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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lead Architect
Rank 446 499 488
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 210 156 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.27% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.28% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 95 117
Median daily rate £575 £593 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.95% +12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £728 £730 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £545 £513 £484
% change year-on-year
+6.34% +5.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
51405 55416 53365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.83% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 33502 35230 32266
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1639 2066 2092
Median hourly rate £16.58 £17.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.89% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 +39 197 £575 -2.95% 32
London +3 99 £600 - 16
South East +11 23 £525 +5.00% 1
West Midlands -14 22 £600 -22.58% 1
North West +16 19 £585 -16.42% 2
Yorkshire +12 15 £525 +5.00% 3
Berkshire +17 14 £430 -28.33% 1
West Yorkshire +9 11 £525 +5.00% 2
Cheshire +14 10 £463 -32.97%
Manchester -2 7 £600 -20.00% 1
Birmingham -6 7 £550 -29.03% 1
County Antrim - 7 £425 -
Northern Ireland - 7 £425 -
Belfast - 7 £425 -
Warrington +21 6 £700 +1.44%
Leeds +11 6 £525 +5.00%
East Midlands +2 6 £520 +15.55% 1
Warwickshire -2 5 £600 -25.00%
Midlands -6 5 £550 +26.43% 1
Solihull - 5 - -
Newbury - 5 £360 -
Nottinghamshire -3 4 £520 +15.55% 1
City of London +22 3 £575 - 8
Bradford +13 3 £518 +21.76% 1
South Yorkshire 0 3 £700 -
Walsall -2 3 £545 -0.90%
Hampshire -3 3 £584 +24.20%
Sheffield -7 3 £700 -
Nottingham -13 3 £520 +15.55% 1
North East -28 3 £575 +17.94%

Lead Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 77 (21.27%) Finance
2 72 (19.89%) Java
3 70 (19.34%) Oracle
4 56 (15.47%) Agile Software Development
5 51 (14.09%) Banking
5 51 (14.09%) SQL
6 44 (12.15%) SOA
7 39 (10.77%) TOGAF
7 39 (10.77%) Linux
8 37 (10.22%) Windows
9 36 (9.94%) Middleware
10 31 (8.56%) Data Modelling
10 31 (8.56%) Security Cleared
11 30 (8.29%) Technical Architecture
11 30 (8.29%) HTML
11 30 (8.29%) LAN
11 30 (8.29%) WAN
12 29 (8.01%) SQL Server
12 29 (8.01%) Amazon AWS
12 29 (8.01%) DevOps
13 28 (7.73%) Cisco
14 27 (7.46%) CRM
14 27 (7.46%) Stakeholder Management
14 27 (7.46%) Enterprise Architecture
15 26 (7.18%) Microsoft Azure
15 26 (7.18%) IBM
16 25 (6.91%) Web Services
16 25 (6.91%) Retail
17 24 (6.63%) Microsoft
17 24 (6.63%) Pega

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 15 (4.14%) Tomcat
2 11 (3.04%) JBoss
3 10 (2.76%) Apache
3 10 (2.76%) WebLogic
4 8 (2.21%) Mule
5 6 (1.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (1.38%) Cloud Foundry
6 5 (1.38%) CMS
6 5 (1.38%) Joomla!
6 5 (1.38%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 4 (1.10%) Confluence
7 4 (1.10%) nginx
7 4 (1.10%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (0.83%) Apache Solr
8 3 (0.83%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.83%) Oracle Coherence
8 3 (0.83%) SAS
8 3 (0.83%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.83%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (1.66%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.28%) HipChat
3 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (2.49%) SAP MII
2 8 (2.21%) Oracle BPM
3 7 (1.93%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (1.66%) Oracle Receivables
4 6 (1.66%) Remedy AR System
4 6 (1.66%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (1.10%) SAP CRM
6 3 (0.83%) Eloqua
6 3 (0.83%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.83%) SAP APO
6 3 (0.83%) SAP SRM
7 2 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.28%) Adobe Campaign
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle CRM
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.28%) Radian6
8 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.28%) Social Studio
8 1 (0.28%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 29 (8.01%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (7.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (3.59%) GitHub
4 11 (3.04%) IaaS
4 11 (3.04%) PaaS
5 6 (1.66%) SaaS
6 5 (1.38%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (1.38%) Office 365
6 5 (1.38%) OpenShift
7 3 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.83%) CloudBees
8 1 (0.28%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.28%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.28%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.28%) Heroku
8 1 (0.28%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 30 (8.29%) LAN
1 30 (8.29%) WAN
2 13 (3.59%) SAN
3 12 (3.31%) DHCP
4 11 (3.04%) NAS
5 10 (2.76%) Fibre Channel
5 10 (2.76%) Wireless
6 9 (2.49%) Internet
7 8 (2.21%) HTTP
8 7 (1.93%) FCoE
8 7 (1.93%) iSCSI
8 7 (1.93%) Multicast
8 7 (1.93%) Network Security
9 6 (1.66%) Firewall
10 5 (1.38%) DNS
10 5 (1.38%) VPN
11 4 (1.10%) MPLS
11 4 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (0.83%) Ethernet
12 3 (0.83%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (8.01%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.25%) Big Data
3 17 (4.70%) DB2
3 17 (4.70%) Relational Database
4 15 (4.14%) RDBMS
5 11 (3.04%) Hadoop
6 8 (2.21%) NoSQL
7 7 (1.93%) SAP Data Services
8 6 (1.66%) MongoDB
9 5 (1.38%) HBase
10 4 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.10%) OLTP
11 3 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (0.83%) MySQL
12 2 (0.55%) Data Mining
12 2 (0.55%) DataStage
12 2 (0.55%) OLAP
12 2 (0.55%) Oracle ODI
12 2 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (4.14%) Git (software)
2 13 (3.59%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.93%) JIRA
4 5 (1.38%) JUnit
5 3 (0.83%) Hudson
5 3 (0.83%) SonarQube
6 2 (0.55%) Ant
6 2 (0.55%) NUnit
6 2 (0.55%) Selenium
6 2 (0.55%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.55%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.28%) Capybara
7 1 (0.28%) Checkstyle
7 1 (0.28%) Gradle
7 1 (0.28%) Maven
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.28%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.28%) Subversion
7 1 (0.28%) TestNG
General
1 77 (21.27%) Finance
2 51 (14.09%) Banking
3 25 (6.91%) Retail
4 17 (4.70%) Investment Banking
5 15 (4.14%) Manufacturing
6 14 (3.87%) Marketing
7 13 (3.59%) Telecoms
8 9 (2.49%) Automotive
9 6 (1.66%) Billing
10 4 (1.10%) Legal
11 3 (0.83%) Games
11 3 (0.83%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.55%) Electronics
12 2 (0.55%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.55%) Law
12 2 (0.55%) Military
13 1 (0.28%) Front Office
13 1 (0.28%) Local Government
13 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (9.94%) Middleware
2 30 (8.29%) HTML
3 25 (6.91%) Web Services
4 21 (5.80%) .NET
4 21 (5.80%) XML
5 17 (4.70%) CSS
5 17 (4.70%) Spring
6 16 (4.42%) HTML5
7 15 (4.14%) JMS
8 13 (3.59%) Oracle Fusion
9 12 (3.31%) J2EE
10 11 (3.04%) Node.js
11 9 (2.49%) EDI
11 9 (2.49%) JSP
11 9 (2.49%) REST
11 9 (2.49%) Servlets
11 9 (2.49%) Struts
11 9 (2.49%) WebCenter
12 8 (2.21%) AngularJS
13 7 (1.93%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.52%) Data Centre
2 11 (3.04%) Mobile App
3 10 (2.76%) Mainframe
4 9 (2.49%) Data Integration
5 8 (2.21%) Client/Server
5 8 (2.21%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.21%) N-Tier
6 7 (1.93%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (1.93%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.93%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (1.93%) Virtual Team
7 6 (1.66%) CMDB
8 3 (0.83%) Blog
8 3 (0.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (0.83%) User Experience
8 3 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.55%) EPoS
9 2 (0.55%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 39 (10.77%) Linux
2 37 (10.22%) Windows
3 21 (5.80%) Solaris
4 11 (3.04%) Unix
5 10 (2.76%) AIX
6 9 (2.49%) Android
6 9 (2.49%) Apple iOS
6 9 (2.49%) HPUX
6 9 (2.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.10%) Windows 10
7 4 (1.10%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.83%) VMS
8 3 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.28%) CentOS
10 1 (0.28%) Debian
10 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (15.47%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (12.15%) SOA
3 39 (10.77%) TOGAF
4 31 (8.56%) Data Modelling
5 30 (8.29%) Technical Architecture
6 29 (8.01%) DevOps
7 27 (7.46%) CRM
7 27 (7.46%) Enterprise Architecture
7 27 (7.46%) Stakeholder Management
8 23 (6.35%) Data Management
9 21 (5.80%) E-Commerce
10 20 (5.52%) Migration
10 20 (5.52%) Open Source
11 19 (5.25%) High Availability
11 19 (5.25%) ITIL
12 18 (4.97%) SDLC
13 17 (4.70%) Performance Tuning
13 17 (4.70%) Workflow
14 16 (4.42%) Business Intelligence
15 15 (4.14%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 72 (19.89%) Java
2 51 (14.09%) SQL
3 23 (6.35%) JavaScript
4 9 (2.49%) Python
5 8 (2.21%) Shell Script
6 7 (1.93%) PHP
7 5 (1.38%) Ruby
8 4 (1.10%) Groovy
8 4 (1.10%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.83%) C#
9 3 (0.83%) Go
9 3 (0.83%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.55%) Perl
11 1 (0.28%) ABAP
11 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.28%) C
11 1 (0.28%) C++
11 1 (0.28%) COBOL
11 1 (0.28%) FQL
11 1 (0.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (8.56%) Security Cleared
2 22 (6.08%) SC Cleared
3 10 (2.76%) Degree
4 9 (2.49%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (1.66%) CCNP
6 3 (0.83%) CISSP
6 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.55%) CLAS
7 2 (0.55%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.28%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.28%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (0.28%) CISM
8 1 (0.28%) CITP
8 1 (0.28%) CREST Certified
8 1 (0.28%) CRISC
8 1 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.28%) MBA
8 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.87%) QA
2 4 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.55%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.55%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.55%) EMIR
3 2 (0.55%) MiFID
3 2 (0.55%) SLA
4 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (5.25%) Active Directory
2 16 (4.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (3.31%) Xen
4 11 (3.04%) Hyper-V
4 11 (3.04%) KVM
5 10 (2.76%) NFS
5 10 (2.76%) SRDF
6 3 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.83%) vCloud
6 3 (0.83%) XenApp
6 3 (0.83%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.83%) XenServer
7 1 (0.28%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.28%) Docker
7 1 (0.28%) Varnish
7 1 (0.28%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (1.93%) SCCM
2 4 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.10%) Puppet
3 3 (0.83%) Ansible
4 2 (0.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (0.55%) MIIS
4 2 (0.55%) SCOM
4 2 (0.55%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.28%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.28%) Control-M
5 1 (0.28%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.28%) MIMEsweeper
5 1 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.28%) Salt
5 1 (0.28%) Terraform
5 1 (0.28%) WSUS
5 1 (0.28%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 70 (19.34%) Oracle
2 28 (7.73%) Cisco
3 26 (7.18%) IBM
4 24 (6.63%) Microsoft
4 24 (6.63%) Pega
5 23 (6.35%) SAP
6 21 (5.80%) VMware
7 19 (5.25%) EMC
8 14 (3.87%) Citrix
9 11 (3.04%) Salesforce.com
9 11 (3.04%) Sybase
10 10 (2.76%) BEA
10 10 (2.76%) Intel
10 10 (2.76%) NetApp
11 9 (2.49%) TIBCO
12 8 (2.21%) Endeca
12 8 (2.21%) Vitria
13 7 (1.93%) ServiceNow
14 6 (1.66%) Remedy
14 6 (1.66%) Xamarin
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £650-£800 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Spring Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £575-625pd (may be flexibility for the right candidate)
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
The People Network
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £700 - £800 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £600 to £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago