Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Lead Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 23 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.

Lead Architect
England > Midlands
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 207 213 214
Rank change year-on-year +6 +1 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 42 62 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.51% 0.63% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.67% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 26 13
Midlands median daily rate £600 £550 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +15.79% +28.81%
10th Percentile £500 £475 £419
90th Percentile £745 £663 £755
England median daily rate £610 £600 £600
% change year-on-year +1.67% - +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £60.46

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands. 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
Midlands
Contract vacancies in the Midlands with a recognized job title 7794 9319 8011
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 95.37% 95.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4873 5659 4629
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £216 £231 £213
90th Percentile £550 £550 £530
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 373 371 458
Midlands median hourly rate £15.55 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.67% - -3.23%
10th Percentile £10.15 £10.00 £10.09
90th Percentile £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Lead Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Architect in the Midlands

Lead Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Architect in the Midlands

Lead Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Architect in the Midlands over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lead Architect in the Midlands

Lead Architect
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

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 Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 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
East Midlands +3 21 £610 +16.19%
West Midlands +4 16 £600 +9.09% 2
Lead Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 Midlands region featuring Lead Architect in the job title.

1 12 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (26.19%) Enterprise Architecture
3 10 (23.81%) SOA
3 10 (23.81%) Presales
4 9 (21.43%) Microservices
4 9 (21.43%) Web Services
4 9 (21.43%) Manufacturing
5 8 (19.05%) SOAP
5 8 (19.05%) ITIL
5 8 (19.05%) RESTful
5 8 (19.05%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (16.67%) Telecoms
7 6 (14.29%) SAP
7 6 (14.29%) CRM
7 6 (14.29%) IT Strategy
8 5 (11.90%) Data Centre
8 5 (11.90%) Customer Engagement
8 5 (11.90%) LAN
8 5 (11.90%) WAN
8 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (11.90%) PLM
9 4 (9.52%) Aerospace
9 4 (9.52%) Automotive
9 4 (9.52%) Electronics
9 4 (9.52%) Hibernate
9 4 (9.52%) Teamcenter
9 4 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
9 4 (9.52%) Dynamics AX
9 4 (9.52%) TOGAF
9 4 (9.52%) Spring

Lead Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 4 (9.52%) JBoss
1 4 (9.52%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (9.52%) Teamcenter
2 1 (2.38%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (19.05%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (7.14%) IaaS
3 3 (7.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.90%) LAN
1 5 (11.90%) WAN
2 4 (9.52%) Internet
3 2 (4.76%) MPLS
3 2 (4.76%) VoIP
3 2 (4.76%) VPN
4 1 (2.38%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) SAP HANA
2 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.76%) Subversion
General
1 9 (21.43%) Manufacturing
2 7 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 4 (9.52%) Aerospace
3 4 (9.52%) Automotive
3 4 (9.52%) Electronics
4 1 (2.38%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.43%) Web Services
2 8 (19.05%) RESTful
2 8 (19.05%) SOAP
3 4 (9.52%) Hibernate
3 4 (9.52%) J2EE
3 4 (9.52%) Java EE
3 4 (9.52%) JMS
3 4 (9.52%) Spring
4 1 (2.38%) .NET
4 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (2.38%) CSS
4 1 (2.38%) Dapper ORM
4 1 (2.38%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Data Centre
2 4 (9.52%) Virtual Team
3 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.76%) Linux
1 2 (4.76%) Mac OS X
1 2 (4.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.19%) Enterprise Architecture
2 10 (23.81%) Presales
2 10 (23.81%) SOA
3 9 (21.43%) Microservices
4 8 (19.05%) ITIL
5 6 (14.29%) CRM
5 6 (14.29%) IT Strategy
6 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (11.90%) Customer Engagement
6 5 (11.90%) PLM
7 4 (9.52%) CAD
7 4 (9.52%) E-Commerce
7 4 (9.52%) SDLC
7 4 (9.52%) TOGAF
7 4 (9.52%) Virtual Team Management
8 3 (7.14%) Process Improvement
9 2 (4.76%) Time Management
9 2 (4.76%) Translating Business Requirements
10 1 (2.38%) Coaching
10 1 (2.38%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.52%) Java
2 1 (2.38%) C#
2 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 3 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.38%) ISEB
2 1 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) COBIT
1 1 (2.38%) PMO
Vendors
1 6 (14.29%) SAP
2 4 (9.52%) Siemens
3 3 (7.14%) BT
3 3 (7.14%) Capita
3 3 (7.14%) IBM
3 3 (7.14%) TOWER Software
4 2 (4.76%) MuleSoft
4 2 (4.76%) Oracle
4 2 (4.76%) WSO2