The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Senior Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Architect
Rank 127 153 130
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Architect 23 18 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.66% 0.40% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.42% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 10 3
Median daily rate £650 £588 £563
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% +4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £443 £525
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £666 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 £650 £563
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +15.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £45.45 £61.00
% change year-on-year
-0.99% -25.49%
Senior Architect
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3306 4259 2991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.48% 95.17% 93.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2110 2606 1696
Median daily rate £395 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £376 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +6.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 211 196
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.33 £16.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.98% +7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.92 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Senior Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North West region that featured Senior Architect in the job title.

Senior Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Senior Architect
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Senior Architect Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Senior Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Architect across the North West region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016.

Senior Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Senior Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Architect across the North West region.

Senior Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Senior Architect
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Architect within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Cheshire +21 15 £650 +8.33%
Lancashire +22 3 £625 -23.07%
Manchester -4 2 - - 2
Merseyside - 2 £510 - 2
Senior Architect
England

Senior Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, Senior 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 North West region featuring Senior Architect in the job title.

1 12 (27.91%) Office 365
1 12 (27.91%) Active Directory
2 10 (23.26%) SCCM
3 9 (20.93%) Windows 10
3 9 (20.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (18.60%) Security Cleared
4 8 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (18.60%) TOGAF
5 7 (16.28%) XenApp
5 7 (16.28%) Identity Management
5 7 (16.28%) Windows
5 7 (16.28%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (16.28%) Service Design
6 6 (13.95%) Data Centre
6 6 (13.95%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (13.95%) SharePoint
6 6 (13.95%) Service Management
6 6 (13.95%) Service Delivery
6 6 (13.95%) Migration
6 6 (13.95%) Citrix
6 6 (13.95%) Microsoft
7 5 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (11.63%) SLA
7 5 (11.63%) Java
7 5 (11.63%) Open Source
7 5 (11.63%) Data Management
7 5 (11.63%) Finance
7 5 (11.63%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (11.63%) Degree
7 5 (11.63%) Two-Factor Authentication

Senior Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 6 (13.95%) SharePoint
2 4 (9.30%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (9.30%) CMS
2 4 (9.30%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.65%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.33%) Apache
4 1 (2.33%) JBoss
4 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (9.30%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.65%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 12 (27.91%) Office 365
2 9 (20.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (9.30%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (6.98%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (4.65%) IaaS
5 2 (4.65%) PaaS
5 2 (4.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) DNS
1 3 (6.98%) Remote Desktop
1 3 (6.98%) Unified Communications
2 2 (4.65%) HTTP
2 2 (4.65%) Skype
3 1 (2.33%) Extranet
3 1 (2.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (2.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (2.33%) Internet
3 1 (2.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) Amazon RDS
1 3 (6.98%) SQL Server
1 3 (6.98%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.33%) Big Data
3 1 (2.33%) MySQL
3 1 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) AppScan
General
1 5 (11.63%) Finance
2 4 (9.30%) Retail
3 3 (6.98%) Law
4 1 (2.33%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.30%) .NET
2 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET
2 3 (6.98%) CAML
3 2 (4.65%) CSS
3 2 (4.65%) CSS3
3 2 (4.65%) HTML
3 2 (4.65%) HTML5
3 2 (4.65%) J2EE
3 2 (4.65%) REST
3 2 (4.65%) SOAP
4 1 (2.33%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (2.33%) Apache Camel
4 1 (2.33%) JDBC
4 1 (2.33%) JSON
4 1 (2.33%) Middleware
4 1 (2.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Data Centre
1 6 (13.95%) Hybrid Cloud
2 4 (9.30%) Biometrics
2 4 (9.30%) Smartcard
3 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.98%) Fat Client
3 3 (6.98%) Thin Client
3 3 (6.98%) User Experience
4 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.65%) Data Integration
4 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.33%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.93%) Windows 10
2 7 (16.28%) Windows
3 4 (9.30%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (18.60%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (18.60%) TOGAF
2 7 (16.28%) Identity Management
2 7 (16.28%) Service Design
3 6 (13.95%) Migration
3 6 (13.95%) Service Delivery
3 6 (13.95%) Service Management
4 5 (11.63%) Data Management
4 5 (11.63%) Enterprise Architecture
4 5 (11.63%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 5 (11.63%) Open Source
4 5 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (11.63%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 4 (9.30%) Application Discovery
5 4 (9.30%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (6.98%) Data Protection
6 3 (6.98%) E-Commerce
6 3 (6.98%) OWASP
7 2 (4.65%) Data Modelling
7 2 (4.65%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.63%) Java
2 3 (6.98%) C#
2 3 (6.98%) FQL
2 3 (6.98%) PowerShell
2 3 (6.98%) VB
3 2 (4.65%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.33%) C
4 1 (2.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (18.60%) Security Cleared
2 5 (11.63%) Degree
3 4 (9.30%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (9.30%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.65%) CESG Certified Professional
4 2 (4.65%) CISSP
4 2 (4.65%) CLAS
5 1 (2.33%) APMP
5 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.28%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (11.63%) SLA
3 2 (4.65%) ISO20022
4 1 (2.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 12 (27.91%) Active Directory
2 7 (16.28%) XenApp
3 3 (6.98%) Hyper-V
3 3 (6.98%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (6.98%) VMware ESX
3 3 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.65%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 10 (23.26%) SCCM
2 3 (6.98%) SCOM
3 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (4.65%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (4.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 6 (13.95%) Citrix
1 6 (13.95%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.98%) AppSense
2 3 (6.98%) ServiceNow
2 3 (6.98%) VMware
3 2 (4.65%) Symantec
4 1 (2.33%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.33%) Cisco
4 1 (2.33%) F5
4 1 (2.33%) IBM
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle