Period
to 19 February 2019

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £585 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 6 months to 19 February 2019.

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
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 17 18 22
Rank change year-on-year +1 +4 +44
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 123 90 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 8.62% 7.54% 7.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.93% 7.88% 7.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 59 63
South Wales median daily rate £585 £490 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.39% +0.51% +8.33%
10th Percentile £420 £310 £300
90th Percentile £750 £615 £638
Wales median daily rate £600 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +20.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
South Wales median hourly rate £35.00 £19.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +84.21% - -
Wales median hourly rate £35.00 £19.00 £19.11
% change year-on-year +84.21% -0.55% -

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 1,377 1,142 1,087
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.50% 95.64% 96.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 976 754 772
South Wales median daily rate £425 £393 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.28% -1.88% +14.29%
10th Percentile £263 £180 £180
90th Percentile £600 £525 £538
Wales median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 60 64
South Wales median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -17.81% +30.36%
10th Percentile £10.08 £10.28 £11.17
90th Percentile £44.35 £53.35 £77.50
Wales median hourly rate £14.09 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -6.10% -9.09% +22.22%

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 19 February 2019.

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 19 February 2019. 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 80 £600 +41.18% 11
Newport +1 30 £518 -1.43% 10
Architect
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 19 February 2019, 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 62 (50.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (36.59%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (35.77%) Amazon AWS
4 39 (31.71%) Microsoft
5 29 (23.58%) Security Cleared
6 28 (22.76%) Security Architecture
6 28 (22.76%) TOGAF
7 26 (21.14%) Migration
7 26 (21.14%) Data Modelling
7 26 (21.14%) Microservices
8 23 (18.70%) Enterprise Architecture
8 23 (18.70%) SQL
9 22 (17.89%) Open Source
10 21 (17.07%) SC Cleared
11 19 (15.45%) DevOps
12 18 (14.63%) Project Management
13 17 (13.82%) .NET
13 17 (13.82%) SaaS
14 16 (13.01%) Hadoop
14 16 (13.01%) Python
15 15 (12.20%) Google
16 14 (11.38%) Scrum
16 14 (11.38%) Google Cloud Platform
17 13 (10.57%) Kubernetes
17 13 (10.57%) Apache Spark
17 13 (10.57%) Data Transformation
17 13 (10.57%) Big Data
18 12 (9.76%) Analytics
18 12 (9.76%) Docker
18 12 (9.76%) Performance Monitoring

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 13 (10.57%) Apache Spark
2 5 (4.07%) Apache
3 4 (3.25%) Confluence
4 2 (1.63%) ArcGIS
4 2 (1.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 62 (50.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (35.77%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (13.82%) SaaS
4 14 (11.38%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (4.88%) Serverless
5 6 (4.88%) Slack
5 6 (4.88%) Trello
6 5 (4.07%) IaaS
7 4 (3.25%) PaaS
8 3 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (1.63%) Office 365
10 1 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.81%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
10 1 (0.81%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.50%) Firewall
1 8 (6.50%) TCP/IP
1 8 (6.50%) Wireless
2 4 (3.25%) DMZ
2 4 (3.25%) Network Security
3 2 (1.63%) Internet
4 1 (0.81%) BGP
4 1 (0.81%) LAN
4 1 (0.81%) OSPF
4 1 (0.81%) SNMP
4 1 (0.81%) VLAN
4 1 (0.81%) VPN
4 1 (0.81%) WAN
4 1 (0.81%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.01%) Hadoop
2 13 (10.57%) Big Data
3 7 (5.69%) NoSQL
4 5 (4.07%) SQL Server
4 5 (4.07%) Star Schema
5 4 (3.25%) Apache Accumulo
5 4 (3.25%) Geospatial Data
6 2 (1.63%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.63%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.63%) GIS
7 1 (0.81%) Cosmos DB
7 1 (0.81%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 7 (5.69%) Visual Studio Team System
2 5 (4.07%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.25%) JIRA
4 3 (2.44%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.63%) ER Studio
5 2 (1.63%) ERwin
5 2 (1.63%) PowerDesigner
5 2 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (8.94%) Finance
2 3 (2.44%) Retail
3 2 (1.63%) Banking
3 2 (1.63%) Investment Banking
3 2 (1.63%) Legal
3 2 (1.63%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.81%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.81%) Electronics
4 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.81%) Marketing
4 1 (0.81%) Retail Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (13.82%) .NET
2 12 (9.76%) Web Services
3 10 (8.13%) ASP.NET
4 5 (4.07%) XML
5 3 (2.44%) Drools
5 3 (2.44%) JSON
5 3 (2.44%) Kafka
6 2 (1.63%) Apache NiFi
6 2 (1.63%) CSS
6 2 (1.63%) HTML
6 2 (1.63%) LAMP
6 2 (1.63%) XSD
7 1 (0.81%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.81%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (0.81%) Node.js
7 1 (0.81%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.76%) Cloud Native
2 6 (4.88%) Management Information System
2 6 (4.88%) Robotics
3 4 (3.25%) Public Cloud
3 4 (3.25%) Virtual Team
4 3 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.44%) CESG
4 3 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.44%) N-Tier
4 3 (2.44%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.81%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (0.81%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.81%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.81%) NHS
5 1 (0.81%) PKI
5 1 (0.81%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.81%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.13%) Linux
1 10 (8.13%) Windows
2 4 (3.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (3.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (2.44%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (36.59%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (22.76%) Security Architecture
2 28 (22.76%) TOGAF
3 26 (21.14%) Data Modelling
3 26 (21.14%) Microservices
3 26 (21.14%) Migration
4 23 (18.70%) Enterprise Architecture
5 22 (17.89%) Open Source
6 19 (15.45%) DevOps
7 18 (14.63%) Project Management
8 14 (11.38%) Scrum
9 13 (10.57%) Data Transformation
10 12 (9.76%) Analytics
10 12 (9.76%) Kanban
10 12 (9.76%) Performance Monitoring
11 11 (8.94%) Data Architecture
12 9 (7.32%) Re-Platforming
12 9 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (7.32%) Technical Architecture
12 9 (7.32%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 23 (18.70%) SQL
2 16 (13.01%) Python
3 9 (7.32%) C#
4 6 (4.88%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.07%) Java
5 5 (4.07%) Scala
6 4 (3.25%) PowerShell
6 4 (3.25%) R
7 3 (2.44%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.63%) ABAP
8 2 (1.63%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.63%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.81%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.81%) Ruby
9 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (23.58%) Security Cleared
2 21 (17.07%) SC Cleared
3 11 (8.94%) AWS Certification
3 11 (8.94%) CISSP
4 6 (4.88%) CISM
5 5 (4.07%) TOGAF Certification
6 3 (2.44%) CESG Certified Professional
6 3 (2.44%) Degree
6 3 (2.44%) HND
7 2 (1.63%) BC Cleared
7 2 (1.63%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.63%) MCP
7 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.63%) SSCP
8 1 (0.81%) CEH
8 1 (0.81%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.81%) GIAC
8 1 (0.81%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (3.25%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.81%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (9.76%) Docker
2 5 (4.07%) Virtual Servers
3 4 (3.25%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.81%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.81%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (10.57%) Kubernetes
2 4 (3.25%) CSIRT
2 4 (3.25%) Terraform
3 3 (2.44%) PTC Integrity
4 2 (1.63%) Mesos
5 1 (0.81%) Ansible
5 1 (0.81%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 39 (31.71%) Microsoft
2 15 (12.20%) Google
3 11 (8.94%) SAP
4 6 (4.88%) Automation Anywhere
4 6 (4.88%) Blue Prism
4 6 (4.88%) UiPath
5 5 (4.07%) VMware
6 4 (3.25%) Alibaba
6 4 (3.25%) Atlassian
7 3 (2.44%) Cloudera
7 3 (2.44%) Fujitsu
7 3 (2.44%) Juniper
7 3 (2.44%) PTC
7 3 (2.44%) Talend
8 2 (1.63%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.63%) ESRI
8 2 (1.63%) IBM
8 2 (1.63%) Micro Focus
9 1 (0.81%) Cisco
9 1 (0.81%) Citrix