The table below looks at the statistics for Software Architecture skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Architecture over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Architecture
Rank 84 70 78
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +8
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 11 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.74% 1.23% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 1.42% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 0
Average daily rate £625 £650 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
-21.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £50.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +25.00%
Software Architecture
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1245 985 797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 83.78% 86.48% 81.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 854 707 476
Average daily rate £400 £375 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 8
Average hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.92 £12.05 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.21 £29.80 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Software Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Architecture across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Software Architecture
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Architecture across the Leeds region.

Software Architecture Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Software Architecture
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Architecture across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Software Architecture Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 19 (67.86%) Ruby
2 18 (64.29%) MySQL
3 17 (60.71%) Ruby on Rails
3 17 (60.71%) PostgreSQL
3 17 (60.71%) Django
3 17 (60.71%) Scala
3 17 (60.71%) MongoDB
3 17 (60.71%) Apache Cassandra
3 17 (60.71%) NoSQL
3 17 (60.71%) Play Framework
4 16 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (32.14%) Java
6 7 (25.00%) JSON
6 7 (25.00%) Linux
6 7 (25.00%) Apache
6 7 (25.00%) TDD
7 6 (21.43%) Mac OS X
7 6 (21.43%) Tomcat
7 6 (21.43%) SOA
7 6 (21.43%) nginx
7 6 (21.43%) REST
7 6 (21.43%) Redis
7 6 (21.43%) User Experience
7 6 (21.43%) BDD
8 5 (17.86%) System Integration Testing
8 5 (17.86%) SDLC
8 5 (17.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (17.86%) Apple iOS
8 5 (17.86%) Degree
8 5 (17.86%) Computer Science

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 7 (25.00%) Apache
2 6 (21.43%) nginx
2 6 (21.43%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.57%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) Internet
2 1 (3.57%) Ethernet
2 1 (3.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (3.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (3.57%) Firewall
2 1 (3.57%) LAN
2 1 (3.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (64.29%) MySQL
2 17 (60.71%) Apache Cassandra
2 17 (60.71%) MongoDB
2 17 (60.71%) NoSQL
2 17 (60.71%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (21.43%) Redis
4 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.57%) OLTP
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.57%) PHPUnit
General
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
1 2 (7.14%) Law
Job Titles
1 21 (75.00%) Architect
2 17 (60.71%) Technical Architect
3 11 (39.29%) Digital Architect
4 10 (35.71%) Digital Technical Architect
4 10 (35.71%) Senior Architect
4 10 (35.71%) Senior Technical Architect
5 8 (28.57%) Senior Digital Architect
5 8 (28.57%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
6 5 (17.86%) Test Engineer
7 4 (14.29%) Performance Engineer
7 4 (14.29%) Performance Test Engineer
8 2 (7.14%) Service Architect
9 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 1 (3.57%) LAMP Developer
9 1 (3.57%) Linux Developer
9 1 (3.57%) PHP LAMP Developer
9 1 (3.57%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 1 (3.57%) PHP Zend Developer
9 1 (3.57%) Technical Delivery Manager
9 1 (3.57%) Web Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (60.71%) Django
1 17 (60.71%) Play Framework
1 17 (60.71%) Ruby on Rails
2 7 (25.00%) JSON
3 6 (21.43%) REST
4 5 (17.86%) HTML
5 2 (7.14%) .NET
6 1 (3.57%) Doctrine
6 1 (3.57%) Java EE
6 1 (3.57%) jQuery
6 1 (3.57%) LAMP
6 1 (3.57%) Middleware
6 1 (3.57%) RESTful
6 1 (3.57%) SOAP
6 1 (3.57%) Web Services
6 1 (3.57%) WSDL
6 1 (3.57%) XSD
6 1 (3.57%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) User Experience
2 5 (17.86%) Computer Science
2 5 (17.86%) N-Tier
3 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.00%) Linux
2 6 (21.43%) Mac OS X
3 5 (17.86%) Android
3 5 (17.86%) Apple iOS
3 5 (17.86%) Unix
3 5 (17.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (25.00%) TDD
3 6 (21.43%) BDD
3 6 (21.43%) SOA
4 5 (17.86%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (17.86%) Load Testing
4 5 (17.86%) SDLC
4 5 (17.86%) Service Delivery
4 5 (17.86%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (10.71%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (10.71%) Mentoring
5 3 (10.71%) Project Management
6 2 (7.14%) Agile Project Management
6 2 (7.14%) Data Protection
6 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (7.14%) Open Source
6 2 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (7.14%) User Stories
7 1 (3.57%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (3.57%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 19 (67.86%) Ruby
2 17 (60.71%) Scala
3 9 (32.14%) Java
4 2 (7.14%) C#
4 2 (7.14%) C++
4 2 (7.14%) Python
5 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.57%) PHP
5 1 (3.57%) PHP 5
5 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) Degree
1 5 (17.86%) ISEB
1 5 (17.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint
1 1 (3.57%) Cisco
1 1 (3.57%) F5
1 1 (3.57%) IBM
1 1 (3.57%) Nokia
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle
1 1 (3.57%) Zend