The first table below looks at the demand for the Lead Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Scotland region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Architect
Rank 125 110 107
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 5 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.18% 0.16% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.17% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£550 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% -11.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £51.00
Job Titles Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2528 2321 2475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 91.99% 94.01% 93.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1331 1131 1144
Average daily rate £363 £355 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.11% +5.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 74 110
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £9.08 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £28.85 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
Lead Architect
UK

Lead Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Lead Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Lead Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Lead Architect Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Lead Architect
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Edinburgh -19 4 - -
Lead Architect
UK

Lead Architect
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 (58.33%) Finance
2 5 (41.67%) Citrix
3 4 (33.33%) Migration
3 4 (33.33%) Banking
4 3 (25.00%) Cisco
5 2 (16.67%) IBM
5 2 (16.67%) Windows
5 2 (16.67%) SOA
5 2 (16.67%) SLA
5 2 (16.67%) VMware
5 2 (16.67%) DAB
5 2 (16.67%) Security Management
5 2 (16.67%) Application Packaging
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
6 1 (8.33%) Web Application Development
6 1 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (8.33%) Strategic Planning
6 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (8.33%) Java EE
6 1 (8.33%) BPMN
6 1 (8.33%) Web Services
6 1 (8.33%) UML
6 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
6 1 (8.33%) Project Management

Lead Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) DAB
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 7 (58.33%) Finance
2 4 (33.33%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Application Packaging
2 1 (8.33%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) Java EE
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
1 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (16.67%) SOA
2 2 (16.67%) Security Management
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) UML
3 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
3 1 (8.33%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (8.33%) BPMN
3 1 (8.33%) Web Application Development
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Citrix
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco
3 2 (16.67%) IBM
3 2 (16.67%) VMware