The median contractor rate for a Chief Architect was £650 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 28 April 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.

Chief Architect
England / London
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 393 425 424
Rank change year-on-year +32 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Chief Architect 16 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.078% 0.043% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.082% 0.046% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 2
Median daily rate £650 £625 £638
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -1.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £613 £580
10% offered a daily rate of more than £850 £763 £696
UK excluding London median daily rate £825 £550 £600
% change year-on-year +50.00% -8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £100.00 -
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 London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19491 21854 21222
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.68% 94.97% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 13915 15781 14566
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +0.62% +6.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 251 381
Median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.14% -7.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.70
% change year-on-year - +4.79%  

Chief Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Chief Architect in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 April 2017.

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 3 months to 28 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -4 1 £675 -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Chief Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 2017, 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 12 (33.33%) Finance
1 12 (33.33%) Apache Cassandra
2 11 (30.56%) Kafka
2 11 (30.56%) Java
3 10 (27.78%) Web Services
3 10 (27.78%) Node.js
4 9 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (25.00%) Banking
4 9 (25.00%) Docker
5 8 (22.22%) Microservices
5 8 (22.22%) Kubernetes
5 8 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (22.22%) REST
6 7 (19.44%) Enterprise Architecture
6 7 (19.44%) Apache
7 6 (16.67%) XML
7 6 (16.67%) JavaScript
7 6 (16.67%) Data Modelling
7 6 (16.67%) TOGAF
7 6 (16.67%) NoSQL
8 5 (13.89%) Zachman Framework
8 5 (13.89%) Presales
8 5 (13.89%) People Management
8 5 (13.89%) DevOps
9 4 (11.11%) Target Operating Model
9 4 (11.11%) IT Strategy
9 4 (11.11%) SQL
9 4 (11.11%) Python
9 4 (11.11%) Open Source
10 3 (8.33%) R

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 7 (19.44%) Apache
2 3 (8.33%) Apache Spark
3 2 (5.56%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.78%) CloudStack
4 1 (2.78%) JBoss
4 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.78%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) GNU Octave
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (5.56%) IaaS
3 2 (5.56%) Office 365
4 1 (2.78%) OneDrive
4 1 (2.78%) PaaS
4 1 (2.78%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) Internet
1 1 (2.78%) Network Security
1 1 (2.78%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (33.33%) Apache Cassandra
2 6 (16.67%) NoSQL
3 3 (8.33%) Big Data
3 3 (8.33%) Hadoop
3 3 (8.33%) RDBMS
3 3 (8.33%) Relational Database
4 2 (5.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (5.56%) Blockchain
4 2 (5.56%) Flink
5 1 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.78%) Flyway
2 1 (2.78%) JIRA
2 1 (2.78%) JUnit
2 1 (2.78%) Maven
2 1 (2.78%) Mocha
2 1 (2.78%) Mockito
2 1 (2.78%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.78%) Vagrant
General
1 12 (33.33%) Finance
2 9 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Retail
3 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (30.56%) Kafka
2 10 (27.78%) Node.js
2 10 (27.78%) Web Services
3 8 (22.22%) REST
4 6 (16.67%) XML
5 2 (5.56%) CSS
5 2 (5.56%) Electron Framework
5 2 (5.56%) HTML
5 2 (5.56%) NumPy
5 2 (5.56%) SciPy
5 2 (5.56%) Spring
6 1 (2.78%) .NET
6 1 (2.78%) CSS3
6 1 (2.78%) HTML5
6 1 (2.78%) Java EE
6 1 (2.78%) JPA
6 1 (2.78%) JSF
6 1 (2.78%) JSON
6 1 (2.78%) JSP
6 1 (2.78%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) EPoS
2 1 (2.78%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (2.78%) Private Cloud
2 1 (2.78%) Replication
2 1 (2.78%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) Android
1 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (22.22%) Microservices
3 7 (19.44%) Enterprise Architecture
4 6 (16.67%) Data Modelling
4 6 (16.67%) TOGAF
5 5 (13.89%) DevOps
5 5 (13.89%) People Management
5 5 (13.89%) Presales
5 5 (13.89%) Zachman Framework
6 4 (11.11%) IT Strategy
6 4 (11.11%) Open Source
6 4 (11.11%) Target Operating Model
7 3 (8.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 3 (8.33%) MapReduce
8 2 (5.56%) Analytics
8 2 (5.56%) API Integration
8 2 (5.56%) Business Analytics
8 2 (5.56%) Data Analytics
8 2 (5.56%) Machine Learning
8 2 (5.56%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 11 (30.56%) Java
2 6 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 4 (11.11%) Python
3 4 (11.11%) SQL
4 3 (8.33%) MATLAB
4 3 (8.33%) R
5 2 (5.56%) Scala
6 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.78%) Ruby
6 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) FATCA
1 1 (2.78%) ISO20022
1 1 (2.78%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.78%) SEPA
System Software
1 9 (25.00%) Docker
2 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (22.22%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
1 2 (5.56%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (2.78%) Facebook
2 1 (2.78%) Guidewire
2 1 (2.78%) Kofax