Period
to 23 September 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £540 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 6 months to 23 September 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
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 21 28
Rank change year-on-year +3 +7 0
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 110 66 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 8.47% 7.05% 6.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.68% 7.28% 6.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 38 48
South Wales median daily rate £540 £525 £493
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +6.44% +9.61%
10th Percentile £425 £396 £404
90th Percentile £675 £625 £575
Wales median daily rate £538 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 4
South Wales median hourly rate - £57.50 £73.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -21.50% +103.47%
Wales median hourly rate - £57.50 £74.00
% change year-on-year - -22.30% +105.56%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales. 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
South Wales
Contract vacancies in South Wales with a recognized job title 1,268 906 972
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.69% 96.79% 97.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 939 629 648
South Wales median daily rate £405 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £285 £175 £206
90th Percentile £563 £525 £525
Wales median daily rate £405 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +8.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 64 64
South Wales median hourly rate £12.33 £17.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.55% +23.21% -
10th Percentile £10.18 £10.83 £10.27
90th Percentile £24.30 £53.55 £73.93
Wales median hourly rate £12.33 £16.75 £13.50
% change year-on-year -26.42% +24.07% +1.89%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Architect in South Wales

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Architect in South Wales

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in South Wales over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Architect in South Wales

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Architect in South Wales

Architect
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 23 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +4 67 £540 +2.86% 13
Newport -18 20 £575 +4.55% 9
Bridgend - 7 £500 - 1
Architect
Wales

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 South Wales region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 35 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 32 (29.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (23.64%) SQL
5 25 (22.73%) Amazon AWS
6 21 (19.09%) SC Cleared
6 21 (19.09%) Security Cleared
6 21 (19.09%) SQL Server
7 18 (16.36%) Firewall
7 18 (16.36%) Oracle
8 16 (14.55%) TOGAF
8 16 (14.55%) High Availability
9 15 (13.64%) Python
10 14 (12.73%) RDBMS
10 14 (12.73%) Relational Database
10 14 (12.73%) PowerShell
11 13 (11.82%) Windows
11 13 (11.82%) PL/SQL
11 13 (11.82%) GDPR
12 12 (10.91%) MySQL
12 12 (10.91%) C++
12 12 (10.91%) SOA
12 12 (10.91%) Cisco
12 12 (10.91%) Ruby
12 12 (10.91%) Finance
12 12 (10.91%) PostgreSQL
12 12 (10.91%) Teradata
13 11 (10.00%) SAP
13 11 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
13 11 (10.00%) Cybersecurity

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 (3.64%) Oracle Service Bus
1 4 (3.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 4 (3.64%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.73%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (1.82%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.91%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.91%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.91%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.64%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.91%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 32 (29.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (22.73%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (4.55%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (3.64%) IaaS
5 3 (2.73%) IBM Cloud
6 2 (1.82%) PaaS
7 1 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.91%) Office 365
7 1 (0.91%) SaaS
7 1 (0.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (16.36%) Firewall
2 7 (6.36%) DMZ
2 7 (6.36%) LAN
2 7 (6.36%) WAN
3 6 (5.45%) Network Security
4 5 (4.55%) Internet
5 3 (2.73%) VPN
6 1 (0.91%) IPsec
6 1 (0.91%) SAN
6 1 (0.91%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (19.09%) SQL Server
2 14 (12.73%) RDBMS
2 14 (12.73%) Relational Database
3 12 (10.91%) MySQL
3 12 (10.91%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.73%) Power BI
6 2 (1.82%) Big Data
6 2 (1.82%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.82%) GIS
6 2 (1.82%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.82%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.91%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.91%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.82%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.91%) Hudson
2 1 (0.91%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (10.91%) Finance
2 9 (8.18%) Banking
3 2 (1.82%) Retail
3 2 (1.82%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.91%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.45%) Middleware
2 5 (4.55%) Oracle Fusion
2 5 (4.55%) Web Services
3 4 (3.64%) XML
4 3 (2.73%) .NET
4 3 (2.73%) IDoc
4 3 (2.73%) JSON
4 3 (2.73%) SAP PI
4 3 (2.73%) SAP XI
4 3 (2.73%) Spring
4 3 (2.73%) Spring Boot
5 2 (1.82%) SAML
6 1 (0.91%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.91%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.91%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (0.91%) REST
6 1 (0.91%) RESTful
6 1 (0.91%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.45%) Management Information System
2 6 (5.45%) N-Tier
3 5 (4.55%) Cloud Native
3 5 (4.55%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.55%) PKI
4 4 (3.64%) CESG
5 3 (2.73%) Fintech
5 3 (2.73%) Reference Data
6 2 (1.82%) Cyber Defence
6 2 (1.82%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.91%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.91%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.91%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.91%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.91%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.91%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.91%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.82%) Windows
2 10 (9.09%) Linux
3 9 (8.18%) Windows Server
4 7 (6.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (14.55%) High Availability
2 16 (14.55%) TOGAF
3 12 (10.91%) SOA
4 11 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
4 11 (10.00%) Microservices
4 11 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
5 10 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
6 9 (8.18%) ITIL
7 8 (7.27%) Data Protection
7 8 (7.27%) Migration
7 8 (7.27%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (7.27%) Security Architecture
8 7 (6.36%) DevOps
8 7 (6.36%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (6.36%) Zachman Framework
9 6 (5.45%) Cryptography
9 6 (5.45%) MODAF
9 6 (5.45%) Risk Assessment
9 6 (5.45%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (23.64%) SQL
2 15 (13.64%) Python
3 14 (12.73%) PowerShell
4 13 (11.82%) PL/SQL
5 12 (10.91%) C++
5 12 (10.91%) Ruby
6 6 (5.45%) Java
7 3 (2.73%) ABAP
8 2 (1.82%) Scala
9 1 (0.91%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.91%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.91%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.91%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (19.09%) SC Cleared
1 21 (19.09%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.55%) CESG Certified Professional
2 5 (4.55%) Degree
3 4 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (3.64%) HND
4 2 (1.82%) CISSP
4 2 (1.82%) CLAS
5 1 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.91%) CCIE
5 1 (0.91%) CCNP
5 1 (0.91%) CEH
5 1 (0.91%) CISMP
5 1 (0.91%) GIAC
5 1 (0.91%) ISSAP
5 1 (0.91%) JNCIE
5 1 (0.91%) MCSE
5 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.91%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (11.82%) GDPR
2 11 (10.00%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.91%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.91%) QA
System Software
1 9 (8.18%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.82%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.91%) Docker
3 1 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.91%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (3.64%) Oracle Identity Management
2 3 (2.73%) Ansible
2 3 (2.73%) Terraform
3 2 (1.82%) QRadar
4 1 (0.91%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.91%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.91%) Mesos
4 1 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.91%) Puppet
4 1 (0.91%) rkt
4 1 (0.91%) SCCM
4 1 (0.91%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 35 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 18 (16.36%) Oracle
3 12 (10.91%) Cisco
3 12 (10.91%) Teradata
4 11 (10.00%) SAP
5 10 (9.09%) Juniper
6 7 (6.36%) CheckPoint
6 7 (6.36%) IBM
7 5 (4.55%) VMware
8 4 (3.64%) Google
9 3 (2.73%) Nintex
9 3 (2.73%) Red Hat
9 3 (2.73%) Skytap
10 2 (1.82%) AlienVault
10 2 (1.82%) ArcSight
10 2 (1.82%) ESRI
10 2 (1.82%) Fujitsu
10 2 (1.82%) Intel
10 2 (1.82%) McAfee
10 2 (1.82%) Splunk