Period
to 20 September 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £535 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 20 September 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 22 21
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1 +7
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 123 88 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 7.90% 7.54% 6.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.08% 7.79% 6.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 54 62
Wales median daily rate £535 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.90% +5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £425 £387 £413
90th Percentile £675 £613 £650
UK median daily rate £570 £550 £525
% change year-on-year +3.64% +4.76% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 5
Wales median hourly rate - £57.50 £74.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -22.30% +105.56%
UK median hourly rate £63.66 £57.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +10.72% +27.78% +14.39%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
Wales
Contract vacancies in Wales with a recognized job title 1,522 1,129 1,127
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.75% 96.74% 97.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,069 772 731
Wales median daily rate £405 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £285 £175 £205
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 85 86
Wales median hourly rate £12.33 £18.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.38% +37.04% -
10th Percentile £10.15 £10.50 £10.06
90th Percentile £28.60 £58.49 £71.88
UK median hourly rate £17.87 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.47% -1.58% +5.56%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Architect in Wales

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Architect in Wales

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Architect in Wales over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Architect in Wales

Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect in Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Architect in Wales

Architect
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 6 months to 20 September 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
South Wales -4 113 £538 +2.38% 27
West Wales +16 4 £505 -16.53% 1
Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 Wales region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 36 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (28.46%) Microsoft
3 33 (26.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 29 (23.58%) SQL
5 26 (21.14%) Amazon AWS
6 24 (19.51%) SC Cleared
6 24 (19.51%) Security Cleared
7 22 (17.89%) SQL Server
8 18 (14.63%) Firewall
8 18 (14.63%) Oracle
9 17 (13.82%) High Availability
10 16 (13.01%) TOGAF
11 15 (12.20%) Python
12 14 (11.38%) SAP
12 14 (11.38%) RDBMS
12 14 (11.38%) Finance
12 14 (11.38%) Relational Database
12 14 (11.38%) PowerShell
13 13 (10.57%) Cisco
13 13 (10.57%) PL/SQL
13 13 (10.57%) Windows
13 13 (10.57%) GDPR
14 12 (9.76%) SOA
14 12 (9.76%) MySQL
14 12 (9.76%) C++
14 12 (9.76%) PostgreSQL
14 12 (9.76%) Teradata
14 12 (9.76%) Ruby
15 11 (8.94%) Technical Architecture
15 11 (8.94%) Cybersecurity

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 4 (3.25%) ArcGIS
1 4 (3.25%) Oracle Service Bus
1 4 (3.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 4 (3.25%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.81%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.81%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.25%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.81%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.81%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (26.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (21.14%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (4.07%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (3.25%) IaaS
5 3 (2.44%) IBM Cloud
6 2 (1.63%) PaaS
7 1 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.81%) Office 365
7 1 (0.81%) SaaS
7 1 (0.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (14.63%) Firewall
2 7 (5.69%) DMZ
2 7 (5.69%) LAN
2 7 (5.69%) Network Security
2 7 (5.69%) WAN
3 5 (4.07%) Internet
4 3 (2.44%) VPN
5 1 (0.81%) Extranet
5 1 (0.81%) Intranet
5 1 (0.81%) IPsec
5 1 (0.81%) SAN
5 1 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (17.89%) SQL Server
2 14 (11.38%) RDBMS
2 14 (11.38%) Relational Database
3 12 (9.76%) MySQL
3 12 (9.76%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (4.07%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (3.25%) GIS
6 3 (2.44%) Power BI
7 2 (1.63%) Big Data
7 2 (1.63%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.63%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.63%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (1.63%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.81%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.81%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.63%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.81%) Hudson
2 1 (0.81%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.81%) Spinnaker
General
1 14 (11.38%) Finance
2 10 (8.13%) Banking
3 2 (1.63%) Retail
3 2 (1.63%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.81%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.88%) Middleware
1 6 (4.88%) Web Services
2 5 (4.07%) .NET
2 5 (4.07%) Oracle Fusion
3 4 (3.25%) XML
4 3 (2.44%) IDoc
4 3 (2.44%) JSON
4 3 (2.44%) SAP PI
4 3 (2.44%) SAP XI
4 3 (2.44%) Spring
4 3 (2.44%) Spring Boot
5 2 (1.63%) SAML
6 1 (0.81%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.81%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.81%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (0.81%) REST
6 1 (0.81%) RESTful
6 1 (0.81%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (5.69%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.88%) Management Information System
2 6 (4.88%) N-Tier
3 5 (4.07%) Cloud Native
3 5 (4.07%) PKI
4 4 (3.25%) CESG
4 4 (3.25%) Reference Data
5 3 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.44%) Fintech
6 2 (1.63%) Cyber Defence
6 2 (1.63%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.81%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.81%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.81%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.81%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.57%) Windows
2 10 (8.13%) Linux
3 9 (7.32%) Windows Server
4 7 (5.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (4.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (13.82%) High Availability
3 16 (13.01%) TOGAF
4 12 (9.76%) SOA
5 11 (8.94%) Cybersecurity
5 11 (8.94%) Microservices
5 11 (8.94%) Technical Architecture
6 10 (8.13%) Enterprise Architecture
7 9 (7.32%) ITIL
7 9 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (6.50%) Data Protection
8 8 (6.50%) DevOps
8 8 (6.50%) Migration
8 8 (6.50%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (6.50%) Security Architecture
9 7 (5.69%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (5.69%) Cryptography
9 7 (5.69%) Zachman Framework
10 6 (4.88%) Risk Assessment
10 6 (4.88%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (23.58%) SQL
2 15 (12.20%) Python
3 14 (11.38%) PowerShell
4 13 (10.57%) PL/SQL
5 12 (9.76%) C++
5 12 (9.76%) Ruby
6 9 (7.32%) Java
7 3 (2.44%) ABAP
8 2 (1.63%) Scala
9 1 (0.81%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.81%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.81%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (19.51%) SC Cleared
1 24 (19.51%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.07%) CESG Certified Professional
2 5 (4.07%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (4.07%) Degree
3 4 (3.25%) HND
4 3 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.63%) CCIE
5 2 (1.63%) CISSP
5 2 (1.63%) CLAS
5 2 (1.63%) JNCIE
6 1 (0.81%) CCIE Security
6 1 (0.81%) CCNP
6 1 (0.81%) CEH
6 1 (0.81%) CISMP
6 1 (0.81%) GIAC
6 1 (0.81%) ISSAP
6 1 (0.81%) MCSE
6 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.81%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.57%) GDPR
2 11 (8.94%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.63%) GCP
4 1 (0.81%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.81%) QA
System Software
1 9 (7.32%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.63%) Docker
2 2 (1.63%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.81%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (3.25%) Oracle Identity Management
2 3 (2.44%) Ansible
2 3 (2.44%) Terraform
3 2 (1.63%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.63%) QRadar
4 1 (0.81%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.81%) Mesos
4 1 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.81%) Puppet
4 1 (0.81%) rkt
4 1 (0.81%) SCCM
4 1 (0.81%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 35 (28.46%) Microsoft
2 18 (14.63%) Oracle
3 14 (11.38%) SAP
4 13 (10.57%) Cisco
5 12 (9.76%) Teradata
6 11 (8.94%) Juniper
7 7 (5.69%) CheckPoint
7 7 (5.69%) IBM
8 5 (4.07%) VMware
9 4 (3.25%) ESRI
9 4 (3.25%) Google
10 3 (2.44%) Nintex
10 3 (2.44%) Red Hat
10 3 (2.44%) Skytap
11 2 (1.63%) AlienVault
11 2 (1.63%) Fujitsu
11 2 (1.63%) Intel
11 2 (1.63%) LogRhythm
11 2 (1.63%) McAfee
11 2 (1.63%) Salesforce.com