Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 19 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 West
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 184 219 229
Rank change year-on-year +35 +10 -32
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 15 4 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.27% 0.059% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.070% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 8
North West median daily rate £450 £544 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.24% +29.46% -12.73%
10th Percentile £287 £522 £329
90th Percentile £549 £556 £518
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West 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 West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4593 5726 6975
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 81.31% 83.84% 81.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2929 3694 4234
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £255
90th Percentile £588 £556 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £422
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.62% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 166 284
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £22.42 £30.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.41% -26.53% +67.60%
10th Percentile £11.67 £12.13 £12.40
90th Percentile £51.71 £53.00 £52.47
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.41 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.70% +8.49% +18.42%

Software Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Architecture in the North West

Software Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Architecture in the North West

Software Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Architecture in the North West over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Architecture in the North West

Software Architecture
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Architecture in the North West

Software Architecture
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 6 months to 19 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
Manchester +34 12 £425 - 3
Cheshire - 2 £485 -
Merseyside - 1 £600 -
Software Architecture
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 West region with a requirement for Software Architecture.

1 13 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (80.00%) Software Engineering
3 11 (73.33%) RESTful
3 11 (73.33%) JSON
3 11 (73.33%) JIRA
3 11 (73.33%) XML
3 11 (73.33%) Windows
3 11 (73.33%) Linux
3 11 (73.33%) Cybersecurity
3 11 (73.33%) GPG13
3 11 (73.33%) GitLab
3 11 (73.33%) Elastic Stack
4 10 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (53.33%) DevOps
5 8 (53.33%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (46.67%) logstash
6 7 (46.67%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (46.67%) Kibana
6 7 (46.67%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (46.67%) Amazon S3
6 7 (46.67%) SC Cleared
6 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
7 5 (33.33%) Web Services
8 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
8 2 (13.33%) Banking
9 1 (6.67%) RIA
9 1 (6.67%) Multithreading
9 1 (6.67%) OpenUP
9 1 (6.67%) Qt
9 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking

Software Architecture
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 7 (46.67%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 8 (53.33%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (46.67%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (46.67%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) SMS
Development Applications
1 11 (73.33%) GitLab
1 11 (73.33%) JIRA
General
1 2 (13.33%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (40.00%) Software Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) AWS DevOps
3 4 (26.67%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) AWS Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) Operations Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) Architect
4 2 (13.33%) AWS Software Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Security Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) C++ Developer
5 1 (6.67%) C++ Software Developer
5 1 (6.67%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Security Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Software Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (73.33%) Elastic Stack
1 11 (73.33%) JSON
1 11 (73.33%) RESTful
1 11 (73.33%) XML
2 5 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (6.67%) .NET
3 1 (6.67%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 10 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (6.67%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Linux
1 11 (73.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (80.00%) Software Engineering
3 11 (73.33%) Cybersecurity
4 8 (53.33%) DevOps
5 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
6 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
6 1 (6.67%) High Availability
6 1 (6.67%) Microservices
6 1 (6.67%) Multithreading
6 1 (6.67%) OpenUP
6 1 (6.67%) Scrum
6 1 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (6.67%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) C++
1 1 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) SC Cleared
1 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (73.33%) GPG13
Systems Management
1 7 (46.67%) Kibana
1 7 (46.67%) logstash