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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architecture
Rank 343 360 350
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -10
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 81 61 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.34% 0.24% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.31% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 40 34
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£475 £523 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +39.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £387 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £803 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £360
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -9.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £35.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+69.01% -16.47%
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
18458 19449 19685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.13% 76.63% 74.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 12825 13607 13265
Average daily rate £450 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 234 365
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +21 15 £525 +6.32% 2
Hammersmith - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Software Architecture
England

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 45 (32.85%) Java
2 44 (32.12%) HTML
3 43 (31.39%) SQL
4 42 (30.66%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (27.01%) Scrum
6 35 (25.55%) TDD
7 33 (24.09%) JSON
7 33 (24.09%) CSS
8 32 (23.36%) REST
9 31 (22.63%) MySQL
9 31 (22.63%) Ajax
10 30 (21.90%) .NET
10 30 (21.90%) Linux
10 30 (21.90%) Open Source
11 28 (20.44%) Ruby
12 27 (19.71%) C#
12 27 (19.71%) Continuous Integration
13 26 (18.98%) HTML5
13 26 (18.98%) CSS3
13 26 (18.98%) Spring
14 25 (18.25%) NoSQL
15 24 (17.52%) PostgreSQL
15 24 (17.52%) Configuration Management
16 22 (16.06%) Microsoft
16 22 (16.06%) MVC
16 22 (16.06%) Finance
16 22 (16.06%) Banking
17 21 (15.33%) C++
18 20 (14.60%) JavaScript
18 20 (14.60%) OO

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 5 (3.65%) Apache
1 5 (3.65%) Tomcat
1 5 (3.65%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (1.46%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.46%) IIS
2 2 (1.46%) Apache Solr
3 1 (0.73%) Node.js
3 1 (0.73%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.73%) CMS
3 1 (0.73%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.73%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (0.73%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (0.73%) Alfresco
3 1 (0.73%) Mule
Applications
1 8 (5.84%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.19%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.46%) Magento
3 1 (0.73%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.73%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.73%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.38%) GitHub
2 3 (2.19%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.46%) SaaS
3 2 (1.46%) PaaS
4 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.84%) TCP/IP
2 5 (3.65%) SSL
2 5 (3.65%) HTTP
3 4 (2.92%) LDAP
4 3 (2.19%) VoIP
4 3 (2.19%) ZigBee
5 2 (1.46%) AMQP
6 1 (0.73%) NAS
6 1 (0.73%) WAN
6 1 (0.73%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.73%) LAN
6 1 (0.73%) SAN
6 1 (0.73%) Internet
6 1 (0.73%) DVB
6 1 (0.73%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (22.63%) MySQL
2 25 (18.25%) NoSQL
3 24 (17.52%) PostgreSQL
4 18 (13.14%) MongoDB
4 18 (13.14%) Apache Cassandra
5 12 (8.76%) SQL Server
6 10 (7.30%) Relational Database
7 9 (6.57%) Oracle Database
8 4 (2.92%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (2.19%) RDBMS
9 3 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (2.19%) QlikView
10 2 (1.46%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (1.46%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (1.46%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.73%) DB2
11 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.73%) Oracle Exadata
11 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (9.49%) Subversion
2 10 (7.30%) Jenkins
3 8 (5.84%) Hudson
3 8 (5.84%) Maven
4 7 (5.11%) JUnit
4 7 (5.11%) Eclipse
4 7 (5.11%) Git (software)
5 5 (3.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (3.65%) Mercurial
5 5 (3.65%) JIRA
5 5 (3.65%) Selenium
6 4 (2.92%) ClearCase
6 4 (2.92%) RSpec
6 4 (2.92%) Cucumber
7 3 (2.19%) Ant
8 2 (1.46%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.46%) Bugzilla
8 2 (1.46%) Redmine
9 1 (0.73%) Eclipse RCP
9 1 (0.73%) SpecFlow
General
1 22 (16.06%) Finance
1 22 (16.06%) Banking
2 11 (8.03%) Investment Banking
3 9 (6.57%) Front Office
4 7 (5.11%) Law
5 4 (2.92%) Back Office
6 3 (2.19%) Retail
7 2 (1.46%) Billing
7 2 (1.46%) Marketing
8 1 (0.73%) Czech Language
8 1 (0.73%) German Language
8 1 (0.73%) Advertising
8 1 (0.73%) Publishing
8 1 (0.73%) Games
Job Titles
1 49 (35.77%) Architect
1 49 (35.77%) Developer
2 20 (14.60%) Java Developer
3 16 (11.68%) Technical Architect
3 16 (11.68%) Solutions Architect
4 12 (8.76%) Software Engineer
5 8 (5.84%) Analyst
6 7 (5.11%) Senior Developer
7 6 (4.38%) C++ Software Engineer
7 6 (4.38%) Consultant
7 6 (4.38%) C# Developer
7 6 (4.38%) Enterprise Architect
7 6 (4.38%) Senior Architect
7 6 (4.38%) Digital Architect
8 5 (3.65%) Software Architect
9 4 (2.92%) Test Analyst
9 4 (2.92%) PHP Developer
9 4 (2.92%) Senior Enterprise Architect
9 4 (2.92%) Backup Specialist
10 3 (2.19%) PHP Symfony Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (32.12%) HTML
2 33 (24.09%) CSS
2 33 (24.09%) JSON
3 32 (23.36%) REST
4 31 (22.63%) Ajax
5 30 (21.90%) .NET
6 26 (18.98%) Spring
6 26 (18.98%) CSS3
6 26 (18.98%) HTML5
7 20 (14.60%) Ruby on Rails
8 18 (13.14%) Web Services
9 15 (10.95%) Django
10 14 (10.22%) jQuery
10 14 (10.22%) Play Framework
11 13 (9.49%) JSP
11 13 (9.49%) Hibernate
12 12 (8.76%) Servlets
12 12 (8.76%) XML
13 11 (8.03%) Middleware
14 10 (7.30%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 30 (21.90%) Open Source
2 9 (6.57%) Computer Science
3 8 (5.84%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.38%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.92%) Smartcard
5 4 (2.92%) AS400
5 4 (2.92%) Fixed Income
6 3 (2.19%) N-Tier
6 3 (2.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (2.19%) IVR
6 3 (2.19%) STB
6 3 (2.19%) Mathematics
6 3 (2.19%) Reference Data
6 3 (2.19%) Data Integration
6 3 (2.19%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.46%) Social Media
7 2 (1.46%) Video Editing
7 2 (1.46%) Physics
8 1 (0.73%) Applied Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 30 (21.90%) Linux
2 12 (8.76%) UNIX
3 6 (4.38%) Debian
4 5 (3.65%) Windows
5 3 (2.19%) VME
5 3 (2.19%) Android
5 3 (2.19%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.19%) MVS
6 1 (0.73%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.73%) Solaris
6 1 (0.73%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (30.66%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (27.01%) Scrum
3 35 (25.55%) TDD
4 27 (19.71%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (17.52%) Configuration Management
6 22 (16.06%) MVC
7 20 (14.60%) OO
8 19 (13.87%) Kanban
9 18 (13.14%) Software Engineering
9 18 (13.14%) User Stories
10 16 (11.68%) Multithreading
11 15 (10.95%) Data Protection
11 15 (10.95%) Product Management
12 13 (9.49%) Continuous Improvement
13 11 (8.03%) Project Management
14 10 (7.30%) Data Modelling
14 10 (7.30%) OOD
14 10 (7.30%) TOGAF
15 9 (6.57%) Unit Testing
16 8 (5.84%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 45 (32.85%) Java
2 43 (31.39%) SQL
3 28 (20.44%) Ruby
4 27 (19.71%) C#
5 21 (15.33%) C++
6 20 (14.60%) JavaScript
7 17 (12.41%) Scala
8 16 (11.68%) Python
9 15 (10.95%) C
10 11 (8.03%) PL/SQL
11 10 (7.30%) PHP
12 5 (3.65%) XAML
13 3 (2.19%) Embedded C
14 2 (1.46%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.73%) TypeScript
15 1 (0.73%) Groovy
15 1 (0.73%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (9.49%) Degree
2 5 (3.65%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (2.92%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.92%) ISEB
4 2 (1.46%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.73%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.73%) OCPJP
5 1 (0.73%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.73%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.95%) QA
2 5 (3.65%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.46%) COBIT
4 1 (0.73%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 5 (3.65%) Varnish
2 1 (0.73%) NDS
2 1 (0.73%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (5.84%) Tivoli
1 8 (5.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 6 (4.38%) Puppet
3 4 (2.92%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.73%) Ansible
5 1 (0.73%) Control-M
Vendors
1 22 (16.06%) Microsoft
2 17 (12.41%) Oracle
3 7 (5.11%) JBoss
4 5 (3.65%) Zend
5 4 (2.92%) IBM
5 4 (2.92%) HP
6 2 (1.46%) Software AG
6 2 (1.46%) Sybase
6 2 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.73%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.73%) VMware
7 1 (0.73%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.73%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.73%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.73%) Cisco
7 1 (0.73%) BEA
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