Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 18 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 > South East
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 312 357 344
Rank change year-on-year +45 -13 -19
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 59 28 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.35% 0.17% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.20% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 15 27
South East median daily rate £350 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +28.57% -6.67%
10th Percentile £331 £325 £282
90th Percentile £538 £565 £618
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 0
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 -
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 South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 13836 13829 15777
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.87% 82.62% 80.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 8286 8360 9398
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.43% +4.13%
10th Percentile £263 £251 £255
90th Percentile £575 £563 £533
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 458 551 603
South East median hourly rate £23.07 £26.50 £26.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.94% +1.57% +49.09%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.65
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.41 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.68% +8.49% +18.42%

Software Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Architecture in the South East

Software Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Architecture in the South East

Software Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Architecture in the South East over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Architecture in the South East

Software Architecture
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Architecture in the South East

Software Architecture
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Architecture in the South East over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Architecture in the South East

Software Architecture
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South East region over the 6 months to 18 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
Kent - 21 £345 -
Surrey -4 16 £450 - 1
West Sussex +1 9 - - 1
Thames Valley -10 8 £500 +25.00% 3
Berkshire +6 5 £450 +12.50% 2
Oxfordshire - 3 £525 -
Sussex - 3 £525 -
East Sussex 0 1 £435 +16.00%
Software Architecture
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 South East region with a requirement for Software Architecture.

1 43 (72.88%) TDD
2 37 (62.71%) HTML
2 37 (62.71%) CSS
3 34 (57.63%) Git (software)
4 33 (55.93%) AngularJS
5 31 (52.54%) Prototyping
5 31 (52.54%) Web Services
6 29 (49.15%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (40.68%) SQL Server
8 22 (37.29%) C#
8 22 (37.29%) .NET
8 22 (37.29%) MVC
9 21 (35.59%) .NET Framework
9 21 (35.59%) E-Commerce
9 21 (35.59%) ASP.NET Web API
9 21 (35.59%) Backbone.js
9 21 (35.59%) KnockoutJS
9 21 (35.59%) SQL Server 2012
9 21 (35.59%) OWASP
9 21 (35.59%) MVVM
10 19 (32.20%) C++
10 19 (32.20%) Windows
11 18 (30.51%) Scrum
12 16 (27.12%) OO
13 15 (25.42%) MySQL
13 15 (25.42%) REST
13 15 (25.42%) Test Automation
13 15 (25.42%) Mentoring
13 15 (25.42%) User Experience
14 13 (22.03%) Yocto

Software Architecture
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 12 (20.34%) CMS
1 12 (20.34%) IIS
1 12 (20.34%) Sitecore CMS
2 9 (15.25%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.39%) Apache TomEE
3 2 (3.39%) Confluence
3 2 (3.39%) GlassFish
3 2 (3.39%) JBoss
3 2 (3.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (3.39%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (3.39%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.08%) SaaS
2 2 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.39%) Bluemix
2 2 (3.39%) Google App Engine
2 2 (3.39%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (3.39%) Google Compute Engine
2 2 (3.39%) IBM Cloud
2 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.39%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.39%) VoIP
2 1 (1.69%) Internet
2 1 (1.69%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (40.68%) SQL Server
2 21 (35.59%) SQL Server 2012
3 15 (25.42%) MySQL
4 8 (13.56%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (10.17%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (10.17%) MongoDB
5 6 (10.17%) NoSQL
6 2 (3.39%) Big Data
7 1 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 34 (57.63%) Git (software)
2 13 (22.03%) GoogleTest
3 12 (20.34%) ReSharper
4 9 (15.25%) Jenkins
4 9 (15.25%) Selenium
5 7 (11.86%) Mocha
6 3 (5.08%) Subversion
7 2 (3.39%) Artifactory
7 2 (3.39%) Bitbucket
7 2 (3.39%) Cucumber
7 2 (3.39%) FishEye
7 2 (3.39%) JIRA
7 2 (3.39%) JIRA Agile
7 2 (3.39%) jMock
7 2 (3.39%) JUnit
7 2 (3.39%) Maven
7 2 (3.39%) Mockito
8 1 (1.69%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (6.78%) Finance
2 2 (3.39%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.69%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.69%) Automotive
3 1 (1.69%) Games
Job Titles
1 38 (64.41%) Developer
2 21 (35.59%) .NET Developer
2 21 (35.59%) C# .NET Developer
2 21 (35.59%) C# Developer
3 11 (18.64%) Architect
4 7 (11.86%) C++ Developer
4 7 (11.86%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 7 (11.86%) Senior C++ Developer
4 7 (11.86%) Senior Developer
5 6 (10.17%) Linux Engineer
5 6 (10.17%) Technical Architect
6 5 (8.47%) Digital Architect
7 3 (5.08%) GUI Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Business Architect
8 2 (3.39%) Cloud Architect
8 2 (3.39%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (3.39%) Integration Architect
8 2 (3.39%) IT Architect
8 2 (3.39%) IT Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (3.39%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (62.71%) CSS
1 37 (62.71%) HTML
2 33 (55.93%) AngularJS
3 31 (52.54%) Web Services
4 22 (37.29%) .NET
5 21 (35.59%) .NET Framework
5 21 (35.59%) ASP.NET Web API
5 21 (35.59%) Backbone.js
5 21 (35.59%) KnockoutJS
6 15 (25.42%) REST
7 13 (22.03%) Yocto
8 12 (20.34%) LINQ
9 10 (16.95%) SOAP
10 9 (15.25%) Hibernate
10 9 (15.25%) Node.js
11 8 (13.56%) CSS3
11 8 (13.56%) HTML5
12 7 (11.86%) Chai
12 7 (11.86%) JAX-WS
12 7 (11.86%) OpenLayers
Miscellaneous
1 15 (25.42%) User Experience
2 3 (5.08%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.39%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.39%) IVR
3 2 (3.39%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 19 (32.20%) Windows
2 13 (22.03%) Linux
3 12 (20.34%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (72.88%) TDD
2 31 (52.54%) Prototyping
3 29 (49.15%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (37.29%) MVC
5 21 (35.59%) E-Commerce
5 21 (35.59%) MVVM
5 21 (35.59%) OWASP
6 18 (30.51%) Scrum
7 16 (27.12%) OO
8 15 (25.42%) Mentoring
8 15 (25.42%) Test Automation
9 11 (18.64%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (16.95%) Software Engineering
11 8 (13.56%) Continuous Delivery
11 8 (13.56%) Kanban
11 8 (13.56%) User Stories
12 7 (11.86%) Configuration Management
12 7 (11.86%) Front End Development
12 7 (11.86%) System Testing
13 6 (10.17%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (37.29%) C#
2 19 (32.20%) C++
3 12 (20.34%) Java
3 12 (20.34%) JavaScript
4 9 (15.25%) VB.NET
5 6 (10.17%) Ruby
5 6 (10.17%) Scala
6 4 (6.78%) SQL
7 2 (3.39%) ActionScript
7 2 (3.39%) ActionScript 2.0
7 2 (3.39%) C
7 2 (3.39%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (13.56%) Degree
2 2 (3.39%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.69%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) RosettaNet
2 1 (1.69%) Def Stans
2 1 (1.69%) MISRA
2 1 (1.69%) MISRA C
2 1 (1.69%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.69%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (20.34%) Sitecore
2 5 (8.47%) Oracle
3 3 (5.08%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.39%) Google
4 2 (3.39%) HP
4 2 (3.39%) IBM
4 2 (3.39%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.69%) Green Hills