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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Principal Architect
Rank 552 542 504
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -38
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Architect 4 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.008% 0.015% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.016% 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
Average daily rate
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£675 £625 £700
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -10.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £675 £700 -
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
44116 42764 38322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.41% 92.52% 92.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 27497 25733 22352
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £565 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1713 1858 2142
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -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 3 March 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
London +3 1 - - 2
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
South East - - - - 1
South West - - - -
East of England - - - -
Principal Architect
UK

Principal Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 (44.44%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) Redis
2 2 (22.22%) Riak
2 2 (22.22%) OpenStack
2 2 (22.22%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (22.22%) Golang
2 2 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (22.22%) Docker
2 2 (22.22%) DevOps
2 2 (22.22%) Functional Programming
2 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
2 2 (22.22%) Data Structures
2 2 (22.22%) Customer Engagement
2 2 (22.22%) Apache Solr
2 2 (22.22%) Scala
2 2 (22.22%) Hadoop
2 2 (22.22%) hybris
2 2 (22.22%) Clojure
2 2 (22.22%) BDD
2 2 (22.22%) Puppet
2 2 (22.22%) Ruby
2 2 (22.22%) CESG
2 2 (22.22%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (22.22%) Change Management
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (22.22%) Scrum
2 2 (22.22%) Extreme Programming
2 2 (22.22%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) Perl

Principal Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 2 (22.22%) Apache Solr
1 2 (22.22%) OpenStack
1 2 (22.22%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (11.11%) SaaS
1 1 (11.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Broadband
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
1 1 (11.11%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) EDRMS
1 2 (22.22%) Hadoop
1 2 (22.22%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (22.22%) Redis
1 2 (22.22%) Riak
2 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) CESG
1 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
1 2 (22.22%) Data Structures
2 1 (11.11%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) TDD
2 2 (22.22%) Scrum
2 2 (22.22%) Extreme Programming
2 2 (22.22%) EAI
2 2 (22.22%) Data Modelling
2 2 (22.22%) Project Management
2 2 (22.22%) Change Management
2 2 (22.22%) Zachman Framework
2 2 (22.22%) TOGAF
2 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (22.22%) Kanban
2 2 (22.22%) Data Architecture
2 2 (22.22%) Customer Engagement
2 2 (22.22%) BDD
2 2 (22.22%) DevOps
2 2 (22.22%) Functional Programming
2 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
3 1 (11.11%) UML
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Java
1 2 (22.22%) Perl
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
1 2 (22.22%) Ruby
1 2 (22.22%) Scala
1 2 (22.22%) Clojure
1 2 (22.22%) Golang
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
1 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Puppet
1 2 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle
1 2 (22.22%) hybris
2 1 (11.11%) Rackspace