The median contractor rate for a Lead Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 28 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
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 436 451 490
Rank change year-on-year +15 +39  
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 147 170 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.34% 0.34% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.36% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 112 74
Median daily rate £600 £575 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.34% -4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £425 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £795 £738 £759
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 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 40967 46994 47631
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.77% 95.03% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 91549 110551 112831
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £256 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4078 4763 6999
Median hourly rate £18.18 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £44.50 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Lead Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Architect in England

Lead Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Architect in England

Lead Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Architect in England over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lead Architect in England

Lead Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Architect in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Lead Architect in England

Lead Architect
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 Lead Architect within the England region over the 3 months to 28 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
London +16 83 £600 - 16
South East +25 22 £500 -8.04% 2
North of England +44 21 £600 +20.00% 4
North West +20 17 £613 -3.54%
Midlands +9 9 £550 -4.34% 2
East of England -1 6 £550 -12.00% 3
West Midlands +16 5 £550 -4.34%
Yorkshire +9 5 £743 +48.60% 4
South West -3 4 £613 -5.76% 1
East Midlands -8 2 £550 -4.34% 1
North East +73 1 £743 +118.52%
Lead Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 England region featuring Lead Architect in the job title.

1 95 (31.56%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (18.27%) Finance
3 51 (16.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 48 (15.95%) Java
4 48 (15.95%) Data Modelling
4 48 (15.95%) Microsoft
5 36 (11.96%) Office 365
6 35 (11.63%) Amazon AWS
7 34 (11.30%) SQL Server
8 32 (10.63%) Linux
8 32 (10.63%) Stakeholder Management
9 30 (9.97%) Oracle
9 30 (9.97%) Open Source
9 30 (9.97%) Enterprise Architecture
10 29 (9.63%) Security Cleared
10 29 (9.63%) DevOps
11 26 (8.64%) ServiceNow
11 26 (8.64%) SC Cleared
12 25 (8.31%) Windows
12 25 (8.31%) Banking
13 23 (7.64%) Big Data
13 23 (7.64%) TOGAF
13 23 (7.64%) Migration
14 22 (7.31%) VMware
14 22 (7.31%) SQL
14 22 (7.31%) Web Services
15 21 (6.98%) Active Directory
16 20 (6.64%) SharePoint
16 20 (6.64%) Pega
17 19 (6.31%) Skype for Business

Lead Architect 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 20 (6.64%) SharePoint
2 19 (6.31%) Skype for Business
3 10 (3.32%) Apache
3 10 (3.32%) WebLogic
3 10 (3.32%) WebSphere
4 9 (2.99%) Confluence
4 9 (2.99%) SAS
5 7 (2.33%) Apache Spark
5 7 (2.33%) CMS
5 7 (2.33%) OpenStack
6 5 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (1.66%) JBoss
6 5 (1.66%) Mule
6 5 (1.66%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (1.33%) CoreMedia CMS
7 4 (1.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (1.33%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (1.00%) ArcGIS
8 3 (1.00%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.66%) Documentum
Applications
1 8 (2.66%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.33%) SPSS
3 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.66%) RMDS
3 4 (1.33%) Oracle Financials
3 4 (1.33%) Temenos T24
4 3 (1.00%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.66%) Magento
5 2 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.66%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.66%) Pega PRPC
5 2 (0.66%) SAP FSCM
5 2 (0.66%) Shopify
5 2 (0.66%) Siebel CRM
6 1 (0.33%) Actimize
6 1 (0.33%) Infor CRM
6 1 (0.33%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 1 (0.33%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.33%) SAP Travel Management
6 1 (0.33%) Sonata
6 1 (0.33%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 51 (16.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (11.96%) Office 365
3 35 (11.63%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (2.99%) IaaS
4 9 (2.99%) PaaS
5 8 (2.66%) SaaS
6 7 (2.33%) GitHub
7 5 (1.66%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 1 (0.33%) Akamai
8 1 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.33%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.33%) Heroku
8 1 (0.33%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.33%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.33%) SmartFocus
8 1 (0.33%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 19 (6.31%) Skype
2 15 (4.98%) WAN
3 14 (4.65%) Firewall
4 9 (2.99%) VoIP
4 9 (2.99%) VPN
5 7 (2.33%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (2.33%) LDAP
5 7 (2.33%) LTE
6 6 (1.99%) SSL
7 5 (1.66%) LAN
7 5 (1.66%) MPLS
8 3 (1.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (1.00%) IPsec
8 3 (1.00%) Network Security
8 3 (1.00%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.66%) DNS
9 2 (0.66%) Extranet
9 2 (0.66%) Internet
9 2 (0.66%) Intranet
9 2 (0.66%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (11.30%) SQL Server
2 23 (7.64%) Big Data
3 17 (5.65%) NoSQL
4 12 (3.99%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (3.32%) Hadoop
5 10 (3.32%) MongoDB
6 6 (1.99%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (1.99%) MySQL
7 5 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.66%) Mahout
7 5 (1.66%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.66%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.33%) DB2
8 4 (1.33%) OLAP
8 4 (1.33%) QlikView
9 3 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (1.00%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (1.00%) SAP BW
10 2 (0.66%) DataStage
10 2 (0.66%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 17 (5.65%) Jenkins
2 11 (3.65%) JIRA
3 6 (1.99%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.66%) JUnit
4 5 (1.66%) Maven
4 5 (1.66%) Selenium
5 4 (1.33%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (1.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (1.00%) Bitbucket
6 3 (1.00%) Eclipse
6 3 (1.00%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.66%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.66%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.33%) Capybara
8 1 (0.33%) ERwin
8 1 (0.33%) Hudson
8 1 (0.33%) JDeveloper
8 1 (0.33%) JMeter
8 1 (0.33%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.33%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 55 (18.27%) Finance
2 25 (8.31%) Banking
3 13 (4.32%) Retail
4 12 (3.99%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.99%) Marketing
6 4 (1.33%) Front Office
6 4 (1.33%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.00%) Electronics
7 3 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.66%) Advertising
8 2 (0.66%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.66%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.33%) Games
9 1 (0.33%) German Language
9 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.33%) Law
9 1 (0.33%) Legal
9 1 (0.33%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.33%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (7.31%) Web Services
2 18 (5.98%) REST
3 17 (5.65%) XML
4 13 (4.32%) .NET
4 13 (4.32%) HTML
4 13 (4.32%) J2EE
5 12 (3.99%) CSS
6 11 (3.65%) Middleware
7 10 (3.32%) JSON
7 10 (3.32%) SOAP
8 9 (2.99%) Apache Camel
9 8 (2.66%) HTML5
10 7 (2.33%) CSS3
10 7 (2.33%) Natural Language Processing
10 7 (2.33%) Node.js
11 6 (1.99%) AngularJS
11 6 (1.99%) ASP.NET
11 6 (1.99%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (1.99%) XSLT
12 5 (1.66%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.65%) Data Centre
2 15 (4.98%) Management Information System
3 14 (4.65%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (3.32%) User Experience
5 9 (2.99%) PKI
6 6 (1.99%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.66%) Fixed Income
8 4 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (1.00%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.00%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.00%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.66%) Clustering
10 2 (0.66%) Contactless
10 2 (0.66%) Enterprise Cloud
11 1 (0.33%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.33%) Replication
11 1 (0.33%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.33%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 32 (10.63%) Linux
2 25 (8.31%) Windows
3 8 (2.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (2.33%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.66%) Unix
5 5 (1.66%) Windows 10
6 4 (1.33%) Solaris
6 4 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.00%) AIX
7 3 (1.00%) CentOS
8 2 (0.66%) Android
8 2 (0.66%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.66%) HPUX
9 1 (0.33%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (31.56%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (15.95%) Data Modelling
3 32 (10.63%) Stakeholder Management
4 30 (9.97%) Enterprise Architecture
4 30 (9.97%) Open Source
5 29 (9.63%) DevOps
6 23 (7.64%) Migration
6 23 (7.64%) TOGAF
7 19 (6.31%) Analytics
7 19 (6.31%) CRM
7 19 (6.31%) SOA
8 18 (5.98%) Microservices
9 17 (5.65%) ITIL
10 16 (5.32%) IT Strategy
10 16 (5.32%) Scrum
10 16 (5.32%) Workflow
11 14 (4.65%) High Availability
12 13 (4.32%) Mentoring
12 13 (4.32%) PRINCE2
12 13 (4.32%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 48 (15.95%) Java
2 22 (7.31%) SQL
3 12 (3.99%) Python
3 12 (3.99%) Ruby
4 9 (2.99%) JavaScript
5 8 (2.66%) Bash Shell
5 8 (2.66%) C#
5 8 (2.66%) PowerShell
6 5 (1.66%) Apex Code
6 5 (1.66%) Scala
6 5 (1.66%) SOQL
6 5 (1.66%) SOSL
7 4 (1.33%) MATLAB
8 3 (1.00%) Groovy
8 3 (1.00%) R
8 3 (1.00%) SPARQL
9 2 (0.66%) ABAP
9 2 (0.66%) C
9 2 (0.66%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.66%) XPath
Qualifications
1 29 (9.63%) Security Cleared
2 26 (8.64%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.66%) DV Cleared
4 7 (2.33%) Degree
5 4 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.66%) CCIE
7 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.33%) CCNA
8 1 (0.33%) CCNP
8 1 (0.33%) CISSP
8 1 (0.33%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.33%) CSSLP
8 1 (0.33%) ISEB
8 1 (0.33%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.33%) MCSE
8 1 (0.33%) VCDX
8 1 (0.33%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.99%) PCI DSS
1 6 (1.99%) QA
2 4 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 3 (1.00%) GPG13
4 2 (0.66%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.66%) GxP
4 2 (0.66%) ISO 20022
4 2 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (0.66%) MiFID
5 1 (0.33%) COBIT
5 1 (0.33%) GDPR
5 1 (0.33%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.33%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (6.98%) Active Directory
2 15 (4.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (4.32%) Docker
4 3 (1.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.00%) vCloud
5 2 (0.66%) Xen
6 1 (0.33%) LXC
6 1 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.33%) vSphere
6 1 (0.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (3.99%) Ansible
2 11 (3.65%) Puppet
3 6 (1.99%) Terraform
4 4 (1.33%) MOM
4 4 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.00%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (1.00%) vRealize
6 2 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.66%) SCCM
6 2 (0.66%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.33%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.33%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.33%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.33%) vMotion
Vendors
1 48 (15.95%) Microsoft
2 30 (9.97%) Oracle
3 26 (8.64%) ServiceNow
4 22 (7.31%) VMware
5 20 (6.64%) Pega
6 17 (5.65%) Cisco
7 16 (5.32%) IBM
8 13 (4.32%) Red Hat
9 10 (3.32%) TIBCO
10 9 (2.99%) HP
10 9 (2.99%) SAP
11 8 (2.66%) Citrix
11 8 (2.66%) Reuters
11 8 (2.66%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (2.66%) webMethods
12 7 (2.33%) 3PAR
13 6 (1.99%) Juniper
14 5 (1.66%) Adobe
14 5 (1.66%) Informatica
14 5 (1.66%) ION Trading
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