Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Lead Software Architect was £563 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 November 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.

Lead Software Architect
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 853 870 860
Rank change year-on-year +17 -10 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Software Architect 4 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.004% 0.003% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.004% 0.003% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 10
England median daily rate £563 £550 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% -8.33% +41.18%
10th Percentile £448 £510 £425
90th Percentile £664 £620 £678
UK median daily rate £525 £550 £600
% change year-on-year -4.55% -8.33% +45.45%
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 89884 92670 98656
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.76% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59938 60988 63819
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2667 3006 3819
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.97 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.90 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Lead Software Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Lead Software Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Lead Software Architect in England

Lead Software Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Lead Software Architect in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Software Architect in England

Lead Software Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Software Architect in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lead Software Architect in England

Lead Software 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 Software Architect within the England region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 - 2 £650 -
Midlands +25 1 £500 -2.44%
East of England - 1 £450 -
Lead Software Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Lead Software 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 Software Architect in the job title.

1 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 2 (50.00%) REST
1 2 (50.00%) Software Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Node.js
2 1 (25.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (25.00%) Kafka
2 1 (25.00%) User Stories
2 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (25.00%) Microservices
2 1 (25.00%) Prototyping
2 1 (25.00%) PMO
2 1 (25.00%) IT Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Knowledge Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (25.00%) Security Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) COBIT
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (25.00%) VDSL
2 1 (25.00%) Logistics
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) EDI
2 1 (25.00%) ISEB

Lead Software 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DAB
1 1 (25.00%) DSL
1 1 (25.00%) VDSL
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) REST
2 1 (25.00%) EDI
2 1 (25.00%) Kafka
2 1 (25.00%) Node.js
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 2 (50.00%) Software Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (25.00%) IT Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Knowledge Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Logistics
2 1 (25.00%) Microservices
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (25.00%) Prototyping
2 1 (25.00%) Security Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (25.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) COBIT
1 1 (25.00%) Data Quality
1 1 (25.00%) PMO