The table below looks at the statistics for Software Architecture skills 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 Architecture over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Architecture
Rank 63 54 44
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -10
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.18% 0.39% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.52% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate £335 £425 £163
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.17% +161.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £463 £450
% change year-on-year
-23.24% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £47.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +18.75%
Software Architecture
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the South Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
474 382 314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 86.18% 74.17% 77.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 267 186
Average daily rate £350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 13 10
Average hourly rate £47.00 £22.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.88% +30.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £9.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £30.50 £105.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Software Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Architecture across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Software Architecture
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Software Architecture Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Software Architecture
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Architecture within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -14 1 £335 -21.17%
Software Architecture
Wales

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing Software Architecture also 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 that cited Software Architecture.

1 4 (100.00%) HTML
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (100.00%) CSS
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (75.00%) BDD
2 3 (75.00%) Entity Framework
2 3 (75.00%) REST
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (75.00%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (75.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) TDD
2 3 (75.00%) CruiseControl
2 3 (75.00%) Subversion
2 3 (75.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (75.00%) LINQ
2 3 (75.00%) jQuery
2 3 (75.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) TeamCity
2 3 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (75.00%) Domain-Driven Design
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (75.00%) MVC
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Scrum

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing Software Architecture also 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 that cited Software Architecture. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (75.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) CruiseControl
1 3 (75.00%) Octopus Deploy
1 3 (75.00%) Subversion
1 3 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (75.00%) TeamCity
1 3 (75.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (75.00%) .NET Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Agile .NET Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Agile C# Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Developer
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET Developer
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
2 3 (75.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 3 (75.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 3 (75.00%) C# Developer
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript Developer
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) CSS
1 4 (100.00%) HTML
2 3 (75.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (75.00%) Entity Framework
2 3 (75.00%) jQuery
2 3 (75.00%) LINQ
2 3 (75.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (75.00%) BDD
2 3 (75.00%) Domain-Driven Design
2 3 (75.00%) MVC
2 3 (75.00%) Scrum
2 3 (75.00%) TDD
2 3 (75.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Android Development
3 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Mobile Development
3 1 (25.00%) Multithreading
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (75.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) T-SQL