The table below looks at the statistics for Software Architecture skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Architecture over the 3 months to 29 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Architecture
Rank 118 113 93
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -20
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 8 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.33% 0.17% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.24% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate
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- £473 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +57.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £445 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+17.10% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £26.90 - £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £34.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.86% -8.66%
Software Architecture
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1836 1686 1200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.76% 72.86% 71.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1144 884 584
Average daily rate £375 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 111 75
Average hourly rate £27.75 £33.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.16% -11.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Software Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Architecture across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Software Architecture
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Architecture across the West Midlands region.

Software Architecture Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Software Architecture
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Architecture across the West Midlands region.

Software Architecture Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Software Architecture
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Architecture across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Software Architecture Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Software Architecture
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 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
Warwickshire - 4 - - 2
Staffordshire - 3 - -
Software Architecture
England

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 5 (35.71%) C
1 5 (35.71%) C++
1 5 (35.71%) Automotive
1 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) MATLAB
2 4 (28.57%) Simulink
2 4 (28.57%) Java
2 4 (28.57%) OO
3 3 (21.43%) Linux
3 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
3 3 (21.43%) Project Management
3 3 (21.43%) Validation
3 3 (21.43%) Scrum
3 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
3 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
4 2 (14.29%) Hadoop
4 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
4 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 2 (14.29%) Confluence
4 2 (14.29%) HBase
4 2 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 2 (14.29%) Docker
4 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (14.29%) Software Delivery
4 2 (14.29%) Degree
4 2 (14.29%) JSON
4 2 (14.29%) JIRA

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 2 (14.29%) Confluence
1 2 (14.29%) JBoss
2 1 (7.14%) PegaRULES
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Simulink
2 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) Stateflow
2 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (7.14%) TargetLink
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
1 1 (7.14%) FlexRay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Hadoop
1 2 (14.29%) HBase
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
2 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 2 (14.29%) JIRA
2 2 (14.29%) Eclipse
3 1 (7.14%) Subversion
General
1 5 (35.71%) Automotive
2 2 (14.29%) Electronics
3 1 (7.14%) Aerospace
3 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Architect
2 4 (28.57%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Software Architect
3 3 (21.43%) Software Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Java Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Project Leader
5 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
5 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) .NET Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) JSON
1 2 (14.29%) HTML
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
1 2 (14.29%) J2EE
1 2 (14.29%) Middleware
2 1 (7.14%) OpenGL
2 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.14%) CSS
2 1 (7.14%) SOAP
2 1 (7.14%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) XML
2 1 (7.14%) HTML5
2 1 (7.14%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) N-Tier
2 1 (7.14%) E-Learning
2 1 (7.14%) SCORM
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (7.14%) CAN bus
2 1 (7.14%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) VxWorks
2 1 (7.14%) Tizen
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) OO
3 3 (21.43%) Project Management
3 3 (21.43%) Validation
3 3 (21.43%) Scrum
3 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
4 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
4 2 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (14.29%) Software Delivery
4 2 (14.29%) SOA
4 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (7.14%) OOD
5 1 (7.14%) UML
5 1 (7.14%) OOA/OOD
5 1 (7.14%) Change Management
5 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.14%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
5 1 (7.14%) Embedded Software Development
5 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) C
1 5 (35.71%) C++
2 4 (28.57%) MATLAB
2 4 (28.57%) Java
3 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
4 2 (14.29%) C#
4 2 (14.29%) Python
5 1 (7.14%) Embedded C
5 1 (7.14%) SQL
5 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
5 1 (7.14%) VB
5 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Docker
2 1 (7.14%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.14%) MathWorks
1 1 (7.14%) Pega