The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Head of Architecture featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Head of Architecture
UK
Rank 587 614 593
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Architecture 10 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.016% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.017% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 5
Median daily rate £800 £725 £850
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -14.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £690 £606 £550
10% offered a daily rate of more than £1,030 £910 £890
UK excluding London median daily rate £750 £675 -
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
42412 48118 48163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.73% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 27609 30636 30303
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1503 1747 1909
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.61 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Head of Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Head of Architecture in the job title.

Head of Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Head of Architecture
Daily Rate Trend

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

Head of Architecture Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Head of Architecture
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Head of Architecture within the UK over the 3 months to 20 January 2017.

Head of Architecture Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Head of Architecture
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Architecture within the UK over the 3 months to 20 January 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 +32 10 £800 +10.34% 6
London +12 6 £850 +13.33% 3
South West - 3 £750 -
Corsham - 3 £750 -
Wiltshire - 3 £750 -
North West +26 1 - -
Manchester +19 1 - -

Head of Architecture Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, Head of Architecture 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 Head of Architecture in the job title.

1 8 (27.59%) Finance
1 8 (27.59%) Security Cleared
2 7 (24.14%) SC Cleared
3 6 (20.69%) Analytics
3 6 (20.69%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (20.69%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (13.79%) IBM
4 4 (13.79%) Coaching
4 4 (13.79%) Data Centre
5 3 (10.34%) DevOps
5 3 (10.34%) Mentoring
5 3 (10.34%) Big Data
5 3 (10.34%) Public Cloud
5 3 (10.34%) SAP
5 3 (10.34%) Oracle
5 3 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
5 3 (10.34%) Telecoms
5 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (6.90%) MongoDB
6 2 (6.90%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (6.90%) PaaS
6 2 (6.90%) Data Architecture
6 2 (6.90%) Information Assurance
6 2 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (6.90%) Open Source
6 2 (6.90%) Banking
6 2 (6.90%) Retail
6 2 (6.90%) Information Security

Head of Architecture Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.90%) IaaS
1 2 (6.90%) PaaS
2 1 (3.45%) Office 365
2 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) LAN
1 1 (3.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) Big Data
1 3 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.90%) MongoDB
2 2 (6.90%) MySQL
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.45%) Hadoop
General
1 8 (27.59%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.90%) Banking
3 2 (6.90%) Electronics
3 2 (6.90%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.90%) Marketing
3 2 (6.90%) Retail
4 1 (3.45%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
2 3 (10.34%) Public Cloud
3 2 (6.90%) CESG
3 2 (6.90%) Client/Server
3 2 (6.90%) User Experience
4 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.45%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.45%) Thin Client
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) Analytics
1 6 (20.69%) Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.69%) Enterprise Architecture
2 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (13.79%) Coaching
3 3 (10.34%) DevOps
3 3 (10.34%) Mentoring
3 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (6.90%) Business Analytics
4 2 (6.90%) Data Analytics
4 2 (6.90%) Information Security
4 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Transformation
4 2 (6.90%) IT Governance
4 2 (6.90%) Matrix Management
4 2 (6.90%) Matrix Organization
4 2 (6.90%) Migration
4 2 (6.90%) Open Source
4 2 (6.90%) People Management
4 2 (6.90%) Programme Management
4 2 (6.90%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 8 (27.59%) Security Cleared
2 7 (24.14%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.90%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) IBM
2 3 (10.34%) Oracle
2 3 (10.34%) SAP
3 2 (6.90%) Sybase
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco
4 1 (3.45%) Cloudera
4 1 (3.45%) EMC
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.45%) TIBCO
4 1 (3.45%) TOWER Software
4 1 (3.45%) VMware