Period
to 19 January 2018

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 19 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
England > London
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 440 405 492
Rank change year-on-year -35 +87 -15
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 191 190 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.41% 0.45% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.53% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 130 71
London median daily rate £545 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.00% - -
10th Percentile £388 £363 £356
90th Percentile £738 £675 £725
England median daily rate £513 £495 £450
% change year-on-year +3.54% +10.00% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.10 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £31.44
% change year-on-year +12.50% +27.23% -40.11%

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 London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 40,244 36,043 37,469
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 86.61% 86.05% 84.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,381 25,928 26,700
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £313 £310 £298
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £432 £425
% change year-on-year +4.11% +1.71% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 423 456
London median hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +20.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.41 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £52.25 £50.50
England median hourly rate £23.63 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -5.50% +8.70% +15.00%

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 19 January 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Architecture in London over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 19 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
South London -4 31 £700 +64.71% 1
West London -4 25 £550 +29.41% 11
Central London -40 17 £500 -2.44% 17
East London -8 8 £445 -19.09% 1
North London - 1 £400 -
Software Architecture
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 London region with a requirement for Software Architecture.

1 124 (64.92%) Java
2 90 (47.12%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (30.89%) REST
4 56 (29.32%) Oracle
4 56 (29.32%) Web Services
5 51 (26.70%) Security Cleared
6 50 (26.18%) SQL
7 46 (24.08%) J2EE
8 45 (23.56%) Spring
9 43 (22.51%) Software Engineering
9 43 (22.51%) XML
10 42 (21.99%) TDD
11 39 (20.42%) Microservices
12 36 (18.85%) BDD
13 35 (18.32%) PL/SQL
14 34 (17.80%) JavaScript
14 34 (17.80%) Scrum
15 33 (17.28%) SC Cleared
16 31 (16.23%) Finance
17 29 (15.18%) JIRA
17 29 (15.18%) Coaching
18 28 (14.66%) Mentoring
18 28 (14.66%) Amazon AWS
18 28 (14.66%) Confluence
18 28 (14.66%) Oracle Database
19 27 (14.14%) Active Directory
20 26 (13.61%) Hadoop
20 26 (13.61%) WebSphere
21 24 (12.57%) Requirements Analysis
21 24 (12.57%) Continuous Integration

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 28 (14.66%) Confluence
2 26 (13.61%) WebSphere
3 16 (8.38%) Apache Spark
4 14 (7.33%) JBoss
4 14 (7.33%) WebSphere Application Server
5 13 (6.81%) Apache Solr
6 12 (6.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 12 (6.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 12 (6.28%) WebSphere Portal
7 8 (4.19%) Cloud Foundry
8 5 (2.62%) CMS
9 4 (2.09%) Apache
10 2 (1.05%) Anypoint
10 2 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.52%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (5.76%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.52%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.52%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.52%) Loan IQ
2 1 (0.52%) Magento
2 1 (0.52%) Misys Equation
Cloud Services
1 28 (14.66%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (7.33%) Amazon S3
3 13 (6.81%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (4.19%) GitHub
5 6 (3.14%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 6 (3.14%) Amazon ELB
5 6 (3.14%) Amazon Kinesis
5 6 (3.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 5 (2.62%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (2.62%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (1.05%) Google Play
7 2 (1.05%) PaaS
7 2 (1.05%) Serverless
8 1 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.52%) IaaS
8 1 (0.52%) Loggly
8 1 (0.52%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.38%) Kerberos
2 15 (7.85%) Internet
3 6 (3.14%) HTTP
4 1 (0.52%) DNS
4 1 (0.52%) DVB
4 1 (0.52%) Firewall
4 1 (0.52%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (14.66%) Oracle Database
2 26 (13.61%) Hadoop
3 23 (12.04%) GIS
3 23 (12.04%) HBase
3 23 (12.04%) Oracle Database 10g
3 23 (12.04%) Oracle Database 11g
4 20 (10.47%) Big Data
5 15 (7.85%) NoSQL
5 15 (7.85%) SQL Server
6 10 (5.24%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (4.19%) Redis
8 7 (3.66%) Amazon RDS
8 7 (3.66%) IBM InfoSphere
9 5 (2.62%) Relational Database
10 4 (2.09%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (2.09%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (2.09%) SQL Server 2016
11 3 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (1.05%) MongoDB
12 2 (1.05%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 29 (15.18%) JIRA
2 24 (12.57%) Jenkins
3 17 (8.90%) Maven
4 15 (7.85%) Cucumber
4 15 (7.85%) IntelliJ
5 12 (6.28%) Mockito
5 12 (6.28%) Sonatype Nexus
6 10 (5.24%) SonarQube
7 9 (4.71%) Git (software)
8 6 (3.14%) GitLab
9 3 (1.57%) Eclipse
10 2 (1.05%) Jasmine
10 2 (1.05%) Mocha
10 2 (1.05%) Selenium
10 2 (1.05%) Vagrant
10 2 (1.05%) webpack
11 1 (0.52%) Gradle
11 1 (0.52%) Grunt
11 1 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.52%) Sinon.JS
General
1 31 (16.23%) Finance
2 12 (6.28%) Banking
3 10 (5.24%) Marketing
4 7 (3.66%) Games
5 5 (2.62%) Front Office
5 5 (2.62%) Law
6 4 (2.09%) Advertising
6 4 (2.09%) Automotive
7 3 (1.57%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.52%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.52%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 88 (46.07%) Architect
2 77 (40.31%) Developer
3 31 (16.23%) Solutions Architect
4 29 (15.18%) Java Developer
5 14 (7.33%) Big Data Architect
5 14 (7.33%) Data Architect
6 12 (6.28%) Development Engineer
6 12 (6.28%) Integration Engineer
6 12 (6.28%) Java Architect
6 12 (6.28%) Senior Developer
6 12 (6.28%) Software Integration Engineer
7 11 (5.76%) Software Development Engineer
8 10 (5.24%) Senior Java Developer
8 10 (5.24%) Software Architect
9 9 (4.71%) Enterprise Architect
10 8 (4.19%) Digital Architect
10 8 (4.19%) Java Software Developer
10 8 (4.19%) Software Developer
10 8 (4.19%) Technical Architect
11 7 (3.66%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (30.89%) REST
2 56 (29.32%) Web Services
3 46 (24.08%) J2EE
4 45 (23.56%) Spring
5 43 (22.51%) XML
6 24 (12.57%) HTML
7 23 (12.04%) Spring Boot
8 22 (11.52%) RESTful
9 21 (10.99%) .NET
9 21 (10.99%) Kafka
10 20 (10.47%) AngularJS
10 20 (10.47%) Apache Camel
10 20 (10.47%) SOAP
11 19 (9.95%) JSF
12 18 (9.42%) JSON
13 16 (8.38%) CSS
14 14 (7.33%) JDBC
15 12 (6.28%) HTML5
16 11 (5.76%) JSR 170
16 11 (5.76%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.95%) iPad
2 14 (7.33%) Virtual Team
3 12 (6.28%) Algorithms
4 10 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (4.19%) Computer Science
5 8 (4.19%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (3.66%) Animation
7 6 (3.14%) Hedge funds
7 6 (3.14%) Mobile App
8 5 (2.62%) iPhone
9 4 (2.09%) Cloud Native
10 3 (1.57%) Digital TV
10 3 (1.57%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (1.57%) Media Streaming
10 3 (1.57%) N-Tier
10 3 (1.57%) Over-the-Top Content
11 2 (1.05%) Device Driver
11 2 (1.05%) Fixed Income
11 2 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (1.05%) STB
Operating Systems
1 18 (9.42%) Linux
1 18 (9.42%) Windows
2 12 (6.28%) Windows Server
3 9 (4.71%) Apple iOS
4 8 (4.19%) Android
5 1 (0.52%) CoreOS
5 1 (0.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (47.12%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (22.51%) Software Engineering
3 42 (21.99%) TDD
4 39 (20.42%) Microservices
5 36 (18.85%) BDD
6 34 (17.80%) Scrum
7 29 (15.18%) Coaching
8 28 (14.66%) Mentoring
9 24 (12.57%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (12.57%) Requirements Analysis
9 24 (12.57%) Web Application Development
10 23 (12.04%) OO
10 23 (12.04%) Quality Management
11 20 (10.47%) High Availability
12 19 (9.95%) E-Commerce
12 19 (9.95%) Kanban
12 19 (9.95%) SOA
13 17 (8.90%) Data Architecture
13 17 (8.90%) Unit Testing
14 16 (8.38%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 124 (64.92%) Java
2 50 (26.18%) SQL
3 35 (18.32%) PL/SQL
4 34 (17.80%) JavaScript
5 20 (10.47%) C
6 12 (6.28%) C#
7 8 (4.19%) C++
8 6 (3.14%) Python
9 4 (2.09%) Scala
10 3 (1.57%) ES6
10 3 (1.57%) Ruby
10 3 (1.57%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.57%) VB
11 2 (1.05%) Apple Swift
11 2 (1.05%) PHP
11 2 (1.05%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.52%) Embedded C
12 1 (0.52%) Go
12 1 (0.52%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 51 (26.70%) Security Cleared
2 33 (17.28%) SC Cleared
3 22 (11.52%) DV Cleared
4 6 (3.14%) ISEB
4 6 (3.14%) ISTQB
5 4 (2.09%) Degree
6 3 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.38%) QA
2 5 (2.62%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 27 (14.14%) Active Directory
2 22 (11.52%) Docker
3 14 (7.33%) HDFS
4 1 (0.52%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (8.38%) Kubernetes
2 9 (4.71%) Ansible
3 7 (3.66%) Terraform
4 3 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.05%) Puppet
6 1 (0.52%) Nagios
6 1 (0.52%) Salt
6 1 (0.52%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 56 (29.32%) Oracle
2 21 (10.99%) Microsoft
3 14 (7.33%) ATG
4 13 (6.81%) Adobe
5 12 (6.28%) Atlassian
5 12 (6.28%) Sybase
6 11 (5.76%) Fujitsu
7 10 (5.24%) Coverity
8 9 (4.71%) IBM
9 5 (2.62%) Apigee
10 4 (2.09%) Apple
10 4 (2.09%) Google
11 3 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (1.05%) MuleSoft
12 2 (1.05%) Remedy
12 2 (1.05%) Splunk
13 1 (0.52%) FactSet
13 1 (0.52%) New Relic
13 1 (0.52%) Rackspace
13 1 (0.52%) SaltStack