The median contractor rate for a Head of Architecture was £883 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 29 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.

Head of Architecture
England / London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 401 416 400
Rank change year-on-year +15 -16  
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Architecture 7 23 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.036% 0.10% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.11% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 19 4
Median daily rate £883 £700 £1,000
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.07% -30.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £645 £708
10% offered a daily rate of more than £1,250 £920 £1,170
UK excluding London median daily rate £663 - £725
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 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 18549 21328 20201
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.82% 95.03% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 13193 15310 13939
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 285 368
Median hourly rate £22.00 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.41% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Head of Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Head of Architecture in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Head of Architecture in London

Head of Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Head of Architecture in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Head of Architecture in London

Head of Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Head of Architecture in London over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Head of Architecture in London

Head of Architecture
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 Head of Architecture within the London region over the 3 months to 29 March 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 -3 2 £758 - 2
Head of Architecture
England

Head of Architecture Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Head of Architecture 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 Head of Architecture in the job title.

1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 5 (29.41%) Analytics
3 4 (23.53%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
3 4 (23.53%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (17.65%) Project Management
4 3 (17.65%) Data Architecture
4 3 (17.65%) Open Source
4 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
5 2 (11.76%) User Experience
5 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (11.76%) Big Data
5 2 (11.76%) Data Analytics
5 2 (11.76%) Business Analytics
5 2 (11.76%) Data Mapping
5 2 (11.76%) Banking
5 2 (11.76%) Data Management
5 2 (11.76%) IT Governance
5 2 (11.76%) Information Assurance
5 2 (11.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (11.76%) Quality Management
5 2 (11.76%) Data Security
5 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
5 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
5 2 (11.76%) SAP
5 2 (11.76%) CESG
5 2 (11.76%) Information Security
5 2 (11.76%) Project Governance
5 2 (11.76%) IT Strategy
6 1 (5.88%) Service Design

Head of Architecture 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.88%) IaaS
1 1 (5.88%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Big Data
2 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Electronics
3 1 (5.88%) Law
3 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.88%) Marketing
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (11.76%) CESG
1 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
1 2 (11.76%) User Experience
2 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Analytics
2 4 (23.53%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (23.53%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (17.65%) Data Architecture
3 3 (17.65%) Open Source
3 3 (17.65%) Project Management
4 2 (11.76%) Business Analytics
4 2 (11.76%) Data Analytics
4 2 (11.76%) Data Management
4 2 (11.76%) Data Mapping
4 2 (11.76%) Data Security
4 2 (11.76%) Information Assurance
4 2 (11.76%) Information Security
4 2 (11.76%) IT Governance
4 2 (11.76%) IT Strategy
4 2 (11.76%) Project Governance
4 2 (11.76%) Quality Management
4 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
5 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) C#
1 1 (5.88%) C++
1 1 (5.88%) Java
1 1 (5.88%) Python
1 1 (5.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) SAP
2 1 (5.88%) IBM
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) TIBCO
2 1 (5.88%) TOWER Software