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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 26 31 43
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +12
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 43 20 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 6.22% 3.98% 1.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.49% 4.16% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 10 4
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£465 £500 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.00% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £424 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £519 £473
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 £38.25 £44.25 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-13.55% -6.84%
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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
663 481 475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 95.95% 95.63% 95.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 267 245
Average daily rate £375 £350 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 31 45
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -10.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £173.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -7 25 £450 -10.00% 14
West Wales +3 10 £513 +2.50% 1
North Wales - - - -
Architect
UK

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 45 (48.91%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (33.70%) Java
3 30 (32.61%) SQL Server
4 26 (28.26%) Security Cleared
5 22 (23.91%) .NET
6 21 (22.83%) Microsoft
7 19 (20.65%) XML
7 19 (20.65%) SC Cleared
8 18 (19.57%) SOAP
8 18 (19.57%) UML
9 17 (18.48%) Oracle
10 16 (17.39%) Data Modelling
10 16 (17.39%) REST
11 15 (16.30%) Web Services
11 15 (16.30%) Scrum
12 14 (15.22%) SOA
12 14 (15.22%) Scala
13 12 (13.04%) Open Source
13 12 (13.04%) Relational Database
13 12 (13.04%) HTML
14 11 (11.96%) Technical Architecture
15 10 (10.87%) CSS
15 10 (10.87%) CRM
15 10 (10.87%) Spring
15 10 (10.87%) MVC
16 9 (9.78%) TDD
16 9 (9.78%) Data Warehouse
16 9 (9.78%) Tomcat
16 9 (9.78%) IIS
16 9 (9.78%) Dynamics CRM

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 9 (9.78%) Tomcat
1 9 (9.78%) IIS
2 6 (6.52%) JBoss
3 3 (3.26%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.26%) Lync
4 2 (2.17%) Mule
4 2 (2.17%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.17%) Apache
5 1 (1.09%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.09%) FileNet
Applications
1 2 (2.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (9.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.26%) SaaS
3 1 (1.09%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.43%) Firewall
1 5 (5.43%) LAN
1 5 (5.43%) WAN
2 3 (3.26%) IP Telephony
2 3 (3.26%) Wireless
2 3 (3.26%) MPLS
2 3 (3.26%) SAN
2 3 (3.26%) Network Security
2 3 (3.26%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (3.26%) NAS
3 2 (2.17%) AMQP
3 2 (2.17%) HTTP
4 1 (1.09%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (32.61%) SQL Server
2 12 (13.04%) Relational Database
3 9 (9.78%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (7.61%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (6.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (3.26%) MongoDB
9 2 (2.17%) Jackrabbit
9 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (2.17%) RDBMS
9 2 (2.17%) MySQL
10 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (1.09%) DTS
10 1 (1.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (1.09%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (1.09%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (6.52%) Visual Studio
2 4 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (4.35%) Subversion
3 2 (2.17%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.09%) ERwin
4 1 (1.09%) Toad
4 1 (1.09%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.09%) GitLab
General
1 7 (7.61%) Back Office
1 7 (7.61%) Finance
2 3 (3.26%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.09%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (23.91%) .NET
2 19 (20.65%) XML
3 18 (19.57%) SOAP
4 16 (17.39%) REST
5 15 (16.30%) Web Services
6 12 (13.04%) HTML
7 10 (10.87%) CSS
7 10 (10.87%) Spring
8 7 (7.61%) Middleware
8 7 (7.61%) ASP.NET
9 6 (6.52%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 6 (6.52%) .NET Framework
9 6 (6.52%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
9 6 (6.52%) WCF
10 5 (5.43%) HTML5
11 4 (4.35%) JSON
11 4 (4.35%) Hibernate
12 3 (3.26%) J2EE
12 3 (3.26%) Java SE
12 3 (3.26%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.04%) Open Source
2 7 (7.61%) NHS
3 4 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.26%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.17%) RMADS
5 2 (2.17%) Taxonomies
5 2 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.17%) GIS
5 2 (2.17%) CESG
5 2 (2.17%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (1.09%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.09%) User Experience
6 1 (1.09%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.09%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.52%) Linux
2 5 (5.43%) Windows
3 2 (2.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (48.91%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (19.57%) UML
3 16 (17.39%) Data Modelling
4 15 (16.30%) Scrum
5 14 (15.22%) SOA
6 11 (11.96%) Technical Architecture
7 10 (10.87%) CRM
7 10 (10.87%) MVC
8 9 (9.78%) TDD
8 9 (9.78%) Information Architecture
8 9 (9.78%) BDD
8 9 (9.78%) Mentoring
9 8 (8.70%) Line Management
9 8 (8.70%) Logical Data Model
9 8 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (7.61%) Pair Programming
10 7 (7.61%) Migration
11 6 (6.52%) Data Governance
11 6 (6.52%) BPMN
11 6 (6.52%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 31 (33.70%) Java
2 14 (15.22%) Scala
3 8 (8.70%) JavaScript
4 6 (6.52%) SQL
5 4 (4.35%) C#
6 2 (2.17%) C
6 2 (2.17%) Ruby
7 1 (1.09%) C++
7 1 (1.09%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.09%) PHP
7 1 (1.09%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 26 (28.26%) Security Cleared
2 19 (20.65%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.17%) Degree
3 2 (2.17%) CCNP
3 2 (2.17%) CCNA
3 2 (2.17%) CCA
3 2 (2.17%) CISSP
3 2 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.17%) CISM
4 1 (1.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.09%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.35%) Data Quality
2 3 (3.26%) SLA
3 2 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.26%) Hyper-V
1 3 (3.26%) Shibboleth
2 2 (2.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.26%) Cisco Prime
1 3 (3.26%) Windows Intune
2 2 (2.17%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 21 (22.83%) Microsoft
2 17 (18.48%) Oracle
3 8 (8.70%) Cisco
4 5 (5.43%) CheckPoint
5 3 (3.26%) Juniper
5 3 (3.26%) Citrix
6 2 (2.17%) HP
7 1 (1.09%) Sourcefire
7 1 (1.09%) McAfee
7 1 (1.09%) SAP
7 1 (1.09%) Cognos
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Pontypool
CPS Group
Rate: negotiable upon experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
South Wales
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
South Wales
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago