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 June 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 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Architect
Rank 420 434 409
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Architect 182 168 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.31% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.34% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 97 82
Average daily rate
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£530 £550 £510
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.63% +7.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £400 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £639
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+10.52% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £33.50 £72.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -53.79%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £33.50 £72.50
% change year-on-year
- -53.79%

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
51861 49855 45545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.57% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32669 30609 26369
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
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 1945 1977 2127
Average hourly rate £16.60 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -5.71%

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 June 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 June 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 +10 166 £543 -3.98% 40
London -10 93 £559 -6.91% 22
Tyne and Wear - 21 £625 -
North East - 21 £625 -
City of London +5 20 £549 +22.08% 7
Newcastle upon Tyne - 20 £558 -
South East -25 16 £558 +17.36% 12
North West -17 10 £650 +29.67% 1
Scotland -5 9 £400 -1.23% 1
East of England 0 8 £525 -8.69% 1
Berkshire -2 6 £515 - 4
Hampshire 0 5 £425 -5.55% 4
Edinburgh -11 5 - - 1
Yorkshire -23 5 - - 1
Cheshire -7 4 £650 +47.72%
Leeds -22 4 - -
West Yorkshire -25 4 - - 1
East Midlands - 4 £525 - 1
Warrington +1 3 £650 +47.72%
Southampton +1 3 £405 -10.00% 1
South West 0 3 £500 -6.10%
West Midlands -1 3 £490 -9.90% 1
Hemel Hempstead -5 3 £550 -
Manchester -12 3 £625 - 1
Hertfordshire -15 3 £550 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £700 - 1
Suffolk - 2 £525 -
Ipswich - 2 £525 -
Derbyshire - 2 - -
Bedfordshire +5 1 £535 -6.95%

Senior Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 81 (23.48%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (17.97%) Finance
3 56 (16.23%) Java
4 52 (15.07%) Oracle
4 52 (15.07%) TOGAF
5 50 (14.49%) SOA
6 46 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
7 45 (13.04%) MongoDB
8 42 (12.17%) Microsoft
9 41 (11.88%) .NET
9 41 (11.88%) Big Data
10 38 (11.01%) Stakeholder Management
11 37 (10.72%) Ruby
12 36 (10.43%) User Experience
13 35 (10.14%) Apache Cassandra
14 34 (9.86%) NoSQL
15 33 (9.57%) JavaScript
15 33 (9.57%) Data Warehouse
16 31 (8.99%) SQL
17 30 (8.70%) Scala
18 29 (8.41%) Change Management
18 29 (8.41%) ITIL
19 28 (8.12%) HTML
19 28 (8.12%) Mentoring
19 28 (8.12%) Opscode Chef
20 27 (7.83%) Linux
20 27 (7.83%) Ruby on Rails
20 27 (7.83%) Banking
21 26 (7.54%) Business Intelligence
22 25 (7.25%) SQL Server

Senior Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 (6.96%) Node.js
2 16 (4.64%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.32%) WebSphere
3 8 (2.32%) Confluence
4 5 (1.45%) Lync
5 4 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (1.16%) Office Communications Server
5 4 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (1.16%) CMS
5 4 (1.16%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.16%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.16%) JBoss
5 4 (1.16%) Apache
5 4 (1.16%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.58%) IIS
6 2 (0.58%) SAS
6 2 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 14 (4.06%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.61%) MS Visio
3 7 (2.03%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 5 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.87%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.29%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.29%) SPSS
6 1 (0.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.45%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
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%) 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
4 1 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.29%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 25 (7.25%) Cloud Computing
2 22 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (6.38%) SaaS
3 16 (4.64%) PaaS
3 16 (4.64%) IaaS
4 14 (4.06%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (1.74%) Office 365
6 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.29%) Heroku
6 1 (0.29%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.77%) Firewall
2 9 (2.61%) SAN
2 9 (2.61%) LAN
2 9 (2.61%) WAN
3 7 (2.03%) Wireless
3 7 (2.03%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (1.74%) NetScaler
4 6 (1.74%) VLAN
4 6 (1.74%) Internet
4 6 (1.74%) SSL
5 5 (1.45%) VPN
5 5 (1.45%) MPLS
5 5 (1.45%) Network Security
6 4 (1.16%) SNMP
6 4 (1.16%) SMTP
6 4 (1.16%) Broadband
6 4 (1.16%) Software-Defined Networking
6 4 (1.16%) BIG-IP
7 3 (0.87%) Radio Access Network
7 3 (0.87%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (13.04%) MongoDB
2 41 (11.88%) Big Data
3 35 (10.14%) Apache Cassandra
4 34 (9.86%) NoSQL
5 33 (9.57%) Data Warehouse
6 25 (7.25%) SQL Server
7 21 (6.09%) Hadoop
8 18 (5.22%) PostgreSQL
9 16 (4.64%) MySQL
10 14 (4.06%) Relational Database
11 9 (2.61%) DataStage
12 7 (2.03%) SAP BW
12 7 (2.03%) DB2
12 7 (2.03%) BusinessObjects
13 6 (1.74%) Oracle Database
14 5 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 4 (1.16%) QlikView
15 4 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 4 (1.16%) Redis
15 4 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (3.77%) Jenkins
2 12 (3.48%) JIRA
3 8 (2.32%) Selenium
4 5 (1.45%) Axure RP
5 4 (1.16%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 3 (0.87%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.58%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.58%) Subversion
7 2 (0.58%) JUnit
8 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.29%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.29%) Rational Rose
8 1 (0.29%) Maven
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.29%) Mockito
8 1 (0.29%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.29%) FitNesse
General
1 62 (17.97%) Finance
2 27 (7.83%) Banking
3 15 (4.35%) Marketing
4 13 (3.77%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.32%) Retail
6 7 (2.03%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.45%) Legal
7 5 (1.45%) Publishing
8 3 (0.87%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.87%) Electronics
9 2 (0.58%) Games
10 1 (0.29%) Advertising
10 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.29%) Law
10 1 (0.29%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.29%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (11.88%) .NET
2 28 (8.12%) HTML
3 27 (7.83%) Ruby on Rails
4 25 (7.25%) AngularJS
5 23 (6.67%) Django
6 17 (4.93%) CSS
6 17 (4.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 17 (4.93%) Play Framework
7 16 (4.64%) Web Services
8 14 (4.06%) ASP.NET
8 14 (4.06%) JSON
9 13 (3.77%) Spring
9 13 (3.77%) Middleware
9 13 (3.77%) HTML5
10 12 (3.48%) RESTful
11 11 (3.19%) WCF
11 11 (3.19%) jQuery
12 10 (2.90%) KnockoutJS
13 9 (2.61%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (2.61%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 36 (10.43%) User Experience
2 20 (5.80%) Data Centre
3 17 (4.93%) Visualisation
4 16 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.32%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (2.32%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.74%) Data Integration
6 6 (1.74%) RIA
7 5 (1.45%) Reference Data
7 5 (1.45%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.16%) PKI
8 4 (1.16%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.16%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.87%) BYOD
9 3 (0.87%) Performance Metrics
9 3 (0.87%) HP Storage
9 3 (0.87%) Human Factors
9 3 (0.87%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.87%) Clustering
9 3 (0.87%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 27 (7.83%) Linux
2 22 (6.38%) Windows
3 19 (5.51%) UNIX
4 6 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (1.45%) Windows 8
5 5 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.16%) AIX
6 4 (1.16%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.87%) Android
8 2 (0.58%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.29%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.29%) CentOS
9 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.29%) Solaris
9 1 (0.29%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (23.48%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (15.07%) TOGAF
3 50 (14.49%) SOA
4 46 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
5 38 (11.01%) Stakeholder Management
6 29 (8.41%) Change Management
6 29 (8.41%) ITIL
7 28 (8.12%) Mentoring
8 26 (7.54%) Business Intelligence
9 25 (7.25%) Scrum
9 25 (7.25%) Data Architecture
10 24 (6.96%) Validation
11 22 (6.38%) Data Modelling
12 21 (6.09%) PRINCE2
12 21 (6.09%) Business Analysis
12 21 (6.09%) TDD
13 20 (5.80%) Data Governance
14 18 (5.22%) Software Architecture
14 18 (5.22%) BDD
14 18 (5.22%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (16.23%) Java
2 37 (10.72%) Ruby
3 33 (9.57%) JavaScript
4 31 (8.99%) SQL
5 30 (8.70%) Scala
6 20 (5.80%) C#
7 17 (4.93%) R
8 15 (4.35%) Python
9 6 (1.74%) C++
10 5 (1.45%) Groovy
11 4 (1.16%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.16%) ABAP
11 4 (1.16%) Clojure
12 3 (0.87%) C
13 2 (0.58%) Perl
13 2 (0.58%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.58%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.58%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.58%) Apex Code
14 1 (0.29%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 22 (6.38%) Security Cleared
2 19 (5.51%) ITIL Certification
3 14 (4.06%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (4.06%) Degree
3 14 (4.06%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.03%) CCNP
5 6 (1.74%) CCIE
5 6 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.16%) CCNA
6 4 (1.16%) CCDP
6 4 (1.16%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (1.16%) VCAP
6 4 (1.16%) Microsoft Certified Master
6 4 (1.16%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 3 (0.87%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.58%) CCDE
9 1 (0.29%) RHCE
9 1 (0.29%) CISM
9 1 (0.29%) JNCIE
9 1 (0.29%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.45%) QA
2 5 (1.45%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.16%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.58%) SLA
5 1 (0.29%) HL7
5 1 (0.29%) JSP 440
System Software
1 12 (3.48%) Active Directory
1 12 (3.48%) Hyper-V
2 10 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.74%) vSphere
4 5 (1.45%) Docker
5 4 (1.16%) vCloud
6 2 (0.58%) GPFS
6 2 (0.58%) Ceph
7 1 (0.29%) iptables
7 1 (0.29%) XenServer
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.29%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 28 (8.12%) Opscode Chef
2 16 (4.64%) StatsD
3 13 (3.77%) Puppet
4 4 (1.16%) SCCM
4 4 (1.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 4 (1.16%) Salt
5 2 (0.58%) Oracle ZFS
5 2 (0.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (0.58%) SCOM
6 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.29%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 52 (15.07%) Oracle
2 42 (12.17%) Microsoft
3 24 (6.96%) Citrix
4 21 (6.09%) VMware
4 21 (6.09%) Cisco
5 20 (5.80%) Tableau
6 19 (5.51%) Teradata
7 16 (4.64%) SAP
8 15 (4.35%) Apigee
8 15 (4.35%) Mashery
9 14 (4.06%) IBM
10 11 (3.19%) Juniper
10 11 (3.19%) Informatica
11 8 (2.32%) HP
11 8 (2.32%) Business Objects
12 7 (2.03%) Adobe
12 7 (2.03%) NetApp
12 7 (2.03%) CheckPoint
12 7 (2.03%) Brocade
13 5 (1.45%) F5
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