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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Architect
Rank 477 471 396
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -75
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 157 139 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.25% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.27% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 109 122
Average daily rate
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£600 £550 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £412 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £768 £680 £747
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £498 £475
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +4.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £20.91 - £64.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £64.25

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
54235 51432 48394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.81% 92.07% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34663 31190 28805
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
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 1992 1996 2114
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +15 150 £600 +10.34% 31
London -4 83 £600 +9.09% 19
South East -13 21 £475 -20.83% 3
City of London +12 19 £575 - 2
North West -22 15 £690 +18.45% 2
Hampshire +4 10 £435 -30.40%
North East -21 9 £488 -30.35%
West Yorkshire -24 7 £500 -14.16%
Yorkshire -25 7 £500 -14.16% 2
Tyne and Wear - 7 £488 -
Manchester - 7 £750 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £488 -
East of England +8 6 £460 +2.22%
Berkshire +2 6 £581 +25.00% 2
Lancashire -11 4 £658 -
Southampton - 4 - -
West Midlands - 4 £775 - 1
Preston +8 3 £615 -
East Midlands -8 3 £450 +38.46% 2
Cheshire -13 3 £690 +18.45% 1
Leeds -28 3 £500 -33.33%
Surrey - 3 £444 -
Essex +2 2 - -
Nottingham -6 2 £450 -
Nottinghamshire -9 2 £450 -
Warrington -18 2 £690 +18.45%
Croydon - 2 - -
Hook - 2 £498 -
Redhill - 2 £444 -
Hertfordshire - 2 - -

Lead Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 82 (26.20%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (23.96%) Java
3 56 (17.89%) Finance
4 53 (16.93%) SOA
5 43 (13.74%) Oracle
6 37 (11.82%) HTML
7 35 (11.18%) Banking
7 35 (11.18%) Security Cleared
8 34 (10.86%) MongoDB
8 34 (10.86%) JavaScript
8 34 (10.86%) E-Commerce
9 33 (10.54%) Scrum
10 32 (10.22%) SQL
11 31 (9.90%) TDD
12 30 (9.58%) UNIX
13 29 (9.27%) Web Services
13 29 (9.27%) Linux
13 29 (9.27%) Microsoft
14 28 (8.95%) Migration
14 28 (8.95%) TOGAF
15 27 (8.63%) HTML5
15 27 (8.63%) SC Cleared
16 24 (7.67%) Data Management
16 24 (7.67%) .NET
17 23 (7.35%) Coaching
18 22 (7.03%) Technical Architecture
19 21 (6.71%) RESTful
19 21 (6.71%) MVC
19 21 (6.71%) Middleware
19 21 (6.71%) Jenkins

Lead Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 13 (4.15%) IIS
2 10 (3.19%) Apache
2 10 (3.19%) WebSphere
2 10 (3.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 9 (2.88%) Node.js
4 8 (2.56%) Confluence
4 8 (2.56%) JBoss
5 6 (1.92%) WebLogic
5 6 (1.92%) Tomcat
5 6 (1.92%) MS Exchange
5 6 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.60%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (1.60%) IBM Notes
7 4 (1.28%) Oracle Coherence
7 4 (1.28%) Lync
7 4 (1.28%) Mule
7 4 (1.28%) nginx
8 3 (0.96%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.96%) CMS
9 2 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 8 (2.56%) MS Office
2 5 (1.60%) Mingle
3 4 (1.28%) MS Excel
4 2 (0.64%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.64%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (0.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (1.28%) Magento
2 3 (0.96%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.64%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.32%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.32%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.32%) RMDS
4 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.32%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.32%) SAP EWM
4 1 (0.32%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.32%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 1 (0.32%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.32%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.47%) Office 365
2 13 (4.15%) SaaS
3 7 (2.24%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.24%) Google Apps
4 6 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (1.60%) PaaS
6 3 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.64%) GitHub
7 2 (0.64%) IaaS
7 2 (0.64%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.32%) Google Compute Engine
8 1 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.32%) IBM PureFlex
8 1 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.32%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.83%) WAN
1 12 (3.83%) SAN
2 10 (3.19%) Internet
3 9 (2.88%) VPN
4 8 (2.56%) SSL
4 8 (2.56%) MPLS
4 8 (2.56%) Firewall
5 7 (2.24%) LAN
6 5 (1.60%) HTTP
7 4 (1.28%) WebEx
7 4 (1.28%) VLAN
8 3 (0.96%) LTE
8 3 (0.96%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (0.96%) Extranet
8 3 (0.96%) Intranet
9 2 (0.64%) LDAP
9 2 (0.64%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.64%) NetScaler
9 2 (0.64%) VoLTE
9 2 (0.64%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (10.86%) MongoDB
2 17 (5.43%) SQL Server
3 13 (4.15%) MySQL
3 13 (4.15%) Redis
4 11 (3.51%) CouchDB
4 11 (3.51%) Oracle Database
5 10 (3.19%) Relational Database
5 10 (3.19%) NoSQL
6 9 (2.88%) Big Data
6 9 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (2.56%) Hadoop
8 6 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (1.60%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (1.60%) OLTP
9 5 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (1.60%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (1.28%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (1.28%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 21 (6.71%) Jenkins
2 17 (5.43%) Selenium
3 12 (3.83%) JIRA
3 12 (3.83%) Git (software)
4 10 (3.19%) Subversion
5 9 (2.88%) Maven
6 7 (2.24%) Cucumber
6 7 (2.24%) SpecFlow
7 6 (1.92%) WebDriver
8 4 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (1.28%) JUnit
8 4 (1.28%) Hudson
9 3 (0.96%) Gradle
9 3 (0.96%) Artifactory
9 3 (0.96%) SonarQube
9 3 (0.96%) HP UFT
10 2 (0.64%) Ant
10 2 (0.64%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.64%) Mockito
10 2 (0.64%) Mocha
General
1 56 (17.89%) Finance
2 35 (11.18%) Banking
3 9 (2.88%) Investment Banking
4 8 (2.56%) Retail
4 8 (2.56%) Marketing
5 6 (1.92%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.28%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.96%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.96%) Back Office
7 3 (0.96%) Spanish Language
7 3 (0.96%) Legal
8 2 (0.64%) Front Office
8 2 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.64%) Advertising
8 2 (0.64%) Publishing
9 1 (0.32%) Military
9 1 (0.32%) Billing
9 1 (0.32%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.32%) Automotive
9 1 (0.32%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (11.82%) HTML
2 29 (9.27%) Web Services
3 27 (8.63%) HTML5
4 24 (7.67%) .NET
5 21 (6.71%) Middleware
5 21 (6.71%) RESTful
6 19 (6.07%) Spring
7 18 (5.75%) REST
8 17 (5.43%) JSON
8 17 (5.43%) J2EE
8 17 (5.43%) CSS
9 15 (4.79%) ASP.NET
10 14 (4.47%) AngularJS
11 13 (4.15%) SOAP
12 12 (3.83%) KnockoutJS
12 12 (3.83%) Memcached
13 10 (3.19%) WPF
13 10 (3.19%) XML
13 10 (3.19%) XHTML
14 8 (2.56%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.11%) Data Centre
2 12 (3.83%) User Experience
3 11 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.88%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.92%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.60%) Taxonomies
6 5 (1.60%) Social Media
6 5 (1.60%) Mobile Computing
6 5 (1.60%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.60%) EMC VNX
6 5 (1.60%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (1.28%) Reference Data
8 3 (0.96%) FMCG
8 3 (0.96%) Credit Risk
8 3 (0.96%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.96%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.64%) W3C
9 2 (0.64%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 30 (9.58%) UNIX
2 29 (9.27%) Linux
3 18 (5.75%) Windows
4 7 (2.24%) Mac OS X
4 7 (2.24%) Windows 7
5 5 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.60%) Windows XP
5 5 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.28%) Android
6 4 (1.28%) Solaris
6 4 (1.28%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.96%) AIX
8 2 (0.64%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.64%) CentOS
9 1 (0.32%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.32%) VME
9 1 (0.32%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (26.20%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (16.93%) SOA
3 34 (10.86%) E-Commerce
4 33 (10.54%) Scrum
5 31 (9.90%) TDD
6 28 (8.95%) TOGAF
6 28 (8.95%) Migration
7 24 (7.67%) Data Management
8 23 (7.35%) Coaching
9 22 (7.03%) Technical Architecture
10 21 (6.71%) MVC
11 20 (6.39%) Mentoring
12 19 (6.07%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (5.75%) Project Management
13 18 (5.75%) Business Analysis
13 18 (5.75%) Enterprise Architecture
14 16 (5.11%) DevOps
15 15 (4.79%) Data Modelling
16 14 (4.47%) SDLC
16 14 (4.47%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 75 (23.96%) Java
2 34 (10.86%) JavaScript
3 32 (10.22%) SQL
4 19 (6.07%) Ruby
5 17 (5.43%) C#
6 12 (3.83%) Python
7 10 (3.19%) Scala
7 10 (3.19%) Clojure
8 5 (1.60%) Shell Script
8 5 (1.60%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.28%) VB6
9 4 (1.28%) VB
9 4 (1.28%) VB.NET
10 3 (0.96%) Groovy
11 2 (0.64%) XQuery
11 2 (0.64%) XPath
11 2 (0.64%) VBScript
11 2 (0.64%) C++
12 1 (0.32%) COBOL
12 1 (0.32%) PHP
Qualifications
1 35 (11.18%) Security Cleared
2 27 (8.63%) SC Cleared
3 19 (6.07%) Degree
4 3 (0.96%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.64%) CCIE
5 2 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.32%) CCNP
6 1 (0.32%) ISEB
6 1 (0.32%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.92%) QA
3 2 (0.64%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (1.60%) Hyper-V
2 5 (1.60%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.28%) vCloud
4 2 (0.64%) Varnish
4 2 (0.64%) XenServer
4 2 (0.64%) vSphere
4 2 (0.64%) Squid
5 1 (0.32%) Xen
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.32%) XenApp
5 1 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.32%) NFS
5 1 (0.32%) NDS
5 1 (0.32%) IAG
5 1 (0.32%) SRDF
5 1 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.32%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.32%) KVM
Systems Management
1 16 (5.11%) Puppet
2 14 (4.47%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.28%) XenMobile
3 4 (1.28%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.64%) Rundeck
4 2 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.64%) Ansible
4 2 (0.64%) logstash
4 2 (0.64%) Salt
4 2 (0.64%) Kibana
4 2 (0.64%) HAProxy
4 2 (0.64%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.64%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.32%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.32%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.32%) SCCM
5 1 (0.32%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 43 (13.74%) Oracle
2 29 (9.27%) Microsoft
3 19 (6.07%) SAP
3 19 (6.07%) Pega
4 13 (4.15%) VMware
5 12 (3.83%) Adobe
5 12 (3.83%) IBM
6 10 (3.19%) Citrix
6 10 (3.19%) hybris
7 8 (2.56%) WSO2
7 8 (2.56%) NetApp
7 8 (2.56%) Cisco
8 7 (2.24%) Juniper
8 7 (2.24%) Google
9 6 (1.92%) Bloomberg
9 6 (1.92%) EMC
10 5 (1.60%) HP
10 5 (1.60%) Websense
10 5 (1.60%) Lotus
11 4 (1.28%) Red Hat
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