The table below looks at the statistics for the Chief Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Chief Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Chief Architect
Rank 555 532 504
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Chief Architect 8 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.017% 0.016% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.017% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 9
Average daily rate
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£700 £600 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £599 £600 £485
10% offered a daily rate of more than £820 £810 £800
UK excluding London average daily rate £650 - £800
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
42674 41220 37638
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.41% 92.60% 92.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 27249 25109 21792
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1679 1871 2280
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.60 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

Chief Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Chief Architect in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Chief Architect Jobs Demand Trend in England

Chief Architect
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Chief Architect across the England region.

Chief Architect Daily Rate Trend in England

Chief Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Chief Architect across the England region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

Chief Architect Daily Rate Histogram in England

Chief Architect
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Chief Architect within the England region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London 0 5 £738 +22.91% 1
South East - 1 £650 - 3
East of England - 1 - - 1
South West - - - -
North West - - - -
Chief Architect
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Chief Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Chief Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Chief Architect in their job title.

1 14 (66.67%) Enterprise Architecture
2 12 (57.14%) TOGAF
3 8 (38.10%) Degree
4 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (23.81%) Technical Architecture
5 5 (23.81%) Programme Management
6 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (19.05%) Retail
6 4 (19.05%) Project Planning
7 3 (14.29%) ISSAP
7 3 (14.29%) Computer Science
7 3 (14.29%) Security Architecture
7 3 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (14.29%) Data Privacy
7 3 (14.29%) Management Information System
7 3 (14.29%) CA
8 2 (9.52%) LAN
8 2 (9.52%) WAN
8 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
8 2 (9.52%) .NET
8 2 (9.52%) Oracle
8 2 (9.52%) Firewall
8 2 (9.52%) Workflow
8 2 (9.52%) Internet
8 2 (9.52%) Middleware
8 2 (9.52%) Project Management
8 2 (9.52%) Performance Management
8 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
8 2 (9.52%) Open Source
8 2 (9.52%) Oracle Retail

Chief Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Chief Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Chief Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (4.76%) Magento
2 1 (4.76%) SAP Retail
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) LAN
1 2 (9.52%) WAN
1 2 (9.52%) Firewall
1 2 (9.52%) Internet
2 1 (4.76%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Hadoop
1 1 (4.76%) NoSQL
1 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
General
1 4 (19.05%) Retail
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) .NET
1 2 (9.52%) Middleware
2 1 (4.76%) WCF
2 1 (4.76%) WF
2 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 3 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 2 (9.52%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) Enterprise Architecture
2 12 (57.14%) TOGAF
3 5 (23.81%) Technical Architecture
3 5 (23.81%) Programme Management
4 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (19.05%) Project Planning
5 3 (14.29%) Security Architecture
5 3 (14.29%) Data Privacy
6 2 (9.52%) Workflow
6 2 (9.52%) Project Management
6 2 (9.52%) Performance Management
6 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
7 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
7 1 (4.76%) Coaching
7 1 (4.76%) Portfolio Management
7 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (4.76%) Zachman Framework
7 1 (4.76%) Supply Chain Management
7 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (4.76%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (38.10%) Degree
2 3 (14.29%) ISSAP
3 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) MOM
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) CA
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) SAP