The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 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 24 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
South Yorkshire / Sheffield
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 45 -
Rank change year-on-year +8 -  
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 1 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 0.43% 1.06% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 1.26% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Median daily rate - £400 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £426 £488 £435
% change year-on-year -12.56% +12.06%  
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 Sheffield with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Sheffield
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 206 318 221
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 88.79% 83.91% 80.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 243 151
Median daily rate £475 £440 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.95% +17.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £331 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £700 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 4
Median hourly rate £22.75 £14.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.50% +12.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Software Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in Sheffield

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Sheffield 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 Sheffield

Software Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Architecture in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 24 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 Sheffield region with a requirement for Software Architecture.

1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Product Management
2 3 (50.00%) User Stories
2 3 (50.00%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) CSS
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 2 (33.33%) Prototyping
3 2 (33.33%) Kanban
4 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (16.67%) TypeScript
4 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (16.67%) Microservices
4 1 (16.67%) Front End Development
4 1 (16.67%) Liferay
4 1 (16.67%) OSCache
4 1 (16.67%) RESTful
4 1 (16.67%) Apache Solr
4 1 (16.67%) HTML5
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Spring Integration
4 1 (16.67%) D3.js
4 1 (16.67%) CQRS
4 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
4 1 (16.67%) SQL

Software Architecture
Co-occurring IT Skills in Sheffield 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 1 (16.67%) Apache Solr
1 1 (16.67%) JBoss
1 1 (16.67%) Liferay
1 1 (16.67%) WebLogic
1 1 (16.67%) WebLogic Portal
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Portal
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) IntelliJ
1 1 (16.67%) Subversion
General
1 1 (16.67%) Electronics
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
1 1 (16.67%) Marketing
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Architect
1 4 (66.67%) Technical Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Java Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Designer
3 1 (16.67%) Digital Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Digital Technical Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Portal Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Agile Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Agile Java Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) AngularJS
1 2 (33.33%) CSS
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) D3.js
2 1 (16.67%) Hibernate
2 1 (16.67%) HTML5
2 1 (16.67%) J2EE
2 1 (16.67%) Java EE
2 1 (16.67%) Java SE
2 1 (16.67%) OSCache
2 1 (16.67%) RESTful
2 1 (16.67%) Spring
2 1 (16.67%) Spring Integration
2 1 (16.67%) Spring MVC
2 1 (16.67%) Spring Security
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Product Management
2 3 (50.00%) TDD
2 3 (50.00%) User Stories
3 2 (33.33%) Kanban
3 2 (33.33%) Prototyping
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) CQRS
4 1 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (16.67%) Front End Development
4 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (16.67%) Microservices
4 1 (16.67%) MVC
4 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
4 1 (16.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) ATG
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle
1 1 (16.67%) SAP