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 6 March 2015 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Architecture
Rank 225 213 176
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -37
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 29 31 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.31% 0.36% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.49% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 13 33
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£388 £438 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £295 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £406 £450 £350
% change year-on-year
-9.72% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £38.50
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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
7164 6365 5452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.71% 73.09% 71.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3943 3431 2694
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 252 303
Average hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.50 £48.73
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 6 March 2015.

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 6 March 2015. 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
Berkshire 0 13 £413 -8.33% 1
Hampshire -11 4 £390 - 3
East Sussex - 4 £283 - 1
Oxfordshire - 3 £388 - 3
Surrey -13 2 £400 +35.59% 2
Middlesex +3 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - - 1
Kent - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - - 4
Software Architecture
England

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 17 (34.69%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (30.61%) SQL
3 12 (24.49%) JavaScript
4 11 (22.45%) Systems Analysis
5 10 (20.41%) .NET
5 10 (20.41%) HTML
6 9 (18.37%) CSS
6 9 (18.37%) Software Engineering
7 8 (16.33%) JSON
7 8 (16.33%) OO
8 7 (14.29%) Linux
8 7 (14.29%) C
8 7 (14.29%) C#
8 7 (14.29%) jQuery
8 7 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (14.29%) Sitecore CMS
8 7 (14.29%) Sitecore
8 7 (14.29%) CMS
8 7 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (12.24%) SOA
9 6 (12.24%) Microsoft
9 6 (12.24%) C++
9 6 (12.24%) PHP
9 6 (12.24%) Web Services
9 6 (12.24%) SQL Server
9 6 (12.24%) UML
10 5 (10.20%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (10.20%) Workflow
10 5 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (10.20%) TDD

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 7 (14.29%) CMS
1 7 (14.29%) Sitecore CMS
2 5 (10.20%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (8.16%) Mule
4 2 (4.08%) JBoss
5 1 (2.04%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 4 (8.16%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.08%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.04%) Simulink
3 1 (2.04%) Stateflow
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) DVB
2 1 (2.04%) LTE
2 1 (2.04%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.24%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.16%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (6.12%) Star Schema
3 3 (6.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (6.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (6.12%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.08%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (8.16%) ClearCase
2 3 (6.12%) Selenium
2 3 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (6.12%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.08%) TestNG
3 2 (4.08%) JUnit
4 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.04%) ClearQuest
4 1 (2.04%) NUnit
4 1 (2.04%) Subversion
4 1 (2.04%) JIRA
4 1 (2.04%) PhantomJS
4 1 (2.04%) CasperJS
4 1 (2.04%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (2.04%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 2 (4.08%) Games
Job Titles
1 19 (38.78%) Developer
2 14 (28.57%) Analyst
3 13 (26.53%) Systems Analyst
4 7 (14.29%) Software Engineer
5 6 (12.24%) Programmer
5 6 (12.24%) PHP Developer
5 6 (12.24%) PHP Programmer
6 5 (10.20%) .NET Developer
6 5 (10.20%) Architect
7 4 (8.16%) Project Manager
7 4 (8.16%) Java Developer
8 3 (6.12%) Technical Project Manager
8 3 (6.12%) Technical Architect
8 3 (6.12%) Web Developer
8 3 (6.12%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (6.12%) Technical Manager
8 3 (6.12%) C# Developer
9 2 (4.08%) .NET Web Developer
9 2 (4.08%) C# Web Developer
9 2 (4.08%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.41%) HTML
1 10 (20.41%) .NET
2 9 (18.37%) CSS
3 8 (16.33%) JSON
4 7 (14.29%) jQuery
5 6 (12.24%) Web Services
6 5 (10.20%) RESTful
7 4 (8.16%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (8.16%) SOAP
7 4 (8.16%) ASP.NET
7 4 (8.16%) .NET Framework
7 4 (8.16%) Hibernate
8 3 (6.12%) POSIX
8 3 (6.12%) AngularJS
9 2 (4.08%) Backbone.js
9 2 (4.08%) KnockoutJS
9 2 (4.08%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 2 (4.08%) JPA
9 2 (4.08%) WCF
9 2 (4.08%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 17 (34.69%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.16%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.08%) Visualisation
3 2 (4.08%) Open Source
3 2 (4.08%) DTV
3 2 (4.08%) STB
4 1 (2.04%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.29%) Linux
2 4 (8.16%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.45%) Systems Analysis
2 9 (18.37%) Software Engineering
3 8 (16.33%) OO
4 7 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (12.24%) UML
5 6 (12.24%) SOA
6 5 (10.20%) Workflow
6 5 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (10.20%) TDD
7 4 (8.16%) Automated Testing
7 4 (8.16%) Configuration Management
7 4 (8.16%) MVC
7 4 (8.16%) BDD
8 3 (6.12%) Analytics
8 3 (6.12%) E-Commerce
8 3 (6.12%) ETL
8 3 (6.12%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (6.12%) Software Testing
9 2 (4.08%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 15 (30.61%) SQL
2 12 (24.49%) JavaScript
3 7 (14.29%) C
3 7 (14.29%) C#
4 6 (12.24%) C++
4 6 (12.24%) PHP
5 4 (8.16%) Java
6 2 (4.08%) Python
6 2 (4.08%) Embedded C
7 1 (2.04%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 4 (8.16%) Degree
2 3 (6.12%) SC Cleared
2 3 (6.12%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.08%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.04%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) DO-178B
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) Puppet
1 1 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (14.29%) Sitecore
2 6 (12.24%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.16%) TIBCO
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