Period
to 15 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 19 34
Rank change year-on-year -4 +15 -15
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 64 41 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 7.76% 6.88% 4.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.89% 7.09% 4.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 33 22
Cardiff median daily rate £550 £450 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% -7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £420 £214 £413
90th Percentile £669 £620 £575
South Wales median daily rate £540 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +8.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Cardiff median hourly rate - £27.75 -
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 811 578 558
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.30% 96.98% 98.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 625 418 401
Cardiff median daily rate £400 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £285 £172 £185
90th Percentile £559 £513 £525
South Wales median daily rate £406 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +8.33% -3.23% +8.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 32 25
Cardiff median hourly rate £11.78 £14.75 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.14% +13.46% +1.96%
10th Percentile £10.53 £11.17 £10.60
90th Percentile £18.63 £37.03 £20.00
South Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £18.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year -30.67% +20.97% +21.57%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 25 (39.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (34.38%) Microsoft
3 20 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (25.00%) SQL
6 15 (23.44%) Oracle
7 14 (21.88%) SQL Server
8 12 (18.75%) Python
8 12 (18.75%) High Availability
9 11 (17.19%) GDPR
9 11 (17.19%) PL/SQL
10 10 (15.63%) C++
10 10 (15.63%) MySQL
10 10 (15.63%) RDBMS
10 10 (15.63%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (15.63%) Teradata
10 10 (15.63%) Ruby
10 10 (15.63%) PowerShell
10 10 (15.63%) Relational Database
11 9 (14.06%) Data Quality
11 9 (14.06%) Finance
11 9 (14.06%) TOGAF
12 8 (12.50%) Banking
12 8 (12.50%) SAP
13 6 (9.38%) Java
13 6 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (9.38%) Enterprise Architecture
13 6 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
14 5 (7.81%) Microservices

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 (4.69%) Oracle Service Bus
1 3 (4.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (3.13%) ArcGIS
3 1 (1.56%) Apache
3 1 (1.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.56%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 25 (39.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.13%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (3.13%) IBM Cloud
3 2 (3.13%) Office 365
3 2 (3.13%) SaaS
4 1 (1.56%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.56%) Firewall
1 1 (1.56%) Internet
1 1 (1.56%) LAN
1 1 (1.56%) SAN
1 1 (1.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (21.88%) SQL Server
2 10 (15.63%) MySQL
2 10 (15.63%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (15.63%) RDBMS
2 10 (15.63%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.13%) Big Data
4 2 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (3.13%) GIS
4 2 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (3.13%) Power BI
5 1 (1.56%) Cosmos DB
5 1 (1.56%) Data Lake
5 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Oracle Forms
General
1 9 (14.06%) Finance
2 8 (12.50%) Banking
3 2 (3.13%) Retail
4 1 (1.56%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.81%) .NET
2 4 (6.25%) Middleware
2 4 (6.25%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (4.69%) Spring
3 3 (4.69%) Spring Boot
4 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.13%) SAML
5 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (1.56%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (1.56%) JSON
5 1 (1.56%) LAMP
5 1 (1.56%) REST
5 1 (1.56%) Web Services
5 1 (1.56%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.69%) Cloud Native
3 3 (4.69%) Fintech
3 3 (4.69%) Reference Data
4 2 (3.13%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.56%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.56%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.56%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.56%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.56%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.25%) Windows
2 1 (1.56%) Linux
2 1 (1.56%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (18.75%) High Availability
3 9 (14.06%) TOGAF
4 6 (9.38%) Enterprise Architecture
4 6 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (7.81%) DevOps
5 5 (7.81%) Microservices
5 5 (7.81%) Open Source
5 5 (7.81%) Security Architecture
5 5 (7.81%) Technical Architecture
5 5 (7.81%) Zachman Framework
6 4 (6.25%) Customer Requirements
6 4 (6.25%) Information Security
6 4 (6.25%) IT Strategy
7 3 (4.69%) Business Transformation
7 3 (4.69%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (4.69%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (4.69%) Decision-Making
7 3 (4.69%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 16 (25.00%) SQL
2 12 (18.75%) Python
3 11 (17.19%) PL/SQL
4 10 (15.63%) C++
4 10 (15.63%) PowerShell
4 10 (15.63%) Ruby
5 6 (9.38%) Java
6 2 (3.13%) C#
7 1 (1.56%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.56%) Scala
7 1 (1.56%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (4.69%) CISSP
1 3 (4.69%) TOGAF Certification
2 2 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.13%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.13%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.56%) CEH
3 1 (1.56%) Degree
3 1 (1.56%) GIAC
3 1 (1.56%) ISSAP
3 1 (1.56%) MCP
3 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.56%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (17.19%) GDPR
2 9 (14.06%) Data Quality
3 2 (3.13%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (3.13%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.13%) XenApp
2 1 (1.56%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (4.69%) Oracle Identity Management
2 2 (3.13%) Ansible
2 2 (3.13%) Terraform
3 1 (1.56%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.56%) SCCM
3 1 (1.56%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 22 (34.38%) Microsoft
2 15 (23.44%) Oracle
3 10 (15.63%) Teradata
4 8 (12.50%) SAP
5 4 (6.25%) IBM
5 4 (6.25%) VMware
6 3 (4.69%) Cisco
6 3 (4.69%) Fujitsu
6 3 (4.69%) Google
7 2 (3.13%) Citrix
7 2 (3.13%) ESRI
7 2 (3.13%) Skytap
7 2 (3.13%) Tableau
8 1 (1.56%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.56%) HP
8 1 (1.56%) Juniper
8 1 (1.56%) Palo Alto