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 1 May 2015 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Architect
Rank 467 459 416
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -43
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 135 136 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.25% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.27% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 94 82
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£550 £575 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £444 £440
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £725 £725
UK excluding London average daily rate £549 £613 £550
% change year-on-year
-10.40% +11.36%
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
51527 50292 44718
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.33% 92.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 31396 30820 25579
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.15% -3.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2022 2008 2205
Average hourly rate £17.30 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.85% -

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 1 May 2015.

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 1 May 2015. 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 +1 128 £550 -4.34% 44
London -2 69 £590 +2.60% 20
South East +7 33 £505 -15.83% 5
Hampshire +11 12 £538 -6.52% 1
City of London -1 9 £590 +2.60% 10
Berkshire -3 9 £400 -36.00% 3
North West -18 8 £650 +30.00% 2
Surrey +7 6 £550 +10.00%
Southampton - 6 £548 -
Edinburgh +6 5 £575 -
Scotland 0 5 £575 +4.54%
South West -3 5 - - 3
Oxfordshire - 5 £521 -
East Midlands -2 4 £475 - 5
Reading -4 4 £400 - 1
Somerset - 4 - -
Cheshire - 4 £650 - 1
Nottinghamshire -1 3 £475 - 2
Nottingham -8 3 £475 - 2
Leatherhead - 3 £550 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £430 -
North East - 3 £430 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £430 -
Hook - 3 £538 -
Lancashire +5 2 £538 -
West Midlands -31 2 £550 +17.02% 1
Staines - 2 - -
Chester - 2 £650 -
Blackpool - 2 £538 -
Warwickshire -1 1 - -

Lead Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 81 (28.22%) Java
2 67 (23.34%) Finance
3 66 (23.00%) Oracle
4 54 (18.82%) TOGAF
5 52 (18.12%) Banking
6 36 (12.54%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (10.10%) Apache
8 26 (9.06%) Migration
8 26 (9.06%) Analytics
8 26 (9.06%) Open Source
9 24 (8.36%) PostgreSQL
10 23 (8.01%) SOA
10 23 (8.01%) Microsoft
10 23 (8.01%) Java EE
11 22 (7.67%) Security Cleared
11 22 (7.67%) Data Modelling
11 22 (7.67%) Scrum
12 21 (7.32%) Windows
12 21 (7.32%) SQL Server
12 21 (7.32%) SQL
12 21 (7.32%) Investment Banking
13 20 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
14 19 (6.62%) Retail
15 18 (6.27%) Linux
16 17 (5.92%) SAP
16 17 (5.92%) Web Services
16 17 (5.92%) UNIX
16 17 (5.92%) IBM
17 16 (5.57%) WAN
17 16 (5.57%) Stakeholder Management

Lead Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 29 (10.10%) Apache
2 12 (4.18%) IIS
3 11 (3.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 7 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (2.09%) Oracle Coherence
6 5 (1.74%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.39%) CICS
7 4 (1.39%) MS Exchange
7 4 (1.39%) SAS
7 4 (1.39%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (1.05%) IBM Notes
8 3 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.70%) CMS
9 2 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.70%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.70%) JBoss
10 1 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.35%) PegaRULES
10 1 (0.35%) Node.js
Applications
1 5 (1.74%) MS Excel
1 5 (1.74%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.70%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.70%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.35%) MS Project
4 1 (0.35%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.70%) SAP HR
1 2 (0.70%) PeopleSoft HRMS
1 2 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.70%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.35%) SAP HCM
2 1 (0.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.35%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.35%) Endur
2 1 (0.35%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.35%) RMDS
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.39%) SaaS
3 3 (1.05%) PaaS
3 3 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.35%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.35%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.35%) Office 365
4 1 (0.35%) IaaS
4 1 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.35%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.35%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.35%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.35%) Google Compute Engine
4 1 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.57%) WAN
2 14 (4.88%) SAN
3 12 (4.18%) Firewall
4 8 (2.79%) LAN
5 7 (2.44%) VPN
5 7 (2.44%) MPLS
6 5 (1.74%) VoIP
7 4 (1.39%) Internet
7 4 (1.39%) NetScreen
7 4 (1.39%) Wireless
7 4 (1.39%) SSL
7 4 (1.39%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (1.05%) iSCSI
8 3 (1.05%) Network Security
8 3 (1.05%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (1.05%) VLAN
8 3 (1.05%) FCoE
8 3 (1.05%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (1.05%) NAS
8 3 (1.05%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.36%) PostgreSQL
2 21 (7.32%) SQL Server
3 14 (4.88%) MongoDB
4 10 (3.48%) Oracle Database
4 10 (3.48%) Redis
4 10 (3.48%) CouchDB
5 9 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (2.79%) Hadoop
6 8 (2.79%) Couchbase
7 6 (2.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.74%) QlikView
8 5 (1.74%) DB2
9 4 (1.39%) SQL Server 2000
9 4 (1.39%) MySQL
9 4 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (1.39%) Big Data
9 4 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (1.05%) KDB
10 3 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (1.05%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 5 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.70%) ERwin
2 2 (0.70%) Axure RP
2 2 (0.70%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.35%) Selenium
3 1 (0.35%) Maven
3 1 (0.35%) WebDriver
3 1 (0.35%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.35%) Toad
3 1 (0.35%) WebLogic Workshop
3 1 (0.35%) ProC
General
1 67 (23.34%) Finance
2 52 (18.12%) Banking
3 21 (7.32%) Investment Banking
4 19 (6.62%) Retail
5 13 (4.53%) Front Office
6 9 (3.14%) Telecoms
7 7 (2.44%) Retail Banking
8 4 (1.39%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.39%) Games
8 4 (1.39%) Back Office
8 4 (1.39%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.05%) Spanish Language
9 3 (1.05%) Law
10 2 (0.70%) Legal
10 2 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.70%) Marketing
11 1 (0.35%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.35%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.35%) Automotive
11 1 (0.35%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (8.01%) Java EE
2 17 (5.92%) Web Services
3 15 (5.23%) .NET
4 13 (4.53%) J2EE
4 13 (4.53%) Middleware
5 12 (4.18%) HTML
5 12 (4.18%) SOAP
5 12 (4.18%) REST
6 11 (3.83%) Spring
7 10 (3.48%) ASP.NET
7 10 (3.48%) Memcached
8 8 (2.79%) XML
9 5 (1.74%) WCF
9 5 (1.74%) WPF
9 5 (1.74%) AngularJS
9 5 (1.74%) HTML5
10 4 (1.39%) CSS
10 4 (1.39%) XSLT
10 4 (1.39%) JSON
11 3 (1.05%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.06%) Open Source
2 20 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.83%) Mainframe
4 8 (2.79%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.79%) Mathematics
5 6 (2.09%) FMCG
6 5 (1.74%) PKI
6 5 (1.74%) VSAM
6 5 (1.74%) User Experience
7 4 (1.39%) Clustering
7 4 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (1.39%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.39%) Online Games
7 4 (1.39%) Data Integration
8 3 (1.05%) Credit Risk
8 3 (1.05%) Inversion of Control
8 3 (1.05%) BYOD
9 2 (0.70%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.70%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.70%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 21 (7.32%) Windows
2 18 (6.27%) Linux
3 17 (5.92%) UNIX
4 10 (3.48%) Solaris
5 6 (2.09%) AIX
5 6 (2.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.39%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.05%) Android
7 3 (1.05%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.05%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.70%) HPUX
9 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.35%) CentOS
9 1 (0.35%) VME
9 1 (0.35%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.35%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (18.82%) TOGAF
2 36 (12.54%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (9.06%) Migration
3 26 (9.06%) Analytics
4 23 (8.01%) SOA
5 22 (7.67%) Data Modelling
5 22 (7.67%) Scrum
6 16 (5.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (5.57%) Enterprise Architecture
7 15 (5.23%) Data Management
7 15 (5.23%) ETL
8 14 (4.88%) Business Intelligence
8 14 (4.88%) Data Migration
8 14 (4.88%) Data Architecture
9 13 (4.53%) Project Management
9 13 (4.53%) Mentoring
10 12 (4.18%) CRM
10 12 (4.18%) Technical Architecture
11 11 (3.83%) E-Commerce
11 11 (3.83%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 81 (28.22%) Java
2 21 (7.32%) SQL
3 15 (5.23%) JavaScript
4 12 (4.18%) C#
5 6 (2.09%) PL/SQL
6 5 (1.74%) Shell Script
7 4 (1.39%) VB6
7 4 (1.39%) COBOL
7 4 (1.39%) VB
7 4 (1.39%) VB.NET
7 4 (1.39%) Scala
8 3 (1.05%) Python
8 3 (1.05%) C++
9 2 (0.70%) XQuery
9 2 (0.70%) PHP
9 2 (0.70%) Ruby
9 2 (0.70%) XPath
10 1 (0.35%) Groovy
10 1 (0.35%) R
10 1 (0.35%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 22 (7.67%) Security Cleared
2 15 (5.23%) Degree
2 15 (5.23%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.09%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (1.74%) CCIE
5 4 (1.39%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.70%) CCDP
6 2 (0.70%) CCNA
7 1 (0.35%) CCDE
7 1 (0.35%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (0.35%) ISEB
7 1 (0.35%) CCA
7 1 (0.35%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.35%) CCNP
7 1 (0.35%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.09%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.74%) QA
2 5 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.39%) SLA
4 2 (0.70%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.35%) JSP 440
System Software
1 6 (2.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.39%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.05%) Xen
3 3 (1.05%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.05%) NFS
3 3 (1.05%) KVM
4 2 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.35%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.35%) vSphere
5 1 (0.35%) XenApp
5 1 (0.35%) XenServer
5 1 (0.35%) SRDF
5 1 (0.35%) NDS
5 1 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.35%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (0.70%) OpenAM
1 2 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (0.70%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (0.35%) SCCM
2 1 (0.35%) SCOM
2 1 (0.35%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (0.35%) WSUS
2 1 (0.35%) Ambari
2 1 (0.35%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.35%) Oozie
Vendors
1 66 (23.00%) Oracle
2 23 (8.01%) Microsoft
3 17 (5.92%) SAP
3 17 (5.92%) IBM
4 14 (4.88%) EMC
5 13 (4.53%) Cisco
6 11 (3.83%) Adobe
7 10 (3.48%) VMware
8 9 (3.14%) Juniper
9 7 (2.44%) NetApp
9 7 (2.44%) HP
9 7 (2.44%) Citrix
10 6 (2.09%) Red Hat
10 6 (2.09%) Pega
11 5 (1.74%) Informatica
12 4 (1.39%) CA
12 4 (1.39%) Cognos
12 4 (1.39%) F5
13 3 (1.05%) Actimize
13 3 (1.05%) Sybase
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