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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Technical Architect
Rank 592 598 557
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -41
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Technical Architect 16 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.009% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.010% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 2
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£531 £575 £486
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.60% +18.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £440 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £620 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £538 - £313
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
51737 49836 45640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.60% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 32579 30554 26426
Average daily rate £400 £396 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
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 1958 1985 2120
Average hourly rate £16.83 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -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 1 July 2015.

Lead Technical Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Lead Technical Architect
Top 17 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 1 July 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 -9 15 £531 -7.60% 5
East of England - 8 £525 -
Essex - 7 - -
North West - 3 £750 -
South East - 3 £504 -
Cheshire - 3 £750 -
Hook - 2 £504 -
Hampshire - 2 £504 -
Runcorn - 2 - -
London -9 1 £375 -34.78% 5
Leeds - 1 £750 -
Southend-on-Sea - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 £750 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £525 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £750 -
Yorkshire - 1 £750 -

Lead Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 10 (43.48%) UNIX
2 9 (39.13%) Migration
2 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (34.78%) Scrum
3 8 (34.78%) Linux
3 8 (34.78%) SOA
4 7 (30.43%) Windows
4 7 (30.43%) Mac OS X
4 7 (30.43%) Middleware
4 7 (30.43%) TDD
4 7 (30.43%) Subversion
4 7 (30.43%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (30.43%) Kanban
4 7 (30.43%) Git (software)
4 7 (30.43%) Puppet
4 7 (30.43%) REST
4 7 (30.43%) Jenkins
4 7 (30.43%) WSO2
4 7 (30.43%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (30.43%) Coaching
5 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared
5 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
5 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
6 5 (21.74%) MS Exchange
6 5 (21.74%) WAN
6 5 (21.74%) SSL
7 4 (17.39%) VPN
7 4 (17.39%) Windows XP
7 4 (17.39%) IIS
7 4 (17.39%) IBM Notes

Lead Technical Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 (21.74%) MS Exchange
2 4 (17.39%) IIS
2 4 (17.39%) IBM Notes
2 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.35%) SAS
4 1 (4.35%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) WAN
1 5 (21.74%) SSL
2 4 (17.39%) VPN
3 3 (13.04%) MPLS
4 2 (8.70%) Firewall
5 1 (4.35%) LAN
5 1 (4.35%) DNS
5 1 (4.35%) SAN
5 1 (4.35%) DHCP
5 1 (4.35%) HTTP
5 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.35%) QlikView
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (4.35%) Big Data
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle ODI
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (30.43%) Subversion
1 7 (30.43%) Git (software)
1 7 (30.43%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Advertising
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (30.43%) Middleware
1 7 (30.43%) REST
2 1 (4.35%) CSS3
2 1 (4.35%) Play Framework
2 1 (4.35%) HTML
2 1 (4.35%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) CSS
2 1 (4.35%) Ajax
2 1 (4.35%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (4.35%) JSON
2 1 (4.35%) Django
2 1 (4.35%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) EMC VNX
2 2 (8.70%) User Experience
2 2 (8.70%) Taxonomies
3 1 (4.35%) Fat Client
3 1 (4.35%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (4.35%) Data Integration
3 1 (4.35%) Visualisation
3 1 (4.35%) Thin Client
3 1 (4.35%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) Cryptography
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (43.48%) UNIX
2 8 (34.78%) Linux
3 7 (30.43%) Windows
3 7 (30.43%) Mac OS X
4 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
4 4 (17.39%) Windows XP
5 2 (8.70%) AIX
6 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Migration
1 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (34.78%) Scrum
2 8 (34.78%) SOA
3 7 (30.43%) TDD
3 7 (30.43%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (30.43%) Kanban
3 7 (30.43%) Coaching
4 4 (17.39%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (13.04%) Mentoring
6 2 (8.70%) Information Architecture
6 2 (8.70%) ITIL
6 2 (8.70%) Project Management
7 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
7 1 (4.35%) Business Continuity
7 1 (4.35%) Data Modelling
7 1 (4.35%) ETL
7 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (4.35%) Open Source
7 1 (4.35%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) Java
2 2 (8.70%) Ruby
3 1 (4.35%) Scala
3 1 (4.35%) R
3 1 (4.35%) C#
3 1 (4.35%) C++
3 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.35%) PHP
3 1 (4.35%) SQL
3 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared
1 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) NDS
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) Puppet
1 7 (30.43%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.35%) WSUS
2 1 (4.35%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) WSO2
2 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
3 4 (17.39%) EMC
3 4 (17.39%) Juniper
3 4 (17.39%) NetApp
3 4 (17.39%) Lotus
3 4 (17.39%) Websense
4 3 (13.04%) Oracle
5 2 (8.70%) Citrix
5 2 (8.70%) Actimize
5 2 (8.70%) Novell
6 1 (4.35%) OpenLink
6 1 (4.35%) Sitecore
6 1 (4.35%) Tableau
6 1 (4.35%) VMware
6 1 (4.35%) Informatica
6 1 (4.35%) Business Objects
6 1 (4.35%) Cisco
6 1 (4.35%) IBM