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 5 August 2015 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Architect
Rank 473 458 401
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -57
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 152 136 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.24% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.26% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 108 124
Average daily rate
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£600 £531 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.94% -11.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £748 £675 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £500 £475
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
53473 51353 48123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.48% 92.45% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 33986 31093 28245
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1969 2035 2149
Average hourly rate £16.83 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 5 August 2015.

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 5 August 2015. 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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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 +12 143 £600 +12.94% 32
London -9 71 £625 +16.27% 15
South East -2 22 £600 +10.59% 4
City of London +3 17 £600 +4.34% 4
North West -5 12 £700 - 3
East of England +9 10 £473 +5.00%
Surrey +3 8 £550 +22.22%
West Yorkshire -15 8 £500 -8.25%
Yorkshire -18 8 £500 -8.25% 3
Berkshire +8 7 £600 +23.71% 3
West Midlands +3 7 £775 +3.33% 1
Essex -6 7 - -
North East - 7 £488 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £488 -
Tyne and Wear - 7 £488 -
Hampshire -2 6 £498 -20.40% 1
Leeds -19 5 £600 -
Manchester - 5 £725 - 3
Cheshire - 5 £700 -
Nottingham -7 4 £450 -
East Midlands -9 4 £450 -44.44% 2
Nottinghamshire -14 4 £450 -
Lancashire +4 3 £615 -
Birmingham +4 3 £775 -3.12%
Scotland -3 3 - - 2
Reading - 3 £600 -
Warrington - 3 £700 -
Preston +9 2 £604 -
Hertfordshire -4 2 £525 -
South West -10 2 £550 +17.33% 3

Lead Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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 72 (24.83%) Java
2 70 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (16.90%) Oracle
4 48 (16.55%) Finance
5 41 (14.14%) SOA
6 35 (12.07%) TOGAF
7 32 (11.03%) Migration
7 32 (11.03%) Scrum
7 32 (11.03%) HTML
7 32 (11.03%) Security Cleared
8 31 (10.69%) SQL
9 30 (10.34%) Web Services
9 30 (10.34%) UNIX
9 30 (10.34%) Microsoft
9 30 (10.34%) TDD
9 30 (10.34%) Banking
10 29 (10.00%) JavaScript
11 27 (9.31%) MongoDB
12 25 (8.62%) E-Commerce
13 24 (8.28%) SC Cleared
14 23 (7.93%) HTML5
15 22 (7.59%) Linux
15 22 (7.59%) .NET
15 22 (7.59%) Data Management
16 21 (7.24%) Degree
17 20 (6.90%) MVC
17 20 (6.90%) Middleware
18 19 (6.55%) Project Management
18 19 (6.55%) Windows
18 19 (6.55%) RESTful

Lead Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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 15 (5.17%) Apache
2 13 (4.48%) IIS
3 10 (3.45%) WebSphere
3 10 (3.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 8 (2.76%) JBoss
5 6 (2.07%) WebLogic
5 6 (2.07%) MS Exchange
5 6 (2.07%) Oracle Coherence
5 6 (2.07%) Tomcat
5 6 (2.07%) Confluence
5 6 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.72%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (1.72%) IBM Notes
7 4 (1.38%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.03%) Lync
8 3 (1.03%) Node.js
9 2 (0.69%) WildFly
9 2 (0.69%) Mule ESB
9 2 (0.69%) Apache TomEE
9 2 (0.69%) Apache Qpid
Applications
1 6 (2.07%) MS Office
2 5 (1.72%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.72%) Mingle
3 3 (1.03%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.03%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.69%) SAP MM
2 2 (0.69%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 2 (0.69%) SAP HR
2 2 (0.69%) Magento
3 1 (0.34%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.34%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.34%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.34%) RMDS
3 1 (0.34%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.34%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.14%) Office 365
2 10 (3.45%) SaaS
3 5 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.72%) Google Apps
4 4 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.03%) PaaS
6 2 (0.69%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.34%) Google Compute Engine
7 1 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.34%) IBM PureFlex
7 1 (0.34%) IaaS
7 1 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.34%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.17%) SAN
2 13 (4.48%) WAN
3 10 (3.45%) Internet
4 9 (3.10%) VPN
5 8 (2.76%) MPLS
5 8 (2.76%) SSL
6 7 (2.41%) LAN
6 7 (2.41%) Firewall
7 5 (1.72%) HTTP
8 4 (1.38%) VLAN
9 3 (1.03%) LTE
9 3 (1.03%) WebEx
9 3 (1.03%) Intranet
9 3 (1.03%) Extranet
10 2 (0.69%) NetScaler
10 2 (0.69%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (0.69%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (0.69%) VoLTE
10 2 (0.69%) OpenLDAP
11 1 (0.34%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (9.31%) MongoDB
2 18 (6.21%) SQL Server
3 13 (4.48%) MySQL
3 13 (4.48%) Redis
3 13 (4.48%) Oracle Database
4 11 (3.79%) CouchDB
5 10 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (3.10%) Relational Database
7 8 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (2.07%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (2.07%) Hadoop
10 5 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (1.72%) NoSQL
10 5 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (1.72%) OLTP
10 5 (1.72%) DB2
10 5 (1.72%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (1.38%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 17 (5.86%) Jenkins
2 14 (4.83%) Selenium
3 10 (3.45%) Git (software)
4 9 (3.10%) Subversion
4 9 (3.10%) Maven
5 7 (2.41%) JIRA
5 7 (2.41%) SpecFlow
6 6 (2.07%) WebDriver
7 4 (1.38%) Cucumber
7 4 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.03%) JUnit
8 3 (1.03%) HP UFT
9 2 (0.69%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.69%) Ant
9 2 (0.69%) JMeter
9 2 (0.69%) Hudson
9 2 (0.69%) Gerrit
9 2 (0.69%) Gradle
9 2 (0.69%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.69%) GitLab
General
1 48 (16.55%) Finance
2 30 (10.34%) Banking
3 9 (3.10%) Investment Banking
4 7 (2.41%) Retail
5 4 (1.38%) Back Office
5 4 (1.38%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.03%) Legal
6 3 (1.03%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.03%) Marketing
6 3 (1.03%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.69%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.69%) Billing
7 2 (0.69%) Publishing
7 2 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.69%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.69%) Front Office
8 1 (0.34%) Advertising
8 1 (0.34%) Automotive
8 1 (0.34%) Games
8 1 (0.34%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (11.03%) HTML
2 30 (10.34%) Web Services
3 23 (7.93%) HTML5
4 22 (7.59%) .NET
5 20 (6.90%) Middleware
6 19 (6.55%) RESTful
7 17 (5.86%) J2EE
7 17 (5.86%) CSS
8 16 (5.52%) ASP.NET
8 16 (5.52%) REST
9 14 (4.83%) SOAP
10 13 (4.48%) Spring
11 12 (4.14%) JSON
11 12 (4.14%) Memcached
11 12 (4.14%) KnockoutJS
12 11 (3.79%) WPF
13 10 (3.45%) XML
13 10 (3.45%) XHTML
14 8 (2.76%) Java EE
14 8 (2.76%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
1 15 (5.17%) Data Centre
2 10 (3.45%) User Experience
3 9 (3.10%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.41%) Mainframe
5 6 (2.07%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.72%) Taxonomies
6 5 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.72%) EMC VNX
7 4 (1.38%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.38%) Reference Data
8 3 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.03%) Mobile Computing
8 3 (1.03%) Social Media
8 3 (1.03%) Credit Risk
8 3 (1.03%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.03%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 2 (0.69%) W3C
9 2 (0.69%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 30 (10.34%) UNIX
2 22 (7.59%) Linux
3 19 (6.55%) Windows
4 7 (2.41%) Mac OS X
4 7 (2.41%) Windows 7
5 6 (2.07%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.72%) Solaris
6 5 (1.72%) Windows XP
7 3 (1.03%) AIX
7 3 (1.03%) Android
7 3 (1.03%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.69%) CentOS
8 2 (0.69%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.34%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.34%) VME
9 1 (0.34%) HPUX
9 1 (0.34%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (14.14%) SOA
3 35 (12.07%) TOGAF
4 32 (11.03%) Migration
4 32 (11.03%) Scrum
5 30 (10.34%) TDD
6 25 (8.62%) E-Commerce
7 22 (7.59%) Data Management
8 20 (6.90%) MVC
9 19 (6.55%) Project Management
9 19 (6.55%) Coaching
10 18 (6.21%) Technical Architecture
11 17 (5.86%) Business Analysis
11 17 (5.86%) Stakeholder Management
11 17 (5.86%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (5.52%) Open Source
12 16 (5.52%) Mentoring
12 16 (5.52%) Data Modelling
13 15 (5.17%) SDLC
14 14 (4.83%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 72 (24.83%) Java
2 31 (10.69%) SQL
3 29 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 18 (6.21%) C#
5 16 (5.52%) Ruby
6 10 (3.45%) Clojure
7 8 (2.76%) Python
8 7 (2.41%) Scala
9 6 (2.07%) Shell Script
9 6 (2.07%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.38%) VB6
10 4 (1.38%) VB
10 4 (1.38%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.69%) XQuery
11 2 (0.69%) XPath
11 2 (0.69%) VBScript
11 2 (0.69%) C++
12 1 (0.34%) COBOL
12 1 (0.34%) PHP
12 1 (0.34%) C
Qualifications
1 32 (11.03%) Security Cleared
2 24 (8.28%) SC Cleared
3 21 (7.24%) Degree
4 4 (1.38%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.03%) CCIE
5 3 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.34%) CCNP
6 1 (0.34%) ISEB
6 1 (0.34%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.72%) QA
3 2 (0.69%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.34%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.72%) Hyper-V
2 5 (1.72%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.38%) vCloud
4 2 (0.69%) Varnish
4 2 (0.69%) XenServer
4 2 (0.69%) vSphere
4 2 (0.69%) Squid
5 1 (0.34%) Xen
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.34%) XenApp
5 1 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.34%) NFS
5 1 (0.34%) NDS
5 1 (0.34%) IAG
5 1 (0.34%) SRDF
5 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.34%) KVM
Systems Management
1 13 (4.48%) Puppet
2 11 (3.79%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.03%) XenMobile
3 3 (1.03%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.69%) Rundeck
4 2 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.69%) Ansible
4 2 (0.69%) logstash
4 2 (0.69%) Salt
4 2 (0.69%) Kibana
4 2 (0.69%) HAProxy
4 2 (0.69%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.34%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.34%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.34%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.34%) SCCM
5 1 (0.34%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 49 (16.90%) Oracle
2 30 (10.34%) Microsoft
3 17 (5.86%) Pega
4 15 (5.17%) SAP
5 12 (4.14%) IBM
5 12 (4.14%) VMware
6 10 (3.45%) Adobe
7 9 (3.10%) Citrix
8 8 (2.76%) Juniper
8 8 (2.76%) EMC
8 8 (2.76%) NetApp
8 8 (2.76%) WSO2
9 7 (2.41%) Cisco
10 6 (2.07%) HP
10 6 (2.07%) Bloomberg
11 5 (1.72%) Websense
11 5 (1.72%) Google
11 5 (1.72%) Lotus
11 5 (1.72%) Red Hat
12 4 (1.38%) Informatica
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Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Berkshire
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Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
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Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: to £650 day, 6 months contract likely to extend
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
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Rate: 500 - 550
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £700.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago