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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Architecture over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Architecture
England / South West
Rank 134 138 130
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -8
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 3 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.12% 0.37% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.45% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 5
Median daily rate - £600 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +41.17%
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £355 £425
% change year-on-year
+16.19% -16.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £55.00 £53.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.32%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £50.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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
2053 2418 2294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 80.04% 82.22% 75.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1379 1708 1540
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 113 111
Median hourly rate £37.50 £41.80 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.28% +19.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £20.63 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +52.94%

Software Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West 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 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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 West region with a requirement for Software Architecture.

1 5 (83.33%) Java
1 5 (83.33%) Web Services
2 4 (66.67%) Spring
3 3 (50.00%) Hibernate
3 3 (50.00%) Endeca
3 3 (50.00%) WebSphere
3 3 (50.00%) Load Testing
3 3 (50.00%) QA
3 3 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (50.00%) iPad
3 3 (50.00%) XML
3 3 (50.00%) XSLT
3 3 (50.00%) JDBC
3 3 (50.00%) JSP
3 3 (50.00%) Servlets
3 3 (50.00%) SOAP
3 3 (50.00%) Struts
3 3 (50.00%) J2EE
3 3 (50.00%) Oracle
3 3 (50.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (50.00%) WebLogic
3 3 (50.00%) JBoss
3 3 (50.00%) Apache
3 3 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (50.00%) JMS
3 3 (50.00%) B2B
3 3 (50.00%) B2C
3 3 (50.00%) Internet
3 3 (50.00%) JMX
3 3 (50.00%) ATG

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 3 (50.00%) Apache
1 3 (50.00%) CMS
1 3 (50.00%) JBoss
1 3 (50.00%) WebLogic
1 3 (50.00%) WebSphere
1 3 (50.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (16.67%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Endeca
2 1 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (16.67%) Mercurial
1 1 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Architect
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Java Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Software Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Java Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Angular Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C# Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C# Software Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Developer/Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Java Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Java Software Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Java Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) Web Services
2 4 (66.67%) Spring
3 3 (50.00%) Hibernate
3 3 (50.00%) J2EE
3 3 (50.00%) JDBC
3 3 (50.00%) JMS
3 3 (50.00%) JMX
3 3 (50.00%) JSP
3 3 (50.00%) Servlets
3 3 (50.00%) SOAP
3 3 (50.00%) Struts
3 3 (50.00%) XML
3 3 (50.00%) XSLT
4 2 (33.33%) AngularJS
4 2 (33.33%) CSS
4 2 (33.33%) HTML
5 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
5 1 (16.67%) GWT
5 1 (16.67%) Java EE
5 1 (16.67%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) iPad
1 3 (50.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Android
1 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) B2B
1 3 (50.00%) B2C
1 3 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (50.00%) Content Management
1 3 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (50.00%) High Availability
1 3 (50.00%) Load Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) MVC
3 1 (16.67%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (16.67%) OOD
3 1 (16.67%) OOP
3 1 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Requirements Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) UML
3 1 (16.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) C++
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) ATG
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Google
2 1 (16.67%) Luciad