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 5 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Architecture
Rank 473 464 461
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -3
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 129 135 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.25% 0.27% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.35% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 77 70
Average daily rate
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£500 £400 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £653 £596 £657
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £331
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +13.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £52.50 - £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 - £35.50
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
40868 38382 35686
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.95% 76.47% 75.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 27032 24152 22151
Average daily rate £425 £410 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1107 1116 1036
Average hourly rate £28.00 £23.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -27.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.78 £13.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £46.04 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+22.00% -19.35%

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 5 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
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 5 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 -15 53 £500 +5.26% 27
South East -14 25 £350 -5.08% 10
North East -4 16 £650 +44.44%
West Midlands +6 15 £425 +41.66% 2
East of England +2 5 £453 +9.69% 14
North West -15 3 £545 +81.66% 6
East Midlands - 3 - - 2
Yorkshire -26 2 £450 +16.88% 9
South West - 1 £360 - 8
Software Architecture
UK

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 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.

1 101 (40.40%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (22.40%) Java
3 55 (22.00%) JavaScript
3 55 (22.00%) HTML
4 52 (20.80%) .NET
5 48 (19.20%) Microsoft
6 46 (18.40%) SQL
7 44 (17.60%) SDLC
8 40 (16.00%) SQL Server
8 40 (16.00%) Software Engineering
9 37 (14.80%) C#
10 35 (14.00%) Analytical Skills
11 34 (13.60%) Configuration Management
12 33 (13.20%) Open Source
12 33 (13.20%) HTML5
13 31 (12.40%) REST
14 30 (12.00%) MongoDB
14 30 (12.00%) TDD
14 30 (12.00%) CSS
15 29 (11.60%) SOA
15 29 (11.60%) JSON
15 29 (11.60%) Play Framework
16 28 (11.20%) Scala
16 28 (11.20%) MVC
16 28 (11.20%) Finance
17 27 (10.80%) SQL Server 2008
18 26 (10.40%) Ruby on Rails
18 26 (10.40%) Ruby
18 26 (10.40%) Scrum
18 26 (10.40%) UML

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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 14 (5.60%) WebLogic
2 13 (5.20%) CMS
3 11 (4.40%) IIS
4 10 (4.00%) JBoss
5 8 (3.20%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (3.20%) Sitecore CMS
6 6 (2.40%) WebLogic Portal
6 6 (2.40%) Apache
6 6 (2.40%) Node.js
7 4 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (1.60%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.60%) ColdFusion
7 4 (1.60%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.20%) Liferay
8 3 (1.20%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.20%) WebLogic Integration
8 3 (1.20%) Mule
9 2 (0.80%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.80%) Confluence
10 1 (0.40%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 16 (6.40%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.40%) Simulink
3 4 (1.60%) MS Office
4 2 (0.80%) Maya
4 2 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.40%) TargetLink
5 1 (0.40%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.40%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 2 (0.80%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.40%) Magento
2 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.40%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.20%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (4.40%) SaaS
3 8 (3.20%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (2.40%) PaaS
5 1 (0.40%) GitHub
5 1 (0.40%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.80%) Internet
2 6 (2.40%) TCP/IP
2 6 (2.40%) OpenFlow
3 5 (2.00%) HTTP
4 3 (1.20%) Firewall
5 2 (0.80%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.80%) DVB
5 2 (0.80%) SSL
5 2 (0.80%) SAN
5 2 (0.80%) Intranet
5 2 (0.80%) GPRS
5 2 (0.80%) NAS
6 1 (0.40%) AMQP
6 1 (0.40%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (0.40%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (0.40%) Multicast
6 1 (0.40%) FlexRay
6 1 (0.40%) LAN
6 1 (0.40%) WAN
6 1 (0.40%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 30 (12.00%) MongoDB
3 27 (10.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 25 (10.00%) NoSQL
5 24 (9.60%) MySQL
6 19 (7.60%) PostgreSQL
6 19 (7.60%) Apache Cassandra
7 11 (4.40%) Relational Database
7 11 (4.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (3.60%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (2.80%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (2.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (2.00%) Hadoop
13 4 (1.60%) Star Schema
14 3 (1.20%) QlikView
14 3 (1.20%) Big Data
14 3 (1.20%) Oracle Database
15 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
15 2 (0.80%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 23 (9.20%) Visual Studio
2 19 (7.60%) Subversion
3 13 (5.20%) JUnit
3 13 (5.20%) Git (software)
4 12 (4.80%) Selenium
5 10 (4.00%) TeamCity
5 10 (4.00%) Eclipse
6 6 (2.40%) ClearCase
6 6 (2.40%) CruiseControl
6 6 (2.40%) Jenkins
6 6 (2.40%) RSpec
7 5 (2.00%) IntelliJ
8 4 (1.60%) JIRA
8 4 (1.60%) ReSharper
8 4 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.80%) Maven
9 2 (0.80%) Xcode
9 2 (0.80%) NUnit
10 1 (0.40%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.40%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 28 (11.20%) Finance
2 17 (6.80%) Games
3 13 (5.20%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.80%) Law
5 6 (2.40%) Banking
6 5 (2.00%) Retail
6 5 (2.00%) Marketing
6 5 (2.00%) Spanish Language
7 4 (1.60%) Automotive
7 4 (1.60%) Electronics
8 3 (1.20%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.80%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.80%) French Language
10 1 (0.40%) German Language
10 1 (0.40%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.40%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.40%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.40%) Back Office
10 1 (0.40%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 112 (44.80%) Architect
2 74 (29.60%) Developer
3 42 (16.80%) Technical Architect
4 24 (9.60%) Analyst
4 24 (9.60%) Software Architect
5 22 (8.80%) Solutions Architect
6 19 (7.60%) .NET Developer
7 18 (7.20%) Software Engineer
8 17 (6.80%) Systems Analyst
8 17 (6.80%) Senior Architect
9 16 (6.40%) Java Developer
10 12 (4.80%) Senior Technical Architect
11 11 (4.40%) C# Developer
12 10 (4.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 10 (4.00%) C# .NET Developer
13 9 (3.60%) Java Architect
14 8 (3.20%) Senior Developer
15 7 (2.80%) Senior Software Engineer
16 6 (2.40%) ASP.NET Developer
16 6 (2.40%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (22.00%) HTML
2 52 (20.80%) .NET
3 33 (13.20%) HTML5
4 31 (12.40%) REST
5 30 (12.00%) CSS
6 29 (11.60%) JSON
6 29 (11.60%) Play Framework
7 26 (10.40%) Ruby on Rails
8 24 (9.60%) jQuery
9 23 (9.20%) XML
10 22 (8.80%) .NET Framework
11 21 (8.40%) Django
11 21 (8.40%) ASP.NET
12 20 (8.00%) SOAP
12 20 (8.00%) Web Services
12 20 (8.00%) AngularJS
13 17 (6.80%) J2EE
14 15 (6.00%) Spring
15 14 (5.60%) LINQ
16 13 (5.20%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 35 (14.00%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (7.20%) User Experience
3 16 (6.40%) Computer Science
4 14 (5.60%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.20%) STB
5 8 (3.20%) Data Centre
6 7 (2.80%) Over-the-Top Content
7 6 (2.40%) Xbox
7 6 (2.40%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 6 (2.40%) IPTV
7 6 (2.40%) Streaming Video
7 6 (2.40%) Grid Computing
7 6 (2.40%) Private Cloud
7 6 (2.40%) Public Cloud
7 6 (2.40%) Chromecast
7 6 (2.40%) Apple TV
7 6 (2.40%) PlayStation
8 5 (2.00%) Embedded Systems
9 4 (1.60%) Physics
9 4 (1.60%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 22 (8.80%) Windows
1 22 (8.80%) Linux
2 14 (5.60%) UNIX
3 7 (2.80%) Apple iOS
4 6 (2.40%) Android
4 6 (2.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.60%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.80%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.80%) Solaris
7 2 (0.80%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.40%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.40%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.40%) AIX
8 1 (0.40%) CentOS
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.40%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (40.40%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (17.60%) SDLC
3 40 (16.00%) Software Engineering
4 34 (13.60%) Configuration Management
5 33 (13.20%) Open Source
6 30 (12.00%) TDD
7 29 (11.60%) SOA
8 28 (11.20%) MVC
9 26 (10.40%) Scrum
9 26 (10.40%) UML
10 24 (9.60%) OO
11 23 (9.20%) User Stories
12 21 (8.40%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (7.20%) Project Management
14 17 (6.80%) Data Modelling
15 16 (6.40%) E-Commerce
15 16 (6.40%) DevOps
16 15 (6.00%) Unit Testing
16 15 (6.00%) Systems Analysis
17 14 (5.60%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (22.40%) Java
2 55 (22.00%) JavaScript
3 46 (18.40%) SQL
4 37 (14.80%) C#
5 28 (11.20%) Scala
6 26 (10.40%) Ruby
7 19 (7.60%) C++
8 15 (6.00%) C
9 11 (4.40%) T-SQL
10 10 (4.00%) Python
11 7 (2.80%) PHP
12 6 (2.40%) MATLAB
13 5 (2.00%) Embedded C
14 4 (1.60%) XQuery
15 3 (1.20%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.80%) Objective-C
16 2 (0.80%) Lua
16 2 (0.80%) Embedded C++
16 2 (0.80%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.80%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (9.20%) Security Cleared
2 20 (8.00%) SC Cleared
3 18 (7.20%) Degree
4 2 (0.80%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.40%) PMP
5 1 (0.40%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.80%) QA
2 4 (1.60%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.80%) SLA
3 2 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.40%) Basel II
4 1 (0.40%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.40%) Basel III
System Software
1 6 (2.40%) Docker
2 4 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.80%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.40%) Varnish
4 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.40%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.40%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (3.20%) Puppet
2 3 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.80%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.40%) OpenAM
4 1 (0.40%) Ansible
4 1 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 48 (19.20%) Microsoft
2 18 (7.20%) Oracle
3 9 (3.60%) SAP
4 8 (3.20%) IBM
4 8 (3.20%) webMethods
4 8 (3.20%) Sitecore
5 6 (2.40%) Roku
5 6 (2.40%) Apple
6 5 (2.00%) Informatica
7 4 (1.60%) TIBCO
7 4 (1.60%) VMware
7 4 (1.60%) Capita
7 4 (1.60%) GigaSpaces
8 3 (1.20%) Zend
8 3 (1.20%) Ektron
9 2 (0.80%) hybris
9 2 (0.80%) WSO2
9 2 (0.80%) Perforce
9 2 (0.80%) Luciad
9 2 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
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