The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Software 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 Software Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 29 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Software Architect
Rank 593 593 549
Rank change year-on-year
0 -44
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Architect 3 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.004% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.004% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 4
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£500 - £480
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 - £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 - £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 - £323
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
49251 48960 43769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.49% 92.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 30638 30338 25166
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
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 1929 1993 2147
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -6.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.80 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Senior Software Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Software Architect in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Software Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Software Architect
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Software Architect within the UK.

Senior Software Architect Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Software Architect
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Software Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Senior Software Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior Software Architect
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Software Architect within the UK.

Senior Software Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Software Architect
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Software Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 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 -21 3 £500 - 7
South East -4 1 £400 - 2
South West - 1 £500 -
Southampton - 1 £400 -
Hampshire - 1 £400 -

Senior Software Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior Software 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 Software Architect in their job title.

1 3 (50.00%) TOGAF
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
1 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) HTML
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) CSS
2 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) jQuery
2 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (33.33%) Software Architecture
2 2 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (16.67%) Data Transformation
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (16.67%) GPFS
3 1 (16.67%) Ceph
3 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Puppet
3 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
3 1 (16.67%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
3 1 (16.67%) Big Data
3 1 (16.67%) Marketing
3 1 (16.67%) Java SE
3 1 (16.67%) JIRA
3 1 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared

Senior Software Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior Software 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 Software Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
1 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
1 1 (16.67%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
1 1 (16.67%) Big Data
1 1 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
1 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Marketing
2 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (16.67%) Electronics
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) HTML
1 2 (33.33%) CSS
1 2 (33.33%) jQuery
1 2 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (16.67%) Java SE
2 1 (16.67%) JSF
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Cloud
1 1 (16.67%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) TOGAF
2 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (33.33%) Software Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) Data Transformation
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (16.67%) 3D Modelling
3 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
3 1 (16.67%) Security Management
3 1 (16.67%) MVC
3 1 (16.67%) Workflow
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) GPFS
1 1 (16.67%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Puppet
1 1 (16.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Sage
1 1 (16.67%) SAP