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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architecture
Rank 490 476 460
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -16
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 105 106 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.21% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.28% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 63 38
Average daily rate
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£500 £419 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.33% +1.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £300 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £670 £646 £665
UK excluding London average daily rate £538 £398 £375
% change year-on-year
+35.22% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £52.50 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.50 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -

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
41096 38070 35468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.49% 73.77% 71.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 26903 23461 20857
Average daily rate £421 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1109 1170 1452
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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
England -29 100 £500 +19.33% 53
London +18 47 £500 +12.67% 21
South East -29 19 £325 -31.61% 11
Yorkshire +5 17 £569 - 4
Leeds +8 16 £575 - 3
West Yorkshire +3 16 £575 - 3
City of London 0 9 £575 +43.75% 5
South West -16 8 £388 - 8
East Sussex - 8 £283 - 1
Brighton - 8 £283 - 1
Bristol -10 4 £350 - 4
Scotland - 4 £375 - 2
Surrey -6 3 £325 -10.34% 2
Manchester -7 3 £450 +157.14% 3
North West -8 3 £450 +157.14% 5
East Midlands +1 2 £438 +25.00% 1
Berkshire -3 2 - - 3
Hampshire -18 2 - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -21 2 £556 +85.10%
East of England -21 2 £298 -0.83%
North East -25 2 £556 +85.10%
Tyne and Wear -28 2 £556 +85.10%
Newbury - 2 - - 2
Kent - 2 - - 1
Edinburgh - 2 £370 - 1
Glasgow - 2 £650 - 1
Cambridge -1 1 £305 +10.90%
Middlesex -2 1 - -
Cambridgeshire -14 1 £305 +6.08%
Buckinghamshire -19 1 £700 +75.00%

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 130 (47.79%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (29.41%) Java
3 66 (24.26%) OO
4 58 (21.32%) HTML
5 57 (20.96%) Linux
6 54 (19.85%) Scrum
7 50 (18.38%) C++
7 50 (18.38%) .NET
8 48 (17.65%) JavaScript
9 47 (17.28%) SQL
9 47 (17.28%) Software Engineering
10 46 (16.91%) C#
11 45 (16.54%) Mentoring
12 42 (15.44%) Oracle
13 41 (15.07%) C
14 40 (14.71%) Web Services
14 40 (14.71%) Ruby
14 40 (14.71%) REST
15 37 (13.60%) CSS
16 35 (12.87%) TDD
17 34 (12.50%) UML
17 34 (12.50%) SOA
17 34 (12.50%) Degree
18 33 (12.13%) Finance
18 33 (12.13%) User Experience
19 32 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
19 32 (11.76%) Open Source
20 31 (11.40%) NoSQL
20 31 (11.40%) MySQL
21 30 (11.03%) Microsoft

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 20 (7.35%) JBoss
2 15 (5.51%) Apache
3 12 (4.41%) WebLogic
4 9 (3.31%) Node.js
5 8 (2.94%) WebSphere
5 8 (2.94%) Tomcat
6 7 (2.57%) WebSphere Application Server
6 7 (2.57%) CMS
7 5 (1.84%) MQSeries
8 3 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (1.10%) CICS
9 2 (0.74%) Mule
9 2 (0.74%) WordPress
9 2 (0.74%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.37%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.37%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.37%) IIS
10 1 (0.37%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.37%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (3.68%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.74%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.37%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (1.84%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (1.84%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.37%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.57%) SaaS
2 5 (1.84%) GitHub
3 4 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.74%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (0.74%) Route 53
5 2 (0.74%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.74%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (0.74%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 2 (0.74%) ElastiCache
6 1 (0.37%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.25%) DVB
2 14 (5.15%) Internet
3 9 (3.31%) Firewall
4 7 (2.57%) LDAP
5 4 (1.47%) ZigBee
5 4 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (1.47%) Intranet
6 3 (1.10%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.10%) VPN
6 3 (1.10%) LTE
7 2 (0.74%) DLNA
7 2 (0.74%) AMQP
7 2 (0.74%) WAN
7 2 (0.74%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.74%) HTTP
7 2 (0.74%) Bluetooth
7 2 (0.74%) LAN
7 2 (0.74%) DSL
8 1 (0.37%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (0.37%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (11.40%) NoSQL
1 31 (11.40%) MySQL
2 27 (9.93%) MongoDB
3 24 (8.82%) SQL Server
4 23 (8.46%) PostgreSQL
5 21 (7.72%) Apache Cassandra
6 16 (5.88%) Relational Database
7 14 (5.15%) Oracle Database
8 8 (2.94%) DB2
9 5 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (1.84%) Oracle Exadata
10 4 (1.47%) InterSystems Cache
10 4 (1.47%) RDBMS
11 3 (1.10%) Data Mining
11 3 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (1.10%) SQLite
12 2 (0.74%) OLTP
12 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 22 (8.09%) Git (software)
2 19 (6.99%) Subversion
3 18 (6.62%) ClearCase
4 14 (5.15%) Selenium
4 14 (5.15%) Jenkins
5 13 (4.78%) JUnit
6 12 (4.41%) Maven
7 9 (3.31%) Eclipse
8 7 (2.57%) RSpec
8 7 (2.57%) Hudson
8 7 (2.57%) JIRA
9 6 (2.21%) Mercurial
10 4 (1.47%) Redmine
10 4 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (1.47%) Bugzilla
11 3 (1.10%) Gradle
11 3 (1.10%) Ant
11 3 (1.10%) Xcode
11 3 (1.10%) Gerrit
12 2 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 33 (12.13%) Finance
2 22 (8.09%) Banking
3 19 (6.99%) Front Office
4 13 (4.78%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.84%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.84%) Law
6 4 (1.47%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.10%) Marketing
7 3 (1.10%) Dutch Language
8 2 (0.74%) Games
9 1 (0.37%) Automotive
9 1 (0.37%) Electronics
9 1 (0.37%) French Language
Job Titles
1 99 (36.40%) Developer
2 95 (34.93%) Architect
3 39 (14.34%) Technical Architect
4 31 (11.40%) Digital Architect
5 24 (8.82%) Software Engineer
6 19 (6.99%) Solutions Architect
6 19 (6.99%) Senior Architect
7 17 (6.25%) Java Developer
8 14 (5.15%) C# Developer
9 13 (4.78%) Software Developer
10 12 (4.41%) Senior Digital Architect
11 11 (4.04%) Web Developer
11 11 (4.04%) Senior Developer
11 11 (4.04%) PHP Developer
12 10 (3.68%) .NET Developer
13 9 (3.31%) C++ Software Engineer
13 9 (3.31%) Analyst
13 9 (3.31%) Embedded Software Developer
14 8 (2.94%) Programmer
14 8 (2.94%) Senior Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (21.32%) HTML
2 50 (18.38%) .NET
3 40 (14.71%) Web Services
3 40 (14.71%) REST
4 37 (13.60%) CSS
5 30 (11.03%) Ruby on Rails
6 28 (10.29%) JSON
7 26 (9.56%) Spring
8 25 (9.19%) HTML5
8 25 (9.19%) XML
9 24 (8.82%) JMS
9 24 (8.82%) jQuery
10 23 (8.46%) Play Framework
11 21 (7.72%) Django
11 21 (7.72%) J2EE
11 21 (7.72%) SOAP
12 18 (6.62%) Ajax
12 18 (6.62%) POSIX
12 18 (6.62%) JSP
13 16 (5.88%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 33 (12.13%) User Experience
2 32 (11.76%) Open Source
3 24 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (8.09%) Computer Science
5 19 (6.99%) STB
6 17 (6.25%) DTV
7 10 (3.68%) Algorithms
8 9 (3.31%) Physics
9 8 (2.94%) Mathematics
9 8 (2.94%) Mobile App
9 8 (2.94%) Data Structures
10 7 (2.57%) iPad
11 5 (1.84%) Client/Server
11 5 (1.84%) N-Tier
12 4 (1.47%) Management Information System
13 3 (1.10%) Fixed Income
13 3 (1.10%) E-Learning
13 3 (1.10%) SCORM
13 3 (1.10%) Visualisation
13 3 (1.10%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 57 (20.96%) Linux
2 24 (8.82%) UNIX
3 17 (6.25%) Windows
4 10 (3.68%) Android
5 6 (2.21%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.21%) Debian
6 3 (1.10%) SUSE
7 2 (0.74%) CentOS
7 2 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.74%) Solaris
8 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.37%) zOS
8 1 (0.37%) OpenWrt
8 1 (0.37%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.37%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (47.79%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (24.26%) OO
3 54 (19.85%) Scrum
4 47 (17.28%) Software Engineering
5 45 (16.54%) Mentoring
6 35 (12.87%) TDD
7 34 (12.50%) UML
7 34 (12.50%) SOA
8 32 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
9 26 (9.56%) Configuration Management
10 24 (8.82%) Multithreading
11 23 (8.46%) MVC
12 19 (6.99%) E-Commerce
12 19 (6.99%) Project Management
13 18 (6.62%) Kanban
13 18 (6.62%) User Stories
14 15 (5.51%) Analytics
14 15 (5.51%) OOD
14 15 (5.51%) Unit Testing
15 14 (5.15%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 80 (29.41%) Java
2 50 (18.38%) C++
3 48 (17.65%) JavaScript
4 47 (17.28%) SQL
5 46 (16.91%) C#
6 41 (15.07%) C
7 40 (14.71%) Ruby
8 27 (9.93%) Python
9 26 (9.56%) Scala
10 17 (6.25%) PHP
11 7 (2.57%) T-SQL
11 7 (2.57%) Embedded C
11 7 (2.57%) XAML
12 6 (2.21%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.84%) Perl
14 4 (1.47%) Objective-C
14 4 (1.47%) PL/SQL
15 3 (1.10%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.37%) TypeScript
16 1 (0.37%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 34 (12.50%) Degree
2 14 (5.15%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.57%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.37%) PhD
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.37%) PMP
4 1 (0.37%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.37%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (10.29%) QA
2 3 (1.10%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (1.10%) Varnish
1 3 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.74%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.74%) vCloud
3 1 (0.37%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.37%) NDS
3 1 (0.37%) XenApp
3 1 (0.37%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (1.47%) Puppet
2 2 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.74%) Ansible
3 1 (0.37%) logstash
3 1 (0.37%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.37%) Salt
3 1 (0.37%) Kibana
3 1 (0.37%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.37%) Control-M
3 1 (0.37%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.37%) SCOM
Vendors
1 42 (15.44%) Oracle
2 30 (11.03%) Microsoft
3 7 (2.57%) ATG
3 7 (2.57%) Endeca
4 5 (1.84%) IBM
5 4 (1.47%) Splunk
6 3 (1.10%) VMware
6 3 (1.10%) Zend
7 2 (0.74%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.74%) TIBCO
7 2 (0.74%) Cisco
7 2 (0.74%) Informatica
7 2 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.37%) Vyatta
8 1 (0.37%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.37%) Nokia
8 1 (0.37%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.37%) Apple
8 1 (0.37%) Citrix
8 1 (0.37%) BEA
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