The median contractor rate for a Chief Architect was £675 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 June 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.

Chief Architect
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 602 623 609
Rank change year-on-year +21 -14  
Contract jobs requiring a Chief Architect 13 22 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.028% 0.041% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.043% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 24
Median daily rate £675 £625 £800
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -21.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £505 £518
10% offered a daily rate of more than £900 £830 £900
UK excluding London median daily rate - £525 £800
% change year-on-year - -34.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £100.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44408 51163 53304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.74% 94.88% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 28718 33369 33474
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1380 1506 2056
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.57 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Chief Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Chief Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Chief Architect in the UK

Chief Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Chief Architect in the UK

Chief Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Chief Architect over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Chief Architect in the UK

Chief Architect
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Chief Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +39 13 £675 +8.00% 1
London +14 11 £675 +3.84% 1
North West +23 1 - -
Manchester +11 1 - -
City of London +4 1 £675 - 1

Chief Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, Chief 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 featuring Chief Architect in the job title.

1 12 (31.58%) Finance
1 12 (31.58%) Apache Cassandra
2 11 (28.95%) Java
3 10 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (26.32%) Kafka
4 9 (23.68%) Web Services
4 9 (23.68%) Node.js
4 9 (23.68%) Enterprise Architecture
4 9 (23.68%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (21.05%) TOGAF
5 8 (21.05%) Docker
6 7 (18.42%) Microservices
6 7 (18.42%) Kubernetes
6 7 (18.42%) REST
7 6 (15.79%) NoSQL
7 6 (15.79%) Banking
7 6 (15.79%) Apache
7 6 (15.79%) Data Modelling
8 5 (13.16%) Python
8 5 (13.16%) XML
8 5 (13.16%) JavaScript
8 5 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (13.16%) Zachman Framework
8 5 (13.16%) DevOps
8 5 (13.16%) People Management
8 5 (13.16%) Presales
9 4 (10.53%) Target Operating Model
9 4 (10.53%) Apache Spark
9 4 (10.53%) Big Data
9 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure

Chief Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 6 (15.79%) Apache
2 4 (10.53%) Apache Spark
3 2 (5.26%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.63%) CloudStack
4 1 (2.63%) JBoss
4 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.63%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.63%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.63%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) GNU Octave
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.63%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 9 (23.68%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (7.89%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (5.26%) IaaS
4 2 (5.26%) Office 365
5 1 (2.63%) OneDrive
5 1 (2.63%) PaaS
5 1 (2.63%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (31.58%) Apache Cassandra
2 6 (15.79%) NoSQL
3 4 (10.53%) Big Data
3 4 (10.53%) Hadoop
4 3 (7.89%) RDBMS
4 3 (7.89%) Relational Database
5 2 (5.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (5.26%) Blockchain
5 2 (5.26%) Flink
6 1 (2.63%) Apache Hive
6 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.63%) HBase
6 1 (2.63%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.63%) Flyway
2 1 (2.63%) JIRA
2 1 (2.63%) JUnit
2 1 (2.63%) Maven
2 1 (2.63%) Mocha
2 1 (2.63%) Mockito
2 1 (2.63%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.63%) Vagrant
General
1 12 (31.58%) Finance
2 6 (15.79%) Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Local Government
3 2 (5.26%) Retail
3 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.63%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (26.32%) Kafka
2 9 (23.68%) Node.js
2 9 (23.68%) Web Services
3 7 (18.42%) REST
4 5 (13.16%) XML
5 3 (7.89%) .NET
6 2 (5.26%) .NET Framework
6 2 (5.26%) CSS
6 2 (5.26%) Electron Framework
6 2 (5.26%) HTML
6 2 (5.26%) NumPy
6 2 (5.26%) SciPy
6 2 (5.26%) Spring
7 1 (2.63%) CSS3
7 1 (2.63%) HTML5
7 1 (2.63%) Java EE
7 1 (2.63%) JPA
7 1 (2.63%) JSF
7 1 (2.63%) JSON
7 1 (2.63%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) EPoS
2 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.63%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.63%) Private Cloud
2 1 (2.63%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.63%) Android
1 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (23.68%) Enterprise Architecture
3 8 (21.05%) TOGAF
4 7 (18.42%) Microservices
5 6 (15.79%) Data Modelling
6 5 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (13.16%) DevOps
6 5 (13.16%) People Management
6 5 (13.16%) Presales
6 5 (13.16%) Zachman Framework
7 4 (10.53%) Data Architecture
7 4 (10.53%) MapReduce
7 4 (10.53%) Target Operating Model
8 3 (7.89%) IT Strategy
8 3 (7.89%) Migration
8 3 (7.89%) Open Source
9 2 (5.26%) Data Strategy
9 2 (5.26%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 2 (5.26%) Machine Learning
9 2 (5.26%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.95%) Java
2 5 (13.16%) JavaScript
2 5 (13.16%) Python
3 4 (10.53%) SQL
4 3 (7.89%) MATLAB
4 3 (7.89%) R
4 3 (7.89%) Scala
5 2 (5.26%) Ruby
6 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.63%) PHP
6 1 (2.63%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (21.05%) Docker
2 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (18.42%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.89%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.63%) Facebook
3 1 (2.63%) JD Edwards
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle
3 1 (2.63%) SAP