Period
to 11 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Lead Architect was £625 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 467 496 470
Rank change year-on-year +29 -26 +64
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 458 404 456
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.47% 0.43% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.45% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 307 298
England median daily rate £625 £610 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.46% +1.67% -
10th Percentile £463 £475 £460
90th Percentile £800 £775 £775
UK median daily rate £625 £610 £600
% change year-on-year +2.46% +1.67% -
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 91,359 90,187 90,477
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.89% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 61,235 60,341 59,569
England median daily rate £459 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.89% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,773 2,621 2,997
England median hourly rate £18.12 £18.70 £18.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +1.77% +2.08%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.79 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 +43 257 £675 +9.76% 30
South East +1 72 £563 +2.27% 11
North of England +3 49 £600 -1.64% 12
Midlands -23 39 £550 -8.33% 3
Yorkshire +3 26 £690 +13.11% 4
South West -21 25 £525 -11.02% 4
West Midlands -19 21 £563 -10.00% 2
North West -21 20 £600 -1.64% 7
East of England 0 16 £610 -9.63% 5
East Midlands -6 15 £525 -4.55% 1
North East -7 5 £500 -18.03% 1
Lead Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 11 December 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.

1 143 (31.22%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (29.26%) Finance
3 110 (24.02%) Java
4 83 (18.12%) DevOps
5 77 (16.81%) Banking
6 73 (15.94%) Amazon AWS
6 73 (15.94%) Microservices
7 72 (15.72%) Security Cleared
8 65 (14.19%) Web Services
9 61 (13.32%) Software Engineering
10 60 (13.10%) Linux
11 59 (12.88%) Microsoft Azure
12 53 (11.57%) SC Cleared
13 50 (10.92%) JavaScript
14 49 (10.70%) Python
15 45 (9.83%) Migration
15 45 (9.83%) React
16 44 (9.61%) C++
17 42 (9.17%) TOGAF
17 42 (9.17%) Jenkins
18 40 (8.73%) AngularJS
18 40 (8.73%) Asset Management
19 39 (8.52%) SQL
19 39 (8.52%) .NET
19 39 (8.52%) Microsoft
20 38 (8.30%) Data Modelling
20 38 (8.30%) Stakeholder Management
20 38 (8.30%) Technical Leadership
21 37 (8.08%) MongoDB
21 37 (8.08%) Hadoop

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 15 (3.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 10 (2.18%) Confluence
3 6 (1.31%) Apache
3 6 (1.31%) Apache Spark
3 6 (1.31%) CMS
4 5 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (1.09%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.09%) WebSphere
5 4 (0.87%) IIS
5 4 (0.87%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.66%) Drupal
6 3 (0.66%) JBoss
6 3 (0.66%) Mule
6 3 (0.66%) nginx
7 2 (0.44%) CICS
7 2 (0.44%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.44%) NetWeaver
7 2 (0.44%) SAS
7 2 (0.44%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (1.31%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (1.31%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (0.87%) SAP MDG
3 3 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.44%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.22%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.22%) HFM
5 1 (0.22%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.22%) Maximo
5 1 (0.22%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.22%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.22%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 73 (15.94%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (12.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (4.15%) AWS CloudFormation
4 17 (3.71%) IaaS
4 17 (3.71%) PaaS
5 15 (3.28%) SaaS
6 13 (2.84%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (2.40%) Office 365
8 6 (1.31%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (1.09%) GitHub
9 5 (1.09%) Serverless
10 4 (0.87%) Boomi
10 4 (0.87%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.66%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.66%) Yammer
12 2 (0.44%) Amazon Glacier
12 2 (0.44%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.18%) Kerberos
2 9 (1.97%) Firewall
3 8 (1.75%) VoIP
3 8 (1.75%) Wireless
4 7 (1.53%) WAN
5 6 (1.31%) Internet
5 6 (1.31%) TCP/IP
6 5 (1.09%) Cisco Wireless
7 4 (0.87%) LAN
7 4 (0.87%) Skype
8 3 (0.66%) BIG-IP
8 3 (0.66%) DMZ
8 3 (0.66%) DNS
9 2 (0.44%) FTP
9 2 (0.44%) Intranet
9 2 (0.44%) MVNO
9 2 (0.44%) Network Security
9 2 (0.44%) RIP
9 2 (0.44%) SCCP
9 2 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (8.08%) Hadoop
1 37 (8.08%) MongoDB
2 29 (6.33%) Relational Database
3 20 (4.37%) Big Data
4 19 (4.15%) SQL Server
5 16 (3.49%) MySQL
6 13 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (2.62%) RDBMS
8 11 (2.40%) NoSQL
9 10 (2.18%) Oracle Database
10 7 (1.53%) Apache Hive
11 6 (1.31%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (1.31%) Data Lake
11 6 (1.31%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (0.87%) HBase
12 4 (0.87%) Power BI
12 4 (0.87%) Redis
12 4 (0.87%) SAP HANA
12 4 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (0.66%) NewSQL
Development Applications
1 42 (9.17%) Jenkins
2 32 (6.99%) Maven
3 26 (5.68%) Artifactory
4 23 (5.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 23 (5.02%) Hudson
5 14 (3.06%) Git (software)
6 13 (2.84%) JIRA
7 9 (1.97%) TeamCity
8 8 (1.75%) Cucumber
8 8 (1.75%) Rational Rose
8 8 (1.75%) Subversion
9 7 (1.53%) JUnit
9 7 (1.53%) Sonatype Nexus
10 6 (1.31%) Bitbucket
10 6 (1.31%) Selenium
11 5 (1.09%) Ant
11 5 (1.09%) Octopus Deploy
12 4 (0.87%) MSBuild
12 4 (0.87%) SonarQube
13 3 (0.66%) Gradle
General
1 134 (29.26%) Finance
2 77 (16.81%) Banking
3 35 (7.64%) Front Office
4 21 (4.59%) Retail
5 19 (4.15%) Investment Banking
6 15 (3.28%) Telecoms
7 12 (2.62%) Manufacturing
8 10 (2.18%) Marketing
9 5 (1.09%) Legal
10 4 (0.87%) Electronics
11 3 (0.66%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.66%) Back Office
11 3 (0.66%) Billing
12 2 (0.44%) Advertising
12 2 (0.44%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.22%) Automotive
13 1 (0.22%) Military
13 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.22%) Publishing
13 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (14.19%) Web Services
2 45 (9.83%) React
3 40 (8.73%) AngularJS
4 39 (8.52%) .NET
5 30 (6.55%) CSS
5 30 (6.55%) HTML
6 26 (5.68%) NumPy
6 26 (5.68%) SciPy
6 26 (5.68%) Spring
7 23 (5.02%) JSON
7 23 (5.02%) REST
7 23 (5.02%) SOAP
8 19 (4.15%) RESTful
9 18 (3.93%) HTML5
10 17 (3.71%) CSS3
11 15 (3.28%) Middleware
12 13 (2.84%) Node.js
13 12 (2.62%) J2EE
13 12 (2.62%) WCF
14 11 (2.40%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (6.99%) Data Centre
1 32 (6.99%) Greenfield Project
2 25 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (4.80%) Fintech
4 11 (2.40%) iPad
4 11 (2.40%) Management Information System
4 11 (2.40%) User Experience
5 10 (2.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 8 (1.75%) Derivative
6 8 (1.75%) Equities
6 8 (1.75%) Fixed Income
6 8 (1.75%) PKI
6 8 (1.75%) Public Cloud
7 7 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.31%) Private Cloud
8 6 (1.31%) Virtual Team
9 4 (0.87%) CMDB
9 4 (0.87%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (0.66%) DataPower
10 3 (0.66%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 60 (13.10%) Linux
2 32 (6.99%) Windows
3 31 (6.77%) Unix
4 14 (3.06%) Apple iOS
5 10 (2.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.87%) Solaris
6 4 (0.87%) Windows 10
6 4 (0.87%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.66%) Android
8 2 (0.44%) VMS
8 2 (0.44%) zOS
9 1 (0.22%) CoreOS
9 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (31.22%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (18.12%) DevOps
3 73 (15.94%) Microservices
4 61 (13.32%) Software Engineering
5 45 (9.83%) Migration
6 42 (9.17%) TOGAF
7 40 (8.73%) Asset Management
8 38 (8.30%) Data Modelling
8 38 (8.30%) Stakeholder Management
8 38 (8.30%) Technical Leadership
9 33 (7.21%) E-Commerce
9 33 (7.21%) Scrum
9 33 (7.21%) SOA
10 31 (6.77%) Continuous Integration
10 31 (6.77%) Problem-Solving
11 30 (6.55%) Analytics
12 29 (6.33%) Enterprise Architecture
12 29 (6.33%) TDD
13 26 (5.68%) Cybersecurity
13 26 (5.68%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 110 (24.02%) Java
2 50 (10.92%) JavaScript
3 49 (10.70%) Python
4 44 (9.61%) C++
5 39 (8.52%) SQL
6 35 (7.64%) C#
7 20 (4.37%) Java 8
8 19 (4.15%) PowerShell
9 11 (2.40%) C
10 6 (1.31%) Scala
11 4 (0.87%) ABAP
11 4 (0.87%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.87%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.66%) Go
12 3 (0.66%) Ruby
13 2 (0.44%) COBOL
13 2 (0.44%) JCL
13 2 (0.44%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.44%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.44%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 72 (15.72%) Security Cleared
2 53 (11.57%) SC Cleared
3 26 (5.68%) AWS Certification
4 20 (4.37%) Degree
4 20 (4.37%) DV Cleared
5 8 (1.75%) CISM
5 8 (1.75%) CISSP
6 5 (1.09%) CESG Certified Professional
7 4 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.66%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.66%) RHCE
8 3 (0.66%) TOGAF Certification
9 2 (0.44%) CCNP
9 2 (0.44%) CISA
9 2 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.22%) CCDP
10 1 (0.22%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.28%) QA
2 12 (2.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.75%) GDPR
4 6 (1.31%) Data Quality
5 5 (1.09%) HMG Infosec
5 5 (1.09%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 5 (1.09%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.87%) COBIT
6 4 (0.87%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.66%) IFRS
8 2 (0.44%) PSD2
9 1 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.22%) EMIR
9 1 (0.22%) HL7
9 1 (0.22%) IFRS 9
9 1 (0.22%) MiFID
9 1 (0.22%) RMADS
9 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (5.02%) Docker
2 11 (2.40%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.66%) NFS
4 3 (0.66%) vSphere
5 2 (0.44%) vCloud
5 2 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.22%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.22%) HDFS
6 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.22%) NDS
Systems Management
1 30 (6.55%) Ansible
1 30 (6.55%) Terraform
2 22 (4.80%) Kubernetes
3 13 (2.84%) Puppet
4 9 (1.97%) ITRS Geneos
5 8 (1.75%) CA Single Sign-On
5 8 (1.75%) HP Fortify
6 7 (1.53%) Single Sign-On
7 6 (1.31%) Nagios
8 5 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.87%) SCCM
10 3 (0.66%) BladeLogic
10 3 (0.66%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.66%) Rancher
10 3 (0.66%) SCOM
10 3 (0.66%) SCVMM
11 2 (0.44%) Hadoop YARN
11 2 (0.44%) OpenView
11 2 (0.44%) SCOrch
11 2 (0.44%) SCSM
Vendors
1 39 (8.52%) Microsoft
2 34 (7.42%) SAP
3 28 (6.11%) Oracle
4 18 (3.93%) Cisco
5 16 (3.49%) ServiceNow
6 15 (3.28%) Splunk
7 13 (2.84%) VMware
8 10 (2.18%) CA
8 10 (2.18%) IBM
9 9 (1.97%) Casewise
9 9 (1.97%) Pega
9 9 (1.97%) Red Hat
10 8 (1.75%) BMC
11 7 (1.53%) AppDynamics
11 7 (1.53%) Google
11 7 (1.53%) TIBCO
12 6 (1.31%) hybris
12 6 (1.31%) SolarWinds
13 5 (1.09%) Juniper
13 5 (1.09%) Salesforce.com