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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Architecture over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Architecture
Rank 473 485 484
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -1
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 152 134 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.31% 0.26% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.33% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 84 63
Median daily rate £450 £463 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £612 £668 £599
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £450 £369
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +22.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £30.68 £34.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.39% -10.43%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £30.68 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+30.39% -10.43%
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
40623 40561 37775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.50% 79.74% 78.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 27280 26672 24090
Median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 933 1073 1123
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Software Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Software Architecture as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Architecture within the England region over the 3 months to 29 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +33 74 £431 -21.59% 42
West Midlands -5 33 £488 +13.37% 2
South East -17 18 £425 +6.25% 16
Yorkshire +16 14 £635 +95.38% 6
East Midlands +12 8 £338 - 4
East of England +13 2 £500 -9.90% 1
South West -12 1 £615 +54.71% 3
North West -16 1 £700 +59.09% 5
North East -66 1 £300 -53.84% 2
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Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Software Architecture also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Software Architecture.

1 186 (57.06%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (38.34%) Java
3 116 (35.58%) HTML
4 95 (29.14%) Git (software)
5 91 (27.91%) CSS
6 89 (27.30%) Scrum
6 89 (27.30%) TDD
7 88 (26.99%) MongoDB
8 84 (25.77%) SQL
9 82 (25.15%) Open Source
10 79 (24.23%) Linux
11 74 (22.70%) JavaScript
11 74 (22.70%) REST
11 74 (22.70%) Spring
12 72 (22.09%) HTML5
13 69 (21.17%) OO
14 66 (20.25%) JSON
15 65 (19.94%) HTTP
16 57 (17.48%) Node.js
17 55 (16.87%) Puppet
18 53 (16.26%) Oracle
19 51 (15.64%) User Stories
20 49 (15.03%) RESTful
21 48 (14.72%) NoSQL
21 48 (14.72%) C++
21 48 (14.72%) Continuous Delivery
22 46 (14.11%) Microservices
22 46 (14.11%) .NET
23 45 (13.80%) SOA
23 45 (13.80%) Mentoring

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 23 (7.06%) Confluence
2 15 (4.60%) Apache
3 8 (2.45%) WebLogic
4 5 (1.53%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.23%) CMS
5 4 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.92%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.92%) nginx
6 3 (0.92%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.92%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.61%) JBoss
7 2 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.31%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.31%) Mule
8 1 (0.31%) Mule ESB
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (1.23%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.61%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.31%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.31%) MS Office
3 1 (0.31%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.99%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.15%) Heroku
3 6 (1.84%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.23%) IaaS
4 4 (1.23%) Office 365
5 2 (0.61%) GitHub
5 2 (0.61%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.61%) SaaS
6 1 (0.31%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 65 (19.94%) HTTP
2 20 (6.13%) DVB
3 10 (3.07%) Internet
4 8 (2.45%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.53%) Firewall
6 4 (1.23%) LAN
6 4 (1.23%) MPLS
6 4 (1.23%) VPN
6 4 (1.23%) WAN
7 3 (0.92%) Intranet
7 3 (0.92%) LDAP
8 1 (0.31%) ATM
8 1 (0.31%) OpenFlow
8 1 (0.31%) PBX
8 1 (0.31%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.31%) Skype
8 1 (0.31%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (26.99%) MongoDB
2 48 (14.72%) NoSQL
3 40 (12.27%) MySQL
3 40 (12.27%) Oracle OWB
4 34 (10.43%) PostgreSQL
5 25 (7.67%) Apache Cassandra
6 16 (4.91%) SQL Server
7 4 (1.23%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (1.23%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.92%) Redis
9 2 (0.61%) Big Data
9 2 (0.61%) DB2
9 2 (0.61%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.61%) Mixpanel
9 2 (0.61%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 95 (29.14%) Git (software)
2 44 (13.50%) Maven
3 40 (12.27%) ClearQuest
4 36 (11.04%) JIRA
5 29 (8.90%) ClearCase
6 21 (6.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 16 (4.91%) Jenkins
8 14 (4.29%) SoapUI
8 14 (4.29%) Subversion
8 14 (4.29%) WebDriver
9 9 (2.76%) JUnit
10 8 (2.45%) Eclipse
11 7 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (1.84%) gulp
12 6 (1.84%) PHPUnit
13 5 (1.53%) Mockito
13 5 (1.53%) Visual Studio
14 4 (1.23%) Mercurial
15 3 (0.92%) CA Gen
15 3 (0.92%) Oracle Forms
General
1 44 (13.50%) Finance
2 16 (4.91%) Banking
3 11 (3.37%) Law
4 5 (1.53%) Marketing
4 5 (1.53%) Retail
4 5 (1.53%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.23%) Publishing
6 3 (0.92%) Legal
7 2 (0.61%) Avionics
8 1 (0.31%) Advertising
8 1 (0.31%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.31%) Front Office
8 1 (0.31%) Games
Job Titles
1 156 (47.85%) Architect
2 102 (31.29%) Developer
3 80 (24.54%) Software Architect
4 45 (13.80%) Java Architect
5 43 (13.19%) Technical Architect
6 37 (11.35%) Senior Architect
7 33 (10.12%) Java Software Architect
8 30 (9.20%) Digital Architect
9 28 (8.59%) Java Developer
10 23 (7.06%) Senior Developer
10 23 (7.06%) Solutions Architect
11 21 (6.44%) Senior Software Architect
12 20 (6.13%) Embedded Engineer
12 20 (6.13%) JavaScript Developer
13 18 (5.52%) Senior Java Architect
13 18 (5.52%) Software Engineer
14 16 (4.91%) Full Stack Developer
15 14 (4.29%) PHP Developer
15 14 (4.29%) Service Architect
16 12 (3.68%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (35.58%) HTML
2 91 (27.91%) CSS
3 74 (22.70%) REST
3 74 (22.70%) Spring
4 72 (22.09%) HTML5
5 66 (20.25%) JSON
6 57 (17.48%) Node.js
7 49 (15.03%) RESTful
8 46 (14.11%) .NET
9 43 (13.19%) Play Framework
10 41 (12.58%) Spring Boot
11 37 (11.35%) J2EE
12 36 (11.04%) CSS3
12 36 (11.04%) Web Services
13 35 (10.74%) AngularJS
13 35 (10.74%) RabbitMQ
14 32 (9.82%) Ajax
15 22 (6.75%) Django
15 22 (6.75%) ELK Stack
15 22 (6.75%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 41 (12.58%) Computer Science
2 31 (9.51%) STB
2 31 (9.51%) User Experience
3 30 (9.20%) DTV
4 28 (8.59%) Algorithms
5 20 (6.13%) Data Structures
5 20 (6.13%) MPEG
6 15 (4.60%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (3.07%) Embedded Systems
7 10 (3.07%) Semantic Web
8 9 (2.76%) Device Driver
8 9 (2.76%) Management Information System
9 8 (2.45%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (2.45%) iPad
10 5 (1.53%) Mobile App
11 4 (1.23%) Mathematics
11 4 (1.23%) Social Media
12 3 (0.92%) Data Centre
12 3 (0.92%) Hedge funds
13 2 (0.61%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 79 (24.23%) Linux
2 28 (8.59%) Unix
3 11 (3.37%) Windows
4 6 (1.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.23%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.92%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.92%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.61%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.31%) Android
8 1 (0.31%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.31%) SUSE
8 1 (0.31%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.31%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (57.06%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (27.30%) Scrum
2 89 (27.30%) TDD
3 82 (25.15%) Open Source
4 69 (21.17%) OO
5 51 (15.64%) User Stories
6 48 (14.72%) Continuous Delivery
7 46 (14.11%) Microservices
8 45 (13.80%) Mentoring
8 45 (13.80%) SOA
9 42 (12.88%) Waterfall
10 40 (12.27%) Project Planning
11 38 (11.66%) RUP
12 37 (11.35%) Continuous Integration
13 35 (10.74%) Configuration Management
13 35 (10.74%) Kanban
13 35 (10.74%) Prototyping
14 29 (8.90%) Software Engineering
15 28 (8.59%) MVC
16 24 (7.36%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 125 (38.34%) Java
2 84 (25.77%) SQL
3 74 (22.70%) JavaScript
4 48 (14.72%) C++
5 44 (13.50%) Scala
6 40 (12.27%) C
7 29 (8.90%) Ruby
8 28 (8.59%) C#
9 24 (7.36%) Python
9 24 (7.36%) Shell Script
10 21 (6.44%) PHP
11 19 (5.83%) PL/SQL
12 7 (2.15%) Embedded C
12 7 (2.15%) PHP 5
13 4 (1.23%) Embedded C++
13 4 (1.23%) Perl
14 3 (0.92%) Apple Swift
14 3 (0.92%) Objective-C
14 3 (0.92%) XPath
15 2 (0.61%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 34 (10.43%) Degree
2 17 (5.21%) Security Cleared
3 13 (3.99%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.92%) CCNA
4 3 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (0.92%) HND
5 2 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.31%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.31%) CEH
6 1 (0.31%) CITP
6 1 (0.31%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.31%) ECSA
6 1 (0.31%) GIAC
6 1 (0.31%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.31%) OSCP
6 1 (0.31%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.31%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.21%) QA
2 3 (0.92%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (0.92%) SLA
3 1 (0.31%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 12207
3 1 (0.31%) ISO26262
3 1 (0.31%) MISRA
3 1 (0.31%) MISRA C
System Software
1 23 (7.06%) Docker
2 7 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.84%) LXC
4 2 (0.61%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 55 (16.87%) Puppet
2 24 (7.36%) Graphite
3 17 (5.21%) Grafana
4 7 (2.15%) Consul
5 3 (0.92%) Ansible
5 3 (0.92%) Nagios
5 3 (0.92%) vRealize
6 2 (0.61%) Kibana
6 2 (0.61%) logstash
6 2 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.31%) Nmap
7 1 (0.31%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.31%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 53 (16.26%) Oracle
2 19 (5.83%) WSO2
3 18 (5.52%) Pega
4 17 (5.21%) Informatica
5 13 (3.99%) Microsoft
6 11 (3.37%) VMware
7 8 (2.45%) Cisco
7 8 (2.45%) Red Hat
7 8 (2.45%) Zend
8 6 (1.84%) Citrix
9 5 (1.53%) webMethods
10 4 (1.23%) BEA
10 4 (1.23%) Google
10 4 (1.23%) IBM
11 3 (0.92%) BMC
11 3 (0.92%) CA
11 3 (0.92%) CheckPoint
11 3 (0.92%) HP
11 3 (0.92%) NetApp
11 3 (0.92%) Splunk
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