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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architecture
Rank 68 42 -
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.25% 0.27% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.36% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£556 £301 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+85.10% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £538 £395 £363
% change year-on-year
+36.07% +8.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -
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
588 277 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 73.50% 73.47% 61.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 132 115
Average daily rate £400 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £207 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 24 22
Average hourly rate £28.50 £25.00 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.00% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £14.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 22 December 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
Tyne and Wear -18 2 £556 +85.10%
Software Architecture
England

Software Architecture
Top 26 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 5 (62.50%) C#
1 5 (62.50%) C++
1 5 (62.50%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) J2EE
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (50.00%) DB2
2 4 (50.00%) JUnit
2 4 (50.00%) UNIX
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) MQSeries
2 4 (50.00%) JMS
2 4 (50.00%) SOA
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Scala
2 4 (50.00%) Play Framework
2 4 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (25.00%) Open Source
4 1 (12.50%) .NET
4 1 (12.50%) Python
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Ruby
4 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) DevOps
4 1 (12.50%) User Experience

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 4 (50.00%) MQSeries
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (50.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) JUnit
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Architect
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
1 4 (50.00%) Scala Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Digital Architect
2 3 (37.50%) Technical Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Solutions Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Lead Technical Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Lead Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) J2EE
1 4 (50.00%) JMS
1 4 (50.00%) Play Framework
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Open Source
2 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) UNIX
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (50.00%) SOA
1 4 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) C#
1 5 (62.50%) C++
1 5 (62.50%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) Scala
3 1 (12.50%) Python
3 1 (12.50%) Ruby
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle