The median contractor rate for a Lead Architect was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 26 June 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 / South East
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 226 256 239
Rank change year-on-year +30 -17  
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 22 22 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.28% 0.25% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.26% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 19 19
Median daily rate £500 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £432 £420
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £645 £605
UK excluding London median daily rate £593 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +7.72% -  
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 the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7368 8379 8989
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.56% 95.03% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 4310 4996 5126
Median daily rate £408 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.87% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 317 381 430
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.61 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.75% +21.49%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Lead Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Architect in the South East

Lead Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Architect in the South East

Lead Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Architect in the South East over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lead Architect in the South East

Lead Architect
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
Berkshire +14 10 £500 -4.76%
Hampshire +11 6 £463 -20.85%
Buckinghamshire -16 2 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £575 -
Surrey - 2 £600 - 2
Lead Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 South East region featuring Lead Architect in the job title.

1 14 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (32.43%) Security Cleared
3 10 (27.03%) Linux
3 10 (27.03%) SC Cleared
4 8 (21.62%) WAN
4 8 (21.62%) VoIP
4 8 (21.62%) Microsoft
4 8 (21.62%) Red Hat
4 8 (21.62%) Telecoms
5 7 (18.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (18.92%) LTE
5 7 (18.92%) DV Cleared
5 7 (18.92%) Open Source
5 7 (18.92%) OpenStack
6 6 (16.22%) VMware
6 6 (16.22%) CRM
7 5 (13.51%) Firewall
7 5 (13.51%) Migration
7 5 (13.51%) Dynamics CRM
7 5 (13.51%) Ansible
7 5 (13.51%) DevOps
8 4 (10.81%) Bash Shell
8 4 (10.81%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (10.81%) PowerShell
8 4 (10.81%) Release Management
8 4 (10.81%) Finance
8 4 (10.81%) Python
8 4 (10.81%) Cisco
9 3 (8.11%) Windows

Lead Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 7 (18.92%) OpenStack
2 2 (5.41%) SAS
3 1 (2.70%) ArcGIS
3 1 (2.70%) JBoss
3 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.70%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.70%) Infor CRM
2 1 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.70%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) Office 365
2 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.70%) OneDrive
2 1 (2.70%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.62%) VoIP
1 8 (21.62%) WAN
2 7 (18.92%) LTE
3 5 (13.51%) Firewall
4 2 (5.41%) MPLS
4 2 (5.41%) VPN
5 1 (2.70%) ATM
5 1 (2.70%) BGP
5 1 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (2.70%) DWDM
5 1 (2.70%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (2.70%) Frame Relay
5 1 (2.70%) LAN
5 1 (2.70%) Network Security
5 1 (2.70%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (2.70%) SAN
5 1 (2.70%) SDH
5 1 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.70%) WLAN
5 1 (2.70%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) Big Data
1 2 (5.41%) Hadoop
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) Apache Hive
2 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (2.70%) OLAP
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.70%) PowerPivot
2 1 (2.70%) QlikView
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 8 (21.62%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.81%) Finance
3 3 (8.11%) Marketing
4 2 (5.41%) Retail
5 1 (2.70%) Banking
5 1 (2.70%) Electronics
5 1 (2.70%) German Language
5 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Data Centre
1 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (2.70%) Minimum Viable Product
2 1 (2.70%) PKI
2 1 (2.70%) Public Cloud
2 1 (2.70%) Reference Data
2 1 (2.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.03%) Linux
2 7 (18.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (8.11%) Windows
4 2 (5.41%) Unix
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.70%) Solaris
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (18.92%) Open Source
3 6 (16.22%) CRM
4 5 (13.51%) DevOps
4 5 (13.51%) Migration
5 4 (10.81%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (10.81%) Release Management
6 3 (8.11%) Data Architecture
7 2 (5.41%) Analytics
7 2 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (5.41%) Data Modelling
7 2 (5.41%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (5.41%) ETL
7 2 (5.41%) Logical Data Model
7 2 (5.41%) Mentoring
7 2 (5.41%) Scrum
7 2 (5.41%) SIEM
7 2 (5.41%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (5.41%) Validation
8 1 (2.70%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) Bash Shell
1 4 (10.81%) PowerShell
1 4 (10.81%) Python
2 3 (8.11%) Java
3 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (32.43%) Security Cleared
2 10 (27.03%) SC Cleared
3 7 (18.92%) DV Cleared
4 2 (5.41%) Degree
5 1 (2.70%) CCIE
5 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.70%) JNCIE
5 1 (2.70%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) GPG13
1 1 (2.70%) QA
1 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (2.70%) vCloud
2 1 (2.70%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (2.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) Ansible
2 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.70%) Puppet
2 1 (2.70%) Terraform
2 1 (2.70%) vMotion
2 1 (2.70%) vRealize
Vendors
1 8 (21.62%) Microsoft
1 8 (21.62%) Red Hat
2 6 (16.22%) VMware
3 4 (10.81%) Cisco
4 2 (5.41%) 3PAR
4 2 (5.41%) HP
4 2 (5.41%) Juniper
4 2 (5.41%) Oracle
4 2 (5.41%) Pega
4 2 (5.41%) Teradata
5 1 (2.70%) AppSense
5 1 (2.70%) Aprimo
5 1 (2.70%) ArcSight
5 1 (2.70%) Epiphany
5 1 (2.70%) Infor
5 1 (2.70%) Lumension
5 1 (2.70%) Marketo
5 1 (2.70%) Palo Alto
5 1 (2.70%) SAP
5 1 (2.70%) ThinPrint