Period
to 15 December 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 22 36
Rank change year-on-year +7 +14 0
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 149 87 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 8.65% 7.02% 6.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.90% 7.24% 6.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 56 70
Wales median daily rate £550 £500 £506
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -1.23% +12.50%
10th Percentile £420 £286 £425
90th Percentile £775 £625 £650
UK median daily rate £575 £550 £538
% change year-on-year +4.55% +2.33% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Wales median hourly rate - £19.00 £80.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -76.25% +122.22%
UK median hourly rate £55.50 £49.08 £45.00
% change year-on-year +13.09% +9.06% -10.00%

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 1,675 1,201 1,369
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.21% 96.93% 97.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,139 799 936
Wales median daily rate £420 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £263 £155 £200
90th Percentile £588 £550 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 70 90
Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +9.09% -1.79%
10th Percentile £10.13 £10.25 £10.49
90th Percentile £37.50 £48.41 £64.00
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% -

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 15 December 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 15 December 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 +3 116 £535 +18.89% 19
West Wales +13 25 £763 +28.42% 2
North Wales - 2 £525 -
Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 45 (30.20%) Agile Software Development
1 45 (30.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (25.50%) Security Cleared
3 36 (24.16%) Microsoft
4 33 (22.15%) Amazon AWS
5 29 (19.46%) SC Cleared
6 24 (16.11%) TOGAF
7 23 (15.44%) SQL
8 22 (14.77%) DevOps
9 18 (12.08%) Security Architecture
10 17 (11.41%) Firewall
11 16 (10.74%) Python
11 16 (10.74%) Open Source
11 16 (10.74%) Google
12 15 (10.07%) Microservices
13 14 (9.40%) Cybersecurity
13 14 (9.40%) Windows
14 13 (8.72%) SQL Server
14 13 (8.72%) SAP
14 13 (8.72%) Data Modelling
14 13 (8.72%) Risk Management
14 13 (8.72%) Hadoop
14 13 (8.72%) Technical Leadership
15 11 (7.38%) Google Cloud Platform
15 11 (7.38%) Data Architecture
15 11 (7.38%) Reference Data
15 11 (7.38%) Big Data
15 11 (7.38%) Analytics
15 11 (7.38%) SaaS
15 11 (7.38%) Finance

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 10 (6.71%) Apache Spark
2 4 (2.68%) ArcGIS
2 4 (2.68%) Confluence
3 3 (2.01%) Apache
3 3 (2.01%) Oracle Service Bus
3 3 (2.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (2.01%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.01%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.01%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.67%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 45 (30.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (22.15%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (7.38%) Google Cloud Platform
3 11 (7.38%) SaaS
4 6 (4.03%) Slack
4 6 (4.03%) Trello
5 5 (3.36%) Serverless
6 3 (2.01%) IaaS
6 3 (2.01%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (1.34%) Office 365
8 1 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (11.41%) Firewall
2 9 (6.04%) DMZ
3 7 (4.70%) LAN
3 7 (4.70%) Network Security
3 7 (4.70%) WAN
4 6 (4.03%) Internet
5 4 (2.68%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.68%) Wireless
6 1 (0.67%) Extranet
6 1 (0.67%) Intranet
6 1 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.72%) Hadoop
1 13 (8.72%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.38%) Big Data
3 5 (3.36%) RDBMS
3 5 (3.36%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.68%) Apache Accumulo
4 4 (2.68%) Geospatial Data
4 4 (2.68%) GIS
5 3 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.01%) MySQL
5 3 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.34%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.34%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.34%) Star Schema
7 1 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.67%) Power BI
7 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (3.36%) Visual Studio Team System
2 4 (2.68%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.68%) JIRA
3 2 (1.34%) ER Studio
3 2 (1.34%) ERwin
3 2 (1.34%) PowerDesigner
3 2 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.34%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.67%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.67%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.67%) Spinnaker
General
1 11 (7.38%) Finance
2 5 (3.36%) Banking
3 3 (2.01%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.34%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.34%) Legal
4 2 (1.34%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.38%) .NET
2 6 (4.03%) Web Services
3 4 (2.68%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.01%) JSON
4 3 (2.01%) Middleware
4 3 (2.01%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (2.01%) Spring
4 3 (2.01%) Spring Boot
4 3 (2.01%) XML
5 2 (1.34%) LAMP
5 2 (1.34%) XSD
6 1 (0.67%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.67%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (0.67%) OAuth
6 1 (0.67%) OAuth2
6 1 (0.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.38%) Reference Data
2 10 (6.71%) Management Information System
3 9 (6.04%) Data Centre
4 8 (5.37%) Public Cloud
5 6 (4.03%) CESG
5 6 (4.03%) N-Tier
6 4 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.68%) Virtual Team
7 3 (2.01%) Cloud Native
7 3 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.01%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (2.01%) PKI
8 2 (1.34%) Cyber Defence
8 2 (1.34%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.34%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.67%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.67%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.67%) Social Media
9 1 (0.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.40%) Windows
2 11 (7.38%) Linux
3 10 (6.71%) Windows Server
4 9 (6.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (4.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (30.20%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (16.11%) TOGAF
3 22 (14.77%) DevOps
4 18 (12.08%) Security Architecture
5 16 (10.74%) Open Source
6 15 (10.07%) Microservices
7 14 (9.40%) Cybersecurity
8 13 (8.72%) Data Modelling
8 13 (8.72%) Risk Management
8 13 (8.72%) Technical Leadership
9 11 (7.38%) Analytics
9 11 (7.38%) Data Architecture
10 10 (6.71%) ITIL
10 10 (6.71%) Migration
11 9 (6.04%) High Availability
11 9 (6.04%) ITIL V3
11 9 (6.04%) Risk Assessment
11 9 (6.04%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (6.04%) Threat Analysis
12 8 (5.37%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 23 (15.44%) SQL
2 16 (10.74%) Python
3 11 (7.38%) Java
4 7 (4.70%) PowerShell
5 5 (3.36%) C#
5 5 (3.36%) Scala
6 4 (2.68%) PL/SQL
6 4 (2.68%) R
6 4 (2.68%) Ruby
7 3 (2.01%) C++
8 2 (1.34%) ABAP
8 2 (1.34%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.67%) C
9 1 (0.67%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 38 (25.50%) Security Cleared
2 29 (19.46%) SC Cleared
3 11 (7.38%) CISSP
4 7 (4.70%) CESG Certified Professional
4 7 (4.70%) Degree
5 6 (4.03%) HND
5 6 (4.03%) TOGAF Certification
6 5 (3.36%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (3.36%) CISM
7 4 (2.68%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (2.01%) DBS Check
8 3 (2.01%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.34%) CCIE
9 2 (1.34%) JNCIE
9 2 (1.34%) MCP
9 2 (1.34%) SSCP
10 1 (0.67%) CCNP
10 1 (0.67%) CEH
10 1 (0.67%) GIAC
10 1 (0.67%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.37%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.68%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.01%) GDPR
4 2 (1.34%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.67%) QA
System Software
1 11 (7.38%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.68%) Docker
3 1 (0.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (3.36%) Kubernetes
2 4 (2.68%) Oracle Identity Management
3 3 (2.01%) CSIRT
3 3 (2.01%) Terraform
4 2 (1.34%) Ansible
4 2 (1.34%) Mesos
4 2 (1.34%) QRadar
5 1 (0.67%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.67%) PTC Integrity
5 1 (0.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 36 (24.16%) Microsoft
2 16 (10.74%) Google
3 13 (8.72%) SAP
4 11 (7.38%) Cisco
5 10 (6.71%) Juniper
6 8 (5.37%) CheckPoint
7 7 (4.70%) IBM
7 7 (4.70%) Oracle
8 4 (2.68%) Alibaba
8 4 (2.68%) Atlassian
8 4 (2.68%) ESRI
9 3 (2.01%) ArcSight
9 3 (2.01%) Avaya
9 3 (2.01%) Cloudera
9 3 (2.01%) Fujitsu
9 3 (2.01%) Nintex
9 3 (2.01%) Skytap
9 3 (2.01%) Teradata
10 2 (1.34%) LogLogic
10 2 (1.34%) Splunk