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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architecture
Rank 441 428 455
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +27
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 142 130 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.28% 0.27% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.36% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 89 60
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £625 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £386
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -15.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 6
Average hourly rate - £35.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- -16.47%
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
38005 35893 37964
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.58% 73.75% 71.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 23987 22503 22456
Average daily rate £413 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1076 980 1367
Average hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.41% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.84 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +37 80 £475 -9.09% 23
South East -11 29 £375 +16.27% 10
West Midlands -14 11 £300 +87.50% 1
North East -14 7 £380 +16.92%
Yorkshire +1 4 - - 10
North West +1 3 £481 -3.75% 3
East of England -32 3 £400 -34.95% 11
East Midlands -4 2 - - 2
South West - - - - 6
Software Architecture
UK

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 71 (29.10%) Java
2 67 (27.46%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (27.05%) SQL
4 64 (26.23%) HTML
4 64 (26.23%) Linux
5 60 (24.59%) .NET
6 58 (23.77%) C#
7 57 (23.36%) Scrum
8 53 (21.72%) Software Engineering
9 50 (20.49%) CSS
10 45 (18.44%) C
10 45 (18.44%) TDD
11 43 (17.62%) Oracle
12 42 (17.21%) OO
12 42 (17.21%) Microsoft
13 41 (16.80%) Continuous Integration
13 41 (16.80%) REST
14 40 (16.39%) UML
14 40 (16.39%) SQL Server
14 40 (16.39%) JavaScript
15 39 (15.98%) Web Services
16 37 (15.16%) C++
16 37 (15.16%) Spring
16 37 (15.16%) Ajax
16 37 (15.16%) JSON
17 35 (14.34%) Open Source
18 34 (13.93%) MySQL
19 32 (13.11%) MVC
19 32 (13.11%) HTML5
20 31 (12.70%) XML

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 12 (4.92%) WebLogic
1 12 (4.92%) Apache
2 9 (3.69%) WebSphere
2 9 (3.69%) CMS
3 8 (3.28%) WebSphere Application Server
4 6 (2.46%) MQSeries
5 5 (2.05%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.05%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (2.05%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.64%) Documentum
6 4 (1.64%) IIS
7 2 (0.82%) CICS
7 2 (0.82%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.41%) Node.js
8 1 (0.41%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.41%) Mule
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.41%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (6.15%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.41%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.05%) Oracle EBS R12
1 5 (2.05%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.23%) Magento
2 3 (1.23%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.41%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.41%) Summit
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.41%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.46%) GitHub
2 5 (2.05%) SaaS
3 4 (1.64%) PaaS
4 3 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.82%) IaaS
5 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (8.20%) DVB
2 15 (6.15%) Internet
3 9 (3.69%) TCP/IP
4 6 (2.46%) HTTP
5 5 (2.05%) ZigBee
5 5 (2.05%) SSL
6 4 (1.64%) Intranet
6 4 (1.64%) LDAP
6 4 (1.64%) Firewall
7 3 (1.23%) LTE
7 3 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (1.23%) VoIP
8 2 (0.82%) DSL
8 2 (0.82%) VPN
8 2 (0.82%) AMQP
9 1 (0.41%) NAS
9 1 (0.41%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.41%) Bluetooth
9 1 (0.41%) LAN
9 1 (0.41%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (16.39%) SQL Server
2 34 (13.93%) MySQL
3 26 (10.66%) NoSQL
4 24 (9.84%) PostgreSQL
5 19 (7.79%) MongoDB
6 18 (7.38%) Apache Cassandra
7 16 (6.56%) Relational Database
8 9 (3.69%) Oracle Database
8 9 (3.69%) DB2
9 8 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (2.05%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (1.23%) IBM InfoSphere
12 3 (1.23%) SQLite
12 3 (1.23%) QlikView
12 3 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 2 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
13 2 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.82%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 27 (11.07%) ClearCase
2 20 (8.20%) Git (software)
3 17 (6.97%) Subversion
4 13 (5.33%) JUnit
5 9 (3.69%) Jenkins
6 7 (2.87%) Hudson
6 7 (2.87%) Maven
6 7 (2.87%) NUnit
6 7 (2.87%) Eclipse
7 6 (2.46%) JIRA
7 6 (2.46%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (2.46%) TeamCity
8 5 (2.05%) Mercurial
8 5 (2.05%) SoapUI
8 5 (2.05%) Selenium
8 5 (2.05%) Visual Studio
9 4 (1.64%) Cucumber
9 4 (1.64%) RSpec
10 3 (1.23%) Xcode
10 3 (1.23%) Ant
General
1 25 (10.25%) Finance
2 24 (9.84%) Banking
3 11 (4.51%) Investment Banking
4 9 (3.69%) Law
5 8 (3.28%) Front Office
6 5 (2.05%) Marketing
7 4 (1.64%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.64%) Back Office
7 4 (1.64%) Retail
8 3 (1.23%) Dutch Language
8 3 (1.23%) German Language
9 2 (0.82%) Automotive
9 2 (0.82%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.82%) Games
9 2 (0.82%) Billing
10 1 (0.41%) Czech Language
10 1 (0.41%) Advertising
10 1 (0.41%) Publishing
10 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.41%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 90 (36.89%) Developer
2 80 (32.79%) Architect
3 29 (11.89%) Software Engineer
4 22 (9.02%) Java Developer
4 22 (9.02%) Technical Architect
5 20 (8.20%) Solutions Architect
6 14 (5.74%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 14 (5.74%) Software Developer
7 12 (4.92%) C# Developer
8 11 (4.51%) .NET Developer
9 10 (4.10%) Software Architect
10 9 (3.69%) Digital Architect
10 9 (3.69%) Senior Architect
10 9 (3.69%) Analyst
10 9 (3.69%) Senior Developer
11 8 (3.28%) Web Developer
12 7 (2.87%) Embedded Software Developer
12 7 (2.87%) C++ Software Engineer
13 6 (2.46%) Consultant
13 6 (2.46%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (26.23%) HTML
2 60 (24.59%) .NET
3 50 (20.49%) CSS
4 41 (16.80%) REST
5 39 (15.98%) Web Services
6 37 (15.16%) Spring
6 37 (15.16%) Ajax
6 37 (15.16%) JSON
7 32 (13.11%) HTML5
8 31 (12.70%) XML
9 30 (12.30%) CSS3
10 28 (11.48%) J2EE
11 25 (10.25%) JMS
12 24 (9.84%) Hibernate
12 24 (9.84%) POSIX
13 22 (9.02%) JSP
14 21 (8.61%) SOAP
14 21 (8.61%) jQuery
15 20 (8.20%) Ruby on Rails
15 20 (8.20%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 35 (14.34%) Open Source
2 23 (9.43%) STB
3 21 (8.61%) DTV
4 14 (5.74%) Mobile App
5 11 (4.51%) Computer Science
6 8 (3.28%) Management Information System
6 8 (3.28%) iPad
7 7 (2.87%) N-Tier
8 6 (2.46%) Client/Server
9 5 (2.05%) Data Integration
10 4 (1.64%) Smartcard
10 4 (1.64%) AS400
10 4 (1.64%) Fixed Income
10 4 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.23%) Learning Management System
11 3 (1.23%) Reference Data
11 3 (1.23%) Mathematics
11 3 (1.23%) IVR
11 3 (1.23%) E-Learning
11 3 (1.23%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 64 (26.23%) Linux
2 25 (10.25%) UNIX
3 20 (8.20%) Windows
4 11 (4.51%) Apple iOS
5 10 (4.10%) Android
6 6 (2.46%) Debian
7 3 (1.23%) Windows Phone
7 3 (1.23%) VME
7 3 (1.23%) MVS
8 2 (0.82%) SUSE
9 1 (0.41%) OpenWrt
9 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.41%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.41%) Solaris
9 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (27.46%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (23.36%) Scrum
3 53 (21.72%) Software Engineering
4 45 (18.44%) TDD
5 42 (17.21%) OO
6 41 (16.80%) Continuous Integration
7 40 (16.39%) UML
8 32 (13.11%) MVC
9 30 (12.30%) Multithreading
10 29 (11.89%) SOA
11 27 (11.07%) Configuration Management
12 23 (9.43%) User Stories
13 21 (8.61%) E-Commerce
14 19 (7.79%) Unit Testing
14 19 (7.79%) Kanban
15 17 (6.97%) Data Protection
15 17 (6.97%) OOD
16 15 (6.15%) Project Management
16 15 (6.15%) Product Management
17 14 (5.74%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 71 (29.10%) Java
2 66 (27.05%) SQL
3 58 (23.77%) C#
4 45 (18.44%) C
5 40 (16.39%) JavaScript
6 37 (15.16%) C++
7 30 (12.30%) Ruby
8 23 (9.43%) Scala
9 20 (8.20%) Python
10 13 (5.33%) T-SQL
10 13 (5.33%) PHP
11 12 (4.92%) PL/SQL
12 9 (3.69%) Embedded C
13 5 (2.05%) XAML
14 3 (1.23%) Objective-C
14 3 (1.23%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.82%) VB
15 2 (0.82%) Perl
15 2 (0.82%) Groovy
15 2 (0.82%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 19 (7.79%) Degree
2 12 (4.92%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.46%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (1.64%) ISEB
5 3 (1.23%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.82%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.41%) OCPJP
7 1 (0.41%) PhD
7 1 (0.41%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.41%) PMP
7 1 (0.41%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (9.84%) QA
2 6 (2.46%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.82%) COBIT
4 1 (0.41%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 5 (2.05%) Varnish
2 3 (1.23%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.82%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.41%) NDS
Systems Management
1 8 (3.28%) Tivoli
1 8 (3.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 6 (2.46%) Puppet
3 4 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.41%) SCOM
5 1 (0.41%) Control-M
5 1 (0.41%) Ansible
Vendors
1 43 (17.62%) Oracle
2 42 (17.21%) Microsoft
3 16 (6.56%) JBoss
4 8 (3.28%) IBM
4 8 (3.28%) ATG
4 8 (3.28%) Endeca
5 6 (2.46%) HP
6 5 (2.05%) Zend
7 4 (1.64%) Informatica
8 3 (1.23%) VMware
8 3 (1.23%) SAP
9 2 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.82%) JD Edwards
9 2 (0.82%) Software AG
9 2 (0.82%) Sybase
9 2 (0.82%) QNX
9 2 (0.82%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.41%) Pega
10 1 (0.41%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.41%) EPiServer
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