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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Architecture
Rank 463 465 451
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -14
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 135 104 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.27% 0.21% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.28% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 63 48
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£450 £400 £469
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -14.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £665 £599 £652
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £369 £358
% change year-on-year
+22.03% +3.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
Average hourly rate £30.68 £34.25 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.43% -3.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.02 £33.65 £30.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.34 £34.85 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.68 £34.25 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-10.43% -3.52%
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
39482 37197 32867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.55% 76.28% 75.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 25980 23750 20221
Average daily rate £415 £405 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.46% -2.40%
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 £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1053 1112 1001
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £48.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 29 June 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 -18 45 £550 +11.39% 38
South East -13 33 £400 +10.34% 13
North East -5 14 £650 +74.49%
West Midlands +4 12 £430 -8.99% 5
South West +6 11 £398 - 1
North West -14 4 £440 +46.66% 5
East Midlands -4 3 - -
East of England -12 3 £555 +44.15% 10
Yorkshire -24 2 £325 -15.58% 1
Software Architecture
UK

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 103 (41.70%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (22.27%) JavaScript
3 53 (21.46%) Java
3 53 (21.46%) SDLC
4 52 (21.05%) HTML
4 52 (21.05%) .NET
5 45 (18.22%) Microsoft
6 40 (16.19%) Software Engineering
7 38 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
8 37 (14.98%) SQL
8 37 (14.98%) Ruby
8 37 (14.98%) Ruby on Rails
9 36 (14.57%) Configuration Management
10 35 (14.17%) SQL Server
10 35 (14.17%) Scrum
10 35 (14.17%) MongoDB
10 35 (14.17%) REST
11 34 (13.77%) Play Framework
11 34 (13.77%) C#
12 33 (13.36%) CSS
12 33 (13.36%) Scala
12 33 (13.36%) HTML5
12 33 (13.36%) JSON
13 32 (12.96%) NoSQL
14 31 (12.55%) SOA
15 30 (12.15%) MySQL
15 30 (12.15%) TDD
15 30 (12.15%) Open Source
16 29 (11.74%) Django
17 27 (10.93%) UML

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 13 (5.26%) WebLogic
2 9 (3.64%) JBoss
2 9 (3.64%) CMS
2 9 (3.64%) Node.js
3 8 (3.24%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (3.24%) Sitecore CMS
4 7 (2.83%) IIS
5 5 (2.02%) Apache
5 5 (2.02%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.02%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.62%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.62%) ColdFusion
6 4 (1.62%) WebLogic Portal
7 3 (1.21%) WebLogic Integration
7 3 (1.21%) Liferay
7 3 (1.21%) Mule
8 2 (0.81%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.81%) Confluence
8 2 (0.81%) PegaRULES
8 2 (0.81%) MQSeries
Applications
1 14 (5.67%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.83%) Simulink
3 4 (1.62%) MS Office
4 2 (0.81%) Stateflow
4 2 (0.81%) Maya
4 2 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.40%) TargetLink
5 1 (0.40%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.81%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.40%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.40%) Magento
2 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.26%) SaaS
2 12 (4.86%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (4.45%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (2.02%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (2.02%) Amazon S3
4 5 (2.02%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (1.21%) PaaS
6 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.40%) GitHub
7 1 (0.40%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.24%) Internet
2 5 (2.02%) HTTP
2 5 (2.02%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.21%) LDAP
3 3 (1.21%) Ethernet
3 3 (1.21%) Intranet
3 3 (1.21%) Firewall
4 2 (0.81%) DVB
4 2 (0.81%) LAN
4 2 (0.81%) WAN
4 2 (0.81%) SSL
4 2 (0.81%) OpenFlow
4 2 (0.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (0.81%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (0.40%) Multicast
5 1 (0.40%) FlexRay
5 1 (0.40%) SAN
5 1 (0.40%) VPN
5 1 (0.40%) ATM
5 1 (0.40%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (14.17%) SQL Server
1 35 (14.17%) MongoDB
2 32 (12.96%) NoSQL
3 30 (12.15%) MySQL
4 25 (10.12%) PostgreSQL
4 25 (10.12%) Apache Cassandra
5 23 (9.31%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (4.05%) Relational Database
7 9 (3.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (3.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (2.83%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (2.83%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (2.02%) Hadoop
10 5 (2.02%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (1.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (1.62%) Star Schema
12 2 (0.81%) Data Mining
12 2 (0.81%) QlikView
12 2 (0.81%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.81%) HBase
Development Applications
1 23 (9.31%) Visual Studio
2 18 (7.29%) Subversion
3 16 (6.48%) JUnit
4 14 (5.67%) Selenium
5 10 (4.05%) Git (software)
6 9 (3.64%) RSpec
6 9 (3.64%) TeamCity
7 8 (3.24%) Jenkins
8 7 (2.83%) Eclipse
9 5 (2.02%) IntelliJ
9 5 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (2.02%) CruiseControl
10 4 (1.62%) ClearCase
11 3 (1.21%) Xcode
11 3 (1.21%) NUnit
11 3 (1.21%) Maven
11 3 (1.21%) JIRA
11 3 (1.21%) Rational Rhapsody
12 1 (0.40%) Juju
12 1 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 26 (10.53%) Finance
2 18 (7.29%) Games
3 12 (4.86%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.83%) Law
5 6 (2.43%) Retail
6 5 (2.02%) Marketing
6 5 (2.02%) Automotive
6 5 (2.02%) Spanish Language
6 5 (2.02%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.62%) Electronics
8 3 (1.21%) Publishing
8 3 (1.21%) Banking
9 2 (0.81%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.40%) Military
10 1 (0.40%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.40%) French Language
Job Titles
1 106 (42.91%) Architect
2 73 (29.55%) Developer
3 47 (19.03%) Technical Architect
4 25 (10.12%) Analyst
5 20 (8.10%) Software Architect
5 20 (8.10%) Solutions Architect
6 18 (7.29%) Software Engineer
6 18 (7.29%) Java Developer
6 18 (7.29%) Senior Architect
7 17 (6.88%) Systems Analyst
8 16 (6.48%) .NET Developer
9 13 (5.26%) Senior Technical Architect
10 8 (3.24%) Senior Developer
10 8 (3.24%) Digital Architect
10 8 (3.24%) Digital Technical Architect
11 7 (2.83%) Lead Architect
11 7 (2.83%) C# .NET Developer
11 7 (2.83%) C# Developer
11 7 (2.83%) Business Analyst
11 7 (2.83%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (21.05%) HTML
1 52 (21.05%) .NET
2 37 (14.98%) Ruby on Rails
3 35 (14.17%) REST
4 34 (13.77%) Play Framework
5 33 (13.36%) HTML5
5 33 (13.36%) JSON
5 33 (13.36%) CSS
6 29 (11.74%) Django
7 23 (9.31%) jQuery
7 23 (9.31%) XML
8 20 (8.10%) SOAP
9 19 (7.69%) Web Services
9 19 (7.69%) AngularJS
10 17 (6.88%) ASP.NET
11 16 (6.48%) Ajax
11 16 (6.48%) CSS3
11 16 (6.48%) .NET Framework
12 13 (5.26%) Spring
12 13 (5.26%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 38 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (6.88%) User Experience
3 16 (6.48%) Computer Science
4 13 (5.26%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.24%) STB
6 7 (2.83%) Mobile App
6 7 (2.83%) Over-the-Top Content
7 6 (2.43%) Chromecast
7 6 (2.43%) Apple TV
7 6 (2.43%) PlayStation
7 6 (2.43%) Xbox
7 6 (2.43%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 6 (2.43%) IPTV
7 6 (2.43%) Streaming Video
7 6 (2.43%) Grid Computing
8 4 (1.62%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.62%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.62%) Physics
9 3 (1.21%) N-Tier
9 3 (1.21%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 21 (8.50%) Linux
2 18 (7.29%) Windows
3 13 (5.26%) Android
3 13 (5.26%) Apple iOS
4 12 (4.86%) UNIX
5 6 (2.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.21%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.81%) CentOS
8 2 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.81%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.81%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.40%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.40%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.40%) AIX
9 1 (0.40%) Solaris
9 1 (0.40%) Scientific Linux
9 1 (0.40%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (41.70%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (21.46%) SDLC
3 40 (16.19%) Software Engineering
4 36 (14.57%) Configuration Management
5 35 (14.17%) Scrum
6 31 (12.55%) SOA
7 30 (12.15%) TDD
7 30 (12.15%) Open Source
8 27 (10.93%) UML
9 23 (9.31%) OO
9 23 (9.31%) MVC
9 23 (9.31%) Continuous Integration
9 23 (9.31%) User Stories
10 16 (6.48%) Kanban
10 16 (6.48%) Workflow
10 16 (6.48%) Project Management
10 16 (6.48%) Data Modelling
11 15 (6.07%) Systems Analysis
12 14 (5.67%) Stakeholder Management
12 14 (5.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 55 (22.27%) JavaScript
2 53 (21.46%) Java
3 37 (14.98%) SQL
3 37 (14.98%) Ruby
4 34 (13.77%) C#
5 33 (13.36%) Scala
6 18 (7.29%) C++
7 15 (6.07%) C
8 11 (4.45%) Python
9 10 (4.05%) T-SQL
10 7 (2.83%) PHP
10 7 (2.83%) MATLAB
11 5 (2.02%) Embedded C
12 4 (1.62%) XQuery
13 3 (1.21%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.81%) Lua
14 2 (0.81%) VB
14 2 (0.81%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.81%) Perl
15 1 (0.40%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (8.50%) Security Cleared
2 20 (8.10%) SC Cleared
3 18 (7.29%) Degree
4 2 (0.81%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.40%) PMP
5 1 (0.40%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.24%) QA
2 1 (0.40%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.40%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.40%) COBIT
System Software
1 7 (2.83%) Docker
2 4 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.40%) XenApp
3 1 (0.40%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.40%) Varnish
3 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.40%) vCloud
3 1 (0.40%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.40%) Firmware
3 1 (0.40%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.40%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (2.83%) Puppet
2 3 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.81%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.40%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.40%) OpenAM
4 1 (0.40%) Ansible
Vendors
1 45 (18.22%) Microsoft
2 15 (6.07%) Oracle
3 8 (3.24%) SAP
3 8 (3.24%) IBM
3 8 (3.24%) Sitecore
4 6 (2.43%) Roku
4 6 (2.43%) webMethods
4 6 (2.43%) Apple
5 5 (2.02%) Akamai
6 4 (1.62%) GigaSpaces
6 4 (1.62%) VMware
6 4 (1.62%) Capita
6 4 (1.62%) TIBCO
7 3 (1.21%) Cisco
7 3 (1.21%) Zend
7 3 (1.21%) Ektron
7 3 (1.21%) hybris
8 2 (0.81%) Pega
8 2 (0.81%) Google
8 2 (0.81%) F5
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newmarket, Suffolk
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: £45 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford
Jumar Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + Dependent upon experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Shropshire
Jumar Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford
Jumar Solutions
Rate: £410 per day
Posted: 22 days ago