The table below looks at the statistics for Software Architecture skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Architecture over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Architecture
Rank 111 125 123
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -2
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 16 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.67% 0.16% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 0.21% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 5
Average daily rate £357 £300 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.95% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £292 £435
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £304 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
-21.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £50.39 £47.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.08% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £50.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +25.00%
Software Architecture
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1875 1948 1754
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 78.68% 76.12% 72.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1138 1189 980
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 140 150
Average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.75 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Software Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Architecture across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Software Architecture
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Architecture across the East of England region.

Software Architecture Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Software Architecture
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Architecture across the East of England region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Software Architecture Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Software Architecture
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Architecture across the East of England region.

Software Architecture Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Software Architecture
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Architecture within the East of England region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedfordshire - 11 £357 - 2
Norfolk -10 2 £470 +62.06%
Suffolk - 2 - - 2
Hertfordshire - 1 £325 - 1
Software Architecture
England

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 14 (73.68%) SQL
2 13 (68.42%) Software Engineering
3 11 (57.89%) Multithreading
3 11 (57.89%) .NET
3 11 (57.89%) C#
3 11 (57.89%) SOA
4 10 (52.63%) Unit Testing
5 9 (47.37%) SC Cleared
5 9 (47.37%) Security Cleared
5 9 (47.37%) ASP.NET
6 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (15.79%) Degree
7 3 (15.79%) QA
7 3 (15.79%) MISRA C
7 3 (15.79%) MISRA
7 3 (15.79%) ISO26262
7 3 (15.79%) GAP Analysis
7 3 (15.79%) C
7 3 (15.79%) HND
7 3 (15.79%) Windows
7 3 (15.79%) OO
8 2 (10.53%) OOP
8 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
8 2 (10.53%) CSS
8 2 (10.53%) HTML
8 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
8 2 (10.53%) PHP
8 2 (10.53%) Regression Testing
8 2 (10.53%) MVC
8 2 (10.53%) HTML5

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 1 (5.26%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
1 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.26%) JUnit
1 1 (5.26%) Maven
General
1 1 (5.26%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Software Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Developer
3 2 (10.53%) .NET Developer
3 2 (10.53%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (10.53%) C# Developer
3 2 (10.53%) PHP Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Test Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Trainer
4 1 (5.26%) .NET Software Developer
4 1 (5.26%) .NET Software Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Applications Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) C# Software Developer
4 1 (5.26%) C# Software Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Designer
4 1 (5.26%) Java Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Software Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Test Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Web Applications Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (57.89%) .NET
2 9 (47.37%) ASP.NET
3 2 (10.53%) CSS
3 2 (10.53%) CSS3
3 2 (10.53%) HTML
3 2 (10.53%) HTML5
3 2 (10.53%) jQuery
3 2 (10.53%) JSON
4 1 (5.26%) Apache Camel
4 1 (5.26%) RESTful
4 1 (5.26%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) Software Engineering
2 11 (57.89%) Multithreading
2 11 (57.89%) SOA
3 10 (52.63%) Unit Testing
4 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (15.79%) GAP Analysis
5 3 (15.79%) OO
6 2 (10.53%) MVC
6 2 (10.53%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (10.53%) OOP
6 2 (10.53%) Regression Testing
6 2 (10.53%) System Testing
7 1 (5.26%) API Design
7 1 (5.26%) BDD
7 1 (5.26%) Embedded Software Development
7 1 (5.26%) Quality Management
7 1 (5.26%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 14 (73.68%) SQL
2 11 (57.89%) C#
3 3 (15.79%) C
4 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.53%) PHP
5 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (47.37%) SC Cleared
1 9 (47.37%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) Degree
2 3 (15.79%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) ISO26262
1 3 (15.79%) MISRA
1 3 (15.79%) MISRA C
1 3 (15.79%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Red Hat