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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Architecture
Rank 456 458 399
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -59
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 124 118 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.24% 0.23% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.31% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 80 95
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£425 £450 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £583 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
- +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 6
Average hourly rate £37.00 £34.25 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.02% -9.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.85 £33.65 £28.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.15 £34.85 £39.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £34.25 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+8.02% -9.86%
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
38718 38644 32529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.48% 75.21% 74.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 24517 24337 19918
Average daily rate £423 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1106 1127 1038
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.24 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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
South East +2 43 £400 -6.97% 17
London -23 35 £550 +22.22% 32
West Midlands -4 13 £563 +19.04% 6
North West -7 11 £475 - 5
Yorkshire -9 10 £650 - 7
South West -3 8 £500 +9.89% 4
East of England +13 3 £388 +3.33% 9
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
Software Architecture
UK

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 86 (40.38%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (27.70%) Java
3 53 (24.88%) HTML
4 52 (24.41%) .NET
5 49 (23.00%) JavaScript
6 39 (18.31%) CSS
6 39 (18.31%) OO
6 39 (18.31%) Open Source
7 37 (17.37%) REST
7 37 (17.37%) Ruby
8 35 (16.43%) Scrum
9 32 (15.02%) Ruby on Rails
9 32 (15.02%) HTML5
10 31 (14.55%) Microsoft
11 30 (14.08%) Analytical Skills
12 29 (13.62%) C#
12 29 (13.62%) NoSQL
13 28 (13.15%) JSON
14 27 (12.68%) Configuration Management
14 27 (12.68%) TDD
14 27 (12.68%) Software Engineering
15 26 (12.21%) Finance
16 25 (11.74%) C++
16 25 (11.74%) SOA
17 24 (11.27%) Linux
17 24 (11.27%) UML
18 23 (10.80%) Continuous Integration
18 23 (10.80%) MongoDB
19 22 (10.33%) SQL
20 21 (9.86%) MySQL

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (6.10%) Node.js
2 8 (3.76%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (3.76%) CMS
2 8 (3.76%) Sitecore CMS
3 7 (3.29%) Tomcat
4 6 (2.82%) JBoss
5 5 (2.35%) WebLogic
5 5 (2.35%) WebSphere
5 5 (2.35%) Mule
6 4 (1.88%) Apache
7 3 (1.41%) Confluence
8 2 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.94%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.94%) PegaRULES
9 1 (0.47%) nginx
9 1 (0.47%) TIBCO EMS
9 1 (0.47%) DNN
9 1 (0.47%) Jetty
9 1 (0.47%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.47%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (3.29%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.88%) Simulink
3 2 (0.94%) Stateflow
3 2 (0.94%) MS Office
4 1 (0.47%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.47%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 2 (0.94%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.47%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.47%) Magento
2 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.23%) SaaS
2 8 (3.76%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (3.29%) Amazon S3
3 7 (3.29%) Amazon ELB
4 5 (2.35%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (2.35%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.94%) PaaS
5 2 (0.94%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (0.94%) Route 53
5 2 (0.94%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 2 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (0.94%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 2 (0.94%) AWS CloudTrail
6 1 (0.47%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.69%) Firewall
2 6 (2.82%) LDAP
2 6 (2.82%) Internet
3 5 (2.35%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.88%) DVB
5 3 (1.41%) VPN
5 3 (1.41%) LAN
5 3 (1.41%) WAN
5 3 (1.41%) Ethernet
5 3 (1.41%) HTTP
5 3 (1.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (1.41%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (0.94%) AMQP
6 2 (0.94%) DLNA
6 2 (0.94%) Intranet
7 1 (0.47%) Modbus
7 1 (0.47%) Multicast
7 1 (0.47%) FlexRay
7 1 (0.47%) SSL
7 1 (0.47%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (13.62%) NoSQL
2 23 (10.80%) MongoDB
3 21 (9.86%) MySQL
3 21 (9.86%) SQL Server
4 20 (9.39%) Apache Cassandra
5 18 (8.45%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (4.69%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (3.29%) Amazon RDS
8 6 (2.82%) Hadoop
8 6 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (2.35%) Oracle Database
9 5 (2.35%) Relational Database
10 4 (1.88%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (1.41%) Data Mining
11 3 (1.41%) OLTP
11 3 (1.41%) RDBMS
11 3 (1.41%) Star Schema
12 2 (0.94%) HBase
Development Applications
1 17 (7.98%) Selenium
2 15 (7.04%) JUnit
3 11 (5.16%) RSpec
4 8 (3.76%) Jenkins
5 7 (3.29%) Git (software)
5 7 (3.29%) Maven
5 7 (3.29%) Visual Studio
6 6 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (2.35%) Rational Rhapsody
8 4 (1.88%) Subversion
8 4 (1.88%) JIRA
8 4 (1.88%) ClearCase
8 4 (1.88%) Eclipse
9 3 (1.41%) Gerrit
9 3 (1.41%) Gradle
10 2 (0.94%) Grunt
10 2 (0.94%) MSI
10 2 (0.94%) NUnit
10 2 (0.94%) TestNG
11 1 (0.47%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 26 (12.21%) Finance
2 11 (5.16%) Games
3 9 (4.23%) Banking
4 7 (3.29%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.35%) Electronics
5 5 (2.35%) Automotive
5 5 (2.35%) Law
5 5 (2.35%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.35%) Spanish Language
6 4 (1.88%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.88%) Retail
7 3 (1.41%) Marketing
8 2 (0.94%) Publishing
9 1 (0.47%) Front Office
9 1 (0.47%) French Language
9 1 (0.47%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.47%) Military
9 1 (0.47%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 74 (34.74%) Architect
2 68 (31.92%) Developer
3 37 (17.37%) Technical Architect
4 21 (9.86%) Analyst
5 20 (9.39%) Java Developer
6 14 (6.57%) Systems Analyst
6 14 (6.57%) Software Engineer
7 13 (6.10%) Software Architect
8 10 (4.69%) Web Developer
9 9 (4.23%) Senior Developer
9 9 (4.23%) Digital Architect
10 8 (3.76%) .NET Developer
10 8 (3.76%) Solutions Architect
11 7 (3.29%) Business Analyst
11 7 (3.29%) Technical Leader
11 7 (3.29%) Senior Architect
11 7 (3.29%) Lead Architect
12 6 (2.82%) Technical Manager
12 6 (2.82%) C# Developer
12 6 (2.82%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (24.88%) HTML
2 52 (24.41%) .NET
3 39 (18.31%) CSS
4 37 (17.37%) REST
5 32 (15.02%) HTML5
5 32 (15.02%) Ruby on Rails
6 28 (13.15%) JSON
7 21 (9.86%) Django
7 21 (9.86%) AngularJS
7 21 (9.86%) Play Framework
8 19 (8.92%) Web Services
9 16 (7.51%) SOAP
9 16 (7.51%) CSS3
9 16 (7.51%) Ajax
10 14 (6.57%) XML
10 14 (6.57%) .NET Framework
11 13 (6.10%) jQuery
12 12 (5.63%) RESTful
12 12 (5.63%) Spring
13 10 (4.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 39 (18.31%) Open Source
2 30 (14.08%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (8.45%) Computer Science
4 15 (7.04%) User Experience
5 13 (6.10%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.82%) STB
6 6 (2.82%) Physics
6 6 (2.82%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.35%) DTV
8 4 (1.88%) Statistics
9 3 (1.41%) Streaming Video
9 3 (1.41%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.41%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 3 (1.41%) IPTV
9 3 (1.41%) Market Risk
9 3 (1.41%) Xbox
9 3 (1.41%) Over-the-Top Content
9 3 (1.41%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.41%) Chromecast
9 3 (1.41%) Apple TV
Operating Systems
1 24 (11.27%) Linux
2 12 (5.63%) Android
3 10 (4.69%) UNIX
3 10 (4.69%) Windows
4 9 (4.23%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.41%) CentOS
5 3 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.94%) Solaris
6 2 (0.94%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.47%) AIX
7 1 (0.47%) zOS
7 1 (0.47%) Windows CE
7 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.47%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.47%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (40.38%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (18.31%) OO
3 35 (16.43%) Scrum
4 27 (12.68%) Configuration Management
4 27 (12.68%) TDD
4 27 (12.68%) Software Engineering
5 25 (11.74%) SOA
6 24 (11.27%) UML
7 23 (10.80%) Continuous Integration
8 21 (9.86%) Project Management
9 20 (9.39%) MVC
10 17 (7.98%) Kanban
10 17 (7.98%) Mentoring
11 16 (7.51%) Pair Programming
12 15 (7.04%) Workflow
13 14 (6.57%) Data Modelling
13 14 (6.57%) TOGAF
13 14 (6.57%) Refactoring
14 13 (6.10%) Systems Analysis
14 13 (6.10%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 59 (27.70%) Java
2 49 (23.00%) JavaScript
3 37 (17.37%) Ruby
4 29 (13.62%) C#
5 25 (11.74%) C++
6 22 (10.33%) SQL
7 21 (9.86%) C
8 20 (9.39%) Scala
9 19 (8.92%) Python
10 7 (3.29%) PHP
10 7 (3.29%) MATLAB
11 6 (2.82%) Perl
12 5 (2.35%) T-SQL
12 5 (2.35%) Embedded C
13 3 (1.41%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.41%) XQuery
13 3 (1.41%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.94%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.47%) Embedded C++
15 1 (0.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (9.86%) Degree
2 16 (7.51%) Security Cleared
3 13 (6.10%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.94%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.47%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.82%) QA
2 2 (0.94%) COBIT
3 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.47%) DO-178B
System Software
1 4 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.41%) vCloud
3 2 (0.94%) Docker
3 2 (0.94%) Terminal Services
3 2 (0.94%) XenApp
3 2 (0.94%) XenDesktop
3 2 (0.94%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.47%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (1.41%) Puppet
2 2 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.47%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.47%) Ansible
3 1 (0.47%) logstash
3 1 (0.47%) Salt
3 1 (0.47%) Kibana
3 1 (0.47%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.47%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.47%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 31 (14.55%) Microsoft
2 11 (5.16%) Oracle
3 8 (3.76%) SAP
3 8 (3.76%) IBM
3 8 (3.76%) Sitecore
4 6 (2.82%) TIBCO
5 5 (2.35%) Akamai
6 4 (1.88%) Splunk
6 4 (1.88%) VMware
7 3 (1.41%) Apple
7 3 (1.41%) CheckPoint
7 3 (1.41%) Cisco
7 3 (1.41%) Nokia
7 3 (1.41%) F5
7 3 (1.41%) Roku
7 3 (1.41%) hybris
8 2 (0.94%) MuleSoft
8 2 (0.94%) Vyatta
8 2 (0.94%) Pega
8 2 (0.94%) Red Hat
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