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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Architecture
Rank 479 499 507
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +8
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 168 139 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.25% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.32% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 85 64
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £665 £598
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £450 £369
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +22.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £30.68 £34.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.39% -10.43%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £30.68 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+30.39% -10.43%

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
44266 43889 41524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.20% 79.61% 78.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 29403 28274 26032
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 £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1047 1173 1204
Median hourly rate £28.00 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.36 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.76 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 +19 154 £450 - 82
London +23 73 £425 -22.72% 42
West Midlands -6 34 £488 +13.37% 1
Shropshire -2 33 £488 +18.90%
Telford -8 27 £488 +18.90%
South East -21 20 £425 +6.25% 17
Yorkshire +15 14 £635 +95.38% 6
City of London +41 9 £425 +4.93% 9
East Midlands +3 8 £338 - 4
West Yorkshire +1 8 £670 +106.15% 5
Scotland -12 8 £495 - 4
Leeds +3 7 £670 +106.15% 4
Westminster - 6 £413 -
Derbyshire +9 5 £338 - 1
West Sussex -12 5 £450 -18.18% 1
Worthing -25 5 £450 -18.18%
Croydon - 5 £433 -
Wales +22 4 £525 -
Hampshire +2 4 £383 +9.28% 3
Edinburgh -9 4 £450 - 1
Surrey - 4 £388 - 4
South Yorkshire - 4 £400 - 1
Sheffield - 4 £400 - 1
Staines - 4 £388 - 1
Berkshire -14 3 £475 +18.75% 2
East of England +10 2 £500 -9.90% 1
Derby +9 2 £356 - 1
Glasgow +4 2 - - 2
Nottingham -3 2 - -
Nottinghamshire -3 2 - -

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 200 (57.64%) Agile Software Development
2 136 (39.19%) Java
3 121 (34.87%) HTML
4 103 (29.68%) Git (software)
5 101 (29.11%) Scrum
6 97 (27.95%) TDD
7 96 (27.67%) CSS
8 89 (25.65%) SQL
9 88 (25.36%) MongoDB
10 83 (23.92%) Open Source
10 83 (23.92%) JavaScript
11 82 (23.63%) Linux
12 78 (22.48%) Spring
12 78 (22.48%) REST
13 75 (21.61%) OO
14 72 (20.75%) HTML5
15 70 (20.17%) HTTP
16 66 (19.02%) JSON
17 62 (17.87%) Node.js
18 57 (16.43%) Oracle
19 55 (15.85%) Puppet
20 54 (15.56%) RESTful
20 54 (15.56%) User Stories
21 53 (15.27%) Continuous Delivery
22 51 (14.70%) Mentoring
23 48 (13.83%) NoSQL
23 48 (13.83%) C++
23 48 (13.83%) Finance
24 46 (13.26%) SOA
24 46 (13.26%) Computer Science

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 (6.63%) Confluence
2 19 (5.48%) Apache
3 12 (3.46%) WebLogic
4 9 (2.59%) WebSphere
5 8 (2.31%) CMS
6 6 (1.73%) JBoss
7 4 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (1.15%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (0.86%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.86%) nginx
8 3 (0.86%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.86%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.29%) GemFire
10 1 (0.29%) Mule
10 1 (0.29%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.29%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (1.15%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.58%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.29%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.29%) MS Office
3 1 (0.29%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.75%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.02%) Heroku
3 6 (1.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.73%) SaaS
4 4 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.15%) IaaS
4 4 (1.15%) Office 365
4 4 (1.15%) PaaS
5 2 (0.58%) GitHub
5 2 (0.58%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.29%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 70 (20.17%) HTTP
2 20 (5.76%) DVB
3 14 (4.03%) Internet
4 8 (2.31%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.44%) Firewall
6 4 (1.15%) LAN
6 4 (1.15%) MPLS
6 4 (1.15%) VPN
6 4 (1.15%) WAN
7 3 (0.86%) Intranet
7 3 (0.86%) LDAP
8 1 (0.29%) ATM
8 1 (0.29%) OpenFlow
8 1 (0.29%) PBX
8 1 (0.29%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.29%) Skype
8 1 (0.29%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (25.36%) MongoDB
2 48 (13.83%) NoSQL
3 40 (11.53%) MySQL
3 40 (11.53%) Oracle OWB
4 34 (9.80%) PostgreSQL
5 25 (7.20%) Apache Cassandra
6 16 (4.61%) SQL Server
7 9 (2.59%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.15%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.86%) Redis
10 2 (0.58%) Big Data
10 2 (0.58%) DB2
10 2 (0.58%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.58%) Mixpanel
10 2 (0.58%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.29%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 103 (29.68%) Git (software)
2 44 (12.68%) Maven
3 40 (11.53%) ClearQuest
4 36 (10.37%) JIRA
5 29 (8.36%) ClearCase
6 21 (6.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 18 (5.19%) Subversion
8 16 (4.61%) Jenkins
9 14 (4.03%) SoapUI
9 14 (4.03%) WebDriver
10 10 (2.88%) gulp
11 9 (2.59%) JUnit
12 8 (2.31%) Eclipse
13 7 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
14 6 (1.73%) PHPUnit
15 5 (1.44%) Mockito
15 5 (1.44%) Visual Studio
16 4 (1.15%) Mercurial
17 3 (0.86%) Oracle Forms
17 3 (0.86%) Selenium
General
1 48 (13.83%) Finance
2 17 (4.90%) Banking
3 11 (3.17%) Law
4 6 (1.73%) Marketing
4 6 (1.73%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.44%) Retail
6 4 (1.15%) Publishing
7 3 (0.86%) Legal
8 2 (0.58%) Avionics
9 1 (0.29%) Advertising
9 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.29%) Front Office
9 1 (0.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 166 (47.84%) Architect
2 109 (31.41%) Developer
3 80 (23.05%) Software Architect
4 47 (13.54%) Technical Architect
5 45 (12.97%) Java Architect
6 37 (10.66%) Senior Architect
7 33 (9.51%) Java Software Architect
8 30 (8.65%) Digital Architect
9 29 (8.36%) Java Developer
10 26 (7.49%) Solutions Architect
11 23 (6.63%) JavaScript Developer
11 23 (6.63%) Senior Developer
12 21 (6.05%) Senior Software Architect
13 20 (5.76%) Embedded Engineer
14 18 (5.19%) Senior Java Architect
14 18 (5.19%) Software Engineer
15 17 (4.90%) Full Stack Developer
16 15 (4.32%) Technical Leader
17 14 (4.03%) PHP Developer
17 14 (4.03%) Service Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (34.87%) HTML
2 96 (27.67%) CSS
3 78 (22.48%) REST
3 78 (22.48%) Spring
4 72 (20.75%) HTML5
5 66 (19.02%) JSON
6 62 (17.87%) Node.js
7 54 (15.56%) RESTful
8 45 (12.97%) .NET
8 45 (12.97%) Web Services
9 43 (12.39%) Play Framework
10 42 (12.10%) J2EE
11 41 (11.82%) Spring Boot
12 36 (10.37%) CSS3
13 35 (10.09%) AngularJS
13 35 (10.09%) RabbitMQ
14 32 (9.22%) Ajax
15 25 (7.20%) hapi
16 24 (6.92%) XML
17 23 (6.63%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 46 (13.26%) Computer Science
2 34 (9.80%) User Experience
3 33 (9.51%) Algorithms
4 31 (8.93%) STB
5 30 (8.65%) DTV
6 25 (7.20%) Data Structures
7 20 (5.76%) MPEG
8 16 (4.61%) iPad
9 15 (4.32%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (2.88%) Embedded Systems
10 10 (2.88%) Semantic Web
11 9 (2.59%) Device Driver
11 9 (2.59%) Management Information System
12 8 (2.31%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (1.73%) Virtual Team
14 5 (1.44%) Mobile App
15 4 (1.15%) Mathematics
15 4 (1.15%) Public Cloud
15 4 (1.15%) Social Media
16 3 (0.86%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 82 (23.63%) Linux
2 32 (9.22%) Unix
3 11 (3.17%) Windows
4 7 (2.02%) Mac OS X
5 6 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.15%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.86%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.58%) Android
8 2 (0.58%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.29%) SUSE
9 1 (0.29%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (57.64%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (29.11%) Scrum
3 97 (27.95%) TDD
4 83 (23.92%) Open Source
5 75 (21.61%) OO
6 54 (15.56%) User Stories
7 53 (15.27%) Continuous Delivery
8 51 (14.70%) Mentoring
9 46 (13.26%) Microservices
9 46 (13.26%) SOA
10 43 (12.39%) Kanban
10 43 (12.39%) Prototyping
11 42 (12.10%) Waterfall
12 41 (11.82%) Continuous Integration
13 40 (11.53%) Project Planning
14 39 (11.24%) Configuration Management
15 38 (10.95%) RUP
16 30 (8.65%) Software Engineering
17 28 (8.07%) MVC
17 28 (8.07%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 136 (39.19%) Java
2 89 (25.65%) SQL
3 83 (23.92%) JavaScript
4 48 (13.83%) C++
5 44 (12.68%) Scala
6 40 (11.53%) C
7 33 (9.51%) Ruby
8 28 (8.07%) C#
9 24 (6.92%) Python
9 24 (6.92%) Shell Script
10 21 (6.05%) PHP
11 19 (5.48%) PL/SQL
12 7 (2.02%) Embedded C
12 7 (2.02%) PHP 5
13 4 (1.15%) Clojure
13 4 (1.15%) Embedded C++
13 4 (1.15%) Perl
14 3 (0.86%) Apple Swift
14 3 (0.86%) Objective-C
14 3 (0.86%) XPath
Qualifications
1 34 (9.80%) Degree
2 20 (5.76%) Security Cleared
3 14 (4.03%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.86%) CCNA
4 3 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (0.86%) HND
5 2 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.29%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.29%) CITP
6 1 (0.29%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.29%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.29%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.92%) QA
2 3 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (0.86%) SLA
3 1 (0.29%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 12207
3 1 (0.29%) ISO26262
3 1 (0.29%) MISRA
3 1 (0.29%) MISRA C
System Software
1 23 (6.63%) Docker
2 7 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.73%) LXC
4 2 (0.58%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 55 (15.85%) Puppet
2 24 (6.92%) Graphite
3 17 (4.90%) Grafana
4 7 (2.02%) Consul
5 3 (0.86%) Ansible
5 3 (0.86%) Nagios
5 3 (0.86%) vRealize
6 2 (0.58%) Kibana
6 2 (0.58%) logstash
6 2 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.29%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 57 (16.43%) Oracle
2 19 (5.48%) Pega
2 19 (5.48%) WSO2
3 17 (4.90%) Informatica
4 13 (3.75%) Microsoft
5 11 (3.17%) VMware
6 8 (2.31%) Cisco
6 8 (2.31%) Red Hat
6 8 (2.31%) Zend
7 6 (1.73%) Citrix
8 5 (1.44%) webMethods
9 4 (1.15%) ATG
9 4 (1.15%) BEA
9 4 (1.15%) Endeca
9 4 (1.15%) Google
9 4 (1.15%) IBM
10 3 (0.86%) BMC
10 3 (0.86%) CA
10 3 (0.86%) NetApp
10 3 (0.86%) Splunk
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