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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Architecture
Rank 478 481 464
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -17
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 135 111 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.21% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.28% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 67 50
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£450 £400 £469
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -14.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £673 £596 £724
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £369 £354
% change year-on-year
+20.67% +4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
Average hourly rate £30.68 £34.25 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.43% -3.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.02 £33.65 £30.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.34 £34.85 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.68 £34.25 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-10.43% -3.52%

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
43274 40267 36736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.50% 76.08% 74.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 27921 25102 22050
Average daily rate £413 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1158 1185 1094
Average hourly rate £29.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £13.00 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 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
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 3 July 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 3 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 -8 130 £450 +12.50% 84
London -23 43 £463 -7.50% 40
South East -8 30 £350 -3.44% 10
West Midlands +6 14 £425 -10.05% 5
Tyne and Wear -9 14 £650 +74.49%
North East -9 14 £650 +74.49%
Newcastle upon Tyne -9 13 £663 +77.85%
Hampshire +9 12 £350 -1.75% 3
South West -1 10 £398 - 1
Shropshire +3 8 £425 -10.05% 3
Telford +1 8 £425 -10.05% 2
Southampton - 6 £350 - 1
Berkshire +16 5 - -
Kent - 5 £338 -
Somerset - 5 £360 -
City of London -11 4 £405 -29.56% 13
North West -13 4 £440 +46.66% 8
West Sussex - 4 £550 -
Scotland +5 3 - - 2
Bristol +1 3 £450 - 1
East of England -7 3 £555 +44.15% 10
East Midlands - 3 - - 5
Worthing - 3 £550 -
Warrington +4 2 £488 +62.50% 1
Cheshire -2 2 £488 +62.50% 1
Manchester -6 2 £440 - 5
West Yorkshire -19 2 £325 -15.58% 2
Yorkshire -20 2 £325 -15.58% 4
Oxfordshire -22 2 £425 +30.76% 4
Leeds -24 2 £325 -15.58% 2

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 115 (43.07%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (24.34%) Java
3 59 (22.10%) JavaScript
4 56 (20.97%) HTML
4 56 (20.97%) .NET
5 54 (20.22%) SDLC
6 45 (16.85%) Microsoft
7 44 (16.48%) SQL
8 41 (15.36%) Software Engineering
9 40 (14.98%) Analytical Skills
10 38 (14.23%) SQL Server
11 36 (13.48%) C#
11 36 (13.48%) Ruby
11 36 (13.48%) Ruby on Rails
11 36 (13.48%) MongoDB
11 36 (13.48%) REST
12 35 (13.11%) Configuration Management
12 35 (13.11%) Scrum
12 35 (13.11%) Play Framework
13 34 (12.73%) Finance
13 34 (12.73%) CSS
13 34 (12.73%) HTML5
14 33 (12.36%) Scala
14 33 (12.36%) Open Source
14 33 (12.36%) JSON
14 33 (12.36%) TDD
15 32 (11.99%) NoSQL
16 31 (11.61%) SOA
17 30 (11.24%) MySQL
17 30 (11.24%) XML

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 15 (5.62%) WebLogic
2 12 (4.49%) JBoss
3 11 (4.12%) CMS
4 9 (3.37%) IIS
4 9 (3.37%) Node.js
5 8 (3.00%) Sitecore CMS
5 8 (3.00%) Apache
5 8 (3.00%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (2.25%) WebLogic Portal
6 6 (2.25%) WebSphere
7 5 (1.87%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.50%) ColdFusion
8 4 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (1.12%) Liferay
9 3 (1.12%) Confluence
9 3 (1.12%) Mule
9 3 (1.12%) WebLogic Integration
10 2 (0.75%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.75%) PegaRULES
10 2 (0.75%) MQSeries
Applications
1 14 (5.24%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.62%) Simulink
3 4 (1.50%) MS Office
4 2 (0.75%) Stateflow
4 2 (0.75%) Maya
4 2 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.37%) TargetLink
5 1 (0.37%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.75%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.37%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.37%) SAP HCM
2 1 (0.37%) Magento
2 1 (0.37%) SAP R/3
2 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.24%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (4.87%) SaaS
2 13 (4.87%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (1.87%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (1.87%) Amazon S3
3 5 (1.87%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (1.12%) PaaS
5 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.37%) GitHub
6 1 (0.37%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.00%) Internet
2 6 (2.25%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.87%) HTTP
4 4 (1.50%) Firewall
5 3 (1.12%) Ethernet
5 3 (1.12%) LDAP
6 2 (0.75%) LAN
6 2 (0.75%) WAN
6 2 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.75%) DVB
6 2 (0.75%) SSL
6 2 (0.75%) AMQP
6 2 (0.75%) OpenFlow
6 2 (0.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (0.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (0.75%) Multicast
6 2 (0.75%) Intranet
7 1 (0.37%) FlexRay
7 1 (0.37%) SAN
7 1 (0.37%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (14.23%) SQL Server
2 36 (13.48%) MongoDB
3 32 (11.99%) NoSQL
4 30 (11.24%) MySQL
5 25 (9.36%) PostgreSQL
5 25 (9.36%) SQL Server 2008
5 25 (9.36%) Apache Cassandra
6 11 (4.12%) Relational Database
7 9 (3.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (3.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (2.62%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (2.62%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.87%) Hadoop
10 5 (1.87%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (1.50%) Star Schema
12 3 (1.12%) Data Mining
12 3 (1.12%) QlikView
13 2 (0.75%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.75%) HBase
Development Applications
1 23 (8.61%) Visual Studio
2 20 (7.49%) Subversion
3 18 (6.74%) JUnit
4 16 (5.99%) Selenium
5 13 (4.87%) Git (software)
6 11 (4.12%) Eclipse
7 9 (3.37%) TeamCity
7 9 (3.37%) RSpec
7 9 (3.37%) Jenkins
8 6 (2.25%) ClearCase
9 5 (1.87%) IntelliJ
9 5 (1.87%) Robotium
9 5 (1.87%) Robolectric
9 5 (1.87%) CruiseControl
9 5 (1.87%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (1.50%) JIRA
11 3 (1.12%) Maven
11 3 (1.12%) Xcode
11 3 (1.12%) NUnit
11 3 (1.12%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 34 (12.73%) Finance
2 18 (6.74%) Games
3 12 (4.49%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.37%) Banking
5 7 (2.62%) Law
6 6 (2.25%) Retail
7 5 (1.87%) Marketing
7 5 (1.87%) Spanish Language
7 5 (1.87%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.87%) Automotive
8 4 (1.50%) Electronics
9 3 (1.12%) Publishing
10 2 (0.75%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.75%) French Language
11 1 (0.37%) Military
11 1 (0.37%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.37%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 111 (41.57%) Architect
2 84 (31.46%) Developer
3 46 (17.23%) Technical Architect
4 27 (10.11%) Analyst
5 22 (8.24%) Software Architect
6 20 (7.49%) Solutions Architect
7 19 (7.12%) Software Engineer
8 18 (6.74%) Java Developer
8 18 (6.74%) .NET Developer
8 18 (6.74%) Senior Architect
9 17 (6.37%) Systems Analyst
10 13 (4.87%) Senior Technical Architect
11 9 (3.37%) C# Developer
11 9 (3.37%) C# .NET Developer
12 8 (3.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 8 (3.00%) Digital Architect
12 8 (3.00%) Digital Technical Architect
12 8 (3.00%) Senior Developer
13 7 (2.62%) Business Analyst
13 7 (2.62%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (20.97%) HTML
1 56 (20.97%) .NET
2 36 (13.48%) Ruby on Rails
2 36 (13.48%) REST
3 35 (13.11%) Play Framework
4 34 (12.73%) HTML5
4 34 (12.73%) CSS
5 33 (12.36%) JSON
6 30 (11.24%) XML
7 28 (10.49%) Django
8 23 (8.61%) SOAP
9 22 (8.24%) Web Services
9 22 (8.24%) jQuery
10 21 (7.87%) AngularJS
11 20 (7.49%) ASP.NET
12 18 (6.74%) Spring
12 18 (6.74%) .NET Framework
13 17 (6.37%) Ajax
13 17 (6.37%) J2EE
14 15 (5.62%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 40 (14.98%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (6.37%) User Experience
2 17 (6.37%) Computer Science
3 12 (4.49%) Mobile App
3 12 (4.49%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.00%) STB
5 7 (2.62%) Over-the-Top Content
6 6 (2.25%) Xbox
6 6 (2.25%) Chromecast
6 6 (2.25%) Apple TV
6 6 (2.25%) PlayStation
6 6 (2.25%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 6 (2.25%) IPTV
6 6 (2.25%) Grid Computing
6 6 (2.25%) Streaming Video
7 4 (1.50%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (1.50%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.50%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.50%) Physics
8 3 (1.12%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 25 (9.36%) Linux
2 23 (8.61%) Windows
3 19 (7.12%) Android
4 15 (5.62%) UNIX
5 13 (4.87%) Apple iOS
6 6 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.12%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.75%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.75%) CentOS
9 2 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.75%) Solaris
9 2 (0.75%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.37%) Windows CE
10 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.37%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.37%) AIX
10 1 (0.37%) Scientific Linux
10 1 (0.37%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (43.07%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (20.22%) SDLC
3 41 (15.36%) Software Engineering
4 35 (13.11%) Configuration Management
4 35 (13.11%) Scrum
5 33 (12.36%) TDD
5 33 (12.36%) Open Source
6 31 (11.61%) SOA
7 28 (10.49%) UML
8 27 (10.11%) Continuous Integration
9 26 (9.74%) OO
10 25 (9.36%) MVC
11 23 (8.61%) User Stories
12 19 (7.12%) Unit Testing
13 18 (6.74%) Data Modelling
14 17 (6.37%) Project Management
15 16 (5.99%) Workflow
16 15 (5.62%) Systems Analysis
16 15 (5.62%) Kanban
17 14 (5.24%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 65 (24.34%) Java
2 59 (22.10%) JavaScript
3 44 (16.48%) SQL
4 36 (13.48%) C#
4 36 (13.48%) Ruby
5 33 (12.36%) Scala
6 20 (7.49%) C++
7 18 (6.74%) C
8 12 (4.49%) Python
9 10 (3.75%) T-SQL
10 7 (2.62%) PHP
10 7 (2.62%) MATLAB
11 5 (1.87%) Embedded C
12 4 (1.50%) XQuery
12 4 (1.50%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.12%) Objective-C
13 3 (1.12%) Perl
14 2 (0.75%) VB
14 2 (0.75%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.75%) Lua
Qualifications
1 21 (7.87%) Security Cleared
2 20 (7.49%) SC Cleared
3 18 (6.74%) Degree
4 2 (0.75%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.37%) PMP
5 1 (0.37%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.37%) QA
2 2 (0.75%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.37%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.37%) COBIT
System Software
1 7 (2.62%) Docker
2 4 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.37%) XenApp
3 1 (0.37%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.37%) Varnish
3 1 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.37%) vCloud
3 1 (0.37%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.37%) Firmware
3 1 (0.37%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.37%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (3.00%) Puppet
2 3 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.75%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.37%) OpenAM
4 1 (0.37%) Ansible
4 1 (0.37%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.37%) Nmap
4 1 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 45 (16.85%) Microsoft
2 18 (6.74%) Oracle
3 10 (3.75%) SAP
4 9 (3.37%) IBM
5 8 (3.00%) webMethods
5 8 (3.00%) Sitecore
6 6 (2.25%) Apple
6 6 (2.25%) Informatica
6 6 (2.25%) Roku
7 5 (1.87%) TIBCO
7 5 (1.87%) Akamai
8 4 (1.50%) VMware
8 4 (1.50%) Capita
8 4 (1.50%) Google
8 4 (1.50%) GigaSpaces
9 3 (1.12%) Ektron
9 3 (1.12%) hybris
9 3 (1.12%) Zend
9 3 (1.12%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.12%) Cisco
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