The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Software Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Architect
Rank 544 604 603
Rank change year-on-year
+60 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Software Architect 103 36 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.065% 0.049%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.068% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 17 13
Median daily rate £500 £450 £494
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -8.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £550 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £503 £450 £473
% change year-on-year
+11.66% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £51.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £51.25 -

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
52745 52880 52258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.86% 94.75% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34373 32080 31881
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1528 2113 2153
Median hourly rate £17.95 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.54% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -

Software Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Software Architect in the job title.

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 3 May 2016.

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 28 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 3 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
England +47 103 £500 +11.11% 17
West Midlands +57 68 £500 +5.26%
Shropshire +18 58 £488 -
Telford +8 49 £488 -
London -7 22 £460 -13.41% 5
South East -15 5 £650 +52.94% 3
Oxfordshire +13 4 £650 +62.50% 1
West Yorkshire +14 3 £700 +16.66% 3
Yorkshire +6 3 £700 +16.66% 3
South West +1 3 £558 +11.50% 1
Warwickshire - 3 £503 -
Warwick - 3 £503 -
Docklands, London - 3 £395 -
Leeds -4 2 £700 +16.66% 3
Canary Wharf - 2 £478 -
Oxford +11 1 £500 +25.00% 1
Bristol +7 1 - - 1
East Midlands +7 1 £615 -
West Sussex -23 1 - -
Midlands - 1 £550 -
North East - 1 £305 -
Dorset - 1 £500 -
Coventry - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £305 -
City of London - 1 £450 -
Bournemouth - 1 £500 -
Worthing - 1 - -
Bradford - 1 - -

Software Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 featuring Software Architect in the job title.

1 101 (71.63%) Java
2 68 (48.23%) Software Architecture
3 61 (43.26%) MongoDB
3 61 (43.26%) Spring
4 60 (42.55%) Oracle
5 58 (41.13%) SQL
6 56 (39.72%) Agile Software Development
7 52 (36.88%) Puppet
8 46 (32.62%) Linux
9 43 (30.50%) Maven
10 42 (29.79%) Spring Boot
11 41 (29.08%) JavaScript
12 39 (27.66%) Git (software)
13 34 (24.11%) Waterfall
14 33 (23.40%) RUP
15 32 (22.70%) Project Planning
16 31 (21.99%) Oracle OWB
17 30 (21.28%) Microservices
18 29 (20.57%) ClearQuest
18 29 (20.57%) WebLogic
19 28 (19.86%) PL/SQL
19 28 (19.86%) Scala
20 27 (19.15%) RabbitMQ
21 25 (17.73%) Open Source
21 25 (17.73%) JSON
22 24 (17.02%) Docker
22 24 (17.02%) Play Framework
23 23 (16.31%) SOAP
23 23 (16.31%) Unix
24 22 (15.60%) XML

Software Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 29 (20.57%) WebLogic
2 20 (14.18%) Node.js
3 19 (13.48%) Confluence
4 6 (4.26%) Liferay
4 6 (4.26%) Oracle Service Bus
5 5 (3.55%) WebLogic Portal
6 4 (2.84%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (1.42%) Apache Spark
7 2 (1.42%) JBoss
7 2 (1.42%) Mule
7 2 (1.42%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.42%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.71%) Apache
8 1 (0.71%) AquaLogic
8 1 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.71%) CMS
8 1 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.71%) nginx
8 1 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.71%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 3 (2.13%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.71%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.96%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.84%) Heroku
4 2 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.42%) IaaS
5 1 (0.71%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.71%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.71%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.67%) LDAP
2 7 (4.96%) HTTP
3 4 (2.84%) Internet
4 3 (2.13%) LAN
4 3 (2.13%) WAN
5 2 (1.42%) Network Security
6 1 (0.71%) OpenFlow
6 1 (0.71%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (43.26%) MongoDB
2 31 (21.99%) Oracle OWB
3 18 (12.77%) Oracle Database
4 12 (8.51%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (2.84%) Big Data
5 4 (2.84%) SQL Server
6 3 (2.13%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (2.13%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.13%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.13%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (2.13%) Redis
6 3 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.42%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.42%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.71%) Datomic
8 1 (0.71%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.71%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 43 (30.50%) Maven
2 39 (27.66%) Git (software)
3 29 (20.57%) ClearQuest
4 21 (14.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 21 (14.89%) ClearCase
4 21 (14.89%) JIRA
5 20 (14.18%) SoapUI
6 16 (11.35%) WebDriver
7 9 (6.38%) JUnit
8 7 (4.96%) Jenkins
9 5 (3.55%) Selenium
10 4 (2.84%) JMeter
11 3 (2.13%) CA Gen
12 2 (1.42%) Eclipse
12 2 (1.42%) Protractor
13 1 (0.71%) Ant
13 1 (0.71%) gulp
13 1 (0.71%) IntelliJ
13 1 (0.71%) JIRA Agile
13 1 (0.71%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (6.38%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (2.13%) Back Office
2 3 (2.13%) Marketing
3 1 (0.71%) Automotive
3 1 (0.71%) Finance
3 1 (0.71%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.71%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (43.26%) Spring
2 42 (29.79%) Spring Boot
3 27 (19.15%) RabbitMQ
4 25 (17.73%) JSON
5 24 (17.02%) Play Framework
6 23 (16.31%) SOAP
7 22 (15.60%) J2EE
7 22 (15.60%) XML
8 21 (14.89%) REST
9 20 (14.18%) ELK Stack
9 20 (14.18%) Web Services
10 17 (12.06%) Java EE
10 17 (12.06%) Swagger
11 15 (10.64%) .NET
11 15 (10.64%) HTML
12 14 (9.93%) XSL
13 13 (9.22%) AngularJS
14 10 (7.09%) CSS
14 10 (7.09%) JMS
14 10 (7.09%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.09%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.55%) Data Centre
2 5 (3.55%) Data Conversion
2 5 (3.55%) Data Structures
3 4 (2.84%) Data Integration
3 4 (2.84%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.13%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.42%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.42%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.71%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.71%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 46 (32.62%) Linux
2 23 (16.31%) Unix
3 4 (2.84%) Windows
3 4 (2.84%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.71%) AIX
4 1 (0.71%) Android
4 1 (0.71%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.71%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (48.23%) Software Architecture
2 56 (39.72%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (24.11%) Waterfall
4 33 (23.40%) RUP
5 32 (22.70%) Project Planning
6 30 (21.28%) Microservices
7 25 (17.73%) Open Source
8 20 (14.18%) Scrum
9 18 (12.77%) Continuous Delivery
10 14 (9.93%) SDLC
11 13 (9.22%) Static Code Analysis
12 12 (8.51%) SOA
13 11 (7.80%) Migration
13 11 (7.80%) Workflow
14 9 (6.38%) Change Management
14 9 (6.38%) Content Management
14 9 (6.38%) Data Management
14 9 (6.38%) Defect Tracking
14 9 (6.38%) DevOps
14 9 (6.38%) UML
Programming Languages
1 101 (71.63%) Java
2 58 (41.13%) SQL
3 41 (29.08%) JavaScript
4 28 (19.86%) PL/SQL
4 28 (19.86%) Scala
5 16 (11.35%) Shell Script
6 10 (7.09%) Perl
7 8 (5.67%) C#
8 7 (4.96%) PHP
9 6 (4.26%) C++
9 6 (4.26%) Python
10 3 (2.13%) C
10 3 (2.13%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.42%) Clojure
11 2 (1.42%) R
11 2 (1.42%) Ruby
12 1 (0.71%) Erlang
12 1 (0.71%) Go
Qualifications
1 7 (4.96%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.55%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.84%) Degree
4 2 (1.42%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.26%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 24 (17.02%) Docker
2 2 (1.42%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 52 (36.88%) Puppet
2 21 (14.89%) Graphite
3 16 (11.35%) Grafana
4 3 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.42%) StatsD
6 1 (0.71%) Ansible
6 1 (0.71%) Kibana
6 1 (0.71%) logstash
6 1 (0.71%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 60 (42.55%) Oracle
2 21 (14.89%) Informatica
3 15 (10.64%) WSO2
4 14 (9.93%) Pega
5 7 (4.96%) webMethods
6 6 (4.26%) BEA
7 3 (2.13%) Microsoft
8 2 (1.42%) Apigee
8 2 (1.42%) Citrix
8 2 (1.42%) Mashery
8 2 (1.42%) Tableau
8 2 (1.42%) Teradata
9 1 (0.71%) Axway
9 1 (0.71%) Cognos
9 1 (0.71%) IBM
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