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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Architecture over the 3 months to 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architecture
Rank 136 - 136
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 3 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.094% - 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% - 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£481 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £35.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+69.01% -21.11%
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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2309 2138 2252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 72.72% 71.84% 65.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1328 1080 1189
Average daily rate £375 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 112 113
Average hourly rate £30.00 £21.47 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.76% -19.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.51 £12.22 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £45.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

Software Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Architecture across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Architecture within the North West region over the 3 months to 16 September 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
Manchester - 3 £481 -
Cheshire - - - - 1
Lancashire - - - - 2
Merseyside - - - -
Software Architecture
England

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 3 (60.00%) Java
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
1 3 (60.00%) UNIX
2 2 (40.00%) Spring
2 2 (40.00%) JBoss
2 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (40.00%) JMS
2 2 (40.00%) SOA
2 2 (40.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (40.00%) EJB
2 2 (40.00%) Struts
2 2 (40.00%) XML
2 2 (40.00%) XSLT
2 2 (40.00%) Middleware
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 2 (40.00%) Hibernate
2 2 (40.00%) Drools
2 2 (40.00%) RESTful
2 2 (40.00%) Website Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (40.00%) J2EE
3 1 (20.00%) User Experience
3 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) DevOps
3 1 (20.00%) Open Source
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) C++

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (40.00%) WebLogic
General
1 1 (20.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Applications Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Java Technical Architect
3 1 (20.00%) J2EE Technical Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Technical Author
3 1 (20.00%) Java Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Java/J2EE Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Author
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Author
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Project Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Manager
3 1 (20.00%) J2EE Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) J2EE
1 2 (40.00%) EJB
1 2 (40.00%) Struts
1 2 (40.00%) XML
1 2 (40.00%) XSLT
1 2 (40.00%) JMS
1 2 (40.00%) Middleware
1 2 (40.00%) Hibernate
1 2 (40.00%) Spring
1 2 (40.00%) Drools
1 2 (40.00%) RESTful
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (20.00%) Data Integration
1 1 (20.00%) Open Source
1 1 (20.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) UNIX
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (40.00%) SOA
1 2 (40.00%) Project Management
1 2 (40.00%) Website Architecture
1 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Security Management
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) Operations Management
2 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) Ruby
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) JBoss
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft