The table below looks at the statistics for Software Architecture skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Architecture over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Architecture
Rank 500 519 506
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -13
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 164 128 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.23% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.29% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 67 71
Average daily rate £488 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+21.87% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 2
Average hourly rate £38.75 £37.00 £34.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.72% +8.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.75 £22.35 £33.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.75 £48.15 £34.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £37.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +8.02%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
45575 44729 42342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.54% 78.84% 77.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 30101 27892 26461
Average daily rate £438 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £551
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1047 1297 1209
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.82 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Software Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Architecture within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Software Architecture
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Architecture within the UK.

Software Architecture Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Software Architecture
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Architecture within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Software Architecture Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Software Architecture
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Architecture within the UK.

Software Architecture Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Software Architecture
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Architecture within the UK over the 3 months to 1 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +29 155 £488 +16.41% 86
West Midlands +36 58 £488 +2.63% 1
Shropshire +16 57 £488 -
London 0 51 £475 -13.63% 30
Telford +12 50 £488 -
South East -33 27 £385 -3.75% 18
Yorkshire +9 13 £450 +38.46% 6
West Yorkshire +4 13 £450 +38.46% 3
Leeds +9 12 £450 +38.46% 2
West Sussex -8 9 £650 +18.18%
Worthing -28 9 £650 +18.18%
Surrey -2 8 - - 9
Scotland -14 7 £495 -
Staines +1 6 - - 3
Hampshire -3 4 £384 +18.07% 2
Edinburgh -7 4 £450 -
City of London +43 3 £375 -34.21% 5
Buckinghamshire +10 3 £355 -3.72% 1
Milton Keynes +6 3 £355 -3.72%
Southampton +13 2 £383 +2.00%
Reading -16 2 £565 +41.25% 2
North West -18 2 £700 +47.36% 5
Berkshire -23 2 £565 +41.25% 2
Tyne and Wear - 2 £350 -
Croydon - 2 - - 1
Hayes - 2 £565 -
Hounslow - 2 £565 -
Canary Wharf - 2 £550 -
Livingston - 2 £495 -
North East - 2 £350 -

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Software Architecture also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Software Architecture.

1 185 (51.53%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (41.78%) Java
3 111 (30.92%) HTML
3 111 (30.92%) SQL
4 98 (27.30%) Git (software)
5 92 (25.63%) Scrum
6 81 (22.56%) HTTP
7 80 (22.28%) CSS
8 78 (21.73%) JavaScript
9 73 (20.33%) Spring
10 72 (20.06%) Linux
10 72 (20.06%) OO
11 69 (19.22%) TDD
11 69 (19.22%) Open Source
12 68 (18.94%) Oracle
13 67 (18.66%) REST
14 66 (18.38%) Node.js
15 65 (18.11%) SOA
16 63 (17.55%) MongoDB
17 61 (16.99%) C++
18 60 (16.71%) Computer Science
19 57 (15.88%) HTML5
19 57 (15.88%) RESTful
19 57 (15.88%) J2EE
20 56 (15.60%) .NET
21 55 (15.32%) Web Services
22 52 (14.48%) JSON
23 50 (13.93%) Continuous Integration
23 50 (13.93%) C
24 49 (13.65%) Unix

Software Architecture
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Software Architecture also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Software Architecture. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 66 (18.38%) Node.js
2 29 (8.08%) WebLogic
3 24 (6.69%) Apache
4 23 (6.41%) Confluence
5 16 (4.46%) JBoss
6 13 (3.62%) CMS
7 12 (3.34%) WebSphere
8 11 (3.06%) SharePoint
8 11 (3.06%) WebSphere Application Server
9 10 (2.79%) Tomcat
10 6 (1.67%) nginx
11 4 (1.11%) Captiva
11 4 (1.11%) Documentum
11 4 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.84%) MS Exchange
13 1 (0.28%) FileNet
13 1 (0.28%) MQSeries
13 1 (0.28%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (1.39%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.56%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.28%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.28%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.56%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.39%) Heroku
1 5 (1.39%) IaaS
2 4 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.11%) SaaS
3 3 (0.84%) GitHub
3 3 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.56%) Office 365
4 2 (0.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 81 (22.56%) HTTP
2 24 (6.69%) Internet
3 22 (6.13%) DVB
4 16 (4.46%) TCP/IP
5 6 (1.67%) Firewall
6 5 (1.39%) LAN
6 5 (1.39%) WAN
7 4 (1.11%) Intranet
7 4 (1.11%) MPLS
7 4 (1.11%) VPN
8 3 (0.84%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (0.56%) AMQP
9 2 (0.56%) OpenFlow
10 1 (0.28%) 802.15
10 1 (0.28%) LDAP
10 1 (0.28%) Multicast
10 1 (0.28%) PBX
10 1 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.28%) Wireless
10 1 (0.28%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (17.55%) MongoDB
2 41 (11.42%) Oracle OWB
3 37 (10.31%) NoSQL
4 25 (6.96%) MySQL
5 24 (6.69%) PostgreSQL
6 19 (5.29%) SQL Server
7 16 (4.46%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (1.67%) Redis
8 6 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.39%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (1.11%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.84%) DTS
11 3 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.56%) Big Data
12 2 (0.56%) DB2
12 2 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
13 1 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 98 (27.30%) Git (software)
2 46 (12.81%) ClearQuest
3 38 (10.58%) ClearCase
4 36 (10.03%) JIRA
5 33 (9.19%) Maven
6 20 (5.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 19 (5.29%) Subversion
8 16 (4.46%) gulp
9 14 (3.90%) Jenkins
10 12 (3.34%) WebDriver
11 9 (2.51%) CA Gen
11 9 (2.51%) SoapUI
12 6 (1.67%) PHPUnit
12 6 (1.67%) Visual Studio
13 4 (1.11%) JUnit
14 3 (0.84%) IntelliJ
14 3 (0.84%) Oracle Forms
14 3 (0.84%) Selenium
15 2 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
15 2 (0.56%) TeamCity
General
1 48 (13.37%) Finance
2 12 (3.34%) Banking
2 12 (3.34%) Law
3 5 (1.39%) Marketing
3 5 (1.39%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.11%) Retail
5 3 (0.84%) Aerospace
5 3 (0.84%) Financial Institution
5 3 (0.84%) Investment Banking
5 3 (0.84%) Legal
6 2 (0.56%) Advertising
6 2 (0.56%) Avionics
6 2 (0.56%) Billing
7 1 (0.28%) Automotive
7 1 (0.28%) Electronics
7 1 (0.28%) Front Office
7 1 (0.28%) Games
7 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 167 (46.52%) Architect
2 94 (26.18%) Developer
3 67 (18.66%) Software Architect
4 44 (12.26%) Technical Architect
5 36 (10.03%) Java Architect
6 32 (8.91%) Senior Architect
7 31 (8.64%) Solutions Architect
8 30 (8.36%) Software Engineer
9 28 (7.80%) Digital Architect
9 28 (7.80%) Embedded Engineer
10 26 (7.24%) Java Software Architect
11 25 (6.96%) Java Developer
12 22 (6.13%) Full Stack Developer
12 22 (6.13%) Senior Developer
13 21 (5.85%) Embedded C++ Engineer
14 20 (5.57%) Embedded C Engineer
14 20 (5.57%) JavaScript Developer
15 16 (4.46%) Node.js Developer
15 16 (4.46%) Senior Software Architect
16 15 (4.18%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (30.92%) HTML
2 80 (22.28%) CSS
3 73 (20.33%) Spring
4 67 (18.66%) REST
5 57 (15.88%) HTML5
5 57 (15.88%) J2EE
5 57 (15.88%) RESTful
6 56 (15.60%) .NET
7 55 (15.32%) Web Services
8 52 (14.48%) JSON
9 36 (10.03%) XML
10 32 (8.91%) JMS
10 32 (8.91%) Spring Boot
11 30 (8.36%) Express
11 30 (8.36%) Play Framework
12 29 (8.08%) Hibernate
13 28 (7.80%) JSP
14 27 (7.52%) hapi
14 27 (7.52%) JDBC
15 25 (6.96%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 60 (16.71%) Computer Science
2 34 (9.47%) Algorithms
3 33 (9.19%) STB
4 32 (8.91%) DTV
5 31 (8.64%) Data Structures
6 28 (7.80%) iPad
7 26 (7.24%) User Experience
8 22 (6.13%) MPEG
9 18 (5.01%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (3.06%) Embedded Systems
11 10 (2.79%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (2.51%) Device Driver
13 5 (1.39%) Mathematics
13 5 (1.39%) N-Tier
14 4 (1.11%) Data Centre
14 4 (1.11%) Data Integration
14 4 (1.11%) Management Information System
15 3 (0.84%) Hedge funds
16 2 (0.56%) Digital Media
16 2 (0.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 72 (20.06%) Linux
2 49 (13.65%) Unix
3 21 (5.85%) Windows
4 8 (2.23%) Mac OS X
5 6 (1.67%) Android
6 5 (1.39%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.39%) Solaris
7 2 (0.56%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.56%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.28%) SUSE
8 1 (0.28%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (51.53%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (25.63%) Scrum
3 72 (20.06%) OO
4 69 (19.22%) Open Source
4 69 (19.22%) TDD
5 65 (18.11%) SOA
6 50 (13.93%) Continuous Integration
7 49 (13.65%) Waterfall
8 44 (12.26%) Software Engineering
9 41 (11.42%) Project Planning
10 40 (11.14%) User Stories
11 39 (10.86%) RUP
12 38 (10.58%) Microservices
13 37 (10.31%) Mentoring
14 34 (9.47%) Continuous Delivery
14 34 (9.47%) E-Commerce
15 32 (8.91%) OOD
16 27 (7.52%) Service Design
17 26 (7.24%) Multithreading
18 25 (6.96%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 150 (41.78%) Java
2 111 (30.92%) SQL
3 78 (21.73%) JavaScript
4 61 (16.99%) C++
5 50 (13.93%) C
6 37 (10.31%) Shell Script
7 35 (9.75%) C#
8 32 (8.91%) Scala
9 26 (7.24%) PL/SQL
9 26 (7.24%) Python
10 22 (6.13%) Ruby
11 16 (4.46%) Embedded C
12 13 (3.62%) Perl
12 13 (3.62%) PHP
13 12 (3.34%) Embedded C++
14 7 (1.95%) PHP 5
15 6 (1.67%) PowerShell
16 5 (1.39%) XPath
17 4 (1.11%) VB
18 3 (0.84%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 42 (11.70%) Degree
2 28 (7.80%) Security Cleared
3 23 (6.41%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.11%) ISEB
4 4 (1.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (1.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (0.84%) HND
6 2 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.56%) ISSAP
6 2 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.28%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.28%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.28%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (0.28%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.69%) QA
2 4 (1.11%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.84%) ISO26262
3 3 (0.84%) MISRA
3 3 (0.84%) MISRA C
4 2 (0.56%) SLA
5 1 (0.28%) DO-178B
System Software
1 15 (4.18%) Docker
2 9 (2.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.67%) LXC
4 3 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 45 (12.53%) Puppet
2 15 (4.18%) Graphite
3 12 (3.34%) Grafana
4 4 (1.11%) vRealize
5 2 (0.56%) Kibana
5 2 (0.56%) logstash
5 2 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.28%) Ansible
Vendors
1 68 (18.94%) Oracle
2 28 (7.80%) Informatica
2 28 (7.80%) Pega
3 15 (4.18%) WSO2
4 14 (3.90%) BEA
5 13 (3.62%) Microsoft
5 13 (3.62%) VMware
6 12 (3.34%) IBM
7 11 (3.06%) ATG
7 11 (3.06%) Cisco
7 11 (3.06%) Endeca
8 10 (2.79%) webMethods
9 7 (1.95%) Zend
10 6 (1.67%) Citrix
11 5 (1.39%) SAP
11 5 (1.39%) ServiceNow
12 4 (1.11%) BMC
12 4 (1.11%) CheckPoint
12 4 (1.11%) EMC
12 4 (1.11%) HP
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