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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Architect
UK
Rank 574 569 567
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Software Architect 34 59 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.075% 0.11% 0.084%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.079% 0.12% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 28 22
Median daily rate £488 £476 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.36% +0.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £375 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £703 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £510 £475
% change year-on-year
-26.47% +7.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £43.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £43.22

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
43026 49406 49767
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.99% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 28072 31841 30661
Median daily rate £425 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1547 1650 1932
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 +4 30 £500 +4.98% 14
London +15 18 £650 +41.30% 5
South East +25 8 £360 -21.73% 4
Middlesex - 7 £360 -
Scotland - 3 £488 - 1
Yorkshire +19 2 £525 -25.00% 2
Docklands, London -3 2 £483 +20.62%
City of London -4 2 £650 +13.04% 2
Glasgow - 2 £488 -
West Yorkshire +20 1 £550 -21.42% 1
East Midlands +3 1 - -
Canary Wharf 0 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £425 -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £425 -
Edinburgh - 1 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -

Software Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 56 (63.64%) Java
2 42 (47.73%) Oracle
3 39 (44.32%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (38.64%) SQL
5 25 (28.41%) Scrum
5 25 (28.41%) Software Architecture
6 24 (27.27%) Software Engineering
7 23 (26.14%) XML
8 21 (23.86%) Data Modelling
8 21 (23.86%) SOA
8 21 (23.86%) Spring
9 19 (21.59%) Unix
9 19 (21.59%) Linux
9 19 (21.59%) Web Services
9 19 (21.59%) J2EE
9 19 (21.59%) C++
10 17 (19.32%) REST
10 17 (19.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 17 (19.32%) C
10 17 (19.32%) JavaScript
10 17 (19.32%) UML
11 16 (18.18%) OOA/OOD
11 16 (18.18%) OO
11 16 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
11 16 (18.18%) Perl
11 16 (18.18%) PL/SQL
11 16 (18.18%) Multithreading
12 15 (17.05%) Computer Science
12 15 (17.05%) Apache
12 15 (17.05%) Business Intelligence

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 (19.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 15 (17.05%) Apache
3 12 (13.64%) Confluence
4 7 (7.95%) JBoss
5 6 (6.82%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (3.41%) Liferay
7 2 (2.27%) WebLogic
8 1 (1.14%) Apache Spark
8 1 (1.14%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (5.68%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.41%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (6.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.68%) PaaS
4 3 (3.41%) Data Lake Analytics
4 3 (3.41%) IaaS
5 2 (2.27%) Office 365
6 1 (1.14%) Google App Engine
6 1 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.09%) LDAP
2 1 (1.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (10.23%) Apache Cassandra
3 7 (7.95%) SQL Server
4 5 (5.68%) Big Data
5 4 (4.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 4 (4.55%) NoSQL
5 4 (4.55%) Oracle Database
6 3 (3.41%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (3.41%) Data Lake
6 3 (3.41%) Oracle OWB
6 3 (3.41%) Power BI
6 3 (3.41%) QlikView
6 3 (3.41%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (3.41%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (3.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (3.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (3.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (2.27%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (14.77%) JIRA
2 6 (6.82%) Jenkins
2 6 (6.82%) Oracle Forms
3 5 (5.68%) Ant
3 5 (5.68%) Eclipse
3 5 (5.68%) Gradle
3 5 (5.68%) IntelliJ
3 5 (5.68%) JUnit
3 5 (5.68%) Maven
4 4 (4.55%) Bitbucket
5 3 (3.41%) ClearCase
5 3 (3.41%) ClearQuest
6 2 (2.27%) CA Gen
7 1 (1.14%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.14%) JMeter
7 1 (1.14%) NUnit
7 1 (1.14%) SoapUI
General
1 9 (10.23%) Finance
2 2 (2.27%) Banking
2 2 (2.27%) Retail
3 1 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (26.14%) XML
2 21 (23.86%) Spring
3 19 (21.59%) J2EE
3 19 (21.59%) Web Services
4 17 (19.32%) REST
5 14 (15.91%) .NET
5 14 (15.91%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 14 (15.91%) STL
6 12 (13.64%) Hibernate
7 10 (11.36%) JSON
7 10 (11.36%) Kafka
8 9 (10.23%) Node.js
8 9 (10.23%) RESTful
9 8 (9.09%) AngularJS
9 8 (9.09%) SOAP
10 7 (7.95%) Apache Flex
10 7 (7.95%) BlazeDS
10 7 (7.95%) Spring MVC
10 7 (7.95%) XSL
10 7 (7.95%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.05%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.55%) EPoS
3 3 (3.41%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.14%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.14%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 19 (21.59%) Linux
1 19 (21.59%) Unix
2 1 (1.14%) Android
2 1 (1.14%) Mac OS X
2 1 (1.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (44.32%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (28.41%) Scrum
2 25 (28.41%) Software Architecture
3 24 (27.27%) Software Engineering
4 21 (23.86%) Data Modelling
4 21 (23.86%) SOA
5 17 (19.32%) UML
6 16 (18.18%) Multithreading
6 16 (18.18%) OO
6 16 (18.18%) OOA/OOD
7 15 (17.05%) Business Intelligence
8 14 (15.91%) Coaching
8 14 (15.91%) Logical Data Model
8 14 (15.91%) Physical Data Model
9 13 (14.77%) Integration Testing
10 12 (13.64%) TOGAF
11 11 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
12 10 (11.36%) Kanban
13 8 (9.09%) MVC
14 7 (7.95%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 56 (63.64%) Java
2 34 (38.64%) SQL
3 19 (21.59%) C++
4 17 (19.32%) C
4 17 (19.32%) JavaScript
5 16 (18.18%) Perl
5 16 (18.18%) PL/SQL
6 11 (12.50%) C#
7 7 (7.95%) ActionScript
8 6 (6.82%) Python
9 5 (5.68%) Shell Script
10 3 (3.41%) MATLAB
10 3 (3.41%) Scala
10 3 (3.41%) T-SQL
11 2 (2.27%) PHP
11 2 (2.27%) Ruby
12 1 (1.14%) Groovy
12 1 (1.14%) VB
12 1 (1.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (13.64%) ISEB
2 11 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 4 (4.55%) Degree
3 4 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.55%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.14%) MCSE
4 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.14%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.41%) PA-DSS
1 3 (3.41%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 10 (11.36%) Docker
2 3 (3.41%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (10.23%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 42 (47.73%) Oracle
2 11 (12.50%) IBM
2 11 (12.50%) Sybase
3 10 (11.36%) Atlassian
4 8 (9.09%) Microsoft
5 7 (7.95%) Adobe
5 7 (7.95%) Red Hat
6 4 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (4.55%) webMethods
7 3 (3.41%) Tableau
8 2 (2.27%) BEA
8 2 (2.27%) Informatica
9 1 (1.14%) Google
9 1 (1.14%) Pega
9 1 (1.14%) Software AG
9 1 (1.14%) Sun
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