The table below looks at the statistics for Technical 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 Technical Architecture over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Architecture
Rank 61 43 51
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +8
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.56% 0.24% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.35% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
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£550 £600 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £470 £435
% change year-on-year
+6.38% +8.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.44 £42.75 -
% change year-on-year
-49.84% -
Technical 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
424 283 315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 78.81% 68.03% 74.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 155 197
Average daily rate £350 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 10
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.17 £13.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.37% +38.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £11.15 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.80 £190.00 £16.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Technical Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

Technical Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Technical Architecture
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Technical Architecture Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Technical Architecture
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Technical Architecture Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

Technical 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 Technical Architecture within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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
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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 - 1 £550 - 1
Technical Architecture
Wales

Technical Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing Technical 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 Technical Architecture.

1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (62.50%) Performance Testing
1 5 (62.50%) Rational Performance Tester
2 4 (50.00%) HP SiteScope
2 4 (50.00%) LoadUI
2 4 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 4 (50.00%) Statistics
2 4 (50.00%) JMeter
3 3 (37.50%) Coaching
4 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (25.00%) IBM
4 2 (25.00%) ISEB
4 2 (25.00%) IBM Certification
5 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
5 1 (12.50%) Hibernate
5 1 (12.50%) Scrum
5 1 (12.50%) NHS
5 1 (12.50%) JAXB
5 1 (12.50%) MVC
5 1 (12.50%) HTML
5 1 (12.50%) Java
5 1 (12.50%) J2EE
5 1 (12.50%) MySQL
5 1 (12.50%) EJB
5 1 (12.50%) CSS
5 1 (12.50%) JSP
5 1 (12.50%) Servlets

Technical Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales region citing Technical 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 Technical Architecture. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) JBoss
1 1 (12.50%) Apache
1 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
1 1 (12.50%) Mule
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
1 1 (12.50%) Jackrabbit
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Rational Performance Tester
2 4 (50.00%) LoadUI
2 4 (50.00%) JMeter
General
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Test Manager
1 5 (62.50%) Performance Test Manager
1 5 (62.50%) Performance Manager
2 3 (37.50%) Architect
2 3 (37.50%) Technical Architect
3 2 (25.00%) Tester
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Java Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Java Technical Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Java Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Solutions Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Java/J2EE Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Hibernate
1 1 (12.50%) JAXB
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) J2EE
1 1 (12.50%) EJB
1 1 (12.50%) CSS
1 1 (12.50%) JSP
1 1 (12.50%) Servlets
1 1 (12.50%) SOAP
1 1 (12.50%) XML
1 1 (12.50%) WSDL
1 1 (12.50%) XML Schema
1 1 (12.50%) Java EE
1 1 (12.50%) JSTL
1 1 (12.50%) jQuery
1 1 (12.50%) Spring
1 1 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (12.50%) HTML5
1 1 (12.50%) CSS3
1 1 (12.50%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Statistics
2 1 (12.50%) NHS
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (62.50%) Performance Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (37.50%) Coaching
4 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Scrum
5 1 (12.50%) MVC
5 1 (12.50%) Kanban
5 1 (12.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB
1 2 (25.00%) IBM Certification
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) IBM