The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Lead Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lead Architect
Rank 493 476 503
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +27
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 163 152 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.28% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.29% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 90 83
Median daily rate £600 £575 £585
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -1.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £472
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £700 £880
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £550 £663
% change year-on-year
- -16.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
51683 51537 49827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.72% 94.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 33740 31811 30809
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1490 2054 2097
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

Lead Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Lead Architect in the job title.

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 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -8 158 £595 +3.47% 20
London -9 74 £631 +5.20% 13
South East -19 24 £563 +2.27% 2
North West -8 16 £600 -7.69%
Berkshire -3 13 £550 +25.71%
Yorkshire +18 12 £500 -16.66% 3
Manchester -6 12 £700 -
West Yorkshire +8 11 £513 -14.58% 3
City of London +36 10 £600 -7.69% 2
South West -6 8 £475 -13.63%
West Midlands -7 8 £545 -
East of England +12 7 £625 - 1
Bedfordshire - 7 £625 -
Hampshire -4 5 £585 +12.77% 1
North East -42 4 £375 -12.79%
Tyne and Wear -46 4 £375 -12.79%
Wiltshire - 4 £475 -
Dunstable - 4 - -
Leeds 0 3 £544 -9.37% 1
Bracknell -5 3 £563 +28.57%
Reading -5 3 £475 +18.75%
Worthing - 3 £550 -
Sheffield - 3 £488 -
West Sussex - 3 £550 -
South Yorkshire - 3 £488 -
Canary Wharf +6 2 £850 +41.66%
Birmingham +4 2 - -
Walsall +3 2 £545 -
Midlands -1 2 £675 -
Edinburgh -1 2 £470 -18.26% 1

Lead Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, Lead Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Lead Architect in the job title.

1 62 (19.44%) Finance
2 59 (18.50%) Java
3 54 (16.93%) Agile Software Development
4 52 (16.30%) Oracle
5 42 (13.17%) SOA
6 36 (11.29%) Microsoft
7 35 (10.97%) Technical Architecture
8 33 (10.34%) Banking
9 32 (10.03%) Security Cleared
10 31 (9.72%) Stakeholder Management
10 31 (9.72%) Middleware
11 30 (9.40%) TOGAF
12 28 (8.78%) Spring
12 28 (8.78%) Enterprise Architecture
13 27 (8.46%) Migration
13 27 (8.46%) Linux
14 26 (8.15%) Windows
14 26 (8.15%) SQL
15 25 (7.84%) Amazon AWS
16 24 (7.52%) Data Centre
17 23 (7.21%) SC Cleared
17 23 (7.21%) HTML
18 22 (6.90%) Scrum
18 22 (6.90%) VMware
18 22 (6.90%) Retail
18 22 (6.90%) Pega
18 22 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
19 21 (6.58%) TDD
19 21 (6.58%) IBM
20 20 (6.27%) SAP

Lead Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (2.82%) JBoss
2 9 (2.82%) Mule
3 8 (2.51%) Tomcat
4 7 (2.19%) WebLogic
5 6 (1.88%) Confluence
6 5 (1.57%) Apache
6 5 (1.57%) Node.js
6 5 (1.57%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.25%) CMS
7 4 (1.25%) Joomla!
7 4 (1.25%) nginx
7 4 (1.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (0.94%) Apache Solr
8 3 (0.94%) NetWeaver
8 3 (0.94%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.94%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.63%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 4 (1.25%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (0.94%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.31%) HipChat
3 1 (0.31%) MS Office
3 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.57%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (1.25%) Oracle Retail
2 4 (1.25%) SAP CRM
3 3 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.63%) Eloqua
4 2 (0.63%) SAP MII
4 2 (0.63%) SAP MM
4 2 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.63%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.31%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle AML
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.31%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.31%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 25 (7.84%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (3.45%) Office 365
4 8 (2.51%) IaaS
4 8 (2.51%) SaaS
5 6 (1.88%) PaaS
6 5 (1.57%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (1.25%) GitHub
8 3 (0.94%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.63%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.63%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.31%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.31%) Heroku
10 1 (0.31%) MailChimp
10 1 (0.31%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.27%) Firewall
2 18 (5.64%) LAN
2 18 (5.64%) WAN
3 12 (3.76%) DNS
4 8 (2.51%) VPN
5 7 (2.19%) Internet
5 7 (2.19%) MPLS
5 7 (2.19%) SAN
6 6 (1.88%) Network Security
7 4 (1.25%) BGP
7 4 (1.25%) DHCP
7 4 (1.25%) FabricPath
7 4 (1.25%) IPsec
7 4 (1.25%) IPv4
7 4 (1.25%) IPv6
7 4 (1.25%) NAS
7 4 (1.25%) OSPF
7 4 (1.25%) TRILL
7 4 (1.25%) VLAN
7 4 (1.25%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.96%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.02%) Relational Database
3 11 (3.45%) Big Data
3 11 (3.45%) NoSQL
4 9 (2.82%) MongoDB
5 8 (2.51%) RDBMS
6 7 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (2.19%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.88%) DB2
7 6 (1.88%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (1.57%) Hadoop
8 5 (1.57%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (0.94%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.94%) QlikView
11 2 (0.63%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.63%) DataStage
11 2 (0.63%) Pentaho
11 2 (0.63%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 11 (3.45%) Jenkins
2 9 (2.82%) JIRA
3 6 (1.88%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.88%) JUnit
4 5 (1.57%) Cucumber
4 5 (1.57%) Maven
4 5 (1.57%) Selenium
5 3 (0.94%) Hudson
5 3 (0.94%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.63%) Axure RP
6 2 (0.63%) ClearCase
6 2 (0.63%) Liquibase
6 2 (0.63%) SoapUI
6 2 (0.63%) SonarQube
6 2 (0.63%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.63%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.31%) Ant
7 1 (0.31%) JMeter
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.31%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 62 (19.44%) Finance
2 33 (10.34%) Banking
3 22 (6.90%) Retail
4 10 (3.13%) Investment Banking
4 10 (3.13%) Marketing
5 7 (2.19%) Billing
5 7 (2.19%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.88%) Automotive
7 5 (1.57%) Electronics
7 5 (1.57%) Publishing
7 5 (1.57%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.63%) Advertising
8 2 (0.63%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.63%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.63%) Front Office
8 2 (0.63%) Military
9 1 (0.31%) Back Office
9 1 (0.31%) Games
9 1 (0.31%) Law
9 1 (0.31%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (9.72%) Middleware
2 28 (8.78%) Spring
3 23 (7.21%) HTML
4 19 (5.96%) Web Services
5 18 (5.64%) .NET
6 16 (5.02%) Hibernate
7 14 (4.39%) HTML5
8 12 (3.76%) CSS
9 10 (3.13%) XML
10 9 (2.82%) JMS
10 9 (2.82%) JSON
10 9 (2.82%) REST
11 8 (2.51%) J2EE
11 8 (2.51%) Oracle Fusion
12 6 (1.88%) ASP.NET
12 6 (1.88%) JSP
12 6 (1.88%) RESTful
13 5 (1.57%) ASP.NET MVC
13 5 (1.57%) Servlets
13 5 (1.57%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.52%) Data Centre
2 8 (2.51%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (1.88%) Hybrid Cloud
3 6 (1.88%) Mobile App
3 6 (1.88%) User Experience
4 5 (1.57%) Client/Server
4 5 (1.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 5 (1.57%) N-Tier
5 4 (1.25%) iSeries
6 3 (0.94%) Blog
6 3 (0.94%) Internet of Things
6 3 (0.94%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.94%) Social Media
7 2 (0.63%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (0.63%) Performance Metrics
7 2 (0.63%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.63%) Replication
7 2 (0.63%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 27 (8.46%) Linux
2 26 (8.15%) Windows
3 8 (2.51%) Android
3 8 (2.51%) Windows 10
4 7 (2.19%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.57%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.25%) Solaris
6 4 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.94%) Unix
7 3 (0.94%) VMS
7 3 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.63%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.63%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.31%) CentOS
9 1 (0.31%) Debian
9 1 (0.31%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.31%) VME
9 1 (0.31%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (16.93%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (13.17%) SOA
3 35 (10.97%) Technical Architecture
4 31 (9.72%) Stakeholder Management
5 30 (9.40%) TOGAF
6 28 (8.78%) Enterprise Architecture
7 27 (8.46%) Migration
8 22 (6.90%) Scrum
9 21 (6.58%) TDD
10 19 (5.96%) Data Modelling
11 18 (5.64%) Open Source
12 16 (5.02%) Business Intelligence
13 15 (4.70%) CRM
13 15 (4.70%) DevOps
13 15 (4.70%) OO
13 15 (4.70%) Security Architecture
14 14 (4.39%) E-Commerce
15 13 (4.08%) Microservices
15 13 (4.08%) MVC
15 13 (4.08%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (18.50%) Java
2 26 (8.15%) SQL
3 17 (5.33%) JavaScript
4 9 (2.82%) Ruby
5 6 (1.88%) C#
5 6 (1.88%) PHP
5 6 (1.88%) Python
5 6 (1.88%) Shell Script
6 5 (1.57%) PL/SQL
7 4 (1.25%) Groovy
7 4 (1.25%) Lisp
7 4 (1.25%) PowerShell
8 3 (0.94%) Go
8 3 (0.94%) Scala
9 2 (0.63%) ABAP
9 2 (0.63%) Apex Code
9 2 (0.63%) Perl
10 1 (0.31%) COBOL
10 1 (0.31%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.31%) VB
Qualifications
1 32 (10.03%) Security Cleared
2 23 (7.21%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.51%) Degree
4 4 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (0.94%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.63%) CCIE
6 2 (0.63%) CCNA
6 2 (0.63%) CCNP
6 2 (0.63%) CESG Certified Professional
6 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.31%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.31%) CISSP
7 1 (0.31%) CITP
7 1 (0.31%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.31%) MBA
7 1 (0.31%) MBCS
7 1 (0.31%) MCSE
7 1 (0.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.27%) QA
2 6 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.57%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.94%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.63%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.63%) EMIR
5 2 (0.63%) MiFID
5 2 (0.63%) SLA
6 1 (0.31%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (4.08%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.19%) Xen
4 4 (1.25%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.25%) KVM
4 4 (1.25%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.94%) Docker
5 3 (0.94%) NFS
5 3 (0.94%) SRDF
6 2 (0.63%) DFS Replication
6 2 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.63%) vCloud
7 1 (0.31%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.31%) HDFS
7 1 (0.31%) Varnish
7 1 (0.31%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.31%) XenApp
7 1 (0.31%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (3.13%) SCCM
2 9 (2.82%) Puppet
3 7 (2.19%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.25%) Control-M
5 3 (0.94%) SCOM
6 2 (0.63%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.63%) Ansible
6 2 (0.63%) Bareos
6 2 (0.63%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.63%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.63%) yum
7 1 (0.31%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.31%) Salt
7 1 (0.31%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.31%) SCSM
7 1 (0.31%) Terraform
7 1 (0.31%) Windows Intune
7 1 (0.31%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 52 (16.30%) Oracle
2 36 (11.29%) Microsoft
3 22 (6.90%) Pega
3 22 (6.90%) VMware
4 21 (6.58%) IBM
5 20 (6.27%) SAP
6 18 (5.64%) Cisco
7 10 (3.13%) Citrix
8 7 (2.19%) BEA
8 7 (2.19%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (1.88%) Juniper
9 6 (1.88%) MuleSoft
10 5 (1.57%) CheckPoint
10 5 (1.57%) EMC
10 5 (1.57%) Google
10 5 (1.57%) Sybase
10 5 (1.57%) Teradata
10 5 (1.57%) TIBCO
10 5 (1.57%) Vitria
11 4 (1.25%) Endeca
Hertfordshire
Montash
Rate: £600 - £700 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West Yorkshire
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Posted: Yesterday
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Square One Resources
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Square One Resources
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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Hydrogen Group
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