The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 3 months to 28 March 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 West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 130 145
Rank change year-on-year +4 +15  
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 11 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.43% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.17% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -10.55% +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £55.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +46.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% +33.33%  

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 South West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2099 2325 2484
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 81.64% 79.84% 78.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1376 1533 1602
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 138 87
Median hourly rate £39.00 £42.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +20.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £27.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.20 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Software Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 South West

Software Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Architecture in the South West

Software Architecture
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Architecture in the South West

Software Architecture
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 West region with a requirement for Software Architecture.

1 14 (93.33%) Java
1 14 (93.33%) Web Services
2 13 (86.67%) Spring
3 12 (80.00%) Hibernate
3 12 (80.00%) Endeca
3 12 (80.00%) WebSphere
3 12 (80.00%) Load Testing
3 12 (80.00%) QA
3 12 (80.00%) Capacity Planning
3 12 (80.00%) iPad
3 12 (80.00%) XML
3 12 (80.00%) XSLT
3 12 (80.00%) JDBC
3 12 (80.00%) JSP
3 12 (80.00%) Servlets
3 12 (80.00%) SOAP
3 12 (80.00%) Struts
3 12 (80.00%) J2EE
3 12 (80.00%) Oracle
3 12 (80.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 12 (80.00%) WebLogic
3 12 (80.00%) JBoss
3 12 (80.00%) Apache
3 12 (80.00%) E-Commerce
3 12 (80.00%) JMS
3 12 (80.00%) B2B
3 12 (80.00%) B2C
3 12 (80.00%) Internet
3 12 (80.00%) JMX
3 12 (80.00%) ATG

Software Architecture
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 12 (80.00%) Apache
1 12 (80.00%) CMS
1 12 (80.00%) JBoss
1 12 (80.00%) WebLogic
1 12 (80.00%) WebSphere
1 12 (80.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (6.67%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (80.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (80.00%) Endeca
2 1 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (6.67%) Mercurial
1 1 (6.67%) Rational DOORS
Job Titles
1 12 (80.00%) Architect
2 3 (20.00%) Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Java Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Software Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Java Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Angular Developer
4 1 (6.67%) C# Developer
4 1 (6.67%) C# Software Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Java Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Java Software Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (93.33%) Web Services
2 13 (86.67%) Spring
3 12 (80.00%) Hibernate
3 12 (80.00%) J2EE
3 12 (80.00%) JDBC
3 12 (80.00%) JMS
3 12 (80.00%) JMX
3 12 (80.00%) JSP
3 12 (80.00%) Servlets
3 12 (80.00%) SOAP
3 12 (80.00%) Struts
3 12 (80.00%) XML
3 12 (80.00%) XSLT
4 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
4 2 (13.33%) CSS
4 2 (13.33%) HTML
5 1 (6.67%) Apache Camel
5 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (6.67%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 12 (80.00%) iPad
1 12 (80.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Android
1 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) B2B
1 12 (80.00%) B2C
1 12 (80.00%) Capacity Planning
1 12 (80.00%) Content Management
1 12 (80.00%) E-Commerce
1 12 (80.00%) High Availability
1 12 (80.00%) Load Testing
1 12 (80.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (6.67%) MVC
3 1 (6.67%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (6.67%) OOD
3 1 (6.67%) OOP
3 1 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) Requirements Engineering
3 1 (6.67%) TDD
3 1 (6.67%) UML
3 1 (6.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 14 (93.33%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) C#
2 1 (6.67%) C++
2 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.67%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (80.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) ATG
1 12 (80.00%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) Google
2 1 (6.67%) Luciad
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