The median contractor rate for a Lead Architect was £563 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Lead Architect
England / South East
Rank 225 244 218
Rank change year-on-year +19 -26  
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 15 21 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.19% 0.23% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.24% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 16 23
Median daily rate £563 £593 £543
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.06% +9.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £700 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £525 £538
% change year-on-year -12.38% -2.32%  
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 7272 8761 9239
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.04% 95.01% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4116 5354 4947
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 377 446
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +5.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 March 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 March 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 +23 6 £525 -12.50%
Buckinghamshire -6 5 - -
Hampshire +9 3 £725 +22.36%
Surrey - 1 £525 - 1
Lead Architect
England

Lead Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 16 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 15 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 12 (27.27%) DV Cleared
4 11 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 9 (20.45%) CRM
6 8 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
7 7 (15.91%) Technical Architecture
7 7 (15.91%) Migration
8 6 (13.64%) Java
9 5 (11.36%) Oracle
9 5 (11.36%) SAP
9 5 (11.36%) Cisco
9 5 (11.36%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (11.36%) VMware
9 5 (11.36%) Data Centre
9 5 (11.36%) Amazon AWS
10 4 (9.09%) Degree
10 4 (9.09%) Data Protection
10 4 (9.09%) Juniper
10 4 (9.09%) Finance
10 4 (9.09%) MS Office
10 4 (9.09%) Windows
11 3 (6.82%) ETL
11 3 (6.82%) Linux
11 3 (6.82%) ITIL
11 3 (6.82%) Validation
11 3 (6.82%) MBA
11 3 (6.82%) Scrum
11 3 (6.82%) Management Information System

Lead Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 2 (4.55%) SAS
2 1 (2.27%) ArcGIS
2 1 (2.27%) JBoss
2 1 (2.27%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.27%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (9.09%) MS Office
2 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.27%) Infor CRM
2 1 (2.27%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.36%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.82%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (4.55%) IaaS
3 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.27%) Office 365
4 1 (2.27%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) LAN
1 2 (4.55%) SAN
2 1 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (2.27%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (2.27%) DMZ
2 1 (2.27%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (2.27%) MPLS
2 1 (2.27%) SMTP
2 1 (2.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (4.55%) Big Data
2 2 (4.55%) Hadoop
2 2 (4.55%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.27%) Apache Hive
3 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (2.27%) OLAP
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.27%) PowerPivot
3 1 (2.27%) QlikView
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (9.09%) Finance
2 3 (6.82%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.55%) Marketing
3 2 (4.55%) Retail
4 1 (2.27%) Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.27%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.82%) Java EE
2 1 (2.27%) .NET
2 1 (2.27%) EJB
2 1 (2.27%) J2EE
2 1 (2.27%) JSP
2 1 (2.27%) Middleware
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (2.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.82%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (6.82%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.55%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.55%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.55%) PKI
4 1 (2.27%) CESG
4 1 (2.27%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.27%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.27%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.27%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.09%) Windows
2 3 (6.82%) Linux
3 2 (4.55%) Solaris
3 2 (4.55%) Unix
3 2 (4.55%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (20.45%) CRM
3 7 (15.91%) Migration
3 7 (15.91%) Technical Architecture
4 5 (11.36%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (9.09%) Data Protection
6 3 (6.82%) ETL
6 3 (6.82%) IT Strategy
6 3 (6.82%) ITIL
6 3 (6.82%) Microservices
6 3 (6.82%) Presales
6 3 (6.82%) Scrum
6 3 (6.82%) Validation
7 2 (4.55%) Analytics
7 2 (4.55%) High Availability
7 2 (4.55%) Service Management
8 1 (2.27%) Identity Management
8 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2
8 1 (2.27%) Project Management
8 1 (2.27%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.64%) Java
2 2 (4.55%) C
2 2 (4.55%) SQL
3 1 (2.27%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 12 (27.27%) DV Cleared
3 11 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (9.09%) Degree
5 3 (6.82%) MBA
6 2 (4.55%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.27%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.27%) GPG13
2 1 (2.27%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) RMADS
System Software
1 3 (6.82%) Docker
2 1 (2.27%) Terminal Services
2 1 (2.27%) vCloud
2 1 (2.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (2.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (2.27%) vMotion
1 1 (2.27%) vRealize
Vendors
1 12 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.36%) Cisco
2 5 (11.36%) Oracle
2 5 (11.36%) SAP
2 5 (11.36%) VMware
3 4 (9.09%) Juniper
4 3 (6.82%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (4.55%) 3PAR
5 2 (4.55%) HP
5 2 (4.55%) IBM
5 2 (4.55%) Pega
5 2 (4.55%) Red Hat
5 2 (4.55%) Teradata
5 2 (4.55%) Veritas
6 1 (2.27%) Ab Initio
6 1 (2.27%) Aprimo
6 1 (2.27%) ArcSight
6 1 (2.27%) Epiphany
6 1 (2.27%) Infor
6 1 (2.27%) Marketo