The first table below looks at the demand for the Software Architect role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Architect
Rank 554 532 557
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Software Architect 18 34 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.067% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.072% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 21 21
Average daily rate
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£488 £575 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.21% +27.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £825 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £475 £363
% change year-on-year
-26.31% +31.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49052 47059 53535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.41% 92.53% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 29837 27513 29708
Average daily rate £399 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1952 2140 2686
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%

Software Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Architect in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Software Architect
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Architect within the UK.

Software Architect Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Software Architect
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Software Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Software Architect
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Architect within the UK.

Software Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Software Architect
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 22 July 2014. 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
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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
England -25 16 £494 -14.13% 19
London +6 8 £550 -31.25% 5
West Midlands -7 4 - -
Bristol -14 3 £350 -30.00% 1
South West -26 3 £350 -30.00% 2
City of London +22 2 £550 -33.33%
Surrey -8 1 - -
South East -12 1 - - 1
Scotland - 1 £470 - 2
Edinburgh - 1 £470 - 1
Glasgow - - - - 1
Leatherhead - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - - 6
Cheadle - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Cobham - - - -
Crewe - - - -
Dunfermline - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 2
Birmingham - - - -
Bournemouth - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 2
Wales - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Nottingham - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Reading - - - -

Software Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 20 (42.55%) Java
2 16 (34.04%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (29.79%) SQL
4 11 (23.40%) Software Architecture
5 10 (21.28%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (21.28%) .NET
5 10 (21.28%) Scrum
5 10 (21.28%) Finance
6 9 (19.15%) HTML
6 9 (19.15%) REST
7 8 (17.02%) PHP
7 8 (17.02%) Oracle
7 8 (17.02%) Microsoft
7 8 (17.02%) TDD
7 8 (17.02%) Software Engineering
8 7 (14.89%) Documentum
8 7 (14.89%) XML
8 7 (14.89%) JavaScript
8 7 (14.89%) MySQL
8 7 (14.89%) HTML5
8 7 (14.89%) Waterfall
9 6 (12.77%) NoSQL
9 6 (12.77%) CSS
9 6 (12.77%) Middleware
10 5 (10.64%) Informatica
10 5 (10.64%) ClearQuest
10 5 (10.64%) SOAP
10 5 (10.64%) Linux
10 5 (10.64%) J2EE
10 5 (10.64%) Perl

Software Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 7 (14.89%) Documentum
2 4 (8.51%) WebLogic
3 3 (6.38%) Apache
3 3 (6.38%) CMS
4 2 (4.26%) WebSphere
4 2 (4.26%) Apache Solr
4 2 (4.26%) nginx
4 2 (4.26%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (4.26%) Node.js
4 2 (4.26%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.13%) IIS
5 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.13%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.13%) Apache Pig
5 1 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (2.13%) WordPress
5 1 (2.13%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) SAP FI
1 1 (2.13%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) LDAP
2 1 (2.13%) ISDN
2 1 (2.13%) LAN
2 1 (2.13%) WAN
2 1 (2.13%) DHCP
2 1 (2.13%) HTTP
2 1 (2.13%) SNMP
2 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.13%) DNS
2 1 (2.13%) Wireless
2 1 (2.13%) 2G
2 1 (2.13%) 3G
2 1 (2.13%) Telnet
2 1 (2.13%) IP Telephony
2 1 (2.13%) 4G
2 1 (2.13%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (2.13%) Network Security
2 1 (2.13%) AMQP
2 1 (2.13%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.89%) MySQL
2 6 (12.77%) NoSQL
3 5 (10.64%) MongoDB
3 5 (10.64%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
5 2 (4.26%) Relational Database
5 2 (4.26%) Oracle OWB
5 2 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.13%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.13%) Impala
6 1 (2.13%) Apache Hive
6 1 (2.13%) Big Data
6 1 (2.13%) Couchbase
6 1 (2.13%) Hadoop
6 1 (2.13%) CouchDB
6 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (10.64%) ClearQuest
2 4 (8.51%) ClearCase
2 4 (8.51%) JUnit
3 3 (6.38%) Eclipse
3 3 (6.38%) PHPUnit
4 2 (4.26%) Git (software)
4 2 (4.26%) RSpec
4 2 (4.26%) Selenium
4 2 (4.26%) CA Gen
4 2 (4.26%) QUnit
4 2 (4.26%) Jasmine
4 2 (4.26%) Mocha
5 1 (2.13%) Maven
5 1 (2.13%) Subversion
5 1 (2.13%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.13%) JIRA
General
1 10 (21.28%) Finance
2 1 (2.13%) Financial Institution
2 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.13%) Advertising
2 1 (2.13%) Banking
2 1 (2.13%) Retail
2 1 (2.13%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (21.28%) .NET
2 9 (19.15%) HTML
2 9 (19.15%) REST
3 7 (14.89%) XML
3 7 (14.89%) HTML5
4 6 (12.77%) CSS
4 6 (12.77%) Middleware
5 5 (10.64%) SOAP
5 5 (10.64%) J2EE
5 5 (10.64%) Ruby on Rails
5 5 (10.64%) jQuery
6 4 (8.51%) JSON
6 4 (8.51%) Ajax
6 4 (8.51%) CSS3
6 4 (8.51%) Web Services
7 3 (6.38%) XML Schema
7 3 (6.38%) LAMP
7 3 (6.38%) Zend Framework
8 2 (4.26%) Django
8 2 (4.26%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Open Source
2 4 (8.51%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.26%) Smart Meter
3 2 (4.26%) Fat Client
3 2 (4.26%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.13%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.64%) Linux
2 4 (8.51%) Android
2 4 (8.51%) UNIX
3 3 (6.38%) CentOS
4 2 (4.26%) Apple iOS
4 2 (4.26%) Windows
5 1 (2.13%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.04%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (23.40%) Software Architecture
3 10 (21.28%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (21.28%) Scrum
4 8 (17.02%) TDD
4 8 (17.02%) Software Engineering
5 7 (14.89%) Waterfall
6 5 (10.64%) SOA
7 4 (8.51%) Project Planning
7 4 (8.51%) DevOps
7 4 (8.51%) UML
7 4 (8.51%) RUP
8 3 (6.38%) CRM
8 3 (6.38%) MVC
8 3 (6.38%) Project Management
8 3 (6.38%) Pair Programming
8 3 (6.38%) User Stories
8 3 (6.38%) Domain-Driven Design
8 3 (6.38%) Refactoring
9 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 20 (42.55%) Java
2 14 (29.79%) SQL
3 8 (17.02%) PHP
4 7 (14.89%) JavaScript
5 5 (10.64%) Perl
5 5 (10.64%) Ruby
6 4 (8.51%) VB
7 3 (6.38%) PL/SQL
7 3 (6.38%) Shell Script
8 2 (4.26%) Groovy
8 2 (4.26%) Python
8 2 (4.26%) C#
9 1 (2.13%) C++
9 1 (2.13%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
1 2 (4.26%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) SLA
1 1 (2.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (6.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.13%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (17.02%) Oracle
1 8 (17.02%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.64%) Informatica
3 4 (8.51%) Zend
3 4 (8.51%) IBM
4 2 (4.26%) Sitecore
4 2 (4.26%) BEA
4 2 (4.26%) JBoss
5 1 (2.13%) SAP
5 1 (2.13%) CA
5 1 (2.13%) Ericsson
5 1 (2.13%) HP
5 1 (2.13%) Nortel
5 1 (2.13%) Avaya
5 1 (2.13%) Software AG
5 1 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.13%) webMethods
5 1 (2.13%) TIBCO
5 1 (2.13%) VMware
5 1 (2.13%) ION Trading