The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architecture
Rank 446 439 441
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 129 105 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.23% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.31% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 68 65
Average daily rate
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£400 £394 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% -5.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £587 £670 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £410
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -20.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
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%
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
36732 34187 37631
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.42% 73.38% 71.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 23130 21200 22120
Average daily rate £407 £412 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +3.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £274 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1077 979 1380
Average hourly rate £24.00 £31.25 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.20% -2.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £48.84 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
Software Architecture
UK

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +41 73 £450 -18.73% 17
South East -16 27 £363 +12.40% 14
West Midlands -6 11 £300 -17.24%
East of England -17 7 £413 -32.92% 9
Yorkshire +6 5 £385 +22.22% 6
North West +3 2 £300 -40.00% 5
North East - 1 £450 - 2
East Midlands - - - - 3
South West - - - - 1
Software Architecture
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Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 67 (28.15%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (27.73%) HTML
3 63 (26.47%) Java
4 62 (26.05%) SQL
4 62 (26.05%) Linux
5 60 (25.21%) .NET
6 58 (24.37%) Scrum
7 53 (22.27%) CSS
8 51 (21.43%) C#
9 50 (21.01%) Software Engineering
10 49 (20.59%) TDD
11 48 (20.17%) REST
12 42 (17.65%) C
12 42 (17.65%) Microsoft
13 39 (16.39%) MySQL
13 39 (16.39%) UML
14 38 (15.97%) JavaScript
14 38 (15.97%) JSON
15 37 (15.55%) Ajax
15 37 (15.55%) OO
16 36 (15.13%) Oracle
16 36 (15.13%) SQL Server
17 35 (14.71%) Open Source
17 35 (14.71%) HTML5
18 34 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
19 33 (13.87%) CSS3
20 32 (13.45%) Spring
21 31 (13.03%) C++
21 31 (13.03%) MVC
22 30 (12.61%) Web Services

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 11 (4.62%) WebLogic
2 10 (4.20%) Apache
2 10 (4.20%) CMS
3 7 (2.94%) WebSphere
3 7 (2.94%) WebSphere Application Server
4 6 (2.52%) IIS
4 6 (2.52%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (2.10%) Alfresco
5 5 (2.10%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (1.68%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.68%) Documentum
6 4 (1.68%) TIBCO EMS
7 3 (1.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (1.26%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.84%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.84%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.84%) SAS
8 2 (0.84%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.42%) Mule
9 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.84%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.10%) Oracle EBS R12
1 5 (2.10%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.68%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (1.26%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (1.26%) Magento
4 2 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.42%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.42%) Summit
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.68%) SaaS
1 4 (1.68%) PaaS
1 4 (1.68%) GitHub
2 2 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.84%) IaaS
3 1 (0.42%) CloudFront
3 1 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.72%) DVB
2 12 (5.04%) Internet
3 10 (4.20%) TCP/IP
4 7 (2.94%) HTTP
5 5 (2.10%) ZigBee
5 5 (2.10%) SSL
6 4 (1.68%) Firewall
7 3 (1.26%) LTE
7 3 (1.26%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (1.26%) VoIP
8 2 (0.84%) LDAP
8 2 (0.84%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.84%) VPN
8 2 (0.84%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.84%) Intranet
8 2 (0.84%) DSL
8 2 (0.84%) AMQP
9 1 (0.42%) NAS
9 1 (0.42%) SAN
9 1 (0.42%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (16.39%) MySQL
2 36 (15.13%) SQL Server
3 30 (12.61%) NoSQL
4 26 (10.92%) PostgreSQL
5 23 (9.66%) MongoDB
5 23 (9.66%) Apache Cassandra
6 18 (7.56%) Relational Database
7 9 (3.78%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (2.94%) Oracle Database
9 5 (2.10%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (2.10%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.68%) Big Data
10 4 (1.68%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (1.26%) SQLite
11 3 (1.26%) QlikView
11 3 (1.26%) IBM InfoSphere
11 3 (1.26%) DB2
12 2 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 24 (10.08%) ClearCase
2 16 (6.72%) Git (software)
3 12 (5.04%) Subversion
4 9 (3.78%) JUnit
5 8 (3.36%) NUnit
6 7 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (2.94%) Visual Studio
7 6 (2.52%) TeamCity
8 5 (2.10%) SoapUI
8 5 (2.10%) Jenkins
9 4 (1.68%) Ant
9 4 (1.68%) Cucumber
10 3 (1.26%) Maven
10 3 (1.26%) JIRA
10 3 (1.26%) Hudson
10 3 (1.26%) Xcode
10 3 (1.26%) ClearQuest
10 3 (1.26%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.84%) RSpec
11 2 (0.84%) NuGet
General
1 26 (10.92%) Finance
2 22 (9.24%) Banking
3 8 (3.36%) Investment Banking
4 5 (2.10%) Front Office
4 5 (2.10%) Law
5 4 (1.68%) Back Office
5 4 (1.68%) Retail
5 4 (1.68%) Marketing
6 3 (1.26%) Dutch Language
6 3 (1.26%) German Language
6 3 (1.26%) Billing
6 3 (1.26%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.84%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.84%) Automotive
7 2 (0.84%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.84%) Games
8 1 (0.42%) Czech Language
8 1 (0.42%) Avionics
8 1 (0.42%) Electronics
8 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 85 (35.71%) Architect
2 82 (34.45%) Developer
3 28 (11.76%) Technical Architect
3 28 (11.76%) Software Engineer
4 23 (9.66%) Solutions Architect
5 20 (8.40%) Java Developer
6 14 (5.88%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 13 (5.46%) Software Developer
8 10 (4.20%) Software Architect
9 9 (3.78%) Senior Developer
9 9 (3.78%) C# Developer
9 9 (3.78%) .NET Developer
10 8 (3.36%) Web Developer
10 8 (3.36%) Analyst
10 8 (3.36%) Senior Architect
11 6 (2.52%) Consultant
11 6 (2.52%) Enterprise Architect
11 6 (2.52%) C++ Software Engineer
11 6 (2.52%) PHP Developer
11 6 (2.52%) Backup Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (27.73%) HTML
2 60 (25.21%) .NET
3 53 (22.27%) CSS
4 48 (20.17%) REST
5 38 (15.97%) JSON
6 37 (15.55%) Ajax
7 35 (14.71%) HTML5
8 33 (13.87%) CSS3
9 32 (13.45%) Spring
10 30 (12.61%) Web Services
11 29 (12.18%) XML
12 21 (8.82%) jQuery
12 21 (8.82%) Ruby on Rails
12 21 (8.82%) Hibernate
13 20 (8.40%) POSIX
14 19 (7.98%) ASP.NET
14 19 (7.98%) Play Framework
15 18 (7.56%) Middleware
15 18 (7.56%) Django
16 17 (7.14%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 35 (14.71%) Open Source
2 20 (8.40%) STB
3 18 (7.56%) DTV
4 15 (6.30%) Mobile App
5 12 (5.04%) Computer Science
6 11 (4.62%) Management Information System
7 8 (3.36%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (2.94%) iPad
9 6 (2.52%) Client/Server
9 6 (2.52%) N-Tier
9 6 (2.52%) AS400
10 4 (1.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (1.68%) Mainframe
10 4 (1.68%) Smartcard
10 4 (1.68%) Mathematics
11 3 (1.26%) Reference Data
11 3 (1.26%) Data Integration
11 3 (1.26%) IVR
11 3 (1.26%) Fixed Income
11 3 (1.26%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 62 (26.05%) Linux
2 18 (7.56%) UNIX
2 18 (7.56%) Windows
3 11 (4.62%) Android
3 11 (4.62%) Apple iOS
4 6 (2.52%) Debian
5 3 (1.26%) VME
5 3 (1.26%) Windows Phone
5 3 (1.26%) MVS
6 2 (0.84%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.42%) OpenWrt
7 1 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.42%) zOS
7 1 (0.42%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (28.15%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (24.37%) Scrum
3 50 (21.01%) Software Engineering
4 49 (20.59%) TDD
5 39 (16.39%) UML
6 37 (15.55%) OO
7 34 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
8 31 (13.03%) MVC
9 27 (11.34%) Kanban
10 26 (10.92%) Configuration Management
11 24 (10.08%) Multithreading
11 24 (10.08%) User Stories
12 23 (9.66%) E-Commerce
12 23 (9.66%) SOA
13 16 (6.72%) Data Protection
13 16 (6.72%) Product Management
14 15 (6.30%) Unit Testing
15 13 (5.46%) Continuous Improvement
15 13 (5.46%) Project Management
15 13 (5.46%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 63 (26.47%) Java
2 62 (26.05%) SQL
3 51 (21.43%) C#
4 42 (17.65%) C
5 38 (15.97%) JavaScript
6 31 (13.03%) C++
7 29 (12.18%) Ruby
8 22 (9.24%) Scala
9 18 (7.56%) Python
10 13 (5.46%) PHP
11 12 (5.04%) T-SQL
12 10 (4.20%) PL/SQL
13 8 (3.36%) Embedded C
14 3 (1.26%) Objective-C
14 3 (1.26%) XAML
15 2 (0.84%) Perl
15 2 (0.84%) VB
15 2 (0.84%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.84%) Groovy
15 2 (0.84%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 17 (7.14%) Degree
2 11 (4.62%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.10%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (1.68%) ISEB
5 3 (1.26%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.42%) OCPJP
6 1 (0.42%) PMP
6 1 (0.42%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.42%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.42%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.88%) QA
2 8 (3.36%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.42%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 4 (1.68%) Varnish
2 3 (1.26%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.84%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.42%) NDS
Systems Management
1 10 (4.20%) Tivoli
1 10 (4.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 6 (2.52%) Puppet
3 4 (1.68%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.42%) SCOM
5 1 (0.42%) Control-M
5 1 (0.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.42%) Ansible
Vendors
1 42 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 36 (15.13%) Oracle
3 9 (3.78%) JBoss
4 8 (3.36%) IBM
5 7 (2.94%) Endeca
5 7 (2.94%) ATG
5 7 (2.94%) HP
6 6 (2.52%) TIBCO
7 5 (2.10%) Informatica
8 4 (1.68%) Zend
8 4 (1.68%) Intalio
9 3 (1.26%) GigaSpaces
9 3 (1.26%) Sitecore
9 3 (1.26%) VMware
9 3 (1.26%) SAP
10 2 (0.84%) Sybase
10 2 (0.84%) JD Edwards
10 2 (0.84%) Software AG
10 2 (0.84%) QNX
11 1 (0.42%) EPiServer
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