The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the City of London region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Architect
Rank 195 195 206
Rank change year-on-year
0 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 10 26 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.17% 0.37% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.40% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 19 13
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£575 £625 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £542 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £735 £736 £640
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £456
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £51.00
Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5428 6572 7202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.03% 92.50% 92.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3959 4830 5240
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 169 170
Average hourly rate £18.46 £20.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.70% -2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.66 £51.00 £41.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Lead Architect
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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 25 July 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 25 July 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 10 (43.48%) Finance
2 8 (34.78%) Java
3 7 (30.43%) Linux
3 7 (30.43%) Cisco
4 6 (26.09%) Windows
4 6 (26.09%) LAN
4 6 (26.09%) WAN
4 6 (26.09%) Oracle
4 6 (26.09%) Web Services
5 5 (21.74%) SQL
5 5 (21.74%) Solaris
5 5 (21.74%) EMC
5 5 (21.74%) SAN
5 5 (21.74%) NetApp
5 5 (21.74%) Scrum
5 5 (21.74%) Banking
5 5 (21.74%) NAS
6 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (17.39%) Maven
6 4 (17.39%) VMware
6 4 (17.39%) Benchmarking
6 4 (17.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (17.39%) Intel
6 4 (17.39%) SOAP
6 4 (17.39%) UML
6 4 (17.39%) NFS
6 4 (17.39%) J2EE
6 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
6 4 (17.39%) Hadoop
6 4 (17.39%) SRDF

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 2 (8.70%) IIS
1 2 (8.70%) Apache
1 2 (8.70%) Tomcat
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 2 (8.70%) WebSphere
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (4.35%) nginx
2 1 (4.35%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) RMDS
2 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.35%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (8.70%) PaaS
1 2 (8.70%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (26.09%) LAN
1 6 (26.09%) WAN
2 5 (21.74%) SAN
2 5 (21.74%) NAS
3 4 (17.39%) FCoE
3 4 (17.39%) Fibre Channel
3 4 (17.39%) Multicast
4 2 (8.70%) iSCSI
4 2 (8.70%) Internet
4 2 (8.70%) Wireless
4 2 (8.70%) HTTP
4 2 (8.70%) SNMP
4 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.35%) ZigBee
5 1 (4.35%) Firewall
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (4.35%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
1 4 (17.39%) Hadoop
2 2 (8.70%) HBase
3 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (4.35%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Maven
2 3 (13.04%) Ant
2 3 (13.04%) JUnit
2 3 (13.04%) Apache Ivy
3 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.35%) Gerrit
3 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (43.48%) Finance
2 5 (21.74%) Banking
3 3 (13.04%) Back Office
4 1 (4.35%) Financial Institution
4 1 (4.35%) Front Office
4 1 (4.35%) Retail
4 1 (4.35%) Billing
4 1 (4.35%) German Language
4 1 (4.35%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) Web Services
2 4 (17.39%) J2EE
2 4 (17.39%) SOAP
3 3 (13.04%) Struts
3 3 (13.04%) JMS
3 3 (13.04%) Hibernate
3 3 (13.04%) Spring
3 3 (13.04%) Java EE
3 3 (13.04%) Spring Web Flow
3 3 (13.04%) JPA
4 2 (8.70%) Rendezvous
4 2 (8.70%) Middleware
4 2 (8.70%) XML
4 2 (8.70%) XSLT
4 2 (8.70%) HTML
5 1 (4.35%) .NET
5 1 (4.35%) RESTful
5 1 (4.35%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (13.04%) Mathematics
3 2 (8.70%) Digital Media
3 2 (8.70%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (4.35%) Fat Client
4 1 (4.35%) Smart Meter
4 1 (4.35%) Open Source
4 1 (4.35%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (4.35%) Thin Client
4 1 (4.35%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 7 (30.43%) Linux
2 6 (26.09%) Windows
3 5 (21.74%) Solaris
4 3 (13.04%) Android
4 3 (13.04%) Apple iOS
5 1 (4.35%) UNIX
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Scrum
2 4 (17.39%) UML
2 4 (17.39%) Benchmarking
2 4 (17.39%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (13.04%) Unit Testing
3 3 (13.04%) MVC
3 3 (13.04%) Mobile Commerce
3 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.70%) Web Design
4 2 (8.70%) CRM
4 2 (8.70%) Web Development
4 2 (8.70%) Load Balancing
4 2 (8.70%) Information Assurance
4 2 (8.70%) Security Architecture
4 2 (8.70%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (4.35%) DevOps
5 1 (4.35%) Software Architecture
5 1 (4.35%) BDD
5 1 (4.35%) Kanban
5 1 (4.35%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) Java
2 5 (21.74%) SQL
3 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.35%) C
4 1 (4.35%) C#
4 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) ISACA
2 1 (4.35%) CCIE
2 1 (4.35%) CCNP
2 1 (4.35%) CISSP
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.35%) CISM
2 1 (4.35%) CCSA
2 1 (4.35%) CCSE
2 1 (4.35%) JNCIP
2 1 (4.35%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) ISO 9001
2 1 (4.35%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) NFS
1 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (17.39%) SRDF
2 2 (8.70%) KVM
2 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
2 2 (8.70%) Xen
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Cisco
2 6 (26.09%) Oracle
3 5 (21.74%) EMC
3 5 (21.74%) NetApp
4 4 (17.39%) VMware
4 4 (17.39%) Intel
5 2 (8.70%) Sybase
5 2 (8.70%) IBM
5 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
5 2 (8.70%) HP
5 2 (8.70%) DataSynapse
5 2 (8.70%) 29West
5 2 (8.70%) Juniper
5 2 (8.70%) TIBCO
6 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
6 1 (4.35%) F5
6 1 (4.35%) Citrix
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