The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical 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 Technical Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Architect
Rank 56 46 52
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 16 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.33% 0.98% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.41% 1.05% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 0
Average daily rate
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£550 £550 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £425
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £42.75 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-23.97% -10.00%
Technical Architect
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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
664 477 494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 96.65% 93.71% 93.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 429 242 260
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 39 42
Average hourly rate £13.75 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £28.00 £21.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Technical Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Architect in the job title across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Technical Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Technical Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Technical Architect across the Wales region.

Technical Architect Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Technical Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Architect across the Wales region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Technical Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

Technical Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Technical Architect across the Wales region.

Technical Architect Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Technical 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 Technical Architect within the Wales region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
West Wales +9 9 £515 +3.00%
South Wales -11 7 £550 -8.33%
North Wales - - - -
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Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region that cited Technical 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 Technical Architect in their job title.

1 29 (70.73%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (60.98%) Java
3 17 (41.46%) XML
4 15 (36.59%) SOAP
4 15 (36.59%) REST
5 14 (34.15%) Scala
6 13 (31.71%) Web Services
6 13 (31.71%) Oracle
6 13 (31.71%) UML
6 13 (31.71%) Scrum
7 12 (29.27%) .NET
8 11 (26.83%) SQL Server
8 11 (26.83%) Technical Architecture
9 10 (24.39%) Open Source
9 10 (24.39%) Relational Database
9 10 (24.39%) Microsoft
10 9 (21.95%) TDD
10 9 (21.95%) Spring
10 9 (21.95%) Information Architecture
10 9 (21.95%) BDD
11 8 (19.51%) Line Management
11 8 (19.51%) Mentoring
12 7 (17.07%) Pair Programming
12 7 (17.07%) NHS
12 7 (17.07%) Tomcat
13 6 (14.63%) JBoss
13 6 (14.63%) Linux
13 6 (14.63%) HTML
13 6 (14.63%) Security Cleared
14 5 (12.20%) HTML5

Technical Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region that cited Technical 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 Technical Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (17.07%) Tomcat
2 6 (14.63%) JBoss
3 2 (4.88%) Apache
3 2 (4.88%) WebLogic
3 2 (4.88%) Mule
4 1 (2.44%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (26.83%) SQL Server
2 10 (24.39%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.88%) MySQL
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (4.88%) Jackrabbit
3 2 (4.88%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Subversion
1 4 (9.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.88%) Eclipse
General
1 1 (2.44%) Electronics
1 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
1 1 (2.44%) Finance
1 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
1 1 (2.44%) Local Government
1 1 (2.44%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (41.46%) XML
2 15 (36.59%) SOAP
2 15 (36.59%) REST
3 13 (31.71%) Web Services
4 12 (29.27%) .NET
5 9 (21.95%) Spring
6 6 (14.63%) HTML
7 5 (12.20%) HTML5
8 4 (9.76%) Middleware
8 4 (9.76%) Hibernate
8 4 (9.76%) CSS
9 3 (7.32%) J2EE
9 3 (7.32%) Java SE
9 3 (7.32%) jQuery
9 3 (7.32%) JSON
10 2 (4.88%) JSTL
10 2 (4.88%) Spring MVC
10 2 (4.88%) RESTful
10 2 (4.88%) iXBRL
10 2 (4.88%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 10 (24.39%) Open Source
2 7 (17.07%) NHS
3 3 (7.32%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.32%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.44%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.44%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.44%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.44%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.63%) Linux
2 1 (2.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (70.73%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (31.71%) Scrum
2 13 (31.71%) UML
3 11 (26.83%) Technical Architecture
4 9 (21.95%) Information Architecture
4 9 (21.95%) BDD
4 9 (21.95%) TDD
5 8 (19.51%) Line Management
5 8 (19.51%) Mentoring
6 7 (17.07%) Pair Programming
7 5 (12.20%) SOA
8 4 (9.76%) MVC
8 4 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (7.32%) Kanban
9 3 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (7.32%) Document Management
10 2 (4.88%) Configuration Management
11 1 (2.44%) Project Management
11 1 (2.44%) Service Management
11 1 (2.44%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 25 (60.98%) Java
2 14 (34.15%) Scala
3 2 (4.88%) C#
3 2 (4.88%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.44%) SQL
4 1 (2.44%) Ruby
4 1 (2.44%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 6 (14.63%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (31.71%) Oracle
2 10 (24.39%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.44%) Citrix
3 1 (2.44%) SAP