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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Architect
UK / England
Rank 524 556 557
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Software Architect 41 39 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.099% 0.084% 0.075%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.088% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 17 18
Median daily rate £463 £475 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.63% -2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £375 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £538 £513
% change year-on-year
-25.58% +4.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £55.00

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
39269 44133 43974
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.71% 94.89% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 25773 28481 28114
Median daily rate £425 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1341 1605 1770
Median hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.12% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 +17 26 £625 +35.86% 5
South East +19 10 £375 -18.47% 1
East Midlands +4 3 - -
West Midlands -17 1 £513 -6.81% 2
East of England - 1 - - 1
Software Architect
UK

Software Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 62 (62.63%) Java
2 48 (48.48%) Oracle
3 41 (41.41%) SQL
4 40 (40.40%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (31.31%) Software Architecture
6 27 (27.27%) XML
6 27 (27.27%) Linux
6 27 (27.27%) SOA
7 26 (26.26%) Spring
8 25 (25.25%) Unix
9 24 (24.24%) C++
10 23 (23.23%) Software Engineering
10 23 (23.23%) Scrum
11 21 (21.21%) J2EE
11 21 (21.21%) REST
12 19 (19.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 19 (19.19%) PL/SQL
12 19 (19.19%) Data Modelling
13 18 (18.18%) C
13 18 (18.18%) Perl
13 18 (18.18%) Project Planning
14 17 (17.17%) JavaScript
14 17 (17.17%) C#
14 17 (17.17%) Web Services
15 16 (16.16%) UML
15 16 (16.16%) OOA/OOD
15 16 (16.16%) OO
15 16 (16.16%) Data Warehouse
15 16 (16.16%) JIRA
16 15 (15.15%) Computer Science

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 (19.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 13 (13.13%) Apache
3 12 (12.12%) Confluence
4 7 (7.07%) WebLogic
5 6 (6.06%) Oracle Workflow
6 5 (5.05%) JBoss
7 3 (3.03%) Liferay
8 2 (2.02%) WebSphere
9 1 (1.01%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (1.01%) CMS
9 1 (1.01%) Drupal
9 1 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (1.01%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (5.05%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.03%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.07%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (6.06%) PaaS
3 3 (3.03%) Data Lake Analytics
3 3 (3.03%) IaaS
4 2 (2.02%) Office 365
5 1 (1.01%) Google App Engine
5 1 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.01%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.12%) LDAP
2 3 (3.03%) LAN
2 3 (3.03%) WAN
3 1 (1.01%) Firewall
3 1 (1.01%) HTTP
3 1 (1.01%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (16.16%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (12.12%) Oracle OWB
3 8 (8.08%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (6.06%) MongoDB
4 6 (6.06%) Oracle Database
4 6 (6.06%) SQL Server
5 5 (5.05%) NoSQL
6 3 (3.03%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (3.03%) Big Data
6 3 (3.03%) Data Mining
6 3 (3.03%) Hadoop
6 3 (3.03%) MySQL
6 3 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (3.03%) Power BI
6 3 (3.03%) QlikView
6 3 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (3.03%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (16.16%) JIRA
2 11 (11.11%) ClearQuest
3 10 (10.10%) Maven
4 9 (9.09%) ClearCase
5 8 (8.08%) Git (software)
6 6 (6.06%) Oracle Forms
7 5 (5.05%) Jenkins
8 4 (4.04%) Bitbucket
8 4 (4.04%) CA Gen
8 4 (4.04%) JUnit
9 3 (3.03%) Ant
9 3 (3.03%) Eclipse
9 3 (3.03%) Gradle
9 3 (3.03%) IntelliJ
10 2 (2.02%) SoapUI
11 1 (1.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (1.01%) JMeter
11 1 (1.01%) NUnit
11 1 (1.01%) PHPUnit
General
1 6 (6.06%) Finance
2 2 (2.02%) Automotive
2 2 (2.02%) Military
2 2 (2.02%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.01%) Retail
3 1 (1.01%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (27.27%) XML
2 26 (26.26%) Spring
3 21 (21.21%) J2EE
3 21 (21.21%) REST
4 17 (17.17%) Web Services
5 15 (15.15%) .NET
6 13 (13.13%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 13 (13.13%) JSON
6 13 (13.13%) STL
7 12 (12.12%) Hibernate
8 10 (10.10%) AngularJS
8 10 (10.10%) HTML
8 10 (10.10%) XSLT
9 9 (9.09%) SOAP
9 9 (9.09%) XSL
10 8 (8.08%) Java EE
10 8 (8.08%) Node.js
10 8 (8.08%) RESTful
11 7 (7.07%) BlazeDS
11 7 (7.07%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.15%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.03%) EPoS
3 1 (1.01%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.01%) IVR
3 1 (1.01%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.01%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 27 (27.27%) Linux
2 25 (25.25%) Unix
3 1 (1.01%) Android
3 1 (1.01%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.01%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (40.40%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (31.31%) Software Architecture
3 27 (27.27%) SOA
4 23 (23.23%) Scrum
4 23 (23.23%) Software Engineering
5 19 (19.19%) Data Modelling
6 18 (18.18%) Project Planning
7 16 (16.16%) OO
7 16 (16.16%) OOA/OOD
7 16 (16.16%) UML
8 15 (15.15%) Business Intelligence
8 15 (15.15%) Multithreading
8 15 (15.15%) Waterfall
9 14 (14.14%) Logical Data Model
9 14 (14.14%) Physical Data Model
10 13 (13.13%) Integration Testing
11 12 (12.12%) RUP
11 12 (12.12%) TOGAF
12 11 (11.11%) Coaching
12 11 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 62 (62.63%) Java
2 41 (41.41%) SQL
3 24 (24.24%) C++
4 19 (19.19%) PL/SQL
5 18 (18.18%) C
5 18 (18.18%) Perl
6 17 (17.17%) C#
6 17 (17.17%) JavaScript
7 11 (11.11%) Shell Script
8 10 (10.10%) Python
9 7 (7.07%) ActionScript
9 7 (7.07%) PHP
10 5 (5.05%) MATLAB
11 3 (3.03%) Ruby
11 3 (3.03%) Scala
11 3 (3.03%) T-SQL
12 1 (1.01%) Groovy
12 1 (1.01%) VB
12 1 (1.01%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (12.12%) ISEB
2 11 (11.11%) ISTQB
3 7 (7.07%) Security Cleared
4 5 (5.05%) Degree
5 4 (4.04%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.02%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.01%) MCSE
7 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.01%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.03%) PA-DSS
1 3 (3.03%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.02%) QA
3 1 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (9.09%) Docker
2 3 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (7.07%) Kubernetes
2 4 (4.04%) Puppet
3 1 (1.01%) Grafana
3 1 (1.01%) Graphite
3 1 (1.01%) Mesos
Vendors
1 48 (48.48%) Oracle
2 11 (11.11%) IBM
2 11 (11.11%) Sybase
3 8 (8.08%) Microsoft
4 7 (7.07%) Adobe
4 7 (7.07%) Atlassian
5 6 (6.06%) webMethods
6 5 (5.05%) Informatica
6 5 (5.05%) Red Hat
7 4 (4.04%) BEA
7 4 (4.04%) WSO2
8 3 (3.03%) Pega
8 3 (3.03%) Tableau
9 2 (2.02%) VMware
10 1 (1.01%) Apple
10 1 (1.01%) Google
10 1 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (1.01%) Software AG
10 1 (1.01%) Sun
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