The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead Technical 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 Technical Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 29 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Technical Architect
Rank 585 590 549
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -41
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Technical Architect 11 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.009% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.010% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 2
Average daily rate
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£575 £575 £456
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +26.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £470 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £650 £571
UK excluding London average daily rate £644 £400 £313
% change year-on-year
+60.93% +28.00%
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
49251 48960 43769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.49% 92.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 30638 30338 25166
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 1929 1993 2147
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -6.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.80 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Lead Technical Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Lead Technical Architect in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Lead Technical Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Lead Technical Architect
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Lead Technical Architect within the UK.

Lead Technical Architect Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Lead Technical Architect
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lead Technical Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Lead Technical Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Lead Technical Architect
Top 19 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Technical Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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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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 -16 11 £575 - 4
South East 0 4 £521 +30.31%
East of England - 3 - - 2
North West - 3 £750 -
Cheshire - 3 £750 -
Essex - 3 - - 2
Runcorn - 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 £505 -
Berkshire +4 1 - -
London 0 1 £575 -6.12% 2
Leeds - 1 £750 -
Hampshire - 1 £538 -
Southend-on-Sea - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 £750 -
Wokingham - 1 - -
Hook - 1 £538 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £750 -
Yorkshire - 1 £750 -
City of London - 1 £575 -

Lead Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Lead Technical 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 Technical Architect in their job title.

1 7 (35.00%) WAN
2 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (30.00%) UNIX
2 6 (30.00%) Windows
2 6 (30.00%) Migration
3 5 (25.00%) Juniper
3 5 (25.00%) SSL
3 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (20.00%) Data Centre
4 4 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (20.00%) Finance
4 4 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (20.00%) VPN
4 4 (20.00%) IIS
4 4 (20.00%) Linux
4 4 (20.00%) IBM Notes
4 4 (20.00%) EMC
4 4 (20.00%) Lotus
4 4 (20.00%) NetApp
4 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (20.00%) MPLS
4 4 (20.00%) Scrum
4 4 (20.00%) Websense
5 3 (15.00%) Middleware

Lead Technical Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Lead Technical 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 Technical Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (20.00%) IIS
2 4 (20.00%) IBM Notes
3 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.00%) SAS
3 1 (5.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) WAN
2 5 (25.00%) SSL
3 4 (20.00%) VPN
3 4 (20.00%) MPLS
4 3 (15.00%) Firewall
4 3 (15.00%) LAN
5 2 (10.00%) SAN
6 1 (5.00%) Internet
6 1 (5.00%) VoIP
6 1 (5.00%) DNS
6 1 (5.00%) DHCP
6 1 (5.00%) HTTP
6 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) MySQL
2 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (5.00%) Big Data
2 1 (5.00%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (15.00%) Subversion
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) Middleware
1 3 (15.00%) REST
2 2 (10.00%) RESTful
3 1 (5.00%) CSS
3 1 (5.00%) .NET
3 1 (5.00%) HTML
3 1 (5.00%) HTML5
3 1 (5.00%) Play Framework
3 1 (5.00%) CSS3
3 1 (5.00%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (5.00%) Ajax
3 1 (5.00%) JSON
3 1 (5.00%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) User Experience
3 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Thin Client
3 1 (5.00%) Visualisation
3 1 (5.00%) Data Integration
3 1 (5.00%) SWIFT
3 1 (5.00%) Cryptography
3 1 (5.00%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (5.00%) Taxonomies
3 1 (5.00%) Fat Client
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) UNIX
1 6 (30.00%) Windows
2 4 (20.00%) Windows XP
2 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (20.00%) Linux
2 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (15.00%) Mac OS X
4 2 (10.00%) AIX
5 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Migration
2 5 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 4 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
3 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (20.00%) Scrum
4 3 (15.00%) SOA
4 3 (15.00%) Kanban
4 3 (15.00%) TDD
4 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (15.00%) Coaching
5 1 (5.00%) Service Management
5 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity
5 1 (5.00%) Project Management
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL
5 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.00%) ETL
5 1 (5.00%) Data Modelling
5 1 (5.00%) Open Source
5 1 (5.00%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) PHP
2 2 (10.00%) Ruby
2 2 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (5.00%) Python
3 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) Scala
3 1 (5.00%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.00%) NDS
1 1 (5.00%) XenApp
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Puppet
1 3 (15.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (5.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) SCOM
2 1 (5.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (25.00%) Juniper
3 4 (20.00%) EMC
3 4 (20.00%) Lotus
3 4 (20.00%) NetApp
3 4 (20.00%) Websense
4 3 (15.00%) Oracle
4 3 (15.00%) WSO2
5 2 (10.00%) Actimize
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco
5 2 (10.00%) IBM
5 2 (10.00%) Citrix
5 2 (10.00%) VMware
6 1 (5.00%) Reuters
6 1 (5.00%) Bloomberg
6 1 (5.00%) Informatica
6 1 (5.00%) Avaya
6 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
6 1 (5.00%) Radianz
6 1 (5.00%) OpenLink
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