The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 23 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 of England
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 127 128 145
Rank change year-on-year +1 +17  
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 9 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.39% 0.078% 0.098%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.098% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 1
Median daily rate £618 £500 £555
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.50% -9.90%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £488 £438
% change year-on-year -14.35% +11.42%  
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 of England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1960 2043 2442
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 84.34% 80.15% 79.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1134 1179 1461
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 153 177
Median hourly rate £33.00 £27.62 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.47% -16.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £47.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Software Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Software Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Architecture in the East of England

Software Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Architecture in the East of England over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Architecture in the East of England

Software Architecture
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Architecture in the East of England

Software Architecture
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 23 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
Essex - 9 £618 -
Software Architecture
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 of England region with a requirement for Software Architecture.

1 9 (81.82%) Linux
2 8 (72.73%) HTTP
2 8 (72.73%) Software Engineering
2 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (63.64%) TDD
3 7 (63.64%) Kanban
3 7 (63.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (63.64%) Git (software)
3 7 (63.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (63.64%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (63.64%) User Stories
3 7 (63.64%) Scrum
3 7 (63.64%) TCP/IP
3 7 (63.64%) SSL
3 7 (63.64%) Java
3 7 (63.64%) Unix
3 7 (63.64%) Mac OS X
3 7 (63.64%) Middleware
3 7 (63.64%) DevOps
4 6 (54.55%) Ansible
4 6 (54.55%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (54.55%) Open Source
4 6 (54.55%) Test Automation
4 6 (54.55%) SOA
5 5 (45.45%) Subversion
5 5 (45.45%) Relational Database
5 5 (45.45%) Critical Success Factor
5 5 (45.45%) API Design
6 4 (36.36%) Mentoring
6 4 (36.36%) Coaching

Software Architecture
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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:

Cloud Services
1 7 (63.64%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (72.73%) HTTP
2 7 (63.64%) SSL
2 7 (63.64%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (63.64%) Git (software)
2 5 (45.45%) Subversion
3 1 (9.09%) JIRA
3 1 (9.09%) Moq
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Architect
2 3 (27.27%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (18.18%) C# Developer
3 2 (18.18%) C# WPF Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Developer
3 2 (18.18%) WPF Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) AWS Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Azure Architect
4 1 (9.09%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) C/C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Development Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) DevOps Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Embedded Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Embedded Linux Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Middleware Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) SOA Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (63.64%) Middleware
2 2 (18.18%) WPF
3 1 (9.09%) JSON
3 1 (9.09%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
1 1 (9.09%) Device Driver
1 1 (9.09%) Digital TV
1 1 (9.09%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (9.09%) RIA
1 1 (9.09%) STB
Operating Systems
1 9 (81.82%) Linux
2 7 (63.64%) Mac OS X
2 7 (63.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 7 (63.64%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (72.73%) Software Engineering
2 7 (63.64%) DevOps
2 7 (63.64%) Kanban
2 7 (63.64%) Scrum
2 7 (63.64%) TDD
2 7 (63.64%) User Stories
3 6 (54.55%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (54.55%) Open Source
3 6 (54.55%) SOA
3 6 (54.55%) Test Automation
4 5 (45.45%) API Design
4 5 (45.45%) Critical Success Factor
5 4 (36.36%) Coaching
5 4 (36.36%) Mentoring
6 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (9.09%) Mathematics
7 1 (9.09%) Multithreading
7 1 (9.09%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) Java
2 2 (18.18%) C
2 2 (18.18%) C#
2 2 (18.18%) C++
3 1 (9.09%) Embedded C
3 1 (9.09%) Embedded C++
3 1 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (54.55%) Ansible