The median contractor rate for a Senior Architect was £540 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 24 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 / South East
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 229 256 258
Rank change year-on-year +27 +2  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Architect 10 14 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.13% 0.16% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.17% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 10
Median daily rate £540 £518 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.24% -1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £434 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £678
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £563 £535
% change year-on-year -2.22% +5.14%  
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 the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7221 8475 8976
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.54% 94.99% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4232 5056 5117
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 307 385 431
Median hourly rate £17.77 £20.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.15% +23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Senior Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Architect in the South East

Senior Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Architect in the South East

Senior Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Architect in the South East over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Architect in the South East

Senior Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Architect in the South East

Senior Architect
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 24 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
Berkshire +18 3 £534 -7.17% 3
Hampshire +17 3 £613 +9.18% 2
Oxfordshire - 2 £475 - 1
West Sussex +16 1 £480 +10.59%
Surrey +2 1 £625 +44.00% 3
Senior Architect
England

Senior Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 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 South East region featuring Senior Architect in the job title.

1 8 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (27.59%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (24.14%) Oracle
3 5 (17.24%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (17.24%) Finance
4 4 (13.79%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (13.79%) E-Commerce
4 4 (13.79%) CRM
4 4 (13.79%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (10.34%) Visualforce
5 3 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (10.34%) Apex Code
5 3 (10.34%) SAP
5 3 (10.34%) SOA
5 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
5 3 (10.34%) .NET
5 3 (10.34%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (10.34%) Kimball Methodology
5 3 (10.34%) GDPR
5 3 (10.34%) Public Cloud
6 2 (6.90%) MuleSoft
6 2 (6.90%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (6.90%) Server Hardening
6 2 (6.90%) Security Patching
6 2 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (6.90%) Ansible
6 2 (6.90%) SELinux
6 2 (6.90%) DevOps
6 2 (6.90%) Salt
6 2 (6.90%) Microservices

Senior Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 4 (13.79%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.45%) JBoss
3 1 (3.45%) nginx
3 1 (3.45%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.90%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (6.90%) AWS OpsWorks
2 2 (6.90%) PaaS
3 1 (3.45%) Boomi
3 1 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (3.45%) Force.com
3 1 (3.45%) IaaS
3 1 (3.45%) iPaaS
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.45%) Office 365
3 1 (3.45%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
3 1 (3.45%) Salesforce Service Cloud
3 1 (3.45%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) Network Security
1 1 (3.45%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) DB2
2 1 (3.45%) NewSQL
2 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.45%) SAP HANA
General
1 5 (17.24%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Banking
2 2 (6.90%) Legal
2 2 (6.90%) Marketing
2 2 (6.90%) Retail
3 1 (3.45%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.45%) Law
3 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) .NET
1 3 (10.34%) Visualforce
2 2 (6.90%) Middleware
2 2 (6.90%) POSIX
2 2 (6.90%) SAP PI
2 2 (6.90%) Spring
3 1 (3.45%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.45%) JSON
3 1 (3.45%) JSP
3 1 (3.45%) Mason
3 1 (3.45%) REST
3 1 (3.45%) SAML
3 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Public Cloud
2 2 (6.90%) Digital Media
2 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (6.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (6.90%) SCADA
2 2 (6.90%) Social Media
3 1 (3.45%) Fintech
3 1 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Linux
2 1 (3.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (27.59%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (17.24%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (13.79%) CRM
3 4 (13.79%) E-Commerce
3 4 (13.79%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (10.34%) Kimball Methodology
4 3 (10.34%) SOA
5 2 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (6.90%) Cryptography
5 2 (6.90%) Data Modelling
5 2 (6.90%) Data Security
5 2 (6.90%) DevOps
5 2 (6.90%) IT Governance
5 2 (6.90%) ITIL
5 2 (6.90%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (6.90%) Server Hardening
5 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (6.90%) UML
5 2 (6.90%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) Apex Code
2 2 (6.90%) Java
2 2 (6.90%) SQL
3 1 (3.45%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) Degree
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) GDPR
2 2 (6.90%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.90%) Solvency II
3 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) iptables
2 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) Docker
2 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Ansible
1 2 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (6.90%) Puppet
1 2 (6.90%) Salt
1 2 (6.90%) SELinux
2 1 (3.45%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (3.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) Oracle
2 3 (10.34%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.34%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (10.34%) SAP
3 2 (6.90%) Guidewire
3 2 (6.90%) MuleSoft
3 2 (6.90%) Pega
3 2 (6.90%) Qualys
4 1 (3.45%) Ariba
4 1 (3.45%) Concur
4 1 (3.45%) Dell
4 1 (3.45%) Ericsson
4 1 (3.45%) Huawei
4 1 (3.45%) McAfee
4 1 (3.45%) Nokia
4 1 (3.45%) Samsung
4 1 (3.45%) Splunk
4 1 (3.45%) TIBCO
4 1 (3.45%) Virgin Media
4 1 (3.45%) VMware
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