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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Architecture
Rank 143 133 118
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -15
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 11 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.28% 0.064% 0.041%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.089% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
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£475 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £59.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.25 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+2.18% -11.03%
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
2963 2258 1759
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.33% 72.77% 71.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1622 1187 865
Average daily rate £400 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 124 86
Average hourly rate £38.00 £25.25 £28.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.49% -10.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.49 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Architecture across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Software Architecture Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 April 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester - 8 £500 - 4
Cheshire -7 2 £325 -
Lancashire +6 1 - - 1
Software Architecture
England

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) TDD
2 8 (50.00%) TOGAF
3 7 (43.75%) Configuration Management
3 7 (43.75%) Enterprise Architecture
3 7 (43.75%) Management Information System
4 6 (37.50%) Scrum
4 6 (37.50%) HTML
4 6 (37.50%) JSON
5 5 (31.25%) C#
5 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
5 5 (31.25%) CSS
6 4 (25.00%) .NET
6 4 (25.00%) .NET Framework
6 4 (25.00%) Ajax
6 4 (25.00%) RESTful
6 4 (25.00%) HTML5
6 4 (25.00%) BDD
6 4 (25.00%) CSS3
6 4 (25.00%) AngularJS
6 4 (25.00%) Information Governance
7 3 (18.75%) Akka
7 3 (18.75%) Play Framework
7 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (18.75%) Entity Framework
7 3 (18.75%) REST
7 3 (18.75%) NoSQL
7 3 (18.75%) Scala
7 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (18.75%) Kanban

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) NoSQL
3 2 (12.50%) Data Mining
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (12.50%) MongoDB
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 2 (12.50%) Subversion
3 1 (6.25%) NUnit
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Architect
2 7 (43.75%) Developer
2 7 (43.75%) Technical Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Scala Developer
3 3 (18.75%) C# Developer
4 1 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (6.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Software Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Development Manager
4 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Development Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Applications Architect
4 1 (6.25%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) HTML
1 6 (37.50%) JSON
2 5 (31.25%) CSS
3 4 (25.00%) .NET
3 4 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 4 (25.00%) Ajax
3 4 (25.00%) RESTful
3 4 (25.00%) HTML5
3 4 (25.00%) CSS3
3 4 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 3 (18.75%) Akka
4 3 (18.75%) Play Framework
4 3 (18.75%) Entity Framework
4 3 (18.75%) REST
4 3 (18.75%) LINQ
4 3 (18.75%) Django
4 3 (18.75%) jQuery
4 3 (18.75%) Ruby on Rails
4 3 (18.75%) Web Services
5 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Management Information System
2 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (12.50%) Open Source
4 1 (6.25%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) TDD
2 8 (50.00%) TOGAF
3 7 (43.75%) Configuration Management
3 7 (43.75%) Enterprise Architecture
4 6 (37.50%) Scrum
5 4 (25.00%) BDD
5 4 (25.00%) Information Governance
6 3 (18.75%) Kanban
6 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
7 2 (12.50%) MVC
7 2 (12.50%) Data Analysis
7 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Domain-Driven Design
7 2 (12.50%) Analytics
7 2 (12.50%) Functional Programming
8 1 (6.25%) Build Automation
8 1 (6.25%) Cash Management
8 1 (6.25%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) C#
2 3 (18.75%) Scala
2 3 (18.75%) Ruby
2 3 (18.75%) Python
2 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
2 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) T-SQL
3 1 (6.25%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
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