The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Architect in their job title 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 Architect
Rank 261 240 217
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Software Architect 2 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.020% 0.047% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.051% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 7
Average daily rate
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£550 £650 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +23.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £513 £450 £438
% change year-on-year
+13.88% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
9027 7888 7714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.29% 91.97% 92.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5009 4185 3713
Average daily rate £375 £355 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% -2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £223 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 467 448 670
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.25 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Software Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Architect in the job title across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Software Architect
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Software Architect Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Software Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Architect across the South East region.

Software Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Software Architect
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Architect within the South 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Berkshire +7 1 £550 -
Hampshire -16 1 - - 1
Surrey - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Software Architect
England

Software Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited Software Architect in their job title 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 with Software Architect in their job title.

1 2 (50.00%) J2EE
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) SAP
2 1 (25.00%) SOAP
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) UNIX
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) UML
2 1 (25.00%) Windows NT
2 1 (25.00%) JMS
2 1 (25.00%) EAI
2 1 (25.00%) SOA
2 1 (25.00%) ETL
2 1 (25.00%) VMS
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Software AG
2 1 (25.00%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003

Software Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited Software Architect in their job title 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 with Software Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) SAP FI
1 1 (25.00%) SAP BPC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) J2EE
2 1 (25.00%) SOAP
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) JMS
2 1 (25.00%) XML Messaging
2 1 (25.00%) HTML5
2 1 (25.00%) REST
2 1 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) UNIX
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows NT
1 1 (25.00%) VMS
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) Data Management
2 1 (25.00%) Data Cleansing
2 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (25.00%) Master Data Management
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (25.00%) DevOps
2 1 (25.00%) UML
2 1 (25.00%) EAI
2 1 (25.00%) SOA
2 1 (25.00%) ETL
2 1 (25.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) C++
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) SAP
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Software AG
2 1 (25.00%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (25.00%) webMethods