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 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Architecture
Rank 393 384 372
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -12
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 49 31 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.21% 0.14% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.17% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 22 44
Median daily rate £475 £550 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £584 £618 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £400 £405
% change year-on-year
+21.87% -1.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £37.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +8.02%
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
19232 18390 19103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 83.79% 80.79% 80.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 13996 12858 13566
Median daily rate £475 £450 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 264 237
Median hourly rate £21.78 £20.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.24% -10.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.69 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 2 May 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 2 May 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 +34 3 £375 -34.21% 5
Croydon - 2 - - 1
Hayes - 2 £565 -
Hounslow - 2 £565 -
Canary Wharf - 2 £550 -
Software Architecture
England

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 May 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 56 (47.46%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (39.83%) HTML
2 47 (39.83%) CSS
3 37 (31.36%) RESTful
4 35 (29.66%) Java
4 35 (29.66%) Computer Science
5 33 (27.97%) OO
6 32 (27.12%) REST
7 31 (26.27%) HTTP
8 30 (25.42%) Finance
8 30 (25.42%) Scrum
9 27 (22.88%) JSON
10 26 (22.03%) Algorithms
11 25 (21.19%) JavaScript
11 25 (21.19%) .NET
11 25 (21.19%) Web Services
12 24 (20.34%) Open Source
12 24 (20.34%) HTML5
13 23 (19.49%) Data Structures
13 23 (19.49%) Linux
13 23 (19.49%) TDD
14 22 (18.64%) Git (software)
14 22 (18.64%) Mentoring
15 21 (17.80%) Technical Architecture
16 20 (16.95%) Kanban
16 20 (16.95%) OOD
16 20 (16.95%) Node.js
17 19 (16.10%) Express
17 19 (16.10%) hapi
17 19 (16.10%) Oracle

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 20 (16.95%) Node.js
2 7 (5.93%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.24%) WebLogic
4 4 (3.39%) Captiva
4 4 (3.39%) Confluence
4 4 (3.39%) Documentum
4 4 (3.39%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (3.39%) JBoss
4 4 (3.39%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.54%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.85%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.85%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.54%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.69%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.85%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.69%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (3.39%) IaaS
2 3 (2.54%) GitHub
2 3 (2.54%) SaaS
3 2 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.69%) Office 365
4 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (26.27%) HTTP
2 4 (3.39%) Internet
2 4 (3.39%) MPLS
2 4 (3.39%) VPN
3 2 (1.69%) AMQP
3 2 (1.69%) Firewall
3 2 (1.69%) Intranet
4 1 (0.85%) LAN
4 1 (0.85%) LDAP
4 1 (0.85%) Multicast
4 1 (0.85%) OpenFlow
4 1 (0.85%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.71%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (9.32%) MongoDB
3 9 (7.63%) MySQL
4 7 (5.93%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (5.08%) NoSQL
5 6 (5.08%) SQL Server
6 3 (2.54%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.54%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.69%) Big Data
7 2 (1.69%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.85%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.85%) Mahout
8 1 (0.85%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 22 (18.64%) Git (software)
2 16 (13.56%) JIRA
2 16 (13.56%) Subversion
3 7 (5.93%) gulp
4 4 (3.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (2.54%) IntelliJ
5 3 (2.54%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.54%) Maven
5 3 (2.54%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (1.69%) GitLab
6 2 (1.69%) Gradle
6 2 (1.69%) JUnit
6 2 (1.69%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.85%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.85%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.85%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.85%) NUnit
7 1 (0.85%) TeamCity
General
1 30 (25.42%) Finance
2 10 (8.47%) Banking
3 5 (4.24%) Law
4 4 (3.39%) Marketing
4 4 (3.39%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.54%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.54%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.54%) Legal
6 2 (1.69%) Advertising
6 2 (1.69%) Retail
7 1 (0.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 51 (43.22%) Architect
2 43 (36.44%) Developer
3 22 (18.64%) Solutions Architect
4 18 (15.25%) Technical Architect
5 17 (14.41%) Full Stack Developer
6 11 (9.32%) Senior Architect
7 10 (8.47%) Digital Architect
8 9 (7.63%) Technical Leader
9 8 (6.78%) Java Architect
9 8 (6.78%) Service Architect
10 7 (5.93%) Java Technical Architect
10 7 (5.93%) Node.js Developer
10 7 (5.93%) Web Architect
11 6 (5.08%) C++ Developer
11 6 (5.08%) Embedded Engineer
11 6 (5.08%) Java Developer
11 6 (5.08%) Middleware Engineer
12 5 (4.24%) Embedded C++ Engineer
12 5 (4.24%) Java Solutions Architect
12 5 (4.24%) Senior Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (39.83%) CSS
1 47 (39.83%) HTML
2 37 (31.36%) RESTful
3 32 (27.12%) REST
4 27 (22.88%) JSON
5 25 (21.19%) .NET
5 25 (21.19%) Web Services
6 24 (20.34%) HTML5
7 19 (16.10%) Express
7 19 (16.10%) hapi
8 17 (14.41%) AngularJS
9 16 (13.56%) Ajax
10 15 (12.71%) CSS3
11 12 (10.17%) MEAN Stack
11 12 (10.17%) Middleware
11 12 (10.17%) Spring
12 11 (9.32%) Java EE
13 10 (8.47%) Java SE
14 8 (6.78%) .NET Framework
15 7 (5.93%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 35 (29.66%) Computer Science
2 26 (22.03%) Algorithms
3 23 (19.49%) Data Structures
4 15 (12.71%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (9.32%) STB
5 11 (9.32%) User Experience
6 10 (8.47%) DTV
6 10 (8.47%) Embedded Systems
7 9 (7.63%) Device Driver
8 8 (6.78%) iPad
9 5 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (3.39%) Data Integration
10 4 (3.39%) Mathematics
11 3 (2.54%) Hedge funds
12 2 (1.69%) Life Science
12 2 (1.69%) Online Banking
12 2 (1.69%) Private Cloud
13 1 (0.85%) Data Centre
13 1 (0.85%) Public Cloud
13 1 (0.85%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 23 (19.49%) Linux
2 9 (7.63%) Unix
3 8 (6.78%) Windows
4 5 (4.24%) Solaris
5 2 (1.69%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.85%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.85%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (47.46%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (27.97%) OO
3 30 (25.42%) Scrum
4 24 (20.34%) Open Source
5 23 (19.49%) TDD
6 22 (18.64%) Mentoring
7 21 (17.80%) Technical Architecture
8 20 (16.95%) Kanban
8 20 (16.95%) OOD
9 19 (16.10%) Configuration Management
10 16 (13.56%) Microservices
11 15 (12.71%) User Stories
12 12 (10.17%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (10.17%) E-Commerce
12 12 (10.17%) Product Management
13 10 (8.47%) API Development
13 10 (8.47%) Front End Development
13 10 (8.47%) Multithreading
13 10 (8.47%) Service Design
14 9 (7.63%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (29.66%) Java
2 25 (21.19%) JavaScript
3 18 (15.25%) C++
4 15 (12.71%) Python
5 14 (11.86%) SQL
6 13 (11.02%) C
7 7 (5.93%) Shell Script
8 6 (5.08%) PowerShell
8 6 (5.08%) Ruby
9 5 (4.24%) C#
9 5 (4.24%) PHP
9 5 (4.24%) PL/SQL
9 5 (4.24%) Scala
10 3 (2.54%) Perl
11 2 (1.69%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.69%) XPath
12 1 (0.85%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.85%) Clojure
12 1 (0.85%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (15.25%) Degree
2 8 (6.78%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.24%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.85%) A+ Certification
5 1 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.85%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.85%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (0.85%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.93%) QA
2 2 (1.69%) SLA
3 1 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (5.08%) LXC
2 2 (1.69%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (4.24%) Puppet
2 2 (1.69%) Kibana
2 2 (1.69%) logstash
3 1 (0.85%) Ansible
3 1 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 19 (16.10%) Oracle
2 7 (5.93%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.08%) Citrix
3 6 (5.08%) VMware
4 5 (4.24%) ServiceNow
5 4 (3.39%) BEA
5 4 (3.39%) Cisco
5 4 (3.39%) EMC
5 4 (3.39%) SAP
6 2 (1.69%) Google
6 2 (1.69%) IBM
6 2 (1.69%) Informatica
6 2 (1.69%) Pega
6 2 (1.69%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.69%) Temenos
6 2 (1.69%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.85%) Alias
7 1 (0.85%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.85%) Solace
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