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 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Architect
Rank 414 432 473
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +41
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Architect 175 142 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.27% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.30% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 104 47
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£600 £550 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £748 £750 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £450 £473
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
50897 47816 46453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.80% 92.47% 92.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 32377 28821 26228
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2108 2666
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -6.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 December 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 17 December 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 +8 164 £600 +9.09% 37
London +25 109 £600 +7.14% 19
City of London +14 18 £613 -12.50% 6
South East -34 15 £531 +14.24% 7
North West 0 13 £588 +34.28% 2
Croydon - 10 £700 -
Yorkshire -3 9 £550 +22.22% 4
Scotland -7 9 £615 +45.73% 1
West Yorkshire -4 8 £544 +35.93% 2
Berkshire -1 7 £500 +9.28% 1
Leeds -4 7 £550 +37.50% 2
Manchester -7 6 £588 +67.85%
Hertfordshire +6 5 £600 -
Glasgow +1 5 £650 +62.50%
East of England -4 5 £600 +50.00%
Lancashire - 5 £575 - 2
Reading +22 4 £563 +28.57%
East Midlands +6 3 £500 +66.66% 1
Oxfordshire - 3 - - 1
Oxford - 3 - - 1
Surrey -6 2 £488 -35.00% 2
West Midlands -9 2 £455 +2.82%
Milton Keynes -10 2 £695 +54.44%
Edinburgh -13 2 £580 +30.63%
Buckinghamshire -13 2 £695 +15.83%
South West -30 2 £650 +42.85% 2
Northamptonshire - 2 £475 -
Wiltshire - 2 £650 - 1
Northampton - 2 £475 -
Slough - 2 £500 -

Senior Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 76 (20.11%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (18.52%) Finance
3 59 (15.61%) TOGAF
4 54 (14.29%) Java
5 50 (13.23%) Oracle
5 50 (13.23%) Security Cleared
6 48 (12.70%) Enterprise Architecture
7 39 (10.32%) Telecoms
8 37 (9.79%) Mentoring
9 33 (8.73%) SOA
9 33 (8.73%) Ruby
10 32 (8.47%) Open Source
10 32 (8.47%) ITIL
10 32 (8.47%) User Experience
11 29 (7.67%) Project Management
11 29 (7.67%) .NET
12 27 (7.14%) Banking
13 25 (6.61%) Business Intelligence
14 24 (6.35%) Data Modelling
14 24 (6.35%) Stakeholder Management
14 24 (6.35%) SC Cleared
15 23 (6.08%) Technical Architecture
15 23 (6.08%) Cisco
16 22 (5.82%) SQL
16 22 (5.82%) Retail
16 22 (5.82%) Ruby on Rails
16 22 (5.82%) MongoDB
17 21 (5.56%) NoSQL
17 21 (5.56%) HTML
17 21 (5.56%) CRM

Senior Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 9 (2.38%) Lync
1 9 (2.38%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.12%) JBoss
2 8 (2.12%) SharePoint 2010
3 7 (1.85%) Node.js
4 6 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (1.59%) Adobe CQ
4 6 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (1.06%) Apache
5 4 (1.06%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.06%) Apache ServiceMix
6 3 (0.79%) Oracle Service Bus
6 3 (0.79%) CMS
7 2 (0.53%) Confluence
7 2 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.26%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.26%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.26%) Mule
8 1 (0.26%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 5 (1.32%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.79%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.53%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.53%) MS Project
3 2 (0.53%) MS Office
3 2 (0.53%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.26%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.26%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (2.12%) Dynamics CRM
1 8 (2.12%) Cerner Millennium
2 6 (1.59%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.79%) Oracle Retail
3 3 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.53%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.53%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.53%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.26%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.26%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.12%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (1.06%) SaaS
3 2 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.26%) IaaS
4 1 (0.26%) Force.com
4 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.29%) 3G
2 15 (3.97%) Internet
3 12 (3.17%) Broadband
4 11 (2.91%) WAN
5 7 (1.85%) 4G
6 5 (1.32%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (1.32%) LTE
6 5 (1.32%) AMQP
6 5 (1.32%) Network Security
6 5 (1.32%) SAN
6 5 (1.32%) LAN
7 4 (1.06%) Firewall
8 3 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.53%) VoIP
9 2 (0.53%) WLAN
9 2 (0.53%) GSM
9 2 (0.53%) Wireless
9 2 (0.53%) 2G
9 2 (0.53%) Intranet
9 2 (0.53%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (5.82%) MongoDB
2 21 (5.56%) NoSQL
3 17 (4.50%) Big Data
4 14 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (3.17%) MySQL
6 11 (2.91%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (2.12%) Relational Database
7 8 (2.12%) SQL Server
7 8 (2.12%) Hadoop
8 7 (1.85%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (1.32%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.32%) QlikView
9 5 (1.32%) OLAP
9 5 (1.32%) DataStage
10 4 (1.06%) Oracle OLAP
10 4 (1.06%) Redis
11 3 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.79%) DB2
11 3 (0.79%) OLTP
11 3 (0.79%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (1.32%) Jenkins
1 5 (1.32%) JIRA
2 4 (1.06%) ERwin
2 4 (1.06%) Selenium
2 4 (1.06%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.79%) Axure RP
3 3 (0.79%) Subversion
4 2 (0.53%) Ant
4 2 (0.53%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.53%) Maven
5 1 (0.26%) YourKit
5 1 (0.26%) Sublime Text
5 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.26%) TortoiseSVN
5 1 (0.26%) Firebug
5 1 (0.26%) ProC
5 1 (0.26%) Dreamweaver
General
1 70 (18.52%) Finance
2 39 (10.32%) Telecoms
3 27 (7.14%) Banking
4 22 (5.82%) Retail
5 12 (3.17%) Billing
5 12 (3.17%) Marketing
6 9 (2.38%) Law
7 6 (1.59%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.32%) Retail Banking
8 5 (1.32%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.32%) Automotive
9 3 (0.79%) Back Office
9 3 (0.79%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.53%) German Language
11 1 (0.26%) French Language
11 1 (0.26%) Local Government
11 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.26%) Electronics
11 1 (0.26%) Front Office
11 1 (0.26%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (7.67%) .NET
2 22 (5.82%) Ruby on Rails
3 21 (5.56%) HTML
4 17 (4.50%) CSS
5 13 (3.44%) Django
6 12 (3.17%) Web Services
6 12 (3.17%) Middleware
6 12 (3.17%) HTML5
7 10 (2.65%) AngularJS
7 10 (2.65%) XML
7 10 (2.65%) jQuery
7 10 (2.65%) REST
8 8 (2.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 8 (2.12%) JSON
9 7 (1.85%) Java EE
9 7 (1.85%) Ajax
9 7 (1.85%) Spring
10 6 (1.59%) J2EE
10 6 (1.59%) Backbone.js
11 5 (1.32%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 32 (8.47%) Open Source
1 32 (8.47%) User Experience
2 16 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (3.44%) Computer Science
4 11 (2.91%) Data Structures
5 9 (2.38%) PACS
6 8 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (2.12%) NHS
7 7 (1.85%) CESG
8 6 (1.59%) Clustering
8 6 (1.59%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.32%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.32%) Fixed Income
10 4 (1.06%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.79%) Visualisation
11 3 (0.79%) Data Integration
11 3 (0.79%) Cryptography
12 2 (0.53%) PMI
12 2 (0.53%) DTV
12 2 (0.53%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 18 (4.76%) Linux
2 9 (2.38%) UNIX
3 6 (1.59%) Windows
4 5 (1.32%) Android
4 5 (1.32%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.53%) AIX
6 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.26%) Solaris
6 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.26%) zOS
6 1 (0.26%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (20.11%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (15.61%) TOGAF
3 48 (12.70%) Enterprise Architecture
4 37 (9.79%) Mentoring
5 33 (8.73%) SOA
6 32 (8.47%) ITIL
7 29 (7.67%) Project Management
8 25 (6.61%) Business Intelligence
9 24 (6.35%) Data Modelling
9 24 (6.35%) Stakeholder Management
10 23 (6.08%) Technical Architecture
11 21 (5.56%) CRM
12 20 (5.29%) Analytics
13 19 (5.03%) Software Architecture
14 18 (4.76%) Scrum
14 18 (4.76%) E-Commerce
15 17 (4.50%) Service Management
16 16 (4.23%) Migration
16 16 (4.23%) Data Architecture
17 15 (3.97%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 54 (14.29%) Java
2 33 (8.73%) Ruby
3 22 (5.82%) SQL
4 17 (4.50%) JavaScript
5 16 (4.23%) C#
5 16 (4.23%) Scala
6 12 (3.17%) Python
7 11 (2.91%) C++
8 5 (1.32%) PHP
9 1 (0.26%) CoffeeScript
9 1 (0.26%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.26%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.26%) Groovy
9 1 (0.26%) R
9 1 (0.26%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.26%) ABAP
9 1 (0.26%) COBOL
9 1 (0.26%) Perl
Qualifications
1 50 (13.23%) Security Cleared
2 24 (6.35%) SC Cleared
3 19 (5.03%) Degree
4 16 (4.23%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (3.44%) CCDP
6 11 (2.91%) CCNA
7 7 (1.85%) CCIE
8 5 (1.32%) CCNP
9 4 (1.06%) CCDA
9 4 (1.06%) CCA
9 4 (1.06%) CCDE
10 3 (0.79%) CISSP
11 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.53%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.53%) MCSE
12 1 (0.26%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.26%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.26%) CEH
12 1 (0.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.32%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.79%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.79%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.53%) SLA
4 2 (0.53%) QA
5 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.26%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 10 (2.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (2.38%) Active Directory
3 6 (1.59%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.26%) vCloud
4 1 (0.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (0.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (1.06%) Puppet
2 3 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.53%) SCCM
3 2 (0.53%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (0.53%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.26%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.26%) Control-M
4 1 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 50 (13.23%) Oracle
2 23 (6.08%) Cisco
3 16 (4.23%) Microsoft
4 14 (3.70%) Pega
5 13 (3.44%) SAP
6 11 (2.91%) Cerner
7 10 (2.65%) VMware
8 9 (2.38%) IBM
9 8 (2.12%) Twitter
9 8 (2.12%) EMC
10 7 (1.85%) Siebel
11 5 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (1.06%) Adobe
12 4 (1.06%) Hyperion
12 4 (1.06%) Cognos
13 3 (0.79%) Sencha
14 2 (0.53%) HP
14 2 (0.53%) Informatica
14 2 (0.53%) Red Hat
14 2 (0.53%) CheckPoint
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