The median contractor rate for a Head of Architecture was £650 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 411 412 418
Rank change year-on-year +1 +6  
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Architecture 1 16 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.005% 0.074% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.005% 0.077% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 3
Median daily rate £650 £750 £900
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -16.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £850 £750 £663
% change year-on-year +13.33% +13.20%  
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 19396 20655 22146
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.88% 95.29% 94.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 13838 14981 15430
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 228 376
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.94 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.46% -4.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 3 (37.50%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (25.00%) Data Management
2 2 (25.00%) Data Architecture
2 2 (25.00%) Project Governance
2 2 (25.00%) Project Management
2 2 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (25.00%) Quality Management
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) Data Mapping
3 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) Service Design
3 1 (12.50%) IT Strategy
3 1 (12.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Target Operating Model
3 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 1 (12.50%) Law
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Firewall
3 1 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) C++
3 1 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) .NET
3 1 (12.50%) SAP
3 1 (12.50%) Python
3 1 (12.50%) ERP
3 1 (12.50%) LAN
3 1 (12.50%) WAN

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
1 1 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
1 1 (12.50%) VPN
1 1 (12.50%) WAN
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (25.00%) Data Architecture
2 2 (25.00%) Data Management
2 2 (25.00%) Data Mapping
2 2 (25.00%) Project Governance
2 2 (25.00%) Project Management
2 2 (25.00%) Quality Management
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps
3 1 (12.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security
3 1 (12.50%) IT Strategy
3 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 1 (12.50%) Service Design
3 1 (12.50%) Target Operating Model
3 1 (12.50%) TOGAF
3 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C#
1 1 (12.50%) C++
1 1 (12.50%) Java
1 1 (12.50%) Python
1 1 (12.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) SAP