Period
to 22 July 2017

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 22 July 2017 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
London > City of London
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 218 228 287
Rank change year-on-year +10 +59 -14
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 16 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.24% 0.19% 0.079%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.22% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 17 7
City of London median daily rate £506 £425 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.12% -22.73% +37.50%
10th Percentile £331 £353 £338
90th Percentile £575 £613 £618
London median daily rate £513 £460 £550
% change year-on-year +11.41% -16.36% +22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate £47.50 - -

Software Architecture is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 5729 5995 9346
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 87.52% 86.90% 82.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4439 4869 7300
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £319 £313 £285
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
London median daily rate £488 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +5.41% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 52 94
City of London median hourly rate £20.85 £20.00 £21.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.25% -5.45% -2.76%
10th Percentile £13.37 £11.28 £10.64
90th Percentile £32.98 £46.66 £53.38
London median hourly rate £24.41 £21.50 £19.72
% change year-on-year +13.53% +9.05% +3.76%

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 22 July 2017.

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 2017, 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%) Web Services
2 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) REST
3 8 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 7 (43.75%) TDD
4 7 (43.75%) RESTful
4 7 (43.75%) iPad
4 7 (43.75%) BDD
5 6 (37.50%) Node.js
5 6 (37.50%) OO
5 6 (37.50%) E-Commerce
5 6 (37.50%) OOD
6 4 (25.00%) MVC
6 4 (25.00%) Computer Science
6 4 (25.00%) Unit Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (25.00%) Scrum
7 3 (18.75%) Spring
7 3 (18.75%) JAX-WS
7 3 (18.75%) QA
7 3 (18.75%) Spring MVC
7 3 (18.75%) JAX-RPC
7 3 (18.75%) XML Schema
7 3 (18.75%) XML
7 3 (18.75%) C#
7 3 (18.75%) Java
7 3 (18.75%) .NET
7 3 (18.75%) J2EE
7 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
7 3 (18.75%) EJB

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%) Cloud Foundry
1 1 (6.25%) CMS
1 1 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon Kinesis
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon S3
2 1 (6.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) Redis
3 1 (6.25%) Hazelcast
3 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 1 (6.25%) dotTrace
2 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.25%) LINQPad
2 1 (6.25%) ReSharper
2 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
1 2 (12.50%) Games
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Law
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (87.50%) Developer
2 6 (37.50%) Node.js Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Agile Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Java Developer
4 2 (12.50%) .NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Elasticsearch Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (6.25%) iOS Developer
5 1 (6.25%) J2EE Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Mobile Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Mobile Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Platform Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Trainer
5 1 (6.25%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (68.75%) Web Services
2 9 (56.25%) REST
3 7 (43.75%) RESTful
4 6 (37.50%) Node.js
5 3 (18.75%) .NET
5 3 (18.75%) EJB
5 3 (18.75%) J2EE
5 3 (18.75%) JAX-RPC
5 3 (18.75%) JAX-RS
5 3 (18.75%) JAX-WS
5 3 (18.75%) JSP
5 3 (18.75%) React
5 3 (18.75%) Servlets
5 3 (18.75%) Spring
5 3 (18.75%) Spring MVC
5 3 (18.75%) Struts
5 3 (18.75%) XML
5 3 (18.75%) XML Schema
6 2 (12.50%) CSS
6 2 (12.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) iPad
2 4 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.25%) Animation
3 1 (6.25%) Fintech
3 1 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (6.25%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Android
1 2 (12.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) BDD
2 7 (43.75%) TDD
3 6 (37.50%) E-Commerce
3 6 (37.50%) OO
3 6 (37.50%) OOD
4 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (25.00%) MVC
4 4 (25.00%) Scrum
4 4 (25.00%) Unit Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 2 (12.50%) Microservices
6 2 (12.50%) OOP
7 1 (6.25%) API Design
7 1 (6.25%) Content Management
7 1 (6.25%) Front End Development
7 1 (6.25%) Migration
7 1 (6.25%) SDLC
7 1 (6.25%) Wealth Management
7 1 (6.25%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (18.75%) C#
2 3 (18.75%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) C++
3 1 (6.25%) Go
3 1 (6.25%) PHP
3 1 (6.25%) Python
3 1 (6.25%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Docker
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Apple
2 1 (6.25%) Facebook