The median contractor rate for a Lead Architect was £380 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 3 months to 24 June 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.

Lead Architect
UK / Wales
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 - 79
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.32% - 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% - 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £380 - £285
UK excluding London median daily rate £593 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +7.72% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in 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
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 594 545 835
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 96.43% 96.98% 96.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 356 566
Median daily rate £363 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +2.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 35 40
Median hourly rate £16.28 £13.00 £13.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.23% -5.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.10 £35.00 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Lead Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Architect in Wales

Lead Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Architect in Wales

Lead 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 Lead Architect within the Wales region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
South Wales - 2 £380 -
Lead Architect
UK

Lead Architect Skill Set
Top 19 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, Lead 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 Lead Architect in the job title.

1 7 (87.50%) UML
2 6 (75.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 6 (75.00%) Use Case
2 6 (75.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 6 (75.00%) Conceptual Models
3 5 (62.50%) Contract Management
3 5 (62.50%) HL7
3 5 (62.50%) Client/Server
4 4 (50.00%) SOA
4 4 (50.00%) Service Management
4 4 (50.00%) Web Services
5 3 (37.50%) NHS
6 2 (25.00%) Degree
6 2 (25.00%) Coaching
7 1 (12.50%) Master's Degree
7 1 (12.50%) Technical Analysis
7 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
7 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (12.50%) Knowledge Management

Lead 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:

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Client/Server
2 3 (37.50%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) UML
2 6 (75.00%) Conceptual Models
2 6 (75.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 6 (75.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 6 (75.00%) Use Case
3 5 (62.50%) Contract Management
4 4 (50.00%) Service Management
4 4 (50.00%) SOA
5 2 (25.00%) Coaching
6 1 (12.50%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (12.50%) Technical Analysis
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) Master's Degree
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (62.50%) HL7