The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead Architect role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Architect
Rank 469 414 503
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +89
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 143 174 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.33% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.36% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 98 53
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£550 £569 £530
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.29% +7.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £443 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £725 £745
UK excluding London average daily rate £510 £500 £525
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £82.00 £64.25 £51.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.62% +25.98%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £82.00 £64.25 £51.00
% change year-on-year
+27.62% +25.98%

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
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Lead Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 19 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 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
England -29 133 £550 -4.34% 33
London +5 89 £575 -4.16% 13
City of London +22 16 £575 -8.00% 3
South East -8 14 £550 +7.31% 6
South West -38 9 £490 +22.11% 3
North West -2 8 £583 -16.78% 3
Hampshire -5 7 £625 +38.88% 2
Yorkshire +1 6 £415 -12.63%
Scotland -18 6 £525 +35.48% 1
West Yorkshire +5 5 £583 +22.63%
Somerset -10 4 £484 - 1
East of England -27 4 £448 -27.23% 7
Reading +15 3 £508 +1.50% 1
Basingstoke +13 3 £600 +33.33%
Leeds +3 3 £750 -
Edinburgh -5 3 £400 -
Berkshire -6 3 £508 -5.58% 1
Cheshire - 3 £583 -
Taunton - 3 £473 -
Buckinghamshire -8 1 £520 +15.55%
Milton Keynes -10 1 £520 +15.55%
Bristol -14 1 - -
Glasgow -16 1 £650 +67.74% 1
West Midlands -18 1 £413 +10.00% 1
East Midlands - 1 £325 -
North East - 1 £700 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £395 -
York - 1 £395 -
Bedfordshire - - - - 3
Trowbridge - - - -

Lead Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 44 (17.12%) Oracle
2 43 (16.73%) Finance
3 39 (15.18%) TOGAF
4 37 (14.40%) SAP
5 34 (13.23%) Banking
6 33 (12.84%) Agile Software Development
7 30 (11.67%) Security Cleared
8 23 (8.95%) Linux
8 23 (8.95%) Business Intelligence
9 22 (8.56%) Web Services
9 22 (8.56%) Enterprise Architecture
10 21 (8.17%) Hadoop
11 20 (7.78%) SC Cleared
11 20 (7.78%) ERP
12 19 (7.39%) Java
12 19 (7.39%) Cisco
13 18 (7.00%) Microsoft
13 18 (7.00%) Migration
13 18 (7.00%) Retail
14 17 (6.61%) Stakeholder Management
14 17 (6.61%) HP
14 17 (6.61%) SQL Server
14 17 (6.61%) Windows
15 16 (6.23%) .NET
15 16 (6.23%) NoSQL
16 15 (5.84%) ITIL
16 15 (5.84%) SOA
16 15 (5.84%) Big Data
16 15 (5.84%) IaaS
17 14 (5.45%) SQL

Lead Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 7 (2.72%) WebSphere
1 7 (2.72%) Apache
1 7 (2.72%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (2.33%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.95%) Sitecore CMS
3 5 (1.95%) CMS
4 4 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.17%) OpenStack
5 3 (1.17%) Node.js
5 3 (1.17%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.78%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.39%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.39%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.39%) Confluence
7 1 (0.39%) Adobe CQ
7 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.39%) Eucalyptus
7 1 (0.39%) Lync
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 4 (1.56%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.78%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.39%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (0.39%) Windchill
3 1 (0.39%) MS Office
3 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (3.89%) Oracle ERP
2 7 (2.72%) SAP SD
3 6 (2.33%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (1.17%) SAP SRM
6 2 (0.78%) Summit
6 2 (0.78%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.78%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.78%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.78%) TRIRIGA
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle BRM
7 1 (0.39%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.39%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.39%) SAP SCM
7 1 (0.39%) RMDS
7 1 (0.39%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.39%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.84%) IaaS
2 11 (4.28%) PaaS
3 10 (3.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.89%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (3.50%) SaaS
5 2 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.28%) Internet
2 10 (3.89%) SAN
3 7 (2.72%) Firewall
3 7 (2.72%) SNMP
4 5 (1.95%) Wireless
5 4 (1.56%) WAN
5 4 (1.56%) HTTP
5 4 (1.56%) NAS
6 3 (1.17%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (1.17%) HTTPS
6 3 (1.17%) DNS
6 3 (1.17%) Intranet
7 2 (0.78%) DMZ
7 2 (0.78%) LAN
7 2 (0.78%) DHCP
7 2 (0.78%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.78%) Network Security
7 2 (0.78%) FCoE
7 2 (0.78%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (0.78%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.17%) Hadoop
2 17 (6.61%) SQL Server
3 16 (6.23%) NoSQL
4 15 (5.84%) Big Data
5 14 (5.45%) MongoDB
6 12 (4.67%) Apache Cassandra
7 11 (4.28%) MySQL
8 9 (3.50%) Riak
9 8 (3.11%) CouchDB
10 7 (2.72%) SAP BI
10 7 (2.72%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (2.72%) Oracle Database
11 5 (1.95%) Oracle BI EE
11 5 (1.95%) Couchbase
12 4 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (1.56%) Oracle Exadata
12 4 (1.56%) Apache Hive
12 4 (1.56%) HBase
13 3 (1.17%) Oracle ODI
13 3 (1.17%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 8 (3.11%) Jenkins
2 6 (2.33%) Hudson
3 5 (1.95%) Maven
4 4 (1.56%) Ant
4 4 (1.56%) JUnit
4 4 (1.56%) Apache Ivy
5 3 (1.17%) Axure RP
6 2 (0.78%) Selenium
6 2 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.78%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.39%) Grunt
7 1 (0.39%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.39%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (0.39%) JIRA
7 1 (0.39%) NUnit
7 1 (0.39%) XMLSpy
General
1 43 (16.73%) Finance
2 34 (13.23%) Banking
3 18 (7.00%) Retail
4 14 (5.45%) Manufacturing
5 9 (3.50%) Marketing
6 7 (2.72%) Telecoms
7 6 (2.33%) Legal
7 6 (2.33%) Retail Banking
8 5 (1.95%) Automotive
9 4 (1.56%) Investment Banking
10 3 (1.17%) Aerospace
10 3 (1.17%) Back Office
11 2 (0.78%) Front Office
11 2 (0.78%) Law
11 2 (0.78%) Billing
12 1 (0.39%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.39%) French Language
12 1 (0.39%) Electronics
12 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (8.56%) Web Services
2 16 (6.23%) .NET
3 13 (5.06%) SOAP
4 9 (3.50%) Middleware
4 9 (3.50%) HTML
4 9 (3.50%) XML
5 7 (2.72%) REST
6 6 (2.33%) XSD
6 6 (2.33%) J2EE
6 6 (2.33%) JMS
6 6 (2.33%) LAMP
6 6 (2.33%) SAP PI
7 5 (1.95%) Java EE
7 5 (1.95%) JSON
7 5 (1.95%) Spring
8 4 (1.56%) Struts
8 4 (1.56%) ASP.NET
8 4 (1.56%) CSS
8 4 (1.56%) Hibernate
8 4 (1.56%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.28%) User Experience
2 10 (3.89%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.89%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (2.33%) Mobile Payment
3 6 (2.33%) Management Information System
3 6 (2.33%) Digital Media
3 6 (2.33%) Open Source
4 5 (1.95%) RMADS
5 4 (1.56%) CESG
5 4 (1.56%) Mathematics
5 4 (1.56%) Data Integration
5 4 (1.56%) Visualisation
5 4 (1.56%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.17%) FMCG
6 3 (1.17%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.17%) Clustering
6 3 (1.17%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (0.78%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.78%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 23 (8.95%) Linux
2 17 (6.61%) Windows
3 7 (2.72%) UNIX
4 6 (2.33%) Debian
4 6 (2.33%) CentOS
5 5 (1.95%) Android
5 5 (1.95%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.78%) AIX
7 2 (0.78%) Solaris
7 2 (0.78%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.39%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.39%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.39%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.39%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (15.18%) TOGAF
2 33 (12.84%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (8.95%) Business Intelligence
4 22 (8.56%) Enterprise Architecture
5 20 (7.78%) ERP
6 18 (7.00%) Migration
7 17 (6.61%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (5.84%) ITIL
8 15 (5.84%) SOA
9 13 (5.06%) UML
10 12 (4.67%) Information Assurance
11 11 (4.28%) Security Architecture
11 11 (4.28%) Technical Architecture
11 11 (4.28%) CRM
12 10 (3.89%) MVC
12 10 (3.89%) Load Balancing
13 9 (3.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 9 (3.50%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (3.50%) Project Management
13 9 (3.50%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 19 (7.39%) Java
2 14 (5.45%) SQL
3 10 (3.89%) PHP
4 9 (3.50%) C#
5 8 (3.11%) Python
6 7 (2.72%) Perl
7 6 (2.33%) JavaScript
7 6 (2.33%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.17%) C++
9 2 (0.78%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.39%) Scala
10 1 (0.39%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.39%) Groovy
10 1 (0.39%) BeanShell
10 1 (0.39%) Ruby
10 1 (0.39%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.39%) VBA
10 1 (0.39%) C
Qualifications
1 30 (11.67%) Security Cleared
2 20 (7.78%) SC Cleared
3 12 (4.67%) Degree
4 8 (3.11%) CISSP
4 8 (3.11%) DV Cleared
5 5 (1.95%) CEH
5 5 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.56%) CCIE
6 4 (1.56%) CCNP
6 4 (1.56%) CCNA
7 3 (1.17%) CCDA
7 3 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.78%) CCA
8 2 (0.78%) CCDP
8 2 (0.78%) MCAD
8 2 (0.78%) MCSD
8 2 (0.78%) CISA
8 2 (0.78%) MCTS
8 2 (0.78%) CCDE
9 1 (0.39%) ISACA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.50%) QA
2 7 (2.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.95%) SLA
3 5 (1.95%) ISO 9000
4 2 (0.78%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.78%) BS7799
4 2 (0.78%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.78%) COBIT
5 1 (0.39%) HL7
5 1 (0.39%) JSP 440
System Software
1 6 (2.33%) Active Directory
1 6 (2.33%) Hyper-V
2 5 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.17%) HDFS
3 3 (1.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (1.17%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.78%) NFS
4 2 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.78%) SRDF
4 2 (0.78%) Docker
5 1 (0.39%) KVM
5 1 (0.39%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (2.33%) Salt
1 6 (2.33%) Nagios
1 6 (2.33%) Puppet
1 6 (2.33%) ZABBIX
1 6 (2.33%) Cacti
2 3 (1.17%) Oozie
2 3 (1.17%) Ambari
2 3 (1.17%) SCCM
3 2 (0.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.39%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 1 (0.39%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.39%) SCOM
4 1 (0.39%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.39%) WMI
Vendors
1 44 (17.12%) Oracle
2 37 (14.40%) SAP
3 19 (7.39%) Cisco
4 18 (7.00%) Microsoft
5 17 (6.61%) HP
6 11 (4.28%) Siebel
6 11 (4.28%) IBM
7 8 (3.11%) EMC
7 8 (3.11%) VMware
8 7 (2.72%) NetApp
9 6 (2.33%) Business Objects
9 6 (2.33%) Red Hat
9 6 (2.33%) Rackspace
10 5 (1.95%) Sitecore
10 5 (1.95%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (1.56%) Intel
11 4 (1.56%) Informatica
11 4 (1.56%) Juniper
11 4 (1.56%) Sybase
11 4 (1.56%) F5
South West
Montash
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Montash
Rate: £600 - £700 per day + NEGOTIABLE
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £600 - £700 per day + NEGOTIABLE
Posted: 3 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwick
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £400 - 425 per day
Posted: 18 days ago