The table below looks at the statistics for Software Architecture skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Architecture over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architecture
Rank 337 383 329
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -54
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 83 51 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.34% 0.20% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.26% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 37 43
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£494 £525 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.95% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £357 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £707 £635 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £406 £323 £345
% change year-on-year
+25.96% -6.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £35.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+69.01% -10.12%
Software Architecture
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
19039 19480 19425
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.74% 77.50% 75.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 13435 13648 13085
Average daily rate £450 £450 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 244 373
Average hourly rate £21.62 £21.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.55% -33.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £15.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

Software Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Software Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in London

Software Architecture
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Software Architecture Daily Rate Trend in London

Software Architecture
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Architecture across the London region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Software Architecture Daily Rate Histogram in London

Software Architecture
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Architecture across the London region.

Software Architecture Hourly Rate Trend in London

Software Architecture
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
City of London +31 22 £578 +12.68% 3
Hammersmith - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Software Architecture
England

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 73 (52.90%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (34.06%) Java
3 45 (32.61%) HTML
4 41 (29.71%) SQL
5 37 (26.81%) Scrum
6 34 (24.64%) TDD
7 33 (23.91%) CSS
8 32 (23.19%) JSON
9 31 (22.46%) REST
10 30 (21.74%) Ajax
11 29 (21.01%) Linux
12 28 (20.29%) .NET
12 28 (20.29%) MySQL
12 28 (20.29%) Ruby
13 27 (19.57%) Spring
13 27 (19.57%) Finance
14 25 (18.12%) Open Source
15 24 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
15 24 (17.39%) CSS3
15 24 (17.39%) HTML5
16 23 (16.67%) NoSQL
16 23 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
16 23 (16.67%) C#
16 23 (16.67%) JavaScript
16 23 (16.67%) Configuration Management
16 23 (16.67%) Microsoft
17 22 (15.94%) C++
17 22 (15.94%) OO
18 21 (15.22%) Oracle
18 21 (15.22%) MVC

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 6 (4.35%) Apache
1 6 (4.35%) Tomcat
2 4 (2.90%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.45%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.45%) IIS
3 2 (1.45%) Node.js
3 2 (1.45%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.72%) Alfresco
4 1 (0.72%) Mule
4 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.72%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.72%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.72%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (5.07%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.72%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (2.17%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.45%) Magento
3 1 (0.72%) Summit
3 1 (0.72%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.35%) GitHub
2 3 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.72%) SaaS
3 1 (0.72%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.62%) TCP/IP
1 5 (3.62%) LDAP
1 5 (3.62%) ZigBee
2 3 (2.17%) VoIP
3 2 (1.45%) SSL
3 2 (1.45%) HTTP
3 2 (1.45%) AMQP
4 1 (0.72%) NAS
4 1 (0.72%) SAN
4 1 (0.72%) Internet
4 1 (0.72%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.72%) Firewall
4 1 (0.72%) DVB
4 1 (0.72%) WAN
4 1 (0.72%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (20.29%) MySQL
2 23 (16.67%) NoSQL
2 23 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (10.87%) MongoDB
3 15 (10.87%) Apache Cassandra
4 12 (8.70%) Oracle Database
5 10 (7.25%) Relational Database
6 7 (5.07%) SQL Server
7 5 (3.62%) Oracle Exadata
8 4 (2.90%) InterSystems Cache
8 4 (2.90%) RDBMS
9 3 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (2.17%) QlikView
9 3 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (1.45%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.72%) Oracle ODI
11 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (10.14%) Subversion
2 11 (7.97%) Jenkins
3 9 (6.52%) Git (software)
3 9 (6.52%) Eclipse
3 9 (6.52%) Maven
4 8 (5.80%) JUnit
4 8 (5.80%) Hudson
5 7 (5.07%) Selenium
6 6 (4.35%) JIRA
6 6 (4.35%) Mercurial
7 5 (3.62%) RSpec
8 4 (2.90%) Ant
8 4 (2.90%) ClearCase
9 3 (2.17%) Redmine
9 3 (2.17%) Bugzilla
10 2 (1.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.72%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.72%) Eclipse RCP
11 1 (0.72%) SpecFlow
General
1 27 (19.57%) Finance
2 21 (15.22%) Banking
3 16 (11.59%) Investment Banking
4 13 (9.42%) Front Office
5 6 (4.35%) Law
6 3 (2.17%) Retail
7 2 (1.45%) Marketing
8 1 (0.72%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.72%) Games
8 1 (0.72%) Advertising
8 1 (0.72%) Czech Language
8 1 (0.72%) German Language
Job Titles
1 56 (40.58%) Developer
2 50 (36.23%) Architect
3 21 (15.22%) Java Developer
4 17 (12.32%) Technical Architect
5 16 (11.59%) Solutions Architect
6 11 (7.97%) Software Engineer
7 9 (6.52%) Digital Architect
7 9 (6.52%) Senior Developer
8 8 (5.80%) C# Developer
9 6 (4.35%) C++ Software Engineer
9 6 (4.35%) Software Architect
10 5 (3.62%) Senior Architect
10 5 (3.62%) Analyst
11 4 (2.90%) Python Developer
11 4 (2.90%) Senior Java Developer
11 4 (2.90%) Consultant
11 4 (2.90%) Front Office Developer
11 4 (2.90%) GUI Developer
12 3 (2.17%) Front-End Developer
12 3 (2.17%) PHP Symfony Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (32.61%) HTML
2 33 (23.91%) CSS
3 32 (23.19%) JSON
4 31 (22.46%) REST
5 30 (21.74%) Ajax
6 28 (20.29%) .NET
7 27 (19.57%) Spring
8 24 (17.39%) CSS3
8 24 (17.39%) HTML5
9 21 (15.22%) Ruby on Rails
10 20 (14.49%) Web Services
11 16 (11.59%) jQuery
12 14 (10.14%) Play Framework
12 14 (10.14%) Django
12 14 (10.14%) JSP
13 13 (9.42%) Servlets
14 12 (8.70%) Hibernate
14 12 (8.70%) JMS
15 11 (7.97%) JDBC
16 10 (7.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 25 (18.12%) Open Source
2 20 (14.49%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (9.42%) Computer Science
4 12 (8.70%) User Experience
5 6 (4.35%) Client/Server
6 5 (3.62%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.90%) Fixed Income
8 3 (2.17%) Reference Data
8 3 (2.17%) Data Integration
8 3 (2.17%) Mobile App
8 3 (2.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (2.17%) N-Tier
8 3 (2.17%) STB
8 3 (2.17%) Mathematics
9 2 (1.45%) Exotic Derivative
9 2 (1.45%) Derivative
9 2 (1.45%) Physics
9 2 (1.45%) Video Editing
9 2 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.72%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 29 (21.01%) Linux
2 13 (9.42%) UNIX
3 6 (4.35%) Debian
4 5 (3.62%) Windows
5 3 (2.17%) VME
5 3 (2.17%) Android
5 3 (2.17%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.17%) MVS
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.72%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.72%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (52.90%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (26.81%) Scrum
3 34 (24.64%) TDD
4 24 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (16.67%) Configuration Management
6 22 (15.94%) OO
7 21 (15.22%) MVC
7 21 (15.22%) Mentoring
8 19 (13.77%) Software Engineering
8 19 (13.77%) User Stories
9 18 (13.04%) Multithreading
10 15 (10.87%) Kanban
11 14 (10.14%) Product Management
12 12 (8.70%) OOD
12 12 (8.70%) Unit Testing
12 12 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
13 11 (7.97%) TOGAF
14 10 (7.25%) Data Modelling
15 9 (6.52%) MVVM
15 9 (6.52%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 47 (34.06%) Java
2 41 (29.71%) SQL
3 28 (20.29%) Ruby
4 23 (16.67%) C#
4 23 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 22 (15.94%) C++
6 17 (12.32%) C
7 16 (11.59%) Scala
8 14 (10.14%) Python
9 11 (7.97%) PHP
10 10 (7.25%) PL/SQL
11 8 (5.80%) XAML
12 4 (2.90%) Embedded C
13 3 (2.17%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.72%) Groovy
14 1 (0.72%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (14.49%) Degree
2 6 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.62%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.45%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.72%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.72%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.72%) PhD
5 1 (0.72%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (13.04%) QA
2 2 (1.45%) COBIT
2 2 (1.45%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.72%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 4 (2.90%) Varnish
2 1 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.72%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.72%) NDS
Systems Management
1 3 (2.17%) Puppet
1 3 (2.17%) Tivoli
1 3 (2.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.72%) Ansible
2 1 (0.72%) Control-M
Vendors
1 23 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 21 (15.22%) Oracle
3 9 (6.52%) JBoss
4 4 (2.90%) Zend
5 3 (2.17%) IBM
6 2 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.45%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.72%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.72%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.72%) Software AG
7 1 (0.72%) BEA
7 1 (0.72%) Cisco
7 1 (0.72%) Sybase
7 1 (0.72%) Open Text
7 1 (0.72%) VMware
7 1 (0.72%) StreamServe
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