The median contractor rate for a Software Architect was £377 per day in advertised job vacancies in Docklands, London during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Architect
London / Docklands, London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 10 23
Rank change year-on-year -5 +13  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Architect 2 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Docklands, London 3.39% 8.77% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.57% 9.26% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Median daily rate £377 £400 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.75% +4.57%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £510 £438
% change year-on-year +7.84% +16.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £51.25

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Docklands, London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Docklands, London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 56 54 93
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Docklands, London 94.92% 94.74% 95.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 31 68
Median daily rate £550 £525 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +8.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £413 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £675 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £32.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +37.94%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Software Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Docklands, London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Docklands, London that featured Software Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Architect in Docklands, London

Software Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Docklands, London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Architect in Docklands, London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Architect in Docklands, London

Software Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Docklands, London

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, Software Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Docklands, London region featuring Software Architect in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) SOA
2 2 (66.67%) Workflow
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Data Modelling
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) OOA/OOD
2 2 (66.67%) OO
2 2 (66.67%) Content Management
2 2 (66.67%) Document Management
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Case Management
3 1 (33.33%) Data Management
3 1 (33.33%) Spring
3 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) JIRA
3 1 (33.33%) Atlassian
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Kanban
3 1 (33.33%) Liferay
3 1 (33.33%) Open Source
3 1 (33.33%) Confluence
3 1 (33.33%) Software Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (33.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (33.33%) Node.js
3 1 (33.33%) REST
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (33.33%) Kafka
3 1 (33.33%) Bitbucket

Software Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Docklands, 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 (33.33%) Apache
1 1 (33.33%) Confluence
1 1 (33.33%) Liferay
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Bitbucket
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) JMS
1 1 (33.33%) Kafka
1 1 (33.33%) Node.js
1 1 (33.33%) REST
1 1 (33.33%) Spring
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) SOA
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Case Management
2 2 (66.67%) Content Management
2 2 (66.67%) Data Modelling
2 2 (66.67%) Document Management
2 2 (66.67%) OO
2 2 (66.67%) OOA/OOD
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Workflow
3 1 (33.33%) API Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Coaching
3 1 (33.33%) DevOps
3 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (33.33%) Logical Data Model
3 1 (33.33%) Master Data Management
3 1 (33.33%) Microservices
3 1 (33.33%) Physical Data Model
3 1 (33.33%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Atlassian
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle