The median contractor rate for a Senior Architect was £615 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Senior Architect
London / City of London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 144 145 185
Rank change year-on-year +1 +40  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Architect 18 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.59% 0.41% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.43% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 4
Median daily rate £615 £588 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.68% +30.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £398
10% offered a daily rate of more than £763 £674 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £575 £600
% change year-on-year -4.34% -4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2926 3222 4914
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.25% 95.18% 96.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2273 2570 3709
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 46 72
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.99 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.96% +11.19%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £45.75 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Senior Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Senior Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Architect in the City of London

Senior Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Architect in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Architect in the City of London

Senior Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Architect in the City of London over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Architect in the City of London

Senior Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 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 across the City of London region featuring Senior Architect in the job title.

1 13 (54.17%) Finance
2 11 (45.83%) Banking
3 9 (37.50%) Data Architecture
4 8 (33.33%) Java
5 5 (20.83%) Web Services
6 4 (16.67%) .NET
6 4 (16.67%) ETL
6 4 (16.67%) Risk Management
6 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (16.67%) Monte Carlo Method
6 4 (16.67%) Market Risk
6 4 (16.67%) Analytics
7 3 (12.50%) Data Centre
7 3 (12.50%) Data Integration
7 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (12.50%) Retail
7 3 (12.50%) SOA
7 3 (12.50%) Oracle
7 3 (12.50%) MOM
7 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
8 2 (8.33%) Cisco
8 2 (8.33%) Middleware
8 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
8 2 (8.33%) Data Modelling
8 2 (8.33%) Windows
8 2 (8.33%) Data Management
8 2 (8.33%) TOGAF
8 2 (8.33%) Data Analysis
8 2 (8.33%) Migration
8 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared

Senior Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.17%) GitHub
2 1 (4.17%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (4.17%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) Internet
1 1 (4.17%) VPN
1 1 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (4.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.17%) DB2
2 1 (4.17%) Hadoop
2 1 (4.17%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Ant
1 1 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (4.17%) ERwin
1 1 (4.17%) Maven
1 1 (4.17%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 13 (54.17%) Finance
2 11 (45.83%) Banking
3 3 (12.50%) Retail
4 2 (8.33%) Investment Banking
5 1 (4.17%) Back Office
5 1 (4.17%) Front Office
5 1 (4.17%) Legal
5 1 (4.17%) Marketing
5 1 (4.17%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) Web Services
2 4 (16.67%) .NET
3 2 (8.33%) Middleware
4 1 (4.17%) AngularJS
4 1 (4.17%) REST
4 1 (4.17%) Spring
4 1 (4.17%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Market Risk
2 3 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) Hedge funds
3 1 (4.17%) Public Cloud
3 1 (4.17%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) AIX
2 1 (4.17%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Unix
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Data Architecture
2 4 (16.67%) Analytics
2 4 (16.67%) ETL
2 4 (16.67%) Monte Carlo Method
2 4 (16.67%) Risk Management
2 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (12.50%) Data Integration
3 3 (12.50%) SOA
4 2 (8.33%) Data Analysis
4 2 (8.33%) Data Management
4 2 (8.33%) Data Modelling
4 2 (8.33%) DevOps
4 2 (8.33%) Migration
4 2 (8.33%) TOGAF
4 2 (8.33%) Waterfall
5 1 (4.17%) Logical Data Model
5 1 (4.17%) Microservices
5 1 (4.17%) People Management
5 1 (4.17%) Physical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 8 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (4.17%) Apex Code
2 1 (4.17%) C++
2 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.17%) SOQL
2 1 (4.17%) SOSL
2 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) CITP
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) MOM
2 1 (4.17%) Ansible
2 1 (4.17%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle
2 2 (8.33%) Cisco
3 1 (4.17%) Ab Initio
3 1 (4.17%) Bloomberg
3 1 (4.17%) CA
3 1 (4.17%) Citrix
3 1 (4.17%) Cloudera
3 1 (4.17%) Embarcadero
3 1 (4.17%) Google
3 1 (4.17%) IBM
3 1 (4.17%) Informatica
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.17%) MobileIron
3 1 (4.17%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (4.17%) Talend
3 1 (4.17%) VMware
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