The table below looks at the statistics for the Head of Architecture role in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Architecture
Rank 401 422 422
Rank change year-on-year
+21 0
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Architecture 14 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.059% 0.046% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.064% 0.050% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 7
Average daily rate
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£900 £725 £650
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £805 £443 £600
10% offered a daily rate of more than £923 £824 £790
UK excluding London average daily rate £725 £750 £600
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Head of Architecture
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21943 22179 23245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.52% 92.65% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 15426 15072 15942
Average daily rate £450 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 321 416 451
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.90 £45.00 £42.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Head of Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Head of Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in London

Head of Architecture
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Head of Architecture Daily Rate Trend in London

Head of Architecture
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Head of Architecture across the London region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Head of Architecture Daily Rate Histogram in London

Head of Architecture
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
City of London +2 1 £800 +33.33%
Head of Architecture
England

Head of Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 7 (36.84%) Mentoring
2 5 (26.32%) Open Source
3 4 (21.05%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (15.79%) Line Management
4 3 (15.79%) HTML5
4 3 (15.79%) Apple iOS
4 3 (15.79%) Coaching
4 3 (15.79%) Android
4 3 (15.79%) Internet
4 3 (15.79%) HTML
5 2 (10.53%) Java
5 2 (10.53%) MySQL
5 2 (10.53%) Apache
5 2 (10.53%) Tomcat
5 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (10.53%) Banking
5 2 (10.53%) Finance
5 2 (10.53%) Publishing
5 2 (10.53%) C
5 2 (10.53%) Spring
5 2 (10.53%) Strategic Planning
5 2 (10.53%) Degree
5 2 (10.53%) Kanban
5 2 (10.53%) Big Data
6 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
6 1 (5.26%) Digital Media
6 1 (5.26%) API Development
6 1 (5.26%) Data Architecture
6 1 (5.26%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (5.26%) Video on Demand

Head of Architecture
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.53%) Apache
1 2 (10.53%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.26%) Drupal
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) MySQL
1 2 (10.53%) Big Data
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
1 2 (10.53%) Publishing
1 2 (10.53%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
2 1 (5.26%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) HTML
1 3 (15.79%) HTML5
2 2 (10.53%) Spring
3 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Credit Risk
1 1 (5.26%) Video on Demand
1 1 (5.26%) Digital Media
1 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Android
1 3 (15.79%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Mentoring
2 5 (26.32%) Open Source
3 4 (21.05%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (15.79%) Line Management
4 3 (15.79%) Coaching
5 2 (10.53%) Strategic Planning
5 2 (10.53%) Kanban
5 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.26%) Content Management
6 1 (5.26%) UML
6 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
6 1 (5.26%) Scrum
6 1 (5.26%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (5.26%) Use Case
6 1 (5.26%) Performance Management
6 1 (5.26%) Data Architecture
6 1 (5.26%) API Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) C
1 2 (10.53%) Java
2 1 (5.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree