The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Architect
Rank 454 371 446
Rank change year-on-year
-83 +75
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 135 195 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.38% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.41% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 126 78
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£538 £600 £520
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.41% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £397
10% offered a daily rate of more than £705 £750 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £488
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £51.00
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50442 47321 53607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.54% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30616 27723 29887
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1989 2134 2724
Average hourly rate £16.56 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.37% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 29 July 2014.

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 29 July 2014. 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 -51 127 £538 -10.41% 29
London -35 88 £544 -13.00% 14
South East -16 12 £543 +14.21% 6
City of London +9 11 £575 -8.00% 8
West Midlands -6 7 £750 +20.00% 2
South West -30 7 £469 +17.18% 2
Hampshire -8 5 £625 +38.88% 4
Scotland -25 5 £550 +41.93%
East of England -32 5 £450 -26.82% 3
Edinburgh -16 4 - -
Somerset - 4 £484 - 1
Basingstoke +15 3 £600 +33.33%
West Yorkshire +2 3 £545 +14.73%
Yorkshire -1 3 £545 +14.73% 1
East Midlands -5 3 £810 +80.00%
Taunton - 3 £473 - 1
Essex - 3 £400 -
Birmingham -4 2 £800 +6.66% 1
Bristol -18 2 £450 +12.14% 1
Wales - 2 - -
Nottinghamshire +11 1 - -
Nottingham +8 1 - -
Berkshire +2 1 £485 +55.20% 1
Surrey 0 1 £450 -
Leeds -2 1 - -
West Sussex -3 1 - -
North West -6 1 - -
Hertfordshire -7 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £475 - 1
Coventry - 1 £544 - 1

Lead Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 59 (21.53%) Finance
2 43 (15.69%) SAP
3 41 (14.96%) Banking
4 39 (14.23%) Oracle
5 29 (10.58%) TOGAF
5 29 (10.58%) Web Services
6 28 (10.22%) Java
6 28 (10.22%) Linux
7 27 (9.85%) Hadoop
8 25 (9.12%) Cisco
9 22 (8.03%) Microsoft
9 22 (8.03%) Retail
9 22 (8.03%) Stakeholder Management
9 22 (8.03%) Big Data
9 22 (8.03%) Degree
9 22 (8.03%) Security Cleared
10 21 (7.66%) Enterprise Architecture
10 21 (7.66%) Windows
11 19 (6.93%) UML
11 19 (6.93%) SQL Server
12 18 (6.57%) SQL
12 18 (6.57%) Manufacturing
12 18 (6.57%) NoSQL
12 18 (6.57%) DevOps
13 16 (5.84%) Firewall
13 16 (5.84%) MVC
13 16 (5.84%) .NET
13 16 (5.84%) ITIL
13 16 (5.84%) SOA
14 15 (5.47%) ERP

Lead Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 12 (4.38%) WebSphere
2 11 (4.01%) Node.js
3 10 (3.65%) Apache
4 8 (2.92%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (1.82%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.82%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.82%) CMS
5 5 (1.82%) Sitecore CMS
6 4 (1.46%) IIS
7 3 (1.09%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 3 (1.09%) Oracle Coherence
8 2 (0.73%) NetWeaver
8 2 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.73%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.73%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.36%) Adobe CQ
9 1 (0.36%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.36%) nginx
9 1 (0.36%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 5 (1.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.36%) Windchill
2 1 (0.36%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (2.92%) Oracle ERP
2 6 (2.19%) SAP SD
2 6 (2.19%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.09%) SAP SRM
3 3 (1.09%) RMDS
4 2 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.73%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.73%) TRIRIGA
4 2 (0.73%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.73%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.36%) SAP SCM
5 1 (0.36%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.36%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.36%) Endur
5 1 (0.36%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.74%) IaaS
2 11 (4.01%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (3.65%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (3.28%) PaaS
5 8 (2.92%) SaaS
6 2 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.36%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.84%) Firewall
2 12 (4.38%) SAN
3 9 (3.28%) Internet
4 8 (2.92%) LAN
4 8 (2.92%) WAN
4 8 (2.92%) Wireless
4 8 (2.92%) NAS
5 6 (2.19%) SNMP
6 5 (1.82%) FCoE
6 5 (1.82%) Fibre Channel
6 5 (1.82%) Network Security
6 5 (1.82%) HTTP
6 5 (1.82%) Multicast
7 4 (1.46%) TCP/IP
8 3 (1.09%) 3G
8 3 (1.09%) 2G
9 2 (0.73%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (0.73%) iSCSI
9 2 (0.73%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.73%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (9.85%) Hadoop
2 22 (8.03%) Big Data
3 19 (6.93%) SQL Server
4 18 (6.57%) NoSQL
5 15 (5.47%) MongoDB
6 9 (3.28%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (2.92%) Redis
7 8 (2.92%) CouchDB
7 8 (2.92%) MySQL
8 7 (2.55%) SAP BI
8 7 (2.55%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (2.55%) Riak
9 5 (1.82%) QlikView
9 5 (1.82%) DB2
10 4 (1.46%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (1.46%) SAP BW
10 4 (1.46%) Oracle Database
11 3 (1.09%) HBase
12 2 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.73%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 10 (3.65%) Maven
2 9 (3.28%) Ant
2 9 (3.28%) JUnit
2 9 (3.28%) Jenkins
2 9 (3.28%) Apache Ivy
3 7 (2.55%) Hudson
4 2 (0.73%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.73%) Selenium
5 1 (0.36%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.36%) JIRA
5 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.36%) XMLSpy
5 1 (0.36%) NUnit
5 1 (0.36%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.36%) Grunt
General
1 59 (21.53%) Finance
2 41 (14.96%) Banking
3 22 (8.03%) Retail
4 18 (6.57%) Manufacturing
5 10 (3.65%) Retail Banking
5 10 (3.65%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.92%) Marketing
7 6 (2.19%) Legal
7 6 (2.19%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.82%) Automotive
8 5 (1.82%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.46%) Back Office
10 2 (0.73%) Front Office
10 2 (0.73%) Billing
11 1 (0.36%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.36%) German Language
11 1 (0.36%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.36%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (10.58%) Web Services
2 16 (5.84%) .NET
3 14 (5.11%) SOAP
4 11 (4.01%) J2EE
4 11 (4.01%) JMS
4 11 (4.01%) Java EE
5 10 (3.65%) Spring
5 10 (3.65%) XML
6 9 (3.28%) Struts
6 9 (3.28%) Middleware
6 9 (3.28%) Hibernate
6 9 (3.28%) Spring Web Flow
6 9 (3.28%) JPA
7 8 (2.92%) HTML
8 7 (2.55%) COM
8 7 (2.55%) LAMP
8 7 (2.55%) Ruby on Rails
8 7 (2.55%) RabbitMQ
9 6 (2.19%) REST
10 5 (1.82%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.01%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (3.28%) Mathematics
3 8 (2.92%) Open Source
4 7 (2.55%) Mainframe
5 6 (2.19%) Digital Media
5 6 (2.19%) Mobile Payment
6 5 (1.82%) RMADS
6 5 (1.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (1.46%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.09%) DataPower
8 3 (1.09%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.09%) Clustering
9 2 (0.73%) CESG
9 2 (0.73%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.73%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.73%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.73%) FMCG
9 2 (0.73%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.36%) Social Network
10 1 (0.36%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 28 (10.22%) Linux
2 21 (7.66%) Windows
3 15 (5.47%) UNIX
4 13 (4.74%) Android
5 10 (3.65%) Apple iOS
6 7 (2.55%) CentOS
6 7 (2.55%) Debian
7 6 (2.19%) Solaris
8 4 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.09%) VMS
9 3 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.73%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.73%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.36%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (10.58%) TOGAF
2 22 (8.03%) Stakeholder Management
3 21 (7.66%) Enterprise Architecture
4 19 (6.93%) UML
5 18 (6.57%) DevOps
6 16 (5.84%) SOA
6 16 (5.84%) ITIL
6 16 (5.84%) MVC
7 15 (5.47%) Migration
7 15 (5.47%) Business Intelligence
7 15 (5.47%) ERP
7 15 (5.47%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (4.38%) Scrum
9 11 (4.01%) Load Balancing
10 10 (3.65%) Technical Architecture
10 10 (3.65%) Project Management
10 10 (3.65%) Data Modelling
10 10 (3.65%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (3.28%) Unit Testing
11 9 (3.28%) Mobile Commerce
Programming Languages
1 28 (10.22%) Java
2 18 (6.57%) SQL
3 11 (4.01%) C#
3 11 (4.01%) PHP
4 10 (3.65%) Python
5 8 (2.92%) Perl
6 7 (2.55%) JavaScript
6 7 (2.55%) Ruby
6 7 (2.55%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.09%) C++
7 3 (1.09%) C
8 2 (0.73%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.73%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.36%) VBA
9 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.36%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.36%) Groovy
9 1 (0.36%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (8.03%) Degree
1 22 (8.03%) Security Cleared
2 15 (5.47%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.92%) DV Cleared
3 8 (2.92%) CISSP
4 6 (2.19%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (1.82%) CCIE
5 5 (1.82%) CEH
6 4 (1.46%) CCNP
6 4 (1.46%) CCNA
7 3 (1.09%) CCDA
7 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.09%) CISM
8 2 (0.73%) MCAD
8 2 (0.73%) MCSD
8 2 (0.73%) MCTS
9 1 (0.36%) MCITP
9 1 (0.36%) JNCIP
9 1 (0.36%) JNCIE
9 1 (0.36%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.55%) SLA
1 7 (2.55%) QA
2 5 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.82%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.36%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 9 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (2.92%) Hyper-V
3 6 (2.19%) Active Directory
4 5 (1.82%) NFS
4 5 (1.82%) SRDF
5 4 (1.46%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.73%) Xen
6 2 (0.73%) KVM
6 2 (0.73%) Docker
7 1 (0.36%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (5.11%) Puppet
1 14 (5.11%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (2.55%) Salt
2 7 (2.55%) Nagios
2 7 (2.55%) ZABBIX
2 7 (2.55%) Cacti
3 2 (0.73%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.36%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 1 (0.36%) WMI
4 1 (0.36%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.36%) SCCM
4 1 (0.36%) SCOM
4 1 (0.36%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 43 (15.69%) SAP
2 39 (14.23%) Oracle
3 25 (9.12%) Cisco
4 22 (8.03%) Microsoft
5 14 (5.11%) HP
5 14 (5.11%) IBM
5 14 (5.11%) Rackspace
6 13 (4.74%) VMware
7 11 (4.01%) NetApp
8 10 (3.65%) EMC
9 9 (3.28%) Juniper
10 8 (2.92%) Siebel
11 7 (2.55%) Intel
11 7 (2.55%) Red Hat
11 7 (2.55%) Yahoo!
11 7 (2.55%) F5
12 6 (2.19%) Citrix
12 6 (2.19%) Business Objects
13 5 (1.82%) Sybase
13 5 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
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