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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Architect
Rank 138 118 124
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 9 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.28% 0.085% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.093% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 3
Average daily rate
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£450 £438 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -27.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £438 £460
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £438 £640
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £450 £500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £70.00 - -
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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
3070 2161 2484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.97% 91.61% 93.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1999 1348 1407
Average daily rate £375 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 184 197
Average hourly rate £23.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.51% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £34.43 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 24 December 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 24 December 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
Bristol - 4 £413 - 1
Somerset - 1 £450 -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Lead Architect
England

Lead Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (52.63%) Information Assurance
2 9 (47.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (36.84%) Risk Management
3 7 (36.84%) RMADS
3 7 (36.84%) Security Architecture
4 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
4 6 (31.58%) OWASP
4 6 (31.58%) IaaS
4 6 (31.58%) Manufacturing
4 6 (31.58%) CEH
4 6 (31.58%) CISSP
4 6 (31.58%) ITIL
4 6 (31.58%) SOA
4 6 (31.58%) ISO 9000
5 5 (26.32%) Internet
5 5 (26.32%) DV Cleared
6 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (15.79%) Data Security
7 3 (15.79%) Business Transformation
8 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (10.53%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (10.53%) Axure RP
8 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (10.53%) PCI DSS
8 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (10.53%) User Experience
8 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
8 2 (10.53%) Photoshop
8 2 (10.53%) SAP

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1 (5.26%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Photoshop
1 2 (10.53%) MS Visio
1 2 (10.53%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Summit
1 1 (5.26%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (31.58%) IaaS
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.26%) SaaS
3 1 (5.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) Internet
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Axure RP
General
1 6 (31.58%) Manufacturing
2 2 (10.53%) Banking
2 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) RMADS
2 2 (10.53%) User Experience
2 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.26%) CESG
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Information Assurance
2 7 (36.84%) Security Architecture
2 7 (36.84%) Risk Management
3 6 (31.58%) ITIL
3 6 (31.58%) SOA
3 6 (31.58%) OWASP
4 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (15.79%) Data Security
5 3 (15.79%) Business Transformation
6 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (10.53%) Use Case
7 1 (5.26%) Data Mapping
7 1 (5.26%) Programme Management
7 1 (5.26%) CRM
7 1 (5.26%) ERP
7 1 (5.26%) Data Governance
7 1 (5.26%) Procure-to-pay
7 1 (5.26%) Line Management
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) CISSP
1 6 (31.58%) CEH
1 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 5 (26.32%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (47.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (31.58%) ISO 9000
3 2 (10.53%) PCI DSS
4 1 (5.26%) ISO 9001
4 1 (5.26%) ISO 14001
4 1 (5.26%) JSP 440
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) SAP
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