The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Architect
Rank 528 563 567
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Software Architect 99 35 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.069% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.073% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 16 13
Average daily rate £500 £450 £494
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -8.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £450 £473
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £51.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £51.25 -
Software Architect
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48697 48044 46983
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 95.04% 94.77% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 32114 29627 29164
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1383 1932 1948
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Software Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Architect in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Architect Jobs Demand Trend in England

Software Architect
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Architect across the England region.

Software Architect Daily Rate Trend in England

Software Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Architect across the England region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Software Architect Daily Rate Histogram in England

Software Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Architect across the England region.

Software Architect Hourly Rate Trend in England

Software Architect
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Architect within the England region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands +55 67 £500 +5.26% 2
London +10 20 £461 -13.17% 5
South East -33 5 £650 +52.94% 3
Yorkshire +3 3 £700 +16.66% 3
South West +9 2 £500 - 2
Midlands - 1 £550 -
North East - 1 £305 -
Software Architect
UK

Software Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Software Architect in their job title 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 with Software Architect in their job title.

1 97 (70.80%) Java
2 67 (48.91%) Software Architecture
3 59 (43.07%) MongoDB
3 59 (43.07%) Spring
4 57 (41.61%) Oracle
5 56 (40.88%) SQL
6 53 (38.69%) Agile Software Development
7 51 (37.23%) Puppet
8 46 (33.58%) Linux
9 42 (30.66%) Maven
10 41 (29.93%) JavaScript
11 40 (29.20%) Spring Boot
12 39 (28.47%) Git (software)
13 34 (24.82%) Waterfall
14 33 (24.09%) RUP
15 32 (23.36%) Project Planning
16 31 (22.63%) Oracle OWB
17 29 (21.17%) ClearQuest
17 29 (21.17%) Microservices
18 28 (20.44%) PL/SQL
19 27 (19.71%) WebLogic
19 27 (19.71%) RabbitMQ
20 26 (18.98%) Scala
21 23 (16.79%) Open Source
21 23 (16.79%) JSON
21 23 (16.79%) Unix
21 23 (16.79%) Docker
22 22 (16.06%) SOAP
22 22 (16.06%) J2EE
22 22 (16.06%) Play Framework

Software Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Software Architect in their job title 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 with Software Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 27 (19.71%) WebLogic
2 20 (14.60%) Node.js
3 19 (13.87%) Confluence
4 6 (4.38%) Oracle Service Bus
5 5 (3.65%) Liferay
5 5 (3.65%) WebLogic Portal
6 4 (2.92%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (1.46%) Apache Spark
7 2 (1.46%) Mule
7 2 (1.46%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.73%) Apache
8 1 (0.73%) AquaLogic
8 1 (0.73%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.73%) CMS
8 1 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.73%) JBoss
8 1 (0.73%) nginx
8 1 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.73%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 3 (2.19%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.73%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.84%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.92%) Heroku
4 2 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.46%) IaaS
4 2 (1.46%) SaaS
5 1 (0.73%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.73%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.73%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.11%) LDAP
2 6 (4.38%) HTTP
3 4 (2.92%) Internet
4 3 (2.19%) LAN
4 3 (2.19%) WAN
5 2 (1.46%) Network Security
6 1 (0.73%) OpenFlow
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (43.07%) MongoDB
2 31 (22.63%) Oracle OWB
3 17 (12.41%) Oracle Database
4 12 (8.76%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (2.92%) Big Data
5 4 (2.92%) SQL Server
6 3 (2.19%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (2.19%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.19%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.19%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (2.19%) Redis
6 3 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.46%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.46%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.73%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.73%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 42 (30.66%) Maven
2 39 (28.47%) Git (software)
3 29 (21.17%) ClearQuest
4 21 (15.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 21 (15.33%) ClearCase
4 21 (15.33%) JIRA
5 19 (13.87%) SoapUI
6 16 (11.68%) WebDriver
7 9 (6.57%) JUnit
8 6 (4.38%) Jenkins
9 5 (3.65%) Selenium
10 4 (2.92%) JMeter
11 3 (2.19%) CA Gen
12 2 (1.46%) Protractor
13 1 (0.73%) Ant
13 1 (0.73%) CruiseControl
13 1 (0.73%) Grunt
13 1 (0.73%) gulp
13 1 (0.73%) Hudson
13 1 (0.73%) JIRA Agile
General
1 9 (6.57%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (2.19%) Back Office
3 2 (1.46%) Marketing
4 1 (0.73%) Automotive
4 1 (0.73%) Finance
4 1 (0.73%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.73%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.73%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (43.07%) Spring
2 40 (29.20%) Spring Boot
3 27 (19.71%) RabbitMQ
4 23 (16.79%) JSON
5 22 (16.06%) J2EE
5 22 (16.06%) Play Framework
5 22 (16.06%) SOAP
6 20 (14.60%) ELK Stack
6 20 (14.60%) XML
7 18 (13.14%) REST
7 18 (13.14%) Web Services
8 17 (12.41%) Swagger
9 15 (10.95%) Java EE
10 14 (10.22%) .NET
10 14 (10.22%) HTML
11 13 (9.49%) XSL
12 12 (8.76%) AngularJS
13 10 (7.30%) JMS
13 10 (7.30%) JPA
13 10 (7.30%) JTA
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.65%) Data Centre
2 5 (3.65%) Data Conversion
2 5 (3.65%) Data Structures
3 4 (2.92%) Data Integration
3 4 (2.92%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.19%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.46%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.73%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.73%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.73%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 46 (33.58%) Linux
2 23 (16.79%) Unix
3 3 (2.19%) Windows
3 3 (2.19%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.73%) AIX
4 1 (0.73%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (48.91%) Software Architecture
2 53 (38.69%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (24.82%) Waterfall
4 33 (24.09%) RUP
5 32 (23.36%) Project Planning
6 29 (21.17%) Microservices
7 23 (16.79%) Open Source
8 20 (14.60%) Scrum
9 18 (13.14%) Continuous Delivery
10 14 (10.22%) SDLC
11 13 (9.49%) Static Code Analysis
12 12 (8.76%) SOA
13 11 (8.03%) Migration
14 10 (7.30%) Workflow
15 9 (6.57%) Change Management
15 9 (6.57%) Content Management
15 9 (6.57%) Data Management
15 9 (6.57%) Defect Tracking
16 8 (5.84%) Data Modelling
16 8 (5.84%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 97 (70.80%) Java
2 56 (40.88%) SQL
3 41 (29.93%) JavaScript
4 28 (20.44%) PL/SQL
5 26 (18.98%) Scala
6 16 (11.68%) Shell Script
7 10 (7.30%) Perl
8 7 (5.11%) C#
9 6 (4.38%) C++
9 6 (4.38%) PHP
9 6 (4.38%) Python
10 3 (2.19%) C
10 3 (2.19%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.46%) Clojure
11 2 (1.46%) R
11 2 (1.46%) Ruby
12 1 (0.73%) Erlang
12 1 (0.73%) Go
Qualifications
1 7 (5.11%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.65%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.92%) Degree
4 2 (1.46%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.38%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.19%) QA
System Software
1 23 (16.79%) Docker
2 2 (1.46%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 51 (37.23%) Puppet
2 21 (15.33%) Graphite
3 16 (11.68%) Grafana
4 3 (2.19%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.46%) StatsD
6 1 (0.73%) Kibana
6 1 (0.73%) logstash
Vendors
1 57 (41.61%) Oracle
2 20 (14.60%) Informatica
3 15 (10.95%) WSO2
4 14 (10.22%) Pega
5 7 (5.11%) webMethods
6 6 (4.38%) BEA
7 3 (2.19%) Microsoft
8 2 (1.46%) Apigee
8 2 (1.46%) Citrix
8 2 (1.46%) Mashery
8 2 (1.46%) Tableau
8 2 (1.46%) Teradata
9 1 (0.73%) Axway
9 1 (0.73%) Cognos
9 1 (0.73%) IBM
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