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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Architect
Rank 521 500 498
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Software Architect 36 39 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.079% 0.087% 0.058%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.085% 0.094% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 11 20
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £425 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £513 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
+13.88% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £55.00 £52.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 - -
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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
42131 41322 38316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.43% 92.67% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 26842 25081 22205
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1651 1833 2326
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -6.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.09 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 28 January 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 12 £426 -5.27% 5
North West - 10 £500 - 1
East of England +3 4 £575 +27.77% 5
South East -11 4 £431 +15.00% 4
South West -16 3 £635 - 4
West Midlands -3 1 - - 2
Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
East Midlands - - - -
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Software Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 34 (55.74%) Java
2 28 (45.90%) .NET
3 22 (36.07%) Web Services
4 19 (31.15%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (29.51%) SQL
6 15 (24.59%) SOA
7 14 (22.95%) Oracle
7 14 (22.95%) XML
8 12 (19.67%) Microsoft
8 12 (19.67%) REST
9 11 (18.03%) Linux
9 11 (18.03%) OO
9 11 (18.03%) SQL Server
9 11 (18.03%) C++
9 11 (18.03%) MVC
10 10 (16.39%) SOAP
10 10 (16.39%) Scrum
10 10 (16.39%) Spring
10 10 (16.39%) JMS
11 9 (14.75%) UML
11 9 (14.75%) JavaScript
12 8 (13.11%) C
12 8 (13.11%) WebLogic
12 8 (13.11%) Ruby
13 7 (11.48%) Enterprise Architecture
13 7 (11.48%) Finance
13 7 (11.48%) JPA
14 6 (9.84%) Java EE
14 6 (9.84%) Apache Camel
14 6 (9.84%) Oracle Database

Software Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 (13.11%) WebLogic
2 4 (6.56%) WebSphere
3 3 (4.92%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.92%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (4.92%) Mule
4 2 (3.28%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (3.28%) Node.js
4 2 (3.28%) WebSphere Process Server
5 1 (1.64%) JBoss
5 1 (1.64%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.64%) Liferay
Applications
1 2 (3.28%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.64%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.20%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.64%) SaaS
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.92%) HTTP
1 3 (4.92%) LDAP
2 2 (3.28%) SSL
3 1 (1.64%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.64%) FTP
3 1 (1.64%) 3G
3 1 (1.64%) Firewall
3 1 (1.64%) 2G
3 1 (1.64%) Wireshark
3 1 (1.64%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.03%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.84%) Oracle Database
3 4 (6.56%) Hadoop
3 4 (6.56%) NoSQL
3 4 (6.56%) Big Data
4 3 (4.92%) Redis
4 3 (4.92%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.92%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (3.28%) MySQL
5 2 (3.28%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (9.84%) JUnit
2 5 (8.20%) Maven
3 3 (4.92%) Jenkins
3 3 (4.92%) Selenium
3 3 (4.92%) RSpec
3 3 (4.92%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.28%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (3.28%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.64%) Introscope
5 1 (1.64%) JIRA
5 1 (1.64%) MSTest
General
1 7 (11.48%) Finance
2 3 (4.92%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (4.92%) Banking
3 2 (3.28%) Automotive
4 1 (1.64%) Electronics
4 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.64%) Greek Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (45.90%) .NET
2 22 (36.07%) Web Services
3 14 (22.95%) XML
4 12 (19.67%) REST
5 10 (16.39%) SOAP
5 10 (16.39%) Spring
5 10 (16.39%) JMS
6 7 (11.48%) JPA
7 6 (9.84%) Java EE
7 6 (9.84%) Apache Camel
8 5 (8.20%) HTML
8 5 (8.20%) XML Messaging
8 5 (8.20%) JTA
9 4 (6.56%) ActiveMQ
9 4 (6.56%) Ruby on Rails
9 4 (6.56%) CSS
9 4 (6.56%) XSD
10 3 (4.92%) WSDL
10 3 (4.92%) XSL
10 3 (4.92%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.56%) Open Source
2 3 (4.92%) Streaming Video
2 3 (4.92%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.28%) Pharmacovigilance
4 1 (1.64%) NHS
4 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.64%) Web 2.0
4 1 (1.64%) User Experience
4 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.64%) Informatics
4 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.64%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.64%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.03%) Linux
2 2 (3.28%) Android
2 2 (3.28%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.28%) UNIX
2 2 (3.28%) Windows
3 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.64%) VMS
3 1 (1.64%) Windows NT
3 1 (1.64%) VxWorks
3 1 (1.64%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (31.15%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (24.59%) SOA
3 11 (18.03%) OO
3 11 (18.03%) MVC
4 10 (16.39%) Scrum
5 9 (14.75%) UML
6 7 (11.48%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (8.20%) Software Engineering
7 5 (8.20%) TDD
7 5 (8.20%) DevOps
7 5 (8.20%) Mentoring
7 5 (8.20%) Test Management
7 5 (8.20%) Software Architecture
7 5 (8.20%) Domain-Driven Design
8 4 (6.56%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (6.56%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (6.56%) Logical Data Model
8 4 (6.56%) Physical Data Model
8 4 (6.56%) Requirements Management
8 4 (6.56%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 34 (55.74%) Java
2 18 (29.51%) SQL
3 11 (18.03%) C++
4 9 (14.75%) JavaScript
5 8 (13.11%) C
5 8 (13.11%) Ruby
6 6 (9.84%) C#
7 4 (6.56%) PHP
7 4 (6.56%) Python
8 3 (4.92%) PL/SQL
8 3 (4.92%) Scala
9 2 (3.28%) Groovy
10 1 (1.64%) VB
10 1 (1.64%) Perl
10 1 (1.64%) VB6
Qualifications
1 5 (8.20%) Degree
1 5 (8.20%) SC Cleared
1 5 (8.20%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (1.64%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.56%) QA
2 1 (1.64%) ISO 9000
2 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (22.95%) Oracle
2 12 (19.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.92%) Atomikos
3 3 (4.92%) Axway
4 2 (3.28%) Mercator
4 2 (3.28%) IBM
4 2 (3.28%) Software AG
5 1 (1.64%) Sage
5 1 (1.64%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.64%) Siebel
5 1 (1.64%) Vignette
5 1 (1.64%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.64%) Sybase
5 1 (1.64%) QNX
5 1 (1.64%) Metastorm
5 1 (1.64%) Open Text
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