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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Architecture
Rank 477 442 452
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +10
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 106 111 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.23% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.31% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 66 40
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £350 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £615 £655
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £438 £310
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +41.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Average hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -

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
38459 35783 32221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.37% 74.30% 72.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 24687 21730 19119
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1007 1095 1275
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.25% -9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.15 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -28 96 £475 +5.55% 70
London -2 45 £450 -5.26% 21
West Yorkshire +3 14 £650 - 6
Yorkshire +2 14 £650 - 8
Leeds -1 14 £650 - 3
South East -28 12 £290 -25.16% 14
City of London +5 11 £391 -2.18% 5
South West -12 8 £550 +13.40% 8
Scotland - 7 £365 - 4
East Sussex - 6 £283 -
Brighton - 6 £283 -
Edinburgh - 6 £365 - 3
North West -8 5 £450 - 6
Manchester - 5 £450 - 3
West Midlands -1 4 £650 +14.03% 2
East of England -1 4 £300 -33.33% 7
Cambridge -2 3 £303 - 4
Cambridgeshire -10 3 £303 - 5
Hampshire -22 3 £390 -
East Midlands +11 2 - - 2
Nottinghamshire -4 2 - -
Bristol -4 2 £350 - 7
Nottingham -7 2 - -
Cardiff -8 2 £425 +161.53% 1
South Wales -14 2 £425 +161.53% 1
Wales -14 2 £425 +161.53% 1
Somerset - 2 - - 1
Middlesex +1 1 - -
Surrey -16 1 £425 +21.42% 5
Buckinghamshire -17 1 £700 +75.00% 2

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 126 (51.01%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (31.98%) Java
3 51 (20.65%) OO
3 51 (20.65%) Ruby
4 50 (20.24%) Scrum
4 50 (20.24%) HTML
4 50 (20.24%) .NET
5 48 (19.43%) Mentoring
6 46 (18.62%) JavaScript
7 41 (16.60%) Ruby on Rails
7 41 (16.60%) REST
8 38 (15.38%) C#
8 38 (15.38%) C++
9 36 (14.57%) SQL
9 36 (14.57%) CSS
9 36 (14.57%) NoSQL
10 35 (14.17%) Web Services
10 35 (14.17%) TDD
10 35 (14.17%) Finance
11 33 (13.36%) MySQL
11 33 (13.36%) Linux
11 33 (13.36%) Configuration Management
12 32 (12.96%) MongoDB
13 31 (12.55%) Open Source
13 31 (12.55%) Oracle
14 30 (12.15%) UML
14 30 (12.15%) Degree
14 30 (12.15%) Django
14 30 (12.15%) Scala
14 30 (12.15%) User Experience

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (5.26%) JBoss
2 11 (4.45%) Node.js
3 10 (4.05%) Apache
4 8 (3.24%) Tomcat
5 7 (2.83%) WebLogic
6 5 (2.02%) MQSeries
7 3 (1.21%) WebSphere
7 3 (1.21%) CICS
8 2 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.81%) PegaRULES
8 2 (0.81%) Mule
8 2 (0.81%) WordPress
9 1 (0.40%) Apache ServiceMix
9 1 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.40%) Confluence
9 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.40%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.40%) nginx
9 1 (0.40%) Jetty
Applications
1 4 (1.62%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.81%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.40%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.40%) Simulink
3 1 (0.40%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.40%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.45%) SaaS
2 7 (2.83%) Amazon ELB
2 7 (2.83%) Amazon S3
2 7 (2.83%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.83%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (2.02%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.21%) GitHub
5 2 (0.81%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (0.81%) PaaS
5 2 (0.81%) Route 53
5 2 (0.81%) ElastiCache
5 2 (0.81%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.45%) Firewall
2 10 (4.05%) DVB
3 9 (3.64%) Internet
3 9 (3.64%) LDAP
4 4 (1.62%) Intranet
4 4 (1.62%) VPN
5 3 (1.21%) Network Security
6 2 (0.81%) DMZ
6 2 (0.81%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.81%) HTTP
6 2 (0.81%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.81%) WAN
6 2 (0.81%) LAN
6 2 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.81%) ZigBee
6 2 (0.81%) VLAN
6 2 (0.81%) DLNA
6 2 (0.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (0.81%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (0.40%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (14.57%) NoSQL
2 33 (13.36%) MySQL
3 32 (12.96%) MongoDB
4 28 (11.34%) PostgreSQL
5 26 (10.53%) Apache Cassandra
6 21 (8.50%) SQL Server
7 14 (5.67%) Oracle Database
8 13 (5.26%) Relational Database
9 8 (3.24%) DB2
10 7 (2.83%) Amazon RDS
11 5 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (1.62%) RDBMS
12 4 (1.62%) InterSystems Cache
12 4 (1.62%) Oracle Exadata
13 3 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (1.21%) OLTP
13 3 (1.21%) Data Mining
14 2 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
14 2 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
14 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 18 (7.29%) Selenium
2 17 (6.88%) JUnit
2 17 (6.88%) Git (software)
3 16 (6.48%) Subversion
4 14 (5.67%) Maven
5 13 (5.26%) Jenkins
6 10 (4.05%) RSpec
7 9 (3.64%) Eclipse
7 9 (3.64%) ClearCase
8 7 (2.83%) Hudson
9 6 (2.43%) Mercurial
9 6 (2.43%) JIRA
10 5 (2.02%) Robolectric
10 5 (2.02%) Robotium
10 5 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (1.62%) Bugzilla
11 4 (1.62%) Rational Rhapsody
11 4 (1.62%) Redmine
12 3 (1.21%) Gradle
12 3 (1.21%) Gerrit
General
1 35 (14.17%) Finance
2 24 (9.72%) Banking
3 17 (6.88%) Front Office
4 11 (4.45%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.02%) Law
5 5 (2.02%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.21%) Marketing
6 3 (1.21%) Games
6 3 (1.21%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.81%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.81%) Publishing
7 2 (0.81%) Automotive
7 2 (0.81%) French Language
8 1 (0.40%) Retail
8 1 (0.40%) Military
8 1 (0.40%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 94 (38.06%) Architect
2 81 (32.79%) Developer
3 46 (18.62%) Technical Architect
4 33 (13.36%) Digital Architect
5 20 (8.10%) Senior Architect
6 18 (7.29%) Java Developer
7 15 (6.07%) Software Engineer
8 14 (5.67%) Analyst
9 13 (5.26%) Senior Digital Architect
10 12 (4.86%) Solutions Architect
11 11 (4.45%) C# Developer
12 9 (3.64%) Senior Developer
12 9 (3.64%) .NET Developer
12 9 (3.64%) Senior Technical Architect
12 9 (3.64%) PHP Developer
13 8 (3.24%) Web Developer
13 8 (3.24%) Programmer
14 7 (2.83%) Software Developer
15 6 (2.43%) PHP Programmer
15 6 (2.43%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (20.24%) HTML
1 50 (20.24%) .NET
2 41 (16.60%) Ruby on Rails
2 41 (16.60%) REST
3 36 (14.57%) CSS
4 35 (14.17%) Web Services
5 30 (12.15%) Django
6 28 (11.34%) Play Framework
7 27 (10.93%) JSON
8 26 (10.53%) HTML5
9 23 (9.31%) jQuery
10 21 (8.50%) Ajax
11 20 (8.10%) Spring
12 17 (6.88%) SOAP
13 16 (6.48%) JMS
14 15 (6.07%) XML
14 15 (6.07%) J2EE
15 13 (5.26%) CSS3
15 13 (5.26%) JSP
15 13 (5.26%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 31 (12.55%) Open Source
2 30 (12.15%) User Experience
3 26 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (8.50%) Computer Science
5 12 (4.86%) Mobile App
6 10 (4.05%) DTV
7 9 (3.64%) STB
7 9 (3.64%) Algorithms
8 7 (2.83%) Physics
9 6 (2.43%) Management Information System
9 6 (2.43%) Mathematics
9 6 (2.43%) Data Structures
10 5 (2.02%) Visualisation
11 4 (1.62%) N-Tier
12 3 (1.21%) Statistics
12 3 (1.21%) Market Risk
13 2 (0.81%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.81%) MPEG
13 2 (0.81%) E-Learning
13 2 (0.81%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 33 (13.36%) Linux
2 18 (7.29%) UNIX
3 15 (6.07%) Windows
4 14 (5.67%) Android
5 5 (2.02%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.21%) CentOS
6 3 (1.21%) SUSE
7 2 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.81%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.40%) zOS
8 1 (0.40%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (51.01%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (20.65%) OO
3 50 (20.24%) Scrum
4 48 (19.43%) Mentoring
5 35 (14.17%) TDD
6 33 (13.36%) Configuration Management
7 30 (12.15%) UML
8 29 (11.74%) Continuous Integration
8 29 (11.74%) SOA
9 28 (11.34%) Software Engineering
10 22 (8.91%) Kanban
11 21 (8.50%) User Stories
12 20 (8.10%) MVC
13 18 (7.29%) Project Management
14 17 (6.88%) Refactoring
14 17 (6.88%) Multithreading
15 15 (6.07%) Data Modelling
15 15 (6.07%) Pair Programming
16 14 (5.67%) BDD
16 14 (5.67%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 79 (31.98%) Java
2 51 (20.65%) Ruby
3 46 (18.62%) JavaScript
4 38 (15.38%) C#
4 38 (15.38%) C++
5 36 (14.57%) SQL
6 30 (12.15%) Scala
7 27 (10.93%) C
8 21 (8.50%) Python
9 14 (5.67%) PHP
10 6 (2.43%) Bash Shell
11 5 (2.02%) XAML
11 5 (2.02%) Embedded C
11 5 (2.02%) T-SQL
11 5 (2.02%) Perl
12 4 (1.62%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.21%) MATLAB
14 2 (0.81%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.40%) Groovy
15 1 (0.40%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 30 (12.15%) Degree
2 14 (5.67%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.24%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.40%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (8.10%) QA
2 4 (1.62%) COBIT
3 1 (0.40%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (1.21%) vCloud
1 3 (1.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.81%) Terminal Services
2 2 (0.81%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.81%) Nmap
2 2 (0.81%) XenApp
2 2 (0.81%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.40%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 3 (1.21%) Puppet
2 2 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.40%) logstash
3 1 (0.40%) Ansible
3 1 (0.40%) Salt
3 1 (0.40%) Kibana
3 1 (0.40%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.40%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.40%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 31 (12.55%) Oracle
2 23 (9.31%) Microsoft
3 6 (2.43%) IBM
4 5 (2.02%) Akamai
5 4 (1.62%) Splunk
6 3 (1.21%) VMware
7 2 (0.81%) TIBCO
7 2 (0.81%) CheckPoint
7 2 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.81%) Informatica
7 2 (0.81%) Nokia
7 2 (0.81%) Citrix
7 2 (0.81%) Cisco
7 2 (0.81%) Google
7 2 (0.81%) Brocade
7 2 (0.81%) Pega
7 2 (0.81%) LANDesk
7 2 (0.81%) Atlassian
7 2 (0.81%) F5
7 2 (0.81%) Vyatta
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