ESRI
4 9 (15.25%) CheckPoint
4 9 (15.25%) Red Hat
5 7 (11.86%) HP
6 6 (10.17%) Juniper
7 5 (8.47%) Oracle
8 4 (6.78%) Dell
8 4 (6.78%) VMware
9 3 (5.08%) 3PAR
9 3 (5.08%) F5
9 3 (5.08%) IBM
9 3 (5.08%) SAP
10 2 (3.39%) Citrix
10 2 (3.39%) SolarWinds
11 1 (1.69%) Avaya
11 1 (1.69%) Blue Coat
11 1 (1.69%) BMC
11 1 (1.69%) CA