Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £420 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 30 25
Rank change year-on-year +6 -5 +12
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 39 24 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 6.10% 4.23% 8.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.34% 4.33% 8.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 21 57
Cardiff median daily rate £420 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.85% +8.33% -10.00%
10th Percentile £194 £406 £385
90th Percentile £625 £575 £538
South Wales median daily rate £450 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% -12.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Cardiff median hourly rate £27.75 - £36.00
South Wales median hourly rate £57.50 £76.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -24.84% +112.50% -

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 615 554 841
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.24% 97.71% 97.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 412 688
Cardiff median daily rate £364 £375 £342
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.00% +9.65% -2.29%
10th Percentile £167 £175 £207
90th Percentile £500 £525 £463
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 27 22
Cardiff median hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £14.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -15.97% +10.19%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.65 £10.00
90th Percentile £32.88 £36.55 £19.80
South Wales median hourly rate £17.50 £15.64 £15.75
% change year-on-year +11.93% -0.73% +12.50%

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 17 November 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in Cardiff over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Architect in Cardiff

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, 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 16 (41.03%) Microsoft
2 15 (38.46%) SQL
2 15 (38.46%) TOGAF
3 14 (35.90%) T-SQL
3 14 (35.90%) SQL Server
4 12 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (30.77%) Enterprise Architecture
5 11 (28.21%) Requirements Analysis
5 11 (28.21%) Data Modelling
5 11 (28.21%) High Availability
6 10 (25.64%) .NET
6 10 (25.64%) NHS
7 9 (23.08%) VMware
7 9 (23.08%) C#
7 9 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (23.08%) Degree
7 9 (23.08%) HL7
7 9 (23.08%) SDLC
8 8 (20.51%) RedGate
8 8 (20.51%) Security Cleared
8 8 (20.51%) RESTful
8 8 (20.51%) Hyper-V
8 8 (20.51%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (20.51%) SOAP
8 8 (20.51%) Web Services
8 8 (20.51%) XML
8 8 (20.51%) N-Tier
9 7 (17.95%) Citrix
9 7 (17.95%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (17.95%) Greenfield Project

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 4 (10.26%) NetWeaver
2 1 (2.56%) IIS
2 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 4 (10.26%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.26%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (10.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (5.13%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (5.13%) Internet
2 1 (2.56%) BGP
2 1 (2.56%) IPsec
2 1 (2.56%) Junos
2 1 (2.56%) MPLS
2 1 (2.56%) OSPF
2 1 (2.56%) SAN
2 1 (2.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (35.90%) SQL Server
2 7 (17.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.56%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (20.51%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (2.56%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.64%) .NET
2 8 (20.51%) RESTful
2 8 (20.51%) SOAP
2 8 (20.51%) Web Services
2 8 (20.51%) XML
3 1 (2.56%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.64%) NHS
2 8 (20.51%) N-Tier
3 7 (17.95%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (10.26%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.56%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.26%) Windows
1 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (38.46%) TOGAF
2 12 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (30.77%) Enterprise Architecture
3 11 (28.21%) Data Modelling
3 11 (28.21%) High Availability
3 11 (28.21%) Requirements Analysis
4 9 (23.08%) SDLC
5 6 (15.38%) MVC
5 6 (15.38%) Use Case
6 4 (10.26%) Asset Management
6 4 (10.26%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (10.26%) Migration
6 4 (10.26%) Refactoring
6 4 (10.26%) Security Architecture
6 4 (10.26%) SIEM
7 3 (7.69%) Conceptual Models
7 3 (7.69%) ITIL
7 3 (7.69%) Load Balancing
7 3 (7.69%) Sequence Diagram
7 3 (7.69%) UML
Programming Languages
1 15 (38.46%) SQL
2 14 (35.90%) T-SQL
3 9 (23.08%) C#
4 1 (2.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (23.08%) Degree
1 9 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (20.51%) Security Cleared
3 6 (15.38%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (7.69%) DBS Check
4 3 (7.69%) SAP Certification
5 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.56%) CCDA
6 1 (2.56%) CCDP
6 1 (2.56%) CCIE
6 1 (2.56%) CCIE Routing and Switching
6 1 (2.56%) CCIE Service Provider
6 1 (2.56%) CCNA
6 1 (2.56%) CCNP
6 1 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.56%) JNCIA
6 1 (2.56%) JNCIP
6 1 (2.56%) JNCIS
6 1 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (23.08%) HL7
2 2 (5.13%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.56%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.56%) GDPR
System Software
1 8 (20.51%) Hyper-V
2 4 (10.26%) XenApp
3 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.56%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 16 (41.03%) Microsoft
2 9 (23.08%) VMware
3 8 (20.51%) RedGate
4 7 (17.95%) Citrix
5 6 (15.38%) SAP
6 4 (10.26%) HP
7 3 (7.69%) Dell
8 2 (5.13%) Cisco
8 2 (5.13%) F5
9 1 (2.56%) Juniper