The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Architect
Rank 227 205 234
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +29
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 16 26 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.17% 0.30% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.32% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 13
Average daily rate
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£550 £525 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £660 £600 £521
UK excluding London average daily rate £520 £475 £503
% change year-on-year
+9.47% -5.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £64.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £82.00 £64.25 £51.00
% change year-on-year
+27.62% +25.98%
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 South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8392 8070 9133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.47% 92.66% 92.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4635 4319 4191
Average daily rate £360 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £215 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 435 498 620
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.57 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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
Hampshire - 7 £625 - 2
Berkshire +4 4 £550 +2.32% 2
Buckinghamshire +1 1 £520 +15.55% 1
Surrey -1 1 £470 - 1
West Sussex - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Lead Architect
England

Lead Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 7 (26.92%) ITIL
1 7 (26.92%) Security Cleared
2 5 (19.23%) Cisco
2 5 (19.23%) Finance
2 5 (19.23%) TOGAF
3 4 (15.38%) Retail
3 4 (15.38%) Data Modelling
3 4 (15.38%) Middleware
3 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
4 3 (11.54%) DV Cleared
4 3 (11.54%) Open Source
4 3 (11.54%) SaaS
4 3 (11.54%) Enterprise Modelling
4 3 (11.54%) WCF
4 3 (11.54%) SIEM
4 3 (11.54%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (11.54%) Coaching
4 3 (11.54%) SAN
4 3 (11.54%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (11.54%) EMC
4 3 (11.54%) SOAP
4 3 (11.54%) XML
4 3 (11.54%) XSD
4 3 (11.54%) Linux
4 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (7.69%) Firewall
5 2 (7.69%) Wireless
5 2 (7.69%) Juniper
5 2 (7.69%) Network Design
5 2 (7.69%) DevOps

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (11.54%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (7.69%) OpenStack
2 2 (7.69%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint Server
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) SAN
2 2 (7.69%) Firewall
2 2 (7.69%) Wireless
3 1 (3.85%) NAS
3 1 (3.85%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) Big Data
1 2 (7.69%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (3.85%) Redis
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.85%) MySQL
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (3.85%) PowerCenter
2 1 (3.85%) EDRMS
General
1 5 (19.23%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Retail
3 1 (3.85%) Retail Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) Middleware
2 3 (11.54%) WCF
2 3 (11.54%) SOAP
2 3 (11.54%) XML
2 3 (11.54%) XSD
3 1 (3.85%) Grails
3 1 (3.85%) jQuery
3 1 (3.85%) HTML
3 1 (3.85%) .NET
3 1 (3.85%) CSS
3 1 (3.85%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Open Source
1 3 (11.54%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.85%) Social Media
2 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.85%) Social Network
2 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) Android
2 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) ITIL
2 5 (19.23%) TOGAF
3 4 (15.38%) Data Modelling
4 3 (11.54%) Enterprise Modelling
4 3 (11.54%) SIEM
4 3 (11.54%) Coaching
4 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (7.69%) Network Design
5 2 (7.69%) DevOps
6 1 (3.85%) Data Architecture
6 1 (3.85%) ITIL V3
6 1 (3.85%) Time Management
6 1 (3.85%) Data Protection
6 1 (3.85%) Business Analysis
6 1 (3.85%) Risk Management
6 1 (3.85%) Workflow
6 1 (3.85%) Security Management
6 1 (3.85%) Migration
6 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.85%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) Groovy
1 1 (3.85%) Objective-C
1 1 (3.85%) C#
1 1 (3.85%) Java
1 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
1 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) Security Cleared
2 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 3 (11.54%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) Degree
4 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) JSP 440
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.85%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) Cisco
2 3 (11.54%) EMC
3 2 (7.69%) Juniper
3 2 (7.69%) Brocade
3 2 (7.69%) F5
4 1 (3.85%) EPiServer
4 1 (3.85%) VMware
4 1 (3.85%) Siebel
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle
4 1 (3.85%) SAP
4 1 (3.85%) HP
4 1 (3.85%) Informatica