The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Architect
Rank 446 383 443
Rank change year-on-year
-63 +60
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 124 173 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.37% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.40% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 124 74
Average daily rate
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£547 £600 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.84% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £450 £391
10% offered a daily rate of more than £683 £750 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £51.00
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
44977 43051 48985
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.56% 92.64% 92.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 27854 25792 27963
Average daily rate £400 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1820 1992 2536
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.26 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.57 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
Lead Architect
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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 23 July 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 23 July 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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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 -29 86 £550 -12.00% 18
South East -12 13 £543 +14.21% 7
West Midlands -9 9 £750 +20.00% 2
South West -24 6 £465 +23.58% 2
East of England -25 5 £450 -26.82% 3
East Midlands +3 3 £810 +80.00%
Yorkshire -2 2 £545 +14.73% 1
North West -8 1 - - 1
North East - - - - 1
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Lead Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 47 (18.65%) Finance
2 44 (17.46%) Oracle
3 43 (17.06%) SAP
4 33 (13.10%) Banking
5 31 (12.30%) TOGAF
6 27 (10.71%) Java
6 27 (10.71%) Linux
7 26 (10.32%) Hadoop
8 24 (9.52%) Cisco
9 22 (8.73%) Web Services
9 22 (8.73%) Retail
9 22 (8.73%) Big Data
9 22 (8.73%) Enterprise Architecture
10 21 (8.33%) Security Cleared
11 20 (7.94%) Windows
12 19 (7.54%) Microsoft
12 19 (7.54%) Stakeholder Management
12 19 (7.54%) DevOps
13 18 (7.14%) SQL Server
13 18 (7.14%) SQL
13 18 (7.14%) NoSQL
14 17 (6.75%) .NET
14 17 (6.75%) SOA
14 17 (6.75%) Manufacturing
14 17 (6.75%) Firewall
15 16 (6.35%) Business Intelligence
16 15 (5.95%) ERP
16 15 (5.95%) ITIL
16 15 (5.95%) UNIX
16 15 (5.95%) Agile Software Development

Lead Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 13 (5.16%) WebSphere
2 11 (4.37%) Node.js
3 10 (3.97%) Apache
4 8 (3.17%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (1.98%) CMS
5 5 (1.98%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.98%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.98%) Sitecore CMS
6 4 (1.59%) IIS
7 3 (1.19%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.19%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 3 (1.19%) Oracle Coherence
8 2 (0.79%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.79%) NetWeaver
8 2 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.79%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.40%) Tuxedo
9 1 (0.40%) nginx
9 1 (0.40%) SAP Portal
9 1 (0.40%) Liferay
Applications
1 4 (1.59%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.40%) Windchill
2 1 (0.40%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (3.17%) Oracle ERP
2 6 (2.38%) SAP SD
3 5 (1.98%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (1.19%) SAP SRM
4 3 (1.19%) RMDS
5 2 (0.79%) TRIRIGA
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.40%) SAP SCM
6 1 (0.40%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.40%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.40%) Endur
6 1 (0.40%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.37%) IaaS
2 10 (3.97%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (3.17%) SaaS
4 8 (3.17%) PaaS
5 2 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.40%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.40%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.75%) Firewall
2 12 (4.76%) SAN
3 9 (3.57%) Internet
4 8 (3.17%) WAN
4 8 (3.17%) LAN
4 8 (3.17%) NAS
5 7 (2.78%) Wireless
6 5 (1.98%) Network Security
6 5 (1.98%) FCoE
6 5 (1.98%) Fibre Channel
6 5 (1.98%) Multicast
6 5 (1.98%) HTTP
6 5 (1.98%) SNMP
7 4 (1.59%) TCP/IP
8 3 (1.19%) 3GPP
8 3 (1.19%) UMTS
8 3 (1.19%) ATM
8 3 (1.19%) CDMA
8 3 (1.19%) GPRS
8 3 (1.19%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (10.32%) Hadoop
2 22 (8.73%) Big Data
3 18 (7.14%) NoSQL
3 18 (7.14%) SQL Server
4 15 (5.95%) MongoDB
5 9 (3.57%) Apache Cassandra
5 9 (3.57%) Oracle Database
6 8 (3.17%) CouchDB
6 8 (3.17%) Redis
6 8 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (3.17%) MySQL
7 7 (2.78%) SAP BI
7 7 (2.78%) QlikView
7 7 (2.78%) Riak
8 5 (1.98%) DB2
8 5 (1.98%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.98%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (1.98%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.59%) SAP BW
10 3 (1.19%) HBase
Development Applications
1 10 (3.97%) Jenkins
2 7 (2.78%) Hudson
3 5 (1.98%) Maven
4 3 (1.19%) Ant
4 3 (1.19%) JUnit
4 3 (1.19%) Apache Ivy
5 2 (0.79%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.40%) JIRA
6 1 (0.40%) Selenium
6 1 (0.40%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.40%) XMLSpy
6 1 (0.40%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.40%) Grunt
General
1 47 (18.65%) Finance
2 33 (13.10%) Banking
3 22 (8.73%) Retail
4 17 (6.75%) Manufacturing
5 11 (4.37%) Telecoms
6 10 (3.97%) Retail Banking
7 8 (3.17%) Marketing
8 7 (2.78%) Financial Institution
9 6 (2.38%) Legal
10 5 (1.98%) Investment Banking
11 4 (1.59%) Automotive
12 3 (1.19%) Back Office
13 1 (0.40%) Electronics
13 1 (0.40%) Front Office
13 1 (0.40%) Law
13 1 (0.40%) Billing
13 1 (0.40%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.40%) German Language
13 1 (0.40%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (8.73%) Web Services
2 17 (6.75%) .NET
3 10 (3.97%) Middleware
3 10 (3.97%) XML
4 9 (3.57%) SOAP
5 7 (2.78%) HTML
5 7 (2.78%) COM
5 7 (2.78%) LAMP
5 7 (2.78%) Ruby on Rails
5 7 (2.78%) RabbitMQ
5 7 (2.78%) REST
6 6 (2.38%) J2EE
7 5 (1.98%) XSLT
7 5 (1.98%) JMS
7 5 (1.98%) SAP PI
8 4 (1.59%) RESTful
8 4 (1.59%) ASP.NET
8 4 (1.59%) XSD
8 4 (1.59%) Spring
8 4 (1.59%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (3.97%) Mainframe
2 9 (3.57%) Open Source
3 5 (1.98%) DataPower
3 5 (1.98%) Digital Media
3 5 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (1.59%) RMADS
4 4 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (1.19%) Clustering
5 3 (1.19%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.19%) Mathematics
5 3 (1.19%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.79%) Mobile Payment
6 2 (0.79%) Data Integration
6 2 (0.79%) FMCG
6 2 (0.79%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.79%) Smartphone
6 2 (0.79%) CESG
6 2 (0.79%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.40%) DTV
7 1 (0.40%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 27 (10.71%) Linux
2 20 (7.94%) Windows
3 15 (5.95%) UNIX
4 10 (3.97%) Android
4 10 (3.97%) Apple iOS
5 7 (2.78%) CentOS
5 7 (2.78%) Debian
6 6 (2.38%) Solaris
7 3 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.19%) VMS
7 3 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.79%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.40%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.40%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (12.30%) TOGAF
2 22 (8.73%) Enterprise Architecture
3 19 (7.54%) Stakeholder Management
3 19 (7.54%) DevOps
4 17 (6.75%) SOA
5 16 (6.35%) Business Intelligence
6 15 (5.95%) ITIL
6 15 (5.95%) ERP
6 15 (5.95%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (5.16%) Technical Architecture
7 13 (5.16%) UML
8 12 (4.76%) E-Commerce
9 11 (4.37%) Migration
9 11 (4.37%) Load Balancing
10 10 (3.97%) Data Modelling
10 10 (3.97%) Project Management
10 10 (3.97%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (3.17%) Analytics
11 8 (3.17%) Service Delivery
11 8 (3.17%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 27 (10.71%) Java
2 18 (7.14%) SQL
3 11 (4.37%) Python
3 11 (4.37%) PHP
4 9 (3.57%) C#
5 8 (3.17%) Perl
5 8 (3.17%) Ruby
6 7 (2.78%) Bash Shell
7 6 (2.38%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.59%) C++
9 3 (1.19%) C
10 2 (0.79%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.79%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.40%) VBA
11 1 (0.40%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.40%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.40%) Groovy
11 1 (0.40%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 15 (5.95%) SC Cleared
3 14 (5.56%) Degree
4 7 (2.78%) DV Cleared
4 7 (2.78%) CISSP
5 6 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.98%) CCIE
7 4 (1.59%) CCNP
7 4 (1.59%) CCNA
7 4 (1.59%) CEH
8 3 (1.19%) CCDA
8 3 (1.19%) CISM
9 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.40%) JNCIP
10 1 (0.40%) JNCIE
10 1 (0.40%) MCTS
10 1 (0.40%) MCITP
10 1 (0.40%) MCP
10 1 (0.40%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.38%) SLA
2 5 (1.98%) QA
3 4 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.59%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.40%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.40%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 9 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (2.78%) Hyper-V
3 6 (2.38%) Active Directory
4 5 (1.98%) NFS
4 5 (1.98%) SRDF
5 4 (1.59%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.79%) Xen
6 2 (0.79%) KVM
6 2 (0.79%) Docker
7 1 (0.40%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (5.56%) Puppet
1 14 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (2.78%) Salt
2 7 (2.78%) Nagios
2 7 (2.78%) ZABBIX
2 7 (2.78%) Cacti
3 2 (0.79%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.40%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 1 (0.40%) WMI
4 1 (0.40%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.40%) SCCM
4 1 (0.40%) SCOM
4 1 (0.40%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 44 (17.46%) Oracle
2 43 (17.06%) SAP
3 24 (9.52%) Cisco
4 19 (7.54%) Microsoft
5 14 (5.56%) Rackspace
6 13 (5.16%) HP
7 12 (4.76%) VMware
8 11 (4.37%) NetApp
8 11 (4.37%) IBM
9 10 (3.97%) EMC
10 9 (3.57%) Juniper
11 8 (3.17%) Siebel
12 7 (2.78%) Business Objects
12 7 (2.78%) Intel
12 7 (2.78%) Red Hat
12 7 (2.78%) Yahoo!
12 7 (2.78%) F5
13 6 (2.38%) Informatica
14 5 (1.98%) Salesforce.com
14 5 (1.98%) Sybase
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