The first table below looks at the demand for the Principal Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the London region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Principal Architect
Rank 407 390 421
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +31
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Architect 2 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.008% 0.005% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.005% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Average daily rate £663 - £600
90% offered a daily rate of more than £613 - £580
10% offered a daily rate of more than £713 - £640
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
22319 20402 25856
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.54% 92.80% 92.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 15512 13818 16636
Average daily rate £425 £445 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.49% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 394 411 581
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.86 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Principal Architect
England

Principal Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Principal Architect Jobs Demand Trend in London

Principal Architect
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Principal Architect Daily Rate Trend in London

Principal Architect
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

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on Same Period
Last Year
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Principal Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 5 (45.45%) Oracle
2 4 (36.36%) WebLogic
2 4 (36.36%) HTML
2 4 (36.36%) Java
2 4 (36.36%) Telecoms
2 4 (36.36%) Retail
2 4 (36.36%) HTML5
2 4 (36.36%) Oracle Database
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle Retail
3 3 (27.27%) International Banking
3 3 (27.27%) Banking
3 3 (27.27%) Zachman Framework
3 3 (27.27%) TOGAF
3 3 (27.27%) Finance
3 3 (27.27%) SOA
3 3 (27.27%) Mainframe
3 3 (27.27%) CSS
3 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
3 3 (27.27%) Client/Server
4 2 (18.18%) EJB
4 2 (18.18%) UML
4 2 (18.18%) Apache
4 2 (18.18%) Struts
4 2 (18.18%) Web Services
4 2 (18.18%) SQL
4 2 (18.18%) Eclipse
4 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (18.18%) IBM
4 2 (18.18%) MVC
4 2 (18.18%) Hibernate

Principal Architect
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 (36.36%) WebLogic
2 2 (18.18%) Apache
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle 10gAS
Business Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle Database
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Eclipse
1 2 (18.18%) Subversion
2 1 (9.09%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 4 (36.36%) Telecoms
1 4 (36.36%) Retail
2 3 (27.27%) International Banking
2 3 (27.27%) Banking
2 3 (27.27%) Finance
3 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Billing
3 1 (9.09%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) HTML
1 4 (36.36%) HTML5
2 3 (27.27%) CSS
3 2 (18.18%) EJB
3 2 (18.18%) Struts
3 2 (18.18%) Web Services
3 2 (18.18%) Hibernate
3 2 (18.18%) Spring
4 1 (9.09%) Middleware
4 1 (9.09%) J2EE
4 1 (9.09%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Mainframe
1 3 (27.27%) Client/Server
2 1 (9.09%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Zachman Framework
1 3 (27.27%) TOGAF
1 3 (27.27%) SOA
1 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
2 2 (18.18%) UML
2 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (18.18%) MVC
2 2 (18.18%) Product Management
3 1 (9.09%) Dimensional Modelling
3 1 (9.09%) ETL
3 1 (9.09%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) Java
2 2 (18.18%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Oracle
2 2 (18.18%) IBM
3 1 (9.09%) Tableau
3 1 (9.09%) Vertica
3 1 (9.09%) Talend
3 1 (9.09%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) BMC
3 1 (9.09%) Informatica