Period
to 27 October 2021

The median contractor rate for a Senior Architect was £650 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

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
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 461 418 477
Rank change year-on-year -43 +59 +134
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Architect 299 87 312
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.44% 0.31% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.34% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 42 197
10th Percentile £471 £401 £470
25th Percentile £550 £513 £525
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £650 £594 £600
Median % change year-on-year +9.47% -1.04% -
75th Percentile £738 £675 £700
90th Percentile £788 £781 £775
UK median daily rate £650 £588 £600
% change year-on-year +10.64% -2.08% +0.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £69.50 £30.00 -
Median % change year-on-year +131.67% - -
UK median hourly rate £69.50 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year +131.67% - -

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 63,760 25,677 72,415
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.46% 92.58% 94.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 45,008 17,694 49,122
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
25th Percentile £408 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £508 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +6.84% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £613 £575 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,872 836 2,400
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.75 £14.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate £19.76 £22.00 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year -10.19% +17.65% +6.86%
75th Percentile £45.00 £43.75 £43.75
90th Percentile £62.15 £53.75 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% +15.79% +8.57%

Senior Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Architect in England

Senior Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Senior Architect in England.

Daily rate trend for Senior Architect in England

Senior Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Senior Architect in England over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Senior Architect in England

Senior Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Senior Architect in England.

Hourly rate trend 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 27 October 2021. 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 -96 162 £650 +10.64% 52
North of England -42 39 £663 +1.92% 25
South East -69 25 £575 -1.08% 11
Midlands -60 20 £600 +41.18% 13
South West -40 18 £663 +12.77% 6
West Midlands -49 17 £625 +47.06% 9
North West -48 16 £663 +1.92% 9
Yorkshire - 15 £700 - 11
North East - 10 £600 - 5
East of England - 4 £545 - 7
East Midlands -30 3 £375 - 4
Senior Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, 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.

1 115 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (33.11%) AWS
3 90 (30.10%) Azure
4 74 (24.75%) Finance
4 74 (24.75%) Social Skills
5 63 (21.07%) Microservices
6 55 (18.39%) DevOps
6 55 (18.39%) SaaS
7 53 (17.73%) Enterprise Architecture
8 50 (16.72%) IaaS
9 46 (15.38%) PaaS
10 44 (14.72%) Java
11 38 (12.71%) Microsoft
11 38 (12.71%) Analytics
12 34 (11.37%) Security Architecture
12 34 (11.37%) Migration
12 34 (11.37%) TOGAF
12 34 (11.37%) GCP
13 33 (11.04%) SQL
14 32 (10.70%) Stakeholder Management
14 32 (10.70%) Public Sector
15 29 (9.70%) Decision-Making
16 28 (9.36%) Python
17 27 (9.03%) Technical Architecture
18 26 (8.70%) Security Cleared
18 26 (8.70%) NoSQL
18 26 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
18 26 (8.70%) Scrum
19 25 (8.36%) Google
19 25 (8.36%) Big Data

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 11 (3.68%) Apache Spark
2 6 (2.01%) Apache
2 6 (2.01%) CMS
3 5 (1.67%) OpenStack
4 4 (1.34%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.00%) Confluence
6 2 (0.67%) Apache Airflow
6 2 (0.67%) SAS
7 1 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.33%) Jupyter
7 1 (0.33%) Mule
7 1 (0.33%) Mule ESB
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.00%) Towers Watson Igloo
3 2 (0.67%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.67%) Remedy AR System
3 2 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.33%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.33%) SAP IBP
4 1 (0.33%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 99 (33.11%) AWS
2 90 (30.10%) Azure
3 55 (18.39%) SaaS
4 50 (16.72%) IaaS
5 46 (15.38%) PaaS
6 34 (11.37%) GCP
7 25 (8.36%) Serverless
8 11 (3.68%) Amazon EMR
8 11 (3.68%) AWS CloudFormation
9 10 (3.34%) Datadog
10 9 (3.01%) Power Platform
11 8 (2.68%) AWS Lambda
12 7 (2.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 7 (2.34%) Amazon S3
12 7 (2.34%) Cloud Computing
12 7 (2.34%) GitHub
13 6 (2.01%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (1.67%) AWS CodePipeline
14 5 (1.67%) Google Data Studio
14 5 (1.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.68%) IPsec
2 10 (3.34%) Firewall
3 9 (3.01%) Kerberos
3 9 (3.01%) SSL
4 8 (2.68%) Internet
4 8 (2.68%) WAN
5 7 (2.34%) Network Security
5 7 (2.34%) VPN
6 6 (2.01%) LAN
7 5 (1.67%) DHCP
7 5 (1.67%) DNS
7 5 (1.67%) SD-WAN
8 4 (1.34%) BGP
8 4 (1.34%) Ethernet
9 3 (1.00%) MPLS
9 3 (1.00%) NetScaler
9 3 (1.00%) Skype
9 3 (1.00%) SNMP
10 2 (0.67%) Spanning Tree
10 2 (0.67%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (8.70%) NoSQL
2 25 (8.36%) Big Data
3 23 (7.69%) Data Lake
3 23 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (6.69%) Hadoop
5 17 (5.69%) SQL Server
6 14 (4.68%) BigQuery
6 14 (4.68%) Tableau
7 13 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
8 12 (4.01%) Relational Database
9 11 (3.68%) DB2
10 9 (3.01%) Delta Lake
11 8 (2.68%) RDBMS
12 6 (2.01%) MongoDB
12 6 (2.01%) Power BI
13 5 (1.67%) Metadata
14 4 (1.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 4 (1.34%) Apache Cassandra
15 3 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
15 3 (1.00%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 11 (3.68%) Jenkins
2 9 (3.01%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.67%) CircleCI
3 5 (1.67%) JIRA
4 3 (1.00%) JUnit
4 3 (1.00%) Toad
5 2 (0.67%) Cucumber
5 2 (0.67%) kappa
5 2 (0.67%) Maven
5 2 (0.67%) Mockito
5 2 (0.67%) PowerDesigner
5 2 (0.67%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.67%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.33%) FishEye
6 1 (0.33%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.33%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (0.33%) Moq
6 1 (0.33%) Postman
6 1 (0.33%) Snyk
6 1 (0.33%) Travis CI
General
1 74 (24.75%) Finance
1 74 (24.75%) Social Skills
2 32 (10.70%) Public Sector
3 20 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (6.35%) Legal
5 16 (5.35%) Telecoms
6 14 (4.68%) Marketing
7 13 (4.35%) Banking
8 12 (4.01%) Financial Institution
9 10 (3.34%) Presentation Skills
10 9 (3.01%) Retail
11 8 (2.68%) Manufacturing
12 6 (2.01%) Electronics
13 5 (1.67%) Influencing Skills
14 4 (1.34%) Investment Banking
15 3 (1.00%) Back Office
15 3 (1.00%) Documentation Skills
16 2 (0.67%) Advertising
16 2 (0.67%) Games
17 1 (0.33%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (7.36%) REST
2 17 (5.69%) Web Services
3 15 (5.02%) .NET
3 15 (5.02%) OpenID
4 14 (4.68%) Kafka
5 12 (4.01%) SAML
6 10 (3.34%) HTML
6 10 (3.34%) OAuth
6 10 (3.34%) SOAP
7 9 (3.01%) OAuth2
7 9 (3.01%) XACML
8 8 (2.68%) FIX Protocol
8 8 (2.68%) Spring
9 6 (2.01%) AngularJS
9 6 (2.01%) GraphQL
9 6 (2.01%) React
10 5 (1.67%) Apache NiFi
10 5 (1.67%) HTML5
10 5 (1.67%) Middleware
10 5 (1.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.02%) Public Cloud
2 14 (4.68%) Cloud Native
2 14 (4.68%) Self-Motivation
3 13 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (4.01%) Data Centre
5 11 (3.68%) Management Information System
6 10 (3.34%) Legacy Systems
7 9 (3.01%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 9 (3.01%) Market Risk
8 8 (2.68%) Hedge funds
9 6 (2.01%) Data Protection Act
9 6 (2.01%) NHS
10 5 (1.67%) Algorithms
10 5 (1.67%) Data Structures
10 5 (1.67%) Equities
11 4 (1.34%) Reference Data
12 3 (1.00%) Client/Server
12 3 (1.00%) CMDB
12 3 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (1.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (5.35%) Linux
2 12 (4.01%) Windows
3 6 (2.01%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.34%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.00%) Unix
5 3 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.00%) Windows Server 2019
6 2 (0.67%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.67%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (21.07%) Microservices
3 55 (18.39%) DevOps
4 53 (17.73%) Enterprise Architecture
5 38 (12.71%) Analytics
6 34 (11.37%) Migration
6 34 (11.37%) Security Architecture
6 34 (11.37%) TOGAF
7 32 (10.70%) Stakeholder Management
8 29 (9.70%) Decision-Making
9 27 (9.03%) Technical Architecture
10 26 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
10 26 (8.70%) Scrum
11 25 (8.36%) Data Architecture
12 24 (8.03%) Collaborative Working
13 23 (7.69%) Information Security
14 22 (7.36%) Cybersecurity
14 22 (7.36%) Data Modelling
15 20 (6.69%) ArchiMate
15 20 (6.69%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 44 (14.72%) Java
2 33 (11.04%) SQL
3 28 (9.36%) Python
4 16 (5.35%) JavaScript
5 13 (4.35%) C#
6 5 (1.67%) C++
7 4 (1.34%) Bash Shell
7 4 (1.34%) Java 8
7 4 (1.34%) Scala
7 4 (1.34%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.00%) Groovy
9 2 (0.67%) Apex Code
9 2 (0.67%) C
9 2 (0.67%) Go
9 2 (0.67%) Perl
9 2 (0.67%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.67%) Ruby
9 2 (0.67%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.67%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.33%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 26 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 20 (6.69%) Degree
2 20 (6.69%) SC Cleared
3 14 (4.68%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (4.68%) TOGAF Certification
4 12 (4.01%) CISSP
5 11 (3.68%) CRISC
6 8 (2.68%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 8 (2.68%) CISA
6 8 (2.68%) GIAC
7 7 (2.34%) SANS
8 6 (2.01%) CCIE
8 6 (2.01%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (1.67%) FFIEC
10 4 (1.34%) DV Cleared
11 3 (1.00%) CCNP
11 3 (1.00%) CISM
12 2 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.67%) JNCIE
12 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.02%) GDPR
2 16 (5.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (5.35%) NIST
3 9 (3.01%) NIST 800
4 6 (2.01%) Data Quality
4 6 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 5 (1.67%) FedRAMP
5 5 (1.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (1.00%) HMG Infosec
6 3 (1.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (1.00%) JSP 440
6 3 (1.00%) SLA
7 2 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.67%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.67%) PSD2
7 2 (0.67%) QA
8 1 (0.33%) Accessibility
8 1 (0.33%) HL7
8 1 (0.33%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.33%) NCSC
System Software
1 12 (4.01%) Docker
2 9 (3.01%) RACF
3 8 (2.68%) Active Directory
3 8 (2.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.33%) DFS Replication
4 1 (0.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.33%) XenApp
4 1 (0.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (5.69%) Kubernetes
2 16 (5.35%) Single Sign-On
2 16 (5.35%) Terraform
3 7 (2.34%) Ansible
4 3 (1.00%) CASB
4 3 (1.00%) Puppet
5 2 (0.67%) Grafana
5 2 (0.67%) Kibana
5 2 (0.67%) Rancher
6 1 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.33%) Nessus
6 1 (0.33%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.33%) Packer
6 1 (0.33%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.33%) SCCM
6 1 (0.33%) SCOM
6 1 (0.33%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.33%) vMotion
6 1 (0.33%) vRealize
Vendors
1 38 (12.71%) Microsoft
2 25 (8.36%) Google
3 23 (7.69%) Oracle
4 14 (4.68%) Splunk
5 12 (4.01%) Salesforce.com
6 10 (3.34%) AppDynamics
6 10 (3.34%) Cisco
7 9 (3.01%) SAP
7 9 (3.01%) VMware
8 6 (2.01%) Citrix
9 4 (1.34%) F5
9 4 (1.34%) Fortinet
9 4 (1.34%) Juniper
9 4 (1.34%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.34%) ServiceNow
10 3 (1.00%) Barracuda Networks
10 3 (1.00%) Cloudera
10 3 (1.00%) Dynatrace
10 3 (1.00%) Informatica
10 3 (1.00%) Qualys