The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 27 June 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.

Software Architecture
England / East Midlands
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 90 90
Rank change year-on-year -10 0  
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 3 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.20% 0.52% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.63% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 0
Median daily rate £363 £338 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.40% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £426 £488 £450
% change year-on-year -12.56% +8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.75 £40.00 £30.68
% change year-on-year +4.37% +30.39%  

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 the East Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1315 1264 1216
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 85.50% 81.71% 77.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 822 784 744
Median daily rate £410 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £292 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £580 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 32 28
Median hourly rate £35.00 £14.75 £19.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +137.28% -22.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.47 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £33.15 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Software Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 the East Midlands

Software Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Architecture in the East Midlands

Software Architecture
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Architecture in the East Midlands

Software Architecture
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Architecture within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Derbyshire -16 1 £363 +7.40%
Lincolnshire - 1 £263 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £388 -
Software Architecture
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Software Architecture.

1 6 (50.00%) Oracle
1 6 (50.00%) .NET
2 5 (41.67%) MySQL
2 5 (41.67%) Java
2 5 (41.67%) Enterprise Architecture
2 5 (41.67%) Sitecore
2 5 (41.67%) Apache Solr
2 5 (41.67%) ArchiMate
2 5 (41.67%) Translating Business Requirements
3 4 (33.33%) User Stories
3 4 (33.33%) Technical Analysis
3 4 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 4 (33.33%) Web Application Development
3 4 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 4 (33.33%) Mockito
3 4 (33.33%) MongoDB
3 4 (33.33%) WebSphere
3 4 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 4 (33.33%) JPA
3 4 (33.33%) JUnit
3 4 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 4 (33.33%) J2EE
3 4 (33.33%) Linux
3 4 (33.33%) Eclipse
3 4 (33.33%) Data Security
3 4 (33.33%) Hibernate
3 4 (33.33%) Spring
3 4 (33.33%) Software Engineering

Software Architecture
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (41.67%) Apache Solr
2 4 (33.33%) WebSphere
3 1 (8.33%) NServiceBus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) MySQL
2 4 (33.33%) MongoDB
2 4 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Eclipse
1 4 (33.33%) JUnit
1 4 (33.33%) Mockito
2 1 (8.33%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Developer
2 5 (41.67%) Designer
2 5 (41.67%) Solutions Designer
3 4 (33.33%) Java Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Architect
5 1 (8.33%) C# Architect
5 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (8.33%) PHP Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Principal Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Principal Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) .NET
2 4 (33.33%) Hibernate
2 4 (33.33%) J2EE
2 4 (33.33%) Java EE
2 4 (33.33%) JPA
2 4 (33.33%) Spring
3 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (8.33%) CSS
3 1 (8.33%) CSS3
3 1 (8.33%) Entity Framework
3 1 (8.33%) HTML
3 1 (8.33%) HTML5
3 1 (8.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) EPoS
1 1 (8.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) ArchiMate
1 5 (41.67%) Enterprise Architecture
1 5 (41.67%) Translating Business Requirements
2 4 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (33.33%) Data Security
2 4 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 4 (33.33%) Technical Analysis
2 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 4 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 4 (33.33%) User Stories
2 4 (33.33%) Web Application Development
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (8.33%) Domain-Driven Design
3 1 (8.33%) IT Strategy
3 1 (8.33%) MVC
3 1 (8.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) PHP
3 1 (8.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Oracle
2 5 (41.67%) Sitecore
3 4 (33.33%) Red Hat