Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Architect was £594 per day in advertised job vacancies in Swansea during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Architect
West Wales > Swansea
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 24 15
Rank change year-on-year +2 -9 +10
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 13 15 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swansea 11.93% 9.38% 5.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.93% 9.55% 5.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 7
Swansea median daily rate £594 £600 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.04% +26.32% -9.52%
10th Percentile £513 £493 £416
90th Percentile £607 £648 £550
West Wales median daily rate £594 £600 £458
% change year-on-year -1.04% +31.15% -12.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Swansea median hourly rate - - -
West Wales median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Swansea. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Swansea
Contract vacancies in Swansea with a recognized job title 109 157 151
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 100.00% 98.13% 96.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 106 80
Swansea median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £288 £186 £274
90th Percentile £605 £638 £576
West Wales median daily rate £491 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +3.26% +11.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 9
Swansea median hourly rate - £11.25 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -16.67% +9.31%
West Wales median hourly rate - £11.25 £13.50
% change year-on-year - -16.67% +0.56%

Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Swansea

Job postings that featured Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Swansea.

Job vacancy trend for Architect in Swansea

Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Swansea

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Architect in Swansea.

Contractor daily rate trend for Architect in Swansea

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Swansea

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Swansea region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 10 (76.92%) Java
2 9 (69.23%) SOAP
2 9 (69.23%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (69.23%) PCI DSS
2 9 (69.23%) MongoDB
2 9 (69.23%) Relational Database
2 9 (69.23%) Collaborative Working
3 8 (61.54%) Software Delivery
3 8 (61.54%) REST
3 8 (61.54%) Open Source
3 8 (61.54%) Data Security
4 7 (53.85%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (53.85%) PSD2
4 7 (53.85%) GDPR
5 6 (46.15%) E-Commerce
6 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
7 4 (30.77%) TOGAF
7 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
7 4 (30.77%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
8 3 (23.08%) Logical Data Model
8 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
8 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
8 3 (23.08%) Data Architecture
8 3 (23.08%) Data Modelling
8 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (23.08%) Data Strategy
9 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
10 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure

Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Swansea by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 7 (53.85%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (69.23%) MongoDB
1 9 (69.23%) PostgreSQL
1 9 (69.23%) Relational Database
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (69.23%) SOAP
2 8 (61.54%) REST
3 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Hybrid Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (69.23%) Collaborative Working
2 8 (61.54%) Data Security
2 8 (61.54%) Open Source
2 8 (61.54%) Software Delivery
3 6 (46.15%) E-Commerce
4 4 (30.77%) TOGAF
5 3 (23.08%) Data Architecture
5 3 (23.08%) Data Modelling
5 3 (23.08%) Data Strategy
5 3 (23.08%) Logical Data Model
5 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
5 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
5 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
5 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (7.69%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 1 (7.69%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 4 (30.77%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (69.23%) PCI DSS
2 7 (53.85%) GDPR
2 7 (53.85%) PSD2
3 1 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland