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 26 August 2016 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Architecture
Rank 164 196 194
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -2
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 14 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.40% 0.13% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.16% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 12
Median daily rate £425 £453 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.07% -17.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £233 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £628 £575 £698
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £445 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.37% +18.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £52.50 -
% change year-on-year
-23.80% -
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
3034 4482 4708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 86.36% 81.95% 79.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2436 3543 3495
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 43 47
Median hourly rate £17.25 £21.75 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.68% -1.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.01 £40.00 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +28.15%

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 26 August 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 26 August 2016, 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 13 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (64.71%) Scrum
2 11 (64.71%) Configuration Management
2 11 (64.71%) JSON
2 11 (64.71%) Kanban
2 11 (64.71%) Apache Cassandra
2 11 (64.71%) REST
2 11 (64.71%) Continuous Delivery
3 10 (58.82%) TDD
4 9 (52.94%) Line Management
5 8 (47.06%) HTML
5 8 (47.06%) CSS
6 7 (41.18%) Web Services
6 7 (41.18%) Java
6 7 (41.18%) OO
6 7 (41.18%) JMS
6 7 (41.18%) Spring
6 7 (41.18%) Ajax
6 7 (41.18%) Finance
7 6 (35.29%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (35.29%) Management Information System
7 6 (35.29%) Ruby
7 6 (35.29%) SQL
7 6 (35.29%) MySQL
7 6 (35.29%) Oracle
7 6 (35.29%) Mentoring
7 6 (35.29%) Coaching
7 6 (35.29%) User Stories
7 6 (35.29%) MongoDB
7 6 (35.29%) Play Framework

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 5 (29.41%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (11.76%) JBoss
2 2 (11.76%) WildFly
3 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (35.29%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (29.41%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Firewall
1 1 (5.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (64.71%) Apache Cassandra
2 6 (35.29%) MongoDB
2 6 (35.29%) MySQL
2 6 (35.29%) NoSQL
2 6 (35.29%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (29.41%) Oracle Database
3 5 (29.41%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Git (software)
1 5 (29.41%) GitLab
1 5 (29.41%) Gradle
1 5 (29.41%) IntelliJ
1 5 (29.41%) Jenkins
1 5 (29.41%) JIRA
1 5 (29.41%) Maven
1 5 (29.41%) Subversion
General
1 7 (41.18%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Banking
2 3 (17.65%) Law
2 3 (17.65%) Marketing
3 2 (11.76%) Front Office
3 2 (11.76%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (76.47%) Developer
2 7 (41.18%) Java Developer
3 5 (29.41%) Elasticsearch Developer
4 4 (23.53%) AWS Developer
4 4 (23.53%) Lead Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Angular Developer
5 2 (11.76%) C# Developer
5 2 (11.76%) C# WPF Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Cloud Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Front Office Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Full Stack Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Ruby Developer
5 2 (11.76%) UI Developer
5 2 (11.76%) WPF Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Django Developer
6 1 (5.88%) IT Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Lead PHP Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Network Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) PHP Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (64.71%) JSON
1 11 (64.71%) REST
2 8 (47.06%) CSS
2 8 (47.06%) HTML
3 7 (41.18%) Ajax
3 7 (41.18%) JMS
3 7 (41.18%) Spring
3 7 (41.18%) Web Services
4 6 (35.29%) CSS3
4 6 (35.29%) Django
4 6 (35.29%) HTML5
4 6 (35.29%) Play Framework
4 6 (35.29%) Ruby on Rails
5 5 (29.41%) Apache Axis
5 5 (29.41%) Apache CXF
5 5 (29.41%) Guice
5 5 (29.41%) JPA
5 5 (29.41%) Kafka
5 5 (29.41%) Spring Boot
5 5 (29.41%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Management Information System
1 6 (35.29%) Semantic Web
2 4 (23.53%) Computer Science
3 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (17.65%) Life Science
4 2 (11.76%) Algorithms
4 2 (11.76%) Data Structures
4 2 (11.76%) User Experience
5 1 (5.88%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Linux
1 5 (29.41%) Unix
2 1 (5.88%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (64.71%) Configuration Management
2 11 (64.71%) Continuous Delivery
2 11 (64.71%) Kanban
2 11 (64.71%) Scrum
3 10 (58.82%) TDD
4 9 (52.94%) Line Management
5 7 (41.18%) OO
6 6 (35.29%) Coaching
6 6 (35.29%) Mentoring
6 6 (35.29%) Open Source
6 6 (35.29%) Prototyping
6 6 (35.29%) User Stories
7 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (29.41%) Microservices
8 4 (23.53%) BDD
9 3 (17.65%) Competitive Intelligence
9 3 (17.65%) SDLC
9 3 (17.65%) Workflow
10 2 (11.76%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) Java
2 6 (35.29%) Ruby
2 6 (35.29%) Scala
2 6 (35.29%) SQL
3 5 (29.41%) PL/SQL
3 5 (29.41%) Shell Script
4 2 (11.76%) C#
4 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 2 (11.76%) XAML
5 1 (5.88%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) QA
2 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Oracle
2 5 (29.41%) Google
3 1 (5.88%) Citrix
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.88%) VMware