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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Architecture
Rank 448 464 513
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +49
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 164 155 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.36% 0.31% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.38% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 87 74
Median daily rate £520 £463 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.43% -17.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £335 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £678 £656 £715
UK excluding London median daily rate £523 £406 £563
% change year-on-year
+28.61% -27.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 1
Median hourly rate £41.25 £31.44 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.20% -4.72%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £31.44 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+59.03% -4.72%
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
37877 41238 40628
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.85% 81.42% 77.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 25375 27145 26819
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 995 1232 1154
Median hourly rate £29.00 £30.90 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.14% +23.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.80 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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 3 December 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 +53 109 £500 -6.10% 58
Yorkshire +25 22 £550 -12.00% 5
South East +1 12 £450 +26.76% 7
West Midlands -23 6 £550 -6.77% 5
East of England +9 4 £400 +15.31% 11
North West -2 4 £544 +45.00% 2
South West +8 3 £275 -54.16% 5
North East -35 3 £575 -8.00% 1
Software Architecture
UK

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 December 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.

1 209 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (36.53%) Scrum
2 118 (36.53%) TDD
3 113 (34.98%) Java
4 89 (27.55%) HTML
5 72 (22.29%) Kanban
6 66 (20.43%) HTML5
7 65 (20.12%) CSS
7 65 (20.12%) REST
8 63 (19.50%) SQL
8 63 (19.50%) OO
9 61 (18.89%) Mentoring
10 59 (18.27%) JSON
11 58 (17.96%) Oracle
12 55 (17.03%) SOA
12 55 (17.03%) User Stories
13 52 (16.10%) Prototyping
14 51 (15.79%) Spring
15 49 (15.17%) Finance
15 49 (15.17%) AngularJS
16 46 (14.24%) PostgreSQL
16 46 (14.24%) Git (software)
17 45 (13.93%) .NET
17 45 (13.93%) MongoDB
18 42 (13.00%) J2EE
18 42 (13.00%) JavaScript
18 42 (13.00%) Open Source
18 42 (13.00%) CSS3
19 41 (12.69%) Continuous Integration
20 40 (12.38%) XML

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 22 (6.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 14 (4.33%) Apache
2 14 (4.33%) JBoss
3 13 (4.02%) Confluence
4 12 (3.72%) WebLogic
5 10 (3.10%) Oracle Workflow
5 10 (3.10%) WebSphere
6 9 (2.79%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (2.48%) Apache Spark
8 6 (1.86%) Tomcat
9 5 (1.55%) Apache Solr
9 5 (1.55%) SharePoint
10 4 (1.24%) CMS
10 4 (1.24%) Drupal
10 4 (1.24%) Skype for Business
11 3 (0.93%) IBM HTTP Server
11 3 (0.93%) IIS
11 3 (0.93%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 3 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.62%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (0.93%) MS Excel
1 3 (0.93%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.62%) Windchill
3 1 (0.31%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.93%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.62%) ENOVIA
3 2 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.62%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.62%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 31 (9.60%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (4.64%) IaaS
2 15 (4.64%) PaaS
3 11 (3.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (3.10%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.24%) Office 365
5 4 (1.24%) SaaS
6 2 (0.62%) GitHub
6 2 (0.62%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.62%) Heroku
6 2 (0.62%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.31%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.31%) Slack
7 1 (0.31%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.88%) Internet
2 18 (5.57%) HTTP
3 13 (4.02%) DMARC
4 11 (3.41%) DKIM
4 11 (3.41%) SMTP
5 10 (3.10%) LDAP
6 9 (2.79%) DVB
7 6 (1.86%) DNS
7 6 (1.86%) Firewall
8 4 (1.24%) SSL
8 4 (1.24%) TCP/IP
8 4 (1.24%) VPN
8 4 (1.24%) WAN
9 3 (0.93%) DHCP
9 3 (0.93%) FTP
9 3 (0.93%) LAN
9 3 (0.93%) Skype
10 1 (0.31%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.31%) SAN
10 1 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (14.24%) PostgreSQL
2 45 (13.93%) MongoDB
3 40 (12.38%) NoSQL
4 32 (9.91%) Apache Cassandra
4 32 (9.91%) MySQL
5 19 (5.88%) Oracle OWB
6 15 (4.64%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (4.33%) Oracle Database
8 11 (3.41%) SQL Server
9 10 (3.10%) Big Data
10 9 (2.79%) Data Mining
10 9 (2.79%) Hadoop
10 9 (2.79%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (2.17%) Mixpanel
12 6 (1.86%) Relational Database
13 5 (1.55%) Apache Hive
13 5 (1.55%) Oracle Database 12c
14 4 (1.24%) HBase
14 4 (1.24%) SQL Server 2005
14 4 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 46 (14.24%) Git (software)
2 22 (6.81%) JIRA
3 21 (6.50%) Maven
4 19 (5.88%) ClearQuest
5 17 (5.26%) Jenkins
6 13 (4.02%) ClearCase
7 12 (3.72%) Eclipse
7 12 (3.72%) Subversion
8 11 (3.41%) IntelliJ
8 11 (3.41%) JUnit
9 9 (2.79%) Oracle Forms
10 8 (2.48%) Gradle
10 8 (2.48%) Mockito
11 7 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (1.86%) Selenium
13 5 (1.55%) CircleCI
13 5 (1.55%) CocoaPods
13 5 (1.55%) git-flow
13 5 (1.55%) Travis CI
14 4 (1.24%) CA Gen
General
1 49 (15.17%) Finance
2 28 (8.67%) Banking
3 15 (4.64%) Marketing
4 10 (3.10%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.48%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.86%) Automotive
7 5 (1.55%) Electronics
8 4 (1.24%) Aerospace
8 4 (1.24%) Back Office
8 4 (1.24%) Front Office
8 4 (1.24%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.24%) Retail
9 3 (0.93%) Law
9 3 (0.93%) Publishing
10 2 (0.62%) Advertising
10 2 (0.62%) Billing
10 2 (0.62%) Games
10 2 (0.62%) German Language
10 2 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.31%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 141 (43.65%) Architect
2 113 (34.98%) Developer
3 43 (13.31%) Technical Architect
4 39 (12.07%) Software Architect
5 38 (11.76%) Java Developer
6 26 (8.05%) Java Architect
7 22 (6.81%) Digital Architect
8 21 (6.50%) Senior Developer
8 21 (6.50%) Solutions Architect
9 18 (5.57%) Technical Leader
10 16 (4.95%) Lead Developer
11 15 (4.64%) Java Software Architect
12 14 (4.33%) Agile Developer
12 14 (4.33%) Applications Architect
13 13 (4.02%) AWS Developer
13 13 (4.02%) Java Technical Architect
13 13 (4.02%) Senior Architect
14 12 (3.72%) Agile Java Developer
14 12 (3.72%) Senior Java Developer
14 12 (3.72%) Service Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (27.55%) HTML
2 66 (20.43%) HTML5
3 65 (20.12%) CSS
3 65 (20.12%) REST
4 59 (18.27%) JSON
5 51 (15.79%) Spring
6 49 (15.17%) AngularJS
7 45 (13.93%) .NET
8 42 (13.00%) CSS3
8 42 (13.00%) J2EE
9 40 (12.38%) XML
10 35 (10.84%) RESTful
10 35 (10.84%) Web Services
11 31 (9.60%) Play Framework
12 30 (9.29%) Ruby on Rails
13 28 (8.67%) Django
14 27 (8.36%) Ajax
15 25 (7.74%) Hibernate
16 21 (6.50%) Java EE
17 18 (5.57%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 33 (10.22%) Computer Science
2 18 (5.57%) User Experience
3 17 (5.26%) Semantic Web
4 15 (4.64%) Management Information System
5 13 (4.02%) STB
6 12 (3.72%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (3.72%) Digital TV
7 8 (2.48%) Algorithms
7 8 (2.48%) Mainframe
7 8 (2.48%) MPEG
8 6 (1.86%) Data Centre
8 6 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.55%) Embedded Systems
9 5 (1.55%) Mathematics
10 4 (1.24%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.24%) N-Tier
11 3 (0.93%) Device Driver
11 3 (0.93%) iPad
12 2 (0.62%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.62%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 39 (12.07%) Linux
2 14 (4.33%) Unix
3 11 (3.41%) Windows
4 8 (2.48%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.93%) AIX
6 3 (0.93%) Android
6 3 (0.93%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.62%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.31%) CentOS
8 1 (0.31%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.31%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (36.53%) Scrum
2 118 (36.53%) TDD
3 72 (22.29%) Kanban
4 63 (19.50%) OO
5 61 (18.89%) Mentoring
6 55 (17.03%) SOA
6 55 (17.03%) User Stories
7 52 (16.10%) Prototyping
8 42 (13.00%) Open Source
9 41 (12.69%) Continuous Integration
10 39 (12.07%) UML
11 34 (10.53%) Continuous Delivery
12 32 (9.91%) Configuration Management
13 31 (9.60%) Microservices
14 30 (9.29%) Software Engineering
15 29 (8.98%) Product Management
16 28 (8.67%) Coaching
16 28 (8.67%) Enterprise Architecture
16 28 (8.67%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 113 (34.98%) Java
2 63 (19.50%) SQL
3 42 (13.00%) JavaScript
4 38 (11.76%) Ruby
5 34 (10.53%) Scala
6 27 (8.36%) C#
7 25 (7.74%) PL/SQL
7 25 (7.74%) Python
8 22 (6.81%) C
9 21 (6.50%) C++
9 21 (6.50%) Shell Script
10 14 (4.33%) PHP
11 11 (3.41%) ActionScript
12 8 (2.48%) T-SQL
13 6 (1.86%) Apple Swift
13 6 (1.86%) R
14 5 (1.55%) Objective-C
14 5 (1.55%) Perl
15 4 (1.24%) Embedded C
15 4 (1.24%) XAML
Qualifications
1 32 (9.91%) Degree
2 24 (7.43%) Security Cleared
3 16 (4.95%) SC Cleared
4 11 (3.41%) ISEB
4 11 (3.41%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.93%) CCNA
7 1 (0.31%) CCNP
7 1 (0.31%) CEH
7 1 (0.31%) CITP
7 1 (0.31%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.31%) ECSA
7 1 (0.31%) GIAC
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.31%) OSCP
7 1 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.31%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.95%) QA
2 9 (2.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (0.93%) PA-DSS
3 3 (0.93%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.62%) DO-178B
4 2 (0.62%) SDET
4 2 (0.62%) SLA
5 1 (0.31%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 13 (4.02%) Docker
2 5 (1.55%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.55%) XenApp
3 4 (1.24%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.93%) HDFS
5 1 (0.31%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.31%) vCloud
5 1 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (4.33%) Puppet
2 6 (1.86%) Grafana
2 6 (1.86%) Graphite
3 4 (1.24%) Kubernetes
3 4 (1.24%) Nagios
4 3 (0.93%) Hadoop YARN
4 3 (0.93%) SCCM
4 3 (0.93%) ThinApp
4 3 (0.93%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.62%) SCOM
6 1 (0.31%) Ansible
6 1 (0.31%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.31%) Control-M
6 1 (0.31%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.31%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (0.31%) Nmap
6 1 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.31%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 58 (17.96%) Oracle
2 20 (6.19%) IBM
3 17 (5.26%) Microsoft
4 15 (4.64%) Sybase
5 12 (3.72%) Adobe
6 11 (3.41%) WSO2
7 10 (3.10%) Google
8 9 (2.79%) Pega
8 9 (2.79%) Red Hat
9 7 (2.17%) VMware
9 7 (2.17%) webMethods
10 6 (1.86%) Apple
11 5 (1.55%) Coremetrics
11 5 (1.55%) HP
11 5 (1.55%) Informatica
11 5 (1.55%) SAP
12 4 (1.24%) BEA
12 4 (1.24%) Citrix
13 3 (0.93%) Cisco
13 3 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
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