The first table below looks at the demand for Software Architecture skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Architecture over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Bristol 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architecture
Rank 68 54 60
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +6
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 2 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.21% 0.63% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.91% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 8
Average daily rate - £294 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £34.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 £38.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year
-9.86% -8.43%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
712 440 661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 75.99% 68.86% 66.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 483 283 439
Average daily rate £375 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 12 38
Average hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £13.61 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Software Architecture
South West

Software Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Architecture across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Software Architecture
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Software Architecture Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Software Architecture
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Architecture across the Bristol region.

Software Architecture Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Software Architecture
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing Software Architecture also 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 that cited Software Architecture.

1 2 (66.67%) UML
1 2 (66.67%) Validation
1 2 (66.67%) SysML
1 2 (66.67%) Requirements Management
1 2 (66.67%) Configuration Management
1 2 (66.67%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (66.67%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (33.33%) Marketing
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) CPAN
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) MySQL

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing Software Architecture also 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 that cited Software Architecture. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (66.67%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 1 (33.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Systems Architect
1 2 (66.67%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Perl Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) CPAN
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) UML
1 2 (66.67%) Validation
1 2 (66.67%) SysML
1 2 (66.67%) Requirements Management
1 2 (66.67%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) OO
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Perl
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared