Period
to 22 January 2018

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £490 per day in advertised job vacancies in 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.

Architect
UK > Wales
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 41 46
Rank change year-on-year +19 +5 -18
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 96 69 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 7.46% 4.91% 5.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.79% 5.05% 5.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 55 56
Wales median daily rate £490 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £323 £403 £385
90th Percentile £621 £673 £541
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £520
% change year-on-year - +5.77% +1.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Wales median hourly rate £19.00 £19.11 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.55% - -
UK median hourly rate £50.58 £45.00 £51.75
% change year-on-year +12.39% -13.04% +16.31%

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 1,233 1,366 1,362
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 97.16% 96.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 812 946 983
Wales median daily rate £393 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.88% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £180 £181 £213
90th Percentile £550 £550 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 89 79
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.57% -1.75%
10th Percentile £10.16 £10.50 £9.25
90th Percentile £50.64 £58.00 £47.06
UK median hourly rate £18.44 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.43% -5.26% +15.15%

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 22 January 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 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
South Wales +13 75 £450 -10.00% 19
West Wales +8 15 £600 +14.29%
Architect
UK

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

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

1 37 (38.54%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (32.29%) Microsoft
3 25 (26.04%) Security Cleared
4 24 (25.00%) SQL
4 24 (25.00%) TOGAF
5 22 (22.92%) Data Modelling
6 20 (20.83%) SOAP
7 19 (19.79%) Java
7 19 (19.79%) Migration
8 17 (17.71%) VMware
8 17 (17.71%) Enterprise Architecture
8 17 (17.71%) SQL Server
8 17 (17.71%) Open Source
9 15 (15.63%) T-SQL
10 14 (14.58%) Windows
10 14 (14.58%) Microsoft Certification
10 14 (14.58%) NHS
10 14 (14.58%) Hyper-V
10 14 (14.58%) Amazon AWS
10 14 (14.58%) High Availability
10 14 (14.58%) Degree
11 13 (13.54%) SC Cleared
11 13 (13.54%) MongoDB
11 13 (13.54%) ITIL
11 13 (13.54%) Data Security
12 12 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
12 12 (12.50%) Citrix
12 12 (12.50%) Cloudera
12 12 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
12 12 (12.50%) Collaborative Working

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 (3.13%) Cloud Foundry
1 3 (3.13%) IIS
1 3 (3.13%) JCAPS
1 3 (3.13%) NetWeaver
2 2 (2.08%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.04%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.04%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 3 (3.13%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (14.58%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (7.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.17%) Office 365
4 1 (1.04%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.17%) Kerberos
2 2 (2.08%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (2.08%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (2.08%) Firewall
2 2 (2.08%) Internet
2 2 (2.08%) VSAN
3 1 (1.04%) BGP
3 1 (1.04%) DHCP
3 1 (1.04%) DNS
3 1 (1.04%) IPsec
3 1 (1.04%) Junos
3 1 (1.04%) MPLS
3 1 (1.04%) NetScaler
3 1 (1.04%) OSPF
3 1 (1.04%) SAN
3 1 (1.04%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.04%) VLAN
3 1 (1.04%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (17.71%) SQL Server
2 13 (13.54%) MongoDB
3 11 (11.46%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (11.46%) Relational Database
4 9 (9.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (7.29%) Hadoop
6 6 (6.25%) NoSQL
7 4 (4.17%) Big Data
8 3 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (2.08%) MySQL
9 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (1.04%) GIS
10 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (1.04%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 9 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (2.08%) Digital Economy
1 2 (2.08%) Finance
2 1 (1.04%) Local Government
2 1 (1.04%) Marketing
2 1 (1.04%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (20.83%) SOAP
2 11 (11.46%) .NET
3 10 (10.42%) REST
3 10 (10.42%) XML
4 9 (9.38%) RESTful
4 9 (9.38%) Web Services
5 1 (1.04%) Middleware
5 1 (1.04%) Velocity
5 1 (1.04%) XML Schema
5 1 (1.04%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.58%) NHS
2 9 (9.38%) Digital Wallet
2 9 (9.38%) N-Tier
3 8 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (7.29%) Management Information System
5 6 (6.25%) Data Structures
6 5 (5.21%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (4.17%) Security Operations Centre
8 3 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (3.13%) CESG
8 3 (3.13%) Cyber Defence
9 1 (1.04%) Computer Science
9 1 (1.04%) Data Centre
9 1 (1.04%) Linked Data
9 1 (1.04%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 14 (14.58%) Windows
2 9 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (6.25%) Windows Server
4 4 (4.17%) Linux
4 4 (4.17%) Scientific Linux
5 1 (1.04%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.04%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.04%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (38.54%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (25.00%) TOGAF
3 22 (22.92%) Data Modelling
4 19 (19.79%) Migration
5 17 (17.71%) Enterprise Architecture
5 17 (17.71%) Open Source
6 14 (14.58%) High Availability
7 13 (13.54%) Data Security
7 13 (13.54%) ITIL
8 12 (12.50%) Collaborative Working
8 12 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
9 11 (11.46%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (10.42%) SDLC
11 9 (9.38%) Service Delivery
11 9 (9.38%) Software Delivery
12 8 (8.33%) Data Architecture
12 8 (8.33%) E-Commerce
12 8 (8.33%) SIEM
13 7 (7.29%) Information Assurance
13 7 (7.29%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 24 (25.00%) SQL
2 19 (19.79%) Java
3 15 (15.63%) T-SQL
4 10 (10.42%) C#
5 4 (4.17%) Python
5 4 (4.17%) R
5 4 (4.17%) Scala
Qualifications
1 25 (26.04%) Security Cleared
2 14 (14.58%) Degree
2 14 (14.58%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (13.54%) SC Cleared
4 12 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (7.29%) CESG Certified Professional
5 7 (7.29%) CISSP
6 4 (4.17%) CCNP
6 4 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (4.17%) ISSAP
6 4 (4.17%) MCSE
7 3 (3.13%) CISMP
7 3 (3.13%) DBS Check
8 2 (2.08%) SAP Certification
9 1 (1.04%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 1 (1.04%) CCIE Service Provider
9 1 (1.04%) JNCIA
9 1 (1.04%) JNCIP
9 1 (1.04%) JNCIS
9 1 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.46%) PCI DSS
2 9 (9.38%) GDPR
2 9 (9.38%) HL7
2 9 (9.38%) PSD2
3 3 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (2.08%) QA
5 1 (1.04%) Data Quality
System Software
1 14 (14.58%) Hyper-V
2 7 (7.29%) Active Directory
3 5 (5.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.21%) vSphere
3 5 (5.21%) XenApp
4 2 (2.08%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.04%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (1.04%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (3.13%) QRadar
2 2 (2.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (2.08%) vCenter Server
3 1 (1.04%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.04%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.04%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.04%) SCCM
3 1 (1.04%) SCOM
3 1 (1.04%) WSUS
Vendors
1 31 (32.29%) Microsoft
2 17 (17.71%) VMware
3 12 (12.50%) Citrix
3 12 (12.50%) Cloudera
4 9 (9.38%) RedGate
5 6 (6.25%) Dell
5 6 (6.25%) HP
6 5 (5.21%) SAP
7 4 (4.17%) McAfee
8 3 (3.13%) AlienVault
8 3 (3.13%) ArcSight
8 3 (3.13%) Fiorano
8 3 (3.13%) Intel
8 3 (3.13%) LogLogic
8 3 (3.13%) LogRhythm
8 3 (3.13%) Splunk
9 2 (2.08%) Cisco
9 2 (2.08%) F5
10 1 (1.04%) ESRI
10 1 (1.04%) Google