The table below looks at the statistics for Software Architecture skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Architecture over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Architecture
England / North West
Rank 125 154 133
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -21
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 6 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.23% 0.11% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.13% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Median daily rate £550 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -11.11%
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £355 £408
% change year-on-year
+16.19% -12.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £50.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2135 3073 2410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.08% 80.95% 76.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1375 1875 1444
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £565 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 110 99
Median hourly rate £37.25 £38.00 £28.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.97% +35.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Software Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Software Architecture as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Software Architecture
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Software Architecture Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Software Architecture
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Architecture across the North West region.

Software Architecture Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Software Architecture
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Architecture within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Lancashire - 5 £550 -
Manchester +12 1 - - 2
Software Architecture
England

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Architecture also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Software Architecture.

1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) Oracle
2 6 (66.67%) Mentoring
3 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
3 4 (44.44%) High Availability
3 4 (44.44%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (44.44%) Web Services
3 4 (44.44%) XML
3 4 (44.44%) SQL
4 3 (33.33%) C#
4 3 (33.33%) UML
4 3 (33.33%) HTTP
4 3 (33.33%) WSDL
4 3 (33.33%) Electronics
4 3 (33.33%) Perforce
4 3 (33.33%) Firebird
4 3 (33.33%) Spring
4 3 (33.33%) JIRA
4 3 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (33.33%) SDLC
4 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 3 (33.33%) Apache Camel
4 3 (33.33%) SOAP
4 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) DevOps
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
5 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (22.22%) Re-Platforming
5 2 (22.22%) SOLID

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Application Server
1 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) IaaS
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (22.22%) PaaS
1 2 (22.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) Firebird
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (11.11%) Big Data
3 1 (11.11%) DB2
3 1 (11.11%) MongoDB
3 1 (11.11%) NoSQL
3 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 3 (33.33%) JIRA
2 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (33.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Software Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Architect
3 2 (22.22%) BizTalk Developer
3 2 (22.22%) DBA
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (11.11%) Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) C# Developer
4 1 (11.11%) C# Software Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Digital Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Lead Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Senior BizTalk Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior DBA
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Digital Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Oracle DBA
4 1 (11.11%) Service Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) Web Services
1 4 (44.44%) XML
2 3 (33.33%) Apache Camel
2 3 (33.33%) SOAP
2 3 (33.33%) Spring
2 3 (33.33%) WSDL
3 2 (22.22%) .NET
4 1 (11.11%) J2EE
4 1 (11.11%) JSON
4 1 (11.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) AIX
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Unix
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) Mentoring
3 4 (44.44%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (44.44%) High Availability
4 3 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (33.33%) SDLC
4 3 (33.33%) UML
5 2 (22.22%) BDD
5 2 (22.22%) Change Management
5 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (22.22%) Data Management
5 2 (22.22%) DevOps
5 2 (22.22%) Open Source
5 2 (22.22%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (22.22%) Re-Platforming
5 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
5 2 (22.22%) SOLID
5 2 (22.22%) TDD
5 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Oracle
2 3 (33.33%) Perforce
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft