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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Architect
Rank 444 420 428
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Architect 188 195 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.34% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.37% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 90 82
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£600 £550 £523
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £750 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £613 £538 £450
% change year-on-year
+13.95% +19.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £61.00 £60.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £61.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year
- +1.66%

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
54988 52129 49569
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.79% 92.20% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 35155 31640 29452
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
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 2023 2014 2146
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.10 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.24 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -5 175 £600 +9.09% 37
London -8 93 £563 +2.27% 17
South East -30 22 £650 +60.00% 4
City of London +17 21 £563 -8.16% 5
East of England +9 15 £613 +2.08% 2
North West -19 13 £538 -4.44% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -19 12 £475 -11.62%
Tyne and Wear -19 12 £475 -11.62%
North East -23 12 £475 -11.62% 1
Hampshire +14 9 £650 +22.64%
South West +4 8 £781 +83.82% 6
Berkshire -15 8 £515 +24.84% 2
Cambridgeshire - 8 £650 - 1
East Midlands +2 7 £450 -
Milton Keynes -2 7 £538 +53.57%
Buckinghamshire -4 7 £538 +53.57%
West Midlands +1 6 £650 +26.82% 4
Scotland -12 6 £575 +43.75% 4
Leeds -25 6 £650 -
West Yorkshire -28 6 £650 - 1
Yorkshire -28 6 £650 +18.18% 1
Cambridge - 6 £650 - 1
Hertfordshire +3 5 £613 +7.69% 1
Manchester -16 5 £456 -20.65% 1
Devon - 5 £825 -
Southampton - 5 £650 -
Plymouth - 5 £825 -
Wales -10 4 - -
South Wales -12 4 - -
Edinburgh -16 4 £588 +46.87% 2

Senior Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 94 (25.47%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (23.04%) Finance
3 64 (17.34%) Java
4 62 (16.80%) Oracle
5 58 (15.72%) Enterprise Architecture
6 55 (14.91%) TOGAF
7 50 (13.55%) MongoDB
8 49 (13.28%) SOA
9 45 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
10 41 (11.11%) JavaScript
11 39 (10.57%) Ruby
11 39 (10.57%) User Experience
12 37 (10.03%) Apache Cassandra
12 37 (10.03%) HTML
12 37 (10.03%) Linux
13 36 (9.76%) Big Data
14 35 (9.49%) .NET
14 35 (9.49%) Data Warehouse
14 35 (9.49%) Microsoft
15 34 (9.21%) NoSQL
15 34 (9.21%) Opscode Chef
16 33 (8.94%) Scala
17 32 (8.67%) SQL
18 30 (8.13%) Banking
18 30 (8.13%) UNIX
18 30 (8.13%) Change Management
19 29 (7.86%) Citrix
20 27 (7.32%) Data Centre
20 27 (7.32%) Mentoring
20 27 (7.32%) Retail

Senior Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 21 (5.69%) Node.js
2 13 (3.52%) SharePoint
3 12 (3.25%) WebSphere
3 12 (3.25%) Confluence
4 9 (2.44%) CMS
5 7 (1.90%) WebLogic
6 5 (1.36%) JBoss
6 5 (1.36%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.08%) SAS
7 4 (1.08%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.81%) Apache
9 2 (0.54%) IIS
9 2 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.54%) Eucalyptus
9 2 (0.54%) Lync
9 2 (0.54%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.27%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (2.44%) MS Visio
2 7 (1.90%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.27%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.27%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.27%) MS Office
5 1 (0.27%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.36%) Oracle Financials
2 4 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.54%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.27%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.27%) BigMachines
4 1 (0.27%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.27%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.27%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
4 1 (0.27%) Cordys
Cloud Services
1 24 (6.50%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (5.69%) Cloud Computing
3 20 (5.42%) IaaS
4 17 (4.61%) SaaS
5 15 (4.07%) PaaS
6 10 (2.71%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.54%) Office 365
9 1 (0.27%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.27%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.27%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.27%) Force.com
9 1 (0.27%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.79%) Firewall
2 11 (2.98%) LAN
2 11 (2.98%) WAN
3 10 (2.71%) Internet
4 9 (2.44%) SAN
5 7 (1.90%) SSL
5 7 (1.90%) Wireless
5 7 (1.90%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (1.63%) Software-Defined Networking
6 6 (1.63%) Network Security
6 6 (1.63%) MPLS
6 6 (1.63%) VLAN
6 6 (1.63%) VPN
7 5 (1.36%) NetScaler
8 4 (1.08%) Radio Access Network
8 4 (1.08%) BIG-IP
8 4 (1.08%) SMTP
8 4 (1.08%) Ethernet
8 4 (1.08%) HTTP
8 4 (1.08%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (13.55%) MongoDB
2 37 (10.03%) Apache Cassandra
3 36 (9.76%) Big Data
4 35 (9.49%) Data Warehouse
5 34 (9.21%) NoSQL
6 21 (5.69%) Hadoop
7 20 (5.42%) Relational Database
8 19 (5.15%) SQL Server
8 19 (5.15%) PostgreSQL
9 18 (4.88%) MySQL
10 7 (1.90%) Oracle Database
11 6 (1.63%) DataStage
12 5 (1.36%) DB2
12 5 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 4 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (1.08%) RDBMS
13 4 (1.08%) Oracle Database 10g
14 3 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 3 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 3 (0.81%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 19 (5.15%) Jenkins
2 16 (4.34%) JIRA
3 14 (3.79%) Selenium
4 7 (1.90%) Cucumber
5 4 (1.08%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.81%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 3 (0.81%) Axure RP
6 3 (0.81%) Subversion
6 3 (0.81%) WebLogic Workshop
7 2 (0.54%) HP UFT
7 2 (0.54%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.54%) JUnit
7 2 (0.54%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.54%) Maven
7 2 (0.54%) WebLOAD
7 2 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.27%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.27%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.27%) ClearCase
General
1 85 (23.04%) Finance
2 30 (8.13%) Banking
3 27 (7.32%) Retail
4 18 (4.88%) Telecoms
5 14 (3.79%) Marketing
6 5 (1.36%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.36%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.08%) Legal
8 3 (0.81%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.81%) Publishing
9 2 (0.54%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.54%) Electronics
9 2 (0.54%) Law
10 1 (0.27%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.27%) Advertising
10 1 (0.27%) Automotive
10 1 (0.27%) Military
10 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.27%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (10.03%) HTML
2 35 (9.49%) .NET
3 27 (7.32%) Django
4 25 (6.78%) Ruby on Rails
5 24 (6.50%) AngularJS
6 22 (5.96%) HTML5
6 22 (5.96%) Play Framework
7 21 (5.69%) JSON
8 19 (5.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 18 (4.88%) CSS
10 17 (4.61%) Spring
10 17 (4.61%) RESTful
11 16 (4.34%) Web Services
12 15 (4.07%) Middleware
12 15 (4.07%) REST
13 11 (2.98%) J2EE
14 10 (2.71%) Ajax
15 9 (2.44%) ASP.NET
15 9 (2.44%) jQuery
16 8 (2.17%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 39 (10.57%) User Experience
2 27 (7.32%) Data Centre
3 21 (5.69%) Visualisation
4 17 (4.61%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (3.79%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (2.17%) Client/Server
7 7 (1.90%) Social Media
8 6 (1.63%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.36%) RIA
9 5 (1.36%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.36%) Enterprise Cloud
10 4 (1.08%) BYOD
10 4 (1.08%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.08%) PKI
10 4 (1.08%) Data Integration
10 4 (1.08%) Mainframe
10 4 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (0.81%) N-Tier
11 3 (0.81%) SCADA
11 3 (0.81%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 37 (10.03%) Linux
2 30 (8.13%) UNIX
3 18 (4.88%) Windows
4 6 (1.63%) Solaris
5 4 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.54%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.54%) AIX
6 2 (0.54%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.54%) Android
7 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.27%) HPUX
7 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (25.47%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (15.72%) Enterprise Architecture
3 55 (14.91%) TOGAF
4 49 (13.28%) SOA
5 45 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
6 30 (8.13%) Change Management
7 27 (7.32%) Mentoring
8 26 (7.05%) Business Analysis
9 25 (6.78%) Data Architecture
10 24 (6.50%) ITIL
10 24 (6.50%) E-Commerce
11 23 (6.23%) Data Modelling
11 23 (6.23%) Configuration Management
11 23 (6.23%) Scrum
11 23 (6.23%) TDD
12 22 (5.96%) Validation
13 21 (5.69%) Business Intelligence
13 21 (5.69%) PRINCE2
14 20 (5.42%) Open Source
14 20 (5.42%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 64 (17.34%) Java
2 41 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 39 (10.57%) Ruby
4 33 (8.94%) Scala
5 32 (8.67%) SQL
6 24 (6.50%) Python
7 19 (5.15%) R
8 16 (4.34%) C#
9 4 (1.08%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.08%) Groovy
10 3 (0.81%) Apex Code
10 3 (0.81%) C
10 3 (0.81%) C++
10 3 (0.81%) Perl
10 3 (0.81%) VB
11 2 (0.54%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.54%) Clojure
11 2 (0.54%) VBScript
11 2 (0.54%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.27%) Korn
Qualifications
1 25 (6.78%) Security Cleared
2 16 (4.34%) ITIL Certification
3 14 (3.79%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.98%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (2.71%) Degree
6 6 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (1.63%) CCNP
7 5 (1.36%) CCIE
7 5 (1.36%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (1.08%) VCAP
8 4 (1.08%) Microsoft Certified Master
8 4 (1.08%) Microsoft Certified Architect
9 2 (0.54%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.27%) CCDE
10 1 (0.27%) MCSD
10 1 (0.27%) CCNA
10 1 (0.27%) CCA
10 1 (0.27%) RHCE
10 1 (0.27%) JNCIE
10 1 (0.27%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.36%) QA
3 4 (1.08%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.81%) Solvency II
4 3 (0.81%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.81%) SLA
5 1 (0.27%) JSP 440
System Software
1 17 (4.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (2.71%) Hyper-V
3 9 (2.44%) Active Directory
3 9 (2.44%) vSphere
4 4 (1.08%) vCloud
5 3 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.54%) XenServer
6 2 (0.54%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.54%) Docker
6 2 (0.54%) GPFS
6 2 (0.54%) Ceph
7 1 (0.27%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.27%) XenApp
7 1 (0.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 34 (9.21%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (4.88%) StatsD
3 17 (4.61%) Puppet
4 4 (1.08%) SCOM
5 2 (0.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (0.54%) SCCM
5 2 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.54%) Salt
5 2 (0.54%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (0.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.27%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 62 (16.80%) Oracle
2 35 (9.49%) Microsoft
3 29 (7.86%) Citrix
4 22 (5.96%) Cisco
4 22 (5.96%) Tableau
5 21 (5.69%) VMware
6 19 (5.15%) Teradata
7 17 (4.61%) Apigee
7 17 (4.61%) Mashery
8 16 (4.34%) IBM
9 10 (2.71%) SAP
9 10 (2.71%) Juniper
10 9 (2.44%) HP
10 9 (2.44%) Pega
11 8 (2.17%) Sitecore
11 8 (2.17%) Adobe
12 7 (1.90%) CheckPoint
12 7 (1.90%) Informatica
12 7 (1.90%) Brocade
13 6 (1.63%) NetApp
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