Period
to 19 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Lead Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 19 January 2019.

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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 187 192 190
Rank change year-on-year +5 -2 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 38 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.60% 0.13% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.14% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 6 9
South West median daily rate £550 £558 £540
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.35% +3.24% +16.76%
10th Percentile £435 £469 £408
90th Percentile £823 £631 £740
England median daily rate £625 £600 £600
% change year-on-year +4.17% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South West median hourly rate £35.00 - -
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 6,022 4,999 5,080
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.03% 94.97% 95.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,885 3,134 3,302
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £252 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £550 £550
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 246 367
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -9.09% -13.39%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.42 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.19 £18.39
% change year-on-year +2.80% -1.06% -0.62%

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 19 January 2019.

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 19 January 2019. 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 -26 18 £525 -11.76% 3
Devon - 9 £725 - 2
Bristol -12 7 £650 +23.81% 3
Lead Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, 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 17 (44.74%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (42.11%) Technical Architecture
3 14 (36.84%) Security Cleared
4 10 (26.32%) Finance
4 10 (26.32%) Web Services
5 9 (23.68%) JSON
5 9 (23.68%) Creative Thinking
6 8 (21.05%) Critical Thinking
6 8 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (21.05%) Service Design
6 8 (21.05%) IT Strategy
6 8 (21.05%) DV Cleared
6 8 (21.05%) Data Architecture
6 8 (21.05%) Linux
6 8 (21.05%) Python
7 7 (18.42%) B2C
7 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
8 6 (15.79%) Java
9 5 (13.16%) XML
9 5 (13.16%) Dell
9 5 (13.16%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (13.16%) Information Security
9 5 (13.16%) HMG Infosec
9 5 (13.16%) JSP 440
9 5 (13.16%) Boomi
9 5 (13.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 5 (13.16%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (10.53%) iPaaS
10 4 (10.53%) Technical Leadership
10 4 (10.53%) 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 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.16%) Boomi
2 4 (10.53%) iPaaS
2 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.63%) Apigee
3 1 (2.63%) IaaS
3 1 (2.63%) npm
3 1 (2.63%) NuGet
3 1 (2.63%) OpenShift
3 1 (2.63%) PaaS
3 1 (2.63%) SaaS
3 1 (2.63%) Sauce Labs
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) Big Data
2 1 (2.63%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.63%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.26%) SonarQube
3 1 (2.63%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.63%) JMeter
3 1 (2.63%) Selenium
3 1 (2.63%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (2.63%) WebStorm
General
1 10 (26.32%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Electronics
3 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.26%) Marketing
3 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.63%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (26.32%) Web Services
2 9 (23.68%) JSON
3 5 (13.16%) XML
4 4 (10.53%) JSP
4 4 (10.53%) SOAP
5 3 (7.89%) HTML
5 3 (7.89%) HTML5
5 3 (7.89%) React
5 3 (7.89%) Sass
6 2 (5.26%) Ajax
6 2 (5.26%) AngularJS
6 2 (5.26%) CSS
6 2 (5.26%) CSS3
6 2 (5.26%) jQuery
6 2 (5.26%) Middleware
6 2 (5.26%) Node.js
6 2 (5.26%) Redux
6 2 (5.26%) RESTful
7 1 (2.63%) .NET
7 1 (2.63%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.26%) DataPower
2 2 (5.26%) iPad
2 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.63%) NHS
3 1 (2.63%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.05%) Linux
2 3 (7.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (44.74%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (42.11%) Technical Architecture
3 9 (23.68%) Creative Thinking
4 8 (21.05%) Critical Thinking
4 8 (21.05%) Data Architecture
4 8 (21.05%) IT Strategy
4 8 (21.05%) Service Design
5 7 (18.42%) B2C
6 5 (13.16%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (13.16%) Information Security
7 4 (10.53%) DSDM
7 4 (10.53%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (10.53%) SOA
7 4 (10.53%) Software Engineering
7 4 (10.53%) Technical Leadership
7 4 (10.53%) TOGAF
8 3 (7.89%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (7.89%) Information Assurance
8 3 (7.89%) Microservices
8 3 (7.89%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.05%) Python
2 6 (15.79%) Java
3 4 (10.53%) C
3 4 (10.53%) C++
3 4 (10.53%) PowerShell
4 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (36.84%) Security Cleared
2 8 (21.05%) DV Cleared
3 5 (13.16%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (7.89%) RHCE
5 2 (5.26%) Degree
5 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.63%) BC Cleared
6 1 (2.63%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (2.63%) CISA
6 1 (2.63%) CISM
6 1 (2.63%) CISSP
6 1 (2.63%) ISSAP
6 1 (2.63%) ISSEP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) HMG Infosec
1 5 (13.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 5 (13.16%) JSP 440
2 2 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (5.26%) QA
3 1 (2.63%) PSD2
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) Puppet
2 1 (2.63%) Grafana
2 1 (2.63%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.63%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.16%) Dell
3 3 (7.89%) Red Hat
3 3 (7.89%) SAP
4 2 (5.26%) IBM
5 1 (2.63%) AppDynamics
5 1 (2.63%) Splunk
5 1 (2.63%) Veeam
5 1 (2.63%) Veracode
5 1 (2.63%) VMware