Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 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
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 608 510 526
Rank change year-on-year -98 +16 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Architect 283 414 397
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.40% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.42% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 274 286
UK median daily rate £575 £575 £606
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.15% +5.43%
10th Percentile £461 £438 £414
90th Percentile £750 £775 £758
UK excluding London median daily rate £540 £575 £625
% change year-on-year -6.09% -8.00% +13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £38.50 £45.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -15.29% -25.49%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £38.50 £45.45
% change year-on-year -9.09% -15.29% -25.49%

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 97749 99240 107788
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64477 64699 68564
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2920 3284 4118
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.03 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +0.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 21 November 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 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 21 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
England -83 274 £588 +2.09% 53
UK excluding London -17 150 £540 -6.09% 34
London -106 130 £625 +4.17% 21
Midlands +21 41 £540 +9.92% 5
South East -20 38 £550 -4.35% 11
North of England +20 29 £575 -8.00% 10
East Midlands +15 29 £540 -7.69%
South West +7 17 £605 -6.92% 4
East of England -6 17 £500 +2.56% 2
North West +10 16 £733 +14.98% 5
West Midlands +7 10 £545 +12.95% 5
Yorkshire +8 7 £488 -11.36% 4
North East +62 6 £498 -26.39% 1
Scotland -7 5 £500 +5.26% 2
Wales +13 3 £605 -6.92%
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

Senior Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 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 featuring Senior Architect in the job title.

1 55 (19.43%) TOGAF
2 54 (19.08%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (18.02%) Finance
4 43 (15.19%) Data Modelling
5 40 (14.13%) Windows
6 39 (13.78%) Enterprise Architecture
7 38 (13.43%) Data Architecture
8 35 (12.37%) Microsoft Azure
9 33 (11.66%) Java
9 33 (11.66%) Stakeholder Management
10 32 (11.31%) Microsoft
10 32 (11.31%) DevOps
11 30 (10.60%) Mentoring
11 30 (10.60%) Degree
12 29 (10.25%) Security Cleared
12 29 (10.25%) Active Directory
13 28 (9.89%) IT Strategy
14 26 (9.19%) Migration
14 26 (9.19%) Risk Management
15 25 (8.83%) Banking
16 24 (8.48%) Information Security
17 23 (8.13%) SQL
17 23 (8.13%) Linux
17 23 (8.13%) REST
18 22 (7.77%) Configuration Management
18 22 (7.77%) Project Management
19 21 (7.42%) Computer Science
19 21 (7.42%) Data Quality
20 20 (7.07%) Big Data
21 19 (6.71%) Amazon AWS

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 (4.24%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.12%) Skype for Business
3 5 (1.77%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.41%) IIS
4 4 (1.41%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.06%) Apache Solr
5 3 (1.06%) nginx
6 2 (0.71%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.71%) JBoss
6 2 (0.71%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.35%) Apache
7 1 (0.35%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.35%) Confluence
7 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.71%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (0.71%) Magento
2 2 (0.71%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.35%) BigMachines
3 1 (0.35%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.35%) Lawson
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.35%) Siebel CRM
3 1 (0.35%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 35 (12.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (6.71%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (6.01%) Office 365
4 14 (4.95%) PaaS
5 13 (4.59%) SaaS
6 10 (3.53%) IaaS
7 3 (1.06%) BPaaS
7 3 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.71%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.71%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (0.71%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.71%) SoftLayer
8 2 (0.71%) Yammer
9 1 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.35%) npm
9 1 (0.35%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 1 (0.35%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.83%) Firewall
1 8 (2.83%) Radio Access Network
2 7 (2.47%) LAN
3 6 (2.12%) Internet
3 6 (2.12%) Skype
3 6 (2.12%) WAN
4 5 (1.77%) NetScaler
4 5 (1.77%) Wireless
5 4 (1.41%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (1.41%) DNS
5 4 (1.41%) SAN
5 4 (1.41%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.41%) Unified Communications
6 3 (1.06%) AMQP
6 3 (1.06%) Network Security
6 3 (1.06%) SMS
6 3 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.71%) 3G
7 2 (0.71%) Broadband
7 2 (0.71%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.07%) Big Data
2 15 (5.30%) Hadoop
3 13 (4.59%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (4.24%) SQL Server
5 11 (3.89%) HBase
6 10 (3.53%) Apache Cassandra
6 10 (3.53%) MongoDB
7 9 (3.18%) Apache Hive
7 9 (3.18%) NoSQL
7 9 (3.18%) Relational Database
8 7 (2.47%) Neo4j
9 4 (1.41%) MySQL
9 4 (1.41%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (1.06%) Geospatial Data
11 2 (0.71%) Cognos Framework Manager
11 2 (0.71%) Data Lake
11 2 (0.71%) Spatial Data
11 2 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.71%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 7 (2.47%) Jenkins
2 5 (1.77%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.41%) Gradle
3 4 (1.41%) Maven
4 3 (1.06%) Axure RP
5 2 (0.71%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 2 (0.71%) gulp
5 2 (0.71%) JIRA
5 2 (0.71%) Selenium
5 2 (0.71%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.71%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.35%) Ant
6 1 (0.35%) ERwin
6 1 (0.35%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.35%) JUnit
6 1 (0.35%) MorphX
6 1 (0.35%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.35%) Subversion
6 1 (0.35%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 51 (18.02%) Finance
2 25 (8.83%) Banking
3 14 (4.95%) Telecoms
4 12 (4.24%) Retail
5 11 (3.89%) Legal
6 10 (3.53%) Marketing
7 6 (2.12%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.77%) Private Banking
9 4 (1.41%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.41%) Law
10 3 (1.06%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.71%) Billing
11 2 (0.71%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.71%) Local Government
11 2 (0.71%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.35%) Advertising
12 1 (0.35%) Automotive
12 1 (0.35%) Back Office
12 1 (0.35%) Games
12 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (8.13%) REST
2 16 (5.65%) Web Services
3 12 (4.24%) Node.js
4 10 (3.53%) XML
5 9 (3.18%) .NET
5 9 (3.18%) Kafka
6 8 (2.83%) HTML
6 8 (2.83%) J2EE
6 8 (2.83%) Middleware
7 7 (2.47%) CSS
7 7 (2.47%) SOAP
7 7 (2.47%) Spring
8 6 (2.12%) RESTful
9 5 (1.77%) EDI
9 5 (1.77%) Hibernate
10 4 (1.41%) Ajax
11 3 (1.06%) ActiveMQ
11 3 (1.06%) JSON
11 3 (1.06%) MSMQ
11 3 (1.06%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.42%) Computer Science
2 18 (6.36%) Data Centre
3 16 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (5.30%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (4.59%) Life Science
6 12 (4.24%) Management Information System
7 11 (3.89%) User Experience
8 9 (3.18%) Reference Data
9 7 (2.47%) BYOD
9 7 (2.47%) Data Structures
10 6 (2.12%) Social Media
11 5 (1.77%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (1.41%) CESG
12 4 (1.41%) NHS
12 4 (1.41%) Taxonomies
13 3 (1.06%) Blackberry
13 3 (1.06%) CMDB
13 3 (1.06%) Credit Risk
13 3 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
13 3 (1.06%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 40 (14.13%) Windows
2 23 (8.13%) Linux
3 10 (3.53%) Windows 10
4 9 (3.18%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.77%) Android
5 5 (1.77%) Unix
5 5 (1.77%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.06%) Windows Phone
7 2 (0.71%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.35%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (19.43%) TOGAF
2 54 (19.08%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (15.19%) Data Modelling
4 39 (13.78%) Enterprise Architecture
5 38 (13.43%) Data Architecture
6 33 (11.66%) Stakeholder Management
7 32 (11.31%) DevOps
8 30 (10.60%) Mentoring
9 28 (9.89%) IT Strategy
10 26 (9.19%) Migration
10 26 (9.19%) Risk Management
11 24 (8.48%) Information Security
12 22 (7.77%) Configuration Management
12 22 (7.77%) Project Management
13 18 (6.36%) Microservices
13 18 (6.36%) Open Source
14 17 (6.01%) Logical Data Model
15 16 (5.65%) Data Strategy
15 16 (5.65%) Service Design
16 15 (5.30%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 33 (11.66%) Java
2 23 (8.13%) SQL
3 16 (5.65%) JavaScript
4 9 (3.18%) C#
5 8 (2.83%) Python
6 5 (1.77%) Ruby
7 3 (1.06%) C
7 3 (1.06%) C++
7 3 (1.06%) PHP
8 2 (0.71%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.71%) Scala
8 2 (0.71%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.35%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.35%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.35%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.35%) X++
Qualifications
1 30 (10.60%) Degree
2 29 (10.25%) Security Cleared
3 17 (6.01%) SC Cleared
4 11 (3.89%) MCSE
4 11 (3.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (3.53%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (2.12%) Citrix Certification
6 6 (2.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (1.77%) CCIE
7 5 (1.77%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.77%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 4 (1.41%) CISSP
8 4 (1.41%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.71%) CCNA
9 2 (0.71%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (0.71%) CISM
9 2 (0.71%) VCAP
9 2 (0.71%) VCDX
9 2 (0.71%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.42%) Data Quality
2 18 (6.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 16 (5.65%) HIPAA
4 15 (5.30%) Actionable Recommendations
5 6 (2.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (2.12%) QA
6 5 (1.77%) GDPR
7 4 (1.41%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (1.06%) COBIT
9 2 (0.71%) RMADS
10 1 (0.35%) GCP
System Software
1 29 (10.25%) Active Directory
2 16 (5.65%) Virtual Machines
3 11 (3.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.12%) XenApp
5 5 (1.77%) Docker
5 5 (1.77%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (1.41%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (1.06%) Firmware
7 3 (1.06%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.71%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.71%) HDFS
8 2 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.71%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.35%) iptables
9 1 (0.35%) LXC
9 1 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (2.47%) SCCM
2 5 (1.77%) Ansible
3 4 (1.41%) AppDNA
4 3 (1.06%) Terraform
5 2 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.71%) Puppet
5 2 (0.71%) Salt
5 2 (0.71%) TrustSec
6 1 (0.35%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.35%) Ambari
6 1 (0.35%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.35%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.35%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.35%) Oozie
6 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.35%) SCOM
6 1 (0.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 32 (11.31%) Microsoft
2 18 (6.36%) VMware
3 16 (5.65%) Citrix
3 16 (5.65%) Oracle
4 13 (4.59%) Cisco
5 9 (3.18%) AppSense
5 9 (3.18%) Cloudera
5 9 (3.18%) SAP
5 9 (3.18%) Splunk
6 8 (2.83%) MapR
7 7 (2.47%) Nuix
8 5 (1.77%) IBM
9 4 (1.41%) Juniper
9 4 (1.41%) Teradata
10 3 (1.06%) Apple
10 3 (1.06%) Dell
10 3 (1.06%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.71%) McAfee
11 2 (0.71%) TIBCO