The median contractor rate for a Senior Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 March 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
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 443 387 472
Rank change year-on-year -56 +85  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Architect 167 265 172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.49% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.52% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 186 109
Median daily rate £550 £550 £588
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £417 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £675 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £575 £600
% change year-on-year -4.34% -4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42733 51025 51236
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 95.23% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27760 33065 30937
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1481 1587 2052
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Senior Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Architect.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Architect in the UK

Senior Architect
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 March 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
England -41 158 £550 - 30
London +35 91 £575 +9.52% 18
South East -2 19 £625 +27.16% 4
West Midlands +2 17 £498 -9.44% 1
City of London -4 17 £615 +6.95% 4
Shropshire +30 8 £493 +1.19%
West Yorkshire +8 8 £550 -13.72% 1
Yorkshire -1 8 £550 -15.38% 3
South West -3 8 £825 +66.66%
Telford +31 7 £493 +1.19%
Berkshire +30 7 £688 +5.76%
Bristol +7 6 £825 +70.54%
North West +5 6 £501 -15.81% 2
Scotland +12 4 £525 +16.66%
Leeds +2 4 £488 -23.52% 1
Oxfordshire - 4 £500 -
Lancashire +24 3 £501 -23.00%
Reading +19 3 £688 +5.76%
West Sussex +8 3 £500 +8.69%
East of England -10 3 £475 -6.17% 2
Edinburgh +23 2 £550 -15.38%
Surrey +15 2 £613 +44.11% 2
Coventry +2 2 £500 -9.09%
Hertfordshire +1 2 £500 -13.04%
Hampshire -2 2 £750 +41.37% 2
Birmingham -3 2 - -
East Midlands -14 2 £600 +35.21%
Warwickshire - 2 £513 -
Gatwick - 2 £500 -
Warwick - 2 £513 -

Senior Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 featuring Senior Architect in the job title.

1 85 (24.01%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (19.77%) Finance
3 48 (13.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 47 (13.28%) Java
5 39 (11.02%) Security Cleared
6 36 (10.17%) TOGAF
7 34 (9.60%) Microsoft
8 33 (9.32%) .NET
8 33 (9.32%) Banking
8 33 (9.32%) Microsoft Azure
9 32 (9.04%) Oracle
10 31 (8.76%) Amazon AWS
11 30 (8.47%) Data Architecture
11 30 (8.47%) SQL Server
11 30 (8.47%) E-Commerce
12 29 (8.19%) Data Modelling
12 29 (8.19%) Migration
13 26 (7.34%) Windows
13 26 (7.34%) Retail
13 26 (7.34%) Enterprise Architecture
14 25 (7.06%) SOA
14 25 (7.06%) Analytics
14 25 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
15 24 (6.78%) Degree
16 23 (6.50%) Web Services
17 22 (6.21%) ITIL
17 22 (6.21%) ETL
17 22 (6.21%) Business Intelligence
17 22 (6.21%) User Experience
18 21 (5.93%) Linux

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 21 (5.93%) SharePoint
2 15 (4.24%) BizTalk Server
3 11 (3.11%) IIS
4 10 (2.82%) Confluence
5 8 (2.26%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (1.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (1.41%) Cloud Foundry
7 5 (1.41%) JBoss
7 5 (1.41%) Skype for Business
7 5 (1.41%) WebSphere
8 4 (1.13%) Apache
8 4 (1.13%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.85%) CMS
9 3 (0.85%) SAS
10 2 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.56%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.28%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.28%) SharePoint Foundation
Applications
1 13 (3.67%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.54%) MS Office
3 8 (2.26%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.41%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 8 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.85%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (0.56%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.28%) Fredhopper
4 1 (0.28%) Maximo
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.28%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.28%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 33 (9.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (8.76%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (4.52%) Office 365
4 11 (3.11%) SaaS
5 8 (2.26%) Yammer
6 7 (1.98%) PaaS
7 5 (1.41%) Amazon S3
8 4 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (1.13%) IaaS
9 3 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.85%) GitHub
10 2 (0.56%) Force.com
10 2 (0.56%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.28%) Boomi
11 1 (0.28%) G Suite
11 1 (0.28%) iPaaS
11 1 (0.28%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.28%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.08%) Internet
2 13 (3.67%) Firewall
3 12 (3.39%) Network Security
4 6 (1.69%) LAN
4 6 (1.69%) WAN
5 5 (1.41%) Skype
6 4 (1.13%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (0.85%) DMZ
7 3 (0.85%) SAN
7 3 (0.85%) VoIP
7 3 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (0.85%) Wireless
8 2 (0.56%) MPLS
8 2 (0.56%) OSPF
8 2 (0.56%) VPN
9 1 (0.28%) BGP
9 1 (0.28%) Broadband
9 1 (0.28%) LDAP
9 1 (0.28%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.28%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (8.47%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.52%) Big Data
3 15 (4.24%) Hadoop
3 15 (4.24%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (3.95%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (2.26%) MongoDB
5 8 (2.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 8 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (1.98%) Apache Hive
6 7 (1.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 6 (1.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 6 (1.69%) HBase
7 6 (1.69%) NoSQL
8 5 (1.41%) Amazon Redshift
8 5 (1.41%) Neo4j
9 4 (1.13%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.85%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.85%) SAS EBI
11 2 (0.56%) DB2
11 2 (0.56%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 11 (3.11%) JIRA
2 8 (2.26%) Visual Studio
3 6 (1.69%) Axure RP
4 5 (1.41%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 4 (1.13%) Maven
5 4 (1.13%) Selenium
6 3 (0.85%) Android Studio
6 3 (0.85%) Ant
6 3 (0.85%) Codeship
7 2 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.56%) ERwin
7 2 (0.56%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.56%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.56%) Mercurial
7 2 (0.56%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.56%) Subversion
7 2 (0.56%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.28%) MagicDraw
8 1 (0.28%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 70 (19.77%) Finance
2 33 (9.32%) Banking
3 26 (7.34%) Retail
4 17 (4.80%) Marketing
5 14 (3.95%) Legal
6 8 (2.26%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.69%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.41%) Back Office
8 5 (1.41%) Law
9 3 (0.85%) French Language
9 3 (0.85%) Italian Language
9 3 (0.85%) Publishing
9 3 (0.85%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.56%) Automotive
10 2 (0.56%) Billing
10 2 (0.56%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.56%) Front Office
10 2 (0.56%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.56%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (9.32%) .NET
2 23 (6.50%) Web Services
3 15 (4.24%) REST
3 15 (4.24%) SOAP
4 12 (3.39%) CSS
4 12 (3.39%) Spring
5 11 (3.11%) HTML
6 10 (2.82%) Middleware
7 9 (2.54%) Java EE
8 8 (2.26%) jQuery
8 8 (2.26%) XML
9 7 (1.98%) HTML5
9 7 (1.98%) J2EE
10 6 (1.69%) CSS3
11 5 (1.41%) AngularJS
11 5 (1.41%) Visualforce
11 5 (1.41%) XSD
12 4 (1.13%) Hibernate
12 4 (1.13%) WSDL
13 3 (0.85%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (6.21%) User Experience
3 14 (3.95%) Data Centre
4 11 (3.11%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.11%) Public Cloud
5 10 (2.82%) Computer Science
6 9 (2.54%) Taxonomies
6 9 (2.54%) Virtual Team
7 8 (2.26%) Data Protection Act
7 8 (2.26%) Data Structures
8 7 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (1.98%) FMCG
8 7 (1.98%) Social Media
9 6 (1.69%) Fintech
9 6 (1.69%) RIA
10 5 (1.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 4 (1.13%) Embedded Systems
11 4 (1.13%) Market Risk
11 4 (1.13%) Mobile App
11 4 (1.13%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 26 (7.34%) Windows
2 21 (5.93%) Linux
3 11 (3.11%) Android
4 8 (2.26%) CentOS
5 6 (1.69%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.41%) Windows 10
7 4 (1.13%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.13%) Embedded Linux
7 4 (1.13%) Unix
8 3 (0.85%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.56%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.56%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.28%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (24.01%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (13.56%) Stakeholder Management
3 36 (10.17%) TOGAF
4 30 (8.47%) Data Architecture
4 30 (8.47%) E-Commerce
5 29 (8.19%) Data Modelling
5 29 (8.19%) Migration
6 26 (7.34%) Enterprise Architecture
7 25 (7.06%) Analytics
7 25 (7.06%) SOA
8 22 (6.21%) Business Intelligence
8 22 (6.21%) ETL
8 22 (6.21%) ITIL
9 20 (5.65%) Project Management
9 20 (5.65%) UML
10 19 (5.37%) Information Architecture
11 18 (5.08%) Configuration Management
11 18 (5.08%) Waterfall
12 17 (4.80%) CRM
12 17 (4.80%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 47 (13.28%) Java
2 20 (5.65%) Python
3 18 (5.08%) SQL
4 16 (4.52%) JavaScript
5 14 (3.95%) C#
5 14 (3.95%) Ruby
6 11 (3.11%) Bash Shell
7 7 (1.98%) C
8 5 (1.41%) Apex Code
8 5 (1.41%) C++
8 5 (1.41%) PHP
8 5 (1.41%) PL/SQL
8 5 (1.41%) Scala
9 3 (0.85%) CoffeeScript
9 3 (0.85%) TypeScript
10 2 (0.56%) Perl
10 2 (0.56%) SOQL
10 2 (0.56%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.28%) ActionScript
11 1 (0.28%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 39 (11.02%) Security Cleared
2 24 (6.78%) Degree
3 21 (5.93%) SC Cleared
4 11 (3.11%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (2.82%) CCNP
5 10 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (2.54%) CCIE
7 8 (2.26%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (2.26%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.13%) CISSP
9 3 (0.85%) ISEB
10 2 (0.56%) CCDP
10 2 (0.56%) CCNA
10 2 (0.56%) CISA
10 2 (0.56%) CISM
10 2 (0.56%) CITP
10 2 (0.56%) MCSA
10 2 (0.56%) MCSE
10 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 2 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.69%) QA
2 5 (1.41%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.13%) COBIT
4 3 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.85%) Solvency II
5 2 (0.56%) MiFID
5 2 (0.56%) SDET
6 1 (0.28%) GDPR
6 1 (0.28%) IFRS
6 1 (0.28%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.28%) PA-DSS
6 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.28%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (4.80%) Docker
2 8 (2.26%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.85%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.56%) ProxySG
4 2 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.56%) vSphere
5 1 (0.28%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 12 (3.39%) Terraform
2 11 (3.11%) Ansible
3 10 (2.82%) Puppet
4 4 (1.13%) MOM
5 3 (0.85%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.56%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.56%) QRadar
7 1 (0.28%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.28%) SCCM
7 1 (0.28%) SCOM
7 1 (0.28%) SCSM
Vendors
1 34 (9.60%) Microsoft
2 32 (9.04%) Oracle
3 14 (3.95%) Cisco
4 11 (3.11%) Adobe
5 10 (2.82%) Cloudera
5 10 (2.82%) SAP
6 9 (2.54%) IBM
6 9 (2.54%) VMware
7 8 (2.26%) Pega
8 6 (1.69%) hybris
8 6 (1.69%) MuleSoft
8 6 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (1.69%) Splunk
9 5 (1.41%) Informatica
9 5 (1.41%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.13%) F5
10 4 (1.13%) MapR
10 4 (1.13%) Nuix
11 3 (0.85%) Apigee
11 3 (0.85%) Guidewire
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