The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architect
Rank 542 522 500
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Software Architect 37 29 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.075% 0.062% 0.077%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.081% 0.067% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 7 21
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £387 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £650 £548
UK excluding London average daily rate £513 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
+13.88% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £47.50 £52.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 - -
Software Architect
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45626 43383 41175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.03% 92.64% 93.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 29592 26643 23710
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £229 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1873 1913 2427
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Software Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Architect in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Architect Jobs Demand Trend in England

Software Architect
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Software Architect Daily Rate Trend in England

Software Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Architect across the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Software Architect Daily Rate Histogram in England

Software Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Software Architect Hourly Rate Trend in England

Software Architect
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Architect across the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Software Architect Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Software Architect
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Architect within the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
London +7 13 £473 -14.09% 5
North West - 10 £500 - 1
East of England -6 5 £575 +27.77%
West Midlands -5 3 - -
South West -26 2 £525 - 1
South East -32 2 £550 -15.38% 2
Yorkshire - 1 - - 3
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
Software Architect
UK

Software Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Software Architect in their job title 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 with Software Architect in their job title.

1 30 (52.63%) Java
2 29 (50.88%) .NET
3 20 (35.09%) Web Services
3 20 (35.09%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (29.82%) SQL
5 14 (24.56%) XML
5 14 (24.56%) SOA
6 13 (22.81%) Oracle
6 13 (22.81%) MVC
7 12 (21.05%) Microsoft
7 12 (21.05%) REST
8 11 (19.30%) JavaScript
8 11 (19.30%) Scrum
9 10 (17.54%) SQL Server
9 10 (17.54%) JMS
9 10 (17.54%) SOAP
9 10 (17.54%) OO
10 9 (15.79%) C#
10 9 (15.79%) C++
10 9 (15.79%) Linux
11 8 (14.04%) Spring
12 7 (12.28%) Ruby
12 7 (12.28%) Enterprise Architecture
12 7 (12.28%) UML
12 7 (12.28%) C
12 7 (12.28%) WebLogic
13 6 (10.53%) Software Architecture
13 6 (10.53%) JPA
14 5 (8.77%) Test Management
14 5 (8.77%) Amazon AWS

Software Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Software Architect in their job title 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 with Software Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (12.28%) WebLogic
2 3 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.26%) WebSphere
2 3 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (3.51%) Mule
3 2 (3.51%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (3.51%) Node.js
3 2 (3.51%) WebSphere Process Server
4 1 (1.75%) JBoss
4 1 (1.75%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.75%) Liferay
Applications
1 3 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.75%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) SAP FI
1 1 (1.75%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.77%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.26%) HTTP
1 3 (5.26%) LDAP
2 2 (3.51%) SSL
3 1 (1.75%) 3G
3 1 (1.75%) Firewall
3 1 (1.75%) 2G
3 1 (1.75%) ZigBee
3 1 (1.75%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.54%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.77%) Oracle Database
3 4 (7.02%) Hadoop
3 4 (7.02%) NoSQL
3 4 (7.02%) Big Data
4 3 (5.26%) Redis
4 3 (5.26%) Relational Database
4 3 (5.26%) MySQL
5 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (3.51%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (8.77%) JUnit
2 4 (7.02%) Visual Studio
2 4 (7.02%) Maven
3 3 (5.26%) RSpec
3 3 (5.26%) MSTest
3 3 (5.26%) Selenium
4 2 (3.51%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.51%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (3.51%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.75%) JIRA
General
1 5 (8.77%) Finance
2 3 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (5.26%) Banking
3 2 (3.51%) Automotive
4 1 (1.75%) Electronics
4 1 (1.75%) Greek Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (50.88%) .NET
2 20 (35.09%) Web Services
3 14 (24.56%) XML
4 12 (21.05%) REST
5 10 (17.54%) SOAP
5 10 (17.54%) JMS
6 8 (14.04%) Spring
7 6 (10.53%) JPA
8 5 (8.77%) Java EE
8 5 (8.77%) HTML
8 5 (8.77%) XML Messaging
8 5 (8.77%) Apache Camel
9 4 (7.02%) CSS
9 4 (7.02%) JTA
9 4 (7.02%) .NET Framework
10 3 (5.26%) Ruby on Rails
10 3 (5.26%) J2EE
10 3 (5.26%) XSD
10 3 (5.26%) Hibernate
10 3 (5.26%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.02%) Open Source
2 3 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (5.26%) Streaming Video
3 2 (3.51%) Pharmacovigilance
4 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.75%) Web 2.0
4 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.75%) Social Media
4 1 (1.75%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.79%) Linux
2 3 (5.26%) Android
3 2 (3.51%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.75%) UNIX
4 1 (1.75%) Windows
4 1 (1.75%) Windows NT
4 1 (1.75%) VMS
4 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (35.09%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (24.56%) SOA
3 13 (22.81%) MVC
4 11 (19.30%) Scrum
5 10 (17.54%) OO
6 7 (12.28%) UML
6 7 (12.28%) Enterprise Architecture
7 6 (10.53%) Software Architecture
8 5 (8.77%) Test Management
8 5 (8.77%) DevOps
8 5 (8.77%) Mentoring
8 5 (8.77%) TDD
9 4 (7.02%) Requirements Management
9 4 (7.02%) Software Engineering
9 4 (7.02%) Data Modelling
9 4 (7.02%) Logical Data Model
9 4 (7.02%) Physical Data Model
9 4 (7.02%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (7.02%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (7.02%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 30 (52.63%) Java
2 17 (29.82%) SQL
3 11 (19.30%) JavaScript
4 9 (15.79%) C#
4 9 (15.79%) C++
5 7 (12.28%) Ruby
5 7 (12.28%) C
6 5 (8.77%) PHP
7 4 (7.02%) Python
8 2 (3.51%) PL/SQL
8 2 (3.51%) Scala
9 1 (1.75%) Groovy
9 1 (1.75%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (8.77%) Degree
2 3 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 3 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.26%) MCSD
2 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.02%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.75%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (22.81%) Oracle
2 12 (21.05%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.26%) Software AG
3 3 (5.26%) IBM
4 2 (3.51%) Atomikos
4 2 (3.51%) Mercator
4 2 (3.51%) Axway
5 1 (1.75%) Zend
5 1 (1.75%) Sybase
5 1 (1.75%) SAP
5 1 (1.75%) Sage
5 1 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.75%) webMethods
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