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 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Architecture
Rank 460 431 440
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +9
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 129 148 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.24% 0.29% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.38% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 86 90
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £644 £600 £628
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Average hourly rate £31.44 £60.00 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.60% +69.01%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £60.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-47.60% +69.01%
Software Architecture
UK

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
41497 38505 36269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 78.08% 76.52% 75.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 27539 24264 22731
Average daily rate £425 £413 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1118 1078 1016
Average hourly rate £31.22 £23.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.73% -23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.30 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Architecture across the England region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Software Architecture Hourly Rate Histogram 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 28 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 +2 65 £473 -0.52% 33
South East -30 22 £338 -10.00% 17
West Midlands +8 19 £425 +41.66%
North East -24 8 £640 +68.42% 1
East Midlands -4 5 - - 5
East of England +4 4 £350 -12.50% 13
Yorkshire -31 2 £450 - 3
South West - 1 - - 4
Software Architecture
UK

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 109 (44.31%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (25.20%) HTML
3 59 (23.98%) JavaScript
4 52 (21.14%) Java
5 49 (19.92%) SQL
6 47 (19.11%) .NET
6 47 (19.11%) Microsoft
7 43 (17.48%) SDLC
8 41 (16.67%) SQL Server
9 37 (15.04%) C#
9 37 (15.04%) Software Engineering
10 35 (14.23%) Configuration Management
11 34 (13.82%) CSS
11 34 (13.82%) Open Source
11 34 (13.82%) HTML5
12 33 (13.41%) SOA
12 33 (13.41%) Finance
13 31 (12.60%) TDD
14 30 (12.20%) MySQL
14 30 (12.20%) MongoDB
14 30 (12.20%) REST
15 29 (11.79%) jQuery
15 29 (11.79%) Subversion
15 29 (11.79%) Play Framework
16 28 (11.38%) MVC
16 28 (11.38%) SQL Server 2008
16 28 (11.38%) JSON
16 28 (11.38%) Scala
17 27 (10.98%) Ruby
17 27 (10.98%) Ruby on Rails

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 15 (6.10%) WebLogic
2 13 (5.28%) IIS
3 11 (4.47%) CMS
4 8 (3.25%) JBoss
5 6 (2.44%) Apache
5 6 (2.44%) WebLogic Portal
5 6 (2.44%) Joomla!
5 6 (2.44%) Node.js
6 4 (1.63%) ColdFusion
6 4 (1.63%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.22%) WebLogic Integration
7 3 (1.22%) Liferay
7 3 (1.22%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.81%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.81%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.81%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.41%) DNN
9 1 (0.41%) Confluence
Applications
1 16 (6.50%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.25%) Simulink
2 8 (3.25%) MS Office
3 4 (1.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.22%) TargetLink
4 3 (1.22%) Stateflow
5 2 (0.81%) Maya
6 1 (0.41%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.81%) Temenos T24
1 2 (0.81%) Magento
2 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.41%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.69%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (4.88%) SaaS
3 8 (3.25%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (2.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (2.85%) PaaS
5 1 (0.41%) GitHub
5 1 (0.41%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.47%) Internet
2 7 (2.85%) OpenFlow
3 5 (2.03%) HTTP
3 5 (2.03%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.63%) GPRS
5 3 (1.22%) Firewall
5 3 (1.22%) FlexRay
6 2 (0.81%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.81%) NAS
6 2 (0.81%) SSL
6 2 (0.81%) SAN
6 2 (0.81%) Intranet
7 1 (0.41%) LAN
7 1 (0.41%) WAN
7 1 (0.41%) LDAP
7 1 (0.41%) ATM
7 1 (0.41%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (0.41%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 30 (12.20%) MySQL
2 30 (12.20%) MongoDB
3 28 (11.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 26 (10.57%) NoSQL
5 20 (8.13%) Apache Cassandra
5 20 (8.13%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (4.47%) Relational Database
7 8 (3.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (2.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (2.44%) MariaDB
9 6 (2.44%) Hadoop
10 5 (2.03%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (1.63%) Big Data
11 4 (1.63%) Oracle Database
12 3 (1.22%) QlikView
13 2 (0.81%) Data Mining
13 2 (0.81%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 29 (11.79%) Subversion
2 27 (10.98%) Visual Studio
3 13 (5.28%) TeamCity
4 12 (4.88%) Git (software)
4 12 (4.88%) JUnit
4 12 (4.88%) Selenium
5 10 (4.07%) Eclipse
6 9 (3.66%) CruiseControl
7 6 (2.44%) RSpec
8 5 (2.03%) Jenkins
8 5 (2.03%) IntelliJ
8 5 (2.03%) JIRA
9 4 (1.63%) ReSharper
9 4 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (1.63%) Xcode
10 3 (1.22%) ClearCase
10 3 (1.22%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 3 (1.22%) Maven
10 3 (1.22%) Rational DOORS
11 2 (0.81%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 33 (13.41%) Finance
2 15 (6.10%) Telecoms
3 14 (5.69%) Games
3 14 (5.69%) Banking
4 6 (2.44%) Automotive
4 6 (2.44%) Law
5 5 (2.03%) Electronics
5 5 (2.03%) Retail
5 5 (2.03%) Marketing
5 5 (2.03%) Spanish Language
6 4 (1.63%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.22%) Aerospace
7 3 (1.22%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.81%) French Language
9 1 (0.41%) German Language
9 1 (0.41%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.41%) Publishing
9 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.41%) Back Office
9 1 (0.41%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 121 (49.19%) Architect
2 80 (32.52%) Developer
3 42 (17.07%) Technical Architect
4 29 (11.79%) Solutions Architect
5 22 (8.94%) .NET Developer
6 20 (8.13%) Software Architect
6 20 (8.13%) Senior Architect
7 16 (6.50%) Software Engineer
8 13 (5.28%) Senior Technical Architect
9 12 (4.88%) Analyst
9 12 (4.88%) Java Developer
10 11 (4.47%) C# Developer
10 11 (4.47%) Lead Architect
11 10 (4.07%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 10 (4.07%) C# .NET Developer
12 9 (3.66%) Java Architect
12 9 (3.66%) Senior Software Engineer
13 7 (2.85%) Senior Developer
13 7 (2.85%) Agile .NET Developer
13 7 (2.85%) Lead Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (25.20%) HTML
2 47 (19.11%) .NET
3 34 (13.82%) CSS
3 34 (13.82%) HTML5
4 30 (12.20%) REST
5 29 (11.79%) jQuery
5 29 (11.79%) Play Framework
6 28 (11.38%) JSON
7 27 (10.98%) Ruby on Rails
8 23 (9.35%) .NET Framework
8 23 (9.35%) ASP.NET
9 22 (8.94%) Django
10 20 (8.13%) Web Services
11 19 (7.72%) XML
11 19 (7.72%) J2EE
12 18 (7.32%) AngularJS
13 17 (6.91%) LINQ
14 16 (6.50%) SOAP
15 15 (6.10%) ASP.NET Web API
16 13 (5.28%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.94%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (8.13%) User Experience
3 15 (6.10%) Computer Science
4 13 (5.28%) Management Information System
5 9 (3.66%) Data Centre
6 7 (2.85%) Over-the-Top Content
6 7 (2.85%) Private Cloud
6 7 (2.85%) Public Cloud
6 7 (2.85%) Embedded Systems
7 6 (2.44%) Xbox
7 6 (2.44%) Streaming Video
7 6 (2.44%) STB
7 6 (2.44%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 6 (2.44%) IPTV
7 6 (2.44%) Chromecast
7 6 (2.44%) Apple TV
7 6 (2.44%) PlayStation
8 4 (1.63%) Grid Computing
8 4 (1.63%) Handset
8 4 (1.63%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 23 (9.35%) Windows
2 18 (7.32%) Linux
3 12 (4.88%) UNIX
4 8 (3.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (2.85%) Apple iOS
6 6 (2.44%) Embedded Linux
6 6 (2.44%) Android
7 3 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.81%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.81%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.41%) CentOS
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.41%) Scientific Linux
9 1 (0.41%) Tizen
9 1 (0.41%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.41%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.41%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.41%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (44.31%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (17.48%) SDLC
3 37 (15.04%) Software Engineering
4 35 (14.23%) Configuration Management
5 34 (13.82%) Open Source
6 33 (13.41%) SOA
7 31 (12.60%) TDD
8 28 (11.38%) MVC
9 26 (10.57%) Scrum
10 25 (10.16%) User Stories
11 22 (8.94%) UML
12 21 (8.54%) Continuous Integration
13 20 (8.13%) OO
14 19 (7.72%) Project Management
14 19 (7.72%) Unit Testing
15 18 (7.32%) E-Commerce
16 16 (6.50%) DevOps
17 15 (6.10%) Data Modelling
18 14 (5.69%) Product Management
19 13 (5.28%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 59 (23.98%) JavaScript
2 52 (21.14%) Java
3 49 (19.92%) SQL
4 37 (15.04%) C#
5 28 (11.38%) Scala
6 27 (10.98%) Ruby
7 19 (7.72%) C++
8 15 (6.10%) T-SQL
9 13 (5.28%) C
10 12 (4.88%) PHP
11 7 (2.85%) Python
11 7 (2.85%) MATLAB
12 4 (1.63%) Objective-C
12 4 (1.63%) Embedded C++
12 4 (1.63%) XQuery
13 3 (1.22%) VB
13 3 (1.22%) VBA
13 3 (1.22%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.81%) Lua
14 2 (0.81%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 24 (9.76%) Security Cleared
2 19 (7.72%) SC Cleared
3 16 (6.50%) Degree
4 1 (0.41%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.41%) PMP
4 1 (0.41%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.44%) QA
2 4 (1.63%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.81%) SLA
3 2 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.41%) Basel II
4 1 (0.41%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.41%) Basel III
System Software
1 5 (2.03%) Docker
2 4 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.81%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.41%) Varnish
4 1 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.41%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.41%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (3.25%) Puppet
2 3 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.81%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.41%) OpenAM
4 1 (0.41%) Ansible
4 1 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 47 (19.11%) Microsoft
2 22 (8.94%) Oracle
3 9 (3.66%) SAP
4 8 (3.25%) webMethods
5 7 (2.85%) IBM
6 6 (2.44%) Apple
6 6 (2.44%) ServiceNow
6 6 (2.44%) Roku
7 4 (1.63%) VMware
7 4 (1.63%) Capita
7 4 (1.63%) GigaSpaces
7 4 (1.63%) Informatica
8 3 (1.22%) Zend
8 3 (1.22%) Ektron
9 2 (0.81%) hybris
9 2 (0.81%) WSO2
9 2 (0.81%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.81%) Perforce
9 2 (0.81%) Luciad
9 2 (0.81%) Cisco
North West England
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £30000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
North West
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Market related
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market related
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £450 - £550 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newark, Nottinghamshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Dorset
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 12 days ago