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 3 months to 24 April 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
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 151 163 196
Rank change year-on-year +12 +33  
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 8 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.25% 0.086% 0.073%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.098% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 4
Median daily rate £513 £375 £570
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.66% -34.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £375 £438
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £535 £611
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £488 £425
% change year-on-year -25.64% +14.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.62 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year +2.23% +10.71%  

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 2736 3047 4528
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 85.79% 87.53% 82.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2102 2477 3496
Median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 30 39
Median hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.78% -30.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £16.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.35 £44.00 £92.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £30.35
% change year-on-year -4.00% +23.55%  

Software Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Software Architecture as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 14 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (42.86%) TDD
3 8 (38.10%) REST
4 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 7 (33.33%) Web Services
4 7 (33.33%) E-Commerce
5 6 (28.57%) OO
5 6 (28.57%) OOD
5 6 (28.57%) Node.js
5 6 (28.57%) RESTful
5 6 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (28.57%) PaaS
5 6 (28.57%) iPad
5 6 (28.57%) BDD
6 5 (23.81%) DMARC
6 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
6 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
6 5 (23.81%) IaaS
6 5 (23.81%) Scrum
7 4 (19.05%) Banking
7 4 (19.05%) SOA
7 4 (19.05%) CRM
7 4 (19.05%) QA
7 4 (19.05%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (19.05%) React
8 3 (14.29%) DKIM
8 3 (14.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 3 (14.29%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 3 (14.29%) Statistical Analysis
8 3 (14.29%) Pega

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 (9.52%) JBoss
1 2 (9.52%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.76%) CMS
2 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (28.57%) PaaS
2 5 (23.81%) IaaS
3 1 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (4.76%) Heroku
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) DMARC
2 3 (14.29%) DKIM
2 3 (14.29%) Internet
2 3 (14.29%) SMTP
3 1 (4.76%) BIG-IP
3 1 (4.76%) DHCP
3 1 (4.76%) DNS
3 1 (4.76%) Firewall
3 1 (4.76%) LAN
3 1 (4.76%) NAS
3 1 (4.76%) SAN
3 1 (4.76%) VoIP
3 1 (4.76%) WAN
3 1 (4.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) Data Mining
2 1 (4.76%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (4.76%) Big Data
2 1 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (4.76%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.76%) MySQL
2 1 (4.76%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (19.05%) Banking
2 2 (9.52%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Investment Banking
2 2 (9.52%) Marketing
3 1 (4.76%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (61.90%) Developer
2 6 (28.57%) Architect
2 6 (28.57%) Node.js Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Agile Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Applications Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Pega Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.76%) .NET Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Chief Technology Officer
5 1 (4.76%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Head of Engineering
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Lead Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Mobile Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (38.10%) REST
2 7 (33.33%) Web Services
3 6 (28.57%) Node.js
3 6 (28.57%) RESTful
4 4 (19.05%) React
5 3 (14.29%) .NET
6 1 (4.76%) Ajax
6 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
6 1 (4.76%) CSS
6 1 (4.76%) CSS3
6 1 (4.76%) Django
6 1 (4.76%) HTML
6 1 (4.76%) HTML5
6 1 (4.76%) JSON
6 1 (4.76%) Middleware
6 1 (4.76%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (4.76%) Play Framework
6 1 (4.76%) React Native
6 1 (4.76%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) iPad
2 2 (9.52%) User Experience
3 1 (4.76%) Credit Risk
3 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.76%) Fintech
3 1 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (4.76%) Market Risk
3 1 (4.76%) Minimum Viable Product
3 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Android
1 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
1 1 (4.76%) Linux
1 1 (4.76%) Solaris
1 1 (4.76%) Unix
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (42.86%) TDD
3 7 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 6 (28.57%) BDD
4 6 (28.57%) OO
4 6 (28.57%) OOD
5 5 (23.81%) Scrum
6 4 (19.05%) CRM
6 4 (19.05%) SOA
6 4 (19.05%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (14.29%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 3 (14.29%) Service Delivery
7 3 (14.29%) Statistical Analysis
7 3 (14.29%) Use Case
7 3 (14.29%) Web Application Development
7 3 (14.29%) Workflow
8 2 (9.52%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (9.52%) Data Modelling
8 2 (9.52%) Migration
8 2 (9.52%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (4.76%) C#
3 1 (4.76%) Go
3 1 (4.76%) PHP
3 1 (4.76%) Ruby
3 1 (4.76%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
1 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) QA
2 3 (14.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.76%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (4.76%) VMware ESX
1 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) BladeLogic
1 1 (4.76%) Control-M
1 1 (4.76%) MIMEsweeper
1 1 (4.76%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Identity Management
1 1 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Pega
2 1 (4.76%) Axway
2 1 (4.76%) BEA
2 1 (4.76%) Blue Coat
2 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco
2 1 (4.76%) Citrix
2 1 (4.76%) Nokia
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) SAP
2 1 (4.76%) Symantec
2 1 (4.76%) Teradata
2 1 (4.76%) VMware
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