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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Lead Architect
UK
Rank 412 460 459
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 192 158 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.31% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.33% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 100 94
Median daily rate £600 £565 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.19% +2.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £750 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £550 £531
% change year-on-year
-13.63% +3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £100.00 £70.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +42.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £70.00

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
42939 48575 49622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.70% 94.98% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 27981 31258 30651
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1563 1629 1923
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.74
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.55%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017. 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 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 +77 177 £600 +7.62% 28
London +70 115 £640 +11.30% 14
South East +14 25 £525 -4.54% 6
City of London +2 14 £650 +13.04% 1
North West +4 11 £475 -16.15% 1
Berkshire +17 9 £488 -23.52% 1
Buckinghamshire +10 8 £650 -6.81% 2
Milton Keynes +7 8 £650 -6.81% 2
West Midlands +5 7 £575 -11.53% 2
Yorkshire +15 6 £475 -5.00% 1
Scotland +14 6 £500 -9.09%
Hampshire +9 6 £460 -23.33% 1
West Yorkshire +8 6 £475 -5.00%
Wales - 6 £296 -
Manchester +15 5 £525 -1.50%
Leeds +4 5 £475 -5.00%
Cardiff - 5 £293 -
South Wales - 5 £293 -
Cheshire +18 4 £438 -27.08% 1
Midlands +5 4 £600 -4.00%
Solihull - 4 - - 1
Chester - 4 £438 - 1
Reading +8 3 £600 +9.09% 1
South West +3 3 £475 -5.00% 2
Aberdeen - 3 - -
Salford - 3 £525 -
Bracknell - 3 - -
Basingstoke - 3 £460 -
Surrey +14 2 £525 -2.77% 1
Edinburgh +13 2 - -

Lead Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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.

1 102 (25.56%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (17.29%) Finance
3 64 (16.04%) Java
4 62 (15.54%) Security Cleared
5 54 (13.53%) SC Cleared
6 53 (13.28%) Oracle
7 51 (12.78%) Stakeholder Management
8 50 (12.53%) Web Services
9 48 (12.03%) Banking
10 43 (10.78%) Microsoft
11 42 (10.53%) IBM
11 42 (10.53%) Data Modelling
12 40 (10.03%) HTML
13 39 (9.77%) Amazon AWS
13 39 (9.77%) SQL
14 38 (9.52%) Big Data
15 35 (8.77%) DevOps
15 35 (8.77%) TOGAF
16 34 (8.52%) Enterprise Architecture
17 33 (8.27%) SOA
18 32 (8.02%) Telecoms
19 31 (7.77%) LAN
19 31 (7.77%) WAN
19 31 (7.77%) Data Centre
20 30 (7.52%) REST
21 29 (7.27%) Presales
22 28 (7.02%) Linux
22 28 (7.02%) Open Source
22 28 (7.02%) Microsoft Azure
22 28 (7.02%) NoSQL

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 19 (4.76%) Apache
2 18 (4.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 17 (4.26%) Anypoint
4 14 (3.51%) Apache Spark
5 11 (2.76%) Confluence
5 11 (2.76%) SharePoint
6 8 (2.01%) Skype for Business
7 6 (1.50%) SAS
7 6 (1.50%) WebSphere
8 5 (1.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 4 (1.00%) CMS
9 4 (1.00%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.75%) ArcGIS
10 3 (0.75%) Cloud Foundry
10 3 (0.75%) DataSynapse
10 3 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.75%) IIS
10 3 (0.75%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.75%) Oracle Coherence
10 3 (0.75%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 9 (2.26%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.75%) MS Office
3 4 (1.00%) AutoCAD
3 4 (1.00%) Siemens NX
4 1 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.25%) CATIA
4 1 (0.25%) InDesign
4 1 (0.25%) InVision
4 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.25%) Pro/ENGINEER
4 1 (0.25%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 16 (4.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.00%) Teamcenter
2 4 (1.00%) Temenos T24
3 2 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.50%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.50%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.50%) SAP FSCM
3 2 (0.50%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.25%) SAP APO
4 1 (0.25%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.25%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.25%) SAP FI-AA
4 1 (0.25%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.25%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 39 (9.77%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (7.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (4.26%) Office 365
4 10 (2.51%) IaaS
5 7 (1.75%) SaaS
6 5 (1.25%) GitHub
6 5 (1.25%) PaaS
7 3 (0.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (0.75%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.50%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.50%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.50%) CloudFront
8 2 (0.50%) Heroku
8 2 (0.50%) Route 53
8 2 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.25%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.25%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 31 (7.77%) LAN
1 31 (7.77%) WAN
2 10 (2.51%) Internet
3 9 (2.26%) Firewall
4 8 (2.01%) Skype
5 7 (1.75%) Network Security
5 7 (1.75%) VPN
6 6 (1.50%) SAN
7 5 (1.25%) Fibre Channel
7 5 (1.25%) LDAP
8 4 (1.00%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (1.00%) FCoE
8 4 (1.00%) iSCSI
8 4 (1.00%) MPLS
8 4 (1.00%) Wireless
9 3 (0.75%) DMZ
9 3 (0.75%) Ethernet
9 3 (0.75%) HTTP
9 3 (0.75%) NAS
9 3 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (9.52%) Big Data
2 28 (7.02%) NoSQL
3 26 (6.52%) SQL Server
4 25 (6.27%) MongoDB
5 24 (6.02%) Hadoop
6 17 (4.26%) Relational Database
7 16 (4.01%) Apache Hive
8 13 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (2.76%) Apache Cassandra
9 11 (2.76%) Oracle Database
10 10 (2.51%) MySQL
10 10 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (1.50%) Data Mart
12 5 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
12 5 (1.25%) Couchbase
12 5 (1.25%) RDBMS
13 4 (1.00%) DB2
13 4 (1.00%) HBase
13 4 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 3 (0.75%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 24 (6.02%) Jenkins
2 15 (3.76%) JIRA
3 11 (2.76%) Selenium
4 9 (2.26%) Git (software)
5 6 (1.50%) Cucumber
6 4 (1.00%) ERwin
6 4 (1.00%) Vagrant
7 3 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.75%) GitLab
8 1 (0.25%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.25%) JDeveloper
8 1 (0.25%) JMeter
8 1 (0.25%) NUnit
8 1 (0.25%) Rational Rose
8 1 (0.25%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.25%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.25%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 69 (17.29%) Finance
2 48 (12.03%) Banking
3 32 (8.02%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.51%) Retail
5 5 (1.25%) Automotive
5 5 (1.25%) Marketing
6 4 (1.00%) Games
6 4 (1.00%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.75%) Advertising
7 3 (0.75%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.50%) Front Office
8 2 (0.50%) Publishing
9 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.25%) Back Office
9 1 (0.25%) Local Government
9 1 (0.25%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.25%) Military
9 1 (0.25%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (12.53%) Web Services
2 40 (10.03%) HTML
3 30 (7.52%) REST
4 26 (6.52%) HTML5
4 26 (6.52%) JSON
5 22 (5.51%) XML
6 20 (5.01%) Oracle Fusion
7 19 (4.76%) CSS
8 17 (4.26%) IBM Integration Bus
9 16 (4.01%) CSS3
10 13 (3.26%) .NET
10 13 (3.26%) Django
10 13 (3.26%) Spring
11 12 (3.01%) J2EE
11 12 (3.01%) RESTful
12 11 (2.76%) Middleware
13 9 (2.26%) Ajax
13 9 (2.26%) Kafka
13 9 (2.26%) Play Framework
13 9 (2.26%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.77%) Data Centre
2 15 (3.76%) Management Information System
3 11 (2.76%) User Experience
4 10 (2.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 9 (2.26%) SWIFT
6 8 (2.01%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (2.01%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.50%) Data Protection Act
7 6 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.50%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.50%) Social Media
8 5 (1.25%) CESG
8 5 (1.25%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.25%) PKI
9 4 (1.00%) Tandem
10 3 (0.75%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.75%) Fat Client
10 3 (0.75%) Online Games
10 3 (0.75%) SCADA
10 3 (0.75%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 28 (7.02%) Linux
2 26 (6.52%) Windows
3 10 (2.51%) Unix
4 9 (2.26%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.50%) Android
5 6 (1.50%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.50%) Solaris
6 4 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.50%) AIX
8 2 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.25%) VMS
9 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (25.56%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (12.78%) Stakeholder Management
3 42 (10.53%) Data Modelling
4 35 (8.77%) DevOps
4 35 (8.77%) TOGAF
5 34 (8.52%) Enterprise Architecture
6 33 (8.27%) SOA
7 29 (7.27%) Presales
8 28 (7.02%) Open Source
9 26 (6.52%) Scrum
10 22 (5.51%) ETL
11 20 (5.01%) CRM
12 19 (4.76%) ITIL
12 19 (4.76%) Mentoring
12 19 (4.76%) Microservices
13 18 (4.51%) API Integration
13 18 (4.51%) Data Integration
14 17 (4.26%) Data Protection
14 17 (4.26%) TDD
15 16 (4.01%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (16.04%) Java
2 39 (9.77%) SQL
3 23 (5.76%) Scala
4 22 (5.51%) Ruby
5 21 (5.26%) JavaScript
6 17 (4.26%) Python
7 10 (2.51%) C#
8 6 (1.50%) C
9 5 (1.25%) C++
10 4 (1.00%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.00%) R
10 4 (1.00%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.75%) Tcl
11 3 (0.75%) XPath
12 2 (0.50%) Apple Swift
12 2 (0.50%) Groovy
12 2 (0.50%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.50%) PHP
13 1 (0.25%) ES6
13 1 (0.25%) Lua
Qualifications
1 62 (15.54%) Security Cleared
2 54 (13.53%) SC Cleared
3 19 (4.76%) DV Cleared
4 17 (4.26%) Degree
5 7 (1.75%) CISSP
6 3 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.75%) CISM
6 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.50%) CEH
7 2 (0.50%) CRISC
7 2 (0.50%) MBA
7 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 2 (0.50%) PhD
7 2 (0.50%) VCAP
7 2 (0.50%) VCDX
7 2 (0.50%) VCP6
7 2 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.25%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (0.25%) CLAS
8 1 (0.25%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.01%) SEPA
2 6 (1.50%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.25%) ISO20022
4 4 (1.00%) MiFID
4 4 (1.00%) QA
4 4 (1.00%) RMADS
5 3 (0.75%) GPG13
5 3 (0.75%) HL7
5 3 (0.75%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.25%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (3.76%) Docker
2 10 (2.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.50%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.00%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.00%) LXC
4 4 (1.00%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (1.00%) SRDF
5 3 (0.75%) KVM
5 3 (0.75%) NFS
5 3 (0.75%) vCloud
5 3 (0.75%) Xen
6 2 (0.50%) vSphere
7 1 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.25%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.25%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.25%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (4.76%) Puppet
2 17 (4.26%) MOM
3 13 (3.26%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.50%) Ansible
5 3 (0.75%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.75%) SCOM
5 3 (0.75%) vRealize
6 2 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.50%) Terraform
7 1 (0.25%) CloudForms
7 1 (0.25%) CloudHub
7 1 (0.25%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.25%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.25%) Forum Sentry
7 1 (0.25%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.25%) Mesos
7 1 (0.25%) Oozie
7 1 (0.25%) Uchiwa
7 1 (0.25%) vMotion
Vendors
1 53 (13.28%) Oracle
2 43 (10.78%) Microsoft
3 42 (10.53%) IBM
4 25 (6.27%) VMware
5 22 (5.51%) SAP
6 20 (5.01%) MuleSoft
7 19 (4.76%) Cisco
8 15 (3.76%) BT
9 14 (3.51%) Capita
10 13 (3.26%) TOWER Software
11 11 (2.76%) Pega
11 11 (2.76%) ServiceNow
12 9 (2.26%) Red Hat
13 8 (2.01%) Salesforce.com
13 8 (2.01%) webMethods
14 6 (1.50%) Adobe
14 6 (1.50%) EMC
15 5 (1.25%) Juniper
15 5 (1.25%) NetApp
15 5 (1.25%) TIBCO
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Rate: £500 - £650 per day
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Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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Rate: £700 - £750 per day
Posted: 12 days ago