The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 March 2015 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Architect
Rank 330 326 304
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 70 79 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.32% 0.35% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.38% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 65 45
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£575 £575 £575
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £460 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £700 £740
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £540 £548
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Lead Architect
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
19993 21057 19155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.65% 92.96% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 13823 14428 13062
Average daily rate £450 £425 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -3.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £271 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 366 401 395
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
-1.02% -0.87%

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 30 March 2015.

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 30 March 2015. 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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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 +11 10 £620 +5.53% 10
Westminster - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Lead Architect
England

Lead Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 42 (32.81%) Finance
2 38 (29.69%) Banking
2 38 (29.69%) Oracle
3 36 (28.13%) Java
4 20 (15.63%) Investment Banking
5 19 (14.84%) Analytics
6 18 (14.06%) TOGAF
7 15 (11.72%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (10.16%) Front Office
8 13 (10.16%) WAN
8 13 (10.16%) Analytical Skills
9 11 (8.59%) SQL Server
10 10 (7.81%) Windows
10 10 (7.81%) Cisco
10 10 (7.81%) SOA
10 10 (7.81%) Data Architecture
11 9 (7.03%) VMware
11 9 (7.03%) E-Commerce
11 9 (7.03%) Linux
11 9 (7.03%) EMC
12 8 (6.25%) Firewall
12 8 (6.25%) Web Services
12 8 (6.25%) ETL
12 8 (6.25%) Microsoft
12 8 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
12 8 (6.25%) Mathematics
13 7 (5.47%) Migration
13 7 (5.47%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (5.47%) Scrum
13 7 (5.47%) IBM

Lead Architect
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 5 (3.91%) Apache
1 5 (3.91%) Oracle Coherence
1 5 (3.91%) Adobe CQ
2 2 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (1.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (1.56%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.56%) IIS
2 2 (1.56%) SAS
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (0.78%) CICS
3 1 (0.78%) NetWeaver
3 1 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.78%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.78%) Lync
3 1 (0.78%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (1.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.78%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.34%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (1.56%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 2 (1.56%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.78%) RMDS
3 1 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.78%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.78%) SaaS
1 1 (0.78%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.16%) WAN
2 8 (6.25%) Firewall
3 5 (3.91%) LAN
3 5 (3.91%) VoIP
4 4 (3.13%) SAN
4 4 (3.13%) MPLS
4 4 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (3.13%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (3.13%) NetScreen
5 3 (2.34%) Multicast
5 3 (2.34%) TACACS
5 3 (2.34%) NAS
5 3 (2.34%) FCoE
5 3 (2.34%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (2.34%) OSPF
5 3 (2.34%) BGP
5 3 (2.34%) Wireless
5 3 (2.34%) IPsec
5 3 (2.34%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (2.34%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.59%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.69%) Hadoop
2 6 (4.69%) MongoDB
3 5 (3.91%) Redis
3 5 (3.91%) Oracle Database
4 4 (3.13%) CouchDB
4 4 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.34%) DataStage
5 3 (2.34%) SAP HANA
5 3 (2.34%) Couchbase
6 2 (1.56%) Big Data
6 2 (1.56%) HBase
6 2 (1.56%) QlikView
6 2 (1.56%) DB2
6 2 (1.56%) MySQL
6 2 (1.56%) KDB
6 2 (1.56%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.56%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.78%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.78%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 2 (1.56%) Maven
2 1 (0.78%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.78%) ProC
General
1 42 (32.81%) Finance
2 38 (29.69%) Banking
3 20 (15.63%) Investment Banking
4 13 (10.16%) Front Office
5 6 (4.69%) Retail
6 4 (3.13%) Financial Institution
6 4 (3.13%) Games
7 3 (2.34%) Back Office
7 3 (2.34%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.56%) Legal
9 1 (0.78%) Billing
9 1 (0.78%) Law
9 1 (0.78%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.25%) Web Services
2 6 (4.69%) J2EE
2 6 (4.69%) Middleware
2 6 (4.69%) Spring
2 6 (4.69%) REST
3 5 (3.91%) SOAP
4 4 (3.13%) XML
4 4 (3.13%) .NET
4 4 (3.13%) XSLT
4 4 (3.13%) Memcached
4 4 (3.13%) JSON
5 3 (2.34%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.56%) WCF
6 2 (1.56%) WPF
6 2 (1.56%) RESTful
6 2 (1.56%) JMS
6 2 (1.56%) XML Schema
6 2 (1.56%) HTML
6 2 (1.56%) JDBC
7 1 (0.78%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.16%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.25%) Mathematics
3 5 (3.91%) PKI
4 4 (3.13%) Mainframe
4 4 (3.13%) Online Games
5 3 (2.34%) Credit Risk
5 3 (2.34%) Open Source
5 3 (2.34%) Inversion of Control
5 3 (2.34%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.34%) Clustering
5 3 (2.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (2.34%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.56%) Cryptography
6 2 (1.56%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.78%) Data Conversion
7 1 (0.78%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.78%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.78%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.81%) Windows
2 9 (7.03%) Linux
3 6 (4.69%) UNIX
4 5 (3.91%) Solaris
5 4 (3.13%) AIX
6 2 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.78%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.78%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (14.84%) Analytics
2 18 (14.06%) TOGAF
3 15 (11.72%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (7.81%) SOA
4 10 (7.81%) Data Architecture
5 9 (7.03%) E-Commerce
6 8 (6.25%) ETL
6 8 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
7 7 (5.47%) ERP
7 7 (5.47%) Service Management
7 7 (5.47%) Migration
7 7 (5.47%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (5.47%) Scrum
7 7 (5.47%) Mentoring
8 6 (4.69%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (4.69%) ITIL
9 5 (3.91%) Data Modelling
9 5 (3.91%) CRM
9 5 (3.91%) Change Management
9 5 (3.91%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (28.13%) Java
2 6 (4.69%) SQL
3 4 (3.13%) C#
3 4 (3.13%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.34%) C++
4 3 (2.34%) Scala
5 2 (1.56%) XQuery
5 2 (1.56%) XPath
5 2 (1.56%) PHP
6 1 (0.78%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.78%) Python
6 1 (0.78%) Groovy
6 1 (0.78%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (5.47%) CCIE
1 7 (5.47%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (3.91%) Degree
3 3 (2.34%) CCDE
3 3 (2.34%) CCNP
3 3 (2.34%) CCNA
3 3 (2.34%) CCDA
3 3 (2.34%) CCDP
3 3 (2.34%) CCA
4 2 (1.56%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.78%) MCSE
5 1 (0.78%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.78%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.13%) SLA
1 4 (3.13%) QA
2 3 (2.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.56%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.34%) Hyper-V
2 3 (2.34%) NFS
2 3 (2.34%) Xen
2 3 (2.34%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (2.34%) KVM
3 1 (0.78%) HDFS
3 1 (0.78%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.78%) SRDF
3 1 (0.78%) PowerHA
3 1 (0.78%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.78%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (0.78%) SCCM
1 1 (0.78%) Ambari
1 1 (0.78%) Oozie
1 1 (0.78%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 38 (29.69%) Oracle
2 10 (7.81%) Cisco
3 9 (7.03%) EMC
3 9 (7.03%) VMware
4 8 (6.25%) Microsoft
5 7 (5.47%) IBM
6 6 (4.69%) SAP
7 5 (3.91%) Adobe
8 4 (3.13%) Citrix
8 4 (3.13%) Juniper
8 4 (3.13%) F5
8 4 (3.13%) NetApp
9 3 (2.34%) Actimize
9 3 (2.34%) Intel
9 3 (2.34%) Sybase
9 3 (2.34%) Siebel
10 2 (1.56%) PeopleSoft
10 2 (1.56%) Cognos
10 2 (1.56%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.56%) Pega