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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Architecture
Rank 493 458 447
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -11
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 140 153 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.27% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.36% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 90 94
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£450 £421 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.82% +5.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £648 £603 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Average hourly rate £31.44 £60.00 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.60% +69.01%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £60.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-47.60% +69.01%

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
45685 42476 39076
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 78.18% 76.04% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29782 26353 24011
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1243 1161 1109
Average hourly rate £31.44 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.76% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.62 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Architecture within the UK over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Software Architecture Hourly Rate Histogram 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 4 September 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 -24 132 £450 +8.43% 84
London -12 65 £475 -1.29% 31
South East -35 22 £338 -10.00% 18
West Midlands +18 19 £425 +41.66%
Hampshire -1 11 £325 -13.33% 2
North East -27 9 £640 +68.42% 1
Shropshire - 9 £425 -
Telford - 9 £425 -
City of London +2 8 £453 -7.17% 7
Newcastle upon Tyne -22 8 £658 +112.09%
Tyne and Wear -23 8 £658 +112.09%
Kent - 7 £338 - 2
East of England +9 6 £350 -12.50% 19
East Midlands -7 4 - - 3
Scotland -8 4 £498 +17.05% 3
Southampton -3 3 £350 -17.64%
Nottingham -6 3 - - 1
Nottinghamshire -9 3 - - 1
West Sussex - 3 £625 -
Docklands, London - 3 £600 -
Aldershot - 3 - -
West Lothian - 3 £498 - 1
Bedfordshire +10 2 £290 -27.50% 1
Warwickshire -3 2 - -
Bradford -14 2 £450 -
West Yorkshire -29 2 £450 - 3
Yorkshire -30 2 £450 - 3
Essex - 2 £350 - 5
Gaydon - 2 - -
Livingston - 2 £498 -

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 118 (45.21%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (24.90%) HTML
3 62 (23.75%) JavaScript
4 55 (21.07%) Java
4 55 (21.07%) SQL
5 48 (18.39%) .NET
6 47 (18.01%) Microsoft
7 44 (16.86%) SQL Server
8 43 (16.48%) SDLC
9 39 (14.94%) Software Engineering
10 38 (14.56%) C#
11 37 (14.18%) Finance
11 37 (14.18%) Open Source
12 36 (13.79%) HTML5
12 36 (13.79%) CSS
13 33 (12.64%) Configuration Management
13 33 (12.64%) SOA
13 33 (12.64%) TDD
14 32 (12.26%) MVC
14 32 (12.26%) jQuery
15 31 (11.88%) JSON
15 31 (11.88%) REST
15 31 (11.88%) Subversion
16 30 (11.49%) MySQL
16 30 (11.49%) MongoDB
17 29 (11.11%) Play Framework
18 28 (10.73%) Scala
18 28 (10.73%) SQL Server 2008
18 28 (10.73%) Oracle
18 28 (10.73%) Visual Studio

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 15 (5.75%) WebLogic
2 14 (5.36%) IIS
3 10 (3.83%) CMS
4 7 (2.68%) JBoss
5 6 (2.30%) Apache
5 6 (2.30%) Tomcat
5 6 (2.30%) WebLogic Portal
5 6 (2.30%) Joomla!
5 6 (2.30%) Node.js
6 4 (1.53%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.53%) ColdFusion
7 3 (1.15%) WebLogic Integration
7 3 (1.15%) Liferay
8 2 (0.77%) Oracle Coherence
8 2 (0.77%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.77%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.38%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.38%) DNN
9 1 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 15 (5.75%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.07%) Simulink
2 8 (3.07%) MS Office
3 4 (1.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.15%) TargetLink
4 3 (1.15%) Stateflow
5 2 (0.77%) Maya
6 1 (0.38%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.77%) Temenos T24
1 2 (0.77%) Magento
2 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.38%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.36%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (4.60%) SaaS
3 8 (3.07%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (3.07%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (2.68%) PaaS
5 1 (0.38%) GitHub
5 1 (0.38%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.21%) Internet
2 7 (2.68%) OpenFlow
3 6 (2.30%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.92%) HTTP
5 4 (1.53%) Firewall
5 4 (1.53%) GPRS
6 3 (1.15%) FlexRay
7 2 (0.77%) NAS
7 2 (0.77%) SSL
7 2 (0.77%) SAN
7 2 (0.77%) Intranet
7 2 (0.77%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (0.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.38%) Wireless
8 1 (0.38%) ZigBee
8 1 (0.38%) LAN
8 1 (0.38%) WAN
8 1 (0.38%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (16.86%) SQL Server
2 30 (11.49%) MySQL
2 30 (11.49%) MongoDB
3 28 (10.73%) SQL Server 2008
4 26 (9.96%) NoSQL
5 20 (7.66%) Apache Cassandra
5 20 (7.66%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (4.60%) Relational Database
7 9 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (3.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (3.07%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (3.07%) Hadoop
9 7 (2.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (2.30%) Big Data
10 6 (2.30%) MariaDB
10 6 (2.30%) Oracle Database
11 4 (1.53%) QlikView
11 4 (1.53%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (1.15%) Data Mining
12 3 (1.15%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 31 (11.88%) Subversion
2 28 (10.73%) Visual Studio
3 14 (5.36%) TeamCity
4 13 (4.98%) Git (software)
5 12 (4.60%) JUnit
5 12 (4.60%) Selenium
6 11 (4.21%) Eclipse
7 10 (3.83%) CruiseControl
8 6 (2.30%) JIRA
8 6 (2.30%) RSpec
9 5 (1.92%) Jenkins
9 5 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (1.92%) IntelliJ
10 4 (1.53%) Xcode
10 4 (1.53%) ReSharper
10 4 (1.53%) Rational DOORS
11 3 (1.15%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (1.15%) Maven
11 3 (1.15%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
11 3 (1.15%) ClearCase
General
1 37 (14.18%) Finance
2 18 (6.90%) Banking
3 15 (5.75%) Telecoms
4 14 (5.36%) Games
5 6 (2.30%) Electronics
5 6 (2.30%) Automotive
6 5 (1.92%) Law
6 5 (1.92%) Retail
6 5 (1.92%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.92%) Marketing
6 5 (1.92%) Spanish Language
7 3 (1.15%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.15%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.77%) French Language
9 1 (0.38%) German Language
9 1 (0.38%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.38%) Legal
9 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.38%) Back Office
9 1 (0.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 124 (47.51%) Architect
2 87 (33.33%) Developer
3 41 (15.71%) Technical Architect
4 32 (12.26%) Solutions Architect
5 23 (8.81%) .NET Developer
6 21 (8.05%) Software Architect
7 20 (7.66%) Senior Architect
8 18 (6.90%) Software Engineer
9 13 (4.98%) Senior Technical Architect
10 12 (4.60%) Java Developer
11 11 (4.21%) C# Developer
11 11 (4.21%) Analyst
11 11 (4.21%) Lead Architect
12 10 (3.83%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 10 (3.83%) C# .NET Developer
13 9 (3.45%) Java Architect
13 9 (3.45%) Senior Software Engineer
14 8 (3.07%) Agile .NET Developer
15 7 (2.68%) Lead Solutions Architect
15 7 (2.68%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (24.90%) HTML
2 48 (18.39%) .NET
3 36 (13.79%) CSS
3 36 (13.79%) HTML5
4 32 (12.26%) jQuery
5 31 (11.88%) JSON
5 31 (11.88%) REST
6 29 (11.11%) Play Framework
7 27 (10.34%) Ruby on Rails
8 25 (9.58%) ASP.NET
9 23 (8.81%) .NET Framework
10 22 (8.43%) Django
11 21 (8.05%) XML
12 19 (7.28%) Web Services
12 19 (7.28%) J2EE
13 18 (6.90%) AngularJS
13 18 (6.90%) LINQ
14 16 (6.13%) SOAP
14 16 (6.13%) ASP.NET Web API
15 14 (5.36%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (7.28%) User Experience
3 16 (6.13%) Computer Science
4 13 (4.98%) Management Information System
5 9 (3.45%) Data Centre
6 8 (3.07%) Embedded Systems
7 7 (2.68%) Over-the-Top Content
7 7 (2.68%) Private Cloud
7 7 (2.68%) Public Cloud
8 6 (2.30%) Chromecast
8 6 (2.30%) Apple TV
8 6 (2.30%) PlayStation
8 6 (2.30%) Xbox
8 6 (2.30%) Streaming Video
8 6 (2.30%) STB
8 6 (2.30%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 6 (2.30%) IPTV
9 5 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.53%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.53%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 25 (9.58%) Windows
2 19 (7.28%) Linux
3 12 (4.60%) UNIX
4 9 (3.45%) Android
4 9 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (2.68%) Apple iOS
5 7 (2.68%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.77%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.77%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.38%) CentOS
8 1 (0.38%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.38%) Scientific Linux
8 1 (0.38%) Tizen
8 1 (0.38%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.38%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.38%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (45.21%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (16.48%) SDLC
3 39 (14.94%) Software Engineering
4 37 (14.18%) Open Source
5 33 (12.64%) TDD
5 33 (12.64%) SOA
5 33 (12.64%) Configuration Management
6 32 (12.26%) MVC
7 27 (10.34%) Scrum
8 26 (9.96%) OO
9 25 (9.58%) User Stories
10 24 (9.20%) UML
11 23 (8.81%) Unit Testing
12 22 (8.43%) Continuous Integration
13 19 (7.28%) Project Management
14 18 (6.90%) E-Commerce
15 17 (6.51%) Data Modelling
16 16 (6.13%) DevOps
17 14 (5.36%) Product Management
18 13 (4.98%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 62 (23.75%) JavaScript
2 55 (21.07%) Java
2 55 (21.07%) SQL
3 38 (14.56%) C#
4 28 (10.73%) Scala
5 27 (10.34%) Ruby
6 22 (8.43%) C++
7 17 (6.51%) T-SQL
8 14 (5.36%) C
8 14 (5.36%) PHP
9 8 (3.07%) MATLAB
9 8 (3.07%) Python
10 4 (1.53%) Embedded C++
10 4 (1.53%) XQuery
10 4 (1.53%) Objective-C
10 4 (1.53%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.15%) VB
11 3 (1.15%) VBA
12 2 (0.77%) Lua
12 2 (0.77%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 23 (8.81%) Security Cleared
2 18 (6.90%) SC Cleared
3 16 (6.13%) Degree
4 1 (0.38%) PMP
4 1 (0.38%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.30%) QA
2 4 (1.53%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.77%) SLA
3 2 (0.77%) Basel II
3 2 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.77%) Basel III
4 1 (0.38%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 5 (1.92%) Docker
2 4 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.77%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.38%) Varnish
4 1 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.38%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.38%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (3.07%) Puppet
2 3 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.77%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.38%) OpenAM
4 1 (0.38%) Ansible
4 1 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 47 (18.01%) Microsoft
2 28 (10.73%) Oracle
3 10 (3.83%) SAP
4 8 (3.07%) webMethods
5 7 (2.68%) IBM
6 6 (2.30%) Informatica
6 6 (2.30%) Apple
6 6 (2.30%) ServiceNow
6 6 (2.30%) Roku
7 4 (1.53%) VMware
7 4 (1.53%) Capita
7 4 (1.53%) GigaSpaces
8 3 (1.15%) Zend
8 3 (1.15%) Luciad
8 3 (1.15%) Ektron
8 3 (1.15%) TIBCO
9 2 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.77%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.77%) Cisco
9 2 (0.77%) Temenos
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £350 - £425 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Rate: £neg
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £350 - £475 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
North West England
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £30000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Dorset
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 17 days ago
Glamorgan
TRG
Rate: 350-475 Per Day
Posted: 17 days ago