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 4 August 2015 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Architect
Rank 144 136 108
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 2 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.061% 0.23% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.25% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 3
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£550 £469 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.33% +17.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £500 £475
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
3058 2837 2001
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.37% 93.20% 93.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1958 1853 1220
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 166 137
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.36 £40.00 £41.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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
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 4 August 2015. 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
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Lead Architect
England

Lead Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 4 (57.14%) C#
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
1 4 (57.14%) VB
1 4 (57.14%) VB.NET
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
1 4 (57.14%) IIS
1 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET
1 4 (57.14%) Web Services
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2000
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
1 4 (57.14%) SOA
1 4 (57.14%) Asset Management
1 4 (57.14%) VB6
1 4 (57.14%) Technical Architecture
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (57.14%) Software Deployment
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2005
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (14.29%) Analytics
2 1 (14.29%) SABSA
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (14.29%) Verint
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco IPT
2 1 (14.29%) WFM
2 1 (14.29%) Workforce Management Optimization
2 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 4 (57.14%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) SAN
1 1 (14.29%) IP Telephony
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2000
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2005
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
1 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET
1 4 (57.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
1 1 (14.29%) IVR
1 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) SOA
1 4 (57.14%) Asset Management
1 4 (57.14%) Technical Architecture
1 4 (57.14%) Software Deployment
2 1 (14.29%) Analytics
2 1 (14.29%) SABSA
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) WFM
2 1 (14.29%) Workforce Management Optimization
2 1 (14.29%) Information Management
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Quality Management
2 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 1 (14.29%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) C#
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
1 4 (57.14%) VB
1 4 (57.14%) VB.NET
1 4 (57.14%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) CCIE
1 1 (14.29%) CCNP
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Verint
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco