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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Architect
Rank 411 417 487
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +70
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Architect 187 187 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.33% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.36% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 104 48
Average daily rate
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£600 £525 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £703 £720 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £600 £475 £500
% change year-on-year
+26.31% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £33.50 £55.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -39.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £33.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year
- -39.09%

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
51645 52060 44962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.35% 92.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 31339 31560 25761
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2019 2073 2241
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -2 169 £600 +14.28% 39
London -25 75 £550 -4.34% 20
South East -18 24 £505 -3.80% 11
North West -7 21 £675 +32.35%
Cheshire +4 15 £655 +28.43%
East of England +21 14 £613 +36.11% 4
West Midlands -8 12 £425 -12.37%
Berkshire +10 11 £500 - 4
Scotland -2 11 £563 +15.38% 1
West Yorkshire -5 8 £613 +53.12% 2
Leeds -9 8 £613 +53.12% 1
Yorkshire -12 8 £613 +53.12% 3
City of London +8 7 £575 -11.53% 5
Edinburgh -12 7 £600 +23.07%
East Midlands +10 6 £600 -
Hampshire -6 6 £440 -9.74% 2
Birmingham - 6 £531 -
South West +5 5 £500 -
Hertfordshire +5 4 £388 +72.22%
Southampton -10 4 £425 - 1
Glasgow - 3 £413 - 1
Watford +5 2 £388 +72.22%
Buckinghamshire +4 2 £650 -
Manchester -7 2 £800 +68.42%
Tyne and Wear - 2 £550 -
North East - 2 £550 -
Essex +12 1 £550 -8.33% 2
Cambridgeshire +2 1 £325 -25.71% 1
Reading +1 1 £675 - 1
Surrey -2 1 £600 - 1

Senior Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 77 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (19.89%) Finance
3 61 (17.33%) Java
4 59 (16.76%) .NET
5 45 (12.78%) TOGAF
6 43 (12.22%) Oracle
6 43 (12.22%) SOA
7 42 (11.93%) Big Data
8 39 (11.08%) Stakeholder Management
9 38 (10.80%) Enterprise Architecture
9 38 (10.80%) User Experience
10 36 (10.23%) Microsoft
11 35 (9.94%) JavaScript
12 34 (9.66%) C#
13 33 (9.38%) MongoDB
14 32 (9.09%) Security Cleared
15 31 (8.81%) Data Warehouse
16 30 (8.52%) Ruby
17 28 (7.95%) Node.js
17 28 (7.95%) ITIL
18 27 (7.67%) E-Commerce
18 27 (7.67%) Banking
18 27 (7.67%) Apache Cassandra
18 27 (7.67%) AngularJS
19 26 (7.39%) Cloud Computing
19 26 (7.39%) Hadoop
20 25 (7.10%) Scrum
20 25 (7.10%) Business Intelligence
20 25 (7.10%) Analytics
21 24 (6.82%) Mentoring

Senior Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 28 (7.95%) Node.js
2 9 (2.56%) Lync
3 7 (1.99%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.99%) Adobe CQ
4 6 (1.70%) Apache
4 6 (1.70%) CMS
5 4 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (1.14%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (1.14%) Office Communications Server
5 4 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.14%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.85%) JBoss
6 3 (0.85%) SAS
7 2 (0.57%) Documentum
7 2 (0.57%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.57%) IIS
7 2 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.28%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 10 (2.84%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.99%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (0.85%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.28%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.28%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.57%) SAP SCM
2 2 (0.57%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.28%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.28%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.28%) SAP PP
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.28%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.28%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 26 (7.39%) Cloud Computing
2 23 (6.53%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (5.68%) SaaS
4 16 (4.55%) IaaS
4 16 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
5 13 (3.69%) PaaS
6 5 (1.42%) Office 365
7 2 (0.57%) iPaaS
8 1 (0.28%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.27%) WAN
1 8 (2.27%) Network Security
2 7 (1.99%) LAN
3 6 (1.70%) Internet
3 6 (1.70%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (1.42%) Wireless
4 5 (1.42%) SAN
5 4 (1.14%) Firewall
6 3 (0.85%) AMQP
6 3 (0.85%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (0.85%) NetScaler
6 3 (0.85%) SDH
6 3 (0.85%) ATM
6 3 (0.85%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.57%) SMTP
7 2 (0.57%) WLAN
7 2 (0.57%) SSL
7 2 (0.57%) SNMP
7 2 (0.57%) VPN
7 2 (0.57%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (11.93%) Big Data
2 33 (9.38%) MongoDB
3 31 (8.81%) Data Warehouse
4 27 (7.67%) Apache Cassandra
5 26 (7.39%) Hadoop
6 24 (6.82%) SQL Server
7 23 (6.53%) NoSQL
8 10 (2.84%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (2.56%) DataStage
10 7 (1.99%) MySQL
10 7 (1.99%) BusinessObjects
10 7 (1.99%) SAP BW
11 5 (1.42%) DB2
12 4 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (1.14%) Redis
12 4 (1.14%) Oracle Database
12 4 (1.14%) Relational Database
13 3 (0.85%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 7 (1.99%) Jenkins
2 6 (1.70%) Axure RP
3 4 (1.14%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 3 (0.85%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.57%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.57%) JIRA
5 2 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.28%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.28%) Selenium
6 1 (0.28%) Rational Rose
6 1 (0.28%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.28%) ProC
6 1 (0.28%) Subversion
6 1 (0.28%) Maven
6 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.28%) YourKit
General
1 70 (19.89%) Finance
2 27 (7.67%) Banking
3 13 (3.69%) Telecoms
4 12 (3.41%) Marketing
5 10 (2.84%) Retail
6 7 (1.99%) Law
7 6 (1.70%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.14%) Publishing
8 4 (1.14%) Automotive
9 3 (0.85%) Legal
9 3 (0.85%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.85%) Electronics
10 2 (0.57%) Games
11 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.28%) Front Office
11 1 (0.28%) Back Office
11 1 (0.28%) Advertising
11 1 (0.28%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (16.76%) .NET
2 27 (7.67%) AngularJS
3 23 (6.53%) HTML
4 20 (5.68%) CSS
4 20 (5.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 17 (4.83%) Ruby on Rails
6 15 (4.26%) ASP.NET
7 13 (3.69%) Web Services
7 13 (3.69%) WCF
8 11 (3.13%) jQuery
8 11 (3.13%) KnockoutJS
9 10 (2.84%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (2.56%) .NET Framework
11 8 (2.27%) Middleware
11 8 (2.27%) Django
11 8 (2.27%) Play Framework
12 6 (1.70%) REST
12 6 (1.70%) Ajax
13 5 (1.42%) Spring
13 5 (1.42%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (10.80%) User Experience
2 22 (6.25%) Open Source
3 19 (5.40%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (4.26%) Visualisation
5 6 (1.70%) Data Structures
5 6 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.42%) Human Factors
6 5 (1.42%) Reference Data
6 5 (1.42%) NHS
7 4 (1.14%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.14%) Fixed Income
7 4 (1.14%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.14%) RIA
7 4 (1.14%) Data Integration
7 4 (1.14%) Psychology
7 4 (1.14%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.85%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.85%) Cryptography
8 3 (0.85%) PKI
8 3 (0.85%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 24 (6.82%) Linux
2 16 (4.55%) UNIX
2 16 (4.55%) Windows
3 5 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (1.42%) Windows 8
3 5 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (1.14%) Windows 7
5 3 (0.85%) Android
5 3 (0.85%) AIX
6 2 (0.57%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.28%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.28%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.28%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (12.78%) TOGAF
3 43 (12.22%) SOA
4 39 (11.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 38 (10.80%) Enterprise Architecture
6 28 (7.95%) ITIL
7 27 (7.67%) E-Commerce
8 25 (7.10%) Business Intelligence
8 25 (7.10%) Scrum
8 25 (7.10%) Analytics
9 24 (6.82%) Mentoring
9 24 (6.82%) Data Architecture
9 24 (6.82%) Data Modelling
10 22 (6.25%) Project Management
11 21 (5.97%) Validation
12 20 (5.68%) Data Governance
13 19 (5.40%) BDD
13 19 (5.40%) Change Management
13 19 (5.40%) CRM
14 16 (4.55%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 61 (17.33%) Java
2 35 (9.94%) JavaScript
3 34 (9.66%) C#
4 30 (8.52%) Ruby
5 21 (5.97%) SQL
6 18 (5.11%) Python
6 18 (5.11%) Scala
6 18 (5.11%) R
7 15 (4.26%) C++
8 6 (1.70%) PHP
9 5 (1.42%) Groovy
10 4 (1.14%) ABAP
10 4 (1.14%) Clojure
11 2 (0.57%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.57%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.28%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.28%) Perl
12 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.28%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.28%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 32 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 15 (4.26%) SC Cleared
3 14 (3.98%) ITIL Certification
4 12 (3.41%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (3.13%) Degree
6 7 (1.99%) CCDP
7 6 (1.70%) CCNA
8 5 (1.42%) CCIE
9 4 (1.14%) CCNP
10 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.85%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.57%) VCAP
11 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Certified Master
11 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Certified Architect
11 2 (0.57%) CCDE
11 2 (0.57%) CCDA
11 2 (0.57%) CCA
11 2 (0.57%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.28%) CISSP
12 1 (0.28%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.99%) Data Quality
2 6 (1.70%) PCI DSS
2 6 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.42%) QA
4 4 (1.14%) SLA
5 1 (0.28%) HL7
5 1 (0.28%) JSP 440
System Software
1 8 (2.27%) Hyper-V
2 7 (1.99%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.42%) Docker
5 2 (0.57%) GPFS
5 2 (0.57%) Ceph
5 2 (0.57%) vSphere
5 2 (0.57%) vCloud
6 1 (0.28%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.28%) iptables
Systems Management
1 21 (5.97%) Opscode Chef
2 16 (4.55%) StatsD
3 6 (1.70%) Puppet
4 4 (1.14%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (1.14%) SCCM
4 4 (1.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 4 (1.14%) Salt
5 3 (0.85%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (0.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.28%) SCOM
7 1 (0.28%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 43 (12.22%) Oracle
2 36 (10.23%) Microsoft
3 19 (5.40%) Cisco
3 19 (5.40%) Citrix
3 19 (5.40%) Teradata
3 19 (5.40%) Tableau
4 16 (4.55%) SAP
4 16 (4.55%) VMware
5 15 (4.26%) Apigee
5 15 (4.26%) Mashery
6 10 (2.84%) Pega
7 9 (2.56%) Adobe
7 9 (2.56%) IBM
8 8 (2.27%) Informatica
9 7 (1.99%) Business Objects
10 6 (1.70%) HP
10 6 (1.70%) Trillium
11 5 (1.42%) Juniper
11 5 (1.42%) Twitter
12 4 (1.14%) SaltStack
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