The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Senior Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Architect
Rank 185 182 192
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Architect 14 35 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.24% 0.48% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.52% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 21 16
Average daily rate
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£613 £525 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £375 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £720 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £534 £450 £436
% change year-on-year
+18.61% +3.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £61.00 £60.00 £65.00
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -7.69%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5432 6713 7230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.08% 92.61% 92.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3931 4902 5241
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £277 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 148 171
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.01 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.35 £32.75 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

Senior Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Architect in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Senior Architect
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Architect across the City of London region.

Senior Architect Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Senior Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Architect across the City of London region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Senior Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Senior Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Senior Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Senior Architect in their job title.

1 10 (32.26%) Oracle
2 8 (25.81%) Finance
3 7 (22.58%) Banking
4 6 (19.35%) SOA
4 6 (19.35%) Java
5 5 (16.13%) SQL
6 4 (12.90%) UML
6 4 (12.90%) NoSQL
7 3 (9.68%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (9.68%) Migration
7 3 (9.68%) .NET
7 3 (9.68%) J2EE
7 3 (9.68%) Data Migration
7 3 (9.68%) Linux
7 3 (9.68%) Workflow
7 3 (9.68%) Investment Banking
8 2 (6.45%) Supplier Management
8 2 (6.45%) Ajax
8 2 (6.45%) PKI
8 2 (6.45%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (6.45%) Marketing
8 2 (6.45%) CESG
8 2 (6.45%) Zachman Framework
8 2 (6.45%) TOGAF
8 2 (6.45%) Cryptography
8 2 (6.45%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (6.45%) JSON
8 2 (6.45%) Market Risk
8 2 (6.45%) Puppet
8 2 (6.45%) MongoDB

Senior Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Senior Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Senior Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
1 1 (3.23%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Office
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
1 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.23%) SaaS
1 1 (3.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) Firewall
1 2 (6.45%) Wireless
2 1 (3.23%) Wireshark
2 1 (3.23%) Network Security
2 1 (3.23%) HTTP
2 1 (3.23%) SNMP
2 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.23%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) NoSQL
2 2 (6.45%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.45%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (6.45%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.23%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (3.23%) CouchDB
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (3.23%) MySQL
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.23%) Couchbase
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
General
1 8 (25.81%) Finance
2 7 (22.58%) Banking
3 3 (9.68%) Investment Banking
4 2 (6.45%) Marketing
5 1 (3.23%) Retail
5 1 (3.23%) Electronics
5 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.23%) Automotive
5 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
5 1 (3.23%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) .NET
1 3 (9.68%) J2EE
2 2 (6.45%) CSS
2 2 (6.45%) JSON
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (6.45%) HTML5
2 2 (6.45%) REST
2 2 (6.45%) CSS3
2 2 (6.45%) Spring
2 2 (6.45%) Ajax
2 2 (6.45%) HTML
3 1 (3.23%) CherryPy
3 1 (3.23%) Django
3 1 (3.23%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (3.23%) jQuery
3 1 (3.23%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Cryptography
1 2 (6.45%) PKI
1 2 (6.45%) Market Risk
1 2 (6.45%) CESG
2 1 (3.23%) CESG CLAS
2 1 (3.23%) Open Source
2 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.23%) DTV
2 1 (3.23%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.23%) Clustering
2 1 (3.23%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) Linux
2 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (3.23%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (19.35%) SOA
2 4 (12.90%) UML
3 3 (9.68%) Data Migration
3 3 (9.68%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (9.68%) Workflow
3 3 (9.68%) Migration
4 2 (6.45%) Zachman Framework
4 2 (6.45%) TOGAF
4 2 (6.45%) Supplier Management
4 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (6.45%) Configuration Management
4 2 (6.45%) Risk Management
4 2 (6.45%) OO
4 2 (6.45%) RAD
4 2 (6.45%) RUP
4 2 (6.45%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (6.45%) Analytics
4 2 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (6.45%) Software Architecture
4 2 (6.45%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (19.35%) Java
2 5 (16.13%) SQL
3 2 (6.45%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.23%) Python
4 1 (3.23%) Scala
4 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.23%) C#
4 1 (3.23%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) CTC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Nmap
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) Puppet
2 1 (3.23%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) Oracle
2 2 (6.45%) Business Objects
3 1 (3.23%) SAP
3 1 (3.23%) Siebel
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.23%) EMC
3 1 (3.23%) Cerner
3 1 (3.23%) Hyperion
3 1 (3.23%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.23%) Sybase