The table below looks at the statistics for Software Architecture skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Architecture over the 3 months to 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Architecture
Rank 58 54 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 16 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.77% 0.35% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.24% 0.46% -
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 0
Average daily rate
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£650 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 - £35.50
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 North East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
715 431 258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 79.18% 74.57% 73.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 271 132
Average daily rate £405 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.72% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 20 25
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £36.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

Software Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Software Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Software Architecture
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Software Architecture Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Software Architecture
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 4 August 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
Tyne and Wear -7 16 £650 +44.44%
Software Architecture
England

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 15 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (81.25%) Ruby
2 13 (81.25%) Ruby on Rails
2 13 (81.25%) MySQL
2 13 (81.25%) Configuration Management
2 13 (81.25%) Django
2 13 (81.25%) Scala
2 13 (81.25%) MongoDB
2 13 (81.25%) Apache Cassandra
2 13 (81.25%) NoSQL
2 13 (81.25%) User Stories
2 13 (81.25%) Play Framework
2 13 (81.25%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (12.50%) User Experience
3 2 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (12.50%) Finance
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (12.50%) Java
3 2 (12.50%) SQL
3 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 2 (12.50%) UML
3 2 (12.50%) OO
3 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.25%) JavaScript

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (81.25%) PostgreSQL
1 13 (81.25%) MongoDB
1 13 (81.25%) Apache Cassandra
1 13 (81.25%) NoSQL
1 13 (81.25%) MySQL
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (87.50%) Architect
1 14 (87.50%) Technical Architect
2 11 (68.75%) Senior Technical Architect
2 11 (68.75%) Senior Architect
3 5 (31.25%) Digital Architect
3 5 (31.25%) Digital Technical Architect
4 4 (25.00%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
4 4 (25.00%) Senior Digital Architect
5 2 (12.50%) DBA
5 2 (12.50%) SQL DBA
6 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (6.25%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (81.25%) Ruby on Rails
1 13 (81.25%) Django
1 13 (81.25%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (81.25%) User Stories
2 13 (81.25%) Configuration Management
3 2 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (12.50%) UML
3 2 (12.50%) OO
3 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 13 (81.25%) Ruby
1 13 (81.25%) Scala
2 2 (12.50%) Java
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
3 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle