The table below looks at the statistics for Software Architecture skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Software Architecture over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Architecture
Rank 485 513 509
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -4
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 159 131 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.23% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.29% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 76 72
Median daily rate £438 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £331 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £663 £591
UK excluding London median daily rate £481 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.94% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £41.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 - -

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
44752 45442 41756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.70% 79.80% 78.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 29560 29386 25936
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1039 1183 1176
Median hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% +5.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £52.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.09%

Software Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Software Architecture as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Architecture within the UK over the 3 months to 23 July 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 -1 149 £438 -2.77% 96
London +31 82 £425 -10.52% 52
West Midlands -10 26 £488 +14.70% 2
Shropshire -17 24 £488 +14.70% 1
Telford -19 19 £488 +14.70%
Yorkshire +15 13 £620 +37.77% 9
South East -16 13 £438 +25.00% 11
East Midlands +9 11 £356 - 1
City of London +47 10 £425 +4.93% 9
Derbyshire +13 7 £338 -
West Yorkshire +7 7 £660 +46.66% 9
Leeds - 7 £660 - 8
Westminster - 6 £413 -
Wales +21 4 £525 - 4
Derby +12 4 £356 -
South Yorkshire - 4 £400 -
Sheffield - 4 £400 -
Scotland +6 3 - - 1
Nottinghamshire +1 3 £525 -
Nottingham -2 3 £525 -
West Sussex -3 3 £450 -18.18%
Berkshire -4 3 £475 -17.39% 1
Worthing -14 3 £450 -18.18%
Croydon - 3 £433 -
East of England +18 2 £500 +10.49% 10
Glasgow +7 2 - -
Hampshire +2 2 £375 +11.11% 7
Surrey - 2 £388 -
Canary Wharf - 2 £513 -
Luton - 2 £500 - 1

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Software Architecture also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Software Architecture.

1 197 (58.81%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (38.51%) Java
3 116 (34.63%) HTML
4 105 (31.34%) TDD
5 97 (28.96%) Scrum
6 94 (28.06%) CSS
6 94 (28.06%) Git (software)
6 94 (28.06%) MongoDB
7 82 (24.48%) Linux
8 81 (24.18%) JavaScript
8 81 (24.18%) Open Source
9 77 (22.99%) REST
10 76 (22.69%) Spring
11 73 (21.79%) HTML5
11 73 (21.79%) SQL
12 71 (21.19%) OO
13 66 (19.70%) JSON
14 60 (17.91%) Puppet
15 56 (16.72%) HTTP
16 53 (15.82%) Node.js
16 53 (15.82%) Continuous Delivery
17 52 (15.52%) Mentoring
18 51 (15.22%) User Stories
19 50 (14.93%) Microservices
19 50 (14.93%) Oracle
20 48 (14.33%) Maven
21 47 (14.03%) RESTful
21 47 (14.03%) Finance
22 46 (13.73%) .NET
22 46 (13.73%) NoSQL

Software Architecture
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 24 (7.16%) Confluence
2 17 (5.07%) Apache
3 7 (2.09%) WebLogic
4 6 (1.79%) WebSphere
5 5 (1.49%) CMS
6 4 (1.19%) JBoss
7 3 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.90%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.90%) nginx
7 3 (0.90%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.60%) Drupal
8 2 (0.60%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.30%) IIS
9 1 (0.30%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.30%) Mule
9 1 (0.30%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (1.19%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.60%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.30%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.30%) MS Office
3 1 (0.30%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.78%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.39%) SaaS
3 7 (2.09%) Heroku
3 7 (2.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.19%) PaaS
6 3 (0.90%) Office 365
7 2 (0.60%) GitHub
7 2 (0.60%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.60%) IaaS
8 1 (0.30%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 56 (16.72%) HTTP
2 16 (4.78%) DVB
3 10 (2.99%) Internet
4 5 (1.49%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.90%) Firewall
5 3 (0.90%) LDAP
6 2 (0.60%) LAN
6 2 (0.60%) MPLS
6 2 (0.60%) VPN
6 2 (0.60%) WAN
7 1 (0.30%) ATM
7 1 (0.30%) Intranet
7 1 (0.30%) OpenFlow
7 1 (0.30%) PBX
7 1 (0.30%) Skype
7 1 (0.30%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (28.06%) MongoDB
2 46 (13.73%) NoSQL
3 40 (11.94%) Oracle OWB
4 39 (11.64%) MySQL
5 38 (11.34%) PostgreSQL
6 26 (7.76%) Apache Cassandra
7 15 (4.48%) SQL Server
8 9 (2.69%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.19%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.19%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.90%) Redis
11 2 (0.60%) Big Data
11 2 (0.60%) DB2
11 2 (0.60%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.60%) Mixpanel
11 2 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 94 (28.06%) Git (software)
2 48 (14.33%) Maven
3 40 (11.94%) ClearQuest
4 35 (10.45%) JIRA
5 27 (8.06%) ClearCase
6 24 (7.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 17 (5.07%) SoapUI
8 15 (4.48%) Jenkins
8 15 (4.48%) Subversion
9 14 (4.18%) WebDriver
10 10 (2.99%) JUnit
11 9 (2.69%) Eclipse
11 9 (2.69%) gulp
12 7 (2.09%) Team Foundation Server
13 6 (1.79%) PHPUnit
14 5 (1.49%) Mockito
14 5 (1.49%) Visual Studio
15 4 (1.19%) IntelliJ
15 4 (1.19%) Selenium
16 3 (0.90%) Mercurial
General
1 47 (14.03%) Finance
2 22 (6.57%) Banking
3 9 (2.69%) Law
4 6 (1.79%) Marketing
5 5 (1.49%) Retail
6 4 (1.19%) Front Office
6 4 (1.19%) Publishing
6 4 (1.19%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.90%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.90%) Legal
8 2 (0.60%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.60%) Avionics
9 1 (0.30%) Advertising
9 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.30%) Games
Job Titles
1 167 (49.85%) Architect
2 112 (33.43%) Developer
3 78 (23.28%) Software Architect
4 47 (14.03%) Java Architect
4 47 (14.03%) Technical Architect
5 36 (10.75%) Senior Architect
6 34 (10.15%) Java Software Architect
7 32 (9.55%) Digital Architect
8 28 (8.36%) Java Developer
9 23 (6.87%) JavaScript Developer
10 22 (6.57%) Senior Developer
10 22 (6.57%) Solutions Architect
11 20 (5.97%) Senior Software Architect
12 18 (5.37%) Senior Java Architect
13 15 (4.48%) PHP Developer
14 14 (4.18%) Java Technical Architect
14 14 (4.18%) Technical Leader
15 13 (3.88%) Embedded Engineer
15 13 (3.88%) Full Stack Developer
16 12 (3.58%) Service Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (34.63%) HTML
2 94 (28.06%) CSS
3 77 (22.99%) REST
4 76 (22.69%) Spring
5 73 (21.79%) HTML5
6 66 (19.70%) JSON
7 53 (15.82%) Node.js
8 47 (14.03%) RESTful
9 46 (13.73%) .NET
10 45 (13.43%) Spring Boot
11 44 (13.13%) Play Framework
12 41 (12.24%) CSS3
12 41 (12.24%) Web Services
13 39 (11.64%) AngularJS
13 39 (11.64%) RabbitMQ
14 32 (9.55%) Ajax
14 32 (9.55%) J2EE
15 24 (7.16%) Hystrix
15 24 (7.16%) WireMock
16 23 (6.87%) ELK Stack
Miscellaneous
1 39 (11.64%) Computer Science
2 35 (10.45%) User Experience
3 29 (8.66%) Algorithms
4 23 (6.87%) Data Structures
4 23 (6.87%) Digital TV
4 23 (6.87%) STB
5 16 (4.78%) MPEG
6 15 (4.48%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (3.28%) iPad
8 10 (2.99%) Semantic Web
9 9 (2.69%) Management Information System
10 7 (2.09%) Embedded Systems
11 6 (1.79%) Device Driver
12 5 (1.49%) Mobile App
13 4 (1.19%) Public Cloud
13 4 (1.19%) Social Media
14 3 (0.90%) Data Centre
14 3 (0.90%) Hedge funds
14 3 (0.90%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 82 (24.48%) Linux
2 26 (7.76%) Unix
3 7 (2.09%) Mac OS X
3 7 (2.09%) Windows
4 6 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.19%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.90%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.60%) Android
8 1 (0.30%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.30%) SUSE
8 1 (0.30%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (58.81%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (31.34%) TDD
3 97 (28.96%) Scrum
4 81 (24.18%) Open Source
5 71 (21.19%) OO
6 53 (15.82%) Continuous Delivery
7 52 (15.52%) Mentoring
8 51 (15.22%) User Stories
9 50 (14.93%) Microservices
10 46 (13.73%) Kanban
11 44 (13.13%) Prototyping
12 42 (12.54%) Waterfall
13 41 (12.24%) Project Planning
14 40 (11.94%) Configuration Management
15 38 (11.34%) Continuous Integration
15 38 (11.34%) RUP
16 36 (10.75%) SOA
17 29 (8.66%) MVC
18 28 (8.36%) OOD
19 24 (7.16%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 129 (38.51%) Java
2 81 (24.18%) JavaScript
3 73 (21.79%) SQL
4 45 (13.43%) Scala
5 35 (10.45%) C++
6 32 (9.55%) Ruby
7 29 (8.66%) C
8 23 (6.87%) C#
8 23 (6.87%) PHP
9 21 (6.27%) Python
10 18 (5.37%) Shell Script
11 16 (4.78%) PL/SQL
12 7 (2.09%) PHP 5
13 4 (1.19%) Clojure
14 3 (0.90%) Ada
14 3 (0.90%) Ada 95
14 3 (0.90%) Apple Swift
14 3 (0.90%) Objective-C
14 3 (0.90%) XAML
14 3 (0.90%) XPath
Qualifications
1 29 (8.66%) Degree
2 15 (4.48%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.69%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.90%) CCNA
4 3 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.30%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.30%) CEH
6 1 (0.30%) CITP
6 1 (0.30%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.30%) ECSA
6 1 (0.30%) GIAC
6 1 (0.30%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.30%) OSCP
6 1 (0.30%) Postgraduate
6 1 (0.30%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.27%) QA
2 3 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (0.90%) DO-178B
2 3 (0.90%) SLA
3 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 27 (8.06%) Docker
2 4 (1.19%) LXC
2 4 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.60%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 60 (17.91%) Puppet
2 27 (8.06%) Graphite
3 20 (5.97%) Grafana
4 7 (2.09%) Consul
5 3 (0.90%) Ansible
5 3 (0.90%) Nagios
6 2 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.30%) Nmap
7 1 (0.30%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.30%) vRealize
7 1 (0.30%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 50 (14.93%) Oracle
2 24 (7.16%) WSO2
3 13 (3.88%) Pega
4 11 (3.28%) Informatica
4 11 (3.28%) Microsoft
5 8 (2.39%) Red Hat
5 8 (2.39%) Zend
6 6 (1.79%) Google
6 6 (1.79%) VMware
7 4 (1.19%) Citrix
8 3 (0.90%) Cisco
8 3 (0.90%) Splunk
8 3 (0.90%) webMethods
9 2 (0.60%) Adobe
9 2 (0.60%) Coverity
9 2 (0.60%) IBM
9 2 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.60%) Serena
9 2 (0.60%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.30%) Temenos
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