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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architecture
Rank 445 467 467
Rank change year-on-year
+22 0
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 167 119 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.23% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.30% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 84 67
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£444 £369 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £303 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £600 £536
UK excluding London average daily rate £406 £323 £345
% change year-on-year
+25.96% -6.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Average hourly rate £60.00 £35.50 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.01% -10.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £35.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+69.01% -10.12%

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
42716 39097 41510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.16% 74.10% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26685 24121 24021
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1186 1114 1519
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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 +29 153 £425 +12.58% 54
London +46 83 £494 -5.95% 18
South East -1 34 £375 +16.27% 12
City of London +31 22 £578 +12.68% 3
Scotland -5 13 £675 +110.93% 4
Warwickshire +1 10 £300 -
West Midlands -11 10 £300 +87.50%
Hampshire -34 8 £425 +31.78%
Berkshire +10 7 £419 +11.66%
Surrey 0 7 £338 -12.84% 7
North East -27 7 £380 +16.92%
Tyne and Wear -27 6 £310 -4.61%
Newcastle upon Tyne -31 6 £310 -4.61%
East Midlands +5 5 - - 1
Southampton - 5 £425 -
Reading +14 4 £419 +11.66%
West Yorkshire +6 4 - - 1
Yorkshire +1 4 - - 5
Bradford -1 3 - -
East of England -21 3 £400 -39.84% 9
North West - 3 £481 - 1
Leamington Spa - 3 £300 -
Manchester - 3 £481 -
Staines - 3 - -
Nottingham - 2 - -
Luton - 2 £400 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
Bedfordshire - 2 £400 -
Leeds 0 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire -4 1 £275 -15.38% 2

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 122 (44.36%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (29.09%) Java
3 71 (25.82%) HTML
4 69 (25.09%) SQL
5 68 (24.73%) Linux
6 67 (24.36%) Scrum
7 60 (21.82%) Software Engineering
8 55 (20.00%) .NET
9 54 (19.64%) CSS
10 53 (19.27%) TDD
11 52 (18.91%) C
11 52 (18.91%) C#
12 49 (17.82%) JavaScript
12 49 (17.82%) Oracle
13 48 (17.45%) REST
14 47 (17.09%) OO
15 45 (16.36%) UML
15 45 (16.36%) Microsoft
16 44 (16.00%) Web Services
17 42 (15.27%) MySQL
18 41 (14.91%) Ajax
19 39 (14.18%) JSON
19 39 (14.18%) Ruby
20 38 (13.82%) C++
20 38 (13.82%) Continuous Integration
20 38 (13.82%) Spring
21 36 (13.09%) NoSQL
21 36 (13.09%) SQL Server
22 35 (12.73%) Configuration Management
23 33 (12.00%) Scala

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 14 (5.09%) Apache
2 12 (4.36%) WebLogic
3 9 (3.27%) WebSphere
3 9 (3.27%) CMS
4 8 (2.91%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (2.18%) MQSeries
5 6 (2.18%) Tomcat
5 6 (2.18%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.45%) Documentum
7 3 (1.09%) IIS
8 2 (0.73%) CICS
8 2 (0.73%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.73%) WordPress
8 2 (0.73%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.73%) Node.js
9 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.36%) Mule
9 1 (0.36%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 15 (5.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.36%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.36%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.82%) Oracle EBS R12
1 5 (1.82%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.09%) Magento
2 3 (1.09%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.36%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.36%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.18%) GitHub
2 5 (1.82%) SaaS
3 3 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.36%) PaaS
4 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (8.73%) DVB
2 15 (5.45%) Internet
3 7 (2.55%) ZigBee
4 6 (2.18%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.82%) LDAP
6 4 (1.45%) Intranet
6 4 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (1.09%) LTE
7 3 (1.09%) VoIP
8 2 (0.73%) HTTP
8 2 (0.73%) SSL
8 2 (0.73%) Bluetooth
8 2 (0.73%) Firewall
8 2 (0.73%) DSL
8 2 (0.73%) AMQP
9 1 (0.36%) NAS
9 1 (0.36%) LAN
9 1 (0.36%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.36%) WAN
9 1 (0.36%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (15.27%) MySQL
2 36 (13.09%) NoSQL
2 36 (13.09%) SQL Server
3 32 (11.64%) PostgreSQL
4 28 (10.18%) MongoDB
5 24 (8.73%) Apache Cassandra
6 18 (6.55%) Relational Database
7 12 (4.36%) Oracle Database
8 9 (3.27%) DB2
9 8 (2.91%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (2.18%) RDBMS
11 5 (1.82%) Oracle Exadata
12 4 (1.45%) InterSystems Cache
13 3 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (1.09%) SQLite
13 3 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (1.09%) QlikView
13 3 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (1.09%) IBM InfoSphere
14 2 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 31 (11.27%) ClearCase
2 24 (8.73%) Git (software)
3 20 (7.27%) Subversion
4 14 (5.09%) JUnit
5 11 (4.00%) Jenkins
6 10 (3.64%) Eclipse
7 9 (3.27%) Maven
8 8 (2.91%) Hudson
9 7 (2.55%) Mercurial
9 7 (2.55%) Selenium
9 7 (2.55%) JIRA
10 6 (2.18%) NUnit
11 5 (1.82%) SoapUI
11 5 (1.82%) TeamCity
11 5 (1.82%) RSpec
11 5 (1.82%) Visual Studio
12 4 (1.45%) Ant
13 3 (1.09%) Redmine
13 3 (1.09%) ClearQuest
13 3 (1.09%) Bugzilla
General
1 31 (11.27%) Finance
2 23 (8.36%) Banking
3 16 (5.82%) Investment Banking
4 13 (4.73%) Front Office
5 7 (2.55%) Marketing
6 6 (2.18%) Law
7 5 (1.82%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.45%) Retail
9 3 (1.09%) Dutch Language
9 3 (1.09%) German Language
9 3 (1.09%) Games
10 2 (0.73%) Automotive
10 2 (0.73%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.36%) Czech Language
11 1 (0.36%) Advertising
11 1 (0.36%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.36%) Electronics
11 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 104 (37.82%) Developer
2 100 (36.36%) Architect
3 39 (14.18%) Technical Architect
4 32 (11.64%) Software Engineer
5 24 (8.73%) Java Developer
6 22 (8.00%) Solutions Architect
6 22 (8.00%) Digital Architect
7 17 (6.18%) Software Developer
8 16 (5.82%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 14 (5.09%) C# Developer
10 12 (4.36%) Senior Architect
11 11 (4.00%) Software Architect
11 11 (4.00%) Senior Developer
12 10 (3.64%) Analyst
12 10 (3.64%) .NET Developer
13 9 (3.27%) Embedded Software Developer
14 8 (2.91%) Web Developer
14 8 (2.91%) C++ Software Engineer
15 7 (2.55%) Senior Digital Architect
16 6 (2.18%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (25.82%) HTML
2 55 (20.00%) .NET
3 54 (19.64%) CSS
4 48 (17.45%) REST
5 44 (16.00%) Web Services
6 41 (14.91%) Ajax
7 39 (14.18%) JSON
8 38 (13.82%) Spring
9 32 (11.64%) Ruby on Rails
9 32 (11.64%) HTML5
10 29 (10.55%) Play Framework
10 29 (10.55%) XML
10 29 (10.55%) CSS3
11 28 (10.18%) J2EE
11 28 (10.18%) JMS
11 28 (10.18%) POSIX
12 27 (9.82%) jQuery
13 25 (9.09%) Django
14 24 (8.73%) SOAP
14 24 (8.73%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (10.55%) Open Source
2 28 (10.18%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (9.82%) STB
4 26 (9.45%) User Experience
5 25 (9.09%) DTV
6 15 (5.45%) Computer Science
7 14 (5.09%) Mobile App
8 8 (2.91%) iPad
9 7 (2.55%) Client/Server
10 6 (2.18%) N-Tier
10 6 (2.18%) Management Information System
11 5 (1.82%) Data Integration
12 4 (1.45%) Fixed Income
13 3 (1.09%) Learning Management System
13 3 (1.09%) Reference Data
13 3 (1.09%) Mathematics
13 3 (1.09%) E-Learning
13 3 (1.09%) SCORM
13 3 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 3 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 68 (24.73%) Linux
2 27 (9.82%) UNIX
3 18 (6.55%) Windows
4 10 (3.64%) Android
4 10 (3.64%) Apple iOS
5 6 (2.18%) Debian
6 3 (1.09%) VME
6 3 (1.09%) MVS
7 2 (0.73%) SUSE
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.36%) OpenWrt
8 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.36%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.36%) Solaris
8 1 (0.36%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (44.36%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (24.36%) Scrum
3 60 (21.82%) Software Engineering
4 53 (19.27%) TDD
5 47 (17.09%) OO
6 45 (16.36%) UML
7 38 (13.82%) Continuous Integration
8 35 (12.73%) Configuration Management
9 33 (12.00%) Multithreading
9 33 (12.00%) Mentoring
10 32 (11.64%) MVC
10 32 (11.64%) SOA
11 31 (11.27%) User Stories
12 25 (9.09%) Kanban
13 22 (8.00%) Unit Testing
13 22 (8.00%) Product Management
14 20 (7.27%) E-Commerce
15 18 (6.55%) OOD
16 17 (6.18%) OOP
17 15 (5.45%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 80 (29.09%) Java
2 69 (25.09%) SQL
3 52 (18.91%) C
3 52 (18.91%) C#
4 49 (17.82%) JavaScript
5 39 (14.18%) Ruby
6 38 (13.82%) C++
7 33 (12.00%) Scala
8 17 (6.18%) Python
9 16 (5.82%) PHP
10 13 (4.73%) T-SQL
11 12 (4.36%) Embedded C
12 11 (4.00%) PL/SQL
13 8 (2.91%) XAML
14 3 (1.09%) Bash Shell
14 3 (1.09%) Objective-C
14 3 (1.09%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.73%) VB
15 2 (0.73%) Perl
15 2 (0.73%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 26 (9.45%) Degree
2 14 (5.09%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.91%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.73%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (0.73%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.36%) OCPJP
5 1 (0.36%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.36%) PMP
5 1 (0.36%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.36%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (10.55%) QA
2 3 (1.09%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.73%) COBIT
4 1 (0.36%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 4 (1.45%) Varnish
2 3 (1.09%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.36%) NDS
Systems Management
1 3 (1.09%) Puppet
1 3 (1.09%) Tivoli
1 3 (1.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (0.36%) SCOM
2 1 (0.36%) Control-M
2 1 (0.36%) Ansible
2 1 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 49 (17.82%) Oracle
2 45 (16.36%) Microsoft
3 19 (6.91%) JBoss
4 8 (2.91%) ATG
4 8 (2.91%) Endeca
5 7 (2.55%) IBM
6 4 (1.45%) Informatica
6 4 (1.45%) Zend
7 3 (1.09%) SAP
8 2 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.73%) JD Edwards
8 2 (0.73%) QNX
8 2 (0.73%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.73%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.36%) Pega
9 1 (0.36%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.36%) StreamServe
9 1 (0.36%) VMware
9 1 (0.36%) Open Text
9 1 (0.36%) Cognos
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