The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architect
Rank 546 501 540
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +39
Contract jobs requiring a Software Architect 20 38 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.040% 0.082% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.088% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 23 17
Average daily rate
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£500 £575 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +27.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £377 £395
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £820 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £500 £425
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45701 43157 49006
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.46% 92.65% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 28204 25919 28009
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1841 1967 2542
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.78 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Software Architect
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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 31 July 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 31 July 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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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
London +8 11 £550 -15.38% 4
West Midlands -17 4 - -
South West -22 3 £350 -30.00% 6
Yorkshire +3 1 - -
South East -14 1 - - 2
East of England - - - - 5
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 1
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Software Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 16 (37.21%) Java
2 14 (32.56%) .NET
3 13 (30.23%) SQL
3 13 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (25.58%) Scrum
4 11 (25.58%) Microsoft
5 10 (23.26%) JavaScript
5 10 (23.26%) Finance
5 10 (23.26%) Software Architecture
6 9 (20.93%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (18.60%) REST
7 8 (18.60%) Software Engineering
7 8 (18.60%) PHP
8 7 (16.28%) HTML
8 7 (16.28%) XML
8 7 (16.28%) MVC
8 7 (16.28%) Waterfall
9 6 (13.95%) Middleware
9 6 (13.95%) TDD
9 6 (13.95%) C#
9 6 (13.95%) MySQL
9 6 (13.95%) Oracle
9 6 (13.95%) SOA
9 6 (13.95%) Documentum
10 5 (11.63%) Informatica
10 5 (11.63%) UML
10 5 (11.63%) Perl
10 5 (11.63%) SOAP
10 5 (11.63%) jQuery
10 5 (11.63%) HTML5

Software Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (13.95%) Documentum
2 4 (9.30%) WebLogic
3 3 (6.98%) Apache
3 3 (6.98%) CMS
3 3 (6.98%) WebSphere
4 2 (4.65%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (4.65%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.33%) WebSphere Process Server
5 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.33%) IIS
5 1 (2.33%) Apache Solr
5 1 (2.33%) Confluence
5 1 (2.33%) Apache Pig
5 1 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (2.33%) WordPress
5 1 (2.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) MS Project
1 1 (2.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) SAP FI
1 1 (2.33%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) LDAP
2 1 (2.33%) HTTP
2 1 (2.33%) SNMP
2 1 (2.33%) SSL
2 1 (2.33%) 3G
2 1 (2.33%) Telnet
2 1 (2.33%) 2G
2 1 (2.33%) 4G
2 1 (2.33%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.95%) MySQL
2 3 (6.98%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.98%) MongoDB
2 3 (6.98%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (6.98%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.65%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.33%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.33%) CouchDB
4 1 (2.33%) Apache Hive
4 1 (2.33%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.33%) Impala
4 1 (2.33%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 4 (9.30%) JUnit
1 4 (9.30%) ClearCase
1 4 (9.30%) ClearQuest
2 3 (6.98%) Eclipse
2 3 (6.98%) Visual Studio
2 3 (6.98%) MSTest
2 3 (6.98%) PHPUnit
3 2 (4.65%) Mocha
3 2 (4.65%) QUnit
3 2 (4.65%) Jasmine
3 2 (4.65%) RSpec
3 2 (4.65%) CA Gen
3 2 (4.65%) Selenium
4 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.33%) Maven
4 1 (2.33%) JIRA
4 1 (2.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.33%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 10 (23.26%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Advertising
2 1 (2.33%) Banking
2 1 (2.33%) Retail
2 1 (2.33%) Financial Institution
2 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (32.56%) .NET
2 8 (18.60%) REST
3 7 (16.28%) HTML
3 7 (16.28%) XML
4 6 (13.95%) Middleware
5 5 (11.63%) SOAP
5 5 (11.63%) jQuery
5 5 (11.63%) HTML5
6 4 (9.30%) .NET Framework
6 4 (9.30%) CSS
6 4 (9.30%) J2EE
7 3 (6.98%) LAMP
7 3 (6.98%) XML Schema
7 3 (6.98%) Ruby on Rails
7 3 (6.98%) WCF
7 3 (6.98%) Zend Framework
7 3 (6.98%) KnockoutJS
7 3 (6.98%) Unity DI Container
8 2 (4.65%) AngularJS
8 2 (4.65%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.65%) Thin Client
2 2 (4.65%) Fat Client
2 2 (4.65%) Open Source
3 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.33%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.30%) UNIX
1 4 (9.30%) Linux
2 3 (6.98%) CentOS
3 2 (4.65%) Android
4 1 (2.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (25.58%) Scrum
3 10 (23.26%) Software Architecture
4 9 (20.93%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (18.60%) Software Engineering
6 7 (16.28%) MVC
6 7 (16.28%) Waterfall
7 6 (13.95%) TDD
7 6 (13.95%) SOA
8 5 (11.63%) UML
9 4 (9.30%) RUP
9 4 (9.30%) Project Planning
10 3 (6.98%) Pair Programming
10 3 (6.98%) User Stories
10 3 (6.98%) Domain-Driven Design
11 2 (4.65%) Continuous Improvement
11 2 (4.65%) Configuration Management
11 2 (4.65%) Project Management
11 2 (4.65%) Refactoring
11 2 (4.65%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (37.21%) Java
2 13 (30.23%) SQL
3 10 (23.26%) JavaScript
4 8 (18.60%) PHP
5 6 (13.95%) C#
6 5 (11.63%) Perl
7 3 (6.98%) VB
7 3 (6.98%) Shell Script
7 3 (6.98%) Ruby
7 3 (6.98%) PL/SQL
8 2 (4.65%) Groovy
9 1 (2.33%) C++
9 1 (2.33%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (6.98%) MCSD
1 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.33%) Degree
2 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (25.58%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.95%) Oracle
3 5 (11.63%) Informatica
4 4 (9.30%) Zend
4 4 (9.30%) IBM
5 2 (4.65%) JBoss
5 2 (4.65%) Software AG
5 2 (4.65%) BEA
5 2 (4.65%) Sitecore
6 1 (2.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (2.33%) Ericsson
6 1 (2.33%) Nortel
6 1 (2.33%) SAP
6 1 (2.33%) Atlassian
6 1 (2.33%) Greenplum
6 1 (2.33%) Pega
6 1 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.33%) TIBCO
6 1 (2.33%) webMethods
6 1 (2.33%) Mercator
Reading
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Rate: From £380 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: 6 days ago