Period
to 16 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Senior Architect was £625 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 569 627 523
Rank change year-on-year +58 -104 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Architect 323 265 387
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.26% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.28% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 167 254
UK median daily rate £625 £575 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.70% -4.17% -
10th Percentile £463 £466 £438
90th Percentile £771 £750 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £600 £540 £575
% change year-on-year +11.11% -6.09% -8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
UK median hourly rate £67.50 - £38.50
10th Percentile £49.00 - £33.05
90th Percentile £90.00 - £45.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - £38.50

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 94,173 95,172 91,572
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.67% 94.92% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,222 63,285 59,800
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £269 £260 £254
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,876 2,790 3,217
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% +2.78% -2.70%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.43
% change year-on-year - +0.40% -3.17%

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 16 January 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Architect over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 16 January 2019. 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 +42 304 £625 +5.71% 104
UK excluding London +12 172 £600 +11.11% 55
London +46 146 £650 +4.00% 53
North of England +15 45 £550 -10.20% 9
South East +2 39 £600 +9.09% 16
South West -7 34 £685 +13.22% 9
Yorkshire +9 24 £550 +6.80% 7
Midlands -21 21 £525 -2.78% 8
East of England +1 20 £550 +10.00% 9
West Midlands -9 18 £480 -11.93% 3
North West -5 17 £638 -12.96% 2
Scotland -7 10 £613 +16.67% 3
North East -2 5 £675 +35.54%
East Midlands -8 3 £525 -2.78% 5
Wales -11 3 £700 +32.70% 1
Channel Islands - 1 - -

Senior Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 99 (30.65%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (21.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 59 (18.27%) Finance
4 51 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
5 50 (15.48%) Java
6 46 (14.24%) Microservices
7 45 (13.93%) DevOps
7 45 (13.93%) SQL
8 43 (13.31%) Microsoft
8 43 (13.31%) Enterprise Architecture
9 41 (12.69%) Continuous Integration
10 38 (11.76%) Security Cleared
11 37 (11.46%) Migration
12 33 (10.22%) Technical Architecture
13 31 (9.60%) Banking
13 31 (9.60%) JavaScript
13 31 (9.60%) Linux
13 31 (9.60%) SOA
14 30 (9.29%) Data Modelling
14 30 (9.29%) Big Data
14 30 (9.29%) IaaS
15 29 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
15 29 (8.98%) .NET
16 28 (8.67%) Windows
17 27 (8.36%) PaaS
17 27 (8.36%) Problem-Solving
18 26 (8.05%) Degree
18 26 (8.05%) TOGAF
19 24 (7.43%) Python
20 23 (7.12%) JSON

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 8 (2.48%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 7 (2.17%) WebSphere
3 6 (1.86%) Apache Spark
4 5 (1.55%) OpenStack
5 4 (1.24%) Apache
5 4 (1.24%) Apache Solr
5 4 (1.24%) CloudStack
5 4 (1.24%) JBoss
5 4 (1.24%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (0.93%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (0.93%) Confluence
6 3 (0.93%) IBM HTTP Server
6 3 (0.93%) Jupyter
6 3 (0.93%) MQSeries
6 3 (0.93%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.93%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.62%) Anypoint
7 2 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (0.93%) Chatbot
1 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.86%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.93%) SAP MDG
4 2 (0.62%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.31%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 69 (21.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 51 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (9.29%) IaaS
4 27 (8.36%) PaaS
5 20 (6.19%) SaaS
6 16 (4.95%) Office 365
7 14 (4.33%) Boomi
8 11 (3.41%) Dynamics 365
9 9 (2.79%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (2.48%) Google Cloud Platform
11 6 (1.86%) Serverless
12 5 (1.55%) GitHub
12 5 (1.55%) OpenShift
13 4 (1.24%) Amazon ELB
13 4 (1.24%) iPaaS
14 3 (0.93%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 3 (0.93%) Amazon Kinesis
14 3 (0.93%) Apigee
14 3 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.93%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.95%) Firewall
2 12 (3.72%) WAN
3 10 (3.10%) DHCP
3 10 (3.10%) DNS
4 9 (2.79%) LAN
4 9 (2.79%) Skype
5 8 (2.48%) VPN
6 5 (1.55%) BGP
6 5 (1.55%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (1.55%) MPLS
6 5 (1.55%) OSPF
6 5 (1.55%) VoIP
7 4 (1.24%) IPsec
7 4 (1.24%) SSL
7 4 (1.24%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (0.93%) Internet
8 3 (0.93%) Wireless
9 2 (0.62%) AMQP
9 2 (0.62%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (9.29%) Big Data
2 16 (4.95%) NoSQL
2 16 (4.95%) SQL Server
3 14 (4.33%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (3.10%) Hadoop
5 9 (2.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (2.48%) Apache Cassandra
6 8 (2.48%) DB2
6 8 (2.48%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.86%) MongoDB
7 6 (1.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (1.55%) Apache Hive
9 4 (1.24%) Data Lake
9 4 (1.24%) HBase
9 4 (1.24%) Redis
10 3 (0.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.93%) Cloud Spanner
10 3 (0.93%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.62%) Flink
Development Applications
1 19 (5.88%) Git (software)
2 15 (4.64%) Jenkins
3 13 (4.02%) ERwin
4 7 (2.17%) Maven
5 6 (1.86%) Cucumber
6 4 (1.24%) JIRA
6 4 (1.24%) Selenium
7 3 (0.93%) JUnit
7 3 (0.93%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.62%) Ant
8 2 (0.62%) IntelliJ
8 2 (0.62%) Liquibase
8 2 (0.62%) Mockito
8 2 (0.62%) Xcode
9 1 (0.31%) Hudson
9 1 (0.31%) Mocha
9 1 (0.31%) Moq
9 1 (0.31%) NWDI
9 1 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.31%) WebDriver
General
1 59 (18.27%) Finance
2 31 (9.60%) Banking
3 14 (4.33%) Retail
3 14 (4.33%) Telecoms
4 12 (3.72%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.55%) Advertising
6 4 (1.24%) Back Office
6 4 (1.24%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.24%) Publishing
7 3 (0.93%) Marketing
8 2 (0.62%) Billing
8 2 (0.62%) Electronics
8 2 (0.62%) Law
8 2 (0.62%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.31%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.31%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.31%) German Language
9 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.31%) Retail Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (8.98%) .NET
2 23 (7.12%) JSON
3 22 (6.81%) Web Services
4 20 (6.19%) RESTful
4 20 (6.19%) Spring
4 20 (6.19%) XML
5 14 (4.33%) Spring Boot
6 13 (4.02%) Node.js
7 12 (3.72%) AngularJS
7 12 (3.72%) React
8 11 (3.41%) Middleware
8 11 (3.41%) REST
8 11 (3.41%) SOAP
9 8 (2.48%) Java EE
9 8 (2.48%) Kafka
10 6 (1.86%) J2EE
11 5 (1.55%) JPA
11 5 (1.55%) Natural Language Processing
12 4 (1.24%) OAuth
12 4 (1.24%) OpenDaylight
Miscellaneous
1 29 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (6.19%) Data Centre
3 15 (4.64%) Taxonomies
4 9 (2.79%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (2.48%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.48%) Public Cloud
6 7 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (2.17%) Social Media
7 6 (1.86%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (1.86%) User Experience
8 5 (1.55%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.24%) Algorithms
9 4 (1.24%) Cloud Native
9 4 (1.24%) Credit Risk
9 4 (1.24%) DataPower
9 4 (1.24%) Market Risk
10 3 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.93%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.93%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.93%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 31 (9.60%) Linux
2 28 (8.67%) Windows
3 18 (5.57%) Unix
4 9 (2.79%) Windows Server
5 8 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.86%) Windows 10
6 6 (1.86%) Windows 7
7 5 (1.55%) Mac OS X
8 4 (1.24%) AIX
9 2 (0.62%) Android
9 2 (0.62%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.31%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (30.65%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (14.24%) Microservices
3 45 (13.93%) DevOps
4 43 (13.31%) Enterprise Architecture
5 41 (12.69%) Continuous Integration
6 37 (11.46%) Migration
7 33 (10.22%) Technical Architecture
8 31 (9.60%) SOA
9 30 (9.29%) Data Modelling
10 27 (8.36%) Problem-Solving
11 26 (8.05%) TOGAF
12 22 (6.81%) Data Architecture
13 21 (6.50%) IT Strategy
13 21 (6.50%) Software Engineering
13 21 (6.50%) Stakeholder Management
14 20 (6.19%) Analytics
14 20 (6.19%) ITIL
14 20 (6.19%) Mentoring
15 19 (5.88%) Presales
16 18 (5.57%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 50 (15.48%) Java
2 45 (13.93%) SQL
3 31 (9.60%) JavaScript
4 24 (7.43%) Python
5 16 (4.95%) Ruby
6 11 (3.41%) C#
7 9 (2.79%) PowerShell
8 7 (2.17%) Scala
9 6 (1.86%) C
10 5 (1.55%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.55%) X++
11 4 (1.24%) C++
11 4 (1.24%) Java 8
12 3 (0.93%) Go
12 3 (0.93%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.62%) ABAP
13 2 (0.62%) R
14 1 (0.31%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.31%) Perl
14 1 (0.31%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 38 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 26 (8.05%) Degree
3 18 (5.57%) SC Cleared
4 12 (3.72%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (3.41%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (2.48%) CCIE
6 8 (2.48%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (1.86%) DV Cleared
8 5 (1.55%) TOGAF Certification
9 4 (1.24%) CCNP
9 4 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.93%) CCNA
10 3 (0.93%) CISSP
10 3 (0.93%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (0.93%) MCSE
10 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.62%) MCSD
11 2 (0.62%) MCTS
11 2 (0.62%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.62%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.79%) QA
2 8 (2.48%) Data Quality
3 7 (2.17%) PSD2
4 6 (1.86%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (1.55%) GDPR
6 2 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.62%) SLA
7 1 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.31%) HMG Infosec
7 1 (0.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.31%) IFRS
7 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (0.31%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (5.26%) Docker
2 16 (4.95%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.55%) XenApp
3 5 (1.55%) XenDesktop
4 3 (0.93%) HDFS
4 3 (0.93%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.93%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.62%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.62%) BitLocker
5 2 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.31%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.31%) Firmware
6 1 (0.31%) vCloud
6 1 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 10 (3.10%) Ansible
2 9 (2.79%) Terraform
3 7 (2.17%) Kubernetes
3 7 (2.17%) SCCM
4 5 (1.55%) Hadoop YARN
4 5 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.24%) Cloudify
5 4 (1.24%) Puppet
5 4 (1.24%) SCOM
6 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.93%) vRealize
7 2 (0.62%) CA Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.62%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.31%) FlexNet
8 1 (0.31%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 43 (13.31%) Microsoft
2 22 (6.81%) Oracle
3 16 (4.95%) Cisco
4 14 (4.33%) Dell
5 13 (4.02%) SAP
6 12 (3.72%) IBM
7 11 (3.41%) Citrix
8 10 (3.10%) IDERA
8 10 (3.10%) VMware
9 8 (2.48%) Google
10 7 (2.17%) Avaya
10 7 (2.17%) F5
10 7 (2.17%) Red Hat
10 7 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (1.55%) CA
12 4 (1.24%) Palo Alto
13 3 (0.93%) MuleSoft
13 3 (0.93%) SaltStack
13 3 (0.93%) Splunk
13 3 (0.93%) Talend