Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Software Architect was £625 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 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 Software Architect
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 880 869 900
Rank change year-on-year -11 +31 -
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Architect 9 17 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.016% 0.003%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.017% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 2
UK median daily rate £625 £494 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.58% -5.95% -
10th Percentile £600 £424 £438
90th Percentile £654 £650 £633
UK excluding London median daily rate - £494 £450
% change year-on-year - +9.72% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 96790 100139 109026
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.77% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63814 65329 69364
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +1.98% +4.60% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2894 3317 4130
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.74 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.37% - +8.29%

Senior Software Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Senior Software Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Architect in the UK

Senior Software Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Software Architect.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Software Architect in the UK

Senior Software Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Software Architect over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Software Architect in the UK

Senior Software Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Software Architect.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Software Architect in the UK

Senior Software Architect
Top 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Software Architect within the UK over the 6 months to 18 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 +35 9 £625 +26.58%
London -2 9 £625 +19.05%

Senior Software Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Senior Software 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 Software Architect in the job title.

1 8 (88.89%) Node.js
2 7 (77.78%) REST
2 7 (77.78%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 7 (77.78%) Apache Cassandra
2 7 (77.78%) Kafka
2 7 (77.78%) Mentoring
2 7 (77.78%) Open Source
2 7 (77.78%) Java
2 7 (77.78%) JavaScript
2 7 (77.78%) Web Services
2 7 (77.78%) XML
2 7 (77.78%) Scrum
2 7 (77.78%) Microservices
2 7 (77.78%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (11.11%) Data Structures
3 1 (11.11%) Software Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (11.11%) IT Strategy
3 1 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (11.11%) Serverless
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Data Management
3 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Strategic Management
3 1 (11.11%) Reference Data
3 1 (11.11%) Data Integration
3 1 (11.11%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) Data Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling

Senior Software 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:

Cloud Services
1 7 (77.78%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (11.11%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (11.11%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (11.11%) GIS
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) Node.js
2 7 (77.78%) Kafka
2 7 (77.78%) REST
2 7 (77.78%) Web Services
2 7 (77.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) Data Structures
1 1 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
1 1 (11.11%) Reference Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Mentoring
1 7 (77.78%) Microservices
1 7 (77.78%) Open Source
1 7 (77.78%) Scrum
1 7 (77.78%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Data Architecture
2 1 (11.11%) Data Integration
2 1 (11.11%) Data Management
2 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
2 1 (11.11%) IT Strategy
2 1 (11.11%) Master Data Management
2 1 (11.11%) Software Delivery
2 1 (11.11%) Strategic Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) Java
1 7 (77.78%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) CTC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Data Quality