Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Architect was £591 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 November 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.

Senior Architect
UK > England
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 581 493 519
Rank change year-on-year -88 +26 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Architect 271 403 373
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.29% 0.41% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.44% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 269 276
England median daily rate £591 £575 £615
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.83% -6.50% +8.85%
10th Percentile £463 £438 £425
90th Percentile £750 £775 £761
UK median daily rate £575 £575 £600
% change year-on-year - -4.17% +4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £45.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% -0.99% -25.49%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £38.50 £45.45
% change year-on-year -9.09% -15.29% -25.49%

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 88370 92296 99465
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.77% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 58881 60820 64344
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2615 2980 3832
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.68% +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.77 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

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 19 November 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 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 19 November 2017. 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 -113 129 £625 +4.17% 13
Midlands +29 40 £540 +10.77% 5
South East -13 38 £550 -4.35% 9
East Midlands +25 29 £540 -5.26%
North of England +24 29 £575 -8.00% 10
South West +21 17 £605 -6.92% 3
North West +11 16 £733 +14.98% 5
East of England -16 16 £500 +2.56% 2
West Midlands +13 9 £545 +12.95% 5
Yorkshire +6 7 £488 -11.36% 4
North East +66 6 £498 -26.39% 1
Senior Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 55 (20.30%) TOGAF
2 53 (19.56%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (16.61%) Finance
4 43 (15.87%) Data Modelling
5 39 (14.39%) Windows
5 39 (14.39%) Enterprise Architecture
6 35 (12.92%) Data Architecture
6 35 (12.92%) Microsoft Azure
7 33 (12.18%) Stakeholder Management
8 31 (11.44%) Java
9 30 (11.07%) Mentoring
10 29 (10.70%) DevOps
10 29 (10.70%) Microsoft
10 29 (10.70%) Degree
11 28 (10.33%) Active Directory
11 28 (10.33%) IT Strategy
12 27 (9.96%) Security Cleared
13 26 (9.59%) Risk Management
14 25 (9.23%) Migration
14 25 (9.23%) Information Security
15 23 (8.49%) Banking
15 23 (8.49%) REST
16 22 (8.12%) Configuration Management
16 22 (8.12%) Project Management
16 22 (8.12%) SQL
17 21 (7.75%) Data Quality
17 21 (7.75%) Computer Science
18 20 (7.38%) Linux
19 19 (7.01%) Big Data
20 18 (6.64%) Microservices

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 (4.06%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.21%) Skype for Business
3 4 (1.48%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.48%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.11%) IIS
4 3 (1.11%) nginx
5 2 (0.74%) Apache Solr
5 2 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (0.74%) JBoss
5 2 (0.74%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.37%) Apache
6 1 (0.37%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.37%) Confluence
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.74%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (0.74%) Magento
2 2 (0.74%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.37%) BigMachines
3 1 (0.37%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.37%) Lawson
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.37%) Siebel CRM
3 1 (0.37%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 35 (12.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (6.27%) Office 365
3 16 (5.90%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (5.17%) PaaS
5 13 (4.80%) SaaS
6 10 (3.69%) IaaS
7 3 (1.11%) BPaaS
8 2 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.74%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (0.74%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.74%) SoftLayer
8 2 (0.74%) Yammer
9 1 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.37%) npm
9 1 (0.37%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 1 (0.37%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.95%) Radio Access Network
2 7 (2.58%) LAN
3 6 (2.21%) Firewall
3 6 (2.21%) Internet
3 6 (2.21%) Skype
3 6 (2.21%) WAN
4 5 (1.85%) NetScaler
4 5 (1.85%) Wireless
5 4 (1.48%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (1.48%) SAN
5 4 (1.48%) Unified Communications
6 3 (1.11%) AMQP
6 3 (1.11%) DNS
6 3 (1.11%) Network Security
6 3 (1.11%) SMS
6 3 (1.11%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.11%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.74%) BGP
7 2 (0.74%) Broadband
7 2 (0.74%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.01%) Big Data
2 15 (5.54%) Hadoop
3 11 (4.06%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (3.69%) Apache Cassandra
4 10 (3.69%) HBase
4 10 (3.69%) MongoDB
4 10 (3.69%) SQL Server
5 9 (3.32%) Relational Database
6 8 (2.95%) Apache Hive
6 8 (2.95%) NoSQL
7 7 (2.58%) Neo4j
8 4 (1.48%) MySQL
8 4 (1.48%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.11%) Geospatial Data
10 2 (0.74%) Cognos Framework Manager
10 2 (0.74%) Data Lake
10 2 (0.74%) Spatial Data
10 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (1.85%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.48%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.11%) Axure RP
4 2 (0.74%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 2 (0.74%) gulp
4 2 (0.74%) JIRA
4 2 (0.74%) Selenium
4 2 (0.74%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.74%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.37%) Ant
5 1 (0.37%) Gradle
5 1 (0.37%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.37%) JUnit
5 1 (0.37%) Maven
5 1 (0.37%) MorphX
5 1 (0.37%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.37%) Subversion
5 1 (0.37%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 45 (16.61%) Finance
2 23 (8.49%) Banking
3 13 (4.80%) Telecoms
4 12 (4.43%) Retail
5 11 (4.06%) Legal
6 9 (3.32%) Marketing
7 5 (1.85%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.85%) Private Banking
8 4 (1.48%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.48%) Law
9 3 (1.11%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.74%) Billing
10 2 (0.74%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.74%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.37%) Advertising
11 1 (0.37%) Automotive
11 1 (0.37%) Back Office
11 1 (0.37%) Local Government
11 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (8.49%) REST
2 16 (5.90%) Web Services
3 12 (4.43%) Node.js
4 10 (3.69%) XML
5 9 (3.32%) .NET
6 8 (2.95%) HTML
6 8 (2.95%) J2EE
6 8 (2.95%) Kafka
6 8 (2.95%) Middleware
7 7 (2.58%) CSS
7 7 (2.58%) SOAP
7 7 (2.58%) Spring
8 6 (2.21%) RESTful
9 5 (1.85%) EDI
9 5 (1.85%) Hibernate
10 4 (1.48%) Ajax
11 3 (1.11%) ActiveMQ
11 3 (1.11%) JSON
11 3 (1.11%) MSMQ
11 3 (1.11%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.75%) Computer Science
2 17 (6.27%) Data Centre
3 16 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (5.54%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (4.80%) Life Science
6 12 (4.43%) Management Information System
7 11 (4.06%) User Experience
8 9 (3.32%) Reference Data
9 7 (2.58%) BYOD
9 7 (2.58%) Data Structures
10 6 (2.21%) Social Media
11 5 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (1.48%) CESG
12 4 (1.48%) Taxonomies
13 3 (1.11%) Blackberry
13 3 (1.11%) CMDB
13 3 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
13 3 (1.11%) Market Risk
13 3 (1.11%) NHS
14 2 (0.74%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 39 (14.39%) Windows
2 20 (7.38%) Linux
3 9 (3.32%) Windows 10
4 8 (2.95%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.85%) Android
6 4 (1.48%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.11%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.74%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.74%) Unix
9 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (20.30%) TOGAF
2 53 (19.56%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (15.87%) Data Modelling
4 39 (14.39%) Enterprise Architecture
5 35 (12.92%) Data Architecture
6 33 (12.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 30 (11.07%) Mentoring
8 29 (10.70%) DevOps
9 28 (10.33%) IT Strategy
10 26 (9.59%) Risk Management
11 25 (9.23%) Information Security
11 25 (9.23%) Migration
12 22 (8.12%) Configuration Management
12 22 (8.12%) Project Management
13 18 (6.64%) Microservices
13 18 (6.64%) Open Source
14 17 (6.27%) Logical Data Model
15 16 (5.90%) Data Strategy
16 15 (5.54%) ETL
16 15 (5.54%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 31 (11.44%) Java
2 22 (8.12%) SQL
3 16 (5.90%) JavaScript
4 9 (3.32%) C#
5 5 (1.85%) Python
6 3 (1.11%) C
6 3 (1.11%) C++
6 3 (1.11%) PHP
7 2 (0.74%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.74%) Ruby
7 2 (0.74%) Scala
7 2 (0.74%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.37%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.37%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.37%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.37%) X++
Qualifications
1 29 (10.70%) Degree
2 27 (9.96%) Security Cleared
3 16 (5.90%) SC Cleared
4 10 (3.69%) BPSS Clearance
4 10 (3.69%) MCSE
4 10 (3.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (2.21%) Citrix Certification
5 6 (2.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (1.85%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 4 (1.48%) CCIE
7 4 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.48%) CISSP
8 3 (1.11%) CISM
8 3 (1.11%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.74%) CCNA
9 2 (0.74%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (0.74%) VCAP
9 2 (0.74%) VCDX
9 2 (0.74%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.75%) Data Quality
2 18 (6.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 16 (5.90%) HIPAA
4 15 (5.54%) Actionable Recommendations
5 6 (2.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (2.21%) QA
6 4 (1.48%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (1.48%) GDPR
7 2 (0.74%) COBIT
7 2 (0.74%) RMADS
8 1 (0.37%) GCP
System Software
1 28 (10.33%) Active Directory
2 16 (5.90%) Virtual Machines
3 10 (3.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.21%) XenApp
5 5 (1.85%) Docker
5 5 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (1.48%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (1.11%) Firmware
7 3 (1.11%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.74%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.37%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.37%) HDFS
9 1 (0.37%) iptables
9 1 (0.37%) LXC
Systems Management
1 6 (2.21%) SCCM
2 4 (1.48%) AppDNA
3 3 (1.11%) Terraform
4 2 (0.74%) Ansible
4 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.74%) Puppet
4 2 (0.74%) Salt
4 2 (0.74%) TrustSec
5 1 (0.37%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.37%) Ambari
5 1 (0.37%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 29 (10.70%) Microsoft
2 16 (5.90%) VMware
3 15 (5.54%) Citrix
4 13 (4.80%) Oracle
5 12 (4.43%) Cisco
6 9 (3.32%) AppSense
6 9 (3.32%) Cloudera
6 9 (3.32%) SAP
6 9 (3.32%) Splunk
7 8 (2.95%) MapR
8 7 (2.58%) Nuix
9 4 (1.48%) IBM
9 4 (1.48%) Juniper
10 3 (1.11%) Apple
10 3 (1.11%) Dell
10 3 (1.11%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.11%) Teradata
11 2 (0.74%) ATG
11 2 (0.74%) TIBCO