The table below looks at the statistics for Software Architecture skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Architecture over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Architecture
Rank 311 383 369
Rank change year-on-year
+72 -14
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 109 44 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.51% 0.20% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.23% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 24 41
Median daily rate £500 £516 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.14% -10.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £415 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £731 £701
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £413 £569
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -27.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £31.44 £52.50
% change year-on-year
+59.03% -40.11%
Software Architecture
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18217 18803 18933
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 84.83% 83.68% 80.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 13132 13421 13967
Median daily rate £485 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.86% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 227 247
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £22.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -1.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%

Software Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Software Architecture as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in London

Software Architecture
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Architecture across the London region.

Software Architecture Daily Rate Trend in London

Software Architecture
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Architecture across the London region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016.

Software Architecture Daily Rate Histogram in London

Software Architecture
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Architecture across the London region.

Software Architecture Hourly Rate Trend in London

Software Architecture
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Architecture within the London region over the 3 months to 10 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
City of London -8 11 £525 +10.52% 3
Canary Wharf - 7 £600 -
Docklands, London - 2 £550 -
Osterley - 1 £425 -
Software Architecture
England

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Software Architecture also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Software Architecture.

1 141 (67.79%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (38.94%) TDD
3 77 (37.02%) Scrum
4 69 (33.17%) Java
5 65 (31.25%) HTML
6 57 (27.40%) CSS
7 52 (25.00%) JSON
8 51 (24.52%) OO
9 50 (24.04%) HTML5
10 48 (23.08%) SOA
11 47 (22.60%) Kanban
12 45 (21.63%) REST
13 44 (21.15%) AngularJS
14 42 (20.19%) Mentoring
15 39 (18.75%) PostgreSQL
16 38 (18.27%) CSS3
16 38 (18.27%) RESTful
17 37 (17.79%) Oracle
18 33 (15.87%) JavaScript
19 32 (15.38%) Prototyping
20 31 (14.90%) SQL
20 31 (14.90%) Finance
21 30 (14.42%) Ruby
22 29 (13.94%) .NET
22 29 (13.94%) Open Source
22 29 (13.94%) NoSQL
23 28 (13.46%) Apache Cassandra
23 28 (13.46%) User Stories
23 28 (13.46%) Configuration Management
23 28 (13.46%) Spring

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 (10.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 10 (4.81%) Oracle Workflow
3 9 (4.33%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (3.85%) Apache Spark
5 6 (2.88%) Confluence
6 5 (2.40%) Apache Solr
7 4 (1.92%) Drupal
7 4 (1.92%) JBoss
7 4 (1.92%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.44%) Apache
8 3 (1.44%) CMS
9 2 (0.96%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.96%) Liferay
9 2 (0.96%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.96%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.96%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.96%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.96%) WildFly
10 1 (0.48%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.48%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.44%) Oracle BPM
1 3 (1.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (12.98%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (7.21%) PaaS
3 13 (6.25%) IaaS
4 8 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (2.88%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.96%) GitHub
6 2 (0.96%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.96%) Heroku
6 2 (0.96%) Office 365
6 2 (0.96%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.96%) SaaS
7 1 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.48%) Slack
7 1 (0.48%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 17 (8.17%) Internet
2 13 (6.25%) DMARC
3 11 (5.29%) DKIM
3 11 (5.29%) SMTP
4 9 (4.33%) HTTP
5 6 (2.88%) LDAP
6 4 (1.92%) VPN
6 4 (1.92%) WAN
7 3 (1.44%) DHCP
7 3 (1.44%) DNS
7 3 (1.44%) DVB
7 3 (1.44%) Firewall
7 3 (1.44%) LAN
7 3 (1.44%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.96%) AMQP
8 2 (0.96%) Skype
9 1 (0.48%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (0.48%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 1 (0.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (0.48%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (18.75%) PostgreSQL
2 29 (13.94%) NoSQL
3 28 (13.46%) Apache Cassandra
4 27 (12.98%) MongoDB
5 26 (12.50%) MySQL
6 14 (6.73%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (4.33%) Big Data
7 9 (4.33%) Data Mining
7 9 (4.33%) Hadoop
8 7 (3.37%) Mixpanel
8 7 (3.37%) Oracle Database
9 5 (2.40%) Apache Hive
10 4 (1.92%) HBase
10 4 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (1.44%) SQL Server
11 3 (1.44%) Sqoop
12 2 (0.96%) Endeca
12 2 (0.96%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (0.96%) Text Mining
13 1 (0.48%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 24 (11.54%) Git (software)
2 15 (7.21%) Jenkins
3 14 (6.73%) JIRA
4 9 (4.33%) Oracle Forms
4 9 (4.33%) Subversion
5 6 (2.88%) Gradle
5 6 (2.88%) Maven
6 5 (2.40%) CircleCI
6 5 (2.40%) CocoaPods
6 5 (2.40%) git-flow
6 5 (2.40%) IntelliJ
6 5 (2.40%) Selenium
6 5 (2.40%) Travis CI
7 4 (1.92%) GitLab
7 4 (1.92%) SpecFlow
8 3 (1.44%) Mockito
8 3 (1.44%) Moq
8 3 (1.44%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.96%) SonarQube
9 2 (0.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 31 (14.90%) Finance
2 18 (8.65%) Banking
3 11 (5.29%) Marketing
4 8 (3.85%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.92%) Front Office
5 4 (1.92%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.44%) Automotive
6 3 (1.44%) Electronics
6 3 (1.44%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.96%) Advertising
7 2 (0.96%) Back Office
7 2 (0.96%) Billing
7 2 (0.96%) Games
7 2 (0.96%) German Language
7 2 (0.96%) Law
7 2 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.48%) Retail
Job Titles
1 89 (42.79%) Developer
2 75 (36.06%) Architect
3 28 (13.46%) Java Developer
4 20 (9.62%) Senior Developer
5 15 (7.21%) Software Architect
5 15 (7.21%) Technical Architect
6 14 (6.73%) Applications Architect
6 14 (6.73%) Java Architect
7 13 (6.25%) AWS Developer
7 13 (6.25%) Lead Developer
8 12 (5.77%) Technical Leader
9 11 (5.29%) Agile Developer
9 11 (5.29%) Digital Architect
9 11 (5.29%) Senior Java Developer
10 10 (4.81%) Agile Java Developer
10 10 (4.81%) Senior Agile Developer
10 10 (4.81%) Senior Agile Java Developer
11 9 (4.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 9 (4.33%) Lead Architect
12 8 (3.85%) Java Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (31.25%) HTML
2 57 (27.40%) CSS
3 52 (25.00%) JSON
4 50 (24.04%) HTML5
5 45 (21.63%) REST
6 44 (21.15%) AngularJS
7 38 (18.27%) CSS3
7 38 (18.27%) RESTful
8 29 (13.94%) .NET
9 28 (13.46%) Spring
10 26 (12.50%) XML
11 25 (12.02%) Ajax
11 25 (12.02%) Web Services
12 24 (11.54%) Django
12 24 (11.54%) J2EE
12 24 (11.54%) Play Framework
12 24 (11.54%) Ruby on Rails
13 17 (8.17%) Hibernate
14 16 (7.69%) Java EE
15 15 (7.21%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 25 (12.02%) Computer Science
2 17 (8.17%) Semantic Web
3 13 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 11 (5.29%) User Experience
5 10 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (4.33%) Algorithms
7 7 (3.37%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (3.37%) STB
8 6 (2.88%) Digital TV
9 5 (2.40%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (1.92%) Data Centre
10 4 (1.92%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.92%) Mathematics
11 3 (1.44%) Device Driver
11 3 (1.44%) iPad
11 3 (1.44%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.96%) Life Science
12 2 (0.96%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.96%) MPEG
12 2 (0.96%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 19 (9.13%) Linux
2 8 (3.85%) Unix
3 7 (3.37%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.44%) Windows
5 2 (0.96%) Android
5 2 (0.96%) Solaris
5 2 (0.96%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.48%) CentOS
6 1 (0.48%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (67.79%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (38.94%) TDD
3 77 (37.02%) Scrum
4 51 (24.52%) OO
5 48 (23.08%) SOA
6 47 (22.60%) Kanban
7 42 (20.19%) Mentoring
8 32 (15.38%) Prototyping
9 29 (13.94%) Open Source
10 28 (13.46%) Configuration Management
10 28 (13.46%) User Stories
11 27 (12.98%) Coaching
12 26 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
12 26 (12.50%) Microservices
13 25 (12.02%) OOA/OOD
14 24 (11.54%) Continuous Delivery
14 24 (11.54%) Data Modelling
14 24 (11.54%) Front End Development
14 24 (11.54%) UML
15 23 (11.06%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 69 (33.17%) Java
2 33 (15.87%) JavaScript
3 31 (14.90%) SQL
4 30 (14.42%) Ruby
5 25 (12.02%) Scala
6 19 (9.13%) PL/SQL
7 18 (8.65%) C#
7 18 (8.65%) Python
8 14 (6.73%) PHP
9 11 (5.29%) ActionScript
10 10 (4.81%) C++
11 9 (4.33%) C
12 8 (3.85%) Shell Script
13 6 (2.88%) Apple Swift
13 6 (2.88%) R
14 5 (2.40%) Bash Shell
14 5 (2.40%) Objective-C
15 4 (1.92%) XAML
16 2 (0.96%) Erlang
16 2 (0.96%) Go
Qualifications
1 20 (9.62%) Degree
2 19 (9.13%) Security Cleared
3 15 (7.21%) SC Cleared
4 11 (5.29%) ISEB
4 11 (5.29%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.48%) CCNP
5 1 (0.48%) CEH
5 1 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.48%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.48%) ECSA
5 1 (0.48%) GIAC
5 1 (0.48%) OSCP
5 1 (0.48%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.73%) QA
2 9 (4.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (1.44%) SDET
4 1 (0.48%) HMG Infosec
4 1 (0.48%) PA-DSS
4 1 (0.48%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.48%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (2.88%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.92%) Docker
3 3 (1.44%) HDFS
4 2 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.96%) XenApp
5 1 (0.48%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.48%) vCloud
5 1 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.48%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (1.44%) Hadoop YARN
1 3 (1.44%) Kubernetes
1 3 (1.44%) SCCM
2 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (0.96%) SCOM
3 1 (0.48%) Ansible
3 1 (0.48%) BladeLogic
3 1 (0.48%) Control-M
3 1 (0.48%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.48%) logstash
3 1 (0.48%) Mesos
3 1 (0.48%) MIMEsweeper
3 1 (0.48%) Nagios
3 1 (0.48%) Nmap
3 1 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (0.48%) Puppet
3 1 (0.48%) Salt
3 1 (0.48%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 37 (17.79%) Oracle
2 17 (8.17%) IBM
3 15 (7.21%) Sybase
4 11 (5.29%) Adobe
5 8 (3.85%) Google
5 8 (3.85%) Microsoft
6 6 (2.88%) Apple
6 6 (2.88%) Pega
7 5 (2.40%) Coremetrics
8 4 (1.92%) SAP
8 4 (1.92%) VMware
9 3 (1.44%) Atlassian
9 3 (1.44%) Cisco
9 3 (1.44%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.96%) ATG
10 2 (0.96%) Blue Coat
10 2 (0.96%) CheckPoint
10 2 (0.96%) HP
10 2 (0.96%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.96%) RightFax
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