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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Principal Architect
Rank 587 570 556
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Architect 21 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.044% 0.017% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.018% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 10
Average daily rate £563 £522 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.68% -12.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £540
10% offered a daily rate of more than £693 £713 £678
UK excluding London average daily rate £588 £500 £650
% change year-on-year
+17.50% -23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 - -
Principal Architect
UK

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
44644 44373 42617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.55% 94.47% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 29144 28029 25758
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1596 1785 1902
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.96 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Principal Architect across the England region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Principal Architect Daily Rate Histogram in England

Principal Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Principal Architect Hourly 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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
South East +4 10 £575 +9.52% 1
London +10 9 £525 - 3
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
East of England - 1 - - 2
Principal Architect
UK

Principal Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 8 (25.81%) LAN
2 7 (22.58%) Data Centre
2 7 (22.58%) MPLS
2 7 (22.58%) Finance
3 6 (19.35%) Service Management
3 6 (19.35%) Cisco
4 5 (16.13%) DNS
4 5 (16.13%) SAN
4 5 (16.13%) NetApp
4 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (16.13%) VLAN
4 5 (16.13%) NAS
4 5 (16.13%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (16.13%) Multicast
5 4 (12.90%) Docker
5 4 (12.90%) DevOps
5 4 (12.90%) Microservices
5 4 (12.90%) Kubernetes
5 4 (12.90%) WebSphere
5 4 (12.90%) Telecoms
6 3 (9.68%) Migration
6 3 (9.68%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (9.68%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (9.68%) E-Commerce
6 3 (9.68%) Data Modelling
6 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
6 3 (9.68%) CCIE
6 3 (9.68%) SQL
6 3 (9.68%) Oracle
6 3 (9.68%) CRM

Principal Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 4 (12.90%) WebSphere
2 2 (6.45%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.23%) Apache
3 1 (3.23%) JBoss
3 1 (3.23%) Node.js
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.23%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) SaaS
2 2 (6.45%) IaaS
3 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.23%) Google Apps
3 1 (3.23%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.81%) LAN
2 7 (22.58%) MPLS
3 5 (16.13%) DNS
3 5 (16.13%) Multicast
3 5 (16.13%) NAS
3 5 (16.13%) SAN
3 5 (16.13%) VLAN
4 2 (6.45%) Firewall
4 2 (6.45%) RSVP
4 2 (6.45%) Unified Communications
4 2 (6.45%) VPN
5 1 (3.23%) HTTP
5 1 (3.23%) Internet
5 1 (3.23%) MVNO
5 1 (3.23%) Network Security
5 1 (3.23%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (3.23%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (3.23%) WAN
5 1 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (3.23%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.23%) OLAP
3 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.23%) Power BI
3 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) DbUnit
1 1 (3.23%) jMock
1 1 (3.23%) JUnit
1 1 (3.23%) Mockito
1 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (22.58%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Telecoms
3 3 (9.68%) Banking
4 2 (6.45%) Retail
5 1 (3.23%) Legal
5 1 (3.23%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) Java EE
2 2 (6.45%) Middleware
3 1 (3.23%) Ajax
3 1 (3.23%) CSS
3 1 (3.23%) Hibernate
3 1 (3.23%) HTML
3 1 (3.23%) jQuery
3 1 (3.23%) MDX
3 1 (3.23%) PowerMock
3 1 (3.23%) REST
3 1 (3.23%) Servlets
3 1 (3.23%) SOAP
3 1 (3.23%) Spring
3 1 (3.23%) Spring MVC
3 1 (3.23%) Struts
3 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) Data Integration
2 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.45%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (3.23%) Clustering
3 1 (3.23%) Cryptography
3 1 (3.23%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Windows
2 1 (3.23%) Android
2 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.23%) Mac OS X
2 1 (3.23%) Windows 10
2 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
2 1 (3.23%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (19.35%) Service Management
2 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (16.13%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (12.90%) DevOps
3 4 (12.90%) Microservices
4 3 (9.68%) CRM
4 3 (9.68%) Data Modelling
4 3 (9.68%) E-Commerce
4 3 (9.68%) High Availability
4 3 (9.68%) Migration
4 3 (9.68%) Network Architecture
4 3 (9.68%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (6.45%) B2C
5 2 (6.45%) Business Analysis
5 2 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (6.45%) Identity Access Management
5 2 (6.45%) Information Security
5 2 (6.45%) Records Management
5 2 (6.45%) SOA
5 2 (6.45%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) Java
2 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) CCIE
1 3 (9.68%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (9.68%) Degree
1 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
1 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) Chartered Engineer
2 1 (3.23%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) SEPA
2 1 (3.23%) JSP 440
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) Docker
2 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) Kubernetes
2 1 (3.23%) SCCM
2 1 (3.23%) SCOM
2 1 (3.23%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) Cisco
2 5 (16.13%) NetApp
3 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.68%) Oracle
4 2 (6.45%) ATG
4 2 (6.45%) Demandware
4 2 (6.45%) Google
4 2 (6.45%) hybris
4 2 (6.45%) IBM
4 2 (6.45%) Teradata
5 1 (3.23%) Citrix
5 1 (3.23%) Tableau
5 1 (3.23%) VMware