The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Lead Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lead Architect
Rank 459 490 496
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 186 155 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.27% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.29% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 87 100
Median daily rate £575 £600 £541
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% +10.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £740 £725 £683
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £550 £500
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51265 53978 50296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.79% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 33271 34120 30516
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1545 2017 2055
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.94 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.24%

Lead Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Lead Architect in the job title.

Lead Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Lead Architect
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Lead Architect within the UK.

Lead Architect Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Lead Architect
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lead Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 23 July 2016.

Lead Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Lead Architect
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Lead Architect within the UK.

Lead Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Lead Architect
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 23 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +4 172 £575 -4.16% 42
London +18 92 £600 -1.23% 21
South East -3 25 £525 -8.69% 6
Berkshire +10 20 £525 -12.50%
West Midlands -14 14 £600 -22.58% 4
Yorkshire +9 13 £525 -4.54% 5
West Yorkshire +7 13 £525 +5.00% 3
North West -9 12 £500 -28.57% 2
Cheshire +7 9 £425 -41.37%
City of London +32 8 £643 +7.08% 2
Birmingham -9 7 £550 -29.03%
Northern Ireland - 7 £425 -
County Antrim - 7 £425 -
Belfast - 7 £425 -
East of England +15 5 £500 +5.82% 3
Bradford +4 5 £500 +17.64% 2
Warrington +2 5 £700 -3.44%
Newbury - 5 £360 -
South West +8 4 £550 - 1
Bracknell -7 4 £563 +25.00%
Dunstable - 4 - -
Bedfordshire - 4 - - 2
Hampshire +5 3 £584 +11.19% 2
Walsall -1 3 £545 -0.90%
Wolverhampton - 3 £600 -
Chester - 3 £388 -
Reading +2 2 £500 -16.66%
East Midlands -2 2 - -
Nottinghamshire -3 2 - -
Midlands -5 2 £550 -

Lead Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, Lead Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Lead Architect in the job title.

1 77 (22.65%) Finance
2 76 (22.35%) Oracle
3 66 (19.41%) Java
4 53 (15.59%) Agile Software Development
5 51 (15.00%) SQL
6 46 (13.53%) Banking
6 46 (13.53%) SOA
7 44 (12.94%) Windows
8 39 (11.47%) Linux
9 35 (10.29%) Middleware
10 34 (10.00%) TOGAF
11 33 (9.71%) Data Modelling
12 32 (9.41%) Enterprise Architecture
12 32 (9.41%) Technical Architecture
13 31 (9.12%) Security Cleared
13 31 (9.12%) SQL Server
14 30 (8.82%) HTML
14 30 (8.82%) Microsoft
15 28 (8.24%) Web Services
16 26 (7.65%) LAN
16 26 (7.65%) WAN
16 26 (7.65%) Pega
16 26 (7.65%) Amazon AWS
17 25 (7.35%) Microsoft Azure
17 25 (7.35%) Stakeholder Management
18 24 (7.06%) Cisco
18 24 (7.06%) JavaScript
18 24 (7.06%) CRM
19 23 (6.76%) .NET
19 23 (6.76%) Active Directory

Lead Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (4.12%) Tomcat
2 12 (3.53%) JBoss
3 10 (2.94%) Mule
3 10 (2.94%) WebLogic
4 8 (2.35%) Apache
5 6 (1.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (1.47%) CMS
6 5 (1.47%) Joomla!
7 4 (1.18%) nginx
7 4 (1.18%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 4 (1.18%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.18%) Skype for Business
7 4 (1.18%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (0.88%) Apache Solr
8 3 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.88%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.88%) Oracle Coherence
8 3 (0.88%) SAS
9 2 (0.59%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 7 (2.06%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.59%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.29%) HipChat
4 1 (0.29%) MS Office
4 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.35%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (1.76%) Oracle Receivables
2 6 (1.76%) Remedy AR System
2 6 (1.76%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (1.76%) SAP MII
3 5 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (1.18%) SAP CRM
5 3 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.88%) Eloqua
5 3 (0.88%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.88%) SAP SRM
6 2 (0.59%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.29%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.29%) Radian6
7 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.29%) Social Studio
7 1 (0.29%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.29%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 26 (7.65%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (7.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (3.53%) Office 365
4 8 (2.35%) IaaS
5 7 (2.06%) PaaS
5 7 (2.06%) SaaS
6 5 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (1.18%) GitHub
8 3 (0.88%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.59%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.29%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.29%) Heroku
10 1 (0.29%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 26 (7.65%) LAN
1 26 (7.65%) WAN
2 13 (3.82%) SAN
3 12 (3.53%) DHCP
4 10 (2.94%) Firewall
4 10 (2.94%) NAS
5 9 (2.65%) Fibre Channel
6 8 (2.35%) DNS
6 8 (2.35%) Wireless
7 7 (2.06%) FCoE
7 7 (2.06%) iSCSI
7 7 (2.06%) Multicast
8 6 (1.76%) HTTP
8 6 (1.76%) Internet
9 5 (1.47%) Network Security
10 4 (1.18%) MPLS
10 4 (1.18%) Skype
10 4 (1.18%) VoIP
10 4 (1.18%) VPN
11 3 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (9.12%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.59%) Relational Database
3 18 (5.29%) DB2
4 17 (5.00%) Big Data
5 15 (4.41%) RDBMS
6 9 (2.65%) Hadoop
7 8 (2.35%) NoSQL
8 7 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (1.76%) MongoDB
9 6 (1.76%) SAP Data Services
10 4 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (1.18%) HBase
10 4 (1.18%) OLTP
11 2 (0.59%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.59%) DataStage
11 2 (0.59%) OLAP
11 2 (0.59%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.59%) Oracle ODI
11 2 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (2.35%) JUnit
2 7 (2.06%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.06%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.47%) JIRA
4 4 (1.18%) Maven
4 4 (1.18%) Selenium
5 3 (0.88%) Cucumber
5 3 (0.88%) Hudson
6 2 (0.59%) ClearCase
6 2 (0.59%) NUnit
6 2 (0.59%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.59%) Subversion
6 2 (0.59%) Talend Open Studio
6 2 (0.59%) TestNG
6 2 (0.59%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.29%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.29%) ERwin
7 1 (0.29%) JMeter
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.29%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 77 (22.65%) Finance
2 46 (13.53%) Banking
3 23 (6.76%) Retail
4 15 (4.41%) Investment Banking
5 11 (3.24%) Marketing
6 8 (2.35%) Telecoms
7 7 (2.06%) Billing
7 7 (2.06%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.47%) Automotive
9 4 (1.18%) Electronics
9 4 (1.18%) Legal
10 2 (0.59%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.59%) Front Office
10 2 (0.59%) Law
10 2 (0.59%) Military
10 2 (0.59%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.29%) Advertising
11 1 (0.29%) Games
11 1 (0.29%) Local Government
11 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (10.29%) Middleware
2 30 (8.82%) HTML
3 28 (8.24%) Web Services
4 23 (6.76%) .NET
5 20 (5.88%) Spring
5 20 (5.88%) XML
6 17 (5.00%) CSS
7 16 (4.71%) JMS
8 15 (4.41%) HTML5
9 13 (3.82%) J2EE
9 13 (3.82%) Oracle Fusion
10 10 (2.94%) JSP
11 9 (2.65%) Hibernate
11 9 (2.65%) Servlets
11 9 (2.65%) Struts
11 9 (2.65%) WebCenter
12 8 (2.35%) ASP.NET
12 8 (2.35%) Node.js
13 7 (2.06%) EDI
13 7 (2.06%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.71%) Data Centre
2 9 (2.65%) Mainframe
2 9 (2.65%) Mobile App
3 8 (2.35%) Client/Server
3 8 (2.35%) Management Information System
3 8 (2.35%) N-Tier
4 7 (2.06%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.06%) Computer Science
4 7 (2.06%) Virtual Team
5 6 (1.76%) CMDB
5 6 (1.76%) Data Integration
6 5 (1.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (0.88%) Blog
7 3 (0.88%) Internet of Things
7 3 (0.88%) User Experience
8 2 (0.59%) CESG
8 2 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.59%) EPoS
8 2 (0.59%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 44 (12.94%) Windows
2 39 (11.47%) Linux
3 20 (5.88%) Solaris
4 11 (3.24%) Unix
5 10 (2.94%) AIX
5 10 (2.94%) Android
6 9 (2.65%) Apple iOS
6 9 (2.65%) HPUX
6 9 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (2.35%) Windows Server
8 7 (2.06%) Windows 10
9 5 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.88%) VMS
12 2 (0.59%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.59%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.29%) CentOS
13 1 (0.29%) Debian
13 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (15.59%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (13.53%) SOA
3 34 (10.00%) TOGAF
4 33 (9.71%) Data Modelling
5 32 (9.41%) Enterprise Architecture
5 32 (9.41%) Technical Architecture
6 25 (7.35%) Stakeholder Management
7 24 (7.06%) CRM
8 22 (6.47%) Migration
9 20 (5.88%) Data Management
9 20 (5.88%) E-Commerce
9 20 (5.88%) Open Source
10 19 (5.59%) DevOps
11 18 (5.29%) MVC
11 18 (5.29%) SDLC
12 17 (5.00%) High Availability
12 17 (5.00%) OO
12 17 (5.00%) Workflow
13 16 (4.71%) Business Intelligence
14 14 (4.12%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 66 (19.41%) Java
2 51 (15.00%) SQL
3 24 (7.06%) JavaScript
4 8 (2.35%) Shell Script
5 7 (2.06%) PHP
6 5 (1.47%) Ruby
7 4 (1.18%) C#
7 4 (1.18%) Groovy
8 3 (0.88%) Go
8 3 (0.88%) PL/SQL
8 3 (0.88%) PowerShell
8 3 (0.88%) Python
9 2 (0.59%) Apex Code
9 2 (0.59%) Perl
10 1 (0.29%) ABAP
10 1 (0.29%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.29%) C
10 1 (0.29%) C++
10 1 (0.29%) FQL
10 1 (0.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (9.12%) Security Cleared
2 19 (5.59%) SC Cleared
3 12 (3.53%) Degree
4 8 (2.35%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (1.76%) CCNP
6 3 (0.88%) CISSP
6 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.59%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.29%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.29%) CCIE
8 1 (0.29%) CCNA
8 1 (0.29%) CISM
8 1 (0.29%) CITP
8 1 (0.29%) CRISC
8 1 (0.29%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.29%) MBA
8 1 (0.29%) MBCS
8 1 (0.29%) MCSE
8 1 (0.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.00%) QA
2 6 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.18%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.59%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.59%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.59%) EMIR
4 2 (0.59%) MiFID
4 2 (0.59%) SLA
5 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 23 (6.76%) Active Directory
2 15 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (3.82%) Xen
4 10 (2.94%) Hyper-V
4 10 (2.94%) KVM
5 9 (2.65%) NFS
5 9 (2.65%) SRDF
6 6 (1.76%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.88%) Docker
7 3 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.88%) XenApp
7 3 (0.88%) XenServer
8 2 (0.59%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.59%) vCloud
9 1 (0.29%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.29%) Varnish
9 1 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.29%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (2.94%) SCCM
2 5 (1.47%) Puppet
3 4 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.88%) SCOM
5 2 (0.59%) Ansible
5 2 (0.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (0.59%) MIIS
5 2 (0.59%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.29%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.29%) Bareos
6 1 (0.29%) Control-M
6 1 (0.29%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.29%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.29%) Salt
6 1 (0.29%) Terraform
6 1 (0.29%) WSUS
6 1 (0.29%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.29%) yum
Vendors
1 76 (22.35%) Oracle
2 30 (8.82%) Microsoft
3 26 (7.65%) Pega
4 24 (7.06%) Cisco
5 22 (6.47%) IBM
5 22 (6.47%) VMware
6 20 (5.88%) Citrix
7 19 (5.59%) EMC
8 15 (4.41%) SAP
9 12 (3.53%) Salesforce.com
10 11 (3.24%) Sybase
11 10 (2.94%) BEA
12 9 (2.65%) Intel
12 9 (2.65%) NetApp
12 9 (2.65%) TIBCO
13 8 (2.35%) Endeca
13 8 (2.35%) Vitria
14 6 (1.76%) FatWire
14 6 (1.76%) Remedy
14 6 (1.76%) Teradata
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