The median contractor rate for a Software Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Architect
England / South East
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 251 277 252
Rank change year-on-year +26 -25  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Architect 6 4 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.072% 0.041% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.077% 0.043% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 10
Median daily rate £600 £650 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +48.57%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £51.25

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7779 9315 9441
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 93.96% 95.53% 94.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4425 5716 5158
Median daily rate £401 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +0.62% +6.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 394 378 461
Median hourly rate £17.73 £17.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.28% -5.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.25 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.70
% change year-on-year - +4.79%  

Software Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Software Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Architect in the South East

Software Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Software Architect in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Architect in the South East

Software Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Architect in the South East

Software Architect
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Architect within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 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
Buckinghamshire - 3 £600 -
Hampshire - 1 - - 2
Software Architect
England

Software Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 April 2017, Software Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region featuring Software Architect in the job title.

1 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) REST
3 5 (41.67%) Scrum
3 5 (41.67%) Java
3 5 (41.67%) Red Hat
4 4 (33.33%) UML
4 4 (33.33%) Oracle
4 4 (33.33%) Finance
4 4 (33.33%) Banking
4 4 (33.33%) Software Architecture
5 3 (25.00%) Agile Project Management
5 3 (25.00%) Web Application Development
5 3 (25.00%) .NET Framework
5 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (25.00%) Online Banking
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (25.00%) SOAP
5 3 (25.00%) Web Services
5 3 (25.00%) C#
5 3 (25.00%) .NET
5 3 (25.00%) JBoss
5 3 (25.00%) Apache
5 3 (25.00%) SOA
5 3 (25.00%) Internet
5 3 (25.00%) Project Management
5 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET
5 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (25.00%) Mobile Banking
5 3 (25.00%) Microservices

Software Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 3 (25.00%) Apache
1 3 (25.00%) JBoss
2 1 (8.33%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
2 1 (8.33%) LaTeX
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Internet
2 1 (8.33%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) Big Data
2 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Ant
1 1 (8.33%) Eclipse
1 1 (8.33%) Gradle
1 1 (8.33%) IntelliJ
1 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (8.33%) JUnit
1 1 (8.33%) Maven
1 1 (8.33%) QUnit
General
1 4 (33.33%) Banking
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) REST
2 3 (25.00%) .NET
2 3 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (25.00%) SOAP
2 3 (25.00%) Web Services
3 2 (16.67%) Java EE
3 2 (16.67%) Node.js
3 2 (16.67%) XML
4 1 (8.33%) Ember.js
4 1 (8.33%) Handlebars
4 1 (8.33%) HTML
4 1 (8.33%) J2EE
4 1 (8.33%) JDBC
4 1 (8.33%) jQuery
4 1 (8.33%) JSF
4 1 (8.33%) Spring
4 1 (8.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Mobile Banking
1 3 (25.00%) Online Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Scrum
3 4 (33.33%) Software Architecture
3 4 (33.33%) UML
4 3 (25.00%) Agile Project Management
4 3 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (25.00%) Microservices
4 3 (25.00%) Project Management
4 3 (25.00%) SOA
4 3 (25.00%) Web Application Development
5 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Data Modelling
5 2 (16.67%) Kanban
5 2 (16.67%) Migration
5 2 (16.67%) Open Source
6 1 (8.33%) DevOps
6 1 (8.33%) MVC
6 1 (8.33%) TOGAF
6 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) Java
2 3 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Certification
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Red Hat
2 4 (33.33%) Oracle
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft