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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Architecture
Rank 255 239 219
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -20
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 13 27 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.15% 0.28% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.35% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 22
Median daily rate £438 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £570 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £481 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.94% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 - -
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
7229 7616 6864
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 81.30% 79.80% 76.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4366 4505 3767
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 262 245 247
Median hourly rate £38.00 £22.83 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.44% -8.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.09%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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
West Sussex -3 3 £450 -18.18%
Berkshire -4 3 £475 -17.39% 1
Hampshire +2 2 £375 +11.11% 7
Surrey - 2 £388 -
Oxfordshire +6 1 - - 2
Middlesex -3 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £375 - 1
Software Architecture
England

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 31 (72.09%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (60.47%) HTML
3 23 (53.49%) Scrum
4 21 (48.84%) TDD
5 20 (46.51%) C++
5 20 (46.51%) HTTP
5 20 (46.51%) HTML5
6 19 (44.19%) NoSQL
6 19 (44.19%) REST
6 19 (44.19%) User Stories
6 19 (44.19%) SOA
7 17 (39.53%) C
7 17 (39.53%) SQL
7 17 (39.53%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (37.21%) Git (software)
8 16 (37.21%) Node.js
8 16 (37.21%) MPEG
8 16 (37.21%) Digital TV
8 16 (37.21%) DVB
8 16 (37.21%) STB
9 14 (32.56%) Open Source
10 11 (25.58%) Java
11 10 (23.26%) .NET
11 10 (23.26%) CSS
11 10 (23.26%) Software Engineering
12 9 (20.93%) Project Management
13 8 (18.60%) Mentoring
13 8 (18.60%) User Experience
13 8 (18.60%) Continuous Delivery
14 7 (16.28%) OO

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 1 (2.33%) IIS
1 1 (2.33%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) IaaS
1 2 (4.65%) SaaS
2 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (46.51%) HTTP
2 16 (37.21%) DVB
3 5 (11.63%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.65%) MPLS
4 2 (4.65%) VPN
5 1 (2.33%) ATM
5 1 (2.33%) Firewall
5 1 (2.33%) LAN
5 1 (2.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (44.19%) NoSQL
2 3 (6.98%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (6.98%) MongoDB
2 3 (6.98%) MySQL
2 3 (6.98%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.65%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.33%) OLTP
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (37.21%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.65%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.65%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (4.65%) Selenium
2 2 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.33%) CA Gen
3 1 (2.33%) CasperJS
3 1 (2.33%) ClearCase
3 1 (2.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.33%) Jasmine
3 1 (2.33%) MSTest
3 1 (2.33%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (2.33%) PhantomJS
3 1 (2.33%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (11.63%) Law
2 2 (4.65%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.33%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 12 (27.91%) Architect
1 12 (27.91%) Developer
2 10 (23.26%) Senior Developer
3 9 (20.93%) Embedded Engineer
4 8 (18.60%) Software Engineer
5 6 (13.95%) Embedded C Engineer
5 6 (13.95%) Java Developer
5 6 (13.95%) Senior Java Developer
6 5 (11.63%) Development Engineer
7 4 (9.30%) Integration Engineer
7 4 (9.30%) JavaScript Developer
7 4 (9.30%) Senior JavaScript Developer
7 4 (9.30%) Software Development Engineer
7 4 (9.30%) Software Integration Engineer
8 3 (6.98%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
8 3 (6.98%) Embedded C++ Engineer
8 3 (6.98%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 3 (6.98%) Team Leader
8 3 (6.98%) Technical Architect
9 2 (4.65%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (60.47%) HTML
2 20 (46.51%) HTML5
3 19 (44.19%) REST
4 16 (37.21%) Node.js
5 10 (23.26%) .NET
5 10 (23.26%) CSS
6 4 (9.30%) DHTML
6 4 (9.30%) Hibernate
6 4 (9.30%) JDBC
6 4 (9.30%) JMS
6 4 (9.30%) JSP
6 4 (9.30%) Servlets
6 4 (9.30%) Spring
6 4 (9.30%) Struts
6 4 (9.30%) XML
7 3 (6.98%) Ajax
7 3 (6.98%) CSS3
7 3 (6.98%) J2EE
7 3 (6.98%) JSON
7 3 (6.98%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 16 (37.21%) Digital TV
1 16 (37.21%) MPEG
1 16 (37.21%) STB
2 8 (18.60%) User Experience
3 6 (13.95%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.33%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.33%) Semantic Web
4 1 (2.33%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.33%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.65%) Linux
1 2 (4.65%) Unix
1 2 (4.65%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (72.09%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (53.49%) Scrum
3 21 (48.84%) TDD
4 19 (44.19%) SOA
4 19 (44.19%) User Stories
5 17 (39.53%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (32.56%) Open Source
7 10 (23.26%) Software Engineering
8 9 (20.93%) Project Management
9 8 (18.60%) Continuous Delivery
9 8 (18.60%) Mentoring
10 7 (16.28%) OO
11 5 (11.63%) Agile Project Management
11 5 (11.63%) Data Protection
11 5 (11.63%) DevOps
11 5 (11.63%) Service Design
11 5 (11.63%) Use Case
12 4 (9.30%) Configuration Management
12 4 (9.30%) OOA/OOD
12 4 (9.30%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 20 (46.51%) C++
2 17 (39.53%) C
2 17 (39.53%) SQL
3 11 (25.58%) Java
4 7 (16.28%) JavaScript
5 6 (13.95%) Ruby
6 5 (11.63%) C#
6 5 (11.63%) Python
6 5 (11.63%) Scala
7 3 (6.98%) Embedded C
8 1 (2.33%) Ada
8 1 (2.33%) Ada 95
8 1 (2.33%) Embedded C++
8 1 (2.33%) Perl
8 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.33%) VB
8 1 (2.33%) VB6
Qualifications
1 6 (13.95%) Degree
2 4 (9.30%) SC Cleared
2 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) DO-178B
1 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.33%) Puppet
1 1 (2.33%) vRealize
Vendors
1 4 (9.30%) VMware
2 3 (6.98%) Cisco
3 2 (4.65%) Citrix
4 1 (2.33%) BEA
4 1 (2.33%) BMC
4 1 (2.33%) CA
4 1 (2.33%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.33%) HP
4 1 (2.33%) IBM
4 1 (2.33%) Informatica
4 1 (2.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.33%) NetApp
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle
4 1 (2.33%) Pega
4 1 (2.33%) webMethods