The median contractor rate for a Lead Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 29 June 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
England / East of England
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 133 127 137
Rank change year-on-year -6 +10  
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 6 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.26% 0.23% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.24% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Median daily rate £550 £625 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +32.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £613 £419
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £638 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £600 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +9.09% -  
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 East of England. 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
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2206 2458 2926
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 93.87% 96.09% 95.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4486 5033 7270
Median daily rate £425 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £158 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £365
% change year-on-year +1.01% +8.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 577 859 975
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.98 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £42.50 £41.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Lead Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Architect in the East of England

Lead Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Lead Architect in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Architect in the East of England

Lead Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Architect in the East of England over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lead Architect in the East of England

Lead Architect
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Architect within the East of England region over the 3 months to 29 June 2017. 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 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
Cambridgeshire - 3 £560 - 1
Essex - 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £550 - 2
Lead Architect
England

Lead Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 East of England region featuring Lead Architect in the job title.

1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Firewall
2 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) IaaS
3 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (30.00%) SaaS
3 3 (30.00%) PaaS
3 3 (30.00%) High Availability
3 3 (30.00%) Linux
3 3 (30.00%) Java
3 3 (30.00%) WebLogic
3 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (30.00%) Service Management
4 2 (20.00%) WSDL
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (20.00%) Scrum
4 2 (20.00%) TDD
4 2 (20.00%) Network Design
4 2 (20.00%) Spring
4 2 (20.00%) Maven
4 2 (20.00%) Java SE
4 2 (20.00%) Java EE
4 2 (20.00%) XPath
4 2 (20.00%) JSON
4 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle
4 2 (20.00%) ERP
4 2 (20.00%) LAN
4 2 (20.00%) WAN

Lead Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 3 (30.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (20.00%) JBoss
2 2 (20.00%) Mule
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) IaaS
2 3 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (30.00%) PaaS
2 3 (30.00%) SaaS
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (10.00%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Firewall
2 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (20.00%) HTTP
3 2 (20.00%) Internet
3 2 (20.00%) LAN
3 2 (20.00%) SSL
3 2 (20.00%) WAN
4 1 (10.00%) DNS
4 1 (10.00%) Network Security
4 1 (10.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (20.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (20.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (10.00%) Big Data
3 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (20.00%) Maven
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (20.00%) Java EE
1 2 (20.00%) Java SE
1 2 (20.00%) JSON
1 2 (20.00%) JSON Schema
1 2 (20.00%) Middleware
1 2 (20.00%) OAuth
1 2 (20.00%) REST
1 2 (20.00%) SOAP
1 2 (20.00%) Spring
1 2 (20.00%) Spring Boot
1 2 (20.00%) Web Services
1 2 (20.00%) WSDL
1 2 (20.00%) XML
1 2 (20.00%) XSLT
2 1 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Linux
3 2 (20.00%) AIX
3 2 (20.00%) HPUX
3 2 (20.00%) Solaris
3 2 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) High Availability
2 3 (30.00%) Service Management
3 2 (20.00%) Capacity Management
3 2 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (20.00%) ERP
3 2 (20.00%) IT Strategy
3 2 (20.00%) Kanban
3 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (20.00%) Microservices
3 2 (20.00%) Network Design
3 2 (20.00%) Scrum
3 2 (20.00%) TDD
3 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (10.00%) Data Centre Operations
4 1 (10.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 1 (10.00%) Planning and Forecasting
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) Groovy
2 2 (20.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) XPath
3 1 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Docker
2 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Ansible
1 2 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (20.00%) Puppet
2 1 (10.00%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle
1 2 (20.00%) webMethods
1 2 (20.00%) WSO2
2 1 (10.00%) AlgoSec
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco
2 1 (10.00%) CyberArk
2 1 (10.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Hyperion
2 1 (10.00%) Imperva
2 1 (10.00%) Palo Alto
2 1 (10.00%) Qualys
2 1 (10.00%) Splunk
2 1 (10.00%) Tufin