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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architecture
Rank 477 472 440
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -32
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 103 86 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.20% 0.18% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.24% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 53 49
Average daily rate
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£525 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £300 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £720 £600 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £363 £344
% change year-on-year
+51.72% +5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £46.50 £40.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.25% +17.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.50 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+16.25% +17.64%
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
38505 35326 33855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.82% 74.29% 72.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 25341 22368 20128
Average daily rate £425 £401 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% -1.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1099 1047 1319
Average hourly rate £24.50 £27.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.90% -5.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.79 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

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 21 November 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
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 21 November 2014.

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 21 November 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 +18 57 £585 +26.48% 22
South East -13 25 £363 -34.09% 11
Yorkshire -2 11 £550 - 4
East Midlands +3 4 £438 +25.00% 4
South West -32 3 £425 - 13
North West -7 1 £550 +214.28% 2
West Midlands -17 1 - -
North East -34 1 £575 +91.34%
East of England - - - - 8
Software Architecture
UK

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 103 (42.39%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (27.16%) Java
3 59 (24.28%) HTML
4 55 (22.63%) Linux
5 50 (20.58%) OO
6 49 (20.16%) Software Engineering
7 47 (19.34%) SQL
8 46 (18.93%) .NET
9 45 (18.52%) C
10 44 (18.11%) C#
10 44 (18.11%) C++
10 44 (18.11%) Scrum
11 42 (17.28%) JavaScript
11 42 (17.28%) Oracle
12 39 (16.05%) CSS
13 38 (15.64%) UML
13 38 (15.64%) JSON
14 36 (14.81%) Mentoring
15 35 (14.40%) Web Services
16 34 (13.99%) Microsoft
16 34 (13.99%) Open Source
17 33 (13.58%) Finance
17 33 (13.58%) Spring
18 32 (13.17%) REST
19 31 (12.76%) TDD
20 29 (11.93%) SOA
20 29 (11.93%) QA
20 29 (11.93%) Ajax
20 29 (11.93%) Degree
21 28 (11.52%) jQuery

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 21 (8.64%) JBoss
2 14 (5.76%) Apache
3 12 (4.94%) WebLogic
4 9 (3.70%) WebSphere
5 8 (3.29%) CMS
5 8 (3.29%) WebSphere Application Server
6 7 (2.88%) Node.js
7 5 (2.06%) Tomcat
7 5 (2.06%) MQSeries
8 3 (1.23%) CICS
8 3 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.82%) WordPress
9 2 (0.82%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.41%) IIS
10 1 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.41%) Jetty
10 1 (0.41%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.41%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.41%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (4.94%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.82%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.41%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (2.06%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (2.06%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (1.23%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.82%) Magento
4 1 (0.41%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.06%) GitHub
2 4 (1.65%) SaaS
3 3 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.41%) DVB
2 16 (6.58%) Internet
3 5 (2.06%) LDAP
4 4 (1.65%) Firewall
4 4 (1.65%) ZigBee
4 4 (1.65%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.65%) Intranet
5 3 (1.23%) LTE
5 3 (1.23%) VPN
5 3 (1.23%) VoIP
5 3 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.82%) DSL
6 2 (0.82%) AMQP
7 1 (0.41%) NAS
7 1 (0.41%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.41%) LAN
7 1 (0.41%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.41%) WAN
7 1 (0.41%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.41%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.64%) MySQL
1 21 (8.64%) SQL Server
2 19 (7.82%) NoSQL
3 16 (6.58%) Relational Database
3 16 (6.58%) PostgreSQL
4 15 (6.17%) MongoDB
5 14 (5.76%) Apache Cassandra
6 13 (5.35%) Oracle Database
7 8 (3.29%) DB2
8 5 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (2.06%) Oracle Exadata
9 4 (1.65%) InterSystems Cache
9 4 (1.65%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (1.23%) QlikView
10 3 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (1.23%) SQLite
11 2 (0.82%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
12 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 22 (9.05%) ClearCase
2 20 (8.23%) Git (software)
3 17 (7.00%) Subversion
4 12 (4.94%) JUnit
5 11 (4.53%) Jenkins
6 9 (3.70%) Eclipse
6 9 (3.70%) Maven
6 9 (3.70%) Selenium
7 7 (2.88%) JIRA
7 7 (2.88%) Hudson
8 6 (2.47%) Mercurial
9 5 (2.06%) RSpec
10 4 (1.65%) Redmine
10 4 (1.65%) Bugzilla
11 3 (1.23%) Xcode
11 3 (1.23%) Ant
12 2 (0.82%) ANTLR
12 2 (0.82%) NUnit
12 2 (0.82%) yacc
12 2 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 33 (13.58%) Finance
2 19 (7.82%) Front Office
3 16 (6.58%) Banking
4 12 (4.94%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.47%) Law
6 3 (1.23%) Games
6 3 (1.23%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.23%) Marketing
6 3 (1.23%) Retail
6 3 (1.23%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.41%) French Language
7 1 (0.41%) German Language
7 1 (0.41%) Czech Language
7 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.41%) Automotive
7 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.41%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 94 (38.68%) Developer
2 79 (32.51%) Architect
3 27 (11.11%) Software Engineer
4 25 (10.29%) Technical Architect
5 20 (8.23%) Digital Architect
6 19 (7.82%) Java Developer
7 18 (7.41%) Solutions Architect
8 12 (4.94%) Software Developer
8 12 (4.94%) C# Developer
9 11 (4.53%) PHP Developer
10 10 (4.12%) Senior Developer
10 10 (4.12%) Senior Architect
11 9 (3.70%) Embedded Software Developer
11 9 (3.70%) Analyst
11 9 (3.70%) Web Developer
12 8 (3.29%) Programmer
12 8 (3.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 8 (3.29%) C++ Software Engineer
12 8 (3.29%) .NET Developer
13 6 (2.47%) PHP Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (24.28%) HTML
2 46 (18.93%) .NET
3 39 (16.05%) CSS
4 38 (15.64%) JSON
5 35 (14.40%) Web Services
6 33 (13.58%) Spring
7 32 (13.17%) REST
8 29 (11.93%) Ajax
9 28 (11.52%) HTML5
9 28 (11.52%) jQuery
10 25 (10.29%) JMS
10 25 (10.29%) JSP
11 24 (9.88%) J2EE
12 23 (9.47%) XML
13 22 (9.05%) POSIX
14 21 (8.64%) Servlets
15 19 (7.82%) SOAP
15 19 (7.82%) CSS3
16 18 (7.41%) Ruby on Rails
17 17 (7.00%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 34 (13.99%) Open Source
2 25 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (8.64%) STB
4 19 (7.82%) User Experience
5 18 (7.41%) DTV
6 17 (7.00%) Computer Science
7 10 (4.12%) Algorithms
8 9 (3.70%) Mobile App
9 8 (3.29%) Data Structures
9 8 (3.29%) iPad
9 8 (3.29%) Client/Server
9 8 (3.29%) Mathematics
10 7 (2.88%) Physics
11 6 (2.47%) N-Tier
12 4 (1.65%) Management Information System
13 3 (1.23%) Fixed Income
13 3 (1.23%) E-Learning
13 3 (1.23%) SCORM
13 3 (1.23%) Learning Management System
14 2 (0.82%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 55 (22.63%) Linux
2 25 (10.29%) UNIX
3 18 (7.41%) Windows
4 7 (2.88%) Android
5 6 (2.47%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.47%) Debian
6 3 (1.23%) VME
6 3 (1.23%) MVS
6 3 (1.23%) SUSE
7 2 (0.82%) Solaris
7 2 (0.82%) CentOS
8 1 (0.41%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.41%) OpenWrt
8 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.41%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.41%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (42.39%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (20.58%) OO
3 49 (20.16%) Software Engineering
4 44 (18.11%) Scrum
5 38 (15.64%) UML
6 36 (14.81%) Mentoring
7 31 (12.76%) TDD
8 29 (11.93%) SOA
9 26 (10.70%) Continuous Integration
10 24 (9.88%) MVC
11 23 (9.47%) Configuration Management
12 21 (8.64%) Multithreading
13 20 (8.23%) E-Commerce
14 17 (7.00%) Project Management
15 15 (6.17%) Unit Testing
15 15 (6.17%) Analytics
16 14 (5.76%) User Stories
17 13 (5.35%) Kanban
17 13 (5.35%) Data Modelling
18 12 (4.94%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 66 (27.16%) Java
2 47 (19.34%) SQL
3 45 (18.52%) C
4 44 (18.11%) C#
4 44 (18.11%) C++
5 42 (17.28%) JavaScript
6 27 (11.11%) Ruby
7 22 (9.05%) Python
8 18 (7.41%) Scala
9 17 (7.00%) PHP
10 9 (3.70%) Embedded C
11 7 (2.88%) XAML
12 5 (2.06%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.65%) Objective-C
13 4 (1.65%) T-SQL
13 4 (1.65%) Bash Shell
14 3 (1.23%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.41%) Groovy
15 1 (0.41%) Perl
15 1 (0.41%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 29 (11.93%) Degree
2 11 (4.53%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.88%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.41%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (0.41%) PhD
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.41%) PMP
4 1 (0.41%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (11.93%) QA
2 2 (0.82%) COBIT
3 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.41%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 3 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (1.23%) Varnish
2 2 (0.82%) vCloud
2 2 (0.82%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.41%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.41%) XenApp
3 1 (0.41%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.41%) NDS
Systems Management
1 3 (1.23%) Puppet
2 2 (0.82%) Ansible
3 1 (0.41%) logstash
3 1 (0.41%) Salt
3 1 (0.41%) Kibana
3 1 (0.41%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.41%) Control-M
3 1 (0.41%) SCOM
3 1 (0.41%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.41%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 42 (17.28%) Oracle
2 34 (13.99%) Microsoft
3 8 (3.29%) Endeca
3 8 (3.29%) ATG
4 5 (2.06%) IBM
5 3 (1.23%) Zend
5 3 (1.23%) VMware
6 2 (0.82%) Atlassian
6 2 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.82%) Informatica
7 1 (0.41%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.41%) Apple
7 1 (0.41%) Citrix
7 1 (0.41%) BEA
7 1 (0.41%) Cisco
7 1 (0.41%) Vyatta
7 1 (0.41%) Open Text
7 1 (0.41%) Google
7 1 (0.41%) Brocade
7 1 (0.41%) DataSynapse
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