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 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Architect
Rank 416 403 469
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +66
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Architect 163 174 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.33% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.36% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 99 44
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£590 £511 £548
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.40% -6.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £363 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £701 £720
UK excluding London average daily rate £600 £498 £525
% change year-on-year
+20.60% -5.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50

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
50025 48432 42510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.39% 92.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 30372 29064 24408
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1969 2003 2177
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
-1.02% -0.87%

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 March 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 30 March 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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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 -26 146 £600 +14.55% 49
London -27 65 £525 -5.82% 22
North West -14 18 £675 +32.35% 3
East of England +18 17 £613 +36.11% 4
South East -25 17 £505 -3.80% 13
Cheshire +6 13 £655 +28.43% 2
West Midlands 0 12 £425 -12.37%
Scotland -12 10 £563 +12.50%
Hertfordshire +10 8 £600 +166.66% 1
Berkshire -2 8 £500 - 3
Edinburgh -7 7 £600 +20.00%
City of London +8 6 £450 -36.84% 3
Birmingham -4 6 £531 -
East Midlands -7 6 £600 +100.00%
Yorkshire -6 5 £613 +88.46% 3
West Yorkshire -8 5 £613 +88.46% 2
Leeds - 5 £613 - 1
South West -6 3 £463 - 2
Glasgow - 3 £413 -
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £600 - 1
Watford +5 2 £388 +72.22%
Buckinghamshire -2 2 £650 - 1
Southampton -11 2 £486 +21.56% 2
Hampshire -11 2 £486 -7.38% 2
Manchester -16 2 - - 1
Liverpool - 2 £675 -
Merseyside - 2 £675 -
Cambridgeshire +4 1 £325 -31.57% 1
Bristol +1 1 - -
Milton Keynes -2 1 £650 - 1

Senior Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 78 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (19.82%) Finance
3 57 (16.86%) Java
4 56 (16.57%) .NET
5 42 (12.43%) User Experience
6 40 (11.83%) TOGAF
7 37 (10.95%) Oracle
8 35 (10.36%) SOA
8 35 (10.36%) Enterprise Architecture
9 34 (10.06%) Security Cleared
9 34 (10.06%) Big Data
9 34 (10.06%) C#
10 33 (9.76%) Microsoft
11 32 (9.47%) Ruby
12 31 (9.17%) MongoDB
12 31 (9.17%) JavaScript
13 30 (8.88%) ITIL
13 30 (8.88%) Stakeholder Management
14 29 (8.58%) Mentoring
15 28 (8.28%) E-Commerce
16 27 (7.99%) Data Warehouse
16 27 (7.99%) Banking
17 26 (7.69%) Scrum
18 25 (7.40%) HTML
18 25 (7.40%) Node.js
18 25 (7.40%) Cloud Computing
18 25 (7.40%) Analytics
19 24 (7.10%) AngularJS
19 24 (7.10%) Linux
20 23 (6.80%) SQL Server

Senior Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 25 (7.40%) Node.js
2 11 (3.25%) Lync
3 9 (2.66%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.07%) Adobe CQ
5 6 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (1.78%) Apache
6 5 (1.48%) CMS
7 4 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.18%) Office Communications Server
7 4 (1.18%) MS Exchange
7 4 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.89%) SAS
8 3 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.89%) JBoss
9 2 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.59%) Confluence
9 2 (0.59%) Documentum
9 2 (0.59%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (2.37%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.07%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 5 (1.48%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.18%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.30%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.30%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.59%) SAP SCM
2 2 (0.59%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.30%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.30%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.30%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.30%) SAP PP
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 25 (7.40%) Cloud Computing
2 16 (4.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (3.85%) IaaS
4 12 (3.55%) SaaS
5 5 (1.48%) PaaS
5 5 (1.48%) Office 365
5 5 (1.48%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.30%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.78%) WAN
1 6 (1.78%) Internet
1 6 (1.78%) Network Security
2 5 (1.48%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (1.18%) LAN
4 3 (0.89%) SAN
4 3 (0.89%) AMQP
5 2 (0.59%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (0.59%) ATM
5 2 (0.59%) Wireless
5 2 (0.59%) SDH
5 2 (0.59%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.30%) HTTP
6 1 (0.30%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.30%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.30%) WLAN
6 1 (0.30%) Intranet
6 1 (0.30%) Firewall
6 1 (0.30%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.30%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (10.06%) Big Data
2 31 (9.17%) MongoDB
3 27 (7.99%) Data Warehouse
4 23 (6.80%) SQL Server
4 23 (6.80%) NoSQL
4 23 (6.80%) Hadoop
5 22 (6.51%) Apache Cassandra
6 9 (2.66%) DataStage
7 8 (2.37%) MySQL
7 8 (2.37%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (2.07%) BusinessObjects
8 7 (2.07%) SAP BW
9 5 (1.48%) DB2
9 5 (1.48%) Relational Database
10 4 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.89%) Oracle BI EE
11 3 (0.89%) Redis
11 3 (0.89%) SAP Data Services
11 3 (0.89%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 6 (1.78%) Axure RP
2 5 (1.48%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.18%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 3 (0.89%) Selenium
5 2 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.59%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.59%) JIRA
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.30%) YourKit
6 1 (0.30%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.30%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.30%) Rational Rose
6 1 (0.30%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.30%) ProC
6 1 (0.30%) Subversion
6 1 (0.30%) Maven
General
1 67 (19.82%) Finance
2 27 (7.99%) Banking
3 11 (3.25%) Retail
4 10 (2.96%) Marketing
5 9 (2.66%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.07%) Law
7 6 (1.78%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.18%) Automotive
9 3 (0.89%) Publishing
9 3 (0.89%) Legal
10 2 (0.59%) Games
11 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.30%) Advertising
11 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.30%) Front Office
11 1 (0.30%) Back Office
11 1 (0.30%) Electronics
11 1 (0.30%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (16.57%) .NET
2 25 (7.40%) HTML
3 24 (7.10%) AngularJS
4 20 (5.92%) CSS
5 18 (5.33%) Ruby on Rails
5 18 (5.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 14 (4.14%) ASP.NET
7 13 (3.85%) WCF
8 11 (3.25%) Django
8 11 (3.25%) jQuery
8 11 (3.25%) Web Services
8 11 (3.25%) KnockoutJS
9 10 (2.96%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (2.66%) .NET Framework
11 8 (2.37%) Play Framework
12 7 (2.07%) Spring
12 7 (2.07%) HTML5
12 7 (2.07%) JSON
13 6 (1.78%) Ajax
13 6 (1.78%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 42 (12.43%) User Experience
2 23 (6.80%) Open Source
3 21 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (3.85%) Visualisation
5 8 (2.37%) Data Structures
6 6 (1.78%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.78%) Fixed Income
7 5 (1.48%) Clustering
7 5 (1.48%) NHS
7 5 (1.48%) Human Factors
7 5 (1.48%) RIA
8 4 (1.18%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.18%) Psychology
9 3 (0.89%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.89%) Cryptography
9 3 (0.89%) Reference Data
9 3 (0.89%) Data Integration
9 3 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (0.89%) Performance Metrics
10 2 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 24 (7.10%) Linux
2 16 (4.73%) UNIX
3 12 (3.55%) Windows
4 5 (1.48%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (1.48%) Windows 8
4 5 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.18%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.89%) Android
6 3 (0.89%) AIX
7 2 (0.59%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.30%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.30%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.30%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (11.83%) TOGAF
3 35 (10.36%) Enterprise Architecture
3 35 (10.36%) SOA
4 30 (8.88%) ITIL
4 30 (8.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 29 (8.58%) Mentoring
6 28 (8.28%) E-Commerce
7 26 (7.69%) Scrum
8 25 (7.40%) Analytics
9 21 (6.21%) Business Intelligence
10 19 (5.62%) Project Management
10 19 (5.62%) Data Modelling
10 19 (5.62%) Data Architecture
11 18 (5.33%) BDD
12 17 (5.03%) Information Architecture
12 17 (5.03%) CRM
13 16 (4.73%) Service Management
13 16 (4.73%) Data Governance
14 15 (4.44%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (16.86%) Java
2 34 (10.06%) C#
3 32 (9.47%) Ruby
4 31 (9.17%) JavaScript
5 20 (5.92%) Scala
6 19 (5.62%) Python
6 19 (5.62%) SQL
7 15 (4.44%) C++
7 15 (4.44%) R
8 6 (1.78%) PHP
9 4 (1.18%) Groovy
9 4 (1.18%) ABAP
10 3 (0.89%) Clojure
11 2 (0.59%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.59%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.30%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.30%) Perl
12 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.30%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.30%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 34 (10.06%) Security Cleared
2 20 (5.92%) SC Cleared
3 12 (3.55%) Degree
3 12 (3.55%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (2.96%) CCDP
5 9 (2.66%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (2.37%) CCNA
7 7 (2.07%) CCIE
8 3 (0.89%) CCNP
8 3 (0.89%) CCDA
8 3 (0.89%) CCA
8 3 (0.89%) CCDE
9 1 (0.30%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.30%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.30%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.30%) CISSP
9 1 (0.30%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.48%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.18%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.18%) SLA
2 4 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.18%) QA
3 1 (0.30%) HL7
System Software
1 9 (2.66%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.07%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.18%) Docker
4 3 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.30%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.30%) iptables
Systems Management
1 19 (5.62%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (3.85%) StatsD
3 6 (1.78%) SCCM
4 5 (1.48%) Puppet
5 4 (1.18%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (1.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (0.89%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (0.89%) Salt
7 1 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.30%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.30%) SCOM
Vendors
1 37 (10.95%) Oracle
2 33 (9.76%) Microsoft
3 17 (5.03%) Cisco
3 17 (5.03%) Teradata
4 15 (4.44%) Tableau
4 15 (4.44%) Citrix
5 14 (4.14%) SAP
6 11 (3.25%) VMware
7 10 (2.96%) Pega
7 10 (2.96%) Adobe
8 7 (2.07%) Business Objects
8 7 (2.07%) IBM
8 7 (2.07%) Informatica
9 5 (1.48%) Twitter
10 4 (1.18%) HP
10 4 (1.18%) EMC
11 3 (0.89%) Cognos
11 3 (0.89%) Juniper
11 3 (0.89%) Sitecore
11 3 (0.89%) Riverbed
City, London
Energon People
Rate: £600 - £1000 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
JCW Search Ltd
Rate: From £600 to £800 per day 12 month contract
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
JCW Search Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Midlands
Square One Resources
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 5 days ago
South West England
People Source
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Mason Frank
Posted: 26 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: to £800 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
Warrington
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £550 - 700 per day
Posted: 27 days ago