Period
to 14 July 2020

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 14 July 2020 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
14 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 132 224 232
Rank change year-on-year +92 +8 -9
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 11 18 28
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.42% 0.27% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.30% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 22
Median daily rate £650 £600 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +20.00% -1.23%
10th Percentile £486 £500 £413
90th Percentile £759 £703 £563
Central London median daily rate £650 £600 £500
% change year-on-year +8.33% +20.00% -1.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 2,302 5,979 6,306
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.43% 89.63% 88.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,628 4,650 4,986
Median daily rate £518 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.43% +2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £331 £350 £331
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £508 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -3.33% +5.00% +0.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 73 106
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +12.30% -7.65%
10th Percentile £12.48 £11.25 £12.88
90th Percentile £49.18 £55.95 £33.38
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.18 £19.00
% change year-on-year +65.25% +11.47% +6.47%

Software Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Software Architecture as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Software Architecture in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Software Architecture in the City of London

Software Architecture
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Software Architecture in the City of London over the 6 months to 14 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Software Architecture in the City of London

For the 6 months to 14 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Software Architecture also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Software Architecture.

1 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) Finance
3 4 (36.36%) Python
3 4 (36.36%) AWS
4 3 (27.27%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (27.27%) HTML
4 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 3 (27.27%) Scrum
4 3 (27.27%) Customer Insight
4 3 (27.27%) Analytics
4 3 (27.27%) Docker
4 3 (27.27%) DevOps
4 3 (27.27%) Evolutionary Architecture
5 2 (18.18%) Performance Optimisation
5 2 (18.18%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Deployment Automation
5 2 (18.18%) Kubernetes
5 2 (18.18%) React
5 2 (18.18%) Terraform
5 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 2 (18.18%) NumPy
5 2 (18.18%) Node.js
5 2 (18.18%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (18.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (18.18%) Azure
5 2 (18.18%) Ansible
5 2 (18.18%) Coaching
5 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
5 2 (18.18%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (18.18%) OO

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 2 (18.18%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (9.09%) Confluence
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) AWS
2 3 (27.27%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (18.18%) Azure
4 1 (9.09%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (9.09%) Datadog
4 1 (9.09%) GCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 2 (18.18%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (9.09%) BigQuery
2 1 (9.09%) Blockchain
2 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
2 1 (9.09%) MySQL
2 1 (9.09%) Neo4j
2 1 (9.09%) NoSQL
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) JIRA
2 1 (9.09%) eggPlant
2 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 1 (9.09%) Selenium
2 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Front Office
3 1 (9.09%) Advertising
3 1 (9.09%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Architect
1 4 (36.36%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Full Stack Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Quantitative Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Software Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Technical Architect
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C# Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Chief Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Chief Enterprise Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Chief Software Architect
4 1 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Architect
4 1 (9.09%) HTML Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Lead DevOps Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) HTML
2 2 (18.18%) .NET
2 2 (18.18%) Node.js
2 2 (18.18%) NumPy
2 2 (18.18%) React
3 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
3 1 (9.09%) Express
3 1 (9.09%) GraphQL
3 1 (9.09%) hapi
3 1 (9.09%) HTML5
3 1 (9.09%) Next.js
3 1 (9.09%) Redux
3 1 (9.09%) REST
3 1 (9.09%) RESTful
3 1 (9.09%) Semantic HTML
3 1 (9.09%) SOAP
3 1 (9.09%) Web Services
3 1 (9.09%) WebSockets
3 1 (9.09%) XBRL
3 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Derivative
2 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (9.09%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (9.09%) N-Tier
2 1 (9.09%) User Experience
2 1 (9.09%) Video on Demand
2 1 (9.09%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Android
1 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
1 1 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) Analytics
2 3 (27.27%) Customer Insight
2 3 (27.27%) DevOps
2 3 (27.27%) Evolutionary Architecture
2 3 (27.27%) Scrum
3 2 (18.18%) Asset Management
3 2 (18.18%) Coaching
3 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
3 2 (18.18%) Deployment Automation
3 2 (18.18%) Mathematics
3 2 (18.18%) OO
3 2 (18.18%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Performance Optimisation
3 2 (18.18%) Quantitative Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) Refactoring
3 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
3 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
3 2 (18.18%) Test Automation
4 1 (9.09%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) Python
2 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 2 (18.18%) Java
4 1 (9.09%) C#
4 1 (9.09%) Go
4 1 (9.09%) SQL
4 1 (9.09%) TypeScript
4 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) AWS Certification
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
2 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Ansible
1 2 (18.18%) Kubernetes
1 2 (18.18%) Terraform
2 1 (9.09%) Kibana
2 1 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (9.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle
1 1 (9.09%) SAP