The first table below looks at the demand for the Lead Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 24 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 London 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Architect
Rank 314 290 350
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +60
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 87 117 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.37% 0.48% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.52% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 87 45
Average daily rate
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£550 £625 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £500 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £800 £730
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £456
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £51.00
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21865 22414 24437
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.73% 92.46% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 15013 15255 15840
Average daily rate £425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 404 472 647
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
Lead Architect
England

Lead Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Lead Architect Jobs Demand Trend in London

Lead Architect
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Lead Architect Daily Rate Trend in London

Lead Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lead Architect across the London region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

Lead Architect Daily Rate Histogram in London

Lead Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Lead Architect across the London region.

Lead Architect Hourly Rate Trend in London

Lead Architect
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 24 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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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
City of London +5 7 £575 -8.00% 8
Docklands, London - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Lead Architect
England

Lead Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 33 (21.02%) Oracle
2 24 (15.29%) TOGAF
2 24 (15.29%) Hadoop
3 22 (14.01%) Finance
3 22 (14.01%) SAP
4 20 (12.74%) Web Services
4 20 (12.74%) Linux
5 18 (11.46%) Java
5 18 (11.46%) NoSQL
5 18 (11.46%) Big Data
6 17 (10.83%) DevOps
6 17 (10.83%) Microsoft
6 17 (10.83%) Banking
7 16 (10.19%) Cisco
7 16 (10.19%) SQL
7 16 (10.19%) Windows
8 15 (9.55%) ERP
8 15 (9.55%) Business Intelligence
8 15 (9.55%) MongoDB
9 14 (8.92%) Puppet
9 14 (8.92%) Rackspace
9 14 (8.92%) Opscode Chef
9 14 (8.92%) UNIX
10 12 (7.64%) SQL Server
11 11 (7.01%) Node.js
11 11 (7.01%) NetApp
11 11 (7.01%) VMware
11 11 (7.01%) Technical Architecture
12 10 (6.37%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (6.37%) Migration

Lead Architect
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 11 (7.01%) Node.js
2 10 (6.37%) Apache
3 8 (5.10%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (4.46%) WebSphere
5 5 (3.18%) Sitecore CMS
5 5 (3.18%) Tomcat
5 5 (3.18%) CMS
6 4 (2.55%) IIS
7 3 (1.91%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 3 (1.91%) Oracle Coherence
8 2 (1.27%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.64%) nginx
9 1 (0.64%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.64%) SAP Portal
9 1 (0.64%) Liferay
9 1 (0.64%) Confluence
9 1 (0.64%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.64%) Eucalyptus
9 1 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.64%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 3 (1.91%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (5.10%) Oracle ERP
2 5 (3.18%) SAP SD
2 5 (3.18%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.91%) RMDS
4 2 (1.27%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.64%) Endur
5 1 (0.64%) Summit
5 1 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.64%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.37%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.18%) IaaS
3 5 (3.18%) PaaS
4 4 (2.55%) SaaS
5 2 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.64%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.73%) SAN
1 9 (5.73%) Firewall
2 8 (5.10%) LAN
2 8 (5.10%) WAN
2 8 (5.10%) NAS
3 6 (3.82%) Internet
4 5 (3.18%) FCoE
4 5 (3.18%) Fibre Channel
4 5 (3.18%) Multicast
4 5 (3.18%) SNMP
4 5 (3.18%) Wireless
5 3 (1.91%) Network Security
5 3 (1.91%) HTTP
5 3 (1.91%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.27%) Intranet
6 2 (1.27%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.64%) AMQP
7 1 (0.64%) ZigBee
7 1 (0.64%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.64%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (15.29%) Hadoop
2 18 (11.46%) NoSQL
2 18 (11.46%) Big Data
3 15 (9.55%) MongoDB
4 12 (7.64%) SQL Server
5 9 (5.73%) Apache Cassandra
6 8 (5.10%) CouchDB
7 7 (4.46%) Redis
7 7 (4.46%) Riak
7 7 (4.46%) MySQL
7 7 (4.46%) SAP BI
8 6 (3.82%) Oracle Database
9 5 (3.18%) QlikView
9 5 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.91%) HBase
11 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (1.27%) RDBMS
11 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (1.27%) SAP BW
11 2 (1.27%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 9 (5.73%) Jenkins
2 7 (4.46%) Hudson
3 5 (3.18%) Maven
4 3 (1.91%) Apache Ivy
4 3 (1.91%) Ant
4 3 (1.91%) JUnit
5 2 (1.27%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.64%) Selenium
6 1 (0.64%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.64%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.64%) Grunt
6 1 (0.64%) XMLSpy
6 1 (0.64%) JIRA
General
1 22 (14.01%) Finance
2 17 (10.83%) Banking
3 7 (4.46%) Manufacturing
3 7 (4.46%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.82%) Retail
5 5 (3.18%) Financial Institution
5 5 (3.18%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.91%) Back Office
7 1 (0.64%) Front Office
7 1 (0.64%) Law
7 1 (0.64%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.64%) German Language
7 1 (0.64%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.64%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.64%) Marketing
7 1 (0.64%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (12.74%) Web Services
2 9 (5.73%) SOAP
3 8 (5.10%) .NET
4 7 (4.46%) RabbitMQ
4 7 (4.46%) COM
4 7 (4.46%) LAMP
4 7 (4.46%) Ruby on Rails
5 6 (3.82%) Middleware
5 6 (3.82%) J2EE
6 5 (3.18%) SAP PI
6 5 (3.18%) HTML
6 5 (3.18%) XML
7 4 (2.55%) Spring
7 4 (2.55%) Java EE
7 4 (2.55%) XSLT
7 4 (2.55%) REST
7 4 (2.55%) RESTful
8 3 (1.91%) Spring Web Flow
8 3 (1.91%) JPA
8 3 (1.91%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.18%) DataPower
1 5 (3.18%) Digital Media
2 4 (2.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (2.55%) Open Source
3 3 (1.91%) Mobile App
3 3 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (1.91%) Mathematics
4 2 (1.27%) CESG
4 2 (1.27%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.27%) Mobile Payment
4 2 (1.27%) FMCG
5 1 (0.64%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.64%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.64%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.64%) Arduino
5 1 (0.64%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (0.64%) EFT
5 1 (0.64%) W3C
5 1 (0.64%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.64%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 20 (12.74%) Linux
2 16 (10.19%) Windows
3 14 (8.92%) UNIX
4 7 (4.46%) Android
4 7 (4.46%) CentOS
4 7 (4.46%) Apple iOS
4 7 (4.46%) Debian
5 6 (3.82%) Solaris
6 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.27%) Windows Phone
6 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.64%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.64%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (15.29%) TOGAF
2 17 (10.83%) DevOps
3 15 (9.55%) ERP
3 15 (9.55%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (7.01%) Technical Architecture
5 10 (6.37%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (6.37%) Migration
6 9 (5.73%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (5.10%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (4.46%) Performance Testing
8 7 (4.46%) Load Balancing
8 7 (4.46%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 7 (4.46%) UML
8 7 (4.46%) Project Management
8 7 (4.46%) Enterprise Architecture
9 6 (3.82%) Scrum
9 6 (3.82%) MVC
9 6 (3.82%) Data Modelling
9 6 (3.82%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (3.18%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (11.46%) Java
2 16 (10.19%) SQL
3 10 (6.37%) PHP
3 10 (6.37%) Python
4 8 (5.10%) Ruby
5 7 (4.46%) Bash Shell
5 7 (4.46%) Perl
6 6 (3.82%) C#
7 4 (2.55%) C++
7 4 (2.55%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.27%) C
9 1 (0.64%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.64%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (4.46%) Degree
2 5 (3.18%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (3.18%) CCIE
3 4 (2.55%) CCNP
3 4 (2.55%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.55%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.91%) CCNA
4 3 (1.91%) CCDA
5 1 (0.64%) ISACA
5 1 (0.64%) MCAD
5 1 (0.64%) MCSD
5 1 (0.64%) CISSP
5 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.64%) CCSA
5 1 (0.64%) CISM
5 1 (0.64%) MCTS
5 1 (0.64%) CCSE
5 1 (0.64%) JNCIP
5 1 (0.64%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.18%) SLA
2 2 (1.27%) QA
3 1 (0.64%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.64%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 8 (5.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (3.82%) Hyper-V
3 5 (3.18%) SRDF
3 5 (3.18%) NFS
4 4 (2.55%) Active Directory
4 4 (2.55%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (1.27%) Xen
5 2 (1.27%) Docker
5 2 (1.27%) KVM
6 1 (0.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (8.92%) Puppet
1 14 (8.92%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (4.46%) ZABBIX
2 7 (4.46%) Cacti
2 7 (4.46%) Salt
2 7 (4.46%) Nagios
3 2 (1.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.64%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 1 (0.64%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.64%) SCCM
4 1 (0.64%) SCOM
4 1 (0.64%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.64%) WMI
Vendors
1 33 (21.02%) Oracle
2 22 (14.01%) SAP
3 17 (10.83%) Microsoft
4 16 (10.19%) Cisco
5 14 (8.92%) Rackspace
6 11 (7.01%) NetApp
6 11 (7.01%) VMware
7 9 (5.73%) HP
8 8 (5.10%) IBM
8 8 (5.10%) Siebel
9 7 (4.46%) Juniper
9 7 (4.46%) EMC
9 7 (4.46%) Red Hat
9 7 (4.46%) Yahoo!
10 5 (3.18%) Sitecore
10 5 (3.18%) F5
10 5 (3.18%) Sybase
10 5 (3.18%) Intel
11 4 (2.55%) Informatica
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