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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architecture
Rank 214 199 235
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +36
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 32 41 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.35% 0.47% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.65% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 36 5
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£375 £324 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.83% -3.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £35.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+69.01% -21.11%
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
6787 6273 7170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.21% 71.73% 71.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3849 3487 3414
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 265 248 322
Average hourly rate £21.00 £29.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.58% -10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 -23 9 £425 +31.78%
Berkshire +11 6 £425 +13.33%
Surrey +4 6 £325 -10.34% 5
Oxfordshire -6 1 £275 -15.38% 2
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
East Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - - 3
Software Architecture
England

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 33 (58.93%) Software Engineering
2 31 (55.36%) UML
3 28 (50.00%) C
3 28 (50.00%) Linux
4 24 (42.86%) POSIX
4 24 (42.86%) ClearCase
5 23 (41.07%) DTV
6 22 (39.29%) DVB
6 22 (39.29%) STB
7 10 (17.86%) SOA
7 10 (17.86%) OO
7 10 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (17.86%) Multithreading
8 8 (14.29%) SQL
8 8 (14.29%) .NET
8 8 (14.29%) SQL Server
9 7 (12.50%) Oracle
9 7 (12.50%) C#
9 7 (12.50%) JavaScript
9 7 (12.50%) CSS
10 6 (10.71%) OOD
10 6 (10.71%) Microsoft
10 6 (10.71%) Embedded C
10 6 (10.71%) SOAP
10 6 (10.71%) HTML
10 6 (10.71%) TDD
10 6 (10.71%) Scrum
10 6 (10.71%) Unit Testing
10 6 (10.71%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (10.71%) Git (software)

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (8.93%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.79%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.79%) IIS
2 1 (1.79%) ColdFusion
Business Applications
1 5 (8.93%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (8.93%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.79%) Magento
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (1.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (39.29%) DVB
2 2 (3.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (7.14%) Relational Database
4 3 (5.36%) IBM InfoSphere
5 2 (3.57%) MySQL
6 1 (1.79%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.79%) Big Data
6 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 24 (42.86%) ClearCase
2 6 (10.71%) Git (software)
3 5 (8.93%) Visual Studio
3 5 (8.93%) SoapUI
3 5 (8.93%) NUnit
4 1 (1.79%) Subversion
4 1 (1.79%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.79%) Mercurial
General
1 4 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.57%) Automotive
2 2 (3.57%) Marketing
2 2 (3.57%) German Language
3 1 (1.79%) Electronics
3 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.79%) Banking
3 1 (1.79%) Finance
3 1 (1.79%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 19 (33.93%) Software Engineer
2 18 (32.14%) Developer
3 14 (25.00%) Architect
3 14 (25.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 13 (23.21%) Software Developer
5 8 (14.29%) Embedded Software Developer
6 7 (12.50%) Technical Architect
7 4 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (5.36%) Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) Systems Analyst
9 2 (3.57%) C++ Software Engineer
9 2 (3.57%) Senior Developer
10 1 (1.79%) Programmer
10 1 (1.79%) Java Developer
10 1 (1.79%) C# Developer
10 1 (1.79%) ColdFusion Developer
10 1 (1.79%) PHP Developer
10 1 (1.79%) Web Applications Developer
10 1 (1.79%) Senior Java Developer
10 1 (1.79%) PHP Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (42.86%) POSIX
2 8 (14.29%) .NET
3 7 (12.50%) CSS
4 6 (10.71%) SOAP
4 6 (10.71%) HTML
5 5 (8.93%) .NET Framework
5 5 (8.93%) WCF
5 5 (8.93%) WebCenter
5 5 (8.93%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 3 (5.36%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 3 (5.36%) XML
6 3 (5.36%) XSLT
6 3 (5.36%) jQuery
6 3 (5.36%) STL
7 2 (3.57%) Web Services
7 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET
7 2 (3.57%) CSS3
7 2 (3.57%) Ajax
8 1 (1.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (1.79%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 23 (41.07%) DTV
2 22 (39.29%) STB
3 3 (5.36%) Open Source
3 3 (5.36%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.79%) Internet of Things
4 1 (1.79%) User Experience
4 1 (1.79%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.79%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 28 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (5.36%) UNIX
2 3 (5.36%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.57%) Android
4 1 (1.79%) Windows
4 1 (1.79%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (58.93%) Software Engineering
2 31 (55.36%) UML
3 10 (17.86%) OO
3 10 (17.86%) SOA
3 10 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (17.86%) Multithreading
4 6 (10.71%) Unit Testing
4 6 (10.71%) Scrum
4 6 (10.71%) TDD
4 6 (10.71%) OOD
5 5 (8.93%) Pair Programming
5 5 (8.93%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (8.93%) AOP
5 5 (8.93%) Technical Architecture
5 5 (8.93%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (8.93%) Dependency Injection
5 5 (8.93%) Network Architecture
5 5 (8.93%) BDD
5 5 (8.93%) Change Data Capture
6 4 (7.14%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 28 (50.00%) C
2 8 (14.29%) SQL
3 7 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 7 (12.50%) C#
4 6 (10.71%) Embedded C
5 5 (8.93%) C++
5 5 (8.93%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.57%) Java
7 1 (1.79%) PHP
7 1 (1.79%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 3 (5.36%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.57%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (12.50%) Oracle
2 6 (10.71%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.14%) IBM
4 2 (3.57%) QNX
4 2 (3.57%) SAP
5 1 (1.79%) Informatica
5 1 (1.79%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.79%) Sitecore