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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Architecture
Rank 244 228 229
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +1
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 25 32 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.27% 0.34% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.44% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 20 10
Median daily rate £406 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £345 £359
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £550 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £430 £375
% change year-on-year
+13.37% +14.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +13.86%
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
7350 7351 6750
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.07% 78.76% 75.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4509 4157 3769
Median daily rate £413 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £265 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 260 268 282
Median hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.50 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.65% +1.66%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 -22 9 £650 +18.18%
Surrey - 5 £388 - 4
Hampshire 0 3 £354 +8.84% 4
Berkshire -15 3 £475 +18.75% 3
Buckinghamshire +12 2 £358 -3.05% 1
Oxfordshire +10 1 - - 3
East Sussex - 1 £425 -
Middlesex - 1 - -
Software Architecture
England

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 51 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (57.33%) HTML
3 40 (53.33%) Scrum
4 38 (50.67%) C++
5 37 (49.33%) HTTP
6 36 (48.00%) SOA
7 35 (46.67%) SQL
8 34 (45.33%) Git (software)
9 33 (44.00%) C
10 30 (40.00%) TDD
10 30 (40.00%) HTML5
11 29 (38.67%) NoSQL
11 29 (38.67%) REST
11 29 (38.67%) User Stories
12 28 (37.33%) Continuous Integration
13 27 (36.00%) Node.js
14 26 (34.67%) STB
14 26 (34.67%) DTV
14 26 (34.67%) DVB
14 26 (34.67%) MPEG
15 24 (32.00%) Software Engineering
16 22 (29.33%) Java
17 21 (28.00%) Open Source
18 17 (22.67%) CSS
19 15 (20.00%) OO
20 14 (18.67%) JavaScript
21 13 (17.33%) Degree
21 13 (17.33%) Embedded C
22 12 (16.00%) Hibernate
22 12 (16.00%) Spring

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 27 (36.00%) Node.js
2 3 (4.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.33%) IIS
3 1 (1.33%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.33%) IaaS
2 2 (2.67%) SaaS
3 1 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 37 (49.33%) HTTP
2 26 (34.67%) DVB
3 12 (16.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (5.33%) MPLS
4 4 (5.33%) VPN
5 3 (4.00%) Firewall
5 3 (4.00%) LAN
5 3 (4.00%) WAN
6 2 (2.67%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (1.33%) 802.15
7 1 (1.33%) ATM
7 1 (1.33%) Bluetooth
7 1 (1.33%) Internet
7 1 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.33%) Wireless
7 1 (1.33%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (38.67%) NoSQL
2 3 (4.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (4.00%) MongoDB
2 3 (4.00%) MySQL
2 3 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.33%) OLTP
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 34 (45.33%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.00%) Selenium
3 2 (2.67%) CA Gen
3 2 (2.67%) ClearCase
3 2 (2.67%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.33%) Ant
4 1 (1.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.33%) CasperJS
4 1 (1.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.33%) git-flow
4 1 (1.33%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.33%) Maven
4 1 (1.33%) MSTest
4 1 (1.33%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.33%) PhantomJS
4 1 (1.33%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (1.33%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.33%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (6.67%) Law
2 4 (5.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.67%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.33%) Electronics
4 1 (1.33%) Finance
4 1 (1.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 21 (28.00%) Embedded Engineer
2 20 (26.67%) Developer
3 19 (25.33%) Software Engineer
4 17 (22.67%) Embedded C Engineer
4 17 (22.67%) Senior Developer
5 16 (21.33%) Architect
6 14 (18.67%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 13 (17.33%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
7 13 (17.33%) Java Developer
7 13 (17.33%) Senior Java Developer
8 11 (14.67%) JavaScript Developer
8 11 (14.67%) Senior JavaScript Developer
9 9 (12.00%) J2EE Developer
9 9 (12.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 9 (12.00%) Senior J2EE Developer
9 9 (12.00%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
10 8 (10.67%) C++ Software Engineer
10 8 (10.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 7 (9.33%) Real Time Embedded Engineer
11 7 (9.33%) Real Time Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (57.33%) HTML
2 30 (40.00%) HTML5
3 29 (38.67%) REST
4 17 (22.67%) CSS
5 12 (16.00%) Hibernate
5 12 (16.00%) J2EE
5 12 (16.00%) JSP
5 12 (16.00%) Spring
5 12 (16.00%) XML
6 11 (14.67%) DHTML
6 11 (14.67%) JDBC
6 11 (14.67%) JMS
6 11 (14.67%) Servlets
6 11 (14.67%) Struts
7 9 (12.00%) .NET
8 3 (4.00%) Ajax
8 3 (4.00%) CSS3
8 3 (4.00%) Django
8 3 (4.00%) JSON
8 3 (4.00%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 26 (34.67%) DTV
1 26 (34.67%) MPEG
1 26 (34.67%) STB
2 11 (14.67%) Computer Science
3 10 (13.33%) User Experience
4 1 (1.33%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.33%) Internet of Things
4 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.33%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.33%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.33%) PlayStation
4 1 (1.33%) Semantic Web
4 1 (1.33%) W3C
4 1 (1.33%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.33%) Unix
2 3 (4.00%) Linux
3 2 (2.67%) Windows
4 1 (1.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (68.00%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (53.33%) Scrum
3 36 (48.00%) SOA
4 30 (40.00%) TDD
5 29 (38.67%) User Stories
6 28 (37.33%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (32.00%) Software Engineering
8 21 (28.00%) Open Source
9 15 (20.00%) OO
10 12 (16.00%) Use Case
11 11 (14.67%) OOA/OOD
12 9 (12.00%) Project Management
13 8 (10.67%) Continuous Delivery
13 8 (10.67%) Mentoring
14 5 (6.67%) Agile Project Management
14 5 (6.67%) Data Protection
14 5 (6.67%) DevOps
14 5 (6.67%) Service Design
15 4 (5.33%) Multithreading
15 4 (5.33%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 38 (50.67%) C++
2 35 (46.67%) SQL
3 33 (44.00%) C
4 22 (29.33%) Java
5 14 (18.67%) JavaScript
6 13 (17.33%) Embedded C
7 10 (13.33%) Embedded C++
8 8 (10.67%) C#
9 6 (8.00%) Python
9 6 (8.00%) Ruby
10 5 (6.67%) Scala
11 2 (2.67%) Perl
11 2 (2.67%) PL/SQL
11 2 (2.67%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.33%) VB
12 1 (1.33%) VB6
12 1 (1.33%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 13 (17.33%) Degree
2 7 (9.33%) SC Cleared
2 7 (9.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (4.00%) vRealize
2 1 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (13.33%) VMware
2 9 (12.00%) Cisco
3 4 (5.33%) Citrix
3 4 (5.33%) Oracle
4 3 (4.00%) BMC
4 3 (4.00%) CA
4 3 (4.00%) CheckPoint
4 3 (4.00%) HP
4 3 (4.00%) IBM
4 3 (4.00%) NetApp
5 2 (2.67%) BEA
5 2 (2.67%) Informatica
5 2 (2.67%) Pega
5 2 (2.67%) webMethods
6 1 (1.33%) Microsoft