The table below looks at the statistics for Software Architecture skills 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 Architecture over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architecture
Rank 437 456 445
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -11
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 146 106 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.28% 0.22% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.30% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 78 67
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£425 £383 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £324 £345
% change year-on-year
+27.41% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Average hourly rate £60.00 £35.50 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.01% -10.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £35.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+69.01% -10.12%
Software Architecture
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
38426 35840 38298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.91% 74.48% 72.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 24559 22678 22623
Average daily rate £413 £402 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.61% +0.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1075 996 1428
Average hourly rate £23.50 £29.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.33% -1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.48 £12.50 £12.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

Software Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Architecture across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in England

Software Architecture
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Architecture across the England region.

Software Architecture Daily Rate Trend in England

Software Architecture
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Architecture across the England region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Software Architecture Daily Rate Histogram in England

Software Architecture
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Architecture across the England region.

Software Architecture Hourly Rate Trend in England

Software Architecture
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 Architecture within the England region over the 3 months to 1 October 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 +43 81 £500 -6.97% 15
South East -20 33 £375 +13.20% 13
West Midlands -11 8 £300 +87.50% 1
East Midlands +7 6 £438 - 2
North East -35 6 £310 -4.61%
Yorkshire -1 3 - - 11
North West -8 2 £481 - 6
East of England -22 2 £400 - 7
South West -32 1 £300 -4.00% 10
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Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Software Architecture also 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 that cited Software Architecture.

1 111 (43.70%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (27.17%) Java
3 65 (25.59%) HTML
3 65 (25.59%) Linux
4 61 (24.02%) SQL
5 60 (23.62%) Software Engineering
6 57 (22.44%) Scrum
7 53 (20.87%) C
8 50 (19.69%) .NET
9 49 (19.29%) CSS
10 48 (18.90%) C#
10 48 (18.90%) UML
11 47 (18.50%) Oracle
12 45 (17.72%) JavaScript
13 44 (17.32%) OO
13 44 (17.32%) TDD
14 41 (16.14%) Web Services
14 41 (16.14%) Microsoft
15 39 (15.35%) C++
16 38 (14.96%) REST
17 37 (14.57%) Ajax
18 35 (13.78%) Spring
19 34 (13.39%) JSON
19 34 (13.39%) Continuous Integration
20 32 (12.60%) SOA
21 31 (12.20%) ClearCase
22 30 (11.81%) Multithreading
23 29 (11.42%) QA
23 29 (11.42%) Open Source
23 29 (11.42%) SQL Server

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Software Architecture also 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 that cited Software Architecture. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (5.12%) Apache
2 12 (4.72%) WebLogic
3 9 (3.54%) CMS
3 9 (3.54%) WebSphere
4 8 (3.15%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (2.36%) MQSeries
6 5 (1.97%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (1.97%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.57%) Documentum
8 3 (1.18%) CICS
8 3 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.79%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.79%) Node.js
9 2 (0.79%) WordPress
9 2 (0.79%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.39%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.39%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.39%) IIS
10 1 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.39%) Alfresco
Applications
1 14 (5.51%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.39%) MS Project
2 1 (0.39%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (1.97%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (1.97%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (1.18%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.79%) Magento
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.39%) Summit
4 1 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.97%) GitHub
2 4 (1.57%) SaaS
3 3 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (9.45%) DVB
2 16 (6.30%) Internet
3 7 (2.76%) ZigBee
4 5 (1.97%) Intranet
4 5 (1.97%) LDAP
5 4 (1.57%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.18%) VoIP
6 3 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (1.18%) LTE
7 2 (0.79%) AMQP
7 2 (0.79%) Firewall
7 2 (0.79%) DSL
8 1 (0.39%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.39%) VPN
8 1 (0.39%) WAN
8 1 (0.39%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.39%) LAN
8 1 (0.39%) SAN
8 1 (0.39%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (11.42%) SQL Server
2 27 (10.63%) MySQL
3 22 (8.66%) NoSQL
4 21 (8.27%) PostgreSQL
5 16 (6.30%) Relational Database
6 14 (5.51%) MongoDB
7 13 (5.12%) Apache Cassandra
8 12 (4.72%) Oracle Database
9 10 (3.94%) DB2
10 5 (1.97%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (1.97%) Oracle Exadata
11 4 (1.57%) InterSystems Cache
11 4 (1.57%) RDBMS
12 3 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (1.18%) SQLite
12 3 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (1.18%) QlikView
12 3 (1.18%) IBM InfoSphere
13 2 (0.79%) Big Data
13 2 (0.79%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 31 (12.20%) ClearCase
2 23 (9.06%) Git (software)
3 19 (7.48%) Subversion
4 14 (5.51%) JUnit
5 11 (4.33%) Jenkins
6 10 (3.94%) Eclipse
7 9 (3.54%) Maven
8 7 (2.76%) JIRA
8 7 (2.76%) Selenium
8 7 (2.76%) Hudson
8 7 (2.76%) Mercurial
9 5 (1.97%) NUnit
9 5 (1.97%) RSpec
10 4 (1.57%) SoapUI
10 4 (1.57%) TeamCity
10 4 (1.57%) Visual Studio
10 4 (1.57%) Ant
11 3 (1.18%) ClearQuest
11 3 (1.18%) Bugzilla
11 3 (1.18%) Xcode
General
1 28 (11.02%) Finance
2 16 (6.30%) Banking
3 13 (5.12%) Investment Banking
3 13 (5.12%) Front Office
4 6 (2.36%) Marketing
4 6 (2.36%) Law
5 4 (1.57%) Retail
6 3 (1.18%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.18%) Games
6 3 (1.18%) Dutch Language
6 3 (1.18%) German Language
7 2 (0.79%) Automotive
8 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.39%) Advertising
8 1 (0.39%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.39%) Czech Language
Job Titles
1 97 (38.19%) Developer
2 85 (33.46%) Architect
3 33 (12.99%) Software Engineer
4 27 (10.63%) Technical Architect
5 23 (9.06%) Java Developer
6 21 (8.27%) Solutions Architect
7 16 (6.30%) Software Developer
7 16 (6.30%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 13 (5.12%) C# Developer
9 12 (4.72%) Software Architect
10 11 (4.33%) Digital Architect
11 9 (3.54%) Senior Developer
11 9 (3.54%) Analyst
11 9 (3.54%) .NET Developer
11 9 (3.54%) Embedded Software Developer
12 8 (3.15%) Senior Architect
12 8 (3.15%) C++ Software Engineer
12 8 (3.15%) Web Developer
13 6 (2.36%) Lead Architect
13 6 (2.36%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (25.59%) HTML
2 50 (19.69%) .NET
3 49 (19.29%) CSS
4 41 (16.14%) Web Services
5 38 (14.96%) REST
6 37 (14.57%) Ajax
7 35 (13.78%) Spring
8 34 (13.39%) JSON
9 29 (11.42%) J2EE
10 28 (11.02%) POSIX
10 28 (11.02%) JMS
11 27 (10.63%) HTML5
12 25 (9.84%) jQuery
12 25 (9.84%) XML
12 25 (9.84%) JSP
13 24 (9.45%) CSS3
14 22 (8.66%) SOAP
15 21 (8.27%) Ruby on Rails
15 21 (8.27%) Servlets
16 20 (7.87%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 29 (11.42%) Open Source
2 27 (10.63%) STB
3 26 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (9.45%) DTV
5 15 (5.91%) User Experience
6 14 (5.51%) Computer Science
7 13 (5.12%) Algorithms
8 12 (4.72%) Mobile App
9 10 (3.94%) Data Structures
10 8 (3.15%) iPad
11 7 (2.76%) Client/Server
12 6 (2.36%) N-Tier
13 5 (1.97%) Data Integration
14 4 (1.57%) Fixed Income
14 4 (1.57%) Management Information System
15 3 (1.18%) E-Learning
15 3 (1.18%) SCORM
15 3 (1.18%) Mathematics
15 3 (1.18%) Reference Data
15 3 (1.18%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 65 (25.59%) Linux
2 27 (10.63%) UNIX
3 17 (6.69%) Windows
4 7 (2.76%) Android
4 7 (2.76%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.36%) Debian
6 3 (1.18%) MVS
6 3 (1.18%) SUSE
6 3 (1.18%) VME
7 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.39%) Solaris
7 1 (0.39%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.39%) OpenWrt
7 1 (0.39%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (43.70%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (23.62%) Software Engineering
3 57 (22.44%) Scrum
4 48 (18.90%) UML
5 44 (17.32%) OO
5 44 (17.32%) TDD
6 34 (13.39%) Continuous Integration
7 32 (12.60%) SOA
8 30 (11.81%) Multithreading
9 28 (11.02%) MVC
10 26 (10.24%) Mentoring
11 25 (9.84%) Configuration Management
12 23 (9.06%) User Stories
13 20 (7.87%) E-Commerce
13 20 (7.87%) Unit Testing
14 18 (7.09%) Data Modelling
15 17 (6.69%) OOP
16 16 (6.30%) OOD
16 16 (6.30%) Kanban
17 14 (5.51%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (27.17%) Java
2 61 (24.02%) SQL
3 53 (20.87%) C
4 48 (18.90%) C#
5 45 (17.72%) JavaScript
6 39 (15.35%) C++
7 28 (11.02%) Ruby
8 22 (8.66%) Scala
9 17 (6.69%) Python
10 16 (6.30%) PHP
11 12 (4.72%) T-SQL
11 12 (4.72%) Embedded C
12 8 (3.15%) XAML
12 8 (3.15%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.18%) VB.NET
13 3 (1.18%) Objective-C
13 3 (1.18%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.79%) Groovy
15 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.39%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 27 (10.63%) Degree
2 12 (4.72%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.76%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.79%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.79%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.39%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.39%) PMP
5 1 (0.39%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.39%) PhD
5 1 (0.39%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (11.42%) QA
2 2 (0.79%) COBIT
2 2 (0.79%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.39%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 3 (1.18%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.18%) Varnish
2 1 (0.39%) NDS
2 1 (0.39%) Firmware
2 1 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.39%) Tivoli
1 1 (0.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (0.39%) Control-M
1 1 (0.39%) SCOM
1 1 (0.39%) Puppet
1 1 (0.39%) Ansible
Vendors
1 47 (18.50%) Oracle
2 41 (16.14%) Microsoft
3 20 (7.87%) JBoss
4 8 (3.15%) Endeca
4 8 (3.15%) ATG
5 7 (2.76%) IBM
6 4 (1.57%) Informatica
7 3 (1.18%) Zend
8 2 (0.79%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.79%) QNX
8 2 (0.79%) SAP
8 2 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.79%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.39%) Cisco
9 1 (0.39%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.39%) Apple
9 1 (0.39%) BEA
9 1 (0.39%) VMware
9 1 (0.39%) Open Text
9 1 (0.39%) StreamServe
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