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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Architecture over the 3 months to 2 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Architecture
Rank 234 239 247
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +8
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 12 34 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.15% 0.36% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.45% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 19 9
Median daily rate £450 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.76% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £281 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £389 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £523 £419 £563
% change year-on-year
+24.77% -25.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £31.44 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+59.03% -4.72%
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
6221 7604 7629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.26% 79.69% 76.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3695 4479 4277
Median daily rate £420 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 257 316 289
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.09 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.63% +56.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.25 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% +39.80%

Software Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Software Architecture as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 2 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Architecture within the South East region over the 3 months to 2 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Middlesex +1 3 £348 +5.30%
Berkshire - 3 £550 -
Surrey +19 2 - - 1
Hampshire +7 2 - - 2
Buckinghamshire +16 1 - - 1
West Sussex +6 1 £500 +6.38%
Software Architecture
England

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Software Architecture also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Software Architecture.

1 17 (62.96%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (51.85%) Scrum
3 10 (37.04%) SQL
3 10 (37.04%) Git (software)
4 9 (33.33%) HTML
4 9 (33.33%) REST
5 8 (29.63%) SOA
5 8 (29.63%) TDD
6 7 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (25.93%) Finance
6 7 (25.93%) C
6 7 (25.93%) C++
6 7 (25.93%) HTML5
6 7 (25.93%) NoSQL
7 6 (22.22%) Node.js
7 6 (22.22%) Continuous Deployment
7 6 (22.22%) Java
7 6 (22.22%) Digital TV
7 6 (22.22%) DVB
7 6 (22.22%) MPEG
7 6 (22.22%) HTTP
7 6 (22.22%) Degree
7 6 (22.22%) Computer Science
7 6 (22.22%) STB
7 6 (22.22%) Software Engineering
8 5 (18.52%) J2EE
8 5 (18.52%) Oracle
8 5 (18.52%) UML
8 5 (18.52%) User Stories
9 4 (14.81%) Mentoring

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.41%) Apache
1 2 (7.41%) JBoss
1 2 (7.41%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.70%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) DVB
1 6 (22.22%) HTTP
2 1 (3.70%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) NoSQL
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle OWB
3 2 (7.41%) MySQL
4 1 (3.70%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (3.70%) GIS
4 1 (3.70%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (37.04%) Git (software)
2 3 (11.11%) ClearCase
2 3 (11.11%) ClearQuest
2 3 (11.11%) Eclipse
2 3 (11.11%) IntelliJ
2 3 (11.11%) JUnit
2 3 (11.11%) MSI
2 3 (11.11%) Subversion
3 2 (7.41%) Ant
3 2 (7.41%) CA Gen
3 2 (7.41%) Gradle
3 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
3 2 (7.41%) Maven
4 1 (3.70%) gulp
4 1 (3.70%) Mercurial
4 1 (3.70%) Mockito
4 1 (3.70%) Moq
4 1 (3.70%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (3.70%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (25.93%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Publishing
3 1 (3.70%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Marketing
3 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Architect
2 6 (22.22%) Software Architect
3 5 (18.52%) Embedded Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) J2EE Architect
3 5 (18.52%) J2EE Software Architect
3 5 (18.52%) Senior Architect
3 5 (18.52%) Senior J2EE Architect
3 5 (18.52%) Senior Software Architect
3 5 (18.52%) Software Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (11.11%) Technical Leader
6 2 (7.41%) Consultant
6 2 (7.41%) Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Development Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Software Development Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Technical Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Designer
7 1 (3.70%) Java Software Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Java/J2EE Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (33.33%) HTML
1 9 (33.33%) REST
2 7 (25.93%) HTML5
3 6 (22.22%) Node.js
4 5 (18.52%) J2EE
5 4 (14.81%) .NET
6 2 (7.41%) AngularJS
6 2 (7.41%) CSS
6 2 (7.41%) Java EE
6 2 (7.41%) JDBC
6 2 (7.41%) JSF
6 2 (7.41%) SOAP
6 2 (7.41%) Spring
6 2 (7.41%) Web Services
6 2 (7.41%) XML
7 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (3.70%) CSS3
7 1 (3.70%) Entity Framework
7 1 (3.70%) Laravel
7 1 (3.70%) OOCSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Computer Science
1 6 (22.22%) Digital TV
1 6 (22.22%) MPEG
1 6 (22.22%) STB
2 4 (14.81%) User Experience
3 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Unix
1 3 (11.11%) Windows
1 3 (11.11%) Windows Server
1 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (62.96%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (51.85%) Scrum
3 8 (29.63%) SOA
3 8 (29.63%) TDD
4 7 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (22.22%) Continuous Deployment
5 6 (22.22%) Software Engineering
6 5 (18.52%) UML
6 5 (18.52%) User Stories
7 4 (14.81%) Mentoring
8 3 (11.11%) Application Packaging
8 3 (11.11%) Line Management
8 3 (11.11%) Project Planning
8 3 (11.11%) Prototyping
8 3 (11.11%) RUP
8 3 (11.11%) Waterfall
9 2 (7.41%) Kanban
9 2 (7.41%) Multithreading
9 2 (7.41%) Unit Testing
9 2 (7.41%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (37.04%) SQL
2 7 (25.93%) C
2 7 (25.93%) C++
3 6 (22.22%) Java
4 3 (11.11%) PL/SQL
4 3 (11.11%) Scala
4 3 (11.11%) Shell Script
5 2 (7.41%) Embedded C
5 2 (7.41%) Embedded C++
5 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
5 2 (7.41%) Perl
6 1 (3.70%) C#
6 1 (3.70%) PHP
6 1 (3.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) PA-DSS
1 2 (7.41%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) VMware ESX
1 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (11.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Oracle
2 3 (11.11%) Citrix
2 3 (11.11%) Informatica
2 3 (11.11%) VMware
3 2 (7.41%) BEA
3 2 (7.41%) Pega
3 2 (7.41%) Red Hat
3 2 (7.41%) webMethods
4 1 (3.70%) Adobe
4 1 (3.70%) Luciad
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft