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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Architect
Rank 547 616 570
Rank change year-on-year
+69 -46
Contract jobs requiring a Software Architect 109 33 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.060% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.063% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 17 16
Median daily rate £494 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.72% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £385 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £570 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £470
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £51.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £51.25 -

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
51670 52282 49893
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.71% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 33730 32289 30871
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1487 2076 2100
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.33 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.95 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.04% -2.06%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +62 109 £494 +9.72% 15
West Midlands +54 63 £488 - 1
Shropshire - 55 £488 -
Telford - 49 £488 -
London +6 28 £450 -1.36% 4
Docklands, London - 7 £466 -
Oxfordshire +13 4 £650 +62.50%
East Midlands +13 4 £615 - 2
South West -5 4 £590 +18.00% 1
South East -8 4 £650 +48.57% 4
Warwickshire - 3 £503 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £615 - 1
Warwick - 3 £503 -
Bristol +1 2 £590 - 1
East of England - 2 £480 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £480 -
Huntingdon - 2 £480 -
Nottingham - 2 £615 - 1
City of London +38 1 £450 - 1
Yorkshire +12 1 - - 2
Oxford +3 1 £500 +25.00%
West Yorkshire +2 1 - - 2
North West -4 1 - - 1
Coventry - 1 - - 1
Bradford - 1 - -
Bournemouth - 1 £500 -
Midlands - 1 £550 -
North East - 1 £305 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £305 -
Merseyside - 1 - -

Software Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 120 (71.01%) Java
2 75 (44.38%) Software Architecture
3 71 (42.01%) MongoDB
4 69 (40.83%) Spring
5 68 (40.24%) Agile Software Development
5 68 (40.24%) SQL
6 66 (39.05%) Oracle
7 64 (37.87%) Puppet
8 57 (33.73%) Linux
9 51 (30.18%) JavaScript
9 51 (30.18%) Maven
10 50 (29.59%) Spring Boot
11 46 (27.22%) Git (software)
12 37 (21.89%) XML
12 37 (21.89%) Microservices
13 35 (20.71%) RabbitMQ
13 35 (20.71%) Waterfall
14 34 (20.12%) Project Planning
15 33 (19.53%) RUP
16 32 (18.93%) Oracle OWB
16 32 (18.93%) Open Source
17 31 (18.34%) JSON
17 31 (18.34%) PL/SQL
17 31 (18.34%) Docker
18 30 (17.75%) ClearQuest
19 29 (17.16%) Scala
20 28 (16.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 28 (16.57%) WebLogic
20 28 (16.57%) Graphite
20 28 (16.57%) 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 28 (16.57%) WebLogic
2 22 (13.02%) Node.js
3 21 (12.43%) Confluence
4 8 (4.73%) Liferay
5 7 (4.14%) Oracle Service Bus
6 5 (2.96%) WebLogic Portal
7 4 (2.37%) IIS
8 3 (1.78%) Apache
8 3 (1.78%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (1.18%) JBoss
9 2 (1.18%) Mule
9 2 (1.18%) nginx
9 2 (1.18%) OpenStack
9 2 (1.18%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.59%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.59%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.59%) CMS
10 1 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.59%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.59%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.59%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.78%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.73%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.37%) Heroku
4 2 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.18%) IaaS
5 1 (0.59%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.59%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.59%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.88%) HTTP
2 13 (7.69%) LDAP
3 5 (2.96%) SSL
4 4 (2.37%) Internet
5 3 (1.78%) LAN
5 3 (1.78%) WAN
6 2 (1.18%) Network Security
7 1 (0.59%) OpenFlow
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (42.01%) MongoDB
2 32 (18.93%) Oracle OWB
3 22 (13.02%) Oracle Database
4 9 (5.33%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (2.37%) Hadoop
5 4 (2.37%) Oracle Database 12c
5 4 (2.37%) SQL Server
6 3 (1.78%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (1.78%) Big Data
6 3 (1.78%) Redis
6 3 (1.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.18%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.59%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.59%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.59%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 51 (30.18%) Maven
2 46 (27.22%) Git (software)
3 30 (17.75%) ClearQuest
4 28 (16.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 27 (15.98%) SoapUI
6 22 (13.02%) JIRA
7 21 (12.43%) ClearCase
8 18 (10.65%) WebDriver
9 9 (5.33%) Jenkins
10 8 (4.73%) JUnit
11 4 (2.37%) Eclipse
11 4 (2.37%) Selenium
12 3 (1.78%) JMeter
12 3 (1.78%) Protractor
12 3 (1.78%) Visual Studio
13 2 (1.18%) CA Gen
14 1 (0.59%) CruiseControl
14 1 (0.59%) Grunt
14 1 (0.59%) gulp
14 1 (0.59%) IntelliJ
General
1 10 (5.92%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (2.96%) Marketing
3 3 (1.78%) Back Office
3 3 (1.78%) Finance
4 2 (1.18%) Military
5 1 (0.59%) Automotive
5 1 (0.59%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.59%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (40.83%) Spring
2 50 (29.59%) Spring Boot
3 37 (21.89%) XML
4 35 (20.71%) RabbitMQ
5 31 (18.34%) JSON
6 28 (16.57%) Hystrix
7 27 (15.98%) ELK Stack
7 27 (15.98%) REST
8 26 (15.38%) Play Framework
8 26 (15.38%) XSL
9 24 (14.20%) SOAP
10 23 (13.61%) J2EE
11 22 (13.02%) Web Services
12 20 (11.83%) .NET
13 19 (11.24%) HTML
13 19 (11.24%) Swagger
14 18 (10.65%) Java EE
15 14 (8.28%) CSS
16 13 (7.69%) XSD
17 12 (7.10%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.51%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.55%) Data Conversion
2 6 (3.55%) Data Structures
3 5 (2.96%) Data Centre
3 5 (2.96%) Data Integration
4 4 (2.37%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.37%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.78%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.18%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.59%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.59%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 57 (33.73%) Linux
2 22 (13.02%) Unix
3 8 (4.73%) Windows
4 6 (3.55%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.78%) Android
5 3 (1.78%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (44.38%) Software Architecture
2 68 (40.24%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (21.89%) Microservices
4 35 (20.71%) Waterfall
5 34 (20.12%) Project Planning
6 33 (19.53%) RUP
7 32 (18.93%) Open Source
8 25 (14.79%) Continuous Delivery
9 22 (13.02%) Scrum
10 15 (8.88%) SDLC
11 13 (7.69%) Change Management
11 13 (7.69%) DevOps
11 13 (7.69%) Static Code Analysis
12 12 (7.10%) Workflow
13 11 (6.51%) Migration
13 11 (6.51%) TDD
14 10 (5.92%) Data Management
14 10 (5.92%) SOA
14 10 (5.92%) UML
15 9 (5.33%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 120 (71.01%) Java
2 68 (40.24%) SQL
3 51 (30.18%) JavaScript
4 31 (18.34%) PL/SQL
5 29 (17.16%) Scala
6 15 (8.88%) PHP
6 15 (8.88%) Shell Script
7 10 (5.92%) C#
8 8 (4.73%) Perl
8 8 (4.73%) Python
9 7 (4.14%) C++
10 6 (3.55%) VB
11 5 (2.96%) VB6
12 4 (2.37%) VBScript
13 3 (1.78%) C
13 3 (1.78%) T-SQL
14 2 (1.18%) R
15 1 (0.59%) Clojure
15 1 (0.59%) Go
15 1 (0.59%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (5.92%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.55%) Degree
3 5 (2.96%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.78%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.18%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.14%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.78%) QA
3 1 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 31 (18.34%) Docker
2 2 (1.18%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 64 (37.87%) Puppet
2 28 (16.57%) Graphite
3 18 (10.65%) Grafana
4 5 (2.96%) OpenAM
5 3 (1.78%) Ansible
5 3 (1.78%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.18%) StatsD
7 1 (0.59%) Kibana
7 1 (0.59%) logstash
Vendors
1 66 (39.05%) Oracle
2 21 (12.43%) Informatica
3 16 (9.47%) WSO2
4 12 (7.10%) Pega
5 6 (3.55%) webMethods
6 5 (2.96%) BEA
7 4 (2.37%) Microsoft
8 2 (1.18%) Apigee
8 2 (1.18%) Citrix
8 2 (1.18%) Mashery
8 2 (1.18%) Tableau
8 2 (1.18%) Teradata
8 2 (1.18%) VMware
9 1 (0.59%) Axway
9 1 (0.59%) Cognos
9 1 (0.59%) IBM
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