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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Architect
Rank 566 601 613
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Software Architect 78 54 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.094% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.099% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 31 10
Median daily rate £475 £500 £494
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £650 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +13.33%
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
51209 54594 53300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.95% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 33381 34715 32174
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1644 2049 2080
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +27 75 £475 -5.00% 17
London -5 29 £539 -10.20% 4
West Midlands -17 20 £473 +11.17%
Shropshire -4 17 £415 -2.35%
South East +24 16 £350 - 6
Telford -14 13 £415 -2.35%
Middlesex - 8 £350 -
West Sussex - 5 £475 -
Cambridgeshire +26 4 £480 +37.14% 2
East of England +19 4 £480 +20.00% 2
Worthing - 3 £463 -
Huntingdon - 3 £480 -
City of London +22 2 £518 -13.75% 2
East Midlands -4 2 £600 -
Docklands, London - 2 £540 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £600 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £463 -
North West +7 1 £500 -13.04% 1
South West +4 1 - - 1
Bristol 0 1 - - 1
Yorkshire -8 1 £575 +27.77% 3
Midlands - 1 £525 -
South Wales - 1 £500 -
Warwickshire - 1 £515 -
Glasgow - 1 £475 -
Wales - 1 £500 -
Scotland - 1 £475 - 1
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Newport - 1 £500 -
Cheshire - 1 £500 -

Software Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 121 (66.48%) Java
2 72 (39.56%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (36.81%) MongoDB
4 66 (36.26%) Software Architecture
4 66 (36.26%) SQL
4 66 (36.26%) Linux
5 65 (35.71%) Spring
6 62 (34.07%) Oracle
7 60 (32.97%) Puppet
8 49 (26.92%) Maven
8 49 (26.92%) Spring Boot
9 46 (25.27%) Git (software)
10 43 (23.63%) Project Planning
11 40 (21.98%) RabbitMQ
12 37 (20.33%) Waterfall
12 37 (20.33%) Open Source
12 37 (20.33%) XML
12 37 (20.33%) RUP
13 36 (19.78%) Microservices
14 35 (19.23%) JavaScript
15 34 (18.68%) Oracle OWB
16 33 (18.13%) ClearQuest
16 33 (18.13%) REST
17 31 (17.03%) JSON
17 31 (17.03%) Docker
18 28 (15.38%) Unix
19 27 (14.84%) JIRA
20 26 (14.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 26 (14.29%) Graphite
20 26 (14.29%) Hystrix

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 22 (12.09%) Confluence
2 16 (8.79%) WebLogic
3 8 (4.40%) Apache
4 6 (3.30%) JBoss
5 4 (2.20%) IIS
5 4 (2.20%) nginx
5 4 (2.20%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.20%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.65%) Apache Solr
6 3 (1.65%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.65%) Liferay
6 3 (1.65%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (1.10%) CMS
7 2 (1.10%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.10%) WildFly
8 1 (0.55%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.55%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.55%) Drupal
8 1 (0.55%) Mule
8 1 (0.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.55%) MS Project
1 1 (0.55%) Simulink
1 1 (0.55%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 3 (1.65%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.59%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.65%) PaaS
4 2 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.10%) IaaS
5 1 (0.55%) Heroku
5 1 (0.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.89%) HTTP
2 14 (7.69%) LDAP
3 9 (4.95%) WAN
4 8 (4.40%) LAN
5 5 (2.75%) SSL
6 2 (1.10%) Internet
6 2 (1.10%) Network Security
7 1 (0.55%) Firewall
7 1 (0.55%) OpenFlow
7 1 (0.55%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (36.81%) MongoDB
2 34 (18.68%) Oracle OWB
3 15 (8.24%) Oracle Database
4 8 (4.40%) NoSQL
5 7 (3.85%) Hadoop
6 5 (2.75%) Data Mining
7 4 (2.20%) MySQL
8 3 (1.65%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.65%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.65%) Redis
8 3 (1.65%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.65%) SQL Server
8 3 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.10%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.55%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.55%) Informix
10 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 49 (26.92%) Maven
2 46 (25.27%) Git (software)
3 33 (18.13%) ClearQuest
4 27 (14.84%) JIRA
5 26 (14.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 24 (13.19%) SoapUI
7 19 (10.44%) ClearCase
8 12 (6.59%) WebDriver
9 7 (3.85%) Jenkins
10 6 (3.30%) Eclipse
11 5 (2.75%) JUnit
12 4 (2.20%) CA Gen
12 4 (2.20%) Protractor
13 3 (1.65%) IntelliJ
13 3 (1.65%) Selenium
13 3 (1.65%) Visual Studio
14 1 (0.55%) CruiseControl
14 1 (0.55%) Grunt
14 1 (0.55%) Hudson
14 1 (0.55%) PHPUnit
General
1 5 (2.75%) Military
1 5 (2.75%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (2.20%) Automotive
2 4 (2.20%) Finance
2 4 (2.20%) Marketing
3 3 (1.65%) Back Office
4 2 (1.10%) Publishing
5 1 (0.55%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.55%) Front Office
5 1 (0.55%) Games
5 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.55%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (35.71%) Spring
2 49 (26.92%) Spring Boot
3 40 (21.98%) RabbitMQ
4 37 (20.33%) XML
5 33 (18.13%) REST
6 31 (17.03%) JSON
7 26 (14.29%) Hystrix
8 25 (13.74%) ELK Stack
8 25 (13.74%) WireMock
9 24 (13.19%) .NET
9 24 (13.19%) J2EE
10 23 (12.64%) Play Framework
11 22 (12.09%) HTML
12 18 (9.89%) SOAP
13 17 (9.34%) XSL
14 16 (8.79%) Node.js
14 16 (8.79%) Swagger
14 16 (8.79%) Web Services
15 14 (7.69%) CSS
16 13 (7.14%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.14%) Data Conversion
1 13 (7.14%) Data Structures
2 7 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.30%) Data Integration
4 5 (2.75%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.20%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.20%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.20%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.65%) User Experience
7 2 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.55%) Clustering
8 1 (0.55%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.55%) IVR
8 1 (0.55%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.55%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 66 (36.26%) Linux
2 28 (15.38%) Unix
3 9 (4.95%) Windows
4 6 (3.30%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.65%) Android
5 3 (1.65%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (39.56%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (36.26%) Software Architecture
3 43 (23.63%) Project Planning
4 37 (20.33%) Open Source
4 37 (20.33%) RUP
4 37 (20.33%) Waterfall
5 36 (19.78%) Microservices
6 25 (13.74%) Continuous Delivery
7 19 (10.44%) Scrum
8 18 (9.89%) DevOps
9 17 (9.34%) Data Management
10 16 (8.79%) Data Modelling
10 16 (8.79%) Master Data Management
10 16 (8.79%) TDD
11 15 (8.24%) SOA
12 14 (7.69%) Data Architecture
13 13 (7.14%) Data Governance
13 13 (7.14%) SDLC
13 13 (7.14%) Software Engineering
14 12 (6.59%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 121 (66.48%) Java
2 66 (36.26%) SQL
3 35 (19.23%) JavaScript
4 24 (13.19%) C++
4 24 (13.19%) Scala
5 23 (12.64%) PHP
6 21 (11.54%) PL/SQL
7 18 (9.89%) C#
8 17 (9.34%) Perl
9 14 (7.69%) C
10 12 (6.59%) Shell Script
11 10 (5.49%) Python
12 6 (3.30%) VB
13 5 (2.75%) VB6
14 4 (2.20%) VBScript
15 3 (1.65%) MATLAB
15 3 (1.65%) Ruby
15 3 (1.65%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.55%) Embedded C
16 1 (0.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (6.59%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.49%) Degree
3 5 (2.75%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.20%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.69%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 31 (17.03%) Docker
2 5 (2.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 60 (32.97%) Puppet
2 26 (14.29%) Graphite
3 14 (7.69%) Grafana
4 9 (4.95%) Consul
5 5 (2.75%) OpenAM
6 3 (1.65%) Ansible
7 2 (1.10%) Kibana
7 2 (1.10%) logstash
8 1 (0.55%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.55%) Mesos
Vendors
1 62 (34.07%) Oracle
2 22 (12.09%) Informatica
2 22 (12.09%) WSO2
3 7 (3.85%) webMethods
4 6 (3.30%) Microsoft
5 5 (2.75%) VMware
6 4 (2.20%) Apple
6 4 (2.20%) Pega
7 3 (1.65%) BEA
7 3 (1.65%) Endeca
7 3 (1.65%) hybris
8 1 (0.55%) Cisco
8 1 (0.55%) F5
8 1 (0.55%) Rackspace
8 1 (0.55%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.55%) Salesforce.com