Period
to 14 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Lead Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 212 195 191
Rank change year-on-year -17 -4 +31
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 19 9 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.30% 0.16% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.17% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 11
South West median daily rate £525 £595 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% -0.83% +9.09%
10th Percentile £433 £521 £413
90th Percentile £695 £700 £725
England median daily rate £625 £610 £600
% change year-on-year +2.46% +1.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £81.50 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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 West
Contract vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 6,007 5,363 5,524
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.02% 95.31% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,763 3,358 3,568
South West median daily rate £425 £381 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.70% +1.47% -
10th Percentile £250 £210 £213
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 281 253 343
South West median hourly rate £39.50 £32.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.54% +30.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.54 £11.00
90th Percentile £49.25 £50.00 £46.20
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.06
% change year-on-year -1.04% +3.52% +1.46%

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 14 November 2018.

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 14 November 2018. 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 -17 15 £525 -12.50% 2
Bristol -7 1 £433 -17.62% 2
Devon - 1 £720 -
Lead Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, Lead Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South West region featuring Lead Architect in the job title.

1 10 (52.63%) Security Cleared
2 8 (42.11%) Python
3 7 (36.84%) Linux
3 7 (36.84%) Finance
3 7 (36.84%) Technical Architecture
3 7 (36.84%) DV Cleared
3 7 (36.84%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (36.84%) IT Strategy
3 7 (36.84%) Critical Thinking
4 5 (26.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 5 (26.32%) HMG Infosec
4 5 (26.32%) JSP 440
4 5 (26.32%) Banking
4 5 (26.32%) Information Security
4 5 (26.32%) Java
5 4 (21.05%) DSDM
5 4 (21.05%) C
5 4 (21.05%) C++
5 4 (21.05%) JSP
5 4 (21.05%) SOAP
5 4 (21.05%) Web Services
5 4 (21.05%) XML
5 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
5 4 (21.05%) TOGAF
5 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
5 4 (21.05%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (21.05%) JSON
5 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
6 3 (15.79%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure

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 1 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (10.53%) Sauce Labs
3 1 (5.26%) Apigee
3 1 (5.26%) npm
3 1 (5.26%) NuGet
3 1 (5.26%) Office 365
3 1 (5.26%) OpenShift
3 1 (5.26%) PaaS
3 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Big Data
1 1 (5.26%) Hadoop
1 1 (5.26%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Bitbucket
1 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
2 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.26%) JMeter
2 1 (5.26%) Selenium
2 1 (5.26%) SonarQube
2 1 (5.26%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (5.26%) WebStorm
General
1 7 (36.84%) Finance
2 5 (26.32%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) JSON
1 4 (21.05%) JSP
1 4 (21.05%) SOAP
1 4 (21.05%) Web Services
1 4 (21.05%) XML
2 2 (10.53%) Middleware
3 1 (5.26%) .NET
3 1 (5.26%) HTML
3 1 (5.26%) HTML5
3 1 (5.26%) RAML
3 1 (5.26%) React
3 1 (5.26%) Sass
3 1 (5.26%) Swagger
3 1 (5.26%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) DataPower
3 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.26%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.26%) Unix
3 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Critical Thinking
1 7 (36.84%) IT Strategy
1 7 (36.84%) Technical Architecture
2 5 (26.32%) Information Security
3 4 (21.05%) DSDM
3 4 (21.05%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
3 4 (21.05%) TOGAF
4 3 (15.79%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (15.79%) Microservices
4 3 (15.79%) Security Architecture
5 2 (10.53%) BDD
5 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
5 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (10.53%) High Availability
5 2 (10.53%) Information Assurance
6 1 (5.26%) Process Management
6 1 (5.26%) Security Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
6 1 (5.26%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) Python
2 5 (26.32%) Java
3 4 (21.05%) C
3 4 (21.05%) C++
3 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.26%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (52.63%) Security Cleared
2 7 (36.84%) DV Cleared
3 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
4 2 (10.53%) RHCE
5 1 (5.26%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (5.26%) CISA
5 1 (5.26%) CISM
5 1 (5.26%) CISSP
5 1 (5.26%) Degree
5 1 (5.26%) ISSAP
5 1 (5.26%) ISSEP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) HMG Infosec
1 5 (26.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 5 (26.32%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Puppet
2 1 (5.26%) Grafana
2 1 (5.26%) Kubernetes
2 1 (5.26%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) IBM
2 2 (10.53%) Red Hat
2 2 (10.53%) SAP
3 1 (5.26%) AppDynamics
3 1 (5.26%) Google
3 1 (5.26%) ServiceNow
3 1 (5.26%) Splunk
3 1 (5.26%) Veeam
3 1 (5.26%) Veracode
3 1 (5.26%) VMware