The table below looks at the statistics for the Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the West Wales 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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 32 8 15
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +7
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 5 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 3.76% 11.36% 6.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.03% 11.90% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
Average daily rate
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£435 £685 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.49% +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 £40.50 £46.25
% change year-on-year
+13.58% -12.43%
Architect
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 West Wales 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
West Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
124 42 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 93.23% 95.45% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 23 29
Average daily rate £388 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £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 West Wales

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

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in West Wales

Architect
Daily Rate Trend in West Wales

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

Architect Daily Rate Trend in West Wales

Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in West Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Architect across the West Wales region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Architect Daily Rate Histogram in West Wales

Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in West Wales

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

Architect Hourly Rate Trend in West Wales

Architect
Contract Job Locations in West Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the West Wales region over the 3 months to 30 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Swansea -26 4 £450 -34.30% 2
Architect
Wales

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Wales

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Wales 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 21 (95.45%) Java
2 20 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (72.73%) Scala
4 15 (68.18%) BDD
5 12 (54.55%) TDD
6 10 (45.45%) Web Development
6 10 (45.45%) Process Management
6 10 (45.45%) Web Services
7 9 (40.91%) OO
7 9 (40.91%) SVG
7 9 (40.91%) Batik
7 9 (40.91%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (40.91%) CouchDB
7 9 (40.91%) Amazon AWS
7 9 (40.91%) Akka
7 9 (40.91%) Play Framework
8 6 (27.27%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (18.18%) Linux
10 3 (13.64%) Pair Programming
11 2 (9.09%) Spring
11 2 (9.09%) SOA
11 2 (9.09%) C
11 2 (9.09%) SOAP
11 2 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
11 2 (9.09%) REST
11 2 (9.09%) Open Source
11 2 (9.09%) AMQP
11 2 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
11 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
12 1 (4.55%) RabbitMQ

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in West Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Wales 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 (40.91%) Cloud Computing
1 9 (40.91%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.55%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (40.91%) CouchDB
2 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Jasmine
1 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (45.45%) Web Services
2 9 (40.91%) SVG
2 9 (40.91%) Batik
2 9 (40.91%) Akka
2 9 (40.91%) Play Framework
3 2 (9.09%) SOAP
3 2 (9.09%) REST
3 2 (9.09%) Spring
4 1 (4.55%) Ajax
4 1 (4.55%) JSON
4 1 (4.55%) Hibernate
4 1 (4.55%) XML
4 1 (4.55%) .NET
4 1 (4.55%) J2EE
4 1 (4.55%) Spring MVC
4 1 (4.55%) Grails
4 1 (4.55%) jQuery
4 1 (4.55%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Open Source
2 1 (4.55%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (68.18%) BDD
3 12 (54.55%) TDD
4 10 (45.45%) Process Management
4 10 (45.45%) Web Development
5 9 (40.91%) OO
6 6 (27.27%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (13.64%) Pair Programming
8 2 (9.09%) SOA
8 2 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
9 1 (4.55%) Line Management
9 1 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (4.55%) Information Architecture
9 1 (4.55%) UML
9 1 (4.55%) E-Commerce
9 1 (4.55%) MVC
9 1 (4.55%) Extreme Programming
Programming Languages
1 21 (95.45%) Java
2 16 (72.73%) Scala
3 2 (9.09%) C
4 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.55%) Python
4 1 (4.55%) Groovy
Vendors
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft