Period
to 24 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 24 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
England > London
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 459 465 524
Rank change year-on-year +6 +59 -55
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 128 146 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.31% 0.32% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.37% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 117 63
London median daily rate £513 £475 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% -13.64% +22.22%
10th Percentile £404 £353 £325
90th Percentile £675 £600 £688
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
London median hourly rate £47.50 - -
England 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 London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 36178 39031 38365
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 86.41% 85.75% 82.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 25887 28276 27096
London median daily rate £488 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.41% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £280
90th Percentile £656 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 341 524
London median hourly rate £24.12 £21.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.16% +7.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £12.96 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £52.15 £51.69 £57.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.96
% change year-on-year - +13.87% +7.10%

Software Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Architecture in London

Software Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Architecture in London

Software Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Architecture in London over the 6 months to 24 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Architecture in London

Software Architecture
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Architecture in London

Software Architecture
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 24 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
Central London +5 19 £506 +19.12% 6
West London +39 7 £450 -20.35% 5
East London -7 7 £445 -15.24%
Software Architecture
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 London region with a requirement for Software Architecture.

1 74 (57.81%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (50.00%) Java
3 39 (30.47%) TDD
4 37 (28.91%) JavaScript
5 34 (26.56%) SQL
5 34 (26.56%) Web Services
6 32 (25.00%) OO
6 32 (25.00%) REST
7 30 (23.44%) Spring
8 29 (22.66%) Scrum
9 27 (21.09%) Oracle
10 25 (19.53%) J2EE
10 25 (19.53%) Hibernate
11 23 (17.97%) RESTful
12 22 (17.19%) HTML
12 22 (17.19%) E-Commerce
12 22 (17.19%) iPad
13 21 (16.41%) Computer Science
14 20 (15.63%) SOA
14 20 (15.63%) Internet
14 20 (15.63%) Microservices
15 19 (14.84%) MVC
16 18 (14.06%) SOAP
16 18 (14.06%) Software Engineering
16 18 (14.06%) QA
16 18 (14.06%) Kanban
16 18 (14.06%) Node.js
17 17 (13.28%) OOP
17 17 (13.28%) XML
18 16 (12.50%) Spring MVC

Software Architecture
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 12 (9.38%) JBoss
1 12 (9.38%) WebSphere
1 12 (9.38%) WebSphere Application Server
2 9 (7.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 8 (6.25%) Confluence
4 4 (3.13%) Apache Spark
4 4 (3.13%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (2.34%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.78%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.78%) CMS
6 1 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.78%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.78%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.78%) Pega PRPC
Cloud Services
1 13 (10.16%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (3.13%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 4 (3.13%) Amazon ELB
2 4 (3.13%) Amazon Kinesis
2 4 (3.13%) Amazon S3
2 4 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.78%) Office 365
3 1 (0.78%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 20 (15.63%) Internet
2 6 (4.69%) HTTP
2 6 (4.69%) LDAP
3 2 (1.56%) DVB
4 1 (0.78%) DHCP
4 1 (0.78%) DNS
4 1 (0.78%) VPN
4 1 (0.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.72%) NoSQL
2 12 (9.38%) MongoDB
3 11 (8.59%) Apache Cassandra
3 11 (8.59%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (7.03%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (6.25%) Couchbase
5 8 (6.25%) MySQL
5 8 (6.25%) SQL Server
6 7 (5.47%) Redis
6 7 (5.47%) Relational Database
7 6 (4.69%) MariaDB
7 6 (4.69%) Oracle Database
7 6 (4.69%) RDBMS
8 3 (2.34%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (2.34%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (1.56%) Big Data
9 2 (1.56%) CouchDB
9 2 (1.56%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.78%) Endeca
10 1 (0.78%) HBase
Development Applications
1 8 (6.25%) JIRA
1 8 (6.25%) JUnit
1 8 (6.25%) TestNG
2 7 (5.47%) Git (software)
3 6 (4.69%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.34%) Subversion
5 2 (1.56%) Maven
5 2 (1.56%) Mockito
5 2 (1.56%) Moq
5 2 (1.56%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (1.56%) Selenium
5 2 (1.56%) SpecFlow
5 2 (1.56%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.56%) WebDriver
5 2 (1.56%) Xcode
6 1 (0.78%) CocoaPods
6 1 (0.78%) git-flow
6 1 (0.78%) Grunt
6 1 (0.78%) LINQPad
6 1 (0.78%) webpack
General
1 10 (7.81%) Advertising
2 8 (6.25%) Finance
3 5 (3.91%) Banking
4 4 (3.13%) Spanish Language
5 3 (2.34%) Games
5 3 (2.34%) Law
5 3 (2.34%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.56%) Retail
7 1 (0.78%) Electronics
7 1 (0.78%) Front Office
7 1 (0.78%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.78%) Marketing
7 1 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.78%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 67 (52.34%) Architect
2 50 (39.06%) Developer
3 25 (19.53%) Technical Architect
4 20 (15.63%) Java Developer
5 15 (11.72%) Java Architect
6 10 (7.81%) Senior Architect
6 10 (7.81%) Software Architect
7 9 (7.03%) Senior Technical Architect
8 7 (5.47%) Node.js Developer
8 7 (5.47%) Solutions Architect
9 6 (4.69%) Agile Developer
9 6 (4.69%) Digital Architect
9 6 (4.69%) Full Stack Developer
10 5 (3.91%) J2EE Architect
10 5 (3.91%) Java/J2EE Architect
10 5 (3.91%) Programmer
10 5 (3.91%) Senior Developer
11 4 (3.13%) Applications Architect
11 4 (3.13%) Applications Developer
11 4 (3.13%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (26.56%) Web Services
2 32 (25.00%) REST
3 30 (23.44%) Spring
4 25 (19.53%) Hibernate
4 25 (19.53%) J2EE
5 23 (17.97%) RESTful
6 22 (17.19%) HTML
7 18 (14.06%) Node.js
7 18 (14.06%) SOAP
8 17 (13.28%) XML
9 16 (12.50%) Spring MVC
10 15 (11.72%) AngularJS
11 14 (10.94%) CSS
12 12 (9.38%) JDBC
13 11 (8.59%) HTML5
14 8 (6.25%) .NET
14 8 (6.25%) JSON
14 8 (6.25%) Kafka
14 8 (6.25%) Struts
15 7 (5.47%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 22 (17.19%) iPad
2 21 (16.41%) Computer Science
3 13 (10.16%) Virtual Team
4 6 (4.69%) Animation
4 6 (4.69%) Digital TV
4 6 (4.69%) STB
5 5 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.91%) Mobile App
6 4 (3.13%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.34%) iPhone
7 3 (2.34%) Spread Betting
8 2 (1.56%) Device Driver
8 2 (1.56%) EPoS
8 2 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.78%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.78%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.78%) Equities
9 1 (0.78%) Fintech
9 1 (0.78%) MPEG
9 1 (0.78%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.16%) Linux
2 8 (6.25%) Apple iOS
3 6 (4.69%) Android
4 3 (2.34%) Unix
5 1 (0.78%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.78%) Windows
5 1 (0.78%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (57.81%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (30.47%) TDD
3 32 (25.00%) OO
4 29 (22.66%) Scrum
5 22 (17.19%) E-Commerce
6 20 (15.63%) Microservices
6 20 (15.63%) SOA
7 19 (14.84%) MVC
8 18 (14.06%) Kanban
8 18 (14.06%) Software Engineering
9 17 (13.28%) OOP
10 16 (12.50%) High Availability
11 15 (11.72%) BDD
11 15 (11.72%) Data Modelling
11 15 (11.72%) Prototyping
11 15 (11.72%) TOGAF
12 14 (10.94%) Performance Tuning
13 13 (10.16%) B2C
13 13 (10.16%) User Stories
14 12 (9.38%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (50.00%) Java
2 37 (28.91%) JavaScript
3 34 (26.56%) SQL
4 14 (10.94%) Python
5 12 (9.38%) PL/SQL
6 10 (7.81%) C++
7 9 (7.03%) C
7 9 (7.03%) C#
8 6 (4.69%) VB
9 5 (3.91%) Bash Shell
9 5 (3.91%) PHP
10 4 (3.13%) Apple Swift
11 3 (2.34%) ActionScript
11 3 (2.34%) Scala
12 2 (1.56%) ES6
12 2 (1.56%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.78%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.78%) Ruby
13 1 (0.78%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (10.94%) Degree
2 10 (7.81%) Security Cleared
3 9 (7.03%) ISEB
3 9 (7.03%) ISTQB
4 8 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (4.69%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (4.69%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.78%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (14.06%) QA
2 1 (0.78%) COBIT
2 1 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (3.91%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.13%) Docker
3 1 (0.78%) HDFS
3 1 (0.78%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (2.34%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.78%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (0.78%) HockeyApp
2 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.78%) SCCM
2 1 (0.78%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (21.09%) Oracle
2 13 (10.16%) ATG
3 10 (7.81%) Sybase
4 9 (7.03%) IBM
5 7 (5.47%) Atlassian
6 5 (3.91%) Microsoft
6 5 (3.91%) SAP
7 4 (3.13%) Apple
7 4 (3.13%) Zend
8 3 (2.34%) Adobe
8 3 (2.34%) Facebook
9 2 (1.56%) Apigee
9 2 (1.56%) Roku
9 2 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.78%) Coremetrics
10 1 (0.78%) Google
10 1 (0.78%) Optimizely
10 1 (0.78%) Pega
10 1 (0.78%) RightFax
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