The median contractor rate for a Lead Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Lead Architect
UK / England
Rank 427 472 449
Rank change year-on-year +45 -23  
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 158 143 149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.38% 0.29% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.31% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 94 90
Median daily rate £600 £600 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £430
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £700 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £461 £525 £525
% change year-on-year -12.14% -  
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 39636 46701 45542
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.21% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 25783 30610 27944
Median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1372 1458 1840
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +4.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Lead Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Lead Architect in the job title.

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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 +82 104 £609 -4.50% 16
South East +13 15 £563 -5.06% 1
North West +22 14 £450 -14.28% 3
West Midlands +15 8 £461 -19.78% 2
South West -4 4 £475 -20.83%
East of England -4 4 £625 +11.85% 1
Yorkshire +6 3 £673 +34.50%
Midlands +7 2 £600 -9.43% 1
East Midlands -6 2 - -
North East -11 2 £415 +10.66%
Lead Architect
UK

Lead Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 116 (31.61%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (19.62%) Finance
3 60 (16.35%) Java
4 55 (14.99%) Security Cleared
5 53 (14.44%) Microsoft
6 51 (13.90%) Oracle
7 48 (13.08%) Stakeholder Management
7 48 (13.08%) SC Cleared
8 46 (12.53%) Banking
9 42 (11.44%) Data Modelling
10 41 (11.17%) Microsoft Azure
10 41 (11.17%) Amazon AWS
10 41 (11.17%) Web Services
11 37 (10.08%) SQL Server
12 36 (9.81%) IBM
13 35 (9.54%) Big Data
14 34 (9.26%) DevOps
14 34 (9.26%) Open Source
15 33 (8.99%) REST
15 33 (8.99%) SOA
16 32 (8.72%) HTML
16 32 (8.72%) NoSQL
16 32 (8.72%) Enterprise Architecture
17 30 (8.17%) SQL
18 29 (7.90%) Linux
19 28 (7.63%) JSON
20 27 (7.36%) TOGAF
21 26 (7.08%) Data Centre
22 25 (6.81%) Office 365
22 25 (6.81%) CRM

Lead Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 (5.45%) SharePoint
2 19 (5.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 18 (4.90%) Skype for Business
4 17 (4.63%) Apache
5 16 (4.36%) Anypoint
6 15 (4.09%) Confluence
7 12 (3.27%) Apache Spark
8 8 (2.18%) SAS
9 5 (1.36%) Oracle Workflow
9 5 (1.36%) WebSphere
10 4 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (1.09%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (0.82%) ArcGIS
11 3 (0.82%) CMS
11 3 (0.82%) Mule
11 3 (0.82%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.54%) Apache Pig
12 2 (0.54%) nginx
12 2 (0.54%) OpenStack
Applications
1 11 (3.00%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.72%) MS Office
3 1 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.27%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.27%) CATIA
3 1 (0.27%) InDesign
3 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.27%) Pro/ENGINEER
3 1 (0.27%) PTC Creo
3 1 (0.27%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 16 (4.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.36%) RMDS
3 3 (0.82%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.54%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.54%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.54%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.54%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.54%) SAP FSCM
5 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.27%) Infor CRM
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.27%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.27%) SAP FI-AA
5 1 (0.27%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.27%) SAP PS
5 1 (0.27%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.27%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 41 (11.17%) Amazon AWS
1 41 (11.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (6.81%) Office 365
3 8 (2.18%) IaaS
4 7 (1.91%) SaaS
5 6 (1.63%) GitHub
6 4 (1.09%) PaaS
7 3 (0.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.54%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.54%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.54%) CloudFront
8 2 (0.54%) Heroku
8 2 (0.54%) Route 53
9 1 (0.27%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.27%) Akamai
9 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.27%) SmartFocus
9 1 (0.27%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.90%) Skype
2 15 (4.09%) LAN
3 14 (3.81%) WAN
4 6 (1.63%) Firewall
4 6 (1.63%) Internet
5 5 (1.36%) LDAP
5 5 (1.36%) SAN
6 4 (1.09%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (1.09%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (0.82%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (0.82%) FCoE
7 3 (0.82%) iSCSI
7 3 (0.82%) Network Security
7 3 (0.82%) VPN
8 2 (0.54%) DNS
8 2 (0.54%) HTTP
8 2 (0.54%) MPLS
8 2 (0.54%) Multicast
8 2 (0.54%) NAS
8 2 (0.54%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (10.08%) SQL Server
2 35 (9.54%) Big Data
3 32 (8.72%) NoSQL
4 23 (6.27%) MongoDB
5 21 (5.72%) Hadoop
6 14 (3.81%) PostgreSQL
7 13 (3.54%) Apache Hive
7 13 (3.54%) MySQL
8 12 (3.27%) Apache Cassandra
9 10 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (2.45%) Oracle Database
10 9 (2.45%) Relational Database
11 5 (1.36%) Amazon RDS
11 5 (1.36%) Couchbase
12 4 (1.09%) Data Mart
12 4 (1.09%) QlikView
13 3 (0.82%) OLAP
13 3 (0.82%) Oracle BI EE
13 3 (0.82%) SAS EBI
14 2 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 22 (5.99%) Jenkins
2 16 (4.36%) JIRA
3 13 (3.54%) Selenium
4 9 (2.45%) Git (software)
5 8 (2.18%) Cucumber
6 5 (1.36%) JUnit
7 4 (1.09%) Oracle APEX
7 4 (1.09%) Vagrant
8 3 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.82%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.82%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.82%) GitLab
8 3 (0.82%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.27%) ERwin
9 1 (0.27%) JDeveloper
9 1 (0.27%) JMeter
9 1 (0.27%) NUnit
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.27%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.27%) Rational Rose
General
1 72 (19.62%) Finance
2 46 (12.53%) Banking
3 22 (5.99%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.45%) Retail
5 5 (1.36%) Marketing
5 5 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.09%) Advertising
7 3 (0.82%) Games
7 3 (0.82%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.54%) Front Office
8 2 (0.54%) Publishing
9 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.27%) Automotive
9 1 (0.27%) Back Office
9 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.27%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.27%) Military
9 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (11.17%) Web Services
2 33 (8.99%) REST
3 32 (8.72%) HTML
4 28 (7.63%) JSON
5 25 (6.81%) HTML5
6 22 (5.99%) CSS
7 20 (5.45%) XML
8 19 (5.18%) Oracle Fusion
9 17 (4.63%) CSS3
10 15 (4.09%) Django
10 15 (4.09%) IBM Integration Bus
11 13 (3.54%) .NET
12 12 (3.27%) Spring
13 11 (3.00%) Ajax
13 11 (3.00%) J2EE
13 11 (3.00%) Play Framework
13 11 (3.00%) RESTful
14 10 (2.72%) Middleware
14 10 (2.72%) SOAP
15 9 (2.45%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.08%) Data Centre
2 15 (4.09%) Management Information System
3 11 (3.00%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (2.72%) User Experience
5 9 (2.45%) Computer Science
5 9 (2.45%) SWIFT
6 7 (1.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 6 (1.63%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (1.63%) Data Protection Act
7 6 (1.63%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.63%) Social Media
8 5 (1.36%) Fixed Income
8 5 (1.36%) PKI
9 4 (1.09%) CESG
9 4 (1.09%) Tandem
10 3 (0.82%) Enterprise Cloud
10 3 (0.82%) Online Games
11 2 (0.54%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.54%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 29 (7.90%) Linux
2 19 (5.18%) Windows
3 6 (1.63%) Android
3 6 (1.63%) Apple iOS
3 6 (1.63%) Solaris
3 6 (1.63%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.36%) Unix
5 4 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.54%) CentOS
7 2 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.27%) AIX
8 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.27%) VMS
8 1 (0.27%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (31.61%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (13.08%) Stakeholder Management
3 42 (11.44%) Data Modelling
4 34 (9.26%) DevOps
4 34 (9.26%) Open Source
5 33 (8.99%) SOA
6 32 (8.72%) Enterprise Architecture
7 27 (7.36%) TOGAF
8 25 (6.81%) CRM
9 21 (5.72%) IT Strategy
9 21 (5.72%) Presales
9 21 (5.72%) Scrum
10 20 (5.45%) Mentoring
11 19 (5.18%) Microservices
11 19 (5.18%) Service Design
12 18 (4.90%) Migration
13 17 (4.63%) API Integration
14 16 (4.36%) Data Protection
14 16 (4.36%) ETL
14 16 (4.36%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 60 (16.35%) Java
2 30 (8.17%) SQL
3 24 (6.54%) Ruby
3 24 (6.54%) Scala
4 16 (4.36%) Python
5 11 (3.00%) C#
5 11 (3.00%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.63%) Bash Shell
7 5 (1.36%) Apex Code
7 5 (1.36%) SOQL
7 5 (1.36%) SOSL
8 4 (1.09%) C
9 3 (0.82%) R
10 2 (0.54%) Apple Swift
10 2 (0.54%) C++
10 2 (0.54%) Groovy
10 2 (0.54%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.27%) Lua
11 1 (0.27%) PHP
11 1 (0.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 55 (14.99%) Security Cleared
2 48 (13.08%) SC Cleared
3 18 (4.90%) Degree
3 18 (4.90%) DV Cleared
4 6 (1.63%) CISSP
5 3 (0.82%) CISM
5 3 (0.82%) MBA
6 2 (0.54%) CEH
6 2 (0.54%) CRISC
6 2 (0.54%) ISEB
6 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Certified Architect
6 2 (0.54%) PhD
6 2 (0.54%) VCAP
6 2 (0.54%) VCDX
6 2 (0.54%) VCP6
6 2 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.27%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.27%) CLAS
7 1 (0.27%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.18%) SEPA
2 7 (1.91%) QA
3 6 (1.63%) ISO20022
4 4 (1.09%) RMADS
5 3 (0.82%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.82%) GPG13
5 3 (0.82%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.54%) GxP
6 2 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.54%) MiFID
7 1 (0.27%) COBIT
7 1 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.27%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.27%) PMO
7 1 (0.27%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (4.90%) Docker
2 9 (2.45%) Active Directory
3 8 (2.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.09%) LXC
5 3 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.82%) SRDF
5 3 (0.82%) vCloud
6 2 (0.54%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.54%) KVM
6 2 (0.54%) NFS
6 2 (0.54%) vSphere
6 2 (0.54%) Xen
7 1 (0.27%) iptables
7 1 (0.27%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.27%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 20 (5.45%) MOM
2 19 (5.18%) Puppet
3 11 (3.00%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (1.91%) Ansible
5 4 (1.09%) Terraform
6 3 (0.82%) vRealize
7 2 (0.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.54%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.27%) CloudHub
8 1 (0.27%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.27%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.27%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.27%) Mesos
8 1 (0.27%) SCCM
8 1 (0.27%) SCOM
8 1 (0.27%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.27%) Uchiwa
8 1 (0.27%) vMotion
Vendors
1 53 (14.44%) Microsoft
2 51 (13.90%) Oracle
3 36 (9.81%) IBM
4 24 (6.54%) VMware
5 18 (4.90%) Pega
6 17 (4.63%) MuleSoft
7 14 (3.81%) Cisco
8 13 (3.54%) Salesforce.com
8 13 (3.54%) TIBCO
9 12 (3.27%) SAP
9 12 (3.27%) ServiceNow
10 10 (2.72%) BT
10 10 (2.72%) Capita
11 9 (2.45%) TOWER Software
12 8 (2.18%) Red Hat
12 8 (2.18%) Reuters
13 6 (1.63%) webMethods
14 5 (1.36%) Adobe
14 5 (1.36%) EMC
14 5 (1.36%) HP
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