The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Wales region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 31 33 23
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -10
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 42 23 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 5.66% 4.11% 4.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.93% 4.47% 5.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 11 20
Average daily rate
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£525 £485 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.24% +14.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £485 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+7.77% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £66.00 £36.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+83.33% +33.33%
Job Titles Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
708 515 580
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 95.42% 91.96% 92.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 467 311 307
Average daily rate £365 £313 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.61% -7.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 30 32
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £10.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.20 £20.70 £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Architect
UK

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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 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
South Wales -2 33 £525 +10.52% 7
West Wales -4 5 £525 -10.25%
Architect
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Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 34 (35.79%) Java
2 22 (23.16%) Web Services
3 21 (22.11%) Scala
3 21 (22.11%) BDD
4 19 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 18 (18.95%) Finance
5 18 (18.95%) TDD
5 18 (18.95%) SC Cleared
6 15 (15.79%) Play Framework
6 15 (15.79%) OO
7 14 (14.74%) Akka
8 13 (13.68%) Web Development
8 13 (13.68%) Process Management
9 12 (12.63%) SVG
9 12 (12.63%) Batik
9 12 (12.63%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (12.63%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (12.63%) Amazon AWS
9 12 (12.63%) CouchDB
10 11 (11.58%) PaaS
10 11 (11.58%) GAP Analysis
10 11 (11.58%) TOGAF
10 11 (11.58%) Document Management
10 11 (11.58%) Workflow
10 11 (11.58%) Scrum
11 10 (10.53%) Hibernate
11 10 (10.53%) Spring
11 10 (10.53%) MVC
11 10 (10.53%) J2EE
12 9 (9.47%) Migration

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 3 (3.16%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.05%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.05%) ArcGIS
2 1 (1.05%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (3.16%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.11%) MS Project
2 2 (2.11%) MS Office
3 1 (1.05%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.05%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (12.63%) Cloud Computing
1 12 (12.63%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (11.58%) PaaS
3 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.05%) IaaS
3 1 (1.05%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.11%) Unified Communications
1 2 (2.11%) Firewall
2 1 (1.05%) SMS
2 1 (1.05%) VoIP
2 1 (1.05%) Internet
2 1 (1.05%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.63%) CouchDB
2 6 (6.32%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.16%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.11%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.11%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.11%) QlikView
4 2 (2.11%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.11%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.05%) MySQL
5 1 (1.05%) Star Schema
5 1 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (1.05%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 7 (7.37%) Ant
1 7 (7.37%) JUnit
1 7 (7.37%) Maven
1 7 (7.37%) Apache Ivy
2 2 (2.11%) MSI
3 1 (1.05%) JIRA
3 1 (1.05%) Jasmine
General
1 18 (18.95%) Finance
2 9 (9.47%) Banking
3 3 (3.16%) Retail
3 3 (3.16%) Marketing
4 2 (2.11%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.11%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.11%) Games
5 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.05%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (23.16%) Web Services
2 15 (15.79%) Play Framework
3 14 (14.74%) Akka
4 12 (12.63%) SVG
4 12 (12.63%) Batik
5 10 (10.53%) Hibernate
5 10 (10.53%) Spring
5 10 (10.53%) J2EE
6 8 (8.42%) SOAP
7 7 (7.37%) Java EE
7 7 (7.37%) JPA
8 6 (6.32%) Spring Web Flow
8 6 (6.32%) Struts
8 6 (6.32%) JMS
9 5 (5.26%) REST
10 3 (3.16%) HTML
10 3 (3.16%) CSS
10 3 (3.16%) HTML5
10 3 (3.16%) jQuery
10 3 (3.16%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.37%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (6.32%) Mathematics
3 4 (4.21%) Mobile Payment
4 3 (3.16%) AS400
4 3 (3.16%) GIS
4 3 (3.16%) Open Source
5 2 (2.11%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.05%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.05%) DTV
6 1 (1.05%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.26%) Linux
2 1 (1.05%) UNIX
2 1 (1.05%) Windows
2 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (22.11%) BDD
2 18 (18.95%) TDD
3 15 (15.79%) OO
4 13 (13.68%) Web Development
4 13 (13.68%) Process Management
5 12 (12.63%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (11.58%) GAP Analysis
6 11 (11.58%) TOGAF
6 11 (11.58%) Document Management
6 11 (11.58%) Workflow
6 11 (11.58%) Scrum
7 10 (10.53%) MVC
8 9 (9.47%) Migration
8 9 (9.47%) BPMN
8 9 (9.47%) Technical Architecture
9 7 (7.37%) UML
10 6 (6.32%) Data Migration
10 6 (6.32%) Unit Testing
10 6 (6.32%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (6.32%) Mobile Commerce
Programming Languages
1 34 (35.79%) Java
2 21 (22.11%) Scala
3 4 (4.21%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.11%) SQL
5 1 (1.05%) C
5 1 (1.05%) C#
5 1 (1.05%) Python
5 1 (1.05%) Ruby
5 1 (1.05%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.05%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 19 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 18 (18.95%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.32%) Degree
4 1 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.05%) OCP
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (1.05%) CCNP
4 1 (1.05%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.11%) Data Quality
1 2 (2.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (3.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.05%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.05%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (1.05%) SCCM
1 1 (1.05%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 6 (6.32%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.21%) Oracle
2 4 (4.21%) SAP
3 3 (3.16%) Cisco
3 3 (3.16%) Citrix
3 3 (3.16%) JDA
3 3 (3.16%) VMware
4 2 (2.11%) Zend
4 2 (2.11%) NetApp
4 2 (2.11%) HP
4 2 (2.11%) EMC
4 2 (2.11%) Symantec
5 1 (1.05%) Remedy
5 1 (1.05%) CA
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