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 September 2014 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Architect
Rank 441 399 483
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +84
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 141 146 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.27% 0.30% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.33% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 90 52
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£570 £588 £533
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.06% +10.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £450 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £725 £748
UK excluding London average daily rate £510 £475 £525
% change year-on-year
+7.36% -9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £82.00 £64.25 £51.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.62% +25.98%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £82.00 £64.25 £51.00
% change year-on-year
+27.62% +25.98%
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
47622 44788 49883
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.78% 92.82% 92.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 29593 27431 28526
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1905 1938 2490
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 September 2014.

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 September 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +6 96 £575 -4.16% 12
South East -20 14 £550 +7.31% 6
South West -28 9 £490 +22.11% 3
North West -1 8 £583 -16.78% 4
Yorkshire +2 6 £415 -12.63%
East of England -36 5 £448 -27.82% 8
West Midlands -12 1 £413 +10.00% 1
East Midlands - 1 £325 -
North East - 1 £700 -
Lead Architect
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Lead Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 40 (16.53%) Oracle
2 39 (16.12%) TOGAF
3 34 (14.05%) SAP
4 31 (12.81%) Finance
5 29 (11.98%) Security Cleared
6 27 (11.16%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (10.74%) Banking
8 25 (10.33%) Linux
9 23 (9.50%) Enterprise Architecture
10 22 (9.09%) Hadoop
10 22 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
11 20 (8.26%) Microsoft
11 20 (8.26%) SC Cleared
12 19 (7.85%) HP
12 19 (7.85%) ERP
13 18 (7.44%) Web Services
13 18 (7.44%) Cisco
13 18 (7.44%) Retail
14 17 (7.02%) Stakeholder Management
14 17 (7.02%) IaaS
15 16 (6.61%) ITIL
15 16 (6.61%) Windows
16 15 (6.20%) SQL Server
16 15 (6.20%) Big Data
16 15 (6.20%) NoSQL
17 14 (5.79%) SQL
17 14 (5.79%) SOA
17 14 (5.79%) Manufacturing
18 13 (5.37%) Migration
18 13 (5.37%) .NET

Lead Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 7 (2.89%) Apache
1 7 (2.89%) WebSphere
1 7 (2.89%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (2.07%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.07%) CMS
2 5 (2.07%) Sitecore CMS
3 4 (1.65%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.24%) Node.js
4 3 (1.24%) OpenStack
4 3 (1.24%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.83%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.41%) IIS
6 1 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.41%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.41%) Tuxedo
6 1 (0.41%) Adobe CQ
6 1 (0.41%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.41%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 3 (1.24%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.83%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.41%) MS Office
3 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.41%) Windchill
3 1 (0.41%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 10 (4.13%) Oracle ERP
2 7 (2.89%) SAP SD
3 6 (2.48%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (1.24%) SAP SRM
6 2 (0.83%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.83%) TRIRIGA
6 2 (0.83%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.83%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.83%) Summit
7 1 (0.41%) RMDS
7 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.41%) SAP SCM
7 1 (0.41%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.41%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.41%) Endur
7 1 (0.41%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.41%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 17 (7.02%) IaaS
2 13 (5.37%) PaaS
3 12 (4.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (4.96%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (3.72%) SaaS
5 2 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.41%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.13%) Internet
2 9 (3.72%) SAN
2 9 (3.72%) SNMP
3 7 (2.89%) Firewall
4 5 (2.07%) Wireless
5 4 (1.65%) NAS
5 4 (1.65%) WAN
5 4 (1.65%) HTTP
6 3 (1.24%) DNS
6 3 (1.24%) HTTPS
6 3 (1.24%) Intranet
7 2 (0.83%) Multicast
7 2 (0.83%) Network Security
7 2 (0.83%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (0.83%) FCoE
7 2 (0.83%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (0.83%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.83%) DMZ
7 2 (0.83%) LAN
7 2 (0.83%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (9.09%) Hadoop
2 15 (6.20%) NoSQL
2 15 (6.20%) Big Data
2 15 (6.20%) SQL Server
3 13 (5.37%) MongoDB
4 12 (4.96%) Apache Cassandra
5 10 (4.13%) MySQL
6 9 (3.72%) Riak
7 8 (3.31%) CouchDB
8 7 (2.89%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (2.89%) SAP BI
8 7 (2.89%) Oracle Database
9 5 (2.07%) Couchbase
10 4 (1.65%) Apache Hive
10 4 (1.65%) Oracle Exadata
10 4 (1.65%) HBase
10 4 (1.65%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (1.24%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (1.24%) DB2
11 3 (1.24%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 8 (3.31%) Jenkins
2 6 (2.48%) Hudson
3 3 (1.24%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.41%) Grunt
4 1 (0.41%) XMLSpy
4 1 (0.41%) Maven
4 1 (0.41%) JIRA
4 1 (0.41%) Selenium
4 1 (0.41%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.41%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 31 (12.81%) Finance
2 26 (10.74%) Banking
3 18 (7.44%) Retail
4 14 (5.79%) Manufacturing
5 8 (3.31%) Marketing
6 7 (2.89%) Telecoms
7 6 (2.48%) Legal
7 6 (2.48%) Investment Banking
7 6 (2.48%) Retail Banking
8 4 (1.65%) Automotive
8 4 (1.65%) Back Office
9 3 (1.24%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.83%) Law
10 2 (0.83%) Front Office
11 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.41%) Electronics
11 1 (0.41%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (7.44%) Web Services
2 13 (5.37%) .NET
3 9 (3.72%) HTML
3 9 (3.72%) SOAP
3 9 (3.72%) XML
3 9 (3.72%) Middleware
4 7 (2.89%) REST
5 6 (2.48%) SAP PI
5 6 (2.48%) LAMP
5 6 (2.48%) XSD
6 5 (2.07%) JSON
7 4 (1.65%) WCF
7 4 (1.65%) CSS
8 3 (1.24%) WSDL
8 3 (1.24%) SAML
8 3 (1.24%) WebSphere MQ
8 3 (1.24%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 3 (1.24%) RESTful
9 2 (0.83%) CSS3
9 2 (0.83%) JAX-WS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.13%) User Experience
1 10 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.89%) Open Source
3 6 (2.48%) Digital Media
3 6 (2.48%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (2.07%) RMADS
5 4 (1.65%) Data Integration
5 4 (1.65%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.65%) CESG
5 4 (1.65%) Visualisation
6 3 (1.24%) Clustering
6 3 (1.24%) Derivative
6 3 (1.24%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.24%) FMCG
6 3 (1.24%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.83%) Psychology
7 2 (0.83%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (0.83%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 25 (10.33%) Linux
2 16 (6.61%) Windows
3 7 (2.89%) UNIX
4 6 (2.48%) CentOS
4 6 (2.48%) Debian
5 5 (2.07%) Android
5 5 (2.07%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.83%) AIX
7 2 (0.83%) Solaris
7 2 (0.83%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.41%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.41%) VMS
8 1 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (16.12%) TOGAF
2 27 (11.16%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (9.50%) Enterprise Architecture
4 22 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
5 19 (7.85%) ERP
6 17 (7.02%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (6.61%) ITIL
8 14 (5.79%) SOA
9 13 (5.37%) Migration
10 12 (4.96%) Load Balancing
11 11 (4.55%) Information Assurance
12 10 (4.13%) Security Architecture
12 10 (4.13%) Analytics
13 9 (3.72%) DevOps
13 9 (3.72%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 9 (3.72%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (3.72%) Technical Architecture
13 9 (3.72%) UML
13 9 (3.72%) CRM
14 8 (3.31%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 14 (5.79%) SQL
2 13 (5.37%) Java
3 10 (4.13%) PHP
4 8 (3.31%) C#
4 8 (3.31%) Python
5 7 (2.89%) Perl
6 6 (2.48%) Bash Shell
7 5 (2.07%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.24%) C++
9 2 (0.83%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.41%) C
10 1 (0.41%) BeanShell
10 1 (0.41%) VBA
10 1 (0.41%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.41%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.41%) Groovy
10 1 (0.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 29 (11.98%) Security Cleared
2 20 (8.26%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.31%) DV Cleared
3 8 (3.31%) CISSP
4 7 (2.89%) Degree
5 5 (2.07%) CEH
5 5 (2.07%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.65%) CCIE
6 4 (1.65%) CCNP
6 4 (1.65%) CCNA
7 3 (1.24%) CCDA
8 2 (0.83%) CCDP
8 2 (0.83%) CCA
8 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.83%) CISA
8 2 (0.83%) CCDE
9 1 (0.41%) JNCIP
9 1 (0.41%) JNCIE
9 1 (0.41%) MCTS
9 1 (0.41%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.31%) QA
2 7 (2.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.07%) ISO 9000
3 5 (2.07%) SLA
4 2 (0.83%) BS7799
4 2 (0.83%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.83%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.83%) COBIT
5 1 (0.41%) HL7
5 1 (0.41%) JSP 440
System Software
1 6 (2.48%) Hyper-V
2 5 (2.07%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.24%) HDFS
3 3 (1.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (1.24%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.83%) SRDF
4 2 (0.83%) NFS
4 2 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.83%) Docker
5 1 (0.41%) Xen
5 1 (0.41%) KVM
Systems Management
1 6 (2.48%) Nagios
1 6 (2.48%) ZABBIX
1 6 (2.48%) Cacti
1 6 (2.48%) Puppet
1 6 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (2.48%) Salt
2 3 (1.24%) Ambari
2 3 (1.24%) Oozie
3 2 (0.83%) SCCM
3 2 (0.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.41%) SCOM
4 1 (0.41%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.41%) WMI
4 1 (0.41%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.41%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 40 (16.53%) Oracle
2 34 (14.05%) SAP
3 20 (8.26%) Microsoft
4 19 (7.85%) HP
5 18 (7.44%) Cisco
6 11 (4.55%) Siebel
7 10 (4.13%) IBM
8 8 (3.31%) EMC
8 8 (3.31%) VMware
9 7 (2.89%) NetApp
10 6 (2.48%) Red Hat
10 6 (2.48%) Business Objects
10 6 (2.48%) Rackspace
11 5 (2.07%) Sitecore
11 5 (2.07%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (1.65%) Juniper
12 4 (1.65%) Informatica
12 4 (1.65%) Sybase
12 4 (1.65%) Intel
12 4 (1.65%) F5
South West
Montash
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Montash
Rate: £600 - £700 per day + NEGOTIABLE
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £600 - £700 per day + NEGOTIABLE
Posted: 5 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwick
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £400 - 425 per day
Posted: 20 days ago