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 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 / North East
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 124 59
Rank change year-on-year +74 -65  
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 7 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.22% 0.063% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.43% 0.073% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 8
Median daily rate £450 £300 £650
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -53.84%  
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 North East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 491 1375 656
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 85.69% 85.99% 79.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 887 404
Median daily rate £375 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 69 42
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.00 £16.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.78% +74.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £26.00 £11.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £36.00 £40.00
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 North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 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 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
Tyne and Wear +85 7 £450 +50.00% 1
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 North East region with a requirement for Software Architecture.

1 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (90.91%) TDD
2 6 (54.55%) HTML
2 6 (54.55%) MySQL
2 6 (54.55%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (54.55%) Scrum
2 6 (54.55%) CSS
2 6 (54.55%) JSON
2 6 (54.55%) Kanban
2 6 (54.55%) HTML5
2 6 (54.55%) MongoDB
2 6 (54.55%) Apache Cassandra
2 6 (54.55%) NoSQL
2 6 (54.55%) REST
2 6 (54.55%) CSS3
3 5 (45.45%) Django
3 5 (45.45%) Scala
3 5 (45.45%) Open Source
3 5 (45.45%) Ruby
3 5 (45.45%) Play Framework
4 4 (36.36%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (36.36%) Prototyping
4 4 (36.36%) Ajax
4 4 (36.36%) Sitecore
4 4 (36.36%) .NET
4 4 (36.36%) BDD
4 4 (36.36%) Configuration Management
5 3 (27.27%) Java
5 3 (27.27%) Puppet
5 3 (27.27%) Ruby on Rails

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (18.18%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) BGP
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco Wireless
1 1 (9.09%) DNS
1 1 (9.09%) EIGRP
1 1 (9.09%) Firewall
1 1 (9.09%) Internet
1 1 (9.09%) LAN
1 1 (9.09%) MPLS
1 1 (9.09%) NX-OS
1 1 (9.09%) TACACS
1 1 (9.09%) Telepresence
1 1 (9.09%) VoIP
1 1 (9.09%) VPN
1 1 (9.09%) WAN
1 1 (9.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (54.55%) Apache Cassandra
1 6 (54.55%) MongoDB
1 6 (54.55%) MySQL
1 6 (54.55%) NoSQL
1 6 (54.55%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
1 2 (18.18%) JIRA
1 2 (18.18%) Selenium
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Architect
2 4 (36.36%) Technical Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Digital Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Digital Technical Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Database Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Database Technical Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Java Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Java Technical Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Network Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) CSS
1 6 (54.55%) CSS3
1 6 (54.55%) HTML
1 6 (54.55%) HTML5
1 6 (54.55%) JSON
1 6 (54.55%) REST
2 5 (45.45%) Django
2 5 (45.45%) Play Framework
3 4 (36.36%) .NET
3 4 (36.36%) Ajax
4 3 (27.27%) Ruby on Rails
4 3 (27.27%) Spring
5 2 (18.18%) AngularJS
5 2 (18.18%) RESTful
5 2 (18.18%) SOAP
5 2 (18.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (18.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (18.18%) User Experience
3 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (90.91%) TDD
2 6 (54.55%) Kanban
2 6 (54.55%) Scrum
3 5 (45.45%) Open Source
4 4 (36.36%) BDD
4 4 (36.36%) Configuration Management
4 4 (36.36%) Prototyping
5 3 (27.27%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 2 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (18.18%) Line Management
6 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
6 2 (18.18%) OWASP
6 2 (18.18%) Product Management
6 2 (18.18%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (18.18%) User Stories
6 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
7 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
7 1 (9.09%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) Ruby
1 5 (45.45%) Scala
2 3 (27.27%) Java
3 2 (18.18%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
1 1 (9.09%) Master's Degree
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Docker
1 2 (18.18%) LXC
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) Puppet
2 2 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (9.09%) FortiGate
3 1 (9.09%) Netcool
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Sitecore
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco
3 1 (9.09%) Juniper
3 1 (9.09%) Palo Alto