The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Architect
Rank 410 465 452
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Architect 189 86 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.18% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.19% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 51 78
Average daily rate £525 £525 £480
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £363 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £730 £750 £633
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £484 £500
% change year-on-year
-1.80% -3.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
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% -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51854 44815 56131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.21% 92.45% 92.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 31590 25634 30843
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2065 2206 2587
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +34 169 £530 +0.95% 23
London +42 105 £575 - 8
South East -8 23 £525 +5.00% 4
City of London 0 20 £650 +8.33% 3
Scotland +13 15 £475 - 4
Edinburgh -9 14 £488 - 2
East of England -25 14 £450 +20.00% 3
North West -15 12 £510 +51.11% 3
Berkshire -1 8 - -
Hertfordshire -2 8 £225 - 1
Reading +2 7 - -
Surrey - 6 - - 1
West Midlands -18 5 £485 +14.11%
Hampshire -1 4 £488 +20.37% 1
Manchester -5 4 £475 +40.74% 1
South West -12 4 - - 1
Guildford - 4 - - 1
Warrington - 4 £510 -
Cheshire - 4 £510 -
Cambridge +2 3 £400 +6.66%
Cambridgeshire -13 3 £400 +6.66%
West Yorkshire -20 3 £400 -21.95% 2
Yorkshire -25 3 £400 -23.80% 4
Bristol - 3 - -
Coventry - 3 £485 -
Southampton -7 2 £425 +49.12%
Leeds -28 2 £400 -21.95% 2
Reigate - 2 - -
Bracknell 0 1 - -
Middlesex -1 1 £525 +14.13%

Senior Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 73 (21.22%) Java
2 71 (20.64%) Finance
3 57 (16.57%) Oracle
4 47 (13.66%) Technical Architecture
5 39 (11.34%) .NET
6 37 (10.76%) TOGAF
7 36 (10.47%) SQL
8 35 (10.17%) C#
9 34 (9.88%) Agile Software Development
9 34 (9.88%) Banking
10 33 (9.59%) SOA
11 32 (9.30%) Microsoft
12 30 (8.72%) Stakeholder Management
13 27 (7.85%) Project Management
14 26 (7.56%) Middleware
14 26 (7.56%) HTML
14 26 (7.56%) Enterprise Architecture
15 25 (7.27%) CSS
16 23 (6.69%) Web Services
17 22 (6.40%) Security Cleared
18 21 (6.10%) Windows
18 21 (6.10%) MS Excel
18 21 (6.10%) Active Directory
19 20 (5.81%) Degree
19 20 (5.81%) Ruby
19 20 (5.81%) SQL Server
20 19 (5.52%) C++
20 19 (5.52%) JavaScript
20 19 (5.52%) SAP
20 19 (5.52%) Telecoms

Senior Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 15 (4.36%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 8 (2.33%) Oracle Service Bus
4 7 (2.03%) Apache
4 7 (2.03%) Liferay
5 6 (1.74%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (1.45%) WebSphere
6 5 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (1.16%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (1.16%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.87%) CMS
8 3 (0.87%) IIS
8 3 (0.87%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.87%) Mule
8 3 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.87%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.58%) Adobe CQ
9 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.58%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 21 (6.10%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.03%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.58%) MS Office
3 2 (0.58%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.29%) MS Project
4 1 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.87%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.58%) Temenos T24
2 2 (0.58%) FLEXCUBE
2 2 (0.58%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.29%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.29%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.29%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.29%) Metrica
3 1 (0.29%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.29%) SAP Retail
3 1 (0.29%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.29%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.29%) Summit
3 1 (0.29%) SAP MDM
3 1 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.20%) PaaS
2 8 (2.33%) IaaS
3 5 (1.45%) Office 365
4 4 (1.16%) SaaS
5 3 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.58%) Force.com
6 2 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.36%) WAN
2 13 (3.78%) LAN
3 12 (3.49%) 3G
3 12 (3.49%) Firewall
4 10 (2.91%) LDAP
5 9 (2.62%) 2G
5 9 (2.62%) Kerberos
5 9 (2.62%) AMQP
5 9 (2.62%) Radio Access Network
6 8 (2.33%) HTTP
7 7 (2.03%) VoIP
7 7 (2.03%) SSL
8 6 (1.74%) Network Security
8 6 (1.74%) TCP/IP
8 6 (1.74%) Internet
8 6 (1.74%) MPLS
9 5 (1.45%) TELNET
9 5 (1.45%) BGP
9 5 (1.45%) Extranet
9 5 (1.45%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (5.81%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.94%) MySQL
2 17 (4.94%) Big Data
3 16 (4.65%) Oracle Database
3 16 (4.65%) Relational Database
4 15 (4.36%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (4.07%) NoSQL
6 12 (3.49%) Oracle Database 11g
7 11 (3.20%) RDBMS
8 10 (2.91%) Apache Cassandra
9 8 (2.33%) MongoDB
9 8 (2.33%) Oracle Database 12c
9 8 (2.33%) Oracle Database 10g
9 8 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.45%) Hadoop
11 4 (1.16%) Apache Hive
11 4 (1.16%) HBase
11 4 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.87%) DB2
Development Applications
1 12 (3.49%) Git (software)
2 11 (3.20%) Maven
3 10 (2.91%) Axure RP
4 9 (2.62%) TeamCity
5 6 (1.74%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 6 (1.74%) JUnit
6 5 (1.45%) Talend Open Studio
7 4 (1.16%) Xcode
7 4 (1.16%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.87%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.58%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.58%) Subversion
9 2 (0.58%) Toad
10 1 (0.29%) MSI
10 1 (0.29%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.29%) Selenium
10 1 (0.29%) JIRA
10 1 (0.29%) CruiseControl
10 1 (0.29%) Mocha
10 1 (0.29%) Mercurial
General
1 71 (20.64%) Finance
2 34 (9.88%) Banking
3 19 (5.52%) Telecoms
4 16 (4.65%) Retail
5 7 (2.03%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.03%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.74%) Marketing
7 5 (1.45%) Front Office
7 5 (1.45%) Back Office
7 5 (1.45%) German Language
8 4 (1.16%) Billing
8 4 (1.16%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.58%) Legal
10 2 (0.58%) Wholesale Banking
10 2 (0.58%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.58%) French Language
10 2 (0.58%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.58%) Publishing
10 2 (0.58%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (11.34%) .NET
2 26 (7.56%) Middleware
2 26 (7.56%) HTML
3 25 (7.27%) CSS
4 23 (6.69%) Web Services
5 19 (5.52%) REST
6 18 (5.23%) Spring
7 15 (4.36%) Java EE
8 14 (4.07%) J2EE
9 12 (3.49%) Hibernate
10 11 (3.20%) jQuery
10 11 (3.20%) HTML5
11 9 (2.62%) JSON
11 9 (2.62%) JAX-WS
11 9 (2.62%) CSS3
12 7 (2.03%) ASP.NET
12 7 (2.03%) XML
12 7 (2.03%) Ajax
12 7 (2.03%) Ruby on Rails
13 4 (1.16%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 17 (4.94%) Open Source
2 16 (4.65%) Computer Science
3 14 (4.07%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.20%) Mobile App
5 9 (2.62%) Mainframe
6 7 (2.03%) Clustering
6 7 (2.03%) CESG
7 6 (1.74%) Mobile Payment
8 5 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.16%) Market Risk
10 3 (0.87%) PKI
10 3 (0.87%) RIA
10 3 (0.87%) Psychology
10 3 (0.87%) Human Factors
10 3 (0.87%) Equities
11 2 (0.58%) DataPower
11 2 (0.58%) Data Extraction
11 2 (0.58%) Data Integration
11 2 (0.58%) Fixed Income
11 2 (0.58%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 21 (6.10%) Windows
2 18 (5.23%) Linux
3 14 (4.07%) UNIX
4 13 (3.78%) Apple iOS
5 12 (3.49%) Android
6 8 (2.33%) VME
6 8 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (2.03%) MVS
8 6 (1.74%) AIX
9 5 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (1.45%) Windows 7
10 4 (1.16%) Solaris
11 3 (0.87%) HPUX
11 3 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.58%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.29%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.29%) VMS
13 1 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.29%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (13.66%) Technical Architecture
2 37 (10.76%) TOGAF
3 34 (9.88%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (9.59%) SOA
5 30 (8.72%) Stakeholder Management
6 27 (7.85%) Project Management
7 26 (7.56%) Enterprise Architecture
8 18 (5.23%) Security Architecture
8 18 (5.23%) Data Modelling
9 17 (4.94%) Migration
10 16 (4.65%) Scrum
10 16 (4.65%) Zachman Framework
11 15 (4.36%) Business Intelligence
12 14 (4.07%) ETL
12 14 (4.07%) UML
12 14 (4.07%) OO
13 13 (3.78%) Data Analysis
13 13 (3.78%) Software Engineering
13 13 (3.78%) Service Management
13 13 (3.78%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (21.22%) Java
2 36 (10.47%) SQL
3 35 (10.17%) C#
4 20 (5.81%) Ruby
5 19 (5.52%) C++
5 19 (5.52%) JavaScript
6 13 (3.78%) PL/SQL
7 10 (2.91%) Perl
8 8 (2.33%) Python
9 4 (1.16%) Scala
9 4 (1.16%) Objective-C
9 4 (1.16%) PHP
9 4 (1.16%) C
10 3 (0.87%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.58%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.29%) VBScript
12 1 (0.29%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.29%) PHP5
12 1 (0.29%) Groovy
12 1 (0.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (6.40%) Security Cleared
2 20 (5.81%) Degree
3 12 (3.49%) SC Cleared
4 10 (2.91%) CISSP
4 10 (2.91%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (2.33%) CISA
6 6 (1.74%) CCIE
6 6 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.16%) CCNP
7 4 (1.16%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (0.87%) CISM
8 3 (0.87%) MCSE
8 3 (0.87%) CCNA
8 3 (0.87%) MCITP
8 3 (0.87%) MCTS
8 3 (0.87%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.58%) CCA
10 1 (0.29%) RHCE
10 1 (0.29%) MCSA
10 1 (0.29%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.74%) BS7799
2 5 (1.45%) QA
3 4 (1.16%) SLA
4 2 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.29%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.29%) WCAG
5 1 (0.29%) COBIT
5 1 (0.29%) Basel III
5 1 (0.29%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
System Software
1 21 (6.10%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.45%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.58%) XenApp
4 2 (0.58%) XenServer
4 2 (0.58%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.29%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.29%) VMware GSX
5 1 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.29%) vSphere
5 1 (0.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (0.29%) Veritas File System
5 1 (0.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.29%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.29%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 15 (4.36%) Puppet
2 6 (1.74%) SCCM
3 4 (1.16%) SCOM
4 3 (0.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.58%) Zenoss
5 2 (0.58%) WSUS
6 1 (0.29%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 1 (0.29%) HP NNM
6 1 (0.29%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.29%) YUM
6 1 (0.29%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 57 (16.57%) Oracle
2 32 (9.30%) Microsoft
3 19 (5.52%) SAP
4 18 (5.23%) Cisco
5 15 (4.36%) Citrix
6 14 (4.07%) CheckPoint
7 12 (3.49%) Juniper
7 12 (3.49%) VMware
8 10 (2.91%) IBM
9 9 (2.62%) Sybase
9 9 (2.62%) GigaSpaces
9 9 (2.62%) Huawei
10 6 (1.74%) JBoss
10 6 (1.74%) Adobe
10 6 (1.74%) HP
11 5 (1.45%) Mercator
11 5 (1.45%) TIBCO
11 5 (1.45%) Nortel
11 5 (1.45%) Greenplum
11 5 (1.45%) Talend
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