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 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Architecture
Rank 473 531 478
Rank change year-on-year
+58 -53
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 177 139 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.24% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.30% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 85 112
Median daily rate £500 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.52% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £336 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £675 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £441 £413
% change year-on-year
+13.31% +6.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 1
Median hourly rate £32.50 £31.44 £60.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.37% -47.60%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £31.44 £60.00
% change year-on-year
+19.27% -47.60%

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
43985 46966 44712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.15% 81.01% 77.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 29139 30711 27950
Median daily rate £440 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1137 1301 1222
Median hourly rate £31.00 £32.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.50 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +73 174 £500 - 82
London +47 103 £500 -7.62% 42
Yorkshire +34 26 £500 +12.67% 5
South East +21 18 £400 +18.51% 10
West Midlands -25 16 £465 -8.37% 6
Sheffield - 15 £538 -
South Yorkshire - 15 £538 -
City of London +18 12 £425 -15.00% 5
West Yorkshire +15 11 £345 -22.25% 4
Shropshire -17 11 £450 +5.88%
Leeds +11 10 £345 -20.00% 3
Telford -23 10 £450 +5.88%
Berkshire +18 9 £379 -34.13% 1
West Sussex +5 5 £475 -24.00%
North East -29 4 £531 -16.99% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -32 4 £531 -19.20% 1
Tyne and Wear -32 4 £531 -19.20% 1
Worthing - 4 £475 -
Reading +19 3 £400 -30.43%
East Midlands -4 3 £525 - 1
Bracknell - 3 £345 -
Westminster - 3 £425 -
Surrey +15 2 - -
Derbyshire - 2 - -
Staines - 2 - -
Derby - 2 - -
North West +18 1 £538 +19.44% 1
Bradford +17 1 £430 -4.44%
Scotland +14 1 - - 3
Docklands, London +9 1 - -

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 221 (64.06%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (37.97%) TDD
3 122 (35.36%) Java
4 118 (34.20%) HTML
5 117 (33.91%) Scrum
6 94 (27.25%) CSS
7 79 (22.90%) HTML5
8 78 (22.61%) MongoDB
9 73 (21.16%) REST
10 71 (20.58%) Git (software)
11 70 (20.29%) SQL
12 69 (20.00%) JavaScript
13 67 (19.42%) Kanban
13 67 (19.42%) Open Source
13 67 (19.42%) Mentoring
14 65 (18.84%) User Stories
15 61 (17.68%) Spring
15 61 (17.68%) Finance
16 60 (17.39%) OO
17 59 (17.10%) Prototyping
18 56 (16.23%) Continuous Delivery
19 53 (15.36%) Linux
19 53 (15.36%) JSON
20 52 (15.07%) NoSQL
20 52 (15.07%) PostgreSQL
21 51 (14.78%) .NET
21 51 (14.78%) Microservices
22 49 (14.20%) Scala
23 48 (13.91%) Continuous Integration
24 47 (13.62%) CSS3

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 20 (5.80%) Confluence
2 11 (3.19%) Apache
3 9 (2.61%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (2.61%) JBoss
4 7 (2.03%) WebLogic
5 6 (1.74%) WebSphere
6 5 (1.45%) Apache Solr
6 5 (1.45%) Apache Spark
6 5 (1.45%) CMS
7 4 (1.16%) Drupal
7 4 (1.16%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.58%) Oracle Coherence
8 2 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.58%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.58%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.58%) WildFly
9 1 (0.29%) GemFire
9 1 (0.29%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 4 (1.16%) MS Excel
1 4 (1.16%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.58%) Windchill
3 1 (0.29%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.58%) ENOVIA
2 2 (0.58%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.29%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 19 (5.51%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.32%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (2.03%) SaaS
5 5 (1.45%) PaaS
6 2 (0.58%) GitHub
6 2 (0.58%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.58%) Heroku
6 2 (0.58%) Office 365
7 1 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.29%) IaaS
7 1 (0.29%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.29%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 35 (10.14%) HTTP
2 13 (3.77%) DVB
3 6 (1.74%) LDAP
4 5 (1.45%) Internet
5 3 (0.87%) Firewall
5 3 (0.87%) Skype
6 2 (0.58%) LAN
6 2 (0.58%) SSL
6 2 (0.58%) WAN
7 1 (0.29%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.29%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.29%) Intranet
7 1 (0.29%) PBX
7 1 (0.29%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.29%) VPN
7 1 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (22.61%) MongoDB
2 52 (15.07%) NoSQL
2 52 (15.07%) PostgreSQL
3 41 (11.88%) MySQL
4 37 (10.72%) Apache Cassandra
5 27 (7.83%) Oracle OWB
6 17 (4.93%) SQL Server
7 10 (2.90%) Relational Database
8 9 (2.61%) Oracle Database
9 6 (1.74%) Big Data
9 6 (1.74%) Hadoop
9 6 (1.74%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.45%) RDBMS
10 5 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (0.87%) Oracle Database 10g
13 2 (0.58%) Mixpanel
13 2 (0.58%) Oracle Database 12c
13 2 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 71 (20.58%) Git (software)
2 40 (11.59%) Maven
3 27 (7.83%) ClearQuest
4 25 (7.25%) JIRA
5 16 (4.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 16 (4.64%) ClearCase
6 14 (4.06%) SoapUI
7 13 (3.77%) Eclipse
7 13 (3.77%) Jenkins
8 11 (3.19%) JUnit
8 11 (3.19%) Subversion
9 10 (2.90%) gulp
10 9 (2.61%) IntelliJ
11 8 (2.32%) Gradle
11 8 (2.32%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (2.03%) WebDriver
13 5 (1.45%) Mockito
13 5 (1.45%) Selenium
14 4 (1.16%) Ant
14 4 (1.16%) Visual Studio
General
1 61 (17.68%) Finance
2 30 (8.70%) Banking
3 9 (2.61%) Marketing
4 6 (1.74%) Law
4 6 (1.74%) Publishing
4 6 (1.74%) Retail
5 5 (1.45%) Automotive
5 5 (1.45%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.16%) Aerospace
6 4 (1.16%) Front Office
6 4 (1.16%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.87%) Back Office
8 2 (0.58%) Advertising
8 2 (0.58%) Games
9 1 (0.29%) Avionics
9 1 (0.29%) Billing
9 1 (0.29%) Electronics
9 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.29%) Legal
9 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 158 (45.80%) Architect
2 123 (35.65%) Developer
3 60 (17.39%) Software Architect
4 48 (13.91%) Technical Architect
5 38 (11.01%) Java Developer
6 37 (10.72%) Java Architect
7 28 (8.12%) Digital Architect
7 28 (8.12%) Java Software Architect
8 27 (7.83%) Senior Architect
9 20 (5.80%) Solutions Architect
9 20 (5.80%) Technical Leader
10 19 (5.51%) JavaScript Developer
10 19 (5.51%) Senior Developer
11 17 (4.93%) Senior Software Architect
12 16 (4.64%) Lead Developer
13 14 (4.06%) Applications Architect
13 14 (4.06%) Java Technical Architect
14 13 (3.77%) .NET Developer
15 12 (3.48%) Senior Java Architect
15 12 (3.48%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (34.20%) HTML
2 94 (27.25%) CSS
3 79 (22.90%) HTML5
4 73 (21.16%) REST
5 61 (17.68%) Spring
6 53 (15.36%) JSON
7 51 (14.78%) .NET
8 47 (13.62%) CSS3
9 46 (13.33%) Web Services
10 45 (13.04%) Play Framework
11 44 (12.75%) AngularJS
12 40 (11.59%) Node.js
13 35 (10.14%) Ruby on Rails
13 35 (10.14%) Spring Boot
14 34 (9.86%) J2EE
14 34 (9.86%) XML
15 33 (9.57%) Ajax
15 33 (9.57%) Django
16 32 (9.28%) RESTful
17 29 (8.41%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 37 (10.72%) User Experience
2 34 (9.86%) Computer Science
3 24 (6.96%) Algorithms
4 18 (5.22%) Data Structures
4 18 (5.22%) Semantic Web
5 14 (4.06%) Management Information System
5 14 (4.06%) STB
6 13 (3.77%) Digital TV
7 12 (3.48%) MPEG
8 11 (3.19%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (2.90%) iPad
10 7 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.45%) Mainframe
11 5 (1.45%) Mobile App
11 5 (1.45%) Public Cloud
12 4 (1.16%) Social Media
13 3 (0.87%) Data Centre
13 3 (0.87%) Hedge funds
14 2 (0.58%) Minimum Viable Product
14 2 (0.58%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 53 (15.36%) Linux
2 16 (4.64%) Unix
3 9 (2.61%) Windows
4 6 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (1.74%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.45%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.58%) Android
7 2 (0.58%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.29%) CentOS
8 1 (0.29%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.29%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (64.06%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (37.97%) TDD
3 117 (33.91%) Scrum
4 67 (19.42%) Kanban
4 67 (19.42%) Mentoring
4 67 (19.42%) Open Source
5 65 (18.84%) User Stories
6 60 (17.39%) OO
7 59 (17.10%) Prototyping
8 56 (16.23%) Continuous Delivery
9 51 (14.78%) Microservices
10 48 (13.91%) Continuous Integration
11 42 (12.17%) SOA
12 40 (11.59%) Configuration Management
13 35 (10.14%) Product Management
14 32 (9.28%) Line Management
15 31 (8.99%) MVC
16 30 (8.70%) Software Engineering
16 30 (8.70%) Waterfall
17 27 (7.83%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 122 (35.36%) Java
2 70 (20.29%) SQL
3 69 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 49 (14.20%) Scala
5 45 (13.04%) Ruby
6 28 (8.12%) C#
7 24 (6.96%) C++
8 23 (6.67%) C
9 20 (5.80%) Python
10 19 (5.51%) PHP
11 18 (5.22%) PL/SQL
12 17 (4.93%) Shell Script
13 8 (2.32%) T-SQL
14 5 (1.45%) Embedded C
14 5 (1.45%) Perl
15 4 (1.16%) Embedded C++
15 4 (1.16%) R
15 4 (1.16%) VB.NET
15 4 (1.16%) XAML
16 3 (0.87%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 33 (9.57%) Degree
2 15 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.74%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (0.87%) CCNA
4 3 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (0.87%) ISEB
4 3 (0.87%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.29%) CEH
5 1 (0.29%) CITP
5 1 (0.29%) ECSA
5 1 (0.29%) GIAC
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.29%) OSCP
5 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.29%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.38%) QA
2 4 (1.16%) SLA
3 3 (0.87%) DO-178B
4 2 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.58%) PA-DSS
4 2 (0.58%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 22 (6.38%) Docker
2 7 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.16%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.87%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.87%) XenApp
5 1 (0.29%) HDFS
5 1 (0.29%) vCloud
5 1 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 39 (11.30%) Puppet
2 19 (5.51%) Graphite
3 12 (3.48%) Grafana
4 7 (2.03%) Consul
5 3 (0.87%) Ansible
5 3 (0.87%) Nagios
5 3 (0.87%) ThinApp
6 2 (0.58%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.29%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.29%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.29%) Nmap
7 1 (0.29%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.29%) Rundeck
7 1 (0.29%) Salt
7 1 (0.29%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 44 (12.75%) Oracle
2 16 (4.64%) WSO2
3 13 (3.77%) Microsoft
4 12 (3.48%) Red Hat
5 9 (2.61%) Google
5 9 (2.61%) VMware
6 6 (1.74%) webMethods
7 5 (1.45%) Citrix
7 5 (1.45%) IBM
7 5 (1.45%) Informatica
7 5 (1.45%) Pega
8 4 (1.16%) Sybase
9 3 (0.87%) Adobe
9 3 (0.87%) Atlassian
9 3 (0.87%) BEA
9 3 (0.87%) Splunk
10 2 (0.58%) Coverity
10 2 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.58%) Serena
10 2 (0.58%) Sitecore
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