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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architecture
Rank 177 208 201
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -7
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 22 19 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.37% 0.26% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.34% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 16 12
Average daily rate
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£578 £513 £540
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.68% -5.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £800 £750 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £406 £323 £345
% change year-on-year
+25.96% -6.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £35.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+69.01% -10.12%
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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
4478 5509 5854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 76.07% 76.51% 75.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3363 4079 4310
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 £618
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 71 93
Average hourly rate £21.88 £21.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.74% -31.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.47 £13.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £55.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 11 (36.67%) Banking
2 8 (26.67%) Finance
2 8 (26.67%) Java
2 8 (26.67%) Investment Banking
3 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (23.33%) HTML
3 7 (23.33%) SQL
3 7 (23.33%) .NET
4 6 (20.00%) Linux
4 6 (20.00%) Python
4 6 (20.00%) Computer Science
4 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (16.67%) Multithreading
5 5 (16.67%) TDD
5 5 (16.67%) C#
5 5 (16.67%) C++
6 4 (13.33%) Front Office
6 4 (13.33%) MySQL
6 4 (13.33%) Oracle
6 4 (13.33%) Web Services
6 4 (13.33%) CSS
6 4 (13.33%) Spring
6 4 (13.33%) Software Engineering
6 4 (13.33%) Hibernate
6 4 (13.33%) Ruby
6 4 (13.33%) Ajax
6 4 (13.33%) Degree
6 4 (13.33%) Mentoring
6 4 (13.33%) NoSQL
6 4 (13.33%) CSS3

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (6.67%) Apache
1 2 (6.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.33%) IIS
2 1 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) InfoPath
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) MySQL
1 4 (13.33%) NoSQL
1 4 (13.33%) Oracle Database
2 3 (10.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle Exadata
2 3 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (10.00%) InterSystems Cache
3 2 (6.67%) MongoDB
3 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (36.67%) Banking
2 8 (26.67%) Finance
2 8 (26.67%) Investment Banking
3 4 (13.33%) Front Office
4 2 (6.67%) Law
5 1 (3.33%) German Language
5 1 (3.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Architect
2 10 (33.33%) Developer
3 5 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (13.33%) Java Developer
5 3 (10.00%) C# Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Technical Architect
6 2 (6.67%) Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Front Office Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Software Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Applications Architect
6 2 (6.67%) C++ Software Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) GUI Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Digital Architect
7 1 (3.33%) Backup Specialist
7 1 (3.33%) WPF Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Lead Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.33%) Head of Architecture
7 1 (3.33%) BizTalk Architect
7 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Applications Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) HTML
1 7 (23.33%) .NET
2 4 (13.33%) Web Services
2 4 (13.33%) CSS
2 4 (13.33%) Spring
2 4 (13.33%) Hibernate
2 4 (13.33%) Ajax
2 4 (13.33%) CSS3
3 3 (10.00%) Play Framework
3 3 (10.00%) Reactive Extensions
3 3 (10.00%) Task Parallel Library
3 3 (10.00%) REST
3 3 (10.00%) HTML5
3 3 (10.00%) JSON
3 3 (10.00%) Ruby on Rails
3 3 (10.00%) WPF
3 3 (10.00%) Django
3 3 (10.00%) OAuth
3 3 (10.00%) Flash
3 3 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.00%) Open Source
2 3 (10.00%) Client/Server
3 2 (6.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.33%) Exotic Derivative
4 1 (3.33%) Derivative
4 1 (3.33%) RIA
4 1 (3.33%) Equities
4 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.33%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.00%) Linux
2 3 (10.00%) Debian
3 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (16.67%) Multithreading
2 5 (16.67%) TDD
3 4 (13.33%) Software Engineering
3 4 (13.33%) Mentoring
4 3 (10.00%) BDD
4 3 (10.00%) MVVM
4 3 (10.00%) Unit Testing
4 3 (10.00%) Data Protection
4 3 (10.00%) Resource Management
4 3 (10.00%) OOP
4 3 (10.00%) OOD
4 3 (10.00%) MVC
4 3 (10.00%) Project Management
5 2 (6.67%) Configuration Management
5 2 (6.67%) SOA
5 2 (6.67%) TOGAF
5 2 (6.67%) Scrum
5 2 (6.67%) Product Management
5 2 (6.67%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 8 (26.67%) Java
2 7 (23.33%) SQL
3 6 (20.00%) Python
4 5 (16.67%) C#
4 5 (16.67%) C++
5 4 (13.33%) Ruby
6 3 (10.00%) Scala
6 3 (10.00%) PL/SQL
6 3 (10.00%) C
6 3 (10.00%) XAML
7 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) COBIT
2 1 (3.33%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Tivoli
1 1 (3.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 4 (13.33%) Oracle
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.33%) EPiServer
3 1 (3.33%) Sitecore