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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Architecture
Rank 186 192 209
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +17
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 8 14 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.15% 0.24% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.31% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 16
Average daily rate
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£453 £488 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.17% -4.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £330 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £668 £850
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £60.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-47.60% +69.01%
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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
4242 4556 5700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 80.60% 77.46% 77.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3362 3388 4231
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 39 70
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.44 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.40% -0.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.95 £14.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £35.15 £58.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) HTML
2 4 (36.36%) SDLC
3 3 (27.27%) MariaDB
3 3 (27.27%) PHP
3 3 (27.27%) CSS
3 3 (27.27%) Change Management
3 3 (27.27%) MySQL
3 3 (27.27%) Finance
3 3 (27.27%) CMS
3 3 (27.27%) Subversion
3 3 (27.27%) Content Management
3 3 (27.27%) Joomla!
3 3 (27.27%) ServiceNow
4 2 (18.18%) Banking
4 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
4 2 (18.18%) .NET
4 2 (18.18%) SOA
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 2 (18.18%) SQL
4 2 (18.18%) C#
4 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
5 1 (9.09%) User Stories
5 1 (9.09%) Java
5 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
5 1 (9.09%) VB
5 1 (9.09%) VBA
5 1 (9.09%) XML
5 1 (9.09%) OOP
5 1 (9.09%) OO

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 3 (27.27%) CMS
1 3 (27.27%) Joomla!
2 1 (9.09%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics NAV
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) MySQL
1 3 (27.27%) MariaDB
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
3 1 (9.09%) OLAP
3 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (9.09%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Subversion
2 1 (9.09%) TeamCity
2 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
2 1 (9.09%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
2 1 (9.09%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Developer
2 5 (45.45%) Architect
3 3 (27.27%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (27.27%) Joomla! Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Lead Solutions Architect
4 2 (18.18%) Technical Architect
4 2 (18.18%) Senior Architect
4 2 (18.18%) Senior Solutions Architect
4 2 (18.18%) Lead Architect
5 1 (9.09%) Dynamics NAV Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Web Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) HTML
2 3 (27.27%) CSS
3 2 (18.18%) .NET
4 1 (9.09%) J2EE
4 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
4 1 (9.09%) XML
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
4 1 (9.09%) JSON
4 1 (9.09%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Client/Server
1 1 (9.09%) Equities
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) SDLC
3 3 (27.27%) Change Management
3 3 (27.27%) Content Management
4 2 (18.18%) SOA
5 1 (9.09%) ETL
5 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
5 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
5 1 (9.09%) OOP
5 1 (9.09%) OO
5 1 (9.09%) CRM
5 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
5 1 (9.09%) Web Development
5 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
5 1 (9.09%) Product Management
5 1 (9.09%) Domain-Driven Design
5 1 (9.09%) Open Source
5 1 (9.09%) BDD
5 1 (9.09%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) PHP
2 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) C#
2 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 1 (9.09%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
3 1 (9.09%) VB
3 1 (9.09%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) ServiceNow
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) FactSet