The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Architect
Rank 569 594 549
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -45
Contract jobs requiring a Software Architect 56 22 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.096% 0.040% 0.074%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.043% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 10 20
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£500 £494 £560
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -11.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £373 £444
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £825
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £500
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £31.44 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
54347 51343 48877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.79% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 34673 31061 29030
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2003 1976 2120
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 2015.

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 29 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 28 August 2015. 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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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 56 £500 - 15
London +25 21 £600 +20.00% 1
West Midlands +6 8 £425 -
City of London +8 7 £600 +9.09%
East of England - 7 £400 - 1
West Yorkshire -18 5 £450 - 1
Yorkshire -25 5 £450 - 3
North West - 5 £575 - 2
Suffolk - 5 £400 -
Manchester - 5 £575 - 1
Ipswich - 5 £400 -
South East -16 4 £350 - 5
Shropshire - 4 £425 -
East Midlands - 4 - - 3
Telford - 4 £425 -
Southampton - 3 £350 -
Hampshire - 3 £350 - 1
Bradford - 3 £450 -
Cambridge - 2 £350 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 £350 - 1
Warwickshire +3 1 - -
Bristol -3 1 £350 -
South West -10 1 £350 -
Leeds -27 1 £375 - 1
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Derby - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Gaydon - 1 - -

Software Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 32 (35.96%) Java
2 31 (34.83%) .NET
3 26 (29.21%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (23.60%) HTML
5 20 (22.47%) Software Architecture
6 19 (21.35%) C#
6 19 (21.35%) SQL
6 19 (21.35%) TDD
7 18 (20.22%) JavaScript
7 18 (20.22%) Mentoring
8 16 (17.98%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (16.85%) ASP.NET
10 14 (15.73%) UNIX
11 13 (14.61%) WPF
12 12 (13.48%) XML
12 12 (13.48%) PHP
12 12 (13.48%) MySQL
12 12 (13.48%) Oracle
12 12 (13.48%) SQL Server
12 12 (13.48%) LAMP
13 11 (12.36%) MVC
13 11 (12.36%) Finance
13 11 (12.36%) Security Cleared
14 10 (11.24%) SC Cleared
14 10 (11.24%) BDD
14 10 (11.24%) Web Development
14 10 (11.24%) Selenium
14 10 (11.24%) Enterprise Software
14 10 (11.24%) Spring
15 9 (10.11%) Scrum

Software Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 (7.87%) Drupal
2 4 (4.49%) WebLogic
3 3 (3.37%) Apache
4 2 (2.25%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (1.12%) Confluence
5 1 (1.12%) Node.js
5 1 (1.12%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.12%) JBoss
Applications
1 7 (7.87%) MS Office
2 6 (6.74%) MS Excel
3 5 (5.62%) Simulink
4 3 (3.37%) Mingle
5 1 (1.12%) Stateflow
5 1 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.12%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.62%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.49%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (3.37%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.62%) LDAP
1 5 (5.62%) Kerberos
2 4 (4.49%) HTTP
3 2 (2.25%) Wireless
3 2 (2.25%) NGN
4 1 (1.12%) FlexRay
4 1 (1.12%) SNMP
4 1 (1.12%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.48%) MySQL
1 12 (13.48%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.74%) Oracle Database 10g
2 6 (6.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (6.74%) Oracle Database 11g
2 6 (6.74%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.49%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.25%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (2.25%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.25%) Big Data
4 2 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (11.24%) Selenium
2 8 (8.99%) JIRA
3 7 (7.87%) Git (software)
3 7 (7.87%) Jenkins
4 6 (6.74%) SpecFlow
4 6 (6.74%) WebDriver
5 4 (4.49%) JUnit
6 3 (3.37%) Visual Studio
6 3 (3.37%) ClearCase
6 3 (3.37%) Eclipse
7 2 (2.25%) Subversion
8 1 (1.12%) RSpec
8 1 (1.12%) IntelliJ
8 1 (1.12%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (1.12%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 11 (12.36%) Finance
2 7 (7.87%) Games
3 4 (4.49%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.25%) Electronics
4 2 (2.25%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.25%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.12%) Automotive
5 1 (1.12%) Banking
5 1 (1.12%) Marketing
5 1 (1.12%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (34.83%) .NET
2 21 (23.60%) HTML
3 15 (16.85%) ASP.NET
4 13 (14.61%) WPF
5 12 (13.48%) XML
5 12 (13.48%) LAMP
6 10 (11.24%) Spring
7 9 (10.11%) HTML5
8 7 (7.87%) WCF
8 7 (7.87%) .NET Framework
8 7 (7.87%) CSS
9 6 (6.74%) Ruby on Rails
9 6 (6.74%) jQuery
9 6 (6.74%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (5.62%) Spring Security
10 5 (5.62%) JSON
10 5 (5.62%) Web Services
11 4 (4.49%) J2EE
11 4 (4.49%) J2SE
11 4 (4.49%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.24%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (8.99%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.74%) Physics
3 6 (6.74%) Wiki
4 5 (5.62%) Computer Science
4 5 (5.62%) Performance Metrics
5 4 (4.49%) MPEG
5 4 (4.49%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (2.25%) 3D Graphics
6 2 (2.25%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (2.25%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (1.12%) User Experience
7 1 (1.12%) CAN bus
7 1 (1.12%) NHS
7 1 (1.12%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 14 (15.73%) UNIX
2 8 (8.99%) Linux
3 1 (1.12%) VxWorks
3 1 (1.12%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (29.21%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (22.47%) Software Architecture
3 19 (21.35%) TDD
4 18 (20.22%) Mentoring
5 16 (17.98%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (12.36%) MVC
7 10 (11.24%) Web Development
7 10 (11.24%) BDD
8 9 (10.11%) 3D Modelling
8 9 (10.11%) Open Source
8 9 (10.11%) Scrum
9 8 (8.99%) OWASP
10 7 (7.87%) SOA
11 6 (6.74%) CRM
12 5 (5.62%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (5.62%) Refactoring
12 5 (5.62%) Enterprise Architecture
12 5 (5.62%) Software Engineering
12 5 (5.62%) Cyber Security
13 4 (4.49%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (35.96%) Java
2 19 (21.35%) C#
2 19 (21.35%) SQL
3 18 (20.22%) JavaScript
4 12 (13.48%) PHP
5 9 (10.11%) Shell Script
6 7 (7.87%) Ruby
6 7 (7.87%) Perl
7 6 (6.74%) PL/SQL
7 6 (6.74%) C
8 5 (5.62%) C++
9 3 (3.37%) MATLAB
10 2 (2.25%) Scala
10 2 (2.25%) Python
10 2 (2.25%) Embedded C
11 1 (1.12%) Embedded C++
11 1 (1.12%) Tcl
11 1 (1.12%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (12.36%) Security Cleared
2 10 (11.24%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.74%) Degree
4 2 (2.25%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.25%) QA
2 2 (2.25%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.12%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.12%) Docker
1 1 (1.12%) GPFS
1 1 (1.12%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 3 (3.37%) Puppet
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle ZFS
2 1 (1.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 12 (13.48%) Oracle
2 8 (8.99%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.74%) Bloomberg
4 4 (4.49%) webMethods
5 3 (3.37%) Informatica
5 3 (3.37%) SAP
6 1 (1.12%) IBM
6 1 (1.12%) MathWorks
6 1 (1.12%) Rackspace
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