The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Technical Architect
Rank 583 546 571
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Technical Architect 5 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.021% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.023% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 11
Average daily rate £631 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.89% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £412 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £538 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £475 £538
% change year-on-year
-15.78% -11.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51988 44191 56201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.28% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31587 25300 30909
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2072 2201 2627
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%

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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -38 5 £631 +32.89% 8
London -34 3 £650 +23.86% 3
South East -15 2 £400 - 1
West Sussex - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
City of London - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - - 1
Cardiff - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Liverpool - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
East of England - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -

Lead Technical Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 (43.75%) Oracle
2 6 (37.50%) UNIX
2 6 (37.50%) Banking
2 6 (37.50%) Technical Architecture
3 5 (31.25%) SQL
3 5 (31.25%) Java
4 4 (25.00%) J2EE
4 4 (25.00%) Cisco
4 4 (25.00%) IBM
4 4 (25.00%) EMC
5 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
5 3 (18.75%) TDD
5 3 (18.75%) Hibernate
5 3 (18.75%) VMware
5 3 (18.75%) Citrix
5 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
5 3 (18.75%) Eclipse
5 3 (18.75%) UML
5 3 (18.75%) JMS
5 3 (18.75%) WebLogic
5 3 (18.75%) SAP
5 3 (18.75%) Degree
5 3 (18.75%) Drools
5 3 (18.75%) Cash Management
5 3 (18.75%) JRules
5 3 (18.75%) Spring
5 3 (18.75%) TeamCity
5 3 (18.75%) Hudson
5 3 (18.75%) Relational Database
5 3 (18.75%) Oracle Cash Management

Lead Technical Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 3 (18.75%) WebLogic
2 1 (6.25%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Project
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle Cash Management
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) WAN
1 2 (12.50%) SAN
1 2 (12.50%) NAS
1 2 (12.50%) Wireless
2 1 (6.25%) VLAN
2 1 (6.25%) Network Security
2 1 (6.25%) LAN
2 1 (6.25%) FCoE
2 1 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (6.25%) Multicast
2 1 (6.25%) DMZ
2 1 (6.25%) OSPF
2 1 (6.25%) BGP
2 1 (6.25%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) Relational Database
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.25%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Eclipse
1 3 (18.75%) TeamCity
1 3 (18.75%) Hudson
2 2 (12.50%) Subversion
General
1 6 (37.50%) Banking
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Billing
3 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) J2EE
2 3 (18.75%) JMS
2 3 (18.75%) Hibernate
2 3 (18.75%) JRules
2 3 (18.75%) Spring
2 3 (18.75%) Drools
3 1 (6.25%) HTML5
3 1 (6.25%) SAP Basis
3 1 (6.25%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Mobile Computing
2 1 (6.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) UNIX
2 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Solaris
2 2 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (6.25%) SUSE
3 1 (6.25%) Android
3 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
3 1 (6.25%) AIX
3 1 (6.25%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Technical Architecture
2 3 (18.75%) TDD
2 3 (18.75%) UML
2 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
2 3 (18.75%) Cash Management
3 2 (12.50%) Automated Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (12.50%) Service Management
3 2 (12.50%) Code Coverage
3 2 (12.50%) SOA
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL
3 2 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) TOGAF
4 1 (6.25%) Network Design
4 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
4 1 (6.25%) Stress Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Time Management
4 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (6.25%) CRM
4 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) Java
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) C
2 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) SRDF
2 1 (6.25%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Oracle
2 4 (25.00%) EMC
2 4 (25.00%) Cisco
2 4 (25.00%) IBM
3 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 3 (18.75%) SAP
3 3 (18.75%) Citrix
3 3 (18.75%) VMware
4 2 (12.50%) NetApp
4 2 (12.50%) HP
5 1 (6.25%) Intel
5 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
5 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
5 1 (6.25%) BMC
5 1 (6.25%) Xamarin