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 30 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Architecture
Rank 122 134 118
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -16
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 5 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.19% 0.14% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.19% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £444 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.04% +26.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £47.50 - £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - £38.00
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
1957 2122 1588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 74.52% 73.63% 68.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1128 1211 884
Average daily rate £413 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 128 108
Average hourly rate £32.10 £30.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.24% -6.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.50 £46.00
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 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
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 30 March 2015. 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
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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
Cambridgeshire - 3 £325 - 3
Hertfordshire +10 1 £425 -20.18%
Bedfordshire - 1 - - 1
Norfolk - - - -
Essex - - - -
Software Architecture
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 4 (57.14%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) MATLAB
2 3 (42.86%) MVC
2 3 (42.86%) WinForms
2 3 (42.86%) Signal Processing
3 2 (28.57%) Quality Management
3 2 (28.57%) Statistics
3 2 (28.57%) QMS
3 2 (28.57%) Visualisation
3 2 (28.57%) Data Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 1 (14.29%) C
4 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
4 1 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) Ruby
4 1 (14.29%) Ajax
4 1 (14.29%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) C++
4 1 (14.29%) HTML
4 1 (14.29%) Java
4 1 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
4 1 (14.29%) .NET
4 1 (14.29%) MySQL
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 1 (14.29%) CSS
4 1 (14.29%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 (14.29%) Alfresco
1 1 (14.29%) Mule
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (14.29%) MongoDB
1 1 (14.29%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Software Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Architect
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 1 (14.29%) DSP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) WinForms
2 1 (14.29%) Ajax
2 1 (14.29%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
2 1 (14.29%) JSON
2 1 (14.29%) Django
2 1 (14.29%) HTML5
2 1 (14.29%) REST
2 1 (14.29%) CSS3
2 1 (14.29%) Apache Camel
2 1 (14.29%) Play Framework
2 1 (14.29%) HTML
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) CSS
2 1 (14.29%) XML
2 1 (14.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Statistics
1 2 (28.57%) Visualisation
2 1 (14.29%) Open Source
2 1 (14.29%) Algorithms
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) MVC
1 3 (42.86%) Signal Processing
2 2 (28.57%) QMS
2 2 (28.57%) Data Analysis
2 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
2 2 (28.57%) Quality Management
3 1 (14.29%) Multithreading
3 1 (14.29%) Kanban
3 1 (14.29%) Product Management
3 1 (14.29%) User Stories
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) TDD
3 1 (14.29%) UML
3 1 (14.29%) OOP
3 1 (14.29%) SOA
3 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) MATLAB
3 1 (14.29%) Ruby
3 1 (14.29%) Scala
3 1 (14.29%) C
3 1 (14.29%) C++
3 1 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) IBM