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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Architect
Rank 433 399 461
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +62
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Architect 151 154 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.32% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.35% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 115 53
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£550 £580 £529
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% +9.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £428 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £800 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £475 £545
% change year-on-year
+10.52% -12.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £70.00 - -
UK excluding London average 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
47189 44564 41455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.53% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29609 26528 23470
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1818 1936 2419
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -4 143 £550 -8.33% 46
London -27 63 £625 -3.84% 17
South East +6 31 £548 +15.26% 10
Hampshire -3 20 £525 +16.66% 2
South West -10 13 £425 -6.84% 2
North West -3 11 £488 +8.33% 5
Southampton - 11 £525 - 2
East of England +8 10 £550 +46.66% 3
City of London -5 7 £615 -6.28% 4
Hertfordshire - 7 £475 -
Berkshire -3 6 £650 +30.00% 4
East Midlands - 6 £450 - 2
Reading +6 5 £650 +22.64% 1
Scotland -25 5 £575 +6.48% 7
Nottinghamshire - 5 £450 - 1
Nottingham - 5 £450 - 1
Edinburgh -20 4 £525 -2.77% 4
Bristol - 4 £413 - 2
West Midlands -2 3 £650 +13.04% 2
Manchester -3 3 £481 +6.94% 3
Swindon - 3 £585 -
Wiltshire - 3 £585 -
Cheshire - 3 £525 - 2
Lancashire - 2 - -
Suffolk - 2 £550 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £463 - 1
Ipswich - 2 £550 - 1
Glasgow -4 1 £650 - 3
Surrey -6 1 - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -7 1 £450 - 1

Lead Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 64 (22.94%) Finance
2 60 (21.51%) Java
3 56 (20.07%) TOGAF
4 49 (17.56%) Oracle
5 47 (16.85%) Banking
6 46 (16.49%) Agile Software Development
7 31 (11.11%) Linux
8 29 (10.39%) Analytics
8 29 (10.39%) Open Source
9 26 (9.32%) Business Intelligence
10 24 (8.60%) Microsoft
10 24 (8.60%) SQL Server
11 23 (8.24%) Security Cleared
12 21 (7.53%) Enterprise Architecture
13 20 (7.17%) Windows
13 20 (7.17%) Data Modelling
13 20 (7.17%) Cisco
13 20 (7.17%) Migration
13 20 (7.17%) Scrum
14 19 (6.81%) PostgreSQL
14 19 (6.81%) MongoDB
14 19 (6.81%) NoSQL
15 18 (6.45%) HTML
15 18 (6.45%) SQL
16 17 (6.09%) SAP
16 17 (6.09%) SOA
16 17 (6.09%) ETL
16 17 (6.09%) Spring
16 17 (6.09%) Investment Banking
16 17 (6.09%) Mentoring

Lead Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 16 (5.73%) Apache
2 10 (3.58%) Confluence
3 7 (2.51%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (2.15%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.08%) CICS
6 3 (1.08%) SAS
7 2 (0.72%) Lync
7 2 (0.72%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.72%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.72%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.72%) IIS
7 2 (0.72%) CMS
7 2 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.36%) LiveLink
8 1 (0.36%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.36%) iPlanet
8 1 (0.36%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.36%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 5 (1.79%) Photoshop
1 5 (1.79%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.43%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.08%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.36%) SPSS
4 1 (0.36%) MS Project
4 1 (0.36%) MS Office
4 1 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.15%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.72%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.36%) Endur
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.36%) Summit
5 1 (0.36%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.36%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.36%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.36%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle BRM
5 1 (0.36%) SAP EWM
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.87%) PaaS
2 8 (2.87%) IaaS
3 7 (2.51%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.15%) SaaS
5 1 (0.36%) GitHub
5 1 (0.36%) Office 365
5 1 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.36%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.36%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.36%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.02%) WAN
2 11 (3.94%) SAN
3 10 (3.58%) Internet
4 7 (2.51%) Firewall
5 6 (2.15%) LAN
6 5 (1.79%) SNMP
6 5 (1.79%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (1.43%) NAS
8 3 (1.08%) MPLS
8 3 (1.08%) VoIP
8 3 (1.08%) Network Security
8 3 (1.08%) iSCSI
8 3 (1.08%) FCoE
8 3 (1.08%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (1.08%) Multicast
9 2 (0.72%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (0.72%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 2 (0.72%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.72%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (0.72%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.60%) SQL Server
2 19 (6.81%) PostgreSQL
2 19 (6.81%) MongoDB
2 19 (6.81%) NoSQL
3 16 (5.73%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (3.94%) Relational Database
4 11 (3.94%) Hadoop
4 11 (3.94%) Couchbase
5 10 (3.58%) Oracle BI EE
6 8 (2.87%) Apache Cassandra
6 8 (2.87%) MySQL
7 7 (2.51%) Big Data
7 7 (2.51%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.79%) Oracle ODI
9 4 (1.43%) HCatalog
9 4 (1.43%) MarkLogic
9 4 (1.43%) Sqoop
9 4 (1.43%) Mahout
9 4 (1.43%) HBase
9 4 (1.43%) Riak
Development Applications
1 11 (3.94%) Selenium
2 10 (3.58%) JIRA
3 9 (3.23%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.79%) Axure RP
5 2 (0.72%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 2 (0.72%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.36%) ProC
6 1 (0.36%) Maven
6 1 (0.36%) ERwin
6 1 (0.36%) WebLogic Workshop
6 1 (0.36%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.36%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.36%) WebDriver
General
1 64 (22.94%) Finance
2 47 (16.85%) Banking
3 17 (6.09%) Investment Banking
4 16 (5.73%) Retail
5 12 (4.30%) Front Office
6 6 (2.15%) Marketing
7 5 (1.79%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.79%) Law
7 5 (1.79%) Retail Banking
8 4 (1.43%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.43%) Aerospace
9 3 (1.08%) Back Office
9 3 (1.08%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.72%) Games
11 1 (0.36%) Electronics
11 1 (0.36%) Advertising
11 1 (0.36%) Legal
11 1 (0.36%) Billing
11 1 (0.36%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.36%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (6.45%) HTML
2 17 (6.09%) Spring
3 16 (5.73%) Java EE
4 14 (5.02%) JSON
5 12 (4.30%) HTML5
5 12 (4.30%) Django
5 12 (4.30%) .NET
6 11 (3.94%) J2EE
6 11 (3.94%) RESTful
7 10 (3.58%) REST
7 10 (3.58%) Middleware
8 9 (3.23%) XML
9 8 (2.87%) WCF
9 8 (2.87%) SOAP
10 6 (2.15%) Web Services
10 6 (2.15%) ASP.NET
11 4 (1.43%) WPF
11 4 (1.43%) CSS
12 3 (1.08%) JSP
12 3 (1.08%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 29 (10.39%) Open Source
2 12 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.23%) User Experience
4 8 (2.87%) Mathematics
5 7 (2.51%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.51%) Data Integration
5 7 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (2.15%) Mainframe
7 5 (1.79%) FMCG
7 5 (1.79%) Visualisation
8 4 (1.43%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.43%) Derivative
8 4 (1.43%) VSAM
8 4 (1.43%) Clustering
9 3 (1.08%) CESG
9 3 (1.08%) Psychology
9 3 (1.08%) PKI
10 2 (0.72%) Mobile Payment
10 2 (0.72%) RMADS
10 2 (0.72%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 31 (11.11%) Linux
2 20 (7.17%) Windows
3 11 (3.94%) UNIX
4 7 (2.51%) Solaris
5 6 (2.15%) AIX
6 2 (0.72%) HPUX
7 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.36%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.36%) Android
7 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.36%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.36%) CentOS
7 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (20.07%) TOGAF
2 46 (16.49%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (10.39%) Analytics
4 26 (9.32%) Business Intelligence
5 21 (7.53%) Enterprise Architecture
6 20 (7.17%) Data Modelling
6 20 (7.17%) Migration
6 20 (7.17%) Scrum
7 17 (6.09%) SOA
7 17 (6.09%) ETL
7 17 (6.09%) Mentoring
8 15 (5.38%) Data Architecture
8 15 (5.38%) ITIL
9 14 (5.02%) Project Management
9 14 (5.02%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (5.02%) ERP
9 14 (5.02%) Information Assurance
10 12 (4.30%) Service Management
11 11 (3.94%) CRM
11 11 (3.94%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 60 (21.51%) Java
2 18 (6.45%) SQL
3 13 (4.66%) Scala
4 12 (4.30%) Ruby
5 11 (3.94%) Python
6 8 (2.87%) C#
7 5 (1.79%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.08%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.08%) C++
8 3 (1.08%) COBOL
8 3 (1.08%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.72%) PHP
10 1 (0.36%) ABAP
10 1 (0.36%) Groovy
10 1 (0.36%) R
10 1 (0.36%) BeanShell
Qualifications
1 23 (8.24%) Security Cleared
2 14 (5.02%) SC Cleared
3 12 (4.30%) Degree
4 8 (2.87%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (2.51%) CCIE
6 6 (2.15%) CCNA
6 6 (2.15%) CCDP
7 5 (1.79%) CCDA
7 5 (1.79%) CCA
7 5 (1.79%) CCNP
7 5 (1.79%) CCDE
8 3 (1.08%) CISSP
9 2 (0.72%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.72%) CISA
10 1 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.36%) CEH
10 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.36%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.36%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (2.15%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.43%) QA
4 2 (0.72%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.72%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.72%) COBIT
4 2 (0.72%) SLA
4 2 (0.72%) BS7799
5 1 (0.36%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.36%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.36%) HL7
System Software
1 7 (2.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.43%) HDFS
2 4 (1.43%) Hyper-V
2 4 (1.43%) Apache Flume
2 4 (1.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 4 (1.43%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.08%) VMware ESX
3 3 (1.08%) NFS
3 3 (1.08%) Xen
3 3 (1.08%) KVM
4 2 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.36%) PowerHA
5 1 (0.36%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 11 (3.94%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (3.23%) Puppet
3 4 (1.43%) Ambari
3 4 (1.43%) Oozie
3 4 (1.43%) SCCM
4 2 (0.72%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.36%) WSUS
5 1 (0.36%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.36%) SCOM
5 1 (0.36%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.36%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 49 (17.56%) Oracle
2 24 (8.60%) Microsoft
3 20 (7.17%) Cisco
4 17 (6.09%) SAP
5 15 (5.38%) IBM
5 15 (5.38%) VMware
6 14 (5.02%) EMC
7 12 (4.30%) HP
8 7 (2.51%) Informatica
8 7 (2.51%) Siebel
9 6 (2.15%) Cognos
10 5 (1.79%) Teradata
10 5 (1.79%) Citrix
10 5 (1.79%) Netezza
10 5 (1.79%) Hortonworks
11 4 (1.43%) MapR
11 4 (1.43%) Adobe
11 4 (1.43%) NetApp
12 3 (1.08%) Juniper
12 3 (1.08%) Red Hat
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