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 29 December 2014 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architecture
Rank 73 72 67
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -5
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 16 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.32% 0.30% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.63% 0.38% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 0 4
Average daily rate
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£575 - £306
UK excluding London average daily rate £531 £385 £338
% change year-on-year
+37.98% +14.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -
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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
981 784 710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 80.74% 79.27% 75.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 701 488 386
Average daily rate £375 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 17
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.25 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% +8.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 29 December 2014.

Software Architecture Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 14 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (70.59%) Mentoring
3 7 (41.18%) User Experience
4 6 (35.29%) Ruby
5 5 (29.41%) MySQL
5 5 (29.41%) MongoDB
5 5 (29.41%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (29.41%) NoSQL
6 4 (23.53%) Open Source
6 4 (23.53%) Play Framework
6 4 (23.53%) Java
6 4 (23.53%) Ruby on Rails
6 4 (23.53%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (23.53%) Django
6 4 (23.53%) Scala
7 3 (17.65%) Project Management
7 3 (17.65%) C#
7 3 (17.65%) .NET
7 3 (17.65%) Agile Project Management
8 2 (11.76%) User Stories
8 2 (11.76%) SaaS
8 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
8 2 (11.76%) C++
8 2 (11.76%) Python
9 1 (5.88%) TDD
9 1 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
9 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
9 1 (5.88%) WFM
9 1 (5.88%) WCF
9 1 (5.88%) Matrix Management

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 (5.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) MySQL
1 5 (29.41%) MongoDB
1 5 (29.41%) Apache Cassandra
1 5 (29.41%) NoSQL
2 4 (23.53%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 15 (88.24%) Architect
2 8 (47.06%) Digital Architect
3 6 (35.29%) Technical Architect
4 3 (17.65%) Senior Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Digital Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Technical Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Lead Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Designer
6 1 (5.88%) Lead Designer
6 1 (5.88%) Software Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Solutions Designer
6 1 (5.88%) Lead Software Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Lead Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) Ruby on Rails
1 4 (23.53%) Django
1 4 (23.53%) Play Framework
2 3 (17.65%) .NET
3 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.88%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) User Experience
2 4 (23.53%) Open Source
3 1 (5.88%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (70.59%) Mentoring
3 3 (17.65%) Agile Project Management
3 3 (17.65%) Project Management
4 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
4 2 (11.76%) User Stories
5 1 (5.88%) DevOps
5 1 (5.88%) ITIL
5 1 (5.88%) Service Management
5 1 (5.88%) MVC
5 1 (5.88%) TDD
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (5.88%) WFM
5 1 (5.88%) Matrix Management
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Product Management
5 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) Ruby
2 4 (23.53%) Scala
2 4 (23.53%) Java
3 3 (17.65%) C#
4 2 (11.76%) C++
4 2 (11.76%) Python
5 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft