Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Chief Architect was £825 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 844 852 869
Rank change year-on-year +8 +17 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Chief Architect 40 47 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.039% 0.045% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.047% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 38 22
UK median daily rate £825 £775 £750
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £621 £489 £519
90th Percentile £1,023 £1,010 £950
UK excluding London median daily rate £788 £538 £600
% change year-on-year +46.51% -10.42% -14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97824 99914 107019
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64542 65150 68083
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.04% +4.53% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2932 3310 4089
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year - -1.52% +9.96%

Chief Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Chief Architect in the UK

Chief Architect
Top 8 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 6 months to 22 November 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
England +10 39 £825 +3.13% 1
London -33 31 £825 +3.13%
UK excluding London +24 6 £788 +46.51% 1
North of England +71 2 £875 +56.25%
North West +12 2 £875 +56.25%
South East +6 2 £625 -24.24% 1
Midlands - 2 £850 -
East Midlands - 1 £850 -

Chief Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 15 (37.50%) Enterprise Architecture
2 13 (32.50%) Java
3 9 (22.50%) Microservices
4 7 (17.50%) Security Cleared
5 6 (15.00%) Node.js
5 6 (15.00%) Kafka
5 6 (15.00%) SC Cleared
5 6 (15.00%) IT Strategy
6 5 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (12.50%) Finance
6 5 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (12.50%) DevOps
6 5 (12.50%) Line Management
7 4 (10.00%) MuleSoft
7 4 (10.00%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (10.00%) Security Architecture
7 4 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (10.00%) Law
7 4 (10.00%) JavaScript
7 4 (10.00%) .NET
7 4 (10.00%) Web Services
7 4 (10.00%) TOGAF
8 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
8 3 (7.50%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (7.50%) Open Source
8 3 (7.50%) REST
8 3 (7.50%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (7.50%) AngularJS
8 3 (7.50%) API Development

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 2 (5.00%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.50%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.50%) Bluemix
3 1 (2.50%) IaaS
3 1 (2.50%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (2.50%) PaaS
3 1 (2.50%) SaaS
3 1 (2.50%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) Converged Networks
2 1 (2.50%) Firewall
2 1 (2.50%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (5.00%) Blockchain
3 1 (2.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (5.00%) Maven
General
1 5 (12.50%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Law
3 2 (5.00%) Banking
3 2 (5.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.50%) French Language
4 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.00%) Kafka
1 6 (15.00%) Node.js
2 4 (10.00%) .NET
2 4 (10.00%) Web Services
3 3 (7.50%) AngularJS
3 3 (7.50%) REST
4 2 (5.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (5.00%) Angular 2
4 2 (5.00%) React
4 2 (5.00%) Spring
4 2 (5.00%) XML
5 1 (2.50%) CSS
5 1 (2.50%) CSS3
5 1 (2.50%) EDIFACT
5 1 (2.50%) HTML
5 1 (2.50%) HTML5
5 1 (2.50%) jQuery
5 1 (2.50%) Middleware
5 1 (2.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.00%) EPoS
2 2 (5.00%) User Experience
3 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.50%) Fintech
3 1 (2.50%) Fixed Income
3 1 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.50%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.50%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.50%) Public Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (37.50%) Enterprise Architecture
2 9 (22.50%) Microservices
3 6 (15.00%) IT Strategy
4 5 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (12.50%) DevOps
4 5 (12.50%) Line Management
4 5 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (10.00%) Security Architecture
5 4 (10.00%) TOGAF
6 3 (7.50%) API Development
6 3 (7.50%) Open Source
7 2 (5.00%) Business Transformation
7 2 (5.00%) CRM
7 2 (5.00%) E-Commerce
7 2 (5.00%) Identity Access Management
7 2 (5.00%) Machine Learning
7 2 (5.00%) Mentoring
7 2 (5.00%) Software Architecture
7 2 (5.00%) Software Engineering
7 2 (5.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (32.50%) Java
2 4 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.00%) Scala
4 1 (2.50%) ActionScript
4 1 (2.50%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) Security Cleared
2 6 (15.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) CISSP
3 1 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.50%) Degree
3 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) GIAC
3 1 (2.50%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) MiFID
1 1 (2.50%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (10.00%) MuleSoft
2 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.50%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (5.00%) Adobe
3 2 (5.00%) Facebook
3 2 (5.00%) SAP
4 1 (2.50%) IBM
4 1 (2.50%) JD Edwards
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle