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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Architecture
Rank 614 631 625
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Architecture 14 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.025% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.027% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 4
Median daily rate £738 £850 £863
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.23% -1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £669 £850
10% offered a daily rate of more than £848 £903 £893
UK excluding London median daily rate £750 £850 -
% change year-on-year
-11.76% -
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
47474 52672 53743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.81% 93.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 31013 33568 33961
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 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1672 2047 2214
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.79
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.66%

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 2 December 2016.

Head of Architecture Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Head of Architecture
Top 10 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 2 December 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
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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 +11 14 £738 -13.23% 5
London -1 9 £725 -14.70% 2
Corsham - 3 £750 -
Wiltshire - 3 £750 -
South West - 3 £750 - 1
Manchester +2 1 - -
North West +1 1 - -
City of London -6 1 £825 +35.24%
Derbyshire - 1 £750 -
East Midlands - 1 £750 -

Head of Architecture Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 11 (28.95%) Finance
2 10 (26.32%) Security Cleared
3 9 (23.68%) SC Cleared
4 8 (21.05%) Enterprise Architecture
5 7 (18.42%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (15.79%) Banking
6 6 (15.79%) Analytics
6 6 (15.79%) Coaching
7 5 (13.16%) Public Cloud
7 5 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (13.16%) Mentoring
8 4 (10.53%) Migration
8 4 (10.53%) Programme Management
8 4 (10.53%) IBM
8 4 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (10.53%) E-Commerce
8 4 (10.53%) Data Centre
8 4 (10.53%) Big Data
8 4 (10.53%) Information Assurance
8 4 (10.53%) Data Architecture
9 3 (7.89%) Information Architecture
9 3 (7.89%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 3 (7.89%) Office 365
9 3 (7.89%) People Management
9 3 (7.89%) DevOps
9 3 (7.89%) Oracle
9 3 (7.89%) Risk Management
9 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
9 3 (7.89%) Investment Banking
9 3 (7.89%) Retail

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 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.63%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.63%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Office 365
2 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.63%) IaaS
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.63%) PaaS
2 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) LAN
1 1 (2.63%) Reverse Proxy
1 1 (2.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) Big Data
1 4 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.26%) Hadoop
2 2 (5.26%) MongoDB
2 2 (5.26%) MySQL
2 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (28.95%) Finance
2 6 (15.79%) Banking
3 3 (7.89%) Investment Banking
3 3 (7.89%) Retail
3 3 (7.89%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.26%) Electronics
4 2 (5.26%) Legal
4 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.26%) Marketing
5 1 (2.63%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Public Cloud
2 4 (10.53%) Data Centre
3 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.26%) CESG
4 2 (5.26%) Client/Server
4 2 (5.26%) User Experience
5 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.63%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.63%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.63%) Windows
1 1 (2.63%) Windows Server
1 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.05%) Enterprise Architecture
2 7 (18.42%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (15.79%) Analytics
3 6 (15.79%) Coaching
4 5 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (13.16%) Mentoring
5 4 (10.53%) Data Architecture
5 4 (10.53%) E-Commerce
5 4 (10.53%) Information Assurance
5 4 (10.53%) Migration
5 4 (10.53%) Programme Management
6 3 (7.89%) DevOps
6 3 (7.89%) Information Architecture
6 3 (7.89%) People Management
6 3 (7.89%) Risk Management
6 3 (7.89%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (5.26%) Data Security
7 2 (5.26%) Information Security
7 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (5.26%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.63%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (26.32%) Security Cleared
2 9 (23.68%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) MIIS
Vendors
1 4 (10.53%) IBM
2 3 (7.89%) Oracle
3 2 (5.26%) Cisco
3 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.26%) SAP
3 2 (5.26%) Sybase
4 1 (2.63%) Cloudera
4 1 (2.63%) EMC
4 1 (2.63%) GoldenSource
4 1 (2.63%) Google
4 1 (2.63%) NetApp
4 1 (2.63%) TIBCO
4 1 (2.63%) TOWER Software
4 1 (2.63%) VMware
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