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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Architect
Rank 477 447 479
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +32
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 118 131 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.25% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.27% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 91 51
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£550 £600 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £421 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £800 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £525 £488
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £82.00 £64.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.62% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £82.00 £64.25 -
% change year-on-year
+27.62% -

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
50887 47919 48399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.76% 92.66% 93.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 32224 29016 27128
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2084 2089 2613
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.80 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 -19 113 £550 -8.33% 40
London -10 60 £650 - 16
South East -19 15 £468 -8.78% 7
South West -20 11 £470 - 6
Hampshire -15 9 £435 -3.33% 1
North West -4 7 £600 +20.00% 3
City of London +11 5 £550 -15.38% 4
East of England - 4 £395 - 1
Reading +17 3 £550 +10.00%
Berkshire -4 3 £550 +4.76% 2
Yorkshire -15 3 £395 -
Bristol - 3 £425 - 3
Glasgow -9 2 £650 -
Scotland -15 2 £650 +46.39% 1
East Midlands - 2 - - 1
Wiltshire - 2 £585 - 1
North Yorkshire - 2 £395 -
York - 2 £395 -
Cheshire +8 1 - -
Warwickshire -4 1 £413 -31.25%
West Yorkshire -7 1 - -
West Midlands -20 1 £413 -25.00% 3
Warwick - 1 £413 -
Surrey - 1 £470 - 4
Somerset - 1 £450 -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 1
Peterborough - 1 - - 1
Chester - 1 - -
Coventry - - - -

Lead Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 48 (18.18%) Oracle
2 47 (17.80%) TOGAF
3 42 (15.91%) Finance
4 41 (15.53%) Linux
5 39 (14.77%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (11.36%) Banking
7 29 (10.98%) Business Intelligence
8 28 (10.61%) SAP
8 28 (10.61%) NoSQL
8 28 (10.61%) Security Cleared
9 27 (10.23%) Java
9 27 (10.23%) Microsoft
10 26 (9.85%) SQL Server
10 26 (9.85%) MongoDB
11 24 (9.09%) Hadoop
12 21 (7.95%) Windows
12 21 (7.95%) HP
13 20 (7.58%) ERP
13 20 (7.58%) Information Assurance
14 19 (7.20%) IaaS
14 19 (7.20%) ITIL
14 19 (7.20%) Python
15 18 (6.82%) SQL
15 18 (6.82%) Cisco
16 17 (6.44%) HTML
16 17 (6.44%) Analytics
16 17 (6.44%) Big Data
17 16 (6.06%) Open Source
17 16 (6.06%) Security Architecture
17 16 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure

Lead Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 10 (3.79%) Confluence
2 6 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (2.27%) Apache
2 6 (2.27%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.89%) CMS
3 5 (1.89%) Sitecore CMS
4 4 (1.52%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.52%) OpenStack
4 4 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.14%) Node.js
6 2 (0.76%) Lync
6 2 (0.76%) NetWeaver
6 2 (0.76%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.38%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.38%) Tuxedo
7 1 (0.38%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.38%) SAS
7 1 (0.38%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.38%) IIS
7 1 (0.38%) iPlanet
Applications
1 5 (1.89%) MS Excel
1 5 (1.89%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.14%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.14%) OmniGraffle
3 2 (0.76%) MS Office
4 1 (0.38%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 10 (3.79%) Oracle ERP
2 6 (2.27%) SAP SD
3 5 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (1.14%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.76%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.76%) SAP SRM
5 2 (0.76%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.76%) Summit
5 2 (0.76%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.76%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.38%) SAP EWM
6 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.38%) SAP SCM
6 1 (0.38%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (7.20%) IaaS
2 16 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (5.30%) PaaS
3 14 (5.30%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (3.03%) SaaS
5 2 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.38%) GitHub
6 1 (0.38%) Office 365
6 1 (0.38%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.38%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.30%) Internet
2 11 (4.17%) SNMP
2 11 (4.17%) SAN
3 8 (3.03%) WAN
4 5 (1.89%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (1.89%) NAS
5 3 (1.14%) LAN
5 3 (1.14%) DNS
5 3 (1.14%) Firewall
5 3 (1.14%) Multicast
5 3 (1.14%) FCoE
5 3 (1.14%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (1.14%) iSCSI
6 2 (0.76%) Intranet
6 2 (0.76%) HTTP
6 2 (0.76%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.76%) DHCP
6 2 (0.76%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.38%) LDAP
7 1 (0.38%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (10.61%) NoSQL
2 26 (9.85%) SQL Server
2 26 (9.85%) MongoDB
3 24 (9.09%) Hadoop
4 17 (6.44%) Big Data
5 14 (5.30%) Apache Cassandra
6 13 (4.92%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (4.55%) MySQL
8 11 (4.17%) Relational Database
9 10 (3.79%) Riak
10 9 (3.41%) Oracle BI EE
11 8 (3.03%) Oracle Database
12 7 (2.65%) CouchDB
13 6 (2.27%) SAP BI
14 5 (1.89%) Couchbase
14 5 (1.89%) Oracle Exadata
15 4 (1.52%) Apache Hive
15 4 (1.52%) HBase
15 4 (1.52%) Mahout
15 4 (1.52%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 15 (5.68%) Jenkins
2 11 (4.17%) Selenium
3 10 (3.79%) JIRA
4 6 (2.27%) Axure RP
4 6 (2.27%) Hudson
5 2 (0.76%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.38%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.38%) ProC
6 1 (0.38%) Maven
6 1 (0.38%) Grunt
6 1 (0.38%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.38%) Git (software)
General
1 42 (15.91%) Finance
2 30 (11.36%) Banking
3 13 (4.92%) Manufacturing
4 8 (3.03%) Retail
4 8 (3.03%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.27%) Marketing
6 5 (1.89%) Front Office
7 4 (1.52%) Aerospace
7 4 (1.52%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.76%) Billing
8 2 (0.76%) Law
8 2 (0.76%) Back Office
9 1 (0.38%) Electronics
9 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.38%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.38%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.44%) HTML
2 15 (5.68%) .NET
3 14 (5.30%) JSON
4 12 (4.55%) Django
4 12 (4.55%) HTML5
4 12 (4.55%) Web Services
5 10 (3.79%) RESTful
5 10 (3.79%) Spring
6 8 (3.03%) REST
6 8 (3.03%) Middleware
6 8 (3.03%) XML
7 7 (2.65%) WCF
8 6 (2.27%) SAP PI
8 6 (2.27%) LAMP
8 6 (2.27%) SOAP
9 4 (1.52%) XSD
10 3 (1.14%) ASP.NET
10 3 (1.14%) CSS
10 3 (1.14%) JSP
10 3 (1.14%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.06%) Open Source
2 14 (5.30%) User Experience
3 8 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (2.65%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.65%) RMADS
5 6 (2.27%) Digital Media
5 6 (2.27%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.89%) CESG
6 5 (1.89%) Visualisation
6 5 (1.89%) Derivative
6 5 (1.89%) Data Integration
7 4 (1.52%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.14%) Psychology
8 3 (1.14%) FMCG
9 2 (0.76%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.76%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.76%) Mobile Payment
10 1 (0.38%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.38%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 41 (15.53%) Linux
2 21 (7.95%) Windows
3 6 (2.27%) CentOS
3 6 (2.27%) Debian
3 6 (2.27%) UNIX
4 4 (1.52%) Solaris
5 3 (1.14%) AIX
5 3 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.76%) Android
6 2 (0.76%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.38%) HPUX
7 1 (0.38%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.38%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (17.80%) TOGAF
2 39 (14.77%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (10.98%) Business Intelligence
4 20 (7.58%) ERP
4 20 (7.58%) Information Assurance
5 19 (7.20%) ITIL
6 17 (6.44%) Analytics
7 16 (6.06%) Security Architecture
7 16 (6.06%) Migration
8 15 (5.68%) Project Management
8 15 (5.68%) Enterprise Architecture
9 13 (4.92%) Data Modelling
9 13 (4.92%) SOA
9 13 (4.92%) Load Balancing
10 12 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (4.17%) Mentoring
12 10 (3.79%) Risk Management
12 10 (3.79%) CRM
13 9 (3.41%) ETL
13 9 (3.41%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 27 (10.23%) Java
2 19 (7.20%) Python
3 18 (6.82%) SQL
4 12 (4.55%) Scala
5 11 (4.17%) Ruby
6 9 (3.41%) PHP
6 9 (3.41%) C#
7 7 (2.65%) Perl
8 6 (2.27%) Bash Shell
9 5 (1.89%) C++
10 2 (0.76%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.76%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.38%) ABAP
11 1 (0.38%) VBA
11 1 (0.38%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.38%) BeanShell
11 1 (0.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 28 (10.61%) Security Cleared
2 14 (5.30%) SC Cleared
3 10 (3.79%) DV Cleared
4 8 (3.03%) CISSP
5 7 (2.65%) Degree
6 6 (2.27%) CEH
7 5 (1.89%) CCNA
7 5 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.52%) CCDE
8 4 (1.52%) CCA
8 4 (1.52%) CCDA
8 4 (1.52%) CCDP
8 4 (1.52%) CCIE
8 4 (1.52%) CCNP
9 2 (0.76%) CISA
9 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.76%) MCSE
10 1 (0.38%) MCP
10 1 (0.38%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (2.65%) QA
3 6 (2.27%) ISO 9000
4 4 (1.52%) SLA
5 2 (0.76%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.76%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.76%) COBIT
5 2 (0.76%) BS7799
5 2 (0.76%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.76%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.38%) HL7
System Software
1 9 (3.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (2.65%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.65%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.52%) Apache Flume
3 4 (1.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 4 (1.52%) HDFS
4 3 (1.14%) KVM
4 3 (1.14%) NFS
4 3 (1.14%) Xen
5 2 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.76%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.76%) Docker
6 1 (0.38%) PowerHA
6 1 (0.38%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 15 (5.68%) Puppet
1 15 (5.68%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (2.27%) ZABBIX
2 6 (2.27%) Cacti
2 6 (2.27%) Nagios
2 6 (2.27%) Salt
3 4 (1.52%) SCCM
3 4 (1.52%) Ambari
3 4 (1.52%) Oozie
4 1 (0.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.38%) WMI
4 1 (0.38%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.38%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 48 (18.18%) Oracle
2 28 (10.61%) SAP
3 27 (10.23%) Microsoft
4 21 (7.95%) HP
5 18 (6.82%) Cisco
6 15 (5.68%) VMware
7 11 (4.17%) Siebel
7 11 (4.17%) IBM
8 9 (3.41%) EMC
9 8 (3.03%) Red Hat
10 7 (2.65%) NetApp
11 6 (2.27%) Rackspace
11 6 (2.27%) Informatica
12 5 (1.89%) Sitecore
13 4 (1.52%) Netezza
13 4 (1.52%) Hortonworks
13 4 (1.52%) MapR
13 4 (1.52%) Teradata
13 4 (1.52%) Intel
13 4 (1.52%) Sybase
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