The table below looks at the statistics for Software Architecture skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Architecture
Rank 122 133 121
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -12
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 12 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.40% 0.38% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.49% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 3
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£435 £425 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.35% +47.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £333 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £485 £298
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 £34.25 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.48% +24.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £34.25 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+8.02% -9.86%
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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2292 2453 1530
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.74% 76.99% 70.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1482 1548 947
Average daily rate £400 £371 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.96% +0.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 108 64
Average hourly rate £36.45 £33.84 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.71% +5.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.35 £13.50 £15.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £42.50 £45.00
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 West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Architecture across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Software Architecture
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Architecture across the South West region.

Software Architecture Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Software Architecture
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Architecture across the South West region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

Software Architecture Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Software Architecture
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Architecture across the South West region.

Software Architecture Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Software Architecture
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 6 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
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Last Year
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Daily Rate
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Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
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Job
Vacancies
Somerset - 4 £360 -
Bristol +2 3 £450 -
Wiltshire - 3 £518 -
Dorset +2 2 - -
Software Architecture
England

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 9 (45.00%) Java
2 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (35.00%) C++
3 7 (35.00%) UML
4 6 (30.00%) WebLogic
5 5 (25.00%) Middleware
5 5 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 5 (25.00%) Web Services
5 5 (25.00%) SOA
6 4 (20.00%) IBM
6 4 (20.00%) Oracle
6 4 (20.00%) C
6 4 (20.00%) Linux
6 4 (20.00%) E-Commerce
6 4 (20.00%) JSON
6 4 (20.00%) TOGAF
6 4 (20.00%) Oracle Database
7 3 (15.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (15.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 3 (15.00%) BPMN
7 3 (15.00%) Git (software)
7 3 (15.00%) Requirements Engineering
7 3 (15.00%) HTML5
7 3 (15.00%) NoSQL
7 3 (15.00%) F5
7 3 (15.00%) REST
7 3 (15.00%) Build Automation
7 3 (15.00%) BPEL

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 6 (30.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (10.00%) WebLogic Portal
2 2 (10.00%) WebLogic Integration
2 2 (10.00%) Liferay
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (5.00%) Apache ServiceMix
3 1 (5.00%) CMS
3 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (5.00%) DNN
3 1 (5.00%) Apache
3 1 (5.00%) MQSeries
3 1 (5.00%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) SaaS
1 2 (10.00%) PaaS
2 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) LAN
1 3 (15.00%) WAN
1 3 (15.00%) Ethernet
1 3 (15.00%) Firewall
1 3 (15.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 3 (15.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 2 (10.00%) DVB
2 2 (10.00%) DLNA
2 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.00%) SAN
3 1 (5.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (15.00%) NoSQL
2 3 (15.00%) MySQL
3 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (10.00%) OLTP
3 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (10.00%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (5.00%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (5.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (5.00%) Subversion
3 1 (5.00%) Maven
General
1 2 (10.00%) Electronics
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Military
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Developer
2 6 (30.00%) Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Software Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Java Developer
4 2 (10.00%) PHP Developer
4 2 (10.00%) SOA Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Development Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.00%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 1 (5.00%) iOS Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior iOS Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Digital Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Digital Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Software Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Software Development Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) Middleware
1 5 (25.00%) Web Services
2 4 (20.00%) JSON
3 3 (15.00%) XSD
3 3 (15.00%) WSDL
3 3 (15.00%) Java EE
3 3 (15.00%) HTML
3 3 (15.00%) .NET
3 3 (15.00%) CSS
3 3 (15.00%) SOAP
3 3 (15.00%) HTML5
3 3 (15.00%) REST
4 2 (10.00%) Apache Camel
4 2 (10.00%) Doctrine
4 2 (10.00%) Spring
4 2 (10.00%) GWT
5 1 (5.00%) jQuery
5 1 (5.00%) JPA
5 1 (5.00%) WCF
5 1 (5.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) DTV
1 2 (10.00%) Video on Demand
1 2 (10.00%) MPEG
2 1 (5.00%) iDTV
2 1 (5.00%) iPad
2 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.00%) STB
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (10.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Android
3 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.00%) AIX
3 1 (5.00%) zOS
3 1 (5.00%) Windows CE
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (35.00%) UML
3 5 (25.00%) SOA
3 5 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 4 (20.00%) TOGAF
4 4 (20.00%) E-Commerce
5 3 (15.00%) ITIL
5 3 (15.00%) Data Modelling
5 3 (15.00%) OO
5 3 (15.00%) B2B
5 3 (15.00%) B2C
5 3 (15.00%) Project Management
5 3 (15.00%) BPEL
5 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (15.00%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (15.00%) BPMN
5 3 (15.00%) Requirements Engineering
5 3 (15.00%) Build Automation
6 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (10.00%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) Java
2 7 (35.00%) C++
3 4 (20.00%) C
4 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (15.00%) PHP
5 2 (10.00%) Python
5 2 (10.00%) Perl
5 2 (10.00%) Bash Shell
6 1 (5.00%) C#
6 1 (5.00%) Ada
6 1 (5.00%) Embedded C
6 1 (5.00%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) QA
2 2 (10.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) IBM
1 4 (20.00%) Oracle
2 3 (15.00%) Cisco
2 3 (15.00%) Nokia
2 3 (15.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (15.00%) F5
3 2 (10.00%) Google
3 2 (10.00%) Zend
4 1 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (5.00%) VMware
4 1 (5.00%) Luciad
4 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.00%) HP
4 1 (5.00%) Informatica