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 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 Architect
Rank 559 525 542
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Software Architect 19 44 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.036% 0.091% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.098% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 23 16
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£494 £468 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.61% +3.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £355 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £680 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £482 £425
% change year-on-year
-14.33% +13.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
47557 44759 49184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.01% 92.80% 92.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 29593 27372 28112
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1907 1958 2441
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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
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 19 September 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 -3 13 £494 +5.61% 4
South East +2 2 £500 +3.84% 3
West Midlands -18 2 - - 1
Yorkshire +1 1 - - 2
North West -6 1 £425 -24.44%
East of England - - - - 6
East Midlands - - - -
South West - - - -
Software Architect
UK

Software Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 25 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (48.89%) Java
3 17 (37.78%) .NET
4 14 (31.11%) SQL
5 13 (28.89%) Scrum
6 12 (26.67%) Microsoft
6 12 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (24.44%) Software Architecture
7 11 (24.44%) JavaScript
7 11 (24.44%) PHP
8 8 (17.78%) HTML
8 8 (17.78%) XML
8 8 (17.78%) MVC
8 8 (17.78%) Software Engineering
8 8 (17.78%) Waterfall
9 7 (15.56%) SOAP
9 7 (15.56%) Middleware
9 7 (15.56%) SOA
10 6 (13.33%) Documentum
10 6 (13.33%) LDAP
10 6 (13.33%) Linux
10 6 (13.33%) UML
10 6 (13.33%) C#
10 6 (13.33%) MySQL
10 6 (13.33%) Oracle
10 6 (13.33%) Ruby
10 6 (13.33%) Ruby on Rails
10 6 (13.33%) LAMP
10 6 (13.33%) Pair Programming
10 6 (13.33%) REST

Software Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 6 (13.33%) Documentum
2 5 (11.11%) WebSphere
3 4 (8.89%) WebLogic
4 3 (6.67%) Apache
4 3 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (4.44%) WebSphere Process Server
6 1 (2.22%) WordPress
6 1 (2.22%) Confluence
6 1 (2.22%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (2.22%) Liferay
6 1 (2.22%) Apache Solr
6 1 (2.22%) Node.js
6 1 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (2.22%) Apache Pig
6 1 (2.22%) CMS
6 1 (2.22%) Tomcat
6 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) SAP BPC
1 1 (2.22%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.33%) LDAP
2 2 (4.44%) SSL
2 2 (4.44%) HTTP
3 1 (2.22%) Firewall
3 1 (2.22%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.33%) MySQL
2 3 (6.67%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (2.22%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.22%) CouchDB
4 1 (2.22%) Apache Hive
4 1 (2.22%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.22%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (2.22%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.22%) Couchbase
4 1 (2.22%) Impala
4 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (11.11%) RSpec
1 5 (11.11%) Selenium
1 5 (11.11%) JUnit
2 4 (8.89%) ClearQuest
2 4 (8.89%) ClearCase
3 3 (6.67%) MSTest
3 3 (6.67%) PHPUnit
3 3 (6.67%) Visual Studio
3 3 (6.67%) Eclipse
4 2 (4.44%) CA Gen
5 1 (2.22%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.22%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.22%) JIRA
5 1 (2.22%) Maven
General
1 5 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Retail
3 1 (2.22%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.22%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (37.78%) .NET
2 8 (17.78%) HTML
2 8 (17.78%) XML
3 7 (15.56%) SOAP
3 7 (15.56%) Middleware
4 6 (13.33%) Ruby on Rails
4 6 (13.33%) LAMP
4 6 (13.33%) REST
5 5 (11.11%) HTML5
6 4 (8.89%) JMS
6 4 (8.89%) J2EE
6 4 (8.89%) Web Services
6 4 (8.89%) CSS
6 4 (8.89%) .NET Framework
6 4 (8.89%) Java EE
7 3 (6.67%) Zend Framework
7 3 (6.67%) jQuery
7 3 (6.67%) KnockoutJS
7 3 (6.67%) Unity DI Container
7 3 (6.67%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.44%) Thin Client
1 2 (4.44%) Fat Client
2 1 (2.22%) Open Source
2 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.22%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.33%) Linux
2 3 (6.67%) CentOS
2 3 (6.67%) UNIX
3 1 (2.22%) Android
3 1 (2.22%) Windows
3 1 (2.22%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (28.89%) Scrum
3 12 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (24.44%) Software Architecture
5 8 (17.78%) MVC
5 8 (17.78%) Software Engineering
5 8 (17.78%) Waterfall
6 7 (15.56%) SOA
7 6 (13.33%) UML
7 6 (13.33%) Pair Programming
7 6 (13.33%) Domain-Driven Design
8 5 (11.11%) Refactoring
8 5 (11.11%) TDD
9 4 (8.89%) RUP
9 4 (8.89%) Project Planning
10 3 (6.67%) Release Management
10 3 (6.67%) User Stories
11 2 (4.44%) Configuration Management
11 2 (4.44%) EAI
11 2 (4.44%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 22 (48.89%) Java
2 14 (31.11%) SQL
3 11 (24.44%) JavaScript
3 11 (24.44%) PHP
4 6 (13.33%) C#
4 6 (13.33%) Ruby
5 4 (8.89%) Perl
6 3 (6.67%) PL/SQL
6 3 (6.67%) C
6 3 (6.67%) VB
6 3 (6.67%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.22%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (6.67%) MCSD
1 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) Degree
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.33%) Oracle
3 5 (11.11%) IBM
3 5 (11.11%) Informatica
4 4 (8.89%) Zend
5 3 (6.67%) JBoss
5 3 (6.67%) Software AG
6 2 (4.44%) BEA
6 2 (4.44%) Mercator
7 1 (2.22%) Pega
7 1 (2.22%) Atlassian
7 1 (2.22%) Sitecore
7 1 (2.22%) SAP
7 1 (2.22%) webMethods
7 1 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
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