The median contractor rate for a Lead Architect was £663 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Lead Architect
London / City of London
Rank 143 148 185
Rank change year-on-year +5 +37  
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 12 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.40% 0.33% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.35% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 7
Median daily rate £663 £600 £590
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.41% +1.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £435 £565
10% offered a daily rate of more than £713 £815 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £461 £525 £525
% change year-on-year -12.14% -  
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 2886 3173 4864
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.25% 95.40% 96.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2244 2526 3664
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 £313 £300 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 47 75
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.97% +7.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £45.40 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Lead Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Lead Architect in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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

Lead Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 20 (57.14%) Finance
2 16 (45.71%) Banking
2 16 (45.71%) SOA
3 15 (42.86%) Oracle
4 14 (40.00%) MOM
4 14 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (40.00%) REST
5 13 (37.14%) Web Services
6 12 (34.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 12 (34.29%) Service Design
7 11 (31.43%) Anypoint
7 11 (31.43%) MuleSoft
7 11 (31.43%) IBM
7 11 (31.43%) Oracle Fusion
8 10 (28.57%) IBM Integration Bus
8 10 (28.57%) API Integration
9 9 (25.71%) Event-Driven Architecture
10 7 (20.00%) B2B
10 7 (20.00%) B2C
10 7 (20.00%) SQL
10 7 (20.00%) Java
11 6 (17.14%) Data Modelling
11 6 (17.14%) DevOps
11 6 (17.14%) Big Data
11 6 (17.14%) Open Source
12 5 (14.29%) XML
12 5 (14.29%) Middleware
12 5 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
13 4 (11.43%) JSON
13 4 (11.43%) Salesforce.com

Lead Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 12 (34.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 11 (31.43%) Anypoint
3 2 (5.71%) Confluence
3 2 (5.71%) Mule
4 1 (2.86%) Apache
4 1 (2.86%) Apache Pig
4 1 (2.86%) Apache Spark
4 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) GitHub
2 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) FCoE
1 1 (2.86%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (2.86%) iSCSI
1 1 (2.86%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.14%) Big Data
2 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
3 3 (8.57%) NoSQL
4 2 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (5.71%) QlikView
5 1 (2.86%) Apache Hive
5 1 (2.86%) DB2
5 1 (2.86%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.86%) Impala
5 1 (2.86%) MOLAP
5 1 (2.86%) OLAP
5 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Bitbucket
1 2 (5.71%) Eclipse
1 2 (5.71%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.71%) Jenkins
1 2 (5.71%) JIRA
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle APEX
1 2 (5.71%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.86%) Babel
2 1 (2.86%) gulp
General
1 20 (57.14%) Finance
2 16 (45.71%) Banking
3 3 (8.57%) Advertising
4 2 (5.71%) Front Office
5 1 (2.86%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (2.86%) Retail
5 1 (2.86%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (40.00%) REST
2 13 (37.14%) Web Services
3 11 (31.43%) Oracle Fusion
4 10 (28.57%) IBM Integration Bus
5 5 (14.29%) Middleware
5 5 (14.29%) XML
6 4 (11.43%) CSS
6 4 (11.43%) JSON
6 4 (11.43%) Visualforce
7 3 (8.57%) .NET
7 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET
7 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (8.57%) jQuery
7 3 (8.57%) SOAP
7 3 (8.57%) XML Schema
7 3 (8.57%) XSLT
8 2 (5.71%) AngularJS
8 2 (5.71%) GWT
8 2 (5.71%) HTML5
8 2 (5.71%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.71%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (5.71%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.86%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.86%) Linux
1 1 (2.86%) Solaris
1 1 (2.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (45.71%) SOA
2 14 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (34.29%) Service Design
4 10 (28.57%) API Integration
5 9 (25.71%) Event-Driven Architecture
6 7 (20.00%) B2B
6 7 (20.00%) B2C
7 6 (17.14%) Data Modelling
7 6 (17.14%) DevOps
7 6 (17.14%) Open Source
8 5 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (11.43%) CRM
10 3 (8.57%) Analytics
10 3 (8.57%) Data Mapping
10 3 (8.57%) EAI
10 3 (8.57%) ERD
10 3 (8.57%) MVC
10 3 (8.57%) Software Delivery
10 3 (8.57%) UML
10 3 (8.57%) XML Parsing
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.00%) Java
1 7 (20.00%) SQL
2 4 (11.43%) Apex Code
2 4 (11.43%) SOQL
2 4 (11.43%) SOSL
3 3 (8.57%) C#
4 2 (5.71%) C++
4 2 (5.71%) Python
4 2 (5.71%) R
5 1 (2.86%) C
5 1 (2.86%) ES6
5 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.86%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) Degree
1 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) MiFID
2 1 (2.86%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.86%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 14 (40.00%) MOM
Vendors
1 15 (42.86%) Oracle
2 11 (31.43%) IBM
2 11 (31.43%) MuleSoft
3 4 (11.43%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (5.71%) Informatica
4 2 (5.71%) Tableau
4 2 (5.71%) TIBCO
5 1 (2.86%) Bloomberg
5 1 (2.86%) Cisco
5 1 (2.86%) EMC
5 1 (2.86%) GoldenSource
5 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.86%) Netezza
5 1 (2.86%) Pega
5 1 (2.86%) Reuters
5 1 (2.86%) Sybase
5 1 (2.86%) Teradata
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