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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Architecture
Rank 461 433 433
Rank change year-on-year
-28 0
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 96 106 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.24% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.32% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 64 39
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£475 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £363 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £655 £623 £660
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £438 £310
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +41.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Average hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -
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
35083 32902 29513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 75.54% 74.81% 72.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 22853 20351 17832
Average daily rate £425 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 935 1039 1211
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.25 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.25% -10.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -2 45 £450 -5.26% 21
Yorkshire +2 14 £650 - 8
South East -28 12 £290 -25.16% 15
South West -12 8 £550 +13.40% 8
North West -8 5 £450 - 7
West Midlands -1 4 £650 +14.03% 2
East of England -1 4 £300 -33.33% 7
East Midlands +11 2 - - 2
North East - 1 £538 - 1
Software Architecture
UK

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 107 (48.20%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (29.28%) Java
3 49 (22.07%) .NET
4 48 (21.62%) HTML
5 47 (21.17%) OO
6 44 (19.82%) JavaScript
7 42 (18.92%) Scrum
8 40 (18.02%) Ruby
9 38 (17.12%) C#
9 38 (17.12%) C++
10 37 (16.67%) Mentoring
11 35 (15.77%) SQL
12 34 (15.32%) CSS
13 33 (14.86%) Web Services
13 33 (14.86%) Linux
13 33 (14.86%) REST
14 31 (13.96%) Oracle
14 31 (13.96%) Open Source
15 30 (13.51%) Ruby on Rails
16 29 (13.06%) Finance
16 29 (13.06%) Degree
16 29 (13.06%) Continuous Integration
17 28 (12.61%) UML
18 27 (12.16%) SOA
18 27 (12.16%) TDD
18 27 (12.16%) JSON
19 26 (11.71%) Software Engineering
19 26 (11.71%) Configuration Management
20 25 (11.26%) C
20 25 (11.26%) HTML5

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (5.86%) JBoss
2 11 (4.95%) Node.js
3 10 (4.50%) Apache
4 8 (3.60%) Tomcat
5 7 (3.15%) WebLogic
6 5 (2.25%) MQSeries
7 3 (1.35%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.35%) CICS
8 2 (0.90%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.90%) PegaRULES
8 2 (0.90%) WordPress
8 2 (0.90%) Mule
9 1 (0.45%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.45%) nginx
9 1 (0.45%) Jetty
9 1 (0.45%) Confluence
9 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.45%) Apache ServiceMix
9 1 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (1.80%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.90%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.45%) Simulink
3 1 (0.45%) Stateflow
3 1 (0.45%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Magento
1 1 (0.45%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.95%) SaaS
2 7 (3.15%) Amazon S3
2 7 (3.15%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.15%) Amazon ELB
3 6 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (2.25%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.35%) GitHub
6 2 (0.90%) ElastiCache
6 2 (0.90%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 2 (0.90%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (0.90%) Route 53
6 2 (0.90%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.50%) DVB
2 9 (4.05%) LDAP
2 9 (4.05%) Firewall
3 7 (3.15%) Internet
4 4 (1.80%) Intranet
4 4 (1.80%) VPN
5 2 (0.90%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.90%) WAN
5 2 (0.90%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.90%) LAN
5 2 (0.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (0.90%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (0.90%) DLNA
5 2 (0.90%) ZigBee
6 1 (0.45%) AMQP
6 1 (0.45%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.45%) Network Security
6 1 (0.45%) Modbus
6 1 (0.45%) HTTP
6 1 (0.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (10.36%) NoSQL
2 22 (9.91%) MySQL
3 20 (9.01%) SQL Server
3 20 (9.01%) PostgreSQL
4 19 (8.56%) MongoDB
5 18 (8.11%) Apache Cassandra
6 14 (6.31%) Oracle Database
7 12 (5.41%) Relational Database
8 8 (3.60%) DB2
9 7 (3.15%) Amazon RDS
10 5 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (1.80%) InterSystems Cache
11 4 (1.80%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.80%) Oracle Exadata
12 3 (1.35%) OLTP
12 3 (1.35%) Data Mining
12 3 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database 10g
13 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
13 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 18 (8.11%) Selenium
2 17 (7.66%) JUnit
2 17 (7.66%) Git (software)
3 16 (7.21%) Subversion
4 14 (6.31%) Maven
5 13 (5.86%) Jenkins
6 10 (4.50%) RSpec
7 9 (4.05%) Eclipse
7 9 (4.05%) ClearCase
8 7 (3.15%) Hudson
9 6 (2.70%) JIRA
9 6 (2.70%) Mercurial
10 5 (2.25%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (1.80%) Bugzilla
11 4 (1.80%) Rational Rhapsody
11 4 (1.80%) Redmine
12 3 (1.35%) Gerrit
12 3 (1.35%) Gradle
12 3 (1.35%) Ant
13 2 (0.90%) MSI
General
1 29 (13.06%) Finance
2 19 (8.56%) Banking
3 17 (7.66%) Front Office
4 11 (4.95%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.25%) Financial Institution
5 5 (2.25%) Law
6 3 (1.35%) Marketing
6 3 (1.35%) Games
7 2 (0.90%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.90%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.90%) Publishing
7 2 (0.90%) Automotive
8 1 (0.45%) French Language
8 1 (0.45%) Retail
8 1 (0.45%) Military
8 1 (0.45%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 77 (34.68%) Architect
2 75 (33.78%) Developer
3 32 (14.41%) Technical Architect
4 22 (9.91%) Digital Architect
5 17 (7.66%) Java Developer
6 15 (6.76%) Software Engineer
7 14 (6.31%) Senior Architect
8 12 (5.41%) Analyst
9 11 (4.95%) C# Developer
9 11 (4.95%) Solutions Architect
10 9 (4.05%) Senior Digital Architect
10 9 (4.05%) Senior Developer
10 9 (4.05%) .NET Developer
10 9 (4.05%) PHP Developer
11 8 (3.60%) Programmer
11 8 (3.60%) Web Developer
12 7 (3.15%) Software Developer
13 6 (2.70%) Technical Leader
13 6 (2.70%) PHP Programmer
14 5 (2.25%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (22.07%) .NET
2 48 (21.62%) HTML
3 34 (15.32%) CSS
4 33 (14.86%) Web Services
4 33 (14.86%) REST
5 30 (13.51%) Ruby on Rails
6 27 (12.16%) JSON
7 25 (11.26%) HTML5
8 21 (9.46%) jQuery
9 20 (9.01%) Play Framework
9 20 (9.01%) Spring
9 20 (9.01%) Ajax
10 19 (8.56%) Django
11 17 (7.66%) SOAP
12 16 (7.21%) JMS
13 15 (6.76%) XML
13 15 (6.76%) J2EE
14 13 (5.86%) JSP
14 13 (5.86%) LAMP
15 12 (5.41%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 31 (13.96%) Open Source
2 24 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (9.01%) Computer Science
3 20 (9.01%) User Experience
4 10 (4.50%) DTV
5 9 (4.05%) Algorithms
5 9 (4.05%) STB
6 7 (3.15%) Physics
6 7 (3.15%) Mobile App
7 6 (2.70%) Data Structures
7 6 (2.70%) Mathematics
8 5 (2.25%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.80%) N-Tier
10 3 (1.35%) Visualisation
10 3 (1.35%) Market Risk
10 3 (1.35%) Statistics
11 2 (0.90%) E-Learning
11 2 (0.90%) SCORM
11 2 (0.90%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.90%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 33 (14.86%) Linux
2 18 (8.11%) UNIX
3 15 (6.76%) Windows
4 9 (4.05%) Android
5 5 (2.25%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.35%) CentOS
6 3 (1.35%) SUSE
7 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.90%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.45%) zOS
8 1 (0.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (48.20%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (21.17%) OO
3 42 (18.92%) Scrum
4 37 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 29 (13.06%) Continuous Integration
6 28 (12.61%) UML
7 27 (12.16%) SOA
7 27 (12.16%) TDD
8 26 (11.71%) Software Engineering
8 26 (11.71%) Configuration Management
9 20 (9.01%) MVC
10 18 (8.11%) Project Management
11 17 (7.66%) Multithreading
11 17 (7.66%) Refactoring
12 15 (6.76%) Pair Programming
13 14 (6.31%) Kanban
13 14 (6.31%) BDD
13 14 (6.31%) Analytics
13 14 (6.31%) User Stories
14 13 (5.86%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 65 (29.28%) Java
2 44 (19.82%) JavaScript
3 40 (18.02%) Ruby
4 38 (17.12%) C#
4 38 (17.12%) C++
5 35 (15.77%) SQL
6 25 (11.26%) C
7 21 (9.46%) Python
8 19 (8.56%) Scala
9 14 (6.31%) PHP
10 6 (2.70%) Bash Shell
11 5 (2.25%) Embedded C
11 5 (2.25%) T-SQL
11 5 (2.25%) Perl
11 5 (2.25%) XAML
12 4 (1.80%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.35%) MATLAB
14 2 (0.90%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.45%) Groovy
15 1 (0.45%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 29 (13.06%) Degree
2 11 (4.95%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.15%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.45%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (0.45%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (9.01%) QA
2 4 (1.80%) COBIT
3 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (1.35%) vCloud
2 2 (0.90%) Terminal Services
2 2 (0.90%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.90%) XenApp
2 2 (0.90%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.45%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 3 (1.35%) Puppet
2 2 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.45%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.45%) Kibana
3 1 (0.45%) Ansible
3 1 (0.45%) logstash
3 1 (0.45%) Salt
3 1 (0.45%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.45%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 31 (13.96%) Oracle
2 22 (9.91%) Microsoft
3 6 (2.70%) IBM
4 5 (2.25%) Akamai
5 4 (1.80%) Splunk
6 3 (1.35%) VMware
7 2 (0.90%) Google
7 2 (0.90%) TIBCO
7 2 (0.90%) CheckPoint
7 2 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.90%) Informatica
7 2 (0.90%) Nokia
7 2 (0.90%) Citrix
7 2 (0.90%) Cisco
7 2 (0.90%) Vyatta
7 2 (0.90%) F5
7 2 (0.90%) Brocade
7 2 (0.90%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.90%) Pega
8 1 (0.45%) Zend
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