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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Architect
Rank 414 398 465
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +67
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Architect 171 155 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.32% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.35% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 101 44
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£580 £550 £523
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £438 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £750 £618
UK excluding London average daily rate £588 £510 £545
% change year-on-year
+15.19% -6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
47189 44564 41455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.53% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29609 26528 23470
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1818 1936 2419
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -2 155 £550 - 48
London +5 95 £550 - 23
City of London +7 15 £525 -30.00% 5
South East -4 15 £500 -9.09% 12
North West -22 12 £600 -7.69% 1
Yorkshire +3 11 £525 +5.00% 1
Scotland -10 10 £590 +32.88%
East of England - 10 £638 - 1
West Yorkshire - 9 £600 -
Berkshire +3 8 £500 +1.26% 3
Hertfordshire - 8 £619 -
Leeds - 8 £650 -
Edinburgh -6 6 £580 +17.88%
Slough - 6 £500 -
Manchester -2 5 £675 -
East Midlands +13 4 £488 +62.50% 1
Oxfordshire - 4 - -
Oxford - 4 - -
West Midlands 0 3 £455 +10.97% 3
South West -15 3 £575 - 3
Wiltshire - 3 £575 - 1
Northamptonshire - 3 £500 - 1
South Yorkshire - 2 £400 -
Swindon - 2 £575 - 1
Glasgow -6 1 £650 +62.50%
Surrey -7 1 £488 -35.00% 4
Buckinghamshire -10 1 £700 -6.66%
Milton Keynes -11 1 £700 -
Bradford - 1 £450 -
Bridgend - - - - 1

Senior Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 78 (21.61%) Finance
2 76 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (14.96%) Java
4 45 (12.47%) Security Cleared
5 44 (12.19%) TOGAF
6 43 (11.91%) .NET
7 38 (10.53%) User Experience
8 35 (9.70%) Enterprise Architecture
9 34 (9.42%) Oracle
9 34 (9.42%) SOA
9 34 (9.42%) Mentoring
10 33 (9.14%) ITIL
11 30 (8.31%) Open Source
12 29 (8.03%) Banking
13 28 (7.76%) Ruby
14 27 (7.48%) Stakeholder Management
15 25 (6.93%) HTML
15 25 (6.93%) C#
15 25 (6.93%) Microsoft
16 24 (6.65%) Business Intelligence
16 24 (6.65%) Data Modelling
16 24 (6.65%) Scrum
16 24 (6.65%) SC Cleared
16 24 (6.65%) Analytics
17 23 (6.37%) MongoDB
17 23 (6.37%) NoSQL
17 23 (6.37%) CRM
17 23 (6.37%) Cisco
18 22 (6.09%) E-Commerce
18 22 (6.09%) Project Management

Senior Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 11 (3.05%) SharePoint
1 11 (3.05%) Lync
2 8 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
3 7 (1.94%) JBoss
3 7 (1.94%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (1.94%) SharePoint 2010
3 7 (1.94%) Adobe CQ
4 6 (1.66%) Node.js
4 6 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (1.39%) Apache
6 4 (1.11%) CMS
7 3 (0.83%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (0.55%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.55%) Confluence
8 2 (0.55%) SAS
8 2 (0.55%) Documentum
8 2 (0.55%) IIS
9 1 (0.28%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 9 (2.49%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.66%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 5 (1.39%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.83%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.28%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.28%) MS Office
5 1 (0.28%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.66%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.55%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.55%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.55%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.28%) Summit
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.60%) Cloud Computing
2 9 (2.49%) SaaS
3 6 (1.66%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.55%) PaaS
5 1 (0.28%) Force.com
5 1 (0.28%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.77%) WAN
2 7 (1.94%) 3G
3 6 (1.66%) Cisco Nexus
3 6 (1.66%) Internet
4 5 (1.39%) SAN
4 5 (1.39%) LAN
4 5 (1.39%) AMQP
4 5 (1.39%) Network Security
5 4 (1.11%) Broadband
6 3 (0.83%) Firewall
7 2 (0.55%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (0.55%) 4G
7 2 (0.55%) VoIP
7 2 (0.55%) Intranet
8 1 (0.28%) Multicast
8 1 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.28%) DMZ
8 1 (0.28%) 3GPP
8 1 (0.28%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.28%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (6.37%) MongoDB
1 23 (6.37%) NoSQL
2 18 (4.99%) Big Data
2 18 (4.99%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (4.43%) SQL Server
4 13 (3.60%) MySQL
5 10 (2.77%) Hadoop
6 8 (2.22%) Apache Cassandra
6 8 (2.22%) DataStage
6 8 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (1.94%) DB2
8 6 (1.66%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (1.66%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.39%) SAP BW
10 4 (1.11%) SAP HANA
10 4 (1.11%) OLAP
10 4 (1.11%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.83%) SAP Data Services
11 3 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (1.66%) Axure RP
2 5 (1.39%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.11%) Selenium
3 4 (1.11%) JIRA
3 4 (1.11%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 3 (0.83%) ERwin
5 2 (0.55%) Maven
5 2 (0.55%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.55%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.55%) Subversion
6 1 (0.28%) YourKit
6 1 (0.28%) Ant
6 1 (0.28%) ProC
6 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 78 (21.61%) Finance
2 29 (8.03%) Banking
3 22 (6.09%) Telecoms
4 17 (4.71%) Retail
5 11 (3.05%) Marketing
6 8 (2.22%) Law
7 7 (1.94%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.11%) Retail Banking
8 4 (1.11%) Automotive
8 4 (1.11%) Billing
9 3 (0.83%) Legal
9 3 (0.83%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.83%) Back Office
10 2 (0.55%) Publishing
11 1 (0.28%) Advertising
11 1 (0.28%) Front Office
11 1 (0.28%) Electronics
11 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.28%) Local Government
11 1 (0.28%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (11.91%) .NET
2 25 (6.93%) HTML
3 21 (5.82%) CSS
4 17 (4.71%) Ruby on Rails
5 14 (3.88%) Django
6 12 (3.32%) Web Services
7 11 (3.05%) Middleware
8 9 (2.49%) XML
8 9 (2.49%) REST
9 8 (2.22%) jQuery
9 8 (2.22%) AngularJS
9 8 (2.22%) ASP.NET
10 7 (1.94%) HTML5
10 7 (1.94%) WCF
11 6 (1.66%) .NET Framework
11 6 (1.66%) Java EE
11 6 (1.66%) Backbone.js
11 6 (1.66%) J2EE
11 6 (1.66%) Play Framework
12 5 (1.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 38 (10.53%) User Experience
2 30 (8.31%) Open Source
3 14 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (2.77%) Data Structures
5 8 (2.22%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (1.94%) CESG
7 6 (1.66%) Fixed Income
7 6 (1.66%) Clustering
8 5 (1.39%) RIA
8 5 (1.39%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.11%) Psychology
9 4 (1.11%) Human Factors
9 4 (1.11%) Data Integration
9 4 (1.11%) NHS
9 4 (1.11%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.83%) Performance Metrics
10 3 (0.83%) Cryptography
11 2 (0.55%) Derivative
11 2 (0.55%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 17 (4.71%) Linux
2 10 (2.77%) UNIX
3 7 (1.94%) Windows
4 3 (0.83%) AIX
4 3 (0.83%) Apple iOS
4 3 (0.83%) Android
5 1 (0.28%) Solaris
5 1 (0.28%) VMS
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (12.19%) TOGAF
3 35 (9.70%) Enterprise Architecture
4 34 (9.42%) SOA
4 34 (9.42%) Mentoring
5 33 (9.14%) ITIL
6 27 (7.48%) Stakeholder Management
7 24 (6.65%) Business Intelligence
7 24 (6.65%) Data Modelling
7 24 (6.65%) Scrum
7 24 (6.65%) Analytics
8 23 (6.37%) CRM
9 22 (6.09%) E-Commerce
9 22 (6.09%) Project Management
10 21 (5.82%) Technical Architecture
11 20 (5.54%) Software Architecture
12 18 (4.99%) Data Architecture
12 18 (4.99%) Service Management
13 17 (4.71%) Information Architecture
14 13 (3.60%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 54 (14.96%) Java
2 28 (7.76%) Ruby
3 25 (6.93%) C#
4 19 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 19 (5.26%) Scala
5 14 (3.88%) C++
6 12 (3.32%) Python
7 11 (3.05%) SQL
8 6 (1.66%) PHP
9 4 (1.11%) ABAP
10 2 (0.55%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.55%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.28%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.28%) Dart
11 1 (0.28%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.28%) COBOL
11 1 (0.28%) Perl
11 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.28%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.28%) R
Qualifications
1 45 (12.47%) Security Cleared
2 24 (6.65%) SC Cleared
3 17 (4.71%) Degree
4 16 (4.43%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (4.16%) CCDP
6 13 (3.60%) CCNA
7 7 (1.94%) CCIE
8 6 (1.66%) CCNP
9 5 (1.39%) CCA
9 5 (1.39%) CCDA
9 5 (1.39%) CCDE
10 4 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.55%) CISSP
11 2 (0.55%) MCSE
12 1 (0.28%) CEH
12 1 (0.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.28%) CISA
12 1 (0.28%) CISM
12 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.39%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.83%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.55%) QA
4 2 (0.55%) SLA
5 1 (0.28%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 10 (2.77%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.66%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.28%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (1.11%) Puppet
2 3 (0.83%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.83%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (0.55%) SCCM
4 1 (0.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.28%) Control-M
4 1 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.28%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 34 (9.42%) Oracle
2 25 (6.93%) Microsoft
3 23 (6.37%) Cisco
4 16 (4.43%) Pega
5 12 (3.32%) SAP
6 11 (3.05%) VMware
7 10 (2.77%) EMC
8 9 (2.49%) IBM
8 9 (2.49%) Adobe
9 7 (1.94%) Business Objects
10 5 (1.39%) Cognos
10 5 (1.39%) Siebel
10 5 (1.39%) Informatica
10 5 (1.39%) HP
10 5 (1.39%) Twitter
11 4 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (0.83%) Teradata
12 3 (0.83%) Hyperion
12 3 (0.83%) Riverbed
12 3 (0.83%) SolarWinds
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