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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Architect
Rank 459 382 454
Rank change year-on-year
-77 +72
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 131 121 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.28% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.30% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 79 75
Average daily rate £575 £575 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £795 £730 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £565 £525
% change year-on-year
-2.65% +7.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47408 39975 51632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.36% 92.77% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 29341 23493 29070
Average daily rate £396 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1940 2055 2466
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -22 74 £575 -8.00% 19
South East -17 19 £550 - 4
West Midlands -5 16 £470 -16.81% 5
South West -9 16 £900 +56.52% 1
North West -16 6 £500 +71.52% 5
Yorkshire -21 1 £625 +66.66% 4
East Midlands - 1 - -
East of England - - - - 1
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Lead Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 68 (26.77%) Finance
2 60 (23.62%) Oracle
3 53 (20.87%) Banking
4 45 (17.72%) Enterprise Architecture
5 44 (17.32%) Java
6 39 (15.35%) Stakeholder Management
7 30 (11.81%) Cisco
8 29 (11.42%) Retail
9 25 (9.84%) SAP
10 23 (9.06%) SQL
10 23 (9.06%) Project Management
11 22 (8.66%) TOGAF
11 22 (8.66%) Windows
11 22 (8.66%) CRM
12 21 (8.27%) SQL Server
12 21 (8.27%) Microsoft
13 20 (7.87%) EMC
13 20 (7.87%) Linux
13 20 (7.87%) WebSphere
14 19 (7.48%) SOA
15 18 (7.09%) Middleware
15 18 (7.09%) VMware
15 18 (7.09%) Degree
16 17 (6.69%) Hadoop
16 17 (6.69%) Firewall
16 17 (6.69%) IBM
16 17 (6.69%) E-Commerce
17 16 (6.30%) UNIX
17 16 (6.30%) Service Management
17 16 (6.30%) Analytics

Lead Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 20 (7.87%) WebSphere
2 14 (5.51%) WebLogic
3 12 (4.72%) Tomcat
4 10 (3.94%) Node.js
5 9 (3.54%) Apache
6 7 (2.76%) SharePoint
6 7 (2.76%) IIS
7 5 (1.97%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 5 (1.97%) Oracle Coherence
8 3 (1.18%) nginx
8 3 (1.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.39%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.39%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.39%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.39%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.39%) SAP Portal
10 1 (0.39%) Liferay
10 1 (0.39%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 5 (1.97%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.39%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.97%) RMDS
2 4 (1.57%) Oracle Cash Management
3 3 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.79%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.39%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.39%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.39%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (1.57%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (1.57%) SaaS
2 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.39%) PaaS
2 1 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.39%) IBM SmartCloud
2 1 (0.39%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.69%) Firewall
2 15 (5.91%) WAN
3 14 (5.51%) LAN
4 12 (4.72%) SAN
5 10 (3.94%) NAS
6 8 (3.15%) Multicast
6 8 (3.15%) FCoE
6 8 (3.15%) Fibre Channel
6 8 (3.15%) Wireless
7 6 (2.36%) Network Security
7 6 (2.36%) HTTP
8 5 (1.97%) 2G
8 5 (1.97%) 3G
8 5 (1.97%) ATM
8 5 (1.97%) CDMA
8 5 (1.97%) GPRS
8 5 (1.97%) 3GPP
8 5 (1.97%) UMTS
8 5 (1.97%) WCDMA
9 4 (1.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.27%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.69%) Hadoop
3 14 (5.51%) Big Data
4 12 (4.72%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (4.33%) Oracle Database
5 11 (4.33%) NoSQL
6 10 (3.94%) Oracle Exadata
7 8 (3.15%) Relational Database
7 8 (3.15%) MongoDB
7 8 (3.15%) DB2
8 7 (2.76%) BusinessObjects
8 7 (2.76%) HBase
8 7 (2.76%) Redis
9 6 (2.36%) QlikView
10 5 (1.97%) Oracle ODI
11 4 (1.57%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (1.57%) Oracle BI EE
11 4 (1.57%) SAP BW
11 4 (1.57%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.79%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 7 (2.76%) Eclipse
2 6 (2.36%) Hudson
3 5 (1.97%) Maven
3 5 (1.97%) Subversion
3 5 (1.97%) TeamCity
4 4 (1.57%) Ant
5 3 (1.18%) JUnit
5 3 (1.18%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.18%) Apache Ivy
6 2 (0.79%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.39%) XMLSpy
7 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.39%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.39%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 68 (26.77%) Finance
2 53 (20.87%) Banking
3 29 (11.42%) Retail
4 13 (5.12%) Telecoms
5 11 (4.33%) Investment Banking
6 9 (3.54%) Retail Banking
6 9 (3.54%) Marketing
7 6 (2.36%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.97%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.97%) Back Office
9 4 (1.57%) Billing
10 2 (0.79%) Automotive
11 1 (0.39%) Law
11 1 (0.39%) Legal
11 1 (0.39%) Advertising
11 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.39%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.39%) German Language
11 1 (0.39%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (7.09%) Middleware
2 14 (5.51%) Web Services
3 13 (5.12%) XML
4 12 (4.72%) HTML
5 11 (4.33%) J2EE
6 10 (3.94%) .NET
6 10 (3.94%) Hibernate
7 9 (3.54%) Spring
7 9 (3.54%) JMS
8 8 (3.15%) JRules
9 7 (2.76%) COM
9 7 (2.76%) XSLT
9 7 (2.76%) Ruby on Rails
9 7 (2.76%) RabbitMQ
10 6 (2.36%) SOAP
11 5 (1.97%) Rendezvous
11 5 (1.97%) Struts
11 5 (1.97%) Java EE
11 5 (1.97%) REST
12 4 (1.57%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.72%) Mainframe
2 7 (2.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 7 (2.76%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (1.97%) DataPower
3 5 (1.97%) Open Source
4 3 (1.18%) Smart Meter
4 3 (1.18%) Mathematics
4 3 (1.18%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (1.18%) Mobile App
5 2 (0.79%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (0.79%) Mobile Computing
5 2 (0.79%) Smartphone
5 2 (0.79%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.79%) Data Integration
5 2 (0.79%) EPoS
5 2 (0.79%) Replication
5 2 (0.79%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.39%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.39%) Clustering
6 1 (0.39%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 22 (8.66%) Windows
2 20 (7.87%) Linux
3 16 (6.30%) UNIX
4 14 (5.51%) Solaris
5 11 (4.33%) Android
6 10 (3.94%) Apple iOS
7 6 (2.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.57%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.57%) AIX
9 2 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.79%) VMS
10 1 (0.39%) SUSE
10 1 (0.39%) Debian
10 1 (0.39%) HPUX
10 1 (0.39%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (17.72%) Enterprise Architecture
2 39 (15.35%) Stakeholder Management
3 23 (9.06%) Project Management
4 22 (8.66%) TOGAF
4 22 (8.66%) CRM
5 19 (7.48%) SOA
6 17 (6.69%) E-Commerce
7 16 (6.30%) Service Management
7 16 (6.30%) Analytics
8 15 (5.91%) Technical Architecture
8 15 (5.91%) Systems Analysis
9 14 (5.51%) Migration
10 12 (4.72%) ITIL
10 12 (4.72%) ETL
11 11 (4.33%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (4.33%) UML
12 10 (3.94%) Data Modelling
13 9 (3.54%) Zachman Framework
13 9 (3.54%) Performance Tuning
14 8 (3.15%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 44 (17.32%) Java
2 23 (9.06%) SQL
3 10 (3.94%) JavaScript
4 8 (3.15%) Ruby
5 6 (2.36%) Python
5 6 (2.36%) C#
6 4 (1.57%) C
7 3 (1.18%) C++
8 2 (0.79%) Perl
8 2 (0.79%) PHP
8 2 (0.79%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.79%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.39%) COBOL
9 1 (0.39%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 18 (7.09%) Degree
2 7 (2.76%) SC Cleared
2 7 (2.76%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.97%) CCIE
3 5 (1.97%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (1.57%) CISSP
5 3 (1.18%) CISM
5 3 (1.18%) CCNP
6 2 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.79%) CCNA
6 2 (0.79%) CCDA
7 1 (0.39%) CCSA
7 1 (0.39%) JNCIP
7 1 (0.39%) JNCIE
7 1 (0.39%) CCSE
7 1 (0.39%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.54%) QA
2 2 (0.79%) SLA
2 2 (0.79%) TickIT
3 1 (0.39%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.39%) COBIT
System Software
1 13 (5.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (3.54%) XenApp
3 8 (3.15%) SRDF
3 8 (3.15%) NFS
4 7 (2.76%) XenDesktop
5 6 (2.36%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (1.18%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.18%) vSphere
7 2 (0.79%) KVM
7 2 (0.79%) Xen
7 2 (0.79%) Active Directory
8 1 (0.39%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 8 (3.15%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (3.15%) Puppet
2 4 (1.57%) Oracle EDQ
3 2 (0.79%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.39%) Nagios
4 1 (0.39%) TIBCO Hawk
4 1 (0.39%) SCCM
4 1 (0.39%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.39%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.39%) Cacti
4 1 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 60 (23.62%) Oracle
2 30 (11.81%) Cisco
3 25 (9.84%) SAP
4 21 (8.27%) Microsoft
5 20 (7.87%) EMC
6 18 (7.09%) VMware
7 17 (6.69%) IBM
8 12 (4.72%) NetApp
9 11 (4.33%) Juniper
10 10 (3.94%) HP
11 9 (3.54%) Intel
11 9 (3.54%) Citrix
12 8 (3.15%) Rackspace
13 7 (2.76%) Business Objects
13 7 (2.76%) Yahoo!
14 6 (2.36%) JBoss
14 6 (2.36%) Sybase
14 6 (2.36%) Informatica
14 6 (2.36%) TIBCO
15 5 (1.97%) DataSynapse
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