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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Architecture
Rank 222 228 192
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -36
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 32 20 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.34% 0.22% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.31% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 11 25
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £363 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £430 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.47% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £39.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £34.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.86% -8.66%
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
7100 6532 5713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 76.24% 72.84% 71.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4058 3629 3021
Average daily rate £398 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.24% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 254 263 236
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +11 15 £400 -5.88% 5
Hampshire +7 6 £325 -20.00% 2
West Sussex - 5 £550 -
Oxfordshire -18 4 £400 +23.07% 3
Buckinghamshire -7 2 £369 -1.66% 1
Software Architecture
England

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 22 (36.67%) SDLC
2 20 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
4 14 (23.33%) HTML
4 14 (23.33%) JavaScript
5 13 (21.67%) .NET
6 11 (18.33%) CSS
6 11 (18.33%) SOA
7 10 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 10 (16.67%) Java
7 10 (16.67%) TDD
7 10 (16.67%) Workflow
7 10 (16.67%) Degree
7 10 (16.67%) Computer Science
8 9 (15.00%) SQL
8 9 (15.00%) SOAP
8 9 (15.00%) OO
9 8 (13.33%) CMS
9 8 (13.33%) Software Engineering
9 8 (13.33%) SC Cleared
9 8 (13.33%) Security Cleared
9 8 (13.33%) Sitecore CMS
9 8 (13.33%) Sitecore
10 7 (11.67%) Service Management
10 7 (11.67%) UML
10 7 (11.67%) Project Management
11 6 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (10.00%) Linux
11 6 (10.00%) SAP

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 8 (13.33%) CMS
1 8 (13.33%) Sitecore CMS
2 5 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (6.67%) Mule
4 2 (3.33%) JBoss
5 1 (1.67%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 4 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.67%) Simulink
2 1 (1.67%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.33%) HTTP
1 2 (3.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.67%) LTE
2 1 (1.67%) Intranet
2 1 (1.67%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.67%) Star Schema
2 4 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.67%) SSDT
3 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (5.00%) ClearCase
2 2 (3.33%) JUnit
2 2 (3.33%) Selenium
2 2 (3.33%) TestNG
2 2 (3.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.67%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (1.67%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (1.67%) JIRA
3 1 (1.67%) Subversion
3 1 (1.67%) NUnit
3 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.67%) ClearQuest
General
1 6 (10.00%) Finance
2 5 (8.33%) Spanish Language
3 3 (5.00%) Games
4 2 (3.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.67%) Marketing
5 1 (1.67%) Electronics
5 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (31.67%) Developer
1 19 (31.67%) Analyst
2 17 (28.33%) Systems Analyst
3 14 (23.33%) Architect
4 7 (11.67%) Java Developer
5 6 (10.00%) Software Engineer
5 6 (10.00%) Software Architect
6 5 (8.33%) Lead Developer
7 4 (6.67%) Project Manager
7 4 (6.67%) Lead Architect
8 3 (5.00%) Technical Manager
8 3 (5.00%) Oracle Consultant
8 3 (5.00%) .NET Developer
8 3 (5.00%) Technical Project Manager
8 3 (5.00%) Technical Architect
8 3 (5.00%) Consultant
9 2 (3.33%) Business Analyst
9 2 (3.33%) Management Consultant
9 2 (3.33%) Business Systems Analyst
9 2 (3.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (23.33%) HTML
2 13 (21.67%) .NET
3 11 (18.33%) CSS
4 9 (15.00%) SOAP
5 6 (10.00%) Web Services
5 6 (10.00%) Hibernate
5 6 (10.00%) HTML5
6 5 (8.33%) REST
6 5 (8.33%) RESTful
7 4 (6.67%) J2EE
7 4 (6.67%) Spring
7 4 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (5.00%) WCF
8 3 (5.00%) XML
9 2 (3.33%) POSIX
9 2 (3.33%) JMS
9 2 (3.33%) JDBC
9 2 (3.33%) JSP
9 2 (3.33%) Servlets
9 2 (3.33%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 5 (8.33%) User Experience
3 5 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.00%) Physics
4 3 (5.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (3.33%) DTV
6 1 (1.67%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.67%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.67%) STB
6 1 (1.67%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.67%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.00%) Linux
2 3 (5.00%) UNIX
3 1 (1.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (36.67%) SDLC
2 15 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
3 11 (18.33%) SOA
4 10 (16.67%) TDD
4 10 (16.67%) Workflow
5 9 (15.00%) OO
6 8 (13.33%) Software Engineering
7 7 (11.67%) Service Management
7 7 (11.67%) UML
7 7 (11.67%) Project Management
8 6 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (10.00%) MVC
8 6 (10.00%) Web Development
8 6 (10.00%) Analytics
9 5 (8.33%) BDD
9 5 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (8.33%) Data Management
9 5 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (8.33%) Service Delivery
9 5 (8.33%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 14 (23.33%) JavaScript
2 10 (16.67%) Java
3 9 (15.00%) SQL
4 5 (8.33%) C
4 5 (8.33%) C#
5 4 (6.67%) C++
6 3 (5.00%) XQuery
7 2 (3.33%) Embedded C
7 2 (3.33%) Python
8 1 (1.67%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 10 (16.67%) Degree
2 8 (13.33%) SC Cleared
2 8 (13.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 10 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (13.33%) Sitecore
3 6 (10.00%) SAP
4 4 (6.67%) TIBCO
4 4 (6.67%) Capita
5 3 (5.00%) Ektron
5 3 (5.00%) Oracle