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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Architecture
Rank 199 195 212
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +17
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 4 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.068% 0.14% 0.058%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.088% 0.18% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 3
Average daily rate
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£405 £575 £850
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.56% -32.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £363 £358
% change year-on-year
+22.75% +1.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.68 £34.25 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-10.43% -3.52%
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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
4540 4566 5387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.62% 77.44% 77.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3598 3440 4056
Average daily rate £470 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £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 43 37 102
Average hourly rate £24.50 £21.75 £36.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.64% -39.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.73 £14.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £53.50 £59.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 (40.00%) SDLC
2 5 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 5 (33.33%) Mobile Application Development
2 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (33.33%) Android
2 5 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (33.33%) Amazon S3
2 5 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 5 (33.33%) Akamai
2 5 (33.33%) Amazon ELB
2 5 (33.33%) Amazon RDS
2 5 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (20.00%) DevOps
4 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (20.00%) SQL
4 3 (20.00%) .NET
5 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
5 2 (13.33%) C#
5 2 (13.33%) Java
5 2 (13.33%) XML
5 2 (13.33%) Windows
5 2 (13.33%) OO
5 2 (13.33%) Client/Server
5 2 (13.33%) IBM
5 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (13.33%) TIBCO
5 2 (13.33%) Middleware

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 (13.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (33.33%) Amazon S3
1 5 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (33.33%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (6.67%) Internet
1 1 (6.67%) AMQP
1 1 (6.67%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.67%) OLAP
3 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (6.67%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
1 1 (6.67%) TeamCity
1 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
1 1 (6.67%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
1 2 (13.33%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Architect
1 3 (20.00%) Developer
1 3 (20.00%) Technical Manager
1 3 (20.00%) Integration Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Middleware Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Backup Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Core Java Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Service Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Java Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Web Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Dynamics NAV Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Web Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) .NET
2 2 (13.33%) XML
2 2 (13.33%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (13.33%) Middleware
3 1 (6.67%) XML-RPC
3 1 (6.67%) Spring
3 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
3 1 (6.67%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (6.67%) JSON
3 1 (6.67%) jQuery
3 1 (6.67%) Ultra Messaging
3 1 (6.67%) REST
3 1 (6.67%) Java RMI
3 1 (6.67%) HTML
3 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (6.67%) JDBC
3 1 (6.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Mobile App
1 5 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (6.67%) AS400
3 1 (6.67%) Equities
3 1 (6.67%) Online Gambling
3 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Android
1 5 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 2 (13.33%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Linux
3 1 (6.67%) UNIX
3 1 (6.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) SDLC
2 5 (33.33%) Mobile Application Development
2 5 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (20.00%) DevOps
5 2 (13.33%) Low Latency
5 2 (13.33%) OO
6 1 (6.67%) CRM
6 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
6 1 (6.67%) ETL
6 1 (6.67%) Service Management
6 1 (6.67%) MVC
6 1 (6.67%) Scrum
6 1 (6.67%) TDD
6 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
6 1 (6.67%) IT Governance
6 1 (6.67%) Web Development
6 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (6.67%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) C#
2 2 (13.33%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) Perl
3 1 (6.67%) C++
3 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (6.67%) VB
3 1 (6.67%) VBA
3 1 (6.67%) Python
3 1 (6.67%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) ISO 9001
1 1 (6.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Tivoli
1 1 (6.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Akamai
2 2 (13.33%) Solace
2 2 (13.33%) IBM
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) TIBCO
3 1 (6.67%) Business Objects
3 1 (6.67%) Informatica
3 1 (6.67%) FactSet
3 1 (6.67%) MuleSoft