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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Architect
Rank 455 424 410
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Architect 159 179 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.33% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.35% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 91 85
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£515 £550 £520
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.36% +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £421 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £700 £646
UK excluding London average daily rate £515 £515 £450
% change year-on-year
- +14.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £61.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £61.00 -

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
52776 50579 47249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.50% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 33542 30709 27642
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1943 1998 2143
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -29 143 £525 -4.54% 39
London -2 80 £525 -12.19% 17
North East - 24 £500 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 24 £500 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 23 £495 - 1
City of London +16 22 £524 -16.10%
South East -39 13 £600 +26.31% 12
East of England +2 9 £493 -8.37% 1
Scotland -8 8 £425 +4.93% 2
Edinburgh -11 5 £450 +11.11% 1
West Midlands -3 4 £533 -2.09% 4
North West -19 4 - - 1
Hemel Hempstead -2 3 £550 +2.32%
East Midlands -9 3 £450 -
Berkshire -9 3 £515 - 4
Hertfordshire -16 3 £550 +8.64%
Cambridgeshire - 3 £425 -
Cambridge - 3 £425 -
Redhill +2 2 - - 1
Hampshire +2 2 £650 +22.64% 2
Milton Keynes -5 2 £388 +10.71%
Buckinghamshire -5 2 £388 -6.06%
Surrey -10 2 - - 3
Yorkshire -30 2 - - 1
Gosport - 2 £650 -
Derbyshire - 2 - -
Slough - 2 £515 -
Reigate - 2 - - 1
Canary Wharf - 2 - -
Glasgow +6 1 £400 -15.78% 1

Senior Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 84 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (18.42%) Finance
3 57 (16.67%) Java
4 53 (15.50%) Oracle
5 52 (15.20%) TOGAF
6 49 (14.33%) SOA
7 47 (13.74%) Enterprise Architecture
7 47 (13.74%) MongoDB
8 43 (12.57%) Stakeholder Management
9 41 (11.99%) Ruby
10 40 (11.70%) Microsoft
11 38 (11.11%) Big Data
12 37 (10.82%) .NET
13 36 (10.53%) NoSQL
13 36 (10.53%) User Experience
14 34 (9.94%) Apache Cassandra
14 34 (9.94%) JavaScript
15 33 (9.65%) HTML
15 33 (9.65%) Opscode Chef
16 32 (9.36%) Linux
16 32 (9.36%) Data Warehouse
16 32 (9.36%) Scala
17 31 (9.06%) SQL
18 28 (8.19%) Banking
18 28 (8.19%) Mentoring
19 27 (7.89%) Change Management
20 26 (7.60%) Citrix
20 26 (7.60%) Ruby on Rails
20 26 (7.60%) Amazon AWS
20 26 (7.60%) Django

Senior Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 24 (7.02%) Node.js
2 14 (4.09%) SharePoint
3 12 (3.51%) Confluence
4 8 (2.34%) WebSphere
5 5 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (1.46%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.46%) Lync
5 5 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.17%) Office Communications Server
6 4 (1.17%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.17%) JBoss
6 4 (1.17%) CMS
6 4 (1.17%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.88%) Apache
8 2 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.58%) Eucalyptus
Applications
1 9 (2.63%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.34%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.58%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.29%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.29%) SPSS
6 1 (0.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.46%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.58%) SAP SCM
4 1 (0.29%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.29%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.29%) BigMachines
4 1 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.29%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.29%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.29%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.29%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 26 (7.60%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (6.14%) Cloud Computing
3 18 (5.26%) IaaS
4 17 (4.97%) SaaS
5 15 (4.39%) PaaS
5 15 (4.39%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (1.75%) Office 365
7 3 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.29%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.29%) Heroku
8 1 (0.29%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.80%) Firewall
2 10 (2.92%) WAN
3 9 (2.63%) LAN
3 9 (2.63%) SAN
4 7 (2.05%) Wireless
4 7 (2.05%) Network Security
4 7 (2.05%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (1.75%) Software-Defined Networking
5 6 (1.75%) VLAN
5 6 (1.75%) Internet
5 6 (1.75%) SSL
5 6 (1.75%) NetScaler
6 5 (1.46%) VPN
6 5 (1.46%) MPLS
7 4 (1.17%) BIG-IP
7 4 (1.17%) HTTP
7 4 (1.17%) SNMP
7 4 (1.17%) SMTP
7 4 (1.17%) Broadband
8 3 (0.88%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (13.74%) MongoDB
2 38 (11.11%) Big Data
3 36 (10.53%) NoSQL
4 34 (9.94%) Apache Cassandra
5 32 (9.36%) Data Warehouse
6 20 (5.85%) SQL Server
6 20 (5.85%) Hadoop
7 18 (5.26%) Relational Database
8 17 (4.97%) MySQL
8 17 (4.97%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (1.75%) DataStage
9 6 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (1.75%) Oracle Database
10 4 (1.17%) Redis
10 4 (1.17%) QlikView
10 4 (1.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.88%) DB2
11 3 (0.88%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 19 (5.56%) Jenkins
2 16 (4.68%) JIRA
3 14 (4.09%) Selenium
4 8 (2.34%) Cucumber
5 4 (1.17%) Axure RP
5 4 (1.17%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.88%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 3 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.58%) WebLOAD
7 2 (0.58%) JUnit
7 2 (0.58%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.58%) HP UFT
7 2 (0.58%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.58%) Subversion
8 1 (0.29%) Maven
8 1 (0.29%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.29%) Rational Rose
8 1 (0.29%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 63 (18.42%) Finance
2 28 (8.19%) Banking
3 14 (4.09%) Telecoms
3 14 (4.09%) Marketing
4 12 (3.51%) Retail
5 6 (1.75%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.17%) Legal
7 3 (0.88%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.88%) Publishing
7 3 (0.88%) Electronics
8 2 (0.58%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.58%) Games
9 1 (0.29%) Law
9 1 (0.29%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.29%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (10.82%) .NET
2 33 (9.65%) HTML
3 26 (7.60%) Ruby on Rails
3 26 (7.60%) Django
4 25 (7.31%) AngularJS
5 20 (5.85%) Play Framework
6 19 (5.56%) HTML5
6 19 (5.56%) JSON
6 19 (5.56%) Web Services
7 17 (4.97%) RESTful
8 16 (4.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 16 (4.68%) CSS
8 16 (4.68%) Spring
9 11 (3.22%) ASP.NET
10 10 (2.92%) Middleware
11 9 (2.63%) jQuery
11 9 (2.63%) REST
12 7 (2.05%) CSS3
12 7 (2.05%) Ajax
12 7 (2.05%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 36 (10.53%) User Experience
2 21 (6.14%) Data Centre
3 18 (5.26%) Visualisation
4 15 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (2.34%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.75%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.46%) RIA
7 5 (1.46%) Reference Data
7 5 (1.46%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.46%) Enterprise Cloud
8 4 (1.17%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.17%) Data Integration
8 4 (1.17%) Social Media
8 4 (1.17%) PKI
9 3 (0.88%) Clustering
9 3 (0.88%) N-Tier
9 3 (0.88%) NHS
9 3 (0.88%) DTV
9 3 (0.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 32 (9.36%) Linux
2 22 (6.43%) UNIX
3 21 (6.14%) Windows
4 6 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (1.46%) Windows 8
5 5 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.17%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.88%) Android
8 2 (0.58%) Solaris
8 2 (0.58%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.58%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.29%) CentOS
9 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.29%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.29%) AIX
9 1 (0.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (24.56%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (15.20%) TOGAF
3 49 (14.33%) SOA
4 47 (13.74%) Enterprise Architecture
5 43 (12.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 28 (8.19%) Mentoring
7 27 (7.89%) Change Management
8 24 (7.02%) Scrum
9 23 (6.73%) Validation
9 23 (6.73%) Business Intelligence
9 23 (6.73%) ITIL
9 23 (6.73%) Business Analysis
9 23 (6.73%) Data Architecture
9 23 (6.73%) Open Source
10 21 (6.14%) TDD
10 21 (6.14%) PRINCE2
10 21 (6.14%) Data Modelling
11 18 (5.26%) Project Management
12 17 (4.97%) Configuration Management
12 17 (4.97%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 57 (16.67%) Java
2 41 (11.99%) Ruby
3 34 (9.94%) JavaScript
4 32 (9.36%) Scala
5 31 (9.06%) SQL
6 20 (5.85%) Python
7 17 (4.97%) C#
7 17 (4.97%) R
8 5 (1.46%) Groovy
8 5 (1.46%) C++
9 4 (1.17%) Clojure
10 3 (0.88%) C
10 3 (0.88%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.58%) Perl
11 2 (0.58%) VBScript
11 2 (0.58%) VB
11 2 (0.58%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.29%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.29%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.29%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 22 (6.43%) Security Cleared
2 16 (4.68%) ITIL Certification
3 14 (4.09%) SC Cleared
4 13 (3.80%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (3.22%) Degree
6 7 (2.05%) CCIE
6 7 (2.05%) CCNP
7 6 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (1.46%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (1.17%) VCAP
9 4 (1.17%) Microsoft Certified Master
9 4 (1.17%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 3 (0.88%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.58%) CCDP
11 2 (0.58%) CCA
11 2 (0.58%) CCNA
11 2 (0.58%) CCDE
12 1 (0.29%) RHCE
12 1 (0.29%) CISM
12 1 (0.29%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.46%) QA
2 5 (1.46%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.17%) SLA
3 4 (1.17%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.29%) HL7
4 1 (0.29%) JSP 440
System Software
1 15 (4.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (3.80%) Hyper-V
3 12 (3.51%) Active Directory
4 7 (2.05%) vSphere
5 5 (1.46%) Docker
6 4 (1.17%) vCloud
7 2 (0.58%) XenServer
7 2 (0.58%) GPFS
7 2 (0.58%) Ceph
8 1 (0.29%) iptables
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.29%) XenApp
8 1 (0.29%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 33 (9.65%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (5.26%) Puppet
3 16 (4.68%) StatsD
4 5 (1.46%) SCCM
5 4 (1.17%) SCOM
5 4 (1.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 4 (1.17%) Salt
6 2 (0.58%) Oracle ZFS
6 2 (0.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.29%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 53 (15.50%) Oracle
2 40 (11.70%) Microsoft
3 26 (7.60%) Citrix
4 24 (7.02%) VMware
5 22 (6.43%) Cisco
6 20 (5.85%) Tableau
7 18 (5.26%) Teradata
8 15 (4.39%) Apigee
8 15 (4.39%) Mashery
9 12 (3.51%) IBM
10 11 (3.22%) SAP
10 11 (3.22%) Juniper
11 9 (2.63%) HP
12 8 (2.34%) Informatica
13 7 (2.05%) CheckPoint
13 7 (2.05%) NetApp
13 7 (2.05%) Brocade
14 5 (1.46%) F5
14 5 (1.46%) Red Hat
14 5 (1.46%) Adobe
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