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 17 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 52 24 30
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +6
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 16 49 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.08% 6.82% 3.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.22% 7.36% 4.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 34 7
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£427 £500 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.55% +15.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £450 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.50 £52.13 £55.00
% change year-on-year
-10.79% -5.22%
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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
722 666 397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 93.64% 92.63% 93.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 410 233
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 27 24
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.28 £10.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.90 £30.25 £28.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -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 17 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
South Wales -24 9 £427 -14.55% 9
West Wales -6 5 £435 -17.14%
North Wales - - - -
Architect
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Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 28 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (37.88%) Security Cleared
3 20 (30.30%) SC Cleared
4 18 (27.27%) SQL Server
5 15 (22.73%) Data Modelling
6 14 (21.21%) Microsoft
6 14 (21.21%) Java
7 12 (18.18%) Scrum
8 11 (16.67%) .NET
8 11 (16.67%) CRM
9 10 (15.15%) Dynamics CRM
10 9 (13.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (13.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (13.64%) Finance
10 9 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (12.12%) HTML
11 8 (12.12%) CSS
11 8 (12.12%) SOA
11 8 (12.12%) Cisco
11 8 (12.12%) Migration
11 8 (12.12%) MVC
12 7 (10.61%) Back Office
12 7 (10.61%) JavaScript
12 7 (10.61%) Microsoft Azure
12 7 (10.61%) Logical Data Model
13 6 (9.09%) Scala
13 6 (9.09%) Data Governance
13 6 (9.09%) Entity Framework
13 6 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
13 6 (9.09%) WCF

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (9.09%) IIS
2 5 (7.58%) JBoss
2 5 (7.58%) Tomcat
3 4 (6.06%) SharePoint
3 4 (6.06%) Lync
4 2 (3.03%) Mule ESB
4 2 (3.03%) Apache
4 2 (3.03%) Mule
5 1 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.52%) FileNet
Business Applications
1 10 (15.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.06%) SaaS
3 2 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.58%) LAN
1 5 (7.58%) WAN
1 5 (7.58%) Firewall
2 3 (4.55%) Wireless
2 3 (4.55%) IP Telephony
2 3 (4.55%) Network Security
2 3 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (4.55%) NAS
2 3 (4.55%) SAN
2 3 (4.55%) MPLS
3 2 (3.03%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 9 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (13.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 9 (13.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (6.06%) Relational Database
4 4 (6.06%) RDBMS
5 3 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (3.03%) Jackrabbit
6 2 (3.03%) MySQL
7 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (1.52%) DTS
Development Applications
1 6 (9.09%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.55%) Subversion
2 3 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.03%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.52%) Toad
4 1 (1.52%) ERwin
General
1 9 (13.64%) Finance
2 7 (10.61%) Back Office
3 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.52%) Retail
4 1 (1.52%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.67%) .NET
2 8 (12.12%) CSS
2 8 (12.12%) HTML
3 6 (9.09%) WCF
3 6 (9.09%) .NET Framework
3 6 (9.09%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
3 6 (9.09%) Entity Framework
3 6 (9.09%) ASP.NET
4 5 (7.58%) Spring
5 3 (4.55%) Middleware
5 3 (4.55%) XML
5 3 (4.55%) Java SE
6 2 (3.03%) Java EE
6 2 (3.03%) JSTL
6 2 (3.03%) CSS3
6 2 (3.03%) JAX-RS
6 2 (3.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (3.03%) jQuery
6 2 (3.03%) HTML5
6 2 (3.03%) Apache Commons
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.06%) Taxonomies
1 4 (6.06%) GIS
2 2 (3.03%) CESG
2 2 (3.03%) CESG CLAS
2 2 (3.03%) RMADS
3 1 (1.52%) Open Source
3 1 (1.52%) User Experience
3 1 (1.52%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.06%) Linux
2 1 (1.52%) Windows XP
2 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.52%) Windows 8
2 1 (1.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (22.73%) Data Modelling
3 12 (18.18%) Scrum
4 11 (16.67%) CRM
5 8 (12.12%) SOA
5 8 (12.12%) MVC
5 8 (12.12%) Migration
6 7 (10.61%) Logical Data Model
7 6 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
7 6 (9.09%) BPMN
7 6 (9.09%) Data Governance
8 5 (7.58%) Mentoring
8 5 (7.58%) Identity Management
8 5 (7.58%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (7.58%) ETL
8 5 (7.58%) ITIL
9 4 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (6.06%) Service Management
9 4 (6.06%) Content Management
9 4 (6.06%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 14 (21.21%) Java
2 7 (10.61%) JavaScript
3 6 (9.09%) Scala
4 5 (7.58%) SQL
5 4 (6.06%) C#
6 2 (3.03%) Ruby
7 1 (1.52%) Clojure
7 1 (1.52%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.52%) PHP
Qualifications
1 25 (37.88%) Security Cleared
2 20 (30.30%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.03%) CCNP
3 2 (3.03%) CCNA
3 2 (3.03%) CISSP
3 2 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (3.03%) CISM
3 2 (3.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) SLA
2 2 (3.03%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (4.55%) Hyper-V
1 3 (4.55%) Shibboleth
2 2 (3.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.55%) Windows Intune
1 3 (4.55%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 14 (21.21%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.12%) Cisco
3 5 (7.58%) CheckPoint
4 4 (6.06%) Oracle
5 3 (4.55%) Juniper
6 1 (1.52%) SAP
6 1 (1.52%) Cognos
6 1 (1.52%) Citrix
6 1 (1.52%) McAfee
6 1 (1.52%) VMware
6 1 (1.52%) Sourcefire
6 1 (1.52%) ServiceNow
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