The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Swansea region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 12 5 11
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +6
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 10 4 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swansea 11.90% 13.33% 13.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.66% 16.00% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 6
Average daily rate
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£525 £485 £471
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.24% +2.96%
UK excluding London average daily rate £490 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £61.00 £35.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+74.28% +29.62%
Job Titles Category
Swansea
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
79 25 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swansea 94.05% 83.33% 92.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 11 32
Average daily rate £400 £288 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.13% -34.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £128 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £317 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
Average hourly rate £12.35 £16.20 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.76% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
Architect
West Wales

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 23 July 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 26 (89.66%) Java
2 21 (72.41%) Scala
3 20 (68.97%) BDD
4 19 (65.52%) TDD
5 16 (55.17%) Play Framework
6 15 (51.72%) Akka
6 15 (51.72%) Web Services
6 15 (51.72%) OO
7 13 (44.83%) Process Management
7 13 (44.83%) Web Development
8 12 (41.38%) CouchDB
8 12 (41.38%) Amazon AWS
8 12 (41.38%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (41.38%) Batik
8 12 (41.38%) SVG
9 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (24.14%) Technical Architecture
11 5 (17.24%) Scrum
12 4 (13.79%) Hibernate
12 4 (13.79%) MVC
12 4 (13.79%) HTML
12 4 (13.79%) CSS
12 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
12 4 (13.79%) J2EE
12 4 (13.79%) Spring
12 4 (13.79%) JSON
12 4 (13.79%) REST
12 4 (13.79%) HTML5
13 3 (10.34%) Performance Tuning
13 3 (10.34%) Capacity Planning

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Swansea by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (41.38%) Cloud Computing
1 12 (41.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (41.38%) CouchDB
2 1 (3.45%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.45%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.45%) MySQL
2 1 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) JIRA
1 1 (3.45%) Jasmine
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (55.17%) Play Framework
2 15 (51.72%) Akka
2 15 (51.72%) Web Services
3 12 (41.38%) SVG
3 12 (41.38%) Batik
4 4 (13.79%) Hibernate
4 4 (13.79%) Spring
4 4 (13.79%) JSON
4 4 (13.79%) HTML
4 4 (13.79%) J2EE
4 4 (13.79%) CSS
4 4 (13.79%) HTML5
4 4 (13.79%) REST
5 2 (6.90%) Ajax
6 1 (3.45%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (3.45%) Spring MVC
6 1 (3.45%) Grails
6 1 (3.45%) Django
6 1 (3.45%) jQuery
6 1 (3.45%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (68.97%) BDD
2 19 (65.52%) TDD
3 15 (51.72%) OO
4 13 (44.83%) Process Management
4 13 (44.83%) Web Development
5 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (24.14%) Technical Architecture
7 5 (17.24%) Scrum
8 4 (13.79%) MVC
9 3 (10.34%) SOA
9 3 (10.34%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (10.34%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (6.90%) Pair Programming
11 1 (3.45%) Business Analysis
11 1 (3.45%) Kanban
11 1 (3.45%) Product Management
11 1 (3.45%) Software Architecture
11 1 (3.45%) Configuration Management
11 1 (3.45%) Project Management
11 1 (3.45%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 26 (89.66%) Java
2 21 (72.41%) Scala
3 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.45%) Python
4 1 (3.45%) Ruby
4 1 (3.45%) Groovy
Vendors
1 3 (10.34%) Zend