Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Lead Architect was £625 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 20 November 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.

Lead Architect
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 229 227 249
Rank change year-on-year -2 +22 +31
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 17 21 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.24% 0.32% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.33% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 19 16
City of London median daily rate £625 £613 £588
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +4.26% +2.17%
10th Percentile £521 £518 £521
90th Percentile £765 £783 £675
Central London median daily rate £625 £613 £575
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6700 6297 8710
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.53% 95.48% 95.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5290 5007 6838
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £678 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 77 127
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -7.89% +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £10.30
90th Percentile £29.29 £48.40 £39.25
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.21 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.19% -4.40% +7.46%

Lead Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Lead Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Lead Architect in the City of London

Lead Architect
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 Lead Architect in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Architect in the City of London

Lead Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Architect in the City of London over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lead Architect in the City of London

Lead Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Lead Architect 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 Lead Architect in the job title.

1 5 (29.41%) Stakeholder Management
1 5 (29.41%) Java
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (23.53%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (23.53%) Machine Learning
3 3 (17.65%) Docker
3 3 (17.65%) DevOps
3 3 (17.65%) Data Architecture
3 3 (17.65%) Pega
3 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (17.65%) Artificial Intelligence
3 3 (17.65%) IBM
3 3 (17.65%) Google
3 3 (17.65%) Performance Management
4 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
4 2 (11.76%) SDLC
4 2 (11.76%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (11.76%) Kubernetes
4 2 (11.76%) WebSphere
4 2 (11.76%) Capita
4 2 (11.76%) Retail
4 2 (11.76%) Finance
4 2 (11.76%) Advertising
4 2 (11.76%) Data Modelling
4 2 (11.76%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (11.76%) SAP
4 2 (11.76%) Open Source
4 2 (11.76%) Information Retrieval
4 2 (11.76%) Big Data

Lead Architect 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.76%) WebSphere
1 2 (11.76%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (5.88%) Apache Spark
2 1 (5.88%) SAS
2 1 (5.88%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (11.76%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Big Data
2 1 (5.88%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (5.88%) Apache Hive
2 1 (5.88%) Hadoop
2 1 (5.88%) Impala
2 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.88%) NoSQL
2 1 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.88%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 2 (11.76%) Advertising
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
1 2 (11.76%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) Natural Language Processing
2 1 (5.88%) J2EE
2 1 (5.88%) JSON
2 1 (5.88%) Kafka
2 1 (5.88%) Node.js
2 1 (5.88%) REST
2 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) Infotainment
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (23.53%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (23.53%) Machine Learning
3 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (17.65%) Artificial Intelligence
3 3 (17.65%) Data Architecture
3 3 (17.65%) DevOps
3 3 (17.65%) Performance Management
4 2 (11.76%) Analytics
4 2 (11.76%) Data Modelling
4 2 (11.76%) Event-Driven Architecture
4 2 (11.76%) Information Retrieval
4 2 (11.76%) Low Latency
4 2 (11.76%) Open Source
4 2 (11.76%) SDLC
5 1 (5.88%) Data Protection
5 1 (5.88%) Data Visualisation
5 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
5 1 (5.88%) Security Architecture
5 1 (5.88%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) Java
2 1 (5.88%) R
2 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Docker
2 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Kubernetes
2 1 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (5.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) Google
2 3 (17.65%) IBM
2 3 (17.65%) Pega
3 2 (11.76%) Capita
3 2 (11.76%) SAP
4 1 (5.88%) Hortonworks
4 1 (5.88%) Tableau
4 1 (5.88%) Teradata