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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Architect
Rank 441 473 441
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Architect 215 186 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.32% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.34% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 117 89
Median daily rate £550 £600 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £445 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £801 £763 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £600 £538
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +11.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £45.00 - £61.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - £61.00

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
51261 55415 53407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.88% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 33404 35221 32266
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1639 2084 2091
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £39.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 26 August 2016.

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 26 August 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
England +40 209 £563 -6.25% 20
London +21 120 £575 - 7
South East +15 21 £575 -11.53% 5
City of London +21 18 £525 -8.69%
Yorkshire +10 17 £550 -15.38% 4
Berkshire +12 16 £588 +14.07% 4
West Midlands -18 15 £476 -26.73% 2
East of England +17 14 £488 -20.40% 1
West Yorkshire +13 11 £550 -15.38% 3
Telford - 11 £460 -
Shropshire - 11 £460 -
East Midlands +2 9 £600 +33.33% 1
Cambridgeshire +22 6 £513 -21.15%
Hertfordshire +10 6 £500 -18.36%
North West +9 6 £550 +2.32% 1
Bracknell -1 6 £675 -
Hemel Hempstead +5 5 £500 -9.09%
Nottingham 0 5 £600 +33.33%
Nottinghamshire 0 5 £600 +33.33%
Cheshire +17 4 £550 +2.32%
Cambridge +16 4 £475 -13.63%
Scotland +11 4 £475 -17.39%
North East -32 4 £689 +41.33%
Northamptonshire 0 3 £600 - 1
Leeds -4 3 £550 -15.38% 3
Tyne and Wear -34 3 £700 +43.58%
Newcastle upon Tyne -35 3 £700 +47.36%
Bradford - 3 £679 -
West Sussex - 3 £475 -
North Yorkshire - 3 £350 - 1

Senior Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 August 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 featuring Senior Architect in the job title.

1 95 (20.74%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (18.12%) Finance
3 78 (17.03%) Java
4 76 (16.59%) Enterprise Architecture
5 61 (13.32%) Security Cleared
6 59 (12.88%) Oracle
7 58 (12.66%) TOGAF
8 52 (11.35%) Microsoft
9 49 (10.70%) SQL
10 48 (10.48%) SC Cleared
11 47 (10.26%) Open Source
12 46 (10.04%) Data Warehouse
13 44 (9.61%) Business Intelligence
14 42 (9.17%) Data Architecture
15 40 (8.73%) .NET
16 39 (8.52%) SOA
16 39 (8.52%) Technical Architecture
17 36 (7.86%) MongoDB
17 36 (7.86%) Coaching
17 36 (7.86%) Data Modelling
18 35 (7.64%) Retail
19 33 (7.21%) Data Management
19 33 (7.21%) User Experience
20 32 (6.99%) Data Centre
21 31 (6.77%) Stakeholder Management
21 31 (6.77%) Unix
22 30 (6.55%) Web Services
22 30 (6.55%) Linux
22 30 (6.55%) Management Information System
22 30 (6.55%) Banking

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 18 (3.93%) SAS
2 15 (3.28%) SharePoint
3 13 (2.84%) Confluence
3 13 (2.84%) IIS
4 9 (1.97%) MS Exchange
5 8 (1.75%) Apache
6 6 (1.31%) JBoss
6 6 (1.31%) WebSphere
7 5 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (1.09%) Mule
7 5 (1.09%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.87%) Mule ESB
8 4 (0.87%) Oracle Coherence
8 4 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (0.87%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.66%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.66%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.44%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.44%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.44%) Drupal
Applications
1 20 (4.37%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.18%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 5 (1.09%) OmniGraffle
5 3 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.22%) InVision
6 1 (0.22%) MS Office
6 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (2.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.87%) SAP IS-U
3 3 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.22%) RMDS
5 1 (0.22%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.22%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.22%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.22%) SAP hybris
5 1 (0.22%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 29 (6.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (3.93%) Office 365
3 16 (3.49%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (3.28%) SaaS
5 11 (2.40%) IaaS
6 10 (2.18%) PaaS
7 6 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.87%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.22%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.22%) Boomi
9 1 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.22%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.22%) IBM PureFlex
9 1 (0.22%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 23 (5.02%) Firewall
2 19 (4.15%) WAN
3 15 (3.28%) LAN
4 14 (3.06%) HTTP
5 8 (1.75%) Wireless
6 7 (1.53%) 4G
6 7 (1.53%) Internet
6 7 (1.53%) SAN
7 6 (1.31%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (1.31%) NAS
7 6 (1.31%) Unified Communications
7 6 (1.31%) VPN
8 5 (1.09%) Extranet
8 5 (1.09%) Intranet
8 5 (1.09%) LTE
8 5 (1.09%) Network Security
8 5 (1.09%) SSL
8 5 (1.09%) TETRA
9 3 (0.66%) AMQP
9 3 (0.66%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (10.04%) Data Warehouse
2 36 (7.86%) MongoDB
3 26 (5.68%) SQL Server
4 22 (4.80%) Hadoop
5 21 (4.59%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (3.49%) Big Data
6 16 (3.49%) BusinessObjects
7 15 (3.28%) Apache Hive
7 15 (3.28%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 14 (3.06%) HBase
9 13 (2.84%) Pentaho
10 12 (2.62%) Data Lake
10 12 (2.62%) MySQL
11 9 (1.97%) NoSQL
12 7 (1.53%) OLAP
12 7 (1.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 5 (1.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 5 (1.09%) OLTP
13 5 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 20 (4.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 20 (4.37%) Git (software)
2 17 (3.71%) Maven
3 16 (3.49%) ERwin
4 13 (2.84%) JIRA
5 11 (2.40%) Axure RP
6 10 (2.18%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 9 (1.97%) SoapUI
8 8 (1.75%) Jenkins
9 5 (1.09%) Bitbucket
9 5 (1.09%) FishEye
9 5 (1.09%) GoCD
9 5 (1.09%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (0.87%) ClearCase
10 4 (0.87%) ClearQuest
10 4 (0.87%) Visual Studio
11 3 (0.66%) CA Gen
12 2 (0.44%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.44%) IntelliJ
12 2 (0.44%) JUnit
General
1 83 (18.12%) Finance
2 35 (7.64%) Retail
3 30 (6.55%) Banking
4 28 (6.11%) Marketing
5 14 (3.06%) Law
5 14 (3.06%) Telecoms
6 11 (2.40%) Publishing
7 8 (1.75%) Front Office
8 5 (1.09%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.09%) Legal
8 5 (1.09%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.66%) Billing
9 3 (0.66%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.22%) Advertising
11 1 (0.22%) Back Office
11 1 (0.22%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.22%) French Language
11 1 (0.22%) Greek Language
11 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (8.73%) .NET
2 30 (6.55%) Web Services
3 25 (5.46%) HTML
3 25 (5.46%) REST
4 24 (5.24%) Spring
5 22 (4.80%) SOAP
6 21 (4.59%) J2EE
7 20 (4.37%) CSS
8 17 (3.71%) HTML5
8 17 (3.71%) JSON
9 15 (3.28%) ELK Stack
9 15 (3.28%) Hystrix
9 15 (3.28%) Middleware
9 15 (3.28%) RabbitMQ
9 15 (3.28%) Spring Boot
9 15 (3.28%) WireMock
10 12 (2.62%) CSS3
11 10 (2.18%) XML
12 9 (1.97%) RESTful
13 8 (1.75%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 33 (7.21%) User Experience
2 32 (6.99%) Data Centre
3 30 (6.55%) Management Information System
4 28 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (5.90%) Visualisation
6 16 (3.49%) Data Integration
7 12 (2.62%) Virtual Team
8 11 (2.40%) CESG
9 10 (2.18%) Psychology
10 9 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (1.97%) RIA
11 8 (1.75%) Computer Science
11 8 (1.75%) Mobile App
12 7 (1.53%) Hybrid Cloud
13 5 (1.09%) Public Cloud
13 5 (1.09%) Replication
14 4 (0.87%) Algorithms
14 4 (0.87%) Digital Media
14 4 (0.87%) Private Cloud
14 4 (0.87%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 31 (6.77%) Unix
2 30 (6.55%) Linux
3 24 (5.24%) Windows
4 12 (2.62%) Windows 10
5 6 (1.31%) Windows 7
5 6 (1.31%) Windows 8
6 4 (0.87%) Solaris
6 4 (0.87%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.66%) Android
7 3 (0.66%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.44%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.22%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (20.74%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (16.59%) Enterprise Architecture
3 58 (12.66%) TOGAF
4 47 (10.26%) Open Source
5 44 (9.61%) Business Intelligence
6 42 (9.17%) Data Architecture
7 39 (8.52%) SOA
7 39 (8.52%) Technical Architecture
8 36 (7.86%) Coaching
8 36 (7.86%) Data Modelling
9 33 (7.21%) Data Management
10 31 (6.77%) Stakeholder Management
11 30 (6.55%) Mentoring
12 29 (6.33%) ITIL
13 28 (6.11%) E-Commerce
13 28 (6.11%) Project Management
14 25 (5.46%) Risk Management
14 25 (5.46%) Software Architecture
15 24 (5.24%) Migration
16 22 (4.80%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 78 (17.03%) Java
2 49 (10.70%) SQL
3 21 (4.59%) JavaScript
3 21 (4.59%) Shell Script
4 18 (3.93%) C#
5 12 (2.62%) C
5 12 (2.62%) PL/SQL
6 7 (1.53%) Ruby
6 7 (1.53%) Scala
7 6 (1.31%) Python
8 5 (1.09%) VB
9 4 (0.87%) FQL
9 4 (0.87%) Perl
9 4 (0.87%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.22%) C++
10 1 (0.22%) ES6
10 1 (0.22%) Groovy
10 1 (0.22%) PHP
10 1 (0.22%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 61 (13.32%) Security Cleared
2 48 (10.48%) SC Cleared
3 28 (6.11%) Degree
4 16 (3.49%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (2.84%) CISSP
6 10 (2.18%) CESG Certified Professional
7 9 (1.97%) CCIE
8 8 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
8 8 (1.75%) CCNP
8 8 (1.75%) CREST Certified
8 8 (1.75%) CRISC
9 7 (1.53%) CCNA
10 5 (1.09%) CCDE
10 5 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.87%) CLAS
11 4 (0.87%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (0.66%) MBA
13 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
14 1 (0.22%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.62%) Data Quality
1 12 (2.62%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (0.66%) ISO20022
3 2 (0.44%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.44%) EMIR
3 2 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.44%) MiFID
3 2 (0.44%) QA
4 1 (0.22%) ISO22301
4 1 (0.22%) SLA
4 1 (0.22%) Solvency II
System Software
1 22 (4.80%) Active Directory
2 15 (3.28%) Docker
3 13 (2.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.75%) XenApp
5 7 (1.53%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.87%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.66%) vSphere
8 2 (0.44%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (0.44%) KVM
8 2 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.44%) NFS
8 2 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.44%) RACF
8 2 (0.44%) Snort
8 2 (0.44%) SRDF
8 2 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.44%) Xen
9 1 (0.22%) HDFS
9 1 (0.22%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 19 (4.15%) Puppet
2 15 (3.28%) Graphite
2 15 (3.28%) SCCM
3 8 (1.75%) Grafana
4 7 (1.53%) Consul
5 4 (0.87%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (0.87%) NetBackup
6 3 (0.66%) AirWatch
6 3 (0.66%) Ansible
6 3 (0.66%) MOM
6 3 (0.66%) SCOM
7 2 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.44%) zSecure
8 1 (0.22%) CloudHub
8 1 (0.22%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 59 (12.88%) Oracle
2 52 (11.35%) Microsoft
3 28 (6.11%) Cisco
4 24 (5.24%) Informatica
5 22 (4.80%) Pega
6 16 (3.49%) Tableau
6 16 (3.49%) VMware
7 15 (3.28%) SAP
8 14 (3.06%) CA
8 14 (3.06%) Citrix
9 11 (2.40%) Google
9 11 (2.40%) HP
9 11 (2.40%) MuleSoft
10 8 (1.75%) Adobe
10 8 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (1.53%) IBM
11 7 (1.53%) NetApp
12 6 (1.31%) EMC
13 5 (1.09%) Juniper
13 5 (1.09%) webMethods
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