The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Leeds region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architecture
Rank 85 69 53
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -16
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 1 2 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.087% 0.26% 1.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.35% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 13
Average daily rate - £290 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 £38.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year
-11.03% -7.22%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
901 579 663
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 78.08% 76.08% 72.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 607 316 384
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £434 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 17
Average hourly rate £19.50 £15.25 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.86% +8.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £12.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £110.00 £22.45 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +20.75%
Software Architecture
West Yorkshire

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
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) Kanban
2 2 (50.00%) Product Management
2 2 (50.00%) Open Source
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) C++
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Law
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) Ruby
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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.

General
1 1 (25.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Architect
2 2 (50.00%) Technical Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) Kanban
2 2 (50.00%) Product Management
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) C++
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) Python
1 1 (25.00%) Ruby
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft