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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Architect
Rank 408 453 452
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Architect 209 133 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.25% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.27% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 65 80
Average daily rate
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£564 £500 £458
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.75% +9.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £767 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £563 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £61.00 £60.00 £65.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% -7.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £61.00 £60.00 £65.00
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -7.69%

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
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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 +36 180 £550 +10.00% 44
London +23 95 £600 +11.94% 23
South East +31 35 £546 +18.10% 4
Berkshire +29 26 £563 +40.62% 2
Scotland +3 18 £650 +18.18% 3
City of London +11 12 £600 +7.28% 10
West Midlands -11 11 £525 +15.06% 2
Reading +23 10 £563 - 1
East of England -15 10 £600 -
Edinburgh +5 8 £400 -27.27%
Birmingham +3 8 £625 +51.51% 1
Glasgow -5 8 £650 - 2
Hertfordshire -16 8 £600 -
Yorkshire +1 6 £513 -6.81% 4
Surrey - 6 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 6 £600 -
North West -10 5 £563 +60.71% 2
South West -44 5 £400 +6.66% 7
West Yorkshire +4 4 - - 1
Cheshire +11 3 £563 +18.42%
Bristol -11 3 £425 - 2
Leeds - 3 - - 1
Redhill - 2 - -
Macclesfield - 2 - -
North Yorkshire - 2 £513 - 3
East Midlands +3 1 - -
Essex -8 1 - -
Halifax -8 1 - -
Hampshire -11 1 £530 -21.48% 1
South Wales -11 1 £620 -

Senior Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 68 (17.66%) Finance
1 68 (17.66%) Oracle
2 63 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (13.77%) TOGAF
4 50 (12.99%) Java
5 43 (11.17%) Telecoms
5 43 (11.17%) SOA
6 38 (9.87%) Data Modelling
6 38 (9.87%) SQL
7 36 (9.35%) Security Cleared
8 34 (8.83%) Enterprise Architecture
9 33 (8.57%) Project Management
10 32 (8.31%) Banking
10 32 (8.31%) Technical Architecture
11 29 (7.53%) Stakeholder Management
11 29 (7.53%) Mentoring
12 26 (6.75%) 3G
13 25 (6.49%) ITIL
13 25 (6.49%) Business Intelligence
13 25 (6.49%) Degree
14 23 (5.97%) Open Source
15 22 (5.71%) Analytics
15 22 (5.71%) Middleware
16 20 (5.19%) Linux
16 20 (5.19%) HTML
16 20 (5.19%) User Experience
17 19 (4.94%) Big Data
17 19 (4.94%) SAP
17 19 (4.94%) Web Services
17 19 (4.94%) Microsoft

Senior Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 14 (3.64%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.34%) WebSphere
3 8 (2.08%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (1.30%) Oracle Service Bus
5 5 (1.30%) Node.js
5 5 (1.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (1.04%) Apache ServiceMix
6 4 (1.04%) Apache Pig
6 4 (1.04%) Lync
7 3 (0.78%) Adobe CQ
7 3 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.78%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.78%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.52%) Apache
8 2 (0.52%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.52%) IIS
8 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 11 (2.86%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.78%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.52%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.52%) MS Project
3 2 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.26%) SPSS
4 1 (0.26%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (2.08%) Cerner Millennium
2 4 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.04%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.78%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.52%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.52%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.26%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.26%) SAP SCM
5 1 (0.26%) Summit
5 1 (0.26%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.82%) Office 365
2 5 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (1.04%) SaaS
4 3 (0.78%) PaaS
5 2 (0.52%) IaaS
5 2 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.26%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 26 (6.75%) 3G
2 14 (3.64%) Internet
3 12 (3.12%) Broadband
4 11 (2.86%) 4G
4 11 (2.86%) WAN
5 10 (2.60%) Firewall
5 10 (2.60%) LTE
6 7 (1.82%) Wireless
6 7 (1.82%) MPLS
6 7 (1.82%) LAN
7 5 (1.30%) Radio Access Network
7 5 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (1.30%) OSPF
7 5 (1.30%) BGP
7 5 (1.30%) SAN
7 5 (1.30%) VoIP
8 4 (1.04%) FTP
9 3 (0.78%) Multicast
9 3 (0.78%) 2G
9 3 (0.78%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (4.94%) Big Data
2 16 (4.16%) NoSQL
2 16 (4.16%) Relational Database
3 15 (3.90%) Oracle Database
3 15 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (3.64%) MongoDB
5 12 (3.12%) MySQL
5 12 (3.12%) SQL Server
6 10 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (2.60%) Hadoop
7 8 (2.08%) RDBMS
8 6 (1.56%) DB2
8 6 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (1.04%) Couchbase
10 4 (1.04%) Redis
10 4 (1.04%) HBase
10 4 (1.04%) Apache Hive
11 3 (0.78%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 5 (1.30%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.04%) Selenium
2 4 (1.04%) JIRA
2 4 (1.04%) Maven
2 4 (1.04%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.04%) Hudson
3 3 (0.78%) Subversion
3 3 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (0.78%) TeamCity
3 3 (0.78%) ERwin
3 3 (0.78%) JUnit
4 2 (0.52%) Ant
4 2 (0.52%) Cucumber
4 2 (0.52%) Axure RP
4 2 (0.52%) Mockito
4 2 (0.52%) JBehave
5 1 (0.26%) TortoiseSVN
5 1 (0.26%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.26%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.26%) Sublime Text
General
1 68 (17.66%) Finance
2 43 (11.17%) Telecoms
3 32 (8.31%) Banking
4 19 (4.94%) Retail
5 16 (4.16%) Marketing
6 12 (3.12%) Billing
7 8 (2.08%) Back Office
7 8 (2.08%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.82%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.56%) Retail Banking
10 4 (1.04%) German Language
11 3 (0.78%) Automotive
12 2 (0.52%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.52%) Front Office
12 2 (0.52%) Electronics
12 2 (0.52%) French Language
13 1 (0.26%) Local Government
13 1 (0.26%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.26%) Law
13 1 (0.26%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (5.71%) Middleware
2 20 (5.19%) HTML
3 19 (4.94%) Web Services
4 16 (4.16%) Ruby on Rails
4 16 (4.16%) CSS
5 15 (3.90%) jQuery
6 14 (3.64%) HTML5
7 13 (3.38%) .NET
8 12 (3.12%) XML
8 12 (3.12%) Hibernate
9 11 (2.86%) REST
10 9 (2.34%) Ajax
10 9 (2.34%) JPA
10 9 (2.34%) Django
10 9 (2.34%) J2EE
11 8 (2.08%) JSON
11 8 (2.08%) Spring
11 8 (2.08%) AngularJS
12 7 (1.82%) CSS3
12 7 (1.82%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.97%) Open Source
2 20 (5.19%) User Experience
3 18 (4.68%) Computer Science
4 15 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (2.34%) Mobile App
6 9 (2.34%) PACS
6 9 (2.34%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.34%) NHS
7 8 (2.08%) Mainframe
8 7 (1.82%) CESG
9 5 (1.30%) Data Integration
9 5 (1.30%) Clustering
10 3 (0.78%) PKI
10 3 (0.78%) Cryptography
10 3 (0.78%) Market Risk
10 3 (0.78%) DTV
11 2 (0.52%) PMI
11 2 (0.52%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 20 (5.19%) Linux
2 15 (3.90%) UNIX
3 12 (3.12%) Windows
3 12 (3.12%) Apple iOS
4 11 (2.86%) Android
5 6 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.04%) Solaris
6 4 (1.04%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.78%) AIX
8 2 (0.52%) VMS
8 2 (0.52%) HPUX
8 2 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.52%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.26%) VME
9 1 (0.26%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.26%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (13.77%) TOGAF
3 43 (11.17%) SOA
4 38 (9.87%) Data Modelling
5 34 (8.83%) Enterprise Architecture
6 33 (8.57%) Project Management
7 32 (8.31%) Technical Architecture
8 29 (7.53%) Stakeholder Management
8 29 (7.53%) Mentoring
9 25 (6.49%) ITIL
9 25 (6.49%) Business Intelligence
10 22 (5.71%) Analytics
11 18 (4.68%) Migration
12 17 (4.42%) CRM
12 17 (4.42%) Data Architecture
12 17 (4.42%) Zachman Framework
13 16 (4.16%) MVC
14 14 (3.64%) OO
15 13 (3.38%) Validation
15 13 (3.38%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 50 (12.99%) Java
2 38 (9.87%) SQL
3 18 (4.68%) JavaScript
4 16 (4.16%) Ruby
5 9 (2.34%) Scala
6 7 (1.82%) C#
7 6 (1.56%) PHP
7 6 (1.56%) Python
8 4 (1.04%) PL/SQL
8 4 (1.04%) Perl
8 4 (1.04%) PHP5
9 3 (0.78%) R
10 2 (0.52%) XPath
10 2 (0.52%) TypeScript
10 2 (0.52%) CoffeeScript
11 1 (0.26%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.26%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.26%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 36 (9.35%) Security Cleared
2 25 (6.49%) Degree
3 19 (4.94%) SC Cleared
4 14 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (2.60%) CISSP
6 8 (2.08%) CCIE
6 8 (2.08%) CISM
7 7 (1.82%) CISA
7 7 (1.82%) CCNA
7 7 (1.82%) CCDP
8 6 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.04%) CCA
9 4 (1.04%) CCNP
10 3 (0.78%) MCITP
10 3 (0.78%) MCTS
10 3 (0.78%) MCSE
10 3 (0.78%) CCDA
10 3 (0.78%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (0.78%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.04%) Basel III
2 3 (0.78%) PCI DSS
2 3 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (0.78%) QA
2 3 (0.78%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.78%) SLA
3 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.26%) COBIT
3 1 (0.26%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 12 (3.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (2.34%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.78%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.78%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (0.52%) vCloud
4 2 (0.52%) vSphere
4 2 (0.52%) XenApp
4 2 (0.52%) XenServer
5 1 (0.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (0.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.26%) Nmap
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.26%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (1.04%) Puppet
2 3 (0.78%) SCCM
2 3 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.52%) SCOM
3 2 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.26%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.26%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.26%) Netcool
4 1 (0.26%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 1 (0.26%) Control-M
4 1 (0.26%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 68 (17.66%) Oracle
2 19 (4.94%) SAP
2 19 (4.94%) Microsoft
3 15 (3.90%) Cisco
4 14 (3.64%) VMware
5 11 (2.86%) Cerner
6 10 (2.60%) JBoss
6 10 (2.60%) IBM
6 10 (2.60%) EMC
7 9 (2.34%) Citrix
8 8 (2.08%) Siebel
9 7 (1.82%) Pega
10 6 (1.56%) Sybase
11 5 (1.30%) Cloudera
11 5 (1.30%) Twitter
11 5 (1.30%) Zend
11 5 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (1.30%) Informatica
12 4 (1.04%) HP
12 4 (1.04%) Business Objects
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