The table below looks at the statistics for the Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Swansea region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 28 January 2015 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 14 18 13
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 10 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swansea 12.82% 3.28% 2.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.51% 3.28% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Average daily rate
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£513 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £44.25 £46.25
% change year-on-year
-13.55% -4.32%
Architect
West 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 Swansea 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
Swansea
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
74 61 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swansea 94.87% 100.00% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 37 11
Average daily rate £400 £334 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.94% +13.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 9
Average hourly rate £13.75 £90.00 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-84.72% +313.79%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Swansea

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

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Swansea

Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Swansea

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

Architect Daily Rate Trend in Swansea

Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Swansea

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Architect across the Swansea region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Swansea

Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in Swansea

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

Architect Hourly Rate Trend in Swansea

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swansea

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Swansea region that cited 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 Architect in their job title.

1 13 (65.00%) Java
1 13 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (55.00%) Scala
3 9 (45.00%) BDD
4 8 (40.00%) Mentoring
4 8 (40.00%) Technical Architecture
5 7 (35.00%) Pair Programming
6 6 (30.00%) Scrum
6 6 (30.00%) Linux
7 4 (20.00%) Open Source
8 3 (15.00%) SLA
8 3 (15.00%) Service Management
8 3 (15.00%) ITIL
8 3 (15.00%) SOA
8 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
8 3 (15.00%) ITSM
8 3 (15.00%) Risk Management
8 3 (15.00%) Finance
8 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
9 2 (10.00%) LAN
9 2 (10.00%) WAN
9 2 (10.00%) Data Modelling
9 2 (10.00%) Cisco
9 2 (10.00%) CCNP
9 2 (10.00%) CCNA
9 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (10.00%) CheckPoint
9 2 (10.00%) Project Management

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Swansea by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Swansea region that cited 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 Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) LAN
1 2 (10.00%) WAN
1 2 (10.00%) AMQP
1 2 (10.00%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.00%) GitLab
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) Akka
1 2 (10.00%) Play Framework
1 2 (10.00%) REST
1 2 (10.00%) Spring
1 2 (10.00%) JSON
2 1 (5.00%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (5.00%) HTML5
2 1 (5.00%) J2EE
2 1 (5.00%) CSS
2 1 (5.00%) SOAP
2 1 (5.00%) Web Services
2 1 (5.00%) HTML
2 1 (5.00%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (45.00%) BDD
3 8 (40.00%) Mentoring
3 8 (40.00%) Technical Architecture
4 7 (35.00%) Pair Programming
5 6 (30.00%) Scrum
6 3 (15.00%) Service Management
6 3 (15.00%) ITIL
6 3 (15.00%) SOA
6 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
6 3 (15.00%) ITSM
6 3 (15.00%) Risk Management
6 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (10.00%) Data Modelling
7 2 (10.00%) Project Management
7 2 (10.00%) Network Architecture
7 2 (10.00%) Network Design
7 2 (10.00%) TDD
8 1 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (5.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (65.00%) Java
2 11 (55.00%) Scala
3 2 (10.00%) C
3 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.00%) Ruby
4 1 (5.00%) Clojure
4 1 (5.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) CCNP
1 2 (10.00%) CCNA
1 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Cisco
1 2 (10.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (5.00%) SAP