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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Architecture
UK / Wales
Rank - 77 62
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales - 0.15% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.17% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £275 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -35.29%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -10.38% +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% +33.33%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 580 578 531
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 82.27% 84.88% 74.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 396 295
Median daily rate £393 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 29 21
Median hourly rate £35.00 £29.25 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.65% +54.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.88 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £66.00 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Software Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales citing Software Architecture as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
X4 Group
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago