The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Lead Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lead Architect
Rank 133 148 136
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 19 15 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.55% 0.36% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.37% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 2
Median daily rate £600 £690 £583
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +18.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £599 £581
10% offered a daily rate of more than £703 £779 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £525 £498
% change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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 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
3285 4002 2901
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.26% 95.33% 93.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2073 2379 1604
Median daily rate £388 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 200 186
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.44% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.98 £47.71 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

Lead Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North West region that featured Lead Architect in the job title.

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 30 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Architect within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +16 9 £581 -15.76%
Manchester -7 7 £600 -20.00% 1
Lancashire +14 2 £570 -13.30%
Lead Architect
England

Lead Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, Lead Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region featuring Lead Architect in the job title.

1 8 (22.86%) SQL
2 7 (20.00%) Oracle
2 7 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (17.14%) Git (software)
3 6 (17.14%) GitHub
3 6 (17.14%) Jenkins
3 6 (17.14%) DevOps
3 6 (17.14%) Python
3 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
3 6 (17.14%) Migration
4 5 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (14.29%) Mainframe
4 5 (14.29%) Active Directory
4 5 (14.29%) EMC
4 5 (14.29%) Citrix
4 5 (14.29%) Retail
4 5 (14.29%) DHCP
4 5 (14.29%) AIX
4 5 (14.29%) HPUX
4 5 (14.29%) Solaris
4 5 (14.29%) Linux
4 5 (14.29%) Java
4 5 (14.29%) DB2
4 5 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (11.43%) SCCM
5 4 (11.43%) CRM
5 4 (11.43%) Billing

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.86%) JBoss
1 1 (2.86%) SAS
1 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (5.71%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (17.14%) GitHub
2 3 (8.57%) Office 365
3 2 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.29%) DHCP
2 3 (8.57%) Ethernet
2 3 (8.57%) LAN
2 3 (8.57%) WAN
2 3 (8.57%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (8.57%) Wireless
3 1 (2.86%) Network Security
3 1 (2.86%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) DB2
2 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.86%) MySQL
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (17.14%) Git (software)
1 6 (17.14%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.86%) Ant
2 1 (2.86%) JUnit
General
1 5 (14.29%) Retail
2 4 (11.43%) Billing
3 2 (5.71%) Finance
4 1 (2.86%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) XML
2 1 (2.86%) .NET
2 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.86%) CAML
2 1 (2.86%) Dropwizard
2 1 (2.86%) Hibernate
2 1 (2.86%) Java EE
2 1 (2.86%) JSON
2 1 (2.86%) Spring
2 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Mainframe
2 3 (8.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (2.86%) CESG
3 1 (2.86%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) AIX
1 5 (14.29%) HPUX
1 5 (14.29%) Linux
1 5 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 5 (14.29%) Solaris
2 4 (11.43%) Windows
3 3 (8.57%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
1 6 (17.14%) DevOps
1 6 (17.14%) Migration
2 5 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (11.43%) CRM
4 3 (8.57%) E-Commerce
4 3 (8.57%) ITIL
4 3 (8.57%) ITSM
4 3 (8.57%) Load Testing
4 3 (8.57%) Service Management
4 3 (8.57%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (5.71%) Data Management
5 2 (5.71%) Network Architecture
5 2 (5.71%) TDD
5 2 (5.71%) TOGAF
6 1 (2.86%) Business Transformation
6 1 (2.86%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.86%) Data Governance
6 1 (2.86%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.86%) SQL
2 6 (17.14%) Python
3 5 (14.29%) Java
4 2 (5.71%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.86%) C#
5 1 (2.86%) FQL
5 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.86%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.71%) CISSP
3 1 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.86%) CCNA
3 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.86%) CITP
3 1 (2.86%) CREST Certified
3 1 (2.86%) MBCS
3 1 (2.86%) MCSE
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.86%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (20.00%) Oracle
2 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
3 5 (14.29%) Citrix
3 5 (14.29%) EMC
4 2 (5.71%) IBM
5 1 (2.86%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.86%) Teradata
5 1 (2.86%) VMware