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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Architecture over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Architecture
Rank 479 497 467
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -30
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 157 132 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.31% 0.25% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.31% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 81 78
Median daily rate £436 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.05% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £650 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £440 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.70% +17.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £26.05 £52.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.38% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.25 £52.50 -
% change year-on-year
-27.14% -
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
41809 42609 40117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.03% 80.40% 78.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 27858 28200 25340
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1000 1145 1121
Median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £22.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +32.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +30.16%

Software Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Software Architecture as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 August 2016.

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 25 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Architecture within the England region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +18 93 £438 -7.65% 52
West Midlands -28 21 £435 +2.35% 2
Yorkshire +18 16 £470 +4.44% 8
South East -1 15 £375 +9.09% 12
East Midlands +1 8 £338 - 2
East of England +12 1 - - 10
Software Architecture
UK

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Software Architecture also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Software Architecture.

1 168 (56.95%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (39.66%) Java
3 97 (32.88%) HTML
4 91 (30.85%) TDD
5 83 (28.14%) CSS
5 83 (28.14%) MongoDB
6 74 (25.08%) Git (software)
7 71 (24.07%) Scrum
8 69 (23.39%) Spring
9 68 (23.05%) SQL
10 63 (21.36%) Open Source
10 63 (21.36%) HTML5
11 62 (21.02%) Linux
12 61 (20.68%) JavaScript
13 58 (19.66%) OO
14 54 (18.31%) REST
15 50 (16.95%) Puppet
15 50 (16.95%) .NET
15 50 (16.95%) Microservices
15 50 (16.95%) Continuous Delivery
16 48 (16.27%) Maven
16 48 (16.27%) JSON
17 47 (15.93%) Mentoring
18 46 (15.59%) Spring Boot
19 45 (15.25%) Finance
19 45 (15.25%) Oracle
20 42 (14.24%) Scala
21 41 (13.90%) AngularJS
21 41 (13.90%) PostgreSQL
22 39 (13.22%) Waterfall

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 24 (8.14%) Confluence
2 9 (3.05%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (2.71%) Apache
4 7 (2.37%) WebLogic
5 6 (2.03%) WebSphere
6 5 (1.69%) JBoss
7 4 (1.36%) Apache Solr
7 4 (1.36%) CMS
7 4 (1.36%) Drupal
7 4 (1.36%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.68%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.68%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.68%) WildFly
9 1 (0.34%) GemFire
9 1 (0.34%) Mule
9 1 (0.34%) Mule ESB
9 1 (0.34%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (1.02%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.68%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.68%) Windchill
3 1 (0.34%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.68%) ENOVIA
1 2 (0.68%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.34%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 20 (6.78%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.71%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (2.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.68%) GitHub
3 2 (0.68%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.68%) Heroku
3 2 (0.68%) Office 365
3 2 (0.68%) SaaS
4 1 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.34%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.34%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 31 (10.51%) HTTP
2 8 (2.71%) DVB
3 5 (1.69%) Internet
4 3 (1.02%) Skype
5 2 (0.68%) Firewall
5 2 (0.68%) LAN
5 2 (0.68%) LDAP
5 2 (0.68%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.68%) WAN
6 1 (0.34%) Intranet
6 1 (0.34%) OpenFlow
6 1 (0.34%) PBX
6 1 (0.34%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (28.14%) MongoDB
2 41 (13.90%) PostgreSQL
3 39 (13.22%) NoSQL
4 38 (12.88%) Oracle OWB
5 34 (11.53%) MySQL
6 30 (10.17%) Apache Cassandra
7 19 (6.44%) SQL Server
8 7 (2.37%) Relational Database
9 6 (2.03%) Oracle Database
9 6 (2.03%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (1.36%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.36%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (1.02%) Big Data
12 3 (1.02%) Hadoop
12 3 (1.02%) Oracle Database 10g
12 3 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 2 (0.68%) DB2
13 2 (0.68%) Mixpanel
13 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 74 (25.08%) Git (software)
2 48 (16.27%) Maven
3 38 (12.88%) ClearQuest
4 32 (10.85%) JIRA
5 23 (7.80%) ClearCase
6 21 (7.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 15 (5.08%) SoapUI
8 11 (3.73%) Jenkins
9 10 (3.39%) Subversion
10 9 (3.05%) Eclipse
10 9 (3.05%) JUnit
11 8 (2.71%) WebDriver
12 7 (2.37%) gulp
12 7 (2.37%) IntelliJ
12 7 (2.37%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (1.69%) GitLab
13 5 (1.69%) Gradle
13 5 (1.69%) Mockito
14 4 (1.36%) CA Gen
14 4 (1.36%) Selenium
General
1 45 (15.25%) Finance
2 28 (9.49%) Banking
3 9 (3.05%) Law
4 6 (2.03%) Marketing
4 6 (2.03%) Publishing
5 5 (1.69%) Front Office
5 5 (1.69%) Retail
6 4 (1.36%) Aerospace
6 4 (1.36%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.68%) Automotive
7 2 (0.68%) Back Office
7 2 (0.68%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.34%) Avionics
8 1 (0.34%) Electronics
8 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.34%) Games
8 1 (0.34%) Legal
Job Titles
1 140 (47.46%) Architect
2 105 (35.59%) Developer
3 68 (23.05%) Software Architect
4 43 (14.58%) Java Architect
5 36 (12.20%) Technical Architect
6 35 (11.86%) Java Software Architect
7 33 (11.19%) Java Developer
8 26 (8.81%) Senior Architect
9 21 (7.12%) Digital Architect
10 20 (6.78%) Senior Developer
11 19 (6.44%) Senior Software Architect
12 18 (6.10%) JavaScript Developer
13 15 (5.08%) Senior Java Architect
13 15 (5.08%) Solutions Architect
14 13 (4.41%) Applications Architect
14 13 (4.41%) Java Technical Architect
15 12 (4.07%) .NET Developer
15 12 (4.07%) Senior Java Developer
16 11 (3.73%) Technical Leader
17 10 (3.39%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (32.88%) HTML
2 83 (28.14%) CSS
3 69 (23.39%) Spring
4 63 (21.36%) HTML5
5 54 (18.31%) REST
6 50 (16.95%) .NET
7 48 (16.27%) JSON
8 46 (15.59%) Spring Boot
9 41 (13.90%) AngularJS
10 39 (13.22%) Play Framework
11 38 (12.88%) CSS3
11 38 (12.88%) RabbitMQ
12 36 (12.20%) Web Services
13 32 (10.85%) J2EE
13 32 (10.85%) Node.js
14 31 (10.51%) RESTful
15 26 (8.81%) Ajax
16 25 (8.47%) XML
17 24 (8.14%) Django
17 24 (8.14%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 36 (12.20%) User Experience
2 26 (8.81%) Computer Science
3 21 (7.12%) Algorithms
4 16 (5.42%) Data Structures
5 10 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (3.39%) Management Information System
5 10 (3.39%) Semantic Web
6 9 (3.05%) Digital TV
6 9 (3.05%) STB
7 8 (2.71%) MPEG
8 7 (2.37%) iPad
9 6 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.69%) Mobile App
11 4 (1.36%) Mainframe
11 4 (1.36%) Social Media
12 3 (1.02%) Data Centre
12 3 (1.02%) Hedge funds
12 3 (1.02%) Life Science
13 2 (0.68%) Minimum Viable Product
13 2 (0.68%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 62 (21.02%) Linux
2 20 (6.78%) Unix
3 10 (3.39%) Windows
4 6 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (2.03%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.69%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.68%) Android
8 1 (0.34%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.34%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (56.95%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (30.85%) TDD
3 71 (24.07%) Scrum
4 63 (21.36%) Open Source
5 58 (19.66%) OO
6 50 (16.95%) Continuous Delivery
6 50 (16.95%) Microservices
7 47 (15.93%) Mentoring
8 39 (13.22%) Waterfall
9 38 (12.88%) Project Planning
9 38 (12.88%) RUP
10 35 (11.86%) Continuous Integration
10 35 (11.86%) Kanban
11 34 (11.53%) User Stories
12 31 (10.51%) MVC
13 30 (10.17%) Configuration Management
14 27 (9.15%) SOA
15 26 (8.81%) Prototyping
16 25 (8.47%) Line Management
16 25 (8.47%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 117 (39.66%) Java
2 68 (23.05%) SQL
3 61 (20.68%) JavaScript
4 42 (14.24%) Scala
5 29 (9.83%) C#
5 29 (9.83%) Ruby
6 22 (7.46%) C++
7 20 (6.78%) PL/SQL
7 20 (6.78%) Shell Script
8 19 (6.44%) PHP
9 17 (5.76%) C
10 15 (5.08%) Python
11 9 (3.05%) T-SQL
12 4 (1.36%) Perl
12 4 (1.36%) XAML
13 3 (1.02%) Ada
13 3 (1.02%) Ada 95
13 3 (1.02%) Apple Swift
13 3 (1.02%) Objective-C
13 3 (1.02%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 25 (8.47%) Degree
2 9 (3.05%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.36%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.02%) CCNA
4 3 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.34%) CEH
5 1 (0.34%) CITP
5 1 (0.34%) ECSA
5 1 (0.34%) GIAC
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.34%) OSCP
5 1 (0.34%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.76%) QA
2 4 (1.36%) SLA
3 3 (1.02%) DO-178B
4 2 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 24 (8.14%) Docker
2 6 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.36%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.02%) VMware ESX
4 3 (1.02%) XenApp
5 1 (0.34%) LXC
Systems Management
1 50 (16.95%) Puppet
2 24 (8.14%) Graphite
3 17 (5.76%) Grafana
4 7 (2.37%) Consul
5 3 (1.02%) Nagios
5 3 (1.02%) ThinApp
6 2 (0.68%) Ansible
7 1 (0.34%) Nmap
7 1 (0.34%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.34%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 45 (15.25%) Oracle
2 24 (8.14%) WSO2
3 13 (4.41%) Microsoft
4 10 (3.39%) Informatica
4 10 (3.39%) Pega
5 9 (3.05%) Google
6 8 (2.71%) Red Hat
6 8 (2.71%) VMware
7 6 (2.03%) webMethods
8 5 (1.69%) Citrix
9 4 (1.36%) BEA
10 3 (1.02%) Adobe
10 3 (1.02%) Splunk
10 3 (1.02%) Zend
11 2 (0.68%) Coverity
11 2 (0.68%) IBM
11 2 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.68%) Serena
11 2 (0.68%) Sitecore
12 1 (0.34%) hybris
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