Period
to 19 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Chief Architect was £825 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 19 January 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.

Chief Architect
England > London
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 605 555 583
Rank change year-on-year -50 +28 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Chief Architect 23 39 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.049% 0.093% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.098% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 31 12
London median daily rate £825 £750 £850
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -11.76% +21.43%
10th Percentile £721 £613 £635
90th Percentile £1,095 £1,450 £950
England median daily rate £813 £700 £750
% change year-on-year +16.07% -6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44,032 39,796 42,092
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 95.01% 95.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,029 28,359 29,670
London median daily rate £500 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £670 £644 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 569 557 647
London median hourly rate £19.50 £20.28 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.82% +6.71% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.77 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.05 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.10 £18.39 £18.50
% change year-on-year -1.55% -0.61% +12.12%

Chief Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Chief Architect in London

Chief Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Chief Architect in London

Chief Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Chief Architect in London over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Chief Architect in London

Chief Architect
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Chief Architect within the London region over the 6 months to 19 January 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
Central London -25 4 £938 +33.93% 1
Chief Architect
England

Chief Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, Chief 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 London region featuring Chief Architect in the job title.

1 10 (43.48%) Enterprise Architecture
2 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
3 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared
4 5 (21.74%) Java
5 4 (17.39%) Law
5 4 (17.39%) IT Strategy
6 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (13.04%) Microservices
6 3 (13.04%) DevOps
7 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (8.70%) Security Architecture
7 2 (8.70%) Line Management
7 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
7 2 (8.70%) AngularJS
7 2 (8.70%) Kafka
7 2 (8.70%) Adobe
7 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
7 2 (8.70%) Investment Banking
7 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (8.70%) Banking
7 2 (8.70%) React
7 2 (8.70%) API Development
7 2 (8.70%) Angular 2
8 1 (4.35%) Virtual Team
8 1 (4.35%) Customer Requirements
8 1 (4.35%) Cybersecurity
8 1 (4.35%) Fintech
8 1 (4.35%) Identity Access Management
8 1 (4.35%) Blockchain
8 1 (4.35%) Private Cloud

Chief Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 1 (4.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Firewall
1 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Blockchain
General
1 4 (17.39%) Law
2 2 (8.70%) Banking
2 2 (8.70%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) French Language
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
3 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Angular 2
1 2 (8.70%) AngularJS
1 2 (8.70%) Kafka
1 2 (8.70%) React
2 1 (4.35%) Node.js
2 1 (4.35%) REST
2 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.35%) Fintech
2 1 (4.35%) Fixed Income
2 1 (4.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (4.35%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (4.35%) Private Cloud
2 1 (4.35%) Public Cloud
2 1 (4.35%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Enterprise Architecture
2 4 (17.39%) IT Strategy
3 3 (13.04%) DevOps
3 3 (13.04%) Microservices
4 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.70%) API Development
4 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
4 2 (8.70%) Line Management
4 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
4 2 (8.70%) Security Architecture
5 1 (4.35%) B2C
5 1 (4.35%) Business Transformation
5 1 (4.35%) Change Management
5 1 (4.35%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (4.35%) Information Architecture
5 1 (4.35%) Information Security
5 1 (4.35%) IT Governance
5 1 (4.35%) Programme Management
5 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) Java
2 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
2 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) CISSP
3 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) GIAC
3 1 (4.35%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) MiFID
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Adobe
2 1 (4.35%) MuleSoft
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle