The median contractor rate for a Lead Software Architect was - per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 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 Software Architect
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 649 637
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Software Architect 0 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK - 0.004% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.004% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 5
Median daily rate - £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.62%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £403 £600
% change year-on-year - -32.91%  
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 44648 51085 52304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 98420 117801 120925
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 £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4481 5171 7481
Median hourly rate £18.69 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.80% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Lead Software Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Software Architect in the UK

Lead Software Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Software Architect in the UK

Lead Software Architect Skill Set
Top 18 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, Lead Software 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 Software Architect in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) Apache
1 1 (100.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Open Source
1 1 (100.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (100.00%) Node.js
1 1 (100.00%) REST
1 1 (100.00%) Kafka
1 1 (100.00%) Docker
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps
1 1 (100.00%) Microservices
1 1 (100.00%) Kubernetes
1 1 (100.00%) API Integration

Lead Software 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 1 (100.00%) Apache
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Apache Cassandra
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Kafka
1 1 (100.00%) Node.js
1 1 (100.00%) REST
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) API Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps
1 1 (100.00%) Microservices
1 1 (100.00%) Open Source
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Kubernetes