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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Head of Architecture
Rank 616 621 616
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Architecture 24 19 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.034% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.036% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 6
Median daily rate £750 £688 £738
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -6.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £469
10% offered a daily rate of more than £850 £900 £888
UK excluding London median daily rate £750 £663 -
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -
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
50938 53139 51380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.75% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 33216 33356 31629
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £568 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.16% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1509 2051 2085
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 24 June 2016.

Head of Architecture Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Head of Architecture
Top 12 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 24 June 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 +7 24 £750 +9.09% 1
London +10 16 £750 -16.66% 1
South East +1 4 £650 -1.88%
South West 0 2 £750 +11.11%
Hampshire - 2 - -
East Midlands +3 1 £750 -
Bristol +1 1 £750 +7.14%
Nottinghamshire +1 1 £750 -
Nottingham -2 1 £750 -
North West - 1 £675 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £750 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £550 -

Head of Architecture Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 (38.00%) TOGAF
2 18 (36.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 17 (34.00%) Big Data
4 15 (30.00%) Analytics
5 14 (28.00%) Information Assurance
6 13 (26.00%) CESG
6 13 (26.00%) Risk Management
7 12 (24.00%) User Experience
8 11 (22.00%) Information Security
8 11 (22.00%) SC Cleared
8 11 (22.00%) Security Cleared
8 11 (22.00%) Open Source
9 10 (20.00%) Data Modelling
10 8 (16.00%) Banking
11 7 (14.00%) Data Architecture
11 7 (14.00%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
13 4 (8.00%) Retail
13 4 (8.00%) Investment Banking
13 4 (8.00%) Hadoop
13 4 (8.00%) Migration
13 4 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
13 4 (8.00%) Finance
13 4 (8.00%) Management Information System
14 3 (6.00%) VMware
14 3 (6.00%) EAI
14 3 (6.00%) Oracle
14 3 (6.00%) Middleware
14 3 (6.00%) Data Analytics

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 2 (4.00%) SAS
2 1 (2.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (2.00%) CMS
2 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.00%) Office 365
2 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.00%) HP Helion
2 1 (2.00%) IaaS
2 1 (2.00%) PaaS
2 1 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) Firewall
2 1 (2.00%) CTI
2 1 (2.00%) HTTP
2 1 (2.00%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (2.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (34.00%) Big Data
2 5 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (8.00%) Hadoop
4 2 (4.00%) Data Mining
5 1 (2.00%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
General
1 8 (16.00%) Banking
2 4 (8.00%) Finance
2 4 (8.00%) Investment Banking
2 4 (8.00%) Retail
3 2 (4.00%) Back Office
4 1 (2.00%) Automotive
4 1 (2.00%) Front Office
4 1 (2.00%) Legal
4 1 (2.00%) Marketing
4 1 (2.00%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.00%) Middleware
2 1 (2.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (2.00%) CSS
2 1 (2.00%) CSS3
2 1 (2.00%) HTML
2 1 (2.00%) HTML5
2 1 (2.00%) JSON
2 1 (2.00%) REST
2 1 (2.00%) SOAP
2 1 (2.00%) Spring
2 1 (2.00%) Spring Security
2 1 (2.00%) Velocity
2 1 (2.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (26.00%) CESG
2 12 (24.00%) User Experience
3 4 (8.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.00%) Data Integration
4 2 (4.00%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.00%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.00%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.00%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.00%) Windows
2 1 (2.00%) Linux
2 1 (2.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (38.00%) TOGAF
2 18 (36.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 15 (30.00%) Analytics
4 14 (28.00%) Information Assurance
5 13 (26.00%) Risk Management
6 11 (22.00%) Information Security
6 11 (22.00%) Open Source
7 10 (20.00%) Data Modelling
8 7 (14.00%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (14.00%) Data Architecture
9 5 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (8.00%) Migration
10 4 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (6.00%) Data Analytics
11 3 (6.00%) EAI
12 2 (4.00%) ArchiMate
12 2 (4.00%) Business Process Improvement
12 2 (4.00%) Information Architecture
12 2 (4.00%) Process Improvement
12 2 (4.00%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.00%) Java
2 1 (2.00%) Groovy
2 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (22.00%) SC Cleared
1 11 (22.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.00%) Degree
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) Government Security Classifications
1 1 (2.00%) ISO22301
1 1 (2.00%) SEPA
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) MIIS
1 1 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (6.00%) Oracle
1 3 (6.00%) VMware
2 2 (4.00%) TOWER Software
3 1 (2.00%) Cisco
3 1 (2.00%) ForgeRock
3 1 (2.00%) GoldenSource
3 1 (2.00%) Google
3 1 (2.00%) Guidewire
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.00%) NetApp
3 1 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.00%) Teradata