The table below looks at the statistics for the Head of Architecture 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 Head of Architecture in their job title over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Head of Architecture
Rank 552 536 577
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +41
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Architecture 20 17 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.039% 0.035% 0.006%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.038% 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 2
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£750 £650 £700
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £750 £600 £700
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Head of Architecture
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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
46778 44742 49913
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.00% 92.82% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 29097 27301 28553
Average daily rate £400 £400 £392
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1872 1954 2464
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Head of Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Head of Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in England

Head of Architecture
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Head of Architecture Daily Rate Trend in England

Head of Architecture
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Head of Architecture across the England region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

Head of Architecture Daily Rate Histogram in England

Head of Architecture
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 Head of Architecture within the England region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +13 8 £738 +13.46% 7
Yorkshire +5 7 £750 - 2
North West - 2 £750 -
East of England - 2 £850 -
South East - - - - 3
West Midlands - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - - 1
Head of Architecture
UK

Head of Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Head of Architecture 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 Head of Architecture in their job title.

1 13 (48.15%) TOGAF
2 11 (40.74%) Enterprise Architecture
3 10 (37.04%) Ajax
3 10 (37.04%) JSON
3 10 (37.04%) NoSQL
3 10 (37.04%) REST
3 10 (37.04%) CSS3
3 10 (37.04%) HTML5
3 10 (37.04%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (37.04%) CSS
3 10 (37.04%) HTML
3 10 (37.04%) MySQL
4 9 (33.33%) CMMI
4 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (33.33%) COBIT
5 8 (29.63%) MongoDB
6 7 (25.93%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (25.93%) Data Protection
6 7 (25.93%) Technical Architecture
7 6 (22.22%) Finance
7 6 (22.22%) Law
8 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (14.81%) Zachman Framework
10 3 (11.11%) Retail
10 3 (11.11%) Ruby
10 3 (11.11%) Ruby on Rails
10 3 (11.11%) Django
10 3 (11.11%) Play Framework
10 3 (11.11%) Data Architecture
10 3 (11.11%) Scala

Head of Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Head of Architecture 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 Head of Architecture in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Firewall
1 1 (3.70%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (37.04%) NoSQL
1 10 (37.04%) PostgreSQL
1 10 (37.04%) MySQL
2 8 (29.63%) MongoDB
3 7 (25.93%) Apache Cassandra
General
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
1 6 (22.22%) Law
2 3 (11.11%) Retail
3 2 (7.41%) Marketing
4 1 (3.70%) Games
4 1 (3.70%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (37.04%) Ajax
1 10 (37.04%) JSON
1 10 (37.04%) REST
1 10 (37.04%) CSS3
1 10 (37.04%) HTML5
1 10 (37.04%) CSS
1 10 (37.04%) HTML
2 3 (11.11%) Ruby on Rails
2 3 (11.11%) Django
2 3 (11.11%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) TOGAF
2 11 (40.74%) Enterprise Architecture
3 9 (33.33%) CMMI
3 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (25.93%) Data Protection
4 7 (25.93%) Technical Architecture
5 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (14.81%) Zachman Framework
7 3 (11.11%) Data Architecture
8 2 (7.41%) Business Transformation
8 2 (7.41%) Data Management
8 2 (7.41%) Project Management
8 2 (7.41%) Mentoring
8 2 (7.41%) Software Architecture
9 1 (3.70%) Process Management
9 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (3.70%) Data Security
9 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
9 1 (3.70%) Data Modelling
9 1 (3.70%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) Ruby
1 3 (11.11%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (33.33%) COBIT
Vendors
1 2 (7.41%) SAP
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
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