The table below looks at the statistics for Software Architecture skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Architecture over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Architecture
London / City of London
Rank 144 146 178
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +32
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 12 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.41% 0.13% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.16% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 8
Median daily rate £525 £513 £404
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% +26.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £380 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £608 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £355 £425
% change year-on-year
+16.19% -16.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £50.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2503 2536 4117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 86.07% 84.53% 81.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1976 2000 3237
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £320 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 24 33
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.80 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.96% +63.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.16 £18.79 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +52.94%

Software Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Software Architecture as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Software Architecture
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Architecture across the City of London region.

Software Architecture Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Software Architecture
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Architecture across the City of London region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017.

Software Architecture Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Software Architecture
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Architecture across the City of London region.

Software Architecture Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 City of London region with a requirement for Software Architecture.

1 17 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (54.17%) Scrum
3 11 (45.83%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (45.83%) REST
4 10 (41.67%) Apache Cassandra
4 10 (41.67%) TDD
5 9 (37.50%) JSON
5 9 (37.50%) Kanban
5 9 (37.50%) Configuration Management
5 9 (37.50%) Java
6 7 (29.17%) Web Services
6 7 (29.17%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (25.00%) Open Source
7 6 (25.00%) CSS
7 6 (25.00%) HTML
7 6 (25.00%) OO
7 6 (25.00%) Spring
8 5 (20.83%) Ruby
8 5 (20.83%) Ajax
8 5 (20.83%) Banking
8 5 (20.83%) Workflow
8 5 (20.83%) Finance
8 5 (20.83%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
8 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
8 5 (20.83%) Django
8 5 (20.83%) QA
8 5 (20.83%) Ruby on Rails
8 5 (20.83%) Linux
8 5 (20.83%) JMS

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 4 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
1 4 (16.67%) JBoss
2 2 (8.33%) WebLogic
2 2 (8.33%) WildFly
3 1 (4.17%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (45.83%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (20.83%) IaaS
2 5 (20.83%) PaaS
3 4 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (4.17%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) DMARC
2 4 (16.67%) Internet
3 3 (12.50%) DKIM
3 3 (12.50%) SMTP
4 1 (4.17%) BIG-IP
4 1 (4.17%) DHCP
4 1 (4.17%) DNS
4 1 (4.17%) Firewall
4 1 (4.17%) LAN
4 1 (4.17%) LDAP
4 1 (4.17%) NAS
4 1 (4.17%) SAN
4 1 (4.17%) VoIP
4 1 (4.17%) WAN
4 1 (4.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (41.67%) Apache Cassandra
2 5 (20.83%) MongoDB
2 5 (20.83%) MySQL
2 5 (20.83%) NoSQL
2 5 (20.83%) Oracle Database
2 5 (20.83%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (12.50%) Data Mining
5 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (4.17%) Apache Hive
6 1 (4.17%) Big Data
6 1 (4.17%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 4 (16.67%) GitLab
1 4 (16.67%) Gradle
1 4 (16.67%) IntelliJ
1 4 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 4 (16.67%) JIRA
1 4 (16.67%) Maven
1 4 (16.67%) Subversion
General
1 5 (20.83%) Banking
1 5 (20.83%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Marketing
3 3 (12.50%) Investment Banking
4 2 (8.33%) Law
5 1 (4.17%) Billing
5 1 (4.17%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 15 (62.50%) Developer
2 7 (29.17%) Architect
3 5 (20.83%) Java Developer
4 4 (16.67%) Elasticsearch Developer
4 4 (16.67%) Lead Developer
5 3 (12.50%) Applications Developer
6 2 (8.33%) AWS Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Cloud Architect
6 2 (8.33%) Cloud Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Ruby Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Technical Architect
6 2 (8.33%) Technical Leader
7 1 (4.17%) Angular Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Digital Architect
7 1 (4.17%) Digital Technical Architect
7 1 (4.17%) Django Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Full Stack Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Node.js Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Python Developer
7 1 (4.17%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (45.83%) REST
2 9 (37.50%) JSON
3 7 (29.17%) Web Services
4 6 (25.00%) CSS
4 6 (25.00%) HTML
4 6 (25.00%) Spring
5 5 (20.83%) Ajax
5 5 (20.83%) CSS3
5 5 (20.83%) Django
5 5 (20.83%) HTML5
5 5 (20.83%) JMS
5 5 (20.83%) Kafka
5 5 (20.83%) Play Framework
5 5 (20.83%) Ruby on Rails
6 4 (16.67%) ActiveMQ
6 4 (16.67%) Apache Axis
6 4 (16.67%) Apache CXF
6 4 (16.67%) Guice
6 4 (16.67%) JPA
6 4 (16.67%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Semantic Web
2 3 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.33%) Life Science
3 2 (8.33%) User Experience
4 1 (4.17%) Algorithms
4 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.17%) Credit Risk
4 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.17%) Data Integration
4 1 (4.17%) Data Structures
4 1 (4.17%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (4.17%) Internet of Things
4 1 (4.17%) iPad
4 1 (4.17%) Market Risk
4 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Linux
1 5 (20.83%) Unix
2 1 (4.17%) Android
2 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.17%) Solaris
2 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (54.17%) Scrum
3 10 (41.67%) TDD
4 9 (37.50%) Configuration Management
4 9 (37.50%) Kanban
5 7 (29.17%) Continuous Delivery
6 6 (25.00%) OO
6 6 (25.00%) Open Source
7 5 (20.83%) Line Management
7 5 (20.83%) Prototyping
7 5 (20.83%) User Stories
7 5 (20.83%) Workflow
8 4 (16.67%) BDD
8 4 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (16.67%) CRM
8 4 (16.67%) Microservices
8 4 (16.67%) SOA
8 4 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (12.50%) Statistical Analysis
9 3 (12.50%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) Java
2 5 (20.83%) Ruby
2 5 (20.83%) Scala
3 4 (16.67%) PL/SQL
3 4 (16.67%) Shell Script
3 4 (16.67%) SQL
4 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 2 (8.33%) PHP
6 1 (4.17%) C#
6 1 (4.17%) Python
6 1 (4.17%) XAML
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
1 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) QA
2 3 (12.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.17%) Docker
1 1 (4.17%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (4.17%) VMware ESX
1 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) BladeLogic
1 1 (4.17%) Control-M
1 1 (4.17%) Marathon
1 1 (4.17%) Mesos
1 1 (4.17%) MIMEsweeper
1 1 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Identity Management
1 1 (4.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Oracle
2 4 (16.67%) Google
3 3 (12.50%) Pega
4 2 (8.33%) SAP
5 1 (4.17%) Apigee
5 1 (4.17%) Axway
5 1 (4.17%) BEA
5 1 (4.17%) Blue Coat
5 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco
5 1 (4.17%) Citrix
5 1 (4.17%) Nokia
5 1 (4.17%) Symantec
5 1 (4.17%) Teradata
5 1 (4.17%) VMware