The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Principal Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Principal Architect
Rank 590 632 623
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Architect 40 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.080% 0.022% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.085% 0.023% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 9 4
Median daily rate £650 £650 £650
90% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £570 £545
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £725 £808
UK excluding London median daily rate £650 £588 £500
% change year-on-year
+10.63% +17.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47154 52548 52697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.59% 94.79% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 30883 33471 33311
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1660 2050 2167
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

Principal Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Principal Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Principal Architect
Daily Rate Trend

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

Principal Architect Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Principal Architect
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Principal Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 7 December 2016.

Principal Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Principal Architect
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Principal Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Principal Architect
Top 12 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 7 December 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
England +52 40 £650 - 6
North West - 30 £650 -
Warrington - 21 £650 -
Cheshire - 21 £650 -
London +8 8 £575 -17.85% 1
Manchester - 3 £563 -
South East +25 2 £613 +4.25% 2
Hampshire +19 1 £650 +8.33% 1
Fareham -13 1 £650 +8.33%
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £575 -
City of London - 1 £650 - 1
Kent - 1 £575 -

Principal Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 featuring Principal Architect in the job title.

1 22 (32.84%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (22.39%) MongoDB
3 14 (20.90%) Oracle
4 13 (19.40%) Enterprise Architecture
4 13 (19.40%) Load Testing
5 12 (17.91%) Open Source
5 12 (17.91%) Business Transformation
5 12 (17.91%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (17.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 12 (17.91%) Finance
5 12 (17.91%) Middleware
6 11 (16.42%) Data Modelling
6 11 (16.42%) XML
6 11 (16.42%) Unix
6 11 (16.42%) Big Data
7 10 (14.93%) Hadoop
7 10 (14.93%) Logical Data Model
7 10 (14.93%) Java
7 10 (14.93%) JavaScript
7 10 (14.93%) SOA
7 10 (14.93%) Service Management
7 10 (14.93%) Risk Management
8 9 (13.43%) TOGAF
8 9 (13.43%) DB2
8 9 (13.43%) Microservices
8 9 (13.43%) Relational Database
9 8 (11.94%) Security Cleared
9 8 (11.94%) NoSQL
9 8 (11.94%) Linux
9 8 (11.94%) Data Management

Principal Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 7 (10.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (5.97%) WebLogic
3 3 (4.48%) CMS
3 3 (4.48%) MQSeries
3 3 (4.48%) Oracle Coherence
3 3 (4.48%) SAS
3 3 (4.48%) WebSphere
3 3 (4.48%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.49%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.49%) Mule
4 1 (1.49%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.48%) Office 365
2 2 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.45%) Network Security
1 7 (10.45%) Wi-Fi
2 6 (8.96%) Ethernet
2 6 (8.96%) LAN
2 6 (8.96%) WAN
2 6 (8.96%) Wireless
3 3 (4.48%) Internet
4 2 (2.99%) Firewall
5 1 (1.49%) BGP
5 1 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.49%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (1.49%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (1.49%) HTTP
5 1 (1.49%) MPLS
5 1 (1.49%) Multicast
5 1 (1.49%) NAS
5 1 (1.49%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (22.39%) MongoDB
2 11 (16.42%) Big Data
3 10 (14.93%) Hadoop
4 9 (13.43%) DB2
4 9 (13.43%) Relational Database
5 8 (11.94%) NoSQL
6 7 (10.45%) Apache Hive
6 7 (10.45%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (10.45%) HBase
6 7 (10.45%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (10.45%) SQL Server
7 3 (4.48%) SAS EBI
8 2 (2.99%) MySQL
9 1 (1.49%) Couchbase
9 1 (1.49%) Informix
9 1 (1.49%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.49%) JUnit
General
1 12 (17.91%) Finance
2 5 (7.46%) Banking
2 5 (7.46%) Retail
3 4 (5.97%) Marketing
4 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.49%) Electronics
5 1 (1.49%) Games
5 1 (1.49%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.49%) Local Government
5 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (17.91%) Middleware
2 11 (16.42%) XML
3 7 (10.45%) Web Services
4 6 (8.96%) J2EE
4 6 (8.96%) JSON
5 4 (5.97%) AngularJS
6 3 (4.48%) JMS
7 2 (2.99%) .NET
8 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (1.49%) Dropwizard
8 1 (1.49%) Hibernate
8 1 (1.49%) Java EE
8 1 (1.49%) Node.js
8 1 (1.49%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (1.49%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (1.49%) React
8 1 (1.49%) REST
8 1 (1.49%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.91%) Analytical Skills
1 12 (17.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 6 (8.96%) Ontologies
2 6 (8.96%) Taxonomies
3 5 (7.46%) CESG
3 5 (7.46%) Visualisation
4 4 (5.97%) User Experience
5 3 (4.48%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.48%) SWIFT
6 2 (2.99%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.99%) Social Media
7 1 (1.49%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (1.49%) Clustering
7 1 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.49%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.49%) RIA
7 1 (1.49%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.42%) Unix
2 8 (11.94%) Linux
3 7 (10.45%) Windows
4 6 (8.96%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (32.84%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (19.40%) Enterprise Architecture
2 13 (19.40%) Load Testing
3 12 (17.91%) Business Transformation
3 12 (17.91%) Open Source
4 11 (16.42%) Data Modelling
5 10 (14.93%) Logical Data Model
5 10 (14.93%) Risk Management
5 10 (14.93%) Service Management
5 10 (14.93%) SOA
6 9 (13.43%) Microservices
6 9 (13.43%) TOGAF
7 8 (11.94%) Data Management
8 7 (10.45%) Data Governance
8 7 (10.45%) Physical Data Model
9 6 (8.96%) Data Acquisition
9 6 (8.96%) Data Architecture
9 6 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (7.46%) Scrum
10 5 (7.46%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.93%) Java
1 10 (14.93%) JavaScript
2 7 (10.45%) SQL
3 1 (1.49%) C
3 1 (1.49%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (11.94%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.96%) CCIE
2 6 (8.96%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (8.96%) Degree
2 6 (8.96%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.46%) CISSP
3 5 (7.46%) DV Cleared
4 4 (5.97%) CESG Certified Professional
4 4 (5.97%) CITP
4 4 (5.97%) IISP
4 4 (5.97%) MBA
4 4 (5.97%) MBCS
5 2 (2.99%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.99%) CCNP
5 2 (2.99%) Chartered Engineer
5 2 (2.99%) CISM
6 1 (1.49%) CCDE
6 1 (1.49%) CCSA
6 1 (1.49%) CLAS
6 1 (1.49%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.48%) SEPA
2 2 (2.99%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.49%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.49%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (20.90%) Oracle
2 4 (5.97%) Cisco
3 3 (4.48%) IBM
3 3 (4.48%) TIBCO
3 3 (4.48%) webMethods
4 2 (2.99%) F5
5 1 (1.49%) Adobe
5 1 (1.49%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.49%) ForgeRock
5 1 (1.49%) Mercator
5 1 (1.49%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.49%) MuleSoft
5 1 (1.49%) Palo Alto
5 1 (1.49%) Pega
5 1 (1.49%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.49%) SAP
5 1 (1.49%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.49%) Teradata
5 1 (1.49%) Vertica
5 1 (1.49%) VMware