The median contractor rate for a Software Architect was £490 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 June 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
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 567 549 596
Rank change year-on-year -18 +47  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Architect 40 102 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.085% 0.19% 0.080%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.090% 0.20% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 58 22
Median daily rate £490 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.51% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £390 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £615 £600
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 - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44561 50348 53046
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28813 32834 33338
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1376 1496 2028
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Software Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Architect in the UK

Software Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Architect in the UK

Software Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Architect over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Architect in the UK

Software Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Architect in the UK

Software Architect
Top 26 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 26 June 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
England -27 40 £490 +0.51% 20
London -20 21 £425 -5.55% 6
West Midlands -15 8 £510 +4.61%
Heathrow +7 7 £370 +5.71%
South East +28 5 £575 - 3
Telford -12 5 £470 -3.58%
Shropshire -16 5 £470 -3.58%
Buckinghamshire - 3 £600 - 1
Milton Keynes - 3 £600 - 1
Yorkshire +27 2 £550 - 4
West Yorkshire +18 2 £550 - 3
South West +5 2 £450 -25.31% 2
Canary Wharf +4 2 - -
Hampshire - 2 £550 - 1
North East +69 1 £468 +53.27%
North West +23 1 £600 - 2
Bristol -4 1 £475 -19.49%
Docklands, London -4 1 £490 -0.60%
City of London -4 1 £675 +46.73%
Stockton-on-Tees - 1 £468 -
Southampton - 1 £550 -
Portsmouth - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 £425 -
Durham - 1 £468 -
Manchester - 1 £600 - 2
Leeds - 1 £550 - 3

Software Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 featuring Software Architect in the job title.

1 62 (72.94%) Java
2 38 (44.71%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (35.29%) Scrum
4 28 (32.94%) Node.js
5 27 (31.76%) Microservices
6 26 (30.59%) Oracle
7 25 (29.41%) Software Engineering
8 23 (27.06%) SQL
9 21 (24.71%) Open Source
9 21 (24.71%) Unix
10 19 (22.35%) UML
10 19 (22.35%) C
11 18 (21.18%) C++
11 18 (21.18%) JavaScript
11 18 (21.18%) Perl
11 18 (21.18%) Linux
11 18 (21.18%) Multithreading
12 17 (20.00%) Kanban
12 17 (20.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 17 (20.00%) STL
13 15 (17.65%) Data Modelling
13 15 (17.65%) SOA
13 15 (17.65%) Software Architecture
13 15 (17.65%) Security Cleared
14 14 (16.47%) SC Cleared
15 12 (14.12%) JSON
16 11 (12.94%) Test Automation
16 11 (12.94%) REST
17 10 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
17 10 (11.76%) JIRA

Software Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 7 (8.24%) Confluence
2 5 (5.88%) Apache
2 5 (5.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (3.53%) Apache Spark
3 3 (3.53%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.18%) ColdFusion
4 1 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.18%) Liferay
4 1 (1.18%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.18%) LaTeX
1 1 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (1.18%) Oracle iRecruitment
1 1 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.53%) Heroku
3 2 (2.35%) OpenShift
4 1 (1.18%) PaaS
4 1 (1.18%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.71%) LDAP
2 3 (3.53%) Internet
3 1 (1.18%) ATM
3 1 (1.18%) DLNA
3 1 (1.18%) DOCSIS
3 1 (1.18%) DVB
3 1 (1.18%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.24%) Apache Cassandra
2 6 (7.06%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (5.88%) MongoDB
3 5 (5.88%) NoSQL
4 3 (3.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 3 (3.53%) Big Data
4 3 (3.53%) Hadoop
4 3 (3.53%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.18%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.18%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (1.18%) Pentaho
5 1 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (11.76%) JIRA
2 5 (5.88%) Jenkins
2 5 (5.88%) WebDriver
3 2 (2.35%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.35%) Maven
3 2 (2.35%) Subversion
4 1 (1.18%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.18%) ClearCase
4 1 (1.18%) QUnit
4 1 (1.18%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 6 (7.06%) Banking
1 6 (7.06%) Finance
1 6 (7.06%) Retail
2 4 (4.71%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.35%) Electronics
4 1 (1.18%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.18%) Marketing
4 1 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (32.94%) Node.js
2 17 (20.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 17 (20.00%) STL
3 12 (14.12%) JSON
4 11 (12.94%) REST
5 10 (11.76%) XML
6 9 (10.59%) Kafka
6 9 (10.59%) Web Services
7 6 (7.06%) Spring
8 5 (5.88%) .NET
8 5 (5.88%) J2EE
8 5 (5.88%) Play Framework
9 4 (4.71%) AngularJS
9 4 (4.71%) Hibernate
9 4 (4.71%) HTML
9 4 (4.71%) Middleware
9 4 (4.71%) RESTful
9 4 (4.71%) XSLT
10 3 (3.53%) COM+
10 3 (3.53%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (4.71%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.53%) EPoS
2 3 (3.53%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.53%) Mobile Banking
2 3 (3.53%) Online Banking
3 2 (2.35%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.18%) Digital TV
4 1 (1.18%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.18%) Over-the-Top Content
4 1 (1.18%) STB
Operating Systems
1 21 (24.71%) Unix
2 18 (21.18%) Linux
3 2 (2.35%) Windows
4 1 (1.18%) Android
4 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (44.71%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (35.29%) Scrum
3 27 (31.76%) Microservices
4 25 (29.41%) Software Engineering
5 21 (24.71%) Open Source
6 19 (22.35%) UML
7 18 (21.18%) Multithreading
8 17 (20.00%) Kanban
9 15 (17.65%) Data Modelling
9 15 (17.65%) SOA
9 15 (17.65%) Software Architecture
10 11 (12.94%) Test Automation
11 10 (11.76%) Enterprise Architecture
12 8 (9.41%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (9.41%) Coaching
13 7 (8.24%) DevOps
13 7 (8.24%) OO
13 7 (8.24%) OOA/OOD
14 6 (7.06%) Logical Data Model
14 6 (7.06%) Physical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 62 (72.94%) Java
2 23 (27.06%) SQL
3 19 (22.35%) C
4 18 (21.18%) C++
4 18 (21.18%) JavaScript
4 18 (21.18%) Perl
5 7 (8.24%) Scala
6 6 (7.06%) PL/SQL
7 3 (3.53%) VB
8 2 (2.35%) C#
8 2 (2.35%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.18%) ActionScript
9 1 (1.18%) XAML
Qualifications
1 15 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 14 (16.47%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.88%) ISEB
3 5 (5.88%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.35%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.35%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.18%) Degree
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.18%) QA
System Software
1 6 (7.06%) Docker
2 1 (1.18%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (7.06%) Kubernetes
2 5 (5.88%) Puppet
3 1 (1.18%) Ansible
Vendors
1 26 (30.59%) Oracle
2 7 (8.24%) Atlassian
3 5 (5.88%) IBM
4 4 (4.71%) MuleSoft
4 4 (4.71%) Sybase
5 2 (2.35%) Adobe
5 2 (2.35%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.35%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.35%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.35%) TIBCO
5 2 (2.35%) WSO2
6 1 (1.18%) BEA
6 1 (1.18%) Blue Prism
6 1 (1.18%) Calypso
6 1 (1.18%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.18%) Informatica
6 1 (1.18%) SAP
6 1 (1.18%) Sencha
6 1 (1.18%) webMethods
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