Period
to 17 June 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 17 June 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
17 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 16 46
Rank change year-on-year -12 +30 -6
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 94 100 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 6.38% 7.54% 4.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.69% 7.79% 4.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 68 38
Wales median daily rate £525 £485 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.25% +7.78% -
10th Percentile £425 £297 £363
90th Percentile £658 £538 £650
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 3
Wales median hourly rate - £57.50 £72.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -20.69% +101.39%
UK median hourly rate £55.00 £56.45 £52.50
% change year-on-year -2.57% +7.53% +38.89%

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 1,405 1,283 1,201
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.38% 96.76% 97.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 988 898 798
Wales median daily rate £400 £390 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +7.36% +0.21%
10th Percentile £263 £180 £208
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 102 74
Wales median hourly rate £12.74 £20.00 £15.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.29% +30.59% +13.44%
10th Percentile £10.16 £10.50 £10.31
90th Percentile £37.16 £77.50 £47.35
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.96 £20.00
% change year-on-year -5.06% -5.20% +14.29%

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 17 June 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 17 June 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 -10 89 £525 +5.00% 15
West Wales - 4 £563 - 2
Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 June 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 34 (36.17%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (32.98%) Microsoft
3 23 (24.47%) SQL
3 23 (24.47%) Microsoft Azure
4 22 (23.40%) Migration
5 16 (17.02%) Amazon AWS
6 14 (14.89%) SQL Server
7 13 (13.83%) Python
7 13 (13.83%) Security Cleared
8 12 (12.77%) Enterprise Architecture
8 12 (12.77%) Oracle
9 11 (11.70%) MySQL
9 11 (11.70%) SOA
9 11 (11.70%) ITIL
9 11 (11.70%) Windows
9 11 (11.70%) Linux
9 11 (11.70%) RDBMS
9 11 (11.70%) SC Cleared
9 11 (11.70%) High Availability
9 11 (11.70%) Relational Database
9 11 (11.70%) Microservices
9 11 (11.70%) GDPR
10 10 (10.64%) PowerShell
10 10 (10.64%) Ruby
10 10 (10.64%) SAP
10 10 (10.64%) PL/SQL
10 10 (10.64%) C++
10 10 (10.64%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (10.64%) VMware
10 10 (10.64%) Teradata

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 3 (3.19%) JCAPS
2 2 (2.13%) NetWeaver
3 1 (1.06%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.06%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (1.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.06%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.06%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (1.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.13%) SAP CRM
2 1 (1.06%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.06%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (1.06%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (24.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (17.02%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.19%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (2.13%) IaaS
4 2 (2.13%) PaaS
4 2 (2.13%) SaaS
5 1 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.06%) iPaaS
5 1 (1.06%) Office 365
5 1 (1.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.57%) Firewall
2 6 (6.38%) Kerberos
3 3 (3.19%) Network Security
3 3 (3.19%) VPN
4 1 (1.06%) DMZ
4 1 (1.06%) Internet
4 1 (1.06%) IPsec
4 1 (1.06%) LAN
4 1 (1.06%) SAN
4 1 (1.06%) SMS
4 1 (1.06%) VSAN
4 1 (1.06%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.89%) SQL Server
2 11 (11.70%) MySQL
2 11 (11.70%) RDBMS
2 11 (11.70%) Relational Database
3 10 (10.64%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (5.32%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (5.32%) NoSQL
5 4 (4.26%) Power BI
6 3 (3.19%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (3.19%) Hadoop
7 2 (2.13%) Big Data
7 2 (2.13%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 2 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (1.06%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (1.06%) Hudson
1 1 (1.06%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.06%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (1.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 8 (8.51%) Finance
2 5 (5.32%) Banking
3 2 (2.13%) Back Office
3 2 (2.13%) Digital Economy
4 1 (1.06%) Marketing
4 1 (1.06%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.38%) Web Services
2 5 (5.32%) SAP PI
2 5 (5.32%) XML
3 4 (4.26%) Middleware
4 3 (3.19%) .NET
4 3 (3.19%) AngularJS
4 3 (3.19%) IDoc
4 3 (3.19%) JSON
4 3 (3.19%) SAML
4 3 (3.19%) SAP XI
5 2 (2.13%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (1.06%) OAuth
6 1 (1.06%) OAuth2
6 1 (1.06%) React
6 1 (1.06%) RESTful
6 1 (1.06%) SAP Fiori
6 1 (1.06%) WebCenter
6 1 (1.06%) XML Schema
6 1 (1.06%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (5.32%) Data Structures
1 5 (5.32%) Fintech
1 5 (5.32%) NHS
2 4 (4.26%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (4.26%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.19%) PKI
4 2 (2.13%) Cloud Native
4 2 (2.13%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.06%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.06%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (1.06%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.06%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.06%) Linked Data
5 1 (1.06%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.06%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.06%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.06%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.06%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.06%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.70%) Linux
1 11 (11.70%) Windows
2 7 (7.45%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (6.38%) Scientific Linux
4 2 (2.13%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.06%) Unix
5 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (36.17%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (23.40%) Migration
3 12 (12.77%) Enterprise Architecture
4 11 (11.70%) High Availability
4 11 (11.70%) ITIL
4 11 (11.70%) Microservices
4 11 (11.70%) SOA
5 9 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (8.51%) Data Modelling
6 8 (8.51%) DevOps
6 8 (8.51%) TOGAF
7 7 (7.45%) Load Balancing
7 7 (7.45%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (6.38%) Change Management
8 6 (6.38%) Patch Management
9 5 (5.32%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (5.32%) Cybersecurity
9 5 (5.32%) Service Delivery
9 5 (5.32%) Technical Architecture
10 4 (4.26%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 23 (24.47%) SQL
2 13 (13.83%) Python
3 10 (10.64%) C++
3 10 (10.64%) PL/SQL
3 10 (10.64%) PowerShell
3 10 (10.64%) Ruby
4 4 (4.26%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.19%) ABAP
5 3 (3.19%) Java
6 2 (2.13%) C
6 2 (2.13%) R
6 2 (2.13%) Scala
7 1 (1.06%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.06%) C#
7 1 (1.06%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (13.83%) Security Cleared
2 11 (11.70%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.19%) Degree
4 2 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.13%) CCNP
4 2 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.13%) CLAS
5 1 (1.06%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (1.06%) CISMP
5 1 (1.06%) CISSP
5 1 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.06%) MCSE
5 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.06%) SAP Certification
5 1 (1.06%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.70%) GDPR
2 9 (9.57%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.13%) GCP
4 1 (1.06%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.06%) QA
System Software
1 8 (8.51%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.45%) Hyper-V
3 6 (6.38%) vSphere
4 4 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.06%) Docker
6 1 (1.06%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (2.13%) SCCM
1 2 (2.13%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.06%) Ansible
2 1 (1.06%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.06%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.06%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.06%) Mesos
2 1 (1.06%) Nessus
2 1 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.06%) Puppet
2 1 (1.06%) QRadar
2 1 (1.06%) rkt
2 1 (1.06%) Terraform
2 1 (1.06%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 31 (32.98%) Microsoft
2 12 (12.77%) Oracle
3 10 (10.64%) SAP
3 10 (10.64%) Teradata
3 10 (10.64%) VMware
4 6 (6.38%) Citrix
5 5 (5.32%) McAfee
6 4 (4.26%) Cisco
6 4 (4.26%) HP
6 4 (4.26%) Splunk
7 3 (3.19%) Cloudera
7 3 (3.19%) Dell
7 3 (3.19%) Fiorano
7 3 (3.19%) Tableau
7 3 (3.19%) Tripwire
8 2 (2.13%) Google
8 2 (2.13%) IBM
8 2 (2.13%) Juniper
9 1 (1.06%) CA
9 1 (1.06%) Intel