The median contractor rate for a Senior Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Architect
England / London
Rank 319 359 359
Rank change year-on-year +40 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Architect 87 81 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.45% 0.37% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.39% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 61 37
Median daily rate £575 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.52% +2.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £724 £675 £770
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £562 £600
% change year-on-year -2.09% -6.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18466 21022 19969
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.85% 95.00% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 13132 15064 13780
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 284 366
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.00 £19.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.29% -11.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.55 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Senior Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Architect in London

Senior Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Architect in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Architect in London

Senior Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Architect in London over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Architect in London

Senior Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Architect in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Architect in London

Senior Architect
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 25 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
City of London +7 16 £615 +6.95% 6
Senior Architect
England

Senior Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 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 London region featuring Senior Architect in the job title.

1 53 (27.46%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (23.32%) Finance
3 26 (13.47%) Java
4 25 (12.95%) Stakeholder Management
5 24 (12.44%) Banking
6 23 (11.92%) Data Architecture
7 22 (11.40%) Data Modelling
7 22 (11.40%) TOGAF
8 21 (10.88%) E-Commerce
8 21 (10.88%) Microsoft
9 19 (9.84%) Oracle
9 19 (9.84%) .NET
10 18 (9.33%) SQL Server
10 18 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
11 17 (8.81%) Information Architecture
12 16 (8.29%) Internet
12 16 (8.29%) Migration
13 15 (7.77%) CRM
13 15 (7.77%) ETL
13 15 (7.77%) Amazon AWS
13 15 (7.77%) Security Cleared
14 14 (7.25%) Microsoft Azure
14 14 (7.25%) Analytics
14 14 (7.25%) JavaScript
14 14 (7.25%) Enterprise Architecture
14 14 (7.25%) Marketing
14 14 (7.25%) Prototyping
15 13 (6.74%) Project Management
15 13 (6.74%) Waterfall
15 13 (6.74%) Degree

Senior Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 (5.70%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.63%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (3.63%) IIS
3 4 (2.07%) Cloud Foundry
3 4 (2.07%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (1.55%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (1.55%) SAS
5 2 (1.04%) CMS
6 1 (0.52%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.52%) Confluence
6 1 (0.52%) Liferay
6 1 (0.52%) Mule
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.52%) SharePoint Foundation
Applications
1 9 (4.66%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.15%) MS Office
3 5 (2.59%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.59%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 8 (4.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.55%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (1.04%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.52%) Fredhopper
4 1 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (7.77%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (7.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (5.70%) Office 365
4 8 (4.15%) Yammer
5 6 (3.11%) SaaS
6 3 (1.55%) GitHub
7 2 (1.04%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.04%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.04%) Google Analytics
7 2 (1.04%) IaaS
8 1 (0.52%) AdWords
8 1 (0.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.52%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (0.52%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.52%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.52%) Force.com
8 1 (0.52%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.52%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.29%) Internet
2 11 (5.70%) Firewall
3 7 (3.63%) Network Security
4 4 (2.07%) LAN
4 4 (2.07%) WAN
5 3 (1.55%) DMZ
6 2 (1.04%) VoIP
6 2 (1.04%) VPN
6 2 (1.04%) Wireless
7 1 (0.52%) BGP
7 1 (0.52%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.52%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.52%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (0.52%) LDAP
7 1 (0.52%) MPLS
7 1 (0.52%) OSPF
7 1 (0.52%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.52%) VPLS
7 1 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.52%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.33%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.22%) Hadoop
3 10 (5.18%) Big Data
3 10 (5.18%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (4.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (3.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 7 (3.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (2.07%) Apache Hive
6 4 (2.07%) MongoDB
6 4 (2.07%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.55%) HBase
7 3 (1.55%) Neo4j
7 3 (1.55%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.55%) SAS EBI
8 2 (1.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (1.04%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.52%) Endeca
9 1 (0.52%) Pentaho
9 1 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (3.63%) Visual Studio
2 6 (3.11%) Axure RP
3 5 (2.59%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 3 (1.55%) Android Studio
4 3 (1.55%) Codeship
4 3 (1.55%) Selenium
5 2 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.04%) Maven
6 1 (0.52%) Ant
6 1 (0.52%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.52%) ERwin
6 1 (0.52%) JIRA
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.52%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.52%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.52%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.52%) webpack
General
1 45 (23.32%) Finance
2 24 (12.44%) Banking
3 14 (7.25%) Marketing
4 11 (5.70%) Legal
5 10 (5.18%) Retail
6 4 (2.07%) Law
7 3 (1.55%) Back Office
7 3 (1.55%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.04%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.52%) Billing
9 1 (0.52%) Electronics
9 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.52%) Front Office
9 1 (0.52%) Games
9 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.52%) Publishing
9 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (9.84%) .NET
2 10 (5.18%) Web Services
3 8 (4.15%) CSS
4 7 (3.63%) HTML
5 6 (3.11%) HTML5
5 6 (3.11%) J2EE
5 6 (3.11%) jQuery
5 6 (3.11%) REST
6 5 (2.59%) CSS3
6 5 (2.59%) Spring
7 4 (2.07%) Middleware
7 4 (2.07%) SOAP
8 3 (1.55%) AngularJS
8 3 (1.55%) Django
8 3 (1.55%) IBM Integration Bus
8 3 (1.55%) Kafka
8 3 (1.55%) SAML
9 2 (1.04%) Hibernate
9 2 (1.04%) Java EE
9 2 (1.04%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.70%) User Experience
3 9 (4.66%) Taxonomies
4 8 (4.15%) Data Protection Act
5 7 (3.63%) Management Information System
6 6 (3.11%) Data Centre
6 6 (3.11%) FMCG
7 5 (2.59%) RIA
8 4 (2.07%) Computer Science
8 4 (2.07%) Data Structures
8 4 (2.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (2.07%) Fintech
8 4 (2.07%) Market Risk
9 3 (1.55%) Credit Risk
9 3 (1.55%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.55%) iPad
10 2 (1.04%) BYOD
10 2 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.04%) Reference Data
10 2 (1.04%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.11%) Linux
1 6 (3.11%) Windows
2 5 (2.59%) Android
3 2 (1.04%) Windows 10
3 2 (1.04%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.04%) Windows Phone
3 2 (1.04%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.52%) AIX
4 1 (0.52%) Unix
4 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (27.46%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (12.95%) Stakeholder Management
3 23 (11.92%) Data Architecture
4 22 (11.40%) Data Modelling
4 22 (11.40%) TOGAF
5 21 (10.88%) E-Commerce
6 17 (8.81%) Information Architecture
7 16 (8.29%) Migration
8 15 (7.77%) CRM
8 15 (7.77%) ETL
9 14 (7.25%) Analytics
9 14 (7.25%) Enterprise Architecture
9 14 (7.25%) Prototyping
10 13 (6.74%) Project Management
10 13 (6.74%) Waterfall
11 12 (6.22%) Data Integration
11 12 (6.22%) SDLC
12 11 (5.70%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (5.70%) Logical Data Model
12 11 (5.70%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (13.47%) Java
2 14 (7.25%) JavaScript
3 12 (6.22%) SQL
4 4 (2.07%) C#
4 4 (2.07%) Python
4 4 (2.07%) Scala
5 3 (1.55%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.55%) CoffeeScript
5 3 (1.55%) PL/SQL
5 3 (1.55%) Ruby
6 2 (1.04%) Apex Code
6 2 (1.04%) C
6 2 (1.04%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.52%) ActionScript
7 1 (0.52%) COBOL
7 1 (0.52%) Groovy
7 1 (0.52%) JSX
7 1 (0.52%) SOQL
7 1 (0.52%) SOSL
7 1 (0.52%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 15 (7.77%) Security Cleared
2 13 (6.74%) Degree
3 9 (4.66%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.59%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (2.59%) CCNP
4 5 (2.59%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.07%) CCIE
6 3 (1.55%) CISSP
6 3 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.04%) CISA
7 2 (1.04%) CISM
7 2 (1.04%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.04%) MCSE
7 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 2 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.52%) CITP
8 1 (0.52%) CLAS
8 1 (0.52%) ISSAP
8 1 (0.52%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.52%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.55%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.04%) QA
3 1 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.52%) GDPR
3 1 (0.52%) IFRS
3 1 (0.52%) IFRS 9
3 1 (0.52%) ISO20022
3 1 (0.52%) MiFID
3 1 (0.52%) SDET
System Software
1 8 (4.15%) Docker
2 5 (2.59%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.04%) vSphere
4 1 (0.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (2.07%) MOM
2 3 (1.55%) Terraform
3 2 (1.04%) Ansible
3 2 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.04%) Puppet
4 1 (0.52%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.52%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.52%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.52%) QRadar
Vendors
1 21 (10.88%) Microsoft
2 19 (9.84%) Oracle
3 11 (5.70%) Adobe
4 10 (5.18%) Cisco
5 8 (4.15%) Cloudera
6 7 (3.63%) hybris
6 7 (3.63%) VMware
7 6 (3.11%) IBM
8 3 (1.55%) Apigee
8 3 (1.55%) Citrix
8 3 (1.55%) Hyperion
8 3 (1.55%) Pega
8 3 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.55%) SAP
8 3 (1.55%) Splunk
9 2 (1.04%) Apple
9 2 (1.04%) AppSense
9 2 (1.04%) Informatica
9 2 (1.04%) MapR
9 2 (1.04%) Nuix
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