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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lead Architect
Rank 509 494 476
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 149 137 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.25% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.26% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 87 98
Average daily rate £600 £550 £569
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -3.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £449
10% offered a daily rate of more than £753 £700 £759
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £550 £550
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
53058 52916 51575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.76% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34561 32091 31451
Average daily rate £425 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2122 2107
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 30 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -16 143 £600 +9.09% 15
London -7 70 £638 +8.05% 8
South East -33 22 £585 +12.23% 2
North West +4 17 £525 -19.23%
Manchester +3 12 £700 -
City of London +43 11 £625 +0.80% 2
Berkshire +8 10 £600 +50.00%
South West +10 6 £600 -
East of England +9 6 £625 +13.63% 3
Yorkshire +6 6 £488 -18.75% 1
West Midlands -3 5 £525 -4.54% 1
Edinburgh -12 5 £450 -21.73% 1
Scotland -17 5 £450 -21.73% 1
West Yorkshire +3 4 £488 -18.75% 1
Leeds -3 4 £488 -18.75% 1
Hampshire -9 4 £530 -2.30% 1
North East -31 4 £375 -12.79%
Tyne and Wear -34 4 £375 -12.79%
South Yorkshire - 4 £488 -
Sheffield - 4 £488 -
Coventry - 4 £550 -
Midlands - 4 £675 -
Reading -16 3 £475 +18.75%
Worthing - 3 £550 -
Bristol - 3 £663 -
West Sussex - 3 £550 -
Bedfordshire - 3 £625 - 2
Canary Wharf +5 2 £850 +41.66%
East Midlands +4 2 £575 +21.05%
Nottinghamshire -1 2 £575 +21.05%

Lead Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 62 (19.75%) Finance
2 53 (16.88%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (16.88%) Java
3 51 (16.24%) Oracle
4 40 (12.74%) SOA
5 35 (11.15%) Microsoft
6 33 (10.51%) TOGAF
6 33 (10.51%) Security Cleared
7 32 (10.19%) Enterprise Architecture
7 32 (10.19%) Stakeholder Management
8 30 (9.55%) Technical Architecture
9 29 (9.24%) Migration
10 28 (8.92%) Data Modelling
11 27 (8.60%) Banking
11 27 (8.60%) Spring
12 25 (7.96%) SC Cleared
12 25 (7.96%) Middleware
13 24 (7.64%) Retail
13 24 (7.64%) SQL
14 22 (7.01%) Linux
14 22 (7.01%) Hibernate
14 22 (7.01%) Scrum
15 21 (6.69%) TDD
15 21 (6.69%) SAP
15 21 (6.69%) QA
16 20 (6.37%) CRM
16 20 (6.37%) Business Intelligence
16 20 (6.37%) Data Centre
17 19 (6.05%) IBM
17 19 (6.05%) Amazon AWS

Lead Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 11 (3.50%) Elasticsearch
1 11 (3.50%) Mule
2 10 (3.18%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.87%) JBoss
4 5 (1.59%) Confluence
4 5 (1.59%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.27%) Apache
5 4 (1.27%) CMS
5 4 (1.27%) nginx
5 4 (1.27%) Node.js
5 4 (1.27%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (1.27%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (0.96%) Apache Solr
6 3 (0.96%) NetWeaver
6 3 (0.96%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.96%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.96%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.64%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (0.96%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (0.64%) SPSS
3 1 (0.32%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.32%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (2.55%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.27%) Oracle Retail
2 4 (1.27%) SAP CRM
3 3 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.96%) Oracle AML
4 2 (0.64%) SAP MM
4 2 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.32%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.32%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.32%) Siebel Analytics
5 1 (0.32%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.32%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 19 (6.05%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (4.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (4.14%) Office 365
3 8 (2.55%) SaaS
4 6 (1.91%) IaaS
5 4 (1.27%) GitHub
6 3 (0.96%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.96%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.64%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.64%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.64%) PaaS
8 1 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.32%) Heroku
8 1 (0.32%) MailChimp
8 1 (0.32%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.73%) Firewall
2 13 (4.14%) LAN
2 13 (4.14%) WAN
3 10 (3.18%) DNS
4 8 (2.55%) Internet
5 7 (2.23%) VPN
6 5 (1.59%) MPLS
6 5 (1.59%) Skype
6 5 (1.59%) SMS
6 5 (1.59%) Unified Communications
7 4 (1.27%) BGP
7 4 (1.27%) FabricPath
7 4 (1.27%) IPsec
7 4 (1.27%) IPv4
7 4 (1.27%) IPv6
7 4 (1.27%) OSPF
7 4 (1.27%) TRILL
7 4 (1.27%) VoIP
8 3 (0.96%) Network Security
8 3 (0.96%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.73%) Relational Database
2 13 (4.14%) Big Data
3 12 (3.82%) Oracle Database
4 11 (3.50%) NoSQL
5 10 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (3.18%) SQL Server
6 9 (2.87%) Oracle Database 11g
7 8 (2.55%) MongoDB
8 7 (2.23%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.59%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (1.59%) DataStage
9 5 (1.59%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (1.59%) QlikView
10 4 (1.27%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.96%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (0.96%) DB2
11 3 (0.96%) Pentaho
12 2 (0.64%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 11 (3.50%) Jenkins
2 10 (3.18%) JIRA
3 7 (2.23%) Maven
4 6 (1.91%) JUnit
5 5 (1.59%) Cucumber
5 5 (1.59%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.59%) Selenium
6 3 (0.96%) Ant
6 3 (0.96%) Hudson
7 2 (0.64%) Axure RP
7 2 (0.64%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.64%) JIRA Agile
7 2 (0.64%) Liquibase
7 2 (0.64%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.64%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.64%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.64%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.64%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.32%) Gatling
8 1 (0.32%) Spock
General
1 62 (19.75%) Finance
2 27 (8.60%) Banking
3 24 (7.64%) Retail
4 12 (3.82%) Billing
5 11 (3.50%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.55%) Marketing
7 5 (1.59%) Automotive
7 5 (1.59%) Electronics
7 5 (1.59%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.59%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.59%) Publishing
8 3 (0.96%) Advertising
8 3 (0.96%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.64%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.64%) Military
9 2 (0.64%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.32%) Games
10 1 (0.32%) Law
10 1 (0.32%) Legal
10 1 (0.32%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (8.60%) Spring
2 25 (7.96%) Middleware
3 22 (7.01%) Hibernate
4 17 (5.41%) .NET
4 17 (5.41%) HTML
5 14 (4.46%) Web Services
6 11 (3.50%) JSON
6 11 (3.50%) REST
7 10 (3.18%) CSS
7 10 (3.18%) HTML5
8 8 (2.55%) JSF
9 7 (2.23%) Drools
9 7 (2.23%) JMS
9 7 (2.23%) JPA
10 6 (1.91%) Apache CXF
10 6 (1.91%) RESTful
10 6 (1.91%) RichFaces
10 6 (1.91%) XML
11 5 (1.59%) ASP.NET
11 5 (1.59%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.37%) Data Centre
2 7 (2.23%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (1.91%) User Experience
4 4 (1.27%) Data Integration
4 4 (1.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (1.27%) iSeries
4 4 (1.27%) Management Information System
5 3 (0.96%) Blog
5 3 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (0.96%) Internet of Things
5 3 (0.96%) Private Cloud
5 3 (0.96%) Social Media
5 3 (0.96%) Visualisation
6 2 (0.64%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.64%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (0.64%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.64%) Online Banking
6 2 (0.64%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (0.64%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 22 (7.01%) Linux
2 16 (5.10%) Windows
3 8 (2.55%) Windows 10
4 7 (2.23%) Unix
5 4 (1.27%) Android
5 4 (1.27%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.96%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.96%) Solaris
7 2 (0.64%) AIX
7 2 (0.64%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.64%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.32%) CentOS
8 1 (0.32%) Debian
8 1 (0.32%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.32%) VME
8 1 (0.32%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (16.88%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (12.74%) SOA
3 33 (10.51%) TOGAF
4 32 (10.19%) Enterprise Architecture
4 32 (10.19%) Stakeholder Management
5 30 (9.55%) Technical Architecture
6 29 (9.24%) Migration
7 28 (8.92%) Data Modelling
8 22 (7.01%) Scrum
9 21 (6.69%) TDD
10 20 (6.37%) Business Intelligence
10 20 (6.37%) CRM
11 16 (5.10%) Analytics
11 16 (5.10%) Data Architecture
12 14 (4.46%) Business Analysis
12 14 (4.46%) OO
12 14 (4.46%) Open Source
12 14 (4.46%) UML
13 13 (4.14%) Project Management
13 13 (4.14%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 53 (16.88%) Java
2 24 (7.64%) SQL
3 15 (4.78%) JavaScript
4 11 (3.50%) C#
5 8 (2.55%) Ruby
6 7 (2.23%) PL/SQL
7 5 (1.59%) Python
7 5 (1.59%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.27%) Groovy
8 4 (1.27%) Lisp
9 3 (0.96%) Go
9 3 (0.96%) PowerShell
9 3 (0.96%) Scala
10 2 (0.64%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.32%) COBOL
11 1 (0.32%) FQL
11 1 (0.32%) Perl
11 1 (0.32%) PHP
11 1 (0.32%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 33 (10.51%) Security Cleared
2 25 (7.96%) SC Cleared
3 10 (3.18%) Degree
4 6 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.27%) CCIE
6 3 (0.96%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.64%) CCNA
7 2 (0.64%) CCNP
7 2 (0.64%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (0.32%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.32%) CISSP
8 1 (0.32%) CITP
8 1 (0.32%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.32%) MBA
8 1 (0.32%) MBCS
8 1 (0.32%) MCSE
8 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.69%) QA
2 6 (1.91%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (1.59%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.64%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.64%) EMIR
4 2 (0.64%) MiFID
4 2 (0.64%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.64%) SLA
5 1 (0.32%) JSP 440
System Software
1 8 (2.55%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.27%) XenDesktop
4 3 (0.96%) Xen
5 2 (0.64%) DFS Replication
5 2 (0.64%) Docker
5 2 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.32%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.32%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.32%) HDFS
6 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.32%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.32%) KVM
6 1 (0.32%) NFS
6 1 (0.32%) SRDF
6 1 (0.32%) Varnish
6 1 (0.32%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.32%) XenApp
6 1 (0.32%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (2.55%) SCCM
2 6 (1.91%) Puppet
3 4 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.96%) Control-M
5 2 (0.64%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.64%) Bareos
5 2 (0.64%) logstash
5 2 (0.64%) Nagios
5 2 (0.64%) Oracle EDQ
5 2 (0.64%) yum
5 2 (0.64%) ZABBIX
5 2 (0.64%) Zenoss
6 1 (0.32%) Ansible
6 1 (0.32%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.32%) Salt
6 1 (0.32%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.32%) SCSM
6 1 (0.32%) Terraform
6 1 (0.32%) Windows Intune
6 1 (0.32%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 51 (16.24%) Oracle
2 35 (11.15%) Microsoft
3 21 (6.69%) SAP
4 19 (6.05%) IBM
5 17 (5.41%) Pega
5 17 (5.41%) VMware
6 15 (4.78%) Cisco
7 9 (2.87%) Citrix
8 6 (1.91%) Juniper
8 6 (1.91%) MuleSoft
8 6 (1.91%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (1.91%) ServiceNow
8 6 (1.91%) TIBCO
9 5 (1.59%) Google
9 5 (1.59%) Informatica
9 5 (1.59%) Teradata
10 4 (1.27%) Avaya
10 4 (1.27%) CheckPoint
11 3 (0.96%) BEA
11 3 (0.96%) EMC
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