Period
to 21 January 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £420 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 21 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 34 32
Rank change year-on-year +10 -2 +2
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 41 26 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 6.45% 4.59% 6.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.69% 4.78% 6.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 22 48
Cardiff median daily rate £420 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £198 £408 £382
90th Percentile £599 £644 £529
South Wales median daily rate £450 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Cardiff median hourly rate £19.00 - -
South Wales median hourly rate £19.00 - -

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 613 544 827
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.38% 96.11% 97.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 412 409 665
Cardiff median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £161 £162 £213
90th Percentile £488 £525 £475
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 37 24
Cardiff median hourly rate £14.00 £13.70 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.19% -8.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £11.10 £10.75 £10.08
90th Percentile £20.28 £36.55 £24.75
South Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.23% -3.13% +12.28%

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 January 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 January 2018, Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cardiff region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 21 (51.22%) Microsoft
2 16 (39.02%) SQL
3 15 (36.59%) TOGAF
4 14 (34.15%) T-SQL
4 14 (34.15%) SQL Server
5 13 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (29.27%) Enterprise Architecture
6 12 (29.27%) VMware
7 11 (26.83%) Data Modelling
7 11 (26.83%) Degree
7 11 (26.83%) Hyper-V
7 11 (26.83%) High Availability
8 10 (24.39%) .NET
8 10 (24.39%) Citrix
8 10 (24.39%) NHS
9 9 (21.95%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (21.95%) C#
9 9 (21.95%) XML
9 9 (21.95%) SDLC
10 8 (19.51%) SOAP
10 8 (19.51%) Web Services
10 8 (19.51%) N-Tier
10 8 (19.51%) Migration
10 8 (19.51%) RedGate
10 8 (19.51%) RESTful
10 8 (19.51%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (19.51%) HL7
10 8 (19.51%) Requirements Analysis
10 8 (19.51%) Security Cleared
11 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2012

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 (7.32%) NetWeaver
2 1 (2.44%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.44%) IIS
2 1 (2.44%) JCAPS
Business Applications
1 3 (7.32%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.76%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (9.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (4.88%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (4.88%) Internet
1 2 (4.88%) Kerberos
2 1 (2.44%) BGP
2 1 (2.44%) IPsec
2 1 (2.44%) Junos
2 1 (2.44%) MPLS
2 1 (2.44%) NetScaler
2 1 (2.44%) OSPF
2 1 (2.44%) SAN
2 1 (2.44%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (34.15%) SQL Server
2 7 (17.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.44%) Big Data
3 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.44%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.44%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.44%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 8 (19.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (2.44%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (24.39%) .NET
2 9 (21.95%) XML
3 8 (19.51%) RESTful
3 8 (19.51%) SOAP
3 8 (19.51%) Web Services
4 1 (2.44%) Velocity
4 1 (2.44%) XML Schema
4 1 (2.44%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 10 (24.39%) NHS
2 8 (19.51%) N-Tier
3 7 (17.07%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (9.76%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.44%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.44%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.07%) Windows
1 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (4.88%) Linux
2 2 (4.88%) Scientific Linux
3 1 (2.44%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (36.59%) TOGAF
2 13 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (29.27%) Enterprise Architecture
4 11 (26.83%) Data Modelling
4 11 (26.83%) High Availability
5 9 (21.95%) SDLC
6 8 (19.51%) Migration
6 8 (19.51%) Requirements Analysis
7 6 (14.63%) MVC
8 5 (12.20%) ITIL
8 5 (12.20%) Load Balancing
9 4 (9.76%) Refactoring
9 4 (9.76%) Security Architecture
9 4 (9.76%) SIEM
10 3 (7.32%) Asset Management
10 3 (7.32%) Business Continuity
10 3 (7.32%) PRINCE2
11 2 (4.88%) Continuous Improvement
11 2 (4.88%) Target Operating Model
11 2 (4.88%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 16 (39.02%) SQL
2 14 (34.15%) T-SQL
3 9 (21.95%) C#
4 1 (2.44%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (26.83%) Degree
2 9 (21.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (19.51%) Security Cleared
4 7 (17.07%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (7.32%) DBS Check
6 2 (4.88%) SAP Certification
6 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.44%) CCDA
7 1 (2.44%) CCDP
7 1 (2.44%) CCIE
7 1 (2.44%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 1 (2.44%) CCIE Service Provider
7 1 (2.44%) CCNA
7 1 (2.44%) CCNP
7 1 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (2.44%) JNCIA
7 1 (2.44%) JNCIP
7 1 (2.44%) JNCIS
7 1 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (19.51%) HL7
2 1 (2.44%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 11 (26.83%) Hyper-V
2 5 (12.20%) XenApp
3 3 (7.32%) Active Directory
4 2 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.88%) vSphere
5 1 (2.44%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.44%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 21 (51.22%) Microsoft
2 12 (29.27%) VMware
3 10 (24.39%) Citrix
4 8 (19.51%) RedGate
5 4 (9.76%) Dell
5 4 (9.76%) HP
5 4 (9.76%) SAP
6 2 (4.88%) Cisco
6 2 (4.88%) F5
7 1 (2.44%) Fiorano
7 1 (2.44%) Juniper
7 1 (2.44%) NVIDIA