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 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Architect
Rank 399 459 450
Rank change year-on-year
+60 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Architect 215 128 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.24% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.26% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 66 77
Average daily rate
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£575 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £350 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £763 £650 £635
UK excluding London average daily rate £563 £450 £463
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -2.70%
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
52574 48917 53715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.59% 92.65% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 32287 29427 30052
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2054 2082 2685
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.19
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 30 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 30 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 +31 185 £563 +12.50% 34
London +27 99 £623 +18.57% 19
South East +13 34 £563 +25.00% 6
Berkshire +25 24 £563 +32.35% 4
Scotland +4 18 £650 +18.18% 1
City of London +11 15 £625 +19.04% 9
Reading +32 10 £563 - 2
Glasgow -3 10 £650 -
West Midlands -12 10 £525 +5.00% 1
East of England -13 9 £600 - 1
Edinburgh +7 7 - -
Birmingham - 7 £625 - 1
Croydon - 7 £700 - 1
Hertfordshire - 7 £600 -
North West -11 6 £569 +62.50%
Surrey - 6 - - 1
Yorkshire -8 5 £513 -6.81% 2
South West -28 5 £400 +6.66% 4
Hemel Hempstead - 4 £600 -
West Yorkshire -3 3 - -
Bristol - 3 £425 -
Cheshire +4 2 £563 +18.42%
Manchester -18 2 £575 +64.28%
Leeds - 2 - -
Redhill - 2 - -
North Yorkshire - 2 £513 - 2
East Midlands +6 1 - -
Halifax -6 1 - -
Cardiff -9 1 £620 -
South Wales -11 1 £620 -

Senior Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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 70 (18.04%) Finance
2 65 (16.75%) Oracle
3 61 (15.72%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (14.69%) TOGAF
5 48 (12.37%) Java
6 42 (10.82%) SOA
7 41 (10.57%) Telecoms
7 41 (10.57%) Enterprise Architecture
8 37 (9.54%) Security Cleared
9 36 (9.28%) SQL
10 34 (8.76%) Data Modelling
10 34 (8.76%) Banking
11 32 (8.25%) Project Management
12 31 (7.99%) Technical Architecture
13 30 (7.73%) Mentoring
14 28 (7.22%) Stakeholder Management
15 27 (6.96%) Open Source
16 26 (6.70%) ITIL
17 25 (6.44%) 3G
18 24 (6.19%) Business Intelligence
19 23 (5.93%) Degree
20 22 (5.67%) Middleware
20 22 (5.67%) Analytics
21 21 (5.41%) Microsoft
22 20 (5.15%) Linux
22 20 (5.15%) HTML
22 20 (5.15%) Retail
22 20 (5.15%) SC Cleared
23 19 (4.90%) User Experience
23 19 (4.90%) Migration

Senior Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (3.61%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.32%) SharePoint 2013
3 8 (2.06%) SharePoint 2010
3 8 (2.06%) WebSphere
4 7 (1.80%) Lync
5 5 (1.29%) Node.js
5 5 (1.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (1.29%) Oracle Service Bus
5 5 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (1.29%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (1.03%) Apache ServiceMix
6 4 (1.03%) Apache Pig
7 3 (0.77%) Adobe CQ
7 3 (0.77%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.52%) Confluence
8 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.26%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 11 (2.84%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.77%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.52%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.52%) MS Project
3 2 (0.52%) MS Office
3 2 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.26%) SPSS
4 1 (0.26%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 8 (2.06%) Cerner Millennium
2 6 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.29%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.77%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.52%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.26%) SAP APO
6 1 (0.26%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.26%) SAP PP
6 1 (0.26%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.26%) Summit
6 1 (0.26%) SAP SCM
6 1 (0.26%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.26%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (1.29%) Office 365
3 3 (0.77%) SaaS
4 2 (0.52%) PaaS
4 2 (0.52%) IaaS
4 2 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.26%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 25 (6.44%) 3G
2 15 (3.87%) Internet
3 12 (3.09%) Broadband
4 11 (2.84%) WAN
4 11 (2.84%) Firewall
4 11 (2.84%) 4G
5 9 (2.32%) LTE
6 7 (1.80%) Wireless
6 7 (1.80%) MPLS
6 7 (1.80%) LAN
7 6 (1.55%) SAN
7 6 (1.55%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (1.29%) OSPF
8 5 (1.29%) BGP
9 4 (1.03%) FTP
9 4 (1.03%) VoIP
9 4 (1.03%) Radio Access Network
9 4 (1.03%) Multicast
10 3 (0.77%) SNMP
10 3 (0.77%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.64%) Big Data
2 17 (4.38%) NoSQL
3 16 (4.12%) Relational Database
4 15 (3.87%) MongoDB
4 15 (3.87%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (3.61%) Oracle Database
6 10 (2.58%) MySQL
6 10 (2.58%) SQL Server
6 10 (2.58%) Hadoop
7 9 (2.32%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (2.06%) RDBMS
9 7 (1.80%) DB2
10 6 (1.55%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (1.03%) QlikView
11 4 (1.03%) Apache Hive
11 4 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (1.03%) Couchbase
11 4 (1.03%) HBase
11 4 (1.03%) Redis
12 3 (0.77%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 6 (1.55%) Selenium
1 6 (1.55%) Jenkins
2 5 (1.29%) JIRA
3 4 (1.03%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.03%) Hudson
3 4 (1.03%) ERwin
3 4 (1.03%) Maven
4 3 (0.77%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (0.77%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.52%) JBehave
5 2 (0.52%) Mockito
5 2 (0.52%) Axure RP
5 2 (0.52%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.52%) Ant
5 2 (0.52%) JUnit
5 2 (0.52%) Subversion
6 1 (0.26%) MSI
6 1 (0.26%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.26%) Rational DOORS
General
1 70 (18.04%) Finance
2 41 (10.57%) Telecoms
3 34 (8.76%) Banking
4 20 (5.15%) Retail
5 16 (4.12%) Marketing
6 12 (3.09%) Billing
7 8 (2.06%) Back Office
8 7 (1.80%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.80%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.80%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.77%) German Language
9 3 (0.77%) Automotive
10 2 (0.52%) Law
10 2 (0.52%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.52%) Electronics
10 2 (0.52%) Front Office
10 2 (0.52%) French Language
11 1 (0.26%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.26%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (5.67%) Middleware
2 20 (5.15%) HTML
3 16 (4.12%) Web Services
3 16 (4.12%) Ruby on Rails
4 15 (3.87%) .NET
5 14 (3.61%) CSS
5 14 (3.61%) HTML5
6 13 (3.35%) jQuery
7 11 (2.84%) Django
7 11 (2.84%) XML
8 10 (2.58%) Spring
8 10 (2.58%) REST
9 9 (2.32%) Hibernate
9 9 (2.32%) JSON
10 8 (2.06%) Ajax
10 8 (2.06%) AngularJS
11 7 (1.80%) Oracle Fusion
11 7 (1.80%) Java EE
11 7 (1.80%) J2EE
12 6 (1.55%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 27 (6.96%) Open Source
2 19 (4.90%) User Experience
3 17 (4.38%) Computer Science
4 16 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (2.58%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (2.32%) NHS
6 9 (2.32%) Mainframe
6 9 (2.32%) PACS
7 8 (2.06%) Mobile App
8 7 (1.80%) CESG
8 7 (1.80%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.55%) Clustering
9 6 (1.55%) Data Structures
10 5 (1.29%) Algorithms
10 5 (1.29%) Data Integration
11 3 (0.77%) Market Risk
11 3 (0.77%) DTV
11 3 (0.77%) Cryptography
11 3 (0.77%) PKI
12 2 (0.52%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 20 (5.15%) Linux
2 14 (3.61%) UNIX
3 11 (2.84%) Apple iOS
4 10 (2.58%) Android
4 10 (2.58%) Windows
5 4 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (0.77%) AIX
6 3 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.77%) Solaris
7 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.52%) HPUX
7 2 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.52%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.52%) VMS
8 1 (0.26%) zOS
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.26%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.26%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (15.72%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (14.69%) TOGAF
3 42 (10.82%) SOA
4 41 (10.57%) Enterprise Architecture
5 34 (8.76%) Data Modelling
6 32 (8.25%) Project Management
7 31 (7.99%) Technical Architecture
8 30 (7.73%) Mentoring
9 28 (7.22%) Stakeholder Management
10 26 (6.70%) ITIL
11 24 (6.19%) Business Intelligence
12 22 (5.67%) Analytics
13 19 (4.90%) CRM
13 19 (4.90%) Migration
14 17 (4.38%) Zachman Framework
15 16 (4.12%) Data Architecture
16 15 (3.87%) MVC
17 13 (3.35%) Software Architecture
18 12 (3.09%) BDD
18 12 (3.09%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 48 (12.37%) Java
2 36 (9.28%) SQL
3 18 (4.64%) Ruby
4 17 (4.38%) JavaScript
5 11 (2.84%) Scala
6 8 (2.06%) Python
7 7 (1.80%) C#
8 5 (1.29%) PHP
9 4 (1.03%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.77%) PHP5
10 3 (0.77%) Perl
10 3 (0.77%) R
11 2 (0.52%) CoffeeScript
11 2 (0.52%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.52%) XPath
12 1 (0.26%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.26%) C++
12 1 (0.26%) COBOL
12 1 (0.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (9.54%) Security Cleared
2 23 (5.93%) Degree
3 20 (5.15%) SC Cleared
4 14 (3.61%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (2.32%) CISSP
6 8 (2.06%) CCIE
7 7 (1.80%) CCNA
7 7 (1.80%) CCDP
7 7 (1.80%) CISA
7 7 (1.80%) CISM
8 4 (1.03%) CCNP
8 4 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.03%) CCA
9 3 (0.77%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (0.77%) MCSE
9 3 (0.77%) CCDA
9 3 (0.77%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.52%) CCDE
10 2 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.52%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.03%) Basel III
2 3 (0.77%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.77%) QA
2 3 (0.77%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (0.26%) SLA
4 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.26%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
System Software
1 12 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (2.32%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.29%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.77%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.52%) XenApp
5 2 (0.52%) XenServer
5 2 (0.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (0.52%) vSphere
6 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.26%) vCloud
6 1 (0.26%) NFS
6 1 (0.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.26%) Nmap
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (1.29%) Puppet
2 4 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.77%) SCCM
4 2 (0.52%) SCOM
4 2 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.26%) Netcool
5 1 (0.26%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 1 (0.26%) Control-M
5 1 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.26%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.26%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.26%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 65 (16.75%) Oracle
2 21 (5.41%) Microsoft
3 17 (4.38%) SAP
4 16 (4.12%) Cisco
5 14 (3.61%) VMware
6 11 (2.84%) Cerner
7 10 (2.58%) EMC
7 10 (2.58%) IBM
8 8 (2.06%) JBoss
8 8 (2.06%) Siebel
9 7 (1.80%) Citrix
9 7 (1.80%) Pega
10 5 (1.29%) Twitter
10 5 (1.29%) Cloudera
10 5 (1.29%) Zend
10 5 (1.29%) Sybase
10 5 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (1.03%) Informatica
11 4 (1.03%) Business Objects
11 4 (1.03%) Cognos
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