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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Architect
Rank 561 547 524
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Software Architect 33 30 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.057% 0.076%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.067% 0.062% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 18 26
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£450 £475 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £335 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £605 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £410 £450
% change year-on-year
+9.75% -8.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £51.25 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.25 - £37.50

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
49496 48382 42407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.36% 92.51% 92.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 30854 29920 24330
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £228 £240
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 1937 1986 2076
Average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £18.26
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -6.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £41.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 2 June 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 2 June 2015.

Software Architect Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Software Architect
Top 24 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 2 June 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 -7 33 £450 -6.49% 21
London +1 11 £456 -8.75% 6
South East -3 11 £438 - 6
Hampshire - 6 £450 - 3
Southampton - 5 £450 - 1
Ealing -3 3 £385 +40.00%
East Midlands - 3 - - 2
Staines +7 2 - -
Surrey +4 2 - - 1
South West -2 2 £500 +42.85% 3
West Midlands -10 2 - - 1
North West - 2 £450 -
West Sussex - 2 £488 -
City of London +9 1 - - 1
Bristol -7 1 - - 2
Leeds - 1 £600 -
Manchester - 1 £450 -
Oxford - 1 £400 -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £400 -
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Stafford - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £600 -
Yorkshire - 1 £600 - 1

Software Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 (42.11%) Java
2 22 (28.95%) .NET
3 17 (22.37%) Web Services
3 17 (22.37%) Linux
4 15 (19.74%) SQL
4 15 (19.74%) Software Architecture
5 14 (18.42%) Oracle
6 13 (17.11%) XML
7 12 (15.79%) C++
7 12 (15.79%) OO
7 12 (15.79%) Jenkins
8 11 (14.47%) REST
8 11 (14.47%) JIRA
8 11 (14.47%) Git (software)
8 11 (14.47%) Scrum
8 11 (14.47%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (13.16%) JavaScript
10 9 (11.84%) C#
10 9 (11.84%) Microsoft
10 9 (11.84%) MVC
10 9 (11.84%) Finance
10 9 (11.84%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (11.84%) Security Cleared
10 9 (11.84%) Enterprise Architecture
10 9 (11.84%) Oracle Database
11 8 (10.53%) SC Cleared
11 8 (10.53%) SOAP
11 8 (10.53%) Ruby
11 8 (10.53%) SOA
11 8 (10.53%) HTML

Software Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 (10.53%) WebLogic
2 7 (9.21%) Drupal
3 3 (3.95%) Mule
4 2 (2.63%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (2.63%) Confluence
5 1 (1.32%) JBoss
5 1 (1.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (7.89%) Simulink
2 2 (2.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.58%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.63%) LDAP
2 1 (1.32%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.32%) 3G
2 1 (1.32%) Internet
2 1 (1.32%) 2G
2 1 (1.32%) ZigBee
2 1 (1.32%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.32%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.84%) Oracle Database
2 7 (9.21%) SQL Server
3 6 (7.89%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (7.89%) Hadoop
3 6 (7.89%) NoSQL
4 5 (6.58%) Big Data
5 3 (3.95%) MySQL
5 3 (3.95%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (3.95%) Redis
6 2 (2.63%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.63%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (2.63%) HBase
6 2 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.32%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 12 (15.79%) Jenkins
2 11 (14.47%) JIRA
2 11 (14.47%) Git (software)
3 5 (6.58%) Maven
4 4 (5.26%) JUnit
5 2 (2.63%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.32%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.32%) ClearCase
6 1 (1.32%) ClearQuest
6 1 (1.32%) Introscope
6 1 (1.32%) Subversion
6 1 (1.32%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (1.32%) Selenium
6 1 (1.32%) RSpec
General
1 9 (11.84%) Finance
2 5 (6.58%) Games
3 4 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.95%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.63%) Banking
6 1 (1.32%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.32%) Electronics
6 1 (1.32%) Marketing
6 1 (1.32%) Greek Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (28.95%) .NET
2 17 (22.37%) Web Services
3 13 (17.11%) XML
4 11 (14.47%) REST
5 8 (10.53%) SOAP
5 8 (10.53%) HTML
6 7 (9.21%) JMS
6 7 (9.21%) Spring
7 6 (7.89%) JPA
8 5 (6.58%) CSS
8 5 (6.58%) XML Messaging
8 5 (6.58%) JTA
8 5 (6.58%) Apache Camel
9 4 (5.26%) JSON
9 4 (5.26%) WCF
9 4 (5.26%) WPF
9 4 (5.26%) Java EE
9 4 (5.26%) Ruby on Rails
9 4 (5.26%) ASP.NET
9 4 (5.26%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.89%) Wiki
2 5 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.58%) Physics
3 4 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (5.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (2.63%) Pharmacovigilance
4 2 (2.63%) User Experience
4 2 (2.63%) Performance Metrics
4 2 (2.63%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.32%) DTV
5 1 (1.32%) NHS
5 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (1.32%) Informatics
5 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.32%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 17 (22.37%) Linux
2 7 (9.21%) UNIX
3 2 (2.63%) VxWorks
3 2 (2.63%) Windows
4 1 (1.32%) Windows NT
4 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.32%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (1.32%) Android
4 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (19.74%) Software Architecture
2 12 (15.79%) OO
3 11 (14.47%) Scrum
3 11 (14.47%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (11.84%) MVC
4 9 (11.84%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (11.84%) Enterprise Architecture
5 8 (10.53%) SOA
6 7 (9.21%) 3D Modelling
7 6 (7.89%) Open Source
7 6 (7.89%) OWASP
7 6 (7.89%) TDD
7 6 (7.89%) UML
8 5 (6.58%) Data Modelling
8 5 (6.58%) TOGAF
8 5 (6.58%) Software Engineering
8 5 (6.58%) Mentoring
9 4 (5.26%) Web Development
9 4 (5.26%) DevOps
9 4 (5.26%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 32 (42.11%) Java
2 15 (19.74%) SQL
3 12 (15.79%) C++
4 10 (13.16%) JavaScript
5 9 (11.84%) C#
6 8 (10.53%) Ruby
7 7 (9.21%) C
8 6 (7.89%) Python
8 6 (7.89%) PL/SQL
9 3 (3.95%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.63%) Scala
10 2 (2.63%) MATLAB
10 2 (2.63%) VB
10 2 (2.63%) Perl
10 2 (2.63%) PHP
11 1 (1.32%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.32%) Embedded C
11 1 (1.32%) Embedded C++
11 1 (1.32%) VB6
11 1 (1.32%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 9 (11.84%) Security Cleared
2 8 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.32%) ISO 9000
1 1 (1.32%) DO-178B
1 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (2.63%) Docker
2 1 (1.32%) Ceph
2 1 (1.32%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (1.32%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (18.42%) Oracle
2 9 (11.84%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.95%) SAP
3 3 (3.95%) Atomikos
3 3 (3.95%) Axway
4 1 (1.32%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.32%) Vignette
4 1 (1.32%) Siebel
4 1 (1.32%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.32%) Sage
4 1 (1.32%) QNX
4 1 (1.32%) OpenText
4 1 (1.32%) Metastorm
4 1 (1.32%) Rackspace
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