The table below looks at the statistics for the Principal Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Principal Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Principal Architect
Rank 575 546 522
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Architect 4 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.008% 0.015% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.016% 0.005%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Average daily rate
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£650 £565 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.04% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £650 £515 -
% change year-on-year
+26.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Principal Architect
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England region. 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45428 44376 39335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.34% 92.50% 92.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 28584 27952 23212
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £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 1800 1857 2029
Average hourly rate £16.54 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

Principal Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Principal Architect in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Principal Architect Jobs Demand Trend in England

Principal Architect
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Principal Architect across the England region.

Principal Architect Daily Rate Trend in England

Principal Architect
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Architect within the England region over the 3 months to 22 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
Midlands - 2 £663 -
London -9 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £550 -
Principal Architect
UK

Principal Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Principal 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 Principal Architect in their job title.

1 4 (57.14%) Java
2 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) hybris
3 2 (28.57%) Degree
3 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
3 2 (28.57%) SOA
4 1 (14.29%) Broadband
4 1 (14.29%) Internet
4 1 (14.29%) Finance
4 1 (14.29%) Web Services
4 1 (14.29%) Linux
4 1 (14.29%) UML
4 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (14.29%) Banking
4 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (14.29%) Marketing
4 1 (14.29%) Games
4 1 (14.29%) Clustering
4 1 (14.29%) QA
4 1 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (14.29%) AMQP
4 1 (14.29%) Open Source
4 1 (14.29%) Network Architecture
4 1 (14.29%) Network Management
4 1 (14.29%) MongoDB
4 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
4 1 (14.29%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (14.29%) OpenStack

Principal Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Principal 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 Principal Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Broadband
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
1 1 (14.29%) AMQP
1 1 (14.29%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (14.29%) MongoDB
1 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
1 1 (14.29%) Couchbase
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Marketing
1 1 (14.29%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
1 1 (14.29%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (14.29%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) Clustering
2 1 (14.29%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) SOA
3 1 (14.29%) UML
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Network Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Network Management
3 1 (14.29%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (14.29%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) hybris