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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Architecture
UK
Rank 433 450 509
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +59
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 150 178 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.35% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.43% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 95 69
Median daily rate £450 £370 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% -17.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £330 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £630 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £355 £390
% change year-on-year
+16.19% -8.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 4
Median hourly rate £52.50 £50.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.35 £50.00 £37.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.16 £54.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £52.50 £50.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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
36177 41516 39910
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.16% 81.70% 78.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 23972 26915 25773
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 920 1195 1052
Median hourly rate £34.50 £38.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.38% +54.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +58.41%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 21 January 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 +4 145 £456 +22.48% 85
London +51 88 £500 +5.26% 40
South East -15 22 £426 +21.78% 11
Yorkshire +22 14 £388 -16.21% 5
City of London +3 13 £525 +2.43% 4
West Yorkshire +25 9 £388 -16.21% 5
Leeds +6 9 £388 -16.21% 5
East of England -11 7 £413 +15.58% 10
Berkshire +20 6 £450 -19.64% 4
Slough - 6 £450 -
North West +29 5 £550 +41.93% 2
Surrey +13 4 £403 +12.98% 1
Middlesex +4 4 £348 +3.73%
Sheffield - 4 £600 -
South Yorkshire - 4 £600 -
Oxfordshire - 4 £475 - 2
Lancashire - 4 £550 -
Canary Wharf - 4 £575 -
South West +4 3 - - 6
Hertfordshire 0 3 - - 1
North East -12 3 £488 +52.94% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -21 3 £488 +52.94% 2
Tyne and Wear -24 3 £488 +52.94% 2
Leatherhead - 3 £403 - 1
Oxford - 3 £500 - 1
East Midlands +3 2 - - 4
Buckinghamshire -1 2 £325 -8.45% 1
Suffolk -10 2 £413 - 2
Hampshire -12 2 £340 +3.03% 3
Nottinghamshire - 2 - - 3

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 216 (64.67%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (36.23%) Scrum
3 115 (34.43%) Java
4 114 (34.13%) TDD
5 82 (24.55%) HTML
6 76 (22.75%) SQL
7 75 (22.46%) Oracle
8 72 (21.56%) Kanban
9 69 (20.66%) REST
10 67 (20.06%) OO
11 63 (18.86%) SOA
12 61 (18.26%) JSON
13 60 (17.96%) CSS
13 60 (17.96%) User Stories
14 57 (17.07%) HTML5
15 55 (16.47%) Prototyping
16 51 (15.27%) XML
16 51 (15.27%) Git (software)
17 50 (14.97%) Spring
17 50 (14.97%) J2EE
17 50 (14.97%) Finance
18 49 (14.67%) JavaScript
19 47 (14.07%) Mentoring
20 46 (13.77%) .NET
20 46 (13.77%) Continuous Integration
21 44 (13.17%) Linux
22 41 (12.28%) RESTful
23 40 (11.98%) Web Services
23 40 (11.98%) C#
24 38 (11.38%) UML

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 28 (8.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 17 (5.09%) Confluence
2 17 (5.09%) JBoss
3 16 (4.79%) WebLogic
4 13 (3.89%) Apache
5 10 (2.99%) CMS
5 10 (2.99%) Oracle Workflow
6 9 (2.69%) WebSphere
7 8 (2.40%) Apache Spark
7 8 (2.40%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (1.80%) Tomcat
8 6 (1.80%) WebSphere Application Server
9 5 (1.50%) Apache Solr
9 5 (1.50%) SharePoint
10 4 (1.20%) Drupal
10 4 (1.20%) Skype for Business
11 3 (0.90%) IBM HTTP Server
11 3 (0.90%) IIS
11 3 (0.90%) Liferay
11 3 (0.90%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 3 (0.90%) MS Excel
1 3 (0.90%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.60%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (1.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.90%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (0.90%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.60%) ENOVIA
3 2 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.60%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.60%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 26 (7.78%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (5.39%) PaaS
3 15 (4.49%) IaaS
4 10 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (2.40%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.60%) GitHub
6 2 (0.60%) Office 365
6 2 (0.60%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.60%) SaaS
7 1 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.30%) Heroku
7 1 (0.30%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 27 (8.08%) Internet
2 22 (6.59%) HTTP
3 17 (5.09%) LDAP
4 13 (3.89%) DMARC
5 11 (3.29%) DKIM
5 11 (3.29%) SMTP
6 10 (2.99%) DVB
7 8 (2.40%) Firewall
7 8 (2.40%) TCP/IP
8 6 (1.80%) DNS
9 4 (1.20%) SSL
9 4 (1.20%) VPN
9 4 (1.20%) WAN
10 3 (0.90%) DHCP
10 3 (0.90%) Ethernet
10 3 (0.90%) FTP
10 3 (0.90%) LAN
10 3 (0.90%) SAN
10 3 (0.90%) Wireless
11 2 (0.60%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (10.48%) NoSQL
2 34 (10.18%) MongoDB
2 34 (10.18%) PostgreSQL
3 31 (9.28%) MySQL
4 29 (8.68%) Apache Cassandra
5 19 (5.69%) Oracle Database
6 17 (5.09%) SQL Server
7 16 (4.79%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (4.79%) Hadoop
8 12 (3.59%) Big Data
8 12 (3.59%) Relational Database
9 11 (3.29%) Oracle Database 11g
9 11 (3.29%) Oracle OWB
10 10 (2.99%) RDBMS
10 10 (2.99%) SQL Server 2005
10 10 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (2.69%) Data Mining
11 9 (2.69%) Oracle Database 12c
12 7 (2.10%) Endeca
13 5 (1.50%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 51 (15.27%) Git (software)
2 28 (8.38%) JIRA
3 26 (7.78%) Jenkins
4 18 (5.39%) Subversion
5 17 (5.09%) Maven
6 11 (3.29%) ClearQuest
6 11 (3.29%) IntelliJ
7 10 (2.99%) Gradle
7 10 (2.99%) Oracle Forms
7 10 (2.99%) Selenium
8 8 (2.40%) ClearCase
9 7 (2.10%) Eclipse
9 7 (2.10%) JUnit
10 6 (1.80%) git-flow
10 6 (1.80%) Mockito
10 6 (1.80%) Moq
11 5 (1.50%) Ant
11 5 (1.50%) CircleCI
11 5 (1.50%) CocoaPods
11 5 (1.50%) Travis CI
General
1 50 (14.97%) Finance
2 21 (6.29%) Banking
3 14 (4.19%) Marketing
4 13 (3.89%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.10%) Electronics
6 6 (1.80%) Automotive
6 6 (1.80%) Back Office
6 6 (1.80%) Publishing
7 5 (1.50%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.50%) Law
7 5 (1.50%) Retail
8 4 (1.20%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.90%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.60%) Advertising
10 2 (0.60%) Billing
10 2 (0.60%) German Language
11 1 (0.30%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.30%) French Language
11 1 (0.30%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 147 (44.01%) Architect
2 108 (32.34%) Developer
3 44 (13.17%) Technical Architect
4 33 (9.88%) Software Architect
5 26 (7.78%) Solutions Architect
6 25 (7.49%) Java Architect
6 25 (7.49%) Java Developer
7 24 (7.19%) Digital Architect
8 18 (5.39%) Senior Developer
9 17 (5.09%) .NET Developer
9 17 (5.09%) Technical Leader
10 15 (4.49%) C# Developer
10 15 (4.49%) Senior Architect
11 14 (4.19%) Java Software Architect
12 13 (3.89%) Applications Architect
13 12 (3.59%) Digital Technical Architect
13 12 (3.59%) Lead Developer
13 12 (3.59%) Software Engineer
14 11 (3.29%) Agile Developer
14 11 (3.29%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (24.55%) HTML
2 69 (20.66%) REST
3 61 (18.26%) JSON
4 60 (17.96%) CSS
5 57 (17.07%) HTML5
6 51 (15.27%) XML
7 50 (14.97%) J2EE
7 50 (14.97%) Spring
8 46 (13.77%) .NET
9 41 (12.28%) RESTful
10 40 (11.98%) Web Services
11 38 (11.38%) AngularJS
12 37 (11.08%) CSS3
13 26 (7.78%) Ajax
13 26 (7.78%) SOAP
14 24 (7.19%) Play Framework
14 24 (7.19%) Ruby on Rails
15 23 (6.89%) ASP.NET
15 23 (6.89%) Django
15 23 (6.89%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 35 (10.48%) Computer Science
2 19 (5.69%) User Experience
3 15 (4.49%) STB
4 14 (4.19%) Digital TV
5 12 (3.59%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (3.29%) iPad
7 10 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (2.69%) Management Information System
8 9 (2.69%) MPEG
9 8 (2.40%) Semantic Web
9 8 (2.40%) Virtual Team
10 7 (2.10%) Data Centre
10 7 (2.10%) Mainframe
11 6 (1.80%) Embedded Systems
11 6 (1.80%) Mathematics
11 6 (1.80%) Mobile App
12 4 (1.20%) Algorithms
12 4 (1.20%) Client/Server
12 4 (1.20%) Device Driver
12 4 (1.20%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 44 (13.17%) Linux
2 19 (5.69%) Unix
3 13 (3.89%) Windows
4 9 (2.69%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.50%) Android
6 4 (1.20%) AIX
7 3 (0.90%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.60%) Solaris
8 2 (0.60%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.30%) CentOS
9 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (64.67%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (36.23%) Scrum
3 114 (34.13%) TDD
4 72 (21.56%) Kanban
5 67 (20.06%) OO
6 63 (18.86%) SOA
7 60 (17.96%) User Stories
8 55 (16.47%) Prototyping
9 47 (14.07%) Mentoring
10 46 (13.77%) Continuous Integration
11 38 (11.38%) Product Management
11 38 (11.38%) UML
12 34 (10.18%) Open Source
13 31 (9.28%) Configuration Management
13 31 (9.28%) Enterprise Architecture
13 31 (9.28%) MVC
14 29 (8.68%) Continuous Delivery
14 29 (8.68%) OOA/OOD
15 27 (8.08%) Data Modelling
15 27 (8.08%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 115 (34.43%) Java
2 76 (22.75%) SQL
3 49 (14.67%) JavaScript
4 40 (11.98%) C#
5 33 (9.88%) Ruby
6 28 (8.38%) Python
6 28 (8.38%) Scala
7 27 (8.08%) PL/SQL
8 24 (7.19%) C
8 24 (7.19%) C++
9 18 (5.39%) Shell Script
10 13 (3.89%) PHP
11 11 (3.29%) ActionScript
12 7 (2.10%) Perl
12 7 (2.10%) T-SQL
13 6 (1.80%) Apple Swift
13 6 (1.80%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.80%) R
14 5 (1.50%) Objective-C
14 5 (1.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 36 (10.78%) Security Cleared
2 33 (9.88%) Degree
3 25 (7.49%) SC Cleared
4 15 (4.49%) ISTQB
5 13 (3.89%) ISEB
6 3 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.30%) CCNP
8 1 (0.30%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.30%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.69%) QA
2 9 (2.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 4 (1.20%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.20%) SDET
4 3 (0.90%) PA-DSS
4 3 (0.90%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.30%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.30%) HMG Infosec
5 1 (0.30%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (3.89%) Docker
2 8 (2.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.80%) Active Directory
4 5 (1.50%) XenApp
5 4 (1.20%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.90%) HDFS
6 3 (0.90%) LXC
6 3 (0.90%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.60%) KVM
7 2 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.30%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.30%) vCloud
8 1 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 10 (2.99%) Kubernetes
2 9 (2.69%) Puppet
3 3 (0.90%) Hadoop YARN
3 3 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.90%) SCCM
3 3 (0.90%) ThinApp
3 3 (0.90%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.60%) Grafana
4 2 (0.60%) Graphite
4 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.60%) SCOM
5 1 (0.30%) Ansible
5 1 (0.30%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.30%) logstash
5 1 (0.30%) Mesos
5 1 (0.30%) Opsview
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.30%) Rundeck
5 1 (0.30%) Salt
Vendors
1 75 (22.46%) Oracle
2 23 (6.89%) IBM
3 17 (5.09%) Sybase
4 14 (4.19%) Microsoft
5 12 (3.59%) Adobe
6 11 (3.29%) VMware
7 9 (2.69%) Pega
8 8 (2.40%) HP
9 7 (2.10%) ATG
10 6 (1.80%) Apple
10 6 (1.80%) Google
10 6 (1.80%) Red Hat
10 6 (1.80%) SAP
11 5 (1.50%) Atlassian
11 5 (1.50%) Citrix
11 5 (1.50%) Coremetrics
11 5 (1.50%) Informatica
11 5 (1.50%) webMethods
11 5 (1.50%) WSO2
12 4 (1.20%) BEA
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