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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Principal Architect
Rank 613 602 600
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Architect 30 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.015% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.016% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 6
Median daily rate £625 £575 £584
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £532 £500
10% offered a daily rate of more than £758 £665 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £575 £515
% change year-on-year
-8.69% +11.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £26.00

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
50823 51340 50433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.71% 94.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 33235 31856 31169
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1467 2031 2115
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 31 May 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 10 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 31 May 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 +16 30 £625 +4.16% 11
London +28 21 £725 - 8
South East - 6 £550 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 3 £450 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 - -
Hampshire - 3 £550 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £450 - 1
North East - 3 £450 - 1
Ealing - 1 - -
Winchester - 1 £550 -

Principal Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 16 (31.37%) Finance
2 13 (25.49%) Data Modelling
3 11 (21.57%) Network Architecture
4 10 (19.61%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (19.61%) Big Data
5 9 (17.65%) CCIE
5 9 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (15.69%) Retail
6 8 (15.69%) Enterprise Architecture
7 7 (13.73%) Data Architecture
7 7 (13.73%) Java
8 6 (11.76%) Telecoms
8 6 (11.76%) Migration
8 6 (11.76%) Video on Demand
9 5 (9.80%) Publishing
9 5 (9.80%) Digital Media
9 5 (9.80%) Microservices
9 5 (9.80%) DevOps
9 5 (9.80%) Public Cloud
10 4 (7.84%) Docker
10 4 (7.84%) Kubernetes
10 4 (7.84%) Information Security
10 4 (7.84%) Service Management
10 4 (7.84%) CISSP
10 4 (7.84%) CRM
10 4 (7.84%) ETL
10 4 (7.84%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (7.84%) Amazon AWS
10 4 (7.84%) Degree
10 4 (7.84%) Network Security

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 3 (5.88%) Apache Pig
1 3 (5.88%) Apache Solr
1 3 (5.88%) Apache Spark
1 3 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (5.88%) Node.js
2 2 (3.92%) Mule
3 1 (1.96%) Apache ServiceMix
3 1 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.96%) JBoss
3 1 (1.96%) Mule ESB
3 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.96%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.84%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.92%) IBM PureFlex
3 2 (3.92%) SaaS
4 1 (1.96%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.96%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.84%) Network Security
2 3 (5.88%) Internet
3 1 (1.96%) AMQP
3 1 (1.96%) FTP
3 1 (1.96%) MVNO
3 1 (1.96%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (19.61%) Big Data
1 10 (19.61%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (5.88%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (5.88%) Apache Hive
2 3 (5.88%) DataStax
2 3 (5.88%) Hadoop
2 3 (5.88%) HBase
2 3 (5.88%) MongoDB
2 3 (5.88%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.92%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.96%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.96%) OLAP
4 1 (1.96%) Power BI
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (1.96%) Talend Open Studio
1 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (31.37%) Finance
2 8 (15.69%) Retail
3 6 (11.76%) Telecoms
4 5 (9.80%) Publishing
5 2 (3.92%) Marketing
6 1 (1.96%) Banking
6 1 (1.96%) Billing
6 1 (1.96%) Local Government
6 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.88%) Spark Streaming
2 1 (1.96%) .NET
2 1 (1.96%) Apache Camel
2 1 (1.96%) EDIFACT
2 1 (1.96%) JMS
2 1 (1.96%) JSON
2 1 (1.96%) Kafka
2 1 (1.96%) MDX
2 1 (1.96%) Middleware
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (1.96%) REST
2 1 (1.96%) SAP PI
2 1 (1.96%) SAP XI
2 1 (1.96%) SOAP
2 1 (1.96%) Spring Security
2 1 (1.96%) XML
2 1 (1.96%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) Video on Demand
2 5 (9.80%) Digital Media
2 5 (9.80%) Public Cloud
3 2 (3.92%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (3.92%) VCE vBlock
4 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.96%) Clustering
4 1 (1.96%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.96%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.96%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.96%) TRADACOMS
4 1 (1.96%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.49%) Data Modelling
2 11 (21.57%) Network Architecture
3 8 (15.69%) Enterprise Architecture
4 7 (13.73%) Data Architecture
5 6 (11.76%) Migration
6 5 (9.80%) DevOps
6 5 (9.80%) Microservices
7 4 (7.84%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (7.84%) CRM
7 4 (7.84%) ETL
7 4 (7.84%) Information Security
7 4 (7.84%) Service Management
8 3 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (5.88%) Business Development
8 3 (5.88%) Capacity Management
8 3 (5.88%) MapReduce
8 3 (5.88%) Presales
8 3 (5.88%) SOA
8 3 (5.88%) Translating Business Requirements
8 3 (5.88%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.73%) Java
2 3 (5.88%) Scala
3 2 (3.92%) SQL
4 1 (1.96%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 9 (17.65%) CCIE
1 9 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (7.84%) CISSP
2 4 (7.84%) Degree
3 3 (5.88%) Chartered Engineer
3 3 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 4 (7.84%) Docker
2 2 (3.92%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (7.84%) Kubernetes
2 3 (5.88%) Ansible
2 3 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (5.88%) Puppet
3 1 (1.96%) CloudHub
3 1 (1.96%) SCOM
3 1 (1.96%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 3 (5.88%) Cisco
1 3 (5.88%) IBM
1 3 (5.88%) Microsoft
1 3 (5.88%) SaltStack
2 2 (3.92%) SAP
2 2 (3.92%) Teradata
2 2 (3.92%) VMware
3 1 (1.96%) Ericsson
3 1 (1.96%) Google
3 1 (1.96%) hybris
3 1 (1.96%) MuleSoft
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle
3 1 (1.96%) Software AG
3 1 (1.96%) Tableau
3 1 (1.96%) Talend
3 1 (1.96%) TIBCO
3 1 (1.96%) webMethods
3 1 (1.96%) WSO2
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