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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Architect
Rank 459 470 416
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -54
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 148 113 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.21% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.23% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 83 71
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£575 £600 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £472 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £880 £725
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £663 £558
% change year-on-year
-16.98% +18.83%
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
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 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 22 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +15 140 £575 -4.16% 51
London +9 72 £600 +4.34% 19
South East +1 29 £550 -6.38% 11
North West - 12 £650 - 2
Surrey +15 11 £550 - 1
City of London +14 10 £650 +6.12% 6
Berkshire -4 9 £438 -30.00% 3
South West +4 6 £550 -38.88% 3
Hampshire +2 6 £519 -5.68% 2
East Midlands -7 6 £475 -41.35% 5
Cheshire - 6 £675 -
Reading +12 5 £400 - 1
Nottingham -3 5 £475 - 1
Nottinghamshire -5 5 £475 - 1
Scotland - 5 £575 -
West Midlands -22 4 - - 4
Somerset - 4 - -
Leatherhead - 4 £550 -
West Yorkshire -9 3 £600 -7.69%
Leeds -11 3 £600 -4.00%
Yorkshire -13 3 £600 -7.69% 1
Oxfordshire - 3 £505 -
Manchester - 3 - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £430 -
Edinburgh - 3 £575 -
Hook - 3 £538 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £430 -
North East - 3 £430 -
Birmingham -10 2 - - 2
Blackpool - 2 £538 -

Lead Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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 85 (28.24%) Java
2 63 (20.93%) Finance
3 58 (19.27%) Oracle
4 56 (18.60%) TOGAF
5 49 (16.28%) Banking
6 42 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (9.63%) Apache
8 28 (9.30%) SOA
9 27 (8.97%) Open Source
10 26 (8.64%) Microsoft
10 26 (8.64%) Migration
10 26 (8.64%) Scrum
11 24 (7.97%) Java EE
12 23 (7.64%) Security Cleared
12 23 (7.64%) PostgreSQL
12 23 (7.64%) UNIX
13 21 (6.98%) Data Modelling
13 21 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
14 20 (6.64%) SAP
14 20 (6.64%) IBM
14 20 (6.64%) Investment Banking
14 20 (6.64%) Analytics
15 19 (6.31%) Enterprise Architecture
15 19 (6.31%) Web Services
15 19 (6.31%) JavaScript
15 19 (6.31%) SQL
15 19 (6.31%) Windows
15 19 (6.31%) Retail
16 18 (5.98%) Stakeholder Management
16 18 (5.98%) .NET

Lead Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 (9.63%) Apache
2 14 (4.65%) IIS
3 11 (3.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 8 (2.66%) WebSphere
5 7 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (1.99%) Oracle Coherence
7 5 (1.66%) MS Exchange
8 4 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (1.33%) SAS
8 4 (1.33%) CICS
8 4 (1.33%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.33%) JBoss
8 4 (1.33%) IBM Notes
8 4 (1.33%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (1.00%) WebLogic
9 3 (1.00%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.66%) PegaRULES
10 2 (0.66%) CMS
10 2 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.33%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 7 (2.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (1.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.33%) MS Project
3 1 (0.33%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.66%) SAP ERP
1 2 (0.66%) SAP MM
1 2 (0.66%) SAP HR
1 2 (0.66%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.33%) Endur
2 1 (0.33%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.33%) SAP EWM
2 1 (0.33%) SAP HCM
2 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.33%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.99%) SaaS
2 4 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.00%) PaaS
4 2 (0.66%) Office 365
5 1 (0.33%) Google Compute Engine
5 1 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.33%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.33%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.33%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.33%) IaaS
5 1 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.32%) WAN
2 15 (4.98%) SAN
3 13 (4.32%) Firewall
4 9 (2.99%) VPN
4 9 (2.99%) MPLS
5 7 (2.33%) LAN
5 7 (2.33%) SSL
6 5 (1.66%) VoIP
7 4 (1.33%) VLAN
7 4 (1.33%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (1.33%) Wireless
7 4 (1.33%) NetScreen
8 3 (1.00%) HTTP
8 3 (1.00%) OSPF
8 3 (1.00%) BGP
8 3 (1.00%) TACACS
8 3 (1.00%) IPsec
8 3 (1.00%) LTE
8 3 (1.00%) Network Security
8 3 (1.00%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.64%) PostgreSQL
2 12 (3.99%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.99%) Oracle Database
3 10 (3.32%) Redis
3 10 (3.32%) MongoDB
3 10 (3.32%) CouchDB
4 7 (2.33%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (2.33%) Couchbase
5 6 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (1.99%) QlikView
6 5 (1.66%) DB2
6 5 (1.66%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (1.66%) Hadoop
6 5 (1.66%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.33%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (1.00%) MySQL
8 3 (1.00%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 5 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.00%) Subversion
3 2 (0.66%) Maven
3 2 (0.66%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (0.66%) ERwin
4 1 (0.33%) Ant
4 1 (0.33%) Toad
4 1 (0.33%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.33%) WebLogic Workshop
4 1 (0.33%) ProC
4 1 (0.33%) Hudson
4 1 (0.33%) JIRA
General
1 63 (20.93%) Finance
2 49 (16.28%) Banking
3 20 (6.64%) Investment Banking
4 19 (6.31%) Retail
5 9 (2.99%) Front Office
6 6 (1.99%) Retail Banking
6 6 (1.99%) Back Office
6 6 (1.99%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.66%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.33%) Legal
8 4 (1.33%) Games
8 4 (1.33%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.00%) Law
9 3 (1.00%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.66%) Billing
10 2 (0.66%) Marketing
10 2 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.33%) Electronics
11 1 (0.33%) Advertising
11 1 (0.33%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (7.97%) Java EE
2 19 (6.31%) Web Services
3 18 (5.98%) .NET
4 17 (5.65%) HTML
4 17 (5.65%) Middleware
5 14 (4.65%) SOAP
6 13 (4.32%) J2EE
6 13 (4.32%) Spring
7 12 (3.99%) ASP.NET
8 10 (3.32%) REST
8 10 (3.32%) Memcached
9 8 (2.66%) WCF
9 8 (2.66%) XML
10 7 (2.33%) HTML5
10 7 (2.33%) WPF
11 6 (1.99%) JSON
11 6 (1.99%) AngularJS
11 6 (1.99%) CSS
12 4 (1.33%) RESTful
12 4 (1.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.97%) Open Source
2 21 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.65%) Mainframe
4 10 (3.32%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.66%) Mathematics
6 6 (1.99%) FMCG
6 6 (1.99%) User Experience
7 5 (1.66%) Clustering
7 5 (1.66%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.66%) PKI
7 5 (1.66%) VSAM
8 4 (1.33%) Online Games
8 4 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.00%) BYOD
9 3 (1.00%) Inversion of Control
9 3 (1.00%) Data Integration
9 3 (1.00%) Reference Data
9 3 (1.00%) Credit Risk
10 2 (0.66%) Cryptography
10 2 (0.66%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 23 (7.64%) UNIX
2 19 (6.31%) Windows
3 17 (5.65%) Linux
4 7 (2.33%) Solaris
5 6 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (1.99%) AIX
6 5 (1.66%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (1.66%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.33%) Windows XP
8 3 (1.00%) Android
8 3 (1.00%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.66%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.33%) HPUX
10 1 (0.33%) zOS
10 1 (0.33%) CentOS
10 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.33%) VME
10 1 (0.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (18.60%) TOGAF
2 42 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (9.30%) SOA
4 26 (8.64%) Migration
4 26 (8.64%) Scrum
5 21 (6.98%) Data Modelling
6 20 (6.64%) Analytics
7 19 (6.31%) Enterprise Architecture
8 18 (5.98%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (5.98%) Data Management
9 17 (5.65%) Technical Architecture
10 15 (4.98%) E-Commerce
10 15 (4.98%) Project Management
10 15 (4.98%) Mentoring
11 14 (4.65%) Coaching
11 14 (4.65%) Data Migration
11 14 (4.65%) CRM
11 14 (4.65%) ETL
12 13 (4.32%) Business Intelligence
12 13 (4.32%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 85 (28.24%) Java
2 19 (6.31%) JavaScript
2 19 (6.31%) SQL
3 13 (4.32%) C#
4 7 (2.33%) PL/SQL
4 7 (2.33%) Shell Script
5 4 (1.33%) VB6
5 4 (1.33%) Scala
5 4 (1.33%) VB
5 4 (1.33%) VB.NET
5 4 (1.33%) COBOL
6 3 (1.00%) PHP
6 3 (1.00%) Python
6 3 (1.00%) Ruby
7 2 (0.66%) XPath
7 2 (0.66%) XQuery
8 1 (0.33%) Google Apps Script
8 1 (0.33%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.33%) R
8 1 (0.33%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 23 (7.64%) Security Cleared
2 18 (5.98%) Degree
3 17 (5.65%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.99%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (1.66%) CCIE
6 2 (0.66%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.66%) CCNA
6 2 (0.66%) CCDP
7 1 (0.33%) ISEB
7 1 (0.33%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.33%) CCDA
7 1 (0.33%) CCNP
7 1 (0.33%) CCA
7 1 (0.33%) CCDE
7 1 (0.33%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.99%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.33%) QA
3 4 (1.33%) SLA
4 1 (0.33%) JSP 440
System Software
1 4 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (1.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.66%) vSphere
3 2 (0.66%) XenServer
4 1 (0.33%) KVM
4 1 (0.33%) NFS
4 1 (0.33%) NDS
4 1 (0.33%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.33%) SRDF
4 1 (0.33%) XenApp
4 1 (0.33%) IAG
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.66%) Puppet
2 2 (0.66%) OpenAM
3 1 (0.33%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.33%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (0.33%) SCCM
3 1 (0.33%) SCOM
3 1 (0.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 58 (19.27%) Oracle
2 26 (8.64%) Microsoft
3 20 (6.64%) SAP
3 20 (6.64%) IBM
4 12 (3.99%) Pega
4 12 (3.99%) EMC
5 11 (3.65%) Juniper
5 11 (3.65%) Cisco
5 11 (3.65%) Adobe
6 8 (2.66%) VMware
6 8 (2.66%) Citrix
7 7 (2.33%) HP
8 6 (1.99%) NetApp
9 5 (1.66%) Business Objects
9 5 (1.66%) Informatica
10 4 (1.33%) F5
10 4 (1.33%) Websense
10 4 (1.33%) CA
10 4 (1.33%) Lotus
10 4 (1.33%) Red Hat
London
JM
Rate: £600 - £630 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Essex
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Midlands
Talent International
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
ICP Search
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day Negotiable depending upon experience
Posted: 16 days ago
Surrey
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £650 - £800 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 19 days ago