Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 231 223 224
Rank change year-on-year -8 +1 +65
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 29 17 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.42% 0.26% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.29% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 7 6
City of London median daily rate £500 £538 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.98% - +18.78%
10th Percentile £413 £331 £338
90th Percentile £568 £600 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £538 £425
% change year-on-year -6.98% +26.47% -15.00%
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 6,095 5,825 5,968
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.28% 88.80% 87.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,829 4,488 4,804
City of London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £331 £320 £313
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £470
% change year-on-year - +6.38% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 58 45
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £20.52 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.87% +2.60% -4.76%
10th Percentile £13.31 £13.34 £11.25
90th Percentile £29.42 £30.98 £45.63
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year - -6.50% -4.76%

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 15 August 2018.

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

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 20 (68.97%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (51.72%) .NET
3 14 (48.28%) Java
4 10 (34.48%) C#
5 9 (31.03%) Banking
6 8 (27.59%) TDD
6 8 (27.59%) Finance
6 8 (27.59%) SOA
6 8 (27.59%) Git (software)
7 7 (24.14%) OO
7 7 (24.14%) Microservices
8 6 (20.69%) Algorithms
8 6 (20.69%) .NET Core
8 6 (20.69%) JUnit
8 6 (20.69%) SQL
8 6 (20.69%) MVC
8 6 (20.69%) Maven
8 6 (20.69%) Test Automation
8 6 (20.69%) Software Engineering
8 6 (20.69%) REST
8 6 (20.69%) Jenkins
8 6 (20.69%) Docker
9 5 (17.24%) DevOps
9 5 (17.24%) Web Application Development
9 5 (17.24%) BDD
9 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (17.24%) Content Management
9 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET
9 5 (17.24%) Linux
10 4 (13.79%) Apache

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%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (6.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
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 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) NoSQL
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.90%) Redis
3 1 (3.45%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (27.59%) Git (software)
2 6 (20.69%) Jenkins
2 6 (20.69%) JUnit
2 6 (20.69%) Maven
3 4 (13.79%) Appium
3 4 (13.79%) Cucumber
3 4 (13.79%) Selenium
4 2 (6.90%) Eclipse
4 2 (6.90%) TestNG
General
1 9 (31.03%) Banking
2 8 (27.59%) Finance
3 4 (13.79%) Telecoms
4 3 (10.34%) Investment Banking
5 2 (6.90%) Advertising
5 2 (6.90%) Front Office
6 1 (3.45%) Back Office
6 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (44.83%) Developer
2 6 (20.69%) Architect
2 6 (20.69%) Java Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Test Automation Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Developer in Test
4 3 (10.34%) Java Developer in Test
4 3 (10.34%) Technical Leader
5 2 (6.90%) .NET Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Development Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Java Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Java Software Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Pega Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Pega Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Software Development Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Software Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Automation Developer
6 1 (3.45%) AWS Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Java Pricing Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Quantitative Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (51.72%) .NET
2 6 (20.69%) .NET Core
2 6 (20.69%) REST
3 5 (17.24%) ASP.NET
4 4 (13.79%) Apache POI
4 4 (13.79%) Gherkin
4 4 (13.79%) RESTful
5 3 (10.34%) HTML
5 3 (10.34%) HTML5
6 2 (6.90%) AngularJS
6 2 (6.90%) JavaFX
6 2 (6.90%) JMS
6 2 (6.90%) JSR 170
6 2 (6.90%) OSGi
6 2 (6.90%) Swagger
6 2 (6.90%) WCF
6 2 (6.90%) Web Services
6 2 (6.90%) XML
7 1 (3.45%) Angular 2
7 1 (3.45%) React
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Algorithms
2 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (10.34%) Computer Science
3 3 (10.34%) Fintech
4 2 (6.90%) Data Structures
5 1 (3.45%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.45%) CUDA
5 1 (3.45%) Fixed Income
5 1 (3.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (3.45%) Marketing Technology
5 1 (3.45%) User Experience
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 20 (68.97%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (27.59%) SOA
2 8 (27.59%) TDD
3 7 (24.14%) Microservices
3 7 (24.14%) OO
4 6 (20.69%) MVC
4 6 (20.69%) Software Engineering
4 6 (20.69%) Test Automation
5 5 (17.24%) BDD
5 5 (17.24%) Content Management
5 5 (17.24%) DevOps
5 5 (17.24%) Web Application Development
6 4 (13.79%) IT Strategy
6 4 (13.79%) SDLC
7 3 (10.34%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
7 3 (10.34%) Document Management
7 3 (10.34%) E-Commerce
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 10 (34.48%) C#
3 6 (20.69%) SQL
4 4 (13.79%) Java 8
5 3 (10.34%) C
5 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.45%) C++
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 2 (6.90%) QA
3 1 (3.45%) GDPR
3 1 (3.45%) MiFID
System Software
1 6 (20.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (10.34%) Oracle
2 2 (6.90%) Adobe
2 2 (6.90%) Informatica
2 2 (6.90%) Pega
2 2 (6.90%) Tableau
3 1 (3.45%) Intel
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft