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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Head of Architecture
Rank 570 543 530
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Architecture 11 23 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.045% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.049% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 19 3
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£725 £650 £725
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -10.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £725 £650 -
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -
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
48551 46784 42135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.43% 92.38% 92.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 29792 27671 24104
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1854 1968 2263
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 4 March 2015.

Head of Architecture Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Head of Architecture
Top 30 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 4 March 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
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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 -12 11 £725 +20.83% 5
London -6 7 £763 +27.08% 5
South West -18 1 £750 +20.96%
Yorkshire - 1 £725 -
South East - 1 - -
East of England - 1 £675 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Devon - - - -
Kent - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Sussex - - - -
Lowestoft - - - -
Luton - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Norwich - - - -
Plymouth - - - -
Reading - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
West Malling - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Scotland - - - - 1
City of London - - - - 2
North West - - - -
Thames Valley - - - -
Blackpool - - - -

Head of Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 13 (54.17%) Finance
2 9 (37.50%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (16.67%) IT Governance
3 4 (16.67%) Competitor Analysis
3 4 (16.67%) Time Management
3 4 (16.67%) Data Architecture
3 4 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 3 (12.50%) Banking
4 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (12.50%) Games
4 3 (12.50%) TOGAF
5 2 (8.33%) Oracle
5 2 (8.33%) Analytics
5 2 (8.33%) Mobile App
5 2 (8.33%) Credit Risk
6 1 (4.17%) ITIL
6 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
6 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce
6 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (4.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (4.17%) PRINCE
6 1 (4.17%) Mainframe
6 1 (4.17%) Teradata
6 1 (4.17%) Retail
6 1 (4.17%) Zachman Framework
6 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
6 1 (4.17%) Front Office
6 1 (4.17%) SaaS
6 1 (4.17%) NoSQL
6 1 (4.17%) Portfolio Management

Head of Architecture
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) NoSQL
1 1 (4.17%) Big Data
1 1 (4.17%) Hadoop
General
1 13 (54.17%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Banking
2 3 (12.50%) Games
3 1 (4.17%) Retail
3 1 (4.17%) Front Office
3 1 (4.17%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Mobile App
1 2 (8.33%) Credit Risk
2 1 (4.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (4.17%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.17%) Derivative
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Enterprise Architecture
2 4 (16.67%) IT Governance
2 4 (16.67%) Competitor Analysis
2 4 (16.67%) Time Management
2 4 (16.67%) Data Architecture
2 4 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (12.50%) TOGAF
4 2 (8.33%) Analytics
5 1 (4.17%) ITIL
5 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce
5 1 (4.17%) PRINCE
5 1 (4.17%) Zachman Framework
5 1 (4.17%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (4.17%) Business Analysis
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (4.17%) Teradata
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