The median contractor rate for a Head of Architecture was £750 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.

Head of Architecture
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 604 620 624
Rank change year-on-year +16 +4  
Contract jobs requiring a Head of Architecture 11 25 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.023% 0.046% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.049% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 16 9
Median daily rate £750 £750 £675
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £613 £600
10% offered a daily rate of more than £885 £850 £780
UK excluding London median daily rate £850 £750 £663
% change year-on-year +13.33% +13.20%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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%  

Head of Architecture
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Head of Architecture in the job title.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Head of Architecture in the UK

Head of Architecture
Top 10 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 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 +33 11 £750 - 3
West Midlands - 6 £600 -
Warwickshire - 5 - -
Warwick - 5 - -
South East +18 2 £875 +34.61%
London +1 2 £650 -13.33% 3
Berkshire - 2 £875 -
North West +24 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 £600 -

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 7 (38.89%) TOGAF
2 6 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
2 6 (33.33%) IT Strategy
3 5 (27.78%) Degree
3 5 (27.78%) Service Delivery
4 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (11.11%) Data Mapping
5 2 (11.11%) Quality Management
5 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
5 2 (11.11%) Project Governance
5 2 (11.11%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 2 (11.11%) Matrix Organization
5 2 (11.11%) Data Architecture
5 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 2 (11.11%) Data Management
5 2 (11.11%) Finance
5 2 (11.11%) LAN
5 2 (11.11%) WAN
5 2 (11.11%) Project Management
5 2 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (5.56%) VPN
6 1 (5.56%) C#
6 1 (5.56%) C++
6 1 (5.56%) Java
6 1 (5.56%) .NET
6 1 (5.56%) SAP
6 1 (5.56%) Python
6 1 (5.56%) ERP

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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) LAN
1 2 (11.11%) WAN
2 1 (5.56%) Firewall
2 1 (5.56%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (5.56%) VPN
2 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) TOGAF
2 6 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
2 6 (33.33%) IT Strategy
3 5 (27.78%) Service Delivery
4 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (11.11%) Data Architecture
5 2 (11.11%) Data Management
5 2 (11.11%) Data Mapping
5 2 (11.11%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 2 (11.11%) Matrix Organization
5 2 (11.11%) Project Governance
5 2 (11.11%) Project Management
5 2 (11.11%) Quality Management
5 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
6 1 (5.56%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (5.56%) DevOps
6 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
6 1 (5.56%) Network Architecture
6 1 (5.56%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) C#
1 1 (5.56%) C++
1 1 (5.56%) Java
1 1 (5.56%) Python
1 1 (5.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) Degree
2 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (5.56%) PMO
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) SAP