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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architecture
Rank 427 435 443
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +8
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 156 110 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.30% 0.23% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.31% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 80 67
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£425 £376 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.95% +2.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £309 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £600 £536
UK excluding London average daily rate £406 £323 £345
% change year-on-year
+25.96% -6.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Average hourly rate £60.00 £35.50 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.01% -10.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £35.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+69.01% -10.12%
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
38954 35940 38894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.26% 74.48% 72.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 24704 22658 22956
Average daily rate £413 £402 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.54% +0.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1103 1007 1440
Average hourly rate £23.50 £29.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.96% -9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +40 86 £500 -4.76% 19
South East -13 34 £375 +16.27% 11
West Midlands -5 10 £300 +87.50%
North East -28 7 £380 +16.92%
East Midlands +2 5 - - 1
Yorkshire +1 4 - - 5
East of England -32 3 £400 -34.95% 9
North West - 3 £481 - 1
South West - - - - 8
Software Architecture
UK

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 111 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (27.80%) Java
3 68 (26.25%) SQL
4 66 (25.48%) HTML
4 66 (25.48%) Linux
5 61 (23.55%) Software Engineering
6 58 (22.39%) Scrum
7 54 (20.85%) .NET
8 52 (20.08%) C
8 52 (20.08%) C#
9 51 (19.69%) CSS
10 48 (18.53%) JavaScript
10 48 (18.53%) Oracle
11 45 (17.37%) UML
11 45 (17.37%) OO
11 45 (17.37%) TDD
12 44 (16.99%) Microsoft
13 42 (16.22%) Web Services
14 38 (14.67%) C++
14 38 (14.67%) Spring
14 38 (14.67%) Ajax
14 38 (14.67%) REST
15 36 (13.90%) Continuous Integration
16 35 (13.51%) JSON
16 35 (13.51%) SQL Server
17 33 (12.74%) Multithreading
18 32 (12.36%) SOA
19 31 (11.97%) ClearCase
19 31 (11.97%) MVC
19 31 (11.97%) Finance

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 14 (5.41%) Apache
2 12 (4.63%) WebLogic
3 9 (3.47%) CMS
3 9 (3.47%) WebSphere
4 8 (3.09%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (2.32%) Tomcat
5 6 (2.32%) MQSeries
5 6 (2.32%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (1.54%) Documentum
7 3 (1.16%) IIS
7 3 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.77%) Node.js
8 2 (0.77%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.77%) CICS
8 2 (0.77%) WordPress
8 2 (0.77%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.39%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.39%) Mule
9 1 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 15 (5.79%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.39%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.39%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.93%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (1.93%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (1.16%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.77%) Magento
4 1 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.39%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.39%) Summit
4 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.93%) GitHub
2 4 (1.54%) SaaS
3 3 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (9.27%) DVB
2 15 (5.79%) Internet
3 7 (2.70%) ZigBee
4 5 (1.93%) LDAP
5 4 (1.54%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.54%) Intranet
6 3 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (1.16%) LTE
6 3 (1.16%) VoIP
7 2 (0.77%) DSL
7 2 (0.77%) AMQP
7 2 (0.77%) Firewall
8 1 (0.39%) NAS
8 1 (0.39%) SAN
8 1 (0.39%) WAN
8 1 (0.39%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.39%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.39%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 28 (10.81%) MySQL
3 22 (8.49%) NoSQL
4 21 (8.11%) PostgreSQL
5 17 (6.56%) Relational Database
6 14 (5.41%) MongoDB
7 13 (5.02%) Apache Cassandra
8 12 (4.63%) Oracle Database
9 9 (3.47%) DB2
10 8 (3.09%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (1.93%) Oracle Exadata
11 5 (1.93%) RDBMS
12 4 (1.54%) InterSystems Cache
13 3 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (1.16%) QlikView
13 3 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (1.16%) SQLite
13 3 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (1.16%) IBM InfoSphere
14 2 (0.77%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 31 (11.97%) ClearCase
2 24 (9.27%) Git (software)
3 19 (7.34%) Subversion
4 14 (5.41%) JUnit
5 11 (4.25%) Jenkins
6 10 (3.86%) Eclipse
7 9 (3.47%) Maven
8 8 (3.09%) Hudson
9 7 (2.70%) JIRA
9 7 (2.70%) Selenium
9 7 (2.70%) Mercurial
10 6 (2.32%) NUnit
11 5 (1.93%) Visual Studio
11 5 (1.93%) RSpec
11 5 (1.93%) SoapUI
11 5 (1.93%) TeamCity
12 4 (1.54%) Ant
13 3 (1.16%) ClearQuest
13 3 (1.16%) Bugzilla
13 3 (1.16%) Xcode
General
1 31 (11.97%) Finance
2 23 (8.88%) Banking
3 16 (6.18%) Investment Banking
4 13 (5.02%) Front Office
5 7 (2.70%) Marketing
6 6 (2.32%) Law
7 4 (1.54%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.54%) Retail
8 3 (1.16%) Games
8 3 (1.16%) Dutch Language
8 3 (1.16%) German Language
9 2 (0.77%) Automotive
9 2 (0.77%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.39%) Advertising
10 1 (0.39%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.39%) Electronics
10 1 (0.39%) Czech Language
Job Titles
1 102 (39.38%) Developer
2 86 (33.20%) Architect
3 33 (12.74%) Software Engineer
4 26 (10.04%) Technical Architect
5 24 (9.27%) Java Developer
6 21 (8.11%) Solutions Architect
7 17 (6.56%) Software Developer
8 16 (6.18%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 14 (5.41%) C# Developer
10 12 (4.63%) Digital Architect
11 11 (4.25%) Software Architect
11 11 (4.25%) Senior Developer
12 10 (3.86%) .NET Developer
13 9 (3.47%) Analyst
13 9 (3.47%) Senior Architect
13 9 (3.47%) Embedded Software Developer
14 8 (3.09%) Web Developer
14 8 (3.09%) C++ Software Engineer
15 6 (2.32%) PHP Developer
15 6 (2.32%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (25.48%) HTML
2 54 (20.85%) .NET
3 51 (19.69%) CSS
4 42 (16.22%) Web Services
5 38 (14.67%) Spring
5 38 (14.67%) Ajax
5 38 (14.67%) REST
6 35 (13.51%) JSON
7 28 (10.81%) JMS
7 28 (10.81%) POSIX
7 28 (10.81%) XML
7 28 (10.81%) J2EE
8 27 (10.42%) jQuery
8 27 (10.42%) HTML5
9 26 (10.04%) CSS3
10 24 (9.27%) JSP
10 24 (9.27%) SOAP
11 23 (8.88%) Hibernate
12 21 (8.11%) Ruby on Rails
12 21 (8.11%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 29 (11.20%) Open Source
2 28 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (10.42%) STB
4 25 (9.65%) DTV
5 15 (5.79%) User Experience
5 15 (5.79%) Computer Science
6 14 (5.41%) Mobile App
7 8 (3.09%) iPad
8 7 (2.70%) Client/Server
9 6 (2.32%) N-Tier
10 5 (1.93%) Data Integration
11 4 (1.54%) Management Information System
11 4 (1.54%) Fixed Income
12 3 (1.16%) E-Learning
12 3 (1.16%) SCORM
12 3 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 3 (1.16%) Learning Management System
12 3 (1.16%) Reference Data
12 3 (1.16%) Mathematics
12 3 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 66 (25.48%) Linux
2 27 (10.42%) UNIX
3 18 (6.95%) Windows
4 9 (3.47%) Android
4 9 (3.47%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.32%) Debian
6 3 (1.16%) MVS
6 3 (1.16%) VME
7 2 (0.77%) SUSE
8 1 (0.39%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.39%) Solaris
8 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.39%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.39%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (23.55%) Software Engineering
3 58 (22.39%) Scrum
4 45 (17.37%) TDD
4 45 (17.37%) UML
4 45 (17.37%) OO
5 36 (13.90%) Continuous Integration
6 33 (12.74%) Multithreading
7 32 (12.36%) SOA
8 31 (11.97%) MVC
9 26 (10.04%) Mentoring
10 25 (9.65%) Configuration Management
11 23 (8.88%) User Stories
12 22 (8.49%) Unit Testing
13 20 (7.72%) E-Commerce
14 17 (6.56%) OOD
14 17 (6.56%) OOP
15 16 (6.18%) Kanban
16 15 (5.79%) Data Modelling
17 14 (5.41%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (27.80%) Java
2 68 (26.25%) SQL
3 52 (20.08%) C
3 52 (20.08%) C#
4 48 (18.53%) JavaScript
5 38 (14.67%) C++
6 28 (10.81%) Ruby
7 22 (8.49%) Scala
8 17 (6.56%) Python
9 15 (5.79%) PHP
10 13 (5.02%) T-SQL
11 12 (4.63%) Embedded C
12 11 (4.25%) PL/SQL
13 8 (3.09%) XAML
14 3 (1.16%) Objective-C
14 3 (1.16%) VB.NET
14 3 (1.16%) Bash Shell
14 3 (1.16%) Groovy
15 2 (0.77%) VB
15 2 (0.77%) Perl
Qualifications
1 26 (10.04%) Degree
2 12 (4.63%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.70%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.77%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.77%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.39%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.39%) PMP
5 1 (0.39%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.39%) OCPJP
5 1 (0.39%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (11.20%) QA
2 3 (1.16%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.77%) COBIT
4 1 (0.39%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 3 (1.16%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.16%) Varnish
2 1 (0.39%) NDS
2 1 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.16%) Tivoli
1 3 (1.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (0.39%) Control-M
2 1 (0.39%) SCOM
2 1 (0.39%) Puppet
2 1 (0.39%) Ansible
Vendors
1 48 (18.53%) Oracle
2 44 (16.99%) Microsoft
3 20 (7.72%) JBoss
4 8 (3.09%) ATG
4 8 (3.09%) Endeca
5 7 (2.70%) IBM
6 4 (1.54%) Informatica
7 3 (1.16%) SAP
7 3 (1.16%) Zend
8 2 (0.77%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.77%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.77%) JD Edwards
8 2 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.77%) QNX
9 1 (0.39%) Open Text
9 1 (0.39%) VMware
9 1 (0.39%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.39%) Apple
9 1 (0.39%) Cisco
9 1 (0.39%) Sybase
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