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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 34 9 14
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +5
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 4 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swansea 3.10% 10.42% 6.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.33% 10.64% 6.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Average daily rate
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£450 £685 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.30% +65.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £455 £450
% change year-on-year
+9.89% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.00 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -
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
120 47 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swansea 93.02% 97.92% 93.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 25 29
Average daily rate £394 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.57% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £254 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £685 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Average hourly rate £19.90 £70.10 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-71.61% +259.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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
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 2 October 2014, 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 18 (100.00%) Java
2 16 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (83.33%) Scala
4 14 (77.78%) BDD
5 11 (61.11%) TDD
6 10 (55.56%) Process Management
6 10 (55.56%) Web Development
7 9 (50.00%) Web Services
7 9 (50.00%) OO
7 9 (50.00%) SVG
7 9 (50.00%) Akka
7 9 (50.00%) Play Framework
7 9 (50.00%) CouchDB
7 9 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
7 9 (50.00%) Batik
7 9 (50.00%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (22.22%) Linux
8 4 (22.22%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (16.67%) Pair Programming
10 2 (11.11%) C
10 2 (11.11%) SOA
10 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
10 2 (11.11%) AMQP
10 2 (11.11%) Open Source
11 1 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
11 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
11 1 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
11 1 (5.56%) RabbitMQ
11 1 (5.56%) REST
11 1 (5.56%) GitHub

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Swansea by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 9 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (50.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (5.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (50.00%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (50.00%) Web Services
1 9 (50.00%) SVG
1 9 (50.00%) Akka
1 9 (50.00%) Play Framework
1 9 (50.00%) Batik
2 1 (5.56%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (5.56%) REST
2 1 (5.56%) SOAP
2 1 (5.56%) JSON
2 1 (5.56%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (77.78%) BDD
3 11 (61.11%) TDD
4 10 (55.56%) Process Management
4 10 (55.56%) Web Development
5 9 (50.00%) OO
6 4 (22.22%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (16.67%) Pair Programming
8 2 (11.11%) SOA
8 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
9 1 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
9 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 18 (100.00%) Java
2 15 (83.33%) Scala
3 2 (11.11%) C