Period
to 19 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Lead Architect was £690 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 19 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
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 132 126 140
Rank change year-on-year -6 +14 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 12 4 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.48% 0.18% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.19% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 14
Leeds median daily rate £690 £610 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.11% +17.31% -20.00%
10th Percentile £474 £605 £441
90th Percentile £711 £615 £681
West Yorkshire median daily rate £690 £610 £520
% change year-on-year +13.11% +17.31% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Leeds median hourly rate - - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds. 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
Leeds
Contract vacancies in Leeds with a recognized job title 2,414 2,125 2,760
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.83% 97.79% 95.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,677 1,459 1,909
Leeds median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +9.59%
10th Percentile £305 £275 £288
90th Percentile £553 £545 £550
West Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 31 42
Leeds median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +23.08% -4.38%
10th Percentile £10.10 £10.50 £9.80
90th Percentile £30.20 £29.13 £23.15
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £12.25
% change year-on-year +10.71% +14.29% -8.65%

Lead Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Architect in Leeds over the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lead Architect in Leeds

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

For the 6 months to 19 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 Leeds region featuring Lead Architect in the job title.

1 6 (50.00%) Migration
2 5 (41.67%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (33.33%) Translating Business Requirements
4 3 (25.00%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (25.00%) Data Architecture
4 3 (25.00%) SAP
4 3 (25.00%) Linux
4 3 (25.00%) ERP
4 3 (25.00%) Programme Delivery
5 2 (16.67%) Serverless
5 2 (16.67%) VMS
5 2 (16.67%) CICS
5 2 (16.67%) zOS
5 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
5 2 (16.67%) JCL
5 2 (16.67%) Micro Focus
5 2 (16.67%) Mainframe
5 2 (16.67%) COBOL
5 2 (16.67%) ITIL
5 2 (16.67%) Unix
5 2 (16.67%) Windows
5 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (16.67%) IT Governance
5 2 (16.67%) Data Management
5 2 (16.67%) PaaS
5 2 (16.67%) DB2
5 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (16.67%) Network Management
5 2 (16.67%) Security Testing
5 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared

Lead Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 2 (16.67%) CICS
Business Applications
1 3 (25.00%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (16.67%) IaaS
1 2 (16.67%) PaaS
1 2 (16.67%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) DB2
1 2 (16.67%) SAP HANA
2 1 (8.33%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
2 1 (8.33%) MySQL
2 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Django
1 1 (8.33%) Play Framework
1 1 (8.33%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (8.33%) Spring
1 1 (8.33%) Spring Boot
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Mainframe
1 2 (16.67%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) Unix
2 2 (16.67%) VMS
2 2 (16.67%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) zOS
3 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Migration
2 5 (41.67%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (33.33%) Translating Business Requirements
4 3 (25.00%) Data Architecture
4 3 (25.00%) ERP
4 3 (25.00%) Programme Delivery
5 2 (16.67%) Capacity Management
5 2 (16.67%) Data Management
5 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (16.67%) IT Governance
5 2 (16.67%) IT Strategy
5 2 (16.67%) ITIL
5 2 (16.67%) Network Management
5 2 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Planning and Forecasting
5 2 (16.67%) Security Testing
6 1 (8.33%) DevOps
6 1 (8.33%) Microservices
6 1 (8.33%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) COBOL
1 2 (16.67%) JCL
1 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
2 1 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) Java 8
2 1 (8.33%) Ruby
2 1 (8.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Docker
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) SAP
2 2 (16.67%) Micro Focus