The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 30 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
UK / England
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 462 483 491
Rank change year-on-year +21 +8  
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 120 155 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.28% 0.30% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.36% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 69 65
Median daily rate £475 £488 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +18.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £384 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £595 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £488 £400
% change year-on-year -27.17% +21.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 8
Median hourly rate £47.50 £38.75 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.58% +4.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.09 £37.75 £22.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.30 £39.75 £48.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.62 £38.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.23% +4.72%  

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 England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 35881 42604 40734
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.89% 82.90% 80.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 23701 28538 25743
Median daily rate £450 £447 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.67% +6.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 909 947 1201
Median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% +3.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £47.91 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year - +18.03%  

Software Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

Software Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Architecture in England

Software Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Architecture in England over the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Architecture in England

Software Architecture
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Architecture in England

Software Architecture
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Architecture in England over the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Architecture in England

Software Architecture
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 Architecture within the England region over the 3 months to 30 April 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 +35 58 £533 +12.10% 28
South East +15 22 £343 -11.03% 11
South West +13 10 £450 - 8
West Midlands -23 10 £340 -30.25% 2
Yorkshire +17 9 £550 +22.22% 3
East Midlands +3 6 £363 - 1
North East +19 3 - - 2
East of England -3 2 £675 - 6
North West +38 1 £325 -53.57% 2
Software Architecture
UK

For the 6 months to 30 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 England region with a requirement for Software Architecture.

1 160 (57.55%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (33.09%) TDD
3 91 (32.73%) Java
4 80 (28.78%) Scrum
5 65 (23.38%) Oracle
6 64 (23.02%) HTML
7 62 (22.30%) SQL
8 55 (19.78%) Web Services
8 55 (19.78%) SOA
8 55 (19.78%) User Stories
9 50 (17.99%) CSS
9 50 (17.99%) RESTful
10 49 (17.63%) OO
11 48 (17.27%) REST
12 47 (16.91%) Spring
13 46 (16.55%) E-Commerce
13 46 (16.55%) J2EE
14 45 (16.19%) Internet
14 45 (16.19%) Git (software)
14 45 (16.19%) Prototyping
15 44 (15.83%) Kanban
15 44 (15.83%) JavaScript
16 42 (15.11%) Linux
17 41 (14.75%) JSON
17 41 (14.75%) HTML5
18 38 (13.67%) Security Cleared
18 38 (13.67%) XML
19 37 (13.31%) C#
19 37 (13.31%) AngularJS
20 36 (12.95%) .NET

Software Architecture
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 26 (9.35%) CMS
2 25 (8.99%) WebLogic
3 22 (7.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 18 (6.47%) WebSphere
5 17 (6.12%) JBoss
6 14 (5.04%) Apache
7 13 (4.68%) WebSphere Application Server
8 10 (3.60%) Sitecore CMS
9 9 (3.24%) Apache Spark
9 9 (3.24%) Confluence
10 8 (2.88%) IIS
11 5 (1.80%) Apache Solr
12 4 (1.44%) Cloud Foundry
12 4 (1.44%) Oracle Workflow
13 3 (1.08%) SAS
14 2 (0.72%) Drupal
14 2 (0.72%) Liferay
14 2 (0.72%) SharePoint
14 2 (0.72%) Skype for Business
15 1 (0.36%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.44%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 31 (11.15%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (6.12%) PaaS
3 13 (4.68%) IaaS
4 4 (1.44%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.72%) Office 365
6 2 (0.72%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.72%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.36%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.36%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.36%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.36%) GitHub
7 1 (0.36%) Heroku
7 1 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 45 (16.19%) Internet
2 23 (8.27%) HTTP
3 13 (4.68%) DMARC
4 11 (3.96%) DKIM
4 11 (3.96%) SMTP
5 10 (3.60%) DVB
6 8 (2.88%) LDAP
7 7 (2.52%) Firewall
8 6 (2.16%) DNS
8 6 (2.16%) TCP/IP
8 6 (2.16%) VPN
8 6 (2.16%) Wireless
9 5 (1.80%) WAN
10 4 (1.44%) LAN
10 4 (1.44%) VoIP
11 3 (1.08%) BGP
11 3 (1.08%) DHCP
11 3 (1.08%) EIGRP
11 3 (1.08%) MPLS
11 3 (1.08%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (10.79%) MySQL
1 30 (10.79%) PostgreSQL
2 29 (10.43%) NoSQL
3 22 (7.91%) MongoDB
4 20 (7.19%) SQL Server
5 19 (6.83%) Hadoop
6 17 (6.12%) Endeca
7 16 (5.76%) Apache Cassandra
8 15 (5.40%) Relational Database
9 13 (4.68%) Big Data
10 12 (4.32%) Data Warehouse
11 11 (3.96%) Oracle Database
12 9 (3.24%) Data Mining
12 9 (3.24%) RDBMS
13 8 (2.88%) SQL Server 2012
14 6 (2.16%) Apache Hive
14 6 (2.16%) SQL Server 2005
14 6 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
15 5 (1.80%) Oracle OWB
16 4 (1.44%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 45 (16.19%) Git (software)
2 18 (6.47%) Jenkins
3 16 (5.76%) JIRA
4 15 (5.40%) Subversion
5 12 (4.32%) Selenium
6 11 (3.96%) Mockito
7 9 (3.24%) Oracle Forms
8 8 (2.88%) ReSharper
9 7 (2.52%) Moq
10 6 (2.16%) ClearCase
10 6 (2.16%) JUnit
10 6 (2.16%) SpecFlow
10 6 (2.16%) WebDriver
11 5 (1.80%) Eclipse
12 4 (1.44%) LoadRunner
13 3 (1.08%) CA Gen
13 3 (1.08%) ClearQuest
13 3 (1.08%) git-flow
13 3 (1.08%) Maven
14 2 (0.72%) Travis CI
General
1 30 (10.79%) Finance
2 16 (5.76%) Telecoms
3 14 (5.04%) Banking
4 10 (3.60%) Marketing
5 9 (3.24%) Electronics
6 6 (2.16%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.44%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.08%) Publishing
8 3 (1.08%) Retail
9 2 (0.72%) Advertising
9 2 (0.72%) Back Office
9 2 (0.72%) German Language
9 2 (0.72%) Law
10 1 (0.36%) Automotive
10 1 (0.36%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.36%) French Language
10 1 (0.36%) Front Office
10 1 (0.36%) Games
Job Titles
1 127 (45.68%) Architect
2 94 (33.81%) Developer
3 44 (15.83%) Technical Architect
4 20 (7.19%) Java Architect
5 19 (6.83%) Software Architect
6 18 (6.47%) .NET Developer
7 17 (6.12%) Java Developer
8 16 (5.76%) C# Developer
9 15 (5.40%) Digital Architect
10 14 (5.04%) Solutions Architect
11 13 (4.68%) Senior Developer
12 12 (4.32%) Senior Architect
13 11 (3.96%) Analyst
13 11 (3.96%) C# .NET Developer
13 11 (3.96%) Digital Technical Architect
13 11 (3.96%) SQL Developer
14 10 (3.60%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 9 (3.24%) Agile Developer
15 9 (3.24%) Senior Technical Architect
15 9 (3.24%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (23.02%) HTML
2 55 (19.78%) Web Services
3 50 (17.99%) CSS
3 50 (17.99%) RESTful
4 48 (17.27%) REST
5 47 (16.91%) Spring
6 46 (16.55%) J2EE
7 41 (14.75%) HTML5
7 41 (14.75%) JSON
8 38 (13.67%) XML
9 37 (13.31%) AngularJS
10 36 (12.95%) .NET
10 36 (12.95%) Hibernate
11 31 (11.15%) Node.js
12 27 (9.71%) SOAP
13 26 (9.35%) XSLT
14 23 (8.27%) CSS3
15 19 (6.83%) .NET Framework
16 18 (6.47%) Ajax
16 18 (6.47%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.35%) iPad
2 24 (8.63%) Computer Science
3 18 (6.47%) Virtual Team
4 14 (5.04%) Digital TV
4 14 (5.04%) STB
5 13 (4.68%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (3.60%) MPEG
7 8 (2.88%) Data Centre
7 8 (2.88%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.88%) User Experience
8 6 (2.16%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (1.80%) Embedded Systems
9 5 (1.80%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (1.80%) Online Banking
10 4 (1.44%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.44%) Clustering
10 4 (1.44%) Device Driver
10 4 (1.44%) Mobile App
11 3 (1.08%) Algorithms
11 3 (1.08%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 42 (15.11%) Linux
2 22 (7.91%) Unix
3 15 (5.40%) Windows
4 8 (2.88%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.80%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.72%) Android
6 2 (0.72%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.72%) Solaris
6 2 (0.72%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.36%) AIX
7 1 (0.36%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.36%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.36%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (57.55%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (33.09%) TDD
3 80 (28.78%) Scrum
4 55 (19.78%) SOA
4 55 (19.78%) User Stories
5 49 (17.63%) OO
6 46 (16.55%) E-Commerce
7 45 (16.19%) Prototyping
8 44 (15.83%) Kanban
9 35 (12.59%) Product Management
10 31 (11.15%) Microservices
11 30 (10.79%) Continuous Integration
11 30 (10.79%) MVC
12 25 (8.99%) Business Intelligence
12 25 (8.99%) Data Modelling
12 25 (8.99%) Open Source
13 24 (8.63%) Software Engineering
13 24 (8.63%) UML
14 21 (7.55%) BDD
14 21 (7.55%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 91 (32.73%) Java
2 62 (22.30%) SQL
3 44 (15.83%) JavaScript
4 37 (13.31%) C#
5 26 (9.35%) Python
6 21 (7.55%) C
7 19 (6.83%) PL/SQL
8 18 (6.47%) C++
9 17 (6.12%) Scala
10 16 (5.76%) PHP
10 16 (5.76%) Ruby
11 11 (3.96%) ActionScript
11 11 (3.96%) Bash Shell
12 9 (3.24%) Shell Script
13 7 (2.52%) Perl
14 5 (1.80%) Go
15 3 (1.08%) Apple Swift
15 3 (1.08%) Embedded C
15 3 (1.08%) Erlang
15 3 (1.08%) ES6
Qualifications
1 38 (13.67%) Security Cleared
2 30 (10.79%) SC Cleared
3 27 (9.71%) Degree
4 12 (4.32%) ISTQB
5 9 (3.24%) ISEB
6 8 (2.88%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (1.08%) CCNP
9 2 (0.72%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (8.99%) QA
2 9 (3.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 6 (2.16%) SDET
4 4 (1.44%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.36%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 7 (2.52%) Docker
2 4 (1.44%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.44%) LXC
2 4 (1.44%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.08%) HDFS
4 2 (0.72%) KVM
4 2 (0.72%) XenApp
5 1 (0.36%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.36%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (2.88%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.44%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.08%) FortiGate
3 3 (1.08%) Hadoop YARN
3 3 (1.08%) Netcool
3 3 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.08%) Puppet
3 3 (1.08%) SCCM
4 2 (0.72%) Ansible
4 2 (0.72%) HockeyApp
4 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (0.72%) SCOM
5 1 (0.36%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.36%) Control-M
5 1 (0.36%) MIMEsweeper
5 1 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.36%) Opsview
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 65 (23.38%) Oracle
2 18 (6.47%) Sitecore
3 17 (6.12%) ATG
4 14 (5.04%) IBM
5 13 (4.68%) Sybase
6 11 (3.96%) Adobe
7 9 (3.24%) Pega
7 9 (3.24%) SAP
8 7 (2.52%) BEA
8 7 (2.52%) Red Hat
9 6 (2.16%) Cisco
9 6 (2.16%) Informatica
9 6 (2.16%) webMethods
10 5 (1.80%) VMware
11 4 (1.44%) HP
11 4 (1.44%) Microsoft
11 4 (1.44%) Zend
12 3 (1.08%) Apple
12 3 (1.08%) Juniper
12 3 (1.08%) Perforce
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates or salaries, 6 months contracts
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago