Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Head of Architecture was £900 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 618 587 590
Rank change year-on-year -31 +3 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Architecture 16 28 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.034% 0.062% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.066% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 20 15
London median daily rate £900 £738 £900
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.03% -18.06% +20.00%
10th Percentile £613 £446 £663
90th Percentile £1,150 £883 £958
England median daily rate £850 £750 £750
% change year-on-year +13.33% - -
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 44629 42675 44230
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.99% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 32318 30339 31174
London median daily rate £495 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.61% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 553 554 685
London median hourly rate £20.44 £19.77 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.38% +4.04% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Head of Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 +5 3 £775 +24.00%
West London -6 2 - -
Head of Architecture
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 5 (31.25%) Enterprise Architecture
1 5 (31.25%) IT Strategy
2 3 (18.75%) IT Governance
2 3 (18.75%) Finance
3 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (12.50%) Banking
3 2 (12.50%) Retail
3 2 (12.50%) TOGAF
3 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (12.50%) Service Management
3 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 2 (12.50%) LAN
3 2 (12.50%) WAN
3 2 (12.50%) Security Architecture
3 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 1 (6.25%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 1 (6.25%) Big Data
4 1 (6.25%) Cloudera
4 1 (6.25%) Apache Pig
4 1 (6.25%) Sqoop
4 1 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
4 1 (6.25%) People Management
4 1 (6.25%) Apache Spark
4 1 (6.25%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 1 (6.25%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (6.25%) HBase
4 1 (6.25%) Security Operations
4 1 (6.25%) Service Design
4 1 (6.25%) Innovation Management

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) Apache Pig
1 1 (6.25%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) LAN
1 2 (12.50%) WAN
2 1 (6.25%) Firewall
2 1 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (6.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Apache Hive
1 1 (6.25%) Big Data
1 1 (6.25%) Hadoop
1 1 (6.25%) HBase
1 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
1 1 (6.25%) Sqoop
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Banking
2 2 (12.50%) Retail
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Enterprise Architecture
1 5 (31.25%) IT Strategy
2 3 (18.75%) IT Governance
3 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 2 (12.50%) Security Architecture
3 2 (12.50%) Service Management
3 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (12.50%) TOGAF
3 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 1 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (6.25%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 1 (6.25%) Information Management
4 1 (6.25%) Innovation Management
4 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
4 1 (6.25%) People Management
4 1 (6.25%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (6.25%) Security Operations
4 1 (6.25%) Service Design
4 1 (6.25%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) GAAP
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Cloudera