The median contractor rate for a Lead Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 26 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.

Lead Architect
England / London
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 317 374 341
Rank change year-on-year +57 -33  
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 109 67 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.54% 0.29% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.31% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 45 53
Median daily rate £600 £625 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £500
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £850 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £550 £548
% change year-on-year - +0.45%  
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 19186 21885 21142
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.68% 94.97% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 13700 15818 14509
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 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 249 380
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 £13.25 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

Lead Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Architect in London

Lead Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Architect in London

Lead Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Architect in London over the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lead Architect in London

Lead Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Architect in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Lead Architect in London

Lead 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 Lead Architect within the London region over the 3 months to 26 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 +9 21 £650 +8.33% 2
Westminster +6 1 £650 -
Lead Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 April 2017, Lead 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 Lead Architect in the job title.

1 67 (29.39%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (28.07%) Finance
3 43 (18.86%) Banking
4 40 (17.54%) Stakeholder Management
5 38 (16.67%) Data Modelling
6 35 (15.35%) Java
7 33 (14.47%) Oracle
7 33 (14.47%) SQL Server
8 32 (14.04%) Microsoft
9 31 (13.60%) Microsoft Azure
10 29 (12.72%) SOA
11 26 (11.40%) IBM
11 26 (11.40%) Office 365
12 24 (10.53%) TOGAF
13 23 (10.09%) Open Source
14 21 (9.21%) Big Data
15 20 (8.77%) Amazon AWS
16 19 (8.33%) Security Cleared
16 19 (8.33%) REST
16 19 (8.33%) DevOps
16 19 (8.33%) SharePoint
17 18 (7.89%) Enterprise Architecture
17 18 (7.89%) SC Cleared
18 17 (7.46%) Skype for Business
18 17 (7.46%) Skype
18 17 (7.46%) CRM
19 16 (7.02%) Web Services
20 15 (6.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
20 15 (6.58%) MOM
21 14 (6.14%) Management Information System

Lead 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 19 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 17 (7.46%) Skype for Business
3 15 (6.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 11 (4.82%) Anypoint
4 11 (4.82%) Apache
5 10 (4.39%) WebSphere
6 7 (3.07%) CMS
7 5 (2.19%) Apache Spark
7 5 (2.19%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (1.75%) CoreMedia CMS
8 4 (1.75%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (1.32%) Confluence
9 3 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (1.32%) Mule
9 3 (1.32%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.32%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.88%) IIS
10 2 (0.88%) JBoss
10 2 (0.88%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 2 (0.88%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.32%) SPSS
3 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (3.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.19%) RMDS
3 3 (1.32%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.88%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.88%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.88%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.88%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.88%) SAP FSCM
4 2 (0.88%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.44%) Pega PRPC
5 1 (0.44%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.44%) SAP FI-AA
5 1 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.44%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 31 (13.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (11.40%) Office 365
3 20 (8.77%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.63%) GitHub
5 4 (1.75%) SaaS
6 3 (1.32%) IaaS
6 3 (1.32%) PaaS
7 2 (0.88%) Heroku
8 1 (0.44%) Akamai
8 1 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.44%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.44%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.44%) Force.com
8 1 (0.44%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.44%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.46%) Skype
2 6 (2.63%) WAN
3 4 (1.75%) LAN
3 4 (1.75%) VPN
4 3 (1.32%) FCoE
4 3 (1.32%) Fibre Channel
4 3 (1.32%) Firewall
4 3 (1.32%) iSCSI
4 3 (1.32%) LDAP
4 3 (1.32%) MPLS
4 3 (1.32%) Network Security
4 3 (1.32%) SAN
5 2 (0.88%) DNS
5 2 (0.88%) HTTP
5 2 (0.88%) IP Telephony
5 2 (0.88%) Multicast
5 2 (0.88%) NAS
5 2 (0.88%) PBX
5 2 (0.88%) PSTN
6 1 (0.44%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (14.47%) SQL Server
2 21 (9.21%) Big Data
3 8 (3.51%) Hadoop
4 7 (3.07%) NoSQL
5 6 (2.63%) MongoDB
5 6 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (1.32%) Mahout
7 3 (1.32%) MySQL
7 3 (1.32%) QlikView
8 2 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.88%) DataStage
8 2 (0.88%) DB2
8 2 (0.88%) HBase
8 2 (0.88%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (0.88%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.44%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.44%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (3.51%) Git (software)
2 7 (3.07%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.19%) JUnit
4 3 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (1.32%) Bitbucket
4 3 (1.32%) Eclipse
4 3 (1.32%) GitLab
4 3 (1.32%) JIRA
4 3 (1.32%) Oracle APEX
4 3 (1.32%) TeamCity
4 3 (1.32%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.44%) JDeveloper
General
1 64 (28.07%) Finance
2 43 (18.86%) Banking
3 11 (4.82%) Retail
4 4 (1.75%) Advertising
4 4 (1.75%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (1.75%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.32%) Front Office
5 3 (1.32%) Games
5 3 (1.32%) Marketing
6 1 (0.44%) Back Office
6 1 (0.44%) Electronics
6 1 (0.44%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.44%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.44%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (0.44%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (8.33%) REST
2 16 (7.02%) Web Services
3 13 (5.70%) HTML
3 13 (5.70%) Oracle Fusion
4 12 (5.26%) CSS
4 12 (5.26%) XML
5 11 (4.82%) IBM Integration Bus
5 11 (4.82%) Middleware
6 10 (4.39%) .NET
6 10 (4.39%) HTML5
7 9 (3.95%) JSON
8 8 (3.51%) CSS3
9 7 (3.07%) Rendezvous
10 6 (2.63%) ASP.NET
10 6 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (2.63%) jQuery
10 6 (2.63%) Node.js
10 6 (2.63%) SOAP
10 6 (2.63%) XSLT
11 5 (2.19%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.14%) Management Information System
2 9 (3.95%) Data Centre
2 9 (3.95%) SWIFT
3 6 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (2.19%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.19%) Data Protection Act
4 5 (2.19%) Fixed Income
4 5 (2.19%) User Experience
5 4 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.75%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.32%) Online Games
6 3 (1.32%) PKI
7 2 (0.88%) CESG
7 2 (0.88%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (0.88%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.88%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.44%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.44%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (4.82%) Linux
2 6 (2.63%) Android
2 6 (2.63%) Apple iOS
3 5 (2.19%) Windows
4 3 (1.32%) Solaris
4 3 (1.32%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.44%) Unix
5 1 (0.44%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (29.39%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (17.54%) Stakeholder Management
3 38 (16.67%) Data Modelling
4 29 (12.72%) SOA
5 24 (10.53%) TOGAF
6 23 (10.09%) Open Source
7 19 (8.33%) DevOps
8 18 (7.89%) Enterprise Architecture
9 17 (7.46%) CRM
10 14 (6.14%) IT Strategy
10 14 (6.14%) Service Design
11 13 (5.70%) Analytics
12 12 (5.26%) API Integration
13 11 (4.82%) B2B
13 11 (4.82%) PRINCE2
14 10 (4.39%) E-Commerce
14 10 (4.39%) Event-Driven Architecture
14 10 (4.39%) Machine Learning
14 10 (4.39%) Project Management
14 10 (4.39%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 35 (15.35%) Java
2 13 (5.70%) SQL
3 7 (3.07%) C#
3 7 (3.07%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.19%) Apex Code
4 5 (2.19%) SOQL
4 5 (2.19%) SOSL
5 4 (1.75%) Ruby
6 3 (1.32%) MATLAB
7 2 (0.88%) Apple Swift
7 2 (0.88%) Objective-C
7 2 (0.88%) R
7 2 (0.88%) Scala
7 2 (0.88%) SPARQL
8 1 (0.44%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.44%) C
8 1 (0.44%) C++
8 1 (0.44%) PHP
8 1 (0.44%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 18 (7.89%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.39%) Degree
4 4 (1.75%) CISSP
5 2 (0.88%) CEH
5 2 (0.88%) CISM
5 2 (0.88%) CRISC
5 2 (0.88%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Certified Architect
5 2 (0.88%) VCAP
5 2 (0.88%) VCDX
5 2 (0.88%) VCP6
5 2 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.44%) CBAP
6 1 (0.44%) CHFI
6 1 (0.44%) CSSLP
6 1 (0.44%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.44%) PMP
6 1 (0.44%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.51%) SEPA
2 6 (2.63%) ISO20022
3 3 (1.32%) RMADS
4 2 (0.88%) GxP
4 2 (0.88%) MiFID
4 2 (0.88%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.88%) QA
5 1 (0.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.44%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.44%) PMO
5 1 (0.44%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (3.95%) Active Directory
1 9 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (3.07%) Docker
3 3 (1.32%) SRDF
4 2 (0.88%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.88%) KVM
4 2 (0.88%) NFS
4 2 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.88%) vSphere
4 2 (0.88%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (6.58%) MOM
2 6 (2.63%) Puppet
3 4 (1.75%) Ansible
4 2 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.88%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.88%) SCCM
5 1 (0.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.44%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.44%) Mesos
5 1 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.44%) SCOM
5 1 (0.44%) Terraform
5 1 (0.44%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 33 (14.47%) Oracle
2 32 (14.04%) Microsoft
3 26 (11.40%) IBM
4 12 (5.26%) TIBCO
4 12 (5.26%) VMware
5 11 (4.82%) MuleSoft
5 11 (4.82%) ServiceNow
6 10 (4.39%) Pega
6 10 (4.39%) Salesforce.com
7 9 (3.95%) Cisco
8 8 (3.51%) Reuters
9 6 (2.63%) SAP
10 5 (2.19%) ION Trading
11 4 (1.75%) Adobe
11 4 (1.75%) EMC
11 4 (1.75%) Informatica
11 4 (1.75%) Sitecore
11 4 (1.75%) Tableau
12 3 (1.32%) Citrix
12 3 (1.32%) Juniper
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