whilest in [2003,] 2004 and 2005 I had been contracted as a "J2EE Architect", since the beginning of 2006 customers and for instance agents were nearly only looking for any combinations of 'Architect' and 'Developer', Deployer, vendor specific AppServer-Specialist, etc. .
In spring 2006 I read in a newsgroup or magazine (I would like to remember which one!) that some "Business Wise" has initiated the rallying cry "an architect must also be a developer, don't take another one".
Since that time the requests for architects have significantly changed.
I think for all architects and aspirants here it would be very worthfull to get notice of such political changes as soon as possible. Often they are discussed or just reported in several newsgroups. Allthough it is not directly related to the SCEA exam: Maybe we can forward / post extracts of such readings to SCEA forum? Last time I just did not see the importance, sorry.