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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Architecture
UK
Rank 461 425 497
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +72
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 141 207 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.40% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.48% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 109 85
Median daily rate £450 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £340 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £370 £425
% change year-on-year
+21.62% -12.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 5
Median hourly rate £51.25 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.62 £43.75 £32.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.70 £54.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £50.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +5.26%

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
37058 43034 41664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.78% 82.76% 79.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 24637 28159 26322
Median daily rate £450 £425 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 929 1182 1118
Median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +45.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £56.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

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 25 February 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Architecture within the UK over the 3 months to 25 February 2017.

Software Architecture Hourly Rate Histogram 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 25 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 -10 139 £450 -5.26% 90
London +12 62 £500 +5.26% 55
South East -4 26 £450 +26.76% 11
Yorkshire +26 18 £396 -36.68% 3
West Yorkshire +13 11 £388 -38.00% 3
Leeds +2 11 £388 -38.00% 3
Berkshire +14 8 £450 -20.00% 3
South West +3 8 - - 5
East of England -6 7 £413 +11.48% 7
East Midlands - 7 £350 - 2
Slough - 6 £450 -
North West +24 5 £550 - 2
Lancashire +19 5 £550 -
Middlesex +9 5 £348 +2.20% 2
Surrey +2 5 £403 +12.98% 2
Nottinghamshire - 5 - -
South Yorkshire - 5 £538 -
Sheffield - 5 £538 -
Nottingham - 5 - -
City of London +10 4 £513 -10.86% 8
Newcastle upon Tyne -6 4 £450 +5.88%
North East -9 4 £450 +5.88%
Tyne and Wear -16 4 £450 +5.88%
Oxfordshire - 4 £475 -
Leatherhead - 4 £403 -
Hertfordshire -1 3 - -
Oxford - 3 £500 -
Suffolk -6 2 £413 -
Hampshire -18 2 £340 - 2
West Midlands -26 2 - - 4

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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.

1 202 (63.32%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (35.74%) Java
3 113 (35.42%) Scrum
4 105 (32.92%) TDD
5 79 (24.76%) Oracle
6 77 (24.14%) HTML
7 67 (21.00%) SOA
8 66 (20.69%) SQL
8 66 (20.69%) User Stories
9 65 (20.38%) Kanban
10 63 (19.75%) REST
11 57 (17.87%) OO
12 56 (17.55%) CSS
12 56 (17.55%) HTML5
13 55 (17.24%) Prototyping
14 54 (16.93%) JSON
15 52 (16.30%) Spring
15 52 (16.30%) JavaScript
16 50 (15.67%) J2EE
17 48 (15.05%) Web Services
18 47 (14.73%) RESTful
19 46 (14.42%) XML
20 45 (14.11%) Linux
20 45 (14.11%) Finance
20 45 (14.11%) Git (software)
21 40 (12.54%) Continuous Integration
21 40 (12.54%) Mentoring
22 38 (11.91%) AngularJS
22 38 (11.91%) Product Management
22 38 (11.91%) .NET

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 31 (9.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 20 (6.27%) JBoss
3 19 (5.96%) WebLogic
4 18 (5.64%) Apache
5 15 (4.70%) Confluence
5 15 (4.70%) WebSphere
6 14 (4.39%) CMS
7 11 (3.45%) WebSphere Application Server
8 10 (3.13%) Oracle Workflow
9 8 (2.51%) Apache Spark
10 6 (1.88%) SharePoint
10 6 (1.88%) Tomcat
11 5 (1.57%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.94%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (0.94%) IBM HTTP Server
12 3 (0.94%) IIS
12 3 (0.94%) Liferay
12 3 (0.94%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 3 (0.94%) Skype for Business
13 2 (0.63%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (0.94%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.63%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.25%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.94%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 27 (8.46%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (5.96%) PaaS
3 15 (4.70%) IaaS
4 9 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.94%) Office 365
6 3 (0.94%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.63%) GitHub
7 2 (0.63%) SaaS
8 1 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.31%) Heroku
8 1 (0.31%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 38 (11.91%) Internet
2 29 (9.09%) HTTP
3 17 (5.33%) LDAP
4 13 (4.08%) DMARC
5 12 (3.76%) DVB
6 11 (3.45%) DKIM
6 11 (3.45%) SMTP
7 9 (2.82%) TCP/IP
8 8 (2.51%) Firewall
9 7 (2.19%) DNS
10 5 (1.57%) VPN
11 4 (1.25%) DHCP
11 4 (1.25%) SSL
12 3 (0.94%) AMQP
12 3 (0.94%) Ethernet
12 3 (0.94%) FTP
12 3 (0.94%) SAN
12 3 (0.94%) WAN
12 3 (0.94%) Wireless
13 2 (0.63%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (11.60%) PostgreSQL
2 35 (10.97%) NoSQL
3 34 (10.66%) MySQL
4 30 (9.40%) MongoDB
5 23 (7.21%) Apache Cassandra
6 17 (5.33%) Oracle Database
7 16 (5.02%) Hadoop
8 15 (4.70%) Data Warehouse
9 14 (4.39%) Endeca
10 13 (4.08%) Relational Database
11 12 (3.76%) Big Data
11 12 (3.76%) SQL Server
12 9 (2.82%) Data Mining
12 9 (2.82%) Oracle Database 12c
12 9 (2.82%) RDBMS
13 8 (2.51%) Oracle Database 11g
14 6 (1.88%) SQL Server 2005
14 6 (1.88%) SQL Server 2008
15 5 (1.57%) Apache Hive
15 5 (1.57%) HBase
Development Applications
1 45 (14.11%) Git (software)
2 28 (8.78%) Jenkins
3 23 (7.21%) JIRA
4 15 (4.70%) Subversion
5 13 (4.08%) Selenium
6 10 (3.13%) Mockito
7 9 (2.82%) Eclipse
7 9 (2.82%) JUnit
7 9 (2.82%) Oracle Forms
8 8 (2.51%) Moq
9 7 (2.19%) IntelliJ
9 7 (2.19%) Maven
10 6 (1.88%) git-flow
10 6 (1.88%) Gradle
10 6 (1.88%) SpecFlow
10 6 (1.88%) WebDriver
11 5 (1.57%) Ant
11 5 (1.57%) CircleCI
11 5 (1.57%) CocoaPods
11 5 (1.57%) Travis CI
General
1 45 (14.11%) Finance
2 15 (4.70%) Banking
3 14 (4.39%) Telecoms
4 13 (4.08%) Marketing
5 8 (2.51%) Electronics
6 5 (1.57%) Automotive
6 5 (1.57%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.57%) Retail
7 4 (1.25%) Back Office
7 4 (1.25%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.94%) Law
8 3 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.94%) Publishing
9 2 (0.63%) Advertising
9 2 (0.63%) Billing
9 2 (0.63%) German Language
10 1 (0.31%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.31%) French Language
10 1 (0.31%) Games
Job Titles
1 144 (45.14%) Architect
2 105 (32.92%) Developer
3 49 (15.36%) Technical Architect
4 25 (7.84%) Software Architect
5 24 (7.52%) Java Architect
6 23 (7.21%) Solutions Architect
7 21 (6.58%) Digital Architect
7 21 (6.58%) Java Developer
8 18 (5.64%) Senior Developer
9 16 (5.02%) Technical Leader
10 14 (4.39%) .NET Developer
11 13 (4.08%) C# Developer
12 12 (3.76%) Digital Technical Architect
12 12 (3.76%) Lead Developer
12 12 (3.76%) Senior Architect
12 12 (3.76%) Software Engineer
13 11 (3.45%) Agile Developer
13 11 (3.45%) Analyst
14 10 (3.13%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 10 (3.13%) Java Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (24.14%) HTML
2 63 (19.75%) REST
3 56 (17.55%) CSS
3 56 (17.55%) HTML5
4 54 (16.93%) JSON
5 52 (16.30%) Spring
6 50 (15.67%) J2EE
7 48 (15.05%) Web Services
8 47 (14.73%) RESTful
9 46 (14.42%) XML
10 38 (11.91%) .NET
10 38 (11.91%) AngularJS
11 34 (10.66%) CSS3
12 33 (10.34%) Hibernate
13 31 (9.72%) Node.js
14 28 (8.78%) SOAP
15 25 (7.84%) Django
16 24 (7.52%) Ajax
16 24 (7.52%) XSLT
17 22 (6.90%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 36 (11.29%) Computer Science
2 18 (5.64%) iPad
3 17 (5.33%) STB
4 16 (5.02%) Digital TV
5 15 (4.70%) Virtual Team
6 14 (4.39%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (3.76%) User Experience
8 11 (3.45%) MPEG
9 9 (2.82%) Management Information System
10 8 (2.51%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (2.51%) Data Centre
10 8 (2.51%) Semantic Web
11 7 (2.19%) Embedded Systems
12 6 (1.88%) Mobile App
13 5 (1.57%) Client/Server
13 5 (1.57%) Linux Command Line
14 4 (1.25%) Algorithms
14 4 (1.25%) Clustering
14 4 (1.25%) Device Driver
14 4 (1.25%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 45 (14.11%) Linux
2 15 (4.70%) Unix
3 10 (3.13%) Windows
4 8 (2.51%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.25%) AIX
5 4 (1.25%) Android
6 3 (0.94%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.63%) Solaris
8 1 (0.31%) CentOS
8 1 (0.31%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (63.32%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (35.42%) Scrum
3 105 (32.92%) TDD
4 67 (21.00%) SOA
5 66 (20.69%) User Stories
6 65 (20.38%) Kanban
7 57 (17.87%) OO
8 55 (17.24%) Prototyping
9 40 (12.54%) Continuous Integration
9 40 (12.54%) Mentoring
10 38 (11.91%) Product Management
11 37 (11.60%) UML
12 36 (11.29%) Open Source
13 30 (9.40%) Enterprise Architecture
13 30 (9.40%) Microservices
14 29 (9.09%) OOA/OOD
14 29 (9.09%) Software Engineering
14 29 (9.09%) TOGAF
15 28 (8.78%) Data Modelling
15 28 (8.78%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 114 (35.74%) Java
2 66 (20.69%) SQL
3 52 (16.30%) JavaScript
4 36 (11.29%) C#
5 35 (10.97%) Python
6 32 (10.03%) Ruby
7 26 (8.15%) C
7 26 (8.15%) Scala
8 25 (7.84%) C++
9 20 (6.27%) PL/SQL
10 15 (4.70%) PHP
11 11 (3.45%) ActionScript
11 11 (3.45%) Bash Shell
12 9 (2.82%) Shell Script
13 6 (1.88%) Apple Swift
14 5 (1.57%) Embedded C
14 5 (1.57%) Objective-C
14 5 (1.57%) R
15 4 (1.25%) Embedded C++
15 4 (1.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 35 (10.97%) Degree
2 34 (10.66%) Security Cleared
3 28 (8.78%) SC Cleared
4 16 (5.02%) ISTQB
5 13 (4.08%) ISEB
6 4 (1.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.31%) CCNP
8 1 (0.31%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.31%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.90%) QA
2 9 (2.82%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 6 (1.88%) SDET
4 3 (0.94%) PA-DSS
4 3 (0.94%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.31%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 13 (4.08%) Docker
2 5 (1.57%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.25%) LXC
3 4 (1.25%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (0.94%) HDFS
4 3 (0.94%) XenApp
5 2 (0.63%) KVM
5 2 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.31%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.31%) vCloud
6 1 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.31%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 11 (3.45%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.57%) HockeyApp
2 5 (1.57%) Puppet
3 4 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (1.25%) SCCM
4 3 (0.94%) Hadoop YARN
4 3 (0.94%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.94%) SCOM
4 3 (0.94%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.31%) Ansible
5 1 (0.31%) Control-M
5 1 (0.31%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.31%) logstash
5 1 (0.31%) Marathon
5 1 (0.31%) Mesos
5 1 (0.31%) Opsview
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.31%) Rundeck
5 1 (0.31%) Salt
Vendors
1 79 (24.76%) Oracle
2 24 (7.52%) IBM
3 17 (5.33%) Sybase
4 14 (4.39%) ATG
5 11 (3.45%) Adobe
6 10 (3.13%) Microsoft
7 9 (2.82%) HP
8 8 (2.51%) Red Hat
8 8 (2.51%) SAP
9 6 (1.88%) Apple
9 6 (1.88%) Pega
9 6 (1.88%) Sitecore
9 6 (1.88%) VMware
10 5 (1.57%) Atlassian
10 5 (1.57%) Coremetrics
11 4 (1.25%) Cisco
12 3 (0.94%) Google
12 3 (0.94%) Perforce
12 3 (0.94%) TIBCO
12 3 (0.94%) Zend
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