Period
to 17 June 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 17 June 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
17 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 225 223 226
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3 +50
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 29 16 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.42% 0.26% 0.091%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.29% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 6 5
City of London median daily rate £500 £513 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +36.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £413 £331 £338
90th Percentile £563 £594 £625
Central London median daily rate £500 £513 £450
% change year-on-year -2.44% +13.89% +9.09%
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 6,011 5,434 5,771
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.23% 87.50% 87.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,771 4,210 4,629
City of London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £335 £313 £303
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £488 £463
% change year-on-year +2.56% +5.41% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 47 55
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% - -10.27%
10th Percentile £12.60 £13.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £37.98 £29.77 £49.55
Central London median hourly rate £19.75 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +16.18% -15.00% -8.05%

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 17 June 2018.

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

For the 6 months to 17 June 2018, 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 18 (62.07%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (48.28%) Java
2 14 (48.28%) .NET
3 10 (34.48%) Finance
4 9 (31.03%) Git (software)
4 9 (31.03%) Microservices
5 8 (27.59%) Jenkins
5 8 (27.59%) TDD
5 8 (27.59%) Maven
6 7 (24.14%) Banking
6 7 (24.14%) C#
7 6 (20.69%) SQL
7 6 (20.69%) JUnit
7 6 (20.69%) OO
7 6 (20.69%) SOA
7 6 (20.69%) MVC
7 6 (20.69%) Content Management
7 6 (20.69%) Docker
7 6 (20.69%) Algorithms
7 6 (20.69%) Test Automation
7 6 (20.69%) BDD
8 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (17.24%) RESTful
8 5 (17.24%) REST
8 5 (17.24%) Web Application Development
8 5 (17.24%) Software Engineering
8 5 (17.24%) Linux
8 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET
8 5 (17.24%) .NET Core
8 5 (17.24%) Java 8

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 4 (13.79%) Apache
2 3 (10.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (13.79%) GitHub
3 3 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) HTTP
2 3 (10.34%) Firewall
3 2 (6.90%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) NoSQL
1 2 (6.90%) Redis
2 1 (3.45%) Big Data
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (31.03%) Git (software)
2 8 (27.59%) Jenkins
2 8 (27.59%) Maven
3 6 (20.69%) JUnit
4 4 (13.79%) Appium
4 4 (13.79%) Cucumber
4 4 (13.79%) Selenium
5 3 (10.34%) Eclipse
6 2 (6.90%) TestNG
7 1 (3.45%) Mockito
7 1 (3.45%) SonarQube
7 1 (3.45%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 10 (34.48%) Finance
2 7 (24.14%) Banking
3 4 (13.79%) Telecoms
4 3 (10.34%) Front Office
5 2 (6.90%) Advertising
5 2 (6.90%) Retail
6 1 (3.45%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) Developer
2 7 (24.14%) Java Developer
3 6 (20.69%) Architect
4 4 (13.79%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (13.79%) Test Automation Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Developer in Test
5 3 (10.34%) Java Developer in Test
5 3 (10.34%) Technical Leader
6 2 (6.90%) .NET Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Development Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Java Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Java Software Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Software Development Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Data Architect
7 1 (3.45%) IT Architect
7 1 (3.45%) Quantitative Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (3.45%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (48.28%) .NET
2 5 (17.24%) .NET Core
2 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET
2 5 (17.24%) REST
2 5 (17.24%) RESTful
3 4 (13.79%) Apache POI
3 4 (13.79%) Gherkin
4 3 (10.34%) JSR 170
4 3 (10.34%) OSGi
4 3 (10.34%) Web Services
5 2 (6.90%) JavaFX
5 2 (6.90%) Swagger
5 2 (6.90%) WCF
6 1 (3.45%) AngularJS
6 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (3.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 1 (3.45%) OpenCL
6 1 (3.45%) PowerMock
6 1 (3.45%) React
6 1 (3.45%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Algorithms
2 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (10.34%) Computer Science
4 2 (6.90%) Data Structures
4 2 (6.90%) EPoS
4 2 (6.90%) Mainframe
5 1 (3.45%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.45%) CUDA
5 1 (3.45%) Fintech
5 1 (3.45%) Fixed Income
5 1 (3.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Linux
2 4 (13.79%) CentOS
2 4 (13.79%) Ubuntu
3 3 (10.34%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (62.07%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (31.03%) Microservices
3 8 (27.59%) TDD
4 6 (20.69%) BDD
4 6 (20.69%) Content Management
4 6 (20.69%) MVC
4 6 (20.69%) OO
4 6 (20.69%) SOA
4 6 (20.69%) Test Automation
5 5 (17.24%) Software Engineering
5 5 (17.24%) Web Application Development
6 4 (13.79%) DevOps
7 3 (10.34%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (10.34%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
7 3 (10.34%) Document Management
7 3 (10.34%) E-Commerce
7 3 (10.34%) IT Strategy
7 3 (10.34%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (10.34%) Time Management
7 3 (10.34%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 14 (48.28%) Java
2 7 (24.14%) C#
3 6 (20.69%) SQL
4 5 (17.24%) Java 8
5 3 (10.34%) C
6 1 (3.45%) C++
6 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (3.45%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.45%) GDPR
2 1 (3.45%) MiFID
2 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 6 (20.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (10.34%) Adobe
2 2 (6.90%) MuleSoft
3 1 (3.45%) Coverity
3 1 (3.45%) Intel
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle