Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for Software Architecture skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Architecture over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the 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.

Software Architecture
UK > Wales
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 100 112
Rank change year-on-year +17 +12 +2
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 9 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.76% 0.29% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 0.34% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 4
Wales median daily rate £393 £525 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.24% +31.25% -
10th Percentile £360 £513 £344
90th Percentile £435 £540 £438
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £465
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +0.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £31.44
% change year-on-year +28.57% +11.32% -32.39%

Software Architecture is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 992 1174 1330
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 83.64% 83.80% 80.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 659 828 965
Wales median daily rate £388 £400 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +12.36% -2.47%
10th Percentile £177 £213 £235
90th Percentile £556 £575 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 52 52
Wales median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +14.29% -1.56%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.53 £10.28
90th Percentile £50.98 £61.25 £41.13
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%

Software Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing Software Architecture as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Software Architecture in Wales

Software Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Architecture in Wales

Software Architecture
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Architecture within the Wales region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +21 9 £393 -25.24%
Software Architecture
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Architecture also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Wales region with a requirement for Software Architecture.

1 9 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 8 (88.89%) Green Hills
2 8 (88.89%) Multithreading
2 8 (88.89%) Aerospace
2 8 (88.89%) Automotive
2 8 (88.89%) Subversion
2 8 (88.89%) C++
2 8 (88.89%) Visual Studio
2 8 (88.89%) UML
2 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 8 (88.89%) Configuration Management
2 8 (88.89%) Change Control
2 8 (88.89%) Static Code Analysis
2 8 (88.89%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (88.89%) Def Stans
2 8 (88.89%) MISRA C
2 8 (88.89%) MISRA
2 8 (88.89%) Multithreaded Programming
3 6 (66.67%) OO
3 6 (66.67%) OOD
3 6 (66.67%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (22.22%) C
5 1 (11.11%) Android
5 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Android Development

Software Architecture
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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:

Development Applications
1 8 (88.89%) Subversion
1 8 (88.89%) Visual Studio
2 6 (66.67%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 8 (88.89%) Aerospace
1 8 (88.89%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Senior Software Engineer
1 7 (77.78%) Software Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Android Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (88.89%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 8 (88.89%) Change Control
2 8 (88.89%) Configuration Management
2 8 (88.89%) Multithreaded Programming
2 8 (88.89%) Multithreading
2 8 (88.89%) Static Code Analysis
2 8 (88.89%) UML
3 6 (66.67%) OO
3 6 (66.67%) OOD
4 1 (11.11%) Android Development
4 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) C++
2 2 (22.22%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (88.89%) Def Stans
1 8 (88.89%) MISRA
1 8 (88.89%) MISRA C
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Green Hills
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft