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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Architect
Rank 548 527 490
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -37
Contract jobs requiring a Software Architect 31 26 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.063% 0.054% 0.080%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.068% 0.059% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 15 25
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£450 £488 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £313 £342
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £613 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £473 £450
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £51.25 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.25 - £37.50
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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
45428 44376 39335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.34% 92.50% 92.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 28584 27952 23212
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1800 1857 2029
Average hourly rate £16.54 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 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
South East -5 12 £438 - 5
London -13 10 £400 -20.00% 7
South West +11 2 £500 +42.85% 4
West Midlands -13 2 - - 2
East Midlands - 2 - - 2
North West - 2 £450 -
Yorkshire - 1 £600 - 2
Software Architect
UK

Software Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 (41.10%) Java
2 21 (28.77%) .NET
3 18 (24.66%) Web Services
4 17 (23.29%) Linux
5 14 (19.18%) Software Architecture
6 13 (17.81%) OO
6 13 (17.81%) XML
6 13 (17.81%) SQL
7 12 (16.44%) Oracle
7 12 (16.44%) C++
7 12 (16.44%) Jenkins
8 11 (15.07%) REST
8 11 (15.07%) Git (software)
8 11 (15.07%) JIRA
8 11 (15.07%) Scrum
9 10 (13.70%) MVC
9 10 (13.70%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (13.70%) Microsoft
10 9 (12.33%) SOA
10 9 (12.33%) JavaScript
10 9 (12.33%) Enterprise Architecture
10 9 (12.33%) Finance
11 8 (10.96%) C#
11 8 (10.96%) SQL Server
11 8 (10.96%) WebLogic
11 8 (10.96%) SOAP
11 8 (10.96%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (10.96%) SC Cleared
11 8 (10.96%) Security Cleared
11 8 (10.96%) Oracle Database

Software Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 8 (10.96%) WebLogic
2 7 (9.59%) Drupal
3 3 (4.11%) Mule
4 2 (2.74%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (2.74%) Confluence
5 1 (1.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (6.85%) Simulink
2 2 (2.74%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.85%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.37%) ZigBee
1 1 (1.37%) Wireshark
1 1 (1.37%) LTE
1 1 (1.37%) Internet
1 1 (1.37%) 3G
1 1 (1.37%) Ethernet
1 1 (1.37%) LDAP
1 1 (1.37%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.96%) SQL Server
1 8 (10.96%) Oracle Database
2 6 (8.22%) Hadoop
2 6 (8.22%) NoSQL
3 5 (6.85%) Big Data
3 5 (6.85%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (4.11%) Redis
5 2 (2.74%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.74%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.74%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (2.74%) MySQL
5 2 (2.74%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.74%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (2.74%) HBase
5 2 (2.74%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (16.44%) Jenkins
2 11 (15.07%) Git (software)
2 11 (15.07%) JIRA
3 5 (6.85%) Maven
4 4 (5.48%) JUnit
5 2 (2.74%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.37%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (1.37%) Selenium
6 1 (1.37%) RSpec
6 1 (1.37%) ClearQuest
6 1 (1.37%) ClearCase
6 1 (1.37%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.37%) Subversion
6 1 (1.37%) Introscope
General
1 9 (12.33%) Finance
2 5 (6.85%) Games
3 4 (5.48%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.11%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.74%) Banking
6 1 (1.37%) Greek Language
6 1 (1.37%) Marketing
6 1 (1.37%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.37%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (28.77%) .NET
2 18 (24.66%) Web Services
3 13 (17.81%) XML
4 11 (15.07%) REST
5 8 (10.96%) SOAP
6 7 (9.59%) JMS
6 7 (9.59%) Spring
7 6 (8.22%) JPA
8 5 (6.85%) Apache Camel
8 5 (6.85%) HTML
8 5 (6.85%) JTA
8 5 (6.85%) XML Messaging
9 4 (5.48%) XSLT
9 4 (5.48%) XSD
9 4 (5.48%) JSON
9 4 (5.48%) Java EE
10 3 (4.11%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (4.11%) WCF
10 3 (4.11%) WPF
10 3 (4.11%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.22%) Wiki
2 5 (6.85%) Open Source
2 5 (6.85%) Physics
3 4 (5.48%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 4 (5.48%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.74%) Pharmacovigilance
4 2 (2.74%) User Experience
4 2 (2.74%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (1.37%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.37%) Informatics
5 1 (1.37%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.37%) NHS
5 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.37%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 17 (23.29%) Linux
2 5 (6.85%) UNIX
3 2 (2.74%) VxWorks
3 2 (2.74%) Windows
3 2 (2.74%) Android
3 2 (2.74%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.37%) Windows NT
4 1 (1.37%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (19.18%) Software Architecture
2 13 (17.81%) OO
3 11 (15.07%) Scrum
4 10 (13.70%) MVC
4 10 (13.70%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (12.33%) SOA
5 9 (12.33%) Enterprise Architecture
6 8 (10.96%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (9.59%) 3D Modelling
8 6 (8.22%) TDD
8 6 (8.22%) UML
8 6 (8.22%) OWASP
9 5 (6.85%) Mentoring
9 5 (6.85%) Data Modelling
9 5 (6.85%) OOD
9 5 (6.85%) TOGAF
9 5 (6.85%) Software Engineering
10 4 (5.48%) DevOps
11 3 (4.11%) Logical Data Model
11 3 (4.11%) Physical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 30 (41.10%) Java
2 13 (17.81%) SQL
3 12 (16.44%) C++
4 9 (12.33%) JavaScript
5 8 (10.96%) C#
6 7 (9.59%) C
6 7 (9.59%) Ruby
7 6 (8.22%) Python
8 5 (6.85%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.74%) MATLAB
9 2 (2.74%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.74%) VB
9 2 (2.74%) Scala
10 1 (1.37%) Groovy
10 1 (1.37%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.37%) Perl
10 1 (1.37%) PHP
10 1 (1.37%) Embedded C
10 1 (1.37%) Embedded C++
10 1 (1.37%) VB6
Qualifications
1 8 (10.96%) SC Cleared
1 8 (10.96%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.48%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.37%) DO-178B
1 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.37%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 2 (2.74%) Docker
2 1 (1.37%) GPFS
2 1 (1.37%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 1 (1.37%) Puppet
1 1 (1.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 12 (16.44%) Oracle
2 10 (13.70%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.11%) Atomikos
3 3 (4.11%) Axway
3 3 (4.11%) SAP
4 1 (1.37%) Rackspace
4 1 (1.37%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.37%) Vignette
4 1 (1.37%) Sage
4 1 (1.37%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.37%) Siebel
4 1 (1.37%) OpenText
4 1 (1.37%) Metastorm
4 1 (1.37%) QNX
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