Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £395 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 20 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.

Technical Architect
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 45 76
Rank change year-on-year 0 +31 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 14 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 2.29% 1.47% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.38% 1.49% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 9
Cardiff median daily rate £395 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.95% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £159 £351 £351
90th Percentile £420 £506 £500
South Wales median daily rate £420 £481 £450
% change year-on-year -12.73% +6.94% -
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 588 536 854
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.24% 98.35% 97.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 403 697
Cardiff median daily rate £363 £375 £342
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +9.65% -2.29%
10th Percentile £163 £171 £210
90th Percentile £500 £525 £461
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 27 22
Cardiff median hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -7.41% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.65 £9.78
90th Percentile £24.33 £36.55 £21.35
South Wales median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year +12.90% -1.59% +16.67%

Technical Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings that featured Technical Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Architect in Cardiff

Technical Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Technical Architect in Cardiff.

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Architect in Cardiff

Technical Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Architect in Cardiff over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Architect in Cardiff

Technical Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Architect in Cardiff.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Architect in Cardiff

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Technical 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 Technical Architect in the job title.

1 12 (85.71%) SQL
1 12 (85.71%) T-SQL
1 12 (85.71%) SQL Server
1 12 (85.71%) TOGAF
2 10 (71.43%) Enterprise Architecture
2 10 (71.43%) Data Modelling
3 9 (64.29%) .NET
3 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (64.29%) High Availability
4 8 (57.14%) SDLC
4 8 (57.14%) C#
4 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
5 7 (50.00%) SOAP
5 7 (50.00%) Web Services
5 7 (50.00%) XML
5 7 (50.00%) N-Tier
5 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 7 (50.00%) Degree
5 7 (50.00%) HL7
5 7 (50.00%) RESTful
5 7 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (50.00%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (50.00%) RedGate
6 5 (35.71%) MVC
7 4 (28.57%) NHS
7 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
8 3 (21.43%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (14.29%) DBS Check

Technical 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 7 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (7.14%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (64.29%) .NET
2 7 (50.00%) RESTful
2 7 (50.00%) SOAP
2 7 (50.00%) Web Services
2 7 (50.00%) XML
3 1 (7.14%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Greenfield Project
1 7 (50.00%) N-Tier
2 4 (28.57%) NHS
3 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) TOGAF
2 10 (71.43%) Data Modelling
2 10 (71.43%) Enterprise Architecture
3 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (64.29%) High Availability
4 8 (57.14%) SDLC
5 7 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 5 (35.71%) MVC
7 2 (14.29%) Prototyping
8 1 (7.14%) Customer-Centricity
8 1 (7.14%) DevOps
8 1 (7.14%) IT Strategy
8 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
8 1 (7.14%) Open Source
8 1 (7.14%) Presales
8 1 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 12 (85.71%) SQL
1 12 (85.71%) T-SQL
2 8 (57.14%) C#
3 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) Degree
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 3 (21.43%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (14.29%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (50.00%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
1 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (7.14%) XenApp
1 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 7 (50.00%) RedGate
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix
3 1 (7.14%) NVIDIA
3 1 (7.14%) VMware