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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Architect
Rank 461 387 486
Rank change year-on-year
-74 +99
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 145 199 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.38% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.41% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 121 61
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£531 £600 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.45% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £750 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £498 £475 £500
% change year-on-year
+4.73% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £51.00

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
52093 48868 53723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.10% 92.73% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31576 29013 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2015 2118 2639
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -58 133 £525 -12.50% 29
London +3 99 £544 -9.37% 10
City of London +12 15 £575 -6.12% 5
South East -35 10 £600 +26.31% 7
Scotland -14 9 £475 +22.58%
South West -32 7 £473 +18.12% 3
Edinburgh -8 6 £400 -
Hampshire -15 5 £625 +38.88% 2
East of England -31 5 £450 -26.82% 2
West Yorkshire -3 4 £583 +22.63%
Yorkshire -4 4 £583 +22.63%
Somerset -8 4 £484 - 1
North West -12 4 £583 -6.80% 2
Basingstoke +19 3 £600 +33.33%
Leeds +1 3 £750 -
Essex -4 3 £400 - 1
Taunton - 3 £473 -
Cheshire - 3 £583 -
East Midlands - 2 £325 -
Reading +7 1 - - 2
Surrey -3 1 £450 - 2
Berkshire -4 1 - - 3
Hertfordshire -16 1 - -
Bristol -20 1 - - 1
North East -23 1 £700 -6.66%
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Oxford - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -
Trowbridge - - - -

Lead Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 51 (20.08%) Finance
2 42 (16.54%) Oracle
3 39 (15.35%) Banking
4 38 (14.96%) SAP
5 36 (14.17%) TOGAF
6 26 (10.24%) Web Services
6 26 (10.24%) Security Cleared
7 25 (9.84%) Enterprise Architecture
7 25 (9.84%) Linux
8 24 (9.45%) Hadoop
9 22 (8.66%) Retail
10 21 (8.27%) Stakeholder Management
11 20 (7.87%) Java
11 20 (7.87%) Business Intelligence
12 19 (7.48%) Microsoft
12 19 (7.48%) ERP
12 19 (7.48%) Big Data
13 18 (7.09%) NoSQL
13 18 (7.09%) SC Cleared
14 17 (6.69%) SOA
14 17 (6.69%) Windows
14 17 (6.69%) Migration
15 16 (6.30%) Agile Software Development
15 16 (6.30%) UML
15 16 (6.30%) .NET
15 16 (6.30%) HP
15 16 (6.30%) MongoDB
16 15 (5.91%) IaaS
16 15 (5.91%) ITIL
17 14 (5.51%) SQL Server

Lead Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 8 (3.15%) Apache
1 8 (3.15%) WebSphere
1 8 (3.15%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (1.97%) Node.js
2 5 (1.97%) CMS
2 5 (1.97%) Sitecore CMS
3 4 (1.57%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.18%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.79%) NetWeaver
5 2 (0.79%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.79%) IIS
6 1 (0.39%) Adobe CQ
6 1 (0.39%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.39%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.39%) Tuxedo
6 1 (0.39%) SAS
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.39%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 5 (1.97%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.39%) Windchill
2 1 (0.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (3.94%) Oracle ERP
2 7 (2.76%) SAP SD
3 6 (2.36%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (1.18%) SAP SRM
6 2 (0.79%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.79%) TRIRIGA
6 2 (0.79%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.79%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle BRM
7 1 (0.39%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.39%) Endur
7 1 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.39%) SAP SCM
7 1 (0.39%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.39%) Summit
7 1 (0.39%) RMDS
7 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.91%) IaaS
2 12 (4.72%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (4.33%) PaaS
4 9 (3.54%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (2.76%) SaaS
6 2 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.39%) Office 365
7 1 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.39%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.33%) SAN
2 10 (3.94%) Internet
3 8 (3.15%) Firewall
4 7 (2.76%) SNMP
5 5 (1.97%) Wireless
5 5 (1.97%) NAS
6 4 (1.57%) HTTP
6 4 (1.57%) LAN
6 4 (1.57%) WAN
7 3 (1.18%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.18%) Intranet
7 3 (1.18%) DNS
7 3 (1.18%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.79%) DMZ
8 2 (0.79%) MPLS
8 2 (0.79%) DHCP
8 2 (0.79%) FCoE
8 2 (0.79%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (0.79%) Network Security
8 2 (0.79%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (9.45%) Hadoop
2 19 (7.48%) Big Data
3 18 (7.09%) NoSQL
4 16 (6.30%) MongoDB
5 14 (5.51%) SQL Server
6 13 (5.12%) Apache Cassandra
7 10 (3.94%) Riak
7 10 (3.94%) MySQL
8 9 (3.54%) CouchDB
9 8 (3.15%) SAP BI
9 8 (3.15%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.97%) Oracle Database
10 5 (1.97%) Couchbase
11 4 (1.57%) Oracle Exadata
11 4 (1.57%) HBase
11 4 (1.57%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (1.57%) Apache Hive
12 3 (1.18%) QlikView
12 3 (1.18%) DB2
12 3 (1.18%) Redis
Development Applications
1 9 (3.54%) Jenkins
2 8 (3.15%) Maven
3 7 (2.76%) Ant
3 7 (2.76%) JUnit
3 7 (2.76%) Hudson
3 7 (2.76%) Apache Ivy
4 2 (0.79%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.79%) Selenium
5 1 (0.39%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.39%) JIRA
5 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.39%) XMLSpy
5 1 (0.39%) NUnit
5 1 (0.39%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.39%) Grunt
General
1 51 (20.08%) Finance
2 39 (15.35%) Banking
3 22 (8.66%) Retail
4 14 (5.51%) Manufacturing
5 10 (3.94%) Retail Banking
6 8 (3.15%) Telecoms
7 7 (2.76%) Marketing
8 6 (2.36%) Legal
9 5 (1.97%) Automotive
10 4 (1.57%) Investment Banking
11 3 (1.18%) Back Office
12 2 (0.79%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.79%) Front Office
12 2 (0.79%) Law
12 2 (0.79%) Billing
13 1 (0.39%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.39%) French Language
13 1 (0.39%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (10.24%) Web Services
2 16 (6.30%) .NET
3 12 (4.72%) SOAP
4 9 (3.54%) J2EE
4 9 (3.54%) JMS
5 8 (3.15%) Spring
5 8 (3.15%) Java EE
6 7 (2.76%) Spring Web Flow
6 7 (2.76%) HTML
6 7 (2.76%) LAMP
6 7 (2.76%) Hibernate
6 7 (2.76%) Struts
6 7 (2.76%) JPA
6 7 (2.76%) REST
7 6 (2.36%) SAP PI
7 6 (2.36%) Middleware
8 5 (1.97%) JSON
8 5 (1.97%) XML
9 4 (1.57%) XSD
9 4 (1.57%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.54%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (2.76%) Open Source
2 7 (2.76%) Mathematics
3 6 (2.36%) Digital Media
3 6 (2.36%) Mobile Payment
4 5 (1.97%) RMADS
5 4 (1.57%) Visualisation
5 4 (1.57%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.57%) CESG
5 4 (1.57%) Mainframe
5 4 (1.57%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.18%) Clustering
6 3 (1.18%) FMCG
6 3 (1.18%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.79%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.79%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.79%) Derivative
7 2 (0.79%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.39%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 25 (9.84%) Linux
2 17 (6.69%) Windows
3 9 (3.54%) Android
4 8 (3.15%) UNIX
5 7 (2.76%) Debian
5 7 (2.76%) CentOS
5 7 (2.76%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.18%) Solaris
7 2 (0.79%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.39%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.39%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.39%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.39%) AIX
8 1 (0.39%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (14.17%) TOGAF
2 25 (9.84%) Enterprise Architecture
3 21 (8.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 20 (7.87%) Business Intelligence
5 19 (7.48%) ERP
6 17 (6.69%) SOA
6 17 (6.69%) Migration
7 16 (6.30%) UML
7 16 (6.30%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (5.91%) ITIL
9 12 (4.72%) MVC
9 12 (4.72%) DevOps
10 11 (4.33%) Technical Architecture
11 10 (3.94%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (3.94%) Scrum
11 10 (3.94%) Load Balancing
12 9 (3.54%) Information Assurance
13 8 (3.15%) Unit Testing
13 8 (3.15%) Security Architecture
13 8 (3.15%) Mobile Commerce
Programming Languages
1 20 (7.87%) Java
2 11 (4.33%) PHP
3 10 (3.94%) SQL
4 9 (3.54%) Python
4 9 (3.54%) C#
5 8 (3.15%) Perl
6 7 (2.76%) Bash Shell
7 5 (1.97%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.18%) C++
9 2 (0.79%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.79%) Ruby
10 1 (0.39%) Groovy
10 1 (0.39%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.39%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.39%) VBA
10 1 (0.39%) C
Qualifications
1 26 (10.24%) Security Cleared
2 18 (7.09%) SC Cleared
3 13 (5.12%) Degree
4 8 (3.15%) DV Cleared
4 8 (3.15%) CISSP
5 5 (1.97%) CEH
6 3 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.79%) CCIE
7 2 (0.79%) CCNP
7 2 (0.79%) CCNA
7 2 (0.79%) MCAD
7 2 (0.79%) MCSD
7 2 (0.79%) CISA
7 2 (0.79%) MCTS
8 1 (0.39%) MCITP
8 1 (0.39%) MCP
8 1 (0.39%) ISACA
8 1 (0.39%) CISM
8 1 (0.39%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.15%) QA
2 6 (2.36%) SLA
3 5 (1.97%) ISO 9000
3 5 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.79%) COBIT
4 2 (0.79%) BS7799
5 1 (0.39%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.39%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.39%) HL7
System Software
1 8 (3.15%) Hyper-V
2 7 (2.76%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.18%) HDFS
3 3 (1.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 3 (1.18%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.79%) SRDF
4 2 (0.79%) NFS
4 2 (0.79%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.79%) Docker
5 1 (0.39%) Xen
5 1 (0.39%) vSphere
5 1 (0.39%) KVM
Systems Management
1 9 (3.54%) Puppet
1 9 (3.54%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (2.76%) Salt
2 7 (2.76%) ZABBIX
2 7 (2.76%) Cacti
2 7 (2.76%) Nagios
3 3 (1.18%) SCCM
3 3 (1.18%) Ambari
3 3 (1.18%) Oozie
4 2 (0.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.39%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 1 (0.39%) SCOM
5 1 (0.39%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.39%) WMI
5 1 (0.39%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 42 (16.54%) Oracle
2 38 (14.96%) SAP
3 19 (7.48%) Microsoft
4 16 (6.30%) HP
5 14 (5.51%) Cisco
6 11 (4.33%) IBM
7 10 (3.94%) Siebel
8 9 (3.54%) VMware
8 9 (3.54%) Rackspace
9 8 (3.15%) NetApp
10 7 (2.76%) Red Hat
10 7 (2.76%) EMC
11 6 (2.36%) Business Objects
12 5 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (1.97%) Juniper
12 5 (1.97%) Sitecore
13 4 (1.57%) F5
13 4 (1.57%) Avaya
13 4 (1.57%) Intel
14 3 (1.18%) Software AG
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