The median contractor rate for a Lead Architect was £620 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Lead Architect
Rank 87 87 -
Rank change year-on-year 0 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 2 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.19% 0.71% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.73% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 0
Median daily rate £620 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £461 £525 £525
% change year-on-year -12.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1003 1361 1093
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 97.28% 96.59% 94.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 667 949 718
Median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 30 42
Median hourly rate £14.20 £12.00 £12.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.33% -3.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £21.20 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Lead Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds that featured Lead Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Lead Architect in Leeds

Lead Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Architect in Leeds

Lead Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Lead 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 Leeds region featuring Lead Architect in the job title.

1 6 (85.71%) Ruby
1 6 (85.71%) Jenkins
2 5 (71.43%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (71.43%) Play Framework
2 5 (71.43%) Relational Database
2 5 (71.43%) Microservices
2 5 (71.43%) Confluence
2 5 (71.43%) HTML5
2 5 (71.43%) Social Media
2 5 (71.43%) Cucumber
2 5 (71.43%) Puppet
2 5 (71.43%) MongoDB
2 5 (71.43%) NoSQL
2 5 (71.43%) Spring
2 5 (71.43%) JSON
2 5 (71.43%) JIRA
2 5 (71.43%) Selenium
2 5 (71.43%) Django
2 5 (71.43%) RESTful
2 5 (71.43%) Scala
2 5 (71.43%) Business Analysis
2 5 (71.43%) Open Source
2 5 (71.43%) HTML
2 5 (71.43%) Java
2 5 (71.43%) Linux
2 5 (71.43%) Python
2 5 (71.43%) Scrum
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (57.14%) TDD
3 4 (57.14%) Tandem

Lead Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds 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 5 (71.43%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) MongoDB
1 5 (71.43%) NoSQL
1 5 (71.43%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Jenkins
2 5 (71.43%) Cucumber
2 5 (71.43%) JIRA
2 5 (71.43%) Selenium
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) Django
1 5 (71.43%) HTML
1 5 (71.43%) HTML5
1 5 (71.43%) JSON
1 5 (71.43%) Play Framework
1 5 (71.43%) RESTful
1 5 (71.43%) Spring
2 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Social Media
2 4 (57.14%) Tandem
3 1 (14.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (71.43%) Business Analysis
1 5 (71.43%) Microservices
1 5 (71.43%) Open Source
1 5 (71.43%) Scrum
2 4 (57.14%) BDD
2 4 (57.14%) Kanban
2 4 (57.14%) Mentoring
2 4 (57.14%) TDD
2 4 (57.14%) UML
3 1 (14.29%) Budget Control
3 1 (14.29%) Coaching
3 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (14.29%) DevOps
3 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
3 1 (14.29%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) Ruby
2 5 (71.43%) Java
2 5 (71.43%) Python
2 5 (71.43%) Scala
3 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (71.43%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (71.43%) Puppet