The median contractor rate for a Senior Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 25 June 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
England / London
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 334 310 333
Rank change year-on-year -24 +23  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Architect 84 115 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.41% 0.54% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.56% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 83 60
Median daily rate £575 £588 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.21% +9.39%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £735 £800 £705
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £563 £530
% change year-on-year -2.22% +6.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 19415 20367 22175
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.88% 95.27% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13846 14783 15457
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 225 377
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -5.86%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 June 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 -1 16 £600 +9.09% 2
Westminster +5 3 £575 -4.16%
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £600 -
Senior Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 49 (28.65%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (25.73%) TOGAF
3 40 (23.39%) Finance
4 26 (15.20%) Java
4 26 (15.20%) ITIL
5 25 (14.62%) Banking
5 25 (14.62%) Stakeholder Management
5 25 (14.62%) Data Architecture
6 21 (12.28%) Windows
6 21 (12.28%) Data Modelling
7 20 (11.70%) ETL
8 19 (11.11%) Project Management
8 19 (11.11%) Office 365
9 18 (10.53%) Security Cleared
10 17 (9.94%) Migration
11 16 (9.36%) Marketing
11 16 (9.36%) Hadoop
12 15 (8.77%) Product Management
12 15 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
12 15 (8.77%) SDLC
12 15 (8.77%) PRINCE2
12 15 (8.77%) SQL Server
12 15 (8.77%) .NET
12 15 (8.77%) Scrum
12 15 (8.77%) Prototyping
13 14 (8.19%) Enterprise Architecture
13 14 (8.19%) TDD
13 14 (8.19%) JavaScript
13 14 (8.19%) E-Commerce
13 14 (8.19%) Change Management

Senior Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 6 (3.51%) WebSphere
2 5 (2.92%) IIS
3 4 (2.34%) Apache Spark
3 4 (2.34%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.75%) CMS
5 2 (1.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (1.17%) Apache Solr
5 2 (1.17%) CoreMedia CMS
5 2 (1.17%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.17%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.58%) Apache
6 1 (0.58%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.58%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.58%) Confluence
6 1 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.58%) JBoss
6 1 (0.58%) Liferay
6 1 (0.58%) Mule
6 1 (0.58%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (4.09%) MS Visio
2 5 (2.92%) OmniGraffle
3 3 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.58%) Fredhopper
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.58%) Pega PRPC
2 1 (0.58%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.58%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 19 (11.11%) Office 365
2 9 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (4.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (4.09%) SaaS
4 5 (2.92%) PaaS
5 4 (2.34%) BPaaS
6 3 (1.75%) GitHub
7 2 (1.17%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.58%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.58%) AdWords
8 1 (0.58%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.58%) IaaS
8 1 (0.58%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.60%) Internet
2 7 (4.09%) Firewall
3 6 (3.51%) Wireless
4 3 (1.75%) LDAP
4 3 (1.75%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.17%) BGP
5 2 (1.17%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.17%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (1.17%) DMZ
5 2 (1.17%) HTTP
5 2 (1.17%) LAN
5 2 (1.17%) Network Security
5 2 (1.17%) OSPF
5 2 (1.17%) VPN
5 2 (1.17%) WAN
5 2 (1.17%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.58%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.58%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (0.58%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.58%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.36%) Hadoop
2 15 (8.77%) SQL Server
3 11 (6.43%) Big Data
4 9 (5.26%) Apache Hive
4 9 (5.26%) HBase
4 9 (5.26%) MongoDB
5 8 (4.68%) Neo4j
6 7 (4.09%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (4.09%) NoSQL
7 6 (3.51%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (2.92%) Relational Database
9 4 (2.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (2.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (1.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (1.75%) RDBMS
11 2 (1.17%) DB2
11 2 (1.17%) IBM InfoSphere
12 1 (0.58%) Endeca
12 1 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (4.68%) Axure RP
2 7 (4.09%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 4 (2.34%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.75%) Maven
5 2 (1.17%) Ant
5 2 (1.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.17%) ERwin
5 2 (1.17%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.17%) JIRA
5 2 (1.17%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.58%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.58%) Gradle
6 1 (0.58%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.58%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.58%) JUnit
6 1 (0.58%) Selenium
6 1 (0.58%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.58%) Subversion
6 1 (0.58%) TeamCity
General
1 40 (23.39%) Finance
2 25 (14.62%) Banking
3 16 (9.36%) Marketing
4 8 (4.68%) Legal
4 8 (4.68%) Retail
5 5 (2.92%) Law
6 3 (1.75%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.75%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.17%) Back Office
7 2 (1.17%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.17%) Publishing
8 1 (0.58%) Electronics
8 1 (0.58%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.58%) Front Office
8 1 (0.58%) Games
8 1 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.58%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.77%) .NET
2 11 (6.43%) Web Services
3 10 (5.85%) CSS
4 9 (5.26%) HTML
5 8 (4.68%) HTML5
5 8 (4.68%) REST
5 8 (4.68%) SOAP
6 7 (4.09%) Spring
7 6 (3.51%) CSS3
7 6 (3.51%) XML
8 5 (2.92%) Node.js
9 4 (2.34%) Java EE
9 4 (2.34%) Kafka
9 4 (2.34%) Middleware
10 3 (1.75%) Ajax
10 3 (1.75%) Hibernate
10 3 (1.75%) JSP
10 3 (1.75%) SAML
10 3 (1.75%) Servlets
10 3 (1.75%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (8.19%) User Experience
3 9 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 8 (4.68%) Data Structures
5 6 (3.51%) Reference Data
5 6 (3.51%) RIA
6 5 (2.92%) Data Centre
7 4 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.34%) Market Risk
8 3 (1.75%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.75%) BYOD
8 3 (1.75%) Credit Risk
8 3 (1.75%) Fintech
8 3 (1.75%) Social Media
9 2 (1.17%) CESG
9 2 (1.17%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.17%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (1.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.17%) Reinsurance
10 1 (0.58%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 21 (12.28%) Windows
2 4 (2.34%) Android
3 3 (1.75%) Windows 10
3 3 (1.75%) Windows 7
3 3 (1.75%) Windows Phone
4 2 (1.17%) Linux
5 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.58%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (28.65%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (25.73%) TOGAF
3 26 (15.20%) ITIL
4 25 (14.62%) Data Architecture
4 25 (14.62%) Stakeholder Management
5 21 (12.28%) Data Modelling
6 20 (11.70%) ETL
7 19 (11.11%) Project Management
8 17 (9.94%) Migration
9 15 (8.77%) PRINCE2
9 15 (8.77%) Product Management
9 15 (8.77%) Prototyping
9 15 (8.77%) Scrum
9 15 (8.77%) SDLC
10 14 (8.19%) Analytics
10 14 (8.19%) Change Management
10 14 (8.19%) E-Commerce
10 14 (8.19%) Enterprise Architecture
10 14 (8.19%) TDD
10 14 (8.19%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 26 (15.20%) Java
2 14 (8.19%) JavaScript
3 13 (7.60%) SQL
4 5 (2.92%) C#
4 5 (2.92%) Scala
5 3 (1.75%) Python
6 1 (0.58%) Apex Code
6 1 (0.58%) C
6 1 (0.58%) C++
6 1 (0.58%) Groovy
6 1 (0.58%) Ruby
6 1 (0.58%) SOQL
6 1 (0.58%) SOSL
6 1 (0.58%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 12 (7.02%) Degree
3 11 (6.43%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.51%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (2.92%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.75%) CISM
6 3 (1.75%) CISSP
6 3 (1.75%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.75%) MCSE
6 3 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.75%) Microsoft Certified Architect
6 3 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.17%) CCIE
7 2 (1.17%) CCNP
7 2 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.58%) CCNA
8 1 (0.58%) CITP
8 1 (0.58%) MBCS
8 1 (0.58%) Postgraduate
8 1 (0.58%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.51%) Data Quality
2 5 (2.92%) GDPR
3 3 (1.75%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.17%) QA
5 1 (0.58%) COBIT
5 1 (0.58%) IFRS
5 1 (0.58%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.58%) MiFID
5 1 (0.58%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (2.34%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.75%) Docker
3 1 (0.58%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 4 (2.34%) MOM
2 2 (1.17%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.58%) Ansible
3 1 (0.58%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (0.58%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.58%) Puppet
3 1 (0.58%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (8.19%) Cloudera
1 14 (8.19%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.60%) Oracle
3 11 (6.43%) Adobe
4 10 (5.85%) IBM
5 9 (5.26%) Cisco
6 7 (4.09%) MapR
6 7 (4.09%) Nuix
6 7 (4.09%) Splunk
7 5 (2.92%) Citrix
7 5 (2.92%) VMware
8 4 (2.34%) Pega
9 3 (1.75%) Apple
9 3 (1.75%) AppSense
9 3 (1.75%) Juniper
9 3 (1.75%) SAP
10 2 (1.17%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.17%) Embarcadero
10 2 (1.17%) Interwoven
10 2 (1.17%) Vignette
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