The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Senior Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Architect
UK
Rank 416 415 442
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +27
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Architect 186 210 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.41% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.44% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 149 111
Median daily rate £588 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.81% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £445
10% offered a daily rate of more than £681 £700 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £570 £555 £565
% change year-on-year
+2.70% -1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
42483 48201 47260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.78% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 30615 29774
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1508 1765 1883
Median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.54% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.40% +9.37%

Senior Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Senior Architect in the job title.

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 18 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 18 January 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 +17 179 £588 +6.81% 25
London +33 108 £613 +11.36% 10
South East +17 23 £545 +3.80% 6
Yorkshire +7 14 £550 -10.02% 2
Berkshire +16 11 £525 -8.69% 2
West Yorkshire +14 11 £550 -13.72% 2
West Midlands -3 11 £600 +20.00%
East Midlands +10 10 £575 +12.74%
City of London -11 10 £615 +11.81% 4
South West +8 7 £788 +43.18% 1
Bristol +2 6 £788 +58.29%
Reading +16 5 - -
North West +5 5 £544 -15.71% 5
Northamptonshire -11 5 £500 -1.96%
Northampton - 5 £500 -
Birmingham -3 4 £550 +15.18%
Derbyshire - 4 £575 -
Oxfordshire - 4 £625 - 2
Surrey +19 3 £500 +5.26%
Sheffield 0 3 £675 +35.00%
Leeds -5 3 £488 -23.52% 2
South Yorkshire -5 3 £675 +35.00%
Bradford - 3 - -
Derby - 3 £575 -
Manchester +15 2 £506 - 2
Telford +14 2 £600 -
Scotland +14 2 £600 +21.21% 2
Shropshire +11 2 £600 -
Milton Keynes +8 2 £425 -34.61% 1
Buckinghamshire +5 2 £425 -34.61% 2

Senior Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 featuring Senior Architect in the job title.

1 84 (21.27%) Finance
2 64 (16.20%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (13.67%) Java
4 53 (13.42%) TOGAF
5 47 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 45 (11.39%) Enterprise Architecture
7 43 (10.89%) Microsoft
8 40 (10.13%) Migration
8 40 (10.13%) Security Cleared
9 35 (8.86%) Business Intelligence
10 34 (8.61%) Banking
10 34 (8.61%) Data Architecture
11 33 (8.35%) .NET
12 32 (8.10%) Data Modelling
13 30 (7.59%) Oracle
13 30 (7.59%) Retail
14 29 (7.34%) Web Services
14 29 (7.34%) SOA
15 28 (7.09%) E-Commerce
15 28 (7.09%) Microsoft Azure
16 26 (6.58%) Degree
16 26 (6.58%) SQL Server
17 25 (6.33%) ITIL
17 25 (6.33%) ETL
17 25 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
18 24 (6.08%) Windows
18 24 (6.08%) SharePoint
18 24 (6.08%) Amazon AWS
18 24 (6.08%) Data Integration
19 23 (5.82%) SC Cleared

Senior Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 24 (6.08%) SharePoint
2 15 (3.80%) BizTalk Server
3 10 (2.53%) JBoss
4 9 (2.28%) IIS
5 7 (1.77%) Skype for Business
6 6 (1.52%) Apache
6 6 (1.52%) SAS
7 5 (1.27%) CMS
7 5 (1.27%) WebLogic
8 4 (1.01%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (1.01%) MS Exchange
8 4 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.76%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.51%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.51%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.51%) Drupal
10 2 (0.51%) Oracle Coherence
11 1 (0.25%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 19 (4.81%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.52%) MS Office
2 6 (1.52%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.25%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 7 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.76%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (0.76%) SAP hybris
3 2 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.25%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.25%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.25%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 28 (7.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (6.08%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (5.82%) Office 365
4 18 (4.56%) SaaS
5 8 (2.03%) PaaS
5 8 (2.03%) Yammer
6 7 (1.77%) IaaS
7 6 (1.52%) Amazon S3
8 5 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (1.27%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.51%) GitHub
10 2 (0.51%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.51%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.25%) Adobe Analytics
11 1 (0.25%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 1 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.25%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.25%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.81%) Firewall
2 15 (3.80%) Network Security
3 12 (3.04%) Internet
4 9 (2.28%) WAN
5 8 (2.03%) VoIP
6 7 (1.77%) Skype
7 6 (1.52%) LAN
7 6 (1.52%) SAN
8 5 (1.27%) DNS
9 4 (1.01%) Unified Communications
9 4 (1.01%) VPN
9 4 (1.01%) Wireless
10 3 (0.76%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (0.76%) DMZ
10 3 (0.76%) IP Telephony
10 3 (0.76%) NetScaler
10 3 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.25%) MPLS
11 1 (0.25%) OSPF
11 1 (0.25%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (6.58%) SQL Server
2 23 (5.82%) Big Data
3 22 (5.57%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (3.54%) Hadoop
5 12 (3.04%) MongoDB
6 10 (2.53%) NoSQL
7 9 (2.28%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (1.77%) Apache Hive
8 7 (1.77%) Data Lake
8 7 (1.77%) HBase
8 7 (1.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (1.27%) Amazon Redshift
9 5 (1.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (1.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 4 (1.01%) MySQL
10 4 (1.01%) Neo4j
10 4 (1.01%) Oracle OWB
10 4 (1.01%) Power BI
10 4 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (2.53%) Jenkins
2 9 (2.28%) Maven
3 7 (1.77%) Visual Studio
4 6 (1.52%) Ant
5 4 (1.01%) CA Gen
5 4 (1.01%) ClearCase
5 4 (1.01%) ClearQuest
5 4 (1.01%) Eclipse
5 4 (1.01%) Gradle
5 4 (1.01%) IntelliJ
5 4 (1.01%) JUnit
6 3 (0.76%) Android Studio
6 3 (0.76%) Codeship
6 3 (0.76%) Selenium
7 2 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.51%) Axure RP
7 2 (0.51%) ERwin
7 2 (0.51%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.51%) Mercurial
7 2 (0.51%) Subversion
General
1 84 (21.27%) Finance
2 34 (8.61%) Banking
3 30 (7.59%) Retail
4 14 (3.54%) Legal
5 12 (3.04%) Marketing
6 6 (1.52%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.27%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.01%) French Language
8 4 (1.01%) Italian Language
8 4 (1.01%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.01%) Spanish Language
9 3 (0.76%) Back Office
10 2 (0.51%) Billing
10 2 (0.51%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.51%) Law
10 2 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.51%) Publishing
11 1 (0.25%) Automotive
11 1 (0.25%) Games
11 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (8.35%) .NET
2 29 (7.34%) Web Services
3 20 (5.06%) REST
4 15 (3.80%) J2EE
4 15 (3.80%) Spring
5 14 (3.54%) HTML
6 12 (3.04%) SOAP
7 11 (2.78%) CSS
8 10 (2.53%) HTML5
8 10 (2.53%) Java EE
9 9 (2.28%) XML
10 8 (2.03%) Middleware
11 7 (1.77%) AngularJS
11 7 (1.77%) Hibernate
11 7 (1.77%) jQuery
12 6 (1.52%) CSS3
12 6 (1.52%) Django
13 5 (1.27%) JSF
13 5 (1.27%) JSON
14 4 (1.01%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (6.08%) Data Integration
3 20 (5.06%) Data Centre
4 17 (4.30%) Management Information System
5 15 (3.80%) User Experience
6 14 (3.54%) Computer Science
6 14 (3.54%) Virtual Team
7 9 (2.28%) Taxonomies
8 8 (2.03%) Data Protection Act
8 8 (2.03%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.77%) Data Structures
9 7 (1.77%) FMCG
10 6 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
12 4 (1.01%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 4 (1.01%) Embedded Systems
12 4 (1.01%) Fat Client
12 4 (1.01%) Market Risk
12 4 (1.01%) Reference Data
12 4 (1.01%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 24 (6.08%) Windows
2 17 (4.30%) Linux
3 9 (2.28%) Android
3 9 (2.28%) Unix
3 9 (2.28%) Windows Server
4 8 (2.03%) Windows 10
5 6 (1.52%) Windows 7
5 6 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.27%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.01%) Embedded Linux
7 4 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.51%) Solaris
9 2 (0.51%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.25%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (16.20%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (13.42%) TOGAF
3 47 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 45 (11.39%) Enterprise Architecture
5 40 (10.13%) Migration
6 35 (8.86%) Business Intelligence
7 34 (8.61%) Data Architecture
8 32 (8.10%) Data Modelling
9 29 (7.34%) SOA
10 28 (7.09%) E-Commerce
11 25 (6.33%) ETL
11 25 (6.33%) ITIL
12 22 (5.57%) Mentoring
13 21 (5.32%) Analytics
14 19 (4.81%) Data Management
15 16 (4.05%) Information Architecture
15 16 (4.05%) Open Source
16 15 (3.80%) Coaching
16 15 (3.80%) Software Architecture
17 14 (3.54%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 54 (13.67%) Java
2 18 (4.56%) SQL
3 15 (3.80%) JavaScript
3 15 (3.80%) Python
4 13 (3.29%) C
5 11 (2.78%) C#
6 9 (2.28%) Ruby
7 8 (2.03%) PL/SQL
8 5 (1.27%) C++
8 5 (1.27%) Perl
8 5 (1.27%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.01%) PHP
9 4 (1.01%) Scala
10 3 (0.76%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.76%) CoffeeScript
10 3 (0.76%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.76%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.25%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.25%) ES6
11 1 (0.25%) JSX
Qualifications
1 40 (10.13%) Security Cleared
2 26 (6.58%) Degree
3 23 (5.82%) SC Cleared
4 16 (4.05%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (3.04%) CCIE
6 11 (2.78%) CCNP
7 10 (2.53%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.01%) CCNA
10 3 (0.76%) CISSP
10 3 (0.76%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.76%) ISEB
11 2 (0.51%) CISA
11 2 (0.51%) CISM
11 2 (0.51%) CLAS
11 2 (0.51%) MCSA
12 1 (0.25%) GCFE
12 1 (0.25%) GCIA
12 1 (0.25%) GCIH
12 1 (0.25%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.29%) Data Quality
2 10 (2.53%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (1.77%) SLA
4 6 (1.52%) ISO20022
5 5 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (1.27%) QA
6 3 (0.76%) COBIT
6 3 (0.76%) PA-DSS
6 3 (0.76%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.51%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.51%) EMIR
7 2 (0.51%) MiFID
7 2 (0.51%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.25%) FATCA
System Software
1 19 (4.81%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (2.28%) XenApp
3 7 (1.77%) Docker
4 5 (1.27%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.27%) VMware ESX
5 4 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (1.01%) vSphere
6 3 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.76%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.76%) XenServer
7 2 (0.51%) Btrfs
7 2 (0.51%) HDFS
7 2 (0.51%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.25%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.25%) Snort
8 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (1.77%) MOM
2 5 (1.27%) Puppet
2 5 (1.27%) SCCM
3 3 (0.76%) Ansible
3 3 (0.76%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.51%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (0.51%) Terraform
5 1 (0.25%) CloudForms
5 1 (0.25%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.25%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.25%) Netcool
5 1 (0.25%) QRadar
Vendors
1 43 (10.89%) Microsoft
2 30 (7.59%) Oracle
3 21 (5.32%) Cisco
4 18 (4.56%) VMware
5 12 (3.04%) Informatica
5 12 (3.04%) SAP
6 11 (2.78%) Citrix
6 11 (2.78%) MuleSoft
6 11 (2.78%) Red Hat
7 10 (2.53%) hybris
7 10 (2.53%) Pega
8 9 (2.28%) Splunk
9 7 (1.77%) webMethods
10 6 (1.52%) Adobe
10 6 (1.52%) Cloudera
10 6 (1.52%) HP
11 5 (1.27%) CheckPoint
11 5 (1.27%) F5
11 5 (1.27%) Google
12 4 (1.01%) Riverbed
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