The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for Software Architecture skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Architecture over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Architecture
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 83 70 87
Rank change year-on-year -13 +17  
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 1 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.097% 0.67% 0.083%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.80% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 1
Median daily rate £325 £355 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.45% -3.40%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -10.38% +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% +33.33%  

Software Architecture is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 854 880 965
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 82.91% 84.37% 80.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 422 468 470
Median daily rate £405 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.21% +9.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 16 19
Median hourly rate £19.00 £33.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.42% +26.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £13.57 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Software Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire citing Software Architecture as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Architecture in Buckinghamshire

Software Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Architecture in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Architecture in Buckinghamshire

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Software Architecture also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Software Architecture.

1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (50.00%) NUnit
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Luciad
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) JavaFX
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) JPA
2 1 (50.00%) Mercurial
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) Moq
2 1 (50.00%) Mockito
2 1 (50.00%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (50.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (50.00%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) GIS
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (50.00%) IntelliJ
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) JUnit
1 1 (50.00%) Mercurial
1 1 (50.00%) Mockito
1 1 (50.00%) Moq
1 1 (50.00%) NUnit
1 1 (50.00%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (50.00%) Rational Rhapsody
1 1 (50.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (50.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
1 1 (50.00%) C# Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Development Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Software Development Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) HTML5
2 1 (50.00%) JavaFX
2 1 (50.00%) JPA
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Concurrent Programming
2 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Issue Tracking
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) UML
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Luciad