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 6 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Architect
Rank 435 404 440
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +36
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 147 157 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.32% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.34% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 106 69
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£550 £540 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £425 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £660 £650 £715
UK excluding London average daily rate £548 £500 £475
% change year-on-year
+9.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £70.00 - -
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
47113 45619 41438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.43% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 28736 27090 23781
Average daily rate £400 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £230 £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 1785 1896 2209
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

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 6 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 6 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 -26 134 £550 +1.61% 38
London -30 56 £590 +2.60% 20
South East +7 40 £543 +2.35% 2
Hampshire +13 25 £525 -8.69%
Southampton - 17 £525 -
East of England +24 10 £550 +46.66% 2
North West -14 10 £506 +12.50% 2
Berkshire -5 9 £650 +22.64%
Edinburgh -6 9 £575 +6.48% 2
Scotland -17 9 £575 +6.48% 4
City of London 0 7 £650 +8.33% 11
South West -9 7 £425 -10.52% 2
Hertfordshire - 7 £475 -
Reading -2 6 £650 +22.64%
East Midlands - 5 £450 - 3
West Midlands -7 4 £600 +84.61% 4
Nottinghamshire - 4 £450 - 1
Nottingham - 4 £450 - 1
Manchester -9 3 £481 +6.94% 1
Ipswich - 3 £550 - 1
Suffolk - 3 £550 - 1
Cheshire - 3 £613 -
Surrey -5 1 - - 1
Lancashire -8 1 - - 1
Kent - 1 £450 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £575 - 2
Wiltshire - 1 £575 -
Yorkshire - 1 £575 - 3
Midlands - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £475 -

Lead Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 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 69 (25.46%) Java
2 68 (25.09%) Finance
3 55 (20.30%) TOGAF
4 53 (19.56%) Banking
5 49 (18.08%) Agile Software Development
5 49 (18.08%) Oracle
6 36 (13.28%) Open Source
7 30 (11.07%) Linux
8 27 (9.96%) Analytics
9 25 (9.23%) Apache
10 24 (8.86%) PostgreSQL
10 24 (8.86%) Scrum
11 23 (8.49%) Business Intelligence
11 23 (8.49%) Java EE
12 21 (7.75%) Microsoft
12 21 (7.75%) Data Modelling
12 21 (7.75%) SQL Server
13 20 (7.38%) ETL
13 20 (7.38%) Investment Banking
13 20 (7.38%) Migration
14 19 (7.01%) Data Architecture
14 19 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
15 18 (6.64%) Mentoring
15 18 (6.64%) Security Cleared
15 18 (6.64%) Cisco
16 17 (6.27%) HTML
16 17 (6.27%) Spring
16 17 (6.27%) Retail
17 16 (5.90%) SQL
17 16 (5.90%) Windows

Lead Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 25 (9.23%) Apache
2 10 (3.69%) Confluence
3 7 (2.58%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (1.48%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.48%) SAS
4 4 (1.48%) CICS
5 2 (0.74%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.74%) IIS
5 2 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (0.74%) CMS
5 2 (0.74%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.74%) Adobe CQ
5 2 (0.74%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.37%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.37%) LiveLink
6 1 (0.37%) PegaRULES
6 1 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.37%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 5 (1.85%) Photoshop
1 5 (1.85%) MS Excel
1 5 (1.85%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.11%) OmniGraffle
3 2 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.37%) SPSS
4 1 (0.37%) MS Project
4 1 (0.37%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.11%) Oracle ERP
1 3 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.74%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.37%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.37%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.37%) SAP EWM
3 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.37%) Summit
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.37%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 1 (0.37%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.37%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.37%) Endur
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.21%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.21%) PaaS
2 6 (2.21%) IaaS
3 4 (1.48%) SaaS
4 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.37%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.37%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.37%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.37%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.17%) WAN
2 11 (4.06%) SAN
3 9 (3.32%) Firewall
4 7 (2.58%) Internet
5 5 (1.85%) LAN
5 5 (1.85%) VoIP
5 5 (1.85%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (1.48%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (1.48%) NetScreen
6 4 (1.48%) MPLS
6 4 (1.48%) SNMP
7 3 (1.11%) VPN
7 3 (1.11%) TACACS
7 3 (1.11%) Wireless
7 3 (1.11%) IPsec
7 3 (1.11%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (1.11%) Network Security
7 3 (1.11%) OSPF
7 3 (1.11%) BGP
7 3 (1.11%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.86%) PostgreSQL
2 21 (7.75%) SQL Server
3 15 (5.54%) MongoDB
4 14 (5.17%) NoSQL
5 12 (4.43%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (4.43%) Relational Database
6 9 (3.32%) Hadoop
7 8 (2.95%) Couchbase
7 8 (2.95%) Oracle Database
8 7 (2.58%) Oracle BI EE
9 6 (2.21%) MySQL
10 5 (1.85%) DB2
10 5 (1.85%) QlikView
11 4 (1.48%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (1.48%) DataStage
11 4 (1.48%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (1.48%) Big Data
12 3 (1.11%) Oracle ODI
12 3 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
13 2 (0.74%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 11 (4.06%) Selenium
2 10 (3.69%) JIRA
3 9 (3.32%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.85%) Axure RP
5 2 (0.74%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 2 (0.74%) ERwin
5 2 (0.74%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.37%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.37%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.37%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.37%) Toad
6 1 (0.37%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.37%) WebLogic Workshop
6 1 (0.37%) ProC
6 1 (0.37%) Maven
General
1 68 (25.09%) Finance
2 53 (19.56%) Banking
3 20 (7.38%) Investment Banking
4 17 (6.27%) Retail
5 12 (4.43%) Front Office
6 7 (2.58%) Retail Banking
7 6 (2.21%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.48%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.48%) Back Office
8 4 (1.48%) Aerospace
8 4 (1.48%) Games
8 4 (1.48%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.11%) Marketing
9 3 (1.11%) Law
10 1 (0.37%) Legal
10 1 (0.37%) Electronics
10 1 (0.37%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.37%) Advertising
10 1 (0.37%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (8.49%) Java EE
2 17 (6.27%) Spring
2 17 (6.27%) HTML
3 12 (4.43%) JSON
3 12 (4.43%) Django
4 11 (4.06%) RESTful
4 11 (4.06%) J2EE
5 10 (3.69%) HTML5
5 10 (3.69%) Middleware
6 9 (3.32%) .NET
7 8 (2.95%) SOAP
7 8 (2.95%) REST
8 7 (2.58%) XML
8 7 (2.58%) WCF
9 6 (2.21%) Web Services
10 5 (1.85%) ASP.NET
10 5 (1.85%) WPF
11 3 (1.11%) Ruby on Rails
11 3 (1.11%) JSP
12 2 (0.74%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 36 (13.28%) Open Source
2 19 (7.01%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (2.95%) Mainframe
3 8 (2.95%) Mathematics
4 7 (2.58%) Data Integration
5 5 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (1.85%) User Experience
5 5 (1.85%) Data Structures
5 5 (1.85%) VSAM
5 5 (1.85%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.48%) Clustering
6 4 (1.48%) FMCG
6 4 (1.48%) Online Games
7 3 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.11%) PKI
7 3 (1.11%) Derivative
7 3 (1.11%) Credit Risk
8 2 (0.74%) Psychology
8 2 (0.74%) RMADS
8 2 (0.74%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 30 (11.07%) Linux
2 16 (5.90%) Windows
3 13 (4.80%) UNIX
4 8 (2.95%) Solaris
5 6 (2.21%) AIX
6 2 (0.74%) HPUX
6 2 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.37%) zOS
7 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.37%) Android
7 1 (0.37%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (20.30%) TOGAF
2 49 (18.08%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (9.96%) Analytics
4 24 (8.86%) Scrum
5 23 (8.49%) Business Intelligence
6 21 (7.75%) Data Modelling
7 20 (7.38%) ETL
7 20 (7.38%) Migration
8 19 (7.01%) Data Architecture
9 18 (6.64%) Mentoring
10 16 (5.90%) SOA
10 16 (5.90%) ITIL
10 16 (5.90%) Enterprise Architecture
11 15 (5.54%) Stakeholder Management
12 14 (5.17%) Project Management
13 12 (4.43%) Service Management
13 12 (4.43%) Information Assurance
13 12 (4.43%) Data Migration
14 11 (4.06%) CRM
15 10 (3.69%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 69 (25.46%) Java
2 16 (5.90%) SQL
3 13 (4.80%) Scala
4 12 (4.43%) Ruby
5 11 (4.06%) Python
6 7 (2.58%) C#
7 6 (2.21%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.48%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.48%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.11%) C++
9 3 (1.11%) COBOL
10 2 (0.74%) PHP
11 1 (0.37%) ABAP
11 1 (0.37%) Groovy
11 1 (0.37%) BeanShell
11 1 (0.37%) R
Qualifications
1 18 (6.64%) Security Cleared
2 14 (5.17%) Degree
3 9 (3.32%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.32%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (2.95%) CCIE
5 5 (1.85%) CCNA
5 5 (1.85%) CCDP
6 4 (1.48%) CCA
6 4 (1.48%) CCDA
6 4 (1.48%) CCNP
6 4 (1.48%) CCDE
7 3 (1.11%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.74%) VCP4
9 1 (0.37%) MCSE
9 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.37%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.37%) CEH
9 1 (0.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.37%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (2.21%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.48%) QA
3 4 (1.48%) SLA
4 2 (0.74%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.74%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.37%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.37%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (2.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.11%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.74%) Xen
3 2 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.74%) NFS
3 2 (0.74%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.74%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.74%) KVM
4 1 (0.37%) HDFS
4 1 (0.37%) PowerHA
4 1 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.37%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 11 (4.06%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (3.32%) Puppet
3 2 (0.74%) SCCM
3 2 (0.74%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.37%) OpenAM
4 1 (0.37%) SCOM
4 1 (0.37%) WSUS
4 1 (0.37%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.37%) Ambari
4 1 (0.37%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.37%) Oozie
Vendors
1 49 (18.08%) Oracle
2 21 (7.75%) Microsoft
3 18 (6.64%) Cisco
4 16 (5.90%) IBM
5 14 (5.17%) SAP
5 14 (5.17%) EMC
6 12 (4.43%) HP
6 12 (4.43%) VMware
7 8 (2.95%) Informatica
8 7 (2.58%) Cognos
9 5 (1.85%) Citrix
9 5 (1.85%) Juniper
10 4 (1.48%) CA
10 4 (1.48%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.48%) Adobe
10 4 (1.48%) Siebel
10 4 (1.48%) NetApp
10 4 (1.48%) F5
11 3 (1.11%) Pega
11 3 (1.11%) Sybase
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