The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had Software Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Architect
Rank 256 258 253
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Software Architect 10 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.11% 0.14% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.14% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 0
Median daily rate £488 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.70% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £450 £410
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Software Architect
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8354 8971 8649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.82% 94.98% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4988 5124 4687
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.83% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 432 442
Median hourly rate £19.22 £16.14 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.06% -5.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £40.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

Software Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South East region that featured Software Architect in the job title.

Software Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Software Architect
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Software Architect Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Software Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Architect across the South East region over the 3 months to 25 June 2016.

Software Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Software Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Software Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Software Architect
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
Oxfordshire +13 5 £650 +62.50%
Middlesex - 3 £350 -
Surrey -9 1 - -
West Sussex -19 1 £450 -18.18% 1
Software Architect
England

Software Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 South East region featuring Software Architect in the job title.

1 8 (61.54%) Java
2 7 (53.85%) Oracle
2 7 (53.85%) Unix
3 6 (46.15%) Linux
3 6 (46.15%) Perl
3 6 (46.15%) C++
4 5 (38.46%) SOA
5 4 (30.77%) C
5 4 (30.77%) SQL
5 4 (30.77%) .NET
5 4 (30.77%) Degree
5 4 (30.77%) Computer Science
5 4 (30.77%) Software Architecture
6 3 (23.08%) Multithreading
6 3 (23.08%) Time Management
6 3 (23.08%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (23.08%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 3 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (23.08%) Project Planning
6 3 (23.08%) Migration
6 3 (23.08%) Network Design
6 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
6 3 (23.08%) PHP
6 3 (23.08%) C#
6 3 (23.08%) HTML
6 3 (23.08%) Windows
6 3 (23.08%) STL
6 3 (23.08%) Web Services
6 3 (23.08%) LAN
6 3 (23.08%) WAN

Software Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 1 (7.69%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Simulink
1 1 (7.69%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) LAN
1 3 (23.08%) WAN
General
1 3 (23.08%) Back Office
2 1 (7.69%) Aerospace
2 1 (7.69%) Automotive
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) .NET
2 3 (23.08%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 3 (23.08%) HTML
2 3 (23.08%) STL
2 3 (23.08%) Web Services
3 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
3 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
3 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (7.69%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Computer Science
2 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.69%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Unix
2 6 (46.15%) Linux
3 3 (23.08%) Windows
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) SOA
2 4 (30.77%) Software Architecture
3 3 (23.08%) Change Management
3 3 (23.08%) Migration
3 3 (23.08%) Multithreading
3 3 (23.08%) Network Design
3 3 (23.08%) Project Planning
3 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
3 3 (23.08%) Time Management
4 1 (7.69%) Content Management
4 1 (7.69%) CRM
4 1 (7.69%) MVC
4 1 (7.69%) Open Source
4 1 (7.69%) SDLC
4 1 (7.69%) SOLID
4 1 (7.69%) TDD
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (7.69%) TOGAF
4 1 (7.69%) Translating Business Requirements
4 1 (7.69%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) Java
2 6 (46.15%) C++
2 6 (46.15%) Perl
3 4 (30.77%) C
3 4 (30.77%) SQL
4 3 (23.08%) C#
4 3 (23.08%) PHP
5 1 (7.69%) Embedded C
5 1 (7.69%) MATLAB
5 1 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft