The first table below looks at the demand for Technical Architecture skills 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 Architecture over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Architecture
Rank 67 49 53
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +4
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 6 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.80% 0.58% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 0.83% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £307 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.09% -38.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £403 £450
% change year-on-year
+11.80% -10.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.58 - £30.00
Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
538 360 429
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 71.83% 70.18% 67.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 229 238
Average daily rate £390 £325 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -12.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 6
Average hourly rate £25.00 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £12.80 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.25 £16.55 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
Technical Architecture
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Technical Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Architecture across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Technical Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Technical Architecture
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Technical Architecture Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Technical Architecture
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Technical Architecture Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Technical Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region citing Technical Architecture also 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 that cited Technical Architecture.

1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (58.33%) Java
2 3 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (16.67%) BDD
3 2 (16.67%) Data Quality
3 2 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) Project Management
3 2 (16.67%) Scala
3 2 (16.67%) Service Management
3 2 (16.67%) WAN
3 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (16.67%) SLA
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 2 (16.67%) Linux
3 2 (16.67%) Cognos
3 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (16.67%) Pair Programming
3 2 (16.67%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (16.67%) Degree
3 2 (16.67%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (16.67%) Finance
3 2 (16.67%) Validation
4 1 (8.33%) Firewall
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
4 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
4 1 (8.33%) Windows

Technical Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region citing Technical Architecture also 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 that cited Technical Architecture. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Cognos TM1
1 2 (16.67%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) WAN
2 1 (8.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Architect
2 6 (50.00%) Technical Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Cognos BI Developer
3 2 (16.67%) TM1 Developer
3 2 (16.67%) TM1 Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Business Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Cognos Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Java Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Operations Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Business Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Cognos Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Network Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (16.67%) BDD
3 2 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) Project Management
3 2 (16.67%) Service Management
3 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 2 (16.67%) Pair Programming
3 2 (16.67%) Validation
4 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
4 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) Data Quality
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Cognos