The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead Software 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 Software Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Software Architect
Rank 577 567 569
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Software Architect 1 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.002% 0.004% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.002% 0.004% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 5
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
- £700 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +27.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £700 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Lead Software Architect
UK

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
47557 44759 49184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.01% 92.80% 92.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 29593 27372 28112
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 1907 1958 2441
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Lead Software Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Lead Software Architect in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Lead Software Architect Jobs Demand Trend in England

Lead Software Architect
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Lead Software Architect across the England region.

Lead Software Architect Daily Rate Trend in England

Lead Software 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 Software Architect within the England region over the 3 months to 19 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Yorkshire - 1 - -
South East - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Lead Software Architect
UK

Lead Software Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Lead Software 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 Software Architect in their job title.

1 1 (50.00%) WCF
1 1 (50.00%) Release Management
1 1 (50.00%) Atlassian
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (50.00%) Apache Solr
1 1 (50.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (50.00%) CouchDB
1 1 (50.00%) Confluence
1 1 (50.00%) Software Architecture
1 1 (50.00%) Apache Hive
1 1 (50.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (50.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (50.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (50.00%) Couchbase
1 1 (50.00%) Analytics
1 1 (50.00%) Apache Pig
1 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (50.00%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps
1 1 (50.00%) Impala
1 1 (50.00%) MVC
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Pair Programming
1 1 (50.00%) Maven
1 1 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis

Lead Software Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Lead Software 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 Software Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) Apache Solr
1 1 (50.00%) Confluence
1 1 (50.00%) Apache Pig
1 1 (50.00%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (50.00%) CouchDB
1 1 (50.00%) Apache Hive
1 1 (50.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (50.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (50.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (50.00%) Couchbase
1 1 (50.00%) Impala
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (50.00%) Maven
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) WCF
1 1 (50.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (50.00%) JSON
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) SOAP
1 1 (50.00%) XML
1 1 (50.00%) XSD
1 1 (50.00%) Middleware
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Release Management
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) Software Architecture
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (50.00%) Analytics
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps
1 1 (50.00%) MVC
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Pair Programming
1 1 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) UML
1 1 (50.00%) RUP
1 1 (50.00%) DSDM
1 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Atlassian
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft