The table below looks at the statistics for Software Architecture skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Architecture over the 3 months to 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Architecture
Rank 501 485 461
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -24
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 128 130 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.24% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.31% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 76 70
Average daily rate
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£475 £400 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £325 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £665 £584 £657
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £52.50 - £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 - £35.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
44371 41642 38262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.77% 76.16% 74.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 28775 25771 23176
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1175 1188 1113
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.44 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

Software Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Software Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Software Architecture
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Architecture within the UK.

Software Architecture Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Software Architecture
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Architecture within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

Software Architecture Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Software Architecture
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Architecture within the UK.

Software Architecture Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Software Architecture
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 30 July 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
England -34 124 £475 +18.75% 88
London -25 48 £475 +5.55% 25
South East -14 26 £350 -3.44% 17
Tyne and Wear -7 16 £650 +44.44%
North East -9 16 £650 +44.44%
Newcastle upon Tyne -11 15 £663 +47.22%
West Midlands +6 14 £425 +41.66% 3
Telford +3 9 £425 -
Shropshire +2 9 £425 -
Hampshire -3 9 £325 -11.86% 3
Kent - 7 £338 - 1
East of England -1 5 £453 +13.12% 10
City of London -14 5 £405 -22.85% 4
Berkshire - 4 £575 - 5
Scotland +2 3 - - 3
Southampton -1 3 £350 -17.64%
North West -18 3 £545 +81.66% 9
East Midlands - 3 - - 1
West Sussex - 3 £600 -
Bradford -6 2 £450 -
Manchester -12 2 £440 - 6
Oxfordshire -22 2 £425 +30.76% 1
West Yorkshire -27 2 £450 +16.88% 13
Yorkshire -31 2 £450 +16.88% 15
Docklands, London - 2 £575 -
Essex - 2 - - 2
Nottinghamshire - 2 - - 1
Edinburgh - 2 - - 1
Nottingham - 2 - - 1
Maidstone - 2 - -

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 102 (40.32%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (23.72%) Java
3 57 (22.53%) JavaScript
4 56 (22.13%) HTML
5 54 (21.34%) .NET
6 49 (19.37%) SQL
7 47 (18.58%) Microsoft
8 44 (17.39%) SDLC
9 40 (15.81%) SQL Server
9 40 (15.81%) Software Engineering
10 37 (14.62%) C#
11 33 (13.04%) Finance
11 33 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
12 32 (12.65%) TDD
12 32 (12.65%) HTML5
13 31 (12.25%) REST
13 31 (12.25%) CSS
14 30 (11.86%) MongoDB
14 30 (11.86%) JSON
15 29 (11.46%) XML
15 29 (11.46%) SOA
15 29 (11.46%) Configuration Management
15 29 (11.46%) Play Framework
16 28 (11.07%) MVC
16 28 (11.07%) Scrum
16 28 (11.07%) Open Source
16 28 (11.07%) Scala
17 27 (10.67%) SQL Server 2008
18 26 (10.28%) Ruby
18 26 (10.28%) Ruby on Rails

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 13 (5.14%) JBoss
1 13 (5.14%) WebLogic
1 13 (5.14%) CMS
2 11 (4.35%) IIS
3 8 (3.16%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (3.16%) Sitecore CMS
4 7 (2.77%) Apache
5 6 (2.37%) WebLogic Portal
5 6 (2.37%) Node.js
6 5 (1.98%) WebSphere
6 5 (1.98%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.58%) ColdFusion
7 4 (1.58%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (1.19%) Mule
8 3 (1.19%) Liferay
8 3 (1.19%) Confluence
8 3 (1.19%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.19%) WebLogic Integration
9 2 (0.79%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.79%) OpenStack
Applications
1 16 (6.32%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.37%) Simulink
3 4 (1.58%) MS Office
4 2 (0.79%) Maya
4 2 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.40%) TargetLink
5 1 (0.40%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.40%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 2 (0.79%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.40%) SAP HCM
2 1 (0.40%) Magento
2 1 (0.40%) SAP R/3
2 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.40%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.74%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (3.95%) SaaS
3 8 (3.16%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.98%) PaaS
5 1 (0.40%) GitHub
5 1 (0.40%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.35%) Internet
2 7 (2.77%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.98%) HTTP
3 5 (1.98%) OpenFlow
4 3 (1.19%) Firewall
5 2 (0.79%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.79%) DVB
5 2 (0.79%) SSL
5 2 (0.79%) SAN
5 2 (0.79%) Intranet
5 2 (0.79%) NAS
5 2 (0.79%) AMQP
5 2 (0.79%) Multicast
6 1 (0.40%) FlexRay
6 1 (0.40%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (0.40%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (0.40%) LDAP
6 1 (0.40%) ATM
6 1 (0.40%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.40%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (15.81%) SQL Server
2 30 (11.86%) MongoDB
3 27 (10.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 25 (9.88%) NoSQL
5 24 (9.49%) MySQL
6 19 (7.51%) Apache Cassandra
6 19 (7.51%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (3.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (3.95%) Relational Database
9 9 (3.56%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (2.77%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (2.37%) Hadoop
11 6 (2.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (1.58%) QlikView
12 4 (1.58%) Star Schema
13 3 (1.19%) Data Mining
13 3 (1.19%) Oracle Database
13 3 (1.19%) Big Data
14 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 23 (9.09%) Visual Studio
2 21 (8.30%) Subversion
3 14 (5.53%) Git (software)
4 13 (5.14%) JUnit
5 12 (4.74%) Eclipse
5 12 (4.74%) Selenium
6 10 (3.95%) TeamCity
7 8 (3.16%) Jenkins
8 6 (2.37%) CruiseControl
8 6 (2.37%) RSpec
8 6 (2.37%) ClearCase
9 5 (1.98%) IntelliJ
9 5 (1.98%) JIRA
10 4 (1.58%) ReSharper
10 4 (1.58%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (1.19%) Xcode
12 2 (0.79%) NUnit
12 2 (0.79%) Maven
12 2 (0.79%) Robotium
12 2 (0.79%) Robolectric
General
1 33 (13.04%) Finance
2 17 (6.72%) Games
3 12 (4.74%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.77%) Law
4 7 (2.77%) Banking
5 5 (1.98%) Retail
5 5 (1.98%) Marketing
5 5 (1.98%) Spanish Language
6 4 (1.58%) Automotive
6 4 (1.58%) Electronics
7 3 (1.19%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.79%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.40%) Back Office
9 1 (0.40%) Publishing
9 1 (0.40%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.40%) French Language
9 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.40%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 107 (42.29%) Architect
2 82 (32.41%) Developer
3 38 (15.02%) Technical Architect
4 25 (9.88%) Software Architect
5 24 (9.49%) Analyst
6 21 (8.30%) Solutions Architect
7 19 (7.51%) .NET Developer
8 18 (7.11%) Software Engineer
9 17 (6.72%) Systems Analyst
9 17 (6.72%) Java Developer
9 17 (6.72%) Senior Architect
10 12 (4.74%) Senior Technical Architect
11 11 (4.35%) C# Developer
12 10 (3.95%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 10 (3.95%) C# .NET Developer
13 9 (3.56%) Java Architect
14 8 (3.16%) Senior Developer
15 6 (2.37%) Lead Developer
15 6 (2.37%) Senior Software Engineer
15 6 (2.37%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (22.13%) HTML
2 54 (21.34%) .NET
3 32 (12.65%) HTML5
4 31 (12.25%) REST
4 31 (12.25%) CSS
5 30 (11.86%) JSON
6 29 (11.46%) XML
6 29 (11.46%) Play Framework
7 26 (10.28%) Ruby on Rails
8 23 (9.09%) jQuery
9 22 (8.70%) .NET Framework
9 22 (8.70%) ASP.NET
10 21 (8.30%) SOAP
10 21 (8.30%) Web Services
10 21 (8.30%) Django
11 20 (7.91%) AngularJS
12 18 (7.11%) J2EE
13 16 (6.32%) Spring
14 15 (5.93%) Ajax
15 14 (5.53%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 33 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (6.72%) Computer Science
3 16 (6.32%) User Experience
4 12 (4.74%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.16%) STB
6 7 (2.77%) Over-the-Top Content
6 7 (2.77%) Data Centre
7 6 (2.37%) Chromecast
7 6 (2.37%) Apple TV
7 6 (2.37%) PlayStation
7 6 (2.37%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 6 (2.37%) IPTV
7 6 (2.37%) Grid Computing
7 6 (2.37%) Streaming Video
7 6 (2.37%) Xbox
8 5 (1.98%) Embedded Systems
8 5 (1.98%) Private Cloud
8 5 (1.98%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.58%) Physics
9 4 (1.58%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 25 (9.88%) Linux
2 24 (9.49%) Windows
3 15 (5.93%) UNIX
4 10 (3.95%) Android
5 8 (3.16%) Apple iOS
6 6 (2.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.19%) Solaris
7 3 (1.19%) Embedded Linux
7 3 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.79%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.79%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.40%) CentOS
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.40%) Scientific Linux
9 1 (0.40%) Tizen
9 1 (0.40%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.40%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (40.32%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (17.39%) SDLC
3 40 (15.81%) Software Engineering
4 32 (12.65%) TDD
5 29 (11.46%) SOA
5 29 (11.46%) Configuration Management
6 28 (11.07%) MVC
6 28 (11.07%) Scrum
6 28 (11.07%) Open Source
7 26 (10.28%) UML
7 26 (10.28%) OO
8 23 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (7.11%) User Stories
10 17 (6.72%) Unit Testing
10 17 (6.72%) Data Modelling
11 16 (6.32%) Project Management
12 15 (5.93%) E-Commerce
12 15 (5.93%) Systems Analysis
12 15 (5.93%) DevOps
13 14 (5.53%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 60 (23.72%) Java
2 57 (22.53%) JavaScript
3 49 (19.37%) SQL
4 37 (14.62%) C#
5 28 (11.07%) Scala
6 26 (10.28%) Ruby
7 20 (7.91%) C++
8 16 (6.32%) C
9 12 (4.74%) Python
10 11 (4.35%) T-SQL
11 7 (2.77%) PHP
12 6 (2.37%) MATLAB
13 5 (1.98%) Embedded C
14 4 (1.58%) XQuery
14 4 (1.58%) Shell Script
15 3 (1.19%) Objective-C
15 3 (1.19%) Perl
16 2 (0.79%) VB
16 2 (0.79%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.79%) Lua
Qualifications
1 22 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 20 (7.91%) SC Cleared
3 18 (7.11%) Degree
4 2 (0.79%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.40%) PMP
5 1 (0.40%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.16%) QA
2 4 (1.58%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.79%) SLA
3 2 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.40%) Basel II
4 1 (0.40%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.40%) Basel III
System Software
1 7 (2.77%) Docker
2 4 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.79%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.40%) Varnish
4 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.40%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.40%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (3.16%) Puppet
2 3 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.79%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.40%) OpenAM
4 1 (0.40%) Ansible
4 1 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 47 (18.58%) Microsoft
2 19 (7.51%) Oracle
3 11 (4.35%) SAP
4 9 (3.56%) IBM
5 8 (3.16%) webMethods
5 8 (3.16%) Sitecore
6 7 (2.77%) Informatica
7 6 (2.37%) Apple
7 6 (2.37%) Roku
8 5 (1.98%) TIBCO
9 4 (1.58%) GigaSpaces
9 4 (1.58%) VMware
9 4 (1.58%) Capita
10 3 (1.19%) Google
10 3 (1.19%) Zend
10 3 (1.19%) Ektron
10 3 (1.19%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.19%) Solace
11 2 (0.79%) Luciad
11 2 (0.79%) MuleSoft
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