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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Architect
Rank 435 414 425
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 166 157 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.30% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.33% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 106 73
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£550 £550 £550
90% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £438 £442
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £725 £710
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £540 £548
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -1.36%
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
49598 47956 42731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.38% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30070 28704 24525
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1954 2000 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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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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 +13 155 £550 - 31
London -6 70 £575 - 19
South East -7 45 £525 +1.94% 1
Hampshire +12 26 £525 -8.69%
Southampton - 17 £525 -
Berkshire -8 10 £400 -13.97%
North West -11 10 £650 +36.84% 4
City of London +6 9 £590 +0.42% 9
Scotland -12 9 £575 +4.54% 1
Edinburgh -12 9 £575 +5.50% 1
East of England - 9 £550 - 2
Hertfordshire - 7 £475 -
Reading +1 6 £400 -24.52%
South West -14 6 £425 -52.77% 2
East Midlands - 6 £450 -
West Midlands -13 5 £600 +84.61% 1
Cheshire - 4 £650 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 4 £463 -
Nottingham - 4 £463 -
Manchester -11 3 £475 +5.55% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £430 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £430 -
North East - 3 £430 -
Surrey +3 2 £550 +22.22% 1
Birmingham -11 2 £650 +48.57%
Ipswich - 2 £550 - 1
Suffolk - 2 £550 - 1
Lancashire -3 1 £451 -
Leicestershire - 1 £450 -
East Sussex - 1 £475 -

Lead Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 83 (29.43%) Java
2 70 (24.82%) Finance
3 62 (21.99%) Oracle
4 55 (19.50%) Banking
5 54 (19.15%) TOGAF
6 47 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 36 (12.77%) Open Source
8 30 (10.64%) Linux
9 29 (10.28%) Apache
10 26 (9.22%) Scrum
10 26 (9.22%) Analytics
11 25 (8.87%) Migration
12 24 (8.51%) PostgreSQL
13 23 (8.16%) Java EE
14 21 (7.45%) Investment Banking
14 21 (7.45%) Windows
14 21 (7.45%) SOA
14 21 (7.45%) HTML
14 21 (7.45%) Microsoft
15 20 (7.09%) Data Modelling
15 20 (7.09%) Spring
15 20 (7.09%) Mentoring
16 19 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
16 19 (6.74%) Retail
16 19 (6.74%) ETL
16 19 (6.74%) SQL Server
16 19 (6.74%) Security Cleared
17 18 (6.38%) SAP
17 18 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
18 17 (6.03%) IBM

Lead Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 29 (10.28%) Apache
2 10 (3.55%) Confluence
3 7 (2.48%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (2.13%) Oracle Coherence
5 5 (1.77%) Adobe CQ
5 5 (1.77%) WebSphere
5 5 (1.77%) IIS
6 4 (1.42%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.42%) SAS
6 4 (1.42%) CICS
7 3 (1.06%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.71%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.71%) JBoss
8 2 (0.71%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.71%) CMS
9 1 (0.35%) LiveLink
9 1 (0.35%) PegaRULES
9 1 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.35%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 6 (2.13%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.42%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.06%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.71%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.35%) MS Project
5 1 (0.35%) MS Office
5 1 (0.35%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 3 (1.06%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.71%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.71%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 2 (0.71%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.35%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.35%) Endur
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.35%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.35%) SAP EWM
3 1 (0.35%) RMDS
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.06%) SaaS
2 3 (1.06%) PaaS
2 3 (1.06%) IaaS
3 1 (0.35%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.35%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.35%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (0.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.32%) WAN
2 13 (4.61%) SAN
3 10 (3.55%) Firewall
4 6 (2.13%) LAN
5 5 (1.77%) VoIP
6 4 (1.42%) VPN
6 4 (1.42%) Internet
6 4 (1.42%) MPLS
6 4 (1.42%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (1.42%) NAS
6 4 (1.42%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (1.42%) NetScreen
7 3 (1.06%) Multicast
7 3 (1.06%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (1.06%) Network Security
7 3 (1.06%) iSCSI
7 3 (1.06%) FCoE
7 3 (1.06%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (1.06%) Wireless
7 3 (1.06%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.51%) PostgreSQL
2 19 (6.74%) SQL Server
3 17 (6.03%) MongoDB
4 13 (4.61%) NoSQL
5 12 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (3.90%) Oracle Database
6 11 (3.90%) Relational Database
7 10 (3.55%) Hadoop
8 8 (2.84%) Couchbase
9 5 (1.77%) Redis
9 5 (1.77%) Oracle BI EE
9 5 (1.77%) QlikView
9 5 (1.77%) DB2
9 5 (1.77%) DataStage
10 4 (1.42%) MySQL
10 4 (1.42%) CouchDB
10 4 (1.42%) Big Data
11 3 (1.06%) SAP HANA
11 3 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (1.06%) KDB
Development Applications
1 11 (3.90%) Selenium
2 10 (3.55%) JIRA
3 9 (3.19%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.06%) Axure RP
5 2 (0.71%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (0.71%) Maven
5 2 (0.71%) ERwin
6 1 (0.35%) ProC
6 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.35%) Toad
6 1 (0.35%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.35%) WebLogic Workshop
6 1 (0.35%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.35%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.35%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 70 (24.82%) Finance
2 55 (19.50%) Banking
3 21 (7.45%) Investment Banking
4 19 (6.74%) Retail
5 13 (4.61%) Front Office
6 8 (2.84%) Telecoms
7 7 (2.48%) Retail Banking
8 5 (1.77%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.42%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.42%) Back Office
9 4 (1.42%) Games
10 3 (1.06%) Spanish Language
10 3 (1.06%) Law
11 2 (0.71%) Legal
12 1 (0.35%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.35%) Automotive
12 1 (0.35%) Electronics
12 1 (0.35%) Advertising
12 1 (0.35%) Billing
12 1 (0.35%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (8.16%) Java EE
2 21 (7.45%) HTML
3 20 (7.09%) Spring
4 15 (5.32%) JSON
5 13 (4.61%) HTML5
5 13 (4.61%) REST
6 12 (4.26%) .NET
6 12 (4.26%) J2EE
6 12 (4.26%) SOAP
6 12 (4.26%) Middleware
7 11 (3.90%) Web Services
7 11 (3.90%) RESTful
7 11 (3.90%) Django
8 9 (3.19%) XML
9 7 (2.48%) ASP.NET
10 6 (2.13%) WCF
10 6 (2.13%) WPF
11 5 (1.77%) XSLT
12 4 (1.42%) Memcached
13 3 (1.06%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 36 (12.77%) Open Source
2 19 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.55%) Mainframe
4 8 (2.84%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.84%) Mathematics
5 5 (1.77%) VSAM
5 5 (1.77%) PKI
5 5 (1.77%) Data Structures
5 5 (1.77%) Data Integration
6 4 (1.42%) FMCG
6 4 (1.42%) Credit Risk
6 4 (1.42%) Online Games
6 4 (1.42%) Clustering
6 4 (1.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (1.42%) User Experience
7 3 (1.06%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.06%) Inversion of Control
8 2 (0.71%) Cryptography
8 2 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.71%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 30 (10.64%) Linux
2 21 (7.45%) Windows
3 17 (6.03%) UNIX
4 10 (3.55%) Solaris
5 7 (2.48%) AIX
6 6 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.71%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.71%) HPUX
7 2 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.35%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.35%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.35%) VME
8 1 (0.35%) Android
8 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.35%) CentOS
8 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.35%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.35%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (19.15%) TOGAF
2 47 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (9.22%) Scrum
3 26 (9.22%) Analytics
4 25 (8.87%) Migration
5 21 (7.45%) SOA
6 20 (7.09%) Data Modelling
6 20 (7.09%) Mentoring
7 19 (6.74%) ETL
8 18 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (5.32%) Project Management
9 15 (5.32%) Enterprise Architecture
9 15 (5.32%) Data Architecture
10 14 (4.96%) Data Migration
10 14 (4.96%) Data Management
10 14 (4.96%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (4.61%) ERP
12 12 (4.26%) ITIL
13 11 (3.90%) CRM
13 11 (3.90%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 83 (29.43%) Java
2 15 (5.32%) SQL
3 13 (4.61%) Scala
4 12 (4.26%) JavaScript
5 11 (3.90%) Python
5 11 (3.90%) Ruby
6 9 (3.19%) C#
7 5 (1.77%) PL/SQL
7 5 (1.77%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.42%) COBOL
9 3 (1.06%) C++
10 2 (0.71%) PHP
10 2 (0.71%) XPath
10 2 (0.71%) XQuery
11 1 (0.35%) Groovy
11 1 (0.35%) R
11 1 (0.35%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 19 (6.74%) Security Cleared
2 16 (5.67%) Degree
3 11 (3.90%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.84%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (2.48%) CCIE
6 4 (1.42%) CCNA
6 4 (1.42%) CCDP
6 4 (1.42%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.06%) CCA
7 3 (1.06%) CCDA
7 3 (1.06%) CCNP
7 3 (1.06%) CCDE
8 1 (0.35%) MCSE
8 1 (0.35%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.35%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.35%) CEH
8 1 (0.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.35%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.13%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.77%) QA
3 4 (1.42%) SLA
4 2 (0.71%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.35%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.35%) JSP 440
System Software
1 7 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.06%) Hyper-V
2 3 (1.06%) NFS
2 3 (1.06%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.06%) VMware ESX
2 3 (1.06%) Xen
2 3 (1.06%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (1.06%) KVM
3 1 (0.35%) HDFS
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.35%) NDS
3 1 (0.35%) XenApp
3 1 (0.35%) SRDF
3 1 (0.35%) PowerHA
3 1 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.35%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 11 (3.90%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (3.19%) Puppet
3 2 (0.71%) SCCM
3 2 (0.71%) OpenAM
3 2 (0.71%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.35%) SCOM
4 1 (0.35%) WSUS
4 1 (0.35%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.35%) Ambari
4 1 (0.35%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.35%) Oozie
Vendors
1 62 (21.99%) Oracle
2 21 (7.45%) Microsoft
3 18 (6.38%) SAP
4 17 (6.03%) IBM
5 15 (5.32%) Cisco
5 15 (5.32%) EMC
6 14 (4.96%) VMware
7 8 (2.84%) HP
8 7 (2.48%) Informatica
9 6 (2.13%) Juniper
9 6 (2.13%) NetApp
9 6 (2.13%) Red Hat
9 6 (2.13%) Adobe
9 6 (2.13%) Citrix
10 5 (1.77%) Pega
11 4 (1.42%) F5
11 4 (1.42%) Cognos
11 4 (1.42%) CA
12 3 (1.06%) Siebel
12 3 (1.06%) Sybase
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