Period
to 21 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Head of Architecture was £900 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 October 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.

Head of Architecture
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 841 841 842
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Architecture 34 43 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.034% 0.040% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.043% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 32 47
UK median daily rate £900 £750 £750
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% - -
10th Percentile £715 £503 £638
90th Percentile £978 £896 £955
UK excluding London median daily rate £850 £750 £725
% change year-on-year +13.33% +3.45% -3.33%
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 94181 100639 108360
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.77% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 61868 65556 68886
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £250 £248
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2802 3285 4159
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.39 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.71% +2.14% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.86 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +6.06%

Head of Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Head of Architecture in the UK

Head of Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Head of Architecture.

Contractor daily rate trend for Head of Architecture in the UK

Head of Architecture
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Head of Architecture over the 6 months to 21 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Head of Architecture in the UK

Head of Architecture
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Head of Architecture within the UK over the 6 months to 21 October 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 +26 34 £900 +20.00% 4
UK excluding London +54 21 £850 +13.33% 1
London -17 13 £900 +22.03% 4
South East +24 10 £875 +59.09%
Midlands +45 9 £817 +8.93%
West Midlands - 7 £817 -
North of England +80 1 £925 +37.04%
North West +21 1 £925 +37.04%
South West +15 1 - -

Head of Architecture Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2017, Head of Architecture 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 Head of Architecture in the job title.

1 13 (38.24%) TOGAF
2 11 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (32.35%) Enterprise Architecture
3 8 (23.53%) IT Strategy
4 7 (20.59%) Information Architecture
5 6 (17.65%) Waterfall
5 6 (17.65%) Big Data
5 6 (17.65%) Degree
5 6 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (14.71%) Finance
6 5 (14.71%) Service Delivery
6 5 (14.71%) Data Architecture
6 5 (14.71%) Software Engineering
6 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (14.71%) Domain Models
7 4 (11.76%) Matrix Organization
7 4 (11.76%) NoSQL
7 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (8.82%) SaaS
8 3 (8.82%) PaaS
8 3 (8.82%) IaaS
8 3 (8.82%) Analytics
8 3 (8.82%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (8.82%) Data Management
8 3 (8.82%) Geospatial Data
8 3 (8.82%) Data Strategy
8 3 (8.82%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 3 (8.82%) Enterprise Data Management
8 3 (8.82%) EAI

Head of Architecture 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 1 (2.94%) Apache Pig
1 1 (2.94%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (8.82%) IaaS
2 3 (8.82%) PaaS
2 3 (8.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) LAN
1 2 (5.88%) WAN
2 1 (2.94%) Firewall
2 1 (2.94%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (2.94%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.65%) Big Data
2 4 (11.76%) NoSQL
3 3 (8.82%) Geospatial Data
4 2 (5.88%) Spatial Data
5 1 (2.94%) Apache Hive
5 1 (2.94%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.94%) HBase
5 1 (2.94%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Bitbucket
1 1 (2.94%) JIRA
General
1 5 (14.71%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Retail
3 1 (2.94%) Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.82%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.94%) iPhone
4 1 (2.94%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (38.24%) TOGAF
2 11 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (32.35%) Enterprise Architecture
3 8 (23.53%) IT Strategy
4 7 (20.59%) Information Architecture
5 6 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (17.65%) Waterfall
6 5 (14.71%) Data Architecture
6 5 (14.71%) Domain Models
6 5 (14.71%) Service Delivery
6 5 (14.71%) Software Engineering
7 4 (11.76%) Matrix Organization
8 3 (8.82%) Analytics
8 3 (8.82%) Data Modelling
8 3 (8.82%) Data Security
8 3 (8.82%) Data Strategy
8 3 (8.82%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 3 (8.82%) EAI
8 3 (8.82%) ETL
8 3 (8.82%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.82%) PL/SQL
1 3 (8.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) Degree
2 2 (5.88%) DV Cleared
2 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (2.94%) CISSP
3 1 (2.94%) CITP
3 1 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (2.94%) Master's Degree
3 1 (2.94%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) SLA
2 1 (2.94%) GAAP
2 1 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 3 (8.82%) Oracle
2 1 (2.94%) Citrix
2 1 (2.94%) Cloudera
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft