Period
to 21 April 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £506 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 21 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 19 65
Rank change year-on-year -12 +46 -22
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 50 44 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 6.12% 7.20% 2.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.40% 7.59% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 38 14
Cardiff median daily rate £506 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +11.11% +3.81%
10th Percentile £419 £289 £329
90th Percentile £593 £591 £500
South Wales median daily rate £500 £498 £450
% change year-on-year +0.50% +10.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cardiff median hourly rate - - -
South Wales median hourly rate - £57.50 -

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 781 580 743
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.59% 94.93% 97.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 550 453 546
Cardiff median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £206 £173 £213
90th Percentile £496 £525 £439
South Wales median daily rate £395 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +5.26% +7.21% -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 32 34
Cardiff median hourly rate £15.12 £14.82 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.06% +9.74% -10.74%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.17 £10.38
90th Percentile £30.00 £39.50 £24.75
South Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £18.11
% change year-on-year -25.00% +10.45% +18.74%

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 April 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 April 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 (46.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (28.00%) VMware
2 14 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (26.00%) Migration
3 13 (26.00%) Citrix
4 12 (24.00%) SQL
4 12 (24.00%) Hyper-V
5 11 (22.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 11 (22.00%) Windows
6 10 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (18.00%) SAP
7 9 (18.00%) ITIL
8 8 (16.00%) Web Services
8 8 (16.00%) Enterprise Architecture
9 7 (14.00%) Load Balancing
9 7 (14.00%) Amazon AWS
10 6 (12.00%) XenApp
10 6 (12.00%) SIEM
10 6 (12.00%) Security Cleared
10 6 (12.00%) XML
10 6 (12.00%) SQL Server
10 6 (12.00%) .NET
11 5 (10.00%) Active Directory
11 5 (10.00%) HP
11 5 (10.00%) Dell
11 5 (10.00%) NHS
11 5 (10.00%) Degree
11 5 (10.00%) Business Continuity
11 5 (10.00%) High Availability
11 5 (10.00%) DevOps

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 2 (4.00%) NetWeaver
2 1 (2.00%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.00%) IIS
2 1 (2.00%) JCAPS
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (4.00%) SAP CRM
2 1 (2.00%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (2.00%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (22.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (14.00%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (8.00%) Office 365
4 1 (2.00%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (2.00%) IaaS
4 1 (2.00%) iPaaS
4 1 (2.00%) PaaS
4 1 (2.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.00%) Kerberos
2 2 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (4.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (4.00%) Firewall
2 2 (4.00%) IPsec
2 2 (4.00%) Network Security
2 2 (4.00%) VPN
3 1 (2.00%) BGP
3 1 (2.00%) Junos
3 1 (2.00%) MPLS
3 1 (2.00%) NetScaler
3 1 (2.00%) OSPF
3 1 (2.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.00%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (4.00%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 2 (4.00%) MySQL
2 2 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (4.00%) Power BI
2 2 (4.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (4.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.00%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (2.00%) Big Data
3 1 (2.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.00%) SAP HANA
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.00%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (2.00%) Hudson
2 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (8.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) Back Office
2 2 (4.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.00%) Web Services
2 6 (12.00%) .NET
2 6 (12.00%) XML
3 5 (10.00%) SAP PI
4 3 (6.00%) AngularJS
4 3 (6.00%) IDoc
4 3 (6.00%) SAP XI
5 2 (4.00%) RESTful
5 2 (4.00%) SOAP
6 1 (2.00%) JSON
6 1 (2.00%) Middleware
6 1 (2.00%) React
6 1 (2.00%) SAP Fiori
6 1 (2.00%) Velocity
6 1 (2.00%) XML Schema
6 1 (2.00%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) NHS
2 4 (8.00%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (8.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (4.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.00%) Fintech
3 2 (4.00%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.00%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.00%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.00%) Windows
2 10 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (8.00%) Linux
3 4 (8.00%) Scientific Linux
4 2 (4.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (26.00%) Migration
3 9 (18.00%) ITIL
4 8 (16.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 7 (14.00%) Load Balancing
6 6 (12.00%) SIEM
7 5 (10.00%) Business Continuity
7 5 (10.00%) DevOps
7 5 (10.00%) High Availability
8 4 (8.00%) CRM
8 4 (8.00%) Microservices
8 4 (8.00%) Patch Management
8 4 (8.00%) PRINCE2
8 4 (8.00%) Refactoring
8 4 (8.00%) Security Architecture
8 4 (8.00%) SOA
8 4 (8.00%) TOGAF
9 3 (6.00%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (6.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (6.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 12 (24.00%) SQL
2 4 (8.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.00%) ABAP
3 3 (6.00%) C#
3 3 (6.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (4.00%) C
4 2 (4.00%) C++
4 2 (4.00%) PL/SQL
4 2 (4.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.00%) Python
4 2 (4.00%) Ruby
5 1 (2.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.00%) Degree
2 5 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.00%) CCDA
5 1 (2.00%) CCDP
5 1 (2.00%) CCIE
5 1 (2.00%) CCIE Routing and Switching
5 1 (2.00%) CCIE Service Provider
5 1 (2.00%) CCNA
5 1 (2.00%) CCNP
5 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (2.00%) DBS Check
5 1 (2.00%) JNCIA
5 1 (2.00%) JNCIP
5 1 (2.00%) JNCIS
5 1 (2.00%) SAP Certification
5 1 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) Data Quality
1 2 (4.00%) GDPR
1 2 (4.00%) HL7
2 1 (2.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 12 (24.00%) Hyper-V
2 6 (12.00%) XenApp
3 5 (10.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (8.00%) vSphere
5 3 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (2.00%) Docker
6 1 (2.00%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) SCCM
2 1 (2.00%) Ansible
2 1 (2.00%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.00%) Mesos
2 1 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.00%) Puppet
2 1 (2.00%) rkt
2 1 (2.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 23 (46.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (28.00%) VMware
3 13 (26.00%) Citrix
4 9 (18.00%) SAP
5 5 (10.00%) Dell
5 5 (10.00%) HP
6 2 (4.00%) Cisco
6 2 (4.00%) F5
6 2 (4.00%) McAfee
6 2 (4.00%) Oracle
6 2 (4.00%) RedGate
6 2 (4.00%) Splunk
6 2 (4.00%) Tableau
6 2 (4.00%) Teradata
6 2 (4.00%) Tripwire
7 1 (2.00%) Fiorano
7 1 (2.00%) Juniper
7 1 (2.00%) NVIDIA
7 1 (2.00%) PlateSpin