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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Architect
Rank 557 588 591
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Software Architect 47 42 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.084% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.088% 0.058%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 15 14
Median daily rate £456 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.09% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £429 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £595 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £525 £500
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £55.00
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
43326 47716 48151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.50% 94.87% 93.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 28578 30875 30978
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1509 1842 2016
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +5.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 +22 25 £471 -10.23% 7
South East +24 15 £375 -23.07% 1
East Midlands 0 3 - -
West Midlands -18 2 £513 - 1
Yorkshire +21 1 £525 - 1
East of England - 1 - -
Software Architect
UK

Software Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 67 (57.76%) Java
2 48 (41.38%) Oracle
2 48 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (37.93%) SQL
4 36 (31.03%) Software Architecture
5 33 (28.45%) Linux
6 31 (26.72%) Spring
7 29 (25.00%) XML
8 28 (24.14%) Unix
9 27 (23.28%) C++
10 26 (22.41%) SOA
11 25 (21.55%) Project Planning
12 24 (20.69%) J2EE
13 23 (19.83%) Software Engineering
13 23 (19.83%) REST
14 21 (18.10%) Scrum
15 20 (17.24%) Waterfall
16 19 (16.38%) C
17 18 (15.52%) C#
17 18 (15.52%) Perl
17 18 (15.52%) PL/SQL
18 17 (14.66%) Oracle OWB
18 17 (14.66%) Data Modelling
18 17 (14.66%) UML
18 17 (14.66%) RUP
18 17 (14.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 16 (13.79%) .NET
19 16 (13.79%) ClearQuest
19 16 (13.79%) JSON
19 16 (13.79%) JIRA

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 17 (14.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 12 (10.34%) Confluence
3 11 (9.48%) Apache
4 9 (7.76%) JBoss
4 9 (7.76%) WebLogic
5 5 (4.31%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (1.72%) Apache Solr
6 2 (1.72%) CMS
6 2 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.72%) Liferay
6 2 (1.72%) nginx
6 2 (1.72%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.72%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.72%) WildFly
7 1 (0.86%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.86%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.86%) Drupal
7 1 (0.86%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (4.31%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.59%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.62%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (6.90%) PaaS
3 6 (5.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (4.31%) IaaS
5 3 (2.59%) Data Lake Analytics
6 2 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.72%) Office 365
7 1 (0.86%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.86%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.48%) LDAP
2 6 (5.17%) WAN
3 5 (4.31%) LAN
4 3 (2.59%) HTTP
5 2 (1.72%) Internet
6 1 (0.86%) Firewall
6 1 (0.86%) Network Security
6 1 (0.86%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (14.66%) Oracle OWB
2 15 (12.93%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (12.93%) MongoDB
3 7 (6.03%) NoSQL
4 5 (4.31%) Data Mining
4 5 (4.31%) Oracle Database
4 5 (4.31%) SQL Server
5 4 (3.45%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (3.45%) Hadoop
5 4 (3.45%) MySQL
6 3 (2.59%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (2.59%) Big Data
6 3 (2.59%) Data Lake
6 3 (2.59%) Power BI
6 3 (2.59%) QlikView
6 3 (2.59%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (2.59%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (2.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (2.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (13.79%) ClearQuest
1 16 (13.79%) JIRA
2 14 (12.07%) Maven
3 12 (10.34%) ClearCase
3 12 (10.34%) Git (software)
4 6 (5.17%) JUnit
4 6 (5.17%) Oracle Forms
5 5 (4.31%) Eclipse
5 5 (4.31%) IntelliJ
5 5 (4.31%) Jenkins
5 5 (4.31%) SoapUI
6 4 (3.45%) CA Gen
7 3 (2.59%) Ant
7 3 (2.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (2.59%) Bitbucket
7 3 (2.59%) Gradle
8 2 (1.72%) Selenium
9 1 (0.86%) JMeter
9 1 (0.86%) NUnit
9 1 (0.86%) PHPUnit
General
1 7 (6.03%) Finance
2 3 (2.59%) Military
3 2 (1.72%) Automotive
3 2 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (1.72%) Publishing
4 1 (0.86%) Front Office
4 1 (0.86%) Games
4 1 (0.86%) Marketing
4 1 (0.86%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (26.72%) Spring
2 29 (25.00%) XML
3 24 (20.69%) J2EE
4 23 (19.83%) REST
5 16 (13.79%) .NET
5 16 (13.79%) JSON
6 14 (12.07%) AngularJS
6 14 (12.07%) Web Services
7 13 (11.21%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 13 (11.21%) Hibernate
7 13 (11.21%) HTML
7 13 (11.21%) SOAP
7 13 (11.21%) STL
8 12 (10.34%) XSLT
9 11 (9.48%) Java EE
10 9 (7.76%) HTML5
10 9 (7.76%) RabbitMQ
10 9 (7.76%) Spring Boot
10 9 (7.76%) XSL
11 8 (6.90%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.07%) Computer Science
2 3 (2.59%) Data Conversion
2 3 (2.59%) Data Structures
3 2 (1.72%) User Experience
4 1 (0.86%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.86%) Clustering
4 1 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.86%) IVR
4 1 (0.86%) RIA
4 1 (0.86%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 33 (28.45%) Linux
2 28 (24.14%) Unix
3 2 (1.72%) Windows
4 1 (0.86%) Android
4 1 (0.86%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (31.03%) Software Architecture
3 26 (22.41%) SOA
4 25 (21.55%) Project Planning
5 23 (19.83%) Software Engineering
6 21 (18.10%) Scrum
7 20 (17.24%) Waterfall
8 17 (14.66%) Data Modelling
8 17 (14.66%) RUP
8 17 (14.66%) UML
9 15 (12.93%) Multithreading
10 14 (12.07%) Business Intelligence
10 14 (12.07%) OO
10 14 (12.07%) OOA/OOD
11 12 (10.34%) Logical Data Model
11 12 (10.34%) Physical Data Model
11 12 (10.34%) TOGAF
12 11 (9.48%) Integration Testing
13 9 (7.76%) Enterprise Architecture
13 9 (7.76%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 67 (57.76%) Java
2 44 (37.93%) SQL
3 27 (23.28%) C++
4 19 (16.38%) C
5 18 (15.52%) C#
5 18 (15.52%) Perl
5 18 (15.52%) PL/SQL
6 13 (11.21%) JavaScript
7 12 (10.34%) Shell Script
8 11 (9.48%) Python
9 9 (7.76%) PHP
10 7 (6.03%) ActionScript
11 6 (5.17%) Scala
12 5 (4.31%) MATLAB
13 4 (3.45%) Ruby
14 3 (2.59%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.86%) Groovy
15 1 (0.86%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (9.48%) ISEB
2 10 (8.62%) ISTQB
3 8 (6.90%) Security Cleared
4 6 (5.17%) Degree
5 3 (2.59%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.59%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.86%) MCSE
6 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.86%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.59%) Data Quality
1 3 (2.59%) PA-DSS
1 3 (2.59%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.86%) QA
System Software
1 7 (6.03%) Docker
2 3 (2.59%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (2.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (8.62%) Puppet
2 3 (2.59%) Graphite
3 2 (1.72%) Grafana
4 1 (0.86%) Consul
4 1 (0.86%) Kibana
4 1 (0.86%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.86%) logstash
4 1 (0.86%) Mesos
Vendors
1 48 (41.38%) Oracle
2 10 (8.62%) IBM
2 10 (8.62%) Sybase
3 9 (7.76%) Informatica
3 9 (7.76%) WSO2
4 8 (6.90%) Microsoft
4 8 (6.90%) webMethods
5 7 (6.03%) Adobe
6 6 (5.17%) Red Hat
7 5 (4.31%) Atlassian
8 4 (3.45%) Apple
8 4 (3.45%) BEA
9 3 (2.59%) Pega
9 3 (2.59%) Tableau
9 3 (2.59%) VMware
10 2 (1.72%) hybris
11 1 (0.86%) Cisco
11 1 (0.86%) Google
11 1 (0.86%) Software AG
11 1 (0.86%) Sun
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