Period
to 25 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 25 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 > North East
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 159 104
Rank change year-on-year +64 -55 -4
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 10 4 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.82% 0.15% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 0.18% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 12
North East median daily rate £425 £531 £645
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -17.64% +25.85%
10th Percentile £367 £377 £541
90th Percentile £450 £630 £685
England median daily rate £500 £489 £450
% change year-on-year +2.30% +8.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
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 North East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1025 2252 1700
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 84.22% 84.31% 83.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 688 1563 1080
North East median daily rate £380 £350 £402
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -12.83% +7.07%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £255
90th Percentile £550 £525 £591
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 92 74
North East median hourly rate £23.50 £28.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.07% +62.32% -8.73%
10th Percentile £9.93 £11.01 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £36.00 £35.25
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

Software Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Architecture in the North East

Software Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Architecture in the North East

Software Architecture
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 6 months to 25 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
Tyne and Wear +69 9 £425 -20.00%
Durham - 1 £340 -
Software Architecture
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 North East region with a requirement for Software Architecture.

1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (100.00%) TDD
2 9 (90.00%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (90.00%) HTML
2 9 (90.00%) CSS
3 8 (80.00%) Java
3 8 (80.00%) Microservices
4 7 (70.00%) BDD
5 6 (60.00%) Scrum
5 6 (60.00%) Kanban
6 5 (50.00%) Git (software)
6 5 (50.00%) HTML5
6 5 (50.00%) Spring
7 4 (40.00%) Spring MVC
7 4 (40.00%) MVC
7 4 (40.00%) JUnit
7 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
7 4 (40.00%) SQL
7 4 (40.00%) JSP
7 4 (40.00%) XML
7 4 (40.00%) XSD
7 4 (40.00%) Hamcrest
7 4 (40.00%) jQuery
7 4 (40.00%) Firebug
7 4 (40.00%) Unit Testing
7 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (40.00%) Spring Boot
7 4 (40.00%) Gradle
7 4 (40.00%) Jenkins
8 3 (30.00%) Front End Development

Software Architecture
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 9 (90.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (20.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (20.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (20.00%) MySQL
2 2 (20.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (40.00%) Firebug
2 4 (40.00%) Gradle
2 4 (40.00%) Hamcrest
2 4 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (40.00%) JUnit
3 1 (10.00%) GoogleTest
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Developer
1 8 (80.00%) Senior Developer
2 7 (70.00%) Agile Developer
2 7 (70.00%) Agile Java Developer
2 7 (70.00%) Java Developer
2 7 (70.00%) Senior Agile Developer
2 7 (70.00%) Senior Agile Java Developer
2 7 (70.00%) Senior Java Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Technical Architect
4 1 (10.00%) C++ Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Database Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Database Technical Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Java Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Java Technical Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Senior C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (90.00%) CSS
1 9 (90.00%) HTML
2 5 (50.00%) HTML5
2 5 (50.00%) Spring
3 4 (40.00%) jQuery
3 4 (40.00%) JSP
3 4 (40.00%) Spring Boot
3 4 (40.00%) Spring MVC
3 4 (40.00%) XML
3 4 (40.00%) XSD
4 3 (30.00%) AngularJS
4 3 (30.00%) Java EE
4 3 (30.00%) Java SE
4 3 (30.00%) RESTful
5 2 (20.00%) Ajax
5 2 (20.00%) CSS3
5 2 (20.00%) JSON
5 2 (20.00%) REST
6 1 (10.00%) Play Framework
6 1 (10.00%) Ruby on Rails
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (100.00%) TDD
2 8 (80.00%) Microservices
3 7 (70.00%) BDD
4 6 (60.00%) Kanban
4 6 (60.00%) Scrum
5 4 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (40.00%) MVC
5 4 (40.00%) Unit Testing
6 3 (30.00%) CQRS
6 3 (30.00%) Front End Development
6 3 (30.00%) Mentoring
7 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
7 2 (20.00%) Product Management
7 2 (20.00%) Prototyping
7 2 (20.00%) User Stories
8 1 (10.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 1 (10.00%) Open Source
8 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
8 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) Java
2 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) C++
3 1 (10.00%) Ruby
3 1 (10.00%) Scala
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Puppet