Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Lead Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 20 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 > South East
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 321 329 349
Rank change year-on-year +8 +20 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 51 49 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.31% 0.30% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.32% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 26 19
South East median daily rate £550 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% - +6.06%
10th Percentile £427 £360 £387
90th Percentile £750 £775 £685
England median daily rate £610 £600 £600
% change year-on-year +1.67% - +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East 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 South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15802 15500 18416
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.52% 93.97% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9382 9237 10813
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.12%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 641 769 921
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.63 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.28% +6.08% +15.63%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%

Lead Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 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
Thames Valley -17 19 £605 +15.24% 2
Surrey +1 18 £500 -25.93%
Hampshire +12 13 £463 -15.24% 4
Buckinghamshire -17 11 £605 -15.53%
Berkshire -16 7 £638 +27.50% 1
Oxfordshire - 1 - - 1
Lead Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 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 South East region featuring Lead Architect in the job title.

1 19 (37.25%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (35.29%) Security Cleared
3 14 (27.45%) SC Cleared
4 10 (19.61%) Microsoft
4 10 (19.61%) Linux
5 8 (15.69%) Oracle
5 8 (15.69%) Migration
6 7 (13.73%) Finance
6 7 (13.73%) TOGAF
6 7 (13.73%) Dynamics CRM
6 7 (13.73%) Visual Studio Team System
6 7 (13.73%) Java
6 7 (13.73%) SQL
6 7 (13.73%) Visual Studio
6 7 (13.73%) CRM
6 7 (13.73%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (11.76%) Windows
7 6 (11.76%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (11.76%) Data Architecture
8 5 (9.80%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (9.80%) System Testing
8 5 (9.80%) Kanban
8 5 (9.80%) Data Management
8 5 (9.80%) Scrum
8 5 (9.80%) Firewall
8 5 (9.80%) Active Directory
8 5 (9.80%) Ansible
8 5 (9.80%) Open Source
8 5 (9.80%) SaaS

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 3 (5.88%) OpenStack
2 2 (3.92%) JBoss
2 2 (3.92%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.96%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.96%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (13.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.96%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (1.96%) SAP Business One
2 1 (1.96%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.73%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (9.80%) SaaS
4 4 (7.84%) IaaS
5 3 (5.88%) PaaS
6 1 (1.96%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (1.96%) G Suite
6 1 (1.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.80%) Firewall
2 4 (7.84%) WAN
3 3 (5.88%) LTE
3 3 (5.88%) VoIP
4 1 (1.96%) Internet
4 1 (1.96%) LAN
4 1 (1.96%) LDAP
4 1 (1.96%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.96%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.88%) Big Data
2 2 (3.92%) Hadoop
2 2 (3.92%) SAP HANA
2 2 (3.92%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (1.96%) DB2
3 1 (1.96%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (1.96%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.96%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.96%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 7 (13.73%) Visual Studio
1 7 (13.73%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (3.92%) Subversion
3 1 (1.96%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.96%) Toad
General
1 7 (13.73%) Finance
2 4 (7.84%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.88%) Banking
4 2 (3.92%) Marketing
5 1 (1.96%) Advertising
5 1 (1.96%) Local Government
5 1 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.84%) Web Services
2 3 (5.88%) HTML
2 3 (5.88%) JDBC
2 3 (5.88%) Spring
2 3 (5.88%) XML
3 2 (3.92%) CSS
3 2 (3.92%) HTML5
3 2 (3.92%) J2EE
3 2 (3.92%) JMS
3 2 (3.92%) REST
4 1 (1.96%) Apache Camel
4 1 (1.96%) JSP
4 1 (1.96%) Kafka
4 1 (1.96%) OpenID
4 1 (1.96%) Servlets
4 1 (1.96%) SOAP
4 1 (1.96%) SPML
4 1 (1.96%) Spring Boot
4 1 (1.96%) Spring Cloud
4 1 (1.96%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) User Experience
2 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (5.88%) SWIFT
3 2 (3.92%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.96%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.96%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.96%) Life Science
4 1 (1.96%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.96%) Minimum Viable Product
4 1 (1.96%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 10 (19.61%) Linux
2 6 (11.76%) Windows
3 4 (7.84%) Unix
4 3 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (5.88%) Windows Server
5 2 (3.92%) Android
5 2 (3.92%) Apple iOS
5 2 (3.92%) Windows 10
5 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.92%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (37.25%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (15.69%) Migration
3 7 (13.73%) CRM
3 7 (13.73%) TOGAF
4 6 (11.76%) Data Architecture
5 5 (9.80%) BDD
5 5 (9.80%) Data Management
5 5 (9.80%) Kanban
5 5 (9.80%) Open Source
5 5 (9.80%) Scrum
5 5 (9.80%) System Testing
5 5 (9.80%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (7.84%) Data Modelling
6 4 (7.84%) DevOps
6 4 (7.84%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (7.84%) SDLC
7 3 (5.88%) EAI
7 3 (5.88%) Enterprise Data Management
7 3 (5.88%) Release Management
7 3 (5.88%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.73%) Java
1 7 (13.73%) SQL
2 3 (5.88%) Bash Shell
2 3 (5.88%) JavaScript
2 3 (5.88%) PL/SQL
2 3 (5.88%) PowerShell
2 3 (5.88%) Python
3 2 (3.92%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.96%) Scala
Qualifications
1 18 (35.29%) Security Cleared
2 14 (27.45%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.84%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (9.80%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.96%) Apache Flume
3 1 (1.96%) Docker
3 1 (1.96%) OpenAM
3 1 (1.96%) OpenDJ
3 1 (1.96%) OpenIDM
Systems Management
1 5 (9.80%) Ansible
2 3 (5.88%) Terraform
3 2 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.92%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (19.61%) Microsoft
2 8 (15.69%) Oracle
3 6 (11.76%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (7.84%) SAP
5 3 (5.88%) Cisco
5 3 (5.88%) JD Edwards
5 3 (5.88%) Juniper
5 3 (5.88%) Pega
5 3 (5.88%) Red Hat
5 3 (5.88%) VMware
5 3 (5.88%) Wallstreet Suite
6 2 (3.92%) Apple
7 1 (1.96%) BEA
7 1 (1.96%) Citrix
7 1 (1.96%) Forcepoint
7 1 (1.96%) Google
7 1 (1.96%) hybris
7 1 (1.96%) IBM
7 1 (1.96%) Sybase
7 1 (1.96%) Vitria