Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 552 562 592
Rank change year-on-year +10 +30 +27
Contract jobs citing Software Architecture 356 341 306
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.32% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.39% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 228 188
UK median daily rate £500 £489 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.30% +6.25% -3.16%
10th Percentile £340 £340 £325
90th Percentile £675 £650 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £500 £443
% change year-on-year -15.00% +12.99% +7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 6
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £31.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% +11.32% -32.39%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.75 £31.44
% change year-on-year +10.43% +29.61% -4.73%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 87050 88088 93684
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.46% 83.89% 81.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 58011 58216 60663
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £635 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2370 2759
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.72 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.15% +5.40% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.37 £11.25 £11.28
90th Percentile £49.93 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year - +1.05% +18.75%

Software Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Software Architecture as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 24 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Architecture over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Software Architecture in the UK

Software Architecture
Top 15 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 6 months to 24 November 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
England +8 343 £500 +2.56% 92
London -14 201 £525 +9.38% 56
UK excluding London +57 152 £425 -15.00% 37
South East +39 62 £350 -22.22% 17
North of England +40 31 £425 -20.00% 7
East of England +13 19 £550 +37.50% 7
North West +40 15 £450 -17.24% 6
South West +10 15 £600 +118.18% 2
Midlands +10 15 £424 +7.28% 3
West Midlands +6 14 £424 -5.83% 1
North East +69 10 £425 -20.00%
Wales +17 9 £393 -25.24%
Yorkshire -6 8 £425 -19.05% 1
Scotland 0 1 - - 1
East Midlands -8 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 201 (56.46%) Agile Software Development
2 182 (51.12%) Java
3 129 (36.24%) TDD
4 99 (27.81%) Web Services
5 95 (26.69%) HTML
6 94 (26.40%) REST
7 89 (25.00%) Scrum
8 86 (24.16%) Software Engineering
9 81 (22.75%) CSS
10 75 (21.07%) JavaScript
11 70 (19.66%) Spring
11 70 (19.66%) AngularJS
12 68 (19.10%) OO
13 66 (18.54%) Oracle
14 64 (17.98%) SQL
15 63 (17.70%) Linux
15 63 (17.70%) Git (software)
15 63 (17.70%) Microservices
16 57 (16.01%) XML
17 56 (15.73%) Kanban
17 56 (15.73%) Mentoring
18 54 (15.17%) RESTful
19 53 (14.89%) Security Cleared
20 52 (14.61%) Amazon AWS
20 52 (14.61%) C++
20 52 (14.61%) Prototyping
21 51 (14.33%) J2EE
21 51 (14.33%) E-Commerce
22 50 (14.04%) .NET
23 49 (13.76%) Continuous Integration

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 34 (9.55%) Confluence
2 28 (7.87%) WebSphere
3 24 (6.74%) JBoss
4 22 (6.18%) WebSphere Application Server
5 19 (5.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 17 (4.78%) Apache Spark
7 16 (4.49%) CMS
8 14 (3.93%) IIS
8 14 (3.93%) Sitecore CMS
9 13 (3.65%) Apache Solr
10 9 (2.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 9 (2.53%) Tomcat
11 8 (2.25%) Elasticsearch
12 7 (1.97%) Cloud Foundry
13 6 (1.69%) WebSphere Portal
14 4 (1.12%) Apache
14 4 (1.12%) Oracle Workflow
15 2 (0.56%) Apache TomEE
15 2 (0.56%) GlassFish
15 2 (0.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (0.56%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.97%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.28%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.28%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.28%) Loan IQ
2 1 (0.28%) Magento
2 1 (0.28%) Misys Equation
Cloud Services
1 52 (14.61%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (7.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (5.34%) Amazon EC2
3 19 (5.34%) Amazon S3
4 8 (2.25%) GitHub
4 8 (2.25%) SaaS
5 6 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.40%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 5 (1.40%) Amazon ELB
6 5 (1.40%) Amazon Kinesis
6 5 (1.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.84%) Serverless
8 2 (0.56%) Bluemix
8 2 (0.56%) Google App Engine
8 2 (0.56%) Google Compute Engine
8 2 (0.56%) Google Play
8 2 (0.56%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (0.56%) PaaS
9 1 (0.28%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (7.58%) Internet
2 22 (6.18%) HTTP
3 16 (4.49%) Kerberos
4 13 (3.65%) TCP/IP
5 12 (3.37%) LDAP
6 11 (3.09%) SSL
7 4 (1.12%) SMS
8 2 (0.56%) DVB
8 2 (0.56%) MQTT
8 2 (0.56%) VoIP
9 1 (0.28%) Bluetooth
9 1 (0.28%) DNS
9 1 (0.28%) DSL
9 1 (0.28%) VDSL
9 1 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.28%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (12.36%) SQL Server
2 33 (9.27%) MySQL
2 33 (9.27%) NoSQL
3 30 (8.43%) MongoDB
3 30 (8.43%) PostgreSQL
4 26 (7.30%) Apache Cassandra
5 25 (7.02%) Hadoop
6 23 (6.46%) HBase
6 23 (6.46%) SQL Server 2012
7 22 (6.18%) Big Data
7 22 (6.18%) Oracle Database
7 22 (6.18%) Relational Database
8 11 (3.09%) GIS
8 11 (3.09%) Oracle Database 10g
8 11 (3.09%) Oracle Database 11g
9 9 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (1.97%) Amazon RDS
10 7 (1.97%) Couchbase
10 7 (1.97%) IBM InfoSphere
10 7 (1.97%) Redis
Development Applications
1 63 (17.70%) Git (software)
2 47 (13.20%) JIRA
3 37 (10.39%) Jenkins
4 23 (6.46%) Subversion
5 17 (4.78%) GitLab
6 16 (4.49%) Cucumber
6 16 (4.49%) Maven
6 16 (4.49%) Selenium
7 14 (3.93%) GoogleTest
7 14 (3.93%) IntelliJ
7 14 (3.93%) ReSharper
8 12 (3.37%) JUnit
8 12 (3.37%) Mockito
8 12 (3.37%) Visual Studio
9 9 (2.53%) Mocha
9 9 (2.53%) Sonatype Nexus
10 7 (1.97%) Rational Rhapsody
10 7 (1.97%) SonarQube
11 6 (1.69%) TestNG
11 6 (1.69%) WebDriver
General
1 39 (10.96%) Finance
2 15 (4.21%) Automotive
3 14 (3.93%) Banking
4 10 (2.81%) Advertising
5 9 (2.53%) Aerospace
6 7 (1.97%) Games
6 7 (1.97%) Law
6 7 (1.97%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.69%) Marketing
8 4 (1.12%) Front Office
8 4 (1.12%) Spanish Language
9 3 (0.84%) Retail
10 2 (0.56%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.28%) Electronics
11 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 159 (44.66%) Architect
2 140 (39.33%) Developer
3 41 (11.52%) Java Developer
4 35 (9.83%) Solutions Architect
5 29 (8.15%) Senior Developer
6 28 (7.87%) Technical Architect
7 26 (7.30%) .NET Developer
8 25 (7.02%) C# Developer
9 24 (6.74%) C# .NET Developer
10 20 (5.62%) Software Engineer
11 19 (5.34%) Software Architect
12 18 (5.06%) Java Architect
13 17 (4.78%) Data Architect
13 17 (4.78%) Senior Java Developer
14 15 (4.21%) Big Data Architect
14 15 (4.21%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 13 (3.65%) Digital Architect
16 12 (3.37%) Full Stack Developer
17 11 (3.09%) Agile Developer
18 10 (2.81%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (27.81%) Web Services
2 95 (26.69%) HTML
3 94 (26.40%) REST
4 81 (22.75%) CSS
5 70 (19.66%) AngularJS
5 70 (19.66%) Spring
6 57 (16.01%) XML
7 54 (15.17%) RESTful
8 51 (14.33%) J2EE
9 50 (14.04%) .NET
10 45 (12.64%) SOAP
11 44 (12.36%) JSON
12 37 (10.39%) HTML5
13 34 (9.55%) Hibernate
14 31 (8.71%) ASP.NET Web API
15 29 (8.15%) .NET Framework
15 29 (8.15%) Spring Boot
16 27 (7.58%) KnockoutJS
17 25 (7.02%) CSS3
17 25 (7.02%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 33 (9.27%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (8.43%) iPad
3 23 (6.46%) Computer Science
4 22 (6.18%) Virtual Team
5 20 (5.62%) User Experience
6 13 (3.65%) Animation
6 13 (3.65%) Mobile App
7 12 (3.37%) Algorithms
8 10 (2.81%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (2.53%) Digital TV
10 8 (2.25%) iPhone
10 8 (2.25%) Management Information System
10 8 (2.25%) STB
11 6 (1.69%) Hedge funds
12 5 (1.40%) Device Driver
13 4 (1.12%) Cloud Native
13 4 (1.12%) Spread Betting
14 3 (0.84%) Embedded Systems
14 3 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
14 3 (0.84%) Infotainment
Operating Systems
1 63 (17.70%) Linux
2 40 (11.24%) Windows
3 20 (5.62%) Windows Server
4 16 (4.49%) Apple iOS
5 15 (4.21%) Android
6 13 (3.65%) Unix
7 11 (3.09%) Mac OS X
7 11 (3.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.28%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (56.46%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (36.24%) TDD
3 89 (25.00%) Scrum
4 86 (24.16%) Software Engineering
5 68 (19.10%) OO
6 63 (17.70%) Microservices
7 56 (15.73%) Kanban
7 56 (15.73%) Mentoring
8 52 (14.61%) Prototyping
9 51 (14.33%) E-Commerce
10 49 (13.76%) Continuous Integration
11 48 (13.48%) SOA
12 45 (12.64%) DevOps
13 43 (12.08%) BDD
13 43 (12.08%) MVC
14 41 (11.52%) Coaching
15 37 (10.39%) User Stories
16 34 (9.55%) Strategic Thinking
16 34 (9.55%) Test Automation
17 29 (8.15%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 182 (51.12%) Java
2 75 (21.07%) JavaScript
3 64 (17.98%) SQL
4 52 (14.61%) C++
5 42 (11.80%) C#
6 32 (8.99%) PL/SQL
7 24 (6.74%) C
8 15 (4.21%) Scala
9 14 (3.93%) Ruby
10 13 (3.65%) Python
11 9 (2.53%) VB.NET
12 6 (1.69%) VB
13 5 (1.40%) Apple Swift
13 5 (1.40%) PHP
13 5 (1.40%) T-SQL
14 4 (1.12%) ES6
15 3 (0.84%) ActionScript
15 3 (0.84%) Embedded C
16 2 (0.56%) Embedded C++
16 2 (0.56%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 53 (14.89%) Security Cleared
2 40 (11.24%) SC Cleared
3 20 (5.62%) Degree
4 12 (3.37%) DV Cleared
5 11 (3.09%) ISEB
5 11 (3.09%) ISTQB
6 9 (2.53%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (8.43%) QA
2 11 (3.09%) GPG13
3 9 (2.53%) Def Stans
3 9 (2.53%) MISRA
3 9 (2.53%) MISRA C
4 5 (1.40%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.56%) RosettaNet
6 1 (0.28%) COBIT
6 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.28%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (7.02%) Active Directory
2 21 (5.90%) Docker
3 14 (3.93%) HDFS
4 3 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.28%) Firmware
5 1 (0.28%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (5.34%) Ansible
2 16 (4.49%) Kubernetes
3 7 (1.97%) Kibana
3 7 (1.97%) logstash
4 6 (1.69%) Terraform
5 2 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.56%) Puppet
6 1 (0.28%) Nagios
6 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.28%) Salt
6 1 (0.28%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 66 (18.54%) Oracle
2 29 (8.15%) Microsoft
3 22 (6.18%) ATG
4 17 (4.78%) Sybase
5 16 (4.49%) Atlassian
5 16 (4.49%) IBM
6 15 (4.21%) Sitecore
7 11 (3.09%) Adobe
8 9 (2.53%) Green Hills
9 7 (1.97%) Apple
9 7 (1.97%) Coverity
10 6 (1.69%) Fujitsu
10 6 (1.69%) SAP
11 5 (1.40%) Apigee
11 5 (1.40%) Google
11 5 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.56%) HP
12 2 (0.56%) MuleSoft
12 2 (0.56%) Red Hat
12 2 (0.56%) Remedy