The median contractor rate for a Software Architect was £490 per day in advertised job vacancies in Docklands, London during the 3 months to 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 11 -
Rank change year-on-year -4 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Architect 1 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Docklands, London 2.00% 11.67% -
As % of the Job Titles category 2.08% 11.86% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Median daily rate £490 £493 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.60% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 48 59 132
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Docklands, London 96.00% 98.33% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 37 96
Median daily rate £600 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £611
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £18.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

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 24 June 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 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) SOA
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (75.00%) OOA/OOD
2 3 (75.00%) OO
2 3 (75.00%) Data Modelling
3 2 (50.00%) Logical Data Model
3 2 (50.00%) Physical Data Model
3 2 (50.00%) Coaching
3 2 (50.00%) Case Management
3 2 (50.00%) JIRA
3 2 (50.00%) Confluence
3 2 (50.00%) Software Architecture
3 2 (50.00%) Atlassian
3 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (50.00%) LDAP
3 2 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (50.00%) XML
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle
3 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (50.00%) Content Management
3 2 (50.00%) Document Management
3 2 (50.00%) Spring
3 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (50.00%) Workflow
3 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (25.00%) IBM
4 1 (25.00%) ISEB

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 2 (50.00%) Confluence
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (25.00%) Apache
2 1 (25.00%) Liferay
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (25.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) Bitbucket
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Spring
1 2 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) COM+
2 1 (25.00%) Hibernate
2 1 (25.00%) J2EE
2 1 (25.00%) JMS
2 1 (25.00%) Kafka
2 1 (25.00%) Node.js
2 1 (25.00%) REST
2 1 (25.00%) Struts
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) SOA
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Data Modelling
2 3 (75.00%) OO
2 3 (75.00%) OOA/OOD
3 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (50.00%) Case Management
3 2 (50.00%) Coaching
3 2 (50.00%) Content Management
3 2 (50.00%) Document Management
3 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Logical Data Model
3 2 (50.00%) Physical Data Model
3 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (50.00%) Software Architecture
3 2 (50.00%) Workflow
4 1 (25.00%) API Integration
4 1 (25.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 1 (25.00%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Atlassian
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Sybase