Period
to 17 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 242 222 235
Rank change year-on-year -20 +13 +33
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 17 17 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.24% 0.25% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.28% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 13 9
City of London median daily rate £509 £538 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.35% +25.00% -9.47%
10th Percentile £413 £343 £338
90th Percentile £697 £575 £675
Central London median daily rate £519 £538 £425
% change year-on-year -3.49% +26.47% -10.53%
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 6,076 6,115 5,882
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 86.54% 89.15% 87.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,839 4,815 4,724
City of London median daily rate £505 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £663
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 56 51
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.58% -5.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.31 £11.25
90th Percentile £33.23 £31.13 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -1.58% -5.00%

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 October 2018.

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (52.94%) .NET
2 8 (47.06%) REST
3 7 (41.18%) Java
3 7 (41.18%) Banking
3 7 (41.18%) Finance
4 6 (35.29%) C#
4 6 (35.29%) Git (software)
5 5 (29.41%) Test Automation
5 5 (29.41%) OO
5 5 (29.41%) Software Engineering
6 4 (23.53%) TDD
6 4 (23.53%) Project Management
6 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET
6 4 (23.53%) HTML
6 4 (23.53%) Linux
6 4 (23.53%) HTML5
6 4 (23.53%) Jenkins
6 4 (23.53%) GitHub
7 3 (17.65%) Docker
7 3 (17.65%) DevOps
7 3 (17.65%) Appium
7 3 (17.65%) Algorithms
7 3 (17.65%) Gherkin
7 3 (17.65%) Agile Project Management
7 3 (17.65%) Confluence
7 3 (17.65%) Cucumber
7 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (17.65%) JIRA

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 3 (17.65%) Apache
1 3 (17.65%) Confluence
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (5.88%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) GitHub
2 3 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (5.88%) IaaS
3 1 (5.88%) OpenShift
3 1 (5.88%) PaaS
3 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) HTTP
2 1 (5.88%) LAN
2 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.88%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Git (software)
2 4 (23.53%) Jenkins
3 3 (17.65%) Appium
3 3 (17.65%) Cucumber
3 3 (17.65%) JIRA
3 3 (17.65%) JUnit
3 3 (17.65%) Maven
3 3 (17.65%) Selenium
4 2 (11.76%) fastlane
4 2 (11.76%) Xcode
5 1 (5.88%) SonarQube
General
1 7 (41.18%) Banking
1 7 (41.18%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
3 2 (11.76%) Back Office
3 2 (11.76%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Developer
2 6 (35.29%) Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Java Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Test Automation Developer
4 2 (11.76%) .NET Architect
4 2 (11.76%) .NET Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Developer in Test
4 2 (11.76%) iOS Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Java Developer in Test
4 2 (11.76%) Pega Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Pega Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.88%) .NET Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.88%) .NET Technical Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Android Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Cloud Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Quantitative Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Software Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (52.94%) .NET
2 8 (47.06%) REST
3 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET
3 4 (23.53%) HTML
3 4 (23.53%) HTML5
4 3 (17.65%) .NET Core
4 3 (17.65%) Apache POI
4 3 (17.65%) Gherkin
4 3 (17.65%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (11.76%) Angular 2
5 2 (11.76%) AngularJS
5 2 (11.76%) CSS
5 2 (11.76%) JMS
5 2 (11.76%) Sass
5 2 (11.76%) Swagger
5 2 (11.76%) WCF
5 2 (11.76%) XML
6 1 (5.88%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 1 (5.88%) SOAP
6 1 (5.88%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Algorithms
2 2 (11.76%) Fintech
2 2 (11.76%) iPad
2 2 (11.76%) iPhone
2 2 (11.76%) User Experience
3 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.88%) CUDA
3 1 (5.88%) Fixed Income
3 1 (5.88%) Marketing Technology
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Linux
2 3 (17.65%) CentOS
2 3 (17.65%) Ubuntu
2 3 (17.65%) Windows
3 2 (11.76%) Apple iOS
3 2 (11.76%) Mac OS X
4 1 (5.88%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (29.41%) OO
2 5 (29.41%) Software Engineering
2 5 (29.41%) Test Automation
3 4 (23.53%) Project Management
3 4 (23.53%) TDD
4 3 (17.65%) Agile Project Management
4 3 (17.65%) API Development
4 3 (17.65%) DevOps
4 3 (17.65%) Kanban
4 3 (17.65%) Scrum
4 3 (17.65%) SDLC
4 3 (17.65%) SOA
5 2 (11.76%) API Design
5 2 (11.76%) Creative Thinking
5 2 (11.76%) iOS Development
5 2 (11.76%) Microservices
5 2 (11.76%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (11.76%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 2 (11.76%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) Java
2 6 (35.29%) C#
3 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
3 3 (17.65%) PHP
4 2 (11.76%) Apple Swift
4 2 (11.76%) Python
4 2 (11.76%) Shell Script
5 1 (5.88%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
1 1 (5.88%) Numerate Degree
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Apple
2 2 (11.76%) Informatica
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle
2 2 (11.76%) Pega
2 2 (11.76%) Tableau
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco
3 1 (5.88%) Google
3 1 (5.88%) Intel