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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Architect
Rank 541 596 595
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Software Architect 102 45 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.080% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.085% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 22 19
Median daily rate £488 £450 £481
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £354 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £603
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £450 £410
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.75%
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
50276 53000 51116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.79% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 32796 33319 31430
Median daily rate £425 £400 £397
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1494 2025 2060
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £39.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +65 101 £488 +8.33% 11
West Midlands +23 46 £488 -
Shropshire +2 41 £488 -
Telford -1 34 £488 -
London +36 32 £460 -16.36% 4
South East +3 10 £488 +14.70% 3
Docklands, London - 7 £493 -
East Midlands +4 6 £615 -
Oxfordshire +15 5 £650 +62.50%
Nottinghamshire - 3 £615 -
Middlesex - 3 £350 -
Cambridgeshire +19 2 £480 +37.14% 1
East of England +15 2 £480 +37.14% 1
Oxford +4 2 £494 +23.43%
South West 0 2 £603 +20.50%
Warwickshire - 2 £501 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £600 -
Huntingdon - 2 £480 -
Nottingham - 2 £615 -
Warwick - 2 £501 -
City of London +42 1 £460 - 2
Bristol +9 1 £590 -
West Yorkshire +7 1 - - 1
Yorkshire -3 1 - - 1
Surrey -4 1 - -
North West -15 1 - - 2
West Sussex -17 1 £450 -18.18% 1
Tyne and Wear - 1 £305 -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -

Software Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 134 (69.43%) Java
2 82 (42.49%) Software Architecture
3 76 (39.38%) MongoDB
4 75 (38.86%) Spring
4 75 (38.86%) SQL
5 74 (38.34%) Agile Software Development
6 73 (37.82%) Oracle
7 69 (35.75%) Puppet
8 64 (33.16%) Linux
9 55 (28.50%) Maven
10 54 (27.98%) Spring Boot
11 51 (26.42%) JavaScript
12 49 (25.39%) Git (software)
13 40 (20.73%) Waterfall
13 40 (20.73%) Microservices
14 39 (20.21%) RabbitMQ
14 39 (20.21%) Project Planning
14 39 (20.21%) XML
15 38 (19.69%) RUP
15 38 (19.69%) Open Source
16 37 (19.17%) Oracle OWB
17 35 (18.13%) ClearQuest
18 34 (17.62%) Docker
19 32 (16.58%) JSON
20 31 (16.06%) REST
20 31 (16.06%) PL/SQL
21 30 (15.54%) SoapUI
21 30 (15.54%) Scala
21 30 (15.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
21 30 (15.54%) Graphite

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 (15.03%) WebLogic
2 23 (11.92%) Confluence
3 8 (4.15%) Liferay
4 7 (3.63%) Oracle Service Bus
5 5 (2.59%) WebLogic Portal
6 4 (2.07%) Apache
6 4 (2.07%) IIS
6 4 (2.07%) nginx
7 3 (1.55%) JBoss
7 3 (1.55%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (1.04%) Apache Solr
8 2 (1.04%) CMS
8 2 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.04%) Mule
8 2 (1.04%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.04%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.04%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.52%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.52%) Cloud Foundry
9 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 8 (4.15%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.07%) Heroku
2 4 (2.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.04%) IaaS
5 1 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (8.81%) HTTP
2 14 (7.25%) LDAP
3 5 (2.59%) SSL
4 4 (2.07%) Internet
5 3 (1.55%) LAN
5 3 (1.55%) WAN
6 2 (1.04%) Network Security
7 1 (0.52%) OpenFlow
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (39.38%) MongoDB
2 37 (19.17%) Oracle OWB
3 22 (11.40%) Oracle Database
4 9 (4.66%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (2.07%) Hadoop
5 4 (2.07%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (1.55%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (1.55%) Big Data
6 3 (1.55%) Redis
6 3 (1.55%) SQL Server
6 3 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.04%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.52%) MySQL
8 1 (0.52%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.52%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 55 (28.50%) Maven
2 49 (25.39%) Git (software)
3 35 (18.13%) ClearQuest
4 30 (15.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 30 (15.54%) SoapUI
5 24 (12.44%) ClearCase
5 24 (12.44%) JIRA
6 18 (9.33%) WebDriver
7 9 (4.66%) Jenkins
7 9 (4.66%) JUnit
8 5 (2.59%) Eclipse
8 5 (2.59%) Selenium
9 4 (2.07%) Protractor
10 3 (1.55%) JMeter
10 3 (1.55%) Visual Studio
11 2 (1.04%) CA Gen
11 2 (1.04%) IntelliJ
12 1 (0.52%) CruiseControl
12 1 (0.52%) Grunt
12 1 (0.52%) gulp
General
1 11 (5.70%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (2.59%) Finance
2 5 (2.59%) Marketing
3 3 (1.55%) Back Office
4 2 (1.04%) Automotive
4 2 (1.04%) Military
5 1 (0.52%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.52%) Publishing
5 1 (0.52%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (38.86%) Spring
2 54 (27.98%) Spring Boot
3 39 (20.21%) RabbitMQ
3 39 (20.21%) XML
4 32 (16.58%) JSON
5 31 (16.06%) REST
6 30 (15.54%) Hystrix
7 29 (15.03%) ELK Stack
7 29 (15.03%) WireMock
8 27 (13.99%) Play Framework
9 26 (13.47%) J2EE
9 26 (13.47%) XSL
10 25 (12.95%) SOAP
11 22 (11.40%) Node.js
12 21 (10.88%) Web Services
13 20 (10.36%) .NET
13 20 (10.36%) HTML
13 20 (10.36%) Java EE
14 19 (9.84%) Swagger
15 14 (7.25%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.74%) Data Conversion
1 13 (6.74%) Data Structures
2 12 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.11%) Data Integration
4 5 (2.59%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.59%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.07%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.07%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.04%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (1.04%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.52%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.52%) User Experience
7 1 (0.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 64 (33.16%) Linux
2 27 (13.99%) Unix
3 8 (4.15%) Windows
4 6 (3.11%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.55%) Android
5 3 (1.55%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (42.49%) Software Architecture
2 74 (38.34%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (20.73%) Microservices
3 40 (20.73%) Waterfall
4 39 (20.21%) Project Planning
5 38 (19.69%) Open Source
5 38 (19.69%) RUP
6 28 (14.51%) Continuous Delivery
7 23 (11.92%) Scrum
8 17 (8.81%) Data Management
9 16 (8.29%) Data Modelling
9 16 (8.29%) Master Data Management
9 16 (8.29%) SDLC
10 14 (7.25%) Data Architecture
10 14 (7.25%) DevOps
11 13 (6.74%) Change Management
11 13 (6.74%) Data Governance
11 13 (6.74%) Static Code Analysis
11 13 (6.74%) TDD
12 12 (6.22%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 134 (69.43%) Java
2 75 (38.86%) SQL
3 51 (26.42%) JavaScript
4 31 (16.06%) PL/SQL
5 30 (15.54%) Scala
6 16 (8.29%) PHP
7 15 (7.77%) Shell Script
8 12 (6.22%) Perl
9 10 (5.18%) C#
9 10 (5.18%) C++
10 8 (4.15%) Python
11 6 (3.11%) C
11 6 (3.11%) VB
12 5 (2.59%) VB6
13 4 (2.07%) VBScript
14 3 (1.55%) T-SQL
15 2 (1.04%) R
15 2 (1.04%) Ruby
16 1 (0.52%) Erlang
16 1 (0.52%) Go
Qualifications
1 10 (5.18%) Security Cleared
2 9 (4.66%) Degree
3 5 (2.59%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.55%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.04%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.25%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.55%) QA
3 1 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 34 (17.62%) Docker
2 2 (1.04%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.04%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 69 (35.75%) Puppet
2 30 (15.54%) Graphite
3 18 (9.33%) Grafana
4 9 (4.66%) Consul
5 5 (2.59%) OpenAM
6 3 (1.55%) Ansible
6 3 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.04%) Kibana
7 2 (1.04%) logstash
7 2 (1.04%) StatsD
Vendors
1 73 (37.82%) Oracle
2 29 (15.03%) Informatica
3 19 (9.84%) WSO2
4 12 (6.22%) Pega
5 7 (3.63%) webMethods
6 5 (2.59%) BEA
6 5 (2.59%) Microsoft
7 2 (1.04%) Apigee
7 2 (1.04%) Citrix
7 2 (1.04%) Endeca
7 2 (1.04%) hybris
7 2 (1.04%) Mashery
7 2 (1.04%) Tableau
7 2 (1.04%) Teradata
7 2 (1.04%) VMware
8 1 (0.52%) Axway
8 1 (0.52%) Cognos
8 1 (0.52%) IBM
8 1 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
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