The median contractor rate for a Senior Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 27 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Architect
UK / England
Rank 411 391 449
Rank change year-on-year -20 +58  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Architect 156 230 155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.38% 0.47% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.49% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 165 103
Median daily rate £550 £550 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £673 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £562 £600
% change year-on-year -2.09% -6.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.00 - -
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 England. 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39295 46721 46527
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.81% 95.22% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25610 30627 28567
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £263 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1355 1460 1889
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Senior Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +39 88 £575 +9.52% 21
South East -3 19 £625 +27.16% 3
West Midlands +3 17 £498 -9.44% 1
Yorkshire +9 10 £550 -15.38% 3
South West +4 8 £825 +66.66%
North West +2 5 £501 -15.81% 2
East Midlands -9 3 £600 +35.21%
East of England -14 3 £475 -6.17% 2
Midlands +6 1 - -
Senior Architect
UK

Senior Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 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 England region featuring Senior Architect in the job title.

1 81 (24.47%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (19.03%) Finance
3 47 (14.20%) Stakeholder Management
4 43 (12.99%) Java
5 37 (11.18%) Security Cleared
6 36 (10.88%) TOGAF
7 34 (10.27%) Microsoft
8 32 (9.67%) .NET
8 32 (9.67%) Microsoft Azure
9 31 (9.37%) Oracle
9 31 (9.37%) Banking
10 30 (9.06%) SQL Server
10 30 (9.06%) E-Commerce
10 30 (9.06%) Amazon AWS
10 30 (9.06%) Data Architecture
11 27 (8.16%) Migration
12 26 (7.85%) Data Modelling
12 26 (7.85%) Enterprise Architecture
13 25 (7.55%) SOA
13 25 (7.55%) Retail
14 24 (7.25%) Windows
15 23 (6.95%) Degree
15 23 (6.95%) Analytical Skills
16 22 (6.65%) User Experience
16 22 (6.65%) Analytics
16 22 (6.65%) Web Services
17 21 (6.34%) SharePoint
17 21 (6.34%) ETL
17 21 (6.34%) Business Intelligence
18 20 (6.04%) UML

Senior Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 21 (6.34%) SharePoint
2 15 (4.53%) BizTalk Server
3 11 (3.32%) IIS
4 10 (3.02%) Confluence
5 8 (2.42%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (1.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (1.51%) Cloud Foundry
7 5 (1.51%) Skype for Business
7 5 (1.51%) WebSphere
8 4 (1.21%) JBoss
9 3 (0.91%) Apache
9 3 (0.91%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.91%) CMS
9 3 (0.91%) SAS
10 2 (0.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.30%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.30%) FileNet
11 1 (0.30%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.30%) SharePoint Foundation
Applications
1 13 (3.93%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.72%) MS Office
3 8 (2.42%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.51%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 8 (2.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.91%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (0.60%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.30%) Fredhopper
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.30%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.30%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 32 (9.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (9.06%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (4.83%) Office 365
4 10 (3.02%) SaaS
5 8 (2.42%) Yammer
6 6 (1.81%) PaaS
7 5 (1.51%) Amazon S3
8 4 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (1.21%) IaaS
9 3 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.91%) GitHub
10 2 (0.60%) Force.com
10 2 (0.60%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.30%) Adobe Analytics
11 1 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.30%) Boomi
11 1 (0.30%) G Suite
11 1 (0.30%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.30%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.44%) Internet
2 11 (3.32%) Firewall
3 9 (2.72%) Network Security
4 5 (1.51%) LAN
4 5 (1.51%) Skype
4 5 (1.51%) WAN
5 4 (1.21%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (0.91%) DMZ
6 3 (0.91%) SAN
6 3 (0.91%) VoIP
6 3 (0.91%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.60%) MPLS
7 2 (0.60%) OSPF
7 2 (0.60%) VPN
7 2 (0.60%) Wireless
8 1 (0.30%) Broadband
8 1 (0.30%) IPsec
8 1 (0.30%) LDAP
8 1 (0.30%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.30%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (9.06%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.53%) Big Data
3 14 (4.23%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (4.23%) Hadoop
3 14 (4.23%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (2.42%) MongoDB
4 8 (2.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (2.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 7 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (1.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 6 (1.81%) Apache Hive
7 5 (1.51%) Amazon Redshift
7 5 (1.51%) HBase
7 5 (1.51%) Neo4j
7 5 (1.51%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.21%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.91%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.91%) SAS EBI
10 2 (0.60%) DB2
10 2 (0.60%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 11 (3.32%) JIRA
2 8 (2.42%) Visual Studio
3 6 (1.81%) Axure RP
4 5 (1.51%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 3 (0.91%) Android Studio
5 3 (0.91%) Codeship
5 3 (0.91%) Maven
5 3 (0.91%) Selenium
6 2 (0.60%) Ant
6 2 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.60%) ERwin
6 2 (0.60%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.60%) Mercurial
6 2 (0.60%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.60%) Subversion
6 2 (0.60%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.30%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.30%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.30%) Rational Rose
7 1 (0.30%) Toad
General
1 63 (19.03%) Finance
2 31 (9.37%) Banking
3 25 (7.55%) Retail
4 17 (5.14%) Marketing
5 13 (3.93%) Legal
6 7 (2.11%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.81%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.21%) Back Office
8 4 (1.21%) Law
9 3 (0.91%) French Language
9 3 (0.91%) Italian Language
9 3 (0.91%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.60%) Automotive
10 2 (0.60%) Billing
10 2 (0.60%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.60%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.60%) Publishing
11 1 (0.30%) Electronics
11 1 (0.30%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (9.67%) .NET
2 22 (6.65%) Web Services
3 15 (4.53%) REST
3 15 (4.53%) SOAP
4 11 (3.32%) CSS
4 11 (3.32%) Spring
5 10 (3.02%) HTML
6 9 (2.72%) Java EE
7 8 (2.42%) jQuery
7 8 (2.42%) Middleware
7 8 (2.42%) XML
8 7 (2.11%) HTML5
8 7 (2.11%) J2EE
9 6 (1.81%) CSS3
10 5 (1.51%) AngularJS
10 5 (1.51%) Visualforce
10 5 (1.51%) XSD
11 4 (1.21%) WSDL
12 3 (0.91%) ASP.NET
12 3 (0.91%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.95%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (6.65%) User Experience
3 13 (3.93%) Data Centre
4 11 (3.32%) Public Cloud
5 10 (3.02%) Computer Science
5 10 (3.02%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.72%) Taxonomies
6 9 (2.72%) Virtual Team
7 8 (2.42%) Data Protection Act
7 8 (2.42%) Data Structures
8 7 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (2.11%) FMCG
8 7 (2.11%) Social Media
9 6 (1.81%) RIA
10 5 (1.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 4 (1.21%) Embedded Systems
11 4 (1.21%) Fintech
11 4 (1.21%) Market Risk
11 4 (1.21%) Mobile App
11 4 (1.21%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 24 (7.25%) Windows
2 19 (5.74%) Linux
3 10 (3.02%) Android
4 8 (2.42%) CentOS
5 6 (1.81%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.51%) Windows 10
7 4 (1.21%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.21%) Embedded Linux
8 3 (0.91%) Unix
8 3 (0.91%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.60%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.60%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.30%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (24.47%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (14.20%) Stakeholder Management
3 36 (10.88%) TOGAF
4 30 (9.06%) Data Architecture
4 30 (9.06%) E-Commerce
5 27 (8.16%) Migration
6 26 (7.85%) Data Modelling
6 26 (7.85%) Enterprise Architecture
7 25 (7.55%) SOA
8 22 (6.65%) Analytics
9 21 (6.34%) Business Intelligence
9 21 (6.34%) ETL
10 20 (6.04%) ITIL
10 20 (6.04%) UML
11 19 (5.74%) Information Architecture
11 19 (5.74%) Project Management
12 18 (5.44%) Waterfall
13 17 (5.14%) Configuration Management
13 17 (5.14%) CRM
13 17 (5.14%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 43 (12.99%) Java
2 20 (6.04%) Python
3 18 (5.44%) SQL
4 16 (4.83%) JavaScript
5 13 (3.93%) C#
5 13 (3.93%) Ruby
6 11 (3.32%) Bash Shell
7 7 (2.11%) C
8 5 (1.51%) Apex Code
8 5 (1.51%) C++
8 5 (1.51%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.21%) PHP
9 4 (1.21%) Scala
10 3 (0.91%) CoffeeScript
10 3 (0.91%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.60%) SOQL
11 2 (0.60%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.30%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.30%) COBOL
12 1 (0.30%) Perl
Qualifications
1 37 (11.18%) Security Cleared
2 23 (6.95%) Degree
3 20 (6.04%) SC Cleared
4 10 (3.02%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (3.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (2.72%) CCNP
6 8 (2.42%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (2.42%) CCIE
7 7 (2.11%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.21%) CISSP
9 3 (0.91%) ISEB
10 2 (0.60%) CCNA
10 2 (0.60%) CISA
10 2 (0.60%) CISM
10 2 (0.60%) CITP
10 2 (0.60%) MCSA
10 2 (0.60%) MCSE
10 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 2 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.30%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.81%) QA
2 5 (1.51%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.21%) COBIT
4 3 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.91%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.60%) SDET
6 1 (0.30%) GDPR
6 1 (0.30%) IFRS
6 1 (0.30%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.30%) MiFID
6 1 (0.30%) PA-DSS
6 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.30%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (4.83%) Docker
2 7 (2.11%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.91%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.60%) vSphere
5 1 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 12 (3.63%) Terraform
2 10 (3.02%) Ansible
2 10 (3.02%) Puppet
3 4 (1.21%) MOM
4 2 (0.60%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.30%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.30%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.30%) QRadar
5 1 (0.30%) SCCM
5 1 (0.30%) SCOM
5 1 (0.30%) SCSM
Vendors
1 34 (10.27%) Microsoft
2 31 (9.37%) Oracle
3 13 (3.93%) Cisco
4 11 (3.32%) Adobe
5 10 (3.02%) Cloudera
5 10 (3.02%) SAP
6 9 (2.72%) VMware
7 8 (2.42%) IBM
7 8 (2.42%) Pega
8 6 (1.81%) hybris
8 6 (1.81%) MuleSoft
8 6 (1.81%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (1.81%) Splunk
9 4 (1.21%) Informatica
9 4 (1.21%) MapR
9 4 (1.21%) Nuix
9 4 (1.21%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.91%) Citrix
10 3 (0.91%) Guidewire
10 3 (0.91%) Hyperion
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