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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architecture
Rank 215 192 235
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +43
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 33 40 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.36% 0.46% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.64% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 35 5
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£375 £323 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.27% -3.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £310 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £360
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -9.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £35.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+69.01% -16.47%
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
6767 6276 6920
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.84% 71.75% 70.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3811 3439 3310
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 268 246 324
Average hourly rate £21.50 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.81% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.84 £12.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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
Hampshire -35 11 £375 +16.27% 2
Surrey +1 6 £325 -14.69% 2
Berkshire +7 3 £413 +10.00% 2
Buckinghamshire -2 2 £400 +11.11%
East Sussex - - - - 1
Kent - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Software Architecture
England

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 32 (60.38%) Software Engineering
2 30 (56.60%) UML
3 29 (54.72%) Linux
4 27 (50.94%) C
5 23 (43.40%) ClearCase
5 23 (43.40%) POSIX
6 22 (41.51%) DTV
7 21 (39.62%) DVB
7 21 (39.62%) STB
8 10 (18.87%) SOA
8 10 (18.87%) OO
8 10 (18.87%) .NET
8 10 (18.87%) Multithreading
9 7 (13.21%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (13.21%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (13.21%) SQL
9 7 (13.21%) Oracle
9 7 (13.21%) SQL Server
9 7 (13.21%) C#
10 6 (11.32%) JavaScript
10 6 (11.32%) OOD
10 6 (11.32%) CSS
10 6 (11.32%) SOAP
10 6 (11.32%) Microsoft
10 6 (11.32%) Scrum
10 6 (11.32%) Unit Testing
10 6 (11.32%) Git (software)
11 5 (9.43%) Dependency Injection
11 5 (9.43%) WebCenter
11 5 (9.43%) Network Architecture

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 5 (9.43%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.89%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.89%) IIS
Business Applications
1 5 (9.43%) Oracle EBS R12
1 5 (9.43%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.89%) Magento
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (1.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) PaaS
1 2 (3.77%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (39.62%) DVB
2 2 (3.77%) Firewall
2 2 (3.77%) Internet
2 2 (3.77%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.21%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.66%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.66%) IBM InfoSphere
4 2 (3.77%) MySQL
5 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.89%) Big Data
5 1 (1.89%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (43.40%) ClearCase
2 6 (11.32%) Git (software)
3 5 (9.43%) SoapUI
3 5 (9.43%) NUnit
3 5 (9.43%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.89%) Subversion
4 1 (1.89%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.89%) Mercurial
General
1 4 (7.55%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.77%) Automotive
2 2 (3.77%) Marketing
2 2 (3.77%) German Language
3 1 (1.89%) Banking
3 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.89%) Finance
3 1 (1.89%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.89%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 19 (35.85%) Software Engineer
2 16 (30.19%) Developer
3 14 (26.42%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 12 (22.64%) Software Developer
4 12 (22.64%) Architect
5 7 (13.21%) Embedded Software Developer
6 5 (9.43%) Technical Architect
7 4 (7.55%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.77%) Senior Developer
8 2 (3.77%) Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) Systems Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) C++ Software Engineer
9 1 (1.89%) C# Software Developer
9 1 (1.89%) Java Developer
9 1 (1.89%) C# Developer
9 1 (1.89%) PHP Developer
9 1 (1.89%) Web Applications Developer
9 1 (1.89%) Senior Java Developer
9 1 (1.89%) PHP Programmer
9 1 (1.89%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (43.40%) POSIX
2 10 (18.87%) .NET
3 6 (11.32%) CSS
3 6 (11.32%) SOAP
4 5 (9.43%) WebCenter
4 5 (9.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 5 (9.43%) .NET Framework
4 5 (9.43%) WCF
4 5 (9.43%) HTML
5 3 (5.66%) STL
5 3 (5.66%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 2 (3.77%) Web Services
6 2 (3.77%) XML
6 2 (3.77%) XSLT
6 2 (3.77%) ASP.NET
6 2 (3.77%) jQuery
7 1 (1.89%) WAMP
7 1 (1.89%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (1.89%) CodeIgniter
7 1 (1.89%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 22 (41.51%) DTV
2 21 (39.62%) STB
3 5 (9.43%) Mobile App
4 3 (5.66%) Open Source
5 1 (1.89%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.89%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.89%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 29 (54.72%) Linux
2 5 (9.43%) Apple iOS
3 4 (7.55%) Android
4 3 (5.66%) UNIX
4 3 (5.66%) Windows
4 3 (5.66%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (60.38%) Software Engineering
2 30 (56.60%) UML
3 10 (18.87%) SOA
3 10 (18.87%) OO
3 10 (18.87%) Multithreading
4 7 (13.21%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (13.21%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (11.32%) OOD
5 6 (11.32%) Scrum
5 6 (11.32%) Unit Testing
6 5 (9.43%) Dependency Injection
6 5 (9.43%) Network Architecture
6 5 (9.43%) BDD
6 5 (9.43%) Change Data Capture
6 5 (9.43%) Technical Architecture
6 5 (9.43%) TDD
6 5 (9.43%) Pair Programming
6 5 (9.43%) AOP
6 5 (9.43%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (7.55%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 27 (50.94%) C
2 7 (13.21%) SQL
2 7 (13.21%) C#
3 6 (11.32%) JavaScript
4 5 (9.43%) Embedded C
4 5 (9.43%) C++
4 5 (9.43%) T-SQL
5 4 (7.55%) Java
6 1 (1.89%) PHP
6 1 (1.89%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 5 (9.43%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.66%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.89%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.77%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 7 (13.21%) Oracle
2 6 (11.32%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.55%) IBM
4 2 (3.77%) SAP
4 2 (3.77%) QNX
4 2 (3.77%) HP
4 2 (3.77%) VMware
5 1 (1.89%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.89%) Informatica
5 1 (1.89%) JD Edwards
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