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 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 132 124 122
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 7 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% 0.18% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.19% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 8
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£525 £475 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% +15.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £455 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £705 £515 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £450 £500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £70.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £70.00 - -
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
2958 2589 2690
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.12% 91.42% 90.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1723 1312 1381
Average daily rate £350 £340 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 191 201
Average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £40.57 £45.18
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 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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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 +7 2 £525 -
Manchester -12 1 £488 +8.33% 1
Lead Architect
England

Lead Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 5 (33.33%) Cognos
1 5 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) Cisco
1 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
1 5 (33.33%) Analytics
2 4 (26.67%) Business Transformation
2 4 (26.67%) Data Architecture
2 4 (26.67%) Data Integration
2 4 (26.67%) IBM
2 4 (26.67%) Data Modelling
2 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 4 (26.67%) Management Information System
2 4 (26.67%) Aerospace
2 4 (26.67%) Data Analysis
2 4 (26.67%) Systems Analysis
3 3 (20.00%) Banking
3 3 (20.00%) Zachman Framework
3 3 (20.00%) TOGAF
3 3 (20.00%) Dimensional Modelling
4 2 (13.33%) Protective Monitoring
4 2 (13.33%) Security Architecture
4 2 (13.33%) Data Protection
4 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (13.33%) Marketing
4 2 (13.33%) Degree
4 2 (13.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
4 2 (13.33%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 1 (6.67%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (6.67%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) SaaS
1 1 (6.67%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Internet
2 1 (6.67%) Firewall
2 1 (6.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (26.67%) Aerospace
2 3 (20.00%) Banking
3 2 (13.33%) Finance
3 2 (13.33%) Marketing
4 1 (6.67%) Retail
4 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) Web Services
1 1 (6.67%) XML
1 1 (6.67%) XSLT
1 1 (6.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Management Information System
1 4 (26.67%) Data Integration
2 2 (13.33%) CESG
2 2 (13.33%) Mainframe
2 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.67%) VSAM
3 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) UNIX
2 1 (6.67%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) AIX
2 1 (6.67%) Solaris
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) Analytics
2 4 (26.67%) Business Transformation
2 4 (26.67%) Data Architecture
2 4 (26.67%) Data Modelling
2 4 (26.67%) Data Analysis
2 4 (26.67%) Systems Analysis
3 3 (20.00%) Dimensional Modelling
3 3 (20.00%) Zachman Framework
3 3 (20.00%) TOGAF
4 2 (13.33%) Migration
4 2 (13.33%) Information Security
4 2 (13.33%) Data Protection
4 2 (13.33%) Information Security Management
4 2 (13.33%) Security Management
4 2 (13.33%) Information Assurance
4 2 (13.33%) Security Architecture
4 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (13.33%) Protective Monitoring
5 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) VBA
2 1 (6.67%) Python
2 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
2 1 (6.67%) COBOL
2 1 (6.67%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) Perl
2 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) CISSP
2 2 (13.33%) CISA
2 2 (13.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) BS7799
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Cognos
1 5 (33.33%) Cisco
2 4 (26.67%) IBM
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) HP
3 1 (6.67%) Dell
3 1 (6.67%) Software AG
3 1 (6.67%) Juniper
3 1 (6.67%) CA
3 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
3 1 (6.67%) webMethods
3 1 (6.67%) VMware
3 1 (6.67%) Brocade
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) SAP
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