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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Architect
Rank 556 584 597
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Software Architect 77 54 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.10% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.11% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 31 8
Median daily rate £475 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £446
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £650 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
47525 49547 47656
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.69% 95.00% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 31298 32087 29344
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1474 1872 1909
Median hourly rate £17.17 £17.06 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.61% +2.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

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 30 August 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 30 August 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 -4 30 £538 -10.41% 5
West Midlands -20 20 £473 +11.17%
South East +26 17 £350 - 5
East of England +14 4 £480 +20.00% 1
East Midlands -3 2 £600 -
South West +12 1 - - 1
North West +7 1 £500 -13.04% 1
Yorkshire -8 1 £575 +27.77% 4
Midlands - 1 £525 -
Software Architect
UK

Software Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 August 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.

1 118 (65.56%) Java
2 71 (39.44%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (37.78%) Linux
4 67 (37.22%) SQL
4 67 (37.22%) MongoDB
5 65 (36.11%) Software Architecture
6 64 (35.56%) Spring
7 61 (33.89%) Oracle
8 60 (33.33%) Puppet
9 49 (27.22%) Maven
9 49 (27.22%) Spring Boot
10 47 (26.11%) Git (software)
11 42 (23.33%) Project Planning
12 40 (22.22%) RabbitMQ
13 38 (21.11%) XML
14 36 (20.00%) RUP
14 36 (20.00%) Waterfall
15 35 (19.44%) Open Source
15 35 (19.44%) JavaScript
15 35 (19.44%) Microservices
16 33 (18.33%) Oracle OWB
17 32 (17.78%) ClearQuest
17 32 (17.78%) REST
18 31 (17.22%) JSON
18 31 (17.22%) Docker
19 28 (15.56%) Unix
20 27 (15.00%) JIRA
21 26 (14.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
21 26 (14.44%) Graphite
21 26 (14.44%) Hystrix

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 22 (12.22%) Confluence
2 16 (8.89%) WebLogic
3 8 (4.44%) Apache
4 6 (3.33%) JBoss
5 4 (2.22%) IIS
5 4 (2.22%) nginx
5 4 (2.22%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.22%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.67%) Apache Solr
6 3 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.67%) Liferay
6 3 (1.67%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (1.11%) CMS
7 2 (1.11%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.11%) WildFly
8 1 (0.56%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.56%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.56%) Drupal
8 1 (0.56%) Mule
8 1 (0.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.56%) MS Project
1 1 (0.56%) Simulink
1 1 (0.56%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 3 (1.67%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.11%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.67%) PaaS
4 2 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.11%) IaaS
5 1 (0.56%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 19 (10.56%) HTTP
2 14 (7.78%) LDAP
3 9 (5.00%) WAN
4 8 (4.44%) LAN
5 5 (2.78%) SSL
6 2 (1.11%) Internet
6 2 (1.11%) Network Security
7 1 (0.56%) Firewall
7 1 (0.56%) OpenFlow
7 1 (0.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (37.22%) MongoDB
2 33 (18.33%) Oracle OWB
3 15 (8.33%) Oracle Database
4 7 (3.89%) NoSQL
5 6 (3.33%) Hadoop
6 5 (2.78%) Data Mining
7 4 (2.22%) MySQL
8 3 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.67%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.67%) Redis
8 3 (1.67%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.67%) SQL Server
8 3 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.11%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.56%) Big Data
10 1 (0.56%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 49 (27.22%) Maven
2 47 (26.11%) Git (software)
3 32 (17.78%) ClearQuest
4 27 (15.00%) JIRA
5 26 (14.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 24 (13.33%) SoapUI
7 18 (10.00%) ClearCase
8 12 (6.67%) WebDriver
9 7 (3.89%) Jenkins
10 6 (3.33%) Eclipse
11 5 (2.78%) JUnit
12 4 (2.22%) Protractor
13 3 (1.67%) CA Gen
13 3 (1.67%) IntelliJ
13 3 (1.67%) Selenium
13 3 (1.67%) Visual Studio
14 1 (0.56%) CruiseControl
14 1 (0.56%) gulp
14 1 (0.56%) Hudson
14 1 (0.56%) PHPUnit
General
1 5 (2.78%) Military
1 5 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (2.22%) Automotive
2 4 (2.22%) Marketing
3 3 (1.67%) Back Office
3 3 (1.67%) Finance
4 2 (1.11%) Publishing
5 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.56%) Front Office
5 1 (0.56%) Games
5 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (35.56%) Spring
2 49 (27.22%) Spring Boot
3 40 (22.22%) RabbitMQ
4 38 (21.11%) XML
5 32 (17.78%) REST
6 31 (17.22%) JSON
7 26 (14.44%) Hystrix
8 25 (13.89%) ELK Stack
8 25 (13.89%) WireMock
9 24 (13.33%) .NET
10 23 (12.78%) HTML
10 23 (12.78%) J2EE
11 21 (11.67%) Play Framework
12 18 (10.00%) SOAP
13 17 (9.44%) XSL
14 16 (8.89%) Node.js
14 16 (8.89%) Swagger
14 16 (8.89%) Web Services
15 14 (7.78%) CSS
16 13 (7.22%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.22%) Data Conversion
1 13 (7.22%) Data Structures
2 7 (3.89%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.33%) Data Integration
4 5 (2.78%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.22%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.22%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.22%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.11%) User Experience
7 1 (0.56%) Clustering
7 1 (0.56%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.56%) IVR
7 1 (0.56%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.56%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 68 (37.78%) Linux
2 28 (15.56%) Unix
3 9 (5.00%) Windows
4 6 (3.33%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.67%) Android
5 3 (1.67%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (39.44%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (36.11%) Software Architecture
3 42 (23.33%) Project Planning
4 36 (20.00%) RUP
4 36 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 35 (19.44%) Microservices
5 35 (19.44%) Open Source
6 25 (13.89%) Continuous Delivery
7 20 (11.11%) Scrum
8 19 (10.56%) DevOps
9 17 (9.44%) Data Management
10 16 (8.89%) Data Modelling
10 16 (8.89%) Master Data Management
11 15 (8.33%) TDD
12 14 (7.78%) Data Architecture
12 14 (7.78%) SOA
13 13 (7.22%) Data Governance
13 13 (7.22%) SDLC
13 13 (7.22%) Software Engineering
14 12 (6.67%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 118 (65.56%) Java
2 67 (37.22%) SQL
3 35 (19.44%) JavaScript
4 25 (13.89%) C++
5 24 (13.33%) PHP
6 22 (12.22%) Scala
7 20 (11.11%) PL/SQL
8 18 (10.00%) C#
9 17 (9.44%) Perl
10 15 (8.33%) C
11 12 (6.67%) Shell Script
12 11 (6.11%) Python
13 6 (3.33%) VB
14 5 (2.78%) VB6
15 4 (2.22%) Ruby
15 4 (2.22%) VBScript
16 3 (1.67%) MATLAB
16 3 (1.67%) T-SQL
17 1 (0.56%) Embedded C
17 1 (0.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.56%) Degree
3 5 (2.78%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.22%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.78%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.11%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 31 (17.22%) Docker
2 5 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 60 (33.33%) Puppet
2 26 (14.44%) Graphite
3 14 (7.78%) Grafana
4 9 (5.00%) Consul
5 5 (2.78%) OpenAM
6 3 (1.67%) Ansible
7 2 (1.11%) Kibana
7 2 (1.11%) logstash
8 1 (0.56%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.56%) Mesos
Vendors
1 61 (33.89%) Oracle
2 22 (12.22%) WSO2
3 21 (11.67%) Informatica
4 7 (3.89%) webMethods
5 6 (3.33%) Microsoft
6 5 (2.78%) VMware
7 4 (2.22%) Apple
8 3 (1.67%) BEA
8 3 (1.67%) Endeca
8 3 (1.67%) hybris
8 3 (1.67%) Pega
9 1 (0.56%) Cisco
9 1 (0.56%) F5
9 1 (0.56%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.56%) Red Hat
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