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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architecture
Rank 358 371 358
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -13
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 68 49 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.28% 0.19% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.25% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 38 33
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£575 £523 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.04% +44.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £767 £608 £499
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £323 £345
% change year-on-year
+43.41% -6.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - £34.00
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
19090 19683 18273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.42% 77.68% 75.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 13866 13785 12467
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 233 314
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.32% -37.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +15 19 £650 +46.47% 1
Hammersmith - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Software Architecture
England

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 76 (55.07%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (31.88%) Java
3 43 (31.16%) HTML
4 36 (26.09%) Scrum
5 34 (24.64%) SQL
6 31 (22.46%) .NET
6 31 (22.46%) TDD
7 30 (21.74%) JSON
7 30 (21.74%) Finance
8 29 (21.01%) REST
9 28 (20.29%) C++
9 28 (20.29%) OO
10 27 (19.57%) C#
10 27 (19.57%) CSS
10 27 (19.57%) Ruby
10 27 (19.57%) Ajax
11 26 (18.84%) Linux
12 25 (18.12%) Spring
12 25 (18.12%) Open Source
13 24 (17.39%) Degree
14 23 (16.67%) HTML5
14 23 (16.67%) Mentoring
15 22 (15.94%) JavaScript
15 22 (15.94%) Configuration Management
15 22 (15.94%) Microsoft
16 20 (14.49%) MVC
16 20 (14.49%) MySQL
16 20 (14.49%) Analytical Skills
17 19 (13.77%) CSS3
17 19 (13.77%) NoSQL

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 10 (7.25%) JBoss
2 6 (4.35%) Apache
3 4 (2.90%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.17%) Node.js
4 3 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.45%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.72%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.72%) IIS
6 1 (0.72%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.72%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.72%) CMS
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.72%) Alfresco
Applications
1 6 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.72%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (2.17%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.72%) Magento
2 1 (0.72%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.62%) GitHub
2 3 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.62%) ZigBee
2 4 (2.90%) LDAP
3 3 (2.17%) VoIP
3 3 (2.17%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.45%) AMQP
5 1 (0.72%) NAS
5 1 (0.72%) SAN
5 1 (0.72%) Internet
5 1 (0.72%) DVB
5 1 (0.72%) Firewall
5 1 (0.72%) WAN
5 1 (0.72%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.72%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (14.49%) MySQL
2 19 (13.77%) NoSQL
3 18 (13.04%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (9.42%) MongoDB
4 13 (9.42%) Apache Cassandra
5 11 (7.97%) Oracle Database
6 8 (5.80%) Relational Database
7 5 (3.62%) Oracle Exadata
8 4 (2.90%) InterSystems Cache
9 3 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (2.17%) SQL Server
9 3 (2.17%) RDBMS
9 3 (2.17%) QlikView
9 3 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (1.45%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.72%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 12 (8.70%) Subversion
2 11 (7.97%) Git (software)
3 10 (7.25%) Jenkins
4 8 (5.80%) Maven
4 8 (5.80%) Eclipse
5 7 (5.07%) Hudson
6 6 (4.35%) Mercurial
6 6 (4.35%) JUnit
6 6 (4.35%) JIRA
6 6 (4.35%) Selenium
7 4 (2.90%) Bugzilla
7 4 (2.90%) Redmine
7 4 (2.90%) RSpec
8 3 (2.17%) ClearCase
9 2 (1.45%) yacc
9 2 (1.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.45%) ANTLR
9 2 (1.45%) Ant
10 1 (0.72%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 30 (21.74%) Finance
2 19 (13.77%) Front Office
3 16 (11.59%) Banking
4 13 (9.42%) Investment Banking
5 6 (4.35%) Law
6 3 (2.17%) Retail
7 1 (0.72%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.72%) Advertising
7 1 (0.72%) Games
7 1 (0.72%) Marketing
7 1 (0.72%) Czech Language
7 1 (0.72%) German Language
Job Titles
1 58 (42.03%) Developer
2 48 (34.78%) Architect
3 18 (13.04%) Java Developer
4 16 (11.59%) Technical Architect
4 16 (11.59%) Solutions Architect
5 11 (7.97%) Software Engineer
6 9 (6.52%) Senior Developer
6 9 (6.52%) C# Developer
6 9 (6.52%) Digital Architect
7 6 (4.35%) Senior Architect
7 6 (4.35%) C++ Software Engineer
7 6 (4.35%) Software Architect
8 5 (3.62%) Analyst
8 5 (3.62%) Lead Developer
8 5 (3.62%) Quantitative Developer
9 4 (2.90%) Python Developer
9 4 (2.90%) Lead Architect
9 4 (2.90%) Front Office Developer
9 4 (2.90%) Web Developer
9 4 (2.90%) GUI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (31.16%) HTML
2 31 (22.46%) .NET
3 30 (21.74%) JSON
4 29 (21.01%) REST
5 27 (19.57%) Ajax
5 27 (19.57%) CSS
6 25 (18.12%) Spring
7 23 (16.67%) HTML5
8 19 (13.77%) CSS3
8 19 (13.77%) Web Services
9 18 (13.04%) Ruby on Rails
10 15 (10.87%) jQuery
11 14 (10.14%) WPF
11 14 (10.14%) JSP
12 13 (9.42%) Servlets
13 12 (8.70%) Django
13 12 (8.70%) Play Framework
14 11 (7.97%) JDBC
14 11 (7.97%) JMS
15 10 (7.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 25 (18.12%) Open Source
2 20 (14.49%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (11.59%) Computer Science
4 13 (9.42%) User Experience
5 10 (7.25%) Algorithms
6 9 (6.52%) Data Structures
7 7 (5.07%) Mathematics
7 7 (5.07%) Client/Server
8 6 (4.35%) Physics
9 4 (2.90%) Management Information System
9 4 (2.90%) Fixed Income
10 3 (2.17%) N-Tier
10 3 (2.17%) STB
11 2 (1.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (1.45%) Video Editing
12 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Storage
12 1 (0.72%) Digital Media
12 1 (0.72%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.72%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 26 (18.84%) Linux
2 12 (8.70%) UNIX
3 11 (7.97%) Windows
4 6 (4.35%) Debian
5 3 (2.17%) VME
5 3 (2.17%) MVS
6 2 (1.45%) Android
6 2 (1.45%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.72%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.72%) Solaris
7 1 (0.72%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (55.07%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (26.09%) Scrum
3 31 (22.46%) TDD
4 28 (20.29%) OO
5 23 (16.67%) Mentoring
6 22 (15.94%) Configuration Management
7 20 (14.49%) MVC
8 19 (13.77%) Software Engineering
8 19 (13.77%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (12.32%) User Stories
10 16 (11.59%) Multithreading
11 13 (9.42%) Kanban
12 12 (8.70%) Product Management
12 12 (8.70%) Unit Testing
12 12 (8.70%) Data Modelling
12 12 (8.70%) UML
13 11 (7.97%) OOD
13 11 (7.97%) Risk Management
13 11 (7.97%) TOGAF
13 11 (7.97%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 44 (31.88%) Java
2 34 (24.64%) SQL
3 28 (20.29%) C++
4 27 (19.57%) Ruby
4 27 (19.57%) C#
5 22 (15.94%) JavaScript
6 17 (12.32%) C
7 15 (10.87%) Python
8 14 (10.14%) Scala
9 8 (5.80%) XAML
9 8 (5.80%) PHP
10 6 (4.35%) PL/SQL
11 4 (2.90%) Embedded C
12 3 (2.17%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.72%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.72%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 24 (17.39%) Degree
2 5 (3.62%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.90%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.72%) PhD
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (12.32%) QA
2 2 (1.45%) COBIT
3 1 (0.72%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.72%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 3 (2.17%) Varnish
2 1 (0.72%) NDS
2 1 (0.72%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.72%) Tivoli
1 1 (0.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (0.72%) Control-M
1 1 (0.72%) Puppet
1 1 (0.72%) Ansible
Vendors
1 22 (15.94%) Microsoft
2 19 (13.77%) Oracle
3 3 (2.17%) Zend
3 3 (2.17%) IBM
4 2 (1.45%) Atlassian
4 2 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.72%) Open Text
5 1 (0.72%) VMware
5 1 (0.72%) Google
5 1 (0.72%) DataSynapse
5 1 (0.72%) StreamServe
5 1 (0.72%) Cisco
5 1 (0.72%) BEA
5 1 (0.72%) Apple
5 1 (0.72%) EPiServer