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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Architecture
Rank 171 182 184
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +2
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 13 18 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.25% 0.31% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.40% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 18 10
Average daily rate
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£400 £435 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.09% -8.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £400 £446
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £578 £539
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £444 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.04% +26.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 - £38.50
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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
4056 4502 4355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.97% 77.61% 76.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3163 3197 3336
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 48 65
Average hourly rate £20.45 £28.04 £44.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.08% -36.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.33 £16.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £77.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 February 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 February 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 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (32.14%) Banking
3 8 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (21.43%) Mentoring
4 6 (21.43%) Amazon ELB
4 6 (21.43%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (21.43%) Amazon S3
4 6 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (21.43%) .NET
4 6 (21.43%) Finance
5 5 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (17.86%) Investment Banking
5 5 (17.86%) Degree
5 5 (17.86%) Computer Science
5 5 (17.86%) Java
5 5 (17.86%) OO
5 5 (17.86%) Android
5 5 (17.86%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (17.86%) Akamai
5 5 (17.86%) Apple iOS
5 5 (17.86%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (17.86%) Mobile App
5 5 (17.86%) Mobile Application Development
6 4 (14.29%) Low Latency
6 4 (14.29%) Analytics
6 4 (14.29%) REST
6 4 (14.29%) Web Services
6 4 (14.29%) Windows
6 4 (14.29%) C#
6 4 (14.29%) HTML

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (7.14%) Apache
1 2 (7.14%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.57%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (3.57%) Node.js
2 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.57%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 6 (21.43%) Amazon S3
1 6 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (21.43%) Amazon ELB
2 5 (17.86%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (17.86%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (3.57%) ElastiCache
3 1 (3.57%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (3.57%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (3.57%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.57%) Internet
1 1 (3.57%) AMQP
1 1 (3.57%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle Database
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle Exadata
2 3 (10.71%) InterSystems Cache
3 1 (3.57%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.57%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (3.57%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Maven
1 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
1 2 (7.14%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.57%) Grunt
2 1 (3.57%) Hudson
2 1 (3.57%) Gerrit
2 1 (3.57%) Redmine
2 1 (3.57%) Gradle
2 1 (3.57%) Selenium
2 1 (3.57%) Bugzilla
2 1 (3.57%) Subversion
General
1 9 (32.14%) Banking
2 6 (21.43%) Finance
3 5 (17.86%) Investment Banking
4 4 (14.29%) Front Office
5 1 (3.57%) Financial Institution
5 1 (3.57%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Developer
2 4 (14.29%) Architect
3 3 (10.71%) Integration Manager
3 3 (10.71%) Technical Manager
3 3 (10.71%) C# Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Quantitative Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Middleware Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Technical Leader
4 2 (7.14%) Java Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Lead Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Programme Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Software Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Technical Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Web Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) DBA
5 1 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Front Office Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) .NET
2 4 (14.29%) Web Services
2 4 (14.29%) REST
2 4 (14.29%) HTML
3 3 (10.71%) Flash
3 3 (10.71%) WPF
3 3 (10.71%) HTML5
4 2 (7.14%) jQuery
4 2 (7.14%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (7.14%) Middleware
4 2 (7.14%) Spring
4 2 (7.14%) Ajax
4 2 (7.14%) JSON
4 2 (7.14%) JMS
4 2 (7.14%) SOAP
4 2 (7.14%) CSS
4 2 (7.14%) JDBC
4 2 (7.14%) Reactive Extensions
4 2 (7.14%) Task Parallel Library
5 1 (3.57%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (17.86%) Mobile App
2 5 (17.86%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.14%) Client/Server
3 2 (7.14%) Mathematics
3 2 (7.14%) Physics
3 2 (7.14%) Data Structures
3 2 (7.14%) Algorithms
3 2 (7.14%) User Experience
4 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.57%) AS400
4 1 (3.57%) Grid Computing
4 1 (3.57%) Online Gambling
4 1 (3.57%) Open Source
4 1 (3.57%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) Android
1 5 (17.86%) Apple iOS
2 4 (14.29%) Windows
3 3 (10.71%) Linux
4 1 (3.57%) UNIX
4 1 (3.57%) Solaris
4 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (21.43%) Mentoring
3 5 (17.86%) Mobile Application Development
3 5 (17.86%) OO
3 5 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (14.29%) TDD
4 4 (14.29%) Low Latency
4 4 (14.29%) Analytics
5 3 (10.71%) DevOps
5 3 (10.71%) Software Engineering
5 3 (10.71%) Multithreading
5 3 (10.71%) BDD
5 3 (10.71%) Scrum
6 2 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
6 2 (7.14%) MVC
6 2 (7.14%) Risk Management
6 2 (7.14%) Workflow
6 2 (7.14%) OOP
6 2 (7.14%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) Java
2 4 (14.29%) C#
3 3 (10.71%) C++
3 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.14%) Perl
4 2 (7.14%) SQL
4 2 (7.14%) Python
4 2 (7.14%) XAML
5 1 (3.57%) Groovy
5 1 (3.57%) Scala
5 1 (3.57%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Tivoli
1 1 (3.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (3.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) Akamai
2 4 (14.29%) Oracle
3 2 (7.14%) IBM
3 2 (7.14%) TIBCO
4 1 (3.57%) Google
4 1 (3.57%) DataSynapse
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.57%) Informatica
4 1 (3.57%) Apple