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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lead Architect
Rank 466 506 522
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 174 137 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.24% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.26% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 74 88
Median daily rate £575 £600 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £740 £680
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £550 £625
% change year-on-year
- -12.00%
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
50636 53208 51071
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.70% 94.78% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 32918 33454 31276
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1521 2018 2067
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 +41 166 £570 -5.00% 24
London +2 78 £600 - 13
South East +5 21 £538 -2.27% 4
North West +5 18 £635 -7.63%
Berkshire +9 16 £525 -12.50% 2
West Yorkshire +13 14 £513 -14.58% 5
Yorkshire +11 14 £500 -16.66% 5
West Midlands -11 14 £575 -14.81%
City of London +30 10 £600 -4.00% 3
Manchester +4 8 £700 -
Cheshire -2 8 £388 -48.33%
East of England +9 7 £625 +32.27% 1
Birmingham +1 7 £550 -
Bedfordshire - 6 £625 -
South West +2 5 £650 +18.18% 1
Warrington -6 5 £700 -6.66%
Bradford - 5 £500 - 4
Bracknell -4 4 £563 +28.57%
Dunstable - 4 - -
Hampshire +5 3 £585 +24.46% 1
Walsall 0 3 £545 -0.90%
Midlands -1 3 £600 -
Warwickshire -4 3 £600 -25.00%
Wolverhampton - 3 £600 -
North East - 3 £340 -
Newbury - 3 £360 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £340 -
Leeds -6 2 £544 -9.37% 1
Warwick - 2 £650 -
Swindon - 2 - -

Lead Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 72 (21.95%) Oracle
2 70 (21.34%) Finance
3 63 (19.21%) Java
4 53 (16.16%) Agile Software Development
5 45 (13.72%) SQL
6 44 (13.41%) SOA
7 43 (13.11%) Windows
8 39 (11.89%) Banking
9 38 (11.59%) Security Cleared
9 38 (11.59%) Linux
10 34 (10.37%) Middleware
11 31 (9.45%) Microsoft
11 31 (9.45%) TOGAF
11 31 (9.45%) Enterprise Architecture
11 31 (9.45%) Technical Architecture
12 30 (9.15%) SQL Server
12 30 (9.15%) Migration
13 29 (8.84%) HTML
14 27 (8.23%) Stakeholder Management
14 27 (8.23%) Pega
15 26 (7.93%) SC Cleared
15 26 (7.93%) Web Services
16 25 (7.62%) Microsoft Azure
17 24 (7.32%) Amazon AWS
17 24 (7.32%) JavaScript
17 24 (7.32%) Data Modelling
17 24 (7.32%) IBM
17 24 (7.32%) VMware
18 23 (7.01%) Retail
19 22 (6.71%) Data Centre

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 14 (4.27%) Tomcat
2 11 (3.35%) JBoss
3 10 (3.05%) Mule
3 10 (3.05%) WebLogic
4 8 (2.44%) Apache
5 6 (1.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (1.52%) Joomla!
7 4 (1.22%) nginx
7 4 (1.22%) OpenStack
7 4 (1.22%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 4 (1.22%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.22%) Skype for Business
7 4 (1.22%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.91%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (0.91%) Apache Solr
8 3 (0.91%) CMS
8 3 (0.91%) Confluence
8 3 (0.91%) Oracle Coherence
8 3 (0.91%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (1.83%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (0.91%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.30%) HipChat
3 1 (0.30%) InVision
3 1 (0.30%) MS Office
3 1 (0.30%) Pixate
3 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.30%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 8 (2.44%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (1.83%) SAP MII
3 5 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (1.22%) SAP CRM
5 3 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.91%) Eloqua
5 3 (0.91%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (0.91%) Oracle Retail
5 3 (0.91%) Remedy AR System
5 3 (0.91%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.91%) SAP SRM
6 1 (0.30%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.30%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.30%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.30%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 25 (7.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (7.32%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (3.66%) Office 365
4 7 (2.13%) IaaS
4 7 (2.13%) SaaS
5 6 (1.83%) PaaS
6 5 (1.52%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (1.22%) GitHub
8 3 (0.91%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.61%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.61%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.30%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.30%) Heroku
10 1 (0.30%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 22 (6.71%) LAN
1 22 (6.71%) WAN
2 16 (4.88%) Firewall
3 12 (3.66%) DHCP
3 12 (3.66%) SAN
4 9 (2.74%) DNS
4 9 (2.74%) NAS
5 8 (2.44%) Fibre Channel
6 6 (1.83%) FCoE
6 6 (1.83%) HTTP
6 6 (1.83%) Internet
6 6 (1.83%) iSCSI
6 6 (1.83%) Multicast
7 5 (1.52%) MPLS
7 5 (1.52%) Network Security
7 5 (1.52%) VPN
8 4 (1.22%) Skype
8 4 (1.22%) VLAN
9 3 (0.91%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.91%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (9.15%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.49%) DB2
2 18 (5.49%) Relational Database
3 14 (4.27%) Big Data
3 14 (4.27%) RDBMS
4 9 (2.74%) Hadoop
4 9 (2.74%) NoSQL
5 7 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (1.83%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (1.83%) MongoDB
6 6 (1.83%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.83%) SAP Data Services
7 5 (1.52%) HBase
7 5 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.61%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.61%) DataStage
9 2 (0.61%) OLTP
9 2 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.61%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 8 (2.44%) Git (software)
1 8 (2.44%) Jenkins
1 8 (2.44%) JUnit
2 6 (1.83%) JIRA
3 5 (1.52%) Maven
4 4 (1.22%) Selenium
5 3 (0.91%) Cucumber
5 3 (0.91%) Hudson
5 3 (0.91%) SoapUI
5 3 (0.91%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.61%) Axure RP
6 2 (0.61%) ClearCase
6 2 (0.61%) Liquibase
6 2 (0.61%) SonarQube
6 2 (0.61%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.61%) Subversion
6 2 (0.61%) TestNG
6 2 (0.61%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.30%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.30%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 70 (21.34%) Finance
2 39 (11.89%) Banking
3 23 (7.01%) Retail
4 12 (3.66%) Investment Banking
5 11 (3.35%) Marketing
6 8 (2.44%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.83%) Automotive
7 6 (1.83%) Billing
8 4 (1.22%) Electronics
8 4 (1.22%) Legal
8 4 (1.22%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.61%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.61%) Front Office
9 2 (0.61%) Law
9 2 (0.61%) Military
9 2 (0.61%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.30%) Advertising
10 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.30%) Local Government
10 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (10.37%) Middleware
2 29 (8.84%) HTML
3 26 (7.93%) Web Services
4 22 (6.71%) Spring
5 19 (5.79%) .NET
5 19 (5.79%) XML
6 17 (5.18%) CSS
7 16 (4.88%) JMS
8 14 (4.27%) HTML5
9 13 (3.96%) J2EE
9 13 (3.96%) Oracle Fusion
10 11 (3.35%) Hibernate
11 10 (3.05%) JSP
12 9 (2.74%) Servlets
12 9 (2.74%) Struts
12 9 (2.74%) WebCenter
13 8 (2.44%) ASP.NET
13 8 (2.44%) Node.js
14 7 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC
14 7 (2.13%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.71%) Data Centre
2 9 (2.74%) Mainframe
3 8 (2.44%) Client/Server
3 8 (2.44%) Mobile App
3 8 (2.44%) N-Tier
4 7 (2.13%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.83%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (1.83%) Computer Science
5 6 (1.83%) Virtual Team
6 5 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (1.52%) User Experience
7 4 (1.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (0.91%) Blog
8 3 (0.91%) CMDB
8 3 (0.91%) Data Integration
8 3 (0.91%) Internet of Things
9 2 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.61%) IBM Mainframe
9 2 (0.61%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 43 (13.11%) Windows
2 38 (11.59%) Linux
3 18 (5.49%) Solaris
4 10 (3.05%) Android
5 9 (2.74%) AIX
5 9 (2.74%) Apple iOS
5 9 (2.74%) HPUX
5 9 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (2.44%) Windows 10
7 7 (2.13%) Unix
7 7 (2.13%) Windows Server
8 5 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.22%) VMS
9 4 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.61%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.61%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.30%) CentOS
11 1 (0.30%) Debian
11 1 (0.30%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (16.16%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (13.41%) SOA
3 31 (9.45%) Enterprise Architecture
3 31 (9.45%) Technical Architecture
3 31 (9.45%) TOGAF
4 30 (9.15%) Migration
5 27 (8.23%) Stakeholder Management
6 24 (7.32%) Data Modelling
7 19 (5.79%) Business Intelligence
8 18 (5.49%) MVC
8 18 (5.49%) Open Source
9 17 (5.18%) CRM
9 17 (5.18%) DevOps
9 17 (5.18%) E-Commerce
9 17 (5.18%) OO
10 15 (4.57%) Data Management
10 15 (4.57%) SDLC
10 15 (4.57%) TDD
10 15 (4.57%) Workflow
11 13 (3.96%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 63 (19.21%) Java
2 45 (13.72%) SQL
3 24 (7.32%) JavaScript
4 8 (2.44%) Shell Script
5 7 (2.13%) C#
5 7 (2.13%) PHP
6 6 (1.83%) Ruby
7 5 (1.52%) PL/SQL
8 4 (1.22%) Groovy
9 3 (0.91%) Go
9 3 (0.91%) PowerShell
9 3 (0.91%) Python
10 2 (0.61%) Apex Code
10 2 (0.61%) Lisp
10 2 (0.61%) Perl
11 1 (0.30%) ABAP
11 1 (0.30%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.30%) C++
11 1 (0.30%) FQL
11 1 (0.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 38 (11.59%) Security Cleared
2 26 (7.93%) SC Cleared
3 13 (3.96%) Degree
4 4 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (0.91%) CISSP
5 3 (0.91%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.61%) CCIE
6 2 (0.61%) CCNP
7 1 (0.30%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.30%) CCNA
7 1 (0.30%) CISM
7 1 (0.30%) CITP
7 1 (0.30%) CRISC
7 1 (0.30%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.30%) MBA
7 1 (0.30%) MBCS
7 1 (0.30%) MCSE
7 1 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.10%) QA
2 6 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.22%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.91%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.61%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.61%) EMIR
5 2 (0.61%) MiFID
5 2 (0.61%) SLA
6 1 (0.30%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (6.71%) Active Directory
2 14 (4.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (3.66%) Xen
4 9 (2.74%) Hyper-V
4 9 (2.74%) KVM
5 8 (2.44%) NFS
5 8 (2.44%) SRDF
6 5 (1.52%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.91%) Docker
8 2 (0.61%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.61%) vCloud
8 2 (0.61%) XenApp
8 2 (0.61%) XenServer
9 1 (0.30%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.30%) HDFS
9 1 (0.30%) Varnish
9 1 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.30%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (3.05%) SCCM
2 6 (1.83%) Puppet
3 4 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.91%) Control-M
4 3 (0.91%) SCOM
5 2 (0.61%) Ansible
5 2 (0.61%) Bareos
5 2 (0.61%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (0.61%) MIIS
5 2 (0.61%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.61%) yum
6 1 (0.30%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.30%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.30%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.30%) Salt
6 1 (0.30%) Terraform
6 1 (0.30%) WSUS
6 1 (0.30%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 72 (21.95%) Oracle
2 31 (9.45%) Microsoft
3 27 (8.23%) Pega
4 24 (7.32%) IBM
4 24 (7.32%) VMware
5 22 (6.71%) Cisco
6 20 (6.10%) Citrix
7 19 (5.79%) EMC
8 16 (4.88%) SAP
9 10 (3.05%) BEA
9 10 (3.05%) Sybase
10 8 (2.44%) Endeca
10 8 (2.44%) Intel
10 8 (2.44%) NetApp
10 8 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (2.44%) Vitria
11 7 (2.13%) TIBCO
12 6 (1.83%) FatWire
12 6 (1.83%) Teradata
12 6 (1.83%) Xamarin
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