The table below looks at the statistics for Technical Architecture skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Architecture
Rank 61 50 52
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +2
Contract jobs citing Technical Architecture 11 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.60% 0.20% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.12% 0.28% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 0
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£550 £600 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 £438
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
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
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
520 353 383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 75.69% 69.35% 72.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 190 216
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 21
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.17 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.37% -11.86%
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 Wales

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

Technical Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Technical Architecture
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Technical Architecture Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Technical Architecture
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Technical Architecture Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Technical Architecture
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 3 months to 24 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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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
West Wales - 8 £515 -
South Wales -12 3 £550 -8.33%
Technical Architecture
UK

Technical Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 14 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (52.94%) Java
3 8 (47.06%) Scala
4 7 (41.18%) BDD
4 7 (41.18%) Pair Programming
4 7 (41.18%) Mentoring
5 6 (35.29%) Linux
5 6 (35.29%) Scrum
6 5 (29.41%) Performance Testing
6 5 (29.41%) Rational Performance Tester
7 4 (23.53%) HP SiteScope
7 4 (23.53%) Statistics
7 4 (23.53%) JMeter
7 4 (23.53%) LoadUI
7 4 (23.53%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (17.65%) Coaching
9 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (11.76%) Automation Testing
9 2 (11.76%) ISEB
9 2 (11.76%) IBM Certification
9 2 (11.76%) IBM
9 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
9 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
10 1 (5.88%) Ruby
10 1 (5.88%) Kanban
10 1 (5.88%) Mule
10 1 (5.88%) Jackrabbit
10 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
10 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
10 1 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap

Technical Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 (5.88%) JBoss
1 1 (5.88%) Apache
1 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
1 1 (5.88%) Mule
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) MySQL
1 1 (5.88%) Jackrabbit
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Rational Performance Tester
2 4 (23.53%) LoadUI
2 4 (23.53%) JMeter
General
1 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Architect
1 11 (64.71%) Technical Architect
2 5 (29.41%) Performance Manager
2 5 (29.41%) Performance Test Manager
2 5 (29.41%) Test Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Java Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Tester
3 2 (11.76%) Performance Tester
3 2 (11.76%) Java Technical Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Java Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Software Development Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Development Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Software Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Java/J2EE Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) HTML
1 1 (5.88%) J2EE
1 1 (5.88%) EJB
1 1 (5.88%) CSS
1 1 (5.88%) JSP
1 1 (5.88%) Servlets
1 1 (5.88%) SOAP
1 1 (5.88%) XML
1 1 (5.88%) WSDL
1 1 (5.88%) XML Schema
1 1 (5.88%) JAXB
1 1 (5.88%) Hibernate
1 1 (5.88%) Spring
1 1 (5.88%) Java EE
1 1 (5.88%) JSTL
1 1 (5.88%) jQuery
1 1 (5.88%) HTML5
1 1 (5.88%) CSS3
1 1 (5.88%) JAX-RS
1 1 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Statistics
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) Open Source
2 1 (5.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) Pair Programming
2 7 (41.18%) BDD
2 7 (41.18%) Mentoring
3 6 (35.29%) Scrum
4 5 (29.41%) Performance Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (17.65%) Coaching
7 2 (11.76%) Automation Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
8 1 (5.88%) Automated Testing
8 1 (5.88%) TDD
8 1 (5.88%) MVC
8 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (5.88%) Kanban
8 1 (5.88%) Data Entry
8 1 (5.88%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) Java
2 8 (47.06%) Scala
3 1 (5.88%) Clojure
3 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.88%) Ruby
3 1 (5.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) ISEB
1 2 (11.76%) IBM Certification
1 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
1 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) IBM