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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Architecture
Rank 248 218 197
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -21
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 22 33 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.22% 0.36% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.49% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 26 35
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£338 £375 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +16.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £338 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £60.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-47.60% +69.01%
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
7601 6804 6394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 76.70% 74.39% 73.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4657 3831 3521
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 260 258
Average hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -31.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £12.30 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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
Hampshire -8 11 £325 -13.33% 1
Kent - 7 £338 - 1
West Sussex - 3 £625 -
Berkshire -6 1 £575 +39.39% 5
Software Architecture
England

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 18 (33.33%) HTML
1 18 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 13 (24.07%) TDD
3 12 (22.22%) .NET
3 12 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 12 (22.22%) SDLC
4 11 (20.37%) Java
4 11 (20.37%) CSS
4 11 (20.37%) OO
4 11 (20.37%) MVC
5 10 (18.52%) Windows
5 10 (18.52%) SQL Server
5 10 (18.52%) SC Cleared
6 9 (16.67%) HTML5
6 9 (16.67%) REST
6 9 (16.67%) C#
6 9 (16.67%) SQL
7 8 (14.81%) Project Management
7 8 (14.81%) User Experience
8 7 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (12.96%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (12.96%) 3D Modelling
8 7 (12.96%) Service Management
8 7 (12.96%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (12.96%) ERP
8 7 (12.96%) Data Modelling
8 7 (12.96%) SOA
8 7 (12.96%) ASP.NET
8 7 (12.96%) UML
8 7 (12.96%) SOAP

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 (11.11%) CMS
2 4 (7.41%) IIS
3 2 (3.70%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (3.70%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.85%) JBoss
4 1 (1.85%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 2 (3.70%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.70%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.70%) HTTP
1 2 (3.70%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.85%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.56%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.70%) QlikView
5 1 (1.85%) MySQL
5 1 (1.85%) Star Schema
5 1 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.85%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.85%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.85%) SSDT
5 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (7.41%) ReSharper
1 4 (7.41%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.56%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.56%) Subversion
3 2 (3.70%) Maven
3 2 (3.70%) WebLogic Workshop
3 2 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.85%) Juju
4 1 (1.85%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.85%) CruiseControl
General
1 6 (11.11%) Finance
2 5 (9.26%) Games
2 5 (9.26%) Spanish Language
3 2 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.85%) Electronics
4 1 (1.85%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (38.89%) Architect
2 20 (37.04%) Developer
3 8 (14.81%) Software Architect
4 7 (12.96%) .NET Developer
4 7 (12.96%) Analyst
5 6 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
6 5 (9.26%) Technical Architect
6 5 (9.26%) Lead Developer
7 4 (7.41%) C# Developer
7 4 (7.41%) Java Developer
7 4 (7.41%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (7.41%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (5.56%) Web Architect
8 3 (5.56%) Lead Architect
8 3 (5.56%) Hardware Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) Oracle Consultant
8 3 (5.56%) Software Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) Consultant
9 2 (3.70%) Management Consultant
9 2 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (33.33%) HTML
2 12 (22.22%) .NET
3 11 (20.37%) CSS
4 9 (16.67%) HTML5
4 9 (16.67%) REST
5 7 (12.96%) ASP.NET Web API
5 7 (12.96%) ASP.NET
5 7 (12.96%) SOAP
6 6 (11.11%) AngularJS
7 5 (9.26%) Hibernate
7 5 (9.26%) J2EE
7 5 (9.26%) jQuery
7 5 (9.26%) .NET Framework
7 5 (9.26%) LINQ
8 4 (7.41%) JSON
8 4 (7.41%) JSP
8 4 (7.41%) Spring
8 4 (7.41%) Backbone.js
8 4 (7.41%) KnockoutJS
9 3 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.81%) User Experience
2 7 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (11.11%) Computer Science
4 5 (9.26%) Management Information System
4 5 (9.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 4 (7.41%) Physics
5 4 (7.41%) W3C
6 3 (5.56%) 3D Graphics
7 2 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.85%) Over-the-Top Content
8 1 (1.85%) Reference Data
8 1 (1.85%) Video on Demand
8 1 (1.85%) Grid Computing
8 1 (1.85%) DTV
8 1 (1.85%) GIS
8 1 (1.85%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.52%) Windows
2 4 (7.41%) Linux
3 2 (3.70%) UNIX
3 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.85%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.85%) CentOS
4 1 (1.85%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (24.07%) TDD
2 12 (22.22%) SDLC
3 11 (20.37%) MVC
3 11 (20.37%) OO
4 8 (14.81%) Project Management
5 7 (12.96%) Service Management
5 7 (12.96%) UML
5 7 (12.96%) ERP
5 7 (12.96%) Data Modelling
5 7 (12.96%) SOA
5 7 (12.96%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (12.96%) 3D Modelling
6 6 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
6 6 (11.11%) Web Development
7 5 (9.26%) Workflow
7 5 (9.26%) Data Management
7 5 (9.26%) Content Management
7 5 (9.26%) Service Delivery
7 5 (9.26%) Analytics
8 4 (7.41%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 18 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 11 (20.37%) Java
3 9 (16.67%) C#
3 9 (16.67%) SQL
4 3 (5.56%) XQuery
5 2 (3.70%) Python
5 2 (3.70%) C++
6 1 (1.85%) C
6 1 (1.85%) Ruby
6 1 (1.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 10 (18.52%) SC Cleared
3 6 (11.11%) Degree
4 1 (1.85%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 6 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 6 (11.11%) Oracle
1 6 (11.11%) SAP
2 4 (7.41%) Capita
3 3 (5.56%) Ektron
4 2 (3.70%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.85%) GigaSpaces
5 1 (1.85%) Cisco
5 1 (1.85%) Intel
5 1 (1.85%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.85%) VMware