The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Architect
Rank 439 454 399
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -55
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 140 99 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.28% 0.21% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.22% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 80 71
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£575 £600 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £475 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £895 £725
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £663 £558
% change year-on-year
-16.98% +18.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Lead Architect
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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 England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45428 44376 39335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.34% 92.50% 92.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 28584 27952 23212
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1800 1857 2029
Average hourly rate £16.54 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

Lead Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Lead Architect Jobs Demand Trend in England

Lead Architect
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Lead Architect Daily Rate Trend in England

Lead Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lead Architect across the England region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Lead Architect Daily Rate Histogram in England

Lead Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Lead Architect across the England region.

Lead Architect Hourly Rate Trend in England

Lead Architect
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Architect within the England region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +9 72 £600 +4.34% 20
South East +1 29 £550 -6.38% 12
North West - 12 £650 - 2
South West +4 6 £550 -38.88% 3
East Midlands -7 6 £475 -41.35% 5
West Midlands -22 4 - - 4
Yorkshire -13 3 £600 -7.69% 1
North East - 3 £430 -
East of England - 2 - - 2
Midlands - 1 - - 1
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Lead Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 84 (29.68%) Java
2 55 (19.43%) TOGAF
3 54 (19.08%) Oracle
4 52 (18.37%) Finance
5 42 (14.84%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (14.13%) Banking
7 28 (9.89%) Apache
8 27 (9.54%) Open Source
9 26 (9.19%) SOA
9 26 (9.19%) Microsoft
10 25 (8.83%) Scrum
11 24 (8.48%) Java EE
12 23 (8.13%) Security Cleared
12 23 (8.13%) PostgreSQL
13 22 (7.77%) UNIX
14 21 (7.42%) Migration
14 21 (7.42%) Analytical Skills
15 20 (7.07%) IBM
16 19 (6.71%) Data Modelling
16 19 (6.71%) Windows
16 19 (6.71%) JavaScript
16 19 (6.71%) SQL
16 19 (6.71%) SAP
16 19 (6.71%) Web Services
16 19 (6.71%) Investment Banking
16 19 (6.71%) Analytics
17 18 (6.36%) Data Management
17 18 (6.36%) Degree
17 18 (6.36%) .NET
18 17 (6.01%) HTML

Lead Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 28 (9.89%) Apache
2 13 (4.59%) IIS
3 11 (3.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 8 (2.83%) WebSphere
5 7 (2.47%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (1.77%) MS Exchange
6 5 (1.77%) Oracle Coherence
7 4 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.41%) CICS
7 4 (1.41%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (1.41%) JBoss
7 4 (1.41%) IBM Notes
7 4 (1.41%) SAS
8 3 (1.06%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.06%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.06%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.71%) PegaRULES
9 2 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.35%) Tuxedo
10 1 (0.35%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 7 (2.47%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (1.41%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.35%) MS Project
3 1 (0.35%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.71%) SAP ERP
1 2 (0.71%) SAP HR
1 2 (0.71%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 1 (0.35%) Endur
2 1 (0.35%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.35%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.35%) SAP HCM
2 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.35%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.12%) SaaS
2 4 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.06%) PaaS
4 2 (0.71%) Office 365
5 1 (0.35%) Google Compute Engine
5 1 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.35%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.35%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.35%) IaaS
5 1 (0.35%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.35%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.65%) WAN
2 15 (5.30%) SAN
3 13 (4.59%) Firewall
4 9 (3.18%) VPN
4 9 (3.18%) MPLS
5 7 (2.47%) LAN
5 7 (2.47%) SSL
6 5 (1.77%) VoIP
7 4 (1.41%) VLAN
7 4 (1.41%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (1.41%) NetScreen
7 4 (1.41%) Wireless
8 3 (1.06%) HTTP
8 3 (1.06%) IPsec
8 3 (1.06%) TACACS
8 3 (1.06%) BGP
8 3 (1.06%) OSPF
8 3 (1.06%) Network Security
8 3 (1.06%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (1.06%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (8.13%) PostgreSQL
2 12 (4.24%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.24%) Oracle Database
3 10 (3.53%) Redis
3 10 (3.53%) MongoDB
3 10 (3.53%) CouchDB
4 7 (2.47%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (2.47%) Couchbase
5 6 (2.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (2.12%) QlikView
6 5 (1.77%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (1.77%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (1.41%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (1.41%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (1.41%) DB2
8 3 (1.06%) MySQL
8 3 (1.06%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 5 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.06%) Subversion
2 3 (1.06%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.06%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.71%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (0.71%) Maven
3 2 (0.71%) ERwin
4 1 (0.35%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.35%) Ant
4 1 (0.35%) Toad
4 1 (0.35%) ProC
4 1 (0.35%) WebLogic Workshop
4 1 (0.35%) JIRA
4 1 (0.35%) Hudson
General
1 52 (18.37%) Finance
2 40 (14.13%) Banking
3 19 (6.71%) Investment Banking
4 15 (5.30%) Retail
5 9 (3.18%) Front Office
6 6 (2.12%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.77%) Back Office
8 4 (1.41%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.41%) Games
8 4 (1.41%) Legal
8 4 (1.41%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.06%) Law
9 3 (1.06%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.71%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.71%) Marketing
10 2 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.71%) Billing
11 1 (0.35%) Electronics
11 1 (0.35%) Automotive
11 1 (0.35%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (8.48%) Java EE
2 19 (6.71%) Web Services
3 18 (6.36%) .NET
4 17 (6.01%) HTML
4 17 (6.01%) Middleware
5 13 (4.59%) J2EE
5 13 (4.59%) SOAP
5 13 (4.59%) Spring
6 12 (4.24%) ASP.NET
7 10 (3.53%) REST
7 10 (3.53%) Memcached
8 8 (2.83%) WCF
8 8 (2.83%) XML
9 7 (2.47%) WPF
9 7 (2.47%) HTML5
10 6 (2.12%) AngularJS
10 6 (2.12%) JSON
10 6 (2.12%) CSS
11 4 (1.41%) RESTful
11 4 (1.41%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.54%) Open Source
2 21 (7.42%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.89%) Mainframe
4 9 (3.18%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.83%) Mathematics
6 6 (2.12%) FMCG
6 6 (2.12%) User Experience
7 5 (1.77%) Clustering
7 5 (1.77%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.77%) PKI
7 5 (1.77%) VSAM
8 4 (1.41%) Online Games
9 3 (1.06%) BYOD
9 3 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.06%) Data Integration
9 3 (1.06%) Inversion of Control
10 2 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.71%) Cryptography
10 2 (0.71%) Taxonomies
10 2 (0.71%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 22 (7.77%) UNIX
2 19 (6.71%) Windows
3 17 (6.01%) Linux
4 6 (2.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (2.12%) Solaris
4 6 (2.12%) AIX
5 5 (1.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (1.77%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.41%) Windows XP
7 3 (1.06%) Android
7 3 (1.06%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.71%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.35%) HPUX
9 1 (0.35%) zOS
9 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.35%) VME
9 1 (0.35%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.35%) CentOS
9 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (19.43%) TOGAF
2 42 (14.84%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (9.19%) SOA
4 25 (8.83%) Scrum
5 21 (7.42%) Migration
6 19 (6.71%) Data Modelling
6 19 (6.71%) Analytics
7 18 (6.36%) Data Management
8 16 (5.65%) Enterprise Architecture
9 15 (5.30%) E-Commerce
9 15 (5.30%) Stakeholder Management
9 15 (5.30%) Project Management
9 15 (5.30%) Technical Architecture
9 15 (5.30%) Mentoring
10 14 (4.95%) Coaching
10 14 (4.95%) CRM
11 13 (4.59%) Business Intelligence
11 13 (4.59%) Data Architecture
12 12 (4.24%) Data Migration
12 12 (4.24%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 84 (29.68%) Java
2 19 (6.71%) JavaScript
2 19 (6.71%) SQL
3 13 (4.59%) C#
4 7 (2.47%) PL/SQL
4 7 (2.47%) Shell Script
5 4 (1.41%) Scala
5 4 (1.41%) VB6
5 4 (1.41%) VB
5 4 (1.41%) VB.NET
5 4 (1.41%) COBOL
6 3 (1.06%) Python
6 3 (1.06%) PHP
6 3 (1.06%) Ruby
7 2 (0.71%) XPath
7 2 (0.71%) XQuery
8 1 (0.35%) Groovy
8 1 (0.35%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.35%) Google Apps Script
8 1 (0.35%) R
Qualifications
1 23 (8.13%) Security Cleared
2 18 (6.36%) Degree
3 17 (6.01%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.12%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (1.77%) CCIE
6 2 (0.71%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.71%) CCDP
6 2 (0.71%) CCNA
7 1 (0.35%) ISEB
7 1 (0.35%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.35%) CCDA
7 1 (0.35%) CCNP
7 1 (0.35%) CCA
7 1 (0.35%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (0.35%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (2.12%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.41%) QA
3 4 (1.41%) SLA
4 1 (0.35%) JSP 440
System Software
1 4 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (1.41%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.06%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.71%) vSphere
3 2 (0.71%) XenServer
4 1 (0.35%) KVM
4 1 (0.35%) NFS
4 1 (0.35%) NDS
4 1 (0.35%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.35%) Xen
4 1 (0.35%) SRDF
4 1 (0.35%) XenApp
4 1 (0.35%) IAG
Systems Management
1 4 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.71%) Puppet
2 2 (0.71%) OpenAM
3 1 (0.35%) SCCM
3 1 (0.35%) SCOM
3 1 (0.35%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (0.35%) WSUS
3 1 (0.35%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 54 (19.08%) Oracle
2 26 (9.19%) Microsoft
3 20 (7.07%) IBM
4 19 (6.71%) SAP
5 12 (4.24%) Pega
5 12 (4.24%) EMC
6 11 (3.89%) Juniper
6 11 (3.89%) Cisco
6 11 (3.89%) Adobe
7 8 (2.83%) VMware
7 8 (2.83%) Citrix
8 7 (2.47%) HP
9 6 (2.12%) NetApp
10 5 (1.77%) Business Objects
11 4 (1.41%) F5
11 4 (1.41%) Lotus
11 4 (1.41%) Websense
11 4 (1.41%) Informatica
11 4 (1.41%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.41%) CA
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