The first table below looks at the demand for the Lead Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh 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 18 April 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 Edinburgh 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Architect
Rank 75 53 67
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 6 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.47% 0.27% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.28% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £540 - £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £565 £525
% change year-on-year
-2.65% +7.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1207 704 1121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.00% 93.49% 93.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 670 301 555
Average daily rate £385 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 10 34
Average hourly rate £22.50 £14.75 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.54% -35.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £10.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £110.00 £30.17 £33.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Lead Architect
Scotland

Lead Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Lead Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Lead Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Lead Architect Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Lead Architect
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 18 (72.00%) Citrix
2 15 (60.00%) Windows
3 9 (36.00%) Windows 7
4 8 (32.00%) Finance
5 5 (20.00%) SCCM
5 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
6 4 (16.00%) Security Management
6 4 (16.00%) Cisco
6 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
6 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
6 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (16.00%) Banking
6 4 (16.00%) VMware
7 3 (12.00%) UNIX
7 3 (12.00%) SLA
7 3 (12.00%) Linux
7 3 (12.00%) DAB
8 2 (8.00%) IBM
8 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (8.00%) Application Packaging
9 1 (4.00%) XenApp
9 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (4.00%) Strategic Planning
9 1 (4.00%) Data Modelling
9 1 (4.00%) SOA

Lead Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) DAB
General
1 8 (32.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) Application Packaging
Operating Systems
1 15 (60.00%) Windows
2 9 (36.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (12.00%) UNIX
4 3 (12.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.00%) Security Management
2 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (4.00%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (4.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (4.00%) SOA
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (72.00%) Citrix
2 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (16.00%) Cisco
3 4 (16.00%) VMware
4 2 (8.00%) IBM