Period
to 24 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Head of Architecture was £817 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 January 2018.

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
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 818 805 795
Rank change year-on-year -13 -10 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Architecture 30 27 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.032% 0.030% 0.044%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.032% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 22 37
England median daily rate £817 £725 £750
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.69% -3.33% -
10th Percentile £549 £455 £638
90th Percentile £1,030 £875 £955
UK median daily rate £817 £725 £750
% change year-on-year +12.69% -3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £108.00 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 87,728 85,326 92,700
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.77% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,854 56,159 59,974
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,579 2,933 3,553
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.50
10th Percentile £10.76 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £46.88
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +15.15%

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 24 January 2018.

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 24 January 2018. 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 -51 18 £900 +24.14% 8
South East - 6 £888 - 2
Midlands +11 3 £817 +8.93%
North of England +40 2 £445 - 2
North West +5 2 £445 - 2
West Midlands - 2 £817 -
South West -3 1 - -
Head of Architecture
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 January 2018, Head of Architecture contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region featuring Head of Architecture in the job title.

1 14 (46.67%) TOGAF
2 10 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (23.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (23.33%) Information Architecture
4 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (23.33%) IT Strategy
5 6 (20.00%) Big Data
6 5 (16.67%) Data Architecture
6 5 (16.67%) Domain-Driven Design
6 5 (16.67%) Security Architecture
6 5 (16.67%) Finance
6 5 (16.67%) Domain Models
6 5 (16.67%) Programme Delivery
7 4 (13.33%) MODAF
7 4 (13.33%) Java
7 4 (13.33%) CQRS
7 4 (13.33%) DevOps
7 4 (13.33%) Microservices
7 4 (13.33%) Public Cloud
7 4 (13.33%) Open Source
7 4 (13.33%) NoSQL
8 3 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (10.00%) SaaS
8 3 (10.00%) PaaS
8 3 (10.00%) Resource Management
8 3 (10.00%) Enterprise Data Management
8 3 (10.00%) WildFly
8 3 (10.00%) Coaching
8 3 (10.00%) Enterprise Software

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (10.00%) WildFly
2 1 (3.33%) Apache Pig
2 1 (3.33%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (10.00%) IaaS
2 3 (10.00%) PaaS
2 3 (10.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) Big Data
2 4 (13.33%) NoSQL
3 3 (10.00%) Geospatial Data
4 2 (6.67%) Spatial Data
5 1 (3.33%) Apache Hive
5 1 (3.33%) Hadoop
5 1 (3.33%) HBase
5 1 (3.33%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Bitbucket
1 1 (3.33%) JIRA
General
1 5 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Electronics
3 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.33%) Marketing
3 1 (3.33%) Military
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
3 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Public Cloud
2 3 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.33%) PMI
4 1 (3.33%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (46.67%) TOGAF
2 10 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 9 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (23.33%) Information Architecture
4 7 (23.33%) IT Strategy
4 7 (23.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (16.67%) Data Architecture
5 5 (16.67%) Domain Models
5 5 (16.67%) Domain-Driven Design
5 5 (16.67%) Programme Delivery
5 5 (16.67%) Security Architecture
6 4 (13.33%) CQRS
6 4 (13.33%) DevOps
6 4 (13.33%) Microservices
6 4 (13.33%) MODAF
6 4 (13.33%) Open Source
7 3 (10.00%) Analytics
7 3 (10.00%) Data Management
7 3 (10.00%) Data Security
7 3 (10.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) Java
2 3 (10.00%) PL/SQL
2 3 (10.00%) SQL
3 2 (6.67%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) Degree
1 2 (6.67%) DV Cleared
1 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) Chartered Engineer
2 1 (3.33%) CISSP
2 1 (3.33%) CITP
2 1 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (3.33%) Master's Degree
2 1 (3.33%) PMI Certification
2 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) QA
2 2 (6.67%) COBIT
2 2 (6.67%) SLA
3 1 (3.33%) GAAP
3 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (3.33%) Cloudera
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.33%) SAP