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 1 April 2015 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Architect
Rank 186 196 180
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 10 20 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.19% 0.31% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.34% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 17 16
Average daily rate
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£620 £575 £588
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.82% -2.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £490 £500
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £685 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £540 £548
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
4983 5903 5647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.33% 92.95% 93.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3786 4229 4190
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 90 112
Average hourly rate £17.98 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.10% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.37 £41.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

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 1 April 2015.

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 1 April 2015, 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 9 (56.25%) Finance
2 7 (43.75%) Banking
3 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (25.00%) Data Architecture
4 2 (12.50%) Open Source
4 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 2 (12.50%) Analytics
4 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 2 (12.50%) Data Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) Scrum
4 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (12.50%) Data Mapping
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (12.50%) DataStage
4 2 (12.50%) Legal
4 2 (12.50%) Financial Institution
4 2 (12.50%) .NET
4 2 (12.50%) Oracle
4 2 (12.50%) Web Services
4 2 (12.50%) Java
4 2 (12.50%) CRM
4 2 (12.50%) SOA
4 2 (12.50%) ETL
5 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
5 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
5 1 (6.25%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 (6.25%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.25%) MS Project
1 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) DataStage
2 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) DB2
2 1 (6.25%) Hadoop
2 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) HCatalog
2 1 (6.25%) Sqoop
2 1 (6.25%) Apache Hive
2 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
2 1 (6.25%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (6.25%) SAP HANA
2 1 (6.25%) HBase
2 1 (6.25%) Riak
2 1 (6.25%) Mahout
2 1 (6.25%) Big Data
2 1 (6.25%) MarkLogic
General
1 9 (56.25%) Finance
2 7 (43.75%) Banking
3 2 (12.50%) Legal
3 2 (12.50%) Financial Institution
4 1 (6.25%) Law
4 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
4 1 (6.25%) Retail
4 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
1 2 (12.50%) Web Services
2 1 (6.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Open Source
1 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) Credit Risk
2 1 (6.25%) Data Conversion
2 1 (6.25%) Data Integration
2 1 (6.25%) Visualisation
2 1 (6.25%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) UNIX
1 1 (6.25%) AIX
1 1 (6.25%) Android
1 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (25.00%) Data Architecture
2 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
2 2 (12.50%) Analytics
2 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
2 2 (12.50%) Data Analysis
2 2 (12.50%) Scrum
2 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (12.50%) Data Mapping
2 2 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (12.50%) CRM
2 2 (12.50%) SOA
2 2 (12.50%) ETL
3 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (6.25%) Workflow
3 1 (6.25%) Practice Management
3 1 (6.25%) Migration
3 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (6.25%) Service Management
3 1 (6.25%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) Python
2 1 (6.25%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (6.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 1 (6.25%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Oozie
1 1 (6.25%) Ambari
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Sybase
2 1 (6.25%) SAP
2 1 (6.25%) Teradata
2 1 (6.25%) Actimize
2 1 (6.25%) Netezza
2 1 (6.25%) MapR
2 1 (6.25%) Hortonworks