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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Architecture
Rank 431 480 463
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -17
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 179 98 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.38% 0.21% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.27% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 69 65
Average daily rate £465 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.10% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £300 £369
10% offered a daily rate of more than £626 £655 £573
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £463 £450
% change year-on-year
-23.24% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 1
Average hourly rate £50.20 £50.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.39% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £50.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +25.00%
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
38464 36543 34805
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.46% 77.80% 77.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 25533 23649 21506
Average daily rate £430 £425 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1098 988 1090
Average hourly rate £37.50 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.23% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.72 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £45.50 £52.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +28 68 £525 +10.52% 26
South East +36 51 £355 +22.41% 17
West Midlands +3 20 £550 -15.38% 2
East of England +13 16 £357 +18.95% 6
South West +1 11 £600 +9.09% 2
Yorkshire -16 11 £625 -3.84% 5
North West -13 3 - - 1
East Midlands -7 2 £463 - 2
North East -24 2 £425 -20.93%
Software Architecture
UK

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 136 (42.37%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (28.97%) Java
3 92 (28.66%) HTML
4 80 (24.92%) SQL
5 65 (20.25%) JavaScript
5 65 (20.25%) SOA
6 63 (19.63%) CSS
7 58 (18.07%) Scrum
8 55 (17.13%) OO
8 55 (17.13%) .NET
9 53 (16.51%) HTTP
10 52 (16.20%) REST
11 49 (15.26%) Software Engineering
11 49 (15.26%) Computer Science
12 48 (14.95%) Git (software)
13 47 (14.64%) Unix
13 47 (14.64%) TDD
14 46 (14.33%) HTML5
15 45 (14.02%) C
15 45 (14.02%) C++
16 42 (13.08%) J2EE
16 42 (13.08%) Oracle
17 41 (12.77%) Web Services
18 40 (12.46%) ClearCase
19 39 (12.15%) Shell Script
19 39 (12.15%) Finance
19 39 (12.15%) NoSQL
19 39 (12.15%) Node.js
19 39 (12.15%) Degree
20 38 (11.84%) ClearQuest

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 39 (12.15%) Node.js
2 26 (8.10%) WebLogic
3 17 (5.30%) SharePoint
4 12 (3.74%) Tomcat
5 8 (2.49%) SharePoint 2010
6 7 (2.18%) Apache
6 7 (2.18%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (1.87%) CMS
7 6 (1.87%) nginx
8 5 (1.56%) JBoss
8 5 (1.56%) Joomla!
8 5 (1.56%) SAS
9 4 (1.25%) Captiva
9 4 (1.25%) Confluence
9 4 (1.25%) Documentum
10 2 (0.62%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.62%) IIS
10 2 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.31%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (2.80%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.49%) MS Office
3 5 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (1.56%) Simulink
3 5 (1.56%) Stateflow
3 5 (1.56%) TargetLink
4 1 (0.31%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (0.62%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.31%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.25%) SaaS
2 3 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.93%) IaaS
2 3 (0.93%) PaaS
3 2 (0.62%) GitHub
3 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.62%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 53 (16.51%) HTTP
2 15 (4.67%) DVB
3 14 (4.36%) TCP/IP
4 12 (3.74%) Internet
5 5 (1.56%) LAN
5 5 (1.56%) WAN
6 4 (1.25%) Firewall
6 4 (1.25%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (0.93%) FlexRay
7 3 (0.93%) GPRS
7 3 (0.93%) Intranet
8 2 (0.62%) AMQP
8 2 (0.62%) MPLS
8 2 (0.62%) OpenFlow
8 2 (0.62%) VPN
9 1 (0.31%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 1 (0.31%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.31%) Wireless
9 1 (0.31%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (12.15%) NoSQL
2 31 (9.66%) MySQL
3 29 (9.03%) Oracle OWB
4 27 (8.41%) SQL Server
5 26 (8.10%) PostgreSQL
6 23 (7.17%) MongoDB
7 20 (6.23%) Apache Cassandra
8 14 (4.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (2.80%) Oracle Database
9 9 (2.80%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (2.18%) Big Data
10 7 (2.18%) DTS
10 7 (2.18%) Hadoop
10 7 (2.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (1.87%) Redis
11 6 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (1.56%) MariaDB
13 4 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (0.93%) Relational Database
15 2 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 48 (14.95%) Git (software)
2 40 (12.46%) ClearCase
3 38 (11.84%) ClearQuest
4 20 (6.23%) Subversion
5 18 (5.61%) Visual Studio
6 15 (4.67%) CA Gen
7 13 (4.05%) JIRA
8 11 (3.43%) gulp
9 7 (2.18%) Jenkins
9 7 (2.18%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (1.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (1.87%) MSTest
11 5 (1.56%) Maven
12 4 (1.25%) Rational DOORS
12 4 (1.25%) TeamCity
13 3 (0.93%) CruiseControl
13 3 (0.93%) Cucumber
13 3 (0.93%) JUnit
13 3 (0.93%) NuGet
14 2 (0.62%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 39 (12.15%) Finance
2 17 (5.30%) Banking
3 7 (2.18%) Aerospace
4 6 (1.87%) Automotive
4 6 (1.87%) Electronics
4 6 (1.87%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.56%) Law
5 5 (1.56%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.93%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.93%) French Language
6 3 (0.93%) Legal
6 3 (0.93%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.93%) Retail
7 2 (0.62%) Advertising
7 2 (0.62%) Billing
8 1 (0.31%) Avionics
8 1 (0.31%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.31%) Front Office
8 1 (0.31%) Games
8 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 139 (43.30%) Architect
2 85 (26.48%) Developer
3 47 (14.64%) Technical Architect
4 36 (11.21%) Software Engineer
5 33 (10.28%) Solutions Architect
6 31 (9.66%) Digital Architect
6 31 (9.66%) Software Architect
7 24 (7.48%) Senior Architect
8 22 (6.85%) Embedded Engineer
9 20 (6.23%) Java Developer
10 19 (5.92%) Full Stack Developer
10 19 (5.92%) Senior Developer
11 18 (5.61%) JavaScript Developer
12 17 (5.30%) Embedded C Engineer
12 17 (5.30%) Embedded C++ Engineer
13 15 (4.67%) Digital Technical Architect
14 14 (4.36%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
14 14 (4.36%) Senior Digital Architect
14 14 (4.36%) Senior Java Developer
14 14 (4.36%) Service Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (28.66%) HTML
2 63 (19.63%) CSS
3 55 (17.13%) .NET
4 52 (16.20%) REST
5 46 (14.33%) HTML5
6 42 (13.08%) J2EE
7 41 (12.77%) Web Services
8 35 (10.90%) RESTful
9 29 (9.03%) JSON
10 25 (7.79%) Spring
10 25 (7.79%) XML
11 23 (7.17%) ASP.NET
12 22 (6.85%) Express
13 21 (6.54%) Django
13 21 (6.54%) Middleware
13 21 (6.54%) Play Framework
14 20 (6.23%) Ruby on Rails
15 19 (5.92%) Hibernate
16 18 (5.61%) jQuery
17 16 (4.98%) hapi
Miscellaneous
1 49 (15.26%) Computer Science
2 21 (6.54%) STB
2 21 (6.54%) User Experience
3 20 (6.23%) Algorithms
3 20 (6.23%) DTV
4 17 (5.30%) Data Structures
5 16 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (4.67%) MPEG
7 12 (3.74%) iPad
8 11 (3.43%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (3.12%) Management Information System
10 9 (2.80%) Embedded Systems
11 8 (2.49%) Mathematics
12 7 (2.18%) Data Centre
13 6 (1.87%) N-Tier
14 5 (1.56%) Device Driver
15 4 (1.25%) Data Integration
16 3 (0.93%) CAN bus
16 3 (0.93%) Handset
16 3 (0.93%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 47 (14.64%) Unix
2 36 (11.21%) Linux
3 23 (7.17%) Windows
4 6 (1.87%) Mac OS X
5 5 (1.56%) Android
5 5 (1.56%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.56%) Solaris
6 3 (0.93%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (0.62%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.62%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.31%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.31%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (42.37%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (20.25%) SOA
3 58 (18.07%) Scrum
4 55 (17.13%) OO
5 49 (15.26%) Software Engineering
6 47 (14.64%) TDD
7 37 (11.53%) Continuous Integration
8 36 (11.21%) Open Source
9 34 (10.59%) User Stories
9 34 (10.59%) Waterfall
10 31 (9.66%) Mentoring
11 30 (9.35%) Unit Testing
12 29 (9.03%) Project Planning
13 28 (8.72%) RUP
14 27 (8.41%) Project Management
15 26 (8.10%) Configuration Management
16 22 (6.85%) OOD
17 21 (6.54%) E-Commerce
17 21 (6.54%) Multithreading
17 21 (6.54%) UML
Programming Languages
1 93 (28.97%) Java
2 80 (24.92%) SQL
3 65 (20.25%) JavaScript
4 45 (14.02%) C
4 45 (14.02%) C++
5 39 (12.15%) Shell Script
6 38 (11.84%) C#
7 25 (7.79%) Ruby
8 23 (7.17%) Scala
9 21 (6.54%) PL/SQL
10 20 (6.23%) Perl
11 16 (4.98%) Python
12 15 (4.67%) Embedded C
13 14 (4.36%) Embedded C++
14 13 (4.05%) PHP
15 9 (2.80%) VB
16 7 (2.18%) PowerShell
16 7 (2.18%) T-SQL
16 7 (2.18%) XPath
17 5 (1.56%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 39 (12.15%) Degree
2 35 (10.90%) Security Cleared
3 24 (7.48%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.87%) ISEB
5 5 (1.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (1.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (0.93%) HND
7 3 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.62%) ISSAP
9 1 (0.31%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.31%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.31%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.31%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.31%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.31%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.49%) MISRA
2 5 (1.56%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (1.56%) ISO26262
2 5 (1.56%) QA
3 3 (0.93%) MISRA C
4 1 (0.31%) Basel II
4 1 (0.31%) Basel III
4 1 (0.31%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.31%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 7 (2.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (0.93%) LXC
4 1 (0.31%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (2.18%) Puppet
2 3 (0.93%) vRealize
3 2 (0.62%) Kibana
3 2 (0.62%) logstash
3 2 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.31%) Ansible
4 1 (0.31%) Grafana
4 1 (0.31%) Graphite
Vendors
1 42 (13.08%) Oracle
2 29 (9.03%) Informatica
3 26 (8.10%) Pega
4 22 (6.85%) Microsoft
5 21 (6.54%) BEA
6 19 (5.92%) IBM
7 17 (5.30%) webMethods
8 10 (3.12%) Cisco
8 10 (3.12%) ServiceNow
9 9 (2.80%) VMware
10 5 (1.56%) SAP
11 4 (1.25%) CheckPoint
11 4 (1.25%) EMC
11 4 (1.25%) MathWorks
11 4 (1.25%) Netezza
11 4 (1.25%) Teradata
11 4 (1.25%) TIBCO
12 3 (0.93%) Guidewire
12 3 (0.93%) HP
12 3 (0.93%) NetApp
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