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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Architecture
Rank 497 518 483
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -35
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 165 144 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.25% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.31% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 91 80
Median daily rate £438 £470 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.91% +15.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £338 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £650 £605
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £460 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.97% +22.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £26.05 £52.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.38% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.25 £52.50 -
% change year-on-year
-27.14% -

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
45124 46910 43512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.77% 80.26% 78.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 29802 30476 26956
Median daily rate £438 £423 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.55% +5.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1113 1272 1173
Median hourly rate £29.50 £30.01 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.69% +27.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.13 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +26.21%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 24 August 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 +20 157 £436 -7.67% 103
London +37 93 £438 -7.40% 53
West Midlands -29 21 £435 +2.35% 2
Shropshire -16 19 £415 -2.35%
Yorkshire +13 16 £470 +4.44% 8
South East +7 15 £375 +9.09% 12
Telford -16 15 £415 -2.35%
City of London +39 14 £425 -6.07% 9
West Yorkshire +20 14 £470 +4.44% 6
Leeds - 13 £500 - 5
East Midlands +1 8 £338 - 2
Derbyshire +4 7 £338 - 1
Berkshire +12 6 £345 -40.00% 1
West Sussex +5 6 £463 -26.00%
Westminster - 6 £413 -
Worthing - 5 £463 -
Wales +20 4 £525 +31.25% 1
Derby +5 4 £356 - 1
Scotland +16 3 - -
Glasgow +9 3 - -
Croydon - 3 £433 -
Bracknell - 3 £345 -
Reading +13 2 - -
East Sussex - 2 £375 -
South Wales +21 1 £525 +31.25% 1
East of England +9 1 - - 10
Bradford +8 1 £430 -4.44%
Nottingham -6 1 £525 -
Nottinghamshire -7 1 £525 -
Hampshire -10 1 £425 +30.76% 5

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 180 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (39.10%) Java
3 101 (32.37%) HTML
4 97 (31.09%) TDD
5 87 (27.88%) CSS
6 84 (26.92%) MongoDB
7 80 (25.64%) Git (software)
7 80 (25.64%) Scrum
8 71 (22.76%) SQL
9 70 (22.44%) Spring
10 67 (21.47%) JavaScript
11 65 (20.83%) Linux
11 65 (20.83%) Open Source
12 63 (20.19%) HTML5
12 63 (20.19%) OO
13 58 (18.59%) REST
14 53 (16.99%) Continuous Delivery
15 51 (16.35%) Puppet
16 50 (16.03%) .NET
16 50 (16.03%) Mentoring
16 50 (16.03%) Microservices
17 49 (15.71%) Finance
17 49 (15.71%) Maven
18 48 (15.38%) JSON
19 47 (15.06%) Oracle
19 47 (15.06%) Spring Boot
20 42 (13.46%) Scala
21 41 (13.14%) AngularJS
21 41 (13.14%) Kanban
21 41 (13.14%) PostgreSQL

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 25 (8.01%) Confluence
2 9 (2.88%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (2.56%) Apache
4 7 (2.24%) WebLogic
5 6 (1.92%) WebSphere
6 5 (1.60%) JBoss
7 4 (1.28%) Apache Solr
7 4 (1.28%) CMS
7 4 (1.28%) Drupal
7 4 (1.28%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.64%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.64%) Oracle Coherence
8 2 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.64%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.64%) WildFly
9 1 (0.32%) Mule
9 1 (0.32%) Mule ESB
9 1 (0.32%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (0.96%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.64%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.64%) Windchill
3 1 (0.32%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.64%) ENOVIA
1 2 (0.64%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.32%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 20 (6.41%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.92%) SaaS
4 4 (1.28%) PaaS
5 2 (0.64%) GitHub
5 2 (0.64%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.64%) Heroku
5 2 (0.64%) Office 365
6 1 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.32%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.32%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 35 (11.22%) HTTP
2 8 (2.56%) DVB
3 5 (1.60%) Internet
4 3 (0.96%) Skype
5 2 (0.64%) Firewall
5 2 (0.64%) LAN
5 2 (0.64%) LDAP
5 2 (0.64%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.64%) WAN
6 1 (0.32%) Intranet
6 1 (0.32%) OpenFlow
6 1 (0.32%) PBX
6 1 (0.32%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (26.92%) MongoDB
2 41 (13.14%) PostgreSQL
3 39 (12.50%) NoSQL
4 38 (12.18%) Oracle OWB
5 34 (10.90%) MySQL
6 30 (9.62%) Apache Cassandra
7 19 (6.09%) SQL Server
8 10 (3.21%) Relational Database
9 7 (2.24%) Oracle Database
10 6 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (1.60%) RDBMS
11 5 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
13 3 (0.96%) Big Data
13 3 (0.96%) Hadoop
13 3 (0.96%) Oracle Database 10g
13 3 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 2 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
14 2 (0.64%) DB2
14 2 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 80 (25.64%) Git (software)
2 49 (15.71%) Maven
3 38 (12.18%) ClearQuest
4 33 (10.58%) JIRA
5 23 (7.37%) ClearCase
6 22 (7.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 15 (4.81%) SoapUI
8 12 (3.85%) Subversion
9 11 (3.53%) Jenkins
10 10 (3.21%) gulp
11 9 (2.88%) Eclipse
11 9 (2.88%) JUnit
12 8 (2.56%) WebDriver
13 7 (2.24%) IntelliJ
13 7 (2.24%) Team Foundation Server
14 5 (1.60%) GitLab
14 5 (1.60%) Gradle
14 5 (1.60%) Mockito
15 4 (1.28%) CA Gen
15 4 (1.28%) Selenium
General
1 49 (15.71%) Finance
2 29 (9.29%) Banking
3 9 (2.88%) Law
4 6 (1.92%) Marketing
4 6 (1.92%) Publishing
5 5 (1.60%) Front Office
5 5 (1.60%) Retail
6 4 (1.28%) Aerospace
6 4 (1.28%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.96%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.64%) Automotive
8 2 (0.64%) Back Office
9 1 (0.32%) Avionics
9 1 (0.32%) Electronics
9 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.32%) Games
9 1 (0.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 149 (47.76%) Architect
2 110 (35.26%) Developer
3 69 (22.12%) Software Architect
4 44 (14.10%) Java Architect
5 40 (12.82%) Technical Architect
6 36 (11.54%) Java Software Architect
7 34 (10.90%) Java Developer
8 27 (8.65%) Senior Architect
9 21 (6.73%) Digital Architect
9 21 (6.73%) JavaScript Developer
10 20 (6.41%) Senior Developer
10 20 (6.41%) Senior Software Architect
11 18 (5.77%) Solutions Architect
12 16 (5.13%) Senior Java Architect
13 13 (4.17%) Applications Architect
13 13 (4.17%) Java Technical Architect
13 13 (4.17%) Technical Leader
14 12 (3.85%) .NET Developer
14 12 (3.85%) Senior Java Developer
15 10 (3.21%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (32.37%) HTML
2 87 (27.88%) CSS
3 70 (22.44%) Spring
4 63 (20.19%) HTML5
5 58 (18.59%) REST
6 50 (16.03%) .NET
7 48 (15.38%) JSON
8 47 (15.06%) Spring Boot
9 41 (13.14%) AngularJS
10 40 (12.82%) Web Services
11 39 (12.50%) Play Framework
11 39 (12.50%) RabbitMQ
12 38 (12.18%) CSS3
13 36 (11.54%) Node.js
14 35 (11.22%) RESTful
15 34 (10.90%) J2EE
16 26 (8.33%) Ajax
16 26 (8.33%) XML
17 24 (7.69%) Django
17 24 (7.69%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 39 (12.50%) User Experience
2 30 (9.62%) Computer Science
3 25 (8.01%) Algorithms
4 20 (6.41%) Data Structures
5 10 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (3.21%) iPad
5 10 (3.21%) Management Information System
5 10 (3.21%) Semantic Web
6 9 (2.88%) Digital TV
6 9 (2.88%) STB
7 8 (2.56%) MPEG
8 6 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.60%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.28%) Mainframe
10 4 (1.28%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.28%) Social Media
11 3 (0.96%) Data Centre
11 3 (0.96%) Hedge funds
11 3 (0.96%) Life Science
12 2 (0.64%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 65 (20.83%) Linux
2 23 (7.37%) Unix
3 10 (3.21%) Windows
4 6 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (1.92%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.60%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.64%) Android
7 2 (0.64%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.32%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.32%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (31.09%) TDD
3 80 (25.64%) Scrum
4 65 (20.83%) Open Source
5 63 (20.19%) OO
6 53 (16.99%) Continuous Delivery
7 50 (16.03%) Mentoring
7 50 (16.03%) Microservices
8 41 (13.14%) Kanban
9 39 (12.50%) Waterfall
10 38 (12.18%) Continuous Integration
10 38 (12.18%) Project Planning
10 38 (12.18%) RUP
11 37 (11.86%) User Stories
12 34 (10.90%) Configuration Management
13 32 (10.26%) Prototyping
14 31 (9.94%) MVC
15 29 (9.29%) SOA
16 25 (8.01%) OOD
16 25 (8.01%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 122 (39.10%) Java
2 71 (22.76%) SQL
3 67 (21.47%) JavaScript
4 42 (13.46%) Scala
5 31 (9.94%) Ruby
6 29 (9.29%) C#
7 22 (7.05%) C++
8 21 (6.73%) PL/SQL
8 21 (6.73%) Shell Script
9 19 (6.09%) PHP
10 17 (5.45%) C
11 15 (4.81%) Python
12 9 (2.88%) T-SQL
13 4 (1.28%) Perl
13 4 (1.28%) XAML
14 3 (0.96%) Ada
14 3 (0.96%) Ada 95
14 3 (0.96%) Apple Swift
14 3 (0.96%) Objective-C
14 3 (0.96%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 25 (8.01%) Degree
2 13 (4.17%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.60%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (0.96%) CCNA
4 3 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.32%) CEH
5 1 (0.32%) CITP
5 1 (0.32%) ECSA
5 1 (0.32%) GIAC
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.32%) OSCP
5 1 (0.32%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.41%) QA
2 4 (1.28%) SLA
3 3 (0.96%) DO-178B
4 2 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 25 (8.01%) Docker
2 6 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.28%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.96%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.96%) XenApp
5 1 (0.32%) LXC
Systems Management
1 51 (16.35%) Puppet
2 25 (8.01%) Graphite
3 18 (5.77%) Grafana
4 7 (2.24%) Consul
5 3 (0.96%) Nagios
5 3 (0.96%) ThinApp
6 2 (0.64%) Ansible
7 1 (0.32%) Nmap
7 1 (0.32%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.32%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 47 (15.06%) Oracle
2 24 (7.69%) WSO2
3 13 (4.17%) Microsoft
4 11 (3.53%) Pega
5 10 (3.21%) Informatica
6 9 (2.88%) Google
7 8 (2.56%) Red Hat
7 8 (2.56%) VMware
8 6 (1.92%) webMethods
9 5 (1.60%) Citrix
10 4 (1.28%) BEA
11 3 (0.96%) Adobe
11 3 (0.96%) Splunk
11 3 (0.96%) Zend
12 2 (0.64%) Coverity
12 2 (0.64%) IBM
12 2 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.64%) Serena
12 2 (0.64%) Sitecore
13 1 (0.32%) hybris
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Rate: £325 - £390 per day
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Rate: £0.00 per hour
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