The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Architect role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Architect
Rank 433 406 435
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +29
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Architect 180 182 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.35% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.37% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 106 62
Average daily rate
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£600 £550 £510
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +7.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £400 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £619 £475 £463
% change year-on-year
+30.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £33.50 £55.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -39.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £33.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year
- -39.09%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

Senior Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Senior Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Architect
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Architect within the UK.

Senior Architect Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Architect
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Senior Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior Architect
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Senior Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Architect
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -10 171 £600 +4.34% 44
London -17 83 £563 -8.16% 23
North West -6 22 £660 +25.71% 3
South East -10 21 £500 +5.26% 5
Cheshire +4 16 £650 +47.72%
Warrington +4 15 £655 +48.86%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 14 £650 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 14 £650 - 3
North East - 14 £650 - 3
East of England +4 11 £530 +14.59% 3
City of London +1 9 £574 +4.43% 6
Berkshire -2 9 £503 - 2
Hampshire +2 7 £433 +1.76%
West Midlands -10 6 £588 +21.13% 3
Scotland -19 6 - - 1
Southampton 0 5 £418 -1.76%
Yorkshire -18 5 £700 +75.00% 2
Birmingham - 5 £700 - 1
Bedfordshire +9 4 £613 +6.52%
South West +9 4 £500 -6.10%
East Midlands -7 4 £600 - 1
Edinburgh -14 4 - - 1
West Yorkshire -15 4 £700 +75.00% 2
Leeds -17 4 £700 +23.34% 2
Luton +8 3 £613 +6.52%
Hertfordshire -5 3 £388 +72.22%
Manchester -9 3 £625 - 2
Suffolk +12 2 £525 +16.66%
Bristol -2 2 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 2 - -

Senior Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 83 (23.38%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (20.85%) Finance
3 61 (17.18%) Java
4 59 (16.62%) .NET
5 49 (13.80%) TOGAF
5 49 (13.80%) Oracle
5 49 (13.80%) SOA
6 48 (13.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 42 (11.83%) Microsoft
7 42 (11.83%) Enterprise Architecture
7 42 (11.83%) MongoDB
8 41 (11.55%) Big Data
9 40 (11.27%) JavaScript
10 39 (10.99%) Ruby
11 35 (9.86%) C#
12 34 (9.58%) User Experience
13 32 (9.01%) Data Warehouse
14 31 (8.73%) Apache Cassandra
14 31 (8.73%) NoSQL
15 30 (8.45%) ITIL
15 30 (8.45%) HTML
16 28 (7.89%) SQL Server
16 28 (7.89%) Mentoring
17 27 (7.61%) AngularJS
17 27 (7.61%) Opscode Chef
17 27 (7.61%) Node.js
17 27 (7.61%) SQL
17 27 (7.61%) Linux
17 27 (7.61%) Scrum
17 27 (7.61%) Banking

Senior Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 27 (7.61%) Node.js
2 13 (3.66%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.54%) Lync
4 7 (1.97%) Confluence
5 6 (1.69%) Apache
5 6 (1.69%) WebSphere
6 5 (1.41%) CMS
7 4 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.13%) MS Exchange
7 4 (1.13%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.13%) Office Communications Server
7 4 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.85%) SAS
8 3 (0.85%) IIS
8 3 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.56%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.56%) JBoss
Applications
1 13 (3.66%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.10%) MS Visio
3 9 (2.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.13%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.28%) SPSS
5 1 (0.28%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.13%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.56%) SAP SCM
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.28%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.28%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (0.28%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.28%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.28%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.28%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 26 (7.32%) Cloud Computing
2 23 (6.48%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (5.63%) SaaS
4 16 (4.51%) IaaS
4 16 (4.51%) Microsoft Azure
5 15 (4.23%) PaaS
6 5 (1.41%) Office 365
7 1 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.28%) Heroku
7 1 (0.28%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.54%) Network Security
1 9 (2.54%) WAN
1 9 (2.54%) LAN
1 9 (2.54%) Firewall
2 6 (1.69%) Wireless
2 6 (1.69%) Internet
2 6 (1.69%) SAN
3 5 (1.41%) VLAN
3 5 (1.41%) SSL
3 5 (1.41%) NetScaler
3 5 (1.41%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (1.13%) MPLS
4 4 (1.13%) VPN
5 3 (0.85%) ATM
5 3 (0.85%) SDH
5 3 (0.85%) SNMP
5 3 (0.85%) SMTP
5 3 (0.85%) Ethernet
5 3 (0.85%) Radio Access Network
5 3 (0.85%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (11.83%) MongoDB
2 41 (11.55%) Big Data
3 32 (9.01%) Data Warehouse
4 31 (8.73%) Apache Cassandra
4 31 (8.73%) NoSQL
5 28 (7.89%) SQL Server
6 24 (6.76%) Hadoop
7 15 (4.23%) PostgreSQL
8 12 (3.38%) MySQL
9 11 (3.10%) Relational Database
10 8 (2.25%) DataStage
11 7 (1.97%) BusinessObjects
11 7 (1.97%) SAP BW
12 6 (1.69%) DB2
13 5 (1.41%) Oracle Database
14 4 (1.13%) Redis
14 4 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 4 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 4 (1.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 3 (0.85%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 11 (3.10%) Jenkins
2 10 (2.82%) JIRA
3 8 (2.25%) Axure RP
4 6 (1.69%) Selenium
4 6 (1.69%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 3 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (0.85%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.56%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.28%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.28%) Rational Rose
7 1 (0.28%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.28%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.28%) ProC
7 1 (0.28%) Subversion
General
1 74 (20.85%) Finance
2 27 (7.61%) Banking
3 15 (4.23%) Marketing
3 15 (4.23%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.25%) Law
5 7 (1.97%) Retail
6 6 (1.69%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.13%) Publishing
8 3 (0.85%) Electronics
8 3 (0.85%) Legal
8 3 (0.85%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.56%) Games
10 1 (0.28%) Advertising
10 1 (0.28%) Automotive
10 1 (0.28%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.28%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (16.62%) .NET
2 30 (8.45%) HTML
3 27 (7.61%) AngularJS
4 23 (6.48%) Ruby on Rails
5 20 (5.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 20 (5.63%) CSS
6 18 (5.07%) Django
7 16 (4.51%) ASP.NET
8 14 (3.94%) Web Services
9 13 (3.66%) WCF
9 13 (3.66%) Play Framework
10 12 (3.38%) jQuery
11 11 (3.10%) KnockoutJS
12 10 (2.82%) Middleware
12 10 (2.82%) Spring
12 10 (2.82%) JSON
12 10 (2.82%) ASP.NET MVC
12 10 (2.82%) HTML5
13 9 (2.54%) RESTful
13 9 (2.54%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 34 (9.58%) User Experience
2 22 (6.20%) Open Source
3 17 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (4.23%) Visualisation
5 7 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.69%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.69%) RIA
7 5 (1.41%) Reference Data
7 5 (1.41%) Human Factors
7 5 (1.41%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.13%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.13%) NHS
8 4 (1.13%) Psychology
8 4 (1.13%) Data Integration
9 3 (0.85%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.85%) PKI
9 3 (0.85%) Cryptography
9 3 (0.85%) N-Tier
9 3 (0.85%) DTV
9 3 (0.85%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 27 (7.61%) Linux
2 21 (5.92%) UNIX
3 20 (5.63%) Windows
4 6 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (1.41%) Windows 8
6 4 (1.13%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.85%) Android
7 3 (0.85%) AIX
8 2 (0.56%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.28%) CentOS
9 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.28%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.28%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (23.38%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (13.80%) TOGAF
2 49 (13.80%) SOA
3 48 (13.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 42 (11.83%) Enterprise Architecture
5 30 (8.45%) ITIL
6 28 (7.89%) Mentoring
7 27 (7.61%) Scrum
8 26 (7.32%) Project Management
9 24 (6.76%) Change Management
10 23 (6.48%) Validation
11 22 (6.20%) Data Architecture
11 22 (6.20%) Data Modelling
11 22 (6.20%) Business Intelligence
12 21 (5.92%) Analytics
13 20 (5.63%) E-Commerce
14 19 (5.35%) BDD
14 19 (5.35%) CRM
14 19 (5.35%) PRINCE2
14 19 (5.35%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 61 (17.18%) Java
2 40 (11.27%) JavaScript
3 39 (10.99%) Ruby
4 35 (9.86%) C#
5 27 (7.61%) SQL
5 27 (7.61%) Scala
6 20 (5.63%) Python
7 17 (4.79%) R
8 14 (3.94%) C++
9 4 (1.13%) ABAP
9 4 (1.13%) PHP
9 4 (1.13%) Groovy
9 4 (1.13%) Clojure
10 3 (0.85%) PowerShell
10 3 (0.85%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.56%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.56%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.28%) C
12 1 (0.28%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.28%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 25 (7.04%) Security Cleared
2 17 (4.79%) ITIL Certification
3 12 (3.38%) Degree
3 12 (3.38%) SC Cleared
4 11 (3.10%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (1.41%) CCIE
5 5 (1.41%) CCNP
5 5 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.13%) CCDP
7 3 (0.85%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.85%) CCNA
7 3 (0.85%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (0.85%) VCAP
7 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Certified Master
7 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 1 (0.28%) CCDE
8 1 (0.28%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.28%) MCTS
8 1 (0.28%) CCDA
8 1 (0.28%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.69%) Data Quality
2 6 (1.69%) QA
2 6 (1.69%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.13%) SLA
4 1 (0.28%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.28%) HL7
System Software
1 11 (3.10%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.82%) Hyper-V
3 7 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.41%) Docker
5 4 (1.13%) vSphere
6 3 (0.85%) vCloud
7 2 (0.56%) GPFS
7 2 (0.56%) Ceph
8 1 (0.28%) XenServer
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.28%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.28%) iptables
Systems Management
1 27 (7.61%) Opscode Chef
2 16 (4.51%) StatsD
3 12 (3.38%) Puppet
4 4 (1.13%) Salt
4 4 (1.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 4 (1.13%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (1.13%) SCCM
5 3 (0.85%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (0.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.28%) SCOM
7 1 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.28%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 49 (13.80%) Oracle
2 42 (11.83%) Microsoft
3 22 (6.20%) Citrix
4 19 (5.35%) Cisco
4 19 (5.35%) Teradata
4 19 (5.35%) Tableau
5 17 (4.79%) VMware
6 16 (4.51%) SAP
7 15 (4.23%) Apigee
7 15 (4.23%) Mashery
8 11 (3.10%) Pega
8 11 (3.10%) IBM
9 10 (2.82%) Adobe
10 9 (2.54%) Informatica
11 8 (2.25%) Juniper
12 7 (1.97%) HP
12 7 (1.97%) Business Objects
13 6 (1.69%) CheckPoint
13 6 (1.69%) Trillium
13 6 (1.69%) Brocade
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