Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £594 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Wales during the 6 months to 19 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.

Architect
Wales > West Wales
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 26 19
Rank change year-on-year +3 -7 +8
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 13 15 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Wales 10.83% 9.26% 5.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.83% 9.43% 5.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 8
West Wales median daily rate £594 £600 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.04% +31.15% -12.86%
10th Percentile £513 £493 £381
90th Percentile £607 £648 £538
Wales median daily rate £500 £513 £450
% change year-on-year -2.44% +13.89% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Wales median hourly rate - - -
Wales median hourly rate £57.50 £80.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -28.13% +122.22% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West 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
West Wales
Contract vacancies in West Wales with a recognized job title 120 159 178
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 100.00% 98.15% 96.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 106 101
West Wales median daily rate £491 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +11.76% -
10th Percentile £262 £186 £235
90th Percentile £601 £638 £575
Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 9
West Wales median hourly rate - £11.25 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -16.67% -10.74%
Wales median hourly rate £15.24 £13.50 £13.75
% change year-on-year +12.89% -1.82% -5.17%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in West Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Architect in West Wales

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Architect in West Wales

Architect
Contract Job Locations in West 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 West Wales region over the 6 months to 19 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
Swansea +4 13 £594 -1.04% 1
Architect
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, 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 West Wales region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 10 (76.92%) Java
2 9 (69.23%) SOAP
2 9 (69.23%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (69.23%) PCI DSS
2 9 (69.23%) MongoDB
2 9 (69.23%) Relational Database
2 9 (69.23%) Collaborative Working
3 8 (61.54%) Software Delivery
3 8 (61.54%) REST
3 8 (61.54%) Open Source
3 8 (61.54%) Data Security
4 7 (53.85%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (53.85%) PSD2
4 7 (53.85%) GDPR
5 6 (46.15%) E-Commerce
6 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
7 4 (30.77%) TOGAF
7 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
7 4 (30.77%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
8 3 (23.08%) Logical Data Model
8 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
8 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
8 3 (23.08%) Data Architecture
8 3 (23.08%) Data Modelling
8 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (23.08%) Data Strategy
9 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
10 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in West 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:

Cloud Services
1 7 (53.85%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (69.23%) MongoDB
1 9 (69.23%) PostgreSQL
1 9 (69.23%) Relational Database
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (69.23%) SOAP
2 8 (61.54%) REST
3 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Hybrid Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (69.23%) Collaborative Working
2 8 (61.54%) Data Security
2 8 (61.54%) Open Source
2 8 (61.54%) Software Delivery
3 6 (46.15%) E-Commerce
4 4 (30.77%) TOGAF
5 3 (23.08%) Data Architecture
5 3 (23.08%) Data Modelling
5 3 (23.08%) Data Strategy
5 3 (23.08%) Logical Data Model
5 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
5 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
5 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
5 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (7.69%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 1 (7.69%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 4 (30.77%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (69.23%) PCI DSS
2 7 (53.85%) GDPR
2 7 (53.85%) PSD2
3 1 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland