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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Head of Architecture
UK
Rank 587 619 608
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Architecture 8 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.017% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.018% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 7
Median daily rate £883 £838 £675
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.37% +24.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £703 £653 £550
10% offered a daily rate of more than £1,210 £1,015 £810
UK excluding London median daily rate £725 £638 £725
% change year-on-year
+13.72% -12.06%
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
42991 49435 49774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.99% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 28051 31832 30735
Median daily rate £425 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1560 1650 1930
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +6.92%

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 23 February 2017.

Head of Architecture Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Head of Architecture
Top 6 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 23 February 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 +36 8 £883 +5.37% 6
London +14 7 £1,000 +11.11% 4
City of London -6 1 £765 +5.51%
Corsham - 1 £725 -
Wiltshire - 1 £725 -
South West - 1 £725 -

Head of Architecture Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 (34.78%) Finance
1 8 (34.78%) Enterprise Architecture
2 7 (30.43%) SC Cleared
2 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
3 6 (26.09%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (26.09%) Analytics
4 3 (13.04%) Management Information System
4 3 (13.04%) SAP
5 2 (8.70%) Big Data
5 2 (8.70%) Data Analytics
5 2 (8.70%) Business Analytics
5 2 (8.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (8.70%) TOGAF
5 2 (8.70%) Data Architecture
5 2 (8.70%) Information Assurance
5 2 (8.70%) IT Governance
5 2 (8.70%) Marketing
5 2 (8.70%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (8.70%) Open Source
5 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
5 2 (8.70%) Coaching
5 2 (8.70%) User Experience
5 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (8.70%) Project Management
5 2 (8.70%) Data Security
5 2 (8.70%) Risk Management
5 2 (8.70%) Electronics
5 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
5 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
5 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development

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 (8.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.35%) IaaS
1 1 (4.35%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Big Data
2 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
General
1 8 (34.78%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Banking
2 2 (8.70%) Electronics
2 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
2 2 (8.70%) Marketing
2 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.35%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) CESG
2 2 (8.70%) User Experience
3 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.35%) Fat Client
3 1 (4.35%) Public Cloud
3 1 (4.35%) Thin Client
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Enterprise Architecture
2 6 (26.09%) Analytics
2 6 (26.09%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.70%) Business Analytics
3 2 (8.70%) Coaching
3 2 (8.70%) Data Analytics
3 2 (8.70%) Data Architecture
3 2 (8.70%) Data Security
3 2 (8.70%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (8.70%) Information Assurance
3 2 (8.70%) Information Security
3 2 (8.70%) IT Governance
3 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
3 2 (8.70%) Open Source
3 2 (8.70%) Programme Management
3 2 (8.70%) Project Management
3 2 (8.70%) Risk Management
3 2 (8.70%) TOGAF
4 1 (4.35%) Continuous Delivery
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) SC Cleared
1 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
1 1 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) SAP
2 1 (4.35%) IBM
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) TIBCO
2 1 (4.35%) TOWER Software