Period
to 27 July 2017

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 6 months to 27 July 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
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 562 570 616
Rank change year-on-year +8 +46 -14
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 248 304 246
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% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 181 142
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £331 £353 £314
90th Percentile £688 £630 £686
UK median daily rate £466 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -1.84% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 10
England median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +8.11% +8.03%
10th Percentile £31.01 £25.40 £22.35
90th Percentile £49.80 £45.00 £54.28
UK median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% +8.11% +8.03%

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 74227 84838 82921
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.50% 83.59% 80.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 49039 56622 53562
England median daily rate £450 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £284 £269 £263
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1854 1977 2365
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.64% +6.41%
10th Percentile £11.66 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.25 £48.75 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year - +13.64% +4.76%

Software Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Software Architecture as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 27 July 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 6 months to 27 July 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 6 months to 27 July 2017. 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 +11 140 £525 +16.67% 61
South East +14 32 £345 -25.41% 6
North of England +58 30 £450 -7.69% 11
Midlands -53 22 £363 -25.64% 4
West Midlands -34 15 £403 -17.44% 3
East of England +4 13 £595 +19.00% 10
South West +21 12 £450 -26.83% 7
Yorkshire +25 11 £550 +4.76% 2
North West +47 10 £450 -35.71% 7
North East +54 9 £450 +28.57% 2
East Midlands -7 7 £363 -3.33% 1
Software Architecture
UK

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 131 (52.82%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (45.16%) Java
3 93 (37.50%) TDD
4 64 (25.81%) Web Services
5 60 (24.19%) Scrum
6 58 (23.39%) REST
7 57 (22.98%) HTML
8 56 (22.58%) Spring
9 52 (20.97%) SQL
10 51 (20.56%) E-Commerce
10 51 (20.56%) Software Engineering
11 50 (20.16%) Oracle
12 45 (18.15%) J2EE
12 45 (18.15%) CSS
12 45 (18.15%) Linux
13 43 (17.34%) JavaScript
14 39 (15.73%) Hibernate
14 39 (15.73%) SOA
14 39 (15.73%) Kanban
14 39 (15.73%) Prototyping
15 38 (15.32%) Internet
15 38 (15.32%) OO
16 37 (14.92%) MVC
16 37 (14.92%) User Stories
17 36 (14.52%) AngularJS
18 35 (14.11%) Git (software)
18 35 (14.11%) RESTful
18 35 (14.11%) Microservices
19 34 (13.71%) XML
20 33 (13.31%) Amazon AWS

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 27 (10.89%) WebSphere
2 25 (10.08%) CMS
3 23 (9.27%) JBoss
3 23 (9.27%) WebSphere Application Server
4 17 (6.85%) WebLogic
5 15 (6.05%) Sitecore CMS
6 14 (5.65%) Confluence
6 14 (5.65%) IIS
7 12 (4.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 10 (4.03%) Apache
9 9 (3.63%) Apache Spark
10 4 (1.61%) Apache Solr
10 4 (1.61%) Cloud Foundry
10 4 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (1.21%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (1.21%) SAS
12 1 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.40%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.40%) WebLogic Portal
12 1 (0.40%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 2 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.40%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.40%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.40%) Pega PRPC
Cloud Services
1 33 (13.31%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (6.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (4.44%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (4.44%) Amazon S3
4 4 (1.61%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 4 (1.61%) Amazon ELB
4 4 (1.61%) Amazon Kinesis
4 4 (1.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (1.21%) GitHub
6 2 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.81%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.40%) Office 365
7 1 (0.40%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 38 (15.32%) Internet
2 19 (7.66%) HTTP
3 9 (3.63%) TCP/IP
4 8 (3.23%) SSL
5 7 (2.82%) DVB
6 6 (2.42%) LDAP
7 5 (2.02%) DNS
7 5 (2.02%) VPN
7 5 (2.02%) WAN
8 4 (1.61%) BGP
8 4 (1.61%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (1.61%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (1.61%) EIGRP
8 4 (1.61%) Firewall
8 4 (1.61%) LAN
8 4 (1.61%) MPLS
8 4 (1.61%) NX-OS
8 4 (1.61%) TACACS
8 4 (1.61%) VoIP
8 4 (1.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (11.69%) NoSQL
2 24 (9.68%) PostgreSQL
2 24 (9.68%) SQL Server
3 22 (8.87%) MongoDB
4 21 (8.47%) MySQL
5 19 (7.66%) Apache Cassandra
5 19 (7.66%) Relational Database
6 15 (6.05%) Hadoop
7 14 (5.65%) SQL Server 2012
8 11 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (4.03%) Big Data
9 10 (4.03%) Endeca
10 9 (3.63%) Oracle Database
11 8 (3.23%) Couchbase
11 8 (3.23%) HBase
12 7 (2.82%) Redis
13 6 (2.42%) MariaDB
13 6 (2.42%) RDBMS
14 5 (2.02%) Oracle OWB
15 4 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 35 (14.11%) Git (software)
2 22 (8.87%) JIRA
3 15 (6.05%) ReSharper
4 12 (4.84%) JUnit
4 12 (4.84%) Subversion
5 10 (4.03%) GitLab
5 10 (4.03%) Jenkins
6 8 (3.23%) TestNG
7 7 (2.82%) IntelliJ
8 6 (2.42%) ClearCase
8 6 (2.42%) Mockito
9 5 (2.02%) Cucumber
10 4 (1.61%) Eclipse
10 4 (1.61%) Visual Studio
11 3 (1.21%) CA Gen
11 3 (1.21%) ClearQuest
12 2 (0.81%) Grunt
12 2 (0.81%) Moq
12 2 (0.81%) Rational Rhapsody
12 2 (0.81%) SpecFlow
General
1 16 (6.45%) Finance
2 12 (4.84%) Banking
3 10 (4.03%) Advertising
3 10 (4.03%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.61%) Games
4 4 (1.61%) Spanish Language
5 3 (1.21%) Law
5 3 (1.21%) Marketing
5 3 (1.21%) Retail
6 2 (0.81%) Automotive
6 2 (0.81%) Electronics
6 2 (0.81%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.40%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.40%) Front Office
7 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 125 (50.40%) Architect
2 84 (33.87%) Developer
3 41 (16.53%) Technical Architect
4 29 (11.69%) Java Developer
5 19 (7.66%) Java Architect
6 18 (7.26%) .NET Developer
7 17 (6.85%) Software Architect
8 16 (6.45%) C# Developer
9 14 (5.65%) C# .NET Developer
10 11 (4.44%) Senior Architect
10 11 (4.44%) Software Engineer
10 11 (4.44%) Solutions Architect
11 10 (4.03%) Agile Developer
11 10 (4.03%) Full Stack Developer
12 9 (3.63%) Digital Architect
12 9 (3.63%) Senior Developer
12 9 (3.63%) Senior Technical Architect
13 7 (2.82%) Node.js Developer
14 6 (2.42%) Agile Java Developer
14 6 (2.42%) Big Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (25.81%) Web Services
2 58 (23.39%) REST
3 57 (22.98%) HTML
4 56 (22.58%) Spring
5 45 (18.15%) CSS
5 45 (18.15%) J2EE
6 39 (15.73%) Hibernate
7 36 (14.52%) AngularJS
8 35 (14.11%) RESTful
9 34 (13.71%) XML
10 32 (12.90%) .NET
11 29 (11.69%) HTML5
11 29 (11.69%) SOAP
12 25 (10.08%) JSON
13 24 (9.68%) Node.js
14 22 (8.87%) JDBC
15 17 (6.85%) Middleware
15 17 (6.85%) Spring MVC
15 17 (6.85%) Struts
16 16 (6.45%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 32 (12.90%) iPad
2 23 (9.27%) Computer Science
2 23 (9.27%) Virtual Team
3 13 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (4.84%) Digital TV
4 12 (4.84%) STB
5 11 (4.44%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.42%) Animation
6 6 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (2.42%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.02%) Device Driver
7 5 (2.02%) MPEG
8 4 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.61%) Online Banking
9 3 (1.21%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.21%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (1.21%) iPhone
9 3 (1.21%) Mobile Banking
9 3 (1.21%) Spread Betting
10 2 (0.81%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 45 (18.15%) Linux
2 23 (9.27%) Windows
3 19 (7.66%) Unix
4 14 (5.65%) Windows Server
5 9 (3.63%) Apple iOS
6 8 (3.23%) Mac OS X
6 8 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (2.82%) Android
8 1 (0.40%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.40%) VxWorks
8 1 (0.40%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (52.82%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (37.50%) TDD
3 60 (24.19%) Scrum
4 51 (20.56%) E-Commerce
4 51 (20.56%) Software Engineering
5 39 (15.73%) Kanban
5 39 (15.73%) Prototyping
5 39 (15.73%) SOA
6 38 (15.32%) OO
7 37 (14.92%) MVC
7 37 (14.92%) User Stories
8 35 (14.11%) Microservices
9 28 (11.29%) BDD
10 27 (10.89%) High Availability
11 25 (10.08%) Continuous Integration
11 25 (10.08%) Open Source
11 25 (10.08%) Performance Tuning
12 24 (9.68%) Product Management
13 23 (9.27%) B2C
14 22 (8.87%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 112 (45.16%) Java
2 52 (20.97%) SQL
3 43 (17.34%) JavaScript
4 29 (11.69%) C#
5 21 (8.47%) C++
6 19 (7.66%) PL/SQL
7 18 (7.26%) C
8 15 (6.05%) Python
9 10 (4.03%) Scala
10 7 (2.82%) PHP
10 7 (2.82%) Ruby
10 7 (2.82%) Shell Script
11 6 (2.42%) Bash Shell
11 6 (2.42%) VB
12 5 (2.02%) Perl
13 4 (1.61%) Apple Swift
14 3 (1.21%) ActionScript
14 3 (1.21%) Embedded C
15 2 (0.81%) Embedded C++
15 2 (0.81%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (10.08%) Security Cleared
2 22 (8.87%) Degree
3 19 (7.66%) SC Cleared
4 9 (3.63%) Computer Science Degree
4 9 (3.63%) ISEB
4 9 (3.63%) ISTQB
5 7 (2.82%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (1.61%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.81%) CCNP
7 2 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.40%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (11.29%) QA
2 7 (2.82%) GPG13
3 2 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.40%) COBIT
4 1 (0.40%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.40%) MISRA
4 1 (0.40%) MISRA C
System Software
1 10 (4.03%) Docker
2 5 (2.02%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.21%) HDFS
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.40%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (4.03%) Ansible
2 9 (3.63%) Kubernetes
3 4 (1.61%) FortiGate
3 4 (1.61%) Netcool
4 3 (1.21%) Kibana
4 3 (1.21%) logstash
5 2 (0.81%) Terraform
6 1 (0.40%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.40%) HockeyApp
6 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.40%) Puppet
6 1 (0.40%) SCCM
6 1 (0.40%) SCOM
Vendors
1 50 (20.16%) Oracle
2 24 (9.68%) ATG
3 20 (8.06%) Sitecore
4 10 (4.03%) IBM
4 10 (4.03%) Sybase
5 8 (3.23%) Microsoft
5 8 (3.23%) SAP
6 7 (2.82%) Atlassian
7 6 (2.42%) BEA
7 6 (2.42%) Informatica
7 6 (2.42%) Red Hat
7 6 (2.42%) webMethods
8 4 (1.61%) Apple
8 4 (1.61%) Cisco
8 4 (1.61%) Juniper
8 4 (1.61%) Palo Alto
8 4 (1.61%) Pega
8 4 (1.61%) Zend
9 3 (1.21%) Cloudera
9 3 (1.21%) Facebook
Brentwood, Essex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Surrey
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £325 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Colchester, Essex
Paratus People
Posted: 10 hours ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
Adria Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston upon Thames
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Accenture
Rate: From £26,100 to £42,700 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Croydon
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago