The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 3 months to 25 June 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
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 468 486 498
Rank change year-on-year +18 +12  
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 119 168 138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.32% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.38% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 100 83
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £375 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £631 £615 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £426 £488 £435
% change year-on-year -12.56% +12.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Median hourly rate £41.75 £40.00 £30.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.37% +30.39%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.35 £40.00 £24.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.15 £44.00 £37.34
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.75 £40.00 £30.68
% change year-on-year +4.37% +30.39%  

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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 39103 44215 45229
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.49% 83.33% 80.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 25496 29340 29026
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1041 1070 1262
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £48.70 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Software Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Software Architecture as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Architecture in the UK

Software Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Architecture in the UK

Software Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Architecture over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Architecture in the UK

Software Architecture
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Architecture in the UK

Software Architecture
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 25 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 +1 108 £475 +5.55% 79
London -6 60 £483 +11.88% 32
South East +33 14 £340 -20.00% 8
City of London +4 9 £506 +19.11% 4
South Wales +3 9 £393 -25.23%
East of England 0 9 £618 +23.50% 8
Wales -1 9 £393 -25.23%
Essex - 9 £618 -
West Midlands -4 8 £575 +17.94% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne +83 6 £450 +50.00% 1
Tyne and Wear +79 6 £450 +50.00% 1
North East +71 6 £450 +50.00% 1
Shropshire -10 6 £575 +17.94% 1
Southend-on-Sea - 6 £630 -
Telford -8 5 £575 +17.94% 1
South West +5 4 £413 -32.92% 11
West Malling - 4 £340 -
Kent - 4 £340 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £600 -
Yorkshire +11 3 £525 -17.32% 10
Hampshire +6 3 £450 +17.64%
East Midlands -15 3 £363 +7.40% 1
Cardiff - 3 £325 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £600 -
North West +28 2 £388 -44.64% 3
West Yorkshire +15 2 £525 -21.64% 10
East Sussex +2 2 £338 -15.62%
Bridgend - 2 £325 -
Caerphilly - 2 £426 -
Brentford - 2 £385 -

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 with a requirement for Software Architecture.

1 141 (53.41%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (39.02%) Java
3 99 (37.50%) TDD
4 72 (27.27%) Scrum
5 65 (24.62%) HTML
6 62 (23.48%) SQL
7 60 (22.73%) Oracle
7 60 (22.73%) Web Services
8 56 (21.21%) REST
9 55 (20.83%) CSS
10 52 (19.70%) Spring
11 51 (19.32%) User Stories
12 50 (18.94%) E-Commerce
13 49 (18.56%) Kanban
14 48 (18.18%) OO
15 47 (17.80%) J2EE
16 46 (17.42%) JavaScript
16 46 (17.42%) Software Engineering
17 43 (16.29%) Prototyping
18 40 (15.15%) MVC
18 40 (15.15%) Hibernate
18 40 (15.15%) SOA
18 40 (15.15%) HTML5
19 39 (14.77%) Internet
19 39 (14.77%) C#
19 39 (14.77%) .NET
20 38 (14.39%) Linux
21 37 (14.02%) Git (software)
22 34 (12.88%) Open Source
22 34 (12.88%) NoSQL

Software Architecture
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 26 (9.85%) CMS
2 25 (9.47%) WebSphere
3 21 (7.95%) JBoss
3 21 (7.95%) WebSphere Application Server
4 20 (7.58%) WebLogic
5 12 (4.55%) Apache
6 11 (4.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 11 (4.17%) Sitecore CMS
7 10 (3.79%) Confluence
8 9 (3.41%) IIS
9 7 (2.65%) Apache Spark
10 6 (2.27%) Apache Solr
11 4 (1.52%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (1.14%) SAS
13 2 (0.76%) Drupal
13 2 (0.76%) Liferay
14 1 (0.38%) Alfresco
14 1 (0.38%) NServiceBus
14 1 (0.38%) Umbraco
14 1 (0.38%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 2 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.38%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.76%) Siebel CRM
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 23 (8.71%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.14%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 3 (1.14%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (1.14%) Amazon Kinesis
3 3 (1.14%) Amazon S3
3 3 (1.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (0.76%) OpenShift
4 2 (0.76%) PaaS
5 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.38%) Heroku
5 1 (0.38%) Office 365
5 1 (0.38%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.38%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 39 (14.77%) Internet
2 21 (7.95%) HTTP
3 11 (4.17%) TCP/IP
4 9 (3.41%) LDAP
5 8 (3.03%) SSL
6 7 (2.65%) DVB
7 5 (1.89%) DNS
7 5 (1.89%) VPN
7 5 (1.89%) WAN
8 4 (1.52%) BGP
8 4 (1.52%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (1.52%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (1.52%) EIGRP
8 4 (1.52%) Firewall
8 4 (1.52%) LAN
8 4 (1.52%) MPLS
8 4 (1.52%) NX-OS
8 4 (1.52%) TACACS
8 4 (1.52%) VoIP
8 4 (1.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (12.88%) NoSQL
2 33 (12.50%) MySQL
3 32 (12.12%) MongoDB
4 30 (11.36%) PostgreSQL
5 25 (9.47%) Apache Cassandra
5 25 (9.47%) Relational Database
6 22 (8.33%) SQL Server
7 16 (6.06%) Endeca
8 15 (5.68%) Hadoop
9 12 (4.55%) RDBMS
10 10 (3.79%) Big Data
10 10 (3.79%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (3.41%) Oracle Database
11 9 (3.41%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (2.65%) SQL Server 2008
13 6 (2.27%) Couchbase
13 6 (2.27%) MariaDB
13 6 (2.27%) Redis
13 6 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
14 5 (1.89%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 37 (14.02%) Git (software)
2 17 (6.44%) Subversion
3 14 (5.30%) Jenkins
4 13 (4.92%) JIRA
5 10 (3.79%) JUnit
5 10 (3.79%) ReSharper
6 9 (3.41%) Selenium
7 8 (3.03%) Mockito
8 7 (2.65%) Visual Studio
9 6 (2.27%) ClearCase
9 6 (2.27%) TestNG
10 5 (1.89%) Moq
10 5 (1.89%) Rational Rhapsody
11 4 (1.52%) Eclipse
11 4 (1.52%) SpecFlow
11 4 (1.52%) WebDriver
12 3 (1.14%) CA Gen
12 3 (1.14%) ClearQuest
12 3 (1.14%) LoadRunner
13 2 (0.76%) Grunt
General
1 18 (6.82%) Finance
2 12 (4.55%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.41%) Banking
4 8 (3.03%) Advertising
5 6 (2.27%) Marketing
6 5 (1.89%) Automotive
6 5 (1.89%) Electronics
7 4 (1.52%) Aerospace
7 4 (1.52%) Games
8 3 (1.14%) Retail
9 2 (0.76%) Back Office
9 2 (0.76%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.76%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.38%) Front Office
10 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.38%) Law
10 1 (0.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 127 (48.11%) Architect
2 94 (35.61%) Developer
3 50 (18.94%) Technical Architect
4 25 (9.47%) Java Developer
5 22 (8.33%) .NET Developer
6 18 (6.82%) C# Developer
6 18 (6.82%) Java Architect
7 15 (5.68%) Software Architect
8 13 (4.92%) C# .NET Developer
8 13 (4.92%) Solutions Architect
9 12 (4.55%) Digital Architect
10 11 (4.17%) SQL Developer
11 10 (3.79%) Senior Architect
11 10 (3.79%) Software Engineer
12 9 (3.41%) Agile Developer
12 9 (3.41%) Full Stack Developer
12 9 (3.41%) Senior Technical Architect
13 7 (2.65%) Java Technical Architect
13 7 (2.65%) Node.js Developer
13 7 (2.65%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (24.62%) HTML
2 60 (22.73%) Web Services
3 56 (21.21%) REST
4 55 (20.83%) CSS
5 52 (19.70%) Spring
6 47 (17.80%) J2EE
7 40 (15.15%) Hibernate
7 40 (15.15%) HTML5
8 39 (14.77%) .NET
9 34 (12.88%) XML
10 33 (12.50%) SOAP
11 32 (12.12%) RESTful
12 31 (11.74%) AngularJS
13 29 (10.98%) JSON
14 25 (9.47%) Node.js
15 23 (8.71%) CSS3
16 21 (7.95%) Struts
17 20 (7.58%) .NET Framework
17 20 (7.58%) JDBC
18 19 (7.20%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 31 (11.74%) iPad
2 25 (9.47%) Virtual Team
3 21 (7.95%) Computer Science
4 11 (4.17%) Management Information System
5 10 (3.79%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (3.79%) Digital TV
5 10 (3.79%) STB
6 7 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (2.65%) User Experience
7 6 (2.27%) MPEG
8 4 (1.52%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.52%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.52%) Online Banking
9 3 (1.14%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.14%) Device Driver
9 3 (1.14%) Handset
9 3 (1.14%) Mobile Banking
10 2 (0.76%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (0.76%) EPoS
10 2 (0.76%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 38 (14.39%) Linux
2 23 (8.71%) Unix
3 13 (4.92%) Windows
4 9 (3.41%) Windows Server
5 8 (3.03%) Android
5 8 (3.03%) Mac OS X
5 8 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.14%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.38%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.38%) VxWorks
7 1 (0.38%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (53.41%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (37.50%) TDD
3 72 (27.27%) Scrum
4 51 (19.32%) User Stories
5 50 (18.94%) E-Commerce
6 49 (18.56%) Kanban
7 48 (18.18%) OO
8 46 (17.42%) Software Engineering
9 43 (16.29%) Prototyping
10 40 (15.15%) MVC
10 40 (15.15%) SOA
11 34 (12.88%) Open Source
12 32 (12.12%) Product Management
13 31 (11.74%) Continuous Integration
14 28 (10.61%) High Availability
15 26 (9.85%) Microservices
16 25 (9.47%) Performance Tuning
17 24 (9.09%) B2C
17 24 (9.09%) BDD
17 24 (9.09%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 103 (39.02%) Java
2 62 (23.48%) SQL
3 46 (17.42%) JavaScript
4 39 (14.77%) C#
5 19 (7.20%) C++
6 18 (6.82%) PL/SQL
7 17 (6.44%) Python
8 16 (6.06%) C
8 16 (6.06%) Scala
9 15 (5.68%) Ruby
10 11 (4.17%) PHP
11 8 (3.03%) Bash Shell
12 7 (2.65%) Shell Script
13 6 (2.27%) VB
14 5 (1.89%) Perl
15 4 (1.52%) ActionScript
16 3 (1.14%) Embedded C
16 3 (1.14%) ES6
16 3 (1.14%) Go
17 2 (0.76%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 25 (9.47%) Degree
2 22 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 16 (6.06%) SC Cleared
4 10 (3.79%) ISTQB
5 9 (3.41%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (2.65%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (2.65%) ISEB
7 4 (1.52%) Master's Degree
8 3 (1.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.76%) CCNP
9 2 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.76%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (10.61%) QA
2 4 (1.52%) Def Stans
2 4 (1.52%) MISRA
2 4 (1.52%) MISRA C
3 3 (1.14%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.38%) COBIT
4 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (2.27%) Docker
2 2 (0.76%) LXC
2 2 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.38%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.38%) HDFS
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.38%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (2.65%) Ansible
2 6 (2.27%) Kubernetes
3 4 (1.52%) FortiGate
3 4 (1.52%) Netcool
3 4 (1.52%) Puppet
4 3 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.38%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.38%) HockeyApp
5 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.38%) Opsview
5 1 (0.38%) SCCM
5 1 (0.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 60 (22.73%) Oracle
2 25 (9.47%) ATG
3 21 (7.95%) Sitecore
4 11 (4.17%) IBM
5 9 (3.41%) Microsoft
5 9 (3.41%) Sybase
6 7 (2.65%) Atlassian
7 6 (2.27%) BEA
7 6 (2.27%) Informatica
7 6 (2.27%) Red Hat
7 6 (2.27%) SAP
7 6 (2.27%) webMethods
8 4 (1.52%) Cisco
8 4 (1.52%) Green Hills
8 4 (1.52%) Juniper
8 4 (1.52%) Palo Alto
8 4 (1.52%) Zend
9 3 (1.14%) Adobe
9 3 (1.14%) Cloudera
9 3 (1.14%) Pega
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