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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architecture
Rank 184 200 205
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +5
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 15 17 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.25% 0.23% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.31% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 10
Average daily rate
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£525 £494 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.32% -10.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £325 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £695 £850 £553
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £360
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -9.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £35.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+69.01% -16.47%
Software Architecture
London

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
4443 5510 5867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.32% 76.01% 75.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3296 4117 4370
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 69 87
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.35 £14.65 £15.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.45 £54.25 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014, 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 9 (34.62%) Banking
2 8 (30.77%) HTML
3 7 (26.92%) Java
3 7 (26.92%) SQL
3 7 (26.92%) Linux
4 6 (23.08%) Python
4 6 (23.08%) Data Protection
5 5 (19.23%) CSS3
5 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (19.23%) Ajax
5 5 (19.23%) C++
5 5 (19.23%) MySQL
5 5 (19.23%) CSS
5 5 (19.23%) Finance
6 4 (15.38%) AS400
6 4 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (15.38%) Hibernate
6 4 (15.38%) Service Delivery
6 4 (15.38%) Service Management
6 4 (15.38%) Tivoli
6 4 (15.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (15.38%) .NET
6 4 (15.38%) ISO 9001
6 4 (15.38%) IT Governance
6 4 (15.38%) JSON
6 4 (15.38%) Spring
6 4 (15.38%) HTML5
6 4 (15.38%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (15.38%) NoSQL
6 4 (15.38%) REST

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 (7.69%) Apache
1 2 (7.69%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.85%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) HTTP
1 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.85%) SSL
1 1 (3.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) MySQL
2 4 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (15.38%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (15.38%) NoSQL
3 3 (11.54%) MongoDB
4 2 (7.69%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (34.62%) Banking
2 5 (19.23%) Finance
3 3 (11.54%) Investment Banking
4 2 (7.69%) Law
4 2 (7.69%) Front Office
5 1 (3.85%) German Language
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Architect
2 7 (26.92%) Developer
3 4 (15.38%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (15.38%) Java Developer
3 4 (15.38%) Backup Specialist
4 2 (7.69%) Software Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Technical Architect
4 2 (7.69%) C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Senior Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Digital Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Lead Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Head of Architecture
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Enterprise Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Programmer
5 1 (3.85%) Python Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Analyst Programmer
5 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) HTML
2 5 (19.23%) CSS3
2 5 (19.23%) Ajax
2 5 (19.23%) CSS
3 4 (15.38%) Hibernate
3 4 (15.38%) .NET
3 4 (15.38%) JSON
3 4 (15.38%) Spring
3 4 (15.38%) HTML5
3 4 (15.38%) REST
4 3 (11.54%) Play Framework
4 3 (11.54%) OAuth
4 3 (11.54%) Ruby on Rails
4 3 (11.54%) Django
4 3 (11.54%) XML
5 2 (7.69%) JAXB
5 2 (7.69%) DOM
5 2 (7.69%) JDBC
5 2 (7.69%) Spring MVC
5 2 (7.69%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) AS400
1 4 (15.38%) Open Source
2 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
2 3 (11.54%) Client/Server
3 2 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.85%) RIA
4 1 (3.85%) Exotic Derivative
4 1 (3.85%) Derivative
4 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.85%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 7 (26.92%) Linux
2 3 (11.54%) Debian
3 1 (3.85%) Android
3 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) Data Protection
2 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (15.38%) Service Delivery
3 4 (15.38%) Service Management
3 4 (15.38%) IT Governance
3 4 (15.38%) Technical Analysis
4 3 (11.54%) Multithreading
4 3 (11.54%) Software Engineering
4 3 (11.54%) TDD
4 3 (11.54%) Resource Management
4 3 (11.54%) Configuration Management
4 3 (11.54%) Project Management
4 3 (11.54%) MVC
5 2 (7.69%) Scrum
5 2 (7.69%) User Stories
5 2 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (7.69%) Kanban
5 2 (7.69%) Product Management
5 2 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (3.85%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) Java
1 7 (26.92%) SQL
2 6 (23.08%) Python
3 5 (19.23%) C++
4 4 (15.38%) Ruby
5 3 (11.54%) Scala
5 3 (11.54%) PL/SQL
5 3 (11.54%) C
5 3 (11.54%) C#
6 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.85%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) ISO 9001
2 1 (3.85%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) Tivoli
1 4 (15.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (3.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (3.85%) Sitecore
1 1 (3.85%) EPiServer
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle
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