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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Architect
Rank 421 406 429
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 136 124 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.29% 0.28% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.30% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 102 53
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£550 £625 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +21.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £425 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £800 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £475 £500
% change year-on-year
+10.52% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £70.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £70.00 - -
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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
42688 41191 38318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.41% 92.60% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 27233 25100 22188
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1682 1864 2310
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 -22 60 £625 -6.71% 18
South East -14 29 £536 +12.89% 9
North West +3 11 £488 +8.33% 6
South West -17 11 £425 -2.85% 5
East of England +8 10 £550 +46.66% 1
East Midlands - 6 £450 - 2
West Midlands -5 3 £650 +15.55% 2
Yorkshire - 2 £463 - 2
North East -15 1 £450 - 1
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Lead Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 57 (22.01%) Java
2 55 (21.24%) Finance
3 54 (20.85%) TOGAF
4 43 (16.60%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (16.60%) Oracle
5 39 (15.06%) Banking
6 31 (11.97%) Linux
7 28 (10.81%) Open Source
8 27 (10.42%) Analytics
9 24 (9.27%) Microsoft
10 23 (8.88%) Business Intelligence
10 23 (8.88%) SQL Server
11 22 (8.49%) Security Cleared
12 19 (7.34%) Cisco
12 19 (7.34%) Scrum
13 18 (6.95%) PostgreSQL
13 18 (6.95%) HTML
13 18 (6.95%) SQL
13 18 (6.95%) Windows
13 18 (6.95%) Data Modelling
13 18 (6.95%) MongoDB
13 18 (6.95%) NoSQL
14 17 (6.56%) Spring
15 16 (6.18%) Investment Banking
15 16 (6.18%) ITIL
15 16 (6.18%) Enterprise Architecture
15 16 (6.18%) Mentoring
16 15 (5.79%) Java EE
16 15 (5.79%) Apache
16 15 (5.79%) Stakeholder Management

Lead Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 15 (5.79%) Apache
2 10 (3.86%) Confluence
3 7 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (1.54%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.16%) CICS
6 2 (0.77%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.77%) SAS
6 2 (0.77%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.77%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (0.77%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.39%) Adobe CQ
7 1 (0.39%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.39%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.39%) TIBCO EMS
7 1 (0.39%) Lync
7 1 (0.39%) iPlanet
7 1 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.39%) CMS
7 1 (0.39%) LiveLink
Applications
1 5 (1.93%) MS Excel
1 5 (1.93%) Photoshop
2 4 (1.54%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.16%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.39%) MS Project
4 1 (0.39%) MS Office
4 1 (0.39%) SPSS
4 1 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.32%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.77%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.77%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.39%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.39%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.39%) Summit
4 1 (0.39%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.39%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.39%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (3.86%) IaaS
3 9 (3.47%) PaaS
4 8 (3.09%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (2.32%) SaaS
6 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.39%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.39%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (0.39%) Office 365
6 1 (0.39%) GitHub
6 1 (0.39%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.02%) WAN
2 10 (3.86%) SAN
3 8 (3.09%) Internet
4 6 (2.32%) SNMP
4 6 (2.32%) LAN
5 5 (1.93%) Firewall
6 4 (1.54%) MPLS
6 4 (1.54%) NAS
6 4 (1.54%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (1.16%) Wireless
7 3 (1.16%) Multicast
7 3 (1.16%) FCoE
7 3 (1.16%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (1.16%) Network Security
7 3 (1.16%) iSCSI
7 3 (1.16%) VoIP
8 2 (0.77%) VPN
8 2 (0.77%) DNS
8 2 (0.77%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (0.77%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (8.88%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.95%) PostgreSQL
2 18 (6.95%) MongoDB
2 18 (6.95%) NoSQL
3 14 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (4.63%) Couchbase
5 11 (4.25%) Hadoop
5 11 (4.25%) Relational Database
6 8 (3.09%) Oracle BI EE
6 8 (3.09%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (2.70%) Big Data
7 7 (2.70%) Oracle Database
8 6 (2.32%) MySQL
9 4 (1.54%) DataStage
9 4 (1.54%) MarkLogic
9 4 (1.54%) Sqoop
9 4 (1.54%) HBase
9 4 (1.54%) Riak
9 4 (1.54%) Mahout
9 4 (1.54%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 11 (4.25%) Selenium
2 10 (3.86%) JIRA
3 9 (3.47%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.93%) Axure RP
5 2 (0.77%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 2 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.39%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.39%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.39%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.39%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.39%) WebLogic Workshop
6 1 (0.39%) ProC
6 1 (0.39%) Maven
General
1 55 (21.24%) Finance
2 39 (15.06%) Banking
3 16 (6.18%) Investment Banking
4 13 (5.02%) Retail
4 13 (5.02%) Front Office
5 5 (1.93%) Law
6 4 (1.54%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.54%) Aerospace
6 4 (1.54%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.54%) Marketing
7 3 (1.16%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.77%) Games
8 2 (0.77%) Back Office
9 1 (0.39%) Advertising
9 1 (0.39%) Legal
9 1 (0.39%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (6.95%) HTML
2 17 (6.56%) Spring
3 15 (5.79%) Java EE
4 14 (5.41%) JSON
5 12 (4.63%) HTML5
5 12 (4.63%) .NET
6 11 (4.25%) J2EE
6 11 (4.25%) RESTful
7 10 (3.86%) Django
7 10 (3.86%) Middleware
7 10 (3.86%) REST
8 9 (3.47%) XML
8 9 (3.47%) WCF
9 8 (3.09%) SOAP
10 7 (2.70%) Web Services
11 5 (1.93%) ASP.NET
12 4 (1.54%) CSS
12 4 (1.54%) WPF
13 3 (1.16%) JSP
13 3 (1.16%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 28 (10.81%) Open Source
2 11 (4.25%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.09%) User Experience
3 8 (3.09%) Mathematics
4 6 (2.32%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.32%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (2.32%) Data Integration
5 5 (1.93%) Visualisation
5 5 (1.93%) Mainframe
6 4 (1.54%) Clustering
6 4 (1.54%) Derivative
6 4 (1.54%) VSAM
6 4 (1.54%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.16%) PKI
7 3 (1.16%) RMADS
7 3 (1.16%) FMCG
7 3 (1.16%) Psychology
7 3 (1.16%) CESG
8 2 (0.77%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.77%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 31 (11.97%) Linux
2 18 (6.95%) Windows
3 10 (3.86%) UNIX
4 7 (2.70%) Solaris
5 5 (1.93%) AIX
6 2 (0.77%) HPUX
6 2 (0.77%) Android
6 2 (0.77%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.39%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.39%) CentOS
7 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (20.85%) TOGAF
2 43 (16.60%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (10.42%) Analytics
4 23 (8.88%) Business Intelligence
5 19 (7.34%) Scrum
6 18 (6.95%) Data Modelling
7 16 (6.18%) ITIL
7 16 (6.18%) Enterprise Architecture
7 16 (6.18%) Mentoring
8 15 (5.79%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (5.41%) ETL
9 14 (5.41%) Migration
10 13 (5.02%) Project Management
10 13 (5.02%) Information Assurance
11 12 (4.63%) Data Architecture
11 12 (4.63%) SOA
11 12 (4.63%) ERP
12 10 (3.86%) CRM
12 10 (3.86%) Service Management
12 10 (3.86%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 57 (22.01%) Java
2 18 (6.95%) SQL
3 11 (4.25%) Python
3 11 (4.25%) Scala
4 10 (3.86%) Ruby
4 10 (3.86%) C#
5 6 (2.32%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.16%) C++
6 3 (1.16%) COBOL
6 3 (1.16%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.16%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.77%) PHP
8 1 (0.39%) Groovy
8 1 (0.39%) BeanShell
8 1 (0.39%) R
Qualifications
1 22 (8.49%) Security Cleared
2 14 (5.41%) SC Cleared
3 12 (4.63%) Degree
4 7 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (2.32%) CCIE
6 5 (1.93%) CCNA
6 5 (1.93%) CCDP
7 4 (1.54%) CCA
7 4 (1.54%) CISSP
7 4 (1.54%) CCDA
7 4 (1.54%) CCNP
7 4 (1.54%) CCDE
8 3 (1.16%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.77%) CISA
9 2 (0.77%) CEH
10 1 (0.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.39%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.39%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.93%) QA
3 4 (1.54%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.77%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.77%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.77%) COBIT
4 2 (0.77%) ISO 9000
4 2 (0.77%) SLA
4 2 (0.77%) BS7799
5 1 (0.39%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.39%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.39%) HL7
System Software
1 7 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.54%) Hyper-V
2 4 (1.54%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 4 (1.54%) Apache Flume
2 4 (1.54%) HDFS
3 3 (1.16%) KVM
3 3 (1.16%) NFS
3 3 (1.16%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.16%) VMware ESX
3 3 (1.16%) Xen
4 2 (0.77%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.39%) SRDF
5 1 (0.39%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 11 (4.25%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (3.47%) Puppet
3 4 (1.54%) Ambari
3 4 (1.54%) Oozie
4 3 (1.16%) SCCM
5 2 (0.77%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.39%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.39%) SCOM
6 1 (0.39%) WSUS
6 1 (0.39%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.39%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 43 (16.60%) Oracle
2 24 (9.27%) Microsoft
3 19 (7.34%) Cisco
4 14 (5.41%) VMware
5 13 (5.02%) SAP
5 13 (5.02%) HP
6 12 (4.63%) EMC
6 12 (4.63%) IBM
7 7 (2.70%) Siebel
8 6 (2.32%) Cognos
8 6 (2.32%) Informatica
9 4 (1.54%) NetApp
9 4 (1.54%) Teradata
9 4 (1.54%) Citrix
9 4 (1.54%) Hortonworks
9 4 (1.54%) MapR
9 4 (1.54%) Netezza
10 3 (1.16%) Juniper
10 3 (1.16%) CA
10 3 (1.16%) Intel
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