The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lead Architect
Rank 89 81 80
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 5 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.33% 0.35% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.36% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Average daily rate £450 £575 £540
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.73% +6.48%
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £550 £575
% change year-on-year
- -4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Lead Architect
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh 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
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1465 1380 1203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.50% 95.44% 94.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 828 783 669
Average daily rate £400 £373 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.38% -3.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 24 33
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lead Architect across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Lead Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Lead Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 10 (62.50%) Oracle
2 7 (43.75%) JBoss
2 7 (43.75%) Data Modelling
2 7 (43.75%) SOA
2 7 (43.75%) Drools
3 6 (37.50%) Relational Database
3 6 (37.50%) Logical Data Model
3 6 (37.50%) JPA
3 6 (37.50%) Apache CXF
3 6 (37.50%) RichFaces
3 6 (37.50%) JSF
3 6 (37.50%) Use Case
3 6 (37.50%) BPMN
3 6 (37.50%) Hibernate
3 6 (37.50%) Java
3 6 (37.50%) UML
3 6 (37.50%) OO
4 5 (31.25%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
5 3 (18.75%) LAN
5 3 (18.75%) VoIP
5 3 (18.75%) WAN
5 3 (18.75%) Presales
5 3 (18.75%) Network Architecture
6 2 (12.50%) Data Quality
6 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
6 2 (12.50%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (12.50%) HDInsight
6 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
6 2 (12.50%) SQL Server

Lead Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 7 (43.75%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) LAN
1 3 (18.75%) VoIP
1 3 (18.75%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) Relational Database
2 2 (12.50%) HDInsight
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (6.25%) Pentaho
3 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (6.25%) PowerDesigner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) Drools
2 6 (37.50%) Apache CXF
2 6 (37.50%) Hibernate
2 6 (37.50%) JPA
2 6 (37.50%) JSF
2 6 (37.50%) RichFaces
3 1 (6.25%) J2EE
3 1 (6.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Data Modelling
1 7 (43.75%) SOA
2 6 (37.50%) BPMN
2 6 (37.50%) Logical Data Model
2 6 (37.50%) OO
2 6 (37.50%) UML
2 6 (37.50%) Use Case
3 3 (18.75%) Network Architecture
3 3 (18.75%) Presales
4 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 2 (12.50%) TOGAF
5 1 (6.25%) Coaching
5 1 (6.25%) Data Architecture
5 1 (6.25%) ERP
5 1 (6.25%) ETL
5 1 (6.25%) Investment Management
5 1 (6.25%) Security Architecture
5 1 (6.25%) Test Planning
5 1 (6.25%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) Data Quality
2 1 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) Sybase