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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Architect
Rank 331 340 321
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 72 55 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.32% 0.24% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.26% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 49 43
Average daily rate
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£600 £575 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £470 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £733 £650 £725
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £663 £558
% change year-on-year
-16.98% +18.83%
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
20445 21023 20332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.24% 92.91% 92.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 14135 14816 13711
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £271 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 371 455
Average hourly rate £18.71 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.91% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +14 10 £650 +6.12% 7
Docklands, London - 1 £650 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £600 -
Brentford - 1 - -
Hounslow - 1 £275 -
Lead Architect
England

Lead Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 44 (32.84%) Java
2 36 (26.87%) Oracle
3 35 (26.12%) Banking
4 34 (25.37%) Finance
5 19 (14.18%) Investment Banking
6 18 (13.43%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (11.94%) TOGAF
8 14 (10.45%) Analytics
8 14 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (8.96%) E-Commerce
10 11 (8.21%) SOA
10 11 (8.21%) Web Services
10 11 (8.21%) Adobe
10 11 (8.21%) Firewall
10 11 (8.21%) Coaching
10 11 (8.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 10 (7.46%) Redis
11 10 (7.46%) Memcached
11 10 (7.46%) MongoDB
11 10 (7.46%) CouchDB
11 10 (7.46%) WAN
12 9 (6.72%) Windows
12 9 (6.72%) Middleware
12 9 (6.72%) IBM
12 9 (6.72%) Front Office
12 9 (6.72%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (6.72%) Mentoring
13 8 (5.97%) Scrum
13 8 (5.97%) Enterprise Architecture
13 8 (5.97%) Mathematics

Lead Architect
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 11 (8.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 6 (4.48%) WebSphere
3 5 (3.73%) Apache
3 5 (3.73%) Oracle Coherence
4 4 (2.99%) IIS
5 2 (1.49%) SAS
5 2 (1.49%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.49%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.75%) Node.js
6 1 (0.75%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.75%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.75%) CICS
6 1 (0.75%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.75%) JBoss
6 1 (0.75%) PegaRULES
6 1 (0.75%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 5 (3.73%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.24%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.24%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.75%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.49%) PeopleSoft HRMS
1 2 (1.49%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.75%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.75%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.49%) SaaS
2 1 (0.75%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.75%) PaaS
2 1 (0.75%) Google App Engine
2 1 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (0.75%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.21%) Firewall
2 10 (7.46%) WAN
3 6 (4.48%) MPLS
4 5 (3.73%) VPN
4 5 (3.73%) LAN
4 5 (3.73%) VoIP
5 4 (2.99%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (2.99%) NetScreen
6 3 (2.24%) OSPF
6 3 (2.24%) BGP
6 3 (2.24%) TACACS
6 3 (2.24%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (2.24%) Network Security
6 3 (2.24%) Wireless
6 3 (2.24%) IPsec
7 2 (1.49%) VLAN
7 2 (1.49%) HTTP
7 2 (1.49%) SSL
7 2 (1.49%) NetScaler
7 2 (1.49%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.46%) Redis
1 10 (7.46%) MongoDB
1 10 (7.46%) CouchDB
2 6 (4.48%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.24%) Hadoop
3 3 (2.24%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.24%) MySQL
3 3 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.24%) QlikView
4 2 (1.49%) KDB
4 2 (1.49%) OLTP
4 2 (1.49%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.49%) Couchbase
4 2 (1.49%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.75%) HBase
5 1 (0.75%) Big Data
5 1 (0.75%) DataStage
5 1 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.75%) DB2
5 1 (0.75%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (1.49%) Maven
2 1 (0.75%) Hudson
2 1 (0.75%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.75%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.75%) ProC
2 1 (0.75%) Ant
2 1 (0.75%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.75%) JIRA
2 1 (0.75%) Subversion
General
1 35 (26.12%) Banking
2 34 (25.37%) Finance
3 19 (14.18%) Investment Banking
4 9 (6.72%) Front Office
5 7 (5.22%) Retail
6 5 (3.73%) Back Office
7 4 (2.99%) Financial Institution
7 4 (2.99%) Games
8 3 (2.24%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.49%) Billing
9 2 (1.49%) Legal
9 2 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.75%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.75%) Marketing
10 1 (0.75%) Publishing
10 1 (0.75%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.21%) Web Services
2 10 (7.46%) Memcached
3 9 (6.72%) Middleware
4 7 (5.22%) J2EE
4 7 (5.22%) Spring
5 6 (4.48%) AngularJS
6 5 (3.73%) SOAP
6 5 (3.73%) HTML
7 4 (2.99%) JSON
7 4 (2.99%) XML
7 4 (2.99%) XSLT
8 3 (2.24%) HTML5
8 3 (2.24%) .NET
9 2 (1.49%) Silverlight
9 2 (1.49%) XML Schema
9 2 (1.49%) JMS
9 2 (1.49%) CSS
9 2 (1.49%) JDBC
9 2 (1.49%) Akka
9 2 (1.49%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.97%) Mathematics
3 5 (3.73%) PKI
4 4 (2.99%) Clustering
4 4 (2.99%) Online Games
4 4 (2.99%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.24%) Inversion of Control
5 3 (2.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (2.24%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.49%) Cryptography
6 2 (1.49%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.49%) FMCG
6 2 (1.49%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.49%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (1.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.49%) Over-the-Top Content
6 2 (1.49%) Open Source
7 1 (0.75%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.75%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.72%) Windows
2 7 (5.22%) UNIX
2 7 (5.22%) Linux
3 3 (2.24%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.24%) AIX
3 3 (2.24%) Solaris
3 3 (2.24%) Android
4 2 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (13.43%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (11.94%) TOGAF
3 14 (10.45%) Analytics
4 12 (8.96%) E-Commerce
5 11 (8.21%) SOA
5 11 (8.21%) Coaching
6 9 (6.72%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (6.72%) Mentoring
7 8 (5.97%) Scrum
7 8 (5.97%) Enterprise Architecture
8 7 (5.22%) ITIL
8 7 (5.22%) ETL
8 7 (5.22%) Data Architecture
9 6 (4.48%) Release Management
9 6 (4.48%) OO
9 6 (4.48%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (4.48%) Service Management
10 5 (3.73%) Data Modelling
10 5 (3.73%) CRM
10 5 (3.73%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 44 (32.84%) Java
2 7 (5.22%) JavaScript
3 4 (2.99%) SQL
4 3 (2.24%) Scala
5 2 (1.49%) XPath
5 2 (1.49%) Python
5 2 (1.49%) C#
5 2 (1.49%) PHP
5 2 (1.49%) XQuery
6 1 (0.75%) Apex Code
6 1 (0.75%) Google Apps Script
6 1 (0.75%) Groovy
6 1 (0.75%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (3.73%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (3.73%) CCIE
1 5 (3.73%) Degree
2 1 (0.75%) ISEB
2 1 (0.75%) CCNP
2 1 (0.75%) CCNA
2 1 (0.75%) CCDA
2 1 (0.75%) CCDP
2 1 (0.75%) CCA
2 1 (0.75%) Sun Certification
2 1 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (0.75%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.75%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.99%) QA
1 4 (2.99%) SLA
2 2 (1.49%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (2.24%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (2.24%) Hyper-V
2 2 (1.49%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.49%) XenServer
2 2 (1.49%) vSphere
3 1 (0.75%) IAG
3 1 (0.75%) SRDF
3 1 (0.75%) KVM
3 1 (0.75%) NFS
3 1 (0.75%) Xen
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.75%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 36 (26.87%) Oracle
2 11 (8.21%) Adobe
3 9 (6.72%) IBM
4 8 (5.97%) Cisco
5 7 (5.22%) Microsoft
5 7 (5.22%) Pega
6 6 (4.48%) VMware
6 6 (4.48%) SAP
6 6 (4.48%) Citrix
6 6 (4.48%) Juniper
7 4 (2.99%) EMC
7 4 (2.99%) F5
8 3 (2.24%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (2.24%) Business Objects
8 3 (2.24%) Actimize
9 2 (1.49%) InterSystems
9 2 (1.49%) Brocade
9 2 (1.49%) Cognos
9 2 (1.49%) PeopleSoft
9 2 (1.49%) Red Hat
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