The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Architect
Rank 136 104 129
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 7 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.22% 0.18% 0.095%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.19% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 2
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£473 £400 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.12% -23.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £498 £475 £500
% change year-on-year
+4.73% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £51.00
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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 South 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
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3011 2055 2945
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.31% 92.86% 93.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1935 1262 1730
Average daily rate £368 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 163 235
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -35.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £43.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

Lead Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Lead Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Lead Architect
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Lead Architect Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Lead Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lead Architect across the South West region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Lead Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Lead Architect
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 29 August 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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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
Somerset -8 4 £484 - 1
Bristol -20 1 - - 1
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Lead Architect
England

Lead Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 10 (50.00%) Finance
1 10 (50.00%) Banking
2 8 (40.00%) Retail
2 8 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 8 (40.00%) Retail Banking
3 6 (30.00%) Manufacturing
3 6 (30.00%) SOA
4 5 (25.00%) ISO 9000
4 5 (25.00%) CISSP
4 5 (25.00%) ITIL
4 5 (25.00%) CEH
4 5 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 5 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (25.00%) OWASP
4 5 (25.00%) RMADS
4 5 (25.00%) DV Cleared
4 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (25.00%) IaaS
5 4 (20.00%) Information Assurance
5 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (15.00%) SAP
6 3 (15.00%) Security Architecture
7 2 (10.00%) Data Integration
7 2 (10.00%) Business Objects
7 2 (10.00%) Oracle
7 2 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (10.00%) Mainframe
7 2 (10.00%) WebSphere
7 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (10.00%) Information Management

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 2 (10.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.00%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (25.00%) IaaS
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.00%) SaaS
2 1 (5.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) SAN
1 1 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (50.00%) Finance
1 10 (50.00%) Banking
2 8 (40.00%) Retail
2 8 (40.00%) Retail Banking
3 6 (30.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.00%) Marketing
4 1 (5.00%) Electronics
4 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) Symfony
1 1 (5.00%) CodeIgniter
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
1 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) RMADS
2 2 (10.00%) Data Integration
2 2 (10.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (10.00%) Smartphone
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Android
1 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 6 (30.00%) SOA
3 5 (25.00%) ITIL
3 5 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 5 (25.00%) OWASP
4 4 (20.00%) Information Assurance
4 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (15.00%) Security Architecture
6 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (10.00%) Information Management
7 1 (5.00%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (5.00%) MVC
7 1 (5.00%) Scrum
7 1 (5.00%) Programme Management
7 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (5.00%) iOS Development
7 1 (5.00%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) C#
1 1 (5.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) CISSP
1 5 (25.00%) CEH
1 5 (25.00%) DV Cleared
1 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) ISO 9000
1 5 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) SAP
2 2 (10.00%) Business Objects
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) Brocade
3 1 (5.00%) Zend
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco
3 1 (5.00%) EMC