The median contractor rate for an Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 28 17
Rank change year-on-year +8 -11  
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 21 12 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 6.40% 4.32% 8.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.73% 4.46% 8.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 19
Median daily rate £525 £428 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.80% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £329 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £541 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £36.50 - £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 £45.00 £43.15
% change year-on-year +27.77% +4.28%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 312 269 326
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 95.12% 96.76% 97.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 836 604 883
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £183 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 37 32
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.40% +8.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £10.50 £8.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.25 £19.00 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 17 (32.69%) Continuous Improvement
2 16 (30.77%) Use Case
3 13 (25.00%) SAP
4 12 (23.08%) UML
4 12 (23.08%) Conceptual Models
5 11 (21.15%) SAP Certification
5 11 (21.15%) Requirements Analysis
6 9 (17.31%) Migration
6 9 (17.31%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (15.38%) Web Services
7 8 (15.38%) Degree
7 8 (15.38%) Data Quality
7 8 (15.38%) Data Architecture
8 7 (13.46%) Data Migration
8 7 (13.46%) Tableau
8 7 (13.46%) Technical Architecture
8 7 (13.46%) QlikView
8 7 (13.46%) Data Management
8 7 (13.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (13.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (13.46%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (13.46%) Client/Server
8 7 (13.46%) ETL
8 7 (13.46%) BusinessObjects
8 7 (13.46%) Informatica
8 7 (13.46%) MicroStrategy
8 7 (13.46%) Quality Management
8 7 (13.46%) ERwin
8 7 (13.46%) Ab Initio

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 6 (11.54%) SAS
2 3 (5.77%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.85%) IIS
4 1 (1.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.92%) NetWeaver
Business Applications
1 3 (5.77%) SAP HR
1 3 (5.77%) SAP Payroll
1 3 (5.77%) SAP SRM
2 2 (3.85%) SAP CRM
2 2 (3.85%) SAP HCM
3 1 (1.92%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.92%) iPaaS
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.46%) BusinessObjects
1 7 (13.46%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (13.46%) QlikView
1 7 (13.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 7 (13.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (11.54%) Hadoop
2 6 (11.54%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.85%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.92%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (13.46%) ERwin
2 1 (1.92%) Ant
2 1 (1.92%) Hudson
2 1 (1.92%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.92%) Maven
General
1 4 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (1.92%) Banking
2 1 (1.92%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.38%) Web Services
2 4 (7.69%) Spring
3 3 (5.77%) Dropwizard
3 3 (5.77%) Java EE
3 3 (5.77%) REST
3 3 (5.77%) XML
4 1 (1.92%) Angular 2
4 1 (1.92%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.92%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.92%) jQuery
4 1 (1.92%) JSR 170
4 1 (1.92%) React
4 1 (1.92%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.46%) Client/Server
2 6 (11.54%) NHS
3 1 (1.92%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.92%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.77%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (32.69%) Continuous Improvement
2 16 (30.77%) Use Case
3 12 (23.08%) Conceptual Models
3 12 (23.08%) UML
4 11 (21.15%) Requirements Analysis
5 9 (17.31%) Migration
5 9 (17.31%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (15.38%) Data Architecture
7 7 (13.46%) Contract Management
7 7 (13.46%) Data Management
7 7 (13.46%) Data Migration
7 7 (13.46%) ETL
7 7 (13.46%) Quality Management
7 7 (13.46%) Technical Architecture
8 6 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (11.54%) Analytics
8 6 (11.54%) Data Analytics
8 6 (11.54%) Dimensional Modelling
9 5 (9.62%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.69%) Java
2 2 (3.85%) SQL
2 2 (3.85%) VB
2 2 (3.85%) VB6
Qualifications
1 11 (21.15%) SAP Certification
2 8 (15.38%) Degree
3 3 (5.77%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.85%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.92%) CCIE
5 1 (1.92%) CCIE Routing and Switching
5 1 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.92%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.38%) Data Quality
2 6 (11.54%) HL7
3 1 (1.92%) GDPR
Vendors
1 13 (25.00%) SAP
2 7 (13.46%) Ab Initio
2 7 (13.46%) Informatica
2 7 (13.46%) MicroStrategy
2 7 (13.46%) Tableau
2 7 (13.46%) Teradata
3 6 (11.54%) Netezza
3 6 (11.54%) Oracle
4 3 (5.77%) Ariba
5 2 (3.85%) Avaya
5 2 (3.85%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.85%) Verint
6 1 (1.92%) Adobe
6 1 (1.92%) HP
6 1 (1.92%) VMware