Period
to 23 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Lead Architect was £625 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 475 487 483
Rank change year-on-year +12 -4 +54
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 423 392 450
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.46% 0.44% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.46% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 293 297
England median daily rate £625 £600 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% -4.17%
10th Percentile £459 £465 £456
90th Percentile £775 £775 £750
UK median daily rate £618 £600 £575
% change year-on-year +2.92% +4.35% -4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
England median hourly rate £81.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £81.50 - -

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 87,544 85,462 94,497
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.73% 94.90% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,167 56,423 62,370
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,819 2,531 2,908
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.10 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £17.61 £18.92 £18.97
% change year-on-year -6.95% -0.26% +6.75%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +22 249 £625 +4.17% 32
South East -13 59 £588 -2.08% 22
Midlands -15 45 £631 +26.20% 10
North of England -26 44 £600 -1.64% 14
West Midlands -20 29 £625 +8.70% 10
Yorkshire -7 19 £690 +13.11% 6
North West -26 19 £563 -7.79% 8
South West -10 14 £525 -11.76% 5
East Midlands +1 13 £613 +37.64%
East of England -5 12 £675 +8.00% 4
North East -12 7 £538 -11.89%
Lead Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 136 (32.15%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (27.19%) Finance
3 96 (22.70%) Java
4 67 (15.84%) Banking
5 66 (15.60%) Amazon AWS
6 64 (15.13%) Microservices
7 61 (14.42%) Security Cleared
8 58 (13.71%) DevOps
9 55 (13.00%) Data Modelling
10 53 (12.53%) Migration
11 46 (10.87%) Web Services
12 45 (10.64%) SC Cleared
13 43 (10.17%) Software Engineering
14 41 (9.69%) Linux
15 40 (9.46%) Stakeholder Management
16 38 (8.98%) Microsoft
16 38 (8.98%) Microsoft Azure
17 33 (7.80%) SQL
18 32 (7.57%) Python
18 32 (7.57%) TOGAF
19 31 (7.33%) Scrum
19 31 (7.33%) Cisco
19 31 (7.33%) Enterprise Architecture
20 29 (6.86%) Hadoop
20 29 (6.86%) MongoDB
20 29 (6.86%) SOA
20 29 (6.86%) Big Data
20 29 (6.86%) SDLC
21 28 (6.62%) Data Centre
21 28 (6.62%) Analytics

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 12 (2.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 11 (2.60%) Apache Spark
3 10 (2.36%) Confluence
4 6 (1.42%) Apache
5 4 (0.95%) Mule
5 4 (0.95%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.71%) JBoss
6 3 (0.71%) Mule ESB
7 2 (0.47%) CICS
7 2 (0.47%) NServiceBus
7 2 (0.47%) SAS
7 2 (0.47%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.47%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.24%) Anypoint
8 1 (0.24%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.24%) Ethereum
8 1 (0.24%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (1.42%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (2.13%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.18%) SAP BPC
2 5 (1.18%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.71%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.24%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.24%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.24%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.24%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.24%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.24%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 66 (15.60%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (8.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (3.55%) Cloud Computing
4 14 (3.31%) PaaS
5 13 (3.07%) SaaS
6 12 (2.84%) IaaS
7 11 (2.60%) Dynamics 365
8 8 (1.89%) AWS CloudFormation
8 8 (1.89%) Office 365
9 5 (1.18%) Serverless
10 3 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.47%) Amazon EMR
11 2 (0.47%) Amazon Glacier
11 2 (0.47%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.47%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (0.47%) SAP Leonardo
11 2 (0.47%) Sauce Labs
12 1 (0.24%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.84%) Wireless
2 9 (2.13%) Firewall
2 9 (2.13%) WAN
3 8 (1.89%) VoIP
4 7 (1.65%) Internet
4 7 (1.65%) Kerberos
4 7 (1.65%) LAN
4 7 (1.65%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.18%) Cisco Wireless
6 4 (0.95%) Cisco ISE
6 4 (0.95%) NetScaler
7 3 (0.71%) DNS
7 3 (0.71%) OpenFlow
7 3 (0.71%) SNMP
8 2 (0.47%) FTP
8 2 (0.47%) HTTP
8 2 (0.47%) Intranet
8 2 (0.47%) SCCP
8 2 (0.47%) VPN
8 2 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (6.86%) Big Data
1 29 (6.86%) Hadoop
1 29 (6.86%) MongoDB
2 28 (6.62%) Relational Database
3 12 (2.84%) MySQL
3 12 (2.84%) NoSQL
4 10 (2.36%) SQL Server
5 9 (2.13%) Apache Hive
5 9 (2.13%) RDBMS
6 8 (1.89%) Oracle Database
7 7 (1.65%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (1.65%) SAP HANA
8 6 (1.42%) HBase
8 6 (1.42%) Redis
9 5 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.18%) SAP BW
10 4 (0.95%) Data Lake
10 4 (0.95%) Power BI
10 4 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 25 (5.91%) Jenkins
2 24 (5.67%) Maven
3 15 (3.55%) Artifactory
3 15 (3.55%) JIRA
4 12 (2.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 12 (2.84%) Hudson
5 8 (1.89%) Git (software)
5 8 (1.89%) TeamCity
6 7 (1.65%) Cucumber
6 7 (1.65%) Rational Rose
6 7 (1.65%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (1.42%) Bitbucket
7 6 (1.42%) JUnit
7 6 (1.42%) Selenium
8 4 (0.95%) Ant
8 4 (0.95%) MSBuild
8 4 (0.95%) Octopus Deploy
8 4 (0.95%) Subversion
9 3 (0.71%) JMeter
10 2 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 115 (27.19%) Finance
2 67 (15.84%) Banking
3 21 (4.96%) Front Office
3 21 (4.96%) Retail
4 17 (4.02%) Investment Banking
4 17 (4.02%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.60%) Games
5 11 (2.60%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.89%) Marketing
7 6 (1.42%) Legal
8 5 (1.18%) Electronics
9 3 (0.71%) Billing
9 3 (0.71%) Law
10 2 (0.47%) Back Office
11 1 (0.24%) Advertising
11 1 (0.24%) Automotive
11 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.24%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.24%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (10.87%) Web Services
2 25 (5.91%) AngularJS
3 23 (5.44%) Spring
4 22 (5.20%) .NET
4 22 (5.20%) React
5 20 (4.73%) REST
6 19 (4.49%) HTML
7 18 (4.26%) SOAP
8 17 (4.02%) CSS
9 15 (3.55%) JSON
9 15 (3.55%) NumPy
9 15 (3.55%) SciPy
10 14 (3.31%) HTML5
11 13 (3.07%) Hibernate
11 13 (3.07%) RESTful
12 11 (2.60%) CSS3
12 11 (2.60%) Node.js
12 11 (2.60%) XML
13 10 (2.36%) Kafka
13 10 (2.36%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (6.62%) Data Centre
2 25 (5.91%) Fintech
3 20 (4.73%) Greenfield Project
4 16 (3.78%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (2.84%) Minimum Viable Product
6 10 (2.36%) User Experience
7 9 (2.13%) Public Cloud
8 8 (1.89%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.65%) iPad
10 6 (1.42%) Computer Science
10 6 (1.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (1.18%) Derivative
11 5 (1.18%) Equities
11 5 (1.18%) Mobile App
11 5 (1.18%) PKI
12 4 (0.95%) CMDB
12 4 (0.95%) Fixed Income
12 4 (0.95%) Mainframe
13 3 (0.71%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 41 (9.69%) Linux
2 25 (5.91%) Unix
3 17 (4.02%) Windows
4 14 (3.31%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.47%) Android
6 2 (0.47%) VMS
6 2 (0.47%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.47%) zOS
7 1 (0.24%) CoreOS
7 1 (0.24%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (32.15%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (15.13%) Microservices
3 58 (13.71%) DevOps
4 55 (13.00%) Data Modelling
5 53 (12.53%) Migration
6 43 (10.17%) Software Engineering
7 40 (9.46%) Stakeholder Management
8 32 (7.57%) TOGAF
9 31 (7.33%) Enterprise Architecture
9 31 (7.33%) Scrum
10 29 (6.86%) SDLC
10 29 (6.86%) SOA
11 28 (6.62%) Analytics
11 28 (6.62%) Continuous Integration
12 27 (6.38%) TDD
13 25 (5.91%) Asset Management
14 24 (5.67%) Business Intelligence
15 22 (5.20%) Data Architecture
15 22 (5.20%) ERP
16 21 (4.96%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 96 (22.70%) Java
2 33 (7.80%) SQL
3 32 (7.57%) Python
4 27 (6.38%) JavaScript
5 26 (6.15%) C++
6 24 (5.67%) Java 8
7 23 (5.44%) C#
8 11 (2.60%) PowerShell
9 9 (2.13%) C
10 7 (1.65%) Scala
11 6 (1.42%) Go
12 3 (0.71%) R
12 3 (0.71%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.47%) COBOL
13 2 (0.47%) JCL
14 1 (0.24%) Apex Code
14 1 (0.24%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.24%) Groovy
14 1 (0.24%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.24%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 61 (14.42%) Security Cleared
2 45 (10.64%) SC Cleared
3 17 (4.02%) Degree
3 17 (4.02%) DV Cleared
4 15 (3.55%) AWS Certification
5 7 (1.65%) CISM
5 7 (1.65%) CISSP
6 5 (1.18%) CESG Certified Professional
6 5 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.71%) CCNA
7 3 (0.71%) CCNP
7 3 (0.71%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.47%) CISA
8 2 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.24%) CCSA
9 1 (0.24%) CITP
9 1 (0.24%) ISSAP
9 1 (0.24%) ISSEP
9 1 (0.24%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.36%) GDPR
1 10 (2.36%) QA
2 9 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.18%) COBIT
4 4 (0.95%) HMG Infosec
4 4 (0.95%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 4 (0.95%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.71%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.71%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.47%) IFRS
7 1 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.24%) EMIR
7 1 (0.24%) MiFID
7 1 (0.24%) PMO
7 1 (0.24%) RMADS
System Software
1 23 (5.44%) Docker
2 7 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.95%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.95%) VMware NSX
4 3 (0.71%) vSphere
5 2 (0.47%) vCloud
6 1 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.24%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.24%) HDFS
6 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 20 (4.73%) Terraform
2 17 (4.02%) Kubernetes
3 14 (3.31%) Ansible
4 11 (2.60%) Puppet
5 9 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (1.89%) Single Sign-On
7 6 (1.42%) ITRS Geneos
7 6 (1.42%) Nagios
8 5 (1.18%) CA Single Sign-On
8 5 (1.18%) HP Fortify
9 3 (0.71%) SCCM
9 3 (0.71%) SCOM
9 3 (0.71%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.47%) Hadoop YARN
10 2 (0.47%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.47%) SCSM
10 2 (0.47%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.24%) CASB
11 1 (0.24%) Grafana
11 1 (0.24%) TeMIP
Vendors
1 38 (8.98%) Microsoft
2 31 (7.33%) Cisco
3 27 (6.38%) SAP
4 21 (4.96%) Oracle
5 18 (4.26%) Juniper
5 18 (4.26%) ServiceNow
6 15 (3.55%) Splunk
7 11 (2.60%) VMware
8 10 (2.36%) Pega
9 8 (1.89%) Casewise
9 8 (1.89%) TIBCO
10 7 (1.65%) AppDynamics
10 7 (1.65%) F5
11 6 (1.42%) CA
11 6 (1.42%) McAfee
11 6 (1.42%) MuleSoft
11 6 (1.42%) SolarWinds
12 5 (1.18%) BMC
12 5 (1.18%) Cloudera
12 5 (1.18%) hybris