Period
to 19 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Lead Architect was £625 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 June 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 455 482 503
Rank change year-on-year +27 +21 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 456 358 385
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.50% 0.43% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.45% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 237 257
England median daily rate £625 £590 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.93% +2.61% +4.55%
10th Percentile £455 £438 £425
90th Percentile £775 £750 £750
UK median daily rate £625 £575 £575
% change year-on-year +8.70% - +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

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 86,307 79,643 92,763
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.97% 95.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,003 51,880 61,012
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £421
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.07% +5.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,775 2,628 2,812
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.07% -6.49% +14.27%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.90
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.72 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.86% -6.39% +14.29%

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 19 June 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 19 June 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 -11 269 £625 +4.17% 37
South East -6 60 £600 +20.00% 4
Midlands +11 48 £581 +25.68% 6
North of England -30 43 £625 +13.64% 8
West Midlands -2 30 £588 +27.03% 5
North West -23 28 £625 +16.28% 4
East of England +18 23 £675 +8.00% 7
East Midlands +6 15 £560 +37.42% 1
Yorkshire -16 12 £513 -23.79% 3
South West +7 11 £710 +19.83% 4
North East -2 4 £733 +76.63% 1
Lead Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 June 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.

1 147 (32.24%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (20.61%) Finance
3 76 (16.67%) Java
4 67 (14.69%) Amazon AWS
5 65 (14.25%) Security Cleared
6 60 (13.16%) Data Modelling
7 55 (12.06%) Banking
8 52 (11.40%) SC Cleared
9 50 (10.96%) Migration
10 49 (10.75%) Microsoft
11 46 (10.09%) Microsoft Azure
12 45 (9.87%) DevOps
12 45 (9.87%) Microservices
13 44 (9.65%) Stakeholder Management
14 42 (9.21%) Scrum
15 38 (8.33%) Big Data
16 36 (7.89%) SQL
16 36 (7.89%) Web Services
17 35 (7.68%) Cisco
18 34 (7.46%) SOA
18 34 (7.46%) Data Centre
19 33 (7.24%) Business Intelligence
19 33 (7.24%) Retail
20 29 (6.36%) .NET
20 29 (6.36%) Oracle
21 27 (5.92%) JavaScript
21 27 (5.92%) Open Source
22 26 (5.70%) SAP
23 25 (5.48%) TOGAF
23 25 (5.48%) Firewall

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 18 (3.95%) Apache Spark
2 12 (2.63%) CMS
3 10 (2.19%) Apache
4 8 (1.75%) Confluence
5 7 (1.54%) Sitecore CMS
6 6 (1.32%) SAS
7 5 (1.10%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (0.88%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (0.88%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.66%) WordPress
10 2 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.44%) EPiServer
10 2 (0.44%) Mule
11 1 (0.22%) Anypoint
11 1 (0.22%) Kentico
11 1 (0.22%) Mule ESB
11 1 (0.22%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (0.66%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (2.85%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.66%) SAP BPC
2 3 (0.66%) SAP PP
3 2 (0.44%) INSURE/90
3 2 (0.44%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.44%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.22%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.22%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.22%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 1 (0.22%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.22%) SAP PS
4 1 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.22%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.22%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 67 (14.69%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (10.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (3.29%) Dynamics 365
3 15 (3.29%) PaaS
4 10 (2.19%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (1.97%) IaaS
5 9 (1.97%) Office 365
6 6 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (1.32%) SaaS
7 5 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (1.10%) Fastly
8 4 (0.88%) Bluemix
8 4 (0.88%) IBM Cloud
8 4 (0.88%) Serverless
9 3 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (5.48%) Firewall
2 18 (3.95%) Internet
3 15 (3.29%) WAN
4 10 (2.19%) LAN
5 9 (1.97%) MPLS
6 8 (1.75%) BGP
7 7 (1.54%) OSPF
7 7 (1.54%) SSL
7 7 (1.54%) VPLS
7 7 (1.54%) VPN
8 6 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (1.32%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (1.32%) DMZ
9 5 (1.10%) Cisco ISE
10 4 (0.88%) HTTP
10 4 (0.88%) NetScaler
10 4 (0.88%) OpenFlow
10 4 (0.88%) SMS
10 4 (0.88%) SNMP
10 4 (0.88%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (8.33%) Big Data
2 24 (5.26%) Hadoop
3 20 (4.39%) SQL Server
4 18 (3.95%) MongoDB
5 14 (3.07%) Relational Database
6 13 (2.85%) NoSQL
7 12 (2.63%) Apache Hive
8 10 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (2.19%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (1.97%) Redis
10 8 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (1.54%) MySQL
12 6 (1.32%) HBase
13 4 (0.88%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 4 (0.88%) IBM InfoSphere
13 4 (0.88%) Power BI
13 4 (0.88%) Riak
13 4 (0.88%) SAP BW
14 3 (0.66%) Oracle Database
14 3 (0.66%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 20 (4.39%) JIRA
2 13 (2.85%) Maven
3 6 (1.32%) CircleCI
3 6 (1.32%) Selenium
4 5 (1.10%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.10%) NUnit
5 3 (0.66%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.66%) Rational Rose
5 3 (0.66%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.44%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.44%) ERwin
6 2 (0.44%) Jasmine
6 2 (0.44%) JUnit
6 2 (0.44%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.22%) ER Studio
7 1 (0.22%) Gradle
7 1 (0.22%) IBM UrbanCode
7 1 (0.22%) PowerDesigner
7 1 (0.22%) RStudio
7 1 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 94 (20.61%) Finance
2 55 (12.06%) Banking
3 33 (7.24%) Retail
4 24 (5.26%) Telecoms
5 19 (4.17%) Marketing
6 17 (3.73%) Manufacturing
7 12 (2.63%) Electronics
8 11 (2.41%) Games
9 9 (1.97%) Investment Banking
10 6 (1.32%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.66%) Billing
11 3 (0.66%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.66%) Law
11 3 (0.66%) Publishing
12 2 (0.44%) Back Office
12 2 (0.44%) Front Office
12 2 (0.44%) Legal
13 1 (0.22%) Automotive
13 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.22%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (7.89%) Web Services
2 29 (6.36%) .NET
3 25 (5.48%) REST
4 18 (3.95%) Node.js
5 16 (3.51%) HTML
5 16 (3.51%) XML
6 15 (3.29%) Spring
7 14 (3.07%) AngularJS
7 14 (3.07%) RESTful
8 13 (2.85%) .NET Framework
8 13 (2.85%) CSS
8 13 (2.85%) SOAP
9 12 (2.63%) Kafka
10 11 (2.41%) ASP.NET
11 9 (1.97%) Middleware
11 9 (1.97%) React
12 8 (1.75%) Hibernate
12 8 (1.75%) HTML5
12 8 (1.75%) JSON
12 8 (1.75%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.46%) Data Centre
2 22 (4.82%) Greenfield Project
3 19 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (2.41%) Public Cloud
5 10 (2.19%) Computer Science
6 9 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (1.97%) Fintech
6 9 (1.97%) User Experience
7 8 (1.75%) iPad
8 7 (1.54%) Algorithms
8 7 (1.54%) Minimum Viable Product
8 7 (1.54%) Mobile App
8 7 (1.54%) Social Media
9 6 (1.32%) CMDB
9 6 (1.32%) Virtual Team
10 5 (1.10%) CESG
10 5 (1.10%) Management Information System
11 4 (0.88%) Cyberthreat
11 4 (0.88%) PKI
12 3 (0.66%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 21 (4.61%) Linux
2 19 (4.17%) Windows
3 13 (2.85%) Unix
4 8 (1.75%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.10%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.66%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.44%) Android
9 1 (0.22%) AIX
9 1 (0.22%) Solaris
9 1 (0.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (32.24%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (13.16%) Data Modelling
3 50 (10.96%) Migration
4 45 (9.87%) DevOps
4 45 (9.87%) Microservices
5 44 (9.65%) Stakeholder Management
6 42 (9.21%) Scrum
7 34 (7.46%) SOA
8 33 (7.24%) Business Intelligence
9 27 (5.92%) Open Source
10 25 (5.48%) Data Architecture
10 25 (5.48%) SDLC
10 25 (5.48%) TOGAF
11 24 (5.26%) Security Architecture
11 24 (5.26%) TDD
12 23 (5.04%) Enterprise Architecture
13 20 (4.39%) ERP
13 20 (4.39%) Information Assurance
14 19 (4.17%) Analytics
15 18 (3.95%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 76 (16.67%) Java
2 36 (7.89%) SQL
3 27 (5.92%) JavaScript
4 22 (4.82%) C#
5 16 (3.51%) Java 8
6 15 (3.29%) Python
7 12 (2.63%) Scala
8 8 (1.75%) C
9 6 (1.32%) VB.NET
10 5 (1.10%) Go
11 4 (0.88%) ES6
11 4 (0.88%) R
11 4 (0.88%) TypeScript
12 3 (0.66%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.44%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.22%) Apex Code
14 1 (0.22%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.22%) BeanShell
14 1 (0.22%) Perl
14 1 (0.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 65 (14.25%) Security Cleared
2 52 (11.40%) SC Cleared
3 18 (3.95%) CISSP
4 15 (3.29%) Degree
5 9 (1.97%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (1.75%) CCNA
7 7 (1.54%) CISM
7 7 (1.54%) DV Cleared
7 7 (1.54%) MCSE
7 7 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (1.32%) CCIE
9 5 (1.10%) MCP
10 4 (0.88%) CESG Certified Professional
10 4 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (0.66%) CCNP
11 3 (0.66%) TOGAF Certification
12 2 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.44%) MCSA
13 1 (0.22%) CLAS
13 1 (0.22%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.41%) QA
2 10 (2.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.32%) GDPR
4 5 (1.10%) COBIT
4 5 (1.10%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.44%) NIST 800
6 1 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.22%) EMIR
6 1 (0.22%) GCP
6 1 (0.22%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.22%) MiFID
6 1 (0.22%) PMO
6 1 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (5.26%) Docker
2 13 (2.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.75%) Active Directory
4 5 (1.10%) etcd
4 5 (1.10%) Varnish
4 5 (1.10%) VMware NSX
4 5 (1.10%) vSphere
5 3 (0.66%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.22%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.22%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.22%) HDFS
7 1 (0.22%) vCloud
7 1 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (3.29%) Kubernetes
2 11 (2.41%) Terraform
3 10 (2.19%) Ansible
4 9 (1.97%) Puppet
5 8 (1.75%) SCCM
6 7 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (1.32%) SCOM
8 5 (1.10%) Hadoop YARN
8 5 (1.10%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.66%) Cisco Prime
9 3 (0.66%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.44%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.22%) Ambari
11 1 (0.22%) BladeLogic
11 1 (0.22%) CASB
11 1 (0.22%) ITRS Geneos
11 1 (0.22%) Nagios
Vendors
1 49 (10.75%) Microsoft
2 35 (7.68%) Cisco
3 29 (6.36%) Oracle
4 26 (5.70%) SAP
5 22 (4.82%) Juniper
6 20 (4.39%) ServiceNow
7 16 (3.51%) VMware
8 15 (3.29%) Pega
9 11 (2.41%) Splunk
10 10 (2.19%) Google
11 8 (1.75%) Cloudera
11 8 (1.75%) Fortinet
12 7 (1.54%) CheckPoint
12 7 (1.54%) F5
12 7 (1.54%) Sitecore
13 6 (1.32%) IBM
14 5 (1.10%) Atlassian
14 5 (1.10%) CA
14 5 (1.10%) SolarWinds
15 4 (0.88%) Aruba