The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architect
Rank 59 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Software Architect 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.18% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £500 £425
% change year-on-year
-22.50% +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Software Architect
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South Wales region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
539 434 370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 94.40% 93.53% 91.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 284 212
Average daily rate £348 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.92% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £225 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 28 26
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.45 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.50 £18.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

Software Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Architect in the job title across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Architect Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Software Architect
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Architect across the South Wales region.

Software Architect Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Software Architect
Top 3 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region that cited Software Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Architect in their job title.

1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) UML
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering

Software Architect
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region that cited Software Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Software Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) UML
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C++