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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Architecture
Rank 493 502 509
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +7
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 151 121 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.22% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.28% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 73 68
Median daily rate £475 £550 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £670 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £445 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.55% +18.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £34.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +13.86%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +13.86%

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
43957 43706 42107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.92% 79.33% 77.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 29196 27767 26626
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 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1024 1244 1239
Median hourly rate £28.50 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.83 £12.36 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -

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 30 May 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 30 May 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 +32 143 £475 -13.63% 102
London +20 52 £450 -18.18% 48
West Midlands +25 46 £488 - 3
Shropshire - 45 £488 -
Telford - 41 £488 -
South East -16 26 £425 +6.25% 20
Yorkshire +12 10 £400 +23.07% 7
West Sussex -20 9 £650 +18.18%
Worthing -32 9 £650 +18.18%
Scotland -12 6 £495 -
West Yorkshire 0 5 £450 +38.46% 6
Surrey - 5 £388 - 5
Leeds -1 4 £450 +38.46% 4
Hampshire -2 4 £383 +17.69% 5
Edinburgh -4 4 £450 -
South Yorkshire - 4 £400 - 1
Staines - 4 £388 -
Sheffield - 4 £400 - 1
City of London +45 3 £513 +22.75% 11
Berkshire -22 3 £475 +18.75% 5
Croydon - 3 £555 - 1
East Midlands - 3 £615 - 1
Buckinghamshire +11 2 £358 -3.05% 1
Milton Keynes +9 2 £358 -3.05% 1
East of England +9 2 £500 - 7
South West -16 2 £615 +54.71% 10
West Lothian - 2 £495 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £500 - 4
Canary Wharf - 2 £550 -
Luton - 2 £500 -

Software Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 May 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.

1 195 (54.47%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (42.18%) Java
3 122 (34.08%) HTML
4 113 (31.56%) Git (software)
5 107 (29.89%) SQL
6 100 (27.93%) Scrum
7 88 (24.58%) CSS
7 88 (24.58%) HTTP
8 87 (24.30%) JavaScript
9 79 (22.07%) TDD
10 78 (21.79%) Spring
10 78 (21.79%) OO
11 77 (21.51%) Node.js
12 76 (21.23%) Linux
13 73 (20.39%) MongoDB
14 70 (19.55%) Open Source
14 70 (19.55%) REST
15 65 (18.16%) Oracle
16 63 (17.60%) RESTful
17 62 (17.32%) HTML5
18 61 (17.04%) Computer Science
18 61 (17.04%) C++
18 61 (17.04%) SOA
19 59 (16.48%) Web Services
20 57 (15.92%) JSON
21 53 (14.80%) Continuous Integration
22 52 (14.53%) Finance
23 51 (14.25%) Puppet
24 50 (13.97%) C
24 50 (13.97%) .NET

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 77 (21.51%) Node.js
2 23 (6.42%) Apache
3 21 (5.87%) Confluence
3 21 (5.87%) WebLogic
4 14 (3.91%) CMS
5 11 (3.07%) JBoss
5 11 (3.07%) WebSphere
6 10 (2.79%) WebSphere Application Server
7 7 (1.96%) SharePoint
8 6 (1.68%) nginx
8 6 (1.68%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.84%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.56%) Sitecore CMS
12 1 (0.28%) Apache ServiceMix
12 1 (0.28%) Mule ESB
12 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (1.40%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.56%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.28%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.28%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.84%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (1.40%) Heroku
1 5 (1.40%) IaaS
2 3 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.84%) SaaS
3 2 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.56%) GitHub
3 2 (0.56%) Office 365
4 1 (0.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 88 (24.58%) HTTP
2 26 (7.26%) DVB
3 23 (6.42%) Internet
4 12 (3.35%) TCP/IP
5 6 (1.68%) Firewall
6 5 (1.40%) LAN
6 5 (1.40%) WAN
7 4 (1.12%) Intranet
7 4 (1.12%) MPLS
7 4 (1.12%) VPN
8 3 (0.84%) LDAP
9 2 (0.56%) AMQP
9 2 (0.56%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (0.28%) 802.15
10 1 (0.28%) Multicast
10 1 (0.28%) OpenFlow
10 1 (0.28%) SSL
10 1 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.28%) Wireless
10 1 (0.28%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (20.39%) MongoDB
2 42 (11.73%) NoSQL
3 40 (11.17%) Oracle OWB
4 29 (8.10%) MySQL
5 23 (6.42%) PostgreSQL
6 18 (5.03%) SQL Server
7 17 (4.75%) Apache Cassandra
8 7 (1.96%) Relational Database
9 6 (1.68%) Redis
10 5 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (1.12%) Oracle Database
11 4 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.84%) DTS
12 3 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
13 2 (0.56%) DB2
13 2 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
13 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
14 1 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
14 1 (0.28%) OLTP
14 1 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 113 (31.56%) Git (software)
2 42 (11.73%) Maven
3 40 (11.17%) ClearQuest
4 34 (9.50%) JIRA
5 31 (8.66%) ClearCase
6 22 (6.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 18 (5.03%) Jenkins
8 17 (4.75%) gulp
9 16 (4.47%) Subversion
10 15 (4.19%) SoapUI
11 14 (3.91%) WebDriver
12 7 (1.96%) CA Gen
13 6 (1.68%) PHPUnit
14 5 (1.40%) Visual Studio
15 4 (1.12%) JUnit
15 4 (1.12%) Mercurial
16 3 (0.84%) Oracle Forms
16 3 (0.84%) Selenium
17 2 (0.56%) Cucumber
17 2 (0.56%) IntelliJ
General
1 52 (14.53%) Finance
2 16 (4.47%) Banking
3 11 (3.07%) Law
4 6 (1.68%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.40%) Marketing
5 5 (1.40%) Retail
6 4 (1.12%) Publishing
7 3 (0.84%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.84%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.84%) Legal
8 2 (0.56%) Advertising
8 2 (0.56%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.56%) Billing
9 1 (0.28%) Avionics
9 1 (0.28%) Electronics
9 1 (0.28%) Front Office
9 1 (0.28%) Games
Job Titles
1 169 (47.21%) Architect
2 105 (29.33%) Developer
3 75 (20.95%) Software Architect
4 42 (11.73%) Java Architect
4 42 (11.73%) Technical Architect
5 40 (11.17%) Senior Architect
6 31 (8.66%) Java Software Architect
7 30 (8.38%) Digital Architect
8 28 (7.82%) Solutions Architect
9 27 (7.54%) Embedded Engineer
9 27 (7.54%) Software Engineer
10 23 (6.42%) Java Developer
10 23 (6.42%) Senior Developer
11 22 (6.15%) Full Stack Developer
12 21 (5.87%) Senior Software Architect
13 20 (5.59%) JavaScript Developer
14 19 (5.31%) Embedded C++ Engineer
15 18 (5.03%) Embedded C Engineer
15 18 (5.03%) Senior Java Architect
16 17 (4.75%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (34.08%) HTML
2 88 (24.58%) CSS
3 78 (21.79%) Spring
4 70 (19.55%) REST
5 63 (17.60%) RESTful
6 62 (17.32%) HTML5
7 59 (16.48%) Web Services
8 57 (15.92%) JSON
9 50 (13.97%) .NET
9 50 (13.97%) J2EE
10 39 (10.89%) Spring Boot
11 35 (9.78%) XML
12 33 (9.22%) Express
12 33 (9.22%) Play Framework
13 32 (8.94%) RabbitMQ
14 30 (8.38%) hapi
15 28 (7.82%) SOAP
16 27 (7.54%) JMS
17 26 (7.26%) AngularJS
18 25 (6.98%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 61 (17.04%) Computer Science
2 37 (10.34%) Algorithms
2 37 (10.34%) STB
3 36 (10.06%) DTV
4 32 (8.94%) Data Structures
5 30 (8.38%) User Experience
6 29 (8.10%) iPad
7 26 (7.26%) MPEG
8 15 (4.19%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (3.07%) Embedded Systems
11 9 (2.51%) Device Driver
12 5 (1.40%) Mathematics
12 5 (1.40%) Mobile App
13 4 (1.12%) Data Integration
14 3 (0.84%) Hedge funds
14 3 (0.84%) Online Banking
14 3 (0.84%) Social Media
15 2 (0.56%) Digital Media
15 2 (0.56%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 76 (21.23%) Linux
2 36 (10.06%) Unix
3 12 (3.35%) Windows
4 8 (2.23%) Mac OS X
5 4 (1.12%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.84%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.56%) Android
7 2 (0.56%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.28%) Solaris
8 1 (0.28%) SUSE
8 1 (0.28%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (54.47%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (27.93%) Scrum
3 79 (22.07%) TDD
4 78 (21.79%) OO
5 70 (19.55%) Open Source
6 61 (17.04%) SOA
7 53 (14.80%) Continuous Integration
8 44 (12.29%) User Stories
9 42 (11.73%) Microservices
9 42 (11.73%) Waterfall
10 41 (11.45%) Continuous Delivery
11 40 (11.17%) Project Planning
12 39 (10.89%) Software Engineering
13 38 (10.61%) OOD
13 38 (10.61%) RUP
14 35 (9.78%) Mentoring
15 33 (9.22%) E-Commerce
16 28 (7.82%) Service Design
17 25 (6.98%) Kanban
18 24 (6.70%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 151 (42.18%) Java
2 107 (29.89%) SQL
3 87 (24.30%) JavaScript
4 61 (17.04%) C++
5 50 (13.97%) C
6 35 (9.78%) Scala
7 32 (8.94%) C#
8 24 (6.70%) Python
8 24 (6.70%) Shell Script
9 23 (6.42%) PL/SQL
10 20 (5.59%) Ruby
11 17 (4.75%) PHP
12 14 (3.91%) Embedded C
13 10 (2.79%) Embedded C++
13 10 (2.79%) Perl
14 7 (1.96%) PHP 5
15 6 (1.68%) XPath
16 4 (1.12%) VB
17 3 (0.84%) Apple Swift
17 3 (0.84%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 41 (11.45%) Degree
2 22 (6.15%) Security Cleared
3 18 (5.03%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (0.84%) HND
6 2 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.28%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.28%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.28%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (0.28%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (7.54%) QA
2 4 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.56%) SLA
4 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 12207
4 1 (0.28%) ISO26262
4 1 (0.28%) MISRA
4 1 (0.28%) MISRA C
System Software
1 21 (5.87%) Docker
2 9 (2.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.68%) LXC
4 2 (0.56%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 51 (14.25%) Puppet
2 21 (5.87%) Graphite
3 14 (3.91%) Grafana
4 4 (1.12%) vRealize
5 3 (0.84%) Ansible
6 2 (0.56%) Kibana
6 2 (0.56%) logstash
6 2 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.28%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 65 (18.16%) Oracle
2 24 (6.70%) Pega
3 23 (6.42%) Informatica
4 16 (4.47%) WSO2
5 13 (3.63%) Microsoft
5 13 (3.63%) VMware
6 10 (2.79%) ATG
6 10 (2.79%) Cisco
6 10 (2.79%) Endeca
7 8 (2.23%) BEA
7 8 (2.23%) webMethods
7 8 (2.23%) Zend
8 6 (1.68%) Citrix
8 6 (1.68%) IBM
9 5 (1.40%) ServiceNow
10 4 (1.12%) BMC
10 4 (1.12%) CA
10 4 (1.12%) CheckPoint
10 4 (1.12%) HP
10 4 (1.12%) NetApp
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