Period
to 20 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Lead Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

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
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 421 346 460
Rank change year-on-year -75 +114 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 203 258 146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.44% 0.62% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.65% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 186 111
London median daily rate £600 £630 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £500 £525 £456
90th Percentile £783 £781 £850
England median daily rate £600 £600 £593
% change year-on-year - +1.27% +7.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
London median hourly rate - - £100.00
England median hourly rate - - £100.00

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 43,689 39,735 42,057
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.99% 95.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,797 28,311 29,659
London median daily rate £500 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £669 £644 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 567 558 646
London median hourly rate £19.50 £20.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.88% +7.89% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.77 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.83 £51.25 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.38 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.68% - +12.12%

Lead Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 20 January 2018.

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 6 months to 20 January 2018. 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 -34 24 £593 -3.27% 13
West London -24 6 £613 +2.08% 4
South London -33 4 £850 - 1
East London -15 2 £525 -8.70%
Lead Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 56 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (20.69%) Data Modelling
3 33 (16.26%) ServiceNow
4 32 (15.76%) Finance
5 30 (14.78%) Greenfield Project
6 27 (13.30%) DevOps
6 27 (13.30%) Java
7 24 (11.82%) ITSM
7 24 (11.82%) Big Data
8 21 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
9 20 (9.85%) IBM
10 19 (9.36%) Stakeholder Management
10 19 (9.36%) Scrum
10 19 (9.36%) Data Centre
11 18 (8.87%) Analytics
11 18 (8.87%) TDD
11 18 (8.87%) Microsoft
12 17 (8.37%) Open Source
13 16 (7.88%) PaaS
13 16 (7.88%) BDD
13 16 (7.88%) Retail
14 15 (7.39%) SQL Server
14 15 (7.39%) Machine Learning
14 15 (7.39%) Microsoft Azure
15 14 (6.90%) Microservices
15 14 (6.90%) .NET
15 14 (6.90%) Banking
16 13 (6.40%) WAN
16 13 (6.40%) Firewall
16 13 (6.40%) Hadoop

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 12 (5.91%) Apache Spark
2 9 (4.43%) SAS
3 8 (3.94%) WebSphere
4 6 (2.96%) Apache
5 5 (2.46%) CMS
5 5 (2.46%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.48%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.99%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.99%) Confluence
7 2 (0.99%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.49%) Drupal
8 1 (0.49%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.49%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.49%) JBoss
8 1 (0.49%) Kentico
8 1 (0.49%) Mule
8 1 (0.49%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.49%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (2.96%) SPSS
2 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.48%) Social Studio
1 3 (1.48%) WebTrends
2 2 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.99%) SAP FSCM
3 1 (0.49%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.49%) Siebel CRM
3 1 (0.49%) Summit
3 1 (0.49%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 21 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (7.88%) PaaS
3 15 (7.39%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (3.94%) IaaS
5 7 (3.45%) SaaS
6 3 (1.48%) Google Analytics
6 3 (1.48%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 2 (0.99%) GitHub
7 2 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.49%) Bluemix
8 1 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.49%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.49%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.40%) Firewall
1 13 (6.40%) WAN
2 11 (5.42%) LAN
3 7 (3.45%) BGP
3 7 (3.45%) MPLS
3 7 (3.45%) OSPF
3 7 (3.45%) VPLS
4 6 (2.96%) DMZ
4 6 (2.96%) Internet
4 6 (2.96%) SSL
4 6 (2.96%) VPN
5 5 (2.46%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (1.97%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (1.48%) Network Security
8 2 (0.99%) 4G
8 2 (0.99%) Wireless
9 1 (0.49%) SMS
9 1 (0.49%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (11.82%) Big Data
2 15 (7.39%) SQL Server
3 13 (6.40%) Hadoop
4 6 (2.96%) Apache Hive
4 6 (2.96%) Mahout
5 5 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (2.46%) Neo4j
5 5 (2.46%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (2.46%) Sqoop
6 4 (1.97%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.97%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.97%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.97%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (1.48%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.48%) Impala
8 2 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.99%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.99%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.99%) QlikView
8 2 (0.99%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 6 (2.96%) NUnit
1 6 (2.96%) Selenium
2 5 (2.46%) Jasmine
3 4 (1.97%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.48%) JIRA
5 2 (0.99%) Ant
5 2 (0.99%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.99%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.99%) IBM UrbanCode
5 2 (0.99%) Maven
5 2 (0.99%) Mocha
6 1 (0.49%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.49%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.49%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.49%) GitLab
6 1 (0.49%) Grunt
6 1 (0.49%) gulp
6 1 (0.49%) Mockito
6 1 (0.49%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.49%) webpack
General
1 32 (15.76%) Finance
2 16 (7.88%) Retail
3 14 (6.90%) Banking
4 5 (2.46%) Marketing
5 3 (1.48%) Advertising
5 3 (1.48%) Back Office
6 2 (0.99%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.99%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.49%) Front Office
7 1 (0.49%) Games
7 1 (0.49%) Law
7 1 (0.49%) Legal
7 1 (0.49%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.90%) .NET
2 12 (5.91%) Natural Language Processing
2 12 (5.91%) REST
3 10 (4.93%) AngularJS
3 10 (4.93%) HTML
4 9 (4.43%) CSS
5 7 (3.45%) JSON
5 7 (3.45%) RESTful
5 7 (3.45%) Web Services
6 6 (2.96%) .NET Framework
6 6 (2.96%) MLlib
6 6 (2.96%) Node.js
7 4 (1.97%) Aurelia
7 4 (1.97%) Kafka
7 4 (1.97%) XML
8 3 (1.48%) ASP.NET
8 3 (1.48%) React
8 3 (1.48%) SOAP
9 2 (0.99%) J2EE
9 2 (0.99%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 30 (14.78%) Greenfield Project
2 19 (9.36%) Data Centre
3 12 (5.91%) Management Information System
4 9 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.94%) Robotics
6 6 (2.96%) Linked Data
7 5 (2.46%) User Experience
8 4 (1.97%) Fintech
9 3 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.48%) iPad
9 3 (1.48%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.99%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.49%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.49%) Cyberthreat
11 1 (0.49%) DataPower
11 1 (0.49%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.49%) NHS
11 1 (0.49%) PKI
11 1 (0.49%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (4.93%) Linux
2 8 (3.94%) Windows
3 3 (1.48%) Android
3 3 (1.48%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.48%) Unix
4 2 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (0.99%) SUSE
5 1 (0.49%) VMS
5 1 (0.49%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.49%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.49%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (20.69%) Data Modelling
3 27 (13.30%) DevOps
4 24 (11.82%) ITSM
5 19 (9.36%) Scrum
5 19 (9.36%) Stakeholder Management
6 18 (8.87%) Analytics
6 18 (8.87%) TDD
7 17 (8.37%) Open Source
8 16 (7.88%) BDD
9 15 (7.39%) Machine Learning
10 14 (6.90%) Microservices
11 12 (5.91%) Data Architecture
11 12 (5.91%) TOGAF
12 11 (5.42%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (5.42%) ITIL
12 11 (5.42%) SOA
13 10 (4.93%) Data Analytics
13 10 (4.93%) SDLC
13 10 (4.93%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 27 (13.30%) Java
2 12 (5.91%) JavaScript
3 10 (4.93%) SQL
4 9 (4.43%) C#
4 9 (4.43%) R
5 6 (2.96%) MATLAB
5 6 (2.96%) SPARQL
6 5 (2.46%) PHP
7 4 (1.97%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.97%) TypeScript
8 3 (1.48%) Python
9 2 (0.99%) Ruby
9 2 (0.99%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.49%) ABAP
10 1 (0.49%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (3.94%) Security Cleared
2 6 (2.96%) CISSP
2 6 (2.96%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.46%) CCIE
3 5 (2.46%) CCNA
3 5 (2.46%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (2.46%) MCP
3 5 (2.46%) MCSE
3 5 (2.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.97%) Degree
5 2 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.49%) ACCA
6 1 (0.49%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.46%) QA
2 3 (1.48%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.99%) EMIR
4 1 (0.49%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.49%) GDPR
4 1 (0.49%) IFRS
4 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.49%) MiFID
System Software
1 11 (5.42%) Docker
2 2 (0.99%) Apache Flume
2 2 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.99%) VMware NSX
3 1 (0.49%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.49%) HDFS
3 1 (0.49%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.49%) OpenAM
3 1 (0.49%) OpenDJ
3 1 (0.49%) OpenIDM
3 1 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (1.97%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.48%) Ansible
3 2 (0.99%) Ambari
3 2 (0.99%) Hadoop YARN
3 2 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.99%) Puppet
3 2 (0.99%) QRadar
4 1 (0.49%) Mesos
4 1 (0.49%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.49%) Terraform
4 1 (0.49%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 33 (16.26%) ServiceNow
2 20 (9.85%) IBM
3 18 (8.87%) Microsoft
4 11 (5.42%) Oracle
4 11 (5.42%) SAP
5 10 (4.93%) Cisco
6 9 (4.43%) Google
7 8 (3.94%) Fortinet
8 7 (3.45%) CheckPoint
8 7 (3.45%) Juniper
9 6 (2.96%) IBM Sterling
9 6 (2.96%) Pega
10 5 (2.46%) Blue Prism
10 5 (2.46%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (1.97%) Capita
12 3 (1.48%) Infor
12 3 (1.48%) MuleSoft
12 3 (1.48%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
12 3 (1.48%) Sitecore
12 3 (1.48%) VMware