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 27 August 2016 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Architecture
Rank 609 624 613
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Architecture 25 40 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.069% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.072% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 34 16
Median daily rate £750 £750 £750
90% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £675 £503
10% offered a daily rate of more than £855 £918 £850
UK excluding London median daily rate £750 £725 £750
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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
50506 55381 53413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.92% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 32907 35226 32261
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1614 2075 2087
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £39.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 27 August 2016.

Head of Architecture Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Head of Architecture
Top 9 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 27 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +4 25 £750 -
London +15 20 £750 -16.66%
South West +9 3 £750 +11.11%
City of London +33 1 £825 +3.12%
North West 0 1 - -
Manchester -4 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £675 -
Bristol - 1 £750 -
East of England - 1 £675 -

Head of Architecture Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, 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 19 (31.67%) TOGAF
2 17 (28.33%) Big Data
3 16 (26.67%) Enterprise Architecture
4 14 (23.33%) Information Assurance
4 14 (23.33%) Analytics
5 13 (21.67%) Security Cleared
5 13 (21.67%) Risk Management
5 13 (21.67%) CESG
6 12 (20.00%) SC Cleared
7 11 (18.33%) Open Source
7 11 (18.33%) Information Security
7 11 (18.33%) User Experience
8 8 (13.33%) Coaching
8 8 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (13.33%) Banking
8 8 (13.33%) Data Modelling
8 8 (13.33%) Data Architecture
9 7 (11.67%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (10.00%) Finance
10 6 (10.00%) Migration
10 6 (10.00%) Data Centre
11 5 (8.33%) Public Cloud
11 5 (8.33%) Mentoring
11 5 (8.33%) Retail
11 5 (8.33%) Investment Banking
12 4 (6.67%) DevOps
12 4 (6.67%) Hadoop
12 4 (6.67%) Management Information System
12 4 (6.67%) E-Commerce

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 1 (1.67%) CMS
1 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (1.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.00%) Office 365
2 2 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.33%) IaaS
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.33%) PaaS
2 2 (3.33%) SaaS
3 1 (1.67%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.33%) Firewall
2 1 (1.67%) CTI
2 1 (1.67%) LAN
2 1 (1.67%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (1.67%) VoIP
2 1 (1.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (28.33%) Big Data
2 7 (11.67%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (6.67%) Hadoop
4 2 (3.33%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.33%) MySQL
4 2 (3.33%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.67%) Data Mining
General
1 8 (13.33%) Banking
2 6 (10.00%) Finance
3 5 (8.33%) Investment Banking
3 5 (8.33%) Retail
4 1 (1.67%) Automotive
4 1 (1.67%) Front Office
4 1 (1.67%) Legal
4 1 (1.67%) Marketing
4 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.00%) Middleware
2 1 (1.67%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 13 (21.67%) CESG
2 11 (18.33%) User Experience
3 6 (10.00%) Data Centre
4 5 (8.33%) Public Cloud
5 4 (6.67%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.33%) Data Integration
6 2 (3.33%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.67%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.67%) Windows
1 1 (1.67%) Windows Server
1 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (31.67%) TOGAF
2 16 (26.67%) Enterprise Architecture
3 14 (23.33%) Analytics
3 14 (23.33%) Information Assurance
4 13 (21.67%) Risk Management
5 11 (18.33%) Information Security
5 11 (18.33%) Open Source
6 8 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (13.33%) Coaching
6 8 (13.33%) Data Architecture
6 8 (13.33%) Data Modelling
7 6 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (10.00%) Migration
8 5 (8.33%) Mentoring
9 4 (6.67%) DevOps
9 4 (6.67%) E-Commerce
10 3 (5.00%) Data Analytics
10 3 (5.00%) EAI
10 3 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 3 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (21.67%) Security Cleared
2 12 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.00%) Degree
4 2 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.67%) Government Security Classifications
1 1 (1.67%) ISO22301
1 1 (1.67%) SEPA
System Software
1 2 (3.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) MIIS
1 1 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (5.00%) IBM
1 3 (5.00%) Oracle
1 3 (5.00%) VMware
2 2 (3.33%) Cisco
2 2 (3.33%) GoldenSource
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.33%) Sybase
2 2 (3.33%) TOWER Software
3 1 (1.67%) Cloudera
3 1 (1.67%) EMC
3 1 (1.67%) Google
3 1 (1.67%) Guidewire
3 1 (1.67%) NetApp
3 1 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.67%) Teradata