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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lead Architect
Rank 141 146 132
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 12 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.33% 0.29% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.30% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 0
Median daily rate £500 £700 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £550 £500
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +10.00%
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
3470 3637 2924
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.83% 95.01% 95.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2156 2141 1584
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 190 193
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.16 £16.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.17% +0.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.39 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.14
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.12%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +5 9 £425 -41.37%
Manchester -6 1 £500 -31.03% 1
Lancashire -10 1 £570 -7.31%
Lead Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (26.67%) SQL
2 7 (23.33%) Oracle
2 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
3 6 (20.00%) Citrix
3 6 (20.00%) Migration
3 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (16.67%) Retail
4 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
4 5 (16.67%) EMC
4 5 (16.67%) Mainframe
4 5 (16.67%) DHCP
4 5 (16.67%) DB2
4 5 (16.67%) CRM
4 5 (16.67%) Java
4 5 (16.67%) Windows
4 5 (16.67%) AIX
4 5 (16.67%) HPUX
4 5 (16.67%) Solaris
4 5 (16.67%) Linux
5 4 (13.33%) Finance
5 4 (13.33%) Billing
5 4 (13.33%) Office 365
5 4 (13.33%) SCCM
6 3 (10.00%) TOGAF
6 3 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (10.00%) Windows 10
6 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management

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 (3.33%) JBoss
1 1 (3.33%) SAS
1 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.33%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) Office 365
2 2 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.33%) Amazon S3
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) DHCP
2 2 (6.67%) Ethernet
2 2 (6.67%) LAN
2 2 (6.67%) WAN
2 2 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (6.67%) Wireless
3 1 (3.33%) Network Security
3 1 (3.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) DB2
2 1 (3.33%) MySQL
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Ant
1 1 (3.33%) JUnit
General
1 5 (16.67%) Retail
2 4 (13.33%) Billing
2 4 (13.33%) Finance
3 1 (3.33%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) XML
2 1 (3.33%) .NET
2 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.33%) CAML
2 1 (3.33%) Dropwizard
2 1 (3.33%) Hibernate
2 1 (3.33%) Java EE
2 1 (3.33%) JSON
2 1 (3.33%) Spring
2 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Mainframe
2 2 (6.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (3.33%) CESG
3 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) AIX
1 5 (16.67%) HPUX
1 5 (16.67%) Linux
1 5 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 5 (16.67%) Solaris
1 5 (16.67%) Windows
2 3 (10.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.33%) Unix
3 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (20.00%) Migration
2 5 (16.67%) CRM
3 3 (10.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (10.00%) TOGAF
4 2 (6.67%) ITIL
4 2 (6.67%) ITSM
4 2 (6.67%) Load Testing
4 2 (6.67%) Network Architecture
4 2 (6.67%) Security Architecture
4 2 (6.67%) Service Management
4 2 (6.67%) TDD
5 1 (3.33%) Business Transformation
5 1 (3.33%) Data Management
5 1 (3.33%) Open Source
5 1 (3.33%) SABSA
5 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.33%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 8 (26.67%) SQL
2 5 (16.67%) Java
3 2 (6.67%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.33%) C#
4 1 (3.33%) FQL
4 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) CISSP
3 1 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.33%) CCNA
3 1 (3.33%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.33%) CITP
3 1 (3.33%) CREST Certified
3 1 (3.33%) MBCS
3 1 (3.33%) MCSE
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.33%) XenDesktop
2 1 (3.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
1 7 (23.33%) Oracle
2 6 (20.00%) Citrix
3 5 (16.67%) EMC
4 2 (6.67%) IBM
4 2 (6.67%) VMware
5 1 (3.33%) SAP
5 1 (3.33%) ServiceNow
5 1 (3.33%) Teradata