The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 3 months to 24 April 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.

Technical Architect
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 63 -
Rank change year-on-year +12 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.54% 0.37% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.38% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £525 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.52% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £49.50

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 540 533 469
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 96.95% 98.52% 96.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 349 335
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 43 17
Median hourly rate £20.00 £13.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.84% -16.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.73 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £29.50 £33.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £16.60
% change year-on-year -5.40% +11.44%  

Technical Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

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 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 3 months to 24 April 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
Newport - 3 £525 -
Technical Architect
Wales

Technical Architect Skill Set
Top 27 Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 April 2017, 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 3 (60.00%) Java
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) TDD
1 3 (60.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (60.00%) RESTful
1 3 (60.00%) PaaS
1 3 (60.00%) BDD
1 3 (60.00%) RabbitMQ
1 3 (60.00%) Kafka
1 3 (60.00%) GitHub
1 3 (60.00%) Event-Driven Architecture
1 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (60.00%) Microservices
1 3 (60.00%) Mobile First
1 3 (60.00%) Swagger
1 3 (60.00%) Service Design
2 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (40.00%) Coaching
2 2 (40.00%) Data Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (20.00%) Workflow
3 1 (20.00%) Law
3 1 (20.00%) Office 365
3 1 (20.00%) Nintex
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013

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 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) GitHub
1 3 (60.00%) PaaS
2 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (20.00%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Kafka
1 3 (60.00%) RabbitMQ
1 3 (60.00%) RESTful
1 3 (60.00%) Swagger
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (60.00%) BDD
1 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (60.00%) Event-Driven Architecture
1 3 (60.00%) Microservices
1 3 (60.00%) Mobile First
1 3 (60.00%) Service Design
1 3 (60.00%) TDD
2 2 (40.00%) Coaching
2 2 (40.00%) Data Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Nintex