Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Lead Architect was £610 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 533 501 593
Rank change year-on-year -32 +92 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 342 404 281
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.36% 0.41% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.44% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 262 174
England median daily rate £610 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.67% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £500 £469 £425
90th Percentile £775 £775 £844
UK median daily rate £610 £600 £600
% change year-on-year +1.67% - +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
England median hourly rate - - £60.46
UK median hourly rate - - £60.46

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 89936 92818 97863
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.77% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59957 61108 63299
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2672 2997 3790
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 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 -42 194 £625 - 13
South East +11 53 £550 +4.76% 9
Midlands +3 42 £600 +9.09% 3
North of England +37 26 £610 +3.83% 1
East Midlands +6 21 £610 +16.19% 1
North West -1 18 £610 -2.40% 1
East of England 0 17 £675 +28.57% 4
West Midlands -4 16 £600 +9.09% 2
Yorkshire +15 13 £610 +16.19%
North East +68 7 £610 +8.44%
South West +4 7 £595 +4.62% 2
Lead Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 99 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (16.96%) Data Modelling
3 56 (16.37%) Finance
4 46 (13.45%) Microsoft Azure
5 40 (11.70%) ServiceNow
6 38 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
6 38 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
6 38 (11.11%) Java
7 36 (10.53%) Microsoft
8 35 (10.23%) DevOps
9 33 (9.65%) TOGAF
9 33 (9.65%) Big Data
10 32 (9.36%) Open Source
11 31 (9.06%) Security Cleared
11 31 (9.06%) SAP
12 29 (8.48%) SQL
12 29 (8.48%) SOA
12 29 (8.48%) Microservices
13 27 (7.89%) Linux
14 26 (7.60%) Scrum
14 26 (7.60%) PaaS
15 25 (7.31%) Oracle
15 25 (7.31%) Web Services
16 24 (7.02%) E-Commerce
16 24 (7.02%) IBM
16 24 (7.02%) Analytics
16 24 (7.02%) SC Cleared
17 23 (6.73%) ITIL
17 23 (6.73%) Migration
17 23 (6.73%) Banking

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 14 (4.09%) SAS
2 10 (2.92%) JBoss
3 9 (2.63%) WebSphere
4 8 (2.34%) Apache Spark
5 6 (1.75%) Apache
5 6 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (1.75%) WebLogic
6 5 (1.46%) Mule
6 5 (1.46%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.17%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.88%) CMS
8 3 (0.88%) Drupal
8 3 (0.88%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.88%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.58%) Confluence
9 2 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.29%) FileNet
Applications
1 6 (1.75%) SPSS
2 2 (0.58%) InfoPath
2 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 11 (3.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (1.17%) Teamcenter
4 3 (0.88%) Sonata
4 3 (0.88%) Temenos T24
5 2 (0.58%) SAP FSCM
6 1 (0.29%) JDE EnterpriseOne
6 1 (0.29%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.29%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 1 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.29%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.29%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.29%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.29%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.29%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.29%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 46 (13.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (7.60%) PaaS
4 20 (5.85%) IaaS
5 15 (4.39%) SaaS
6 9 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (2.34%) Office 365
8 2 (0.58%) Data Lake Analytics
8 2 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.29%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.29%) G Suite
9 1 (0.29%) GitHub
9 1 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.80%) WAN
2 12 (3.51%) Firewall
3 10 (2.92%) LAN
4 7 (2.05%) Internet
4 7 (2.05%) VPN
5 5 (1.46%) SSL
5 5 (1.46%) VoIP
6 3 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (0.88%) IPsec
6 3 (0.88%) LTE
6 3 (0.88%) Skype
7 2 (0.58%) HTTP
7 2 (0.58%) MPLS
7 2 (0.58%) Network Security
7 2 (0.58%) SMS
7 2 (0.58%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.29%) DAB
8 1 (0.29%) LDAP
8 1 (0.29%) SNMP
8 1 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (9.65%) Big Data
2 22 (6.43%) SQL Server
3 17 (4.97%) Hadoop
4 11 (3.22%) MongoDB
5 10 (2.92%) NoSQL
6 8 (2.34%) Data Lake
6 8 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (2.05%) Apache Hive
7 7 (2.05%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (1.75%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 6 (1.75%) HBase
8 6 (1.75%) Mahout
8 6 (1.75%) Pentaho
9 5 (1.46%) Neo4j
9 5 (1.46%) SAP HANA
10 4 (1.17%) SQL Server 2016
11 3 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 12 (3.51%) Jenkins
2 10 (2.92%) Visual Studio
3 8 (2.34%) Git (software)
4 7 (2.05%) Subversion
4 7 (2.05%) Visual Studio Team System
5 6 (1.75%) ERwin
6 5 (1.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (1.17%) Jasmine
7 4 (1.17%) Maven
7 4 (1.17%) Selenium
8 3 (0.88%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.88%) NUnit
9 2 (0.58%) IBM UrbanCode
9 2 (0.58%) Mocha
10 1 (0.29%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.29%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.29%) Gerrit
10 1 (0.29%) GitLab
10 1 (0.29%) JIRA
10 1 (0.29%) Mockito
General
1 56 (16.37%) Finance
2 23 (6.73%) Banking
2 23 (6.73%) Retail
3 13 (3.80%) Telecoms
4 12 (3.51%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.75%) Electronics
6 5 (1.46%) Marketing
6 5 (1.46%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.17%) Advertising
7 4 (1.17%) Aerospace
7 4 (1.17%) Automotive
8 2 (0.58%) General Ledger
8 2 (0.58%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.29%) Games
9 1 (0.29%) Law
9 1 (0.29%) Legal
9 1 (0.29%) Local Government
9 1 (0.29%) Military
9 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (7.31%) Web Services
2 21 (6.14%) REST
3 17 (4.97%) .NET
4 15 (4.39%) SOAP
5 13 (3.80%) RESTful
6 12 (3.51%) HTML
6 12 (3.51%) Natural Language Processing
7 11 (3.22%) Spring
7 11 (3.22%) XML
8 10 (2.92%) J2EE
8 10 (2.92%) Node.js
9 8 (2.34%) AngularJS
9 8 (2.34%) CSS
9 8 (2.34%) Middleware
10 7 (2.05%) Java EE
11 6 (1.75%) JMS
11 6 (1.75%) JSON
11 6 (1.75%) MLlib
12 5 (1.46%) ASP.NET Web API
12 5 (1.46%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.43%) Management Information System
2 21 (6.14%) Greenfield Project
3 17 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (4.09%) Enterprise Software
4 14 (4.09%) User Experience
5 13 (3.80%) Data Centre
6 8 (2.34%) Robotics
7 7 (2.05%) Computer Science
7 7 (2.05%) Public Cloud
8 6 (1.75%) Linked Data
8 6 (1.75%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.46%) SWIFT
10 4 (1.17%) Social Media
10 4 (1.17%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.88%) Fintech
11 3 (0.88%) iPad
11 3 (0.88%) PKI
11 3 (0.88%) Smartphone
12 2 (0.58%) CESG
12 2 (0.58%) Contactless
Operating Systems
1 27 (7.89%) Linux
2 17 (4.97%) Unix
2 17 (4.97%) Windows
3 7 (2.05%) Android
3 7 (2.05%) Apple iOS
4 6 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.46%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.88%) AIX
6 3 (0.88%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.58%) HPUX
7 2 (0.58%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.58%) Solaris
7 2 (0.58%) SUSE
7 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.58%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.29%) VMS
8 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (16.96%) Data Modelling
3 38 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
4 35 (10.23%) DevOps
5 33 (9.65%) TOGAF
6 32 (9.36%) Open Source
7 29 (8.48%) Microservices
7 29 (8.48%) SOA
8 26 (7.60%) Scrum
9 24 (7.02%) Analytics
9 24 (7.02%) E-Commerce
10 23 (6.73%) ITIL
10 23 (6.73%) Migration
11 22 (6.43%) CRM
11 22 (6.43%) Data Architecture
12 21 (6.14%) Stakeholder Management
13 19 (5.56%) BDD
13 19 (5.56%) Machine Learning
13 19 (5.56%) SDLC
14 18 (5.26%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 38 (11.11%) Java
2 29 (8.48%) SQL
3 19 (5.56%) JavaScript
4 13 (3.80%) Python
5 10 (2.92%) PowerShell
6 9 (2.63%) C#
7 8 (2.34%) R
7 8 (2.34%) Shell Script
8 7 (2.05%) Ruby
9 6 (1.75%) MATLAB
9 6 (1.75%) SPARQL
10 5 (1.46%) PHP
10 5 (1.46%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.46%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.88%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.88%) C
11 3 (0.88%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.58%) Groovy
12 2 (0.58%) Scala
12 2 (0.58%) XPath
Qualifications
1 31 (9.06%) Security Cleared
2 24 (7.02%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.17%) Degree
3 4 (1.17%) DV Cleared
3 4 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.29%) ACCA
5 1 (0.29%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.39%) QA
2 11 (3.22%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.88%) COBIT
3 3 (0.88%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.58%) GDPR
4 2 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.29%) EMIR
5 1 (0.29%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.29%) PMO
System Software
1 14 (4.09%) Docker
2 13 (3.80%) Active Directory
3 7 (2.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.88%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.29%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.29%) Firmware
5 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.29%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.29%) OpenDJ
5 1 (0.29%) OpenIDM
5 1 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.29%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 11 (3.22%) Ansible
2 10 (2.92%) Puppet
3 7 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.46%) Terraform
5 4 (1.17%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.58%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.58%) QRadar
7 1 (0.29%) Mesos
7 1 (0.29%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.29%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 40 (11.70%) ServiceNow
2 36 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 31 (9.06%) SAP
4 25 (7.31%) Oracle
5 24 (7.02%) IBM
6 15 (4.39%) Pega
7 10 (2.92%) Cisco
8 8 (2.34%) Capita
8 8 (2.34%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (2.34%) Tableau
9 7 (2.05%) MuleSoft
9 7 (2.05%) VMware
10 6 (1.75%) CA
10 6 (1.75%) Google
10 6 (1.75%) Informatica
10 6 (1.75%) Red Hat
10 6 (1.75%) WSO2
11 5 (1.46%) Blue Prism
11 5 (1.46%) IBM Sterling
11 5 (1.46%) Wallstreet Suite