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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architecture
Rank 226 198 232
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +34
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 30 36 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.31% 0.42% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.58% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 31 6
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£375 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £550 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+42.30% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - £39.50
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
7021 6163 6818
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.05% 71.29% 71.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4007 3450 3296
Average daily rate £378 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 281 244 333
Average hourly rate £20.67 £32.50 £22.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.40% +41.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.88 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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
Surrey +3 9 £325 -16.07% 8
Berkshire +13 8 £419 -23.86% 3
East Sussex - 3 - - 2
Hampshire -32 2 £413 +27.90% 3
Oxfordshire -9 1 £275 -15.38% 2
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 2
Kent - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - - 3
Software Architecture
England

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 31 (53.45%) Linux
1 31 (53.45%) Software Engineering
2 29 (50.00%) UML
2 29 (50.00%) C
3 25 (43.10%) ClearCase
3 25 (43.10%) POSIX
4 23 (39.66%) DTV
4 23 (39.66%) DVB
4 23 (39.66%) STB
5 12 (20.69%) OO
6 10 (17.24%) JavaScript
6 10 (17.24%) SQL
7 9 (15.52%) C++
7 9 (15.52%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (15.52%) Multithreading
8 8 (13.79%) HTML
8 8 (13.79%) CSS
9 7 (12.07%) SOA
9 7 (12.07%) Oracle
10 6 (10.34%) Embedded C
10 6 (10.34%) Relational Database
10 6 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (8.62%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 5 (8.62%) Open Source
11 5 (8.62%) WebCenter
11 5 (8.62%) Network Architecture
11 5 (8.62%) Microsoft
11 5 (8.62%) C#
11 5 (8.62%) UNIX
11 5 (8.62%) STL

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.72%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.72%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (8.62%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (8.62%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.72%) Magento
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (39.66%) DVB
2 3 (5.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.34%) Relational Database
2 4 (6.90%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.45%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.72%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.72%) Big Data
5 1 (1.72%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (1.72%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 25 (43.10%) ClearCase
2 3 (5.17%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.45%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.45%) NUnit
3 2 (3.45%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.72%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.72%) PhantomJS
4 1 (1.72%) CasperJS
4 1 (1.72%) Subversion
4 1 (1.72%) Selenium
4 1 (1.72%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.72%) Mercurial
General
1 3 (5.17%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.45%) Games
3 1 (1.72%) Marketing
3 1 (1.72%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 20 (34.48%) Software Engineer
2 18 (31.03%) Developer
3 12 (20.69%) Architect
3 12 (20.69%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 10 (17.24%) Software Developer
5 8 (13.79%) Technical Architect
5 8 (13.79%) Embedded Software Developer
6 4 (6.90%) PHP Developer
6 4 (6.90%) PHP Programmer
6 4 (6.90%) Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) Systems Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) Programmer
7 3 (5.17%) C++ Software Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
9 1 (1.72%) Applications Developer
9 1 (1.72%) Senior Developer
9 1 (1.72%) ColdFusion Developer
9 1 (1.72%) Java Developer
9 1 (1.72%) C++ Developer
9 1 (1.72%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (43.10%) POSIX
2 8 (13.79%) HTML
2 8 (13.79%) CSS
3 5 (8.62%) jQuery
3 5 (8.62%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 5 (8.62%) STL
3 5 (8.62%) WebCenter
4 4 (6.90%) .NET
4 4 (6.90%) JSON
5 3 (5.17%) SOAP
6 2 (3.45%) WCF
6 2 (3.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (3.45%) Web Services
6 2 (3.45%) XML
6 2 (3.45%) XSLT
6 2 (3.45%) Ajax
6 2 (3.45%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.72%) Java SE
7 1 (1.72%) SWT
7 1 (1.72%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 23 (39.66%) DTV
1 23 (39.66%) STB
2 6 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.62%) Open Source
4 2 (3.45%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.45%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.72%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.72%) User Experience
5 1 (1.72%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.72%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 31 (53.45%) Linux
2 5 (8.62%) UNIX
3 2 (3.45%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.72%) Windows Phone
4 1 (1.72%) Windows
4 1 (1.72%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (53.45%) Software Engineering
2 29 (50.00%) UML
3 12 (20.69%) OO
4 9 (15.52%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (15.52%) Multithreading
5 7 (12.07%) SOA
6 5 (8.62%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (8.62%) Scrum
6 5 (8.62%) Technical Architecture
6 5 (8.62%) Network Architecture
6 5 (8.62%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (6.90%) Web Accessibility
7 4 (6.90%) Software Testing
7 4 (6.90%) Systems Analysis
7 4 (6.90%) Business Analysis
7 4 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (5.17%) Project Management
8 3 (5.17%) OOD
8 3 (5.17%) DSDM
8 3 (5.17%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 29 (50.00%) C
2 10 (17.24%) JavaScript
2 10 (17.24%) SQL
3 9 (15.52%) C++
4 6 (10.34%) Embedded C
5 5 (8.62%) C#
6 4 (6.90%) PHP
7 2 (3.45%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.45%) Python
7 2 (3.45%) Java
8 1 (1.72%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 3 (5.17%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.45%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.72%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.90%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.72%) Puppet
1 1 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (12.07%) Oracle
2 5 (8.62%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.45%) IBM
4 1 (1.72%) Informatica
4 1 (1.72%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.72%) SAP
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