Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Architect was £625 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 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
England > London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 505 398 461
Rank change year-on-year -107 +63 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Architect 130 226 168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.28% 0.50% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.53% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 157 121
London median daily rate £625 £600 £576
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.17% -4.00%
10th Percentile £445 £450 £425
90th Percentile £803 £810 £775
England median daily rate £581 £588 £623
% change year-on-year -1.06% -5.62% +10.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £45.45
% change year-on-year -22.22% -0.99% -25.49%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44677 42926 44295
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.98% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 32353 30510 31225
London median daily rate £498 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.57% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 549 563 683
London median hourly rate £20.50 £19.23 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.60% +1.21% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.77
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Senior Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Senior Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 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
Central London -14 21 £675 +28.57% 12
South London -27 7 £635 +49.29%
East London -3 3 £525 -10.64%
Senior Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 London region featuring Senior Architect in the job title.

1 30 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (18.46%) Java
3 23 (17.69%) Data Modelling
4 22 (16.92%) Finance
5 19 (14.62%) Banking
5 19 (14.62%) TOGAF
6 18 (13.85%) Data Architecture
6 18 (13.85%) Enterprise Architecture
7 17 (13.08%) REST
8 16 (12.31%) Big Data
8 16 (12.31%) Mentoring
9 15 (11.54%) Data Quality
10 14 (10.77%) Amazon AWS
10 14 (10.77%) Scrum
11 13 (10.00%) JavaScript
11 13 (10.00%) Web Services
11 13 (10.00%) Security Cleared
12 12 (9.23%) Hadoop
12 12 (9.23%) Microsoft Azure
12 12 (9.23%) Node.js
12 12 (9.23%) Data Centre
12 12 (9.23%) Enterprise Software
13 11 (8.46%) Office 365
13 11 (8.46%) Microservices
13 11 (8.46%) Open Source
13 11 (8.46%) PRINCE2
13 11 (8.46%) SQL
13 11 (8.46%) VMware
13 11 (8.46%) Migration
13 11 (8.46%) Stakeholder 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 (4.62%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.31%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.54%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.54%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.54%) nginx
3 2 (1.54%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.77%) Apache
4 1 (0.77%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.77%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.77%) IIS
4 1 (0.77%) JBoss
4 1 (0.77%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (0.77%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (0.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.77%) BigMachines
1 1 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.77%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (0.77%) Siebel CRM
1 1 (0.77%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.77%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (9.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (8.46%) Office 365
4 4 (3.08%) PaaS
5 3 (2.31%) BPaaS
5 3 (2.31%) SaaS
6 2 (1.54%) IBM Cloud
6 2 (1.54%) SoftLayer
7 1 (0.77%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.77%) IaaS
7 1 (0.77%) npm
7 1 (0.77%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 1 (0.77%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.85%) LAN
2 4 (3.08%) Wireless
3 3 (2.31%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (2.31%) Internet
3 3 (2.31%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.31%) WAN
3 3 (2.31%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (1.54%) BGP
4 2 (1.54%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (1.54%) Firewall
4 2 (1.54%) iSCSI
4 2 (1.54%) Software-Defined Networking
4 2 (1.54%) VXLAN
5 1 (0.77%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.77%) SAN
5 1 (0.77%) Skype
5 1 (0.77%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.31%) Big Data
2 12 (9.23%) Hadoop
3 9 (6.92%) Apache Cassandra
3 9 (6.92%) HBase
4 8 (6.15%) NoSQL
5 7 (5.38%) Apache Hive
5 7 (5.38%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (5.38%) MongoDB
5 7 (5.38%) Relational Database
6 5 (3.85%) Neo4j
7 4 (3.08%) SQL Server
8 3 (2.31%) Geospatial Data
8 3 (2.31%) MySQL
8 3 (2.31%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.54%) Spatial Data
9 2 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.54%) Sqoop
10 1 (0.77%) HCatalog
10 1 (0.77%) IBM InfoSphere
10 1 (0.77%) Presto
Development Applications
1 5 (3.85%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.31%) Axure RP
2 3 (2.31%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.54%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 2 (1.54%) gulp
3 2 (1.54%) Vagrant
3 2 (1.54%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.77%) Ant
4 1 (0.77%) ERwin
4 1 (0.77%) Gradle
4 1 (0.77%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.77%) JIRA
4 1 (0.77%) JUnit
4 1 (0.77%) Maven
4 1 (0.77%) MorphX
4 1 (0.77%) Selenium
4 1 (0.77%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.77%) SpecFlow
4 1 (0.77%) Subversion
4 1 (0.77%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 22 (16.92%) Finance
2 19 (14.62%) Banking
3 9 (6.92%) Legal
4 6 (4.62%) Marketing
4 6 (4.62%) Retail
5 5 (3.85%) Private Banking
6 4 (3.08%) Financial Institution
6 4 (3.08%) Investment Banking
6 4 (3.08%) Telecoms
7 3 (2.31%) Law
8 2 (1.54%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.77%) Back Office
9 1 (0.77%) Billing
9 1 (0.77%) Games
9 1 (0.77%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.77%) Local Government
9 1 (0.77%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (13.08%) REST
2 13 (10.00%) Web Services
3 12 (9.23%) Node.js
4 10 (7.69%) XML
5 9 (6.92%) Kafka
6 7 (5.38%) .NET
7 5 (3.85%) EDI
7 5 (3.85%) Spring
8 4 (3.08%) CSS
8 4 (3.08%) Hibernate
8 4 (3.08%) HTML
8 4 (3.08%) J2EE
9 3 (2.31%) React
10 2 (1.54%) ASP.NET
10 2 (1.54%) Elastic Stack
10 2 (1.54%) LEMP Stack
10 2 (1.54%) RESTful
10 2 (1.54%) SOAP
11 1 (0.77%) Redux
11 1 (0.77%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.23%) Data Centre
1 12 (9.23%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.15%) User Experience
3 7 (5.38%) BYOD
4 5 (3.85%) Data Structures
4 5 (3.85%) Reference Data
5 4 (3.08%) CESG
5 4 (3.08%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.08%) Taxonomies
6 3 (2.31%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.31%) Credit Risk
6 3 (2.31%) NHS
7 2 (1.54%) Blog
7 2 (1.54%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.54%) Market Risk
7 2 (1.54%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.54%) Over-the-Top Content
7 2 (1.54%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.92%) Windows
2 5 (3.85%) Android
3 4 (3.08%) Windows 10
3 4 (3.08%) Windows 7
4 3 (2.31%) Linux
4 3 (2.31%) Windows Phone
5 2 (1.54%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.54%) Unix
6 1 (0.77%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (17.69%) Data Modelling
3 19 (14.62%) TOGAF
4 18 (13.85%) Data Architecture
4 18 (13.85%) Enterprise Architecture
5 16 (12.31%) Mentoring
6 14 (10.77%) Scrum
7 11 (8.46%) Microservices
7 11 (8.46%) Migration
7 11 (8.46%) Open Source
7 11 (8.46%) PRINCE2
7 11 (8.46%) Project Management
7 11 (8.46%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (6.92%) Analytics
8 9 (6.92%) DevOps
8 9 (6.92%) IT Strategy
8 9 (6.92%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 9 (6.92%) Technical Architecture
9 8 (6.15%) Change Management
9 8 (6.15%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (18.46%) Java
2 13 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 11 (8.46%) SQL
4 5 (3.85%) C#
5 4 (3.08%) Python
6 2 (1.54%) C
6 2 (1.54%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.54%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.77%) Ruby
7 1 (0.77%) Scala
7 1 (0.77%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.77%) X++
Qualifications
1 13 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.85%) Degree
3 5 (3.85%) MCSE
3 5 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (3.85%) Microsoft Certified Architect
3 5 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (2.31%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.54%) CESG Certified Professional
5 2 (1.54%) CISM
5 2 (1.54%) CISSP
5 2 (1.54%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.54%) VCAP
5 2 (1.54%) VCDX
5 2 (1.54%) VCP6
6 1 (0.77%) CCIE Data Center
6 1 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.77%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.77%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (11.54%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.31%) QA
3 2 (1.54%) GDPR
3 2 (1.54%) RMADS
4 1 (0.77%) COBIT
4 1 (0.77%) GCP
System Software
1 6 (4.62%) Active Directory
1 6 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.08%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (1.54%) Apache Flume
3 2 (1.54%) Docker
3 2 (1.54%) HDFS
3 2 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.54%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.77%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.77%) iptables
4 1 (0.77%) XenApp
4 1 (0.77%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (3.85%) SCCM
2 3 (2.31%) Terraform
3 2 (1.54%) Ansible
3 2 (1.54%) Salt
3 2 (1.54%) TrustSec
4 1 (0.77%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.77%) Ambari
4 1 (0.77%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.77%) Oozie
4 1 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.77%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (8.46%) VMware
2 10 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 8 (6.15%) Cisco
4 7 (5.38%) Oracle
5 6 (4.62%) Citrix
5 6 (4.62%) Cloudera
5 6 (4.62%) MapR
5 6 (4.62%) Splunk
6 5 (3.85%) AppSense
6 5 (3.85%) Nuix
7 4 (3.08%) IBM
7 4 (3.08%) Teradata
8 3 (2.31%) Apple
9 2 (1.54%) Brocade
9 2 (1.54%) Juniper
9 2 (1.54%) Meraki
9 2 (1.54%) Pega
9 2 (1.54%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.54%) Siebel
9 2 (1.54%) Vyatta