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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Architecture
Rank 457 485 509
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +24
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 166 160 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.29% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.36% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 94 89
Median daily rate £500 £450 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -21.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £332 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £636 £650 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £400 £569
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -29.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Median hourly rate £41.25 £31.44 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.20% -28.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.40 £31.44 £35.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £31.44 £52.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £31.44 £44.00
% change year-on-year
+59.03% -28.54%

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
41059 44815 43569
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.50% 81.16% 77.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 27372 29040 28392
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1078 1342 1199
Median hourly rate £30.00 £31.44 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.58% +25.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 8 December 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
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 8 December 2016.

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 8 December 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 +32 160 £520 +12.43% 91
London +63 110 £500 -3.14% 59
Yorkshire +11 16 £550 -12.00% 6
South East +11 13 £450 +29.96% 6
South Yorkshire - 12 £538 - 1
Sheffield - 12 £538 - 1
City of London -2 11 £525 +10.52% 6
Canary Wharf - 7 £600 -
East of England +5 6 £400 +16.36% 5
West Midlands -23 5 £550 -6.77% 3
West Yorkshire +6 4 £550 -12.00% 5
North West +1 4 £544 +45.00% 3
Leeds -1 4 £550 -12.00% 5
Hertfordshire - 4 - - 1
Berkshire - 4 £500 -
South West +13 3 £275 -54.16% 4
Middlesex -2 3 £348 +5.30%
Potters Bar - 3 - -
St Albans - 3 - -
Surrey +12 2 - -
Hampshire +11 2 - - 3
Scotland +10 2 £350 -21.34% 3
Warwickshire 0 2 - -
Staines -4 2 - -
Manchester -5 2 - - 1
North East -35 2 £600 -4.00% 3
Tyne and Wear -37 2 £600 -4.00% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -38 2 £600 -4.00% 3
Slough - 2 £450 -
Blackpool - 2 £544 -

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 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.

1 218 (65.27%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (37.43%) TDD
3 124 (37.13%) Scrum
4 117 (35.03%) Java
5 90 (26.95%) HTML
6 75 (22.46%) Kanban
7 70 (20.96%) REST
8 68 (20.36%) CSS
9 67 (20.06%) HTML5
10 64 (19.16%) OO
11 63 (18.86%) SQL
12 62 (18.56%) Mentoring
13 61 (18.26%) JSON
14 60 (17.96%) Oracle
14 60 (17.96%) Prototyping
15 59 (17.66%) SOA
16 56 (16.77%) User Stories
17 52 (15.57%) Spring
18 51 (15.27%) AngularJS
19 50 (14.97%) Finance
20 49 (14.67%) JavaScript
21 48 (14.37%) .NET
21 48 (14.37%) Git (software)
22 46 (13.77%) PostgreSQL
23 44 (13.17%) Continuous Integration
24 43 (12.87%) J2EE
24 43 (12.87%) XML
24 43 (12.87%) CSS3
24 43 (12.87%) MongoDB
25 42 (12.57%) Open Source

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 23 (6.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 15 (4.49%) JBoss
3 13 (3.89%) Apache
4 12 (3.59%) Confluence
4 12 (3.59%) WebLogic
5 10 (2.99%) Oracle Workflow
6 9 (2.69%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (2.69%) WebSphere
7 8 (2.40%) Apache Spark
8 6 (1.80%) Tomcat
9 5 (1.50%) Apache Solr
9 5 (1.50%) SharePoint
10 4 (1.20%) CMS
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%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 3 (0.90%) WebSphere Application Server
12 2 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (0.90%) MS Excel
1 3 (0.90%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.60%) Windchill
3 1 (0.30%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
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 Applications
Cloud Services
1 32 (9.58%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (5.99%) PaaS
3 15 (4.49%) IaaS
4 14 (4.19%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (2.69%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (2.10%) SaaS
7 4 (1.20%) Office 365
8 2 (0.60%) GitHub
8 2 (0.60%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.60%) Heroku
8 2 (0.60%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.30%) Slack
9 1 (0.30%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.99%) HTTP
1 20 (5.99%) Internet
2 13 (3.89%) DMARC
3 11 (3.29%) DKIM
3 11 (3.29%) LDAP
3 11 (3.29%) SMTP
4 9 (2.69%) DVB
5 7 (2.10%) Firewall
5 7 (2.10%) TCP/IP
6 6 (1.80%) DNS
7 4 (1.20%) SSL
7 4 (1.20%) VPN
7 4 (1.20%) WAN
8 3 (0.90%) DHCP
8 3 (0.90%) FTP
8 3 (0.90%) LAN
9 2 (0.60%) AMQP
9 2 (0.60%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.60%) Skype
9 2 (0.60%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (13.77%) PostgreSQL
2 43 (12.87%) MongoDB
3 39 (11.68%) NoSQL
4 33 (9.88%) MySQL
5 32 (9.58%) Apache Cassandra
6 17 (5.09%) Oracle OWB
7 15 (4.49%) Data Warehouse
7 15 (4.49%) Oracle Database
8 11 (3.29%) SQL Server
9 9 (2.69%) Big Data
9 9 (2.69%) Data Mining
9 9 (2.69%) Hadoop
9 9 (2.69%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (2.10%) Mixpanel
10 7 (2.10%) Oracle Database 12c
10 7 (2.10%) Relational Database
11 5 (1.50%) Apache Hive
12 4 (1.20%) HBase
12 4 (1.20%) RDBMS
12 4 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 48 (14.37%) Git (software)
2 21 (6.29%) JIRA
2 21 (6.29%) Maven
3 20 (5.99%) Jenkins
4 17 (5.09%) ClearQuest
5 14 (4.19%) Subversion
6 13 (3.89%) IntelliJ
7 12 (3.59%) ClearCase
7 12 (3.59%) Eclipse
7 12 (3.59%) JUnit
8 10 (2.99%) Gradle
8 10 (2.99%) Oracle Forms
9 7 (2.10%) Mockito
10 6 (1.80%) Selenium
10 6 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (1.50%) Ant
11 5 (1.50%) CircleCI
11 5 (1.50%) CocoaPods
11 5 (1.50%) git-flow
11 5 (1.50%) Travis CI
General
1 50 (14.97%) Finance
2 30 (8.98%) Banking
3 14 (4.19%) Marketing
4 10 (2.99%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.40%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.80%) Automotive
7 5 (1.50%) Electronics
8 4 (1.20%) Aerospace
8 4 (1.20%) Back Office
8 4 (1.20%) Front Office
8 4 (1.20%) Law
8 4 (1.20%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.20%) Retail
9 3 (0.90%) Publishing
10 2 (0.60%) Advertising
10 2 (0.60%) Billing
10 2 (0.60%) Games
10 2 (0.60%) German Language
10 2 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.30%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 147 (44.01%) Architect
2 117 (35.03%) Developer
3 44 (13.17%) Technical Architect
4 39 (11.68%) Software Architect
5 36 (10.78%) Java Developer
6 27 (8.08%) Java Architect
7 24 (7.19%) Senior Developer
8 22 (6.59%) Digital Architect
8 22 (6.59%) Solutions Architect
9 19 (5.69%) Technical Leader
10 17 (5.09%) Applications Architect
11 16 (4.79%) Java Software Architect
11 16 (4.79%) Lead Developer
12 14 (4.19%) Agile Developer
12 14 (4.19%) Senior Architect
13 13 (3.89%) AWS Developer
14 12 (3.59%) Agile Java Developer
14 12 (3.59%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 12 (3.59%) Senior Java Developer
15 11 (3.29%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (26.95%) HTML
2 70 (20.96%) REST
3 68 (20.36%) CSS
4 67 (20.06%) HTML5
5 61 (18.26%) JSON
6 52 (15.57%) Spring
7 51 (15.27%) AngularJS
8 48 (14.37%) .NET
9 43 (12.87%) CSS3
9 43 (12.87%) J2EE
9 43 (12.87%) XML
10 39 (11.68%) RESTful
11 36 (10.78%) Web Services
12 31 (9.28%) Play Framework
13 30 (8.98%) Ruby on Rails
14 28 (8.38%) Ajax
14 28 (8.38%) Django
15 23 (6.89%) Hibernate
16 22 (6.59%) Java EE
17 21 (6.29%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 36 (10.78%) Computer Science
2 18 (5.39%) User Experience
3 17 (5.09%) Semantic Web
4 14 (4.19%) Management Information System
5 13 (3.89%) STB
6 12 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (3.59%) Digital TV
7 10 (2.99%) Algorithms
8 9 (2.69%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (2.40%) Mainframe
9 8 (2.40%) MPEG
10 5 (1.50%) Data Centre
10 5 (1.50%) Embedded Systems
10 5 (1.50%) Mathematics
11 4 (1.20%) Data Structures
11 4 (1.20%) iPad
11 4 (1.20%) Mobile App
11 4 (1.20%) N-Tier
11 4 (1.20%) Public Cloud
12 3 (0.90%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 40 (11.98%) Linux
2 18 (5.39%) Unix
3 11 (3.29%) Windows
4 8 (2.40%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.20%) Android
6 3 (0.90%) AIX
6 3 (0.90%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.60%) Solaris
7 2 (0.60%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.30%) CentOS
8 1 (0.30%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (65.27%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (37.43%) TDD
3 124 (37.13%) Scrum
4 75 (22.46%) Kanban
5 64 (19.16%) OO
6 62 (18.56%) Mentoring
7 60 (17.96%) Prototyping
8 59 (17.66%) SOA
9 56 (16.77%) User Stories
10 44 (13.17%) Continuous Integration
11 42 (12.57%) Open Source
12 38 (11.38%) Continuous Delivery
13 36 (10.78%) UML
14 35 (10.48%) Configuration Management
15 33 (9.88%) Microservices
16 32 (9.58%) Product Management
17 30 (8.98%) Enterprise Architecture
17 30 (8.98%) Software Engineering
18 29 (8.68%) Front End Development
19 28 (8.38%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 117 (35.03%) Java
2 63 (18.86%) SQL
3 49 (14.67%) JavaScript
4 41 (12.28%) Ruby
5 34 (10.18%) Scala
6 29 (8.68%) C#
7 25 (7.49%) PL/SQL
7 25 (7.49%) Python
8 22 (6.59%) C
9 21 (6.29%) C++
9 21 (6.29%) Shell Script
10 16 (4.79%) PHP
11 11 (3.29%) ActionScript
12 8 (2.40%) T-SQL
13 6 (1.80%) Apple Swift
13 6 (1.80%) Perl
13 6 (1.80%) R
14 5 (1.50%) Bash Shell
14 5 (1.50%) Objective-C
15 4 (1.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 33 (9.88%) Degree
2 28 (8.38%) Security Cleared
3 18 (5.39%) SC Cleared
4 11 (3.29%) ISEB
4 11 (3.29%) ISTQB
5 3 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.30%) CCNP
6 1 (0.30%) CEH
6 1 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.30%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.30%) ECSA
6 1 (0.30%) GIAC
6 1 (0.30%) OSCP
6 1 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.30%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.09%) QA
2 9 (2.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 3 (0.90%) PA-DSS
3 3 (0.90%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.60%) DO-178B
4 2 (0.60%) SDET
5 1 (0.30%) HMG Infosec
5 1 (0.30%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (3.89%) Docker
2 6 (1.80%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.50%) XenApp
4 4 (1.20%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.90%) HDFS
6 1 (0.30%) KVM
6 1 (0.30%) LXC
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.30%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.30%) vCloud
6 1 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (3.89%) Puppet
2 5 (1.50%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.90%) Grafana
3 3 (0.90%) Graphite
3 3 (0.90%) Hadoop YARN
3 3 (0.90%) SCCM
3 3 (0.90%) ThinApp
3 3 (0.90%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.60%) SCOM
5 1 (0.30%) Ansible
5 1 (0.30%) Control-M
5 1 (0.30%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.30%) logstash
5 1 (0.30%) Marathon
5 1 (0.30%) Mesos
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.30%) Rundeck
5 1 (0.30%) Salt
Vendors
1 60 (17.96%) Oracle
2 20 (5.99%) IBM
3 17 (5.09%) Microsoft
4 15 (4.49%) Sybase
5 12 (3.59%) Adobe
6 10 (2.99%) Google
6 10 (2.99%) WSO2
7 9 (2.69%) Pega
7 9 (2.69%) Red Hat
8 8 (2.40%) VMware
9 7 (2.10%) webMethods
10 6 (1.80%) Apple
11 5 (1.50%) Citrix
11 5 (1.50%) Coremetrics
11 5 (1.50%) HP
11 5 (1.50%) Informatica
11 5 (1.50%) SAP
12 4 (1.20%) BEA
13 3 (0.90%) Cisco
13 3 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
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