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 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Architect
Rank 540 542 528
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Software Architect 41 43 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.088% 0.092% 0.095%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.093% 0.098% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 21 11
Average daily rate £494 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £383 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £611 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £538 £475 £500
% change year-on-year
+13.15% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £43.22 £52.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £43.22 -
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
43990 43968 42850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.64% 94.47% 94.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 28696 27774 25794
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1544 1773 1919
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 13 February 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 13 February 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 -3 18 £550 +15.78% 3
London +1 17 £468 +9.67% 4
South East +3 2 £460 +6.66% 3
North West -17 1 - - 2
Yorkshire - 1 £700 - 5
East Midlands - 1 - -
Software Architect
UK

Software Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 46 (52.87%) SQL
2 45 (51.72%) Java
3 40 (45.98%) Oracle
4 35 (40.23%) Unix
5 34 (39.08%) Software Architecture
6 31 (35.63%) WebLogic
6 31 (35.63%) PL/SQL
6 31 (35.63%) Shell Script
7 30 (34.48%) ClearCase
8 28 (32.18%) RUP
8 28 (32.18%) Waterfall
9 27 (31.03%) JavaScript
9 27 (31.03%) Oracle OWB
10 26 (29.89%) Informatica
11 25 (28.74%) ClearQuest
12 23 (26.44%) Project Planning
13 21 (24.14%) Pega
13 21 (24.14%) XML
14 20 (22.99%) Web Services
15 19 (21.84%) J2EE
15 19 (21.84%) Agile Software Development
16 18 (20.69%) Spring
17 16 (18.39%) webMethods
17 16 (18.39%) Oracle Database
18 15 (17.24%) SDLC
18 15 (17.24%) Oracle Database 11g
18 15 (17.24%) Perl
18 15 (17.24%) HTML
19 14 (16.09%) SOAP
19 14 (16.09%) Java EE

Software Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 31 (35.63%) WebLogic
2 5 (5.75%) Node.js
3 3 (3.45%) AquaLogic
3 3 (3.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (3.45%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (3.45%) WebLogic Portal
4 2 (2.30%) Apache
4 2 (2.30%) Apache Spark
4 2 (2.30%) Liferay
5 1 (1.15%) CMS
5 1 (1.15%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.15%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (1.15%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 1 (1.15%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.15%) MS Office
1 1 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (1.15%) Simulink
1 1 (1.15%) Stateflow
1 1 (1.15%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.30%) SaaS
4 1 (1.15%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (1.15%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.15%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.15%) CloudFront
4 1 (1.15%) Heroku
4 1 (1.15%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.45%) Internet
1 3 (3.45%) LDAP
2 1 (1.15%) FlexRay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (31.03%) Oracle OWB
2 16 (18.39%) Oracle Database
3 15 (17.24%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (6.90%) MongoDB
4 6 (6.90%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (4.60%) Big Data
6 3 (3.45%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (3.45%) Hadoop
6 3 (3.45%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.30%) MySQL
7 2 (2.30%) NoSQL
7 2 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.15%) Datomic
8 1 (1.15%) OLAP
8 1 (1.15%) OLTP
8 1 (1.15%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (1.15%) Oracle OLAP
8 1 (1.15%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 30 (34.48%) ClearCase
2 25 (28.74%) ClearQuest
3 12 (13.79%) Maven
4 10 (11.49%) JUnit
5 9 (10.34%) CA Gen
6 8 (9.20%) Git (software)
6 8 (9.20%) Selenium
6 8 (9.20%) SoapUI
7 6 (6.90%) Jenkins
7 6 (6.90%) JMeter
8 3 (3.45%) Ant
8 3 (3.45%) JIRA
8 3 (3.45%) JIRA Agile
9 2 (2.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (2.30%) Eclipse
9 2 (2.30%) WebDriver
10 1 (1.15%) Rational DOORS
10 1 (1.15%) Rational Rhapsody
10 1 (1.15%) RSpec
10 1 (1.15%) Subversion
General
1 6 (6.90%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.60%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (2.30%) Marketing
4 1 (1.15%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.15%) Automotive
4 1 (1.15%) Banking
4 1 (1.15%) Electronics
4 1 (1.15%) Finance
4 1 (1.15%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (24.14%) XML
2 20 (22.99%) Web Services
3 19 (21.84%) J2EE
4 18 (20.69%) Spring
5 15 (17.24%) HTML
6 14 (16.09%) Java EE
6 14 (16.09%) SOAP
7 13 (14.94%) REST
8 12 (13.79%) XSL
9 11 (12.64%) JMS
10 10 (11.49%) AngularJS
10 10 (11.49%) CSS
11 9 (10.34%) .NET
12 8 (9.20%) JPA
12 8 (9.20%) JSON
12 8 (9.20%) JTA
12 8 (9.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 6 (6.90%) Ajax
13 6 (6.90%) XSD
14 5 (5.75%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.05%) Computer Science
3 6 (6.90%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.15%) CAN bus
5 1 (1.15%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.15%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.15%) EPoS
5 1 (1.15%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (1.15%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.15%) User Experience
5 1 (1.15%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 35 (40.23%) Unix
2 13 (14.94%) Linux
3 3 (3.45%) AIX
3 3 (3.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (39.08%) Software Architecture
2 28 (32.18%) RUP
2 28 (32.18%) Waterfall
3 23 (26.44%) Project Planning
4 19 (21.84%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (17.24%) SDLC
6 9 (10.34%) Defect Tracking
6 9 (10.34%) SOA
7 8 (9.20%) Open Source
7 8 (9.20%) Static Code Analysis
8 7 (8.05%) Change Management
8 7 (8.05%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (8.05%) UML
8 7 (8.05%) Workflow
9 6 (6.90%) Scrum
10 5 (5.75%) Software Engineering
10 5 (5.75%) TDD
11 4 (4.60%) Content Management
11 4 (4.60%) MVC
11 4 (4.60%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 46 (52.87%) SQL
2 45 (51.72%) Java
3 31 (35.63%) PL/SQL
3 31 (35.63%) Shell Script
4 27 (31.03%) JavaScript
5 15 (17.24%) Perl
6 6 (6.90%) Scala
7 5 (5.75%) Ruby
8 3 (3.45%) C#
9 2 (2.30%) C
9 2 (2.30%) Clojure
9 2 (2.30%) PHP
9 2 (2.30%) Python
10 1 (1.15%) C++
10 1 (1.15%) Embedded C
10 1 (1.15%) Erlang
10 1 (1.15%) Go
10 1 (1.15%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.15%) R
Qualifications
1 8 (9.20%) Degree
2 2 (2.30%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.15%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.15%) Basel II
1 1 (1.15%) Basel III
1 1 (1.15%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.15%) ISO26262
1 1 (1.15%) MISRA
System Software
1 3 (3.45%) Docker
2 2 (2.30%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (5.75%) Puppet
2 2 (2.30%) Grafana
2 2 (2.30%) Graphite
2 2 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.15%) StatsD
Vendors
1 40 (45.98%) Oracle
2 26 (29.89%) Informatica
3 21 (24.14%) Pega
4 16 (18.39%) webMethods
5 13 (14.94%) BEA
6 1 (1.15%) Apigee
6 1 (1.15%) Citrix
6 1 (1.15%) IBM
6 1 (1.15%) Mashery
6 1 (1.15%) MathWorks
6 1 (1.15%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.15%) Software AG
6 1 (1.15%) Tableau
6 1 (1.15%) Teradata
6 1 (1.15%) TIBCO
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