Period
to 19 November 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 6 months to 19 November 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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 16 30
Rank change year-on-year -2 +14 +4
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 116 74 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 8.35% 7.91% 5.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.53% 8.12% 5.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 42 51
South Wales median daily rate £550 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% -10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £420 £232 £406
90th Percentile £700 £624 £650
Wales median daily rate £550 £500 £513
% change year-on-year +10.00% -2.44% +13.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
South Wales median hourly rate - £57.50 £76.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -24.84% +112.50%
Wales median hourly rate - £57.50 £80.00
% change year-on-year - -28.13% +122.22%

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 1,360 911 1,098
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.84% 97.33% 98.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 970 613 751
South Wales median daily rate £413 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £285 £168 £193
90th Percentile £588 £520 £538
Wales median daily rate £415 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +10.67% -6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 48 68
South Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +12.90% +4.20%
10th Percentile £10.30 £11.17 £10.40
90th Percentile £42.00 £47.15 £72.25
Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £15.24 £13.50
% change year-on-year -14.70% +12.89% -1.82%

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 November 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 19 November 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 +1 62 £550 +30.95% 7
Newport -2 33 £531 -3.41% 3
Bridgend - 7 £500 - 2
Architect
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 42 (36.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (32.76%) Microsoft
3 30 (25.86%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
5 25 (21.55%) Security Cleared
6 22 (18.97%) SQL
7 21 (18.10%) SC Cleared
8 19 (16.38%) Firewall
8 19 (16.38%) TOGAF
8 19 (16.38%) Python
9 18 (15.52%) Security Architecture
10 16 (13.79%) Windows
10 16 (13.79%) SQL Server
11 15 (12.93%) Linux
12 14 (12.07%) Google
12 14 (12.07%) Cybersecurity
12 14 (12.07%) DevOps
13 13 (11.21%) Microservices
13 13 (11.21%) Risk Management
14 11 (9.48%) Oracle
14 11 (9.48%) Active Directory
14 11 (9.48%) Hadoop
15 10 (8.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 10 (8.62%) Big Data
15 10 (8.62%) DMZ
15 10 (8.62%) SAP
15 10 (8.62%) ITIL
15 10 (8.62%) Management Information System
15 10 (8.62%) Windows Server
16 9 (7.76%) Threat Analysis

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 8 (6.90%) Apache Spark
2 4 (3.45%) Confluence
2 4 (3.45%) Oracle Service Bus
2 4 (3.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (2.59%) Apache
3 3 (2.59%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.59%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (1.72%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.86%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.45%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.86%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 42 (36.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (7.76%) Google Cloud Platform
4 7 (6.03%) SaaS
5 6 (5.17%) Slack
5 6 (5.17%) Trello
6 3 (2.59%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (1.72%) IaaS
7 2 (1.72%) Office 365
7 2 (1.72%) Serverless
8 1 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (16.38%) Firewall
2 10 (8.62%) DMZ
3 7 (6.03%) Internet
3 7 (6.03%) Network Security
4 6 (5.17%) LAN
4 6 (5.17%) WAN
5 2 (1.72%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.72%) VPN
5 2 (1.72%) Wireless
6 1 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 11 (9.48%) Hadoop
3 10 (8.62%) Big Data
4 7 (6.03%) RDBMS
4 7 (6.03%) Relational Database
5 5 (4.31%) MySQL
5 5 (4.31%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (3.45%) Apache Accumulo
6 4 (3.45%) Geospatial Data
7 2 (1.72%) Apache Hive
7 2 (1.72%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.72%) GIS
7 2 (1.72%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.72%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.72%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.72%) Power BI
8 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.45%) Git (software)
1 4 (3.45%) JIRA
1 4 (3.45%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (1.72%) ER Studio
2 2 (1.72%) ERwin
2 2 (1.72%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (1.72%) PowerDesigner
2 2 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.72%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (7.76%) Finance
2 8 (6.90%) Banking
3 2 (1.72%) Legal
3 2 (1.72%) Retail
3 2 (1.72%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.86%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.90%) .NET
2 5 (4.31%) Middleware
2 5 (4.31%) Oracle Fusion
3 4 (3.45%) JSON
4 3 (2.59%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.59%) Spring
4 3 (2.59%) Spring Boot
4 3 (2.59%) Web Services
4 3 (2.59%) XML
5 2 (1.72%) LAMP
5 2 (1.72%) OpenID
5 2 (1.72%) SAML
5 2 (1.72%) XSD
6 1 (0.86%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.86%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (0.86%) REST
6 1 (0.86%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.62%) Management Information System
2 6 (5.17%) CESG
2 6 (5.17%) N-Tier
2 6 (5.17%) Reference Data
3 5 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.31%) Cloud Native
4 4 (3.45%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.45%) PKI
4 4 (3.45%) Virtual Team
5 3 (2.59%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.72%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.72%) Cyber Defence
6 2 (1.72%) Fintech
6 2 (1.72%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.72%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.86%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.86%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.86%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.86%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.86%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (13.79%) Windows
2 15 (12.93%) Linux
3 10 (8.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (8.62%) Windows Server
4 7 (6.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (25.86%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (16.38%) TOGAF
3 18 (15.52%) Security Architecture
4 14 (12.07%) Cybersecurity
4 14 (12.07%) DevOps
5 13 (11.21%) Microservices
5 13 (11.21%) Risk Management
6 10 (8.62%) ITIL
7 9 (7.76%) Enterprise Architecture
7 9 (7.76%) High Availability
7 9 (7.76%) ITIL V3
7 9 (7.76%) Risk Assessment
7 9 (7.76%) SOA
7 9 (7.76%) Threat Analysis
8 8 (6.90%) Analytics
8 8 (6.90%) Data Modelling
8 8 (6.90%) Technical Architecture
9 7 (6.03%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (6.03%) Open Source
9 7 (6.03%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (18.97%) SQL
2 19 (16.38%) Python
3 9 (7.76%) PowerShell
4 8 (6.90%) Java
5 6 (5.17%) PL/SQL
6 5 (4.31%) C#
6 5 (4.31%) C++
6 5 (4.31%) Ruby
6 5 (4.31%) Scala
7 4 (3.45%) R
8 3 (2.59%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.86%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (21.55%) Security Cleared
2 21 (18.10%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.90%) CISSP
4 7 (6.03%) CESG Certified Professional
4 7 (6.03%) Degree
5 6 (5.17%) HND
6 5 (4.31%) TOGAF Certification
7 4 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (2.59%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.72%) CISM
9 2 (1.72%) MCP
9 2 (1.72%) SSCP
10 1 (0.86%) CCIE
10 1 (0.86%) CCNP
10 1 (0.86%) CEH
10 1 (0.86%) CISMP
10 1 (0.86%) GIAC
10 1 (0.86%) ISSAP
10 1 (0.86%) JNCIE
10 1 (0.86%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.31%) Data Quality
1 5 (4.31%) GDPR
1 5 (4.31%) PCI DSS
2 4 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.86%) QA
System Software
1 11 (9.48%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.72%) Docker
3 1 (0.86%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.86%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (3.45%) Oracle Identity Management
2 3 (2.59%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.72%) Ansible
3 2 (1.72%) CSIRT
3 2 (1.72%) Mesos
3 2 (1.72%) QRadar
3 2 (1.72%) Terraform
4 1 (0.86%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.86%) PTC Integrity
4 1 (0.86%) SCCM
4 1 (0.86%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 38 (32.76%) Microsoft
2 14 (12.07%) Google
3 11 (9.48%) Oracle
4 10 (8.62%) SAP
5 9 (7.76%) Cisco
6 8 (6.90%) Juniper
7 7 (6.03%) CheckPoint
7 7 (6.03%) IBM
8 5 (4.31%) Teradata
9 4 (3.45%) Alibaba
9 4 (3.45%) Atlassian
10 3 (2.59%) Cloudera
10 3 (2.59%) Fujitsu
10 3 (2.59%) Nintex
10 3 (2.59%) Red Hat
10 3 (2.59%) Skytap
11 2 (1.72%) AlienVault
11 2 (1.72%) Intel
11 2 (1.72%) LogRhythm
11 2 (1.72%) Splunk