The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South West region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architecture
Rank - 104 121
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 0 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - 0.14% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.20% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 10
Average daily rate
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- £283 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £410
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -17.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- -16.47%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2173 1521 2092
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 73.02% 70.71% 69.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1458 986 1276
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £256 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 70 125
Average hourly rate £33.84 £17.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.37% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.90 £42.50 £45.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Software Architecture
England

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
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 23 July 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
Bristol - - - -
Devon - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - - 4
Somerset - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Software Architecture
England

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 7 (46.67%) Java
2 6 (40.00%) .NET
2 6 (40.00%) Scrum
2 6 (40.00%) TDD
2 6 (40.00%) REST
3 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (33.33%) Finance
4 4 (26.67%) MVC
4 4 (26.67%) Spring
4 4 (26.67%) Intalio
4 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
4 4 (26.67%) E-Commerce
4 4 (26.67%) Alfresco
4 4 (26.67%) Kanban
5 3 (20.00%) Time Management
5 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (20.00%) Linux
5 3 (20.00%) UML
5 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (20.00%) IIS
5 3 (20.00%) XML
5 3 (20.00%) ITIL
5 3 (20.00%) C#
5 3 (20.00%) Validation
5 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
6 2 (13.33%) Project Management
6 2 (13.33%) Mainframe
6 2 (13.33%) Oracle
6 2 (13.33%) SysML

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 4 (26.67%) Alfresco
2 3 (20.00%) IIS
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (6.67%) CMS
4 1 (6.67%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Project
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) HTTP
1 2 (13.33%) HTTPS
2 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
2 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.67%) Hadoop
3 1 (6.67%) MongoDB
3 1 (6.67%) Big Data
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) NUnit
1 2 (13.33%) Subversion
1 2 (13.33%) ReSharper
1 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (13.33%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (13.33%) Rational Rhapsody
1 2 (13.33%) NuGet
2 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Aerospace
2 1 (6.67%) Marketing
2 1 (6.67%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Architect
2 3 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Systems Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Software Architect
4 1 (6.67%) .NET Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Systems Architect
4 1 (6.67%) .NET Technical Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.67%) .NET Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.67%) .NET Programmer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Programmer
4 1 (6.67%) Java Developer
4 1 (6.67%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) .NET
1 6 (40.00%) REST
2 4 (26.67%) Spring
3 3 (20.00%) XML
4 2 (13.33%) NHibernate
4 2 (13.33%) Ninject
4 2 (13.33%) JSON
4 2 (13.33%) Spring MVC
4 2 (13.33%) Spring Web Flow
5 1 (6.67%) RESTful
5 1 (6.67%) HTML5
5 1 (6.67%) CSS3
5 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
5 1 (6.67%) HTML
5 1 (6.67%) MFC
5 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
5 1 (6.67%) CSS
5 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (13.33%) N-Tier
2 2 (13.33%) Mainframe
3 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.67%) iPhone
3 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Android
2 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (6.67%) UNIX
2 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) TDD
1 6 (40.00%) Scrum
2 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) E-Commerce
3 4 (26.67%) MVC
3 4 (26.67%) Kanban
4 3 (20.00%) Time Management
4 3 (20.00%) Validation
4 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (20.00%) ITIL
4 3 (20.00%) UML
5 2 (13.33%) SOA
5 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (13.33%) Project Management
5 2 (13.33%) SysML
5 2 (13.33%) Zachman Framework
5 2 (13.33%) TOGAF
5 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (13.33%) Requirements Management
5 2 (13.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) Java
2 3 (20.00%) C#
3 2 (13.33%) SQL
4 1 (6.67%) Groovy
4 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
4 1 (6.67%) C
4 1 (6.67%) C++
4 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (13.33%) Degree
3 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Intalio
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle
4 1 (6.67%) Sitecore
4 1 (6.67%) Intel
4 1 (6.67%) CA
4 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
4 1 (6.67%) TIBCO