The median contractor rate for a Senior Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 June 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 464 416 464
Rank change year-on-year -48 +48  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Architect 152 237 180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.44% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.46% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 168 100
Median daily rate £575 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £445
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £778 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £563 £535
% change year-on-year -2.22% +5.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 44408 51163 53304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.74% 94.88% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 28718 33369 33474
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1380 1506 2056
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.57 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 22 June 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 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 22 June 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 -25 151 £575 - 39
London -9 90 £575 - 17
City of London 0 16 £600 +9.09% 2
West Midlands +20 14 £550 +12.82% 1
East of England -4 11 £535 +7.00% 3
South West +19 10 £600 -4.00% 4
South East +18 10 £540 +13.68% 9
North West +13 10 £650 +26.82%
Wiltshire - 8 £600 - 1
Shropshire +10 6 £496 +1.77%
Cambridgeshire +1 6 £485 +2.10% 2
Swindon - 6 £600 - 1
Warwickshire +8 5 £619 +12.50%
Cheshire +17 4 - -
Telford 0 4 £496 +1.77%
Huntingdon - 4 £485 -
Newcastle upon Tyne +66 3 £485 -37.41%
Tyne and Wear +65 3 £485 -37.41%
North East +54 3 £485 -36.39%
Berkshire +13 3 £534 -7.17% 3
Hampshire +13 3 £613 +9.18% 2
Westminster +6 3 £575 -4.16%
Essex - 3 - -
Manchester +5 2 £650 +26.82%
Merseyside -3 2 £675 +50.00%
Bristol -5 2 £750 +15.38% 2
Oxfordshire - 2 £475 - 1
Liverpool - 2 £675 -
Southampton - 2 £600 -
Oxford - 2 £475 -

Senior Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 82 (26.20%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (22.36%) Finance
3 62 (19.81%) TOGAF
4 49 (15.65%) Windows
5 45 (14.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 42 (13.42%) Security Cleared
7 36 (11.50%) Data Architecture
8 35 (11.18%) ITIL
9 34 (10.86%) Java
10 33 (10.54%) Banking
10 33 (10.54%) Amazon AWS
11 30 (9.58%) Microsoft Azure
11 30 (9.58%) Data Modelling
11 30 (9.58%) SOA
12 29 (9.27%) Microsoft
13 27 (8.63%) Project Management
13 27 (8.63%) Office 365
14 26 (8.31%) E-Commerce
15 25 (7.99%) ETL
15 25 (7.99%) Oracle
15 25 (7.99%) Retail
15 25 (7.99%) SC Cleared
16 24 (7.67%) Enterprise Architecture
16 24 (7.67%) Linux
17 23 (7.35%) .NET
18 22 (7.03%) User Experience
19 21 (6.71%) Migration
19 21 (6.71%) Python
19 21 (6.71%) Hadoop
20 20 (6.39%) SQL Server

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 17 (5.43%) Confluence
2 15 (4.79%) Elasticsearch
3 9 (2.88%) BizTalk Server
3 9 (2.88%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.24%) IIS
4 7 (2.24%) Skype for Business
5 6 (1.92%) WebSphere
6 5 (1.60%) Apache Spark
6 5 (1.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.96%) Apache Solr
7 3 (0.96%) CMS
7 3 (0.96%) JBoss
8 2 (0.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.64%) Apache
8 2 (0.64%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.64%) CoreMedia CMS
8 2 (0.64%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.64%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.32%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.32%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (2.24%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.60%) OmniGraffle
3 4 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.64%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.64%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.32%) Fredhopper
3 1 (0.32%) Maximo
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.32%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.32%) SAP Retail
3 1 (0.32%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.32%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 33 (10.54%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (9.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (8.63%) Office 365
4 10 (3.19%) SaaS
5 9 (2.88%) PaaS
6 4 (1.28%) BPaaS
6 4 (1.28%) IaaS
7 3 (0.96%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (0.96%) GitHub
7 3 (0.96%) OneDrive
7 3 (0.96%) Yammer
8 2 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.64%) AWS OpsWorks
8 2 (0.64%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.64%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 1 (0.32%) AdWords
9 1 (0.32%) Boomi
9 1 (0.32%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.47%) Internet
2 7 (2.24%) Firewall
2 7 (2.24%) Network Security
2 7 (2.24%) Skype
2 7 (2.24%) Wireless
3 3 (0.96%) DMZ
3 3 (0.96%) LAN
3 3 (0.96%) LDAP
3 3 (0.96%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.96%) WAN
3 3 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (0.64%) BGP
4 2 (0.64%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (0.64%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (0.64%) HTTP
4 2 (0.64%) NetScaler
4 2 (0.64%) OSPF
4 2 (0.64%) Telepresence
4 2 (0.64%) Unified Communications
4 2 (0.64%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (6.71%) Hadoop
2 20 (6.39%) SQL Server
3 18 (5.75%) PostgreSQL
4 17 (5.43%) Big Data
5 14 (4.47%) HBase
5 14 (4.47%) MongoDB
6 13 (4.15%) Apache Hive
6 13 (4.15%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (3.83%) Neo4j
8 9 (2.88%) NoSQL
9 7 (2.24%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (1.92%) Relational Database
11 5 (1.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 4 (1.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 4 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (0.96%) Amazon Redshift
13 3 (0.96%) DB2
13 3 (0.96%) RDBMS
14 2 (0.64%) Impala
Development Applications
1 19 (6.07%) JIRA
2 8 (2.56%) Axure RP
3 7 (2.24%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 5 (1.60%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.60%) Visual Studio
5 4 (1.28%) Jenkins
5 4 (1.28%) Maven
5 4 (1.28%) Selenium
5 4 (1.28%) Subversion
6 3 (0.96%) Ant
6 3 (0.96%) ERwin
6 3 (0.96%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.64%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.64%) Talend Open Studio
7 2 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.32%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.32%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.32%) Gradle
8 1 (0.32%) Hudson
General
1 70 (22.36%) Finance
2 33 (10.54%) Banking
3 25 (7.99%) Retail
4 18 (5.75%) Marketing
5 15 (4.79%) Legal
6 7 (2.24%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.92%) Law
7 6 (1.92%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.96%) Automotive
8 3 (0.96%) Back Office
8 3 (0.96%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.64%) Front Office
9 2 (0.64%) Publishing
10 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.32%) Billing
10 1 (0.32%) Electronics
10 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.32%) Games
10 1 (0.32%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (7.35%) .NET
2 16 (5.11%) Web Services
3 13 (4.15%) REST
3 13 (4.15%) SOAP
3 13 (4.15%) Spring
4 12 (3.83%) Middleware
5 11 (3.51%) CSS
6 10 (3.19%) HTML
7 9 (2.88%) HTML5
8 7 (2.24%) CSS3
8 7 (2.24%) XML
9 6 (1.92%) AngularJS
9 6 (1.92%) Node.js
10 5 (1.60%) JSON
10 5 (1.60%) Kafka
11 4 (1.28%) Ajax
11 4 (1.28%) Django
11 4 (1.28%) Java EE
11 4 (1.28%) jQuery
11 4 (1.28%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.03%) User Experience
2 20 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (6.39%) Public Cloud
3 13 (4.15%) Management Information System
4 12 (3.83%) Data Structures
5 10 (3.19%) Reference Data
6 8 (2.56%) Social Media
7 7 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (2.24%) RIA
7 7 (2.24%) Virtual Team
8 5 (1.60%) BYOD
8 5 (1.60%) Data Centre
8 5 (1.60%) Fintech
9 4 (1.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (1.28%) Market Risk
10 3 (0.96%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.96%) CESG
10 3 (0.96%) Credit Risk
10 3 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (0.96%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 49 (15.65%) Windows
2 24 (7.67%) Linux
3 14 (4.47%) CentOS
4 10 (3.19%) Windows 10
5 9 (2.88%) Android
6 4 (1.28%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.28%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.96%) Unix
7 3 (0.96%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.64%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (0.64%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (26.20%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (19.81%) TOGAF
3 45 (14.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 36 (11.50%) Data Architecture
5 35 (11.18%) ITIL
6 30 (9.58%) Data Modelling
6 30 (9.58%) SOA
7 27 (8.63%) Project Management
8 26 (8.31%) E-Commerce
9 25 (7.99%) ETL
10 24 (7.67%) Enterprise Architecture
11 21 (6.71%) Migration
12 20 (6.39%) Analytics
12 20 (6.39%) Configuration Management
12 20 (6.39%) Scrum
13 19 (6.07%) Data Integration
13 19 (6.07%) IT Strategy
13 19 (6.07%) PRINCE2
13 19 (6.07%) SDLC
13 19 (6.07%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 34 (10.86%) Java
2 21 (6.71%) Python
3 16 (5.11%) JavaScript
3 16 (5.11%) Ruby
3 16 (5.11%) SQL
4 15 (4.79%) Bash Shell
5 11 (3.51%) C#
6 8 (2.56%) Scala
7 5 (1.60%) C
8 4 (1.28%) Apex Code
9 3 (0.96%) C++
10 2 (0.64%) PHP
10 2 (0.64%) SOQL
11 1 (0.32%) CoffeeScript
11 1 (0.32%) F#
11 1 (0.32%) Groovy
11 1 (0.32%) Perl
11 1 (0.32%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.32%) SOSL
11 1 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 42 (13.42%) Security Cleared
2 25 (7.99%) SC Cleared
3 17 (5.43%) Degree
4 9 (2.88%) DV Cleared
4 9 (2.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
5 8 (2.56%) CISSP
6 7 (2.24%) CISM
6 7 (2.24%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (1.92%) MCSE
8 5 (1.60%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (0.96%) CCIE
9 3 (0.96%) CCNP
9 3 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.96%) Microsoft Certified Architect
9 3 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.64%) CITP
10 2 (0.64%) IISP
10 2 (0.64%) MBCS
11 1 (0.32%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.51%) Data Quality
2 8 (2.56%) GDPR
3 5 (1.60%) QA
4 4 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.96%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.64%) COBIT
6 2 (0.64%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.64%) MiFID
7 1 (0.32%) IFRS
7 1 (0.32%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (6.39%) Docker
2 6 (1.92%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (1.28%) XenApp
4 3 (0.96%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.64%) iptables
5 2 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.32%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.32%) LXC
6 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 18 (5.75%) Puppet
2 17 (5.43%) Ansible
3 16 (5.11%) Terraform
4 4 (1.28%) MOM
4 4 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.64%) AppDNA
5 2 (0.64%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.64%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.64%) Salt
5 2 (0.64%) SCCM
5 2 (0.64%) SELinux
6 1 (0.32%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.32%) QRadar
6 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.32%) SCOM
6 1 (0.32%) SCSM
Vendors
1 29 (9.27%) Microsoft
2 25 (7.99%) Oracle
3 18 (5.75%) Cloudera
4 13 (4.15%) IBM
5 12 (3.83%) Splunk
6 11 (3.51%) Adobe
6 11 (3.51%) Citrix
6 11 (3.51%) MapR
6 11 (3.51%) Nuix
6 11 (3.51%) SAP
7 10 (3.19%) Cisco
8 7 (2.24%) VMware
9 6 (1.92%) Pega
10 5 (1.60%) AppSense
10 5 (1.60%) MuleSoft
10 5 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (1.28%) Juniper
12 3 (0.96%) Apple
12 3 (0.96%) CheckPoint
12 3 (0.96%) Fortinet
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