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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Architect
Rank 449 445 387
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -58
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 146 127 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.28% 0.26% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.28% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 105 123
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£600 £544 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.31% -9.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £406 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £740 £720 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £500 £475
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +5.26%
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
47663 45698 43174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.51% 92.58% 92.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 30861 28215 25922
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
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 1778 1844 1984
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.78 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -19 71 £625 +13.63% 19
South East +2 24 £600 +10.59% 2
North West -15 12 £700 - 4
East of England +5 10 £473 +5.00%
Yorkshire -18 8 £500 -8.25% 3
North East - 7 £488 -
West Midlands +2 6 £775 +3.33% 2
East Midlands +2 5 £450 -44.44% 2
South West -13 2 £550 +17.33% 4
Midlands - 2 £435 -
Lead Architect
UK

Lead Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 71 (25.63%) Java
2 64 (23.10%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (16.25%) Oracle
4 41 (14.80%) SOA
5 40 (14.44%) Finance
6 34 (12.27%) TOGAF
7 32 (11.55%) Scrum
8 31 (11.19%) HTML
8 31 (11.19%) Security Cleared
9 30 (10.83%) TDD
10 29 (10.47%) SQL
10 29 (10.47%) Web Services
10 29 (10.47%) UNIX
11 28 (10.11%) JavaScript
11 28 (10.11%) Microsoft
12 26 (9.39%) MongoDB
13 25 (9.03%) Banking
13 25 (9.03%) E-Commerce
14 24 (8.66%) Migration
15 23 (8.30%) SC Cleared
16 22 (7.94%) HTML5
16 22 (7.94%) .NET
17 21 (7.58%) Linux
17 21 (7.58%) Degree
18 19 (6.86%) Data Management
18 19 (6.86%) MVC
18 19 (6.86%) Middleware
18 19 (6.86%) Coaching
19 18 (6.50%) Data Centre
19 18 (6.50%) Windows

Lead Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (5.42%) Apache
2 13 (4.69%) IIS
3 10 (3.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 9 (3.25%) WebSphere
5 7 (2.53%) JBoss
6 6 (2.17%) MS Exchange
6 6 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (1.81%) Confluence
7 5 (1.81%) Oracle Coherence
7 5 (1.81%) IBM Notes
7 5 (1.81%) WebLogic
7 5 (1.81%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.44%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.44%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.72%) PegaRULES
9 2 (0.72%) SAS
9 2 (0.72%) Lync
9 2 (0.72%) Node.js
10 1 (0.36%) Apache Qpid
10 1 (0.36%) GlassFish
Applications
1 6 (2.17%) MS Office
2 5 (1.81%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.81%) Mingle
3 3 (1.08%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.72%) PeopleSoft HRMS
1 2 (0.72%) SAP HR
1 2 (0.72%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.36%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.36%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.36%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.36%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.36%) RMDS
2 1 (0.36%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.36%) Magento
2 1 (0.36%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.97%) Office 365
2 9 (3.25%) SaaS
3 5 (1.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.44%) Google Apps
5 3 (1.08%) PaaS
6 1 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.36%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.36%) IaaS
6 1 (0.36%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.36%) Google Compute Engine
6 1 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.36%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.42%) WAN
1 15 (5.42%) SAN
2 10 (3.61%) VPN
2 10 (3.61%) Internet
3 9 (3.25%) MPLS
4 8 (2.89%) SSL
4 8 (2.89%) Firewall
5 7 (2.53%) LAN
6 4 (1.44%) HTTP
6 4 (1.44%) VLAN
7 3 (1.08%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (1.08%) LTE
7 3 (1.08%) Extranet
7 3 (1.08%) Intranet
7 3 (1.08%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (0.72%) VoLTE
8 2 (0.72%) WebEx
8 2 (0.72%) NetScaler
8 2 (0.72%) NetScreen
8 2 (0.72%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (9.39%) MongoDB
2 17 (6.14%) SQL Server
3 13 (4.69%) Oracle Database
4 12 (4.33%) MySQL
4 12 (4.33%) Redis
5 11 (3.97%) CouchDB
5 11 (3.97%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (3.25%) Relational Database
7 7 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (1.81%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.81%) NoSQL
9 5 (1.81%) OLTP
9 5 (1.81%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (1.81%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.44%) QlikView
10 4 (1.44%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (1.44%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 16 (5.78%) Jenkins
2 13 (4.69%) Selenium
3 9 (3.25%) Git (software)
3 9 (3.25%) Subversion
4 8 (2.89%) Maven
5 7 (2.53%) SpecFlow
6 6 (2.17%) JIRA
6 6 (2.17%) WebDriver
7 4 (1.44%) Cucumber
7 4 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.08%) HP UFT
9 2 (0.72%) Ant
9 2 (0.72%) JUnit
9 2 (0.72%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.72%) Hudson
9 2 (0.72%) GitLab
10 1 (0.36%) SonarQube
10 1 (0.36%) Gradle
10 1 (0.36%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.36%) Gerrit
General
1 40 (14.44%) Finance
2 25 (9.03%) Banking
3 9 (3.25%) Investment Banking
4 5 (1.81%) Retail
5 4 (1.44%) Back Office
5 4 (1.44%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.08%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.08%) Legal
6 3 (1.08%) Marketing
6 3 (1.08%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.72%) Billing
7 2 (0.72%) Publishing
7 2 (0.72%) Games
7 2 (0.72%) Front Office
7 2 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.36%) Advertising
8 1 (0.36%) Automotive
8 1 (0.36%) Military
8 1 (0.36%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (11.19%) HTML
2 29 (10.47%) Web Services
3 22 (7.94%) .NET
3 22 (7.94%) HTML5
4 19 (6.86%) Middleware
5 18 (6.50%) RESTful
6 17 (6.14%) J2EE
7 16 (5.78%) ASP.NET
7 16 (5.78%) CSS
8 15 (5.42%) REST
9 13 (4.69%) SOAP
10 12 (4.33%) Spring
11 11 (3.97%) JSON
11 11 (3.97%) WPF
11 11 (3.97%) KnockoutJS
11 11 (3.97%) Memcached
12 10 (3.61%) Java EE
12 10 (3.61%) XML
12 10 (3.61%) XHTML
13 7 (2.53%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.50%) Data Centre
2 16 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.61%) User Experience
4 9 (3.25%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.17%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.81%) EMC VNX
6 5 (1.81%) Mainframe
6 5 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.08%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.08%) Social Media
7 3 (1.08%) Taxonomies
7 3 (1.08%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.08%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.72%) PKI
8 2 (0.72%) Credit Risk
8 2 (0.72%) Online Games
8 2 (0.72%) Mobile Computing
8 2 (0.72%) Inversion of Control
8 2 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 29 (10.47%) UNIX
2 21 (7.58%) Linux
3 18 (6.50%) Windows
4 7 (2.53%) Mac OS X
4 7 (2.53%) Windows 7
5 6 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (1.81%) Windows XP
7 3 (1.08%) Solaris
7 3 (1.08%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.08%) Android
8 2 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.72%) AIX
9 1 (0.36%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.36%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.36%) VME
9 1 (0.36%) CentOS
9 1 (0.36%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (23.10%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (14.80%) SOA
3 34 (12.27%) TOGAF
4 32 (11.55%) Scrum
5 30 (10.83%) TDD
6 25 (9.03%) E-Commerce
7 24 (8.66%) Migration
8 19 (6.86%) MVC
8 19 (6.86%) Data Management
8 19 (6.86%) Coaching
9 17 (6.14%) Mentoring
9 17 (6.14%) Open Source
10 16 (5.78%) Technical Architecture
10 16 (5.78%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (5.78%) Project Management
11 15 (5.42%) Stakeholder Management
11 15 (5.42%) Business Analysis
12 14 (5.05%) Data Modelling
12 14 (5.05%) DevOps
13 12 (4.33%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 71 (25.63%) Java
2 29 (10.47%) SQL
3 28 (10.11%) JavaScript
4 18 (6.50%) C#
5 15 (5.42%) Ruby
6 10 (3.61%) Clojure
7 7 (2.53%) Scala
7 7 (2.53%) Python
8 6 (2.17%) Shell Script
8 6 (2.17%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.44%) VB6
9 4 (1.44%) VB
9 4 (1.44%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.72%) XQuery
10 2 (0.72%) XPath
10 2 (0.72%) VBScript
10 2 (0.72%) C++
11 1 (0.36%) COBOL
11 1 (0.36%) PHP
11 1 (0.36%) C
Qualifications
1 31 (11.19%) Security Cleared
2 23 (8.30%) SC Cleared
3 21 (7.58%) Degree
4 5 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (1.81%) CCIE
5 4 (1.44%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.72%) CCNP
7 1 (0.36%) CCNA
7 1 (0.36%) CCDA
7 1 (0.36%) CCDP
7 1 (0.36%) ISEB
7 1 (0.36%) CCA
7 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.36%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (0.36%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.81%) QA
3 2 (0.72%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.72%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.44%) Hyper-V
2 4 (1.44%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.08%) vCloud
4 2 (0.72%) XenServer
4 2 (0.72%) vSphere
5 1 (0.36%) IAG
5 1 (0.36%) Varnish
5 1 (0.36%) SRDF
5 1 (0.36%) KVM
5 1 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.36%) Squid
5 1 (0.36%) Xen
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.36%) XenApp
5 1 (0.36%) NFS
5 1 (0.36%) NDS
Systems Management
1 12 (4.33%) Puppet
2 11 (3.97%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.72%) AirWatch
3 2 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.72%) XenMobile
4 1 (0.36%) OpenAM
4 1 (0.36%) Ansible
4 1 (0.36%) logstash
4 1 (0.36%) Salt
4 1 (0.36%) Kibana
4 1 (0.36%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.36%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.36%) SCCM
4 1 (0.36%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.36%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.36%) Rundeck
4 1 (0.36%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 45 (16.25%) Oracle
2 28 (10.11%) Microsoft
3 16 (5.78%) Pega
4 14 (5.05%) SAP
5 12 (4.33%) IBM
6 10 (3.61%) Adobe
6 10 (3.61%) VMware
7 9 (3.25%) Cisco
7 9 (3.25%) EMC
7 9 (3.25%) Citrix
7 9 (3.25%) Juniper
8 8 (2.89%) NetApp
9 7 (2.53%) WSO2
10 6 (2.17%) Bloomberg
10 6 (2.17%) HP
11 5 (1.81%) Websense
11 5 (1.81%) Lotus
12 4 (1.44%) Red Hat
12 4 (1.44%) Google
13 3 (1.08%) ServiceNow
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: 500 - 550
Posted: 15 hours ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £450 to £550 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: to £650 day, 6 months contract likely to extend
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Cooper Burns Limited
Rate: Excellent daily rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £700.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago