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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Architect
UK
Rank 537 576 581
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Software Architect 44 42 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.100% 0.083% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.087% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 17 18
Median daily rate £488 £475 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% -2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £375 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £538 £513
% change year-on-year
-25.58% +4.87%
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
41742 48106 48047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.76% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 27155 30643 30207
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 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1485 1758 1889
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.88 £10.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £47.50 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 22 January 2017.

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 20 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 22 January 2017. 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 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 +36 41 £463 -2.63% 14
London +11 26 £625 +35.86% 5
South East +17 10 £375 -18.47% 1
Middlesex - 5 £375 -
Canary Wharf - 4 - -
East Midlands +9 3 - -
Milton Keynes - 3 £425 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 - -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £425 -
City of London -4 2 £650 +13.04% 2
Docklands, London -6 2 £483 +9.90%
Reading - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 - -
Glasgow - 2 £488 -
Scotland - 2 £488 - 2
Nottingham - 2 - -
West Midlands -10 1 £513 -6.81% 2
East of England - 1 - - 1
Cambridge - 1 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 1

Software Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 65 (63.73%) Java
2 51 (50.00%) Oracle
3 45 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (41.18%) SQL
5 32 (31.37%) Software Architecture
6 28 (27.45%) Spring
7 27 (26.47%) XML
7 27 (26.47%) Scrum
8 26 (25.49%) Unix
8 26 (25.49%) Linux
9 25 (24.51%) SOA
10 24 (23.53%) J2EE
10 24 (23.53%) REST
10 24 (23.53%) Software Engineering
11 22 (21.57%) C++
12 20 (19.61%) PL/SQL
13 19 (18.63%) Perl
13 19 (18.63%) Web Services
13 19 (18.63%) Data Modelling
13 19 (18.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 18 (17.65%) C
15 17 (16.67%) JavaScript
16 16 (15.69%) UML
16 16 (15.69%) Data Warehouse
16 16 (15.69%) OOA/OOD
16 16 (15.69%) OO
16 16 (15.69%) JIRA
16 16 (15.69%) Project Planning
17 15 (14.71%) Computer Science
17 15 (14.71%) 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 19 (18.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 15 (14.71%) Apache
3 12 (11.76%) Confluence
4 7 (6.86%) JBoss
4 7 (6.86%) WebLogic
5 6 (5.88%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (2.94%) Liferay
7 2 (1.96%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.98%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.98%) CMS
8 1 (0.98%) Drupal
8 1 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.98%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (4.90%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.94%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.84%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.88%) PaaS
3 3 (2.94%) Data Lake Analytics
3 3 (2.94%) IaaS
4 2 (1.96%) Office 365
5 1 (0.98%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.98%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.76%) LDAP
2 1 (0.98%) Firewall
2 1 (0.98%) HTTP
2 1 (0.98%) Internet
2 1 (0.98%) LAN
2 1 (0.98%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (15.69%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (11.76%) Oracle OWB
3 9 (8.82%) Apache Cassandra
4 7 (6.86%) SQL Server
5 6 (5.88%) NoSQL
5 6 (5.88%) Oracle Database
6 5 (4.90%) Big Data
6 5 (4.90%) MongoDB
7 4 (3.92%) Hadoop
8 3 (2.94%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (2.94%) Data Lake
8 3 (2.94%) MySQL
8 3 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (2.94%) Power BI
8 3 (2.94%) QlikView
8 3 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (2.94%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (15.69%) JIRA
2 11 (10.78%) ClearQuest
2 11 (10.78%) Maven
3 9 (8.82%) ClearCase
4 7 (6.86%) Git (software)
4 7 (6.86%) Jenkins
5 6 (5.88%) JUnit
5 6 (5.88%) Oracle Forms
6 5 (4.90%) Ant
6 5 (4.90%) CA Gen
6 5 (4.90%) Eclipse
6 5 (4.90%) Gradle
6 5 (4.90%) IntelliJ
7 4 (3.92%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.98%) JMeter
8 1 (0.98%) NUnit
8 1 (0.98%) PHPUnit
8 1 (0.98%) SoapUI
General
1 8 (7.84%) Finance
2 2 (1.96%) Automotive
2 2 (1.96%) Banking
2 2 (1.96%) Military
2 2 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (0.98%) Retail
3 1 (0.98%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (27.45%) Spring
2 27 (26.47%) XML
3 24 (23.53%) J2EE
3 24 (23.53%) REST
4 19 (18.63%) Web Services
5 15 (14.71%) .NET
6 13 (12.75%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 13 (12.75%) JSON
6 13 (12.75%) STL
7 12 (11.76%) Hibernate
8 10 (9.80%) AngularJS
8 10 (9.80%) SOAP
9 9 (8.82%) RESTful
9 9 (8.82%) XSL
10 8 (7.84%) HTML
10 8 (7.84%) Java EE
10 8 (7.84%) Node.js
10 8 (7.84%) XSLT
11 7 (6.86%) Kafka
11 7 (6.86%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.71%) Computer Science
2 3 (2.94%) EPoS
3 1 (0.98%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (0.98%) IVR
3 1 (0.98%) Mobile App
3 1 (0.98%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 26 (25.49%) Linux
1 26 (25.49%) Unix
2 1 (0.98%) Android
2 1 (0.98%) Mac OS X
2 1 (0.98%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (31.37%) Software Architecture
3 27 (26.47%) Scrum
4 25 (24.51%) SOA
5 24 (23.53%) Software Engineering
6 19 (18.63%) Data Modelling
7 16 (15.69%) OO
7 16 (15.69%) OOA/OOD
7 16 (15.69%) Project Planning
7 16 (15.69%) UML
8 15 (14.71%) Business Intelligence
8 15 (14.71%) Multithreading
8 15 (14.71%) Waterfall
9 14 (13.73%) Logical Data Model
9 14 (13.73%) Physical Data Model
10 13 (12.75%) Integration Testing
11 12 (11.76%) RUP
11 12 (11.76%) TOGAF
12 11 (10.78%) Enterprise Architecture
12 11 (10.78%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 65 (63.73%) Java
2 42 (41.18%) SQL
3 22 (21.57%) C++
4 20 (19.61%) PL/SQL
5 19 (18.63%) Perl
6 18 (17.65%) C
7 17 (16.67%) JavaScript
8 15 (14.71%) C#
9 12 (11.76%) Shell Script
10 10 (9.80%) Python
11 7 (6.86%) ActionScript
12 5 (4.90%) MATLAB
12 5 (4.90%) PHP
13 4 (3.92%) Scala
14 3 (2.94%) Ruby
14 3 (2.94%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.98%) Groovy
15 1 (0.98%) VB
15 1 (0.98%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (11.76%) ISEB
2 11 (10.78%) ISTQB
3 7 (6.86%) Security Cleared
4 5 (4.90%) Degree
5 4 (3.92%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.96%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.98%) MCSE
7 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.98%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.94%) PA-DSS
1 3 (2.94%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.96%) QA
3 1 (0.98%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (7.84%) Docker
2 3 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (6.86%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.94%) Puppet
3 1 (0.98%) Mesos
Vendors
1 51 (50.00%) Oracle
2 11 (10.78%) IBM
2 11 (10.78%) Sybase
3 9 (8.82%) Microsoft
4 7 (6.86%) Adobe
4 7 (6.86%) Atlassian
4 7 (6.86%) Red Hat
5 6 (5.88%) Informatica
5 6 (5.88%) webMethods
6 4 (3.92%) BEA
6 4 (3.92%) Pega
7 3 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (2.94%) Tableau
7 3 (2.94%) WSO2
8 2 (1.96%) VMware
9 1 (0.98%) Apple
9 1 (0.98%) Google
9 1 (0.98%) Software AG
9 1 (0.98%) Sun
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