The median contractor rate for a Architect was £458 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Architect
Wales / South Wales
Rank 13 61 39
Rank change year-on-year +48 -22  
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 48 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 8.53% 1.72% 1.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.81% 1.74% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 7 4
Median daily rate £458 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.66% +5.88%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £522 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +4.40% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £57.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £53.75 £43.50
% change year-on-year -21.39% +23.56%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 545 574 422
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 96.80% 98.63% 95.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 387 293
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 36 20
Median hourly rate £17.77 £13.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.69% -7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £10.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £29.30 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales that featured Architect in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +41 30 £495 +10.00% 4
Newport +14 16 £450 +16.88% 1
Architect
Wales

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, 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 South Wales region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 19 (25.33%) Data Modelling
2 16 (21.33%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (20.00%) SAP
3 15 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 13 (17.33%) Management Information System
5 12 (16.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 11 (14.67%) Migration
6 11 (14.67%) SC Cleared
6 11 (14.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 11 (14.67%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (13.33%) Data Structures
8 9 (12.00%) Cybersecurity
8 9 (12.00%) Hadoop
8 9 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (10.67%) ETL
9 8 (10.67%) Web Services
9 8 (10.67%) Oracle
9 8 (10.67%) SQL Server
9 8 (10.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (10.67%) Technical Architecture
9 8 (10.67%) Data Management
9 8 (10.67%) Workflow
9 8 (10.67%) Data Migration
9 8 (10.67%) Use Case
9 8 (10.67%) Data Quality
10 7 (9.33%) Tableau
10 7 (9.33%) QlikView
10 7 (9.33%) Data Architecture
10 7 (9.33%) Conceptual Models
10 7 (9.33%) Finance

Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 6 (8.00%) SAS
2 3 (4.00%) Apache Pig
2 3 (4.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.67%) ArcGIS
3 2 (2.67%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.33%) Apache
4 1 (1.33%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.33%) Confluence
4 1 (1.33%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.33%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) SAP CRM
1 2 (2.67%) SAP HR
1 2 (2.67%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (1.33%) SAP HCM
2 1 (1.33%) SAP SD
2 1 (1.33%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.67%) Kerberos
2 1 (1.33%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.00%) Hadoop
2 8 (10.67%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (9.33%) BusinessObjects
3 7 (9.33%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (9.33%) QlikView
3 7 (9.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (6.67%) GIS
5 3 (4.00%) Apache Hive
5 3 (4.00%) Big Data
5 3 (4.00%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.67%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.67%) HBase
6 2 (2.67%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (1.33%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 7 (9.33%) ERwin
2 2 (2.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.33%) Ant
3 1 (1.33%) HP UFT
3 1 (1.33%) Hudson
3 1 (1.33%) JIRA
3 1 (1.33%) JMeter
3 1 (1.33%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.33%) Maven
3 1 (1.33%) Rational Performance Tester
3 1 (1.33%) Selenium
3 1 (1.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.33%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.33%) The Grinder
3 1 (1.33%) WinRunner
General
1 7 (9.33%) Finance
2 6 (8.00%) Publishing
3 1 (1.33%) Advertising
3 1 (1.33%) Back Office
3 1 (1.33%) Banking
3 1 (1.33%) Law
3 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.67%) Web Services
2 4 (5.33%) Spring
3 3 (4.00%) Dropwizard
3 3 (4.00%) Java EE
3 3 (4.00%) REST
3 3 (4.00%) XML
4 2 (2.67%) Middleware
5 1 (1.33%) Angular 2
5 1 (1.33%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.33%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.33%) J2EE
5 1 (1.33%) jQuery
5 1 (1.33%) JSR 170
5 1 (1.33%) Kafka
5 1 (1.33%) MCollective
5 1 (1.33%) React
5 1 (1.33%) SAP PI
5 1 (1.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.33%) Management Information System
2 11 (14.67%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (13.33%) Data Structures
4 6 (8.00%) Client/Server
4 6 (8.00%) Cyber Defence
5 4 (5.33%) NHS
6 2 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.67%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.33%) Clustering
7 1 (1.33%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.67%) Linux
2 1 (1.33%) AIX
2 1 (1.33%) Unix
2 1 (1.33%) Windows
2 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (25.33%) Data Modelling
2 16 (21.33%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (16.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 11 (14.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 11 (14.67%) Migration
5 9 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (12.00%) Cybersecurity
6 8 (10.67%) Data Management
6 8 (10.67%) Data Migration
6 8 (10.67%) ETL
6 8 (10.67%) Technical Architecture
6 8 (10.67%) Use Case
6 8 (10.67%) Workflow
7 7 (9.33%) Conceptual Models
7 7 (9.33%) Data Architecture
7 7 (9.33%) Quality Management
7 7 (9.33%) Service Delivery
7 7 (9.33%) TOGAF
7 7 (9.33%) UML
8 6 (8.00%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.33%) Java
2 5 (6.67%) SQL
3 2 (2.67%) C
4 1 (1.33%) Groovy
4 1 (1.33%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.33%) Python
4 1 (1.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (14.67%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.67%) Degree
3 5 (6.67%) SAP Certification
4 1 (1.33%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.67%) Data Quality
2 4 (5.33%) HL7
3 2 (2.67%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.00%) HDFS
2 1 (1.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.33%) Apache Flume
2 1 (1.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.33%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.67%) Puppet
2 1 (1.33%) Ambari
2 1 (1.33%) Ansible
2 1 (1.33%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.33%) Nessus
2 1 (1.33%) Oozie
2 1 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.33%) Packer
2 1 (1.33%) Rundeck
2 1 (1.33%) SCCM
2 1 (1.33%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.33%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 1 (1.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.33%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 15 (20.00%) SAP
2 8 (10.67%) Oracle
3 7 (9.33%) Ab Initio
3 7 (9.33%) Informatica
3 7 (9.33%) MicroStrategy
3 7 (9.33%) Tableau
3 7 (9.33%) Teradata
4 6 (8.00%) Netezza
5 5 (6.67%) ESRI
6 2 (2.67%) Cloudera
6 2 (2.67%) Hortonworks
6 2 (2.67%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.67%) Nintex
7 1 (1.33%) Adobe
7 1 (1.33%) Ariba
7 1 (1.33%) IBM
7 1 (1.33%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.33%) Sonatype
7 1 (1.33%) Splunk
7 1 (1.33%) Symantec