The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 5 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Architect
Rank 142 131 114
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 8 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.21% 0.13% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.14% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 3
Average daily rate
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£650 £500 £292
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% +71.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £500 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £548 £625 £558
% change year-on-year
-12.40% +12.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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 North West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3596 2874 2256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.51% 91.62% 93.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1945 1546 1057
Average daily rate £388 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 186 179
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.91 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

Lead Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Lead Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Lead Architect
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Lead Architect Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Lead Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lead Architect across the North West region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

Lead Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Lead Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Lead Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Lead Architect
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 5 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
Cheshire - 4 £650 - 1
Lancashire +5 2 £538 -
Manchester -3 1 - -
Lead Architect
England

Lead Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 7 (36.84%) Finance
2 6 (31.58%) Mainframe
2 6 (31.58%) IBM
3 5 (26.32%) Data Modelling
3 5 (26.32%) Linux
3 5 (26.32%) UNIX
3 5 (26.32%) Migration
4 4 (21.05%) Banking
4 4 (21.05%) VSAM
4 4 (21.05%) Middleware
4 4 (21.05%) Oracle
5 3 (15.79%) COBOL
5 3 (15.79%) Windows
5 3 (15.79%) AIX
5 3 (15.79%) Solaris
5 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (15.79%) CICS
5 3 (15.79%) CA
5 3 (15.79%) Data Management
5 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
5 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
5 3 (15.79%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (15.79%) Analytics
5 3 (15.79%) BYOD
6 2 (10.53%) Data Integration
6 2 (10.53%) Line Management
6 2 (10.53%) Law
6 2 (10.53%) Data Architecture
6 2 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 3 (15.79%) CICS
2 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (5.26%) IIS
2 1 (5.26%) JBoss
2 1 (5.26%) IBM Notes
2 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.26%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) SAN
2 1 (5.26%) MPLS
2 1 (5.26%) Firewall
2 1 (5.26%) WAN
2 1 (5.26%) VPN
2 1 (5.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
1 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (10.53%) DataStage
2 1 (5.26%) QlikView
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (5.26%) Big Data
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
General
1 7 (36.84%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Banking
3 2 (10.53%) Law
4 1 (5.26%) Retail
4 1 (5.26%) Retail Banking
4 1 (5.26%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) Middleware
2 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Mainframe
2 4 (21.05%) VSAM
3 3 (15.79%) BYOD
4 2 (10.53%) Data Integration
5 1 (5.26%) Visualisation
5 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) UNIX
1 5 (26.32%) Linux
2 3 (15.79%) Windows
2 3 (15.79%) AIX
2 3 (15.79%) Solaris
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Data Modelling
1 5 (26.32%) Migration
2 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (15.79%) Data Management
2 3 (15.79%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (15.79%) Analytics
3 2 (10.53%) Line Management
3 2 (10.53%) ITIL
3 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (10.53%) Data Architecture
4 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.26%) Scrum
4 1 (5.26%) ETL
4 1 (5.26%) Zachman Framework
4 1 (5.26%) TOGAF
4 1 (5.26%) Information Management
4 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) COBOL
2 2 (10.53%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) R
3 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
1 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) IBM
2 4 (21.05%) Oracle
3 3 (15.79%) CA
4 2 (10.53%) Juniper
4 2 (10.53%) Cognos
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco
4 2 (10.53%) NetApp
5 1 (5.26%) Lotus
5 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.26%) Websense
5 1 (5.26%) VMware
5 1 (5.26%) Curam
5 1 (5.26%) Brocade
5 1 (5.26%) TSYS
5 1 (5.26%) Tableau
5 1 (5.26%) Business Objects
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.26%) HP
5 1 (5.26%) EMC