Period
to 20 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 June 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 591 538 474
Rank change year-on-year -53 -64 +62
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Architect 288 313 488
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.34% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.36% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 208 360
UK median daily rate £600 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% - -
10th Percentile £463 £439 £425
90th Percentile £750 £775 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 £550 £561
% change year-on-year +4.55% -1.96% -6.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.19% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 -
% change year-on-year +1.19% - -

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 94,671 86,449 101,350
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.96% 95.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 61,970 55,947 65,774
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £613 £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 3,065 2,865 3,092
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% -6.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £48.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.77 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.52% -11.15% +19.05%

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 20 June 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Architect over the 6 months to 20 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Senior Architect in the UK

Senior Architect
Top 15 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 20 June 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 -86 247 £625 +13.64% 84
UK excluding London -9 152 £575 +4.55% 52
London -82 126 £650 +13.04% 44
South East -12 37 £600 +3.00% 18
North of England -21 34 £550 - 2
Scotland -15 30 £575 +9.52% 8
South West +8 21 £675 -10.00% 6
Midlands -29 18 £550 +7.32% 12
North West -12 17 £568 -1.30% 2
Yorkshire -11 14 £550 -
West Midlands -38 10 £623 +18.57% 7
East of England +5 9 £525 +2.94% 2
North East +2 4 £707 +45.67%
East Midlands -5 4 £500 -6.98% 5
Wales -3 3 £525 +31.25% 3

Senior Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 80 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (26.39%) Finance
3 44 (15.28%) Java
4 42 (14.58%) Migration
5 39 (13.54%) Microsoft Azure
5 39 (13.54%) Amazon AWS
6 37 (12.85%) Enterprise Architecture
7 35 (12.15%) Microsoft
8 27 (9.38%) DevOps
9 26 (9.03%) TOGAF
10 25 (8.68%) Banking
10 25 (8.68%) Data Architecture
11 24 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
11 24 (8.33%) Linux
12 22 (7.64%) Data Modelling
12 22 (7.64%) Open Source
13 21 (7.29%) Analytics
14 20 (6.94%) IaaS
14 20 (6.94%) Windows
14 20 (6.94%) SQL
15 19 (6.60%) Scrum
16 18 (6.25%) Microservices
16 18 (6.25%) Risk Management
16 18 (6.25%) Oracle
16 18 (6.25%) Social Media
16 18 (6.25%) Security Cleared
17 17 (5.90%) Security Architecture
17 17 (5.90%) Management Information System
17 17 (5.90%) Big Data
18 16 (5.56%) Data Quality

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 (2.78%) Apache Spark
2 5 (1.74%) Alfresco
2 5 (1.74%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.39%) Confluence
3 4 (1.39%) Liferay
4 3 (1.04%) Cloud Foundry
4 3 (1.04%) JBoss
4 3 (1.04%) nginx
4 3 (1.04%) OpenStack
4 3 (1.04%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.04%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.04%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.69%) Drupal
5 2 (0.69%) FileNet
5 2 (0.69%) LiveLink
5 2 (0.69%) NetWeaver
5 2 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.69%) SAS
5 2 (0.69%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 2 (0.69%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.69%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.35%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (0.35%) Adobe Premiere
2 1 (0.35%) InDesign
2 1 (0.35%) InVision
2 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (1.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 4 (1.39%) SAP BPC
2 3 (1.04%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.69%) Relativity
3 2 (0.69%) SAP IS-U
3 2 (0.69%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.35%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.35%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.35%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.35%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.35%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 39 (13.54%) Amazon AWS
1 39 (13.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (6.94%) IaaS
3 16 (5.56%) PaaS
4 13 (4.51%) Office 365
5 11 (3.82%) SaaS
6 7 (2.43%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.39%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (1.39%) Force.com
8 3 (1.04%) Amazon EMR
8 3 (1.04%) Bluemix
8 3 (1.04%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (1.04%) IBM Cloud
9 2 (0.69%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.69%) Azure Machine Learning
9 2 (0.69%) DigitalOcean
9 2 (0.69%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.69%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.69%) Serverless
10 1 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.17%) LAN
1 12 (4.17%) WAN
2 10 (3.47%) VPN
3 9 (3.13%) Firewall
4 6 (2.08%) Network Security
5 5 (1.74%) DNS
5 5 (1.74%) MPLS
6 4 (1.39%) HTTP
6 4 (1.39%) Unified Communications
6 4 (1.39%) VLAN
7 3 (1.04%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (1.04%) DHCP
7 3 (1.04%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (1.04%) Kerberos
7 3 (1.04%) Radio Access Network
7 3 (1.04%) Software-Defined Networking
7 3 (1.04%) Telepresence
7 3 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.69%) DMVPN
8 2 (0.69%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.90%) Big Data
2 16 (5.56%) SQL Server
3 11 (3.82%) Hadoop
4 10 (3.47%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (3.47%) MongoDB
5 7 (2.43%) MySQL
5 7 (2.43%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (1.74%) NoSQL
7 5 (1.74%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.39%) Data Lake
8 4 (1.39%) Data Mining
8 4 (1.39%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.04%) Apache Hive
9 3 (1.04%) MariaDB
9 3 (1.04%) SAP BW
10 2 (0.69%) SAP HANA
10 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (4.17%) Jenkins
2 11 (3.82%) Git (software)
3 8 (2.78%) JIRA
4 5 (1.74%) Maven
5 4 (1.39%) Vagrant
6 3 (1.04%) Axure RP
6 3 (1.04%) Cucumber
6 3 (1.04%) Gradle
6 3 (1.04%) PowerDesigner
6 3 (1.04%) Selenium
7 2 (0.69%) GitLab
7 2 (0.69%) Mocha
7 2 (0.69%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.69%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (0.69%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (0.69%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.69%) Toad
7 2 (0.69%) XMLSpy
8 1 (0.35%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 76 (26.39%) Finance
2 25 (8.68%) Banking
3 10 (3.47%) Retail
4 8 (2.78%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.43%) Legal
6 6 (2.08%) Billing
6 6 (2.08%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.08%) Marketing
7 4 (1.39%) Front Office
8 3 (1.04%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.69%) Advertising
9 2 (0.69%) Electronics
9 2 (0.69%) Law
9 2 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.69%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.35%) Back Office
10 1 (0.35%) Games
10 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.35%) Local Government
10 1 (0.35%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.51%) .NET
2 11 (3.82%) Web Services
3 10 (3.47%) AngularJS
3 10 (3.47%) REST
4 9 (3.13%) Spring
5 8 (2.78%) React
5 8 (2.78%) RESTful
6 7 (2.43%) HTML
6 7 (2.43%) Kafka
6 7 (2.43%) Node.js
6 7 (2.43%) SOAP
6 7 (2.43%) Spring Boot
7 5 (1.74%) JSON
7 5 (1.74%) OAuth
8 4 (1.39%) CSS
8 4 (1.39%) Hibernate
8 4 (1.39%) JPA
8 4 (1.39%) SAML
8 4 (1.39%) XML
9 3 (1.04%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.25%) Social Media
2 17 (5.90%) Management Information System
3 16 (5.56%) Data Centre
4 15 (5.21%) User Experience
5 11 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (3.47%) Private Cloud
7 9 (3.13%) Hybrid Cloud
8 7 (2.43%) Computer Science
9 6 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (1.74%) Taxonomies
11 4 (1.39%) Cyberthreat
11 4 (1.39%) Mainframe
11 4 (1.39%) Public Cloud
12 3 (1.04%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 3 (1.04%) Equities
12 3 (1.04%) Fixed Income
12 3 (1.04%) Reference Data
12 3 (1.04%) Replication
12 3 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (1.04%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 24 (8.33%) Linux
2 20 (6.94%) Windows
3 12 (4.17%) Unix
4 9 (3.13%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.04%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.04%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.35%) AIX
7 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (14.58%) Migration
3 37 (12.85%) Enterprise Architecture
4 27 (9.38%) DevOps
5 26 (9.03%) TOGAF
6 25 (8.68%) Data Architecture
7 24 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 22 (7.64%) Data Modelling
8 22 (7.64%) Open Source
9 21 (7.29%) Analytics
10 19 (6.60%) Scrum
11 18 (6.25%) Microservices
11 18 (6.25%) Risk Management
12 17 (5.90%) Security Architecture
13 16 (5.56%) Mentoring
14 15 (5.21%) CRM
14 15 (5.21%) Cybersecurity
14 15 (5.21%) Data Migration
14 15 (5.21%) IT Governance
14 15 (5.21%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 44 (15.28%) Java
2 20 (6.94%) SQL
3 14 (4.86%) Python
4 11 (3.82%) JavaScript
5 7 (2.43%) PowerShell
6 6 (2.08%) Ruby
7 5 (1.74%) C#
7 5 (1.74%) PHP
7 5 (1.74%) PL/SQL
8 4 (1.39%) C++
9 2 (0.69%) Apex Code
9 2 (0.69%) R
9 2 (0.69%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.69%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.35%) ABAP
10 1 (0.35%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.35%) Java 8
10 1 (0.35%) Scala
10 1 (0.35%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 16 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 13 (4.51%) Degree
4 12 (4.17%) CISSP
5 8 (2.78%) CISM
6 7 (2.43%) TOGAF Certification
7 6 (2.08%) CCNP
7 6 (2.08%) CISA
7 6 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.04%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.69%) CCNA
9 2 (0.69%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.69%) IISP
10 1 (0.35%) CITP
10 1 (0.35%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.35%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.35%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.35%) MBCS
10 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.56%) Data Quality
2 11 (3.82%) QA
3 9 (3.13%) GDPR
4 5 (1.74%) HIPAA
4 5 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.74%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (1.39%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (1.04%) COBIT
6 3 (1.04%) FISMA
6 3 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 15288
8 1 (0.35%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 9 (3.13%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.74%) Docker
4 4 (1.39%) VMware NSX
4 4 (1.39%) XenApp
4 4 (1.39%) XenDesktop
5 3 (1.04%) BitLocker
5 3 (1.04%) vSphere
6 2 (0.69%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.35%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.35%) FreeRADIUS
7 1 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.35%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (4.17%) Ansible
2 9 (3.13%) Terraform
3 8 (2.78%) Single Sign-On
4 6 (2.08%) Puppet
5 5 (1.74%) Kubernetes
6 4 (1.39%) SCCM
7 3 (1.04%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (1.04%) QRadar
7 3 (1.04%) Salt
7 3 (1.04%) vRealize
8 2 (0.69%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.69%) SCOM
9 1 (0.35%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.35%) Cisco Prime
9 1 (0.35%) Oozie
9 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (0.35%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 35 (12.15%) Microsoft
2 18 (6.25%) Oracle
3 14 (4.86%) Cisco
4 13 (4.51%) Salesforce.com
5 11 (3.82%) IBM
6 10 (3.47%) Citrix
6 10 (3.47%) SAP
7 9 (3.13%) VMware
8 7 (2.43%) MuleSoft
9 6 (2.08%) Google
10 4 (1.39%) Adobe
10 4 (1.39%) CheckPoint
10 4 (1.39%) Teradata
11 3 (1.04%) CA
11 3 (1.04%) F5
11 3 (1.04%) Palo Alto
11 3 (1.04%) Qualys
11 3 (1.04%) Rackspace
11 3 (1.04%) Red Hat
12 2 (0.69%) Hortonworks