The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 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 West Wales 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 15 11 15
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 6 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 7.59% 8.62% 9.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.11% 9.62% 10.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 4
Average daily rate
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£525 £585 £529
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +10.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £35.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+100.00% +31.48%
Job Titles Category
West Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
74 52 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 93.67% 89.66% 91.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 31 30
Average daily rate £400 £310 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -31.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £175 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £668 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 3
Average hourly rate £12.35 £40.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.12% +128.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Architect
Wales

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
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 31 July 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
Swansea -6 6 £525 -10.25%
Architect
Wales

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Wales

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 25 (89.29%) Java
2 20 (71.43%) Scala
3 19 (67.86%) BDD
4 18 (64.29%) TDD
5 15 (53.57%) Play Framework
6 14 (50.00%) Akka
6 14 (50.00%) Web Services
6 14 (50.00%) OO
7 13 (46.43%) Process Management
7 13 (46.43%) Web Development
8 12 (42.86%) SVG
8 12 (42.86%) Batik
8 12 (42.86%) CouchDB
8 12 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
8 12 (42.86%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
11 4 (14.29%) Scrum
12 3 (10.71%) Hibernate
12 3 (10.71%) MVC
12 3 (10.71%) Linux
12 3 (10.71%) HTML
12 3 (10.71%) CSS
12 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
12 3 (10.71%) J2EE
12 3 (10.71%) Spring
12 3 (10.71%) JSON
12 3 (10.71%) Capacity Planning
12 3 (10.71%) HTML5
12 3 (10.71%) REST

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in West Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 12 (42.86%) Cloud Computing
1 12 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (42.86%) CouchDB
2 1 (3.57%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.57%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (3.57%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.57%) MySQL
2 1 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) JIRA
1 1 (3.57%) Jasmine
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (53.57%) Play Framework
2 14 (50.00%) Akka
2 14 (50.00%) Web Services
3 12 (42.86%) SVG
3 12 (42.86%) Batik
4 3 (10.71%) Hibernate
4 3 (10.71%) Spring
4 3 (10.71%) JSON
4 3 (10.71%) HTML
4 3 (10.71%) J2EE
4 3 (10.71%) CSS
4 3 (10.71%) HTML5
4 3 (10.71%) REST
5 2 (7.14%) Ajax
6 1 (3.57%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (3.57%) Spring MVC
6 1 (3.57%) Grails
6 1 (3.57%) Django
6 1 (3.57%) jQuery
6 1 (3.57%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (67.86%) BDD
2 18 (64.29%) TDD
3 14 (50.00%) OO
4 13 (46.43%) Process Management
4 13 (46.43%) Web Development
5 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (14.29%) Scrum
8 3 (10.71%) MVC
8 3 (10.71%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (10.71%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (7.14%) SOA
9 2 (7.14%) Pair Programming
10 1 (3.57%) Business Analysis
10 1 (3.57%) Kanban
10 1 (3.57%) Product Management
10 1 (3.57%) Software Architecture
10 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
10 1 (3.57%) Project Management
10 1 (3.57%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 25 (89.29%) Java
2 20 (71.43%) Scala
3 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.57%) Python
4 1 (3.57%) Ruby
4 1 (3.57%) Groovy
Vendors
1 2 (7.14%) Zend