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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Architecture
Rank 466 462 429
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -33
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 117 104 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.21% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.28% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 68 67
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£550 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £670 £600 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+17.10% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 5
Average hourly rate £39.00 £34.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.86% -8.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.35 £33.65 £27.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.70 £34.85 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £34.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.86% -8.66%
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
38689 37247 31943
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.33% 75.52% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 25022 23920 19615
Average daily rate £418 £400 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -3.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1115 1123 991
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £48.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 28 May 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 28 May 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 28 May 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 -3 35 £550 +17.33% 28
South East -5 32 £400 -5.88% 14
South West +18 12 £398 +28.22% 4
North East 0 10 £650 +120.33% 1
North West -3 10 £525 +75.00% 5
West Midlands -4 8 - - 4
Yorkshire -17 3 £325 -15.58% 5
East of England 0 2 - - 6
Software Architecture
UK

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 (39.30%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (23.58%) SDLC
3 53 (23.14%) Java
4 50 (21.83%) HTML
5 49 (21.40%) JavaScript
6 46 (20.09%) .NET
7 39 (17.03%) Microsoft
8 37 (16.16%) Analytical Skills
9 36 (15.72%) CSS
9 36 (15.72%) Ruby
10 35 (15.28%) Ruby on Rails
11 34 (14.85%) REST
12 33 (14.41%) Software Engineering
13 32 (13.97%) OO
14 31 (13.54%) Configuration Management
14 31 (13.54%) Scrum
15 30 (13.10%) HTML5
15 30 (13.10%) NoSQL
16 29 (12.66%) Open Source
16 29 (12.66%) SOA
17 27 (11.79%) UML
17 27 (11.79%) Finance
17 27 (11.79%) TDD
18 26 (11.35%) C#
19 25 (10.92%) Linux
19 25 (10.92%) JSON
19 25 (10.92%) Django
19 25 (10.92%) Continuous Integration
20 24 (10.48%) Play Framework
20 24 (10.48%) MySQL

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 11 (4.80%) Node.js
2 9 (3.93%) CMS
3 8 (3.49%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (3.49%) Sitecore CMS
4 7 (3.06%) WebLogic
5 6 (2.62%) Tomcat
5 6 (2.62%) JBoss
6 5 (2.18%) WebSphere
6 5 (2.18%) Mule
7 3 (1.31%) Liferay
7 3 (1.31%) WebLogic Portal
7 3 (1.31%) WebLogic Integration
7 3 (1.31%) Apache
8 2 (0.87%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.87%) Confluence
8 2 (0.87%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.87%) PegaRULES
9 1 (0.44%) DNN
9 1 (0.44%) Alfresco
Applications
1 10 (4.37%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.18%) Simulink
3 3 (1.31%) MS Office
4 2 (0.87%) Stateflow
5 1 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.44%) TargetLink
5 1 (0.44%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.44%) Maya
Business Applications
1 2 (0.87%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.44%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.37%) SaaS
2 9 (3.93%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (3.06%) Amazon ELB
3 7 (3.06%) Amazon S3
4 6 (2.62%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (2.18%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.31%) PaaS
7 2 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.87%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 2 (0.87%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 2 (0.87%) AWS CloudTrail
7 2 (0.87%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (0.87%) Route 53
8 1 (0.44%) IaaS
8 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.49%) Firewall
2 6 (2.62%) Internet
2 6 (2.62%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.18%) HTTP
4 4 (1.75%) LDAP
5 3 (1.31%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (1.31%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 3 (1.31%) Ethernet
5 3 (1.31%) LAN
5 3 (1.31%) WAN
5 3 (1.31%) DVB
6 2 (0.87%) Intranet
6 2 (0.87%) SSL
7 1 (0.44%) ZigBee
7 1 (0.44%) LTE
7 1 (0.44%) NAS
7 1 (0.44%) AMQP
7 1 (0.44%) Network Security
7 1 (0.44%) Multicast
7 1 (0.44%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (13.10%) NoSQL
2 24 (10.48%) MySQL
3 23 (10.04%) SQL Server
3 23 (10.04%) MongoDB
4 20 (8.73%) PostgreSQL
4 20 (8.73%) Apache Cassandra
5 9 (3.93%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (3.93%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (3.06%) Amazon RDS
6 7 (3.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (2.62%) Relational Database
7 6 (2.62%) Hadoop
7 6 (2.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.75%) Star Schema
8 4 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (1.31%) Data Mining
9 3 (1.31%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.87%) OLTP
10 2 (0.87%) HBase
10 2 (0.87%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 15 (6.55%) Selenium
1 15 (6.55%) JUnit
2 11 (4.80%) RSpec
3 10 (4.37%) Jenkins
3 10 (4.37%) Git (software)
4 9 (3.93%) Visual Studio
5 7 (3.06%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (3.06%) Subversion
6 5 (2.18%) Maven
7 4 (1.75%) ClearCase
7 4 (1.75%) Rational Rhapsody
8 3 (1.31%) JIRA
8 3 (1.31%) Eclipse
8 3 (1.31%) NUnit
9 2 (0.87%) Gerrit
9 2 (0.87%) Gradle
9 2 (0.87%) Grunt
9 2 (0.87%) TestNG
10 1 (0.44%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 1 (0.44%) MSTest
General
1 27 (11.79%) Finance
2 15 (6.55%) Games
3 11 (4.80%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.49%) Banking
5 5 (2.18%) Spanish Language
5 5 (2.18%) Automotive
5 5 (2.18%) Law
5 5 (2.18%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.75%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.75%) Electronics
6 4 (1.75%) Retail
6 4 (1.75%) Marketing
7 2 (0.87%) Publishing
8 1 (0.44%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.44%) French Language
8 1 (0.44%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.44%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.44%) Military
Job Titles
1 90 (39.30%) Architect
2 67 (29.26%) Developer
3 43 (18.78%) Technical Architect
4 25 (10.92%) Analyst
5 19 (8.30%) Java Developer
6 17 (7.42%) Senior Architect
6 17 (7.42%) Systems Analyst
6 17 (7.42%) Software Engineer
7 15 (6.55%) Software Architect
8 13 (5.68%) Solutions Architect
9 11 (4.80%) Senior Technical Architect
10 9 (3.93%) Senior Developer
11 8 (3.49%) Web Developer
11 8 (3.49%) Lead Architect
12 7 (3.06%) .NET Developer
12 7 (3.06%) Business Analyst
13 6 (2.62%) Digital Architect
13 6 (2.62%) Software Developer
13 6 (2.62%) Lead Developer
13 6 (2.62%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (21.83%) HTML
2 46 (20.09%) .NET
3 36 (15.72%) CSS
4 35 (15.28%) Ruby on Rails
5 34 (14.85%) REST
6 30 (13.10%) HTML5
7 25 (10.92%) JSON
7 25 (10.92%) Django
8 24 (10.48%) Play Framework
9 22 (9.61%) Web Services
10 18 (7.86%) SOAP
10 18 (7.86%) AngularJS
11 16 (6.99%) XML
12 13 (5.68%) Ajax
12 13 (5.68%) .NET Framework
12 13 (5.68%) CSS3
13 12 (5.24%) Middleware
13 12 (5.24%) RESTful
13 12 (5.24%) jQuery
14 10 (4.37%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 37 (16.16%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (7.42%) User Experience
3 16 (6.99%) Computer Science
4 14 (6.11%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.49%) STB
6 7 (3.06%) Mobile App
6 7 (3.06%) Over-the-Top Content
7 6 (2.62%) Chromecast
7 6 (2.62%) Apple TV
7 6 (2.62%) PlayStation
7 6 (2.62%) Data Centre
7 6 (2.62%) Streaming Video
7 6 (2.62%) Xbox
7 6 (2.62%) IPTV
8 5 (2.18%) Physics
8 5 (2.18%) Grid Computing
9 4 (1.75%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.75%) DTV
9 4 (1.75%) Statistics
9 4 (1.75%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 25 (10.92%) Linux
2 14 (6.11%) Android
3 13 (5.68%) Apple iOS
4 10 (4.37%) UNIX
5 9 (3.93%) Windows
6 4 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.87%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.87%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.44%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.44%) CentOS
8 1 (0.44%) Tizen
8 1 (0.44%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.44%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.44%) AIX
8 1 (0.44%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (39.30%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (23.58%) SDLC
3 33 (14.41%) Software Engineering
4 32 (13.97%) OO
5 31 (13.54%) Configuration Management
5 31 (13.54%) Scrum
6 29 (12.66%) Open Source
6 29 (12.66%) SOA
7 27 (11.79%) UML
7 27 (11.79%) TDD
8 25 (10.92%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (8.30%) User Stories
9 19 (8.30%) MVC
10 17 (7.42%) Project Management
10 17 (7.42%) Software Delivery
11 16 (6.99%) Pair Programming
11 16 (6.99%) Systems Analysis
12 15 (6.55%) Workflow
13 14 (6.11%) Kanban
14 13 (5.68%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 53 (23.14%) Java
2 49 (21.40%) JavaScript
3 36 (15.72%) Ruby
4 26 (11.35%) C#
5 23 (10.04%) SQL
5 23 (10.04%) Scala
6 21 (9.17%) C++
7 18 (7.86%) C
8 14 (6.11%) Python
9 8 (3.49%) MATLAB
10 6 (2.62%) T-SQL
10 6 (2.62%) PHP
11 5 (2.18%) Embedded C
12 4 (1.75%) Perl
12 4 (1.75%) XQuery
13 2 (0.87%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.87%) VB
14 1 (0.44%) XPath
14 1 (0.44%) Lua
14 1 (0.44%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 18 (7.86%) Security Cleared
1 18 (7.86%) Degree
2 17 (7.42%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.87%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.49%) QA
2 2 (0.87%) COBIT
3 1 (0.44%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.44%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.87%) Docker
3 1 (0.44%) XenApp
3 1 (0.44%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.44%) vCloud
3 1 (0.44%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.44%) Firmware
3 1 (0.44%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.44%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.31%) Puppet
3 2 (0.87%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.44%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.44%) Ansible
Vendors
1 39 (17.03%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.24%) Oracle
3 8 (3.49%) SAP
3 8 (3.49%) Sitecore
4 7 (3.06%) IBM
5 6 (2.62%) Roku
5 6 (2.62%) TIBCO
5 6 (2.62%) Apple
6 5 (2.18%) Akamai
7 4 (1.75%) Splunk
7 4 (1.75%) Capita
8 3 (1.31%) GigaSpaces
8 3 (1.31%) F5
8 3 (1.31%) Ektron
8 3 (1.31%) hybris
8 3 (1.31%) Cisco
8 3 (1.31%) CheckPoint
8 3 (1.31%) Nokia
8 3 (1.31%) VMware
9 2 (0.87%) Solace
City, London
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 5 days ago
Tyne and Wear
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £600 - 700 per day
Posted: 8 days ago