The median contractor rate for a Head of Architecture was £750 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 23 April 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
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 576 604 600
Rank change year-on-year +28 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Architecture 9 29 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.021% 0.056% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.059% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 21 10
Median daily rate £750 £700 £738
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -5.08%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £660 £625 £668
10% offered a daily rate of more than £1,140 £900 £1,110
UK excluding London median daily rate £663 £750 £713
% change year-on-year -11.66% +5.26%  
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 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 41107 49028 48272
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.61% 95.21% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 26821 32442 29747
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1373 1399 1938
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.89 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.64% +2.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.28 £16.70
% change year-on-year -4.24% +9.43%  

Head of Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Head of Architecture in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 April 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 3 months to 23 April 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
London +12 6 £765 +9.28%
West Midlands +22 1 £600 -
North West - 1 - - 1
South West - 1 £725 -
Head of Architecture
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
2 6 (31.58%) Finance
2 6 (31.58%) Enterprise Architecture
3 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
4 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (15.79%) Project Management
5 2 (10.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (10.53%) Quality Management
5 2 (10.53%) SAP
5 2 (10.53%) Banking
5 2 (10.53%) Data Management
5 2 (10.53%) IT Governance
5 2 (10.53%) IT Strategy
5 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (10.53%) Data Analytics
5 2 (10.53%) Business Analytics
5 2 (10.53%) Data Architecture
5 2 (10.53%) Data Mapping
5 2 (10.53%) Project Governance
5 2 (10.53%) Analytics
6 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (5.26%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (5.26%) DevOps
6 1 (5.26%) Agile Project Management
6 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (5.26%) Open Source
6 1 (5.26%) PaaS
6 1 (5.26%) Network Architecture
6 1 (5.26%) Information Architecture
6 1 (5.26%) IaaS

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.26%) IaaS
1 1 (5.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) LAN
1 1 (5.26%) WAN
1 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
General
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Electronics
3 1 (5.26%) Law
3 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.26%) Marketing
3 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (15.79%) Project Management
3 2 (10.53%) Analytics
3 2 (10.53%) Business Analytics
3 2 (10.53%) Data Analytics
3 2 (10.53%) Data Architecture
3 2 (10.53%) Data Management
3 2 (10.53%) Data Mapping
3 2 (10.53%) IT Governance
3 2 (10.53%) IT Strategy
3 2 (10.53%) Project Governance
3 2 (10.53%) Quality Management
4 1 (5.26%) Agile Project Management
4 1 (5.26%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (5.26%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (5.26%) DevOps
4 1 (5.26%) Network Architecture
4 1 (5.26%) Service Design
4 1 (5.26%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) C#
1 1 (5.26%) C++
1 1 (5.26%) Java
1 1 (5.26%) Python
1 1 (5.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
2 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (5.26%) PMO
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) SAP