Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 184 182 199
Rank change year-on-year -2 +17 +20
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 19 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.37% 0.10% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.13% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 6
East of England median daily rate £550 £400 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.50% +15.32% -13.28%
10th Percentile £425 £375 £305
90th Percentile £616 £425 £469
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
East of England median hourly rate - £35.00 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -33.33% -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £31.44
% change year-on-year +28.57% +11.32% -32.39%

Software Architecture is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following 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 or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4224 3904 4675
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 82.66% 81.44% 78.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2435 2265 2738
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £224 £234
90th Percentile £575 £540 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 259 309 391
East of England median hourly rate £31.03 £31.45 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.34% +23.33% +5.99%
10th Percentile £11.52 £13.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.50 £45.45
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.72% +8.53% +18.42%

Software Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Software Architecture as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex - 17 £558 -
Suffolk +16 1 £400 -
Cambridgeshire -18 1 - - 7
Software Architecture
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 17 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (73.68%) Middleware
2 14 (73.68%) TDD
2 14 (73.68%) Software Engineering
3 13 (68.42%) SOA
3 13 (68.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (68.42%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (68.42%) DevOps
4 12 (63.16%) User Stories
4 12 (63.16%) Linux
4 12 (63.16%) Scrum
4 12 (63.16%) Kanban
5 11 (57.89%) Strategic Thinking
6 10 (52.63%) Critical Success Factor
6 10 (52.63%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (52.63%) HTTP
7 9 (47.37%) TCP/IP
7 9 (47.37%) SSL
7 9 (47.37%) Unix
7 9 (47.37%) Mac OS X
7 9 (47.37%) Ansible
7 9 (47.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (47.37%) Test Automation
8 8 (42.11%) Git (software)
8 8 (42.11%) Relational Database
8 8 (42.11%) Java
8 8 (42.11%) Subversion
9 7 (36.84%) Mentoring
9 7 (36.84%) Coaching
9 7 (36.84%) API Design

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 13 (68.42%) Amazon AWS
1 13 (68.42%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (52.63%) HTTP
2 9 (47.37%) SSL
2 9 (47.37%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.26%) Bluetooth
3 1 (5.26%) DSL
3 1 (5.26%) SMS
3 1 (5.26%) VDSL
3 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (5.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (42.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (42.11%) Git (software)
1 8 (42.11%) Subversion
2 1 (5.26%) JIRA
General
1 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 15 (78.95%) Architect
2 3 (15.79%) Technical Architect
3 2 (10.53%) C Software Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) C/C++ Software Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) C++ Software Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) DevOps Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Software Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Virtualisation Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Applications Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) AWS Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Azure Architect
4 1 (5.26%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Development Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Embedded Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Embedded Linux Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Lead Software Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Middleware Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Python Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (73.68%) Middleware
2 1 (5.26%) JSON
2 1 (5.26%) Node.js
2 1 (5.26%) React
2 1 (5.26%) REST
2 1 (5.26%) RESTful
2 1 (5.26%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.26%) Device Driver
1 1 (5.26%) Digital TV
1 1 (5.26%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (5.26%) RIA
1 1 (5.26%) STB
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) Linux
2 9 (47.37%) Mac OS X
2 9 (47.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 9 (47.37%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (73.68%) Software Engineering
2 14 (73.68%) TDD
3 13 (68.42%) DevOps
3 13 (68.42%) SOA
4 12 (63.16%) Kanban
4 12 (63.16%) Scrum
4 12 (63.16%) User Stories
5 11 (57.89%) Strategic Thinking
6 10 (52.63%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (52.63%) Critical Success Factor
7 9 (47.37%) Test Automation
8 7 (36.84%) API Design
8 7 (36.84%) Coaching
8 7 (36.84%) Mentoring
8 7 (36.84%) Open Source
9 4 (21.05%) Migration
10 2 (10.53%) Creative Thinking
11 1 (5.26%) Collaborative Working
11 1 (5.26%) Innovative Thinking
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) Java
2 4 (21.05%) C
3 3 (15.79%) C++
4 2 (10.53%) Embedded C
4 2 (10.53%) Embedded C++
4 2 (10.53%) Python
5 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (47.37%) Ansible
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) BroadSoft