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 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architecture
Rank 238 209 206
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -3
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 19 28 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.19% 0.33% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.46% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 15 11
Average daily rate
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£325 £475 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.61% -9.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £1,200
UK excluding London average daily rate £538 £398 £375
% change year-on-year
+35.22% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -
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
7239 6065 5843
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.02% 71.15% 69.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4100 3254 2911
Average daily rate £378 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 254 237 356
Average hourly rate £21.58 £22.41 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -10.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.30 £44.55 £43.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 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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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
East Sussex - 8 £283 - 1
Surrey -6 3 £325 -10.34% 1
Berkshire -3 2 - - 2
Hampshire -18 2 - - 1
Kent - 2 - - 1
Middlesex -2 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -19 1 £700 +75.00%
West Sussex - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - - 2
Software Architecture
England

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 20 (37.74%) Linux
2 19 (35.85%) Software Engineering
3 17 (32.08%) UML
3 17 (32.08%) C
4 15 (28.30%) ClearCase
4 15 (28.30%) POSIX
5 14 (26.42%) DTV
5 14 (26.42%) DVB
5 14 (26.42%) STB
6 13 (24.53%) OO
7 12 (22.64%) JavaScript
7 12 (22.64%) SQL
8 10 (18.87%) HTML
9 9 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (15.09%) Multithreading
10 8 (15.09%) SOA
10 8 (15.09%) CSS
11 7 (13.21%) C++
11 7 (13.21%) jQuery
11 7 (13.21%) JSON
12 6 (11.32%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (11.32%) Oracle
12 6 (11.32%) C#
12 6 (11.32%) PHP
12 6 (11.32%) Relational Database
12 6 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
13 5 (9.43%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 5 (9.43%) Disaster Recovery
13 5 (9.43%) Oracle EBS
13 5 (9.43%) STL

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 2 (3.77%) Mule
2 1 (1.89%) ColdFusion
2 1 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.89%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (9.43%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (9.43%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (26.42%) DVB
2 2 (3.77%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.32%) Relational Database
2 4 (7.55%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (7.55%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.77%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 15 (28.30%) ClearCase
2 2 (3.77%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.77%) Selenium
3 1 (1.89%) JUnit
3 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.89%) TestNG
3 1 (1.89%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.89%) NUnit
3 1 (1.89%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.89%) PhantomJS
3 1 (1.89%) CasperJS
General
1 3 (5.66%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.77%) Games
Job Titles
1 21 (39.62%) Developer
2 12 (22.64%) Architect
3 10 (18.87%) Software Engineer
4 9 (16.98%) Technical Architect
4 9 (16.98%) Software Developer
5 8 (15.09%) Embedded Software Developer
6 6 (11.32%) PHP Programmer
6 6 (11.32%) PHP Developer
6 6 (11.32%) Programmer
7 5 (9.43%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 4 (7.55%) Analyst
8 4 (7.55%) Systems Analyst
9 3 (5.66%) C++ Software Engineer
9 3 (5.66%) .NET Developer
9 3 (5.66%) C# Developer
10 2 (3.77%) C# .NET Developer
10 2 (3.77%) C# Web Developer
10 2 (3.77%) Technical Manager
10 2 (3.77%) .NET Web Developer
10 2 (3.77%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (28.30%) POSIX
2 10 (18.87%) HTML
3 8 (15.09%) CSS
4 7 (13.21%) jQuery
4 7 (13.21%) JSON
5 5 (9.43%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 5 (9.43%) STL
5 5 (9.43%) WebCenter
6 4 (7.55%) .NET Framework
6 4 (7.55%) .NET
7 3 (5.66%) SOAP
7 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET
7 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (3.77%) AngularJS
8 2 (3.77%) Backbone.js
8 2 (3.77%) KnockoutJS
8 2 (3.77%) RESTful
8 2 (3.77%) WCF
8 2 (3.77%) LINQ
8 2 (3.77%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (26.42%) DTV
1 14 (26.42%) STB
2 6 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (9.43%) Open Source
4 2 (3.77%) Visualisation
4 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.89%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.89%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (37.74%) Linux
2 5 (9.43%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (35.85%) Software Engineering
2 17 (32.08%) UML
3 13 (24.53%) OO
4 9 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (15.09%) Multithreading
5 8 (15.09%) SOA
6 6 (11.32%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (9.43%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (9.43%) Network Architecture
7 5 (9.43%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (7.55%) Software Testing
8 4 (7.55%) Business Analysis
8 4 (7.55%) Systems Analysis
8 4 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (7.55%) Scrum
8 4 (7.55%) TDD
8 4 (7.55%) Web Accessibility
9 3 (5.66%) Project Management
9 3 (5.66%) MVC
9 3 (5.66%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 17 (32.08%) C
2 12 (22.64%) JavaScript
2 12 (22.64%) SQL
3 7 (13.21%) C++
4 6 (11.32%) C#
4 6 (11.32%) PHP
5 4 (7.55%) Embedded C
6 2 (3.77%) Python
7 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.89%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (3.77%) Degree
2 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.55%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) Puppet
1 1 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (11.32%) Oracle
2 3 (5.66%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.77%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.89%) IBM
4 1 (1.89%) Informatica