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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Architecture
Rank 426 504 472
Rank change year-on-year
+78 -32
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 202 108 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.21% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.27% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 78 70
Average daily rate £473 £463 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.16% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £304 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
-21.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 1
Average hourly rate £50.00 £50.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £50.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +25.00%

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
41792 40196 38042
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.24% 77.62% 76.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 27320 25624 23044
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1199 1072 1163
Average hourly rate £40.00 £26.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% -3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.25 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 12 February 2016.

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
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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +82 183 £475 - 69
London +32 69 £525 +10.52% 29
South East +58 53 £355 +6.76% 20
Hampshire +26 24 £340 -12.82%
West Midlands +5 22 £550 -15.38% 1
Shropshire -1 19 £855 - 1
East of England +14 16 £357 +18.95% 7
Telford -5 14 £1,200 - 1
South West +8 11 £600 +9.09% 2
West Yorkshire -14 11 £625 -3.84% 2
Leeds -14 11 £625 -3.84% 1
Yorkshire -25 11 £625 -3.84% 5
Bedfordshire - 11 £357 - 2
Buckinghamshire +23 10 £355 -49.28% 2
Milton Keynes +12 10 £355 -49.28% 1
Luton - 10 £370 - 2
Surrey -3 7 £356 -10.93% 9
Staines +16 6 £356 -5.00%
Glasgow +14 6 - - 2
Scotland -5 6 - - 2
Southampton - 6 - -
City of London +27 4 £575 +43.75% 1
Somerset +3 4 - -
Middlesex -1 4 £335 -
Worthing - 4 £460 -
West Sussex - 4 £460 -
Reading - 4 £560 - 1
Berkshire - 4 £560 - 5
Bristol +1 3 - -
Birmingham 0 3 £550 -15.38%

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 157 (43.98%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (31.37%) Java
3 101 (28.29%) HTML
4 95 (26.61%) SQL
5 77 (21.57%) JavaScript
6 71 (19.89%) CSS
6 71 (19.89%) Scrum
7 67 (18.77%) SOA
8 60 (16.81%) OO
9 58 (16.25%) .NET
9 58 (16.25%) HTTP
10 56 (15.69%) Web Services
10 56 (15.69%) Git (software)
10 56 (15.69%) REST
11 54 (15.13%) Computer Science
11 54 (15.13%) Oracle
12 53 (14.85%) J2EE
12 53 (14.85%) TDD
12 53 (14.85%) Software Engineering
13 49 (13.73%) Unix
14 47 (13.17%) C++
14 47 (13.17%) HTML5
15 46 (12.89%) Node.js
15 46 (12.89%) Continuous Integration
15 46 (12.89%) C
16 45 (12.61%) Open Source
17 44 (12.32%) Finance
18 41 (11.48%) C#
18 41 (11.48%) Degree
19 40 (11.20%) NoSQL

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 46 (12.89%) Node.js
2 37 (10.36%) WebLogic
3 18 (5.04%) Apache
4 17 (4.76%) CMS
4 17 (4.76%) SharePoint
5 16 (4.48%) JBoss
6 12 (3.36%) Tomcat
6 12 (3.36%) WebSphere
7 11 (3.08%) WebSphere Application Server
8 8 (2.24%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (1.68%) nginx
11 5 (1.40%) IIS
11 5 (1.40%) Joomla!
11 5 (1.40%) SAS
12 4 (1.12%) Captiva
12 4 (1.12%) Confluence
12 4 (1.12%) Documentum
13 2 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (2.52%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.24%) MS Office
3 5 (1.40%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (1.40%) Simulink
3 5 (1.40%) Stateflow
3 5 (1.40%) TargetLink
4 1 (0.28%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (0.56%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.28%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.40%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (1.40%) SaaS
2 4 (1.12%) IaaS
3 3 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.84%) PaaS
4 2 (0.56%) GitHub
4 2 (0.56%) Office 365
5 1 (0.28%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 58 (16.25%) HTTP
2 23 (6.44%) Internet
3 16 (4.48%) DVB
4 14 (3.92%) TCP/IP
5 6 (1.68%) LAN
5 6 (1.68%) WAN
6 5 (1.40%) Firewall
7 4 (1.12%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (0.84%) FlexRay
8 3 (0.84%) GPRS
8 3 (0.84%) Intranet
8 3 (0.84%) MPLS
8 3 (0.84%) VPN
9 2 (0.56%) AMQP
9 2 (0.56%) OpenFlow
10 1 (0.28%) 802.15
10 1 (0.28%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 1 (0.28%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 1 (0.28%) Multicast
10 1 (0.28%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (11.20%) NoSQL
2 31 (8.68%) MySQL
3 30 (8.40%) SQL Server
4 29 (8.12%) Oracle OWB
5 26 (7.28%) PostgreSQL
6 25 (7.00%) MongoDB
7 20 (5.60%) Apache Cassandra
8 14 (3.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (3.36%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (2.52%) Oracle Database
11 7 (1.96%) Big Data
11 7 (1.96%) DTS
11 7 (1.96%) Hadoop
11 7 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (1.68%) Redis
12 6 (1.68%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (1.40%) MariaDB
13 5 (1.40%) Relational Database
14 4 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
15 2 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 56 (15.69%) Git (software)
2 40 (11.20%) ClearCase
3 38 (10.64%) ClearQuest
4 25 (7.00%) Subversion
5 21 (5.88%) Visual Studio
6 15 (4.20%) CA Gen
6 15 (4.20%) gulp
7 13 (3.64%) JIRA
8 10 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (1.96%) Jenkins
9 7 (1.96%) TeamCity
10 6 (1.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (1.68%) CruiseControl
10 6 (1.68%) MSTest
11 5 (1.40%) Maven
12 4 (1.12%) Octopus Deploy
12 4 (1.12%) Rational DOORS
13 3 (0.84%) Cucumber
13 3 (0.84%) JUnit
13 3 (0.84%) NuGet
General
1 44 (12.32%) Finance
2 17 (4.76%) Banking
3 7 (1.96%) Aerospace
3 7 (1.96%) Electronics
4 6 (1.68%) Automotive
4 6 (1.68%) Investment Banking
4 6 (1.68%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.40%) Law
6 3 (0.84%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.84%) French Language
6 3 (0.84%) Legal
6 3 (0.84%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.84%) Retail
7 2 (0.56%) Advertising
7 2 (0.56%) Billing
8 1 (0.28%) Avionics
8 1 (0.28%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.28%) Front Office
8 1 (0.28%) Games
8 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 160 (44.82%) Architect
2 93 (26.05%) Developer
3 47 (13.17%) Technical Architect
4 41 (11.48%) Solutions Architect
5 38 (10.64%) Software Engineer
6 33 (9.24%) Digital Architect
6 33 (9.24%) Software Architect
7 24 (6.72%) Senior Architect
8 22 (6.16%) Embedded Engineer
9 21 (5.88%) JavaScript Developer
10 20 (5.60%) Full Stack Developer
10 20 (5.60%) Java Developer
11 19 (5.32%) Senior Developer
12 17 (4.76%) Embedded C Engineer
12 17 (4.76%) Embedded C++ Engineer
13 15 (4.20%) Consultant
13 15 (4.20%) Digital Technical Architect
13 15 (4.20%) Node.js Developer
14 14 (3.92%) Senior Digital Architect
14 14 (3.92%) Service Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (28.29%) HTML
2 71 (19.89%) CSS
3 58 (16.25%) .NET
4 56 (15.69%) REST
4 56 (15.69%) Web Services
5 53 (14.85%) J2EE
6 47 (13.17%) HTML5
7 39 (10.92%) RESTful
8 36 (10.08%) Spring
8 36 (10.08%) XML
9 32 (8.96%) JSON
10 30 (8.40%) Hibernate
11 26 (7.28%) ASP.NET
11 26 (7.28%) Express
11 26 (7.28%) JMS
11 26 (7.28%) JSP
12 25 (7.00%) JDBC
13 24 (6.72%) Servlets
13 24 (6.72%) SOAP
14 23 (6.44%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 54 (15.13%) Computer Science
2 27 (7.56%) iPad
3 24 (6.72%) Algorithms
4 22 (6.16%) STB
4 22 (6.16%) User Experience
5 21 (5.88%) Data Structures
5 21 (5.88%) DTV
6 16 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (4.48%) MPEG
7 12 (3.36%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (2.80%) Management Information System
9 9 (2.52%) Embedded Systems
10 8 (2.24%) Mathematics
11 7 (1.96%) Data Centre
12 6 (1.68%) N-Tier
13 5 (1.40%) Device Driver
14 4 (1.12%) Data Integration
15 3 (0.84%) CAN bus
15 3 (0.84%) Handset
15 3 (0.84%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 49 (13.73%) Unix
2 39 (10.92%) Linux
3 26 (7.28%) Windows
4 8 (2.24%) Mac OS X
5 6 (1.68%) Android
6 5 (1.40%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.40%) Solaris
6 5 (1.40%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.12%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.56%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.28%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (43.98%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (19.89%) Scrum
3 67 (18.77%) SOA
4 60 (16.81%) OO
5 53 (14.85%) Software Engineering
5 53 (14.85%) TDD
6 46 (12.89%) Continuous Integration
7 45 (12.61%) Open Source
8 36 (10.08%) E-Commerce
9 35 (9.80%) User Stories
9 35 (9.80%) Waterfall
10 34 (9.52%) Mentoring
10 34 (9.52%) Unit Testing
11 29 (8.12%) Project Planning
12 28 (7.84%) RUP
13 27 (7.56%) Project Management
14 26 (7.28%) Configuration Management
14 26 (7.28%) OOD
15 25 (7.00%) Content Management
16 23 (6.44%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 112 (31.37%) Java
2 95 (26.61%) SQL
3 77 (21.57%) JavaScript
4 47 (13.17%) C++
5 46 (12.89%) C
6 41 (11.48%) C#
7 39 (10.92%) Shell Script
8 27 (7.56%) Ruby
9 25 (7.00%) Scala
10 21 (5.88%) PL/SQL
11 20 (5.60%) Perl
12 17 (4.76%) Python
13 15 (4.20%) Embedded C
14 14 (3.92%) Embedded C++
15 13 (3.64%) PHP
16 10 (2.80%) T-SQL
17 9 (2.52%) VB
18 7 (1.96%) PowerShell
18 7 (1.96%) XPath
19 5 (1.40%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 41 (11.48%) Degree
2 36 (10.08%) Security Cleared
3 25 (7.00%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.68%) ISEB
5 5 (1.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (1.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (0.84%) HND
7 3 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.56%) ISSAP
9 1 (0.28%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.28%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.28%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.28%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.28%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.28%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.76%) QA
2 8 (2.24%) MISRA
3 5 (1.40%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (1.40%) ISO26262
4 3 (0.84%) MISRA C
5 1 (0.28%) Basel II
5 1 (0.28%) Basel III
5 1 (0.28%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.28%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 8 (2.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (0.84%) LXC
4 1 (0.28%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (2.52%) Puppet
2 4 (1.12%) vRealize
3 2 (0.56%) Kibana
3 2 (0.56%) logstash
3 2 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.28%) Ansible
4 1 (0.28%) Grafana
4 1 (0.28%) Graphite
Vendors
1 54 (15.13%) Oracle
2 29 (8.12%) Informatica
3 26 (7.28%) Pega
4 22 (6.16%) Microsoft
5 21 (5.88%) BEA
6 20 (5.60%) IBM
7 17 (4.76%) webMethods
8 12 (3.36%) Cisco
9 11 (3.08%) ATG
9 11 (3.08%) Endeca
9 11 (3.08%) VMware
10 10 (2.80%) ServiceNow
11 5 (1.40%) CheckPoint
11 5 (1.40%) SAP
12 4 (1.12%) BMC
12 4 (1.12%) CA
12 4 (1.12%) EMC
12 4 (1.12%) HP
12 4 (1.12%) NetApp
12 4 (1.12%) TIBCO
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