Period
to 18 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Senior Architect was £613 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

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
UK > England
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 545 606 496
Rank change year-on-year +61 -110 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Architect 307 246 381
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.34% 0.27% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.28% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 159 256
England median daily rate £613 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.08% - -2.04%
10th Percentile £463 £474 £447
90th Percentile £767 £750 £750
UK median daily rate £625 £588 £600
% change year-on-year +6.38% -2.08% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
England median hourly rate £67.50 - £45.00
10th Percentile £49.00 - £42.50
90th Percentile £90.00 - £47.50
UK median hourly rate £67.50 - £38.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 86,311 87,601 85,593
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.69% 94.84% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,712 58,746 56,386
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £647 £638 £610
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,573 2,547 2,917
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.38 £18.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.77% -0.05% +0.16%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.76 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% +2.78% -2.76%

Senior Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Senior Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Architect in England

Senior Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Architect in England

Senior Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Architect in England over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Architect in England

Senior Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Architect in England

Senior Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Architect in England over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Senior Architect in England

Senior Architect
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 18 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +39 146 £650 +4.00% 50
North of England -3 47 £550 -12.00% 9
South East +6 39 £600 +9.09% 18
South West -10 35 £685 +13.22% 9
Yorkshire +4 28 £550 -4.35% 5
Midlands -27 21 £525 -2.78% 10
East of England +10 20 £550 +7.32% 7
West Midlands -4 18 £480 -11.93% 6
North West -9 16 £631 -13.85% 4
North East -9 4 £688 +19.57%
East Midlands -20 3 £525 -2.78% 4
Senior Architect
UK

Senior Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, Senior Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region featuring Senior Architect in the job title.

1 91 (29.64%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (21.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 58 (18.89%) Finance
4 47 (15.31%) Amazon AWS
5 43 (14.01%) Continuous Integration
5 43 (14.01%) Java
6 41 (13.36%) DevOps
7 40 (13.03%) SQL
8 39 (12.70%) Enterprise Architecture
9 38 (12.38%) Security Cleared
10 37 (12.05%) Microsoft
10 37 (12.05%) Microservices
11 30 (9.77%) Data Modelling
11 30 (9.77%) Banking
12 29 (9.45%) .NET
12 29 (9.45%) JavaScript
13 28 (9.12%) SOA
13 28 (9.12%) Technical Architecture
14 27 (8.79%) Python
14 27 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
15 26 (8.47%) Linux
15 26 (8.47%) Migration
15 26 (8.47%) Degree
16 25 (8.14%) TOGAF
16 25 (8.14%) Big Data
16 25 (8.14%) Problem-Solving
17 24 (7.82%) Windows
17 24 (7.82%) PaaS
18 22 (7.17%) IaaS
19 21 (6.84%) Data Architecture

Senior Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 7 (2.28%) SharePoint
1 7 (2.28%) WebSphere
2 6 (1.95%) Apache Spark
3 5 (1.63%) OpenStack
3 5 (1.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (1.30%) Apache
4 4 (1.30%) Apache Solr
4 4 (1.30%) CloudStack
4 4 (1.30%) IBM HTTP Server
4 4 (1.30%) JBoss
4 4 (1.30%) MQSeries
4 4 (1.30%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (0.98%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (0.98%) Confluence
5 3 (0.98%) Jupyter
5 3 (0.98%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.65%) Anypoint
6 2 (0.65%) Appian
6 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (0.98%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.95%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.98%) SAP MDG
4 2 (0.65%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.33%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 67 (21.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (15.31%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (7.82%) PaaS
4 22 (7.17%) IaaS
5 20 (6.51%) SaaS
6 14 (4.56%) Boomi
7 12 (3.91%) Office 365
8 11 (3.58%) Dynamics 365
9 9 (2.93%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (2.61%) Google Cloud Platform
11 6 (1.95%) GitHub
11 6 (1.95%) OpenShift
11 6 (1.95%) Serverless
12 4 (1.30%) Amazon ELB
12 4 (1.30%) Apigee
12 4 (1.30%) iPaaS
13 3 (0.98%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 3 (0.98%) Amazon Kinesis
13 3 (0.98%) AWS Lambda
13 3 (0.98%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.21%) Firewall
2 11 (3.58%) WAN
3 10 (3.26%) DHCP
3 10 (3.26%) DNS
4 9 (2.93%) LAN
5 8 (2.61%) Skype
5 8 (2.61%) VPN
6 5 (1.63%) BGP
6 5 (1.63%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (1.63%) MPLS
6 5 (1.63%) OSPF
6 5 (1.63%) VoIP
7 4 (1.30%) IPsec
7 4 (1.30%) SSL
7 4 (1.30%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.98%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (0.98%) Wireless
9 2 (0.65%) DMZ
9 2 (0.65%) Internet
9 2 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (8.14%) Big Data
2 14 (4.56%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (4.56%) NoSQL
2 14 (4.56%) SQL Server
3 10 (3.26%) Hadoop
4 9 (2.93%) Apache Cassandra
5 7 (2.28%) DB2
6 6 (1.95%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.63%) Apache Hive
8 4 (1.30%) Data Lake
8 4 (1.30%) HBase
8 4 (1.30%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.30%) Redis
9 3 (0.98%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (0.98%) Cloud Spanner
9 3 (0.98%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 19 (6.19%) Git (software)
2 15 (4.89%) Jenkins
3 13 (4.23%) ERwin
4 6 (1.95%) Cucumber
4 6 (1.95%) Maven
5 4 (1.30%) JIRA
5 4 (1.30%) Selenium
6 3 (0.98%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.65%) Ant
7 2 (0.65%) IntelliJ
7 2 (0.65%) JUnit
7 2 (0.65%) Liquibase
7 2 (0.65%) Xcode
8 1 (0.33%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.33%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.33%) Hudson
8 1 (0.33%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.33%) NUnit
8 1 (0.33%) NWDI
8 1 (0.33%) Toad
General
1 58 (18.89%) Finance
2 30 (9.77%) Banking
3 14 (4.56%) Retail
4 13 (4.23%) Telecoms
5 12 (3.91%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.63%) Advertising
7 4 (1.30%) Back Office
7 4 (1.30%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.30%) Publishing
8 3 (0.98%) Marketing
9 2 (0.65%) Billing
9 2 (0.65%) Electronics
9 2 (0.65%) Law
9 2 (0.65%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.33%) German Language
10 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.33%) Retail Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (9.45%) .NET
2 21 (6.84%) JSON
3 20 (6.51%) Web Services
4 18 (5.86%) XML
5 14 (4.56%) RESTful
6 13 (4.23%) Node.js
7 12 (3.91%) Spring
8 11 (3.58%) REST
8 11 (3.58%) SOAP
9 9 (2.93%) Middleware
10 8 (2.61%) Java EE
10 8 (2.61%) Kafka
11 7 (2.28%) Spring Boot
12 6 (1.95%) AngularJS
13 5 (1.63%) Natural Language Processing
13 5 (1.63%) React
14 4 (1.30%) J2EE
14 4 (1.30%) JPA
14 4 (1.30%) OAuth
14 4 (1.30%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (6.19%) Data Centre
3 14 (4.56%) Taxonomies
4 9 (2.93%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (2.93%) User Experience
5 8 (2.61%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.28%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (2.28%) Public Cloud
7 6 (1.95%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (1.63%) DataPower
8 5 (1.63%) Social Media
9 4 (1.30%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.30%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.30%) Blog
9 4 (1.30%) Cloud Native
9 4 (1.30%) Credit Risk
9 4 (1.30%) Market Risk
10 3 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.98%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.98%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 26 (8.47%) Linux
2 24 (7.82%) Windows
3 17 (5.54%) Unix
4 9 (2.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (2.61%) Windows Server
6 7 (2.28%) Mac OS X
7 5 (1.63%) Windows 10
7 5 (1.63%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.65%) AIX
8 2 (0.65%) Android
8 2 (0.65%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (29.64%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (14.01%) Continuous Integration
3 41 (13.36%) DevOps
4 39 (12.70%) Enterprise Architecture
5 37 (12.05%) Microservices
6 30 (9.77%) Data Modelling
7 28 (9.12%) SOA
7 28 (9.12%) Technical Architecture
8 26 (8.47%) Migration
9 25 (8.14%) Problem-Solving
9 25 (8.14%) TOGAF
10 21 (6.84%) Data Architecture
11 20 (6.51%) IT Strategy
11 20 (6.51%) Mentoring
12 19 (6.19%) ITIL
12 19 (6.19%) Presales
12 19 (6.19%) Stakeholder Management
13 18 (5.86%) Software Engineering
14 17 (5.54%) Analytics
14 17 (5.54%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (14.01%) Java
2 40 (13.03%) SQL
3 29 (9.45%) JavaScript
4 27 (8.79%) Python
5 18 (5.86%) Ruby
6 11 (3.58%) C#
7 9 (2.93%) PowerShell
8 7 (2.28%) Scala
9 6 (1.95%) C
10 5 (1.63%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.63%) X++
11 4 (1.30%) C++
11 4 (1.30%) Java 8
12 3 (0.98%) Go
12 3 (0.98%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.65%) R
14 1 (0.33%) Groovy
14 1 (0.33%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.33%) Natural
14 1 (0.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 38 (12.38%) Security Cleared
2 26 (8.47%) Degree
3 17 (5.54%) SC Cleared
4 15 (4.89%) BPSS Clearance
5 12 (3.91%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (2.61%) CCIE
6 8 (2.61%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (1.63%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.63%) TOGAF Certification
8 4 (1.30%) CCNP
8 4 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.98%) CCNA
9 3 (0.98%) CISSP
9 3 (0.98%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (0.98%) MCSE
9 3 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.65%) MCSD
10 2 (0.65%) MCTS
10 2 (0.65%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.65%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.28%) PSD2
2 5 (1.63%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (1.63%) GDPR
2 5 (1.63%) QA
3 4 (1.30%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.33%) HMG Infosec
5 1 (0.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.33%) IFRS
5 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 1 (0.33%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.33%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (5.54%) Docker
2 15 (4.89%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.30%) XenApp
3 4 (1.30%) XenDesktop
4 3 (0.98%) HDFS
4 3 (0.98%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.65%) BitLocker
5 2 (0.65%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.33%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.33%) Firmware
6 1 (0.33%) vCloud
6 1 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 8 (2.61%) Ansible
2 7 (2.28%) Kubernetes
2 7 (2.28%) Terraform
3 6 (1.95%) SCCM
4 5 (1.63%) Hadoop YARN
4 5 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.30%) Cloudify
5 4 (1.30%) SCOM
6 3 (0.98%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.98%) vRealize
7 2 (0.65%) CA Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.65%) Puppet
7 2 (0.65%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.65%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.33%) FlexNet
8 1 (0.33%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 37 (12.05%) Microsoft
2 20 (6.51%) Oracle
3 16 (5.21%) Cisco
4 14 (4.56%) Dell
5 13 (4.23%) IBM
6 12 (3.91%) SAP
7 10 (3.26%) Citrix
7 10 (3.26%) IDERA
7 10 (3.26%) VMware
8 8 (2.61%) F5
8 8 (2.61%) Google
8 8 (2.61%) Red Hat
9 7 (2.28%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (1.95%) Avaya
11 4 (1.30%) CA
11 4 (1.30%) Palo Alto
12 3 (0.98%) Cloudera
12 3 (0.98%) Datameer
12 3 (0.98%) MuleSoft
12 3 (0.98%) Talend