Period
to 21 July 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Architect
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 16 49
Rank change year-on-year -1 +33 -14
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 70 49 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 8.61% 7.37% 3.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.92% 7.67% 3.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 42 17
Cardiff median daily rate £525 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £423 £292 £323
90th Percentile £659 £538 £553
South Wales median daily rate £540 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +8.00% +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Cardiff median hourly rate - £36.50 -
South Wales median hourly rate - £57.50 £73.25
% change year-on-year - -21.50% +103.47%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Cardiff
Contract vacancies in Cardiff with a recognized job title 785 639 643
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.56% 96.09% 98.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 595 486 451
Cardiff median daily rate £400 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.59% -2.67% +13.64%
10th Percentile £275 £175 £208
90th Percentile £538 £525 £488
South Wales median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 34 25
Cardiff median hourly rate £12.49 £15.25 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.06% +12.93% +3.85%
10th Percentile £10.35 £10.88 £12.45
90th Percentile £29.40 £39.00 £23.13
South Wales median hourly rate £12.50 £21.13 £17.00
% change year-on-year -40.83% +24.26% +21.43%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings that featured Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

Job vacancy trend for Architect in Cardiff

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Architect in Cardiff.

Contractor daily rate trend for Architect in Cardiff

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in Cardiff over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Architect in Cardiff

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Architect in Cardiff

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cardiff region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 23 (32.86%) Microsoft
2 21 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (24.29%) SQL
4 14 (20.00%) Oracle
4 14 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 14 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (17.14%) High Availability
6 11 (15.71%) SAP
6 11 (15.71%) Python
6 11 (15.71%) GDPR
7 10 (14.29%) MySQL
7 10 (14.29%) PL/SQL
7 10 (14.29%) C++
7 10 (14.29%) RDBMS
7 10 (14.29%) Banking
7 10 (14.29%) Teradata
7 10 (14.29%) Finance
7 10 (14.29%) Migration
7 10 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (14.29%) Ruby
7 10 (14.29%) PowerShell
7 10 (14.29%) Relational Database
8 9 (12.86%) Microservices
8 9 (12.86%) Data Quality
9 8 (11.43%) Enterprise Architecture
10 7 (10.00%) DevOps
10 7 (10.00%) Web Services
10 7 (10.00%) SOA
11 6 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.29%) Oracle Service Bus
1 3 (4.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (2.86%) NetWeaver
3 1 (1.43%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (1.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.29%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (2.86%) SAP CRM
3 1 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.43%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (1.43%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.86%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (2.86%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (1.43%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.43%) IaaS
4 1 (1.43%) iPaaS
4 1 (1.43%) PaaS
4 1 (1.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.86%) Firewall
1 2 (2.86%) Kerberos
1 2 (2.86%) Network Security
2 1 (1.43%) Internet
2 1 (1.43%) IPsec
2 1 (1.43%) LAN
2 1 (1.43%) SAN
2 1 (1.43%) SMS
2 1 (1.43%) VPN
2 1 (1.43%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (14.29%) MySQL
2 10 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (14.29%) RDBMS
2 10 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.71%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (5.71%) Power BI
4 3 (4.29%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.86%) Big Data
5 2 (2.86%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 2 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.43%) Data Lake
6 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (1.43%) Hudson
2 1 (1.43%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (14.29%) Banking
1 10 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (2.86%) Back Office
3 1 (1.43%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.00%) Web Services
2 5 (7.14%) Middleware
2 5 (7.14%) SAP PI
3 4 (5.71%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (4.29%) .NET
4 3 (4.29%) AngularJS
4 3 (4.29%) IDoc
4 3 (4.29%) SAP XI
4 3 (4.29%) Spring
4 3 (4.29%) Spring Boot
4 3 (4.29%) XML
5 2 (2.86%) JSON
5 2 (2.86%) SAML
6 1 (1.43%) React
6 1 (1.43%) SAP Fiori
6 1 (1.43%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (7.14%) Fintech
2 4 (5.71%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.29%) Cloud Native
3 3 (4.29%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (4.29%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.43%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.43%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.43%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.43%) NHS
4 1 (1.43%) Online Banking
4 1 (1.43%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.43%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.14%) Windows
2 3 (4.29%) Linux
2 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (2.86%) Scientific Linux
4 1 (1.43%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (17.14%) High Availability
3 10 (14.29%) Migration
4 9 (12.86%) Microservices
5 8 (11.43%) Enterprise Architecture
6 7 (10.00%) DevOps
6 7 (10.00%) SOA
7 6 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (7.14%) ITIL
8 5 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
8 5 (7.14%) TOGAF
9 4 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (4.29%) Business Continuity
10 3 (4.29%) CRM
10 3 (4.29%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (4.29%) GAP Analysis
10 3 (4.29%) Load Balancing
10 3 (4.29%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 17 (24.29%) SQL
2 11 (15.71%) Python
3 10 (14.29%) C++
3 10 (14.29%) PL/SQL
3 10 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 10 (14.29%) Ruby
4 4 (5.71%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.29%) ABAP
5 3 (4.29%) Java
6 2 (2.86%) C
7 1 (1.43%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.43%) C#
7 1 (1.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (4.29%) SC Cleared
1 3 (4.29%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.86%) Degree
3 1 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.43%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (15.71%) GDPR
2 9 (12.86%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (4.29%) Active Directory
1 3 (4.29%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.86%) vSphere
3 1 (1.43%) Docker
3 1 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.43%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (4.29%) Ansible
1 3 (4.29%) Terraform
2 2 (2.86%) Oracle Identity Management
2 2 (2.86%) SCCM
3 1 (1.43%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.43%) Mesos
3 1 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.43%) Puppet
3 1 (1.43%) rkt
3 1 (1.43%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 23 (32.86%) Microsoft
2 14 (20.00%) Oracle
3 11 (15.71%) SAP
4 10 (14.29%) Teradata
5 5 (7.14%) VMware
6 4 (5.71%) Citrix
6 4 (5.71%) Tableau
7 3 (4.29%) Google
7 3 (4.29%) HP
7 3 (4.29%) IBM
8 2 (2.86%) Dell
8 2 (2.86%) McAfee
8 2 (2.86%) Skytap
8 2 (2.86%) Splunk
8 2 (2.86%) Tripwire
9 1 (1.43%) Cisco
9 1 (1.43%) PlateSpin