Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 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 West
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 191 201 211
Rank change year-on-year +10 +10 +1
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 15 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.26% 0.053% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.066% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 5
South West median daily rate £600 £275 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +118.18% -38.89% +5.88%
England median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South West median hourly rate - £55.00 -
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 West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4600 4555 5222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 81.17% 80.08% 79.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2904 3079 3534
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £256 £238 £255
90th Percentile £559 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 267 261
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -19.23% +41.82%
10th Percentile £12.34 £12.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £49.19
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

Software Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Architecture in the South West over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Architecture in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Architecture in the South West

Software Architecture
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 6 months to 24 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
Bristol -5 7 £375 +36.36%
Devon - 6 £600 -
Wiltshire +1 1 £530 -
Software Architecture
England

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

1 15 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (73.33%) Java
3 7 (46.67%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (40.00%) Microservices
4 6 (40.00%) Service Design
4 6 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 6 (40.00%) RESTful
5 5 (33.33%) Kanban
5 5 (33.33%) TDD
6 4 (26.67%) Scrum
6 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
6 4 (26.67%) BDD
7 3 (20.00%) SaaS
7 3 (20.00%) AngularJS
7 3 (20.00%) HTML
7 3 (20.00%) Mentoring
7 3 (20.00%) Unit Testing
7 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 3 (20.00%) PHP
7 3 (20.00%) CSS
8 2 (13.33%) OOD
8 2 (13.33%) Linux
8 2 (13.33%) C#
8 2 (13.33%) .NET
8 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
8 2 (13.33%) Adobe
8 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (13.33%) PHP 5
8 2 (13.33%) Android

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 2 (13.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (6.67%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (6.67%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (6.67%) MySQL
2 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.67%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (13.33%) Android Studio
2 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (13.33%) Maven
2 2 (13.33%) Mockito
2 2 (13.33%) SonarQube
2 2 (13.33%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (6.67%) Mercurial
3 1 (6.67%) TeamCity
3 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (6.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Developer
2 7 (46.67%) Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Android Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Data Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Integration Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Android Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Service Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Web Developer
4 1 (6.67%) .NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Applications Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Drupal Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (6.67%) Full Stack Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Information Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Salesforce Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Salesforce Technical Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (40.00%) RESTful
2 3 (20.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (20.00%) CSS
2 3 (20.00%) HTML
3 2 (13.33%) .NET
3 2 (13.33%) Android SDK
3 2 (13.33%) JSR 170
3 2 (13.33%) Laravel
3 2 (13.33%) OSGi
3 2 (13.33%) PowerMock
3 2 (13.33%) React
3 2 (13.33%) Sass
4 1 (6.67%) jQuery
4 1 (6.67%) Visualforce
4 1 (6.67%) Web Services
4 1 (6.67%) WPF
4 1 (6.67%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) Mobile App
2 2 (13.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Android
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 6 (40.00%) Microservices
2 6 (40.00%) Service Design
3 5 (33.33%) Kanban
3 5 (33.33%) TDD
4 4 (26.67%) BDD
4 4 (26.67%) Scrum
5 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 3 (20.00%) Unit Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Android Development
6 2 (13.33%) Coaching
6 2 (13.33%) Content Management
6 2 (13.33%) Loose Coupling
6 2 (13.33%) OOD
6 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
6 2 (13.33%) Web Design
6 2 (13.33%) Web Development
7 1 (6.67%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) Java
2 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (20.00%) PHP
3 2 (13.33%) C#
3 2 (13.33%) PHP 5
4 1 (6.67%) Apex Code
4 1 (6.67%) C++
4 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
4 1 (6.67%) Python
4 1 (6.67%) Ruby
4 1 (6.67%) SOQL
4 1 (6.67%) SOSL
4 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Adobe
1 2 (13.33%) Coverity
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Salesforce.com