The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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 of the Processes & Methodologies category 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architecture
Rank 229 174 241
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +67
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 21 63 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.22% 0.75% 0.066%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 1.06% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 45 2
Average daily rate £430 £350 £465
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% -24.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £324 £453
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 £38.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year
-9.86% -8.43%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6857 5921 6979
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 70.79% 70.75% 65.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3812 3079 3326
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 278 256 361
Average hourly rate £27.00 £29.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.24% +8.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £51.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Software Architecture
England

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 18 April 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 18 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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Surrey -5 7 £295 -57.85% 5
Berkshire -6 7 £438 -16.66%
Hampshire -41 5 £450 +28.57% 1
Buckinghamshire -21 1 - - 1
East Sussex - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Software Architecture
England

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (36.54%) Java
3 16 (30.77%) JavaScript
4 15 (28.85%) Microsoft
5 13 (25.00%) C
5 13 (25.00%) Linux
5 13 (25.00%) UML
6 12 (23.08%) .NET
6 12 (23.08%) Use Case
7 11 (21.15%) C#
7 11 (21.15%) CSS
7 11 (21.15%) Finance
8 10 (19.23%) Software Engineering
8 10 (19.23%) MS Excel
8 10 (19.23%) SQL
8 10 (19.23%) HTML
8 10 (19.23%) Android
8 10 (19.23%) Apple iOS
8 10 (19.23%) Mobile App
9 9 (17.31%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (17.31%) HTML5
9 9 (17.31%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (17.31%) DOM
9 9 (17.31%) Ajax
10 8 (15.38%) Automated Testing
10 8 (15.38%) JSON
10 8 (15.38%) VMware
10 8 (15.38%) Firewall
10 8 (15.38%) Windows
10 8 (15.38%) J2EE

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (11.54%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (3.85%) IIS
2 2 (3.85%) Node.js
3 1 (1.92%) WebSphere Portal
3 1 (1.92%) nginx
3 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.92%) NetWeaver
3 1 (1.92%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (19.23%) MS Excel
2 7 (13.46%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.92%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.92%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.54%) PaaS
1 6 (11.54%) IaaS
2 1 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.38%) Firewall
1 8 (15.38%) VPN
2 5 (9.62%) DVB
3 1 (1.92%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.85%) IBM InfoSphere
3 2 (3.85%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.85%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.92%) MySQL
4 1 (1.92%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (13.46%) ClearCase
2 4 (7.69%) Visual Studio
3 3 (5.77%) SoapUI
3 3 (5.77%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.77%) NUnit
4 1 (1.92%) PHPUnit
General
1 11 (21.15%) Finance
2 7 (13.46%) Games
3 1 (1.92%) Electronics
3 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.92%) Automotive
3 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.92%) Billing
3 1 (1.92%) Banking
3 1 (1.92%) Retail
3 1 (1.92%) German Language
3 1 (1.92%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (28.85%) Developer
2 10 (19.23%) Software Engineer
3 9 (17.31%) Architect
4 8 (15.38%) JavaScript Developer
5 6 (11.54%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 5 (9.62%) Analyst
7 4 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
7 4 (7.69%) Software Developer
8 3 (5.77%) Integration Architect
8 3 (5.77%) Technical Architect
8 3 (5.77%) Business Analyst
8 3 (5.77%) Test Engineer
9 2 (3.85%) C++ Programmer
9 2 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (3.85%) Senior Developer
9 2 (3.85%) Programmer
9 2 (3.85%) Business Systems Analyst
9 2 (3.85%) C# Programmer
9 2 (3.85%) Mobile Software Engineer
10 1 (1.92%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (23.08%) .NET
2 11 (21.15%) CSS
3 10 (19.23%) HTML
4 9 (17.31%) HTML5
4 9 (17.31%) DOM
4 9 (17.31%) Ajax
5 8 (15.38%) JSON
5 8 (15.38%) J2EE
5 8 (15.38%) Dojo
6 6 (11.54%) POSIX
7 4 (7.69%) Web Services
7 4 (7.69%) WCF
8 3 (5.77%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 3 (5.77%) SOAP
8 3 (5.77%) .NET Framework
9 2 (3.85%) jQuery
9 2 (3.85%) CSS3
10 1 (1.92%) Yii
10 1 (1.92%) REST
10 1 (1.92%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.23%) Mobile App
2 6 (11.54%) DTV
3 5 (9.62%) STB
4 3 (5.77%) Grid Computing
4 3 (5.77%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.92%) Xbox
5 1 (1.92%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.92%) Open Source
5 1 (1.92%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.92%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (25.00%) Linux
2 10 (19.23%) Android
2 10 (19.23%) Apple iOS
3 8 (15.38%) Windows
3 8 (15.38%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (25.00%) UML
3 12 (23.08%) Use Case
4 10 (19.23%) Software Engineering
5 9 (17.31%) Performance Tuning
5 9 (17.31%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (15.38%) Automated Testing
7 7 (13.46%) Game Development
7 7 (13.46%) Test Strategy
7 7 (13.46%) Process Architecture
7 7 (13.46%) Test Automation
7 7 (13.46%) Code Coverage
8 6 (11.54%) Scrum
8 6 (11.54%) SOA
9 5 (9.62%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (7.69%) Software Testing
10 4 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
10 4 (7.69%) TDD
10 4 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (7.69%) OO
Programming Languages
1 19 (36.54%) Java
2 16 (30.77%) JavaScript
3 13 (25.00%) C
4 11 (21.15%) C#
5 10 (19.23%) SQL
6 8 (15.38%) C++
7 7 (13.46%) Python
8 4 (7.69%) Embedded C
9 3 (5.77%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.92%) Perl
10 1 (1.92%) PHP
10 1 (1.92%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 5 (9.62%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.77%) Degree
4 1 (1.92%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.92%) PMP
4 1 (1.92%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 8 (15.38%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 15 (28.85%) Microsoft
2 8 (15.38%) VMware
3 6 (11.54%) HP
4 4 (7.69%) IBM
4 4 (7.69%) Oracle
5 3 (5.77%) Ab Initio
5 3 (5.77%) GigaSpaces
6 2 (3.85%) SAP
7 1 (1.92%) Zend
7 1 (1.92%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.92%) QNX
7 1 (1.92%) ION Trading