The first table below looks at the demand for the Lead Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 18 April 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 South East 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Architect
Rank 231 214 233
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 19 23 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.20% 0.27% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.30% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 8
Average daily rate £550 £550 £538
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £655 £598
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £565 £525
% change year-on-year
-2.65% +7.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8899 7717 9795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.87% 92.21% 92.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4907 3849 4446
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 481 603 705
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% -5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £39.00 £41.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Lead Architect
England

Lead Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Lead Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Lead Architect
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Lead Architect Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Lead Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lead Architect across the South East region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Lead Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Lead Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Lead Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Lead Architect
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -12 7 £625 +13.63% 1
West Sussex - 5 £575 -
Surrey -6 4 £450 -21.73%
Hampshire +4 3 £575 +31.42% 1
Oxfordshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Lead Architect
England

Lead Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 9 (22.50%) Cisco
2 8 (20.00%) Java
2 8 (20.00%) Oracle
3 7 (17.50%) Microsoft
3 7 (17.50%) ETL
4 6 (15.00%) SOA
4 6 (15.00%) Telecoms
5 5 (12.50%) 2G
5 5 (12.50%) Finance
5 5 (12.50%) 3G
5 5 (12.50%) Service Management
5 5 (12.50%) Huawei
5 5 (12.50%) ATM
5 5 (12.50%) CDMA
5 5 (12.50%) GPRS
5 5 (12.50%) 3GPP
5 5 (12.50%) UMTS
5 5 (12.50%) WCDMA
5 5 (12.50%) EMC
5 5 (12.50%) DB2
5 5 (12.50%) SAP
5 5 (12.50%) XML
5 5 (12.50%) ITIL
5 5 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 5 (12.50%) Data Modelling
6 4 (10.00%) Solaris
6 4 (10.00%) Web Services
6 4 (10.00%) Citrix
6 4 (10.00%) IBM
6 4 (10.00%) Data Warehouse

Lead Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (7.50%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.50%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.50%) Lotus Domino
2 1 (2.50%) Apache
2 1 (2.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.50%) 2G
1 5 (12.50%) 3G
1 5 (12.50%) ATM
1 5 (12.50%) CDMA
1 5 (12.50%) GPRS
1 5 (12.50%) 3GPP
1 5 (12.50%) UMTS
1 5 (12.50%) WCDMA
2 3 (7.50%) Firewall
3 2 (5.00%) Internet
3 2 (5.00%) SAN
3 2 (5.00%) LAN
3 2 (5.00%) WAN
3 2 (5.00%) Wireless
3 2 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (5.00%) Network Security
4 1 (2.50%) LTE
4 1 (2.50%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (2.50%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (2.50%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) DB2
2 4 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (7.50%) Big Data
4 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (5.00%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (5.00%) Apache Hive
4 2 (5.00%) HBase
4 2 (5.00%) Hadoop
4 2 (5.00%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Eclipse
General
1 6 (15.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (12.50%) Finance
3 4 (10.00%) Retail
4 2 (5.00%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) XML
2 4 (10.00%) Web Services
3 2 (5.00%) CSS
3 2 (5.00%) HTML
3 2 (5.00%) ODBC
3 2 (5.00%) Middleware
3 2 (5.00%) MapReduce
4 1 (2.50%) jQuery
4 1 (2.50%) LINQ
4 1 (2.50%) WCF
4 1 (2.50%) AppFabric
4 1 (2.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (2.50%) REST
4 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (2.50%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.50%) Ajax
4 1 (2.50%) XSLT
4 1 (2.50%) JSP
4 1 (2.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (5.00%) Replication
2 2 (5.00%) Mobile Computing
2 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.00%) Solaris
2 2 (5.00%) UNIX
2 2 (5.00%) Windows
2 2 (5.00%) AIX
2 2 (5.00%) Linux
2 2 (5.00%) VMS
2 2 (5.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.50%) Android
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.50%) ETL
2 6 (15.00%) SOA
3 5 (12.50%) Service Management
3 5 (12.50%) ITIL
3 5 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 5 (12.50%) Data Modelling
4 4 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (10.00%) TOGAF
4 4 (10.00%) Migration
4 4 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (7.50%) Zachman Framework
6 2 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (5.00%) eTOM
6 2 (5.00%) Configuration Management
6 2 (5.00%) CMMI
6 2 (5.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.00%) Change Management
6 2 (5.00%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (5.00%) E-business
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.00%) Java
2 3 (7.50%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.00%) C++
4 1 (2.50%) COBOL
4 1 (2.50%) C
4 1 (2.50%) C#
4 1 (2.50%) SQL
4 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.00%) CISSP
1 2 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (5.00%) CISM
2 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) TickIT
1 2 (5.00%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.00%) XenApp
2 2 (5.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.50%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (2.50%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 9 (22.50%) Cisco
2 8 (20.00%) Oracle
3 7 (17.50%) Microsoft
4 5 (12.50%) Huawei
4 5 (12.50%) EMC
4 5 (12.50%) SAP
5 4 (10.00%) Citrix
5 4 (10.00%) IBM
5 4 (10.00%) VMware
6 3 (7.50%) HP
7 2 (5.00%) Business Objects
7 2 (5.00%) Cognos
7 2 (5.00%) Informatica
7 2 (5.00%) NetApp
7 2 (5.00%) Red Hat
7 2 (5.00%) Adobe
7 2 (5.00%) Brocade
7 2 (5.00%) 3PAR
8 1 (2.50%) Xamarin
8 1 (2.50%) Apple