The median contractor rate for a Head of Architecture was £758 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Head of Architecture
London / City of London
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 158 156 198
Rank change year-on-year -2 +42  
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Architecture 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.062% 0.058% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.061% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £758 - £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £663 £750 £725
% change year-on-year -11.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3051 3295 5170
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.25% 94.87% 95.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2319 2671 3896
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 45 74
Median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +8.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £43.57 £34.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

Head of Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Head of Architecture in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Head of Architecture in the City of London

Head of Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Head of Architecture in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Head of Architecture in the City of London

Head of Architecture Skill Set
Top 7 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 across the City of London region featuring Head of Architecture in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (100.00%) Quality Management
1 2 (100.00%) Data Management
1 2 (100.00%) Data Mapping
1 2 (100.00%) Data Architecture
1 2 (100.00%) Project Governance
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills

Head of Architecture Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Data Architecture
1 2 (100.00%) Data Management
1 2 (100.00%) Data Mapping
1 2 (100.00%) Project Governance
1 2 (100.00%) Quality Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley