The table below looks at the statistics for the Chief Architect role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 30 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Chief Architect
Rank 571 544 529
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Chief Architect 12 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.019% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.020% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 10
Average daily rate
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£650 £600 £506
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £600 £493
10% offered a daily rate of more than £920 £765 £800
UK excluding London average daily rate £650 - £675
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47189 44564 41455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.53% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29609 26528 23470
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1818 1936 2419
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Chief Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Chief Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Chief Architect
Daily Rate Trend

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

Chief Architect Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Chief Architect
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Chief Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Chief Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Chief Architect
Top 15 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 30 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
England -16 11 £650 +8.33% 5
London -7 7 £700 +16.66% 3
Oxford - 2 £650 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £650 -
South East - 2 £650 - 2
City of London +12 1 £565 - 2
East of England - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £650 - 2
South West - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Bristol - - - -

Chief Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 17 (62.96%) Enterprise Architecture
2 13 (48.15%) TOGAF
3 8 (29.63%) Degree
4 6 (22.22%) Retail
4 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (18.52%) Programme Management
5 5 (18.52%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (14.81%) Project Planning
7 3 (11.11%) Open Source
7 3 (11.11%) Security Architecture
7 3 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (11.11%) Data Privacy
7 3 (11.11%) Software Engineering
7 3 (11.11%) ISSAP
7 3 (11.11%) Computer Science
7 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
7 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
7 3 (11.11%) Finance
7 3 (11.11%) .NET
7 3 (11.11%) CA
8 2 (7.41%) LAN
8 2 (7.41%) WAN
8 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
8 2 (7.41%) Oracle
8 2 (7.41%) Workflow
8 2 (7.41%) Java
8 2 (7.41%) Firewall
8 2 (7.41%) Service Management
8 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery

Chief Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (3.70%) SAP Retail
2 1 (3.70%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) LAN
1 2 (7.41%) WAN
1 2 (7.41%) Firewall
1 2 (7.41%) Internet
2 1 (3.70%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
1 1 (3.70%) Hadoop
1 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
General
1 6 (22.22%) Retail
2 3 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) .NET
2 2 (7.41%) Middleware
3 1 (3.70%) WCF
3 1 (3.70%) WF
3 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.11%) Open Source
2 3 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.70%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (62.96%) Enterprise Architecture
2 13 (48.15%) TOGAF
3 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (18.52%) Programme Management
3 5 (18.52%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (14.81%) Project Planning
5 3 (11.11%) Security Architecture
5 3 (11.11%) Data Privacy
5 3 (11.11%) Software Engineering
6 2 (7.41%) Workflow
6 2 (7.41%) Service Management
6 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
6 2 (7.41%) Project Management
6 2 (7.41%) Performance Management
6 2 (7.41%) Zachman Framework
6 2 (7.41%) Portfolio Management
7 1 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (3.70%) Mentoring
7 1 (3.70%) Coaching
7 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (29.63%) Degree
2 3 (11.11%) ISSAP
2 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) MOM
Vendors
1 3 (11.11%) CA
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) SAP