The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the North East 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 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Architect
Rank 59 41 -
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 11 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.40% 0.27% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.59% 0.28% -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 0
Average daily rate
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£515 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £450 £500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £70.00 - -
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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 North East 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
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
693 351 408
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 88.51% 93.35% 91.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 170 153
Average daily rate £390 £331 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.00% +5.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 37 56
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.67 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Lead Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Lead Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Lead Architect
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Lead Architect Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Lead Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (91.67%) Linux
2 10 (83.33%) Python
2 10 (83.33%) HTML
2 10 (83.33%) Java
2 10 (83.33%) JSON
2 10 (83.33%) JIRA
2 10 (83.33%) Selenium
2 10 (83.33%) Django
2 10 (83.33%) Open Source
2 10 (83.33%) Confluence
2 10 (83.33%) NoSQL
2 10 (83.33%) HTML5
3 9 (75.00%) Puppet
3 9 (75.00%) MongoDB
3 9 (75.00%) Jenkins
3 9 (75.00%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (75.00%) Mentoring
3 9 (75.00%) RESTful
3 9 (75.00%) Scala
3 9 (75.00%) Ruby
3 9 (75.00%) Spring
4 8 (66.67%) Relational Database
5 4 (33.33%) Scrum
6 3 (25.00%) Web Development
7 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
8 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
8 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
8 1 (8.33%) Software Architecture
8 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis

Lead Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 10 (83.33%) Confluence
2 1 (8.33%) MQSeries
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (83.33%) NoSQL
2 9 (75.00%) MongoDB
3 8 (66.67%) Relational Database
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (83.33%) JIRA
1 10 (83.33%) Selenium
2 9 (75.00%) Jenkins
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (83.33%) HTML
1 10 (83.33%) JSON
1 10 (83.33%) Django
1 10 (83.33%) HTML5
2 9 (75.00%) Spring
2 9 (75.00%) RESTful
3 1 (8.33%) XML
3 1 (8.33%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (83.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (75.00%) Mentoring
3 4 (33.33%) Scrum
4 3 (25.00%) Web Development
5 1 (8.33%) Software Architecture
5 1 (8.33%) Logical Data Model
5 1 (8.33%) Physical Data Model
5 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
5 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) Java
1 10 (83.33%) Python
2 9 (75.00%) Ruby
2 9 (75.00%) Scala
3 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 9 (75.00%) Puppet
1 9 (75.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle