Period
to 23 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Lead Architect was £593 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 23 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 > South West
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 192 195 208
Rank change year-on-year +3 +13 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 9 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.16% 0.18% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.19% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 3
South West median daily rate £593 £600 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +9.09% -15.71%
10th Percentile £438 £451 £435
90th Percentile £713 £704 £575
England median daily rate £600 £575 £578
% change year-on-year +4.35% -0.52% +5.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West 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 the South West. 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 West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5242 5768 6148
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.59% 95.61% 95.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3289 3728 3872
South West median daily rate £385 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.67% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £217 £230 £225
90th Percentile £533 £550 £525
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 275 322 368
South West median hourly rate £37.50 £34.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.29% +60.00% +10.94%
10th Percentile £11.40 £11.28 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.60 £45.48
England median hourly rate £18.40 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -3.16% +8.57% +2.94%

Lead Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Architect in the South West

Lead Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Architect in the South West

Lead Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Architect in the South West over the 6 months to 23 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lead Architect in the South West

Lead Architect
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 23 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
Wiltshire +6 6 £585 +23.16%
Bristol -6 1 £625 -5.66%
Lead Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 South West region featuring Lead Architect in the job title.

1 4 (44.44%) ITIL
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
1 4 (44.44%) VMware
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (44.44%) TOGAF
1 4 (44.44%) MODAF
1 4 (44.44%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (33.33%) SAP
2 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (22.22%) Electronics
3 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
3 2 (22.22%) Programme Management
3 2 (22.22%) General Ledger
3 2 (22.22%) Zachman Framework
3 2 (22.22%) Manufacturing
3 2 (22.22%) Linux
3 2 (22.22%) ERP
3 2 (22.22%) SAS
3 2 (22.22%) ESRI
3 2 (22.22%) ArcGIS
3 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
3 2 (22.22%) HP
3 2 (22.22%) Software AG
3 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
3 2 (22.22%) webMethods

Lead Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (22.22%) ArcGIS
1 2 (22.22%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (11.11%) PeopleSoft HCM
1 1 (11.11%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Electronics
2 2 (22.22%) General Ledger
2 2 (22.22%) Manufacturing
2 2 (22.22%) Marketing
2 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
3 1 (11.11%) Financial Institution
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
1 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (22.22%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (44.44%) Enterprise Architecture
1 4 (44.44%) ITIL
1 4 (44.44%) MODAF
1 4 (44.44%) TOGAF
2 2 (22.22%) Biometrics
2 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (22.22%) DevOps
2 2 (22.22%) Digital Marketing
2 2 (22.22%) ERP
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL V3
2 2 (22.22%) Machine Learning
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Management
2 2 (22.22%) Programme Management
2 2 (22.22%) Protective Monitoring
2 2 (22.22%) SIEM
2 2 (22.22%) Statistical Analysis
2 2 (22.22%) Supplier Management
2 2 (22.22%) Zachman Framework
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) GPG13
2 1 (11.11%) ISO 9000
2 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
1 2 (22.22%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) vRealize
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) VMware
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle
2 3 (33.33%) SAP
3 2 (22.22%) 3PAR
3 2 (22.22%) ArcSight
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco
3 2 (22.22%) ESRI
3 2 (22.22%) HP
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
3 2 (22.22%) Software AG
3 2 (22.22%) webMethods
4 1 (11.11%) PeopleSoft