Period
to 20 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Software Architecture skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Software Architecture over the 6 months to 20 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Software Architecture
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 228 209 222
Rank change year-on-year -19 +13 +47
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 16 22 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.23% 0.35% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.40% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 18 14
City of London median daily rate £500 £525 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +7.69% -15.58%
10th Percentile £375 £338 £255
90th Percentile £544 £750 £645
Central London median daily rate £500 £513 £500
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

Software Architecture is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6,191 5,465 6,102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.87% 87.89% 85.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,952 4,351 4,859
City of London median daily rate £508 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.84% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £333 £313 £288
90th Percentile £688 £672 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 49 55
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.75 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.88% -5.68% +15.80%
10th Percentile £11.74 £13.70 £12.50
90th Percentile £31.10 £55.00 £53.10
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £21.68
% change year-on-year +5.26% -12.37% +20.46%

Software Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Software Architecture as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Software Architecture in the City of London

Software Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Architecture in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Architecture in the City of London

Software Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Architecture in the City of London over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Architecture in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for Software Architecture.

1 11 (68.75%) Java
2 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (43.75%) Finance
4 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 6 (37.50%) .NET
4 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
4 6 (37.50%) Hedge funds
5 5 (31.25%) Apple iOS
5 5 (31.25%) Android Development
5 5 (31.25%) iOS Development
5 5 (31.25%) Animation
5 5 (31.25%) Android
5 5 (31.25%) Domain-Driven Design
5 5 (31.25%) OOP
5 5 (31.25%) C++
6 4 (25.00%) Maven
6 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 4 (25.00%) Jenkins
7 3 (18.75%) iPad
7 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (18.75%) RESTful
7 3 (18.75%) Core Animation
7 3 (18.75%) iPhone
7 3 (18.75%) Git (software)
7 3 (18.75%) Apple
7 3 (18.75%) Front Office
7 3 (18.75%) Eclipse
7 3 (18.75%) Web Services
8 2 (12.50%) Google

Software Architecture
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 1 (6.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (6.25%) Big Data
2 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (25.00%) Maven
2 3 (18.75%) Eclipse
2 3 (18.75%) Git (software)
3 1 (6.25%) Mockito
3 1 (6.25%) SonarQube
General
1 7 (43.75%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 15 (93.75%) Developer
2 9 (56.25%) Java Developer
3 6 (37.50%) Senior Developer
3 6 (37.50%) Senior Java Developer
3 6 (37.50%) Senior Systems Developer
4 3 (18.75%) iOS Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Android Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Consultant
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) .NET
2 3 (18.75%) Core Animation
2 3 (18.75%) RESTful
2 3 (18.75%) Web Services
3 1 (6.25%) JavaFX
3 1 (6.25%) JSR 170
3 1 (6.25%) OSGi
3 1 (6.25%) PowerMock
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Hedge funds
2 5 (31.25%) Animation
3 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (18.75%) iPad
3 3 (18.75%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Android
1 5 (31.25%) Apple iOS
2 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) Android Development
2 5 (31.25%) Domain-Driven Design
2 5 (31.25%) iOS Development
2 5 (31.25%) OOP
3 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 3 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (12.50%) TDD
6 1 (6.25%) BDD
6 1 (6.25%) Content Management
6 1 (6.25%) DevOps
6 1 (6.25%) Open Source
6 1 (6.25%) Open Source Development
6 1 (6.25%) Scrum
6 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) Java
2 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 5 (31.25%) C++
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Apple
2 2 (12.50%) Google
3 1 (6.25%) Adobe
3 1 (6.25%) Coverity