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 26 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Architecture
Rank 136 117 119
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +2
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 8 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.26% 0.12% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.17% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 4
Average daily rate
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£550 - £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £395 £313
% change year-on-year
+13.92% +26.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £53.75 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.37% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -
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
2262 1757 1761
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.25% 70.90% 69.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1526 1136 1101
Average daily rate £413 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 94 102
Average hourly rate £36.40 £27.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.81% -22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £13.00 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £37.20 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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
Bristol -6 2 £350 - 9
Somerset - 2 - -
Devon - - - -
Software Architecture
England

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 8 (80.00%) Java
2 5 (50.00%) C++
2 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (40.00%) Middleware
4 3 (30.00%) Project Management
4 3 (30.00%) IBM
4 3 (30.00%) Oracle
4 3 (30.00%) WebLogic
4 3 (30.00%) C
4 3 (30.00%) Web Services
4 3 (30.00%) XSD
4 3 (30.00%) ITIL
4 3 (30.00%) UML
4 3 (30.00%) OO
4 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (30.00%) Data Modelling
4 3 (30.00%) SOA
4 3 (30.00%) Requirements Engineering
4 3 (30.00%) QA
4 3 (30.00%) TOGAF
4 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database
5 2 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (20.00%) Data Architecture
5 2 (20.00%) Android
5 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (20.00%) NoSQL
5 2 (20.00%) F5

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 3 (30.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (10.00%) Apache
2 1 (10.00%) SAS
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (10.00%) Apache ServiceMix
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) SaaS
1 2 (20.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) LAN
1 2 (20.00%) WAN
1 2 (20.00%) Ethernet
1 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (20.00%) DVB
1 2 (20.00%) Firewall
1 2 (20.00%) DLNA
1 2 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 2 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (10.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (20.00%) OLTP
2 2 (20.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (10.00%) MySQL
3 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Eclipse
1 2 (20.00%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (10.00%) Maven
2 1 (10.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1 (10.00%) Electronics
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Architect
4 1 (10.00%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Digital Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Digital Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) Middleware
2 3 (30.00%) Web Services
2 3 (30.00%) XSD
3 2 (20.00%) SOAP
3 2 (20.00%) WSDL
3 2 (20.00%) Java EE
3 2 (20.00%) JSON
3 2 (20.00%) REST
4 1 (10.00%) Apache Camel
4 1 (10.00%) GWT
4 1 (10.00%) JPA
4 1 (10.00%) HTML5
4 1 (10.00%) XUL
4 1 (10.00%) Spring
4 1 (10.00%) JNI
4 1 (10.00%) XSL
4 1 (10.00%) XSLT
4 1 (10.00%) XML
4 1 (10.00%) HTML
4 1 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) DTV
1 2 (20.00%) MPEG
1 2 (20.00%) Video on Demand
2 1 (10.00%) iDTV
2 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (10.00%) STB
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
1 2 (20.00%) Android
2 1 (10.00%) UNIX
2 1 (10.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) Requirements Engineering
2 3 (30.00%) Project Management
2 3 (30.00%) OO
2 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (30.00%) Data Modelling
2 3 (30.00%) SOA
2 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) UML
2 3 (30.00%) TOGAF
3 2 (20.00%) BPEL
3 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (20.00%) Project Planning
3 2 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (20.00%) Refactoring
3 2 (20.00%) Matrix Management
3 2 (20.00%) Release Management
3 2 (20.00%) OOA/OOD
3 2 (20.00%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) Java
2 5 (50.00%) C++
3 3 (30.00%) C
4 2 (20.00%) Python
4 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (20.00%) Perl
4 2 (20.00%) Bash Shell
5 1 (10.00%) PHP
5 1 (10.00%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA
2 2 (20.00%) COBIT
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle
1 3 (30.00%) IBM
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco
2 2 (20.00%) Nokia
2 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (20.00%) F5
3 1 (10.00%) Google
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Informatica