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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Architecture
Rank 467 471 405
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -66
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 127 129 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.23% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.31% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 81 96
Average daily rate
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£425 £438 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +12.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 7
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.25 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% -11.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.35 £33.65 £28.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.60 £34.85 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.25 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+2.18% -11.03%

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
42559 41264 35676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.38% 74.73% 73.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26548 25722 21281
Average daily rate £415 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1225 1158 1074
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.49 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +1 120 £425 -4.22% 88
South East +13 42 £400 -6.97% 19
London -25 33 £550 +22.22% 38
Berkshire +11 23 £400 -8.57% 3
Reading +8 13 £400 -8.57%
South West +1 12 £450 -1.09% 4
West Midlands -1 12 £475 +0.52% 8
North West -10 11 £475 - 6
Manchester - 8 £500 - 5
Hampshire -8 7 £300 -33.33% 4
West Yorkshire -7 5 £325 - 4
Yorkshire -14 5 £325 - 5
Warwickshire - 5 - - 2
City of London +5 4 £570 +42.50% 12
Leeds -12 4 £325 - 4
Oxfordshire - 4 £388 - 3
Oxford - 4 £388 -
West Sussex - 4 £550 - 3
Wiltshire - 4 £550 -
Staffordshire - 4 £475 - 3
East of England +16 3 £388 +10.71% 7
Bristol +6 3 £450 - 3
Scotland -1 3 £365 +32.72% 3
Edinburgh -2 3 £365 +32.72% 1
Altrincham - 3 £475 -
Somerset - 3 £360 -
Basingstoke +5 2 - -
Dorset -4 2 - -
Cheshire -7 2 £325 -
Southampton -8 2 £350 -22.22% 2

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 95 (40.95%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (29.31%) Java
3 55 (23.71%) HTML
4 54 (23.28%) .NET
5 51 (21.98%) JavaScript
6 41 (17.67%) CSS
7 40 (17.24%) OO
8 37 (15.95%) Open Source
9 36 (15.52%) REST
10 35 (15.09%) Ruby
10 35 (15.09%) Scrum
11 33 (14.22%) Finance
11 33 (14.22%) HTML5
11 33 (14.22%) Analytical Skills
12 32 (13.79%) Microsoft
13 31 (13.36%) Ruby on Rails
13 31 (13.36%) Software Engineering
14 29 (12.50%) NoSQL
15 28 (12.07%) JSON
15 28 (12.07%) Linux
15 28 (12.07%) C#
15 28 (12.07%) TDD
16 27 (11.64%) C++
16 27 (11.64%) UML
16 27 (11.64%) SOA
17 26 (11.21%) Configuration Management
18 24 (10.34%) Web Services
18 24 (10.34%) C
18 24 (10.34%) SQL
18 24 (10.34%) Continuous Integration

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (5.60%) Node.js
2 9 (3.88%) CMS
2 9 (3.88%) JBoss
3 8 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (3.45%) Sitecore CMS
4 7 (3.02%) Tomcat
5 6 (2.59%) WebLogic
5 6 (2.59%) WebSphere
6 5 (2.16%) Mule
6 5 (2.16%) Apache
7 3 (1.29%) Confluence
8 2 (0.86%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.86%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.86%) PegaRULES
9 1 (0.43%) DNN
9 1 (0.43%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.43%) Jetty
9 1 (0.43%) nginx
9 1 (0.43%) Liferay
Applications
1 7 (3.02%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.16%) Simulink
3 2 (0.86%) Stateflow
3 2 (0.86%) MS Office
4 1 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.43%) TargetLink
4 1 (0.43%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.86%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.43%) Magento
2 1 (0.43%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.43%) SAP HCM
2 1 (0.43%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.88%) SaaS
2 8 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (3.02%) Amazon ELB
3 7 (3.02%) Amazon S3
4 6 (2.59%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (2.16%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.86%) AWS CloudTrail
6 2 (0.86%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 2 (0.86%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 2 (0.86%) Route 53
6 2 (0.86%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (0.86%) PaaS
7 1 (0.43%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.17%) Firewall
2 8 (3.45%) Internet
3 6 (2.59%) TCP/IP
3 6 (2.59%) LDAP
4 4 (1.72%) DVB
4 4 (1.72%) HTTP
5 3 (1.29%) Network Security
5 3 (1.29%) AMQP
5 3 (1.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (1.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 3 (1.29%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (1.29%) Ethernet
5 3 (1.29%) VPN
5 3 (1.29%) LAN
5 3 (1.29%) WAN
6 2 (0.86%) Multicast
6 2 (0.86%) Intranet
6 2 (0.86%) DMZ
6 2 (0.86%) DLNA
6 2 (0.86%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (12.50%) NoSQL
2 23 (9.91%) MongoDB
2 23 (9.91%) SQL Server
3 22 (9.48%) MySQL
4 19 (8.19%) Apache Cassandra
5 17 (7.33%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (4.31%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (3.02%) Amazon RDS
8 6 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (2.59%) Hadoop
9 5 (2.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (2.16%) Oracle Database
10 4 (1.72%) Relational Database
10 4 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (1.29%) Big Data
11 3 (1.29%) Data Mining
11 3 (1.29%) OLTP
11 3 (1.29%) Star Schema
12 2 (0.86%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 16 (6.90%) Selenium
2 15 (6.47%) JUnit
3 11 (4.74%) RSpec
4 9 (3.88%) Git (software)
5 8 (3.45%) Maven
5 8 (3.45%) Jenkins
6 7 (3.02%) Subversion
6 7 (3.02%) Visual Studio
7 6 (2.59%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (2.16%) Robotium
8 5 (2.16%) Rational Rhapsody
8 5 (2.16%) Eclipse
8 5 (2.16%) Robolectric
9 4 (1.72%) ClearCase
9 4 (1.72%) Gradle
9 4 (1.72%) JIRA
10 3 (1.29%) Gerrit
11 2 (0.86%) MSI
11 2 (0.86%) Ant
11 2 (0.86%) NUnit
General
1 33 (14.22%) Finance
2 14 (6.03%) Banking
3 12 (5.17%) Games
4 8 (3.45%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.59%) Automotive
6 5 (2.16%) Spanish Language
6 5 (2.16%) Law
6 5 (2.16%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.16%) Electronics
7 4 (1.72%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.72%) Retail
8 3 (1.29%) Marketing
9 2 (0.86%) Publishing
9 2 (0.86%) French Language
10 1 (0.43%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.43%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.43%) Front Office
10 1 (0.43%) Military
Job Titles
1 78 (33.62%) Developer
2 77 (33.19%) Architect
3 35 (15.09%) Technical Architect
4 23 (9.91%) Analyst
5 21 (9.05%) Java Developer
6 16 (6.90%) Software Engineer
7 14 (6.03%) Systems Analyst
8 13 (5.60%) Software Architect
9 10 (4.31%) Solutions Architect
10 9 (3.88%) Web Developer
10 9 (3.88%) Senior Developer
10 9 (3.88%) Digital Architect
11 8 (3.45%) .NET Developer
11 8 (3.45%) Senior Architect
12 7 (3.02%) Lead Architect
12 7 (3.02%) Business Analyst
13 6 (2.59%) Lead Developer
13 6 (2.59%) Technical Manager
13 6 (2.59%) C# Developer
13 6 (2.59%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (23.71%) HTML
2 54 (23.28%) .NET
3 41 (17.67%) CSS
4 36 (15.52%) REST
5 33 (14.22%) HTML5
6 31 (13.36%) Ruby on Rails
7 28 (12.07%) JSON
8 24 (10.34%) Web Services
9 21 (9.05%) AngularJS
10 20 (8.62%) Play Framework
10 20 (8.62%) Django
11 18 (7.76%) Ajax
12 17 (7.33%) XML
12 17 (7.33%) SOAP
13 16 (6.90%) CSS3
14 15 (6.47%) jQuery
14 15 (6.47%) .NET Framework
15 14 (6.03%) Spring
16 12 (5.17%) J2EE
16 12 (5.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 37 (15.95%) Open Source
2 33 (14.22%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (8.19%) Computer Science
4 15 (6.47%) User Experience
5 13 (5.60%) Management Information System
6 12 (5.17%) Mobile App
7 7 (3.02%) STB
8 6 (2.59%) Physics
9 5 (2.16%) DTV
10 4 (1.72%) Chromecast
10 4 (1.72%) Apple TV
10 4 (1.72%) PlayStation
10 4 (1.72%) Over-the-Top Content
10 4 (1.72%) Streaming Video
10 4 (1.72%) Xbox
10 4 (1.72%) Visualisation
10 4 (1.72%) Statistics
10 4 (1.72%) IPTV
11 3 (1.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 3 (1.29%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 28 (12.07%) Linux
2 18 (7.76%) Android
3 11 (4.74%) Apple iOS
3 11 (4.74%) Windows
4 9 (3.88%) UNIX
5 3 (1.29%) CentOS
5 3 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.29%) Solaris
6 2 (0.86%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.43%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.43%) Tizen
7 1 (0.43%) AIX
7 1 (0.43%) zOS
7 1 (0.43%) Windows CE
7 1 (0.43%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (40.95%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (17.24%) OO
3 35 (15.09%) Scrum
4 31 (13.36%) Software Engineering
5 28 (12.07%) TDD
6 27 (11.64%) UML
6 27 (11.64%) SOA
7 26 (11.21%) Configuration Management
8 24 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (9.05%) Project Management
10 19 (8.19%) MVC
11 18 (7.76%) Mentoring
12 16 (6.90%) Pair Programming
12 16 (6.90%) Kanban
13 15 (6.47%) Data Modelling
13 15 (6.47%) Software Delivery
14 14 (6.03%) TOGAF
14 14 (6.03%) Workflow
15 13 (5.60%) Refactoring
15 13 (5.60%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 68 (29.31%) Java
2 51 (21.98%) JavaScript
3 35 (15.09%) Ruby
4 28 (12.07%) C#
5 27 (11.64%) C++
6 24 (10.34%) C
6 24 (10.34%) SQL
7 19 (8.19%) Scala
7 19 (8.19%) Python
8 9 (3.88%) PHP
9 8 (3.45%) MATLAB
10 7 (3.02%) Perl
11 5 (2.16%) T-SQL
11 5 (2.16%) Embedded C
12 3 (1.29%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.29%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.29%) XQuery
13 2 (0.86%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.43%) PHP5
14 1 (0.43%) R
Qualifications
1 22 (9.48%) Degree
2 18 (7.76%) Security Cleared
3 14 (6.03%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.86%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.43%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.59%) QA
2 2 (0.86%) COBIT
3 1 (0.43%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.43%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.29%) vCloud
3 2 (0.86%) Docker
3 2 (0.86%) Terminal Services
3 2 (0.86%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.86%) XenApp
3 2 (0.86%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.43%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (0.86%) Nmap
1 2 (0.86%) Vagrant
1 2 (0.86%) Puppet
2 1 (0.43%) ZABBIX
2 1 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.43%) HAProxy
2 1 (0.43%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (0.43%) logstash
2 1 (0.43%) Salt
2 1 (0.43%) Ansible
2 1 (0.43%) Kibana
Vendors
1 32 (13.79%) Microsoft
2 13 (5.60%) Oracle
3 10 (4.31%) SAP
4 9 (3.88%) IBM
5 8 (3.45%) Sitecore
6 7 (3.02%) TIBCO
7 5 (2.16%) Akamai
8 4 (1.72%) Roku
8 4 (1.72%) Apple
8 4 (1.72%) VMware
8 4 (1.72%) Splunk
8 4 (1.72%) Google
9 3 (1.29%) F5
9 3 (1.29%) hybris
9 3 (1.29%) Cisco
9 3 (1.29%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.29%) Informatica
9 3 (1.29%) Nokia
9 3 (1.29%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.29%) Solace
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