The table below looks at the statistics for Software Architecture skills 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 Architecture over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Architecture
Rank 204 254 210
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -44
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 52 14 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.61% 0.15% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 0.19% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 9 15
Average daily rate £355 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £275 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £480 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
-21.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £47.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +18.75%
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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6834 7291 6310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 79.61% 77.42% 74.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 4208 4016 3367
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 289 236 265
Average hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Software Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Architecture across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Software Architecture
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 Architecture across the South East region.

Software Architecture Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Software Architecture
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Architecture across the South East region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

Software Architecture Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Software Architecture
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 Architecture across the South East region.

Software Architecture Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Software Architecture
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 Architecture within the South East region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Hampshire +30 22 £340 -12.82%
Buckinghamshire +21 10 £355 -49.28% 3
Surrey 0 8 £356 -10.93% 7
Berkshire +7 4 £560 +40.00% 5
Middlesex +2 4 £335 -
West Sussex - 4 £460 -
East Sussex +4 1 £370 +30.97% 1
Kent - 1 £250 - 1
Software Architecture
England

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 36 (45.57%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (40.51%) HTML
3 31 (39.24%) SQL
4 29 (36.71%) HTTP
4 29 (36.71%) Scrum
5 28 (35.44%) SOA
5 28 (35.44%) C++
6 27 (34.18%) C
6 27 (34.18%) Git (software)
7 24 (30.38%) Software Engineering
8 21 (26.58%) Java
9 19 (24.05%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (24.05%) HTML5
9 19 (24.05%) REST
10 18 (22.78%) NoSQL
10 18 (22.78%) Node.js
10 18 (22.78%) User Stories
10 18 (22.78%) TDD
10 18 (22.78%) J2EE
11 17 (21.52%) MPEG
11 17 (21.52%) STB
11 17 (21.52%) DTV
11 17 (21.52%) DVB
12 16 (20.25%) ClearCase
13 15 (18.99%) Spring
13 15 (18.99%) OO
13 15 (18.99%) CSS
13 15 (18.99%) Unix
13 15 (18.99%) Hibernate
14 14 (17.72%) ClearQuest

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 18 (22.78%) Node.js
2 6 (7.59%) WebLogic
3 4 (5.06%) SAS
4 1 (1.27%) CMS
4 1 (1.27%) FileNet
4 1 (1.27%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.80%) IaaS
2 1 (1.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (36.71%) HTTP
2 17 (21.52%) DVB
3 13 (16.46%) TCP/IP
4 4 (5.06%) Remote Desktop
5 3 (3.80%) Firewall
5 3 (3.80%) LAN
5 3 (3.80%) MPLS
5 3 (3.80%) VPN
5 3 (3.80%) WAN
6 1 (1.27%) 802.15
6 1 (1.27%) ATM
6 1 (1.27%) Bluetooth
6 1 (1.27%) Internet
6 1 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.27%) Wireless
6 1 (1.27%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (22.78%) NoSQL
2 5 (6.33%) Oracle Database
2 5 (6.33%) Oracle OWB
3 2 (2.53%) MySQL
4 1 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.27%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.27%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 27 (34.18%) Git (software)
2 16 (20.25%) ClearCase
3 14 (17.72%) ClearQuest
4 4 (5.06%) CA Gen
4 4 (5.06%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.80%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.53%) Maven
6 2 (2.53%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (2.53%) Selenium
7 1 (1.27%) Ant
7 1 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.27%) CasperJS
7 1 (1.27%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.27%) git-flow
7 1 (1.27%) JUnit
7 1 (1.27%) PhantomJS
7 1 (1.27%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.27%) Subversion
7 1 (1.27%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 4 (5.06%) Aerospace
2 3 (3.80%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.27%) Avionics
3 1 (1.27%) Electronics
3 1 (1.27%) Games
Job Titles
1 20 (25.32%) Developer
2 19 (24.05%) Embedded Engineer
2 19 (24.05%) Software Engineer
3 16 (20.25%) Architect
3 16 (20.25%) Embedded C Engineer
4 15 (18.99%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 14 (17.72%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
5 14 (17.72%) Senior Developer
6 13 (16.46%) Java Developer
7 12 (15.19%) J2EE Developer
7 12 (15.19%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 12 (15.19%) JavaScript Developer
7 12 (15.19%) Senior J2EE Developer
7 12 (15.19%) Senior Java Developer
7 12 (15.19%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
7 12 (15.19%) Senior JavaScript Developer
8 9 (11.39%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 9 (11.39%) Hardware Engineer
9 8 (10.13%) C++ Software Engineer
9 8 (10.13%) Embedded C Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (40.51%) HTML
2 19 (24.05%) HTML5
2 19 (24.05%) REST
3 18 (22.78%) J2EE
4 15 (18.99%) CSS
4 15 (18.99%) Hibernate
4 15 (18.99%) Spring
5 14 (17.72%) JSP
6 13 (16.46%) JMS
6 13 (16.46%) Servlets
6 13 (16.46%) XML
7 12 (15.19%) DHTML
7 12 (15.19%) JDBC
7 12 (15.19%) Struts
8 5 (6.33%) Middleware
8 5 (6.33%) WPF
9 3 (3.80%) Web Services
10 2 (2.53%) jQuery
10 2 (2.53%) JSON
10 2 (2.53%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (21.52%) DTV
1 17 (21.52%) MPEG
1 17 (21.52%) STB
2 11 (13.92%) Computer Science
3 6 (7.59%) Management Information System
3 6 (7.59%) User Experience
4 5 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (6.33%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.27%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.27%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.27%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.27%) PlayStation
6 1 (1.27%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.27%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 15 (18.99%) Unix
2 11 (13.92%) Linux
3 6 (7.59%) Windows
4 1 (1.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (45.57%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (36.71%) Scrum
3 28 (35.44%) SOA
4 24 (30.38%) Software Engineering
5 19 (24.05%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (22.78%) TDD
6 18 (22.78%) User Stories
7 15 (18.99%) OO
8 14 (17.72%) Open Source
9 12 (15.19%) OOA/OOD
9 12 (15.19%) Use Case
10 8 (10.13%) UML
11 7 (8.86%) Configuration Management
12 5 (6.33%) Project Planning
12 5 (6.33%) RUP
12 5 (6.33%) Waterfall
12 5 (6.33%) Workflow
13 4 (5.06%) Operations Research
13 4 (5.06%) Test Management
13 4 (5.06%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (39.24%) SQL
2 28 (35.44%) C++
3 27 (34.18%) C
4 21 (26.58%) Java
5 14 (17.72%) JavaScript
6 13 (16.46%) Embedded C
6 13 (16.46%) Shell Script
7 11 (13.92%) Embedded C++
8 5 (6.33%) C#
9 4 (5.06%) Perl
9 4 (5.06%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.53%) Python
11 1 (1.27%) Ada
11 1 (1.27%) Ada 95
11 1 (1.27%) Ruby
11 1 (1.27%) Scala
11 1 (1.27%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 13 (16.46%) Degree
1 13 (16.46%) Security Cleared
2 10 (12.66%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.27%) DO-178B
System Software
1 7 (8.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.06%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (3.80%) vRealize
2 1 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (16.46%) IBM
2 11 (13.92%) Oracle
3 10 (12.66%) Cisco
3 10 (12.66%) VMware
4 4 (5.06%) BEA
4 4 (5.06%) Informatica
4 4 (5.06%) Netezza
4 4 (5.06%) Pega
4 4 (5.06%) Teradata
4 4 (5.06%) webMethods
5 3 (3.80%) BMC
5 3 (3.80%) CA
5 3 (3.80%) CheckPoint
5 3 (3.80%) Citrix
5 3 (3.80%) HP
5 3 (3.80%) NetApp
6 1 (1.27%) Microsoft
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