Period
to 22 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 22 October 2018 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
South East > Kent
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 41 -
Rank change year-on-year -6 - +58
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 8 22 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.82% 4.31% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.16% 5.38% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 20 0
Kent median daily rate £418 £343 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.90% - -
South East median daily rate £418 £350 £450
% change year-on-year +19.29% -22.22% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £43.25 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -3.89% +12.50% -

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 Kent with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 370 409 411
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 84.28% 80.20% 82.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 312 284
Kent median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £222 £231 £193
90th Percentile £600 £611 £569
South East median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 11 7
Kent median hourly rate £38.00 £25.69 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.92% +22.33% -7.69%
10th Percentile £11.85 £13.00 £15.25
90th Percentile £43.50 £47.50 £114.40
South East median hourly rate £27.00 £22.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year +21.35% -1.11% -1.81%

Software Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing Software Architecture as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

Job vacancy trend for Software Architecture in Kent

Software Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Architecture in Kent

Software Architecture
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 6 months to 22 October 2018. 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
West Malling -10 3 £418 +22.79%
Maidstone +1 2 £425 +21.43% 2
Dover - 1 - -
Software Architecture
South East

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Software Architecture also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Kent region with a requirement for Software Architecture.

1 8 (100.00%) C#
1 8 (100.00%) HTML
1 8 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 8 (100.00%) SQL
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 8 (100.00%) IIS
1 8 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) MVC
1 8 (100.00%) TDD
1 8 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 8 (100.00%) ReSharper
1 8 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 7 (87.50%) E-Commerce
3 5 (62.50%) Prototyping
3 5 (62.50%) R
3 5 (62.50%) Backbone.js
3 5 (62.50%) KnockoutJS
3 5 (62.50%) AngularJS
3 5 (62.50%) CMS
3 5 (62.50%) MVVM
3 5 (62.50%) LINQ
3 5 (62.50%) Change Management
3 5 (62.50%) Degree
3 5 (62.50%) Unit Testing
3 5 (62.50%) System Testing
3 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (62.50%) Sitecore CMS

Software Architecture
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 8 (100.00%) IIS
2 5 (62.50%) CMS
2 5 (62.50%) Sitecore CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (25.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 8 (100.00%) ReSharper
2 3 (37.50%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (37.50%) TeamCity
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (75.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 6 (75.00%) C# Developer
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Agile .NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Agile C# Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior C# .NET Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior C# Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
1 8 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 8 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 8 (100.00%) HTML
2 5 (62.50%) AngularJS
2 5 (62.50%) Backbone.js
2 5 (62.50%) KnockoutJS
2 5 (62.50%) LINQ
3 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (37.50%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) MVC
1 8 (100.00%) TDD
2 7 (87.50%) E-Commerce
3 5 (62.50%) Change Management
3 5 (62.50%) MVVM
3 5 (62.50%) Prototyping
3 5 (62.50%) System Testing
3 5 (62.50%) Unit Testing
4 2 (25.00%) OWASP
4 2 (25.00%) Secure Coding
4 2 (25.00%) Web Development
5 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) C#
1 8 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 8 (100.00%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Sitecore