The median contractor rate for a Software Architect was £490 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 23 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
UK / England
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 548 517 586
Rank change year-on-year -31 +69  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Architect 40 103 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.093% 0.21% 0.078%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.098% 0.22% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 59 20
Median daily rate £490 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.51% +2.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £393 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £615 £605
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 England. 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40726 46972 48452
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.73% 95.05% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 26580 31013 30938
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1241 1367 1887
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.25 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Software Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Software Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Architect in England

Software Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Architect in England

Software Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Architect in England over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Architect in England

Software Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Architect in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Architect in England

Software Architect
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Architect within the England region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -9 21 £425 -5.55% 6
West Midlands -24 8 £510 +4.61%
South East +6 5 £575 - 3
Yorkshire +27 2 £550 - 4
South West +5 2 £450 -25.31% 1
North East +68 1 £468 +53.27%
North West +23 1 £600 - 2
Software Architect
UK

Software Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 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 England region featuring Software Architect in the job title.

1 62 (72.94%) Java
2 38 (44.71%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (36.47%) Scrum
4 29 (34.12%) Node.js
5 28 (32.94%) Microservices
6 26 (30.59%) Oracle
7 25 (29.41%) Software Engineering
8 23 (27.06%) SQL
9 22 (25.88%) Open Source
10 21 (24.71%) Unix
11 19 (22.35%) UML
11 19 (22.35%) JavaScript
11 19 (22.35%) C
12 18 (21.18%) C++
12 18 (21.18%) Perl
12 18 (21.18%) Linux
12 18 (21.18%) Multithreading
13 17 (20.00%) Kanban
13 17 (20.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 17 (20.00%) STL
14 16 (18.82%) Data Modelling
14 16 (18.82%) SOA
15 15 (17.65%) Software Architecture
15 15 (17.65%) Security Cleared
16 14 (16.47%) SC Cleared
17 12 (14.12%) JSON
17 12 (14.12%) REST
18 11 (12.94%) Test Automation
18 11 (12.94%) XML
19 10 (11.76%) Amazon AWS

Software Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 7 (8.24%) Confluence
2 6 (7.06%) Apache
3 5 (5.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (3.53%) Apache Spark
4 3 (3.53%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.18%) ColdFusion
5 1 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.18%) Liferay
5 1 (1.18%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.18%) LaTeX
1 1 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (1.18%) Oracle iRecruitment
1 1 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.53%) Heroku
3 2 (2.35%) OpenShift
4 1 (1.18%) PaaS
4 1 (1.18%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.71%) LDAP
2 3 (3.53%) Internet
3 1 (1.18%) ATM
3 1 (1.18%) DLNA
3 1 (1.18%) DOCSIS
3 1 (1.18%) DVB
3 1 (1.18%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.41%) Apache Cassandra
2 6 (7.06%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (5.88%) MongoDB
3 5 (5.88%) NoSQL
4 3 (3.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 3 (3.53%) Big Data
4 3 (3.53%) Hadoop
4 3 (3.53%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.18%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.18%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (1.18%) Pentaho
5 1 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (11.76%) JIRA
2 5 (5.88%) Jenkins
2 5 (5.88%) WebDriver
3 2 (2.35%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.35%) Maven
3 2 (2.35%) Subversion
4 1 (1.18%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.18%) ClearCase
4 1 (1.18%) QUnit
4 1 (1.18%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 6 (7.06%) Banking
1 6 (7.06%) Finance
1 6 (7.06%) Retail
2 4 (4.71%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.35%) Electronics
4 1 (1.18%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.18%) Marketing
4 1 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (34.12%) Node.js
2 17 (20.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 17 (20.00%) STL
3 12 (14.12%) JSON
3 12 (14.12%) REST
4 11 (12.94%) XML
5 10 (11.76%) Kafka
6 9 (10.59%) Web Services
7 6 (7.06%) Spring
8 5 (5.88%) .NET
8 5 (5.88%) J2EE
8 5 (5.88%) Play Framework
9 4 (4.71%) Hibernate
9 4 (4.71%) HTML
9 4 (4.71%) Middleware
9 4 (4.71%) RESTful
9 4 (4.71%) XSLT
10 3 (3.53%) AngularJS
10 3 (3.53%) COM+
10 3 (3.53%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.71%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.53%) EPoS
2 3 (3.53%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.53%) Mobile Banking
2 3 (3.53%) Online Banking
3 2 (2.35%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.18%) Digital TV
4 1 (1.18%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.18%) Over-the-Top Content
4 1 (1.18%) STB
Operating Systems
1 21 (24.71%) Unix
2 18 (21.18%) Linux
3 2 (2.35%) Windows
4 1 (1.18%) Android
4 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (44.71%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (36.47%) Scrum
3 28 (32.94%) Microservices
4 25 (29.41%) Software Engineering
5 22 (25.88%) Open Source
6 19 (22.35%) UML
7 18 (21.18%) Multithreading
8 17 (20.00%) Kanban
9 16 (18.82%) Data Modelling
9 16 (18.82%) SOA
10 15 (17.65%) Software Architecture
11 11 (12.94%) Test Automation
12 10 (11.76%) Enterprise Architecture
13 8 (9.41%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (9.41%) Coaching
13 8 (9.41%) DevOps
14 7 (8.24%) OO
14 7 (8.24%) OOA/OOD
15 6 (7.06%) Logical Data Model
15 6 (7.06%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 62 (72.94%) Java
2 23 (27.06%) SQL
3 19 (22.35%) C
3 19 (22.35%) JavaScript
4 18 (21.18%) C++
4 18 (21.18%) Perl
5 7 (8.24%) Scala
6 6 (7.06%) PL/SQL
7 3 (3.53%) VB
8 2 (2.35%) C#
8 2 (2.35%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.18%) ActionScript
9 1 (1.18%) XAML
Qualifications
1 15 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 14 (16.47%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.88%) ISEB
3 5 (5.88%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.35%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.35%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.18%) Degree
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.18%) QA
System Software
1 7 (8.24%) Docker
2 1 (1.18%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (8.24%) Kubernetes
2 5 (5.88%) Puppet
3 1 (1.18%) Ansible
Vendors
1 26 (30.59%) Oracle
2 7 (8.24%) Atlassian
3 5 (5.88%) IBM
4 4 (4.71%) MuleSoft
4 4 (4.71%) Sybase
5 2 (2.35%) Adobe
5 2 (2.35%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.35%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.35%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.35%) TIBCO
5 2 (2.35%) WSO2
6 1 (1.18%) BEA
6 1 (1.18%) Blue Prism
6 1 (1.18%) Calypso
6 1 (1.18%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.18%) Informatica
6 1 (1.18%) SAP
6 1 (1.18%) Sencha
6 1 (1.18%) webMethods
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