Period
to 18 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 570 589 507
Rank change year-on-year +19 -82 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Architect 287 273 407
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.31% 0.29% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.31% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 174 272
England median daily rate £600 £598 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.42% +3.91% -6.12%
10th Percentile £463 £463 £438
90th Percentile £758 £750 £775
UK median daily rate £600 £575 £575
% change year-on-year +4.35% - -4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
England median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -22.22% -0.99%
10th Percentile £38.75 £35.00 £42.50
90th Percentile £46.25 £35.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +21.43% -9.09% -15.29%

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 88,711 89,110 93,100
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.90% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,299 59,345 61,334
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £448 £425
% change year-on-year +0.56% +5.29% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,720 2,647 3,013
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.63 £18.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.67% +0.95% +3.83%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.90 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.90 £46.75
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -

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 November 2018.

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 18 November 2018. 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 +21 140 £625 - 56
North of England -2 49 £550 -4.35% 15
South East -5 44 £600 +9.09% 22
Yorkshire +13 25 £550 +12.82% 5
South West -29 22 £625 +3.31% 5
Midlands -31 21 £590 +9.26% 12
North West -12 19 £625 -14.73% 9
West Midlands -11 18 £590 +8.26% 7
East of England +5 12 £550 +10.00% 5
North East -4 6 £688 +38.05% 1
East Midlands -15 3 £500 -7.41% 5
Senior Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, 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 69 (24.04%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (22.30%) Finance
3 50 (17.42%) Enterprise Architecture
4 41 (14.29%) Java
5 40 (13.94%) Microsoft Azure
6 38 (13.24%) Amazon AWS
7 37 (12.89%) Microservices
8 35 (12.20%) Technical Architecture
9 34 (11.85%) Migration
10 31 (10.80%) TOGAF
11 30 (10.45%) Windows
12 29 (10.10%) Banking
13 26 (9.06%) Data Modelling
14 24 (8.36%) .NET
14 24 (8.36%) Microsoft
15 23 (8.01%) Analytical Skills
16 22 (7.67%) Security Cleared
17 21 (7.32%) Data Architecture
17 21 (7.32%) ITIL
17 21 (7.32%) SQL
17 21 (7.32%) Oracle
17 21 (7.32%) DevOps
17 21 (7.32%) Data Centre
17 21 (7.32%) Problem-Solving
18 20 (6.97%) SOA
18 20 (6.97%) Taxonomies
18 20 (6.97%) Degree
19 19 (6.62%) Continuous Integration
19 19 (6.62%) JavaScript
19 19 (6.62%) Web Services

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 15 (5.23%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (1.74%) FileNet
3 5 (1.74%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.39%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (1.05%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.05%) Confluence
5 3 (1.05%) IBM HTTP Server
5 3 (1.05%) JBoss
5 3 (1.05%) MQSeries
5 3 (1.05%) SAS
5 3 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (0.70%) Alfresco
6 2 (0.70%) Anypoint
6 2 (0.70%) Apache
6 2 (0.70%) Appian
6 2 (0.70%) Drupal
6 2 (0.70%) Liferay
6 2 (0.70%) LiveLink
6 2 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (0.70%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.44%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.05%) SAP MDG
3 2 (0.70%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.35%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.35%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.35%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.35%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.35%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.35%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 40 (13.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (13.24%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (4.88%) Office 365
4 11 (3.83%) Dynamics 365
5 9 (3.14%) PaaS
6 8 (2.79%) SaaS
7 7 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (2.44%) IaaS
7 7 (2.44%) Serverless
8 5 (1.74%) GitHub
8 5 (1.74%) OpenShift
9 4 (1.39%) Amazon Kinesis
9 4 (1.39%) Apigee
9 4 (1.39%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (1.39%) iPaaS
10 3 (1.05%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 3 (1.05%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (1.05%) AWS CodePipeline
10 3 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (1.05%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.92%) Firewall
2 11 (3.83%) Skype
2 11 (3.83%) VPN
2 11 (3.83%) WAN
3 7 (2.44%) DHCP
3 7 (2.44%) DNS
3 7 (2.44%) LAN
4 5 (1.74%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.39%) BGP
5 4 (1.39%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (1.39%) IPsec
5 4 (1.39%) MPLS
5 4 (1.39%) Network Security
5 4 (1.39%) OSPF
6 3 (1.05%) SSL
6 3 (1.05%) VoIP
7 2 (0.70%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (0.70%) DMZ
7 2 (0.70%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.70%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.27%) Big Data
2 12 (4.18%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (4.18%) SQL Server
3 10 (3.48%) NoSQL
4 7 (2.44%) Apache Cassandra
4 7 (2.44%) DB2
4 7 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (2.09%) Hadoop
5 6 (2.09%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.74%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.39%) Data Lake
8 3 (1.05%) Adabas
8 3 (1.05%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (1.05%) Apache Hive
8 3 (1.05%) Cloud Spanner
8 3 (1.05%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (4.53%) Jenkins
2 11 (3.83%) ERwin
3 8 (2.79%) Cucumber
4 6 (2.09%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.74%) JIRA
5 5 (1.74%) Maven
6 3 (1.05%) Selenium
6 3 (1.05%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.70%) Ant
7 2 (0.70%) IntelliJ
7 2 (0.70%) JUnit
7 2 (0.70%) Liquibase
7 2 (0.70%) Xcode
8 1 (0.35%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.35%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.35%) Moq
8 1 (0.35%) NUnit
8 1 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.35%) Toad
8 1 (0.35%) WebDriver
General
1 64 (22.30%) Finance
2 29 (10.10%) Banking
3 13 (4.53%) Manufacturing
3 13 (4.53%) Retail
4 11 (3.83%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.74%) Advertising
5 5 (1.74%) Billing
6 4 (1.39%) Back Office
6 4 (1.39%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.39%) Law
6 4 (1.39%) Marketing
6 4 (1.39%) Publishing
7 2 (0.70%) German Language
8 1 (0.35%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.35%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.35%) Electronics
8 1 (0.35%) Games
8 1 (0.35%) Legal
8 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.35%) Retail Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (8.36%) .NET
2 19 (6.62%) Web Services
3 17 (5.92%) Spring
4 13 (4.53%) Node.js
5 12 (4.18%) Spring Boot
6 11 (3.83%) Middleware
6 11 (3.83%) RESTful
7 10 (3.48%) REST
8 9 (3.14%) Java EE
9 8 (2.79%) Kafka
10 7 (2.44%) J2EE
10 7 (2.44%) SOAP
11 6 (2.09%) AngularJS
11 6 (2.09%) JSON
12 5 (1.74%) JPA
12 5 (1.74%) OAuth
12 5 (1.74%) React
12 5 (1.74%) XML
13 4 (1.39%) Natural Language Processing
14 3 (1.05%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.01%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (7.32%) Data Centre
3 20 (6.97%) Taxonomies
4 13 (4.53%) Computer Science
5 11 (3.83%) Management Information System
5 11 (3.83%) Social Media
6 9 (3.14%) Blackberry
6 9 (3.14%) User Experience
7 8 (2.79%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (2.09%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (2.09%) Hybrid Cloud
8 6 (2.09%) Public Cloud
8 6 (2.09%) Virtual Team
9 5 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (1.39%) DataPower
11 3 (1.05%) Credit Risk
11 3 (1.05%) Market Risk
11 3 (1.05%) Mobile App
11 3 (1.05%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 30 (10.45%) Windows
2 15 (5.23%) Linux
3 14 (4.88%) Windows 10
4 12 (4.18%) Unix
5 10 (3.48%) Windows 7
6 7 (2.44%) Windows Server
7 4 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.05%) AIX
9 2 (0.70%) Android
9 2 (0.70%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (24.04%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (17.42%) Enterprise Architecture
3 37 (12.89%) Microservices
4 35 (12.20%) Technical Architecture
5 34 (11.85%) Migration
6 31 (10.80%) TOGAF
7 26 (9.06%) Data Modelling
8 21 (7.32%) Data Architecture
8 21 (7.32%) DevOps
8 21 (7.32%) ITIL
8 21 (7.32%) Problem-Solving
9 20 (6.97%) SOA
10 19 (6.62%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (6.62%) Presales
11 18 (6.27%) Analytics
11 18 (6.27%) Mentoring
11 18 (6.27%) Risk Management
11 18 (6.27%) Scrum
11 18 (6.27%) Security Architecture
12 17 (5.92%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (14.29%) Java
2 21 (7.32%) SQL
3 19 (6.62%) JavaScript
4 10 (3.48%) C#
5 9 (3.14%) PowerShell
6 6 (2.09%) Python
7 5 (1.74%) C
7 5 (1.74%) C++
7 5 (1.74%) Scala
7 5 (1.74%) X++
8 4 (1.39%) Java 8
8 4 (1.39%) Ruby
9 3 (1.05%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.05%) Natural
10 2 (0.70%) PHP
11 1 (0.35%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.35%) Go
11 1 (0.35%) Groovy
11 1 (0.35%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.35%) R
Qualifications
1 22 (7.67%) Security Cleared
2 20 (6.97%) Degree
3 14 (4.88%) SC Cleared
4 9 (3.14%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (3.14%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (2.44%) CCIE
5 7 (2.44%) DV Cleared
6 6 (2.09%) CISSP
6 6 (2.09%) TOGAF Certification
7 3 (1.05%) CCNA
7 3 (1.05%) CISM
7 3 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.05%) MCSE
7 3 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.70%) CCNP
8 2 (0.70%) IISP
8 2 (0.70%) MCSD
8 2 (0.70%) MCTS
8 2 (0.70%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.70%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.44%) GDPR
2 6 (2.09%) PSD2
3 5 (1.74%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.74%) QA
4 4 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 1 (0.35%) IFRS
6 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (5.57%) Docker
2 10 (3.48%) Active Directory
3 9 (3.14%) XenApp
3 9 (3.14%) XenDesktop
4 4 (1.39%) BitLocker
4 4 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.70%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.35%) vCloud
7 1 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (2.44%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.74%) Ansible
2 5 (1.74%) SCCM
3 4 (1.39%) Terraform
3 4 (1.39%) vRealize
4 3 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.70%) CA Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.70%) Puppet
5 2 (0.70%) SCOM
5 2 (0.70%) SCVMM
5 2 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.35%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.35%) Nagios
6 1 (0.35%) Oozie
6 1 (0.35%) Opsview
Vendors
1 24 (8.36%) Microsoft
2 21 (7.32%) Oracle
3 15 (5.23%) Citrix
4 14 (4.88%) Cisco
5 13 (4.53%) SAP
6 12 (4.18%) IBM
7 11 (3.83%) Avaya
7 11 (3.83%) Salesforce.com
8 10 (3.48%) IDERA
8 10 (3.48%) VMware
9 6 (2.09%) Red Hat
10 5 (1.74%) F5
11 4 (1.39%) CA
11 4 (1.39%) CheckPoint
12 3 (1.05%) Google
12 3 (1.05%) MuleSoft
12 3 (1.05%) Pega
12 3 (1.05%) Qualys
13 2 (0.70%) Genesys
13 2 (0.70%) Palo Alto