The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lead Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Architect
Rank 181 210 219
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 15 21 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.25% 0.29% 0.090%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.31% 0.097%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 4
Average daily rate
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£575 £625 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £534 £488
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £713 £628
UK excluding London average daily rate £498 £475 £500
% change year-on-year
+4.73% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £62.50 £51.00
% change year-on-year
- +22.54%
Lead Architect
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5428 6808 7223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.11% 92.50% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3937 4974 5219
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £278 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 146 171
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.03 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

Lead Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Lead Architect in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Lead Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Lead Architect
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Lead Architect across the City of London region.

Lead Architect Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Lead Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lead Architect across the City of London region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

Lead Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Lead Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Lead Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Lead Architect in their job title.

1 7 (36.84%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Linux
3 3 (15.79%) Retail
3 3 (15.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (15.79%) QA
3 3 (15.79%) Hadoop
3 3 (15.79%) .NET
3 3 (15.79%) CRM
3 3 (15.79%) C#
3 3 (15.79%) Java
3 3 (15.79%) Web Services
3 3 (15.79%) Cisco
4 2 (10.53%) Mobile Commerce
4 2 (10.53%) Benchmarking
4 2 (10.53%) Scrum
4 2 (10.53%) Back Office
4 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.53%) HP
4 2 (10.53%) EMC
4 2 (10.53%) Intel
4 2 (10.53%) SAN
4 2 (10.53%) NetApp
4 2 (10.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (10.53%) Internet
4 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.53%) SQL
4 2 (10.53%) Oracle
4 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
4 2 (10.53%) NFS
4 2 (10.53%) SNMP

Lead Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Lead Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Lead Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) IIS
1 1 (5.26%) Apache
1 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Coherence
Business Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (5.26%) Summit
2 1 (5.26%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (10.53%) PaaS
1 2 (10.53%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) SNMP
1 2 (10.53%) SAN
1 2 (10.53%) Internet
1 2 (10.53%) NAS
1 2 (10.53%) FCoE
1 2 (10.53%) Fibre Channel
1 2 (10.53%) Multicast
1 2 (10.53%) LAN
1 2 (10.53%) WAN
2 1 (5.26%) HTTP
2 1 (5.26%) Wireless
2 1 (5.26%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) Hadoop
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.26%) CouchDB
3 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.26%) HBase
3 1 (5.26%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Ant
1 1 (5.26%) JUnit
1 1 (5.26%) Maven
1 1 (5.26%) Apache Ivy
General
1 7 (36.84%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Retail
3 2 (10.53%) Back Office
4 1 (5.26%) Front Office
4 1 (5.26%) Banking
4 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) Web Services
1 3 (15.79%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) J2EE
2 1 (5.26%) SOAP
2 1 (5.26%) Struts
2 1 (5.26%) HTML
2 1 (5.26%) XML
2 1 (5.26%) XSLT
2 1 (5.26%) JMS
2 1 (5.26%) Rendezvous
2 1 (5.26%) Middleware
2 1 (5.26%) Hibernate
2 1 (5.26%) Spring
2 1 (5.26%) Java EE
2 1 (5.26%) Spring Web Flow
2 1 (5.26%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Digital Media
1 2 (10.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (5.26%) CESG
2 1 (5.26%) Mathematics
2 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.26%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) Android
2 2 (10.53%) Apple iOS
2 2 (10.53%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) CRM
2 2 (10.53%) UML
2 2 (10.53%) Mobile Commerce
2 2 (10.53%) Benchmarking
2 2 (10.53%) Scrum
2 2 (10.53%) Web Design
2 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (10.53%) Web Development
2 2 (10.53%) Load Balancing
2 2 (10.53%) Unit Testing
2 2 (10.53%) Information Assurance
2 2 (10.53%) Security Architecture
2 2 (10.53%) Responsive Web Design
2 2 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (5.26%) Software Architecture
3 1 (5.26%) ITIL
3 1 (5.26%) Kanban
3 1 (5.26%) TDD
3 1 (5.26%) MVC
3 1 (5.26%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) C#
1 3 (15.79%) Java
2 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
2 2 (10.53%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) CCIE
1 1 (5.26%) CCNP
1 1 (5.26%) CISSP
1 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (5.26%) CISM
1 1 (5.26%) CCSA
1 1 (5.26%) CCSE
1 1 (5.26%) JNCIP
1 1 (5.26%) JNCIE
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
1 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
1 1 (5.26%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) ISO 9001
2 1 (5.26%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) NFS
1 2 (10.53%) SRDF
2 1 (5.26%) KVM
2 1 (5.26%) Xen
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Cisco
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) HP
2 2 (10.53%) EMC
2 2 (10.53%) Intel
2 2 (10.53%) NetApp
3 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
3 1 (5.26%) TIBCO
3 1 (5.26%) VMware
3 1 (5.26%) DataSynapse
3 1 (5.26%) hybris
3 1 (5.26%) 29West
3 1 (5.26%) Demandware
3 1 (5.26%) Juniper
3 1 (5.26%) Sybase
3 1 (5.26%) IBM