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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Architecture over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Architecture
Rank 146 187 188
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +1
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 4 12 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.13% 0.23% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.29% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 19
Average daily rate £575 £400 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% -8.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £383 £395
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £630 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £463 £450
% change year-on-year
-23.24% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £47.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +18.75%
Software Architecture
London

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
2646 4153 4649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.00% 80.83% 79.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2091 3235 3366
Average daily rate £486 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.05% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £320 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 38 50
Average hourly rate £24.00 £22.25 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.86% -18.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.60 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £45.50 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Software Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Architecture across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Software Architecture also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Software Architecture.

1 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) CSS
2 6 (37.50%) HTML
3 5 (31.25%) Finance
4 4 (25.00%) Content Management
4 4 (25.00%) ServiceNow
5 3 (18.75%) MariaDB
5 3 (18.75%) Joomla!
5 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (18.75%) SDLC
5 3 (18.75%) Subversion
5 3 (18.75%) Change Management
5 3 (18.75%) Banking
5 3 (18.75%) CMS
5 3 (18.75%) Java
5 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
5 3 (18.75%) PHP
5 3 (18.75%) C++
5 3 (18.75%) MySQL
5 3 (18.75%) OO
6 2 (12.50%) Python
6 2 (12.50%) C
6 2 (12.50%) Middleware
6 2 (12.50%) SOA
6 2 (12.50%) Degree
6 2 (12.50%) Front End Development
6 2 (12.50%) HTML5
6 2 (12.50%) Low Latency
6 2 (12.50%) CSS3
7 1 (6.25%) WebSockets

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Software Architecture also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Software Architecture. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (18.75%) CMS
1 3 (18.75%) Joomla!
2 1 (6.25%) Node.js
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) AMQP
1 1 (6.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) MariaDB
1 3 (18.75%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Subversion
2 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.25%) IntelliJ
2 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.25%) JUnit
2 1 (6.25%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Financial Institution
3 1 (6.25%) Front Office
3 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Legal
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Architect
1 7 (43.75%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Senior Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Joomla! Developer
3 3 (18.75%) PHP Developer
3 3 (18.75%) PHP Joomla! Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Digital Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Lead Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Lead Solutions Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Digital Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Solutions Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Service Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Development Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Digital Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.25%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) CSS
1 6 (37.50%) HTML
2 2 (12.50%) CSS3
2 2 (12.50%) HTML5
2 2 (12.50%) Middleware
3 1 (6.25%) .NET
3 1 (6.25%) Ajax
3 1 (6.25%) Express
3 1 (6.25%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (6.25%) hapi
3 1 (6.25%) Hibernate
3 1 (6.25%) JSON
3 1 (6.25%) REST
3 1 (6.25%) RESTful
3 1 (6.25%) Spring
3 1 (6.25%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (6.25%) Web Services
3 1 (6.25%) WebSockets
3 1 (6.25%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (6.25%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Algorithms
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.25%) Clustering
1 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
1 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
1 1 (6.25%) Data Structures
1 1 (6.25%) Derivative
1 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (6.25%) Equities
1 1 (6.25%) Fixed Income
1 1 (6.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (6.25%) STB
1 1 (6.25%) VCE vBlock
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (25.00%) Content Management
3 3 (18.75%) Change Management
3 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (18.75%) OO
3 3 (18.75%) SDLC
4 2 (12.50%) Front End Development
4 2 (12.50%) Low Latency
4 2 (12.50%) SOA
5 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (6.25%) Document Management
5 1 (6.25%) Kanban
5 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.25%) Multithreading
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (6.25%) Progressive Enhancement
5 1 (6.25%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
5 1 (6.25%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) C++
1 3 (18.75%) Java
1 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
1 3 (18.75%) PHP
2 2 (12.50%) C
2 2 (12.50%) Python
3 1 (6.25%) Embedded C
3 1 (6.25%) Perl
3 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) ServiceNow
2 1 (6.25%) IBM
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) TIBCO