Period
to 15 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

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
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 587 585 489
Rank change year-on-year -2 -96 +64
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Architect 304 289 466
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.30% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.32% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 178 336
UK median daily rate £600 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -8.33%
10th Percentile £465 £454 £425
90th Percentile £750 £750 £778
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 £538 £550
% change year-on-year +6.98% -2.27% -10.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -22.22% -
10th Percentile £38.75 £35.00 £42.50
90th Percentile £46.25 £35.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +21.43% -22.22% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97,100 90,804 103,650
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.88% 94.98% 94.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,580 58,945 67,529
UK median daily rate £450 £436 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.21% +2.59% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,113 2,801 3,120
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +6.35%
10th Percentile £11.01 £10.75 £10.37
90th Percentile £47.97 £48.75 £46.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.77 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.52% -6.47% +11.76%

Senior Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Architect in the UK

Senior Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Architect in the UK

Senior Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Architect over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Architect in the UK

Senior Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Architect in the UK

Senior Architect
Top 16 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 15 August 2018. 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
England -46 262 £600 +4.35% 74
UK excluding London +4 161 £575 +6.98% 47
London -42 130 £625 +4.17% 36
South East -13 40 £600 - 10
North of England -14 33 £585 +1.74% 9
Scotland -14 27 £563 +2.27% 8
South West -5 22 £650 +12.80% 3
Midlands -37 22 £550 +10.00% 10
North West -12 18 £600 -18.14% 5
West Midlands -39 15 £550 +10.85% 5
East of England -17 14 £525 +5.00% 6
Yorkshire -8 11 £550 +12.82% 3
East Midlands 0 5 £500 - 5
North East -5 4 £675 +39.18% 1
Wales - 2 £588 -
Channel Islands - 1 - -

Senior Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, Senior Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Senior Architect in the job title.

1 96 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (28.29%) Finance
3 55 (18.09%) Java
4 51 (16.78%) Enterprise Architecture
5 41 (13.49%) Migration
6 37 (12.17%) Microsoft Azure
7 34 (11.18%) TOGAF
7 34 (11.18%) Microsoft
7 34 (11.18%) Microservices
8 32 (10.53%) Technical Architecture
9 30 (9.87%) Amazon AWS
9 30 (9.87%) SQL
9 30 (9.87%) Windows
10 29 (9.54%) Oracle
11 26 (8.55%) Banking
11 26 (8.55%) Data Architecture
12 25 (8.22%) Stakeholder Management
13 22 (7.24%) Risk Management
13 22 (7.24%) Linux
13 22 (7.24%) Office 365
14 21 (6.91%) DevOps
14 21 (6.91%) Security Architecture
14 21 (6.91%) Scrum
15 20 (6.58%) ITIL
15 20 (6.58%) Continuous Integration
15 20 (6.58%) Security Cleared
15 20 (6.58%) IaaS
15 20 (6.58%) Analytics
16 19 (6.25%) Web Services
16 19 (6.25%) Data Modelling

Senior Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 12 (3.95%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (1.64%) Alfresco
3 5 (1.64%) Apache Spark
3 5 (1.64%) FileNet
4 3 (0.99%) Cloud Foundry
4 3 (0.99%) Confluence
4 3 (0.99%) Liferay
4 3 (0.99%) SAS
4 3 (0.99%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.66%) Drupal
5 2 (0.66%) LiveLink
5 2 (0.66%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.66%) NetWeaver
5 2 (0.66%) Sitefinity
6 1 (0.33%) LiveCycle
6 1 (0.33%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.33%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (0.99%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.33%) InDesign
2 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (1.64%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (1.64%) SAP BPC
2 4 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.99%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (0.99%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.66%) SAP IS-U
4 2 (0.66%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.33%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.33%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.33%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.33%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.33%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.33%) SAP MDG
5 1 (0.33%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 37 (12.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (9.87%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (7.24%) Office 365
4 20 (6.58%) IaaS
5 15 (4.93%) PaaS
6 9 (2.96%) SaaS
7 7 (2.30%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (1.32%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.99%) Force.com
10 2 (0.66%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.66%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (0.66%) Azure Machine Learning
10 2 (0.66%) Serverless
11 1 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 1 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.33%) AWS CloudTrail
11 1 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.33%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.95%) WAN
2 11 (3.62%) LAN
3 10 (3.29%) Skype
4 8 (2.63%) Firewall
4 8 (2.63%) VPN
5 5 (1.64%) Network Security
6 4 (1.32%) DHCP
6 4 (1.32%) DNS
6 4 (1.32%) Unified Communications
7 3 (0.99%) Kerberos
7 3 (0.99%) MPLS
7 3 (0.99%) Telepresence
7 3 (0.99%) VLAN
7 3 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.66%) DMVPN
8 2 (0.66%) Software-Defined Networking
8 2 (0.66%) Wireless
9 1 (0.33%) Internet
9 1 (0.33%) SAN
9 1 (0.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.26%) MongoDB
2 15 (4.93%) Big Data
3 14 (4.61%) NoSQL
3 14 (4.61%) SQL Server
4 10 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (2.96%) Oracle Database
5 9 (2.96%) Oracle Database 12c
6 8 (2.63%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.97%) Hadoop
8 5 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (1.32%) Data Lake
9 4 (1.32%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.32%) SAP BW
9 4 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.99%) Adabas
10 3 (0.99%) DB2
10 3 (0.99%) MariaDB
11 2 (0.66%) Apache Hive
11 2 (0.66%) MySQL
11 2 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (2.96%) Oracle Forms
2 8 (2.63%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.97%) Cucumber
3 6 (1.97%) JIRA
4 5 (1.64%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.66%) Axure RP
5 2 (0.66%) GitLab
5 2 (0.66%) PowerDesigner
5 2 (0.66%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.66%) Rational Rhapsody
5 2 (0.66%) SonarQube
5 2 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.66%) Toad
5 2 (0.66%) XMLSpy
6 1 (0.33%) Ant
6 1 (0.33%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.33%) JUnit
6 1 (0.33%) Liquibase
6 1 (0.33%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 86 (28.29%) Finance
2 26 (8.55%) Banking
3 9 (2.96%) Retail
4 7 (2.30%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.30%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.97%) Marketing
6 5 (1.64%) Billing
7 4 (1.32%) Front Office
7 4 (1.32%) Legal
8 3 (0.99%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.66%) Advertising
9 2 (0.66%) Electronics
9 2 (0.66%) Games
9 2 (0.66%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.66%) Law
9 2 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.33%) Back Office
10 1 (0.33%) German Language
10 1 (0.33%) Local Government
10 1 (0.33%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (6.25%) Web Services
2 18 (5.92%) Spring
3 17 (5.59%) REST
4 15 (4.93%) .NET
4 15 (4.93%) SOAP
5 14 (4.61%) Spring Boot
6 11 (3.62%) React
7 10 (3.29%) AngularJS
8 9 (2.96%) Node.js
9 8 (2.63%) RESTful
10 7 (2.30%) J2EE
10 7 (2.30%) JSON
10 7 (2.30%) Kafka
11 6 (1.97%) HTML
11 6 (1.97%) OAuth
11 6 (1.97%) XML
12 5 (1.64%) Middleware
13 4 (1.32%) Java EE
13 4 (1.32%) jQuery
13 4 (1.32%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.92%) Analytical Skills
1 18 (5.92%) User Experience
2 16 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 14 (4.61%) Management Information System
4 13 (4.28%) Social Media
5 12 (3.95%) Taxonomies
6 9 (2.96%) Blackberry
6 9 (2.96%) Computer Science
6 9 (2.96%) Hybrid Cloud
6 9 (2.96%) Private Cloud
7 6 (1.97%) Public Cloud
7 6 (1.97%) Virtual Team
8 5 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.32%) Mainframe
9 4 (1.32%) Minimum Viable Product
9 4 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (0.99%) Equities
10 3 (0.99%) Fixed Income
10 3 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 30 (9.87%) Windows
2 22 (7.24%) Linux
3 17 (5.59%) Windows 10
4 15 (4.93%) Unix
5 10 (3.29%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.64%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.99%) AIX
8 2 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (16.78%) Enterprise Architecture
3 41 (13.49%) Migration
4 34 (11.18%) Microservices
4 34 (11.18%) TOGAF
5 32 (10.53%) Technical Architecture
6 26 (8.55%) Data Architecture
7 25 (8.22%) Stakeholder Management
8 22 (7.24%) Risk Management
9 21 (6.91%) DevOps
9 21 (6.91%) Scrum
9 21 (6.91%) Security Architecture
10 20 (6.58%) Analytics
10 20 (6.58%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (6.58%) ITIL
11 19 (6.25%) Data Modelling
12 18 (5.92%) SDLC
12 18 (5.92%) Waterfall
13 17 (5.59%) Collaborative Working
13 17 (5.59%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 55 (18.09%) Java
2 30 (9.87%) SQL
3 18 (5.92%) JavaScript
4 11 (3.62%) PL/SQL
5 7 (2.30%) PowerShell
6 6 (1.97%) C++
6 6 (1.97%) Python
7 5 (1.64%) C#
7 5 (1.64%) PHP
8 3 (0.99%) Natural
8 3 (0.99%) Ruby
8 3 (0.99%) Scala
8 3 (0.99%) X++
9 2 (0.66%) R
9 2 (0.66%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.33%) Groovy
10 1 (0.33%) Java 8
10 1 (0.33%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.33%) Perl
10 1 (0.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (6.58%) Security Cleared
2 17 (5.59%) Degree
3 14 (4.61%) SC Cleared
4 11 (3.62%) CISSP
5 8 (2.63%) CISM
6 7 (2.30%) TOGAF Certification
7 5 (1.64%) CCNP
7 5 (1.64%) CISA
7 5 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.64%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.33%) CCNA
9 1 (0.33%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (0.33%) CRISC
9 1 (0.33%) IISP
9 1 (0.33%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Certified Architect
9 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Certified Master
9 1 (0.33%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.61%) Data Quality
2 11 (3.62%) GDPR
3 9 (2.96%) QA
4 5 (1.64%) HIPAA
4 5 (1.64%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.99%) COBIT
6 3 (0.99%) FISMA
6 3 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 15288
8 1 (0.33%) IFRS
8 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (0.33%) PSD2
8 1 (0.33%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (3.95%) XenApp
1 12 (3.95%) XenDesktop
2 11 (3.62%) Active Directory
3 9 (2.96%) Docker
4 5 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.99%) BitLocker
5 3 (0.99%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.66%) VMware NSX
6 2 (0.66%) vSphere
7 1 (0.33%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.33%) FreeRADIUS
7 1 (0.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (2.30%) Ansible
1 7 (2.30%) Puppet
1 7 (2.30%) Single Sign-On
2 6 (1.97%) SCCM
3 4 (1.32%) Terraform
4 3 (0.99%) SCOM
4 3 (0.99%) vRealize
5 2 (0.66%) BladeLogic
5 2 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.66%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.33%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.33%) CASB
6 1 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.33%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.33%) Nagios
6 1 (0.33%) Oozie
6 1 (0.33%) Opsview
6 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.33%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 34 (11.18%) Microsoft
2 29 (9.54%) Oracle
3 16 (5.26%) Citrix
4 13 (4.28%) Cisco
4 13 (4.28%) Salesforce.com
5 12 (3.95%) SAP
6 9 (2.96%) Avaya
7 7 (2.30%) MuleSoft
7 7 (2.30%) VMware
8 6 (1.97%) IBM
9 5 (1.64%) CA
10 3 (0.99%) Adobe
10 3 (0.99%) CheckPoint
10 3 (0.99%) Informatica
10 3 (0.99%) Rackspace
10 3 (0.99%) Teradata
11 2 (0.66%) Guidewire
11 2 (0.66%) Workday
11 2 (0.66%) Xerox
11 2 (0.66%) Zscaler