The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds 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 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Architect
Rank 72 77 82
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 3 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.30% 0.11% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.12% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
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£750 - £638
UK excluding London average daily rate £498 £513 £525
% change year-on-year
-2.92% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £82.00 £64.25 £51.00
% change year-on-year
+27.62% +25.98%
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 Leeds 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
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
918 827 1036
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 92.17% 94.41% 94.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 595 455 571
Average daily rate £325 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £213 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 36 36
Average hourly rate £13.20 £27.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.00% +83.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £21.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Lead Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Lead Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Lead Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Lead Architect Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Lead Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 2 (50.00%) CMMI
1 2 (50.00%) Law
1 2 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) MySQL
1 2 (50.00%) CSS
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) TOGAF
1 2 (50.00%) Ajax
1 2 (50.00%) JSON
1 2 (50.00%) COBIT
1 2 (50.00%) HTML5
1 2 (50.00%) MongoDB
1 2 (50.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (50.00%) NoSQL
1 2 (50.00%) REST
1 2 (50.00%) CSS3
1 2 (50.00%) Data Protection
1 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) Software Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) WCF
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Brocade
2 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) EMC

Lead Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (50.00%) MySQL
1 2 (50.00%) MongoDB
1 2 (50.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (50.00%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
1 2 (50.00%) CSS
1 2 (50.00%) Ajax
1 2 (50.00%) JSON
1 2 (50.00%) HTML5
1 2 (50.00%) REST
1 2 (50.00%) CSS3
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (25.00%) WCF
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) CMMI
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) TOGAF
1 2 (50.00%) Data Protection
1 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Software Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) COBIT
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Brocade
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) EMC