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 30 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Principal Architect
Rank 635 646 624
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Principal Architect 26 17 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.030% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.051% 0.031% 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 7
Median daily rate £600 £575 £580
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -0.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £518 £480
10% offered a daily rate of more than £746 £650 £685
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 £575 £550
% change year-on-year
- +4.54%
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
51008 54089 51827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.76% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 33192 34291 31378
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1546 2003 2097
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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 30 July 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 17 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 30 July 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 +29 26 £600 +9.09% 10
London +6 11 £631 - 6
Yorkshire - 6 £638 -
South East +15 5 £500 -9.09%
Leeds - 5 £650 -
West Yorkshire - 5 £650 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £450 -
Hampshire - 3 £500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £450 -
North East - 3 £450 -
Newbury -2 2 - -
Berkshire -8 2 - -
Winchester - 2 £513 -
Sheffield - 1 £575 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £575 -
North West - 1 £550 -
Manchester - 1 £550 -

Principal Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 20 (35.09%) Finance
2 13 (22.81%) Java
3 12 (21.05%) Network Architecture
3 12 (21.05%) Data Modelling
3 12 (21.05%) Enterprise Architecture
4 11 (19.30%) Big Data
5 10 (17.54%) CCIE
5 10 (17.54%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (14.04%) Data Architecture
7 8 (14.04%) Retail
8 7 (12.28%) Degree
8 7 (12.28%) Presales
9 6 (10.53%) Video on Demand
9 6 (10.53%) Service Management
9 6 (10.53%) Migration
9 6 (10.53%) Cisco
9 6 (10.53%) Oracle
9 6 (10.53%) Telecoms
9 6 (10.53%) Scrum
9 6 (10.53%) Programme Management
10 5 (8.77%) Marketing
10 5 (8.77%) Business Development
10 5 (8.77%) Network Security
10 5 (8.77%) Publishing
10 5 (8.77%) CISSP
10 5 (8.77%) Internet
10 5 (8.77%) Digital Media
10 5 (8.77%) NoSQL

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 4 (7.02%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (5.26%) Apache Pig
2 3 (5.26%) Apache Solr
2 3 (5.26%) Apache Spark
2 3 (5.26%) MQSeries
2 3 (5.26%) WebLogic
2 3 (5.26%) WebSphere
2 3 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (3.51%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (1.75%) CMS
4 1 (1.75%) Mule
4 1 (1.75%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.02%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.26%) Office 365
3 2 (3.51%) IBM PureFlex
3 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.77%) Internet
1 5 (8.77%) Network Security
2 1 (1.75%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (1.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (1.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (1.75%) Firewall
2 1 (1.75%) HTTP
2 1 (1.75%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (19.30%) Big Data
2 9 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (8.77%) NoSQL
4 4 (7.02%) MongoDB
5 3 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (5.26%) Apache Hive
5 3 (5.26%) DataStax
5 3 (5.26%) DB2
5 3 (5.26%) Hadoop
5 3 (5.26%) HBase
5 3 (5.26%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.75%) Couchbase
6 1 (1.75%) Informix
6 1 (1.75%) MySQL
6 1 (1.75%) NonStop SQL
6 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
General
1 20 (35.09%) Finance
2 8 (14.04%) Retail
3 6 (10.53%) Telecoms
4 5 (8.77%) Marketing
4 5 (8.77%) Publishing
5 4 (7.02%) Banking
6 2 (3.51%) Local Government
7 1 (1.75%) Electronics
7 1 (1.75%) Games
7 1 (1.75%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.02%) Middleware
1 4 (7.02%) Node.js
1 4 (7.02%) XML
2 3 (5.26%) JMS
2 3 (5.26%) Spark Streaming
3 2 (3.51%) .NET
3 2 (3.51%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.75%) Dropwizard
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.75%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.75%) React
4 1 (1.75%) REST
4 1 (1.75%) Spring Security
4 1 (1.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.53%) Video on Demand
2 5 (8.77%) Digital Media
2 5 (8.77%) Public Cloud
3 3 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.26%) SWIFT
4 2 (3.51%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (3.51%) Social Media
4 2 (3.51%) VCE vBlock
5 1 (1.75%) CESG
5 1 (1.75%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (1.75%) Clustering
5 1 (1.75%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.75%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.75%) RIA
5 1 (1.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.26%) Unix
2 1 (1.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.05%) Data Modelling
1 12 (21.05%) Enterprise Architecture
1 12 (21.05%) Network Architecture
2 9 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (14.04%) Data Architecture
4 7 (12.28%) Presales
5 6 (10.53%) Migration
5 6 (10.53%) Programme Management
5 6 (10.53%) Scrum
5 6 (10.53%) Service Management
6 5 (8.77%) Business Development
6 5 (8.77%) SDLC
7 4 (7.02%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (7.02%) Capacity Management
7 4 (7.02%) ERP
7 4 (7.02%) Information Security
7 4 (7.02%) Mentoring
7 4 (7.02%) Trend Analysis
8 3 (5.26%) CRM
8 3 (5.26%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 13 (22.81%) Java
2 3 (5.26%) Scala
3 2 (3.51%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.75%) C
4 1 (1.75%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (17.54%) CCIE
1 10 (17.54%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (12.28%) Degree
3 5 (8.77%) CISSP
4 4 (7.02%) Chartered Engineer
4 4 (7.02%) MBA
5 3 (5.26%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.75%) CCDE
6 1 (1.75%) CCSA
6 1 (1.75%) CCSE
6 1 (1.75%) CLAS
6 1 (1.75%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) SEPA
2 1 (1.75%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (3.51%) vCloud
2 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.75%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) Ansible
1 3 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (5.26%) Puppet
2 1 (1.75%) CloudHub
Vendors
1 6 (10.53%) Cisco
1 6 (10.53%) Oracle
2 3 (5.26%) SaltStack
2 3 (5.26%) TIBCO
2 3 (5.26%) VMware
3 2 (3.51%) F5
3 2 (3.51%) IBM
3 2 (3.51%) SAP
3 2 (3.51%) Teradata
4 1 (1.75%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.75%) Ericsson
4 1 (1.75%) GoldenSource
4 1 (1.75%) hybris
4 1 (1.75%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.75%) MuleSoft
4 1 (1.75%) Palo Alto
4 1 (1.75%) Red Hat
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