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 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Architecture
Rank 375 352 331
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -21
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 35 63 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.16% 0.26% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.33% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 50 43
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£550 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £359
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £685 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
- +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £34.25 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+8.02% -9.86%
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
17434 18911 16969
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.16% 78.08% 77.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 12202 13316 11848
Average daily rate £450 £430 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 237 233
Average hourly rate £20.31 £23.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.69% -29.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015. 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 +7 5 £550 +37.50% 11
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - - 1
Bromley - - - -
Croydon - - - - 1
Hayes - - - -
Software Architecture
England

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 41 (53.25%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (32.47%) Java
2 25 (32.47%) .NET
3 23 (29.87%) Open Source
4 22 (28.57%) REST
5 21 (27.27%) Scrum
6 20 (25.97%) Microsoft
6 20 (25.97%) Ruby
7 19 (24.68%) JavaScript
7 19 (24.68%) HTML
8 18 (23.38%) Ruby on Rails
8 18 (23.38%) HTML5
9 16 (20.78%) Finance
9 16 (20.78%) OO
10 14 (18.18%) CSS
10 14 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (18.18%) Selenium
10 14 (18.18%) Pair Programming
11 13 (16.88%) Node.js
12 12 (15.58%) Refactoring
12 12 (15.58%) AngularJS
13 11 (14.29%) User Experience
13 11 (14.29%) NoSQL
13 11 (14.29%) RSpec
13 11 (14.29%) Domain-Driven Design
13 11 (14.29%) Linux
13 11 (14.29%) JUnit
14 10 (12.99%) Kanban
14 10 (12.99%) Software Delivery
15 9 (11.69%) Analytical Skills

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 13 (16.88%) Node.js
2 4 (5.19%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.90%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (3.90%) Apache
4 2 (2.60%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.60%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.30%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (1.30%) Jetty
5 1 (1.30%) nginx
5 1 (1.30%) Confluence
5 1 (1.30%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (5.19%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.30%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.30%) Temenos T24
2 1 (1.30%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.09%) Amazon S3
1 7 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (9.09%) Amazon ELB
2 5 (6.49%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (6.49%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.60%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 2 (2.60%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (2.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (2.60%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 2 (2.60%) AWS CloudTrail
3 2 (2.60%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (2.60%) Route 53
4 1 (1.30%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.09%) Firewall
2 6 (7.79%) LDAP
3 3 (3.90%) VPN
3 3 (3.90%) Internet
4 2 (2.60%) AMQP
5 1 (1.30%) Multicast
5 1 (1.30%) DVB
5 1 (1.30%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (1.30%) Network Security
5 1 (1.30%) SSL
5 1 (1.30%) HTTP
5 1 (1.30%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.29%) NoSQL
2 8 (10.39%) MongoDB
2 8 (10.39%) Apache Cassandra
3 7 (9.09%) MySQL
3 7 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 7 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (9.09%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (7.79%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (5.19%) Hadoop
5 4 (5.19%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (2.60%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.60%) Big Data
6 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.60%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.30%) Redis
7 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.30%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.30%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 14 (18.18%) Selenium
2 11 (14.29%) JUnit
2 11 (14.29%) RSpec
3 4 (5.19%) Visual Studio
3 4 (5.19%) Maven
4 3 (3.90%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.90%) Gerrit
4 3 (3.90%) Gradle
4 3 (3.90%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.60%) Grunt
5 2 (2.60%) MSI
6 1 (1.30%) JMeter
6 1 (1.30%) ClearCase
6 1 (1.30%) JIRA
6 1 (1.30%) SonarQube
6 1 (1.30%) Ant
6 1 (1.30%) Artifactory
General
1 16 (20.78%) Finance
2 9 (11.69%) Banking
3 8 (10.39%) Games
4 5 (6.49%) Telecoms
4 5 (6.49%) Law
5 4 (5.19%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.60%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.60%) Publishing
6 2 (2.60%) Retail
6 2 (2.60%) Marketing
7 1 (1.30%) French Language
7 1 (1.30%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.30%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 24 (31.17%) Architect
2 19 (24.68%) Developer
3 13 (16.88%) Technical Architect
4 7 (9.09%) Senior Developer
4 7 (9.09%) Technical Leader
5 6 (7.79%) Analyst
6 5 (6.49%) Web Developer
6 5 (6.49%) Business Analyst
6 5 (6.49%) Java Developer
7 4 (5.19%) Applications Developer
7 4 (5.19%) Security Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) UI Developer
7 4 (5.19%) UI Programmer
8 3 (3.90%) Integration Manager
8 3 (3.90%) Senior Architect
8 3 (3.90%) Senior Applications Developer
8 3 (3.90%) Technical Manager
8 3 (3.90%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (2.60%) Software Architect
9 2 (2.60%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (32.47%) .NET
2 22 (28.57%) REST
3 19 (24.68%) HTML
4 18 (23.38%) HTML5
4 18 (23.38%) Ruby on Rails
5 14 (18.18%) CSS
6 12 (15.58%) AngularJS
7 8 (10.39%) CSS3
7 8 (10.39%) JSON
7 8 (10.39%) Ajax
8 7 (9.09%) LAMP
8 7 (9.09%) Django
8 7 (9.09%) Play Framework
9 6 (7.79%) Spring
10 5 (6.49%) Web Services
10 5 (6.49%) Ext JS
11 4 (5.19%) .NET Framework
11 4 (5.19%) XML
12 3 (3.90%) Java RMI
12 3 (3.90%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 23 (29.87%) Open Source
2 11 (14.29%) User Experience
3 9 (11.69%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (6.49%) Mobile App
4 5 (6.49%) Computer Science
5 4 (5.19%) STB
6 3 (3.90%) IPTV
6 3 (3.90%) Client/Server
6 3 (3.90%) Streaming Video
6 3 (3.90%) Market Risk
6 3 (3.90%) Xbox
6 3 (3.90%) Over-the-Top Content
6 3 (3.90%) Chromecast
6 3 (3.90%) Apple TV
6 3 (3.90%) PlayStation
6 3 (3.90%) Physics
7 2 (2.60%) Grid Computing
7 2 (2.60%) Statistics
8 1 (1.30%) Online Banking
8 1 (1.30%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.29%) Linux
2 8 (10.39%) Android
2 8 (10.39%) Apple iOS
3 5 (6.49%) Windows
4 4 (5.19%) UNIX
5 3 (3.90%) CentOS
6 2 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.60%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.60%) Solaris
6 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (53.25%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (27.27%) Scrum
3 16 (20.78%) OO
4 14 (18.18%) Pair Programming
4 14 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (15.58%) Refactoring
6 11 (14.29%) Domain-Driven Design
7 10 (12.99%) Kanban
7 10 (12.99%) Software Delivery
8 9 (11.69%) TDD
9 7 (9.09%) MVC
9 7 (9.09%) Configuration Management
9 7 (9.09%) Software Engineering
9 7 (9.09%) Product Management
9 7 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (9.09%) Mentoring
10 6 (7.79%) DevOps
10 6 (7.79%) Data Modelling
10 6 (7.79%) UML
Programming Languages
1 25 (32.47%) Java
2 20 (25.97%) Ruby
3 19 (24.68%) JavaScript
4 8 (10.39%) C#
4 8 (10.39%) Python
5 7 (9.09%) SQL
6 6 (7.79%) C++
6 6 (7.79%) Scala
7 5 (6.49%) C
8 4 (5.19%) Perl
9 3 (3.90%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.30%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.30%) Embedded C
10 1 (1.30%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 5 (6.49%) Degree
2 2 (2.60%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.60%) QA
2 1 (1.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (3.90%) vCloud
2 2 (2.60%) XenApp
2 2 (2.60%) XenDesktop
2 2 (2.60%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.60%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (2.60%) Puppet
2 1 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.30%) HAProxy
2 1 (1.30%) Ansible
2 1 (1.30%) logstash
2 1 (1.30%) Salt
2 1 (1.30%) Kibana
2 1 (1.30%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.30%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 20 (25.97%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.49%) Akamai
3 4 (5.19%) Splunk
4 3 (3.90%) VMware
4 3 (3.90%) Roku
4 3 (3.90%) Oracle
4 3 (3.90%) Apple
5 2 (2.60%) TIBCO
5 2 (2.60%) Citrix
5 2 (2.60%) SAP
5 2 (2.60%) IBM
5 2 (2.60%) MuleSoft
5 2 (2.60%) Brocade
5 2 (2.60%) hybris
5 2 (2.60%) Vyatta
6 1 (1.30%) Temenos
6 1 (1.30%) Informatica
6 1 (1.30%) Red Hat
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