The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Lead Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Lead Architect
UK / England
Rank 376 446 477
Rank change year-on-year
+70 +31
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 203 144 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.49% 0.32% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.33% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 89 67
Median daily rate £630 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.56% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £450 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £751 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £550 £520
% change year-on-year
- +5.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £100.00 £70.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +42.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £70.00

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
39238 43349 43884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.62% 94.94% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 25748 27917 28128
Median daily rate £428 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.58% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1338 1586 1778
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%

Lead Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Lead Architect in the job title.

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 16 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Architect within the England region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +61 125 £650 +8.33% 13
South East +11 25 £493 -10.45% 5
West Midlands +9 20 £550 -21.42% 2
North West +12 10 £650 +8.33% 2
Yorkshire +8 5 £463 -7.50% 1
South West +12 4 £594 +28.37% 2
East of England +3 4 £625 - 3
Midlands +2 4 £600 -4.00% 1
North East -20 4 £438 -20.45%
East Midlands +7 1 - -
Lead Architect
UK

Lead Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, Lead Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Lead Architect in the job title.

1 83 (21.01%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (18.73%) Finance
3 60 (15.19%) Java
4 55 (13.92%) Banking
4 55 (13.92%) Security Cleared
5 52 (13.16%) Oracle
6 49 (12.41%) SC Cleared
7 46 (11.65%) Stakeholder Management
8 43 (10.89%) IBM
9 37 (9.37%) Big Data
10 36 (9.11%) TOGAF
10 36 (9.11%) Amazon AWS
11 35 (8.86%) LAN
11 35 (8.86%) WAN
11 35 (8.86%) Web Services
12 34 (8.61%) HTML
12 34 (8.61%) Telecoms
12 34 (8.61%) DevOps
13 33 (8.35%) Data Centre
13 33 (8.35%) Data Modelling
14 32 (8.10%) REST
15 30 (7.59%) SQL
16 28 (7.09%) Presales
16 28 (7.09%) SOA
16 28 (7.09%) Open Source
17 27 (6.84%) JSON
17 27 (6.84%) Microsoft
17 27 (6.84%) Jenkins
18 26 (6.58%) Linux
18 26 (6.58%) HTML5

Lead Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 19 (4.81%) Apache
2 18 (4.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 13 (3.29%) Apache Spark
4 12 (3.04%) Confluence
5 5 (1.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 5 (1.27%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (1.01%) CMS
6 4 (1.01%) SAS
6 4 (1.01%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.01%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.76%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.76%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 3 (0.76%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.51%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.51%) Drupal
8 2 (0.51%) IIS
8 2 (0.51%) JBoss
8 2 (0.51%) Mule
8 2 (0.51%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 6 (1.52%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.76%) MS Office
3 1 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.25%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.25%) CATIA
3 1 (0.25%) InDesign
3 1 (0.25%) InVision
3 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.25%) Pro/ENGINEER
3 1 (0.25%) PTC Creo
3 1 (0.25%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 13 (3.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.01%) Temenos T24
3 3 (0.76%) SAP APO
3 3 (0.76%) SAP MII
4 2 (0.51%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.51%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.51%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.51%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.25%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.25%) SAP FI-AA
5 1 (0.25%) SAP hybris
5 1 (0.25%) SAP PS
5 1 (0.25%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 36 (9.11%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (5.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.78%) GitHub
3 11 (2.78%) IaaS
4 9 (2.28%) Office 365
5 7 (1.77%) PaaS
6 5 (1.27%) OpenShift
6 5 (1.27%) SaaS
7 3 (0.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.76%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (0.76%) CloudBees
8 2 (0.51%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.51%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.51%) Heroku
8 2 (0.51%) Route 53
8 2 (0.51%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.25%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 35 (8.86%) LAN
1 35 (8.86%) WAN
2 15 (3.80%) Internet
3 10 (2.53%) Firewall
4 9 (2.28%) Network Security
4 9 (2.28%) VPN
5 6 (1.52%) SAN
5 6 (1.52%) Wireless
6 5 (1.27%) Fibre Channel
6 5 (1.27%) MPLS
7 4 (1.01%) DMZ
7 4 (1.01%) Ethernet
7 4 (1.01%) HTTP
7 4 (1.01%) VoIP
8 3 (0.76%) DNS
8 3 (0.76%) FCoE
8 3 (0.76%) iSCSI
8 3 (0.76%) LDAP
8 3 (0.76%) NAS
8 3 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (9.37%) Big Data
2 25 (6.33%) MongoDB
3 24 (6.08%) Hadoop
3 24 (6.08%) NoSQL
4 17 (4.30%) SQL Server
5 15 (3.80%) Apache Hive
6 13 (3.29%) Relational Database
7 12 (3.04%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (2.53%) Apache Cassandra
8 10 (2.53%) MySQL
8 10 (2.53%) Oracle Database
9 9 (2.28%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (1.52%) Couchbase
10 6 (1.52%) Data Mart
11 5 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
12 4 (1.01%) DB2
12 4 (1.01%) HBase
13 3 (0.76%) SAS EBI
14 2 (0.51%) Impala
14 2 (0.51%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 27 (6.84%) Jenkins
2 16 (4.05%) JIRA
3 14 (3.54%) Git (software)
4 10 (2.53%) Selenium
5 6 (1.52%) Cucumber
6 4 (1.01%) ERwin
6 4 (1.01%) Vagrant
7 3 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.76%) GitLab
7 3 (0.76%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.25%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.25%) JDeveloper
8 1 (0.25%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.25%) Rational Rose
8 1 (0.25%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.25%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.25%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 74 (18.73%) Finance
2 55 (13.92%) Banking
3 34 (8.61%) Telecoms
4 12 (3.04%) Retail
5 11 (2.78%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.77%) Marketing
7 6 (1.52%) Games
8 5 (1.27%) Automotive
8 5 (1.27%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.76%) Advertising
9 3 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.51%) Billing
10 2 (0.51%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.25%) Back Office
11 1 (0.25%) Legal
11 1 (0.25%) Military
11 1 (0.25%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (8.86%) Web Services
2 34 (8.61%) HTML
3 32 (8.10%) REST
4 27 (6.84%) JSON
5 26 (6.58%) HTML5
6 20 (5.06%) Oracle Fusion
7 19 (4.81%) CSS
8 18 (4.56%) XML
9 17 (4.30%) IBM Integration Bus
10 16 (4.05%) CSS3
11 12 (3.04%) Django
11 12 (3.04%) Spring
12 10 (2.53%) RESTful
13 9 (2.28%) .NET
13 9 (2.28%) Kafka
13 9 (2.28%) Play Framework
13 9 (2.28%) SOAP
14 8 (2.03%) jQuery
14 8 (2.03%) Middleware
14 8 (2.03%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 33 (8.35%) Data Centre
2 20 (5.06%) Data Integration
3 13 (3.29%) Management Information System
4 11 (2.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 10 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (2.53%) User Experience
6 8 (2.03%) Mobile App
6 8 (2.03%) SWIFT
7 7 (1.77%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.52%) Data Protection Act
8 6 (1.52%) Social Media
9 5 (1.27%) CESG
9 5 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (1.01%) Tandem
11 3 (0.76%) Enterprise Cloud
11 3 (0.76%) Online Games
11 3 (0.76%) Statistics
11 3 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.76%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 26 (6.58%) Linux
2 18 (4.56%) Windows
3 9 (2.28%) Windows Server
4 8 (2.03%) Unix
5 7 (1.77%) Solaris
6 6 (1.52%) Android
6 6 (1.52%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.76%) AIX
7 3 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.25%) VMS
9 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (21.01%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (11.65%) Stakeholder Management
3 36 (9.11%) TOGAF
4 34 (8.61%) DevOps
5 33 (8.35%) Data Modelling
6 28 (7.09%) Open Source
6 28 (7.09%) Presales
6 28 (7.09%) SOA
7 23 (5.82%) Enterprise Architecture
8 22 (5.57%) CRM
9 21 (5.32%) Scrum
10 20 (5.06%) ETL
10 20 (5.06%) Mentoring
11 18 (4.56%) ITIL
12 17 (4.30%) API Integration
12 17 (4.30%) Business Intelligence
12 17 (4.30%) Data Protection
12 17 (4.30%) Security Architecture
13 16 (4.05%) Microservices
13 16 (4.05%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 60 (15.19%) Java
2 30 (7.59%) SQL
3 22 (5.57%) Scala
4 21 (5.32%) Python
5 20 (5.06%) Ruby
6 16 (4.05%) JavaScript
7 7 (1.77%) C#
8 4 (1.01%) R
9 3 (0.76%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.76%) C
10 2 (0.51%) Apple Swift
10 2 (0.51%) C++
10 2 (0.51%) Groovy
10 2 (0.51%) Objective-C
10 2 (0.51%) PHP
10 2 (0.51%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.25%) ES6
11 1 (0.25%) Lua
11 1 (0.25%) Perl
11 1 (0.25%) VB6
Qualifications
1 55 (13.92%) Security Cleared
2 49 (12.41%) SC Cleared
3 14 (3.54%) DV Cleared
4 13 (3.29%) Degree
5 6 (1.52%) CISSP
6 3 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.76%) CISM
7 2 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.51%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (0.51%) CLAS
7 2 (0.51%) CRISC
7 2 (0.51%) MBA
7 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.51%) PhD
7 2 (0.51%) VCAP
7 2 (0.51%) VCDX
7 2 (0.51%) VCP6
7 2 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.25%) IISP
8 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.03%) SEPA
2 7 (1.77%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.27%) ISO20022
4 4 (1.01%) RMADS
4 4 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.76%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.76%) QA
6 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.51%) MiFID
7 1 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.25%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (3.29%) Docker
2 10 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.52%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.01%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.01%) SRDF
5 3 (0.76%) KVM
5 3 (0.76%) LXC
5 3 (0.76%) NFS
5 3 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.76%) Xen
6 2 (0.51%) vSphere
7 1 (0.25%) HDFS
7 1 (0.25%) iptables
7 1 (0.25%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.25%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.25%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (4.30%) MOM
1 17 (4.30%) Puppet
2 12 (3.04%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.27%) Ansible
4 3 (0.76%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.25%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.25%) CloudForms
5 1 (0.25%) CloudHub
5 1 (0.25%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.25%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.25%) Mesos
5 1 (0.25%) Oozie
5 1 (0.25%) SCOM
5 1 (0.25%) Terraform
5 1 (0.25%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.25%) Uchiwa
5 1 (0.25%) vMotion
Vendors
1 52 (13.16%) Oracle
2 43 (10.89%) IBM
3 27 (6.84%) Microsoft
4 23 (5.82%) SAP
5 22 (5.57%) VMware
6 20 (5.06%) MuleSoft
7 18 (4.56%) Cisco
8 15 (3.80%) BT
8 15 (3.80%) Capita
9 14 (3.54%) TOWER Software
10 12 (3.04%) Pega
11 10 (2.53%) ServiceNow
12 7 (1.77%) Red Hat
12 7 (1.77%) Salesforce.com
13 6 (1.52%) Adobe
13 6 (1.52%) EMC
14 5 (1.27%) Juniper
14 5 (1.27%) NetApp
15 4 (1.01%) Ab Initio
15 4 (1.01%) TIBCO
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £700 - £800 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Reed Technology
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago