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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Architecture
Rank 178 183 179
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -4
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 11 22 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.21% 0.36% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.47% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 22 16
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 £431
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £573 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £450 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.94% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - £38.00
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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
4022 4712 4495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.34% 77.67% 76.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3121 3399 3467
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 50 47
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £135.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -81.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 March 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 March 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 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (31.58%) Amazon S3
2 6 (31.58%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (31.58%) Amazon ELB
2 6 (31.58%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (26.32%) Mobile App
3 5 (26.32%) Mobile Application Development
3 5 (26.32%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (26.32%) Akamai
3 5 (26.32%) Apple iOS
3 5 (26.32%) Android
3 5 (26.32%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (26.32%) OO
3 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (21.05%) Windows
4 4 (21.05%) HTML
4 4 (21.05%) Java
4 4 (21.05%) Banking
4 4 (21.05%) Low Latency
4 4 (21.05%) REST
5 3 (15.79%) Analytics
5 3 (15.79%) HTML5
5 3 (15.79%) C++
5 3 (15.79%) Finance
5 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
5 3 (15.79%) .NET
5 3 (15.79%) Linux
5 3 (15.79%) DevOps
5 3 (15.79%) Mentoring

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (10.53%) Apache
1 2 (10.53%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.26%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (5.26%) Node.js
2 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.26%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 6 (31.58%) Amazon S3
1 6 (31.58%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (31.58%) Amazon ELB
2 5 (26.32%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (26.32%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (5.26%) ElastiCache
3 1 (5.26%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (5.26%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (5.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (5.26%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 1 (5.26%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (5.26%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.26%) Internet
1 1 (5.26%) AMQP
1 1 (5.26%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (31.58%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Maven
1 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
1 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.26%) Grunt
2 1 (5.26%) Hudson
2 1 (5.26%) Gerrit
2 1 (5.26%) Redmine
2 1 (5.26%) Gradle
2 1 (5.26%) Selenium
2 1 (5.26%) Bugzilla
2 1 (5.26%) Subversion
General
1 4 (21.05%) Banking
2 3 (15.79%) Finance
3 2 (10.53%) Front Office
4 1 (5.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Developer
2 3 (15.79%) Integration Manager
2 3 (15.79%) Technical Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Middleware Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Java Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Quantitative Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Programme Manager
4 1 (5.26%) C# Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Web Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Web Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Lead Developer
4 1 (5.26%) C++ Quantitative Developer
4 1 (5.26%) UI Programmer
4 1 (5.26%) Backup Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) HTML
1 4 (21.05%) REST
2 3 (15.79%) HTML5
2 3 (15.79%) .NET
3 2 (10.53%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (10.53%) Middleware
3 2 (10.53%) JSON
3 2 (10.53%) CSS
3 2 (10.53%) JDBC
3 2 (10.53%) SOAP
3 2 (10.53%) Spring
3 2 (10.53%) Ajax
3 2 (10.53%) jQuery
4 1 (5.26%) Taglibs
4 1 (5.26%) Ext JS
4 1 (5.26%) JPA
4 1 (5.26%) EJB 3.0
4 1 (5.26%) Apache CXF
4 1 (5.26%) Java EE
4 1 (5.26%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Mobile App
1 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) User Experience
2 2 (10.53%) Client/Server
2 2 (10.53%) Mathematics
2 2 (10.53%) Physics
2 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.26%) Online Gambling
3 1 (5.26%) Open Source
3 1 (5.26%) Social Media
3 1 (5.26%) AS400
3 1 (5.26%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Android
1 5 (26.32%) Apple iOS
2 4 (21.05%) Windows
3 3 (15.79%) Linux
4 1 (5.26%) UNIX
4 1 (5.26%) Solaris
4 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (26.32%) OO
2 5 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (26.32%) Mobile Application Development
3 4 (21.05%) Low Latency
4 3 (15.79%) DevOps
4 3 (15.79%) Mentoring
4 3 (15.79%) Analytics
5 2 (10.53%) Risk Analytics
5 2 (10.53%) Scrum
5 2 (10.53%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
5 2 (10.53%) MVC
5 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
6 1 (5.26%) Workflow
6 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
6 1 (5.26%) Data Modelling
6 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
6 1 (5.26%) Project Management
6 1 (5.26%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) Java
2 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
2 3 (15.79%) C++
3 2 (10.53%) C#
3 2 (10.53%) Perl
3 2 (10.53%) SQL
3 2 (10.53%) Python
4 1 (5.26%) Scala
4 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) ISO 9001
1 1 (5.26%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Tivoli
1 1 (5.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (5.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Akamai
2 2 (10.53%) IBM
2 2 (10.53%) TIBCO
3 1 (5.26%) DataSynapse
3 1 (5.26%) Informatica
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle