The table below looks at the statistics for the Head of Architecture role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Architecture
Rank 576 571 548
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Architecture 18 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.011% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.012% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 7
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£681 £850 £700
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.85% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £710 £575
10% offered a daily rate of more than £795 £970 £900
UK excluding London average daily rate £656 - £700
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
49496 48382 42407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.36% 92.51% 92.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 30854 29920 24330
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £228 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1937 1986 2076
Average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £18.26
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -6.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £41.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Head of Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 2 June 2015.

Head of Architecture Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Head of Architecture
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 Head of Architecture within the UK over the 3 months to 2 June 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England 0 18 £681 -19.85% 4
South East - 7 £663 - 1
South West +3 5 £675 -
Surrey - 5 £663 -
London +4 4 £800 -5.88% 1
Staines - 4 - -
Bristol - 3 £700 -
Middlesex - 2 - -
City of London +11 1 £700 -3.44% 1
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 £600 -
Yorkshire - 1 £600 -
Leeds - 1 £600 -
Nottingham - 1 - - 1

Head of Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 11 (37.93%) Enterprise Architecture
2 8 (27.59%) Finance
3 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (10.34%) Banking
4 3 (10.34%) TOGAF
5 2 (6.90%) Credit Risk
5 2 (6.90%) Mobile App
5 2 (6.90%) Data Architecture
5 2 (6.90%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (6.90%) Security Architecture
5 2 (6.90%) Project Management
5 2 (6.90%) Process Management
5 2 (6.90%) Retail
5 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.90%) Scrum
5 2 (6.90%) Data Centre
6 1 (3.45%) SDLC
6 1 (3.45%) Information Security
6 1 (3.45%) Zachman Framework
6 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
6 1 (3.45%) Front Office
6 1 (3.45%) Workflow
6 1 (3.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (3.45%) CISM
6 1 (3.45%) .NET
6 1 (3.45%) ITIL
6 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.45%) E-Commerce
6 1 (3.45%) SOA

Head of Architecture
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 1 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) Big Data
General
1 8 (27.59%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Banking
3 2 (6.90%) Retail
4 1 (3.45%) Front Office
4 1 (3.45%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) .NET
1 1 (3.45%) Middleware
1 1 (3.45%) WCF
1 1 (3.45%) WF
1 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Credit Risk
1 2 (6.90%) Mobile App
1 2 (6.90%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Derivative
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) Enterprise Architecture
2 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (10.34%) TOGAF
4 2 (6.90%) Data Architecture
4 2 (6.90%) Security Architecture
4 2 (6.90%) Project Management
4 2 (6.90%) Process Management
4 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (6.90%) Scrum
5 1 (3.45%) SDLC
5 1 (3.45%) Information Security
5 1 (3.45%) Zachman Framework
5 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.45%) Workflow
5 1 (3.45%) ITIL
5 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.45%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.45%) SOA
5 1 (3.45%) B2B
5 1 (3.45%) B2C
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) CISM
1 1 (3.45%) CCSP
1 1 (3.45%) CISSP
1 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (3.45%) Degree
1 1 (3.45%) ISSAP
1 1 (3.45%) ISSEP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (3.45%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.45%) Google