Period
to 27 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Software Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 27 July 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
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 361 382 376
Rank change year-on-year +21 -6 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Software Architect 7 9 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.044% 0.048% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.046% 0.051% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 12
South East median daily rate £575 £500 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% +21.21% -
10th Percentile £530 £423 £325
90th Percentile £620 £650 £512
England median daily rate £550 £488 £450
% change year-on-year +12.82% +8.33% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England 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 15191 17661 18571
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.44% 95.02% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 8747 10686 10488
South East median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £243 £235 £227
90th Percentile £550 £545 £525
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 717 755 889
South East median hourly rate £17.77 £19.61 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.38% +12.06% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.43 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.30 £43.90
England median hourly rate £18.35 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -3.42% +8.57% +2.94%

Software Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Software Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 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
Thames Valley -7 3 £600 +4.35% 2
Buckinghamshire - 3 £600 -
Hampshire - 2 £550 - 2
Software Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Scrum
3 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 3 (42.86%) Software Architecture
3 3 (42.86%) REST
3 3 (42.86%) Mobile Banking
3 3 (42.86%) Microservices
3 3 (42.86%) Banking
3 3 (42.86%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (42.86%) Online Banking
3 3 (42.86%) Internet
3 3 (42.86%) SOA
4 2 (28.57%) UML
4 2 (28.57%) Data Modelling
4 2 (28.57%) HTML
4 2 (28.57%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
4 2 (28.57%) Node.js
4 2 (28.57%) OpenShift
4 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 2 (28.57%) Open Source
4 2 (28.57%) Kanban
4 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) HTML5
5 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
5 1 (14.29%) LaTeX
5 1 (14.29%) DevOps
5 1 (14.29%) Over-the-Top Content
5 1 (14.29%) DLNA

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 1 (14.29%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) LaTeX
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Internet
2 1 (14.29%) ATM
2 1 (14.29%) DLNA
2 1 (14.29%) DOCSIS
2 1 (14.29%) DVB
2 1 (14.29%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Big Data
1 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) QUnit
General
1 3 (42.86%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) REST
2 2 (28.57%) HTML
2 2 (28.57%) Node.js
3 1 (14.29%) Ember.js
3 1 (14.29%) Handlebars
3 1 (14.29%) HTML5
3 1 (14.29%) jQuery
3 1 (14.29%) Middleware
3 1 (14.29%) POSIX
3 1 (14.29%) XML
3 1 (14.29%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Mobile Banking
1 3 (42.86%) Online Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Digital TV
2 1 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (14.29%) Over-the-Top Content
2 1 (14.29%) STB
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Scrum
3 3 (42.86%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (42.86%) Microservices
3 3 (42.86%) SOA
3 3 (42.86%) Software Architecture
4 2 (28.57%) Data Modelling
4 2 (28.57%) Kanban
4 2 (28.57%) Open Source
4 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 2 (28.57%) UML
5 1 (14.29%) DevOps
5 1 (14.29%) MVC
5 1 (14.29%) TOGAF
5 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) C
2 1 (14.29%) C++
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Certification
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle