Period
to 20 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Lead Architect was £558 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 20 January 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 188 186 207
Rank change year-on-year -2 +21 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 7 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.13% 0.24% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.26% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 2
South West median daily rate £558 £540 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.24% +16.76% -1.60%
10th Percentile £469 £408 £419
90th Percentile £631 £740 £516
England median daily rate £600 £600 £593
% change year-on-year - +1.27% +7.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £100.00

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 4,958 5,084 5,995
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.93% 95.12% 95.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,105 3,303 3,986
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £213 £211 £225
90th Percentile £550 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 367 358
South West median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -15.38% +62.50%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.43
90th Percentile £47.95 £47.05 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.38 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.68% - +12.12%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 +2 5 £595 -5.56% 1
Gloucestershire +21 1 £425 -6.85%
Bristol -11 1 £525 - 1
Lead Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Data Quality
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) .NET
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) DevOps
2 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
3 1 (14.29%) Coaching
3 1 (14.29%) SOQL
3 1 (14.29%) Kubernetes
3 1 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (14.29%) Translating Business Requirements
3 1 (14.29%) Front End Development
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Core
3 1 (14.29%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 1 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 1 (14.29%) CSS
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) OO
3 1 (14.29%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
3 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 1 (14.29%) Firmware
3 1 (14.29%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) C#

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 (14.29%) Confluence
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
1 1 (14.29%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Core
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
2 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (14.29%) CSS
2 1 (14.29%) CSS3
2 1 (14.29%) HTML
2 1 (14.29%) HTML5
2 1 (14.29%) Node.js
2 1 (14.29%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
1 1 (14.29%) iPad
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
1 1 (14.29%) Reference Data
1 1 (14.29%) Replication
1 1 (14.29%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Android
1 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) DevOps
2 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
3 1 (14.29%) Android Development
3 1 (14.29%) Coaching
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Data Management
3 1 (14.29%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 1 (14.29%) Document Management
3 1 (14.29%) Front End Development
3 1 (14.29%) iOS Development
3 1 (14.29%) Master Data Management
3 1 (14.29%) MVC
3 1 (14.29%) Network Design
3 1 (14.29%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Translating Business Requirements
3 1 (14.29%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Apex Code
1 1 (14.29%) C#
1 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
1 1 (14.29%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) Docker
1 1 (14.29%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Atlassian
2 1 (14.29%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (14.29%) Sencha