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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Architecture
Rank 460 452 377
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -75
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 112 111 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.23% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.31% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 72 91
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£419 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.94% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £644 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £450 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.94% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 4
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £38.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.85 - £31.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.95 - £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - £38.00
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
37161 35673 30835
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.42% 75.44% 73.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 23489 22217 18883
Average daily rate £425 £408 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.29% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1070 1065 1029
Average hourly rate £29.00 £26.88 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.90% -14.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015. 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 -21 39 £403 -10.55% 33
South East -20 33 £400 -8.57% 27
North West -5 12 £500 - 6
West Midlands - 9 £563 - 4
Yorkshire -11 8 £663 - 4
East of England +7 5 £350 -22.22% 6
South West -14 4 £550 +20.87% 14
East Midlands -7 1 - - 1
North East - - - - 1
Software Architecture
UK

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 90 (43.27%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (25.48%) Java
3 50 (24.04%) .NET
4 49 (23.56%) HTML
5 47 (22.60%) OO
6 44 (21.15%) JavaScript
7 37 (17.79%) Ruby
7 37 (17.79%) REST
8 36 (17.31%) Scrum
8 36 (17.31%) CSS
9 34 (16.35%) Open Source
10 33 (15.87%) C#
11 31 (14.90%) Ruby on Rails
12 30 (14.42%) C++
12 30 (14.42%) HTML5
12 30 (14.42%) JSON
13 29 (13.94%) Analytical Skills
14 28 (13.46%) NoSQL
15 27 (12.98%) Configuration Management
16 26 (12.50%) Microsoft
16 26 (12.50%) SQL
17 25 (12.02%) Mentoring
18 24 (11.54%) Degree
18 24 (11.54%) TDD
18 24 (11.54%) Finance
19 23 (11.06%) Software Engineering
19 23 (11.06%) Linux
19 23 (11.06%) UML
19 23 (11.06%) MongoDB
20 22 (10.58%) Continuous Integration

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 13 (6.25%) Node.js
2 8 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (3.85%) CMS
2 8 (3.85%) Sitecore CMS
3 7 (3.37%) Tomcat
4 5 (2.40%) JBoss
4 5 (2.40%) Apache
4 5 (2.40%) Mule
5 4 (1.92%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.44%) Confluence
6 3 (1.44%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.96%) PegaRULES
7 2 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.48%) Apache ServiceMix
8 1 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.48%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.48%) SAS
8 1 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.48%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (0.48%) Jetty
Applications
1 6 (2.88%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.44%) Simulink
3 1 (0.48%) Stateflow
3 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.48%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.48%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.96%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.48%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.48%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.33%) SaaS
2 7 (3.37%) Amazon S3
2 7 (3.37%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.37%) Amazon ELB
3 5 (2.40%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (2.40%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.96%) PaaS
4 2 (0.96%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (0.96%) Route 53
4 2 (0.96%) ElastiCache
4 2 (0.96%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 2 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (0.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (0.96%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.33%) Firewall
2 6 (2.88%) Internet
2 6 (2.88%) LDAP
3 4 (1.92%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.92%) DVB
4 3 (1.44%) VPN
5 2 (0.96%) LAN
5 2 (0.96%) WAN
5 2 (0.96%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.96%) HTTP
5 2 (0.96%) AMQP
5 2 (0.96%) DLNA
5 2 (0.96%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (0.96%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (0.96%) Intranet
6 1 (0.48%) Multicast
6 1 (0.48%) Modbus
6 1 (0.48%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.48%) Network Security
6 1 (0.48%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (13.46%) NoSQL
2 23 (11.06%) MongoDB
3 20 (9.62%) Apache Cassandra
3 20 (9.62%) MySQL
4 18 (8.65%) SQL Server
4 18 (8.65%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (3.37%) Amazon RDS
7 6 (2.88%) Hadoop
7 6 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (2.40%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.92%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.92%) Data Mining
10 3 (1.44%) OLTP
10 3 (1.44%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.44%) Star Schema
10 3 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.96%) HBase
Development Applications
1 16 (7.69%) Selenium
2 14 (6.73%) JUnit
3 10 (4.81%) RSpec
4 9 (4.33%) Jenkins
5 8 (3.85%) Git (software)
5 8 (3.85%) Maven
6 6 (2.88%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (2.40%) Subversion
7 5 (2.40%) Visual Studio
7 5 (2.40%) Rational Rhapsody
8 4 (1.92%) ClearCase
8 4 (1.92%) JIRA
9 3 (1.44%) Gradle
9 3 (1.44%) Gerrit
10 2 (0.96%) Grunt
10 2 (0.96%) ANTLR
10 2 (0.96%) yacc
10 2 (0.96%) TestNG
10 2 (0.96%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.96%) MSI
General
1 24 (11.54%) Finance
2 10 (4.81%) Banking
3 7 (3.37%) Front Office
4 6 (2.88%) Games
5 4 (1.92%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.92%) Spanish Language
5 4 (1.92%) Automotive
5 4 (1.92%) Law
5 4 (1.92%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.44%) Electronics
6 3 (1.44%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.96%) Publishing
7 2 (0.96%) Retail
8 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.48%) French Language
8 1 (0.48%) Military
8 1 (0.48%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 69 (33.17%) Architect
1 69 (33.17%) Developer
2 35 (16.83%) Technical Architect
3 19 (9.13%) Analyst
4 18 (8.65%) Java Developer
5 15 (7.21%) Digital Architect
6 13 (6.25%) Software Engineer
6 13 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
7 11 (5.29%) Web Developer
8 10 (4.81%) Software Architect
9 9 (4.33%) Senior Developer
9 9 (4.33%) Senior Architect
10 8 (3.85%) .NET Developer
11 7 (3.37%) C# Developer
11 7 (3.37%) Lead Developer
11 7 (3.37%) Business Analyst
11 7 (3.37%) Lead Architect
12 6 (2.88%) PHP Programmer
12 6 (2.88%) Technical Leader
12 6 (2.88%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (24.04%) .NET
2 49 (23.56%) HTML
3 37 (17.79%) REST
4 36 (17.31%) CSS
5 31 (14.90%) Ruby on Rails
6 30 (14.42%) HTML5
6 30 (14.42%) JSON
7 21 (10.10%) Django
7 21 (10.10%) Play Framework
8 19 (9.13%) Web Services
9 18 (8.65%) AngularJS
10 17 (8.17%) Ajax
11 16 (7.69%) jQuery
11 16 (7.69%) XML
11 16 (7.69%) SOAP
12 15 (7.21%) CSS3
13 13 (6.25%) RESTful
13 13 (6.25%) Spring
14 11 (5.29%) .NET Framework
15 9 (4.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 34 (16.35%) Open Source
2 29 (13.94%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (10.10%) Computer Science
3 21 (10.10%) User Experience
4 12 (5.77%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.37%) Physics
6 6 (2.88%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.40%) Mathematics
8 4 (1.92%) DTV
8 4 (1.92%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.92%) Statistics
9 3 (1.44%) STB
9 3 (1.44%) Grid Computing
9 3 (1.44%) Market Risk
9 3 (1.44%) Visualisation
9 3 (1.44%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.96%) Video on Demand
10 2 (0.96%) Social Media
10 2 (0.96%) MPEG
11 1 (0.48%) iDTV
Operating Systems
1 23 (11.06%) Linux
2 14 (6.73%) Windows
3 9 (4.33%) Android
3 9 (4.33%) UNIX
4 6 (2.88%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.44%) CentOS
6 2 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.96%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.96%) Solaris
7 1 (0.48%) zOS
7 1 (0.48%) Windows CE
7 1 (0.48%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (43.27%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (22.60%) OO
3 36 (17.31%) Scrum
4 27 (12.98%) Configuration Management
5 25 (12.02%) Mentoring
6 24 (11.54%) TDD
7 23 (11.06%) Software Engineering
7 23 (11.06%) UML
8 22 (10.58%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (10.10%) SOA
10 19 (9.13%) MVC
11 18 (8.65%) Project Management
12 17 (8.17%) Workflow
12 17 (8.17%) Kanban
13 16 (7.69%) Data Modelling
13 16 (7.69%) Analytics
14 15 (7.21%) Refactoring
15 13 (6.25%) Pair Programming
15 13 (6.25%) TOGAF
16 12 (5.77%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 53 (25.48%) Java
2 44 (21.15%) JavaScript
3 37 (17.79%) Ruby
4 33 (15.87%) C#
5 30 (14.42%) C++
6 26 (12.50%) SQL
7 20 (9.62%) Python
7 20 (9.62%) Scala
8 19 (9.13%) C
9 7 (3.37%) PHP
10 6 (2.88%) MATLAB
10 6 (2.88%) Perl
11 5 (2.40%) T-SQL
12 4 (1.92%) Embedded C
13 3 (1.44%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.44%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.96%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.96%) XQuery
15 1 (0.48%) Embedded C++
15 1 (0.48%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (11.54%) Degree
2 12 (5.77%) Security Cleared
3 9 (4.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.96%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.48%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.40%) QA
2 2 (0.96%) COBIT
3 1 (0.48%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.48%) DO-178B
System Software
1 3 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (1.44%) vCloud
2 2 (0.96%) Docker
2 2 (0.96%) Terminal Services
2 2 (0.96%) XenApp
2 2 (0.96%) XenDesktop
2 2 (0.96%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.48%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (1.44%) Puppet
2 2 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.48%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.48%) Ansible
3 1 (0.48%) logstash
3 1 (0.48%) Salt
3 1 (0.48%) Kibana
3 1 (0.48%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.48%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 26 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 10 (4.81%) Oracle
3 8 (3.85%) Sitecore
4 6 (2.88%) IBM
4 6 (2.88%) TIBCO
4 6 (2.88%) SAP
5 5 (2.40%) Akamai
6 4 (1.92%) Splunk
7 3 (1.44%) VMware
8 2 (0.96%) CheckPoint
8 2 (0.96%) hybris
8 2 (0.96%) Brocade
8 2 (0.96%) Cisco
8 2 (0.96%) Citrix
8 2 (0.96%) Informatica
8 2 (0.96%) Nokia
8 2 (0.96%) Vyatta
8 2 (0.96%) F5
8 2 (0.96%) Pega
9 1 (0.48%) Red Hat
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