The first table below looks at the demand for Software Architecture skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Architecture over the 3 months to 24 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 of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Buckinghamshire 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architecture
Rank 81 74 61
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -13
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 2 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.15% 0.30% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.41% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Average daily rate
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£388 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.63% +10.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £410
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -17.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- -16.47%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
967 725 650
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 74.73% 72.07% 67.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 574 384 311
Average daily rate £365 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £258 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £474 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 28 25
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £35.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Software Architecture
South East

Software Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Software Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Software Architecture
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Software Architecture Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Software Architecture
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Software Architecture Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Software Architecture
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Architecture within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 24 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
Milton Keynes 0 2 £388 +7.63%
Software Architecture
South East

Software Architecture
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) J2EE
1 1 (50.00%) SOAP
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) XML
1 1 (50.00%) XSLT
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (50.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (50.00%) Spring
1 1 (50.00%) Java SE
1 1 (50.00%) SWT
1 1 (50.00%) Use Case
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Android
1 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Phone

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Eclipse
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Java Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) J2EE
1 1 (50.00%) SOAP
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) XML
1 1 (50.00%) XSLT
1 1 (50.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (50.00%) Spring
1 1 (50.00%) Java SE
1 1 (50.00%) SWT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Android
1 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared