The table below looks at the statistics for Software Architecture skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Architecture over the 3 months to 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Architecture
Rank 196 187 199
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +12
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 3 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.054% 0.20% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.070% 0.26% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 8
Average daily rate
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£418 £463 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% -11.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £369 £407
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £645 £583
UK excluding London average daily rate £443 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.44% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £34.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.86% -8.66%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4291 4605 4933
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.50% 77.20% 77.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3382 3475 3707
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 42 81
Average hourly rate £24.23 £21.75 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.40% -47.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £92.50 £53.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Software Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Software Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Software Architecture
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Software Architecture Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Software Architecture
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Architecture across the City of London region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

Software Architecture Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Software Architecture
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Software Architecture Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 6 (37.50%) Amazon S3
1 6 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (37.50%) Amazon ELB
1 6 (37.50%) Amazon RDS
1 6 (37.50%) SDLC
2 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (31.25%) Akamai
2 5 (31.25%) Mobile App
2 5 (31.25%) Mobile Application Development
2 5 (31.25%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (31.25%) Android
2 5 (31.25%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (31.25%) Apple iOS
2 5 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (18.75%) Banking
4 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
4 3 (18.75%) Java
4 3 (18.75%) Linux
4 3 (18.75%) DevOps
5 2 (12.50%) User Experience
5 2 (12.50%) Low Latency
5 2 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (12.50%) Software Delivery
5 2 (12.50%) Solace
5 2 (12.50%) REST
5 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
5 2 (12.50%) OO
5 2 (12.50%) Python
5 2 (12.50%) Client/Server

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.25%) Apache
2 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 6 (37.50%) Amazon S3
1 6 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (37.50%) Amazon ELB
2 5 (31.25%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (31.25%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (6.25%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (6.25%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (6.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (6.25%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 1 (6.25%) AWS CloudTrail
3 1 (6.25%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (6.25%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
1 1 (6.25%) AMQP
1 1 (6.25%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (6.25%) OLAP Cube
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) OLAP
2 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
1 1 (6.25%) Maven
1 1 (6.25%) Selenium
1 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
1 1 (6.25%) Gerrit
1 1 (6.25%) Gradle
1 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
1 1 (6.25%) Grunt
General
1 3 (18.75%) Banking
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Technical Manager
2 3 (18.75%) Integration Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Middleware Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Web Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Web Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Dynamics NAV Developer
4 1 (6.25%) UI Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior UI Developer
4 1 (6.25%) UI Programmer
4 1 (6.25%) Backup Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Core Java Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Service Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
1 2 (12.50%) Middleware
1 2 (12.50%) HTML
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
1 2 (12.50%) XML
1 2 (12.50%) REST
2 1 (6.25%) Java RMI
2 1 (6.25%) CSS
2 1 (6.25%) JDBC
2 1 (6.25%) SOAP
2 1 (6.25%) XML-RPC
2 1 (6.25%) Spring
2 1 (6.25%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (6.25%) JSON
2 1 (6.25%) jQuery
2 1 (6.25%) Ext JS
2 1 (6.25%) HTML5
2 1 (6.25%) Ultra Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Mobile App
1 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) User Experience
2 2 (12.50%) Client/Server
3 1 (6.25%) AS400
3 1 (6.25%) Equities
3 1 (6.25%) Online Gambling
3 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Android
1 5 (31.25%) Apple iOS
2 3 (18.75%) Linux
3 2 (12.50%) Windows
4 1 (6.25%) Solaris
4 1 (6.25%) UNIX
4 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) SDLC
2 5 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (31.25%) Mobile Application Development
3 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
4 3 (18.75%) DevOps
5 2 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (12.50%) Software Delivery
5 2 (12.50%) Low Latency
5 2 (12.50%) OO
6 1 (6.25%) CRM
6 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
6 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
6 1 (6.25%) ETL
6 1 (6.25%) Service Management
6 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (6.25%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (6.25%) Pair Programming
6 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
6 1 (6.25%) IT Governance
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) Java
2 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 2 (12.50%) Perl
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) Python
3 1 (6.25%) C
3 1 (6.25%) C#
3 1 (6.25%) C++
3 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
3 1 (6.25%) VB
3 1 (6.25%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) ISO 9001
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Tivoli
1 1 (6.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Akamai
2 2 (12.50%) Solace
2 2 (12.50%) IBM
2 2 (12.50%) TIBCO
3 1 (6.25%) Business Objects
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) Informatica
3 1 (6.25%) FactSet
3 1 (6.25%) MuleSoft