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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architecture
Rank 452 451 449
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 127 96 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.24% 0.20% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.27% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 68 50
Average daily rate
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£494 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.43% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £300 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £481 £325 £341
% change year-on-year
+48.07% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £60.00 - £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - £34.00
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
39164 35294 35779
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.80% 74.66% 72.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 25708 22385 21307
Average daily rate £425 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.13% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1103 1049 1319
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.30 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.08% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.88 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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 October 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 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +22 67 £575 +10.57% 11
South East -15 32 £375 -6.25% 14
Yorkshire -5 8 £544 - 1
East Midlands +8 6 £438 - 3
North West -13 3 £488 +178.57% 2
West Midlands -15 2 £300 +30.43% 1
South West -39 2 £363 - 6
East of England - - - - 3
Software Architecture
UK

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 (43.36%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (26.56%) Java
3 66 (25.78%) HTML
4 65 (25.39%) Linux
5 53 (20.70%) Scrum
5 53 (20.70%) Software Engineering
6 51 (19.92%) C
7 50 (19.53%) SQL
7 50 (19.53%) OO
8 47 (18.36%) C++
9 46 (17.97%) JavaScript
9 46 (17.97%) CSS
10 45 (17.58%) .NET
11 44 (17.19%) C#
12 43 (16.80%) Oracle
13 41 (16.02%) UML
14 40 (15.63%) JSON
15 38 (14.84%) TDD
16 37 (14.45%) Spring
17 36 (14.06%) Web Services
17 36 (14.06%) REST
18 34 (13.28%) Mentoring
19 33 (12.89%) Open Source
19 33 (12.89%) Ajax
19 33 (12.89%) Microsoft
20 32 (12.50%) Finance
21 31 (12.11%) Degree
21 31 (12.11%) HTML5
22 30 (11.72%) Continuous Integration
23 29 (11.33%) QA

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 20 (7.81%) JBoss
2 15 (5.86%) Apache
3 11 (4.30%) WebLogic
4 9 (3.52%) WebSphere
4 9 (3.52%) CMS
5 8 (3.13%) WebSphere Application Server
6 6 (2.34%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.95%) MQSeries
8 4 (1.56%) Node.js
9 3 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (1.17%) CICS
10 2 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.78%) Documentum
10 2 (0.78%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.78%) WordPress
11 1 (0.39%) Jetty
11 1 (0.39%) Alfresco
11 1 (0.39%) nginx
11 1 (0.39%) Confluence
11 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 12 (4.69%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.78%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.39%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.39%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.95%) Oracle EBS R12
1 5 (1.95%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.17%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.78%) Magento
4 1 (0.39%) Summit
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.95%) GitHub
2 4 (1.56%) SaaS
3 3 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (8.59%) DVB
2 17 (6.64%) Internet
3 7 (2.73%) ZigBee
4 4 (1.56%) LDAP
4 4 (1.56%) Intranet
4 4 (1.56%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.17%) LTE
5 3 (1.17%) VoIP
5 3 (1.17%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (1.17%) Firewall
6 2 (0.78%) DSL
6 2 (0.78%) VPN
6 2 (0.78%) AMQP
7 1 (0.39%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.39%) NAS
7 1 (0.39%) SAN
7 1 (0.39%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.39%) WAN
7 1 (0.39%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.39%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (9.77%) MySQL
2 22 (8.59%) NoSQL
3 20 (7.81%) SQL Server
3 20 (7.81%) PostgreSQL
4 18 (7.03%) Relational Database
5 15 (5.86%) MongoDB
5 15 (5.86%) Apache Cassandra
6 11 (4.30%) Oracle Database
7 8 (3.13%) DB2
8 5 (1.95%) Oracle Exadata
9 4 (1.56%) InterSystems Cache
9 4 (1.56%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (1.17%) QlikView
10 3 (1.17%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (1.17%) SQLite
10 3 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.78%) Oracle OWB
11 2 (0.78%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.78%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 28 (10.94%) ClearCase
2 21 (8.20%) Git (software)
3 18 (7.03%) Subversion
4 12 (4.69%) Jenkins
5 11 (4.30%) JUnit
6 10 (3.91%) Eclipse
7 9 (3.52%) Maven
8 8 (3.13%) JIRA
8 8 (3.13%) Selenium
9 7 (2.73%) Hudson
9 7 (2.73%) Mercurial
10 4 (1.56%) Bugzilla
10 4 (1.56%) RSpec
10 4 (1.56%) Redmine
11 3 (1.17%) Xcode
12 2 (0.78%) NUnit
12 2 (0.78%) Ant
12 2 (0.78%) ClearQuest
12 2 (0.78%) ANTLR
12 2 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 32 (12.50%) Finance
2 19 (7.42%) Front Office
3 17 (6.64%) Banking
4 13 (5.08%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.34%) Law
6 4 (1.56%) Marketing
7 3 (1.17%) Dutch Language
7 3 (1.17%) Retail
7 3 (1.17%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.17%) Games
8 1 (0.39%) German Language
8 1 (0.39%) Czech Language
8 1 (0.39%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.39%) Advertising
8 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 100 (39.06%) Developer
2 85 (33.20%) Architect
3 31 (12.11%) Software Engineer
4 29 (11.33%) Technical Architect
5 22 (8.59%) Java Developer
6 19 (7.42%) Solutions Architect
7 18 (7.03%) Digital Architect
8 13 (5.08%) C# Developer
9 12 (4.69%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 12 (4.69%) Software Developer
10 10 (3.91%) Senior Developer
10 10 (3.91%) Web Developer
10 10 (3.91%) PHP Developer
11 9 (3.52%) Embedded Software Developer
11 9 (3.52%) Senior Architect
11 9 (3.52%) C++ Software Engineer
11 9 (3.52%) Analyst
11 9 (3.52%) Software Architect
12 8 (3.13%) .NET Developer
13 7 (2.73%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (25.78%) HTML
2 46 (17.97%) CSS
3 45 (17.58%) .NET
4 40 (15.63%) JSON
5 37 (14.45%) Spring
6 36 (14.06%) Web Services
6 36 (14.06%) REST
7 33 (12.89%) Ajax
8 31 (12.11%) HTML5
9 27 (10.55%) J2EE
10 26 (10.16%) JMS
10 26 (10.16%) POSIX
10 26 (10.16%) jQuery
11 25 (9.77%) JSP
11 25 (9.77%) XML
12 24 (9.38%) CSS3
13 21 (8.20%) Servlets
14 20 (7.81%) Ruby on Rails
14 20 (7.81%) SOAP
15 19 (7.42%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 33 (12.89%) Open Source
2 26 (10.16%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (9.77%) STB
4 24 (9.38%) User Experience
5 22 (8.59%) DTV
6 19 (7.42%) Computer Science
7 11 (4.30%) Mobile App
7 11 (4.30%) Algorithms
8 9 (3.52%) Data Structures
9 8 (3.13%) Client/Server
9 8 (3.13%) iPad
10 7 (2.73%) Mathematics
11 6 (2.34%) N-Tier
11 6 (2.34%) Physics
12 4 (1.56%) Management Information System
12 4 (1.56%) Fixed Income
13 3 (1.17%) Data Integration
13 3 (1.17%) Learning Management System
13 3 (1.17%) E-Learning
13 3 (1.17%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 65 (25.39%) Linux
2 27 (10.55%) UNIX
3 18 (7.03%) Windows
4 7 (2.73%) Android
4 7 (2.73%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.34%) Debian
6 3 (1.17%) VME
6 3 (1.17%) MVS
6 3 (1.17%) SUSE
7 1 (0.39%) CentOS
7 1 (0.39%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.39%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.39%) OpenWrt
7 1 (0.39%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.39%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (43.36%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (20.70%) Scrum
2 53 (20.70%) Software Engineering
3 50 (19.53%) OO
4 41 (16.02%) UML
5 38 (14.84%) TDD
6 34 (13.28%) Mentoring
7 30 (11.72%) Continuous Integration
8 28 (10.94%) SOA
9 27 (10.55%) Configuration Management
10 26 (10.16%) MVC
11 24 (9.38%) Multithreading
12 23 (8.98%) User Stories
13 19 (7.42%) E-Commerce
14 17 (6.64%) Unit Testing
15 16 (6.25%) Kanban
16 15 (5.86%) Data Modelling
17 14 (5.47%) Project Management
17 14 (5.47%) Product Management
17 14 (5.47%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 68 (26.56%) Java
2 51 (19.92%) C
3 50 (19.53%) SQL
4 47 (18.36%) C++
5 46 (17.97%) JavaScript
6 44 (17.19%) C#
7 29 (11.33%) Ruby
8 22 (8.59%) Python
9 21 (8.20%) Scala
10 17 (6.64%) PHP
11 12 (4.69%) Embedded C
12 8 (3.13%) XAML
13 7 (2.73%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.56%) Objective-C
14 4 (1.56%) T-SQL
14 4 (1.56%) Bash Shell
15 3 (1.17%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.78%) Perl
17 1 (0.39%) Groovy
17 1 (0.39%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 31 (12.11%) Degree
2 10 (3.91%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.73%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.39%) PMP
4 1 (0.39%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.39%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (11.33%) QA
2 2 (0.78%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.78%) COBIT
3 1 (0.39%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 3 (1.17%) Varnish
2 2 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.39%) vCloud
3 1 (0.39%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.39%) NDS
3 1 (0.39%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (0.78%) Puppet
1 2 (0.78%) Ansible
2 1 (0.39%) Salt
2 1 (0.39%) Kibana
2 1 (0.39%) SCOM
2 1 (0.39%) logstash
2 1 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.39%) HAProxy
2 1 (0.39%) ZABBIX
2 1 (0.39%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (0.39%) Control-M
Vendors
1 43 (16.80%) Oracle
2 33 (12.89%) Microsoft
3 8 (3.13%) ATG
3 8 (3.13%) Endeca
4 5 (1.95%) IBM
5 3 (1.17%) Zend
6 2 (0.78%) VMware
6 2 (0.78%) Informatica
6 2 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.78%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.39%) Pega
7 1 (0.39%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.39%) DataSynapse
7 1 (0.39%) StreamServe
7 1 (0.39%) Google
7 1 (0.39%) BEA
7 1 (0.39%) Cisco
7 1 (0.39%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.39%) Apple
7 1 (0.39%) JD Edwards