Period
to 23 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 581 597 517
Rank change year-on-year +16 -80 +45
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Architect 317 293 409
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.29% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.31% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 181 271
UK median daily rate £600 £575 £576
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% -0.17% -4.00%
10th Percentile £463 £456 £434
90th Percentile £738 £763 £800
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 £540 £575
% change year-on-year +6.48% -6.09% -8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -9.09% -15.29%
10th Percentile £38.75 £35.00 £33.05
90th Percentile £46.25 £35.00 £45.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +21.43% -9.09% -15.29%

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 98,006 95,137 99,937
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.95% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,458 62,516 65,127
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +4.38% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,140 2,832 3,269
UK median hourly rate £17.99 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.82% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.49
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% -

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -5 284 £600 +4.35% 105
UK excluding London -2 169 £575 +6.48% 62
London -1 138 £625 - 51
North of England +6 48 £550 -4.35% 16
South East -1 45 £600 +9.09% 21
Yorkshire +10 24 £550 +12.82% 8
South West -14 22 £663 +9.50% 4
Midlands -35 21 £590 +9.26% 8
Scotland -3 20 £550 +4.76% 5
North West -10 19 £600 -18.14% 7
West Midlands -20 17 £590 +7.27% 6
East of England 0 11 £550 +10.00% 5
North East -2 6 £675 +35.54% 1
East Midlands -14 3 £500 -7.41% 2
Wales -21 1 £650 +7.44% 3
Channel Islands - 1 - -

Senior Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 82 (25.87%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (23.97%) Finance
3 59 (18.61%) Enterprise Architecture
4 54 (17.03%) Java
5 46 (14.51%) Microservices
6 45 (14.20%) Microsoft Azure
7 44 (13.88%) Migration
8 43 (13.56%) Amazon AWS
9 39 (12.30%) Technical Architecture
10 36 (11.36%) TOGAF
11 35 (11.04%) Microsoft
12 30 (9.46%) Oracle
13 29 (9.15%) DevOps
14 28 (8.83%) Windows
14 28 (8.83%) Continuous Integration
15 27 (8.52%) SQL
16 26 (8.20%) Banking
17 25 (7.89%) Degree
18 24 (7.57%) Web Services
19 23 (7.26%) Data Modelling
19 23 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
19 23 (7.26%) Problem-Solving
20 22 (6.94%) Data Centre
20 22 (6.94%) Analytics
21 21 (6.62%) Stakeholder Management
21 21 (6.62%) ITIL
22 20 (6.31%) .NET
22 20 (6.31%) JavaScript
22 20 (6.31%) Security Architecture
22 20 (6.31%) Spring

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 15 (4.73%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (1.58%) FileNet
4 4 (1.26%) Alfresco
5 3 (0.95%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (0.95%) Liferay
5 3 (0.95%) SAS
6 2 (0.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.63%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.63%) Drupal
6 2 (0.63%) LiveLink
6 2 (0.63%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.63%) Sitefinity
6 2 (0.63%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.32%) Apache
7 1 (0.32%) Confluence
7 1 (0.32%) Documentum
7 1 (0.32%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 2 (0.63%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (2.52%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.26%) SAP BPC
2 4 (1.26%) SAP MDG
3 3 (0.95%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.95%) SAP IS-U
4 2 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.32%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.32%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.32%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.32%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.32%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 45 (14.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (13.56%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (5.99%) IaaS
4 15 (4.73%) Office 365
5 14 (4.42%) PaaS
6 11 (3.47%) Dynamics 365
7 9 (2.84%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (2.84%) SaaS
8 7 (2.21%) Serverless
9 4 (1.26%) Amazon Kinesis
9 4 (1.26%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (1.26%) iPaaS
10 3 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.95%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 3 (0.95%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.95%) AWS CodePipeline
10 3 (0.95%) CloudFront
10 3 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.95%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.05%) Firewall
2 14 (4.42%) WAN
3 11 (3.47%) LAN
3 11 (3.47%) Skype
4 9 (2.84%) VPN
5 6 (1.89%) DNS
6 5 (1.58%) DHCP
6 5 (1.58%) Network Security
7 4 (1.26%) MPLS
8 3 (0.95%) Kerberos
8 3 (0.95%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.95%) WLAN
9 2 (0.63%) BGP
9 2 (0.63%) DMZ
9 2 (0.63%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.63%) Internet
9 2 (0.63%) IPsec
9 2 (0.63%) OSPF
9 2 (0.63%) Software-Defined Networking
9 2 (0.63%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.05%) Big Data
1 16 (5.05%) MongoDB
1 16 (5.05%) NoSQL
2 12 (3.79%) SQL Server
3 11 (3.47%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (2.84%) Oracle Database
4 9 (2.84%) Oracle Database 12c
5 7 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (1.89%) Hadoop
6 6 (1.89%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.58%) Data Lake
8 4 (1.26%) DB2
8 4 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.95%) Adabas
9 3 (0.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (0.95%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.95%) SAP BW
9 3 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (4.10%) Jenkins
2 9 (2.84%) ERwin
2 9 (2.84%) Oracle Forms
3 8 (2.52%) Cucumber
4 5 (1.58%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.26%) Maven
6 3 (0.95%) JIRA
6 3 (0.95%) JUnit
6 3 (0.95%) Selenium
7 2 (0.63%) Ant
7 2 (0.63%) GitLab
7 2 (0.63%) Liquibase
7 2 (0.63%) Mockito
7 2 (0.63%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.32%) Appium
8 1 (0.32%) Hudson
8 1 (0.32%) NWDI
8 1 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.32%) SoapUI
General
1 76 (23.97%) Finance
2 26 (8.20%) Banking
3 12 (3.79%) Retail
4 11 (3.47%) Manufacturing
5 9 (2.84%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.26%) Advertising
6 4 (1.26%) Billing
6 4 (1.26%) Marketing
7 3 (0.95%) Front Office
7 3 (0.95%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.63%) Back Office
8 2 (0.63%) German Language
8 2 (0.63%) Law
8 2 (0.63%) Legal
8 2 (0.63%) Publishing
9 1 (0.32%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.32%) Electronics
9 1 (0.32%) Games
9 1 (0.32%) Local Government
9 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (7.57%) Web Services
2 20 (6.31%) .NET
2 20 (6.31%) Spring
3 17 (5.36%) Spring Boot
4 16 (5.05%) REST
5 15 (4.73%) RESTful
5 15 (4.73%) SOAP
6 12 (3.79%) Node.js
7 10 (3.15%) React
8 9 (2.84%) AngularJS
9 8 (2.52%) J2EE
9 8 (2.52%) Java EE
9 8 (2.52%) OAuth
10 7 (2.21%) JSON
10 7 (2.21%) Kafka
10 7 (2.21%) Middleware
11 6 (1.89%) SAML
11 6 (1.89%) XML
12 4 (1.26%) JPA
12 4 (1.26%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (6.94%) Data Centre
3 19 (5.99%) Taxonomies
4 14 (4.42%) Computer Science
5 13 (4.10%) Social Media
5 13 (4.10%) User Experience
6 10 (3.15%) Hybrid Cloud
6 10 (3.15%) Management Information System
7 9 (2.84%) Blackberry
7 9 (2.84%) Public Cloud
8 8 (2.52%) Private Cloud
9 7 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.89%) Virtual Team
11 4 (1.26%) IVR
12 3 (0.95%) Fixed Income
12 3 (0.95%) FMCG
12 3 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (0.95%) Reference Data
12 3 (0.95%) Self-Motivation
13 2 (0.63%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 28 (8.83%) Windows
2 17 (5.36%) Linux
3 14 (4.42%) Windows 10
4 13 (4.10%) Unix
5 10 (3.15%) Windows 7
6 7 (2.21%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.95%) AIX
8 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.32%) Android
9 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (25.87%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (18.61%) Enterprise Architecture
3 46 (14.51%) Microservices
4 44 (13.88%) Migration
5 39 (12.30%) Technical Architecture
6 36 (11.36%) TOGAF
7 29 (9.15%) DevOps
8 28 (8.83%) Continuous Integration
9 23 (7.26%) Data Modelling
9 23 (7.26%) Problem-Solving
10 22 (6.94%) Analytics
11 21 (6.62%) ITIL
11 21 (6.62%) Stakeholder Management
12 20 (6.31%) Security Architecture
13 19 (5.99%) Collaborative Working
13 19 (5.99%) Data Architecture
14 18 (5.68%) Mentoring
14 18 (5.68%) Presales
14 18 (5.68%) Risk Management
14 18 (5.68%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 54 (17.03%) Java
2 27 (8.52%) SQL
3 20 (6.31%) JavaScript
4 11 (3.47%) PowerShell
5 10 (3.15%) PL/SQL
6 9 (2.84%) C#
7 5 (1.58%) C++
7 5 (1.58%) Python
7 5 (1.58%) Ruby
7 5 (1.58%) X++
8 4 (1.26%) Java 8
8 4 (1.26%) Scala
9 3 (0.95%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.95%) C
9 3 (0.95%) Natural
9 3 (0.95%) PHP
10 1 (0.32%) ABAP
10 1 (0.32%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.32%) Perl
10 1 (0.32%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (7.89%) Degree
2 19 (5.99%) Security Cleared
3 10 (3.15%) SC Cleared
4 9 (2.84%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (2.21%) DV Cleared
6 6 (1.89%) CISSP
6 6 (1.89%) TOGAF Certification
7 5 (1.58%) CCIE
8 3 (0.95%) CCNA
8 3 (0.95%) CISM
8 3 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.95%) MCSE
8 3 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.63%) CCNP
9 2 (0.63%) MCSD
9 2 (0.63%) MCTS
9 2 (0.63%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.63%) PMP
10 1 (0.32%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.15%) Data Quality
2 9 (2.84%) GDPR
3 6 (1.89%) QA
4 5 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.63%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 2 (0.63%) PSD2
6 2 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.32%) COBIT
7 1 (0.32%) IFRS
7 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (4.42%) Docker
2 12 (3.79%) Active Directory
3 10 (3.15%) XenApp
4 9 (2.84%) XenDesktop
5 5 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (1.26%) BitLocker
7 3 (0.95%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.32%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.32%) vCloud
8 1 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (2.21%) Kubernetes
2 6 (1.89%) Ansible
2 6 (1.89%) SCCM
2 6 (1.89%) Single Sign-On
2 6 (1.89%) Terraform
3 5 (1.58%) Puppet
4 4 (1.26%) vRealize
5 2 (0.63%) CA Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.63%) SCOM
5 2 (0.63%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.32%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.32%) Nagios
6 1 (0.32%) Oozie
6 1 (0.32%) Opsview
Vendors
1 35 (11.04%) Microsoft
2 30 (9.46%) Oracle
3 18 (5.68%) SAP
4 15 (4.73%) Cisco
4 15 (4.73%) Citrix
5 11 (3.47%) Avaya
5 11 (3.47%) VMware
6 10 (3.15%) Salesforce.com
7 9 (2.84%) IDERA
8 7 (2.21%) IBM
9 6 (1.89%) CA
10 4 (1.26%) CheckPoint
11 3 (0.95%) Google
11 3 (0.95%) Qualys
11 3 (0.95%) Rackspace
12 2 (0.63%) F5
12 2 (0.63%) GENBAND
12 2 (0.63%) MuleSoft
12 2 (0.63%) Xerox
12 2 (0.63%) Zscaler