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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lead Architect
Rank 448 500 486
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 205 161 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.28% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.29% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 104 114
Median daily rate £598 £600 £565
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.41% +6.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £450 £449
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £750 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £525 £520
% change year-on-year
+4.76% +0.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £20.91 £82.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -74.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £82.00

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
50559 55175 53302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.96% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 33062 35242 32521
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1693 2081 2120
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.37 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 +57 195 £598 -0.41% 24
London +17 104 £600 -4.00% 15
South East +17 25 £550 +12.82% 4
West Midlands -7 18 £585 -14.90%
Yorkshire +10 14 £525 +5.00% 1
North West +9 14 £600 -7.69% 1
Berkshire +13 13 £525 - 1
East Midlands +3 9 £525 +5.00%
Manchester -9 9 £550 -26.66% 1
Solihull - 9 - -
West Yorkshire +12 8 £525 +5.00% 1
Leeds +9 8 £525 -6.66% 1
City of London +13 7 £613 +4.25% 4
Bracknell -1 6 - -
Belfast - 6 £425 -
Northern Ireland - 6 £425 -
County Antrim - 6 £425 -
South Yorkshire +10 5 £688 -1.78%
Sheffield +4 5 £688 -1.78%
Nottinghamshire -15 5 £525 +16.66%
Hampshire +9 4 £568 +41.87% 1
Nottingham -15 4 £525 +16.66%
North East -21 4 £600 +23.07%
Tyne and Wear -31 4 £600 +23.07%
Newcastle upon Tyne -34 4 £600 +23.07%
Surrey +5 3 £675 +52.11%
Midlands -2 3 £550 +26.43%
Warwickshire - 3 £593 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £575 -
South West +12 2 - - 2

Lead Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 76 (19.79%) Finance
1 76 (19.79%) Java
2 75 (19.53%) Oracle
3 61 (15.89%) Agile Software Development
4 57 (14.84%) Banking
5 56 (14.58%) SQL
6 44 (11.46%) Linux
7 43 (11.20%) SOA
8 42 (10.94%) Windows
9 41 (10.68%) WAN
10 40 (10.42%) LAN
11 38 (9.90%) TOGAF
12 36 (9.38%) Data Modelling
13 35 (9.11%) HTML
13 35 (9.11%) Middleware
14 33 (8.59%) SQL Server
15 32 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
15 32 (8.33%) Security Cleared
16 31 (8.07%) Cisco
17 29 (7.55%) IBM
17 29 (7.55%) DevOps
18 28 (7.29%) JavaScript
18 28 (7.29%) SAP
18 28 (7.29%) Amazon AWS
18 28 (7.29%) Enterprise Architecture
19 27 (7.03%) Data Management
20 26 (6.77%) CRM
20 26 (6.77%) Technical Architecture
20 26 (6.77%) Microsoft Azure
21 25 (6.51%) Web Services

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 13 (3.39%) Tomcat
2 12 (3.13%) Apache
3 10 (2.60%) JBoss
3 10 (2.60%) Mule
4 7 (1.82%) CMS
4 7 (1.82%) WebLogic
5 6 (1.56%) Confluence
5 6 (1.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (1.30%) Cloud Foundry
6 5 (1.30%) Joomla!
6 5 (1.30%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 4 (1.04%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (1.04%) Apache Solr
7 4 (1.04%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.78%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.78%) nginx
8 3 (0.78%) Oracle Coherence
8 3 (0.78%) SAS
8 3 (0.78%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (2.34%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.26%) HipChat
3 1 (0.26%) InVision
3 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (2.34%) SAP MII
2 7 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.82%) Oracle BPM
3 6 (1.56%) Oracle Receivables
3 6 (1.56%) Remedy AR System
3 6 (1.56%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (1.04%) SAP CRM
4 4 (1.04%) Temenos T24
5 3 (0.78%) Eloqua
5 3 (0.78%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.78%) SAP APO
5 3 (0.78%) SAP SRM
6 2 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.26%) Radian6
7 1 (0.26%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.26%) Social Studio
7 1 (0.26%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 28 (7.29%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (6.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (3.13%) GitHub
4 11 (2.86%) Office 365
4 11 (2.86%) PaaS
5 10 (2.60%) IaaS
6 6 (1.56%) SaaS
7 5 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (1.04%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.78%) CloudBees
10 1 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.26%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.26%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.26%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 41 (10.68%) WAN
2 40 (10.42%) LAN
3 14 (3.65%) Wireless
4 12 (3.13%) DHCP
4 12 (3.13%) SAN
5 11 (2.86%) Firewall
5 11 (2.86%) Internet
5 11 (2.86%) NAS
6 10 (2.60%) Fibre Channel
7 9 (2.34%) Network Security
7 9 (2.34%) VPN
8 7 (1.82%) FCoE
8 7 (1.82%) iSCSI
8 7 (1.82%) Multicast
9 6 (1.56%) Ethernet
9 6 (1.56%) HTTP
10 5 (1.30%) DNS
10 5 (1.30%) MPLS
10 5 (1.30%) VoIP
10 5 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (8.59%) SQL Server
2 25 (6.51%) Big Data
3 21 (5.47%) Relational Database
4 17 (4.43%) DB2
5 15 (3.91%) Hadoop
6 13 (3.39%) RDBMS
7 11 (2.86%) MongoDB
8 10 (2.60%) NoSQL
9 9 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (1.82%) SAP Data Services
11 6 (1.56%) HBase
12 5 (1.30%) Oracle Database
13 4 (1.04%) Apache Hive
13 4 (1.04%) OLTP
14 3 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
14 3 (0.78%) Data Mart
15 2 (0.52%) MySQL
15 2 (0.52%) OLAP
15 2 (0.52%) Oracle ODI
15 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 18 (4.69%) Jenkins
2 16 (4.17%) Git (software)
3 13 (3.39%) JIRA
4 4 (1.04%) ERwin
4 4 (1.04%) JUnit
4 4 (1.04%) Selenium
5 3 (0.78%) Cucumber
5 3 (0.78%) Hudson
5 3 (0.78%) SonarQube
5 3 (0.78%) Talend Open Studio
6 2 (0.52%) Ant
6 2 (0.52%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.26%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.26%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.26%) NUnit
7 1 (0.26%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.26%) Subversion
7 1 (0.26%) TestNG
7 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 76 (19.79%) Finance
2 57 (14.84%) Banking
3 22 (5.73%) Retail
4 19 (4.95%) Investment Banking
5 18 (4.69%) Telecoms
6 15 (3.91%) Manufacturing
7 12 (3.13%) Marketing
8 8 (2.08%) Automotive
9 5 (1.30%) Billing
10 4 (1.04%) Legal
11 3 (0.78%) Games
11 3 (0.78%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.52%) Law
12 2 (0.52%) Local Government
13 1 (0.26%) Electronics
13 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.26%) Front Office
13 1 (0.26%) Military
13 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (9.11%) HTML
1 35 (9.11%) Middleware
2 25 (6.51%) Web Services
3 21 (5.47%) .NET
4 20 (5.21%) HTML5
4 20 (5.21%) XML
5 19 (4.95%) Spring
6 16 (4.17%) CSS
7 14 (3.65%) J2EE
8 12 (3.13%) JMS
8 12 (3.13%) Oracle Fusion
9 11 (2.86%) JSON
9 11 (2.86%) Node.js
10 10 (2.60%) AngularJS
11 9 (2.34%) EDI
11 9 (2.34%) REST
11 9 (2.34%) WebCenter
12 8 (2.08%) ASP.NET
12 8 (2.08%) Hibernate
13 7 (1.82%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 14 (3.65%) Data Integration
3 11 (2.86%) Mobile App
4 10 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (2.60%) Mainframe
5 9 (2.34%) User Experience
5 9 (2.34%) Virtual Team
6 8 (2.08%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.82%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
8 6 (1.56%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.56%) CMDB
8 6 (1.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 6 (1.56%) N-Tier
9 5 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.78%) Blog
10 3 (0.78%) CESG
10 3 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (0.78%) Social Media
10 3 (0.78%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 44 (11.46%) Linux
2 42 (10.94%) Windows
3 21 (5.47%) Solaris
4 11 (2.86%) AIX
4 11 (2.86%) Unix
5 10 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (2.34%) Android
6 9 (2.34%) Apple iOS
6 9 (2.34%) HPUX
6 9 (2.34%) Windows Server
7 5 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.04%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.78%) VMS
9 3 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (15.89%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (11.20%) SOA
3 38 (9.90%) TOGAF
4 36 (9.38%) Data Modelling
5 32 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 29 (7.55%) DevOps
7 28 (7.29%) Enterprise Architecture
8 27 (7.03%) Data Management
9 26 (6.77%) CRM
9 26 (6.77%) Technical Architecture
10 23 (5.99%) E-Commerce
10 23 (5.99%) Open Source
11 21 (5.47%) ITIL
12 20 (5.21%) Migration
13 19 (4.95%) Business Intelligence
13 19 (4.95%) Mentoring
14 18 (4.69%) High Availability
14 18 (4.69%) SDLC
15 17 (4.43%) Performance Tuning
16 16 (4.17%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 76 (19.79%) Java
2 56 (14.58%) SQL
3 28 (7.29%) JavaScript
4 12 (3.13%) Python
5 8 (2.08%) PHP
6 7 (1.82%) Shell Script
7 6 (1.56%) Ruby
8 5 (1.30%) C#
9 4 (1.04%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.78%) Groovy
10 3 (0.78%) Scala
11 2 (0.52%) Perl
11 2 (0.52%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.52%) VB
12 1 (0.26%) ABAP
12 1 (0.26%) C
12 1 (0.26%) C++
12 1 (0.26%) COBOL
12 1 (0.26%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 32 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 24 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 10 (2.60%) Degree
4 9 (2.34%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (1.56%) CCNP
6 3 (0.78%) CISSP
6 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.52%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (0.52%) CLAS
7 2 (0.52%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.26%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.26%) CITP
8 1 (0.26%) CREST Certified
8 1 (0.26%) CRISC
8 1 (0.26%) IISP
8 1 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.26%) MBCS
8 1 (0.26%) MCSA
8 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.39%) QA
2 5 (1.30%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.78%) MiFID
5 1 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.26%) EMIR
5 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.26%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (5.21%) Active Directory
2 16 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (3.13%) Hyper-V
3 12 (3.13%) Xen
4 11 (2.86%) KVM
5 10 (2.60%) NFS
5 10 (2.60%) SRDF
6 3 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.78%) vCloud
6 3 (0.78%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.78%) XenServer
7 2 (0.52%) Docker
7 2 (0.52%) XenApp
8 1 (0.26%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.26%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.26%) HDFS
8 1 (0.26%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (1.82%) Puppet
2 6 (1.56%) SCCM
3 3 (0.78%) Ansible
4 2 (0.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (0.52%) MIIS
4 2 (0.52%) SCOM
4 2 (0.52%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.26%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.26%) CloudForms
5 1 (0.26%) Control-M
5 1 (0.26%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.26%) MIMEsweeper
5 1 (0.26%) MOM
5 1 (0.26%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.26%) Oozie
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 75 (19.53%) Oracle
2 31 (8.07%) Cisco
3 29 (7.55%) IBM
4 28 (7.29%) SAP
5 25 (6.51%) Microsoft
6 20 (5.21%) Pega
7 19 (4.95%) EMC
7 19 (4.95%) VMware
8 14 (3.65%) Citrix
9 12 (3.13%) NetApp
10 10 (2.60%) Intel
10 10 (2.60%) Salesforce.com
11 9 (2.34%) Sybase
11 9 (2.34%) TIBCO
12 8 (2.08%) Endeca
13 7 (1.82%) BEA
13 7 (1.82%) Capita
13 7 (1.82%) ServiceNow
14 6 (1.56%) MuleSoft
14 6 (1.56%) Xamarin
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