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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 15 9 16
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +7
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 2 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swansea 2.86% 6.12% 5.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.17% 6.98% 6.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Average daily rate
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£523 £685 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.72% +61.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £685 £417
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £685 £497
UK excluding London average daily rate £498 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+10.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £54.00 £35.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year
+54.28% -16.66%
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
63 43 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swansea 90.00% 87.76% 90.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 25 25
Average daily rate £420 £316 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.01% -29.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £175 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £685 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 2
Average hourly rate £13.43 £70.10 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-80.84% +259.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

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 27 August 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 24 (88.89%) Java
2 19 (70.37%) Scala
3 18 (66.67%) BDD
4 16 (59.26%) TDD
5 13 (48.15%) Process Management
5 13 (48.15%) Web Development
5 13 (48.15%) Play Framework
6 12 (44.44%) CouchDB
6 12 (44.44%) Amazon AWS
6 12 (44.44%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (44.44%) Batik
6 12 (44.44%) Web Services
6 12 (44.44%) OO
6 12 (44.44%) SVG
6 12 (44.44%) Akka
7 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (29.63%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (14.81%) Linux
10 3 (11.11%) Pair Programming
10 3 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
11 2 (7.41%) Ajax
11 2 (7.41%) Scrum
12 1 (3.70%) Extreme Programming
12 1 (3.70%) MVC
12 1 (3.70%) Migration
12 1 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (3.70%) Hibernate
12 1 (3.70%) Spring
12 1 (3.70%) Business Analysis

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Swansea by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 12 (44.44%) Cloud Computing
1 12 (44.44%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (44.44%) CouchDB
2 1 (3.70%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.70%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.70%) MySQL
2 1 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) JIRA
1 1 (3.70%) Jasmine
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (48.15%) Play Framework
2 12 (44.44%) Akka
2 12 (44.44%) Web Services
2 12 (44.44%) SVG
2 12 (44.44%) Batik
3 2 (7.41%) Ajax
4 1 (3.70%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (3.70%) JSON
4 1 (3.70%) HTML
4 1 (3.70%) J2EE
4 1 (3.70%) CSS
4 1 (3.70%) Hibernate
4 1 (3.70%) Spring
4 1 (3.70%) Spring MVC
4 1 (3.70%) Grails
4 1 (3.70%) Django
4 1 (3.70%) jQuery
4 1 (3.70%) HTML5
4 1 (3.70%) REST
4 1 (3.70%) CSS3
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (66.67%) BDD
2 16 (59.26%) TDD
3 13 (48.15%) Web Development
3 13 (48.15%) Process Management
4 12 (44.44%) OO
5 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (29.63%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (11.11%) Pair Programming
7 3 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (7.41%) Scrum
9 1 (3.70%) Extreme Programming
9 1 (3.70%) MVC
9 1 (3.70%) Migration
9 1 (3.70%) E-Commerce
9 1 (3.70%) Configuration Management
9 1 (3.70%) Project Management
9 1 (3.70%) Business Analysis
9 1 (3.70%) Kanban
9 1 (3.70%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (88.89%) Java
2 19 (70.37%) Scala
3 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.70%) Python
3 1 (3.70%) Ruby
3 1 (3.70%) Groovy