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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Architect
Rank 526 556 505
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -51
Contract jobs requiring a Software Architect 59 20 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.040% 0.082%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.044% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 9 23
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£475 £500 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £377
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £560 £820
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £500
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -30.00%
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
47724 45773 43200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.49% 92.58% 92.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 30889 28241 25946
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
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 1778 1846 1974
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 3 August 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
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 3 August 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
London -1 24 £600 +9.09% 6
East of England - 7 £400 - 1
West Midlands +7 6 £425 -
East Midlands - 6 - -
North West - 5 £575 - 1
South East -16 4 £350 - 4
Yorkshire -17 4 £500 - 3
South West -3 1 £350 - 1
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Software Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 33 (35.87%) .NET
2 29 (31.52%) Java
3 28 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (26.09%) Software Architecture
5 22 (23.91%) C#
6 19 (20.65%) HTML
6 19 (20.65%) JavaScript
6 19 (20.65%) TDD
7 18 (19.57%) SQL
8 17 (18.48%) Mentoring
9 16 (17.39%) ASP.NET
10 14 (15.22%) Finance
10 14 (15.22%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (14.13%) WPF
11 13 (14.13%) SQL Server
12 12 (13.04%) UNIX
12 12 (13.04%) MVC
13 11 (11.96%) LAMP
13 11 (11.96%) XML
13 11 (11.96%) MySQL
13 11 (11.96%) Oracle
13 11 (11.96%) PHP
13 11 (11.96%) Security Cleared
14 10 (10.87%) SC Cleared
14 10 (10.87%) 3D Modelling
14 10 (10.87%) JIRA
14 10 (10.87%) BDD
14 10 (10.87%) Scrum
15 9 (9.78%) Linux
15 9 (9.78%) Enterprise Software

Software Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 7 (7.61%) Drupal
2 3 (3.26%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.17%) Apache
3 2 (2.17%) Confluence
4 1 (1.09%) Node.js
4 1 (1.09%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.09%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (1.09%) JBoss
Applications
1 7 (7.61%) Simulink
2 6 (6.52%) MS Office
3 5 (5.43%) MS Excel
4 3 (3.26%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (3.26%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.35%) LDAP
1 4 (4.35%) HTTP
1 4 (4.35%) Kerberos
2 2 (2.17%) Internet
2 2 (2.17%) Wireless
2 2 (2.17%) NGN
3 1 (1.09%) LTE
3 1 (1.09%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.13%) SQL Server
2 11 (11.96%) MySQL
3 6 (6.52%) Oracle Database
3 6 (6.52%) Oracle Database 10g
3 6 (6.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (6.52%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (4.35%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.17%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (2.17%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.09%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.09%) HBase
6 1 (1.09%) Big Data
6 1 (1.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (10.87%) JIRA
2 9 (9.78%) Selenium
3 8 (8.70%) Git (software)
3 8 (8.70%) Jenkins
4 6 (6.52%) WebDriver
4 6 (6.52%) SpecFlow
5 3 (3.26%) JUnit
5 3 (3.26%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.26%) ClearCase
6 2 (2.17%) Eclipse
6 2 (2.17%) Subversion
7 1 (1.09%) IntelliJ
7 1 (1.09%) ClearQuest
7 1 (1.09%) RSpec
General
1 14 (15.22%) Finance
2 7 (7.61%) Games
3 3 (3.26%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.17%) Banking
5 1 (1.09%) Marketing
5 1 (1.09%) French Language
5 1 (1.09%) Electronics
5 1 (1.09%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (35.87%) .NET
2 19 (20.65%) HTML
3 16 (17.39%) ASP.NET
4 13 (14.13%) WPF
5 11 (11.96%) XML
5 11 (11.96%) LAMP
6 8 (8.70%) Spring
6 8 (8.70%) HTML5
7 7 (7.61%) .NET Framework
7 7 (7.61%) WCF
8 6 (6.52%) jQuery
8 6 (6.52%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (6.52%) CSS
9 5 (5.43%) Ruby on Rails
9 5 (5.43%) JSON
10 4 (4.35%) Spring Security
10 4 (4.35%) REST
10 4 (4.35%) FFmpeg
11 3 (3.26%) Play Framework
11 3 (3.26%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.78%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.52%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 6 (6.52%) Physics
3 6 (6.52%) Wiki
4 4 (4.35%) MPEG
4 4 (4.35%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (2.17%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.17%) 3D Graphics
5 2 (2.17%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.09%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.09%) NHS
6 1 (1.09%) DTV
6 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (13.04%) UNIX
2 9 (9.78%) Linux
3 1 (1.09%) VxWorks
3 1 (1.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (26.09%) Software Architecture
3 19 (20.65%) TDD
4 17 (18.48%) Mentoring
5 14 (15.22%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (13.04%) MVC
7 10 (10.87%) Scrum
7 10 (10.87%) 3D Modelling
7 10 (10.87%) BDD
8 8 (8.70%) OWASP
8 8 (8.70%) Web Development
9 7 (7.61%) Open Source
9 7 (7.61%) Enterprise Architecture
9 7 (7.61%) SOA
10 6 (6.52%) CRM
11 5 (5.43%) OO
11 5 (5.43%) TOGAF
11 5 (5.43%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (4.35%) Refactoring
12 4 (4.35%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 29 (31.52%) Java
2 22 (23.91%) C#
3 19 (20.65%) JavaScript
4 18 (19.57%) SQL
5 11 (11.96%) PHP
6 8 (8.70%) Shell Script
7 6 (6.52%) Ruby
7 6 (6.52%) PL/SQL
7 6 (6.52%) Perl
7 6 (6.52%) C
8 5 (5.43%) C++
9 3 (3.26%) Python
10 2 (2.17%) Scala
10 2 (2.17%) MATLAB
11 1 (1.09%) ANSI C
11 1 (1.09%) Embedded C
11 1 (1.09%) Embedded C++
11 1 (1.09%) Tcl
11 1 (1.09%) VB
11 1 (1.09%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (11.96%) Security Cleared
2 10 (10.87%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.26%) Degree
4 1 (1.09%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.17%) QA
2 2 (2.17%) SLA
3 1 (1.09%) DO-178B
System Software
1 2 (2.17%) Docker
2 1 (1.09%) GPFS
2 1 (1.09%) Ceph
2 1 (1.09%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (3.26%) Puppet
2 1 (1.09%) Oracle ZFS
2 1 (1.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 11 (11.96%) Oracle
2 8 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.52%) Bloomberg
4 3 (3.26%) webMethods
4 3 (3.26%) SAP
5 2 (2.17%) Informatica
6 1 (1.09%) Rackspace
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