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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Architect
Rank 556 590 599
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Software Architect 95 56 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.098% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.10% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 34 10
Median daily rate £480 £450 £494
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -8.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £425 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.70% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
51170 54095 51865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.76% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 33263 34303 31438
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1565 2020 2092
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.80 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.14
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.12%

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 28 July 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 30 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 28 July 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 +23 94 £484 +7.50% 19
London +27 42 £460 -23.33% 6
West Midlands -12 27 £488 +14.70% 1
Shropshire -14 24 £488 +14.70%
Telford -14 19 £488 +14.70%
South East +16 10 £360 -4.00% 3
Docklands, London - 7 £493 -
East Midlands -4 6 £615 -
Middlesex - 5 £350 -
Cambridgeshire +25 4 £480 +37.14% 1
East of England +20 4 £480 +20.00% 3
Huntingdon - 3 £480 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £615 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £488 -
City of London +43 2 £518 -13.75% 3
South West +3 2 £603 +72.14% 3
North West 0 2 £500 -2.43% 2
Northamptonshire - 2 £600 -
Nottingham - 2 £615 -
Oxford - 2 £494 -
Bristol 0 1 £590 +68.57%
Yorkshire -3 1 £575 +27.77% 1
Glasgow - 1 £475 - 1
Scotland - 1 £475 - 2
Cheshire - 1 £500 -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £450 -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 £500 -

Software Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 135 (69.59%) Java
2 84 (43.30%) MongoDB
3 80 (41.24%) Agile Software Development
4 78 (40.21%) Spring
4 78 (40.21%) Software Architecture
5 74 (38.14%) Puppet
6 72 (37.11%) Linux
7 68 (35.05%) Oracle
8 65 (33.51%) SQL
9 59 (30.41%) Maven
10 58 (29.90%) Spring Boot
11 53 (27.32%) Git (software)
12 46 (23.71%) JavaScript
13 44 (22.68%) RabbitMQ
14 43 (22.16%) Microservices
15 42 (21.65%) XML
15 42 (21.65%) Open Source
16 41 (21.13%) Project Planning
17 37 (19.07%) Docker
18 36 (18.56%) REST
19 35 (18.04%) JSON
19 35 (18.04%) Waterfall
20 33 (17.01%) RUP
21 32 (16.49%) ClearQuest
21 32 (16.49%) Oracle OWB
21 32 (16.49%) Scala
21 32 (16.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
21 32 (16.49%) Graphite
21 32 (16.49%) Hystrix
22 31 (15.98%) ELK Stack

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 25 (12.89%) Confluence
2 22 (11.34%) WebLogic
3 6 (3.09%) Apache
3 6 (3.09%) JBoss
3 6 (3.09%) Liferay
3 6 (3.09%) Oracle Service Bus
4 4 (2.06%) IIS
4 4 (2.06%) nginx
4 4 (2.06%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.06%) WebLogic Portal
5 3 (1.55%) Apache Solr
5 3 (1.55%) OpenStack
5 3 (1.55%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (1.03%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.03%) Mule
6 2 (1.03%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.03%) WildFly
7 1 (0.52%) CMS
7 1 (0.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.52%) MS Project
1 1 (0.52%) Simulink
1 1 (0.52%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 3 (1.55%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.19%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (2.06%) Heroku
2 4 (2.06%) IaaS
2 4 (2.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.03%) PaaS
4 1 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.28%) HTTP
2 15 (7.73%) LDAP
3 8 (4.12%) WAN
4 7 (3.61%) LAN
5 5 (2.58%) SSL
6 3 (1.55%) Internet
6 3 (1.55%) Network Security
7 1 (0.52%) OpenFlow
7 1 (0.52%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (43.30%) MongoDB
2 32 (16.49%) Oracle OWB
3 21 (10.82%) Oracle Database
4 6 (3.09%) Hadoop
4 6 (3.09%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (2.06%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (2.06%) Data Mining
5 4 (2.06%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.55%) Big Data
6 3 (1.55%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (1.55%) Redis
6 3 (1.55%) SQL Server
6 3 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.03%) MySQL
7 2 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.52%) Informix
8 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.52%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 59 (30.41%) Maven
2 53 (27.32%) Git (software)
3 32 (16.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 32 (16.49%) ClearQuest
4 31 (15.98%) SoapUI
5 29 (14.95%) JIRA
6 18 (9.28%) WebDriver
7 17 (8.76%) ClearCase
8 9 (4.64%) Jenkins
8 9 (4.64%) JUnit
9 6 (3.09%) Eclipse
10 5 (2.58%) Selenium
11 4 (2.06%) Protractor
12 3 (1.55%) IntelliJ
12 3 (1.55%) Visual Studio
13 2 (1.03%) JMeter
14 1 (0.52%) CruiseControl
14 1 (0.52%) Grunt
14 1 (0.52%) gulp
14 1 (0.52%) Hudson
General
1 8 (4.12%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (2.58%) Finance
3 4 (2.06%) Marketing
4 3 (1.55%) Back Office
4 3 (1.55%) Military
5 2 (1.03%) Automotive
5 2 (1.03%) Publishing
6 1 (0.52%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.52%) Front Office
6 1 (0.52%) Games
6 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.52%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (40.21%) Spring
2 58 (29.90%) Spring Boot
3 44 (22.68%) RabbitMQ
4 42 (21.65%) XML
5 36 (18.56%) REST
6 35 (18.04%) JSON
7 32 (16.49%) Hystrix
8 31 (15.98%) ELK Stack
8 31 (15.98%) WireMock
9 29 (14.95%) Play Framework
10 27 (13.92%) SOAP
11 24 (12.37%) .NET
12 23 (11.86%) Node.js
13 22 (11.34%) J2EE
13 22 (11.34%) Swagger
13 22 (11.34%) Web Services
14 21 (10.82%) XSL
15 19 (9.79%) HTML
16 17 (8.76%) Java EE
17 14 (7.22%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.70%) Data Conversion
1 13 (6.70%) Data Structures
2 9 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.09%) Data Integration
4 5 (2.58%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.58%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.06%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.06%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.55%) User Experience
7 2 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.03%) Performance Metrics
7 2 (1.03%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.52%) Clustering
8 1 (0.52%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.52%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 72 (37.11%) Linux
2 20 (10.31%) Unix
3 9 (4.64%) Windows
4 6 (3.09%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.55%) Android
5 3 (1.55%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (41.24%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (40.21%) Software Architecture
3 43 (22.16%) Microservices
4 42 (21.65%) Open Source
5 41 (21.13%) Project Planning
6 35 (18.04%) Waterfall
7 33 (17.01%) RUP
8 29 (14.95%) Continuous Delivery
9 23 (11.86%) Scrum
10 18 (9.28%) DevOps
10 18 (9.28%) SOA
11 17 (8.76%) Data Management
12 16 (8.25%) Data Modelling
12 16 (8.25%) Master Data Management
12 16 (8.25%) SDLC
13 14 (7.22%) Data Architecture
13 14 (7.22%) TDD
14 13 (6.70%) Data Governance
15 12 (6.19%) Data Cleansing
15 12 (6.19%) Static Code Analysis
Programming Languages
1 135 (69.59%) Java
2 65 (33.51%) SQL
3 46 (23.71%) JavaScript
4 32 (16.49%) Scala
5 23 (11.86%) PL/SQL
6 20 (10.31%) PHP
7 17 (8.76%) C++
8 14 (7.22%) C#
9 9 (4.64%) C
9 9 (4.64%) Perl
9 9 (4.64%) Python
10 6 (3.09%) Shell Script
10 6 (3.09%) VB
11 5 (2.58%) VB6
12 4 (2.06%) VBScript
13 3 (1.55%) Ruby
13 3 (1.55%) T-SQL
14 2 (1.03%) R
15 1 (0.52%) Erlang
15 1 (0.52%) Go
Qualifications
1 12 (6.19%) Security Cleared
2 9 (4.64%) Degree
3 5 (2.58%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.55%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.55%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.22%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.55%) QA
3 1 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 37 (19.07%) Docker
2 3 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.03%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 74 (38.14%) Puppet
2 32 (16.49%) Graphite
3 20 (10.31%) Grafana
4 9 (4.64%) Consul
5 5 (2.58%) OpenAM
6 3 (1.55%) Ansible
6 3 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.03%) Kibana
7 2 (1.03%) logstash
7 2 (1.03%) StatsD
Vendors
1 68 (35.05%) Oracle
2 24 (12.37%) WSO2
3 19 (9.79%) Informatica
4 5 (2.58%) Microsoft
5 3 (1.55%) Apple
5 3 (1.55%) Endeca
5 3 (1.55%) hybris
5 3 (1.55%) VMware
5 3 (1.55%) webMethods
6 2 (1.03%) Apigee
6 2 (1.03%) Citrix
6 2 (1.03%) Mashery
6 2 (1.03%) Pega
6 2 (1.03%) Tableau
6 2 (1.03%) Teradata
7 1 (0.52%) Cisco
7 1 (0.52%) F5
7 1 (0.52%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.52%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
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