Period
to 17 October 2019

The median contractor rate for a Senior Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 October 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
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 484 602 581
Rank change year-on-year +118 -21 -65
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Architect 321 282 283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.41% 0.30% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.32% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 172 175
England median daily rate £600 £600 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.35% -0.17%
10th Percentile £463 £463 £459
90th Percentile £775 £749 £770
UK median daily rate £600 £600 £575
% change year-on-year - +4.35% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
England median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +21.43% -22.22%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% +21.43% -9.09%

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 73,151 89,335 86,603
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.08% 94.73% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 48,607 59,468 57,363
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +2.78% +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,498 2,835 2,565
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.35 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.99% -1.87% +1.08%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £53.00 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.74% +1.08%

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 17 October 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
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 17 October 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 +66 134 £600 -4.00% 35
South East +54 68 £575 -4.17% 10
North of England +27 38 £575 +4.55% 18
South West +9 35 £500 -23.08% 2
Midlands +52 26 £539 -8.64% 8
North West +38 26 £563 -6.25% 11
West Midlands +39 22 £550 -6.78% 7
East of England +45 19 £550 - 4
Yorkshire +14 7 £625 +13.64% 4
North East +18 5 £625 -7.41% 3
East Midlands +37 4 £513 +2.50% 1
South Coast - 1 - -
Senior Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 79 (24.61%) Azure
2 77 (23.99%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (22.43%) AWS
4 62 (19.31%) Security Cleared
5 55 (17.13%) Migration
6 51 (15.89%) Finance
7 48 (14.95%) Microsoft
8 43 (13.40%) Java
9 40 (12.46%) DevOps
10 36 (11.21%) JavaScript
10 36 (11.21%) Stakeholder Management
11 35 (10.90%) Python
12 33 (10.28%) Windows
13 32 (9.97%) Active Directory
14 30 (9.35%) SC Cleared
15 29 (9.03%) Cisco
15 29 (9.03%) XML
16 27 (8.41%) Technical Leadership
16 27 (8.41%) SOA
17 26 (8.10%) Enterprise Architecture
17 26 (8.10%) Microservices
17 26 (8.10%) Data Centre
18 25 (7.79%) Public Cloud
18 25 (7.79%) DV Cleared
18 25 (7.79%) Web Services
18 25 (7.79%) SQL
19 24 (7.48%) TOGAF
19 24 (7.48%) Technical Architecture
20 23 (7.17%) JSON
20 23 (7.17%) VMware

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 10 (3.12%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (2.49%) Apache Spark
3 5 (1.56%) OpenStack
3 5 (1.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (1.56%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.25%) SAS
5 3 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.93%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.93%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.62%) Appian
6 2 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.62%) CMS
6 2 (0.62%) Confluence
6 2 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.31%) Anypoint
7 1 (0.31%) JBoss
7 1 (0.31%) Mule
7 1 (0.31%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (1.25%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.31%) Sketch
2 1 (0.31%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (1.25%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 3 (0.93%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.62%) Adobe Campaign
3 2 (0.62%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.62%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.62%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.31%) Aligne
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.31%) SAP FI-AR
4 1 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.31%) SAP PLM
4 1 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.31%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.31%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 79 (24.61%) Azure
2 72 (22.43%) AWS
3 18 (5.61%) Office 365
4 12 (3.74%) GCP
4 12 (3.74%) Serverless
5 11 (3.43%) AWS Lambda
6 9 (2.80%) Amazon S3
7 6 (1.87%) Amazon EMR
8 5 (1.56%) GitHub
8 5 (1.56%) PaaS
9 4 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (1.25%) IaaS
9 4 (1.25%) SaaS
9 4 (1.25%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 3 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.93%) IBM Blueworks
10 3 (0.93%) Power Platform
11 2 (0.62%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.74%) Firewall
2 7 (2.18%) Cisco Nexus
2 7 (2.18%) LAN
2 7 (2.18%) WAN
3 6 (1.87%) DHCP
4 5 (1.56%) BGP
4 5 (1.56%) DNS
4 5 (1.56%) Internet
4 5 (1.56%) OSPF
4 5 (1.56%) Skype
4 5 (1.56%) SNMP
4 5 (1.56%) VPN
5 4 (1.25%) SAN
5 4 (1.25%) Wireless
6 3 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (0.93%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.62%) LTE
7 2 (0.62%) NAS
7 2 (0.62%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.67%) Big Data
2 13 (4.05%) SQL Server
3 12 (3.74%) Data Lake
4 10 (3.12%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (2.49%) Hadoop
6 7 (2.18%) Amazon Redshift
6 7 (2.18%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (1.87%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (0.93%) Power BI
9 3 (0.93%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.62%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.62%) Data Mart
10 2 (0.62%) GIS
10 2 (0.62%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (3.43%) Jenkins
2 10 (3.12%) Git (software)
3 8 (2.49%) Eclipse
4 5 (1.56%) Ant
4 5 (1.56%) Apache Buildr
4 5 (1.56%) GitLab
4 5 (1.56%) Gradle
4 5 (1.56%) IntelliJ
4 5 (1.56%) jMock
4 5 (1.56%) JUnit
4 5 (1.56%) Maven
5 4 (1.25%) Axure RP
6 3 (0.93%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.62%) JIRA
7 2 (0.62%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.31%) Balsamiq
8 1 (0.31%) Rational Functional Tester
8 1 (0.31%) Selenium
8 1 (0.31%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 51 (15.89%) Finance
2 22 (6.85%) Banking
2 22 (6.85%) Public Sector
3 16 (4.98%) Telecoms
4 13 (4.05%) Marketing
5 10 (3.12%) Retail
6 5 (1.56%) Advertising
7 4 (1.25%) Legal
8 3 (0.93%) Back Office
8 3 (0.93%) Billing
8 3 (0.93%) Front Office
9 2 (0.62%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.62%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.62%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.31%) Electronics
10 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.31%) Law
10 1 (0.31%) Local Government
10 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.31%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (9.03%) XML
2 25 (7.79%) Web Services
3 23 (7.17%) JSON
4 18 (5.61%) .NET
5 15 (4.67%) HTML
5 15 (4.67%) SOAP
6 14 (4.36%) Middleware
6 14 (4.36%) REST
7 13 (4.05%) CSS
8 9 (2.80%) OAuth
8 9 (2.80%) RESTful
9 8 (2.49%) JSP
9 8 (2.49%) OpenID
9 8 (2.49%) SAML
10 7 (2.18%) Flask
10 7 (2.18%) Kafka
10 7 (2.18%) Spring
11 6 (1.87%) Swagger
12 5 (1.56%) Elastic Stack
12 5 (1.56%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.10%) Data Centre
2 25 (7.79%) Public Cloud
3 20 (6.23%) User Experience
4 14 (4.36%) Hybrid Cloud
5 13 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (3.12%) Fat Client
6 10 (3.12%) Greenfield Project
6 10 (3.12%) Thin Client
7 8 (2.49%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.25%) Virtual Team
9 3 (0.93%) PKI
9 3 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.62%) HP Superdome
10 2 (0.62%) Marketing Technology
10 2 (0.62%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.62%) RIA
10 2 (0.62%) Robotics
11 1 (0.31%) Embedded Systems
11 1 (0.31%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 33 (10.28%) Windows
2 20 (6.23%) Linux
3 13 (4.05%) Unix
4 10 (3.12%) Windows 7
5 9 (2.80%) Windows 10
6 7 (2.18%) Mac OS X
7 6 (1.87%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.62%) HPUX
8 2 (0.62%) VMS
9 1 (0.31%) CentOS
9 1 (0.31%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.31%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.31%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (23.99%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (17.13%) Migration
3 40 (12.46%) DevOps
4 36 (11.21%) Stakeholder Management
5 27 (8.41%) SOA
5 27 (8.41%) Technical Leadership
6 26 (8.10%) Enterprise Architecture
6 26 (8.10%) Microservices
7 24 (7.48%) Technical Architecture
7 24 (7.48%) TOGAF
8 23 (7.17%) Analytics
9 19 (5.92%) Test Automation
10 18 (5.61%) Cybersecurity
10 18 (5.61%) Data Architecture
10 18 (5.61%) Data Modelling
11 17 (5.30%) IT Strategy
11 17 (5.30%) Presales
12 16 (4.98%) Decision-Making
12 16 (4.98%) Information Security
12 16 (4.98%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 43 (13.40%) Java
2 36 (11.21%) JavaScript
3 35 (10.90%) Python
4 25 (7.79%) SQL
5 13 (4.05%) PowerShell
6 12 (3.74%) Ruby
7 11 (3.43%) C
8 8 (2.49%) C#
9 4 (1.25%) Apex Code
9 4 (1.25%) Scala
9 4 (1.25%) XQuery
10 3 (0.93%) C++
10 3 (0.93%) Java 8
10 3 (0.93%) Perl
10 3 (0.93%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.93%) R
10 3 (0.93%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.93%) XPath
11 2 (0.62%) Prolog
12 1 (0.31%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 62 (19.31%) Security Cleared
2 30 (9.35%) SC Cleared
3 25 (7.79%) DV Cleared
4 20 (6.23%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (5.30%) CCNP
6 14 (4.36%) CISSP
7 9 (2.80%) CCIE
7 9 (2.80%) Degree
8 8 (2.49%) CESG Certified Professional
9 7 (2.18%) CCNA
10 6 (1.87%) CCDP
11 5 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (1.56%) TOGAF Certification
12 4 (1.25%) CISM
13 3 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (0.93%) MCSE
14 2 (0.62%) AWS Certification
14 2 (0.62%) Computer Science Degree
14 2 (0.62%) MCSD
14 2 (0.62%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.05%) QA
2 10 (3.12%) NCSC
3 9 (2.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.87%) Data Quality
5 4 (1.25%) NIST
6 3 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.93%) HMG Infosec
6 3 (0.93%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (0.93%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.93%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.62%) FISMA
7 2 (0.62%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.31%) GDPR
8 1 (0.31%) PMO
System Software
1 32 (9.97%) Active Directory
2 23 (7.17%) Docker
3 5 (1.56%) vCloud
3 5 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.25%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.62%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.31%) vSphere
6 1 (0.31%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (4.67%) Ansible
2 14 (4.36%) SCCM
3 11 (3.43%) Kubernetes
4 6 (1.87%) Cisco Prime
5 5 (1.56%) SCOM
5 5 (1.56%) Terraform
6 4 (1.25%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.25%) Puppet
7 3 (0.93%) vRealize
8 2 (0.62%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.62%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.31%) CA Service Virtualization
9 1 (0.31%) Salt
9 1 (0.31%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.31%) WSUS
Vendors
1 48 (14.95%) Microsoft
2 29 (9.03%) Cisco
3 23 (7.17%) VMware
4 19 (5.92%) Salesforce.com
5 16 (4.98%) Oracle
6 13 (4.05%) Google
7 11 (3.43%) SAP
8 8 (2.49%) Citrix
8 8 (2.49%) EMC
9 7 (2.18%) HP
9 7 (2.18%) NetApp
10 6 (1.87%) Dell
10 6 (1.87%) SolarWinds
11 5 (1.56%) BMC
11 5 (1.56%) F5
11 5 (1.56%) TIBCO
12 4 (1.25%) Fortinet
12 4 (1.25%) IBM
12 4 (1.25%) Sparx
13 3 (0.93%) WSO2