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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Lead Architect
UK
Rank 390 453 484
Rank change year-on-year
+63 +31
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 200 168 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.45% 0.33% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.35% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 96 74
Median daily rate £610 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.08% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £443 £404
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £750 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £550 £494
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +11.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 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
41742 48106 48047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.76% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 27155 30643 30207
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1485 1758 1889
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.88 £10.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £47.50 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +78 192 £615 +6.95% 23
London +69 121 £640 +11.30% 9
South East +4 23 £493 -10.45% 3
City of London +9 20 £650 +18.18% 1
West Midlands +14 19 £550 -21.42% 2
Berkshire +13 9 £475 -15.51%
Solihull - 9 - - 1
North West +13 7 £550 -8.33% 2
Milton Keynes +12 7 £700 +0.35% 1
Buckinghamshire +9 7 £700 +0.35% 1
Shropshire - 7 £550 -
West Yorkshire +17 6 £463 -7.50% 1
Yorkshire +11 6 £463 -7.50% 1
Hampshire +9 6 £460 -16.36% 1
Leeds +5 5 £463 -7.50%
Telford - 5 £550 -
Scotland +13 4 £538 +7.50%
Midlands +5 4 £600 -4.00% 1
East of England 0 4 £625 - 3
Basingstoke - 4 £460 -
Manchester - 4 £550 -
South West +6 3 £700 +51.35% 2
Wiltshire -3 3 £700 +51.35%
North East -20 3 £438 -20.45%
Newcastle upon Tyne -22 3 £438 -20.45%
Tyne and Wear -24 3 £438 -20.45%
Corsham - 3 £700 -
Salford - 3 £525 -
Cheshire +17 2 £556 -7.29% 1
Bedfordshire +7 2 £638 +2.00%

Lead Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 92 (22.60%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (18.18%) Finance
3 65 (15.97%) Java
4 57 (14.00%) Security Cleared
5 55 (13.51%) Banking
6 52 (12.78%) Oracle
7 51 (12.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 51 (12.53%) SC Cleared
8 43 (10.57%) IBM
9 41 (10.07%) Web Services
10 39 (9.58%) HTML
11 37 (9.09%) TOGAF
11 37 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
11 37 (9.09%) Big Data
11 37 (9.09%) DevOps
12 36 (8.85%) SQL
12 36 (8.85%) Data Modelling
13 35 (8.60%) LAN
13 35 (8.60%) WAN
14 33 (8.11%) Microsoft
14 33 (8.11%) Telecoms
14 33 (8.11%) REST
15 31 (7.62%) Data Centre
16 30 (7.37%) SOA
17 29 (7.13%) SAP
17 29 (7.13%) Jenkins
18 28 (6.88%) Enterprise Architecture
18 28 (6.88%) JSON
18 28 (6.88%) Open Source
19 27 (6.63%) HTML5

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 20 (4.91%) Apache
2 18 (4.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 13 (3.19%) Apache Spark
3 13 (3.19%) Confluence
4 5 (1.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 5 (1.23%) Cloud Foundry
4 5 (1.23%) Tomcat
4 5 (1.23%) WebSphere
5 4 (0.98%) CMS
5 4 (0.98%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 4 (0.98%) SAS
5 4 (0.98%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.74%) IIS
6 3 (0.74%) OpenStack
6 3 (0.74%) Oracle Coherence
6 3 (0.74%) Predix
6 3 (0.74%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.49%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.49%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (1.23%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.74%) AutoCAD
2 3 (0.74%) MS Office
2 3 (0.74%) Siemens NX
3 1 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.25%) CATIA
3 1 (0.25%) InDesign
3 1 (0.25%) InVision
3 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.25%) Pro/ENGINEER
3 1 (0.25%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 15 (3.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.98%) Temenos T24
3 3 (0.74%) SAP APO
3 3 (0.74%) SAP MII
3 3 (0.74%) Teamcenter
4 2 (0.49%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.49%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.49%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.49%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.49%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.25%) SAP FI-AA
5 1 (0.25%) SAP hybris
5 1 (0.25%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 37 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (5.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.70%) GitHub
3 11 (2.70%) IaaS
4 10 (2.46%) Office 365
5 7 (1.72%) PaaS
6 5 (1.23%) OpenShift
6 5 (1.23%) SaaS
7 3 (0.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (0.74%) CloudBees
8 2 (0.49%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.49%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.49%) Heroku
8 2 (0.49%) Route 53
8 2 (0.49%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.25%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (0.25%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 35 (8.60%) LAN
1 35 (8.60%) WAN
2 15 (3.69%) Internet
3 9 (2.21%) Firewall
3 9 (2.21%) Network Security
4 8 (1.97%) VPN
5 7 (1.72%) SAN
6 6 (1.47%) Fibre Channel
6 6 (1.47%) Wireless
7 5 (1.23%) HTTP
8 4 (0.98%) DMZ
8 4 (0.98%) Ethernet
8 4 (0.98%) FCoE
8 4 (0.98%) iSCSI
8 4 (0.98%) LDAP
8 4 (0.98%) MPLS
8 4 (0.98%) NAS
9 3 (0.74%) Cisco Wireless
9 3 (0.74%) Multicast
9 3 (0.74%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (9.09%) Big Data
2 26 (6.39%) MongoDB
2 26 (6.39%) NoSQL
3 24 (5.90%) Hadoop
4 21 (5.16%) SQL Server
5 17 (4.18%) Relational Database
6 15 (3.69%) Apache Hive
7 13 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (2.70%) Apache Cassandra
8 11 (2.70%) MySQL
8 11 (2.70%) Oracle Database
9 10 (2.46%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (1.47%) Couchbase
10 6 (1.47%) Data Mart
11 5 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
11 5 (1.23%) HBase
11 5 (1.23%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.98%) DB2
13 3 (0.74%) SAS EBI
13 3 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 29 (7.13%) Jenkins
2 17 (4.18%) JIRA
3 14 (3.44%) Git (software)
4 11 (2.70%) Selenium
5 6 (1.47%) Cucumber
6 4 (0.98%) ERwin
6 4 (0.98%) Vagrant
7 3 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.74%) GitLab
7 3 (0.74%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.25%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.25%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.25%) Babel
8 1 (0.25%) gulp
8 1 (0.25%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.25%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.25%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.25%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.25%) Talend Open Studio
8 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 74 (18.18%) Finance
2 55 (13.51%) Banking
3 33 (8.11%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.95%) Retail
5 11 (2.70%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.97%) Automotive
7 7 (1.72%) Marketing
8 6 (1.47%) Games
9 5 (1.23%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.74%) Advertising
10 3 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.49%) Publishing
11 2 (0.49%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.25%) Back Office
12 1 (0.25%) Legal
12 1 (0.25%) Local Government
12 1 (0.25%) Military
12 1 (0.25%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (10.07%) Web Services
2 39 (9.58%) HTML
3 33 (8.11%) REST
4 28 (6.88%) JSON
5 27 (6.63%) HTML5
6 22 (5.41%) XML
7 20 (4.91%) CSS
7 20 (4.91%) Oracle Fusion
8 17 (4.18%) CSS3
8 17 (4.18%) IBM Integration Bus
9 13 (3.19%) .NET
9 13 (3.19%) Django
9 13 (3.19%) Spring
10 12 (2.95%) Middleware
11 10 (2.46%) RESTful
11 10 (2.46%) SOAP
12 9 (2.21%) Ajax
12 9 (2.21%) Kafka
12 9 (2.21%) Play Framework
13 8 (1.97%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.62%) Data Centre
2 21 (5.16%) Data Integration
3 14 (3.44%) Management Information System
4 12 (2.95%) User Experience
5 11 (2.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 10 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (1.97%) Mobile App
7 8 (1.97%) SWIFT
8 7 (1.72%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.47%) Data Protection Act
9 6 (1.47%) Social Media
10 5 (1.23%) CESG
10 5 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (0.98%) Tandem
12 3 (0.74%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.74%) Enterprise Cloud
12 3 (0.74%) SCADA
12 3 (0.74%) Statistics
12 3 (0.74%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 27 (6.63%) Linux
2 20 (4.91%) Windows
3 9 (2.21%) Unix
4 8 (1.97%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.72%) Solaris
6 6 (1.47%) Android
6 6 (1.47%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.49%) AIX
8 2 (0.49%) 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 92 (22.60%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (12.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 37 (9.09%) DevOps
3 37 (9.09%) TOGAF
4 36 (8.85%) Data Modelling
5 30 (7.37%) SOA
6 28 (6.88%) Enterprise Architecture
6 28 (6.88%) Open Source
7 27 (6.63%) Presales
8 23 (5.65%) Scrum
9 22 (5.41%) CRM
10 21 (5.16%) ETL
11 20 (4.91%) Mentoring
12 19 (4.67%) ITIL
13 18 (4.42%) Business Intelligence
13 18 (4.42%) Security Architecture
14 17 (4.18%) API Integration
14 17 (4.18%) Data Protection
14 17 (4.18%) Microservices
15 16 (3.93%) Event-Driven Architecture
Programming Languages
1 65 (15.97%) Java
2 36 (8.85%) SQL
3 23 (5.65%) Scala
4 22 (5.41%) Python
5 21 (5.16%) Ruby
6 20 (4.91%) JavaScript
7 10 (2.46%) C#
8 5 (1.23%) C
9 4 (0.98%) C++
9 4 (0.98%) R
9 4 (0.98%) VB.NET
10 3 (0.74%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.49%) Apple Swift
11 2 (0.49%) Groovy
11 2 (0.49%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.49%) PHP
11 2 (0.49%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.49%) Tcl
11 2 (0.49%) XPath
12 1 (0.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 57 (14.00%) Security Cleared
2 51 (12.53%) SC Cleared
3 15 (3.69%) DV Cleared
4 13 (3.19%) Degree
5 6 (1.47%) CISSP
6 3 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.74%) CISM
7 2 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.49%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (0.49%) CLAS
7 2 (0.49%) CRISC
7 2 (0.49%) MBA
7 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.49%) PhD
7 2 (0.49%) VCAP
7 2 (0.49%) VCDX
7 2 (0.49%) VCP6
7 2 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.25%) IISP
8 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.97%) SEPA
2 7 (1.72%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.23%) ISO20022
4 4 (0.98%) RMADS
4 4 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.74%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.74%) QA
6 2 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.49%) MiFID
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 14 (3.44%) Docker
2 10 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.23%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.23%) Hyper-V
3 5 (1.23%) SRDF
4 4 (0.98%) KVM
4 4 (0.98%) LXC
4 4 (0.98%) NFS
4 4 (0.98%) Xen
5 3 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.49%) vSphere
7 1 (0.25%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.25%) HDFS
7 1 (0.25%) iptables
7 1 (0.25%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.25%) vCloud
7 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.25%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (4.42%) Puppet
2 17 (4.18%) MOM
3 13 (3.19%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (1.47%) Ansible
5 3 (0.74%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.25%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.25%) CloudForms
6 1 (0.25%) CloudHub
6 1 (0.25%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.25%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.25%) Mesos
6 1 (0.25%) Oozie
6 1 (0.25%) SCOM
6 1 (0.25%) Terraform
6 1 (0.25%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.25%) Uchiwa
6 1 (0.25%) vMotion
Vendors
1 52 (12.78%) Oracle
2 43 (10.57%) IBM
3 33 (8.11%) Microsoft
4 29 (7.13%) SAP
5 22 (5.41%) VMware
6 20 (4.91%) MuleSoft
7 19 (4.67%) Cisco
8 15 (3.69%) BT
8 15 (3.69%) Capita
9 14 (3.44%) TOWER Software
10 12 (2.95%) Pega
11 11 (2.70%) ServiceNow
12 8 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
13 7 (1.72%) EMC
13 7 (1.72%) Red Hat
14 6 (1.47%) Adobe
14 6 (1.47%) NetApp
15 5 (1.23%) Juniper
15 5 (1.23%) TIBCO
15 5 (1.23%) webMethods
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harris Global
Rate: Up to £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £500 - £550 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Reed Technology
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
LA International
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago