The median contractor rate for a Senior Software Architect was £700 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 603 638 623
Rank change year-on-year +35 -15  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Software Architect 2 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.019% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.005% 0.020% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 0
Median daily rate £700 £488 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +43.58% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £488 -
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 42875 51263 50687
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.24% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27839 33245 30600
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1489 1590 2025
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

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 29 March 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 3 months to 29 March 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 +41 2 £700 +43.58%
London - 2 £700 -

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 6 (75.00%) Java
2 5 (62.50%) UML
2 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) Finance
3 4 (50.00%) Oracle
4 3 (37.50%) JBoss
4 3 (37.50%) SOAP
4 3 (37.50%) Web Services
4 3 (37.50%) Apache
4 3 (37.50%) Red Hat
4 3 (37.50%) MS Visio
4 3 (37.50%) Java EE
4 3 (37.50%) Microservices
4 3 (37.50%) Software Architecture
4 3 (37.50%) REST
5 2 (25.00%) Open Source
5 2 (25.00%) Node.js
5 2 (25.00%) Kafka
5 2 (25.00%) Degree
5 2 (25.00%) J2EE
5 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (25.00%) Migration
5 2 (25.00%) Scrum
5 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (25.00%) Spring
5 2 (25.00%) Project Management
5 2 (25.00%) XML
6 1 (12.50%) XSL
6 1 (12.50%) XSLT

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 3 (37.50%) Apache
1 3 (37.50%) JBoss
2 1 (12.50%) Apache Spark
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Ant
1 1 (12.50%) Eclipse
1 1 (12.50%) Gradle
1 1 (12.50%) IntelliJ
1 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
1 1 (12.50%) JUnit
1 1 (12.50%) Maven
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Java EE
1 3 (37.50%) REST
1 3 (37.50%) SOAP
1 3 (37.50%) Web Services
2 2 (25.00%) J2EE
2 2 (25.00%) Kafka
2 2 (25.00%) Node.js
2 2 (25.00%) Spring
2 2 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
3 1 (12.50%) Apache Flex
3 1 (12.50%) BlazeDS
3 1 (12.50%) Hibernate
3 1 (12.50%) JDBC
3 1 (12.50%) JSF
3 1 (12.50%) JSON
3 1 (12.50%) RESTful
3 1 (12.50%) Spring MVC
3 1 (12.50%) XSL
3 1 (12.50%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (62.50%) UML
2 3 (37.50%) Microservices
2 3 (37.50%) Software Architecture
3 2 (25.00%) Migration
3 2 (25.00%) Open Source
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
3 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
4 1 (12.50%) Kanban
4 1 (12.50%) MVC
4 1 (12.50%) OO
4 1 (12.50%) OOA/OOD
4 1 (12.50%) OOD
4 1 (12.50%) SOA
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) ActionScript
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Scala
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) PA-DSS
1 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (37.50%) Red Hat
3 1 (12.50%) Adobe
3 1 (12.50%) IBM
3 1 (12.50%) Sybase