The median contractor rate for a Lead Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 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.

Lead Architect
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 451 480 499
Rank change year-on-year +29 +19  
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 156 171 142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.32% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.34% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 108 79
Median daily rate £600 £575 £588
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.34% -2.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £449
10% offered a daily rate of more than £773 £725 £728
UK excluding London median daily rate £593 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +7.72% -  
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 44561 50348 53046
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28813 32834 33338
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 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1376 1496 2028
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 £11.42 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Lead Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Architect in the UK

Lead Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Architect in the UK

Lead Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Architect over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lead Architect in the UK

Lead Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Architect.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Lead Architect in the UK

Lead Architect
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 26 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 +16 146 £600 +4.34% 32
London +4 86 £600 - 17
South East +30 22 £500 -9.09% 3
North West +17 14 £600 -5.51% 2
City of London +1 14 £615 +3.79% 4
Berkshire +14 10 £500 -4.76%
Manchester +13 9 £563 -19.64% 1
Newbury +8 7 - -
Hampshire +11 6 £463 -20.85%
West Midlands +16 5 £550 -8.33%
East of England -6 5 £550 -12.00% 4
Yorkshire +16 4 £600 +20.00% 4
South West +4 4 £613 -5.76% 1
Merseyside - 4 £625 -
Basingstoke - 4 £463 -
Scotland +36 3 - - 2
Edinburgh +18 3 - - 2
Wiltshire +7 3 £600 - 1
West Yorkshire +6 3 - - 3
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £800 -
Midlands +13 2 £600 -
Bradford +7 2 - - 2
Bracknell +5 2 £500 -11.11%
East Midlands -7 2 £550 -4.34%
Milton Keynes -15 2 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -16 2 - - 1
Surrey - 2 £600 - 2
Cardiff - 2 £380 -
Shropshire - 2 £538 -
South Wales - 2 £380 -

Lead Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Lead 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 Lead Architect in the job title.

1 99 (30.84%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (16.82%) Finance
2 54 (16.82%) Java
3 52 (16.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 50 (15.58%) Data Modelling
4 50 (15.58%) Microsoft
5 36 (11.21%) Amazon AWS
6 34 (10.59%) SQL Server
6 34 (10.59%) Office 365
7 33 (10.28%) Linux
7 33 (10.28%) Security Cleared
8 32 (9.97%) Stakeholder Management
9 31 (9.66%) Oracle
10 30 (9.35%) Enterprise Architecture
11 29 (9.03%) SC Cleared
11 29 (9.03%) Web Services
11 29 (9.03%) DevOps
12 28 (8.72%) Windows
12 28 (8.72%) Open Source
13 27 (8.41%) Banking
14 26 (8.10%) SOA
14 26 (8.10%) CRM
14 26 (8.10%) ServiceNow
15 25 (7.79%) SQL
16 23 (7.17%) TOGAF
16 23 (7.17%) VMware
17 22 (6.85%) Migration
17 22 (6.85%) Pega
17 22 (6.85%) Big Data
18 21 (6.54%) ITIL

Lead 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 20 (6.23%) SharePoint
2 19 (5.92%) Skype for Business
3 12 (3.74%) WebLogic
3 12 (3.74%) WebSphere
4 11 (3.43%) Apache
5 9 (2.80%) Confluence
6 8 (2.49%) SAS
7 7 (2.18%) Apache Spark
7 7 (2.18%) CMS
7 7 (2.18%) JBoss
7 7 (2.18%) OpenStack
8 5 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (1.56%) Mule
8 5 (1.56%) Oracle Workflow
9 4 (1.25%) CoreMedia CMS
9 4 (1.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (1.25%) Sitecore CMS
10 3 (0.93%) ArcGIS
10 3 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.62%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (2.49%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.25%) SPSS
3 2 (0.62%) AutoCAD
3 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.62%) Siemens NX
4 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (3.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.56%) RMDS
3 4 (1.25%) Oracle Financials
3 4 (1.25%) Pega PRPC
3 4 (1.25%) Temenos T24
4 3 (0.93%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.62%) Magento
5 2 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.62%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.62%) SAP FSCM
5 2 (0.62%) Shopify
5 2 (0.62%) Siebel CRM
5 2 (0.62%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.31%) Actimize
6 1 (0.31%) Infor CRM
6 1 (0.31%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 1 (0.31%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.31%) SAP Travel Management
6 1 (0.31%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 52 (16.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (11.21%) Amazon AWS
3 34 (10.59%) Office 365
4 9 (2.80%) IaaS
4 9 (2.80%) PaaS
5 8 (2.49%) SaaS
6 7 (2.18%) GitHub
7 5 (1.56%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 1 (0.31%) Akamai
8 1 (0.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.31%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.31%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.31%) Heroku
8 1 (0.31%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.31%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.31%) Route 53
8 1 (0.31%) SmartFocus
8 1 (0.31%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.92%) Skype
2 14 (4.36%) WAN
3 13 (4.05%) Firewall
4 9 (2.80%) VoIP
4 9 (2.80%) VPN
5 7 (2.18%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (2.18%) LDAP
5 7 (2.18%) LTE
6 6 (1.87%) SSL
7 5 (1.56%) MPLS
8 4 (1.25%) LAN
8 4 (1.25%) MVNO
9 3 (0.93%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (0.93%) IPsec
9 3 (0.93%) Network Security
9 3 (0.93%) TCP/IP
10 2 (0.62%) DNS
10 2 (0.62%) HTTP
10 2 (0.62%) IP Telephony
10 2 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (10.59%) SQL Server
2 22 (6.85%) Big Data
3 17 (5.30%) NoSQL
4 11 (3.43%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (2.80%) Hadoop
5 9 (2.80%) MongoDB
6 6 (1.87%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (1.87%) DB2
6 6 (1.87%) MySQL
7 5 (1.56%) Mahout
7 5 (1.56%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.56%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.25%) OLAP
8 4 (1.25%) QlikView
9 3 (0.93%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (0.93%) SAP BW
10 2 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.62%) DataStage
10 2 (0.62%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 17 (5.30%) Jenkins
2 11 (3.43%) JIRA
3 6 (1.87%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.56%) JUnit
4 5 (1.56%) Maven
4 5 (1.56%) Selenium
5 4 (1.25%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (0.93%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.93%) Eclipse
6 3 (0.93%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.62%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.62%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.31%) Capybara
8 1 (0.31%) Hudson
8 1 (0.31%) JDeveloper
8 1 (0.31%) JMeter
8 1 (0.31%) NUnit
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.31%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 54 (16.82%) Finance
2 27 (8.41%) Banking
3 16 (4.98%) Telecoms
4 13 (4.05%) Retail
5 6 (1.87%) Marketing
6 5 (1.56%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.25%) Billing
7 4 (1.25%) Front Office
8 3 (0.93%) Electronics
8 3 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.62%) Advertising
9 2 (0.62%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.62%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.62%) Law
10 1 (0.31%) Games
10 1 (0.31%) German Language
10 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.31%) Legal
10 1 (0.31%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (0.31%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (9.03%) Web Services
2 21 (6.54%) XML
3 18 (5.61%) REST
4 16 (4.98%) HTML
5 15 (4.67%) J2EE
6 13 (4.05%) .NET
6 13 (4.05%) CSS
7 11 (3.43%) Middleware
8 10 (3.12%) JSON
8 10 (3.12%) SOAP
9 9 (2.80%) Apache Camel
9 9 (2.80%) HTML5
10 8 (2.49%) CSS3
10 8 (2.49%) XSLT
11 7 (2.18%) Natural Language Processing
11 7 (2.18%) Node.js
12 6 (1.87%) AngularJS
12 6 (1.87%) ASP.NET
12 6 (1.87%) JSP
12 6 (1.87%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.98%) Data Centre
2 15 (4.67%) Enterprise Software
3 13 (4.05%) Management Information System
4 10 (3.12%) User Experience
5 9 (2.80%) PKI
6 6 (1.87%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.56%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.56%) Fixed Income
8 3 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (0.93%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (0.93%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.93%) NHS
8 3 (0.93%) Private Cloud
8 3 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.62%) Clustering
9 2 (0.62%) Enterprise Cloud
9 2 (0.62%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.62%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.62%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 33 (10.28%) Linux
2 28 (8.72%) Windows
3 8 (2.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (2.18%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.87%) Unix
6 4 (1.25%) Solaris
6 4 (1.25%) Windows 10
6 4 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.93%) AIX
7 3 (0.93%) Android
7 3 (0.93%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.93%) CentOS
8 2 (0.62%) HPUX
9 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (30.84%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (15.58%) Data Modelling
3 32 (9.97%) Stakeholder Management
4 30 (9.35%) Enterprise Architecture
5 29 (9.03%) DevOps
6 28 (8.72%) Open Source
7 26 (8.10%) CRM
7 26 (8.10%) SOA
8 23 (7.17%) TOGAF
9 22 (6.85%) Migration
10 21 (6.54%) ITIL
11 20 (6.23%) Analytics
12 19 (5.92%) Workflow
13 18 (5.61%) Microservices
14 16 (4.98%) IT Strategy
14 16 (4.98%) Scrum
15 14 (4.36%) Business Analysis
15 14 (4.36%) High Availability
15 14 (4.36%) UML
16 13 (4.05%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 54 (16.82%) Java
2 25 (7.79%) SQL
3 12 (3.74%) Python
3 12 (3.74%) Ruby
4 11 (3.43%) JavaScript
5 8 (2.49%) Bash Shell
5 8 (2.49%) C#
5 8 (2.49%) PowerShell
6 5 (1.56%) Apex Code
6 5 (1.56%) Scala
6 5 (1.56%) SOQL
6 5 (1.56%) SOSL
7 4 (1.25%) C
7 4 (1.25%) MATLAB
7 4 (1.25%) XPath
8 3 (0.93%) Groovy
8 3 (0.93%) R
8 3 (0.93%) SPARQL
9 2 (0.62%) C++
9 2 (0.62%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (10.28%) Security Cleared
2 29 (9.03%) SC Cleared
3 13 (4.05%) Degree
4 9 (2.80%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.62%) CCIE
7 2 (0.62%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.31%) CHFI
8 1 (0.31%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.31%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.31%) JNCIE
8 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 1 (0.31%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 1 (0.31%) VCAP
8 1 (0.31%) VCDX
8 1 (0.31%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.56%) HL7
1 5 (1.56%) PCI DSS
1 5 (1.56%) QA
2 4 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 3 (0.93%) GPG13
3 3 (0.93%) ISO 20022
4 2 (0.62%) GxP
4 2 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (0.62%) MiFID
5 1 (0.31%) COBIT
5 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.31%) GDPR
5 1 (0.31%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.31%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (6.54%) Active Directory
2 16 (4.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (4.05%) Docker
4 3 (0.93%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.93%) vCloud
5 2 (0.62%) Xen
6 1 (0.31%) LXC
6 1 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.31%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.31%) vSphere
6 1 (0.31%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (3.74%) Ansible
1 12 (3.74%) Puppet
2 7 (2.18%) Terraform
3 4 (1.25%) MOM
3 4 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (0.93%) vRealize
5 2 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.62%) SCCM
5 2 (0.62%) SCOM
5 2 (0.62%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.31%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.31%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.31%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.31%) vMotion
Vendors
1 50 (15.58%) Microsoft
2 31 (9.66%) Oracle
3 26 (8.10%) ServiceNow
4 23 (7.17%) VMware
5 22 (6.85%) Pega
6 16 (4.98%) Cisco
7 15 (4.67%) IBM
8 13 (4.05%) Red Hat
9 10 (3.12%) TIBCO
9 10 (3.12%) webMethods
10 9 (2.80%) HP
10 9 (2.80%) SAP
11 8 (2.49%) Reuters
11 8 (2.49%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (2.18%) 3PAR
12 7 (2.18%) Citrix
13 6 (1.87%) Juniper
14 5 (1.56%) Adobe
14 5 (1.56%) ION Trading
15 4 (1.25%) Temenos
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