Period
to 16 January 2018

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 16 January 2018 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 525 514 569
Rank change year-on-year -11 +55 +43
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 322 321 292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.35% 0.36% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.43% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 207 170
England median daily rate £500 £500 £471
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.10% +4.72%
10th Percentile £345 £338 £315
90th Percentile £675 £625 £688
UK median daily rate £500 £490 £460
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52% -3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 9
England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +27.23% -40.11%
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £40.72
% change year-on-year +12.50% -1.77% -22.44%

Software Architecture is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 78,092 75,472 81,223
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.58% 84.10% 82.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,823 50,375 53,433
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £293 £269 £263
90th Percentile £638 £614 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,787 2,042 2,478
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +15.00%
10th Percentile £11.43 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £48.88
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £24.43 £23.43
% change year-on-year -2.78% +4.29% +17.13%

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 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 2018. 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 -33 190 £540 +8.00% 83
South East +9 69 £350 -22.22% 18
North of England +3 24 £425 -18.27% 18
South West +19 15 £600 +118.18% 8
Midlands +1 13 £421 -14.90% 28
Yorkshire -6 13 £425 -15.00% 6
West Midlands +6 12 £421 -9.41% 22
East of England -14 11 £520 +27.88% 13
North East +60 10 £425 -19.05% 2
North West +11 6 £460 -15.40% 10
East Midlands +2 1 - - 6
Software Architecture
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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.

1 172 (53.42%) Agile Software Development
2 170 (52.80%) Java
3 115 (35.71%) TDD
4 100 (31.06%) Web Services
5 83 (25.78%) HTML
5 83 (25.78%) REST
6 80 (24.84%) Scrum
7 75 (23.29%) CSS
8 68 (21.12%) Software Engineering
9 66 (20.50%) Oracle
9 66 (20.50%) JavaScript
10 64 (19.88%) AngularJS
11 63 (19.57%) Microservices
12 62 (19.25%) SQL
13 60 (18.63%) Git (software)
14 56 (17.39%) Security Cleared
14 56 (17.39%) XML
14 56 (17.39%) Mentoring
15 54 (16.77%) Spring
16 52 (16.15%) J2EE
17 51 (15.84%) BDD
18 48 (14.91%) .NET
18 48 (14.91%) Prototyping
19 47 (14.60%) E-Commerce
19 47 (14.60%) Kanban
20 46 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
21 45 (13.98%) Jenkins
21 45 (13.98%) Windows
21 45 (13.98%) Linux
22 44 (13.66%) SQL Server

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 32 (9.94%) Confluence
2 29 (9.01%) WebSphere
3 19 (5.90%) JBoss
4 18 (5.59%) CMS
5 17 (5.28%) WebSphere Application Server
6 16 (4.97%) Apache Spark
7 15 (4.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 15 (4.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 14 (4.35%) IIS
8 14 (4.35%) Sitecore CMS
9 13 (4.04%) Apache Solr
10 12 (3.73%) WebSphere Portal
11 9 (2.80%) Tomcat
12 8 (2.48%) Cloud Foundry
13 5 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
14 4 (1.24%) Apache
15 2 (0.62%) GlassFish
15 2 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
15 2 (0.62%) SharePoint
15 2 (0.62%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (0.93%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (3.73%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.31%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.31%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.31%) Loan IQ
2 1 (0.31%) Magento
2 1 (0.31%) Misys Equation
Cloud Services
1 39 (12.11%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (5.28%) Amazon EC2
2 17 (5.28%) Amazon S3
3 14 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (2.48%) GitHub
5 7 (2.17%) SaaS
6 6 (1.86%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 6 (1.86%) Amazon ELB
6 6 (1.86%) Amazon Kinesis
6 6 (1.86%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (1.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.93%) Serverless
8 2 (0.62%) Bluemix
8 2 (0.62%) Google App Engine
8 2 (0.62%) Google Compute Engine
8 2 (0.62%) Google Play
8 2 (0.62%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (0.62%) Office 365
8 2 (0.62%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.90%) Internet
2 16 (4.97%) Kerberos
3 12 (3.73%) HTTP
4 10 (3.11%) LDAP
5 5 (1.55%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.93%) SMS
6 3 (0.93%) SSL
7 2 (0.62%) MQTT
7 2 (0.62%) VoIP
7 2 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.31%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.31%) DNS
8 1 (0.31%) DSL
8 1 (0.31%) DVB
8 1 (0.31%) Firewall
8 1 (0.31%) VDSL
8 1 (0.31%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (13.66%) SQL Server
2 32 (9.94%) PostgreSQL
3 29 (9.01%) MySQL
4 27 (8.39%) NoSQL
4 27 (8.39%) Oracle Database
5 25 (7.76%) Hadoop
6 24 (7.45%) SQL Server 2012
7 23 (7.14%) HBase
8 22 (6.83%) Big Data
8 22 (6.83%) GIS
8 22 (6.83%) Oracle Database 10g
8 22 (6.83%) Oracle Database 11g
9 20 (6.21%) MongoDB
10 18 (5.59%) Apache Cassandra
11 9 (2.80%) Relational Database
12 8 (2.48%) Redis
13 7 (2.17%) Amazon RDS
13 7 (2.17%) IBM InfoSphere
14 5 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
15 4 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 60 (18.63%) Git (software)
2 45 (13.98%) Jenkins
3 38 (11.80%) JIRA
4 21 (6.52%) Maven
5 17 (5.28%) Cucumber
6 16 (4.97%) Mockito
7 15 (4.66%) IntelliJ
7 15 (4.66%) Selenium
8 14 (4.35%) GoogleTest
8 14 (4.35%) ReSharper
8 14 (4.35%) Sonatype Nexus
9 12 (3.73%) SonarQube
10 10 (3.11%) GitLab
11 9 (2.80%) Mocha
12 8 (2.48%) JUnit
12 8 (2.48%) Subversion
13 7 (2.17%) Gradle
14 6 (1.86%) Firebug
14 6 (1.86%) Hamcrest
15 5 (1.55%) WebDriver
General
1 41 (12.73%) Finance
2 15 (4.66%) Banking
3 10 (3.11%) Marketing
4 6 (1.86%) Automotive
4 6 (1.86%) Games
4 6 (1.86%) Law
4 6 (1.86%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.55%) Front Office
6 4 (1.24%) Advertising
7 3 (0.93%) Retail
8 2 (0.62%) Electronics
8 2 (0.62%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.31%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 139 (43.17%) Developer
2 135 (41.93%) Architect
3 38 (11.80%) Java Developer
4 37 (11.49%) Solutions Architect
5 30 (9.32%) Senior Developer
6 25 (7.76%) .NET Developer
6 25 (7.76%) C# Developer
7 24 (7.45%) C# .NET Developer
7 24 (7.45%) Technical Architect
8 18 (5.59%) Senior Java Developer
8 18 (5.59%) Software Architect
9 16 (4.97%) Data Architect
9 16 (4.97%) Digital Architect
10 15 (4.66%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 14 (4.35%) Big Data Architect
12 13 (4.04%) Java Architect
13 12 (3.73%) Development Engineer
13 12 (3.73%) Integration Engineer
13 12 (3.73%) Software Integration Engineer
14 11 (3.42%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (31.06%) Web Services
2 83 (25.78%) HTML
2 83 (25.78%) REST
3 75 (23.29%) CSS
4 64 (19.88%) AngularJS
5 56 (17.39%) XML
6 54 (16.77%) Spring
7 52 (16.15%) J2EE
8 48 (14.91%) .NET
9 44 (13.66%) RESTful
10 37 (11.49%) JSON
11 35 (10.87%) SOAP
12 32 (9.94%) ASP.NET Web API
13 31 (9.63%) .NET Framework
13 31 (9.63%) HTML5
13 31 (9.63%) Spring Boot
14 27 (8.39%) KnockoutJS
15 25 (7.76%) CSS3
16 24 (7.45%) Backbone.js
17 21 (6.52%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.07%) User Experience
2 23 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (6.83%) iPad
4 18 (5.59%) Virtual Team
5 12 (3.73%) Algorithms
6 10 (3.11%) Computer Science
6 10 (3.11%) Mobile App
7 8 (2.48%) Animation
7 8 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.86%) Hedge funds
9 5 (1.55%) iPhone
10 4 (1.24%) Cloud Native
10 4 (1.24%) Digital TV
10 4 (1.24%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (0.93%) Device Driver
11 3 (0.93%) Infotainment
11 3 (0.93%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.93%) N-Tier
11 3 (0.93%) STB
Operating Systems
1 45 (13.98%) Linux
1 45 (13.98%) Windows
2 27 (8.39%) Windows Server
3 11 (3.42%) Android
4 10 (3.11%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.55%) Unix
6 4 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.93%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.31%) CoreOS
8 1 (0.31%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.31%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (53.42%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (35.71%) TDD
3 80 (24.84%) Scrum
4 68 (21.12%) Software Engineering
5 63 (19.57%) Microservices
6 56 (17.39%) Mentoring
7 51 (15.84%) BDD
8 48 (14.91%) Prototyping
9 47 (14.60%) E-Commerce
9 47 (14.60%) Kanban
10 46 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
11 43 (13.35%) OO
12 38 (11.80%) Coaching
13 33 (10.25%) MVC
14 32 (9.94%) DevOps
14 32 (9.94%) SOA
15 28 (8.70%) Unit Testing
16 26 (8.07%) User Stories
17 25 (7.76%) MVVM
17 25 (7.76%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 170 (52.80%) Java
2 66 (20.50%) JavaScript
3 62 (19.25%) SQL
4 39 (12.11%) C#
5 36 (11.18%) PL/SQL
6 35 (10.87%) C++
7 27 (8.39%) C
8 15 (4.66%) Ruby
8 15 (4.66%) Scala
9 10 (3.11%) Python
10 9 (2.80%) VB.NET
11 5 (1.55%) PHP
12 4 (1.24%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.93%) ES6
13 3 (0.93%) VB
14 2 (0.62%) ActionScript
14 2 (0.62%) Apple Swift
14 2 (0.62%) Embedded C
14 2 (0.62%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.62%) XAML
Qualifications
1 56 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 34 (10.56%) SC Cleared
3 22 (6.83%) DV Cleared
4 13 (4.04%) Degree
5 6 (1.86%) ISEB
5 6 (1.86%) ISTQB
6 5 (1.55%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.31%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.83%) QA
2 5 (1.55%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.24%) GPG13
4 2 (0.62%) RosettaNet
5 1 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.31%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.31%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.31%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (8.39%) Active Directory
2 23 (7.14%) Docker
3 14 (4.35%) HDFS
4 1 (0.31%) Firmware
4 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.31%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (4.97%) Kubernetes
2 12 (3.73%) Ansible
3 7 (2.17%) Terraform
4 4 (1.24%) Kibana
4 4 (1.24%) logstash
5 3 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.62%) Puppet
7 1 (0.31%) Nagios
7 1 (0.31%) Salt
7 1 (0.31%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 66 (20.50%) Oracle
2 26 (8.07%) Microsoft
3 17 (5.28%) ATG
4 16 (4.97%) Adobe
5 15 (4.66%) Sitecore
6 12 (3.73%) Atlassian
6 12 (3.73%) Coverity
6 12 (3.73%) Sybase
7 11 (3.42%) Fujitsu
7 11 (3.42%) IBM
8 5 (1.55%) Apigee
8 5 (1.55%) Google
9 4 (1.24%) Apple
9 4 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.93%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.62%) HP
11 2 (0.62%) MuleSoft
11 2 (0.62%) Remedy
11 2 (0.62%) SAP
11 2 (0.62%) Splunk