Period
to 27 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Lead Architect was £616 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 27 July 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
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 410 446 468
Rank change year-on-year +36 +22 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 197 165 145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.47% 0.36% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.38% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 118 95
London median daily rate £616 £600 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.71% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £500 £493 £481
90th Percentile £800 £833 £763
England median daily rate £600 £575 £575
% change year-on-year +4.35% - +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England 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 39939 43163 43877
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.97% 95.12% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 28436 31032 30461
London median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £305 £286 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 507 494 759
London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.53% -2.56% +11.43%
10th Percentile £12.45 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.18 £53.35
England median hourly rate £18.35 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -3.42% +8.57% +2.94%

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 27 July 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 6 months to 27 July 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 +10 32 £650 +8.33% 6
South London - 5 £800 -
West London +32 3 £538 -10.42%
Lead Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 62 (31.47%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (21.83%) Data Modelling
3 39 (19.80%) Finance
3 39 (19.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 29 (14.72%) Amazon AWS
4 29 (14.72%) Java
5 28 (14.21%) ServiceNow
6 26 (13.20%) SQL Server
6 26 (13.20%) Microsoft
7 25 (12.69%) Banking
8 23 (11.68%) Office 365
9 22 (11.17%) Stakeholder Management
10 21 (10.66%) Oracle
11 20 (10.15%) Big Data
12 19 (9.64%) TOGAF
13 18 (9.14%) Active Directory
13 18 (9.14%) SOA
14 17 (8.63%) Migration
14 17 (8.63%) DevOps
15 15 (7.61%) Open Source
15 15 (7.61%) Pega
16 14 (7.11%) Enterprise Architecture
16 14 (7.11%) SharePoint
17 13 (6.60%) Linux
17 13 (6.60%) Skype for Business
17 13 (6.60%) Microservices
17 13 (6.60%) Analytics
17 13 (6.60%) Skype
18 12 (6.09%) Jenkins
18 12 (6.09%) SQL

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 14 (7.11%) SharePoint
2 13 (6.60%) Skype for Business
3 10 (5.08%) WebSphere
4 8 (4.06%) Apache
4 8 (4.06%) CMS
5 6 (3.05%) Apache Spark
6 5 (2.54%) Confluence
7 4 (2.03%) CoreMedia CMS
7 4 (2.03%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (2.03%) Sitecore CMS
7 4 (2.03%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.52%) Drupal
8 3 (1.52%) Mule
8 3 (1.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (1.02%) JBoss
9 2 (1.02%) SAS
10 1 (0.51%) Documentum
10 1 (0.51%) FileNet
10 1 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (2.54%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.52%) SPSS
3 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.05%) Temenos T24
2 5 (2.54%) RMDS
3 4 (2.03%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (1.52%) Pega PRPC
4 3 (1.52%) Sonata
5 2 (1.02%) SAP FSCM
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.51%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.51%) SAP Travel Management
Cloud Services
1 39 (19.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (14.72%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (11.68%) Office 365
4 9 (4.57%) PaaS
5 8 (4.06%) IaaS
6 6 (3.05%) GitHub
6 6 (3.05%) SaaS
7 5 (2.54%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 1 (0.51%) Akamai
8 1 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.51%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.51%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.60%) Skype
2 6 (3.05%) VPN
3 5 (2.54%) WAN
4 4 (2.03%) Firewall
4 4 (2.03%) SSL
5 3 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (1.52%) IPsec
5 3 (1.52%) MPLS
6 2 (1.02%) IP Telephony
6 2 (1.02%) LAN
6 2 (1.02%) LDAP
6 2 (1.02%) PBX
6 2 (1.02%) PSTN
7 1 (0.51%) DNS
7 1 (0.51%) Internet
7 1 (0.51%) SMS
7 1 (0.51%) SSH
7 1 (0.51%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (13.20%) SQL Server
2 20 (10.15%) Big Data
3 7 (3.55%) MongoDB
4 6 (3.05%) Hadoop
5 5 (2.54%) NoSQL
5 5 (2.54%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (2.03%) Mahout
7 3 (1.52%) DB2
7 3 (1.52%) QlikView
7 3 (1.52%) SAP BW
8 2 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.02%) DataStage
8 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.51%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.51%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.51%) HDInsight
9 1 (0.51%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.51%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 12 (6.09%) Jenkins
2 8 (4.06%) Git (software)
3 6 (3.05%) Eclipse
4 5 (2.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (2.54%) JIRA
4 5 (2.54%) JUnit
5 3 (1.52%) Bitbucket
5 3 (1.52%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (1.52%) Subversion
5 3 (1.52%) TeamCity
5 3 (1.52%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.02%) Maven
7 1 (0.51%) Capybara
7 1 (0.51%) Hudson
7 1 (0.51%) Selenium
7 1 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 39 (19.80%) Finance
2 25 (12.69%) Banking
3 9 (4.57%) Retail
4 4 (2.03%) Front Office
4 4 (2.03%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.52%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.02%) Advertising
6 2 (1.02%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.02%) Marketing
6 2 (1.02%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.51%) Back Office
7 1 (0.51%) Electronics
7 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.51%) Law
7 1 (0.51%) Legal
7 1 (0.51%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.58%) Web Services
2 10 (5.08%) Node.js
2 10 (5.08%) XML
3 9 (4.57%) Middleware
3 9 (4.57%) REST
4 8 (4.06%) .NET
4 8 (4.06%) CSS
5 7 (3.55%) HTML
6 6 (3.05%) ASP.NET
6 6 (3.05%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (3.05%) Natural Language Processing
7 5 (2.54%) AngularJS
7 5 (2.54%) FIX Protocol
7 5 (2.54%) HTML5
7 5 (2.54%) J2EE
7 5 (2.54%) jQuery
7 5 (2.54%) Rendezvous
7 5 (2.54%) SOAP
7 5 (2.54%) Visualforce
8 4 (2.03%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.57%) Data Centre
2 7 (3.55%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.05%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.05%) PKI
3 6 (3.05%) User Experience
4 5 (2.54%) Fixed Income
4 5 (2.54%) Public Cloud
5 4 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.52%) iPad
6 3 (1.52%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.52%) Private Cloud
6 3 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.02%) CESG
7 2 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.02%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.51%) Clustering
8 1 (0.51%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.51%) Pharmacovigilance
8 1 (0.51%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 13 (6.60%) Linux
2 11 (5.58%) Windows
3 5 (2.54%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.52%) Android
4 3 (1.52%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.51%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.51%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (31.47%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (21.83%) Data Modelling
3 22 (11.17%) Stakeholder Management
4 19 (9.64%) TOGAF
5 18 (9.14%) SOA
6 17 (8.63%) DevOps
6 17 (8.63%) Migration
7 15 (7.61%) Open Source
8 14 (7.11%) Enterprise Architecture
9 13 (6.60%) Analytics
9 13 (6.60%) Microservices
10 12 (6.09%) E-Commerce
11 11 (5.58%) IT Strategy
12 10 (5.08%) Workflow
13 9 (4.57%) Business Analysis
13 9 (4.57%) CRM
13 9 (4.57%) Machine Learning
13 9 (4.57%) Mentoring
13 9 (4.57%) Scrum
14 8 (4.06%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 29 (14.72%) Java
2 12 (6.09%) SQL
3 10 (5.08%) JavaScript
4 9 (4.57%) Python
5 8 (4.06%) Ruby
6 7 (3.55%) C#
7 5 (2.54%) Apex Code
7 5 (2.54%) PowerShell
7 5 (2.54%) SOQL
7 5 (2.54%) SOSL
8 3 (1.52%) MATLAB
8 3 (1.52%) PHP
9 2 (1.02%) ABAP
9 2 (1.02%) C
9 2 (1.02%) R
9 2 (1.02%) Scala
9 2 (1.02%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 11 (5.58%) Security Cleared
2 9 (4.57%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.05%) Degree
4 3 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.51%) CBAP
5 1 (0.51%) CEH
5 1 (0.51%) CHFI
5 1 (0.51%) CISSP
5 1 (0.51%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.51%) CSSLP
5 1 (0.51%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.51%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Certified Architect
5 1 (0.51%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.02%) COBIT
1 2 (1.02%) GxP
1 2 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 2 (1.02%) MiFID
1 2 (1.02%) QA
2 1 (0.51%) ISO 20022
2 1 (0.51%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (9.14%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.05%) Docker
4 2 (1.02%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.02%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (3.05%) Puppet
2 4 (2.03%) MOM
3 3 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.02%) Ansible
4 2 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.02%) SCCM
4 2 (1.02%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.51%) Terraform
Vendors
1 28 (14.21%) ServiceNow
2 26 (13.20%) Microsoft
3 21 (10.66%) Oracle
4 15 (7.61%) Pega
5 11 (5.58%) IBM
6 9 (4.57%) TIBCO
7 8 (4.06%) Reuters
7 8 (4.06%) SAP
7 8 (4.06%) VMware
8 7 (3.55%) Cisco
9 6 (3.05%) Citrix
9 6 (3.05%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (3.05%) Temenos
10 5 (2.54%) ION Trading
11 4 (2.03%) Adobe
11 4 (2.03%) Juniper
11 4 (2.03%) Sitecore
11 4 (2.03%) Tableau
12 3 (1.52%) 3PAR
12 3 (1.52%) Guidewire
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