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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Architect
Rank 572 592 626
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +34
Contract jobs requiring a Software Architect 55 45 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.082% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.087% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 17 12
Median daily rate £478 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.04% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £415 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £591 £593 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £500 £500
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £55.00

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
47494 51855 53478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.80% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 31084 33012 33811
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1664 2028 2194
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.79%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 +7 51 £456 -13.09% 14
London +8 26 £471 -10.23% 4
South East +18 16 £375 -23.07%
Canary Wharf - 6 - -
Middlesex - 6 £375 -
Hampshire +23 5 £550 -
Nottinghamshire -2 3 - -
East Midlands -6 3 - -
West Midlands -26 3 £513 - 1
Yorkshire +12 2 £556 +39.06% 1
Glasgow - 2 £488 -
Scotland - 2 £488 - 2
South Yorkshire - 2 £556 -
Berkshire - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £383 -
Reading - 2 - -
Milton Keynes - 2 £383 -
Sheffield - 2 £556 -
Docklands, London 0 1 - -
Shropshire -10 1 - -
Telford -17 1 - -
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 - - 1
Cambridge - 1 - - 1
Nottingham - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 - - 1
East of England - 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 1

Software Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 74 (56.92%) Java
2 54 (41.54%) Oracle
2 54 (41.54%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (36.15%) SQL
4 39 (30.00%) Software Architecture
5 34 (26.15%) Spring
5 34 (26.15%) Linux
6 32 (24.62%) XML
7 31 (23.85%) Unix
8 28 (21.54%) C++
9 27 (20.77%) J2EE
9 27 (20.77%) SOA
9 27 (20.77%) Project Planning
10 26 (20.00%) REST
11 25 (19.23%) Software Engineering
11 25 (19.23%) Scrum
12 22 (16.92%) Waterfall
13 21 (16.15%) Data Modelling
13 21 (16.15%) C
13 21 (16.15%) Perl
14 19 (14.62%) PL/SQL
14 19 (14.62%) .NET
14 19 (14.62%) RUP
14 19 (14.62%) Oracle OWB
15 18 (13.85%) ClearQuest
15 18 (13.85%) C#
16 17 (13.08%) UML
16 17 (13.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 16 (12.31%) Web Services
17 16 (12.31%) Multithreading

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 17 (13.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 13 (10.00%) Apache
3 12 (9.23%) Confluence
4 11 (8.46%) JBoss
5 9 (6.92%) WebLogic
6 5 (3.85%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (1.54%) Apache Solr
7 2 (1.54%) CMS
7 2 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.54%) Liferay
7 2 (1.54%) nginx
7 2 (1.54%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.54%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.54%) WildFly
8 1 (0.77%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.77%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.77%) Drupal
8 1 (0.77%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (3.85%) MS Visio
2 4 (3.08%) Simulink
3 1 (0.77%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 1 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (6.15%) PaaS
3 5 (3.85%) IaaS
3 5 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.31%) Data Lake Analytics
5 2 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.54%) Office 365
6 1 (0.77%) Heroku
6 1 (0.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.23%) LDAP
2 6 (4.62%) WAN
3 5 (3.85%) LAN
4 3 (2.31%) HTTP
5 2 (1.54%) Internet
6 1 (0.77%) Firewall
6 1 (0.77%) Network Security
6 1 (0.77%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (14.62%) Oracle OWB
2 15 (11.54%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (11.54%) MongoDB
3 8 (6.15%) NoSQL
4 6 (4.62%) SQL Server
5 5 (3.85%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (3.85%) Big Data
5 5 (3.85%) Data Mining
5 5 (3.85%) Hadoop
5 5 (3.85%) MySQL
5 5 (3.85%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.31%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (2.31%) Data Lake
6 3 (2.31%) Power BI
6 3 (2.31%) QlikView
6 3 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (2.31%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (2.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (2.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (13.85%) ClearQuest
2 16 (12.31%) JIRA
2 16 (12.31%) Maven
3 14 (10.77%) ClearCase
4 12 (9.23%) Git (software)
5 8 (6.15%) JUnit
6 7 (5.38%) Eclipse
6 7 (5.38%) IntelliJ
6 7 (5.38%) Jenkins
7 6 (4.62%) Oracle Forms
8 5 (3.85%) Ant
8 5 (3.85%) CA Gen
8 5 (3.85%) Gradle
8 5 (3.85%) SoapUI
9 3 (2.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (2.31%) Bitbucket
10 2 (1.54%) Selenium
11 1 (0.77%) JMeter
11 1 (0.77%) NUnit
11 1 (0.77%) PHPUnit
General
1 10 (7.69%) Finance
2 3 (2.31%) Automotive
2 3 (2.31%) Military
2 3 (2.31%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (1.54%) Banking
3 2 (1.54%) Publishing
4 1 (0.77%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.77%) Front Office
4 1 (0.77%) Games
4 1 (0.77%) Marketing
4 1 (0.77%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (26.15%) Spring
2 32 (24.62%) XML
3 27 (20.77%) J2EE
4 26 (20.00%) REST
5 19 (14.62%) .NET
6 16 (12.31%) JSON
6 16 (12.31%) Web Services
7 15 (11.54%) SOAP
8 14 (10.77%) AngularJS
8 14 (10.77%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 14 (10.77%) HTML
8 14 (10.77%) STL
9 13 (10.00%) Hibernate
10 12 (9.23%) XSLT
11 11 (8.46%) Java EE
12 9 (6.92%) HTML5
12 9 (6.92%) RabbitMQ
12 9 (6.92%) RESTful
12 9 (6.92%) Spring Boot
12 9 (6.92%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.54%) Computer Science
2 7 (5.38%) Data Conversion
2 7 (5.38%) Data Structures
3 3 (2.31%) User Experience
4 2 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.77%) Clustering
5 1 (0.77%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.77%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.77%) IVR
5 1 (0.77%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.77%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (0.77%) RIA
5 1 (0.77%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 34 (26.15%) Linux
2 31 (23.85%) Unix
3 1 (0.77%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (41.54%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (30.00%) Software Architecture
3 27 (20.77%) Project Planning
3 27 (20.77%) SOA
4 25 (19.23%) Scrum
4 25 (19.23%) Software Engineering
5 22 (16.92%) Waterfall
6 21 (16.15%) Data Modelling
7 19 (14.62%) RUP
8 17 (13.08%) UML
9 16 (12.31%) Multithreading
10 14 (10.77%) Business Intelligence
10 14 (10.77%) OO
10 14 (10.77%) OOA/OOD
11 12 (9.23%) Logical Data Model
11 12 (9.23%) Physical Data Model
11 12 (9.23%) TOGAF
12 11 (8.46%) Open Source
13 10 (7.69%) Integration Testing
13 10 (7.69%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 74 (56.92%) Java
2 47 (36.15%) SQL
3 28 (21.54%) C++
4 21 (16.15%) C
4 21 (16.15%) Perl
5 19 (14.62%) PL/SQL
6 18 (13.85%) C#
7 14 (10.77%) JavaScript
8 13 (10.00%) Shell Script
9 11 (8.46%) Python
10 10 (7.69%) PHP
11 7 (5.38%) ActionScript
11 7 (5.38%) Scala
12 6 (4.62%) MATLAB
13 5 (3.85%) Ruby
14 3 (2.31%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.77%) Embedded C
15 1 (0.77%) Groovy
15 1 (0.77%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (8.46%) ISEB
2 10 (7.69%) ISTQB
3 8 (6.15%) Degree
3 8 (6.15%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.31%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.31%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.77%) MCSE
5 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.77%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.38%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.31%) PA-DSS
2 3 (2.31%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.77%) QA
System Software
1 7 (5.38%) Docker
2 3 (2.31%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (2.31%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (7.69%) Puppet
2 3 (2.31%) Graphite
3 2 (1.54%) Grafana
4 1 (0.77%) Consul
4 1 (0.77%) Kibana
4 1 (0.77%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.77%) logstash
4 1 (0.77%) Mesos
Vendors
1 54 (41.54%) Oracle
2 14 (10.77%) Informatica
3 10 (7.69%) IBM
3 10 (7.69%) Sybase
4 9 (6.92%) Microsoft
4 9 (6.92%) WSO2
5 8 (6.15%) Red Hat
5 8 (6.15%) webMethods
6 7 (5.38%) Adobe
7 5 (3.85%) Atlassian
8 4 (3.08%) Apple
8 4 (3.08%) BEA
8 4 (3.08%) Pega
9 3 (2.31%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (2.31%) Tableau
9 3 (2.31%) VMware
10 2 (1.54%) Endeca
10 2 (1.54%) hybris
11 1 (0.77%) Cisco
11 1 (0.77%) Software AG