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 14 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
14 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architecture
Rank 437 445 456
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +11
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 112 94 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.21% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.28% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 53 69
Average daily rate
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£400 £450 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +8.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £292 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £783 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £415
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -15.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Average hourly rate - £35.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
35456 33499 37590
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.34% 73.28% 70.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 22431 20681 21973
Average daily rate £403 £415 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.01% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
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 1084 1005 1343
Average hourly rate £25.00 £32.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.98 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.98% +3.33%
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 14 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 14 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 +26 62 £494 -1.25% 18
South East 0 28 £363 +11.96% 10
East of England -15 8 £400 -34.95% 7
West Midlands -4 6 - -
Yorkshire +6 3 £385 +22.22% 6
North West -5 2 £300 -40.00% 3
South West -26 1 - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 2
Software Architecture
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Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 14 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 70 (30.43%) Java
2 69 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (26.52%) HTML
4 59 (25.65%) .NET
5 58 (25.22%) SQL
6 56 (24.35%) Scrum
7 53 (23.04%) Linux
8 51 (22.17%) TDD
9 49 (21.30%) CSS
9 49 (21.30%) REST
10 47 (20.43%) C#
11 42 (18.26%) Software Engineering
12 41 (17.83%) Microsoft
13 40 (17.39%) MySQL
13 40 (17.39%) Ajax
13 40 (17.39%) JSON
14 36 (15.65%) HTML5
14 36 (15.65%) UML
15 35 (15.22%) C
15 35 (15.22%) CSS3
15 35 (15.22%) Open Source
16 34 (14.78%) NoSQL
17 33 (14.35%) OO
18 32 (13.91%) JavaScript
18 32 (13.91%) Oracle
18 32 (13.91%) SQL Server
18 32 (13.91%) Ruby
18 32 (13.91%) Continuous Integration
19 30 (13.04%) Spring
19 30 (13.04%) MVC

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 14 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 8 (3.48%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (3.04%) CMS
2 7 (3.04%) Apache
2 7 (3.04%) WebLogic
3 6 (2.61%) Tomcat
3 6 (2.61%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (2.17%) IIS
4 5 (2.17%) Documentum
4 5 (2.17%) Alfresco
5 4 (1.74%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.74%) TIBCO EMS
5 4 (1.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (1.74%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (1.30%) Liferay
7 2 (0.87%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.87%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (0.87%) Node.js
7 2 (0.87%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (0.87%) SAS
7 2 (0.87%) MQSeries
Applications
1 13 (5.65%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.87%) MS Project
3 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.74%) BusinessWorks
1 4 (1.74%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (1.74%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (1.30%) Magento
2 3 (1.30%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.43%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.43%) Summit
4 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.17%) PaaS
2 4 (1.74%) GitHub
3 3 (1.30%) IaaS
4 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.87%) SaaS
5 1 (0.43%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.22%) DVB
2 9 (3.91%) TCP/IP
3 8 (3.48%) Internet
4 7 (3.04%) HTTP
5 5 (2.17%) SSL
6 4 (1.74%) ZigBee
7 3 (1.30%) Firewall
7 3 (1.30%) VPN
7 3 (1.30%) VoIP
8 2 (0.87%) LDAP
8 2 (0.87%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.87%) Intranet
8 2 (0.87%) AMQP
9 1 (0.43%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (17.39%) MySQL
2 34 (14.78%) NoSQL
3 32 (13.91%) SQL Server
4 29 (12.61%) PostgreSQL
5 28 (12.17%) MongoDB
6 26 (11.30%) Apache Cassandra
7 14 (6.09%) Relational Database
8 9 (3.91%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (2.61%) Oracle Database
10 5 (2.17%) Big Data
10 5 (2.17%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (1.74%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (1.30%) IBM InfoSphere
12 3 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (1.30%) QlikView
12 3 (1.30%) DB2
13 2 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.87%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 19 (8.26%) ClearCase
2 14 (6.09%) Git (software)
3 10 (4.35%) Subversion
4 9 (3.91%) JUnit
5 7 (3.04%) Visual Studio
5 7 (3.04%) NUnit
6 6 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (2.61%) TeamCity
7 5 (2.17%) SoapUI
8 4 (1.74%) Cucumber
8 4 (1.74%) Jenkins
8 4 (1.74%) Ant
9 3 (1.30%) ClearQuest
9 3 (1.30%) Maven
9 3 (1.30%) Hudson
10 2 (0.87%) Rational DOORS
10 2 (0.87%) Rational Rhapsody
10 2 (0.87%) NuGet
10 2 (0.87%) JIRA
10 2 (0.87%) ReSharper
General
1 26 (11.30%) Finance
1 26 (11.30%) Banking
2 8 (3.48%) Investment Banking
3 6 (2.61%) Law
4 5 (2.17%) Front Office
5 4 (1.74%) Back Office
5 4 (1.74%) Marketing
5 4 (1.74%) Retail
6 3 (1.30%) Billing
6 3 (1.30%) German Language
6 3 (1.30%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.30%) Games
7 2 (0.87%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.87%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.87%) Automotive
8 1 (0.43%) Avionics
8 1 (0.43%) Czech Language
8 1 (0.43%) Advertising
8 1 (0.43%) Publishing
8 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 85 (36.96%) Architect
2 78 (33.91%) Developer
3 29 (12.61%) Technical Architect
4 24 (10.43%) Java Developer
5 23 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
6 20 (8.70%) Software Engineer
7 12 (5.22%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 12 (5.22%) Senior Architect
8 11 (4.78%) Software Developer
8 11 (4.78%) Analyst
9 10 (4.35%) Software Architect
10 9 (3.91%) C# Developer
10 9 (3.91%) Backup Specialist
11 8 (3.48%) Senior Developer
11 8 (3.48%) Enterprise Architect
12 7 (3.04%) Web Developer
13 6 (2.61%) Consultant
13 6 (2.61%) .NET Developer
13 6 (2.61%) PHP Developer
13 6 (2.61%) Senior Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (26.52%) HTML
2 59 (25.65%) .NET
3 49 (21.30%) CSS
3 49 (21.30%) REST
4 40 (17.39%) Ajax
4 40 (17.39%) JSON
5 36 (15.65%) HTML5
6 35 (15.22%) CSS3
7 30 (13.04%) Spring
8 25 (10.87%) Web Services
9 23 (10.00%) XML
9 23 (10.00%) Ruby on Rails
10 21 (9.13%) Play Framework
11 20 (8.70%) Django
12 19 (8.26%) jQuery
13 18 (7.83%) Hibernate
14 16 (6.96%) ASP.NET
15 15 (6.52%) J2EE
15 15 (6.52%) POSIX
16 13 (5.65%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 35 (15.22%) Open Source
2 14 (6.09%) Mobile App
2 14 (6.09%) DTV
2 14 (6.09%) STB
3 13 (5.65%) Management Information System
4 12 (5.22%) Computer Science
5 9 (3.91%) AS400
6 8 (3.48%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (2.61%) Client/Server
8 5 (2.17%) Mainframe
9 4 (1.74%) N-Tier
9 4 (1.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (1.74%) Smartcard
9 4 (1.74%) iPad
10 3 (1.30%) Social Media
10 3 (1.30%) Reference Data
10 3 (1.30%) Data Integration
10 3 (1.30%) IVR
10 3 (1.30%) Fixed Income
10 3 (1.30%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 53 (23.04%) Linux
2 20 (8.70%) Windows
3 15 (6.52%) UNIX
4 12 (5.22%) Android
4 12 (5.22%) Apple iOS
5 5 (2.17%) Debian
6 4 (1.74%) Windows Phone
7 3 (1.30%) VME
7 3 (1.30%) MVS
8 2 (0.87%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.43%) Solaris
9 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.43%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (24.35%) Scrum
3 51 (22.17%) TDD
4 42 (18.26%) Software Engineering
5 36 (15.65%) UML
6 33 (14.35%) OO
7 32 (13.91%) Continuous Integration
8 30 (13.04%) MVC
9 29 (12.61%) Kanban
10 28 (12.17%) Configuration Management
11 26 (11.30%) User Stories
12 21 (9.13%) E-Commerce
13 20 (8.70%) SOA
13 20 (8.70%) Multithreading
14 19 (8.26%) Data Protection
15 18 (7.83%) Product Management
16 14 (6.09%) Technical Analysis
16 14 (6.09%) Project Management
17 13 (5.65%) OOD
17 13 (5.65%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 70 (30.43%) Java
2 58 (25.22%) SQL
3 47 (20.43%) C#
4 35 (15.22%) C
5 32 (13.91%) JavaScript
5 32 (13.91%) Ruby
6 28 (12.17%) C++
7 24 (10.43%) Scala
8 20 (8.70%) Python
9 12 (5.22%) PHP
10 10 (4.35%) PL/SQL
10 10 (4.35%) T-SQL
11 7 (3.04%) Embedded C
12 3 (1.30%) XAML
13 2 (0.87%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.87%) VB
13 2 (0.87%) Perl
13 2 (0.87%) PHP5
13 2 (0.87%) Groovy
14 1 (0.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (6.09%) Degree
1 14 (6.09%) Security Cleared
2 6 (2.61%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.74%) DV Cleared
3 4 (1.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (1.74%) ISEB
3 4 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.43%) OCPJP
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.43%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.09%) QA
2 11 (4.78%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.43%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 4 (1.74%) Varnish
2 3 (1.30%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.87%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (5.65%) Tivoli
1 13 (5.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 6 (2.61%) Puppet
3 4 (1.74%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.43%) Ansible
5 1 (0.43%) SCOM
Vendors
1 41 (17.83%) Microsoft
2 32 (13.91%) Oracle
3 8 (3.48%) JBoss
3 8 (3.48%) IBM
3 8 (3.48%) HP
4 6 (2.61%) TIBCO
5 5 (2.17%) Informatica
6 4 (1.74%) ATG
6 4 (1.74%) Intalio
6 4 (1.74%) Endeca
6 4 (1.74%) Zend
7 3 (1.30%) SAP
7 3 (1.30%) Sitecore
7 3 (1.30%) GigaSpaces
7 3 (1.30%) VMware
8 2 (0.87%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.87%) JD Edwards
8 2 (0.87%) Mercator
8 2 (0.87%) QNX
8 2 (0.87%) Software AG
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