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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Architecture
Rank 350 351 346
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 45 52 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.21% 0.24% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.30% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 47 20
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£403 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.55% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £380 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £800 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £450 £350
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 - £38.50
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
16763 17241 15433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.81% 78.54% 76.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 11902 11791 10831
Average daily rate £450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
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 £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 239 249
Average hourly rate £21.50 £27.56 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.98% +11.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £70.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 +6 13 £400 -8.15% 3
Bromley - 1 £625 -
Croydon - - - -
Software Architecture
England

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 52 (53.06%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (30.61%) .NET
3 28 (28.57%) Java
4 26 (26.53%) OO
5 25 (25.51%) Finance
6 23 (23.47%) REST
7 21 (21.43%) HTML
8 20 (20.41%) JavaScript
8 20 (20.41%) Scrum
9 19 (19.39%) Open Source
10 18 (18.37%) Ruby
11 16 (16.33%) C#
11 16 (16.33%) HTML5
12 15 (15.31%) C++
12 15 (15.31%) Microsoft
12 15 (15.31%) Banking
12 15 (15.31%) Degree
13 14 (14.29%) Ruby on Rails
13 14 (14.29%) CSS
13 14 (14.29%) Mentoring
14 13 (13.27%) Linux
14 13 (13.27%) Continuous Integration
15 12 (12.24%) Refactoring
15 12 (12.24%) Computer Science
15 12 (12.24%) Selenium
15 12 (12.24%) TDD
15 12 (12.24%) Pair Programming
15 12 (12.24%) Windows
15 12 (12.24%) Front Office
16 11 (11.22%) Web Services

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 11 (11.22%) Node.js
2 5 (5.10%) JBoss
2 5 (5.10%) Apache
2 5 (5.10%) Tomcat
3 4 (4.08%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.04%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.02%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (1.02%) Jetty
5 1 (1.02%) nginx
5 1 (1.02%) Confluence
5 1 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.02%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.06%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.02%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (1.02%) SAP ERP
1 1 (1.02%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.14%) Amazon S3
1 7 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (7.14%) Amazon ELB
2 5 (5.10%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (5.10%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.04%) ElastiCache
3 2 (2.04%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 2 (2.04%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (2.04%) Route 53
4 1 (1.02%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.14%) LDAP
1 7 (7.14%) Firewall
2 3 (3.06%) VPN
3 2 (2.04%) ZigBee
3 2 (2.04%) Internet
3 2 (2.04%) AMQP
4 1 (1.02%) Multicast
4 1 (1.02%) DVB
4 1 (1.02%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (1.02%) Network Security
4 1 (1.02%) SSL
4 1 (1.02%) HTTP
4 1 (1.02%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.20%) NoSQL
2 7 (7.14%) Amazon RDS
2 7 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (6.12%) MySQL
3 6 (6.12%) MongoDB
3 6 (6.12%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (5.10%) Oracle Database
4 5 (5.10%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (4.08%) InterSystems Cache
5 4 (4.08%) Oracle Exadata
6 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (3.06%) Hadoop
7 2 (2.04%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.04%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.04%) Big Data
7 2 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.02%) Redis
8 1 (1.02%) Data Mining
8 1 (1.02%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 12 (12.24%) Selenium
2 8 (8.16%) RSpec
2 8 (8.16%) JUnit
3 7 (7.14%) Git (software)
4 6 (6.12%) Maven
5 5 (5.10%) Jenkins
6 3 (3.06%) Gerrit
6 3 (3.06%) Gradle
6 3 (3.06%) Visual Studio
6 3 (3.06%) Subversion
7 2 (2.04%) ANTLR
7 2 (2.04%) yacc
7 2 (2.04%) Eclipse
7 2 (2.04%) MSI
7 2 (2.04%) JIRA
7 2 (2.04%) Ant
7 2 (2.04%) Bugzilla
7 2 (2.04%) Redmine
7 2 (2.04%) Grunt
7 2 (2.04%) Hudson
General
1 25 (25.51%) Finance
2 15 (15.31%) Banking
3 12 (12.24%) Front Office
4 7 (7.14%) Investment Banking
5 5 (5.10%) Financial Institution
6 4 (4.08%) Law
6 4 (4.08%) Games
7 2 (2.04%) Publishing
8 1 (1.02%) Retail
8 1 (1.02%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.02%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.02%) French Language
Job Titles
1 35 (35.71%) Developer
2 26 (26.53%) Architect
3 10 (10.20%) Senior Developer
4 9 (9.18%) Technical Architect
5 8 (8.16%) Java Developer
6 6 (6.12%) Web Developer
6 6 (6.12%) Technical Leader
6 6 (6.12%) Senior Architect
7 5 (5.10%) Digital Architect
7 5 (5.10%) Quantitative Developer
8 4 (4.08%) Analyst
8 4 (4.08%) Software Architect
8 4 (4.08%) Senior Digital Architect
8 4 (4.08%) UI Programmer
8 4 (4.08%) UI Developer
8 4 (4.08%) Security Engineer
9 3 (3.06%) Senior Applications Developer
9 3 (3.06%) C++ Quantitative Developer
9 3 (3.06%) Business Analyst
9 3 (3.06%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (30.61%) .NET
2 23 (23.47%) REST
3 21 (21.43%) HTML
4 16 (16.33%) HTML5
5 14 (14.29%) CSS
5 14 (14.29%) Ruby on Rails
6 11 (11.22%) Web Services
7 10 (10.20%) Spring
8 9 (9.18%) JSON
8 9 (9.18%) LAMP
8 9 (9.18%) WPF
8 9 (9.18%) AngularJS
9 8 (8.16%) Ajax
9 8 (8.16%) XML
10 7 (7.14%) SOAP
11 6 (6.12%) CSS3
11 6 (6.12%) jQuery
12 5 (5.10%) Django
12 5 (5.10%) Ext JS
12 5 (5.10%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 19 (19.39%) Open Source
2 12 (12.24%) Computer Science
3 11 (11.22%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (10.20%) User Experience
5 7 (7.14%) Physics
6 5 (5.10%) Mobile App
6 5 (5.10%) Mathematics
7 4 (4.08%) Client/Server
7 4 (4.08%) Algorithms
8 3 (3.06%) Data Structures
8 3 (3.06%) Grid Computing
8 3 (3.06%) Market Risk
9 2 (2.04%) Statistics
10 1 (1.02%) Social Media
10 1 (1.02%) Digital Media
10 1 (1.02%) Online Gambling
10 1 (1.02%) Data Integration
10 1 (1.02%) STB
10 1 (1.02%) Exotic Derivative
10 1 (1.02%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 13 (13.27%) Linux
2 12 (12.24%) Windows
3 5 (5.10%) Android
3 5 (5.10%) Apple iOS
3 5 (5.10%) UNIX
4 3 (3.06%) CentOS
5 2 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.04%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.04%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (53.06%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (26.53%) OO
3 20 (20.41%) Scrum
4 14 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 13 (13.27%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (12.24%) Refactoring
6 12 (12.24%) TDD
6 12 (12.24%) Pair Programming
7 10 (10.20%) MVC
7 10 (10.20%) Analytics
8 9 (9.18%) UML
9 8 (8.16%) Data Modelling
9 8 (8.16%) Risk Management
9 8 (8.16%) Workflow
9 8 (8.16%) Configuration Management
9 8 (8.16%) Domain-Driven Design
9 8 (8.16%) Multithreading
9 8 (8.16%) Low Latency
10 7 (7.14%) Risk Analytics
10 7 (7.14%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 28 (28.57%) Java
2 20 (20.41%) JavaScript
3 18 (18.37%) Ruby
4 16 (16.33%) C#
5 15 (15.31%) C++
6 10 (10.20%) SQL
6 10 (10.20%) Python
7 7 (7.14%) C
8 4 (4.08%) Perl
8 4 (4.08%) Scala
9 3 (3.06%) XAML
9 3 (3.06%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.04%) PHP
10 2 (2.04%) Embedded C
10 2 (2.04%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.02%) Groovy
11 1 (1.02%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 15 (15.31%) Degree
2 3 (3.06%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.04%) VCP4
4 1 (1.02%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.08%) QA
2 1 (1.02%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (3.06%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (3.06%) vCloud
2 2 (2.04%) XenApp
2 2 (2.04%) XenDesktop
2 2 (2.04%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.04%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (2.04%) Puppet
2 1 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.02%) HAProxy
2 1 (1.02%) Ansible
2 1 (1.02%) logstash
2 1 (1.02%) Salt
2 1 (1.02%) Kibana
2 1 (1.02%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.02%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.02%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 15 (15.31%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.18%) Oracle
3 5 (5.10%) Akamai
4 4 (4.08%) Splunk
5 3 (3.06%) VMware
6 2 (2.04%) Vyatta
6 2 (2.04%) Brocade
6 2 (2.04%) TIBCO
6 2 (2.04%) Citrix
6 2 (2.04%) IBM
7 1 (1.02%) Informatica
7 1 (1.02%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.02%) Apple
7 1 (1.02%) Open Text
7 1 (1.02%) SAP
7 1 (1.02%) DataSynapse
7 1 (1.02%) StreamServe
7 1 (1.02%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.02%) hybris
7 1 (1.02%) Google