The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Software Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Architect
Rank 560 597 586
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Software Architect 66 54 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.10% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.11% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 32 9
Median daily rate £475 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.31% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £650 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £31.44 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £31.44 -
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
46540 50073 48926
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.64% 95.00% 93.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 30705 32541 30337
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £376 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +6.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1499 1918 1984
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £41.50 £37.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Software Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Software Architect in the job title.

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 25 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Architect within the England region over the 3 months to 25 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +6 27 £503 -16.25% 5
South East +33 15 £350 - 3
West Midlands -14 14 £475 +11.76%
East of England +10 4 £480 +20.00%
Yorkshire +9 3 £575 +27.77% 2
North West +18 1 £500 +8.10% 3
South West +15 1 - -
Midlands - 1 £525 -
Software Architect
UK

Software Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, Software Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Software Architect in the job title.

1 111 (66.47%) Java
2 70 (41.92%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (38.32%) SQL
4 62 (37.13%) Oracle
5 59 (35.33%) Linux
5 59 (35.33%) Software Architecture
6 55 (32.93%) Spring
7 52 (31.14%) MongoDB
8 45 (26.95%) Puppet
9 44 (26.35%) XML
10 40 (23.95%) Maven
11 37 (22.16%) Git (software)
12 36 (21.56%) Project Planning
12 36 (21.56%) Spring Boot
13 34 (20.36%) REST
13 34 (20.36%) Open Source
13 34 (20.36%) JavaScript
14 32 (19.16%) Unix
14 32 (19.16%) RabbitMQ
15 31 (18.56%) Microservices
16 29 (17.37%) RUP
17 28 (16.77%) Waterfall
18 27 (16.17%) C++
18 27 (16.17%) Oracle OWB
19 26 (15.57%) ClearQuest
19 26 (15.57%) J2EE
19 26 (15.57%) JSON
19 26 (15.57%) Docker
20 24 (14.37%) PHP
21 23 (13.77%) .NET

Software Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 19 (11.38%) Confluence
2 17 (10.18%) WebLogic
3 11 (6.59%) Apache
4 8 (4.79%) JBoss
5 5 (2.99%) nginx
6 4 (2.40%) IIS
6 4 (2.40%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.80%) Apache Solr
7 3 (1.80%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.80%) Liferay
7 3 (1.80%) Oracle Service Bus
7 3 (1.80%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.20%) CMS
8 2 (1.20%) WildFly
9 1 (0.60%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.60%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.60%) Drupal
9 1 (0.60%) Mule
9 1 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.20%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.60%) MS Project
2 1 (0.60%) Simulink
2 1 (0.60%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 3 (1.80%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.19%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.40%) PaaS
3 2 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.20%) IaaS
4 1 (0.60%) Heroku
4 1 (0.60%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (11.38%) HTTP
2 18 (10.78%) LDAP
3 9 (5.39%) WAN
4 8 (4.79%) LAN
5 5 (2.99%) SSL
6 2 (1.20%) Internet
6 2 (1.20%) Network Security
7 1 (0.60%) Firewall
7 1 (0.60%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (31.14%) MongoDB
2 27 (16.17%) Oracle OWB
3 16 (9.58%) Oracle Database
4 7 (4.19%) NoSQL
5 6 (3.59%) Hadoop
6 5 (2.99%) Data Mining
6 5 (2.99%) MySQL
7 4 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.80%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.20%) Big Data
9 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (1.20%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.20%) Redis
9 2 (1.20%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.20%) SQL Server
9 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.60%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 40 (23.95%) Maven
2 37 (22.16%) Git (software)
3 26 (15.57%) ClearQuest
4 23 (13.77%) JIRA
5 22 (13.17%) SoapUI
6 20 (11.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 16 (9.58%) ClearCase
8 9 (5.39%) Jenkins
9 8 (4.79%) Eclipse
9 8 (4.79%) WebDriver
10 7 (4.19%) JUnit
11 5 (2.99%) IntelliJ
12 4 (2.40%) CA Gen
12 4 (2.40%) Protractor
13 3 (1.80%) Selenium
13 3 (1.80%) Visual Studio
14 2 (1.20%) Ant
14 2 (1.20%) Gradle
15 1 (0.60%) gulp
15 1 (0.60%) Hudson
General
1 5 (2.99%) Finance
1 5 (2.99%) Military
2 4 (2.40%) Automotive
2 4 (2.40%) Marketing
2 4 (2.40%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (1.80%) Back Office
4 2 (1.20%) Publishing
5 1 (0.60%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.60%) Front Office
5 1 (0.60%) Games
5 1 (0.60%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (32.93%) Spring
2 44 (26.35%) XML
3 36 (21.56%) Spring Boot
4 34 (20.36%) REST
5 32 (19.16%) RabbitMQ
6 26 (15.57%) J2EE
6 26 (15.57%) JSON
7 23 (13.77%) .NET
8 22 (13.17%) HTML
9 20 (11.98%) Hystrix
10 19 (11.38%) ELK Stack
10 19 (11.38%) Web Services
10 19 (11.38%) WireMock
11 17 (10.18%) Play Framework
11 17 (10.18%) SOAP
11 17 (10.18%) XSL
12 15 (8.98%) Java EE
13 13 (7.78%) CSS
14 11 (6.59%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 11 (6.59%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.39%) Computer Science
2 8 (4.79%) Data Conversion
2 8 (4.79%) Data Structures
3 7 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.40%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.40%) Data Integration
4 4 (2.40%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.80%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.20%) User Experience
7 1 (0.60%) Clustering
7 1 (0.60%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.60%) IVR
7 1 (0.60%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.60%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 59 (35.33%) Linux
2 32 (19.16%) Unix
3 9 (5.39%) Windows
4 6 (3.59%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.80%) Android
5 3 (1.80%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (41.92%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (35.33%) Software Architecture
3 36 (21.56%) Project Planning
4 34 (20.36%) Open Source
5 31 (18.56%) Microservices
6 29 (17.37%) RUP
7 28 (16.77%) Waterfall
8 21 (12.57%) Continuous Delivery
8 21 (12.57%) Scrum
9 19 (11.38%) Software Engineering
10 18 (10.78%) DevOps
10 18 (10.78%) SOA
10 18 (10.78%) TDD
11 14 (8.38%) Data Modelling
12 12 (7.19%) Change Management
12 12 (7.19%) Data Management
12 12 (7.19%) Master Data Management
12 12 (7.19%) Multithreading
12 12 (7.19%) UML
13 11 (6.59%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 111 (66.47%) Java
2 64 (38.32%) SQL
3 34 (20.36%) JavaScript
4 27 (16.17%) C++
5 24 (14.37%) PHP
6 21 (12.57%) PL/SQL
7 20 (11.98%) Perl
8 19 (11.38%) C#
8 19 (11.38%) Scala
9 16 (9.58%) C
10 13 (7.78%) Python
10 13 (7.78%) Shell Script
11 6 (3.59%) VB
12 5 (2.99%) Ruby
12 5 (2.99%) VB6
13 4 (2.40%) VBScript
14 3 (1.80%) MATLAB
15 2 (1.20%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.60%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.60%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (6.59%) Degree
2 9 (5.39%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.99%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.80%) ISEB
4 3 (1.80%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.60%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.39%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.20%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.20%) PA-DSS
2 2 (1.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (15.57%) Docker
2 5 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 45 (26.95%) Puppet
2 20 (11.98%) Graphite
3 9 (5.39%) Consul
4 8 (4.79%) Grafana
5 5 (2.99%) OpenAM
6 3 (1.80%) Ansible
7 2 (1.20%) Kibana
7 2 (1.20%) logstash
8 1 (0.60%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.60%) Mesos
Vendors
1 62 (37.13%) Oracle
2 19 (11.38%) Informatica
3 15 (8.98%) WSO2
4 8 (4.79%) webMethods
5 5 (2.99%) Microsoft
5 5 (2.99%) VMware
6 4 (2.40%) Apple
6 4 (2.40%) BEA
6 4 (2.40%) Sybase
7 3 (1.80%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.80%) Endeca
7 3 (1.80%) hybris
7 3 (1.80%) IBM
7 3 (1.80%) Pega
7 3 (1.80%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.60%) Cisco
8 1 (0.60%) F5
8 1 (0.60%) Rackspace
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