The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Principal Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Principal Architect
Rank 583 611 578
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Architect 28 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.057% 0.022% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.023% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 6
Median daily rate £625 £550 £584
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -5.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £526 £550
10% offered a daily rate of more than £710 £650 £713
UK excluding London median daily rate £600 £563 £565
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -0.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
46674 48291 46317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.89% 94.80% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 30793 30976 28892
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.49% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1388 1837 1891
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Principal Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Principal Architect in the job title.

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 30 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Architect within the England region over the 3 months to 30 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +26 15 £625 - 5
South East +8 5 £500 -9.09% 1
Yorkshire - 5 £650 - 1
North East - 3 £450 -
Principal Architect
UK

Principal Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, Principal Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Principal Architect in the job title.

1 21 (33.87%) Finance
2 14 (22.58%) Network Architecture
3 12 (19.35%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (19.35%) Data Modelling
3 12 (19.35%) CCIE
3 12 (19.35%) Enterprise Architecture
4 11 (17.74%) Big Data
5 10 (16.13%) Java
6 9 (14.52%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (12.90%) Data Architecture
7 8 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (12.90%) Retail
8 7 (11.29%) Degree
8 7 (11.29%) Service Management
8 7 (11.29%) Telecoms
9 6 (9.68%) Migration
9 6 (9.68%) Cisco
9 6 (9.68%) Business Development
9 6 (9.68%) Video on Demand
9 6 (9.68%) Presales
10 5 (8.06%) Trend Analysis
10 5 (8.06%) Capacity Management
10 5 (8.06%) Digital Media
10 5 (8.06%) Microservices
10 5 (8.06%) Public Cloud
10 5 (8.06%) Chartered Engineer
10 5 (8.06%) Programme Management
10 5 (8.06%) CISSP
10 5 (8.06%) Oracle
10 5 (8.06%) Scrum

Principal Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (6.45%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (4.84%) Apache Pig
2 3 (4.84%) Apache Solr
2 3 (4.84%) Apache Spark
3 2 (3.23%) MQSeries
3 2 (3.23%) Oracle Coherence
3 2 (3.23%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.23%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.23%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.61%) CMS
4 1 (1.61%) Mule
4 1 (1.61%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.84%) Office 365
3 2 (3.23%) IBM PureFlex
3 2 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.06%) Internet
2 4 (6.45%) Network Security
3 1 (1.61%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.61%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (1.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (1.61%) Firewall
3 1 (1.61%) MPLS
3 1 (1.61%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.74%) Big Data
2 9 (14.52%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (6.45%) NoSQL
4 3 (4.84%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (4.84%) Apache Hive
4 3 (4.84%) DataStax
4 3 (4.84%) Hadoop
4 3 (4.84%) HBase
4 3 (4.84%) MongoDB
5 2 (3.23%) DB2
5 2 (3.23%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.23%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.61%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.61%) NonStop SQL
6 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 21 (33.87%) Finance
2 8 (12.90%) Retail
3 7 (11.29%) Telecoms
4 5 (8.06%) Publishing
5 4 (6.45%) Marketing
6 3 (4.84%) Banking
7 2 (3.23%) Local Government
8 1 (1.61%) Electronics
8 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.45%) Node.js
2 3 (4.84%) Middleware
2 3 (4.84%) Spark Streaming
3 2 (3.23%) .NET
3 2 (3.23%) AngularJS
3 2 (3.23%) JMS
3 2 (3.23%) XML
4 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.61%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.61%) React
4 1 (1.61%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.68%) Video on Demand
2 5 (8.06%) Digital Media
2 5 (8.06%) Public Cloud
3 2 (3.23%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.23%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (3.23%) Social Media
3 2 (3.23%) SWIFT
3 2 (3.23%) VCE vBlock
4 1 (1.61%) CESG
4 1 (1.61%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (1.61%) Clustering
4 1 (1.61%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.23%) Unix
2 1 (1.61%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.58%) Network Architecture
2 12 (19.35%) Data Modelling
2 12 (19.35%) Enterprise Architecture
3 8 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (12.90%) Data Architecture
4 7 (11.29%) Service Management
5 6 (9.68%) Business Development
5 6 (9.68%) Migration
5 6 (9.68%) Presales
6 5 (8.06%) Capacity Management
6 5 (8.06%) Microservices
6 5 (8.06%) Programme Management
6 5 (8.06%) Scrum
6 5 (8.06%) Trend Analysis
7 4 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (6.45%) DevOps
7 4 (6.45%) Information Security
7 4 (6.45%) Mentoring
7 4 (6.45%) SDLC
8 3 (4.84%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.13%) Java
2 3 (4.84%) Scala
3 1 (1.61%) C
3 1 (1.61%) C#
3 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.61%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (19.35%) CCIE
1 12 (19.35%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (11.29%) Degree
3 5 (8.06%) Chartered Engineer
3 5 (8.06%) CISSP
4 3 (4.84%) MBA
4 3 (4.84%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.61%) CCDE
5 1 (1.61%) CCSA
5 1 (1.61%) CCSE
5 1 (1.61%) CLAS
5 1 (1.61%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.23%) SEPA
2 1 (1.61%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (4.84%) Docker
2 2 (3.23%) vCloud
3 1 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.61%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (4.84%) Ansible
1 3 (4.84%) Kubernetes
1 3 (4.84%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (4.84%) Puppet
2 1 (1.61%) CloudHub
2 1 (1.61%) SCOM
2 1 (1.61%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 6 (9.68%) Cisco
2 5 (8.06%) Oracle
3 3 (4.84%) SaltStack
3 3 (4.84%) VMware
4 2 (3.23%) IBM
4 2 (3.23%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.23%) SAP
4 2 (3.23%) Teradata
4 2 (3.23%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.61%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.61%) Ericsson
5 1 (1.61%) F5
5 1 (1.61%) GoldenSource
5 1 (1.61%) hybris
5 1 (1.61%) MuleSoft
5 1 (1.61%) Palo Alto