The table below looks at the statistics for the Principal Architect role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Principal Architect
Rank 608 563 579
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Architect 5 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.027% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.029% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 6
Average daily rate
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£513 £525 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.38% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £488 £575
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £563 £619
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £475 -
% change year-on-year
-21.05% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
52969 48660 50794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.75% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33173 29376 28609
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2125 2122 2499
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

Principal Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 24 October 2014.

Principal Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Principal Architect
Top 28 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 24 October 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.

Location
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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
England -35 5 £513 -2.38% 5
London -14 2 £650 +23.80% 4
South East -19 2 £375 -21.05% 1
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Coventry - - - -
East of England - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Middlesbrough - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 2
North West - - - -

Principal Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) Scrum
3 6 (37.50%) TOGAF
3 6 (37.50%) Mentoring
4 5 (31.25%) Telecoms
5 4 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (25.00%) eTOM
5 4 (25.00%) German Language
5 4 (25.00%) Big Data
5 4 (25.00%) Big Data Analytics
5 4 (25.00%) Data Analytics
5 4 (25.00%) Business Transformation
5 4 (25.00%) Analytics
6 3 (18.75%) Ruby
6 3 (18.75%) Finance
7 2 (12.50%) Extreme Programming
7 2 (12.50%) VMware
7 2 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (12.50%) TDD
7 2 (12.50%) Retail
7 2 (12.50%) Cisco
7 2 (12.50%) WAN
7 2 (12.50%) Project Management
7 2 (12.50%) Java
7 2 (12.50%) Perl
7 2 (12.50%) SQL
7 2 (12.50%) .NET
7 2 (12.50%) ITIL
7 2 (12.50%) Portfolio Management
7 2 (12.50%) Clojure

Principal Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 2 (12.50%) Apache Solr
1 2 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (12.50%) SaaS
2 1 (6.25%) PaaS
2 1 (6.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) WAN
2 1 (6.25%) Wireless
2 1 (6.25%) LTE
2 1 (6.25%) 4G
2 1 (6.25%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (6.25%) VoLTE
2 1 (6.25%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) Big Data
2 2 (12.50%) Hadoop
2 2 (12.50%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (12.50%) Redis
2 2 (12.50%) Riak
General
1 5 (31.25%) Telecoms
2 4 (25.00%) German Language
3 3 (18.75%) Finance
4 2 (12.50%) Retail
5 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
5 1 (6.25%) International Banking
5 1 (6.25%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) Scrum
3 6 (37.50%) TOGAF
3 6 (37.50%) Mentoring
4 4 (25.00%) Big Data Analytics
4 4 (25.00%) Data Analytics
4 4 (25.00%) Business Transformation
4 4 (25.00%) Analytics
4 4 (25.00%) eTOM
4 4 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (12.50%) Project Management
5 2 (12.50%) Extreme Programming
5 2 (12.50%) ITIL
5 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (12.50%) Kanban
5 2 (12.50%) TDD
5 2 (12.50%) DevOps
5 2 (12.50%) Functional Programming
5 2 (12.50%) BDD
5 2 (12.50%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) Ruby
2 2 (12.50%) Scala
2 2 (12.50%) Clojure
2 2 (12.50%) Golang
2 2 (12.50%) Java
2 2 (12.50%) Perl
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
1 2 (12.50%) VCDX
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (12.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Puppet
1 2 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Cisco
1 2 (12.50%) VMware
1 2 (12.50%) Google
2 1 (6.25%) Huawei
2 1 (6.25%) ZTE
2 1 (6.25%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
2 1 (6.25%) Ericsson
2 1 (6.25%) Motorola
2 1 (6.25%) webMethods
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) SAP