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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Architect
Rank 532 526 497
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Software Architect 44 40 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.084% 0.080% 0.089%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.091% 0.086% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 12 23
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£475 £513 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.31% +20.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £428 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £500 £438
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £43.22 £52.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.67% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.22 - -

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
48490 46430 41591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.38% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 29830 27397 23746
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1842 1977 2253
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Software Architect Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 February 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 -15 43 £475 -7.31% 19
London -32 13 £383 -27.14% 1
South East -20 10 £413 - 5
North West - 9 £513 -
Manchester - 9 £513 -
West Midlands -5 4 £475 -11.62% 3
Hampshire - 4 £350 - 1
City of London +12 3 - -
Shropshire -8 2 - - 1
Telford -9 2 - - 1
South West -20 2 £745 +49.00% 4
East of England - 2 £575 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 2 £575 - 2
Dorset -2 1 - - 2
Somerset - 1 £745 -
Staffordshire - 1 £475 - 2
Peterborough - 1 £575 -
Reading - 1 £413 - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £475 - 2
Berkshire - 1 £413 - 1
South Wales - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 2
Merseyside - - - -
North Wales - - - -
Wales - - - - 4
Scotland - - - - 2
Taunton - - - -
Poole - - - - 2
Northampton - - - -
Norwich - - - -

Software Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (49.23%) Java
2 26 (40.00%) .NET
3 21 (32.31%) Web Services
4 17 (26.15%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (24.62%) SQL
6 13 (20.00%) Oracle
6 13 (20.00%) XML
6 13 (20.00%) OO
7 12 (18.46%) SOA
7 12 (18.46%) SQL Server
8 11 (16.92%) C++
8 11 (16.92%) REST
9 10 (15.38%) JavaScript
9 10 (15.38%) Linux
9 10 (15.38%) MVC
10 9 (13.85%) Finance
10 9 (13.85%) Spring
10 9 (13.85%) SOAP
10 9 (13.85%) Software Architecture
11 8 (12.31%) UML
11 8 (12.31%) WebLogic
11 8 (12.31%) C#
11 8 (12.31%) JMS
11 8 (12.31%) Microsoft
12 7 (10.77%) Enterprise Architecture
12 7 (10.77%) Scrum
12 7 (10.77%) JPA
13 6 (9.23%) Security Cleared
13 6 (9.23%) Hadoop
13 6 (9.23%) Apache Camel

Software Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 8 (12.31%) WebLogic
2 3 (4.62%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.62%) Mule
3 2 (3.08%) Confluence
3 2 (3.08%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (1.54%) Node.js
4 1 (1.54%) Liferay
4 1 (1.54%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.54%) JBoss
4 1 (1.54%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (7.69%) Simulink
2 1 (1.54%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.54%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.15%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.54%) LDAP
1 1 (1.54%) Ethernet
1 1 (1.54%) FTP
1 1 (1.54%) HTTP
1 1 (1.54%) Internet
1 1 (1.54%) 3G
1 1 (1.54%) 2G
1 1 (1.54%) Wireshark
1 1 (1.54%) ZigBee
1 1 (1.54%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.46%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.23%) Hadoop
2 6 (9.23%) Oracle Database
3 4 (6.15%) NoSQL
3 4 (6.15%) Big Data
4 3 (4.62%) Redis
4 3 (4.62%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (3.08%) MySQL
5 2 (3.08%) RDBMS
5 2 (3.08%) HBase
5 2 (3.08%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (7.69%) Maven
1 5 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 5 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 4 (6.15%) JIRA
2 4 (6.15%) JUnit
3 2 (3.08%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (1.54%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.54%) ClearCase
4 1 (1.54%) ClearQuest
4 1 (1.54%) Introscope
4 1 (1.54%) Subversion
4 1 (1.54%) Selenium
4 1 (1.54%) RSpec
General
1 9 (13.85%) Finance
2 3 (4.62%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (4.62%) Banking
3 2 (3.08%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.08%) Automotive
4 1 (1.54%) Electronics
4 1 (1.54%) Greek Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (40.00%) .NET
2 21 (32.31%) Web Services
3 13 (20.00%) XML
4 11 (16.92%) REST
5 9 (13.85%) Spring
5 9 (13.85%) SOAP
6 8 (12.31%) JMS
7 7 (10.77%) JPA
8 6 (9.23%) Apache Camel
9 5 (7.69%) JTA
9 5 (7.69%) Java EE
9 5 (7.69%) XML Messaging
10 4 (6.15%) HTML
10 4 (6.15%) XSD
10 4 (6.15%) JSON
10 4 (6.15%) ActiveMQ
11 3 (4.62%) AngularJS
11 3 (4.62%) XSL
11 3 (4.62%) XSLT
11 3 (4.62%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.15%) Open Source
2 3 (4.62%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (4.62%) Streaming Video
3 2 (3.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (3.08%) Pharmacovigilance
3 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.54%) User Experience
4 1 (1.54%) Social Media
4 1 (1.54%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.54%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.54%) NHS
4 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.54%) Web 2.0
4 1 (1.54%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.38%) Linux
2 2 (3.08%) UNIX
2 2 (3.08%) Windows
2 2 (3.08%) Android
2 2 (3.08%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.54%) Windows NT
3 1 (1.54%) VMS
3 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.54%) VxWorks
3 1 (1.54%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.15%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (20.00%) OO
3 12 (18.46%) SOA
4 10 (15.38%) MVC
5 9 (13.85%) Software Architecture
6 8 (12.31%) UML
7 7 (10.77%) Scrum
7 7 (10.77%) Enterprise Architecture
8 6 (9.23%) Data Modelling
8 6 (9.23%) DevOps
9 5 (7.69%) Mentoring
9 5 (7.69%) TDD
10 4 (6.15%) OOD
10 4 (6.15%) Logical Data Model
10 4 (6.15%) Physical Data Model
11 3 (4.62%) Domain-Driven Design
11 3 (4.62%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (4.62%) Test Management
11 3 (4.62%) OOA/OOD
11 3 (4.62%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 32 (49.23%) Java
2 16 (24.62%) SQL
3 11 (16.92%) C++
4 10 (15.38%) JavaScript
5 8 (12.31%) C#
6 6 (9.23%) C
6 6 (9.23%) Python
6 6 (9.23%) Ruby
7 3 (4.62%) PL/SQL
7 3 (4.62%) Scala
8 2 (3.08%) Groovy
8 2 (3.08%) PHP
8 2 (3.08%) VB
9 1 (1.54%) Perl
9 1 (1.54%) VB6
Qualifications
1 6 (9.23%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.15%) Degree
4 1 (1.54%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.15%) QA
2 1 (1.54%) DO-178B
2 1 (1.54%) ISO 9000
2 1 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (3.08%) Docker
Vendors
1 13 (20.00%) Oracle
2 8 (12.31%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.62%) Axway
3 3 (4.62%) Atomikos
4 2 (3.08%) SAP
5 1 (1.54%) Siebel
5 1 (1.54%) Sage
5 1 (1.54%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.54%) QNX
5 1 (1.54%) Metastorm
5 1 (1.54%) Open Text
5 1 (1.54%) Sybase
5 1 (1.54%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.54%) Vignette
Telford
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £600 - £675 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Southampton
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Cambridgeshire
The People Network
Rate: £2 per day + Excellent rates
Posted: 19 days ago