The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Senior Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Architect
Rank 394 462 443
Rank change year-on-year
+68 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Architect 273 179 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.49% 0.32% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.34% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 104 107
Median daily rate £553 £600 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.91% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £411 £396
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £563 £600 £475
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +26.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £33.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £33.50

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
52745 52880 52258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.86% 94.75% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34373 32080 31881
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1528 2113 2153
Median hourly rate £17.95 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.54% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -

Senior Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Senior Architect in the job title.

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 3 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +56 255 £554 -7.70% 34
London -3 101 £550 -6.38% 15
North West +14 42 £563 -15.73% 6
South East +2 27 £538 +2.13% 5
West Midlands +5 23 £488 +14.70% 1
Cheshire -7 22 £563 -13.46%
Yorkshire +18 21 £650 +18.18% 2
City of London +46 20 £500 -18.36% 4
Warrington -13 19 £563 -14.12%
Manchester +8 15 £538 -14.00% 5
East of England +6 15 £506 -7.95%
Shropshire - 15 £488 -
Telford - 13 £488 -
East Midlands +12 10 £450 -25.00% 2
South Yorkshire - 10 £745 -
Sheffield - 10 £745 -
West Yorkshire +14 9 £625 +13.63% 2
Hampshire +2 9 £561 +29.71% 1
Leeds -3 9 £625 +13.63% 1
North East -29 9 £677 +23.00% 1
South West +4 8 £516 +3.25% 1
Buckinghamshire +18 7 £438 -32.69%
Bedfordshire +6 7 £438 -31.37%
Tyne and Wear -29 7 £677 +23.00% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -34 7 £677 +23.00% 1
Hertfordshire +14 6 £575 +48.38%
Glasgow +8 6 £350 -15.15%
Milton Keynes +6 6 £438 -32.69%
Scotland -17 6 £350 -30.86% 1
Bristol +11 5 £495 - 1

Senior Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, Senior Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Senior Architect in the job title.

1 141 (28.43%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (18.95%) Finance
3 83 (16.73%) Java
4 76 (15.32%) Enterprise Architecture
5 73 (14.72%) TOGAF
6 71 (14.31%) Oracle
7 70 (14.11%) Security Cleared
8 69 (13.91%) Technical Architecture
9 62 (12.50%) SQL
10 55 (11.09%) Microsoft
11 51 (10.28%) SOA
11 51 (10.28%) .NET
12 50 (10.08%) Data Modelling
13 47 (9.48%) User Experience
14 46 (9.27%) SC Cleared
15 45 (9.07%) JavaScript
16 43 (8.67%) Analytical Skills
16 43 (8.67%) MongoDB
17 42 (8.47%) REST
18 40 (8.06%) Data Architecture
18 40 (8.06%) E-Commerce
19 38 (7.66%) HTML
20 37 (7.46%) ITIL
20 37 (7.46%) Degree
21 36 (7.26%) Stakeholder Management
21 36 (7.26%) Open Source
22 35 (7.06%) SOAP
22 35 (7.06%) SQL Server
22 35 (7.06%) Linux
23 33 (6.65%) Project Management

Senior Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 20 (4.03%) SAS
2 17 (3.43%) SharePoint
3 16 (3.23%) WebSphere
4 12 (2.42%) BizTalk Server
5 11 (2.22%) Confluence
6 9 (1.81%) Apache
6 9 (1.81%) Tomcat
7 8 (1.61%) JBoss
7 8 (1.61%) Node.js
8 7 (1.41%) nginx
9 6 (1.21%) IIS
9 6 (1.21%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (0.81%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.60%) Apache Pig
11 3 (0.60%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.60%) CMS
11 3 (0.60%) NetWeaver
11 3 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.60%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 20 (4.03%) MS Visio
2 13 (2.62%) MS Excel
3 12 (2.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (0.81%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 8 (1.61%) SAP IS-U
2 7 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.81%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.40%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.20%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.20%) RMDS
5 1 (0.20%) SAP CCM
5 1 (0.20%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.20%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.20%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.63%) Cloud Computing
2 17 (3.43%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (3.43%) SaaS
3 13 (2.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (2.02%) IaaS
5 9 (1.81%) Office 365
6 4 (0.81%) PaaS
7 3 (0.60%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.60%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.20%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (0.20%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.20%) Boomi
8 1 (0.20%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.20%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.84%) Internet
2 19 (3.83%) LAN
3 15 (3.02%) Firewall
4 14 (2.82%) Network Security
5 13 (2.62%) WAN
6 12 (2.42%) NAS
7 11 (2.22%) MPLS
7 11 (2.22%) SAN
7 11 (2.22%) VLAN
8 10 (2.02%) Multicast
9 9 (1.81%) DNS
10 7 (1.41%) HTTP
11 5 (1.01%) DOCSIS
11 5 (1.01%) PSTN
11 5 (1.01%) VoIP
12 4 (0.81%) 4G
12 4 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (0.60%) Radio Access Network
13 3 (0.60%) Remote Desktop
13 3 (0.60%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (8.67%) MongoDB
2 35 (7.06%) SQL Server
3 33 (6.65%) Data Warehouse
4 24 (4.84%) PostgreSQL
5 21 (4.23%) Hadoop
6 18 (3.63%) Big Data
6 18 (3.63%) BusinessObjects
7 14 (2.82%) Apache Cassandra
7 14 (2.82%) Apache Hive
7 14 (2.82%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 13 (2.62%) HBase
8 13 (2.62%) Relational Database
9 11 (2.22%) Pentaho
10 9 (1.81%) NoSQL
11 8 (1.61%) MySQL
12 7 (1.41%) DB2
12 7 (1.41%) Oracle Database
12 7 (1.41%) Redis
13 6 (1.21%) RDBMS
14 5 (1.01%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (3.23%) Git (software)
2 15 (3.02%) Axure RP
2 15 (3.02%) Maven
3 14 (2.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 13 (2.62%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 13 (2.62%) ERwin
5 11 (2.22%) JIRA
6 7 (1.41%) SoapUI
7 5 (1.01%) Visual Studio
8 4 (0.81%) Selenium
9 3 (0.60%) ClearCase
9 3 (0.60%) ClearQuest
9 3 (0.60%) JUnit
9 3 (0.60%) TestNG
10 1 (0.20%) AppScan
10 1 (0.20%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.20%) Rational DOORS
10 1 (0.20%) Rational Rose
10 1 (0.20%) StarTeam
General
1 94 (18.95%) Finance
2 25 (5.04%) Marketing
2 25 (5.04%) Telecoms
3 23 (4.64%) Banking
3 23 (4.64%) Retail
4 16 (3.23%) Legal
5 14 (2.82%) Publishing
6 11 (2.22%) Front Office
6 11 (2.22%) Law
7 10 (2.02%) Billing
8 6 (1.21%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.21%) Military
9 3 (0.60%) Back Office
9 3 (0.60%) French Language
9 3 (0.60%) Korean Language
10 2 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.20%) Advertising
11 1 (0.20%) Automotive
11 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (10.28%) .NET
2 42 (8.47%) REST
3 38 (7.66%) HTML
4 35 (7.06%) SOAP
5 31 (6.25%) Spring
6 28 (5.65%) Middleware
7 26 (5.24%) CSS
8 22 (4.44%) J2EE
9 19 (3.83%) WCF
10 17 (3.43%) JSON
10 17 (3.43%) Web Services
11 15 (3.02%) .NET Framework
12 14 (2.82%) AngularJS
12 14 (2.82%) ELK Stack
12 14 (2.82%) MSMQ
12 14 (2.82%) RabbitMQ
12 14 (2.82%) Spring Boot
13 13 (2.62%) Ajax
14 11 (2.22%) Swagger
15 10 (2.02%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 47 (9.48%) User Experience
2 43 (8.67%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (5.85%) Data Centre
4 28 (5.65%) Visualisation
5 21 (4.23%) Management Information System
6 13 (2.62%) Computer Science
7 12 (2.42%) Data Integration
8 11 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (2.22%) Smart Meter
9 9 (1.81%) RIA
10 8 (1.61%) Mobile App
10 8 (1.61%) Psychology
11 7 (1.41%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (1.01%) Public Cloud
13 4 (0.81%) Algorithms
13 4 (0.81%) Digital Media
13 4 (0.81%) Mainframe
13 4 (0.81%) Web 2.0
14 3 (0.60%) Market Risk
14 3 (0.60%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 35 (7.06%) Linux
2 29 (5.85%) Unix
3 18 (3.63%) Windows
4 11 (2.22%) Windows 10
5 7 (1.41%) Mac OS X
6 4 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.81%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.81%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.40%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.20%) AIX
8 1 (0.20%) Android
8 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.20%) Solaris
8 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.20%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (28.43%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (15.32%) Enterprise Architecture
3 73 (14.72%) TOGAF
4 69 (13.91%) Technical Architecture
5 51 (10.28%) SOA
6 50 (10.08%) Data Modelling
7 40 (8.06%) Data Architecture
7 40 (8.06%) E-Commerce
8 37 (7.46%) ITIL
9 36 (7.26%) Open Source
9 36 (7.26%) Stakeholder Management
10 33 (6.65%) Project Management
11 32 (6.45%) Software Architecture
11 32 (6.45%) TDD
12 30 (6.05%) Business Intelligence
13 28 (5.65%) Migration
14 27 (5.44%) CRM
14 27 (5.44%) Security Architecture
15 24 (4.84%) Data Management
16 21 (4.23%) BPMN
Programming Languages
1 83 (16.73%) Java
2 62 (12.50%) SQL
3 45 (9.07%) JavaScript
4 30 (6.05%) C#
5 19 (3.83%) Python
6 15 (3.02%) Shell Script
7 13 (2.62%) PL/SQL
8 10 (2.02%) C++
9 9 (1.81%) Ruby
10 8 (1.61%) Scala
11 6 (1.21%) VB
12 5 (1.01%) C
12 5 (1.01%) R
13 4 (0.81%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.60%) FQL
15 2 (0.40%) PHP
15 2 (0.40%) VB6
16 1 (0.20%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.20%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 70 (14.11%) Security Cleared
2 46 (9.27%) SC Cleared
3 37 (7.46%) Degree
4 17 (3.43%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (2.62%) CCNP
5 13 (2.62%) CISSP
6 12 (2.42%) BPSS Clearance
7 11 (2.22%) CCNA
8 10 (2.02%) CLAS
9 8 (1.61%) MBCS
10 7 (1.41%) MBA
11 6 (1.21%) CCIE
11 6 (1.21%) DV Cleared
12 4 (0.81%) CESG Certified Professional
13 2 (0.40%) CITP
13 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.40%) Six Sigma Black Belt
14 1 (0.20%) CCDA
14 1 (0.20%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.02%) Disclosure Scotland
2 9 (1.81%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.61%) QA
4 2 (0.40%) COBIT
5 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.20%) ISO22301
5 1 (0.20%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (2.82%) Docker
2 11 (2.22%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.41%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.60%) vSphere
5 2 (0.40%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (0.40%) RACF
5 2 (0.40%) XenApp
5 2 (0.40%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.20%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.20%) KVM
6 1 (0.20%) NFS
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.20%) SRDF
6 1 (0.20%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (3.02%) Puppet
2 14 (2.82%) Graphite
3 11 (2.22%) Grafana
4 8 (1.61%) SCCM
5 7 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (1.41%) StatsD
6 5 (1.01%) SCOM
7 3 (0.60%) Windows Intune
8 2 (0.40%) zSecure
9 1 (0.20%) Amdocs OSS
9 1 (0.20%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.20%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.20%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.20%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 71 (14.31%) Oracle
2 55 (11.09%) Microsoft
3 29 (5.85%) Cisco
4 23 (4.64%) SAP
5 21 (4.23%) Citrix
6 18 (3.63%) IBM
6 18 (3.63%) Red Hat
7 17 (3.43%) Pega
8 16 (3.23%) Tableau
9 15 (3.02%) VMware
10 14 (2.82%) Informatica
11 13 (2.62%) Adobe
11 13 (2.62%) CA
11 13 (2.62%) Salesforce.com
12 11 (2.22%) HP
12 11 (2.22%) NetApp
13 9 (1.81%) Riverbed
14 8 (1.61%) F5
15 7 (1.41%) Apigee
15 7 (1.41%) Mashery
London
Red10
Rate: £600 - £700 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport
Computer Futures
Rate: £375 - £450 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Merseyside
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 27 days ago