Period
to 24 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Lead Architect was £610 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 February 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.

Lead Architect
UK > England
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 489 432 513
Rank change year-on-year -57 +81 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 392 446 360
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.42% 0.50% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.53% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 289 228
England median daily rate £610 £600 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.67% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £463 £450 £401
90th Percentile £763 £775 £775
UK median daily rate £610 £600 £550
% change year-on-year +1.67% +9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
England median hourly rate - - £100.00
UK median hourly rate - - £100.00

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 87,615 84,191 94,489
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.73% 94.76% 95.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,760 55,292 61,378
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £258 £255
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 2,592 2,947 3,472
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% - +10.98%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.62 £10.44
90th Percentile £48.56 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%

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 24 February 2018.

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 24 February 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 -63 225 £613 -2.78% 39
South East -10 59 £575 +9.00% 12
North of England +15 38 £610 +19.02% 9
Midlands -1 37 £610 +10.91% 5
East of England +4 26 £693 +15.50% 5
East Midlands +15 21 £618 +7.39% 3
North West +8 21 £610 +10.91% 7
Yorkshire +7 17 £610 +25.13% 2
West Midlands -15 16 £485 -11.82% 2
North East +57 5 £610 +39.43%
South West +5 5 £558 +4.69% 5
Lead Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 February 2018, Lead Architect 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 Lead Architect in the job title.

1 119 (30.36%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (18.88%) Finance
3 60 (15.31%) Java
4 56 (14.29%) Data Modelling
5 49 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
6 43 (10.97%) Stakeholder Management
7 42 (10.71%) Scrum
8 39 (9.95%) Amazon AWS
9 38 (9.69%) Big Data
10 37 (9.44%) .NET
11 36 (9.18%) DevOps
12 35 (8.93%) SQL
13 34 (8.67%) SOA
14 33 (8.42%) Oracle
14 33 (8.42%) SAP
14 33 (8.42%) Data Centre
15 32 (8.16%) TOGAF
15 32 (8.16%) Retail
15 32 (8.16%) Migration
15 32 (8.16%) Enterprise Architecture
16 31 (7.91%) Greenfield Project
17 30 (7.65%) Microservices
17 30 (7.65%) Analytics
18 29 (7.40%) SQL Server
18 29 (7.40%) Microsoft
19 28 (7.14%) JavaScript
19 28 (7.14%) ServiceNow
20 27 (6.89%) Banking
20 27 (6.89%) Security Cleared
20 27 (6.89%) PaaS

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 21 (5.36%) Apache Spark
2 15 (3.83%) CMS
3 13 (3.32%) WebSphere
4 12 (3.06%) SAS
5 11 (2.81%) Apache
6 7 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (1.79%) Sitecore CMS
7 4 (1.02%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.77%) JBoss
8 3 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.77%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (0.77%) WordPress
9 2 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.51%) Confluence
9 2 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.51%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.26%) Commerce Server
10 1 (0.26%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.26%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (1.53%) SPSS
2 2 (0.51%) InfoPath
2 2 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.53%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.02%) SAP FI
3 3 (0.77%) SAP CO
3 3 (0.77%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (0.77%) Social Studio
3 3 (0.77%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.51%) Eloqua
4 2 (0.51%) INSURE/90
4 2 (0.51%) Oracle BRM
4 2 (0.51%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.26%) JDE EnterpriseOne
5 1 (0.26%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.26%) SAP FSCM
5 1 (0.26%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.26%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.26%) SAP PS
5 1 (0.26%) Summit
5 1 (0.26%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 49 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (9.95%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (6.89%) PaaS
4 19 (4.85%) IaaS
5 13 (3.32%) SaaS
6 8 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (1.53%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (1.53%) Office 365
8 3 (0.77%) Bluemix
8 3 (0.77%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.77%) IBM Cloud
8 3 (0.77%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 2 (0.51%) Data Lake Analytics
9 2 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.51%) GitHub
10 1 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 24 (6.12%) Firewall
2 17 (4.34%) WAN
3 15 (3.83%) LAN
4 8 (2.04%) MPLS
4 8 (2.04%) VPN
5 7 (1.79%) BGP
5 7 (1.79%) Internet
5 7 (1.79%) OSPF
5 7 (1.79%) SSL
5 7 (1.79%) VPLS
6 6 (1.53%) DMZ
6 6 (1.53%) Network Security
7 5 (1.28%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (1.28%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (1.02%) SMS
8 4 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.77%) Unified Communications
10 2 (0.51%) 4G
10 2 (0.51%) DNS
10 2 (0.51%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (9.69%) Big Data
2 29 (7.40%) SQL Server
3 22 (5.61%) Hadoop
4 15 (3.83%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (3.32%) Apache Hive
6 10 (2.55%) Relational Database
7 8 (2.04%) NoSQL
8 7 (1.79%) Data Lake
8 7 (1.79%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 6 (1.53%) Mahout
9 6 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (1.53%) SQL Server 2014
9 6 (1.53%) SQL Server 2016
10 5 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (1.28%) MongoDB
10 5 (1.28%) Neo4j
10 5 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (1.28%) Sqoop
11 4 (1.02%) HBase
11 4 (1.02%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (2.04%) NUnit
1 8 (2.04%) Selenium
2 7 (1.79%) Jasmine
3 5 (1.28%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.28%) Maven
4 4 (1.02%) ERwin
4 4 (1.02%) JIRA
4 4 (1.02%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.77%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.77%) Rational Rose
5 3 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.51%) Ant
6 2 (0.51%) IBM UrbanCode
7 1 (0.26%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.26%) Grunt
7 1 (0.26%) JUnit
7 1 (0.26%) PowerDesigner
7 1 (0.26%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.26%) Subversion
7 1 (0.26%) Toad
General
1 74 (18.88%) Finance
2 32 (8.16%) Retail
3 27 (6.89%) Banking
4 14 (3.57%) Marketing
5 11 (2.81%) Manufacturing
6 9 (2.30%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.02%) Electronics
7 4 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.77%) Advertising
8 3 (0.77%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.77%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.51%) Back Office
9 2 (0.51%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.51%) Legal
10 1 (0.26%) Billing
10 1 (0.26%) Front Office
10 1 (0.26%) Games
10 1 (0.26%) Local Government
10 1 (0.26%) Military
10 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (9.44%) .NET
2 26 (6.63%) Web Services
3 24 (6.12%) HTML
4 21 (5.36%) CSS
5 20 (5.10%) RESTful
6 19 (4.85%) AngularJS
7 18 (4.59%) REST
7 18 (4.59%) SOAP
8 13 (3.32%) Natural Language Processing
9 12 (3.06%) .NET Framework
10 9 (2.30%) HTML5
10 9 (2.30%) JSON
10 9 (2.30%) Middleware
10 9 (2.30%) Node.js
11 8 (2.04%) ASP.NET
11 8 (2.04%) ASP.NET Web API
11 8 (2.04%) XML
12 7 (1.79%) Kafka
13 6 (1.53%) MLlib
13 6 (1.53%) React
Miscellaneous
1 33 (8.42%) Data Centre
2 31 (7.91%) Greenfield Project
3 19 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (4.59%) Management Information System
5 12 (3.06%) User Experience
6 9 (2.30%) Virtual Team
7 8 (2.04%) Robotics
8 7 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (1.79%) Fintech
9 6 (1.53%) Linked Data
10 5 (1.28%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.28%) Public Cloud
10 5 (1.28%) Social Media
11 4 (1.02%) CESG
11 4 (1.02%) Computer Science
11 4 (1.02%) iPad
11 4 (1.02%) PKI
12 3 (0.77%) Algorithms
12 3 (0.77%) Cyberthreat
12 3 (0.77%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 22 (5.61%) Linux
2 19 (4.85%) Windows
3 12 (3.06%) Unix
4 7 (1.79%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.28%) Android
6 4 (1.02%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.77%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.51%) SUSE
9 1 (0.26%) VMS
9 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.26%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (30.36%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (14.29%) Data Modelling
3 43 (10.97%) Stakeholder Management
4 42 (10.71%) Scrum
5 36 (9.18%) DevOps
6 34 (8.67%) SOA
7 32 (8.16%) Enterprise Architecture
7 32 (8.16%) Migration
7 32 (8.16%) TOGAF
8 30 (7.65%) Analytics
8 30 (7.65%) Microservices
9 26 (6.63%) Data Architecture
10 23 (5.87%) BDD
10 23 (5.87%) IT Strategy
10 23 (5.87%) Open Source
11 22 (5.61%) SDLC
11 22 (5.61%) TDD
12 21 (5.36%) ITIL
12 21 (5.36%) Kanban
13 20 (5.10%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 60 (15.31%) Java
2 35 (8.93%) SQL
3 28 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 25 (6.38%) C#
5 11 (2.81%) Python
6 8 (2.04%) Scala
6 8 (2.04%) T-SQL
7 7 (1.79%) C
7 7 (1.79%) R
7 7 (1.79%) TypeScript
8 6 (1.53%) MATLAB
8 6 (1.53%) PowerShell
8 6 (1.53%) SPARQL
9 4 (1.02%) PHP
9 4 (1.02%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.02%) VB.NET
10 3 (0.77%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.77%) Ruby
11 1 (0.26%) ES6
11 1 (0.26%) Go
Qualifications
1 27 (6.89%) Security Cleared
2 19 (4.85%) SC Cleared
3 13 (3.32%) Degree
4 9 (2.30%) CISSP
5 5 (1.28%) CCIE
5 5 (1.28%) CCNA
5 5 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (1.28%) MCP
5 5 (1.28%) MCSE
5 5 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.51%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.26%) ACCA
8 1 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.26%) CLAS
8 1 (0.26%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.06%) QA
2 10 (2.55%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.51%) EMIR
4 2 (0.51%) GDPR
5 1 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.26%) GMP
5 1 (0.26%) IFRS
5 1 (0.26%) ISO 20022
5 1 (0.26%) MiFID
5 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (2.55%) Docker
2 6 (1.53%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.02%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.77%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.51%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.26%) Firmware
7 1 (0.26%) HDFS
7 1 (0.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (1.28%) Ansible
1 5 (1.28%) Hadoop YARN
1 5 (1.28%) SCCM
2 4 (1.02%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.02%) Puppet
2 4 (1.02%) SCOM
2 4 (1.02%) SCVMM
3 2 (0.51%) Ambari
3 2 (0.51%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (0.51%) QRadar
3 2 (0.51%) Terraform
4 1 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.26%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.26%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 33 (8.42%) Oracle
1 33 (8.42%) SAP
2 29 (7.40%) Microsoft
3 28 (7.14%) ServiceNow
4 21 (5.36%) IBM
5 19 (4.85%) Cisco
6 14 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
7 13 (3.32%) Google
8 9 (2.30%) Juniper
9 8 (2.04%) Fortinet
10 7 (1.79%) CheckPoint
10 7 (1.79%) Pega
10 7 (1.79%) Sitecore
11 6 (1.53%) Capita
11 6 (1.53%) IBM Sterling
11 6 (1.53%) VMware
12 5 (1.28%) Blue Prism
12 5 (1.28%) CA
12 5 (1.28%) Remedy
12 5 (1.28%) Splunk