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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lead Architect
Rank 470 452 437
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 157 160 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.31% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.33% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 93 108
Average daily rate £575 £550 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £425 £429
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £700 £755
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £536 £475
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +12.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £100.00 £70.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £70.00 -

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
48618 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31219 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England -9 142 £575 +4.54% 33
London -7 52 £575 -8.00% 9
South East +9 28 £550 +0.45% 6
North West -7 21 £567 +16.20% 4
Berkshire +12 12 £563 -6.25% 1
Cheshire +2 11 £600 +14.28%
South West +2 10 £500 +17.64% 1
Scotland 0 10 £450 -21.73%
West Yorkshire -1 10 £500 -13.04% 3
Leeds -2 10 £500 -13.04% 2
Yorkshire -13 10 £500 +8.10% 6
City of London +37 9 £563 -8.53% 2
Warrington -1 9 £600 -
Edinburgh -10 9 £450 -14.28%
Wiltshire +1 8 £463 -20.94%
West Midlands -10 6 £650 +8.33% 2
West Sussex - 6 £550 -
Lancashire +4 5 £750 -
Tyne and Wear - 5 £550 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £550 -
North East - 5 £550 -
East of England -4 4 £625 +13.63% 4
Reading -5 4 £550 -15.38%
Blackpool - 4 £750 -
Worthing - 4 £550 -
Luton - 4 £625 - 2
Bedfordshire - 4 £625 - 2
Surrey -6 3 £540 -
Nottinghamshire -9 3 £538 +19.44%
Nottingham -14 3 £538 +19.44%

Lead Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 67 (21.27%) Finance
2 66 (20.95%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (16.83%) Java
4 51 (16.19%) Oracle
5 48 (15.24%) SOA
6 39 (12.38%) Banking
7 33 (10.48%) Stakeholder Management
8 32 (10.16%) Security Cleared
9 30 (9.52%) Linux
9 30 (9.52%) SQL
10 28 (8.89%) Migration
11 27 (8.57%) TOGAF
12 26 (8.25%) SC Cleared
12 26 (8.25%) Data Centre
13 25 (7.94%) Enterprise Architecture
13 25 (7.94%) SAP
14 24 (7.62%) Spring
15 23 (7.30%) Data Modelling
16 21 (6.67%) CRM
16 21 (6.67%) E-Commerce
16 21 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
16 21 (6.67%) IBM
16 21 (6.67%) Microsoft
16 21 (6.67%) Hibernate
16 21 (6.67%) Telecoms
17 20 (6.35%) Scrum
17 20 (6.35%) HTML
17 20 (6.35%) Technical Architecture
18 18 (5.71%) Analytics
18 18 (5.71%) Open Source

Lead Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 12 (3.81%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (2.54%) CMS
3 7 (2.22%) Confluence
4 6 (1.90%) JBoss
4 6 (1.90%) Node.js
4 6 (1.90%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.59%) Mule
5 5 (1.59%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.27%) Apache
6 4 (1.27%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (1.27%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.95%) Apache Pig
7 3 (0.95%) Mule ESB
7 3 (0.95%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.63%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.63%) AquaLogic
8 2 (0.63%) IIS
8 2 (0.63%) NetWeaver
8 2 (0.63%) nginx
8 2 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (1.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 4 (1.27%) MS Office
1 4 (1.27%) OmniGraffle
2 2 (0.63%) SPSS
3 1 (0.32%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.32%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.22%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (1.27%) Oracle Retail
3 3 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.95%) Magento
3 3 (0.95%) Oracle AML
3 3 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.63%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.63%) SAP hybris
4 2 (0.63%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.32%) RMDS
5 1 (0.32%) Siebel Analytics
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.08%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.54%) IaaS
3 8 (2.54%) Office 365
4 7 (2.22%) SaaS
5 5 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.27%) PaaS
7 2 (0.63%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.63%) GitHub
7 2 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.32%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.32%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.71%) Firewall
2 12 (3.81%) DNS
3 11 (3.49%) LAN
3 11 (3.49%) WAN
4 8 (2.54%) MVNO
5 7 (2.22%) Internet
5 7 (2.22%) VPN
6 5 (1.59%) IPsec
6 5 (1.59%) MPLS
6 5 (1.59%) Unified Communications
7 4 (1.27%) BGP
7 4 (1.27%) FabricPath
7 4 (1.27%) Intranet
7 4 (1.27%) IPv4
7 4 (1.27%) IPv6
7 4 (1.27%) Kerberos
7 4 (1.27%) OSPF
7 4 (1.27%) SAN
7 4 (1.27%) SMS
7 4 (1.27%) TRILL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.40%) Relational Database
2 15 (4.76%) Big Data
3 12 (3.81%) NoSQL
3 12 (3.81%) Oracle Database
4 11 (3.49%) Hadoop
5 10 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (3.17%) MongoDB
6 9 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (2.22%) SQL Server
8 6 (1.90%) DataStage
8 6 (1.90%) QlikView
9 5 (1.59%) Apache Hive
9 5 (1.59%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (1.59%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (1.27%) Pentaho
10 4 (1.27%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.95%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (0.95%) HBase
11 3 (0.95%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 12 (3.81%) JIRA
2 11 (3.49%) Jenkins
3 7 (2.22%) Selenium
4 6 (1.90%) Cucumber
4 6 (1.90%) JUnit
5 5 (1.59%) Maven
6 4 (1.27%) ClearCase
6 4 (1.27%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.95%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.63%) Ant
8 2 (0.63%) Axure RP
8 2 (0.63%) CA Gen
8 2 (0.63%) ClearQuest
8 2 (0.63%) Hudson
8 2 (0.63%) JIRA Agile
8 2 (0.63%) Mockito
8 2 (0.63%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.63%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.63%) Subversion
General
1 67 (21.27%) Finance
2 39 (12.38%) Banking
3 21 (6.67%) Telecoms
4 14 (4.44%) Billing
4 14 (4.44%) Retail
5 12 (3.81%) Marketing
6 7 (2.22%) Advertising
7 6 (1.90%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.59%) Publishing
9 4 (1.27%) Electronics
9 4 (1.27%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.95%) Automotive
10 3 (0.95%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.63%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.63%) Legal
11 2 (0.63%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.32%) Back Office
12 1 (0.32%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.32%) Front Office
12 1 (0.32%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (7.62%) Spring
2 21 (6.67%) Hibernate
3 20 (6.35%) HTML
4 18 (5.71%) .NET
5 16 (5.08%) Middleware
6 13 (4.13%) JSON
7 10 (3.17%) REST
7 10 (3.17%) Web Services
8 8 (2.54%) HTML5
8 8 (2.54%) JSF
9 7 (2.22%) AngularJS
9 7 (2.22%) CSS
9 7 (2.22%) JPA
9 7 (2.22%) WCF
9 7 (2.22%) XML
10 6 (1.90%) Apache CXF
10 6 (1.90%) Drools
10 6 (1.90%) Play Framework
10 6 (1.90%) RichFaces
10 6 (1.90%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.25%) Data Centre
2 13 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.49%) User Experience
4 6 (1.90%) Social Media
5 5 (1.59%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.59%) Mobile App
5 5 (1.59%) Visualisation
6 4 (1.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (1.27%) iSeries
6 4 (1.27%) Online Banking
7 3 (0.95%) Data Integration
7 3 (0.95%) Data Structures
7 3 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (0.95%) Mainframe
7 3 (0.95%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.63%) Blog
8 2 (0.63%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.63%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.63%) iPad
8 2 (0.63%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 30 (9.52%) Linux
2 16 (5.08%) Windows
3 14 (4.44%) Unix
4 4 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (1.27%) Solaris
5 2 (0.63%) AIX
5 2 (0.63%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.63%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.63%) Windows 8
5 2 (0.63%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.32%) Android
6 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.32%) VME
6 1 (0.32%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (20.95%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (15.24%) SOA
3 33 (10.48%) Stakeholder Management
4 28 (8.89%) Migration
5 27 (8.57%) TOGAF
6 25 (7.94%) Enterprise Architecture
7 23 (7.30%) Data Modelling
8 21 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
8 21 (6.67%) CRM
8 21 (6.67%) E-Commerce
9 20 (6.35%) Scrum
9 20 (6.35%) Technical Architecture
10 18 (5.71%) Analytics
10 18 (5.71%) Data Architecture
10 18 (5.71%) Open Source
11 17 (5.40%) TDD
12 16 (5.08%) UML
13 15 (4.76%) Business Analysis
13 15 (4.76%) Data Governance
14 13 (4.13%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 53 (16.83%) Java
2 30 (9.52%) SQL
3 18 (5.71%) JavaScript
4 10 (3.17%) C#
4 10 (3.17%) Python
5 9 (2.86%) PL/SQL
6 8 (2.54%) Ruby
7 7 (2.22%) Shell Script
8 6 (1.90%) Scala
9 4 (1.27%) Lisp
10 2 (0.63%) Groovy
10 2 (0.63%) Perl
11 1 (0.32%) ABAP
11 1 (0.32%) COBOL
11 1 (0.32%) PHP
11 1 (0.32%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.32%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.32%) XPath
Qualifications
1 32 (10.16%) Security Cleared
2 26 (8.25%) SC Cleared
3 10 (3.17%) Degree
4 7 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (1.59%) CCIE
6 3 (0.95%) CESG Certified Professional
6 3 (0.95%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.63%) CCNA
7 2 (0.63%) CCNP
8 1 (0.32%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.32%) CISM
8 1 (0.32%) CISSP
8 1 (0.32%) CLAS
8 1 (0.32%) MBA
8 1 (0.32%) MCP
8 1 (0.32%) MCSE
8 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.17%) QA
2 5 (1.59%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.27%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.63%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.63%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (1.90%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.27%) Terminal Services
4 2 (0.63%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.32%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.32%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.32%) HDFS
5 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.32%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.32%) KVM
5 1 (0.32%) NFS
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.32%) SRDF
5 1 (0.32%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.32%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (4.13%) Puppet
2 6 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.95%) Control-M
4 2 (0.63%) Bareos
4 2 (0.63%) logstash
4 2 (0.63%) Nagios
4 2 (0.63%) Oracle EDQ
4 2 (0.63%) yum
4 2 (0.63%) ZABBIX
4 2 (0.63%) Zenoss
5 1 (0.32%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.32%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.32%) Kibana
5 1 (0.32%) Oozie
5 1 (0.32%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.32%) SCSM
5 1 (0.32%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 51 (16.19%) Oracle
2 25 (7.94%) SAP
3 21 (6.67%) IBM
3 21 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 16 (5.08%) Cisco
4 16 (5.08%) VMware
5 12 (3.81%) Pega
6 8 (2.54%) hybris
7 7 (2.22%) CA
7 7 (2.22%) Informatica
8 6 (1.90%) Citrix
9 5 (1.59%) Adobe
10 4 (1.27%) Atlassian
10 4 (1.27%) CheckPoint
10 4 (1.27%) Cognos
10 4 (1.27%) EMC
10 4 (1.27%) HP
10 4 (1.27%) Juniper
10 4 (1.27%) Siebel
10 4 (1.27%) Sybase
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