Period
to 25 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Head of Architecture was £808 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 25 July 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
UK > England
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 774 817 827
Rank change year-on-year +43 +10 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Architecture 24 55 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.027% 0.054% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.057% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 40 25
England median daily rate £808 £750 £800
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.67% -6.25% +12.28%
10th Percentile £616 £611 £646
90th Percentile £1,020 £950 £970
UK median daily rate £808 £750 £800
% change year-on-year +7.67% -6.25% +12.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK 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 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 83113 96531 98196
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.82% 95.11% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 54247 63610 61933
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £258 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2650 2822 3834
England median hourly rate £18.10 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.74% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.84 £10.50 £10.47
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.99 £44.50
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%

Head of Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Head of Architecture in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Head of Architecture in England

Head of Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Head of Architecture in England

Head of Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Head of Architecture in England over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Head of Architecture in England

Head of Architecture
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 25 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -10 10 £750 +7.14% 5
Midlands +32 7 £600 -20.00%
West Midlands +39 6 £600 -
South East +26 4 £875 +34.62% 4
North of England +72 2 £925 +37.04% 1
North West +43 2 £925 +37.04% 1
South West +4 1 £725 -3.33%
Head of Architecture
UK

Head of Architecture Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 England region featuring Head of Architecture in the job title.

1 8 (33.33%) TOGAF
1 8 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
2 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (25.00%) IT Strategy
4 5 (20.83%) Service Delivery
4 5 (20.83%) Degree
4 5 (20.83%) Waterfall
4 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (16.67%) Finance
5 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 4 (16.67%) Matrix Organization
6 3 (12.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 3 (12.50%) Project Management
6 3 (12.50%) LAN
6 3 (12.50%) WAN
6 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
7 2 (8.33%) Data Architecture
7 2 (8.33%) IT Governance
7 2 (8.33%) Data Mapping
7 2 (8.33%) Translating Business Requirements
7 2 (8.33%) Project Governance
7 2 (8.33%) Agile Project Management
7 2 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (8.33%) Logistics
7 2 (8.33%) Quality Management
7 2 (8.33%) Data Management
7 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
8 1 (4.17%) Service Design

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

Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) LAN
1 3 (12.50%) WAN
2 1 (4.17%) Firewall
2 1 (4.17%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (4.17%) VPN
2 1 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Law
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.17%) iPhone
2 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
1 8 (33.33%) TOGAF
2 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (25.00%) IT Strategy
4 5 (20.83%) Service Delivery
4 5 (20.83%) Waterfall
5 4 (16.67%) Matrix Organization
5 4 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (12.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 3 (12.50%) Project Management
7 2 (8.33%) Agile Project Management
7 2 (8.33%) Data Architecture
7 2 (8.33%) Data Management
7 2 (8.33%) Data Mapping
7 2 (8.33%) IT Governance
7 2 (8.33%) Logistics
7 2 (8.33%) Project Governance
7 2 (8.33%) Quality Management
7 2 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) C#
1 1 (4.17%) C++
1 1 (4.17%) Java
1 1 (4.17%) Python
1 1 (4.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) Degree
2 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (4.17%) PMO
Vendors
1 1 (4.17%) Citrix