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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Architecture
Rank 451 449 420
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -29
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 125 118 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.23% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.31% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 76 62
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£413 £450 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £444 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.04% +26.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
Average hourly rate £47.50 - £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 - £38.50

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
39834 37606 32717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.91% 74.82% 72.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 25112 22628 19457
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1043 1134 1178
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.31 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -15 112 £425 -5.55% 79
London -20 44 £414 -10.05% 21
South East -32 29 £390 -2.62% 13
City of London +11 13 £400 -8.09% 3
Berkshire +3 12 £413 -8.33% 2
North West -6 9 £463 - 8
Manchester - 9 £463 - 7
East of England +7 7 £305 -32.22% 17
Scotland -1 7 £365 +32.72% 6
Edinburgh -1 7 £365 +32.72% 5
Yorkshire -6 7 £675 - 3
West Yorkshire -8 7 £675 - 1
South West -25 7 £550 +13.40% 2
Reading +5 6 £415 -7.77% 2
West Midlands -2 6 £563 +1.80% 13
Leeds - 6 £675 - 1
Hampshire -14 5 £390 - 2
Cambridgeshire -1 4 £305 - 13
East Sussex - 4 £283 -
Brighton - 4 £283 -
Cambridge +4 3 £303 - 12
Cardiff +1 2 £425 +161.53%
East Midlands +1 2 - - 1
South Wales -1 2 £425 +161.53% 1
Wales -9 2 £425 +161.53% 3
Nottinghamshire -10 2 - - 1
Surrey -12 2 £400 +35.59% 4
Nottingham -12 2 - - 1
Oxford - 2 £326 -
Warwickshire - 2 - - 2

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 119 (48.97%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (28.40%) Java
3 52 (21.40%) .NET
4 47 (19.34%) HTML
4 47 (19.34%) OO
5 46 (18.93%) Ruby
6 44 (18.11%) Scrum
6 44 (18.11%) JavaScript
7 43 (17.70%) Mentoring
8 40 (16.46%) REST
9 39 (16.05%) Ruby on Rails
10 38 (15.64%) NoSQL
11 36 (14.81%) CSS
12 35 (14.40%) Finance
13 34 (13.99%) TDD
14 33 (13.58%) C#
15 32 (13.17%) C++
15 32 (13.17%) SQL
15 32 (13.17%) Configuration Management
15 32 (13.17%) MongoDB
15 32 (13.17%) Analytical Skills
16 31 (12.76%) MySQL
16 31 (12.76%) Linux
17 30 (12.35%) Django
18 29 (11.93%) Open Source
18 29 (11.93%) User Experience
19 28 (11.52%) JSON
19 28 (11.52%) Software Engineering
20 27 (11.11%) Web Services
20 27 (11.11%) Degree

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (4.53%) Node.js
2 10 (4.12%) JBoss
3 8 (3.29%) Tomcat
3 8 (3.29%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (2.88%) Apache
5 6 (2.47%) CMS
5 6 (2.47%) Sitecore CMS
6 5 (2.06%) Mule
7 4 (1.65%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.65%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.23%) Confluence
9 2 (0.82%) WordPress
9 2 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.82%) TIBCO EMS
9 2 (0.82%) PegaRULES
9 2 (0.82%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.41%) Jetty
10 1 (0.41%) Alfresco
10 1 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.41%) MQSeries
Applications
1 6 (2.47%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.82%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.41%) Simulink
3 1 (0.41%) Stateflow
3 1 (0.41%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) SAP R/3
1 1 (0.41%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.41%) SAP HCM
1 1 (0.41%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.12%) SaaS
2 7 (2.88%) Amazon S3
2 7 (2.88%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.88%) Amazon ELB
3 6 (2.47%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (2.06%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.82%) PaaS
5 2 (0.82%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (0.82%) Route 53
5 2 (0.82%) ElastiCache
5 2 (0.82%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.41%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.53%) Firewall
2 8 (3.29%) Internet
3 7 (2.88%) LDAP
4 6 (2.47%) DVB
5 4 (1.65%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.65%) VPN
6 3 (1.23%) Network Security
6 3 (1.23%) AMQP
7 2 (0.82%) DLNA
7 2 (0.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (0.82%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (0.82%) Multicast
7 2 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.82%) VLAN
7 2 (0.82%) ZigBee
7 2 (0.82%) DMZ
7 2 (0.82%) Intranet
7 2 (0.82%) LAN
7 2 (0.82%) WAN
7 2 (0.82%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (15.64%) NoSQL
2 32 (13.17%) MongoDB
3 31 (12.76%) MySQL
4 26 (10.70%) Apache Cassandra
4 26 (10.70%) PostgreSQL
5 19 (7.82%) SQL Server
6 8 (3.29%) Oracle Database
6 8 (3.29%) Relational Database
7 7 (2.88%) Amazon RDS
7 7 (2.88%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (2.06%) Hadoop
10 4 (1.65%) InterSystems Cache
10 4 (1.65%) Oracle Exadata
11 3 (1.23%) Big Data
11 3 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (1.23%) Data Mining
11 3 (1.23%) OLTP
11 3 (1.23%) RDBMS
11 3 (1.23%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 15 (6.17%) Selenium
2 12 (4.94%) Git (software)
2 12 (4.94%) JUnit
3 11 (4.53%) Subversion
3 11 (4.53%) Jenkins
4 10 (4.12%) Maven
5 8 (3.29%) RSpec
6 6 (2.47%) ClearCase
6 6 (2.47%) Eclipse
7 5 (2.06%) JIRA
7 5 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (2.06%) Rational Rhapsody
7 5 (2.06%) Robotium
7 5 (2.06%) Robolectric
8 4 (1.65%) Gradle
9 3 (1.23%) Gerrit
9 3 (1.23%) Ant
9 3 (1.23%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.82%) MSI
10 2 (0.82%) Bugzilla
General
1 35 (14.40%) Finance
2 20 (8.23%) Banking
3 12 (4.94%) Front Office
4 7 (2.88%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.47%) Games
6 5 (2.06%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.23%) Law
7 3 (1.23%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.82%) Publishing
8 2 (0.82%) Electronics
8 2 (0.82%) Automotive
8 2 (0.82%) Marketing
8 2 (0.82%) French Language
9 1 (0.41%) Retail
9 1 (0.41%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.41%) Military
Job Titles
1 88 (36.21%) Architect
2 79 (32.51%) Developer
3 47 (19.34%) Technical Architect
4 29 (11.93%) Digital Architect
5 20 (8.23%) Analyst
5 20 (8.23%) Java Developer
6 18 (7.41%) Senior Architect
7 16 (6.58%) Software Engineer
8 13 (5.35%) Systems Analyst
9 12 (4.94%) Senior Digital Architect
10 9 (3.70%) Software Architect
10 9 (3.70%) Web Developer
10 9 (3.70%) Senior Developer
10 9 (3.70%) Senior Technical Architect
11 8 (3.29%) PHP Developer
11 8 (3.29%) C# Developer
12 7 (2.88%) .NET Developer
12 7 (2.88%) Programmer
12 7 (2.88%) Solutions Architect
13 6 (2.47%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (21.40%) .NET
2 47 (19.34%) HTML
3 40 (16.46%) REST
4 39 (16.05%) Ruby on Rails
5 36 (14.81%) CSS
6 30 (12.35%) Django
7 28 (11.52%) JSON
8 27 (11.11%) Web Services
9 25 (10.29%) HTML5
9 25 (10.29%) Play Framework
10 21 (8.64%) XML
11 19 (7.82%) Ajax
11 19 (7.82%) jQuery
12 16 (6.58%) Spring
13 15 (6.17%) SOAP
14 14 (5.76%) AngularJS
14 14 (5.76%) CSS3
15 12 (4.94%) LAMP
16 11 (4.53%) RESTful
17 10 (4.12%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 32 (13.17%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (11.93%) Open Source
2 29 (11.93%) User Experience
3 20 (8.23%) Computer Science
4 13 (5.35%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.88%) Physics
5 7 (2.88%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.47%) DTV
6 6 (2.47%) Visualisation
6 6 (2.47%) Algorithms
7 5 (2.06%) Mathematics
7 5 (2.06%) STB
8 4 (1.65%) Statistics
8 4 (1.65%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.23%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.23%) Market Risk
9 3 (1.23%) Grid Computing
10 2 (0.82%) MPEG
10 2 (0.82%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 31 (12.76%) Linux
2 14 (5.76%) Windows
2 14 (5.76%) Android
3 10 (4.12%) UNIX
4 6 (2.47%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.23%) CentOS
5 3 (1.23%) Solaris
6 2 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.82%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.41%) zOS
7 1 (0.41%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (48.97%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (19.34%) OO
3 44 (18.11%) Scrum
4 43 (17.70%) Mentoring
5 34 (13.99%) TDD
6 32 (13.17%) Configuration Management
7 28 (11.52%) Software Engineering
8 26 (10.70%) UML
9 23 (9.47%) Continuous Integration
9 23 (9.47%) Kanban
10 21 (8.64%) SOA
11 20 (8.23%) User Stories
12 18 (7.41%) MVC
13 15 (6.17%) Project Management
14 14 (5.76%) Data Modelling
14 14 (5.76%) Refactoring
15 13 (5.35%) Multithreading
15 13 (5.35%) Workflow
15 13 (5.35%) Analytics
15 13 (5.35%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (28.40%) Java
2 46 (18.93%) Ruby
3 44 (18.11%) JavaScript
4 33 (13.58%) C#
5 32 (13.17%) C++
5 32 (13.17%) SQL
6 27 (11.11%) Scala
7 26 (10.70%) C
8 22 (9.05%) Python
9 12 (4.94%) PHP
10 7 (2.88%) Perl
11 6 (2.47%) Embedded C
12 4 (1.65%) MATLAB
12 4 (1.65%) T-SQL
12 4 (1.65%) Bash Shell
13 3 (1.23%) XAML
13 3 (1.23%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.82%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.41%) Embedded C++
15 1 (0.41%) SAPscript
Qualifications
1 27 (11.11%) Degree
2 12 (4.94%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.88%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.23%) VCP4
5 1 (0.41%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 1 (0.41%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.53%) QA
2 2 (0.82%) COBIT
3 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.41%) DO-178B
System Software
1 3 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (1.23%) vCloud
2 2 (0.82%) Docker
2 2 (0.82%) XenApp
2 2 (0.82%) XenDesktop
2 2 (0.82%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.82%) Terminal Services
2 2 (0.82%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 3 (1.23%) Puppet
2 2 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.41%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.41%) Ansible
3 1 (0.41%) logstash
3 1 (0.41%) Salt
3 1 (0.41%) Kibana
3 1 (0.41%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.41%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 23 (9.47%) Microsoft
2 14 (5.76%) Oracle
3 7 (2.88%) IBM
3 7 (2.88%) TIBCO
4 6 (2.47%) Sitecore
5 5 (2.06%) Akamai
6 4 (1.65%) Splunk
6 4 (1.65%) Google
7 3 (1.23%) Informatica
7 3 (1.23%) VMware
8 2 (0.82%) CheckPoint
8 2 (0.82%) LANDesk
8 2 (0.82%) F5
8 2 (0.82%) Vyatta
8 2 (0.82%) Pega
8 2 (0.82%) Nokia
8 2 (0.82%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.82%) SAP
8 2 (0.82%) Cisco
8 2 (0.82%) Brocade
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