Period
to 22 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £420 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 6 months to 22 January 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.

Technical Architect
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 78 100
Rank change year-on-year +15 +22 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 20 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.94% 0.82% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.03% 0.85% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 8
South Wales median daily rate £420 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.85% +8.33% +2.86%
10th Percentile £165 £449 £377
90th Percentile £475 £519 £500
Wales median daily rate £450 £488 £450
% change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South Wales median hourly rate £19.00 - -
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 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 986 1,064 1,165
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.73% 96.99% 96.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 650 737 867
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £165 £179 £213
90th Percentile £513 £538 £475
Wales median daily rate £393 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -1.88% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 67 57
South Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.23% -3.13% +12.28%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.75 £10.00
90th Percentile £50.67 £61.25 £47.29
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.57% -1.75%

Technical Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Architect in South Wales

Technical Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Architect in South Wales

Technical Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Architect in South Wales over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Architect in South Wales

Technical 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 Technical Architect in South Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Architect in South Wales

Technical 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 Technical Architect within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 22 January 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 +10 17 £420 -13.85% 1
Torfaen - 1 £450 -
Technical Architect
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 South Wales region featuring Technical Architect in the job title.

1 13 (65.00%) SQL
1 13 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (65.00%) TOGAF
2 12 (60.00%) T-SQL
2 12 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (50.00%) Data Modelling
3 10 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 9 (45.00%) High Availability
4 9 (45.00%) .NET
5 8 (40.00%) SOAP
5 8 (40.00%) C#
5 8 (40.00%) XML
5 8 (40.00%) Degree
5 8 (40.00%) SDLC
6 7 (35.00%) RedGate
6 7 (35.00%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (35.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 7 (35.00%) HL7
6 7 (35.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (35.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (35.00%) RESTful
6 7 (35.00%) Web Services
6 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (35.00%) N-Tier
7 5 (25.00%) MVC
8 4 (20.00%) NHS
8 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
8 4 (20.00%) Windows
8 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared

Technical 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 1 (5.00%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) Kerberos
2 1 (5.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (35.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (10.00%) MongoDB
4 1 (5.00%) Big Data
4 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (5.00%) Hadoop
4 1 (5.00%) MySQL
4 1 (5.00%) NoSQL
4 1 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (5.00%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 7 (35.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (5.00%) Local Government
1 1 (5.00%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (45.00%) .NET
2 8 (40.00%) SOAP
2 8 (40.00%) XML
3 7 (35.00%) RESTful
3 7 (35.00%) Web Services
4 1 (5.00%) REST
4 1 (5.00%) Velocity
4 1 (5.00%) XML Schema
4 1 (5.00%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Greenfield Project
1 7 (35.00%) N-Tier
2 4 (20.00%) NHS
3 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.00%) Digital Wallet
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
1 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (15.00%) Linux
2 3 (15.00%) Scientific Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (65.00%) TOGAF
2 10 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 10 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 9 (45.00%) High Availability
4 8 (40.00%) SDLC
5 7 (35.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 5 (25.00%) MVC
7 3 (15.00%) Migration
7 3 (15.00%) Patch Management
8 2 (10.00%) Open Source
8 2 (10.00%) Prototyping
9 1 (5.00%) Customer-Centricity
9 1 (5.00%) DevOps
9 1 (5.00%) Informatics
9 1 (5.00%) Inmon Methodology
9 1 (5.00%) IT Strategy
9 1 (5.00%) Kimball Methodology
9 1 (5.00%) Scrum
9 1 (5.00%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 13 (65.00%) SQL
2 12 (60.00%) T-SQL
3 8 (40.00%) C#
4 3 (15.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) Degree
2 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (15.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (10.00%) DBS Check
6 1 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (35.00%) HL7
2 1 (5.00%) GDPR
2 1 (5.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.00%) PSD2
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.00%) vSphere
3 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.00%) XenApp
3 1 (5.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (35.00%) RedGate
3 1 (5.00%) Citrix
3 1 (5.00%) NVIDIA
3 1 (5.00%) VMware