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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lead Architect
Rank 427 490 532
Rank change year-on-year
+63 +42
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 206 157 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.28% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.30% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 93 88
Median daily rate £640 £600 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £424
10% offered a daily rate of more than £775 £818 £703
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £550 £500
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £100.00 £82.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +21.95%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £82.00

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
46813 52482 53624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.79% 93.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 30599 33429 33859
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1652 2038 2200
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.71
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +8.21%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 +69 200 £650 +6.77% 32
London +51 114 £650 +4.00% 18
West Midlands +13 27 £531 -21.29%
South East +14 25 £525 -1.17% 5
City of London +12 21 £650 +8.33% 7
Solihull - 14 - -
North West -1 11 £650 -0.03% 2
Berkshire +11 10 - - 1
Hampshire +23 9 £525 +5.00% 3
Shropshire +5 9 £550 +15.78%
Bracknell +7 7 - -
Telford -5 7 £550 +15.78%
South West +13 6 £488 +5.40% 1
Cheshire +18 5 £663 +6.00% 1
Yorkshire +13 5 £450 -10.00% 1
Warrington +4 5 £663 +6.63%
North East -23 5 £438 -45.31%
Tyne and Wear -33 5 £438 -45.31%
Newcastle upon Tyne -37 5 £438 -45.31%
Southampton +13 4 £525 -
Wiltshire -3 4 £700 +51.35%
East Midlands -7 4 £613 +32.43% 2
Basingstoke - 4 £460 -
Leeds +15 3 £450 -15.59% 1
West Yorkshire +10 3 £450 -15.59% 1
East of England +6 3 £588 +3.52% 3
Corsham - 3 £700 -
Milton Keynes +16 2 £716 +8.11%
Buckinghamshire +14 2 £716 +8.11%
West Sussex +8 2 - -

Lead Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 85 (20.94%) Finance
2 71 (17.49%) Oracle
3 69 (17.00%) Agile Software Development
4 67 (16.50%) Java
5 57 (14.04%) SQL
6 55 (13.55%) Banking
7 50 (12.32%) Security Cleared
8 48 (11.82%) Stakeholder Management
9 44 (10.84%) Big Data
10 42 (10.34%) WAN
10 42 (10.34%) LAN
11 41 (10.10%) IBM
12 39 (9.61%) Data Modelling
12 39 (9.61%) SC Cleared
13 35 (8.62%) Web Services
13 35 (8.62%) Telecoms
14 34 (8.37%) SOA
14 34 (8.37%) Linux
14 34 (8.37%) DevOps
15 33 (8.13%) Data Centre
16 32 (7.88%) TOGAF
17 30 (7.39%) SAP
18 28 (6.90%) HTML
18 28 (6.90%) Windows
19 26 (6.40%) Cisco
20 25 (6.16%) Hadoop
20 25 (6.16%) Amazon AWS
20 25 (6.16%) Jenkins
21 24 (5.91%) Presales
21 24 (5.91%) Enterprise Architecture

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 17 (4.19%) Apache
2 16 (3.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 13 (3.20%) Apache Spark
4 10 (2.46%) Confluence
5 5 (1.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 5 (1.23%) Cloud Foundry
5 5 (1.23%) SAS
5 5 (1.23%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.99%) CMS
6 4 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.99%) JBoss
6 4 (0.99%) OpenStack
6 4 (0.99%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 4 (0.99%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.74%) Predix
8 2 (0.49%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.49%) IIS
8 2 (0.49%) Mule
8 2 (0.49%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (1.48%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.74%) MS Office
3 1 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.25%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.25%) CATIA
3 1 (0.25%) InDesign
3 1 (0.25%) InVision
3 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.25%) Pro/ENGINEER
3 1 (0.25%) PTC Creo
3 1 (0.25%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 7 (1.72%) SAP MII
2 6 (1.48%) Oracle Receivables
2 6 (1.48%) Remedy AR System
2 6 (1.48%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.99%) Temenos T24
5 3 (0.74%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.74%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.74%) SAP APO
6 2 (0.49%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.25%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.25%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.25%) SAP FI-AA
7 1 (0.25%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.25%) SAP PS
7 1 (0.25%) SAP SRM
7 1 (0.25%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 25 (6.16%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (4.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.71%) IaaS
4 9 (2.22%) GitHub
5 8 (1.97%) PaaS
6 7 (1.72%) Office 365
7 5 (1.23%) SaaS
8 4 (0.99%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.74%) CloudBees
10 2 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.49%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.25%) Adobe Analytics
11 1 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.25%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.25%) Route 53
11 1 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 42 (10.34%) LAN
1 42 (10.34%) WAN
2 17 (4.19%) Internet
3 12 (2.96%) Wireless
4 11 (2.71%) Firewall
5 8 (1.97%) DHCP
5 8 (1.97%) Network Security
5 8 (1.97%) VPN
6 7 (1.72%) SAN
7 6 (1.48%) Fibre Channel
7 6 (1.48%) NAS
8 5 (1.23%) Ethernet
8 5 (1.23%) HTTP
9 4 (0.99%) FCoE
9 4 (0.99%) iSCSI
9 4 (0.99%) MPLS
9 4 (0.99%) Multicast
9 4 (0.99%) VoIP
9 4 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.74%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (10.84%) Big Data
2 25 (6.16%) Hadoop
3 22 (5.42%) SQL Server
4 19 (4.68%) Relational Database
5 18 (4.43%) MongoDB
5 18 (4.43%) NoSQL
6 15 (3.69%) Apache Hive
6 15 (3.69%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (2.96%) DB2
8 10 (2.46%) RDBMS
9 8 (1.97%) Oracle Database
10 6 (1.48%) Couchbase
10 6 (1.48%) Data Mart
10 6 (1.48%) MySQL
11 5 (1.23%) HBase
11 5 (1.23%) SAP Data Services
12 4 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
12 4 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (0.99%) OLTP
12 4 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 25 (6.16%) Jenkins
2 16 (3.94%) Git (software)
3 14 (3.45%) JIRA
4 9 (2.22%) Selenium
5 5 (1.23%) Cucumber
5 5 (1.23%) ERwin
5 5 (1.23%) Vagrant
6 3 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (0.74%) GitLab
6 3 (0.74%) JUnit
6 3 (0.74%) SonarQube
6 3 (0.74%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.25%) Ant
7 1 (0.25%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.25%) Checkstyle
7 1 (0.25%) Maven
7 1 (0.25%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.25%) Subversion
7 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.25%) TestNG
General
1 85 (20.94%) Finance
2 55 (13.55%) Banking
3 35 (8.62%) Telecoms
4 16 (3.94%) Manufacturing
5 14 (3.45%) Retail
6 11 (2.71%) Marketing
7 10 (2.46%) Automotive
7 10 (2.46%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.48%) Games
9 4 (0.99%) Legal
10 3 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.49%) Advertising
11 2 (0.49%) Billing
11 2 (0.49%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.25%) Law
12 1 (0.25%) Local Government
12 1 (0.25%) Military
12 1 (0.25%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (8.62%) Web Services
2 28 (6.90%) HTML
3 23 (5.67%) REST
4 19 (4.68%) .NET
4 19 (4.68%) JSON
4 19 (4.68%) Oracle Fusion
5 18 (4.43%) HTML5
5 18 (4.43%) XML
6 17 (4.19%) Middleware
7 16 (3.94%) CSS
8 14 (3.45%) IBM Integration Bus
9 12 (2.96%) Spring
10 11 (2.71%) J2EE
11 10 (2.46%) Node.js
11 10 (2.46%) SOAP
12 9 (2.22%) CSS3
12 9 (2.22%) RESTful
13 8 (1.97%) Kafka
14 7 (1.72%) AngularJS
14 7 (1.72%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 33 (8.13%) Data Centre
2 23 (5.67%) Data Integration
3 12 (2.96%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (2.96%) Computer Science
3 12 (2.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 12 (2.96%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.22%) Mainframe
4 9 (2.22%) User Experience
5 8 (1.97%) Mobile App
6 7 (1.72%) Virtual Team
7 6 (1.48%) CMDB
8 5 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.23%) Social Media
9 4 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (0.99%) SWIFT
10 3 (0.74%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.74%) Online Games
10 3 (0.74%) SCADA
10 3 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.74%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 34 (8.37%) Linux
2 28 (6.90%) Windows
3 15 (3.69%) Solaris
4 12 (2.96%) Unix
5 10 (2.46%) AIX
6 9 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (2.22%) Windows Server
7 7 (1.72%) HPUX
8 4 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.49%) Android
10 2 (0.49%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.49%) VMS
11 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (17.00%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (11.82%) Stakeholder Management
3 39 (9.61%) Data Modelling
4 34 (8.37%) DevOps
4 34 (8.37%) SOA
5 32 (7.88%) TOGAF
6 24 (5.91%) Business Intelligence
6 24 (5.91%) Enterprise Architecture
6 24 (5.91%) ETL
6 24 (5.91%) Migration
6 24 (5.91%) Presales
7 23 (5.67%) Data Management
8 22 (5.42%) Mentoring
9 21 (5.17%) ITIL
9 21 (5.17%) Scrum
10 20 (4.93%) E-Commerce
11 19 (4.68%) ERP
11 19 (4.68%) Open Source
12 18 (4.43%) CRM
13 17 (4.19%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 67 (16.50%) Java
2 57 (14.04%) SQL
3 19 (4.68%) JavaScript
3 19 (4.68%) Python
4 17 (4.19%) Scala
5 14 (3.45%) Ruby
6 9 (2.22%) C#
7 4 (0.99%) C
7 4 (0.99%) R
7 4 (0.99%) VB.NET
8 3 (0.74%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.74%) C++
8 3 (0.74%) PHP
9 2 (0.49%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.49%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.25%) COBOL
10 1 (0.25%) Groovy
10 1 (0.25%) Perl
10 1 (0.25%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 50 (12.32%) Security Cleared
2 39 (9.61%) SC Cleared
3 18 (4.43%) Degree
4 11 (2.71%) DV Cleared
5 9 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (1.72%) CISSP
7 6 (1.48%) CCNP
8 4 (0.99%) CISM
9 3 (0.74%) CLAS
9 3 (0.74%) CRISC
9 3 (0.74%) MBA
10 2 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.49%) CESG Certified Professional
10 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.49%) PhD
11 1 (0.25%) ISEB
11 1 (0.25%) MCSA
11 1 (0.25%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.25%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.25%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.72%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.23%) QA
3 4 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (0.99%) SEPA
4 3 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.49%) ISO20022
5 2 (0.49%) MiFID
5 2 (0.49%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.49%) SLA
6 1 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.25%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.25%) RMADS
System Software
1 14 (3.45%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.71%) Docker
2 11 (2.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.72%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.48%) KVM
4 6 (1.48%) NFS
4 6 (1.48%) SRDF
4 6 (1.48%) Xen
5 3 (0.74%) LXC
5 3 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.74%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.74%) XenServer
6 2 (0.49%) XenApp
7 1 (0.25%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.25%) HDFS
7 1 (0.25%) iptables
7 1 (0.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.25%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (3.45%) MOM
1 14 (3.45%) Puppet
2 10 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (1.48%) Ansible
4 1 (0.25%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.25%) CloudForms
4 1 (0.25%) CloudHub
4 1 (0.25%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.25%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.25%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.25%) MIIS
4 1 (0.25%) Oozie
4 1 (0.25%) SCOM
4 1 (0.25%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.25%) Uchiwa
Vendors
1 71 (17.49%) Oracle
2 41 (10.10%) IBM
3 30 (7.39%) SAP
4 26 (6.40%) Cisco
5 22 (5.42%) VMware
6 17 (4.19%) Microsoft
6 17 (4.19%) MuleSoft
7 15 (3.69%) Pega
8 14 (3.45%) BT
9 13 (3.20%) Capita
9 13 (3.20%) EMC
9 13 (3.20%) TOWER Software
10 12 (2.96%) Salesforce.com
11 11 (2.71%) Citrix
12 8 (1.97%) NetApp
13 6 (1.48%) Adobe
13 6 (1.48%) BMC
13 6 (1.48%) Intel
13 6 (1.48%) Juniper
13 6 (1.48%) Remedy
Hampshire
Montash
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Competitive Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
UK
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £600.00 - £603.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 6 days ago