The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South East region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architect
Rank 241 209 231
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Software Architect 5 21 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.052% 0.25% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.27% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 14 16
Average daily rate - £450 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £473 £450 £500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 -
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8914 7726 9792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.86% 92.18% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4911 3836 4443
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 475 609 705
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% -5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £39.60 £41.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
Software Architect
England

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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Vacancies
Surrey - 5 - -
Berkshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - -
Software Architect
England

Software Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 2 (28.57%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
2 2 (28.57%) Python
2 2 (28.57%) XSLT
2 2 (28.57%) SOA
2 2 (28.57%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) WCF
2 2 (28.57%) MongoDB
3 1 (14.29%) Software Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
3 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
3 1 (14.29%) 4G
3 1 (14.29%) Node.js
3 1 (14.29%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (14.29%) Greenplum
3 1 (14.29%) Network Security
3 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) Drools
3 1 (14.29%) Android
3 1 (14.29%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (14.29%) Sitecore
3 1 (14.29%) Smart Meter
3 1 (14.29%) nginx
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (14.29%) NGN

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 2 (28.57%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (14.29%) CMS
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (14.29%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (14.29%) nginx
2 1 (14.29%) Node.js
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) SNMP
1 1 (14.29%) Intranet
1 1 (14.29%) 3G
1 1 (14.29%) TELNET
1 1 (14.29%) 2G
1 1 (14.29%) NGN
1 1 (14.29%) Network Security
1 1 (14.29%) 4G
1 1 (14.29%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) MongoDB
2 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
2 1 (14.29%) MySQL
2 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) JUnit
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET
2 2 (28.57%) XSLT
2 2 (28.57%) WCF
3 1 (14.29%) Drools
3 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) UNIX
1 1 (14.29%) Android
1 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) SOA
2 1 (14.29%) MVC
2 1 (14.29%) Validation
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Scrum
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (14.29%) Software Architecture
2 1 (14.29%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) Python
2 2 (28.57%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) Perl
3 1 (14.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Nortel
2 1 (14.29%) Ericsson
2 1 (14.29%) ION Trading
2 1 (14.29%) Huawei
2 1 (14.29%) Greenplum
2 1 (14.29%) Sitecore
2 1 (14.29%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle