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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architecture
Rank 75 68 84
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +16
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 2 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.19% 0.46% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.60% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate
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£385 £315 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -23.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £410
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -20.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- -16.47%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
837 668 803
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 78.89% 76.69% 72.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 572 367 477
Average daily rate £340 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £210 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 12
Average hourly rate £13.50 £38.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.47% +153.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.68 £29.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £45.00 £57.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
Software Architecture
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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 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) MS Project
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Law
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) WCF
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (33.33%) Open Source
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (33.33%) DevOps

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Project
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Law
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Lead Designer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Solutions Designer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Lead Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Designer
2 1 (33.33%) Lead Software Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Lead Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (33.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Open Source
1 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) MVC
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
1 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft