The median contractor rate for a Senior Software Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 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 Software Architect
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 603 637 636
Rank change year-on-year +34 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Architect 4 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.026% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.028% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 4
Median daily rate £600 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.07% +2.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £685 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +12.82% +2.63%  
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 44561 50348 53046
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28813 32834 33338
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 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1376 1496 2028
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 £11.42 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Senior Software Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Senior Software Architect in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 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 3 months to 26 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 +24 4 £600 +23.07% 1
West Midlands +14 2 £550 +12.82%
London -5 2 £675 +3.84% 1

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 4 (66.67%) Open Source
1 4 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (66.67%) Java
1 4 (66.67%) Node.js
2 3 (50.00%) Kafka
2 3 (50.00%) Microservices
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Subversion
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) JSON
3 2 (33.33%) Scala
3 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) Web Services
3 2 (33.33%) XSLT
3 2 (33.33%) Unix
3 2 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 2 (33.33%) SOA
3 2 (33.33%) Middleware
3 2 (33.33%) Apache Spark
3 2 (33.33%) Apache Camel
3 2 (33.33%) MuleSoft
3 2 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (33.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (33.33%) WSO2
3 2 (33.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) REST
4 1 (16.67%) WebSockets
4 1 (16.67%) Elasticsearch

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) Apache Spark
2 1 (16.67%) Apache
2 1 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 4 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 2 (33.33%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (33.33%) Subversion
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) Node.js
2 3 (50.00%) Kafka
3 2 (33.33%) Apache Camel
3 2 (33.33%) JSON
3 2 (33.33%) Middleware
3 2 (33.33%) Web Services
3 2 (33.33%) XSLT
4 1 (16.67%) Electron Framework
4 1 (16.67%) REST
4 1 (16.67%) WebSockets
4 1 (16.67%) XML
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Open Source
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Microservices
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) SOA
4 1 (16.67%) Kanban
4 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (16.67%) Open Source Development
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) Software Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) MuleSoft
1 2 (33.33%) WSO2
2 1 (16.67%) Salesforce.com
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