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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Architect
Rank 405 440 429
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Architect 230 172 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.45% 0.33% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.35% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 117 97
Average daily rate £553 £588 £540
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.95% +8.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £408
10% offered a daily rate of more than £674 £700 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £575 £588 £510
% change year-on-year
-2.12% +15.19%
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
48598 48731 45782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.48% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31271 30416 27107
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1757 1902 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +34 201 £575 - 68
London -9 76 £550 -4.34% 22
South East +21 34 £500 - 15
Yorkshire -4 21 £625 +13.63% 7
North West -11 20 £600 - 3
West Midlands +1 17 £550 +20.87% 7
Scotland -2 17 £450 -25.00%
Hampshire - 17 £581 - 2
Leeds -1 15 £650 +8.33% 7
West Yorkshire -3 15 £650 +18.18% 7
East of England +9 14 £625 -1.96% 3
City of London +47 12 £550 +2.32% 8
Glasgow +18 11 £375 -42.30%
Cheshire +6 11 £550 -8.33%
Hook - 10 £492 - 1
South West +11 9 £498 -0.50% 7
Warrington - 8 £563 -
Buckinghamshire +20 7 £575 -17.85% 4
Bedfordshire +10 7 £606 -4.90%
Hertfordshire +9 7 £625 -1.96% 2
Bristol - 7 £495 - 1
Croydon -7 6 £468 -33.21%
Fareham - 6 £625 -
St Albans - 5 £625 -
Shropshire - 5 - - 1
Milton Keynes +10 4 £575 -17.85% 2
Berkshire +2 4 £575 +15.00% 2
Birmingham -2 4 £500 +37.93% 1
East Midlands -9 4 - -
Solihull - 4 £650 - 4

Senior Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 125 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (20.53%) Finance
3 81 (17.88%) Enterprise Architecture
4 75 (16.56%) Security Cleared
5 67 (14.79%) TOGAF
6 58 (12.80%) Java
7 52 (11.48%) SOA
8 46 (10.15%) E-Commerce
9 44 (9.71%) SQL
9 44 (9.71%) Oracle
10 43 (9.49%) JavaScript
10 43 (9.49%) SC Cleared
10 43 (9.49%) User Experience
10 43 (9.49%) REST
11 39 (8.61%) Microsoft
12 38 (8.39%) Technical Architecture
13 37 (8.17%) Data Modelling
14 36 (7.95%) HTML
14 36 (7.95%) Banking
15 35 (7.73%) SQL Server
15 35 (7.73%) SOAP
16 34 (7.51%) Retail
17 32 (7.06%) TDD
17 32 (7.06%) Security Architecture
17 32 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
18 30 (6.62%) .NET
18 30 (6.62%) CRM
18 30 (6.62%) Data Centre
19 29 (6.40%) Cisco
19 29 (6.40%) Telecoms

Senior Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 13 (2.87%) BizTalk Server
1 13 (2.87%) WebSphere
2 10 (2.21%) SAS
2 10 (2.21%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.77%) Tomcat
4 7 (1.55%) Apache
4 7 (1.55%) JBoss
5 6 (1.32%) CMS
5 6 (1.32%) nginx
5 6 (1.32%) Node.js
6 4 (0.88%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (0.88%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.66%) IIS
7 3 (0.66%) NetWeaver
8 2 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.44%) Confluence
8 2 (0.44%) Drupal
8 2 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.44%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.22%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 15 (3.31%) MS Visio
2 6 (1.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (0.66%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.22%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.22%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 4 (0.88%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.66%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.22%) Misys Midas
3 1 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.22%) SAP CCM
3 1 (0.22%) SAP MDM
3 1 (0.22%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.22%) SDL Web 8
3 1 (0.22%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.87%) SaaS
2 12 (2.65%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (2.65%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (1.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.88%) Amazon S3
4 4 (0.88%) IaaS
4 4 (0.88%) Office 365
5 3 (0.66%) Boomi
5 3 (0.66%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.22%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.22%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.22%) GitHub
6 1 (0.22%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.31%) Internet
1 15 (3.31%) LAN
2 14 (3.09%) DNS
2 14 (3.09%) Firewall
2 14 (3.09%) MPLS
3 11 (2.43%) Network Security
3 11 (2.43%) SAN
4 10 (2.21%) WAN
5 9 (1.99%) VLAN
6 7 (1.55%) Multicast
6 7 (1.55%) NAS
6 7 (1.55%) VPN
7 5 (1.10%) DMZ
7 5 (1.10%) VoIP
7 5 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (1.10%) Wireless
8 4 (0.88%) DOCSIS
8 4 (0.88%) PSTN
9 3 (0.66%) IPsec
9 3 (0.66%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (7.73%) SQL Server
2 23 (5.08%) MongoDB
3 18 (3.97%) NoSQL
4 17 (3.75%) Apache Cassandra
4 17 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (3.53%) PostgreSQL
6 15 (3.31%) MySQL
6 15 (3.31%) Relational Database
7 13 (2.87%) Big Data
8 9 (1.99%) Oracle Database
9 6 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (1.32%) RDBMS
9 6 (1.32%) Redis
10 5 (1.10%) Hadoop
10 5 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (0.88%) DB2
12 3 (0.66%) DataStage
12 3 (0.66%) EDRMS
12 3 (0.66%) MarkLogic
12 3 (0.66%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 8 (1.77%) Axure RP
2 7 (1.55%) JIRA
3 6 (1.32%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 6 (1.32%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.10%) Maven
5 4 (0.88%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.66%) WebLogic Workshop
7 2 (0.44%) Ant
7 2 (0.44%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.44%) Mockito
7 2 (0.44%) Subversion
7 2 (0.44%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.22%) Clang
8 1 (0.22%) DbUnit
8 1 (0.22%) JUnit
8 1 (0.22%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.22%) Rational Application Developer
8 1 (0.22%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.22%) Toad
General
1 93 (20.53%) Finance
2 36 (7.95%) Banking
3 34 (7.51%) Retail
4 29 (6.40%) Telecoms
5 17 (3.75%) Marketing
6 14 (3.09%) Legal
7 8 (1.77%) Retail Banking
8 7 (1.55%) Investment Banking
9 6 (1.32%) Billing
9 6 (1.32%) Military
10 5 (1.10%) Front Office
10 5 (1.10%) Publishing
11 3 (0.66%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.66%) Korean Language
11 3 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.44%) Advertising
12 2 (0.44%) Electronics
12 2 (0.44%) French Language
13 1 (0.22%) Automotive
13 1 (0.22%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (9.49%) REST
2 36 (7.95%) HTML
3 35 (7.73%) SOAP
4 30 (6.62%) .NET
5 26 (5.74%) Middleware
6 23 (5.08%) Web Services
7 22 (4.86%) WCF
8 21 (4.64%) CSS
9 17 (3.75%) HTML5
10 16 (3.53%) JSON
10 16 (3.53%) Ruby on Rails
11 15 (3.31%) Ajax
11 15 (3.31%) jQuery
11 15 (3.31%) MSMQ
12 14 (3.09%) Spring
12 14 (3.09%) XML
13 13 (2.87%) Play Framework
14 12 (2.65%) Django
15 11 (2.43%) Hibernate
15 11 (2.43%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 43 (9.49%) User Experience
2 32 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (6.62%) Data Centre
4 13 (2.87%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (1.99%) Data Integration
5 9 (1.99%) Visualisation
6 8 (1.77%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.55%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.32%) Digital Media
9 5 (1.10%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.10%) NHS
9 5 (1.10%) Smart Meter
9 5 (1.10%) Social Media
10 4 (0.88%) Clustering
10 4 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (0.88%) Mainframe
10 4 (0.88%) Replication
10 4 (0.88%) SCADA
11 3 (0.66%) RIA
12 2 (0.44%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 23 (5.08%) Unix
2 21 (4.64%) Linux
3 19 (4.19%) Windows
4 6 (1.32%) Mac OS X
4 6 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (1.32%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.66%) Solaris
5 3 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.44%) Android
6 2 (0.44%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.22%) HPUX
7 1 (0.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (17.88%) Enterprise Architecture
3 67 (14.79%) TOGAF
4 52 (11.48%) SOA
5 46 (10.15%) E-Commerce
6 38 (8.39%) Technical Architecture
7 37 (8.17%) Data Modelling
8 32 (7.06%) Security Architecture
8 32 (7.06%) TDD
9 30 (6.62%) CRM
10 28 (6.18%) Data Architecture
10 28 (6.18%) Stakeholder Management
11 27 (5.96%) Migration
12 24 (5.30%) Project Management
12 24 (5.30%) Software Architecture
13 23 (5.08%) Network Design
14 21 (4.64%) UML
15 20 (4.42%) OO
16 19 (4.19%) ITIL
17 18 (3.97%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (12.80%) Java
2 44 (9.71%) SQL
3 43 (9.49%) JavaScript
4 27 (5.96%) C#
5 20 (4.42%) Ruby
6 17 (3.75%) Scala
7 14 (3.09%) Python
8 11 (2.43%) C++
9 5 (1.10%) Perl
9 5 (1.10%) PL/SQL
9 5 (1.10%) R
9 5 (1.10%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.88%) PHP
11 3 (0.66%) C
11 3 (0.66%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.66%) VB
12 2 (0.44%) VB6
13 1 (0.22%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.22%) Korn
13 1 (0.22%) XPath
Qualifications
1 75 (16.56%) Security Cleared
2 43 (9.49%) SC Cleared
3 21 (4.64%) Degree
4 15 (3.31%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (2.65%) CCNP
6 10 (2.21%) CISSP
6 10 (2.21%) DV Cleared
7 8 (1.77%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (1.77%) CCNA
7 8 (1.77%) MBCS
8 7 (1.55%) CCIE
8 7 (1.55%) CLAS
9 3 (0.66%) MBA
10 2 (0.44%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.44%) CCDP
10 2 (0.44%) CISM
10 2 (0.44%) CITP
10 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.44%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.75%) Disclosure Scotland
2 9 (1.99%) QA
3 8 (1.77%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.88%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.22%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.22%) MiFID
5 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (1.32%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.66%) vSphere
3 3 (0.66%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.44%) Docker
4 2 (0.44%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (0.88%) StatsD
3 3 (0.66%) Puppet
3 3 (0.66%) SCOM
4 2 (0.44%) Netcool
4 2 (0.44%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 2 (0.44%) OpenAM
4 2 (0.44%) SCCM
5 1 (0.22%) Control-M
5 1 (0.22%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.22%) Grafana
5 1 (0.22%) Graphite
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.22%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.22%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.22%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 44 (9.71%) Oracle
2 39 (8.61%) Microsoft
3 29 (6.40%) Cisco
4 22 (4.86%) SAP
5 18 (3.97%) Red Hat
6 14 (3.09%) IBM
6 14 (3.09%) Pega
7 12 (2.65%) Adobe
8 11 (2.43%) Citrix
9 10 (2.21%) VMware
10 9 (1.99%) F5
10 9 (1.99%) HP
11 8 (1.77%) hybris
11 8 (1.77%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (1.55%) NetApp
12 7 (1.55%) Riverbed
13 6 (1.32%) Juniper
13 6 (1.32%) MuleSoft
14 5 (1.10%) Sitecore
14 5 (1.10%) Teradata
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Rate: market rates
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Rate: £500.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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IT Connections
Rate: 400/Day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £475.00 - £508.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
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Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
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Intapeople
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
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ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
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Rate: £380 - £450 per day
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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Leeds
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Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
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Birmingham
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Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
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West Midlands
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
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