Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Architect was £420 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 23 November 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.

Technical Architect
UK > Wales
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 68 110
Rank change year-on-year +7 +42 -38
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Architect 30 37 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.53% 2.61% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.61% 2.68% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 28 11
Wales median daily rate £420 £506 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.04% +26.56% -15.79%
10th Percentile £185 £400 £321
90th Percentile £600 £650 £500
UK median daily rate £545 £525 £520
% change year-on-year +3.81% +0.96% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Wales median hourly rate £19.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £54.50 £80.00 £42.07
% change year-on-year -31.88% +90.18% -26.83%

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 1151 1383 1585
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.89% 97.53% 96.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 766 930 1126
Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £167 £192 £210
90th Percentile £550 £557 £478
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 91 81
Wales median hourly rate £15.37 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.85% -3.57% -
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.31 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.05 £62.50 £30.25
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Technical Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Architect in Wales

Technical Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Architect in Wales

Technical Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Architect in Wales over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Architect in Wales

Technical Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Architect in Wales

Technical 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 Technical Architect within the Wales region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 +12 16 £420 -12.73% 1
West Wales +8 9 £588 +11.90%
Technical Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Technical 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 Technical Architect in the job title.

1 21 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (63.33%) SOAP
3 14 (46.67%) SQL
3 14 (46.67%) TOGAF
4 13 (43.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 13 (43.33%) T-SQL
4 13 (43.33%) Java
4 13 (43.33%) SQL Server
5 12 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 12 (40.00%) MongoDB
6 11 (36.67%) Open Source
6 11 (36.67%) PCI DSS
6 11 (36.67%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (36.67%) Relational Database
7 10 (33.33%) REST
7 10 (33.33%) High Availability
7 10 (33.33%) Collaborative Working
7 10 (33.33%) Data Security
7 10 (33.33%) Data Modelling
7 10 (33.33%) .NET
8 9 (30.00%) C#
8 9 (30.00%) Degree
8 9 (30.00%) Security Cleared
8 9 (30.00%) PSD2
8 9 (30.00%) GDPR
8 9 (30.00%) Software Delivery
8 9 (30.00%) SDLC
9 8 (26.67%) Greenfield Project
9 8 (26.67%) HL7
9 8 (26.67%) SQL Server 2008

Technical 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 1 (3.33%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 8 (26.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (43.33%) SQL Server
2 12 (40.00%) MongoDB
3 11 (36.67%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (36.67%) Relational Database
4 8 (26.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (3.33%) Local Government
1 1 (3.33%) Welsh Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (63.33%) SOAP
2 10 (33.33%) .NET
2 10 (33.33%) REST
3 8 (26.67%) RESTful
3 8 (26.67%) XML
4 7 (23.33%) Web Services
5 1 (3.33%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) Greenfield Project
1 8 (26.67%) N-Tier
2 6 (20.00%) NHS
3 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
1 1 (3.33%) Windows Server
1 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (46.67%) TOGAF
3 13 (43.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 11 (36.67%) Open Source
5 10 (33.33%) Collaborative Working
5 10 (33.33%) Data Modelling
5 10 (33.33%) Data Security
5 10 (33.33%) High Availability
6 9 (30.00%) SDLC
6 9 (30.00%) Software Delivery
7 8 (26.67%) E-Commerce
7 8 (26.67%) Requirements Analysis
8 6 (20.00%) MVC
9 3 (10.00%) Software Engineering
10 2 (6.67%) Business Continuity
10 2 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (6.67%) ITIL
10 2 (6.67%) Load Balancing
10 2 (6.67%) Migration
10 2 (6.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (46.67%) SQL
2 13 (43.33%) Java
2 13 (43.33%) T-SQL
3 9 (30.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (30.00%) Degree
1 9 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (23.33%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
5 2 (6.67%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (36.67%) PCI DSS
2 9 (30.00%) GDPR
2 9 (30.00%) PSD2
3 8 (26.67%) HL7
4 1 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.33%) XenApp
2 1 (3.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (26.67%) RedGate
3 4 (13.33%) VMware
4 3 (10.00%) Citrix
5 2 (6.67%) Dell
5 2 (6.67%) HP
6 1 (3.33%) NVIDIA