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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Architect
Rank 485 458 483
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 127 129 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.25% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.27% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 71 44
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£563 £525 £531
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £419 £379
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £675 £703
UK excluding London average daily rate £515 £513 £500
% change year-on-year
+0.48% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £82.00 £64.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.62% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £82.00 £64.25 -
% change year-on-year
+27.62% -

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
52636 48524 50207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.72% 92.71% 93.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 33069 29347 28320
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2112 2131 2472
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 31 October 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 31 October 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 -37 117 £575 +9.52% 22
London +5 70 £600 +14.28% 7
South East -35 13 £470 -8.29% 4
City of London +12 8 £550 -8.33% 1
North West -9 8 £585 +11.42% 2
South West -23 6 £470 - 2
Hampshire - 6 £435 -
Yorkshire -3 5 £395 - 1
Scotland -3 5 £525 - 1
Reading +12 4 £550 +14.22% 3
Berkshire -6 4 £550 +4.76% 4
Cheshire +12 3 £583 +10.95%
West Yorkshire -11 3 £750 -
East of England -19 3 £395 -
Edinburgh -11 2 £400 - 1
Leeds -13 2 £750 -
York - 2 £395 - 1
East Midlands - 2 £325 - 1
North Yorkshire - 2 £395 - 1
Glasgow -5 1 £650 -
Surrey -6 1 £470 -
West Midlands -12 1 £413 -10.81% 5
Somerset -14 1 £450 -
Warwickshire - 1 £413 -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Warwick - 1 £413 -
East Sussex - - - -
Essex - - - -
Glamorgan - - - -

Lead Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 46 (17.62%) TOGAF
2 44 (16.86%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (14.18%) Linux
4 36 (13.79%) Oracle
5 34 (13.03%) Finance
6 31 (11.88%) SAP
7 29 (11.11%) Security Cleared
8 28 (10.73%) Microsoft
9 27 (10.34%) NoSQL
10 26 (9.96%) Business Intelligence
11 23 (8.81%) MongoDB
12 22 (8.43%) Hadoop
12 22 (8.43%) ERP
13 21 (8.05%) Java
13 21 (8.05%) Banking
14 20 (7.66%) HP
15 19 (7.28%) IaaS
16 18 (6.90%) Enterprise Architecture
16 18 (6.90%) HTML
16 18 (6.90%) ITIL
16 18 (6.90%) Python
17 17 (6.51%) Windows
17 17 (6.51%) SQL Server
17 17 (6.51%) SC Cleared
17 17 (6.51%) Information Assurance
17 17 (6.51%) Jenkins
17 17 (6.51%) Open Source
18 16 (6.13%) Migration
18 16 (6.13%) Cisco
19 15 (5.75%) .NET

Lead Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 11 (4.21%) Confluence
2 7 (2.68%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (2.30%) Apache
3 6 (2.30%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.92%) CMS
4 5 (1.92%) Sitecore CMS
5 4 (1.53%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.15%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.15%) Node.js
6 3 (1.15%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.77%) NetWeaver
7 2 (0.77%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.77%) Lync
8 1 (0.38%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.38%) Eucalyptus
8 1 (0.38%) SAS
8 1 (0.38%) Tuxedo
8 1 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.38%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 5 (1.92%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.15%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.77%) MS Office
4 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.38%) Windchill
4 1 (0.38%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 11 (4.21%) Oracle ERP
2 7 (2.68%) SAP SD
3 5 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (1.15%) SAP SRM
4 3 (1.15%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.77%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.77%) TRIRIGA
5 2 (0.77%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.77%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.77%) Summit
5 2 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.38%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.38%) SAP SCM
6 1 (0.38%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.38%) SAP EWM
6 1 (0.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (7.28%) IaaS
2 14 (5.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (5.36%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (5.36%) PaaS
3 8 (3.07%) SaaS
4 2 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.38%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.38%) Office 365
5 1 (0.38%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.60%) Internet
2 11 (4.21%) SNMP
3 8 (3.07%) SAN
4 6 (2.30%) WAN
5 5 (1.92%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (1.53%) Firewall
7 3 (1.15%) NAS
7 3 (1.15%) DNS
8 2 (0.77%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.77%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.77%) DHCP
8 2 (0.77%) HTTP
8 2 (0.77%) Intranet
8 2 (0.77%) Wireless
8 2 (0.77%) Network Security
9 1 (0.38%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.38%) LTE
9 1 (0.38%) 2G
9 1 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.38%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (10.34%) NoSQL
2 23 (8.81%) MongoDB
3 22 (8.43%) Hadoop
4 17 (6.51%) SQL Server
5 14 (5.36%) Big Data
6 13 (4.98%) Apache Cassandra
7 11 (4.21%) MySQL
7 11 (4.21%) Relational Database
8 10 (3.83%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (3.45%) Riak
10 8 (3.07%) CouchDB
10 8 (3.07%) Oracle BI EE
11 7 (2.68%) Oracle Database
12 6 (2.30%) SAP BI
13 5 (1.92%) Couchbase
14 4 (1.53%) Apache Hive
14 4 (1.53%) Oracle Exadata
15 3 (1.15%) Sqoop
15 3 (1.15%) Oracle ODI
15 3 (1.15%) Mahout
Development Applications
1 17 (6.51%) Jenkins
2 12 (4.60%) Selenium
3 11 (4.21%) JIRA
4 6 (2.30%) Hudson
5 4 (1.53%) Axure RP
6 3 (1.15%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.77%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 2 (0.77%) Maven
8 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.38%) NUnit
8 1 (0.38%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.38%) Grunt
General
1 34 (13.03%) Finance
2 21 (8.05%) Banking
3 14 (5.36%) Manufacturing
4 8 (3.07%) Retail
5 7 (2.68%) Marketing
6 5 (1.92%) Legal
7 4 (1.53%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.15%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.77%) Law
9 2 (0.77%) Back Office
9 2 (0.77%) Billing
10 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.38%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.38%) French Language
10 1 (0.38%) Electronics
10 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.38%) Front Office
10 1 (0.38%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (6.90%) HTML
2 15 (5.75%) .NET
2 15 (5.75%) JSON
3 12 (4.60%) HTML5
3 12 (4.60%) Web Services
4 11 (4.21%) Django
5 10 (3.83%) RESTful
5 10 (3.83%) Spring
6 8 (3.07%) XML
7 7 (2.68%) Middleware
7 7 (2.68%) SOAP
8 6 (2.30%) LAMP
8 6 (2.30%) SAP PI
8 6 (2.30%) WCF
9 5 (1.92%) XSD
9 5 (1.92%) ASP.NET
10 4 (1.53%) CSS
10 4 (1.53%) REST
11 3 (1.15%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (1.15%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.51%) Open Source
2 12 (4.60%) User Experience
3 11 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.07%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (2.30%) Digital Media
5 6 (2.30%) RMADS
5 6 (2.30%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.53%) CESG
6 4 (1.53%) Data Integration
6 4 (1.53%) Derivative
6 4 (1.53%) Visualisation
7 3 (1.15%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.15%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.15%) FMCG
7 3 (1.15%) Psychology
7 3 (1.15%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.77%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (0.38%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.38%) Physics
9 1 (0.38%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 37 (14.18%) Linux
2 17 (6.51%) Windows
3 6 (2.30%) Debian
3 6 (2.30%) CentOS
3 6 (2.30%) UNIX
4 3 (1.15%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.15%) Android
4 3 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.15%) AIX
4 3 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.38%) Solaris
5 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.38%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (17.62%) TOGAF
2 44 (16.86%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (9.96%) Business Intelligence
4 22 (8.43%) ERP
5 18 (6.90%) ITIL
5 18 (6.90%) Enterprise Architecture
6 17 (6.51%) Information Assurance
7 16 (6.13%) Migration
8 14 (5.36%) Project Management
8 14 (5.36%) SOA
8 14 (5.36%) Security Architecture
9 13 (4.98%) Load Balancing
10 12 (4.60%) Analytics
11 11 (4.21%) Mentoring
11 11 (4.21%) CRM
11 11 (4.21%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (3.45%) Service Delivery
12 9 (3.45%) Data Modelling
12 9 (3.45%) Technical Architecture
12 9 (3.45%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (8.05%) Java
2 18 (6.90%) Python
3 11 (4.21%) SQL
4 10 (3.83%) PHP
4 10 (3.83%) Ruby
4 10 (3.83%) Scala
5 9 (3.45%) C#
6 7 (2.68%) Perl
7 6 (2.30%) Bash Shell
8 5 (1.92%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.77%) C++
10 1 (0.38%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.38%) ABAP
10 1 (0.38%) VBA
10 1 (0.38%) BeanShell
10 1 (0.38%) Groovy
10 1 (0.38%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.38%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.38%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 29 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 17 (6.51%) SC Cleared
3 10 (3.83%) Degree
4 8 (3.07%) DV Cleared
4 8 (3.07%) CISSP
5 6 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (2.30%) CEH
5 6 (2.30%) CCNA
6 5 (1.92%) CCDA
6 5 (1.92%) CCIE
6 5 (1.92%) CCNP
7 4 (1.53%) CCDP
7 4 (1.53%) CCA
7 4 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.53%) CCDE
8 2 (0.77%) MCTS
8 2 (0.77%) CISA
8 2 (0.77%) MCAD
8 2 (0.77%) MCSD
8 2 (0.77%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (2.68%) QA
3 6 (2.30%) ISO 9000
4 5 (1.92%) SLA
5 2 (0.77%) BS7799
5 2 (0.77%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.77%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.77%) COBIT
6 1 (0.38%) HL7
6 1 (0.38%) JSP 440
System Software
1 7 (2.68%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.92%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.53%) HDFS
5 3 (1.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 3 (1.15%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.77%) Docker
6 2 (0.77%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.77%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.38%) NFS
7 1 (0.38%) Xen
7 1 (0.38%) SRDF
7 1 (0.38%) PowerHA
7 1 (0.38%) KVM
Systems Management
1 15 (5.75%) Puppet
1 15 (5.75%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (2.30%) Salt
2 6 (2.30%) ZABBIX
2 6 (2.30%) Cacti
2 6 (2.30%) Nagios
3 4 (1.53%) SCCM
4 3 (1.15%) Ambari
4 3 (1.15%) Oozie
5 1 (0.38%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 1 (0.38%) SCOM
5 1 (0.38%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.38%) WMI
5 1 (0.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 36 (13.79%) Oracle
2 31 (11.88%) SAP
3 28 (10.73%) Microsoft
4 20 (7.66%) HP
5 16 (6.13%) Cisco
6 12 (4.60%) Siebel
6 12 (4.60%) VMware
7 9 (3.45%) IBM
8 7 (2.68%) EMC
9 6 (2.30%) Red Hat
9 6 (2.30%) Rackspace
10 5 (1.92%) Sitecore
10 5 (1.92%) Informatica
10 5 (1.92%) NetApp
11 3 (1.15%) JDA
11 3 (1.15%) Adobe
11 3 (1.15%) Cognos
11 3 (1.15%) hybris
11 3 (1.15%) Hortonworks
11 3 (1.15%) MapR
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