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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Architecture
Rank 492 472 435
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -37
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 115 111 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.21% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.28% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 70 73
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£550 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £600 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.15% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 5
Average hourly rate £39.00 £34.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.86% -8.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.35 £33.65 £27.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.70 £34.85 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £34.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.86% -8.66%

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
41485 39369 34836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.59% 74.79% 73.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 26264 24909 20841
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1203 1184 1052
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.75 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -10.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £48.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -19 111 £550 +33.33% 100
London -29 34 £550 +17.33% 39
South East -3 32 £400 -5.88% 18
Berkshire +5 15 £400 -5.88% 5
South West +16 11 £435 +40.32% 6
North West -13 9 £588 +95.83% 9
Reading +13 8 £400 -5.88% 5
West Midlands -5 8 - - 6
Newcastle upon Tyne -2 7 £650 +120.33% 3
North East -5 7 £650 +120.33% 5
Tyne and Wear -5 7 £650 +120.33% 4
Hampshire -3 6 £325 -20.00% 2
West Sussex - 5 £550 -
Manchester - 5 £588 - 4
Oxfordshire -18 4 £394 +21.15% 4
Somerset - 4 £360 -
Warwickshire - 4 - - 2
Bristol +1 3 £450 - 5
City of London 0 3 £418 -9.72% 14
East of England 0 3 - - 6
Southampton -1 3 £375 -16.66%
West Yorkshire -9 3 £325 -15.58% 6
Warrington -9 3 £488 +62.50% 2
Cheshire -10 3 £488 +62.50% 5
Leeds -12 3 £325 -15.58% 6
Yorkshire -14 3 £325 -15.58% 7
Oxford - 3 £388 -
Worthing - 3 £550 -
Wiltshire - 3 £518 -
Staffordshire - 3 - - 2

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 101 (41.22%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (26.94%) Java
3 52 (21.22%) JavaScript
3 52 (21.22%) .NET
4 51 (20.82%) HTML
5 41 (16.73%) Ruby
6 39 (15.92%) Microsoft
6 39 (15.92%) Analytical Skills
7 37 (15.10%) CSS
7 37 (15.10%) OO
7 37 (15.10%) Ruby on Rails
8 36 (14.69%) Software Engineering
9 35 (14.29%) Finance
10 34 (13.88%) REST
11 33 (13.47%) Scrum
12 32 (13.06%) Open Source
12 32 (13.06%) NoSQL
13 31 (12.65%) HTML5
13 31 (12.65%) SOA
14 30 (12.24%) Configuration Management
14 30 (12.24%) Linux
15 29 (11.84%) UML
15 29 (11.84%) C#
16 28 (11.43%) TDD
17 27 (11.02%) C++
17 27 (11.02%) Django
17 27 (11.02%) Continuous Integration
18 26 (10.61%) Play Framework
18 26 (10.61%) MySQL
19 25 (10.20%) SQL

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 11 (4.49%) Node.js
2 9 (3.67%) CMS
3 8 (3.27%) JBoss
3 8 (3.27%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (3.27%) Sitecore CMS
4 6 (2.45%) Tomcat
4 6 (2.45%) WebLogic
4 6 (2.45%) WebSphere
5 5 (2.04%) Mule
6 4 (1.63%) Apache
7 2 (0.82%) MQSeries
7 2 (0.82%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (0.82%) WebLogic Integration
7 2 (0.82%) ArcGIS
7 2 (0.82%) PegaRULES
7 2 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.82%) Confluence
7 2 (0.82%) Liferay
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 10 (4.08%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.04%) Simulink
3 3 (1.22%) MS Office
4 2 (0.82%) Stateflow
5 1 (0.41%) TargetLink
5 1 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.41%) Maya
5 1 (0.41%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.82%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.41%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.41%) SAP HCM
2 1 (0.41%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.08%) SaaS
2 8 (3.27%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.86%) Amazon S3
3 7 (2.86%) Amazon ELB
3 7 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.82%) AWS CloudTrail
5 2 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (0.82%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 2 (0.82%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 2 (0.82%) Route 53
5 2 (0.82%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (0.82%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.08%) Firewall
2 8 (3.27%) TCP/IP
3 7 (2.86%) Internet
4 5 (2.04%) HTTP
5 4 (1.63%) DVB
5 4 (1.63%) LDAP
6 3 (1.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (1.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 3 (1.22%) Network Security
6 3 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (1.22%) Ethernet
6 3 (1.22%) LAN
6 3 (1.22%) WAN
7 2 (0.82%) Multicast
7 2 (0.82%) DMZ
7 2 (0.82%) Intranet
7 2 (0.82%) SSL
7 2 (0.82%) VLAN
7 2 (0.82%) DLNA
7 2 (0.82%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (13.06%) NoSQL
2 26 (10.61%) MySQL
3 25 (10.20%) MongoDB
4 24 (9.80%) SQL Server
5 22 (8.98%) PostgreSQL
5 22 (8.98%) Apache Cassandra
6 9 (3.67%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (3.27%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (2.86%) Amazon RDS
8 7 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (2.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (2.45%) Hadoop
10 5 (2.04%) Relational Database
11 4 (1.63%) Star Schema
11 4 (1.63%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (1.22%) Big Data
12 3 (1.22%) Data Mining
12 3 (1.22%) OLTP
12 3 (1.22%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 15 (6.12%) Selenium
1 15 (6.12%) JUnit
2 11 (4.49%) RSpec
2 11 (4.49%) Jenkins
3 10 (4.08%) Git (software)
4 9 (3.67%) Subversion
4 9 (3.67%) Visual Studio
5 7 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (2.45%) Maven
7 5 (2.04%) Robotium
7 5 (2.04%) Eclipse
7 5 (2.04%) Robolectric
8 4 (1.63%) ClearCase
8 4 (1.63%) Rational Rhapsody
9 3 (1.22%) Gradle
9 3 (1.22%) JIRA
9 3 (1.22%) NUnit
10 2 (0.82%) TestNG
10 2 (0.82%) Grunt
10 2 (0.82%) Gerrit
General
1 35 (14.29%) Finance
2 15 (6.12%) Games
3 13 (5.31%) Banking
4 10 (4.08%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.04%) Spanish Language
5 5 (2.04%) Electronics
5 5 (2.04%) Automotive
5 5 (2.04%) Law
5 5 (2.04%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.63%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.63%) Retail
6 4 (1.63%) Marketing
7 2 (0.82%) Publishing
7 2 (0.82%) French Language
8 1 (0.41%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.41%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.41%) Military
Job Titles
1 94 (38.37%) Architect
2 75 (30.61%) Developer
3 45 (18.37%) Technical Architect
4 27 (11.02%) Analyst
5 19 (7.76%) Software Engineer
5 19 (7.76%) Java Developer
6 17 (6.94%) Systems Analyst
7 14 (5.71%) Software Architect
7 14 (5.71%) Senior Architect
8 13 (5.31%) Solutions Architect
9 10 (4.08%) Senior Technical Architect
10 8 (3.27%) Digital Architect
10 8 (3.27%) Senior Developer
10 8 (3.27%) Web Developer
10 8 (3.27%) Lead Architect
11 7 (2.86%) .NET Developer
11 7 (2.86%) Business Analyst
12 6 (2.45%) Software Developer
12 6 (2.45%) Lead Developer
12 6 (2.45%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (21.22%) .NET
2 51 (20.82%) HTML
3 37 (15.10%) CSS
3 37 (15.10%) Ruby on Rails
4 34 (13.88%) REST
5 31 (12.65%) HTML5
6 27 (11.02%) Django
7 26 (10.61%) Play Framework
8 25 (10.20%) Web Services
9 24 (9.80%) JSON
10 19 (7.76%) XML
11 18 (7.35%) SOAP
11 18 (7.35%) AngularJS
12 15 (6.12%) Ajax
12 15 (6.12%) Middleware
13 14 (5.71%) .NET Framework
14 13 (5.31%) CSS3
14 13 (5.31%) Spring
15 12 (4.90%) RESTful
16 11 (4.49%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 39 (15.92%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (13.06%) Open Source
3 18 (7.35%) Computer Science
4 17 (6.94%) User Experience
5 14 (5.71%) Management Information System
6 12 (4.90%) Mobile App
7 9 (3.67%) STB
8 6 (2.45%) Chromecast
8 6 (2.45%) Apple TV
8 6 (2.45%) PlayStation
8 6 (2.45%) Over-the-Top Content
8 6 (2.45%) Streaming Video
8 6 (2.45%) IPTV
8 6 (2.45%) Xbox
9 5 (2.04%) Physics
9 5 (2.04%) Grid Computing
9 5 (2.04%) DTV
10 4 (1.63%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.63%) Statistics
10 4 (1.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 30 (12.24%) Linux
2 21 (8.57%) Android
3 13 (5.31%) Apple iOS
4 11 (4.49%) Windows
5 10 (4.08%) UNIX
6 4 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.82%) Solaris
7 2 (0.82%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.82%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.41%) Tizen
8 1 (0.41%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.41%) CentOS
8 1 (0.41%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.41%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.41%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (41.22%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (15.10%) OO
3 36 (14.69%) Software Engineering
4 33 (13.47%) Scrum
5 31 (12.65%) SOA
6 30 (12.24%) Configuration Management
7 29 (11.84%) UML
8 28 (11.43%) TDD
9 27 (11.02%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (7.76%) User Stories
10 19 (7.76%) MVC
10 19 (7.76%) Project Management
11 17 (6.94%) Software Delivery
12 16 (6.53%) Pair Programming
12 16 (6.53%) Data Modelling
12 16 (6.53%) Systems Analysis
13 15 (6.12%) Workflow
14 14 (5.71%) Kanban
14 14 (5.71%) Enterprise Architecture
15 13 (5.31%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 66 (26.94%) Java
2 52 (21.22%) JavaScript
3 41 (16.73%) Ruby
4 29 (11.84%) C#
5 27 (11.02%) C++
6 25 (10.20%) SQL
6 25 (10.20%) Scala
7 23 (9.39%) C
8 19 (7.76%) Python
9 8 (3.27%) MATLAB
10 6 (2.45%) T-SQL
10 6 (2.45%) Perl
10 6 (2.45%) PHP
11 5 (2.04%) Embedded C
12 3 (1.22%) XQuery
12 3 (1.22%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.82%) VB
13 2 (0.82%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.41%) R
14 1 (0.41%) Lua
Qualifications
1 20 (8.16%) Degree
2 19 (7.76%) Security Cleared
3 17 (6.94%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.82%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.67%) QA
2 2 (0.82%) COBIT
3 1 (0.41%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (0.82%) Docker
1 2 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.41%) XenApp
2 1 (0.41%) XenDesktop
2 1 (0.41%) vCloud
2 1 (0.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.41%) Firmware
2 1 (0.41%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.22%) Puppet
3 2 (0.82%) Nmap
3 2 (0.82%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.41%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.41%) Ansible
Vendors
1 39 (15.92%) Microsoft
2 15 (6.12%) Oracle
3 10 (4.08%) SAP
4 8 (3.27%) IBM
4 8 (3.27%) Sitecore
5 7 (2.86%) TIBCO
6 6 (2.45%) Roku
6 6 (2.45%) Apple
7 5 (2.04%) Akamai
8 4 (1.63%) Google
8 4 (1.63%) Capita
8 4 (1.63%) Splunk
9 3 (1.22%) Ektron
9 3 (1.22%) hybris
9 3 (1.22%) F5
9 3 (1.22%) GigaSpaces
9 3 (1.22%) Cisco
9 3 (1.22%) Nokia
9 3 (1.22%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.22%) Solace
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