Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 236 241 217
Rank change year-on-year +5 -24 +30
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 20 17 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.28% 0.24% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.26% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 16 16
City of London median daily rate £550 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +13.51%
10th Percentile £409 £375 £375
90th Percentile £771 £544 £750
Central London median daily rate £550 £500 £425
% change year-on-year +10.00% +17.65% -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 6,234 6,439 5,774
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.34% 89.59% 88.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,925 5,134 4,577
City of London median daily rate £510 £505 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.99% +6.32% -
10th Percentile £325 £325 £319
90th Percentile £675 £688 £672
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 59 53
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.50% -
10th Percentile £13.22 £13.00 £13.75
90th Percentile £33.60 £31.10 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% -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 13 December 2018.

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

Software Architecture
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Architecture within the City of London region over the 6 months to 13 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge - 1 £575 -
Software Architecture
Central London

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 15 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (40.00%) Java
2 8 (40.00%) .NET
2 8 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 7 (35.00%) DevOps
3 7 (35.00%) API Development
3 7 (35.00%) SQL
3 7 (35.00%) C#
4 6 (30.00%) OO
4 6 (30.00%) Finance
4 6 (30.00%) Data Structures
4 6 (30.00%) NoSQL
5 5 (25.00%) REST
5 5 (25.00%) ETL
5 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 4 (20.00%) HTML
6 4 (20.00%) JUnit
6 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET
6 4 (20.00%) OOP
6 4 (20.00%) Data Modelling
6 4 (20.00%) Banking
6 4 (20.00%) Degree
6 4 (20.00%) Computer Science
6 4 (20.00%) Redis
6 4 (20.00%) HTML5
6 4 (20.00%) TestNG
6 4 (20.00%) RESTful
6 4 (20.00%) Algorithms
6 4 (20.00%) Low Latency
6 4 (20.00%) 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 3 (15.00%) Confluence
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (5.00%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (5.00%) CMS
3 1 (5.00%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (5.00%) GitHub
3 1 (5.00%) IaaS
3 1 (5.00%) OpenShift
3 1 (5.00%) PaaS
3 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) LAN
1 1 (5.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) NoSQL
2 4 (20.00%) Redis
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
5 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (5.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) JUnit
1 4 (20.00%) TestNG
2 3 (15.00%) JIRA
3 2 (10.00%) fastlane
3 2 (10.00%) Xcode
4 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (5.00%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (5.00%) SonarQube
4 1 (5.00%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Banking
3 2 (10.00%) Back Office
3 2 (10.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.00%) Front Office
4 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (70.00%) Developer
2 6 (30.00%) Architect
3 4 (20.00%) Java Developer
4 3 (15.00%) .NET Developer
5 2 (10.00%) iOS Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Pega Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Pega Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (10.00%) SQL Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Android Developer
6 1 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Cloud Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Cloud Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Front Office Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Presales Technical Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Technical Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Delivery Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (40.00%) .NET
2 5 (25.00%) REST
3 4 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 4 (20.00%) HTML
3 4 (20.00%) HTML5
3 4 (20.00%) RESTful
4 3 (15.00%) AngularJS
4 3 (15.00%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (10.00%) .NET Core
5 2 (10.00%) Angular 2
5 2 (10.00%) CSS
5 2 (10.00%) JMS
5 2 (10.00%) Middleware
5 2 (10.00%) Sass
5 2 (10.00%) XML
6 1 (5.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Data Structures
2 4 (20.00%) Algorithms
3 3 (15.00%) Fintech
4 2 (10.00%) iPad
4 2 (10.00%) iPhone
4 2 (10.00%) User Experience
5 1 (5.00%) Marketing Technology
5 1 (5.00%) Swaptions
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (10.00%) Mac OS X
2 1 (5.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 7 (35.00%) API Development
3 7 (35.00%) DevOps
4 6 (30.00%) OO
5 5 (25.00%) ETL
6 4 (20.00%) Computer Science
6 4 (20.00%) Data Modelling
6 4 (20.00%) Low Latency
6 4 (20.00%) OOP
6 4 (20.00%) Technical Leadership
7 3 (15.00%) Agile Project Management
7 3 (15.00%) Kanban
7 3 (15.00%) Project Management
7 3 (15.00%) Scrum
7 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering
8 2 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (10.00%) TOGAF
8 2 (10.00%) Validation
8 2 (10.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) Java
2 7 (35.00%) C#
2 7 (35.00%) SQL
3 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (20.00%) Java 8
5 3 (15.00%) PHP
6 2 (10.00%) Apple Swift
6 2 (10.00%) Python
6 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
7 1 (5.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) ACCA
3 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) Apple
2 2 (10.00%) Informatica
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle
2 2 (10.00%) Pega
2 2 (10.00%) Tableau
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco
3 1 (5.00%) Google
3 1 (5.00%) Sitecore